T. Kelly Mason

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Biography

 Born 1964 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
1990     MFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1988     BFA, Music/Liberal Arts, California State University, Long Beach, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Charrette; A Collaboration With a Few of My Previous Selves, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles

2015
T. Kelly Mason, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Variable, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Atmospheric (Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary action), Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
re: Members, tc: temporary contemporary artist project, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

2011
Nocturne, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Laumeier Lamps, commission for the Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

2010
Don’t Just Stand There, Do Something, Adamski Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2008
You try being someone else, Corso Venezia Otto, Milano, Italy (catalog)
Who are the luminaries of our time, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels

2007
Bury Me Like This, Adamski Galerie, Berlin, Germany
40 Steps, Gimpel Fils, London, United Kingdom
Relay, West of Rome, Los Angeles, CA

2006
HOWL, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels
What Goes Up What Goes Down, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Double Negative, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Two or Three Things I Know, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France

2002
House Proposal, lemon sky projects + editions, Los Angeles, CA
Rhetorical, The Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000
You Should’ve Been There, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels

1999
Suggesting Islands, Stones, Water…, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Mid Winter Drawings, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1995
High Points Drifter, Marc Foxx Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Sunset; Painting, Decoration and Western Living, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA

1992
Executive Suite: Installation, Foundation for Art Resources, Los Angeles, CA

1990
An Evening with Shelley Berman, W.C. Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
The Archie Bunker, W.C. Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Brain Multiples at 251301PE, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Prospect 2015, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA

2014
Saying yes to everything, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Centre Du Monde
, Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain Bretagne, Rennes Cedex, France

2013
FOCAFellowships, Fellows of Contemporary Art Exhibition Space, Los Angeles, CA
Brian Bress, Matt Connors, Mari Eastman, Nathan Mabry, T. Kelly Mason
, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Dig the Dig, Maker City LA, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Faculty Exhibition, Washington University at St. Louis, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2009
is what it is what it is, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
Mis A Jour, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany
Centre Du Monde, Centre Culturel Colombier, Rennes, France
Staff Curated Video Show, LAX Art, Los Angeles, CA

2008
In the Beginning, University of California at San Diego Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Index, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Sampling, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Festpiele + North Hall Installation, Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera); Pinakothek
der Moderne
, Munich, Germany

2006
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalog)
Collage Effect, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA
Back From The End Of The Earth, Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin, Germany
4 Artists, Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY

2005
100 Artists See God, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
Selected To Post It’, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom;
Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

2004
Trespassing: Houses x Artists, Blaffer Art Gallery, Houston, TX; Palm Springs Desert
Museum
, Palm Springs, CA
100 Artists See God, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Laguna Art Museum,
Laguna Beach, CA; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom

2003
Trespassing: Houses x Artists, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA;
University of South Florida, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
Conversations, Selections form the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2002
Trespassing: Houses x Artists, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA (catalog)
Startkapital, Kunstsammulung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Stuffed, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

2001
Superman, Collection Schurmann, Kunsthalle Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Germany

2002
Made In Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
L.A.-ex, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
Wohin Kein Auge Reicht (More Than Meets The Eye), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Art/Journalism, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999
A Living Theater, Salzburg Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria (catalog)
Wohin Kein Auge Reicht (More Than Meets The Eye), Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Post Millennial Fizzy, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA;
Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Happy Trails, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Conceptual Art as Neurobiological Praxis, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
Titles for Drawings, AC Project Room, New York, NY

1998
Global Tekno, AC Project Room, New York, NY
Entropie zu Hause, Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany
Zimmer See, Aachen Kunsthalle, Aachen, Germany
Low, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Places That Are Elsewhere, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY
Reverb, Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Ten Los Angeles Artists, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Yard Sale, Special K Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1996
Now Here: Work In Progress, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (catalog)
True Bliss, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
100 Photographs, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY
Where The Strange Things Are, Jünge Szene, Vienna Secession, Vienna

1995
Domesticities: Here Art, New York, NY
Smells Like Vinyl, Rogert Merians Gallery, New York, NY

1994
Pure Beauty, American Center, Paris, France; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, CA
Get Well Soon, Smashbox, Culver City, CA
Utterings, Contemporary Drawings, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

1993
LAX Exhibition: About Place, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
Germinal Notations, Food House, Santa Monica, CA
Tattoo Collection, L’Art dans la Peau, CRDC, Nantes, France

1992
Very, Very, Very, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
California Artists, Galerie Max Hetzler, Köln, Germany
Drawings, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA (catalog)
Tattoo Collection, Air de Paris, Nice, France; Urbi et Orbi, Paris, France; Bucholz&Schipper,
Köln, Germany

SELECTED FILMS, MUSIC, PERFORMANCES, VIDEO SCREENINGS

2015
T. Kelly Mason: Hey? Did You See Where I Left My Mind Body Problem?, LA><ART, Los Angeles, CA

2014
T. Kelly Mason Performs an evening of unauthorized songs, improvisations and pre-recorded material in the spirit of Julian Beck’s poetry and invented forms, Presented by Supportico Lopez at Paradise Garage, Venice, CA
Artists Read Baldessar
i, Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference, Printed Matter at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2011    
Future Sound Shock, DJ Residency, Bar Copa, Venice, CA

2010    
12x12, Country Club Gallery at the Schindler Buck House, Hollywood, CA

2009    
RealSounds For Jack Goldstein, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2006    
JUMP, with Diana Thater, screening at Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

2005    
JUMP, with Diana Thater, screening at David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY; Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, CA; Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

2004    
Welcome to Taiji, documentary film for Roc O’Barry and The Dolphin Project; segments           shown on BBC 1, NBC Frontline, Arte, France

2000    
The Future That Almost Wasn’t, with Diana Thater, Marstall Theatre, Munich, Germany

1999    
The Future That Almost Wasn’t, with Diana Thater, AidsProjectLA Sound Stages, Los Angeles, CA

1998    
The Future That Almost Wasn’t, with Diana Thater, Art Pace, San Antonio, TX (catalog)
Sunshine and Noir: Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1997    
Sunshine and Noir: Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

1996    
Boil Family, A night of dance music and visuals, Blum and Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Sampler 2: More Videos from Southern California, David Zwirner, New York, NY

1995    
Video Screening, The Center for New Television, Chicago, IL
Soundtrack to Shilo, videotape by Diana Thater as an MTV ART spot

1994    
Excerpts from Hits…Near Misses…A Crash…A movie.., Ecomove 94, Kassel, Germany

SELECTED PUBLISHED WRITINGS/COMMISSIONS AND PROJECTS

2010    
12x12, Emma Gray Editions, Los Angeles, CA
BonesShifter Magazine, Issue 16.

2003-4
Lead designer and project architect, American Apparel Stores: Echo Park, Hollywood           and Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

2003    
Jahresring 50, Jahrbuch für modern Kunst, Köln, Germany
Dollar Project, Another Magazine, Spring/Summer 2002

1999
Artist-in-Residence for the Dolphin Project and Save Japan Dolphins

AWARDS

2013
Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA) Fellowship

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Chute, James. “MCASD adds new works: Collectors groups fund three acquisitions of works by Drake, Eisenman and Mason,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 23, 2015.
Steiner, Rochelle. T. Kelly Mason: Place, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, 2014.
Knode, Marilu. “T. Kelly Mason | tc: Temporary Contemporary,” Bass Art Museum, Summer 2013.
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"Gallery Hops," Modern Painters, September 2012, p. 33.
HOWL
, 2ND Cannons Publications, 2012.
Drawling, stretching and fainting in coils, Bayersiche Staatsoper/Pinakothek der Moderne, 2009.
You try being someone else, exhibition catalog, Corso Venezia Otto, Milan, Italy, 2008.
Iles, Chrissie and Philippe Vergne. Whitney Biennial 2006: Day For Night, exhibition catalog, Whitney Museum
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Amanshauser, Hildegund and Diana Thater. A Living Theater, Salzburg Kunstverien, Salzburg, Austria, 1999.
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Spaid, Sue. “Mid Winter Drawings,” Art Papers, February 1998.
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Blazwick, Iwona. Now Here: Work In Progress, exhibition catalog, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, 1996.
Karl, Brian and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. True Bliss, exhibition catalog, 1996.
LaBelle, Charles. “T. Kelly Mason, High Points Drifter,” World Art, 1st Quarter, 1996.
Zellen, Jody. “What is a Geographical Space?,” Art Press, January 1996.
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Troncy, Eric, ed. L’endroit ideal (Ideal Place), L’ille du Roy, Centre d’art et Jardin, Val de Reuil, France, 1994.
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PUBLIC AND NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
New York Public Library, NY
Schurmann Collection, Aachen/Berlin, Germany
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY