Bio/CV

Anne Colvin is an artist based in San Francisco – and sometimes Scotland. Her work explores the tension between memory, material structure and moving image.

Colvin’s work has been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai; Torrance Art Museum, California; Berkeley Art Museum, California; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles; Craftswoman House, Los Angeles; Modern Edinburgh Film School and Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow among others.

Colvin ran TART, a project space dedicated to time-based media from 2004 to 2008 in San Francisco. She has written for Frieze and LUX, London. Anne is Visiting Faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute and founder of School of Inattention.

Selected Exhibitions:

2018
>>FFWD, Cooper Gallery, DJCAD, Dundee
Stripes from the House of Shaman, Summerhall, Edinburgh (commission)

2017
Gallery Tally/ Starless in Midnight, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Gallery Tally, Fair/Art Basel, Miami
Movement of Fear 11, Skelf online screening, London
Skelf Art Feast, online project/ Art Licks Weekend, London

2016
>>FFWD: Moving Image from Scotland, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Hallucinating Edge screening, Redbrick Museum, Beijing, China

2015
Ripples on the Pond, GoMA, Glasgow
LA Woman: On Her Own Terms, Pierce College Art Gallery, Los Angeles
Sight and Sound, West Coast online project, Lisbon

2014
The Shape of a PocketAnne Colvin and Margaret Tait (commission), Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California
Cross Sections: Recent Acquisitions, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California
The Shape of a Pocket event, Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles
LA Woman, Marrickville Garage, Los Angeles
Haunted, Winslow Garage, Los Angeles

2013
Haunted, Cultural Alliance of Long Beach, California.
Fits and Starts, Torrance Art Museum, California
Modern Edinburgh Film School, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Scotland
One Minute Film Festival: 10 Years, MASS MoCA
Not So Quiet, PICA, Portland
Creative Lab Residency, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland

2012
Fits and Starts, Agency, Los Angeles
System Operations, part of Zero1 Biennial, Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco
The Very Eye of Night, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles
FAX, (commission) San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
E.S.P. TV, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco

2011
As Yet Untitled, (commission) SF Camerawork, San Francisco
Skank Bloc Bologna Number Six, White Columns/NY Art Book Fair, PS1/MoMA
Skank Bloc Bologna Number Six, Create, Berkeley Art Museum Library

2010
Long Play: Bruce Conner and the Singles Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Eros/Thanatos,Torrance Art Museum, California
Eros/Thanatos, Project Kreuzberg, Berlin
Chain Reaction, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
The Portrait Reconsidered, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco
Skank Bloc Bologna Number Five, Art Publishing Now, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Skank Bloc Bologna Number Four residency, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive

2009
Eros/Thanatos, Post, Los Angeles
Moyra Davey’s One Minute Film and Video screening, Narrowsburg, New York
The Mashup Show, NOMA Gallery, San Francisco
Auction 100, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna
Ersatz, SF Camerawork, San Francisco
I Am Kurious Orange, (commission) David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, (commission) New Langton Arts, San Francisco

2008
Mare Street Biennale, Artistspace, London
The Colony Room, (commission) New Langton Arts, San Francisco
Mineral Park, The Park Gallery, Falkirk, Scotland
Fool’s Gold,  (commission) Matt’s Gallery + Gasworks, London
High Rise Cinema, Callendar Park, Falkirk, Scotland
Frank Prattle/Reconciling America, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
Skank Bloc Bologna Number One to Three, Silverman Gallery/NY Art Book Fair, PS1 MoMA
Skank Bloc Bologna One and Two, Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles

2007
majuscule, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
The Consequence, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
The Consequence, Lowsalt Gallery, Glasgow
it can’t happen here, Worksound, Portland, Oregon
International Archive Project, Zurich Shedhalle, Zurich

2006
Moyra Davey’s One Minute Film and Video screening, Narrowsburg, New York
Screening, artLA, Santa Monica

2005
Red, White, Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
The Lords Notes on Vision, TART, San Francisco

2004
Art Star/Sausage Factory, a communal progressive, Debs & Co., New York
1001 Instructions, Ikatun online project

2003
Show your Face, TART, San Francisco

2000
Foto-graafik, Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco

Co-founder/Curator TART:

2004 – 2008 Project space dedicated to time-based media, included  artists Moyra Davey, Olga Koumoundouros, Amanda Keeley,  Anne-Marie Copestake, Maria Antelman, Sari Carel, David Adamo, Douglas Gordon, Duncan Campbell, Luke Fowler, Torsten Lauschmann and Graham Fagen among others.

Awards/Residencies:

2017 Demarco Archive Residency, Summerhall, Edinburgh
2017 Glasgow Film Festival/LUX, Margaret Tait Award nominee
2016 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SECA Award nominee
2014 Glasgow Film Festival/LUX, Margaret Tait Award nominee
2013 Fleishhacker Foundation, Eureka Fellowship Program Award nominee
2013 Glasgow Center for Contemporary Arts, Creative Lab Residency
2012 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SECA Award nominee
2012 Glasgow Film Festival/LUX, Margaret Tait Award nominee
2010 Berkeley Art Museum, L@TE Programmer-in-residence
2010 SF Camerawork/ Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
2010 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SECA Award nominee
2009 Right Window Residency, San Francisco
2002/03 Kodak US Award
2001 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SECA Award nominee

Teaching/Lectures/Writing:

2017
Founded School of Inattention

2016
San Francisco Art Institute, Visiting Faculty,  Studio Practice

2015
GoMA, Glasgow: Artist Talk selected by Modern Edinburgh Film School
GoMA, Glasgow: Ripples on the Pond Catalogue, poetic contribution
San Francisco Art Institute, Visiting Faculty, Studio Practice

2014
San Francisco Art Institute: Visiting Faculty, Studio Practice
California College of the Arts: Visiting Faculty, Studio Practice
Mills College: Artist Lecture, MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series

2013
California College of the Arts: Visiting Faculty, Studio Practice
San Francisco Art Institute: Visiting Faculty, Studio Practice

2012
San Francisco Art Institute: Visiting Faculty, Studio Practice
California College of the Arts: Studio Practice
California College of the Arts: Artist Lecture, Graduate Satellite Lecture series

2011
Frieze, London: Contributing writer
LUX, London: Contributing writer
Shadow Bay Area Now, Kadist SF : Contributor
Berkeley Art Museum: The Future of Museums Panelist

2010
SFMOMA blog: Joint project with Meg Shiffler, Director SF Arts Commission Gallery
SFMOMA blog: Contributor Brion Nuda Rosch project
Southern Exposure, San Francisco: Art Publishing Now Panelist
Berkeley Art Museum blog: Contributor

2009
San Francisco Art Institute: Guest Artist, Exhibition and Museum Studies

2007
The Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin County CA: Program Advisory Council
The San Francisco Art Institute: Guest Artist, New Genres

2004
Parsons, New York: Visiting critic for MFA Program, Electronic Media

Bibliography:

Ventriloquist Publication, San Francisco, 2015
GoMA, Glasgow, Ripples on the Pond (catalogue), 2015
GoMA/Modern Edinburgh Film School Poetic Measurement:Anne Colvin, 2015
Paraphernalia, Jim Lambie’s Poetry Club inaugural  issue, Glasgow, 2015
Kimberly Chun, Anne Colvin-Margaret Tait dialogue at Mills College, San Francisco Chronicle, 2014
Sarah Hotchkiss, Anne Colvin and Margaret Tait Make ‘The Shape of a Pocket’ at Mills, KQED Arts, 2014
Sarah Neely, The Shape of a Pocket: Anne Colvin and Margaret Tait, University of Stirling, Communications, Media and Culture, 2014
Heidi J. De Vries, The shape of a pocket, Engineer’s Daughter, 2014
The Shape of a Pocket: Anne Colvin and Margaret Tait, Mills College Art Museum (catalogue), 2014
One Minute Film Festival: 10 Years, MASS MoCA (catalogue), 2013
Finding Your Name in a Library of Miracles: On Anne Colvin, Modern Edinburgh Film School (edition), 2013
Brian Mastroianni, End Point to 10 Years of 60-second Filmmaking, Berkshire Eagle, 2013
Matt Stangel, Introducing the NOW Portland Triennale, Portland Mercury, 2013
Holly Myers, The Very Eye of Night, Los Angelse Times, 2012
Cindy Rehm, The Very Eye of Night, Sweating Blood, 2012
Brady Welch, As Yet Untitled: Artists & Writers in Collaboration, Art Practical, 2011
The Portrait Reconsidered, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco (catalogue), 2011
Eros/Thanatos,Torrance Art Museum, California (catalogue), 2011
As Yet Untitled, SF Camerawork, San Francisco (catalogue), 2011
No Soul for Sale, Maurizio Cattelan/Charley Independent (book), available at national and international museums, 2010
Skank Bloc Bologna Critic’s Picks East Bay Express + SF Bay Guardian, 2010
Ersatz, SF Camerawork, San Francisco (catalogue), 2009
Orlando Santos, I Am Kurious Orange, Artists Information Company, UK, 2009
Tania Ketenjian, Anne Colvin, London Resonance FM and KALX, Berkeley, 2009
Kevin Killian, Orange Skies, SFMOMA blog, 2009
Matt Sussman, I Am Kurious Orange, SF Flavorpill, 2009
Johnny Ray Houston, I Am Kurious Orange, SF Bay Guardian, 2009
Johnny Ray Houston, Pilgrimage from Scattered Points, SF Bay Guardian, 2009
Mare Street Biennale, Artistspace, London (catalogue), 2008
Mineral Park, The Park Gallery, Falkirk, Scotland (catalogue), 2008
Sharon Lerner, The Colony Room, Whitehot Magazine, 2008
Hiya Swanhuyser, What Isn’t Art?, SF Weekly, 2008
Kenneth Baker, Colvin and artists, San Francisco Chronicle, 2008
Alex Hetherington, Skank Bloc Bologna, Artist Information Company, 2008
Zefrey Throwell, Book It! Frank Prattle, 2008
Mallory Farrugia, Book-It! White Hot Magazine, 2008
majuscule, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (catalogue), 2007
Alex Hetherington, Three Years and Counting, Shotgun Review, 2007
DeWitt Chang, Omega Man, Art week, 2007
Jessica Brier, Omega Man, Stretcher, 2007
Maria Antelman, My Place, Ozon Magazine, 2007
Sidra Stich, art-Sites San Francisco, (book), 2007
Oddball Flavor, Hot Sty, SF Flavorpill, 2006
Marisa Olson, Conspicuous Casualties: Panic in Detroit Rhizome, 2006
Sari Carel, Scotland’s Secret Bunker + It’s happening Artforum.com, 2006
Maria Antelman, Cities Ozon Magazine, 2006
96 Hours, Affair San Francisco Chronicle, 2006
Abe Orden, Aperto San Francisco Flash Art International, 2005
Abe Orden, The Insider: Eve Sussman, Anne-Marie Copestake Flash Art, 2005
Berin Gonolu, Show Your Face zingmagazine, 2005
Karen Kersten, Foto-graafik zingmagazine, 2000