Bio/CV

Marie Kazalia

Skype ID: MarieKazalia

Email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Artist Bio followed by CV for Marie Kazalia

A deep taproot extends from my series of spot paintings (2012-14) and Asemic writing paintings (2005-2013), through my art school years and long before adulthood–encompassing language, colors and lettering of advertisements in my native English language (viewed since childhood in the USA), as well as extending to Asia and language and colour influences from my four expatriate years in the countries of Japan, India and China. In art school, (Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts in the San Francisco bay area, including graduate studies) my paintings were always concerned with flatness. I studied textile design in studio practice, working with spots, repeating patterns, and subverted patterns–explored with a color theory and palette I continue to devise. Flatness and the orb are the focus of my Spot Series paintings begun in 2012 and continuing current series 2014– interests held long before the article on Contemporary Abstraction placed such concerns at the forefront of art.

My paintings contain color and language influences from my 4 expatriate years in the Asian countries of Japan, India and China—primarily in the cities of Tokyo, Madras (now Chennai) and Hong Kong.

As an American, born in Toledo, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Fines Arts degree from the California College of Arts in the San Francisco bay area, I studied Japanese at a private language school in Tokyo where I practiced speaking, reading and writing Japanese kanji, hiragana and katakana characters. Hiragana and katakana the more modern simplified characters most often used on the many large neon signs in the urban centers of Tokyo.

I also traveled, lived and taught in India for one full year, then moved to Hong Kong and enrolled in a Mandarin language course at the Chinese University– studying conversation, reading, and writing Chinese characters. Being able to read hundreds of the most common Chinese characters made it easier for me when I traveled by train through mainland China to Beijing, then down to Shanghai, and  back to Hong Kong, and during my one month stay in Taipei, Taiwan– I was able to read street signs, shop signs and  advertisements in Chinese throughout the PRC & ROC and speak with the Chinese residents. Other Asian countries I visited for shorter periods–Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea–yet their language forms and color influences reemerge in new abstracted and combined forms. These Asian travel experiences, my travels in the Middle East and Europe, as well as months spent in Mexico re-emerge in color and form in my art in conjunction with the ever-changing (viewed since my childhood) colors and letters of advertisements of my native English language and the fine art I studied from the early age of 7 years old when I began attending  art classes for children at the Toledo Museum of Art, continuing there into my teenage years– each weekend, hours before art class began, my father dropped me at the museum where I wandered alone studying and memorizing the enormous, to me, entire museum layout and many of the art objects and paintings on display.

Awards 2015

September 2015–

Last year, Vicki Amorose wrote an article on how artist use twitter for Professional Artists magazine, and included me + the mage featured one of my paintings as a full-page, and now I found out that the article won a design award– first place for best feature design in the trade/technical category for the Florida Magazine Association. Read about it here.

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two page spread from one year ago, in Professional Artist magazine with one full-page reproduction of painting by Marie Kazalia
two page spread from one year ago, in Professional Artist magazine with one full-page reproduction of painting by Marie Kazalia

Exhibitions 2015

“Pattern Play” is a new exhibition of original art on digital display at Culver City’s premier design destination, Helms Bakery District. Curated by art advisors Katherine Henning and Jessica McQueen, “Pattern Play” features a selection of works by emerging artists from around the world who are part of the Saatchi Art community. Including painting, collage, and printmaking, the show highlights patterns and motifs that connect the worlds of art and design. Currently on view in Los Angeles through August 15th, 2015
Here is a link to the show page: http://www.saatchiart.com/shows/pattern-play
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June 2015 –Marie Kazalia included in Jessica McQueen Mid-Century Living Collection  On behalf of chief curator Rebecca Wilson and the Saatchi Art curation team, I’m very pleased to let you know that your work has been chosen to be featured in the Mid-Century Living Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Printmaking/Mid-Century-Living/685448/105785/view

 

Exhibitions 2014

VAM Art, Inc., 15 Station Place, Metuchen, NJ, once again participates with The Galleries of Metuchen in this year’s Gallery Walk event on October 5, 2014.

In its ​sixth exhibition titled ‘CONTINUUM 2014’VAM Art, Inc. is currently exhibiting, and offering for sale, nineteen original Contemporary artworks from five outstanding American artists:

Kiyomi Baird / Michael Bond / Amy Glaser / David Heinlein / Marie Kazalia

As with the custom of VAM ArtInc., the artists and their respective artworks exhibit superior intellectual content and technical excellence in extraordinary proportions. VAM Art, Inc. has given detailed attention toward those attributes to ensure that the best artists and their finest artistic oeuvre are blended together to make ‘CONTINUUM 2014’ a memorable experience.

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Continuum 2014 Represented by VAM Art Gallery, New Jersey The VAM Art Inc Gallery in New Jersey now has 5 of my framed paintings on paper available in their gallery. I shipped my paintings to the gallery in three boxes. Good news when the gallery manager informed me that all 3 boxes arrived in perfect condition.  VAM Art gallery added my profile to their website.The gallery is in Metuchen, New Jersey which is “8 miles (13 km) northeast of New Brunswick, 18 miles (29 km) miles southwest of Newark, 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Jersey City, and 29 miles (47 km) southwest of Manhattan, all part of the New York metropolitan area.” (according to Wikipedia)

2014, Marie Kazalia has 5 paintings on paper and canvas in the 1StDibs Schroder Romero gallery store. The 1StDibs site is where top art galleries expand their selling to reach online art buyers. Schroder Romero, a New York City based contemporary art gallery, set up an online sales shop on 1StDibs. I am pleased to be a featured artist in the Schroder Romero gallery store and to have my paintings available for purchase on 1StDibs.

2013, Youngblood Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2013, Visual AIDS, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City

2013, See.Me New York City Gallery, 26-19 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY in newly installed digital exhibition room of gallery, artworks by Marie Kazalia part of a special international summer exhibition titled The Story of the Creative,  The show opens on Thursday, July 25th and will run through the Tuesday September 10th, 2013. My art projected onto a skyscraper at night as part of this show.

Creatives Rising Exhibition

October 2013
See|Me Space
          26-19 Jackson Ave
   Long Island City, NY 11101


“The Story of the Creative”

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New York City, NY

Exhibition Locations

                 Gagosian Gallery              Sotheby’s               Christie’s Auction House
                   522 W 21st St                     1334 York Ave          1230 Avenue of the Americas

Guggenheim                                        MoMA

2013, A.I.R. Gallery, Wish You Were Here 12, June 27 – July 21, 2013. Wish You Were Here 12 included original works by more than 300 artists. The 4” x 6” artworks were created and donated by hundreds of national and international artists from as far away as Austria, Rwanda, Spain, and South Korea, as well as by A.I.R. Gallery artists.

2011, Arthouse at the Jones Center, FIVE X SEVEN exhibition, Austin, Texas, USA. Exhibition traveled to the cities of, Houston, Dallas, and Abilene/Grace Museum. Marie Kazalia listed as a participating artist on Arthouse’s web site, http://www.arthousetexas.org, and the 5×7 blog, http://www.fivebyseven.org.

2011, Arthouse at the Jones Center, FIVE X SEVEN exhibition, Austin, Texas, USA. Exhibit will travel to the cities of, Houston, Dallas, and Abilene/Grace Museum. Marie Kazalia listed as a participating artist on Arthouse’s web site, http://www.arthousetexas.org, and the 5×7 blog, http://www.fivebyseven.org.

2010,  Dates: 27 APRIL – 8 MAY 2010 A Book About Death exhibit at (MoMA Wales) THE TABERNACLE Museum of Modern Art Wales, MACHYLLETH, Wales, UK.

2010, Opens July 31st, RNG Gallery, 1915 Leavenworth St.,Omaha NE, 68102,USA , a new exhibition of A Book About Death from the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York City.

2011, December 2010-January 2011, MUBE = Museu Brasileiro da Escultra,São Paulo, Brazil, MUBE Troy art exhibit http://www.mube.art.br

2010 Re-exhibition of Book About Death, MUBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura , Avenida Europa, 218 – Jardim Europa CEP 01449 000 – São Paulo – Brasil

2010, Mobius Artists Group exhibited A Book About Death at the South End Open Studios, Boston, Massachusetts,USA.

2010, A Book ABout Death exhibition,Vladimir Nazor Public Library, Zagreb, Croatia
2010, A book About Death, ASA Art Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the

2010, A Book About Death from the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York City
2008, The Open Source Gallery,Grand Rapids Art Prize Art Fair.
The MINI MINI exhibit, by Spraygraphics, for month of March at the Cartel Coffee/Art Gallery in

2008, Tempe, Arizonia, USA and April at Conspire Art Gallery in Downtown Phoenix. Arizona, USA.

 Exhibitions 2013

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Youngblood Gallery, Koln/Cologne, Germany, December 2013

Visual AIDS, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, December 2013

See.Me New York City Gallery, 26-19 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY in newly installed digital exhibition room of gallery, artworks by Marie Kazalia part of a special international summer exhibition titled The Story of the Creative,  The show opens on Thursday, July 25th and will run through the Tuesday September 10th, 2013. My art was projected onto a skyscraper at night as part of this show.

A.I.R. Gallery, Wish You Were Here 12, June 27 – July 21, 2013. The proceeds from this exhibition of postcard sized works benefit the A.I.R. Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Artists and other programs that serve our mission to advance the status of women in the arts. Wish You Were Here 12 includes original works by more than 300 artists. The 4” x 6” artworks were created and donated by hundreds of national and international artists from as far away as Austria, Rwanda, Spain, and South Korea, as well as by A.I.R. Gallery artists. These cards range widely in style and media and encompass a broad spectrum of themes. Each card is signed and dated, often with a message from the artist to the collector. All 4” x 6” art works are priced at $45 per piece.

Exhibitions 2010–2011

The Question of Ex-istence Exhibition, To view exhibition:http://www.ScreamiNC.net , Exhibit Reception, Saturday, November 6, 2010, Hotel Des Arts : San Francisco 447 Bush Street, Curator: Everett Leo Madrid
100 Screaming Artists, S.C.R.E.A.M. INC exhibit at the Hotel des Arts, 477 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, Curator: Everett Leo Madrid, May 2010 to present

Arthouse at the Jones Center, FIVE X SEVEN exhibition, Austin, Texas, USA. Exhibit will travel to the cities of, Houston, Dallas, and Abilene/Grace Museum. Marie Kazalia listed as a participating artist on Arthouse’s web site, http://www.arthousetexas.org, and the 5×7 blog, http://www.fivebyseven.org.

A Book About Death exhibit at (MoMA Wales) THE TABERNACLE Museum of Modern Art Wales, MACHYLLETH, Wales, UK. Dates: 27 APRIL – 8 MAY 2010.
RNG Gallery, 1915 Leavenworth St.,Omaha NE, 68102,USA Opens July 31st, a new exhibition of A Book About Death from the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York City.
MUBE = Museu Brasileiro da Escultra,São Paulo, Brazil, MUBE Troy art exhibit http://www.mube.art.br December 2010-January 2011
Re-exhibition of Book About Death, MUBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura , Avenida Europa, 218 – Jardim Europa CEP 01449 000 – São Paulo – Brasil

Mobius Artists Group exhibited A Book About Death at the South End Open Studios, Boston, Massachusetts,USA.

A Book ABout Death exhibition,Vladimir Nazor Public Library, Zagreb, Croatia
A book About Death, ASA Art Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the

A Book About Death from the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York City.
ART BARGAIN BASEMENT in Co-operation with Co-Prosperity Sphere and the Select Media Festival, in the storefront at Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, USA

2010-2012 Hotel des Arts exhibition, Hotel des Arts, San Francisco
2008
The Open Source Gallery, grand Rapids, Michigan, 1St Grand Rapids Art Prize Art Fair.
The MINI MINI exhibit, by Spraygraphics, for month of March at the Cartel Coffee/Art Gallery in Tempe, Arizonia, USA and April at Conspire Art Gallery in Downtown Phoenix. Arizona, USA.

Recent Publications-

My painting, withafterbetween,  published as a full-page in the October Issue of Professional Artist Magazine. My painting will be page 34 with the credit caption text on the facing page 35.

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The editor of the magazine article sent me an advance layout view, and I noted that my painting is also used in the banner on pages of the article How Artists Use Twitter. The author of the article, Vicki Amorose, also quotes me and uses images of my tweets from my twitter account @transmediartist

If you ‘d like to get a digital or print copy of the art marketing September issue of Professional Artist magazine go here.

Marie Kazalia’s painting featured in FAD # 59 http://www.fadwebsite.com/2013/01/30/marie-kazalia-get-your-art-on-fad-59/

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Thanks to Curator Michael Jacobson for posting several of my paintings on his The New Post-Literate: Gallery of Asemic Art today, for my birthday.

http://thenewpostliterate.blogspot.com/2013/02/asemic-punctuation-from-marie-kazalia.html

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NYC artist Michael Krazowitz shared the news of my Peripheral Arteries interview on his blog The Daily Krazowitz http://thedailykrasowitz.blogspot.com/2013/02/marie-kazalia-in-peripherar-arteries.html

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Marie Kazalia’s interview in 4 page spread in the February issue of Peripheral ARTeries art magazine–

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The new issue of Peripheral ARTeries has been published and it will be available on several websites:

1) ISSUU -> http://issuu.com/artpress/docs/peripheral_arteries_art_review_-_february_2013/1

2) The old Peripheral Arteries website that will be soon renewed – > http://peripheralarteries.yolasite.com/

During this week Peripheral Arteries February issue is available on many other web site, such as Rhizome, Neme and others.

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Success! Marie Kazalia’s International Artsia Sale (article) http://www.artsia.com/blog-detail/superadmin/success-marie-kazalias-international-artsia-sale

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Thursday December 27th, 2012 Special Today! Guest Blogger Lindsey Davis, an arts blogger in New York, also working as editor for Artsia.

“Artworks online and the stories behind them” by Lindsey Davis–article features the painting *Rainbox X* by Marie Kazalia

http://susanfoss.blogspot.com/2012/12/special-today-guest-blogger-lindsey.html

2007–2006–
Left San Francisco for rural Ohio to care for my terminally ill father, while drawing, painting, doing collage work, writing.
Selected Publications:

2011/2015: Poetry included in anthology Washing Lines, UK

Washing Lines: A collection of poems selected by Janie Hextall and Barbara McNaught (published 2011, reprint 2015)

….we are delighted to tell you that we have sold sold out of the original edition of Washing Lines and are planning to reissue the book this autumn with the inclusion of some new poems.  We plan a print run of between 1,000 and 2,000 copies and this time only require English language UK rights.    We are therefore hoping that you will give us permission to reuse your poem, That Moment, and will obviously reprint full acknowledgement in the book as before…..while it is obviously good news that we are planning a reissue, the margins are still very tight and we are hoping that you will be able to grant permission on the same basis as last time.

Very best wishes

Janie

Janie Hextall and Barbara McNaught
Lautus Press
01608 658278 or 0771 729 6993 (Janie)
01367 252286 or 0777 411 9674 (Barbara)
http://www.lautuspress.co.uk
2010 Poetry book, Clearance, published by Propaganda Press, Cambridge, Mass, USA. Poetry book, Door Cut Into the Last Supper, published by CCMarimbo Press, Berkeley, CA

2005

Marie Kazalia’s photo art included in the book, The Fifty States Project, published by Ugly Duckling Press, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
January & February 2005, Wrote and headlined *Juice” series of performances at the Jon Sims Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, USA.
2005 Writing, collage, painting creating mini-DV film projects, producer San Francisco Public access TV.
2005 Wrote and headlined *Juice” series of performances at the Jon Sims Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, USA.
2001-2004 (3 years)-studied with Beat poet/writer Diane diPrima. My Short fiction and poetry widely published in numerous small press literary journals and anthologies.

2001 Second edition volume of my book of poetry, Erratic Sleep in a Cold Hotel, published by Phony Lid Books, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1999 First Edtion of my book of poems titled, Erratic Sleep in A Cold Hotel, Phony Lid Books (http://www.kellydessaint.com/phonylid/)
1989 Artist Pages, Ireland
Past exhibitions:
1990-1 exhibited in juried shows at the California College of Arts (CCAC) gallery, Rayko Gallery in San Francisco, group exhibits in the cities of San Jose city, Santa Cruz gallery, and in studio warehouse exhibits in Oakland, California, USA. Voice recordings of my poetry readings and Mini-DV films added to the permanent collection of London, UK, Showcase Programme Exchange archive. Mixed media photo-based art images appeared in the fine arts journal of Ireland, Artists Pages. Poems translated into Italian. Hand-painted book in permanent collection in museum in the Netherlands. Belgium International S:L:K exhibition w/ color catalog, DVD, on-line slideshow: http://www.scentslockskisses.com
Personal data:
Born Toledo, Ohio, USA, art classes for children at Toledo Museum of Art, USA
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree California College of Arts, USA
Graduate Philosophy studies San Francisco State University, M.A. studies in Philosophy at San Francisco State University, (all but thesis completed) in Museum Studies program John F. Kennedy University. Internship led to Museum Registrar position for the City and County of San Francisco Arts Commission.
Restoration of sculpture in partnership with Don Rich Studios, California, USA.
1991-1995 expatriate in Japan, India, China, writing, teaching, studying Eastern philosophies, Japanese, Mandarin languages
Work in permanent collection of:
Museum of Modern Art, NY, A Book About Death collection
Museum of Modern Art Wales, A Book About Death collection
MUBE = Museu Brasileiro da Escultra http://www.mube.art.br São Paulo, Brazil, MUBE Troy art collection

And a Museum in the Netherlands–another city, not Amsterdam(I lost the name)

Marie’s Paintings are included in Private Art Collections in the USA and Europe.

Marie Kazalia is represented by:

2015/Present: AP Projects/Amy Parry Projects, Boutique Art Consulting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2014/Present— Marie Kazalia is represented by Schroder Romero Gallery, New York City in their 1St Dibs Store

2014/Present: V.A.M. Art Gallery, New Jersey, USA

In 2013, Marie Kazalia was represented online exclusively by New Blood Art

Art4Business,Philadelphia,PA,USA (2011-12)

American Flat, Fine Art Publishing, New York City (2011-12)

Scream,Inc.,San Francisco,CA,USA (2009-2011)

GreenBox Art + Culture art licensing contract (2013-Present)

Grants Received:

San Francisco Writers Grant circa 2001

 

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  2. Hi,

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    Brenda
    Univ.at Buffalo
    Poetry Collection

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  4. Thanks so much for following my blog. You have a very interesting bio. Many experiences on your far eastern travels must have influenced your paintings, which are lovely, very colourful and vibrant.

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