KEIRA KOTLER

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Boston, MA
Lives and works in San Francisco and New York

EDUCATION

Public Art Academy, 2010
San Francisco Art Institute, MFA Painting, 2006
UC Berkeley, Interior Architecture, 2003
Columbia University, BA, Political Science/Communications, Honors, 1993

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012        I Look for Light, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
                 Water, UCSF Mt. Zion Hospital, Women's Health Center, San Francisco, CA
                 Site Unseen 7, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
       

2010        Stillness, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA
                 Keira Kotler, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009        Lumina, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
                 [in]sight, The Untitled Gallery, Sausalito, CA

2007        Keira Kotler, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

2006        Luminas: Recent Photoworks, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA            
                 The Language of Color, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2005        New Photography, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014        Group Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011         Abstraction, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

2011         Metaphysics, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA
                 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

2010        Julian Dashper: It Is Life, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY
                 Art Santa Fe, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
                 Unlocked: The Art of Elysium Private Collection, Art of Elysium, Los Angeles, CA
                 Cynosure [Chandra Cerrito Contemporary], Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
                 SITE Unseen 6, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2009        Altered States, Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
                 Metaphysical Abstraction, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2008        Bridge Art Fair, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Miami, FL
                 Phenomena of Essence, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA
                 Wild Things, Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
                 All Colors in Mind, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL
                 A Flavor of POP, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
                 SITE Unseen 5, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

 

2007         Art Miami, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Miami, FL
                 Moon Proof Madness, Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
                 Chroma, Gensler San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
                 Still, Contemporary Quarterly Project Space, www.contemporaryquarterly.com
                 Systems + Transmutations, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
                 Purple Rain, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2006        Cream, From the Top, Arts Benicia Center Gallery, Benicia, CA
                 San Francisco Art Institute MFA Exhibition, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
                 SITE Unseen 4, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
                 MOMENTUM, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
                 Taste, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2005        EMERGE! 2005, Gen Art, San Francisco, CA
                 San Francisco Biennial Exhibition, Herbst Exhibition Hall,
                 San Francisco, CA
                 Considering Orange, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004        Gifted, CFA Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
                 Considering Red, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 Art Chicago, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2003        Explorations, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
                 Inaugural Exhibition, Lendrum Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Nothing to Declare at Cerrito, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, June 25, 2010
Preview: Keira Kotler Stillness, San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 01, 2010
Lyric Representation of the Sacred, Peter Selz, Berkeley Daily Planet, October 29, 2009
Confrontations with Becoming, essay, Daniel Coffeen, November 2009
Altered States, Sasha Paulsen, Napa Valley Register, October 28, 2009
Immanent Domain, DeWitt Chang, East Bay Express, October 28, 2009
Fluent in Confluences, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, September 23, 2009
First Friday 2008: A Year in Review, Piedmont Post, January 7, 2009
Leading Contemporary Artists Raise Funds for CCBF, Yahoo Finance, Sept. 8, 2008
Keira Kotler + Jenn Shifflet, Jakki Spicer, Artweek, February 2008
Keira Kotler + Jenn Shifflet, Critic’s Choice, East Bay Express, Nov. 14, 2007
‘Still Standing,’ Gay Dawson, The Bohemian, April 2007
‘Cream’ at Arts Benicia, Cherie Louise Turner, Artweek, October 2006
Simplest Art - Color Solo, Where Magazine, May 2006
New View: World through Different Eyes, San Francisco Chronicle, April 20, 2006
2005 Art in Review, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, December 2005
Nice Surprises at ‘Emerge,’ Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, November 2005
Explorations at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, THE Magazine, April 2003

 

 

BOOKS + CATALOGUES

Bridge Art Fair Exhibition, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Miami, CA, December, 2008
Westin Verasa Art Collection, Napa, CA, November 2008
Keira Kotler, Luminas II, self-published, October 2008
Moon Proof Madness, Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA, November 2007
STILL, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA, October 2007
Keira Kotler, Luminas I, self-published, September 2007
San Francisco Art Institute Master of Fine Arts catalogue, San Francisco, CA, May 2006
Gen Art EMERGE, San Francisco, CA, November 2005

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Chicago Park Hyatt, Chicago, IL
The Art of Elysium, Los Angeles, CA
Westin Hotels & Residences, Napa, CA
GWK, Inc., Boston, MA
Marshfield Associates, San Francisco, CA
Squawk Box Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Jensen Architects, San Francsico, CA
Weil Gotshal + Manges LLC, Redwood Shores, CA
College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Yogaworks Studios, San Francisco, CA
Yogaworks Studios, Mill Valley, CA

 

AWARDS/HONORS

2011 Curate NYC: Selected from over 1500 applicants for inclusion in two exhibitions in
         Chelsea and Brooklyn, NY
2011 Selected by Nat Trotman, Curator of Photography at the Guggenheim Museum,
         for the BRAC exhibition, Wide Open
2010 Eureka Fellowship nominee
2010 SECA Award nominee
2006-present Advisory Board, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2008-2010 Member, Board of Directors, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2005-present Cancer Resource Center, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
2005 San Francisco Art Institute Curatorial Award, San Francisco, CA
1999 SITE Santa Fe Sponsored Artist, Monothon 13, Santa Fe, NM
1994 Maine Photographic Workshops, Artist Residency, Rockport, ME