EDUCATION

MFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA 2010

BA Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 1999

— International School of Art, Umbria Italy 1998

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2018 Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito CA

2017 Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus OH

2016 SECA Award Nominee, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

2016 Artist in Residence, Sedona Summer Colony Program, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona AZ

2014-15 Artist Residency and Public Project, c3 initiative, Portland OR

2013 A1 Travel Grant Recipient, San Francisco CA

2013 Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village CO

2010 Barclay Simpson Award, San Francisco CA

2009 Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship Recipient, San Francisco CA

2005 Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant Recipient, New York NY

2003 Jurors Choice Award, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro MA; juried by Dorothy Simpson Krause

1999 Wolfenden Fine Arts Prize & Yakovak Fine Arts Scholarship, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

SOLO | TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018                        DIAGONAL RESISTANCE //, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ (catalog)     

2013                        Shadow Masks, Esqueleto Gallery, Oakland, CA

2012                        Everything Changes, Make Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA (two-person exhibition)

2011                        Space Stations, Carville Annex, San Francisco, CA

 

COLLABORATIVE & SPECIAL PROJECTS

2018                        STANDING SOUND COSTUME: LION and Power Place, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

2016                        The Calmest of Us Would be Lunatics, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN (two collaborative works included)

2015                        DEMOS, c3:initiative & St. Johns Community Center, Portland, OR (collaborative public project with video, publication, print, and event)

2014                        ERNEST Introductions, c3:initiative, Portland, OR (two-person collaborative exhibition)

2012                        Over My Dead Body, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA (one collaborative work included)

2008                        Pilgrims and Visitations, Simon Edwards Gallery, Yakima, WA (two-person collaborative exhibition)

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019                Advice for Future Homecomers, People’s Liberty, Cincinnati, OH (upcoming)

                         Open Source 1.4, The Carnegie Galleries, Covington, KY

                        AD:2019 Cincinnati Edition, Anytime Dept., Cincinnati, OH

2018                       Women to Watch Ohio – 2018: A collaboration with the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the

Arts, Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH (catalog)

                                    Igniting Change, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, OH (catalog)

                                    Altered States, Lexington Art League, Lexington, OH  

                                    Beyond Things, Alternate Projects, Cincinnati, OH

                                    Companion Pieces, Anytime Dept., Cincinnati, OH

2017                        Animal Magnetism, Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2015                        Just Passing Through, University of San Francisco Kalmanovitz-Hall Rooftop Sculpture Terrace, San Francisco, CA

2013                        Print, Print, Pass, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Berkeley, CA

                                    The Familiar Unfamiliar, Casa Agave, Wonder Valley, CA

                                    Actual Scale, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA

                                    MFA Selections, Gatehouse Gallery at di Rosa, Napa, CA

                        Thinking Like The Universe, Hatch Gallery, Oakland CA

2012                        We’re All Here Because We’re Not All There, Tecoah Bruce Gallery, Oakland, CA (catalog)

2010                        breathe, Project One Gallery, San Francisco, CA; curated by Jessica Silverman and Brooke

                        Waterhouse

                                    Symbolic Flow, SUB Mission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                                    Graduate Fine Arts Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

                                    Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition, Oliver Arts Center, Oakland, CA

                                    The Domestic-Garde, ap-art-ment, San Francisco, CA

2009                        Immediate Future:  The 2009 Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship in the Visual Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery,

San Francisco, CA

                                    A Matter of Course, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

                                    About Place, AC2 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (catalog)

                                    Threads, National Queer Arts Festival, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                                    Hare & The Hounds, 18 Reasons Gallery, San Francisco, CA                   

2008                        Thought Processes, Krause Gallery, Providence, RI

2007                        Confluence, Krause Gallery, Providence, RI

2005                        Steel Yard Summer Tour, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME & Hillel Gallery, Providence, RI

                                    Photography and Sculpture Juried Exhibit, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2004                        Small Works, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

2003                        Kawit Legong, Shadowlight Productions, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA

2002                        Seven Visions, Shadowlight Productions, Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA

 

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

Rosen, Steven.  “Five best Arts & Culture Events in Cincinnati for this weekend (June 15-17),” City Beat. 15 June 2018.

Distel, Matt.  Exhibition catalog for Women to Watch Ohio – 2018: A collaboration with the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Riffe Gallery, 2018: 4-5, 14.

Ostrow, Saul.  Exhibition catalog for Igniting Change, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, 2018: 32.

Seda-Reeder, Maria.  “Collaborative Art Exhibit ‘Companion Pieces’ Opens at Camp Washington’s Anytime Dept.,” CityBeat. 6 June 2018.

Carter, Christopher.  “Serenading the Bones: Animal Magnetism at Wave Pool Gallery,” ÆQAI. 29 October 2017.

Thee, Mike. “Birds-Eye View: Striking new installation in Student Center inspires playfulness, pondering,” The Commons. 17 February 2017.

Harned, Megan. “Top 5 Visual Arts Shows: Fall Arts Guide,” Willamette Week. 8 September 2015.

Spitz, Enid. Look Inside St. John’s Unoccupied Jail; Demos: Wapato Correctional Facility makes the NoPo point of contention into art,” Willamette Week. 13 November 2015. 

Anderson, Jennifer. Wapato Stars in Artful Video, Book,” Portland Tribune. 5 November 2015.

Jahn, Jeff. Demos: Wapato Correctional Facility by ERNEST,” PORT. 11 November 2015.

Brook, Pete.  “An Exhibit, Film and Community Engagements to Grapple with a Mothballed Portland Jail’s Legacy,” Prison Photography.  September 2015.

Rogers, Pat.  “Animals Take the Spotlight in ‘Kingdom Animalia.’”  Hampton Art Hub27 September 2013.

Westbrook, Lindsey.  “Awards and Accolades.” Glance Magazine. Fall 2013: 40.

Aesthetica Blog. August 2013.

Herriman, Kat.  “Animal Masks for Minimalists,” Artlog.com.  June 2013.

Federico, Cherie.  “The Aesthetic Art Prize 2013: 100 Contemporary Artists.” Aesthetica Magazine. 2013:  86.

Beal, Stephen, David Kasprzak, & Larry Rinder.  25: Celebrating 25 Years of the Barclay Simpson Award.  San Francisco: California College of the Arts, 2012.

Barber, Bonnie. “Newsmakers.” Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. July/August 2012: 53 & 55.

Bamberger, Alan. ArtBusiness.com. 1 June 2012.

Fontaine, Sarah, & Alexis Petty. “Llewelynn Fletcher Interview.” a Case For Making. October 2011:  34 – 37.

Bamberger, Alan. ArtBusiness.com. 13 August 2011.

Lehner, Ace. “Inhabiting Space Stations, a Performance Interview.” AceLehner.com.  February 2011.

Maers, Jennifer. “Close Encounters at Carville Annex.” The Bold Italic. 26 January 2011.

Gross, Jaime. “REMIX: STYLE MAP; SAN FRANCISCO:  Riding a Wave.” The New York Times Style Magazine. 21

November 2010: 28.

Cole, Serena. “breathe.”: Art Show with Welly Fletcher.” Artists and Astronauts. 19 June 2010.

Ketenjian, Tania. “Interview with Llewelynn Fletcher.” Audio Tour of California College of the Arts MFA Exhibition. May 2010.

Sussman, Matt. “All The Young Turks.” San Francisco Bay Guardian. 5 – 11 May 2010: 30.

PUBLICATIONS (AUTHORED)

2019                Unraveling the Rational: Making Kin and Amplifying Attunement,  Commissioned essay, exhibition catalog Creatures:

When Species Meet, at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, May 2019

2016                  //, Publication produced with Special Collections Press, University of Cincinnati; Edition of 100,

                        6.5 X 5.25 inches

2015               Demos: Wapato Correctional Facility, Publication produced with Container Corps and

c3initiative, 31 pp. with special inserts, 10 x 8 inches


VISITING ARTIST LECTURES | PUBLIC TALKS                                                                                      

2019               Public Lecture, Unraveling the Rational: Making Kin and Amplifying Attunement, for opening event of Creatures: When Species Meet, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, May 2019

Visiting Artist Lecture, DIAGONAL RESISTANCE //, Miami University

                        Visiting Artist Lecture, DIAGONAL RESISTANCE //, School for Creative and Performing Arts

2018                  Public Talk, Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, Cincinnati OH

Visiting Artist Lecture, Queer Sculpture, Stanford University

Visiting Artist Lecture & Critic, Senior Seminar, Art Academy of Cincinnati

Visiting Critic, Wood Sculpture, University of Cincinnati

2016                     Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Cincinnati

                                Visiting Artist Lecture, Beginning/Intermediate Sculpture, City College of San Francisco

2015                      Visiting Artist Lecture /Exhibition/Critic, Senior Level Interdisciplinary Critique, San Francisco State University

                        Visiting Artist Lecture & Critic, Sculpture, San Francisco State University

2014                      Public Talk, Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Visiting Artist Lecture & Critic, Brandeis University

                        Guest Critic, First Year CORE Reviews, California College of the Arts

2013                       Visiting Artist Lecture, Beginning/Intermediate Sculpture, City College of San Francisco

Guest Panelist, The Real World (MFA course), with Glen Helfand, California College of the Arts

                                   Visiting Artist Lecture & Critic, Graduate Critique Seminar, with Chris Finley, San Francisco State University

2012                       Public Talk, Alumni Lecture Series, Dartmouth College

                                   Visiting Artist Lecture, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School

2011                        Guest critic, Dialogues & Practices (MFA course) with Allison Smith, California College of the Arts

2010                Guest critic, Dialogues & Practices (MFA course) with Allison Smith, California College of the Arts

 

TEACHING | WORKSHOPS                                                                             

Fall 2019         Assistant Professor of Art, University of New Mexico

Fall 2018 -       MFA Graduate Thesis Advisor, University of Cincinnati

Spring 2019   

Summer 2018 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Metal Sculpture, University of Cincinnati

                        Adjunct Assistant Professor, Summer Research Studio, University of Cincinnati   

Fall 2017              Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fiber Sculpture, University of Cincinnati

                        Adjunct Assistant Professor, Senior Thesis Seminar, University of Cincinnati

                        Adjunct Assistant Professor, SPACE Studio, University of Cincinnati

Spring 2017      Adjunct Assistant Professor, Advanced Sculpture, University of Cincinnati

                        Adjunct Assistant Professor, Senior Thesis Seminar, University of Cincinnati

                        Adjunct Assistant Professor, Senior Studio, University of Cincinnati

Fall 2016              Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sculpture II, University of Cincinnati

                        Adjunct Assistant Professor, Senior Thesis Seminar, University of Cincinnati

                        Adjunct Assistant Professor, SPACE Studio, University of Cincinnati

Spring 2016      Lecturer in Sculpture, Sculpture I/II, Stanford University

Summer 2015 Workshop Leader, Skin and Bones, Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Lecturer in Sculpture, Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced/Independent Study Sculpture, City College of San Francisco

Spring 2015      Lecturer in Sculpture, Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced/Independent Study Sculpture, City College of San Francisco

Fall 2014              Lecturer in Sculpture, Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Sculpture, City College of San Francisco

Summer 2014 Workshop Leader, Building Art with Industrial Felt, Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Spring 2014      Lecturer in Sculpture, Sculpture I: Making and Meaning, California College of the Arts

Spring 2012      Lecturer in Sculpture, Introduction to Sculpture, Sonoma State University

                                   Lecturer in Sculpture, Intermediate/Advanced Sculpture, Sonoma State University

Fall 2011              Lecturer in Sculpture, Foundation of 3-Dimensional Design, Sonoma State University

                                    Lecturer in Sculpture, Intermediate/Advanced Sculpture, Sonoma State University

Fall 2010              Lecturer in Sculpture, Metal Techniques for Sculpture, California College of the Arts

Summer 2010 Lead Teaching Artist, Mission Voices, Southern Exposure Youth Education Program

1999-2016          Traveling Drawing & Painting focused Artist Workshops.  These independently led workshops range from 5 nights to 4 weeks, and include both novice and advanced practitioners. Locations include Oaxaca, Mexico, Cornwall, England, Tuscany, Italy, and the Dordogne Valley in France.

 

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Fall 2018  -      Ground Floor Makerspace Technician, 1819 Innovation Hub, University of Cincinnati

Sum 2019        Member of inaugural team at new center founded to support and encourage interdisciplinary research. Tasked with creating an equitable and inclusive experience with materials and making, accessible and available to all UC students, faculty and staff. Responsible for instruction on wide range of analog and digital fabrication equipment including Waterjet cutter, CNC Router, Lasercutters, 3D printers, metal and woodshop equipment including TIG, and MIG welding and plasma cutting.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Advisory Board Member, Contemporary Art Center, Learning and Programs

College Art Association

Juror, Individual Fellowship Grant, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Providence RI

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My artworks address the body by creating spaces and objects that can be used for reflection, or as locations for positive transformational experiences. I am heavily invested in the contemporary role of the physical, and utilize raw materials to communicate in body-based terms like weight, texture, temperature, scent, and sound reflection.

In reckoning with today's political, environmental, and social realities, I have been compelled to make objects that enact support. Collaboration is often an element of my overall practice, which manifests as projects made with other artists and as objects that may require the viewer’s participation to complete. I have been exploring the diagonal as a literal manifestation of queer politics: leaning material-bodies form a sculptural field of resistance to the straight, right angles of the normative world. Crafted using raw materials such as industrial felt, wood, clay, and steel, each sculpture offers a direct, physical encounter. 

My practice involves a work flow that weaves digital and analog tools and techniques. I harness benefits of working digitally (easy scale shifts, repeatable forms, and flexibility to generate an object in multiple materials), while remaining rooted in the hand-made. The combination of analog and digital marks combine in both dialogue and tension, identifying my particular practice, as well as engaging larger tensions in our contemporary evolved human tool-use. 

In recent work, my investigations have embraced themes of human-animal kinship, and the body’s central role within that inquiry.  I carve a diagonal trajectory in my research, drawing from sources ranging from the writings of Judith Butler, Sarah Ahmed, and Donna Haraway, to the prehistoric animal carvings and drawings in the Dordogne Valley, to the emerging discipline of Animal Studies and the Post-humanities. I am investigating how our paleo-past informs our post-human future, while taking aim at human exceptionalism – a claim which has led to a culture with severe consequences for non-human people, and is tied to fabricated hierarchical divides within human kinships as well.

I hope my artworks can provide alternate paths and possibilities. I believe the expanded field of sculpture offers increasingly-rare opportunity for an embodied, intersectional, poetic experience of otherness.