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Biography

Education

1979-81 College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

1981-84 California State University, Long Beach. B.F.A., Drawing and Painting, 1984

Artist Residencies

2016

  • Creative Ecology, Palo Alto Art Center with Junior Museum and Zoo, City of Palo Alto, Jan – April

Teaching

1995-97 New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. Instructor (C.E.), Interpretive Figurative Painting

Professional Experience

1991

  • Member, Board of Directors Exhibition Committee Chair, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA (to 1993)
  • Curator, Fractured Fairytales, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. Performance series with installations featuring Craig Baldwin, Portia Cobb, Guerilla Girls West, Harry Kipper, the Billy Nayer Show
  • Curator, Urgent Images, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. Silkscreen prints by Esther Hernandez, Doug Minkler, Malaquias Montoya, Jos Sances

1992

  • Catalogue essay “Prankster with a Purpose” (with Robin Henderson), Jos Sances-Urgent Responses, The Alternative Museum, NY

Solo Exhibitions

1989

  • Hoffman Gallery, Emeryville, CA, David Tomb: Paintings and Drawings, April 7 – May 7

1990

  • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, David Tomb: Recent Paintings and Charcoal Drawings, September 12 – October 13. Brochure
  • Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA, David Tomb: Recent Work, November 15-29

1992

  • Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, David Tomb: Recent Work, April 2-16
  • Turn of the Century Fine Arts, Berkeley, CA, October 21 – November 28

1994

  • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, David Tomb: Recent Work, March 3 – April 2

1995

  • The William-Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA, David Tomb: Charcoal Figure Drawings and Oil Portraits, August 18-31

1997

  • Artists Forum, San Francisco, David Tomb: The Subjective Perception, May 1 – September 14. Brochure

2000

  • Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, David Tomb: Portraits, January 7 – April 9. Catalogue
  • Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Diorama, November 2 – December 2

2001

  • The Avram Gallery, Southampton College, Long Island University, Southampton, NY, David Tomb: Twitch, November 5 – December 7. Brochure
  • Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, David Tomb, Fresh Contour: Portraits on Paper , December 6-29

2003

  • Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, David Tomb, Ogle: Works on Paper, July 8 – August 2
  • The William Scott Gallery, Boston, MA, David Tomb: Rogue’s Gallery, October 3 – November 1

2004

  • David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN, David Tomb: Birds and Blokes, September 1-25

2005

  • Louie Meager Art Gallery @ Ohlone College, Fremont, Ca., Vim and Vigor – Works on Paper, Sept. 14 – Oct. 15
  • Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., Portrait Parlour, Sept. 1 – Oct. 1
  • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, Ca., New Works by California Artists: David Tomb, Dec. 15 – Feb. 20.

2006

  • Hartnell College Gallery, Salinas, CA., David Tomb The Figure Unstudied, November 8th-December 20th

2007

  • Augusta State University Art Gallery, Augusta, Georgia, Hand Hewn – Portraits by David Tomb, November 8th – December 6th

2008

  • Electric Works, San Francisco, Ca., Treasures of the Sierra Madre: Birds of West Mexico, February 22 – March 22
  • Flora Grubb Gardens, San Francisco, Ca., Prints from the Treasures of the Sierra Madre, February 25th – March 31st
  • Louie Meager Art Gallery @ Ohlone College, Fremont, Ca., The Plumed Serpent, November 8th – December 20th

2009

  • Angela Peralta Theatre, Mazatlan, Mexico, Treasures of the Sierra Madre: Birds of West Mexico, January
  • Quinta Mazatlan-World Birding Center, McAllen, Tx., Birds of Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley, April 18th-May 23rd

2010

  • Electric Works, San Francisco, Ca., Borderland Birds/Aves Fronterizas, April 16 – May 29, 2010

2011

  • Porter Hall Gallery, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, AZ, “David Tomb: Borderland Birds,” July 1 – July 30
  • E.B.M.U.D. Headquarters Gallery, Oakland, CA, “David Tomb: Borderland Birds /Aves Fronterizas,” August 25 – October 14
  • San Marco Gallery, Alemany Library, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA, “Jeepney Projects Worldwide: An Installation by David Tomb,” September 22 – October 29

2012

  • The Bone Room Presents, Berkeley, CA, “Jeepney Projects Worldwide: Vanishing Birds of the Philippines,” February 1 – February 29
  • Electric Works, San Francisco, CA, Grand Birds of the Philippines, October 12 – November 10

2013

    • AH HAA Gallery, Mountainfilm, Telluride CO, “David Tomb: Grand Birds of the Philippines,” May 23 – May 27
    • San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA, “Endangered Birds of the Philippines,” October 2013 – March 2014

2014

  • University Museum, Sutton Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, “Roots and Wings: Keeney and Tomb,” April 5 – May 17

2015

  • Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco, CA., Startup Art Fair, May 1 – 3

2016

  • Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA., Creative Ecology: King Tides and Elusive Rails, April 26 – July 3
  • 2018

  • Rockfowl and Other Wonders, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, January 26 – June 28

Group Exhibitions

1984

  • California State University, Long Beach, Icons: David Tomb and Elaine Wells
  • Long Beach Art Association, Long Beach, CA, Long Beach Art Association Open Juried Show. Award

1985

  • Bizous Cafe-Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA, Drawings: Elaine Wells/David Tomb, March 6 – April 6
  • 7th Place Gallery, Los Angeles, In Spiritus: Spirituality in Contemporary Art

1986

  • Hayward Forum of the Arts and Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
  • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, Sixth Annual Competition- Drawing and Printmaking (Alonzo Davis, Juror)
  • California State Fair, Sacramento, California Works (Paul Wonner, Juror). Award. Catalogue
  • Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA (Kenneth Baker, Juror)

1987

  • Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA, Open Fine Arts Exhibition 1987 (Michael Schwager, Juror). Award
  • California State Fair, Sacramento, California Works. Award. Catalogue
  • Jewish Community Center, Houston, TX, 21st Juried Exhibition (Mary Jane Jacob, Juror), September-October. Award. Catalogue
  • Marin Arts Guild, San Rafael, CA (Kenneth Baker, Juror)

1988

  • Ironworks, Oakland, CA, Arts Explosion (curated by Phil Linhares and Arthur Monroe)
  • Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary,Williamsburg,VA, American Drawing Biennial (Frank Gettings, Juror), March 19 – May 1. Brochure
  • North Carolina Print & Drawing Society, Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, NC, 11th Annual United States Print & Drawing Exhibition (Douglas M. Schultz, Juror), March 25 – April 15. Travel: Center Gallery, Holt McPherson Center, High Point, NC, May 2 – June 17. Brochure
  • Hayward Area Forum of the Arts, Hayward, CA (Mark Levy and George Rivera, Jurors)
  • Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, 4th Annual Exhibition (Theresa Heyman and Allan Stone, Jurors). Award

1989

  • Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, The Annual (curated by Mary Jane Jacob), January 18 – March 4. Catalogue
  • Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Provart/Tomb, February 4-26
  • Hatley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, Line and Form (Robert Flynn Johnson, Juror), March 2 – April 21. Catalogue
  • Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, Art Against AIDS, May 8 – June 18. Catalogue
  • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA, New Bay Area Painting, December 7, 1989 – January 20, 1990. Brochure

1990

  • Pro Arts Tempspace Gallery, Oakland, CA, Mary Jane Jacob Selects Briscoe, Tomb, Vukelich: The ’89 Annual Honored Artists, January 17 – February 17
  • The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Oakland’s Artists ’90, March 24 – July 1. Catalogue
  • Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA, Contemporary Realist Painting: Perception and Experience, May 30 – July 21
  • Gallery North, Setauket, NY, Once by the Pacific: California Bay Area Artists, July 1 – August 5

1991

  • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA, New Bay Area Painting II, January 31 – March 2

1992

  • The Dungeon of Art, Municipal Gallery, Beaver, UT, Daniel Brice/David Tomb/Kathryn Villeneuve, July 23 – August 1

1993

  • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Bay Area Painting III, January 7-30
  • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Drawings by American Artists, March 4-27
  • Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Artists’ Self Portraits in Black & White, May 5-29
  • Turn of the Century Fine Arts, Berkeley, CA, Ship of Dreams: David Tomb & Lewis Meyers, Jr., November

1994

  • Anya Horvath Gallery, Sacramento, CA, David Tomb, Michael Provart, Chris Fields, January
  • Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, Drawing the Line (curated by Townsend Wolfe), February 28 – April 2

1995

  • Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Daniel Brice/David Tomb: Recent Drawings, April 6-29
  • Lizardi/Harp Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Opening Statement, May

1996

  • K & E Gallery, New York, NY, Heads, July 11 – August 1
  • William Scott Gallery, Boston, MA, Group Show, November

1997

  • Sydne Bernard Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA, Fantastic Visions, September 19-28
  • Monterey Museum of Art, La Mirada, CA, Toward the Millennium: Contemporary Painting from Northern California, November 22, 1997 – February 15, 1998

1998

  • Artists Forum, San Francisco, CA, Landscapes: Real and Imagined, April 23 – June 26. Brochure
  • The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, National Drawing Invitational (curated by Townsend Wolfe), May 7 – June 21. Catalogue
  • Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, Drawings IV, July 11 – September 12

2000 – 2001

  • Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, Drawings V, July 27 – September 2
  • Fairfield Center Gallery, Fairfield, CA, Effigies of the Spirit: Bay Area Portraiture, November 16, 2000 – January 19, 2001

2002

  • The Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA, Trillium Press: Contemporary Prints, January 10 – February 2
  • Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Drawings VI, July 27 – September 7

2003

  • Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, Equinox: Bob Burdette, Tom McKee, Barbara Mittman, David Tomb, March 21 – April 15

2004

  • The William-Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Season Preview Salon, May 28 – June 16

2005

  • S.F.M.O.M.A. Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., Trillium Press, January 12 – February 4
  • Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., Face Paint… A new portrait show, March 4 – April 3
  • Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, Ca., Fresh Flesh, March 4 – April 16
  • William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, Ma., Season Preview Salon, May 27 – June

2006

  • S.F.M.O.M.A. Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., Finding the Figure, March 22 – April 21
  • The William-Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Season Preview Salon, May 28 – June 11
  • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, Beyond the Likeness: Self-Portraits by California Artists, August 8 – October 11

2007

  • Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa., Mind/Body/Spirit: Huang Xiang/William Rock, Philip Pearlstein, July 21 – September 29
  • Dorothy Herger Gallery, Solano Community College, Fairfield, Ca., Head First, October 9 – November 2
  • Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida, Visions: Contemporary Drawings from the James T. Dyke Collection, December 21 – June 2008 (Traveling Show: Arkansas Art Center)
  • Electric Works, San Francisco, Ca., Civil Twilight, November 30 – January 5, 2008

2008

  • Dorothy Herger Gallery, Solano Community College, Fairfield, Ca., To Honor Teaching, April 24 – May 19
  • Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock Art Center, Little Rock, Ak, Visions: Contemporary Drawings from the James T. Dyke Collection, (curated by Townsend Wolfe) September 12 – November 9, 2008
  • Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, Ca., Drawing the Lines- Celebrating 100 Years of Natural History, October
  • Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, You Know How I Feel, October 10 – October 26

2009

  • Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., The Artists of ZYZZYVA, June 20th – July
  • Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburg, Pa., East Meets West, September 5th-November 14th

2010

  • Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Presidio Habitats, May 16, 2010 – May 15, 2011

2011

  • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, Selections From the Permanent Collection: Perceiving the Real, February 26 – May 1
  • Traveling Exhibition: New World Border
    • La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA, March 3 – April 30,
    • The Hive, Phoenix, AZ, April 1 – 30
    • De Bug, San Jose, CA, May 1 – May 15
    • Freehold Borough YMCA, Freehold, NJ, April 30
    • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, Lincroft, NJ, May 1 – May 6
    • Raices Cultural Center, New Brunswick, NJ, June 3 – July 5
    • The Roots Factory, Barrio Logan, CA, June 4
    • All Purpose Room, Princeton New Jersey YMCA, Princeton, NJ, Co-Sponsored by the Princeton YWCA and (LALDEF), July 8 – August 27
    • Shawnee Mission West High School Patron’s Gallery, Overland Park, KS, September 1 – 30
    • Ingram Chapman Gallery, University of New Mexico Gallup Branch, Gallup NM, November 1 – 30
    • Ammerman Campus Library of New York, Suffolk County Community College, SUNY, New World Border, December 5, 2011 – January 5, 2012

2012

  • Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, Trees of Life: A new Vision for Art, Ecology, and Community, February 16 – June 3
  • Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz, CA, New World Border, March 2 – March 30

2013

  • Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines, Hornbills — Past, Present, Future, April 24 – May 5
  • Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, Pose, Gesture, Image: IDENTITY, May 17 — September 1
  • La Casa del Tunel: Art Center, New World Border, Tijuana, México, Sept.

2013 / 2014

  • Rosenberg Library, City College of San Francisco, New World Border and the Great Tortilla Conspiracy, Nov 18 – March 9

2016

  • Embassy of the United States, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Ambassador Ebert-Gray’s Art in Embassies Exhibition
  • Artisan Gallery, Vallejo, CA, Wild Places in Urban Places, Sept 9 – Oct 9
  • Santa Clara Fairgrounds, Anne and Marks Art Party, Sept 24 – Oct 1

2017

  • Honoring the Legacy of David Park, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, April 3 – April 28

Public Collections

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
  • The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, U.C. Berkeley
  • Library of Congress — New World Border print project
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • Huntington Library Art Collections, San Marino, CA
  • Art Collection of the Consulate General of the United States, Ciudad Juarez
    and the Art Collection of the Consulate General of the United States, Tijuana
  • Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
  • The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
  • Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
  • The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
  • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
  • Hartnell College, Salinas, CA
  • Augusta State University, Augusta, GA
  • Angela Peralta Theatre, Mazatlan, Mexico,
  • Quinta Mazatlan-World Birding Center, McAllen, TX
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
  • Embassy of the United States, Manila, Philippines
  • University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Scholarships and Awards

  • 1984 Long Beach Art Association, Long Beach, CA, Open Juried Show. Honorable Mention
  • California State University, Long Beach. Fine Arts Affiliates Scholarship
  • 1986 California State Fair, Sacramento, California Works. Award of Excellence
  • 1987 California State Fair, Sacramento, California Works. Award of Excellence
  • Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA, Open Fine Arts Exhibition 1987. Best of Show Award
  • Jewish Community Center, Houston, TX, 21st Juried Exhibition. Honorable Mentions (three awards)
  • 1988 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, 4th Annual Exhibition. Honored Artist
  • 1989 Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, Pro Arts Annual. Honored Artist

Lectures

  • 1990 Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • 1997 Artists Forum, San Francisco, “Obession Revealed: The Serial Portrait,” in conversation with Bruce Nixon, May 6
  • Artists Forum, San Francisco, “Painting/Architecture: Abstraction of Ideas and Forms,” in conversation with Bruce Tomb, June 3
  • 2000 Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, Gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition David Tomb: Portraits, February 10
  • 2001 The Avram Gallery, Southampton College, Long Island University, Southampton, NY, in conjunction with the exhibition David Tomb: Twitch
  • 2002 Ohlone College, Fremont, CA, slide lecture, Painting class
  • 2003 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition David Tomb: Ogle
  • 2005 Louie Meager Art Gallery @ Ohlone College, gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition Vim and Vigor – Works on paper, Sept. 21
  • 2011 San Marco Gallery, Dominican University,  San Rafael, CA
  • 2012, The Bone Room Presents, Gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition “Vanishing Birds of the Philippines,” February 23
  • 2013, San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, lecture with Ian Austin in conjunction with the exhibition “Endangered Birds of the Philippines,” October 19
  • 2015, Monterey Audubon Society / Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, May 12
  • 2017, Palo Alto Art Center, June 17

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Catalogues

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—. California Works. Sacramento: California State Fair, 1987. Ill.: Richard and Mockingbird – Navigation

Harrison Drake, Renee. Art Collection of the Consulate General of the United States: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Art in the Embassies Program, United States Department of State, 2009.Ill.: Tufted Jay (detail) twice, 2008; Barred Forrest-Falcon, 2008; Ornate Hawk-Eagle, 2008

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Wolfe, Townsend. 7th Biennial National Drawing Invitational. Little Rock: The Arkansas Art Center, 1998. Ill.: Quiet Conversations, 1987; Richard Haldol Artane, 1987-89

Wolfe, Townsend. Visions: Contemporary Drawings from the James T. Dyke Collection, 2007. Naples Museum of Art, Arkansas Art Center, p. 31, Ill.: Noah

Brochures

Artists Forum. David Tomb: The Subjective Perception. San Francisco: Artists Forum, 1997. Ill.: Painkiller, 1994

Contemporary Realist Gallery. David Tomb. San Francisco: Contemporary Realist Gallery, 1990. Ill.: Duane II, 1990; Navigation, 1990

Freedman, Tracy, and Hackett, Michael. New Bay Area Painting. San Francisco: Contemporary Realist Gallery, 1989. Ill.: Fall Migration, 1988

Guenther, Bruce. Landscapes: Real and Imagined. San Francisco: Artists Forum, 1998

Louis Newman Galleries. David Tomb. Beverly Hills, CA: Louis Newman Galleries, 1990. Ill.: Albany, 1989; Duane, 1990

Muscarelle Museum of Art. American Drawing Biennial. Williamsburg, VA: College of William and Mary, 1988

Roche, Harry. David Tomb, Twitch: Works on Paper. Southampton, NY: The Avram Gallery, Southampton College, Long Island University, 2001. Ill.: Suspended Disbelief, 2001; Quiet Conversations, 1987; Buzz, 2001

Schultz, Douglas G. North Carolina Print & Drawing Society 11th Annual United States Print & Drawing Exhibition. Charlotte, NC: North Carolina Print & Drawing Society, 1988

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Ahed, Omer, “David Tomb Talks About His Art,” Ohlone College Monitor, Sept. 22, p. 6, 2005

American Psychologist, vol, 51, no. 9, Sept. 1996. Cover Ill.: Lee Vilensky, 1993

—, vol, 52, no. 12, Dec. 1997. Cover Ill.: Billy Nayer in Moonlight

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Avakian, Sona. “Bird lover and painter David Tomb on borders, coffee, and of course, birds” SF Examiner, April 8, 2010 Ill. Ringed Kingfisher

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—. “Portraits of Energy and Immediacy.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 26, 2003, p. D10. Ill.: Feeling Groovy, 2003; J.J., 2003

—. “A body of Work Inextricably Linked to the Artist’s Persona, Self Analysis,” San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 24, pp. E1,10, Ill. “Whiskered Mencher” 2005

—. Bay Area visual arts picks: “Endangered Birds of the Philippines, March 6,” March 5, 2014

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Feinsilber, Pamela. “Self-Images: Mixed Media Mirrors of the Soul.” San Francisco, Feb. 1999, pp. 20-24. Ill.: Untitled

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—, Aug. 21 & 28, 1995, p. 26. Ill.: Nusrat-Fateh Ali Kahn

—, Sept. 18, 1995, p. 22. Ill.: Painkiller, Cory McAbee, 1987-94

—, Nov. 6, 1995, p. 45. Ill.: Arvo Pärt

—, Nov. 27, 1995, p. 51. Ill.: Ken Saro-Wiwa

—, Apr. 1, 1996, p. 26. Ill.: Barry Yourgrau, 1996

—, Apr. 29 & May 6, 1996, p. 18. Ill.: Ron Brown Dance Company

—, Jan. 29, 1996, p. 12. Ill.: F. Murray Abraham

—, Sept. 30, 1996, p. 8. Ill.: Electra National Theater of Greece

—, Dec. 9, 1996, p. 22. Ill.: Joy Kellman Dance Company

—, Dec. 23 & 30, 1996, p. 33. Ill.: Charlie Milgrim

—, Apr. 14, 1997, p. 16. Ill.: Sonny Rollins

—, June 16, 1997, p. 25. Ill.: Lois V. Vierk, Eric Ewazen

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—, May 24, 1999, p. 12. Ill.: Steve Paxton

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—. Oakland Tribune, Jan. 28, 1990

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Van Proyen, Mark. Artweek, Feb. 25, 1989

—. “A Reflective Protagonist.” Artweek, Apr. 22, 1989. Ill.: Hibernation

—. Artweek, May 10, 1990

Whispering Campaign (San Francisco), no. 2, Jan. 1991. Ill. pp. 17, 40, 55

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—, vol. 9, no. 4, Winter 1994, p. 105. Ill.: Self Portrait

—, vol. 19, no. 3, Winter 2003, p. 134. Ill.: Betwixt, 2002

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