Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
Gallery Artists Laura McCallum
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 INSIDE THE LABYRINTH, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York 2010 RECONSTRUCTING PAPER, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York (two person show) 2006 MOVING OUT, 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn 2004 CHANTS FROM THE SANCTUARY, Thomas Werner Gallery, New York 2003 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS, Jay Hawkins Gallery, New York 2002 PASSAGE, The Spence Gallery, New York 1990 LAURA MCCALLUM: SCULPTURE, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York 1985 LAURA MCCALLUM, Esta Robinson Gallery, New York SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2012 HINDSIGHT: FORESIGHT, CHERYL MCGINNIS GALLERY, NEW YORK, WWW.CHERYLMCGINNISGALLERY.COM FILM ON WATER, 
 EMORY COLLEGE CENTER FOR CREATIVITY AND ARTS, EMORY UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GA 2011 THE VALUE OF WATER, CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE, NEW YORK 09/11-03/12 2010 THE EAST HAMPTON ART FAIR, CHERYL MCGINNIS GALLERY, EAST HAMPTON, NY 2009 H2O, FILM ON WATER, GREAT RIVER ARTS, BELLOWS FALLS, VT, HTTP://H2OFILMONWATER.ORG/ 2,191 DAYS AND COUNTING,
 POWERHOUSE ARENA, BROOKLYN 2005 PAPER I, GROUP SHOW, THOMAS WERNER GALLERY, NEW YORK PAPER II, GROUP SHOW, THOMAS WERNER GALLERY, NEW YORK
 CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, THOMAS WERNER GALLERY, PIER 92, NEW YORK 2004 AFFORDABLE ART FAIR: THOMAS WERNER GALLERY, PIER 92, NEW YORK 2002-04 FABLES OF LA FONTAINE, INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN STUDIES, AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE, TEMPLE GALLERY, ROME, ITALY, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, BALTIMORE, 2002 THE HUMAN BODY, D.U.M.B.O. ARTS CENTER, BROOKLYN 20TH ANNUAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, FULTON FERRY PARK, BROOKLYN
 WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS: ART ON HANGERS, HUNGARIAN CONSULATE, NEW YORK MADE IN BROOKLYN, CONO, BROOKLYN 2000 BRIDGING THE GAP, 18TH ANNUAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW, FULTON FERRY PARK, BROOKLYN, NY
 MILLENIUM: A SURVEY OF WOMEN ARTISTS AT THE MILLENNIUM, A.I.R.GALLERY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 1999 CHRONOLOGIES, ROTUNDA GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK FLAT FILES, PEROGI 2000, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 1998 THREE RIVERS ART FESTIVAL, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
 SCULPTURE IN THE PARK, ALLENTOWN MUSEUM OF ART, ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ALTERNATIVE IDENTITY, L GALLERY, 
 MOSCOW, RUSSIA 1998 URBAN PROCESS, GALLERIE KUNST UND TECHNIK, BERLIN, GERMANY FLAT FILES, PEROGI 2000, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
 TRANSITIONS, RIDGE GALLERY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK PROCESS AND IMAGE, ASHLAND GALLERY, PHOENIX, ARIZONA 1997 OBJECT AND PHOTO, EKLECTIKOS GALLERY, WASHINGTON, D.C.
 REUNION: AN EXHIBITION OF SCULPTORS’ DRAWINGS, SALENA GALLERY, BROOKLYN GROUP SHOW, 450 GALLERY, NEW YORK
 GENERATION, A.I.R. GALLERY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 1996 DEALER’S CHOICE, ART INITIATIVE’S 146 GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY, SELECTED BY LEO CASTELLI, GALLERY, 146 GALLERY, NEW YORK 1995 SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK ANNUAL EXHIBITION, 1995-1996, SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK
 BUOYS: MARKING THE PLACE, ART INITIATIVE’S RENEGADE SPACE, NEW YORK, NY 1994 ALTERVISTA, ONE MAIN STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 1993 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE ‘93, WARD’S ISLAND, NEW YORK WOMEN OF STONE, TRIPLEX GALLERY, NEW YORK 1992 CROSSINGS, RESNICK GALLERY, LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 1991 OBJECT LESSONS, ROTUNDA GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
 CURRENT MINIMALISTS, ARTS FESTIVAL OF ATLANTA, ATLANTA, GEORGIA WORKING ON EDGE, SECOND ANNUAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 1985 BROOKLYN ARTISTS, BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART, BROOKLYN, NY 1984 EIGHTH ANNUAL SMALL WORKS SHOW, CAROL JANIS OF SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, JUROR, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK COLLABORATIONS: 2010 DANCE/FILM PROJECT WITH MAREEN MCGILL, CHOREOGRAPHER, PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, TACOMA, 2009 BITTER FRUITS, DRAWING/FILM/MUSIC PROJECT WITH COMPOSER HUI COX AND FILM EDITOR, KARIM LOPEZ 1994 ALTERVISTA, COLLABORATION WITH 5 VISUAL ARTISTS, ONE MAIN STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 1981 DANCE/SCULPTURE PROJECT WITH MAUREEN MCGILL, CHOREOGRAPHER, PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERISTY, TACOMA, WA BIBLIOGRAPHY Bace, Bill. Buoys: Marking The Place, (exhibition catalog), 1995. Brenson, Michael. “City Under The Sky,” (review) New York Times, July 26, 1991, p. C-28. Christodfides, Koren, Ed.. The Fables Of La Fontaine, University Of Washington Press, Seattle, 2005 Eagan, Maura. “H2O Film on Water,“ New York Times online, http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/07/now-showing-h2o-film-on-water/ August 7, 2009 Fox, Catherine. “Current Minimalists” (review) Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 16, 1991, p. B4. Grinstead, David. “Altervista,” Brooklyn Journal Of Arts And Urban Affairs, March 25, 1994, p. 3. Heller, Neddi (Editor). Crossing, Vol. Il, Arts Magazine, limited edition, 1992. Kelly, Erin St. John. “Baubles, Bangles and Bright Metal Strips,” New York Times, February 20, 1994, p. CY-15. Madel, Robin. “Through Art, the Value of Water Expressed,“ The Huffington Post, (review) October 6, 2011 Mahony, Robert. “Bridging The Gap,” Timeout New York, issue 257, August 24-31, 2000, p.52. N. Fl. “Lettres De Seattle: My God, Les “Fables De La Fontaine In English!” Le Monde,September 8, 2006 Nicholson, Stuart. Object And Photo, (exhibition catalog) 1997. Reidel, Witold. www.weitoldreidel.com/MT/archives/002821. October 31, 2004 Riker, Janet. Object Lesson, (exhibition catalog) 1991. Schinsky, William. “Currents Minimalist,” Arts Festival Of Atlanta Exhibition Catalog, 1991. Schuster, Robert. “Reconstructing Paper“ (review), The Village Voice, April 27, 2010 Streifer Rubinstein. Charlotte–In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors In The 90's, 1995, p. 105. Trincere, Yolande. Working On Edge, (exhibition catalog) 1991 Unattributed. “Art On The Waterfront/ Brooklyn Artists Present Altervista: A Matter Of Perspective” (review) Brooklyn Journal Of Arts And Urban Affairs, March 25, 1994, p. 3. AWARDS 2010 Faculty Recognition Grant, The Spence School 2005 Edes P. Gilbert Grant 1995 Best of Show, Awarded by Susan Brundage of Leo Castelli Gallery, Maximum Capacity Exhibition 1990 Individual Artists Award, Artists Space RESIDENCIES 2011 Earthwatch Fellowshop, Southshields-on-Tyne, England 2010 Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming 2008 MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2000-Present: 1991-2000 1978-1981 1977-1978 EDUCATION: M.A. B.A. The Spence School, New York, Head Visual Arts Department, Sculpture Teacher Brooklyn Friends School, Brooklyn NY, Sculpture Teacher, Head Summer Arts Camp Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, Assistant Professor, Art Department University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Teaching Assistant, Art History University of Washington, M.A. Summa Cum Laude, Art History, Seattle, WA 1978 Scripps College, B.A. Art History, BFA Studio Art. Claremont, CA , 1974 The nature of my work tends to be reductive, otherworldly, with a subtle surrealistic undertone. I pare the subject of my work down to its essential element: an opening, a sphere, a pod, an egg. The forms are infused with symbolism, usually kept intentionally enigmatic. This allows the viewer space to put personal meaning into the work. Mine is a process-centered art, and I get lost in it. My studio is my sanctuary. I enter, close the door: little outside noise, no phone, no people, no work other than my artwork. I work; the images and object come out. I am keenly aware of the shapes and colors I select. I labor over the contrast of line, form and hue. There are times in the process that the work becomes meditative. Repeating images, repeating tasks, I lose myself in my work. My life so far has not been a linear progression, and I am always amazed to see where I am today. I grew up in bucolic Oregon and was strongly influenced by Japanese aesthetics that fit naturally there. From my family I learned to value our fragile environment and the rights of all people. I grew up to become a pacifist and believe that diplomacy can solve more than war. I live and work in Brooklyn. As an adventure I moved to New York in 1981 from the Olympic Peninsula. I love adventure and see my life as a series of adventures. These adventures have taken me to experiences both spectacular and mundane. I have learned much from both. I love embarking into new territory—both terrestrial and cerebral. The artwork I create reflects these experiences.

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