Michael Bartalos

Michael Bartalos is a visual artist working in print, video, and sculpture. He has produced artist’s multiples in collaboration with Xerox PARC, the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. His works have been exhibited internationally and are found in numerous artists’ books collections including those of the Getty Research Institute, MoMA, and the Walker Art Center.

Bartalos attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pratt Institute (BFA), and Stanford University (MFA). He lives and works in San Francisco where he serves as Co-Director of ArtMadeHere.org and as the first Affiliate Artist of the California Academy of Sciences. His work is online at bartalos.com.

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Education

MFA, Stanford University, Stanford CA
BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
Foundation Year, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Awards / Residencies / Commissions

2016 Wildlife Gems, Public art installation, San Francisco Arts Commission
2014-15 Graduate Fellowship, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito CA
2014 Stanford Fellowship, SOMA Summer, Mexico City
2013 The San Francisco Foundation’s Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards, San Francisco CA
2012 Mission Parade, Permanent public art installation, San Francisco Arts Commission
2009 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program grant, McMurdo Station, Antarctica
2008 Alastair Johnston Fine Arts Book Award, The San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco CA
2007 Visiting Faculty Residency, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
2005 Artist in Residence, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco CA
2001 Artist in Residence, Xerox PARC, Palo Alto CA

Selected Exhibitions

2017
“Elective Affinities: A Library,” Hunter College Art Galleries, New York NY

2016
“An Annual Affair,” Frontrunner Collective, New York NY
“Art Above 66° 33″,” Augustana College Art Museum, Rock Island IL
“Look! Book Arts,” Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg CA

2015
“Build it Up/Break it Down,” Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito CA
“Watershed Moments,” San Francisco State University Art Gallery, San Francisco CA
“Introductions 2015,” Root Division, San Francisco CA

2014
“Pulp Atlas,” Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath, Scotland
“You Can’t Choose Your Neighbors,” SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico
“Half Tilt Full Lean,” Thomas Welton Stanford Gallery, Stanford CA
“MFA Now,” Root Division, San Francisco CA
“Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books,” Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles CA

2013
“Welcome Aliens/A Short History of Cologne,” ltd los angeles, Los Angeles CA
“Arsenal,” Thomas Welton Stanford Gallery, Stanford CA
“Kala-fornia: State of the Art 3,” Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
“The San Francisco Foundation’s Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition,” SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco CA

2012
“Seeking Silicon Valley,” ZERO1 Biennial, San Francisco CA
“Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance,” SOMArts, San Francisco CA
“Passport 2012,” San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco CA

2011
“Michael Bartalos: Handle With Care,” California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA
“Age of Wonder,” Turtle Bay Museum, Redding CA
“Keeping an Eye on Surveillance,” Performance Art Institute, San Francisco CA
“Cutters: An Exhibition of International Collage,” Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany
“Cutters: An Exhibition of International Collage,” West Cork Arts Centre, Cork County, Ireland

2010
“Super Short Video,” Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn NY
“Move,” Space 1026, Philadelphia PA
“Prints Byte : The Cutting Edge of Printmaking,” SOMArts, San Francisco CA
“Reframe : Making Sense of Waste” ARC Gallery, San Francisco CA
“The Seduction of Duchamp” ArtZone 461, San Francisco CA
“Unbound: A National Exhibition of Book Art,” Bedford Gallery,
Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek CA

2009
“Cutters : An Exhibition of International Collage,” Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn NY
“Alphabetilately,” Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Washington DC
“Dime Bag 3,” Giant Robot, New York NY

2008
“New West Coast Design,” San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco CA
“Blab,” Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, KS
“Bookworks,” Skylight Gallery, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco CA
“Banned and Recovered : Artists Respond to Censorship,” African-American Museum
and Library, Oakland CA

2007
“Michael Bartalos: Assemblages and Editions,” MICA Rosenberg Gallery, Baltimore MD
“Action / Interaction : Book / Art,” Columbia College Book and Paper Center, Chicago IL

2006
“Picture Mechanics,” Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville TN
“Ex Libris,” San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco CA
“The Art of Book Art,” 1212 Gallery, Burlingame CA

2005
“30 Years of Innovation : A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts,”
The Center for Book Arts, New York NY

2004
“Paper, Ink Fresh Perspectives,” San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco

2003
“The Ganzfeld (Unbound),” Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York NY
“Assembly,” The Front Room Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY

2002
“Picture Mechanics,” 69a Gallery, San Francisco
“The Panorama Project,” The Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn NY
“The Panorama Project,” 69a Gallery, San Francisco
“HighTech / Low Tech Hybrids: Art in a Digital Age,” Bedford Gallery,
Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek CA

2001
“XFB / Experiments in the Future of the Book,” San Francisco Center for the Book,
San Francisco CA

2000
“New Thoughts on Bookmaking: Digital Interpretations,” Cary Graphic Arts Collection,
Wallace Library, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY

Selected Collections

Brown University Rare Books Collection, Providence RI
Carnegie Mellon University Special Collections, Pittsburgh PA
Getty Research Institute Special Collections, Los Angeles CA
Maryland Institute College of Art, Decker Book Arts Collection, Baltimore MD
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Watson Artists’ Books Collection, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, Book Arts Collection, New York, NY
New York Public Library, Rare Books Collection, New York NY
Otis College of Art and Design, Artists’ Books Collection, Los Angeles CA
Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry, Miami FL
San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco CA
San Francisco Public Library Artists’ Books Collection, San Francisco CA
Stanford University Special Collections and University Archives, Palo Alto CA
The Tate Artists’ Books Collection, London UK
University of Delaware Special Collections, Newark DE
University of California, San Diego Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara Special Collections
Victoria & Albert Museum Artists’ Books Collection, London UK
Walker Art Center Artists’ Books Collection, Minneapolis MN
Yale University Arts of the Book Collection, New Haven CT

Lectures, Presentations, Teaching and Workshops

American University, Washington DC
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA
California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA
California State University, Hayward CA
Camberwell School of Art, London, England
Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco CA
Facultad del Hábitat, San Luis Potosí, México
Lacandón Art Workshops, Chiapas, México
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Parsons School of Design, New York NY
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA
San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA
School of Visual Arts, New York NY
Stanford University, Stanford CA
University of San Francisco, San Francisco CA

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