Alison Pebworth

Available Work


Alison Pebworth’s work focuses on long-range projects that combine painting, installation and social interaction, including three solo cross-country tours to over twenty-five venues across the United States and Canada from Native American Tribal Centers to Artist Run Spaces and Museums. Pebworth is the recipient of awards from The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, The Center for Cultural Innovation, The San Francisco Arts Commission, Alternative Exposure, and The Collective Foundation. Selected residencies include The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (NE), Recology SF (CA), Ucross Foundation (WY), Cannonball (FL), SPACES, (OH), and Space (Victoria BC). Pebworth has exhibited locally at Southern Exposure, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The De Young Art Center, The New Children’s Museum in San Diego, and The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries. alisonpebworth.com

Artist Statement

My work is focused on a single vision: to have my own Roadside Attraction. I thrive on long-range projects that merge painting, installation and social interaction and build upon a continuous narrative that I believe will one day define the Attraction I will inhabit. Anthropological research and alternative forms of storytelling are the foundation for both two dimensional and sculptural works. Recently I have been building modular pieces from material pulled or destined for the dump that can be reconfigured for challenging architectural installations with the intention of growing the work for larger spaces.

Curriculum Vitae

San Francisco, California

 

SELECTED RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS:

2017

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Artist in Residence, Omaha, NE

Wildlands, Artist in Residence, Sonoma, CA

2016

Creativity Explored, Artist in Residence, San Francisco, CA

2015

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

Recology, Artist in Residence, San Francisco CA

Little Paper Planes, Artist in Residence, Adobe Books, San Francisco CA

2013

Artistic Innovation Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation

Individual Artist Commission Grant, San Francisco Arts Commission

Cannonball, Artist-in-Residence, Miami, FL

2012

SPACES Artist-in-Residence, Cleveland, OH

Mildred’s Lane, Artist-In-Residence, Beach Lake, PA

Sabbath Day Lake Shaker Community, Artist-In-Residence, Gloucester, ME

2011

The Present Prize Travel Grant, The Collective Foundation And Present Group

2010

Artistic Innovation Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation

2008

Implementation Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation

2007

Planning Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation

Neighborhood Sign Project, Alternative Exposure Grant, Southern Exposure

Individual Artist Grant, San Francisco Art Commission

2006

Vermont Studio Center, Artist-In-Residence, Johnson, VT

Ucross Foundation, Artist-In-Residence, Claremont, WY

2003

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, De Young Museum, Artist-In-Residence, SF, CA

1999

New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Edition Winner

1999

Emerge Artist, GEN ART Award

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS and PUBLIC PROJECTS:

2019

Power Roots, City Commissioned Artwork for the Geneva Car Bar Community Center

2018

Distorted Symmetries, Curated by Satellite Of. Love, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017

A San Francisco Wunderkammer, 126 Commission, SF Art Commission Main Gallery Entrance

2016

Innards and Upwards: A San Francisco Wunderkammer, Recology AIR, San Francisco, CA

2015

Reconnecting to Home, New Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA

Beautiful Possibility Tour:

2013

Lost Coast Culture Machine, Ft Bragg, CA

Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Cannonball, Miami, FL

The Drygoods Shop, Asheville, NC

2012

Gospel Flats Farmstand Gallery, Bolinas, CA

Billy Mills Hall, Pine Ridge, SD

Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis MN

MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art), Detroit, MI

SPACES, Cleveland, OH

Unsmoke Systems, Braddock, PA

Mildred’s Lane Complex(ity), Narrowsburg, NY

Space Gallery, Portland ME

163 Carpenter, Providence, RI

2010

Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

OPEN Space, Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC

Missoula Public Library, Missoula, MT

Stumptown Art Center, Whitefish, MT

Aberdeen Art Center, Aberdeen, SD

Dahl Art Center, Rapid City, SD

Little Bighorn College, Crow Agency, MT

Other Possibilities, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004

Anatomy of Desire, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Paintings and Multimedia, De Young Art Center, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBTIONS:

2018

Satellite Of. Love, Curated by Theodora Mauro and Tracy Wheeler, San Francisco, CA

Art at the Dump, SF Department of Environment

2017

Detritus, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

Moon to Solstice, Performance and Exhibition with Chris Sollars, Wildlands, Sonoma, CA

2016

Art of Recology, Architecture and the City Festival, American Institute of Architecture, SF,CA

Waste Not: The Art of Recology, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

Awe Lab, Curated by Amy Ress and Jen Crane, Storefront Lab, San Francisco, CA

2013

111 Minna 20th Anniversary, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011

Infinite City Anniversary, The Green Arcade, San Francisco, CA

Living As Form, Creative Time’s Online Archive of Socially Engaged Art

2010

Go West! Curated by Jill Dawsey, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Paper! Awesome! Baer Ridgeway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009

Signal + Noise Festival, Vivo Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC

Front and Center, Curated by Kimberly Johansson, Headlands Center for the Arts

2008

Ground Scores: Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Hopeless and Otherwise, Curated by Valerie Imus, Southern Exposure Gallery, SF, CA

Subversive Complicity, The Lab, SF,CA, UC Santa Cruz, Interrupt, Intervene! Festival
SELECTED ARTIST-LED PARTICIPATORY PROJECTS:

2018

Unofficial Department of Handshakes with Hannah Ireland, San Francisco City Hall, SFAC

2015

Turmeric Tea House, Little Paper Planes Residency, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA

2013

Elixir Tasting and Data Entry, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2012

The Tent Show, with Salon/ Saloon, A Live Action Magazine, Minneapolis, MN

Wichoni Wakan Teen Social with Lakota Sioux Elders, Billy Mills Hall, Pine Ridge, SD

Cleveland Urban Farms Elixir Social, Cleveland Public Market, OH

Hands on Braddock, UnSmoke System Art Space, Braddock, PA

2011

OPEN Education Elixir, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA

Lunar Mission Sipping Session, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2010

Good For What Ails You: The Americanitis Elixir,

Open Space, Victoria, BC

Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

A Common Ailment: A Focus Group, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Americanitis Bicycle Brigade,

Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

Open Space, Victoria, BC

Southern Exposure, San Francisco

2008

Neighborhood Portraits Project, Neighborhood Sign Club, San Francisco, CA

Potrero Hill Rec Center Park

Fillmore, Old Muni Sub Station

16th Street Mission

2007

Neighborhood Portraits Project, Neighborhood Sign Club, San Francisco, CA

Shotwell Street

Garfield Park

Hayes Valley

2006

Repent w/ Sherri Wood, Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA

Utopia! w/ Creativity Explored Artists, Dolores Park, San Francisco, CA

Follow the Leader, W/ Bass Bench, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2005

Live at Peacock Meadow, with the Roadside Elixir Collective, San Francisco Bayennale

Kind Word Exchange, McClaren Park, San Francisco, CA

Looking For Advice, Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA

2004

Roadside Show and Tell, Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, CA