RAY BELDNER  
 
 
 
 
EDUCATION
1986 MFA, Sculpture, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1986 BFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

 

 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2002 Counterfeit, Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Counterfeit, frumkin/duval gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998 Untitled, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
.........Untitled, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996 The Other Side of the Aisle, Linda Moore Gallery, San Diego, CA
1994 The Body of a Dead Enemy Always Smells Good, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992 Landscapes and Dark Suits, Haines Gallery, San Francisco CA

1990 Introductions, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2002 Show Me the Money: The Dollar as Art, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA

2000 Art Frankfurt, International Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

1999 Wrapped Up! frumkin/duval gallery, Santa Monica, CA

.........Meaning and Message, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
.........Recent Acquisitions: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Scottsdale Museum of .........Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

.........Ban/Ban, Korean Culture and Foundation Art Center, Seoul, Korea

.........On the Money: At the Intersection of Art and Commerce, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, .........travels to Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, CA

1998 From S. Francisco, B&D Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

.........PROJECTions, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea

.........Concepts of the Land, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

.........Open Container, Refusalon, San Francisco, CA

.........Material Matters, Gensler, San Francisco, CA

.........20/20: The 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, CA

1997 The Shoe Show, Bedford, Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
.........Work/Space, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA
.........Eclectic Ecologies: Artists Responses to Contemporary Environmental Issues, San Francisco, .........Public Library, San Francisco, CA
1996 Chateau Marmont Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA

.........Work/Space, 44 Montgomery Street, with Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1995 Facing Eden: 100Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, MH DeYoung Memorial Museum, San .........Francisco, CA

.........Landscape: A Concept, Oliver Art Center, CCAC, Oakland, CA

.........Eco Nation, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA Long Horizons: A Bay Area Landscape, Falkirk .........Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

1992 Old Glory, New Story: Flagging the 21st Century, Capp St. Project, San Francisco, CA , travels to .........Santa Monica Museum of Art

.........Fragments of Flight, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA Here and Now: Bay Area Masterworks from .........the di Rosa Collection, Oakland Museum of Art, CA

.........Black & White, Benis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

1993 Body Parts, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993 Funnels, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA

.........Under Cover: The Book Becomes Art, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

.........A Fragile Line: Artists Who Use Glass, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

1990 The Camera Obscured, Spectrum Gallery, San Francisco, CA

.........Two, Alligator Gallery, San Francisco, CA

.........What Have We Got to Lose? Artists and the Environmental Crisis, Gallery Route 1, Pt. Reyes, CA

1989 Chain Reaction V, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

.........Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: MFA Exhibition, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

.........Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1988 Crocker-Kingsley Annual, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

1986-88 West Coast Drawing: Current Approaches to Contemporary Drawing,, University of Oregon, .........Eugene, OR

1986 Pacific Coastline Drawing Competition, A.N. Bush Gallery, Salem, OR

1985 Three Views, Bannam Place Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

 
INSTALLATIONS

1999 Bounty, for the exhibition, Interventions, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

.........(brochure) Running Cars, Driving Rain, for the exhibition, Drip, Blow, Burn, Hudson River Museum, .........NY

1998 Supervision or Someone To Watch Over Me, for the exhibition, FORMative Acts, Faculty Exhibition, .........San Francisco Art Institute, CA

1996 Winds of Change, Fairfield Center Gallery, Fairfield, CA

1995 Surveillance, for the exhibition Counterspace, Haines Gallery Annex, San Francisco, CA

.........Witness, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA, collaboration with Sarah Klein

1994 Untitled installation, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska

1993 Returning Books to the Earth, for the exhibition Beyond the Written Word, San Jose Institute of .........Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

.........No Remorse, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, collaboration with Robin Lasser

1992 Strained Relationships: Boys Will Be Boys, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA

.........The Nail That Sticks Out Gets Hammered In, War and Peace, Water Table, three projects at .........Headlands Center for the Arts during a collaborative residency with Robin Lasser Paper Shuffle: .........Climbing the Walls, for the exhibition Beyond the Wall, San Francisco Arts Commission, .........collaborative installation with Robin Lasser

.........Reading Room, for the exhibition Circulation Notations, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, .........collaborative installation with Charlene Milgrim

1991 Converse, Confer, Conceit, for the exhibition Site: Western Union, San Francisco, CA

1990 Diminishing Resources, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

.........The Language of Volcanoes: Pompeii Revisited, Berkeley Arts Center, Berkeley, CA, collaborative .........installation with Robin Lasser

.........Wooded Den/Picture View, for the exhibition, Earth Day: Artists Respond to the Environment, Palo .........Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA

 

 
PUBLIC ARTS PROJECTS

1999 Garden, Francisco Middle School, San Francisco, CA, 5,000 square foot garden/ classroom/ .........laboratory collaboratively designed and built with students from the San Francisco Art Institute, .........Francisco Middle School and landscape architect, Loretta Gargan

.........Shipyard Stories, Vincent Park, Richmond Redevelopment Agency, Richmond, CA, two 9x 3 .........stainless steel photo/text plaques commemorating the shipyard workers in WWII

1996 Playland Revisited, San Francisco Municipal Railway, five stainless steel sculptures with historic .........photos and text plaques (permanent project)
1994 For Walt Whitman, International Sculpture Conference, Oakland, CA, Whitman quote carved into .........asphalt and planted with native perennials

1993 Art Renews, Los Angeles County, perforated metal and recyclable material

.........Nature Remains, City of Dublin, CA, perforated metal and recyclable material Waste, .........Trashformations Festival, City of Berkeley, CA, bales of recyclable materials: paper, tin, cardboard, .........aluminum

1991 The Lay of the Land, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, site-generated sculpture made with wood .........and recyclable materials, collaboration with Robin Lasser (ex. cat.)
1990 Nature of Experience, Millerton Point, Tomales Bay State Park, CA, site-specific nature trails and .........exhibits
1989 Brain Greenhouse, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, site-generated sculpture

1988 Framework, Berkeley Civic Arts Commission, Berkeley, CA, collaborative window installation with .........Charlene Milgrim

 

 
BIBLIOGRAPHY

1999 Bonansinga, Kate, "Small Change," WW Culture (online publication), May 12

.........Delaney, Ella, "Open Container," Art Papers, January-February

.........Frank, Peter, "Art Pick of the Week," LA Weekly, January 1-7

.........Jacobson, Kay Marie, "Art: Good Green Fun," SF Gate (online publication), April 7-14

.........Jana, Reena, "Looking for the Next Monet," Wired News (online publication), July 1

........."Korean/American-Eight Artists," Korean Daily News, January

.........Lombardi, D. Dominick, "Celebrating the Planet in Water, Air and Fire," The New York Times June 6

........."On the Money," San Francisco Metropolitan, April 15

.........Reeve, Carolyn, "San Francisco: Quattro Artisti Cammino," Arte, July

.........Roche, Harry, "On The Money at the SFMOMA Rental Gallery," Artweek, June
.........Sherman, Louise, BRNTWD, Winter Wacks, Mel, "No Respect For Money," COINage, April

.........White, Hazel, "Dig This," San Francisco Examiner, June 9

.........Wilson, Yumi, "Foot Sculptor Looks For Leg ToStand On," San Francisco Chronicle, April 7

........."Works of San Francisco Artists on Display," The Korean Herald, January 28 World Daily News .........(Korean Newspaper), January

........."Young Artists Dreaming to Break Old Traditions," Everyday Economy (Korean newspaper), Jan 27

.........Young-Min, Choe, "West Coast Art Hangs Out at Marronier," The Korea Times, January 28

1998 Ollman, Leah, "Seven Artists Creatively Follow the Money at Bergamot Station," LA Times, Dec.25
.........Krasny, Michael, "Forum," KQED Radio, San Francisco, CA, August 27
.........Chattopadhyay, Collette, "Ray Beldner at Sherry Frumkin Gallery," Artweek, June

.........Frank, Peter, "Art Pick of the Week," L.A. Weekly, April 17-23

.........Porges, Maria, "San Francisco Fax," Art Issues, April 10
1997 Hogarty, Ken, "The Soul of a Shoe," Diablo Arts Magazine, July-September
1996 "Ghosts of Playland Past Return as Art Icons," San Francisco Examiner, February 3
........."Laughing Sal Returns," San Francisco Chronicle, February 3

........."Laughing Sal's Return," Richmond Review, March May, Valerie, "Visions of Playland," Richmond .........Review, February

.........Peiken, Matt, "Changing Winds," Daily Republic, May 17

.........Peiken, Matt, "Postwaste," Daily Republic, May 7

........."Playland Revisited," Artweek, February Roby, Diane, "Playland Lives," Nob Hill Gazette, Apri
.........l Whiting, Sam, "Black Suits Everything," San Francisco Chronicle, September 26
.........Whiting, Sam, "The Art of the Tossable," San Francisco Chronicle, May 23
1995 Caswell, Cherie, "This Land is Our Land, " East Bay Express, September 15

.........Fowler, Carol, "Bay Area Scenes Provide Exhibit's Inspiration," Contra Costa Times, June 23

.........Knight, Christopher, "A Flap Over What Old Glory Represents," Los Angeles Times, July 19

.........Rapko, John, "An End to Nature," Artweek, June Roche, Harry, "Critic's Choice," San Francisco .........Bay Guardian, August 16-22

.........Roth, David M., "Counterspace," Artweek, March 1994 Baker, Kenneth, "An Eye on the Bay Area," .........San Francisco Chronicle, March 20

.........Baker, Kenneth, "Ray Beldner at Haines," San Francisco Chronicle, July 4

.........Lutz, Ericka, "Ruffling Feathers," Diablo Arts Magazine, September/November

.........MacMillan, Kyle, "Critic's Choice," Omaha World Herald, January 27
.........Muchnic, Suzanne, "Art Notes," Los Angeles Times, December 4
.........Nixon, Bruce, "Corporate Jester," Artweek, July 7
.........Quill, Patti, "In the Works," West, Winter Roche, Harry, "Critic's Choice," San Francisco Bay .........Guardian, July 13
.........Whiting, Sam, "American Originals," San Francisco Chronicle, November 30
1993 (artist statement and photo), "Fixing the Earth Part II," Artweek, September 23, pages 13-14
.........Baker, Kenneth, "Strength Variety From the Groups," San Francisco Chronicle, June 11
.........Bonetti, David, "Turning An Eye On The Body," San Francisco Examiner, May 28
.........Cherrington, Leslie, "Sometimes Two Heads Are Better Than One," Artnet Gazette, June Davis, .........Randal, "Between Covers," Artweek, December 16

.........Fleischer, Laura, "Art: Ray Beldner," Northern California Home and Garden, May/June

.........Vanlandingham, John, "Garbage In, Art Out," Contra Costa Times, April 14
.........Williams, Diana, "One Man's Garbage Is Another Man's Art," Tri Valley Herald, April 25
1992 Benner, Susan, "Just Across the Golden Gate," New York Times, November 29
.........Cohn, Terri, "Advanced Placements," Visions, Summer (photo)

.........Processed World 29, Summer/Fall

.........Porges, Maria, "On the Scene: San Francisco," Artspace, May/June

.........Pyne, Lynn, "Best Bets: Literate Art," Phoenix Gazette, July 17

.........Roche, Harry, "Critic's Choice," San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 21
.........Solnit, Rebecca, "Ray Beldner at Haines," Art Issues, May/June
1991 Baker, Kenneth, "Back to the Past at Western Union," San Francisco Chronicle, December 27

.........Bonetti, David, "A Telegram Out of the Past," San Francisco Examiner, December 24

.........Meidav, Edie, "Rediscoveries," Artweek, Dec. 26

.........Rapko, John, "A Bridge to Understanding," Artweek, March 14

.........Solnit, Rebecca, "Transcendental Materialism," Visions, Spring
1990 Bonetti, David, "Fresh Names, Stale Perspectives," San Francisco Examiner, July 20
.........Clark, Catharine, "Introduction: The Meeting of Public, Artist and Gallery," Cambio, September

.........Lonberg-Holm, Fred, "Un-Pop," KALX Radio, Berkeley, CA, May 8

.........Rapko, John, "Memory and Destruction," Artweek, October 18
.........Riley, Laura, "Art in the Park," Point Reyes Light, June 7

.........Ross, Jeanette, "Intrinsic Value of the Ordinary," Artweek, April 5

.........Van Proyen, Mark, "Connotations Ascending," Visions, Winter
.........Van Proyen, Mark, "Cryptic Allusions," Artweek, August 16

1989 Swift, Harriet, "Art Notes," Oakland Tribune, May 16

 

 
CATALOGUES
Making Change, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, Essays by Constance Wolf and Deborah Gar Reichman. 1999
Interventions, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Brochure essay by David Hunt. 1999.
Ban/Ban, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea. Essays by Collette Chattopadhyay and Chan Dong Kim. 1999.
Drip, Blow, Burn: Forces of Nature in Contemporary Art, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY. Essay by Thomas Weaver. 1999.
Give and Take: Artists and Youth In Dialogue, San Francisco Arts Education Project, San Francisco, CA. Essays by Richard Olsen and Lawrence Rinder. 1999.
Local Color: The di Rosa Collection of Contemporary California Art, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Essays by Tessa DeCarlo, Rene di Rosa, Maria Porges, Robert McDonald, Richard Reisman. 1999
Light on the New Millenium--Wind From Extreme Orient, Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival, Pusan, Korea. Essays by Frederic Altmann, Natasha Boas, Sung-Hoon Choi, Soo-Cheon Jheon, Dong-Lak, Lim, Anna Novakov, Sabine Russ, Gregory Volk. 1998.
Facing Eden: 100 Years of Bay Area Landscape, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA. Essays by Bill Berkson, Constance Lewallen, Steven Nash, and others. 1995.
Fragments of Flight, Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA. Essays by Terri Cohn and artists. 1994.
Here and Now: Bay Area Masterworks, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA. Essays by Rene di Rosa and Philip Linhares. 1994.
Headlands Journal 1992, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA. Essays by Jennifer Dowley, Duane Big Eagle, and artists. Edited by Rebecca Solnit. 1992.
War After War, City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA. Edited by Nancy J. Peters. 1992.

What Have We Got to Lose?, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA. Essays by Ray Beldner, Tim Collins, Mary Eubank, Reiko Goto, Jo Hansen, Dominique Mazeaud, Zea Morvitz, Rebecca Solnit. 1991. Viewpoints: Eight Installations, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA. Essays by Michael Schwager and artists. 1991.

 

 
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
1999 Potrero Nuevo Grant
1998 Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant
.........California Arts Council Grant: Artist-in-Schools
1997 Creative Work Fund Grant, Haas Foundations
1996 California Arts Council Fellowship, New Genres: Installation Art
.........Centre D'Art D'Herblay, France, Artist-in-Residency
1994 California Discovery Awards, Gold Award
1993 Bemis Foundation Residency, Omaha, NE
1992 San Jose Museum of Art, Grand Prize, KTEH
.........Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, Sausalito, CA
.........Djerassi Foundation Residency, Woodside CA
1990 Gallery Route One, Site-specific Sculpture Award, Pt. Reyes Station, CA
1988 Mills College, Trefethen Fellowship
1987 Ucross Foundation Residency Grant, Ucross, WY

1986 Pacific Coastline Drawing Competition, First Prize, Portland, OR

 

Curation, Teaching, Guest Lectures and Panels Discussions
1998 Environment Committee Co-Chair Headlands Center for the Arts Mystery Ball Benefit, Fundraiser
.........Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
.........Adjunct Professor, Professional Practices San Francisco Art Institute, CA
.........Adjunct Professor, Three-Dimensional Design, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA
1998 Adjunct Professor, Public Art, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
.........Co-curated, On the Money: At the Intersection of Art and Commerce, Sherry Frumkin Galley,
.........SFMOMA Rental Gallery, traveling 1998-1999
.........Environment Committee Co-Chair Headlands Center for the Arts Mystery Ball Benefit, Fundraiser
.........Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, .........CA
.........Adjunct Professor, Intersession Seminar, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
.........Lecture, Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA
.........Lecture, Mills College, Oakland, CA
.........Lecture, UC Davis, Davis, CA
1997 Adjunct Professor, Graduate Critique Seminar and Graduate Tutorial, San Francisco Art Institute
.........Lecture, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
.........Juror, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA
.........Lecture, Rene and Veronica di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
.........Environment Committee Co-Chair Headlands Center for the Arts Mystery Ball Benefit Fundraiser
1996 Panelist, Work/Space Symposium, UC Davis, CA
.........Lecture, University of California Berkeley, CA
.........Lecture San Francisco Art Institute, CA
.........Adjunct Professor, Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
.........Panelist, Veiled Histories International Public Art Conference, San Francisco, CA
1995 Lecture, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1994 Adjunct Professor, Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1993 Lecture, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA
1992-94 Board Member, Secession Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992 Lecture, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
.........Lecture, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
.........Lecture, San Francisco Arts Commission, CA
.........Lecture, San Francisco City College, CA
1991 Curated, Site: Western Union, Haines Annex, San Francisco, CA
.........Lecture, Society for Photographic Education Conference, Santa Barbara, CA
1990 Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, CA
.........Lecture, San Francisco State University, CA
.........Teaching Assistant, Sculpture, California State Summer School for the Arts, Oakland, CA
1989 Curated, Four Photographic Installations, Berkeley Civic Arts Commission, Berkeley, CA

1988-89 Teaching Assistant, Sculpture, Mills College, Oakland, CA

 

Public Collections (selected)
City and County of San Francisco, CA
Veronica and Rene di Rosa Foundation (The di Rosa Preserve), Napa, CA
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Richmond Redevelopment Agency, Richmond, CA
Saks Fifth Ave Collection
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
 
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