Bio

Born: 1970, Chicago, IL

Education:

1992 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
1989-91 Brown University, Providence, RI
Liberal Arts Studies

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016 "Bloom Chamber", Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 "Subsurface Continuum", Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 VOLTA New York, presented by Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
2011 "Groundwork," Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
2010 "Mass Continuum," Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City, CA
2009 "Architectonic," DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
2008 "The Impact Curve," Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
2007 "Views Beneath a Mechanistic Wilderness," Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City, CA
2005 "all in electric lights," Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Pathways to Apparent Brightness," Site-specific installation at View 155,
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 "Landscape Modification," DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
2003 "openendless," Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA
-scope Miami (Featured Artist), TownHouse Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
"Visual Purple," Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
-scope New York (Featured Artist), Dylan Hotel, New York, NY
2002 "Growth Studies," Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 "Active Transport," a.o.v. gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017 "With Liberty And Justice For Some", co- curated by Monica Lundy, Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City, CA
2015 Art Market San Francisco, Fort Mason, San Francisco,
Image of "Sunburst Radiant" used for promotional material
2014 "Shift", The NWBLK, San Francisco. In partnership with HMxAA
2014
2013
2011
"Overview", LAND AND SEA, Limited Edition Risograph Print Set at LA Art Book Fair
ArtPad SF, The Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
“Sea Change: The 10th Anniversary Exhibition,” Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, CA
2010 "I Want to Feel at Home Here," Milepost 5, Portland, OR (curated by Megan Scheminske)
2008 "Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape," Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
"Kick Out the Jams," The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
2007 "Outside: Contemporary Landscape Art," Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA (curated by Paul Paiement)
2006 "The Eighth Annual Miami University Young Painters Competition: William and Dorothy Yeck Award Exhibition," Miami University, Oxford, OH (juried by
Jerry Saltz)
"As Good As Your Next Gig," Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City, CA
2005 "Welcome 2 the Jungle," DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
"Sprawl," Haley Martin Gallery (in collaboration with Ampersand International Arts), San Francisco, CA (curated by Robert Gutierrez, Amanda Hughen, and Jennifer Starkweather)
"Built Against Site," Paragraph, Kansas City, MO
2004 "2-1/2: Art at the Corner of Two and Three Dimensions," Fine Arts Gallery,
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (curated by Paul Mullins)
-scope Miami, TownHouse Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
"Eye Candy," Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, CA (curated by
Helen Varola)
"intercourse: The Bay Area Show," Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI (curated by Sacha Eckes)
-scope New York, Hotel Gansevoort, New York, NY
2003 "Beautiful Pressure," Rocket Projects, Miami, FL (curated by Nina Arias)
"edge: Fresh Visions," Gensler, San Francisco, CA (curated by Britta Campbell)
"Back in Black," Cohan Leslie and Browne, New York, NY
"The Future That Never Happened," Ghettogloss, Los Angeles, CA
"The Surreal Netherworlds of Donald Traver and William Swanson,"
Bank of America Plaza Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Assembly," The Front Room, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Jordan Isip and Rodger Stevens)
2002 "Bay Area Now 3," Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
"Retrofuturist," New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
"Grupo," Juice Design, San Francisco, CA
"Monster Drawing Rally," Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
"Post Postcard," Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
"The Panorama Project," Gallery 69a, San Francisco, CA
2001 "The Inaugural Exhibition," Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Monster Drawing Rally," Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
"Paintaholics," New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
"Art Sale V," The Lab, San Francisco, CA
"Recent Works by Various Artists," a.o.v gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 "Signal Detection and Recognition by Human Observers," The Luggage Store,
San Francisco, CA
"Pierogi Flatfiles," Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Pictura Plastica Perfecto," New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
"Things Get Dangerous," Blue Books Gallery, New College, San Francisco, CA
"Multiple Sensations: Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles," Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
San Francisco, CA
"Poster Renaissance," New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
"Summerland," postandbeam, San Francisco, CA
"S.F. Drawing Show," New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
"Hand vs. Mouth," Blue Books Gallery, New College, San Francisco, CA
1999 "Millenium," City Arts Gallery, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Renny Pritikin, Juror
1998 "emerge," Gen Art Annual Juried Show, The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1997 "shrink," Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA; Julie Lazar, Juror
1995 "12" x 12"," RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI
1993 "Calculated Risk," Lorraine Kessler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
1992 AS220, Providence, RI
"Group Invitational 92," Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
"A Quiet Invasion," Lorraine Kessler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

Selected Collections:

Microsoft Art Collection, Sunnyvale, CA
Wellington Management, Boston, MA
The West Collection, Oaks, PA
Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, CA
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Art Collection, San Francisco, CA
UBS Financial Services Inc., Atlanta, GA
The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH
Capital Group, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Mailer Anderson, San Francisco, CA

Bibliography:

2014 Baker, Kenneth, "2 San Francisco Galleries With New Tomorrows: Swanson in Tomorrowland", San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 3
2014 Gavish, Michal, "Subsurface Continuum" SF Art News, Oct. 10
2014 Taylor, Mark, "Shift Is The New Black For Heather Marx", KQED Arts, Oct. 1
2012 The Editors, "Smart Art for $25,000 and Under," Art+Auction, May, p. 125
2011 Baker, Kenneth, "Bay Area Arts Picks: Swanson’s Way," San Francisco Chronicle (Ovation section), March 17, p. F4
Zevitas, Steven, "Body, Landscape, Space: Top Ten Painting Shows in the U.S.," The Huffington Post, March 8
2009 Baker, Kenneth, "William Swanson: Marx & Zavattero," ARTnews, May, p. 117
2008 Swanhuyser, Hiya, "Not Spaced Out Enough," SF Weekly, November 26
Harmanci, Reyhan, "Zealous Zine," San Francisco Chronicle (96 Hours section), May 8, p. 18
2007 Melrod, George, "Artist Profile: William Swanson," art ltd., November, p. 78-79
Myers, Holly, "Making a Scene," Los Angeles Times, October 14, p. F6
2005 Baker, Kenneth, "Swanson at Marx," San Francisco Chronicle, May 28, p. E1, 10
Tunks, Jane, and Swanhuyser, Hiya, "all in electric lights," SF Weekly (Night & Day section), May 4
2004 Berry, Colin, "'2-1/2' at SFSU Fine Arts Gallery," Artweek, November, Vol. 35
Issue 9, p. 14
Baker, Kenneth, "William Swanson," ARTnews, February, p. 118
2003 Feinstein, Roni, "Report from Miami: Expanding Horizons," Art in America, No. 12, December, p. 57
Morris, Barbara, "William Swanson at Heather Marx Gallery," Artweek, December/January, Volume 34, Issue 10, p. 18-19
Georgopoulos, Alexis, "Bill Swanson," Anthem Magazine, Issue 011, p. 155
Bing, Alison, "Weird Science," sfgate.com Art ePick, November 6-12
Baker, Kenneth, "Swanson at Marx," San Francisco Chronicle, October 25,
p. D10
"In the abstract," San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook, October 12, p. 29
Janku, Laura Richard, "William Swanson's Paintings" (announcement card essay)
Rufus, Anneli, "Reaching Out," (City Focus: San Francisco), ARTnews, Vol. 102 No. 6, June, p. 68
Ebony, David, "NYC Fairs Provoke and Promise," Art in America, No. 5,
May, p. 45
Zevitas, Steven T. (Editor), New American Paintings, Number 43 - January,
The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA; p. 138-41 and back cover
Bullis, Douglas, 100 Artists of the West Coast, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.,
Atglen, PA, p. 130-1
2002 Cash, Stephanie, "Report from San Francisco: Surviving and Thriving,"
Art in America, No. 11, November, p. 62, 67
Baker, Kenneth, " 'Bay Area 3' show peeks into artists' inner worlds,"
San Francisco Chronicle, October 30, p. D1, D5
Bing, Alison, "Bay Area Now 3," sfgate.com Art ePick, October 31-November 6
Westbrook, Lindsey, "Retrofuturist," S.F. Bay Guardian, Critic's Choice: Art,
April 17-23, p. 80
Bing, Alison, "Sublimely Subliminal," sfgate.com Art ePick, March 7-13
"8 days a week," (reproduction), S.F. Bay Guardian, February 27
Berry, Colin, " 'The Inaugural Exhibition' at Heather Marx Gallery," Artweek, February, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p. 25
2000 Helfand, Glen, "Signal Detection and Recognition by Human Observers," S.F. Bay Guardian, Critic's Choice, November 15-21
Borman, Greg, "Signal Detection and Recognition by Human Observers," sanfrancisoartmagazine.com
Frank, Peter, "SF Drawing Show," LA Weekly, Art Pick of the Week, June 14
Shows, Leslie, "Summerland," withitgirl magazine
1999 Cover Image for the organizers of this publication assume no responsibility for the contents herein., September
1998 Alexander, Meredith, "emerge at the SFAI," Artweek, September