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Lucas Murgida

b. Newburyport, MA, 1976

Current Artist-In-Residence at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Orange County, CA

 

Education:

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, BFA, New Genres, 2002.

Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, Two-Year Teacher Training Program, 2008.

Teaching:

San Francisco State, Guest Lecturer, 2017-present.

Conceptual Oregon Performance School (C.O.P.S), Teacher, 2010-present.

California College of the Arts, Guest Lecturer, 2010-present.

San Francisco Art Institute, Substitute Teacher and Guest Lecturer. 2004-present.

College, Moraga, CA. Guest Lecturer. 2007-present.

Stanford University, Guest Lecturer. 2004.

Current Artistic Research:

Director/Videographer/Engineer/Photographer/Production-Assistant/Editor for Cybernet MediaSF, CA, 03/10-03/18.

Locksmith for Premier Locksmith, SF, CA, 02/07-06/11.

Locksmith for Lock World, SF, CA, 01/03-02/07.

Yoga Instructor at The Yoga Garden, SF, CA, 04/08-01/10

Shows and Exhibitions:

Solo Shows:

2018

None of this is Real, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA, 07/18-present.

2015

The Limerent Object, at the Google Headquarters, SF, CA, 01/15.

2014

She Needed Some Space, at Savernack Street Gallery, SF, CA, 06/14.

2011

Stuck, collaboration with Jennifer Locke at 937 (Fourteen30 Contemporary’s and ROCKSBOX’s summer satellite space), Portland, OR.

2010

No Mans Land, Vooruit Center for the Arts, Ghent, Belgium, 05/10.

Grip, Grope, Grasp, and Fondle, at Portland State University’s Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR, 03/10.

2009:

Muster, at 667 Shotwell, SF, CA, 05/09

(W)hole, at The Charlie James Gallery, LA, CA, 08/09.

The Oracle, contracted by The Thing Quarterly for the San Francisco Film Societies,
Cinema by the Bay opening night celebration, 10/09.

2008:

The Lobster Trap Conundrum, at 826 Valencia St, SF, CA, 10/08.

2007:

Nature, as part of The Professionals at Queen’s Nails Annex gallery, San Francisco,
CA, 07/07

Egress, at RocksBox Contemporary Fine Art, Portland, OR, 09/07-10/07.

2005:

Code VS Decode, at The Keys that Fit Gallery, Oakland, CA, 08/05-09/05.

Unshackle, at 826 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA, 02/05-03/05.

2004:

The Service Show, at Amotion Studio, San Francisco, CA, 02/04-04/04.

2002:

Burdens, at The Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 03/02

Group Shows:

2014:

The International Invitational Triennial of Contemporary Wind Chimes, at RocksBox Contemporary Fine Art, Portland, OR, 03/14.

2013:

Consent, for Southern Exposures 39th anniversary show called 39 Forever, SF, CA, 10/13

Salon: Small Works on Paper, Up Projects Gallery, LA, CA, 09/13.

The Locksmithing Graduate Institute of ArtPadSF, for ArtPadSF, SF, CA, 05/13

The Locksmithing Graduate Institute of Cypress College, for the show Teach-In at Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA, 04/13.

2012:

The Locksmithing Graduate Institute of The Charlie James Gallery, for Perform Now, The Charlie James Gallery, LA, CA, 08/12.

2011:

Containment, for 100 Performances from the Whole, at SOMARTS, Currated by Justin Hoover, SF,CA, 12/11.

How to Drill a Lock, for the Packard Jennings destructables.org launch party, SF, CA, 10/11.

Anti-Houdini, for the Pieces of Utopia at The Lab, SF,CA, Currated by Sasha Petrenko, 08/11.

4 Artists, at The Platform Gallery, LA, CA, Currated by Toban Nichols, 06/11.

Come to Your Senses, as part of The LA Art Show, Sponsored by Timothy Yarger Gallery, LA, CA, 01/11.

2010:

Wappening #4, collaboration with Lee Walton, SF, CA and NYC, NY, 01/10.

I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, at GALERIA DZIAŁAŃ, Warsaw, Poland, 05/10.

Private(s), produced for the Electrified II Exhibition at S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium, 05/10.

Dust to Dust, for The Interackje Art Fair in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, 05/10.

The Oracle, part of Perform Now, for The Charlie James Gallery, LA, CA, 07/10.

2008:

9/10, as part of the Conflux Art Festival, NY, NY, 09/08.

2007:

Unshackle: Part #2, as part of Conflux Art Festival, Brooklyn, NY, 09/07.

Stencils Exhibit, at The New England School of Art and Design Gallery, Boston, MA,
08/07.

Fleeing, as part of Transmodernage Art Fesitival, Baltimore, MD, 04/07.

Willful Disappearance, as part of Contaminate Performance Festival at Midway
Studios, Boston, MA, 03/07.

Close Calls, at The Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA, 02/07.

2006:

Loosing Keys, as part of Excentra International Perfomance Festival, curated by
Fernando Martinez of Uruguays National School of Fine Arts , Frey Bentos,
Uruguay, 10/06.

Changing States, as part of Haunted at DISJECTA, Portland, OR. 09/06-
10/06.

2005:

Form/Reform, at the Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, 08/05.

2003:

Lodged In, at Cal Arts, Valencia, CA, 04/03.

2002:

The L7 Project, performance at the Intersection of Montgomery and Market Street, SF,
CA, 11/02.

SF to Cleveland, at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, 09/02.

You Have Five Minutes to Get Out, at Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 02/02.

2001:

Fear of Touching curated by Anna Novakov, at Gallery 531, San Francisco, CA, 12/01.

The Housing Project, curated by Werner Klotz, at the North Beach Housing Projects,
SF, CA, 05/01.

2000

Paladar curated by Tony Labat in Conjunction with The Havana Biennial, at 1560 37th
Street, Cuba, 11/00.

Collections:

Berkeley Art Museum, 2010

Pam Martin Trust, 2010

Residencies:

Artist in Residence, Grand Central Art Center, CalState Fullerton, Santa Ana, CA, 03/18-present.

Artist in ResidenceVooruit Center for the Artist, Ghent, Belgium, 2010.

Honors/Awards:

Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, sponsored residency with Grand Central Art Center, 03/18-present.

Nominated for a SECA awarded, 2010.

Co-op Bar Grant 2008, from The Collective Foundation

Recipient of Best in the Show, San Francisco Art Institute Spring Show, 05/02.

Nominated for a SECA award 2002.

Press:

What We Want is Free, 2nd Edition, SUNY Press, Ted Purves and Shane Selzer, 2014.

LA Times, Lucas Murgida at Charlie James Gallery, Holly Myers, 08/21/09.

Art Forum, Lucas Murgida, Annie Buckley, 07/31/09.

Nuke Magazine, Lucas Murgida, Joseph Del Pesco, Page 77, 01/09.

NY Times, In Brooklyn, a Confluxion Junction, Martha Schwendender, 09/18/07.

Artweek, Close Call: 2007, Mark Van Proyen, 03/07.