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Education

1990 M.F.A., Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

1988 B.A., Music/Liberal Arts; California State University at Long Beach

 

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2016

The Longer I Chase This Cloud The More I Think I Know About It, Éric Hussenot, Paris 

2015

  The Open Society, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles

2014

  Artist’s Studios, Art Feature, Art Basel, Basel 

2013

  Tell it Like it Is, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles

  Atmospheric, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles

  tc: temporary contemporary, project. Bass Museum of Art, Miami

2011 

  Nocturne, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Westwood

  Laumeier Lamps, commission for the Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis

2010

  Don’t Just Stand There, Do Something, Adamski Galerie, Berlin

2008 

  You try being someone else,   Corso Venezia Otto, Milano, 

  Who are the luminaries of our time, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Bruxelles

  relay, Art Basel, Art Unlimited, West of Rome, LAinBASEL

2007 

  Bury Me Like This, Adamski Galerie,

  40 Steps, Gimpel Fils, London

  relay, West of Rome, Los Angeles

2006

  HOWL, Galerie Catherine Bastide,

  What Goes Up What Goes Down, Daniel Hug Gallery Los Angeles

2005  

  Double Negative, Daniel Hug Gallery

2003  

  Two or Three Things I Know, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris

2003-4 

  Lead Designer and Project Architect, Los Angeles American Apparel Stores 1 thru 4.

2002  

  House Proposal, lemon sky projects

  Rhetorical, The Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles

2000  

  You Should’ve Been There, Catherine Bastide/123 ASBL,  

1999  

  Suggesting Islands, Stones, Water… Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles

1997  

  Mid Winter Drawings, Marc Foxx Gallery, Santa Monica 

1995  

  High Points Drifter, Marc Foxx Gallery

  Sunset; Painting, Decoration and Western Living, Bliss Gallery,  Pasadena

 

1992  

  Executive Suite: FAR, Los Angeles

1990  

 Recorded Material, An Evening With Shelley Berman, Art Center College of Design

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

  PROSPECT 2015, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

  Saying Yes To Everything, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

2014  

  Centre du Monde, EPCC Frac Bretagne, Ville de Rennes, France 

2013

  Fellows of Contemporary Art, Award Exhibition,  Los Angeles CA

  ‘A Point of View: Laurence A. Rickels Collection,’ MOCA, Los Angeles

2012

  Art Basel Miami Nova Section, Cherry and Martin Gallery

2009 

  Mise A Jour, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany

  Centre Du Monde, Centre Culturel Colombier, Rennes,France

2008 

  Index, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

2007  

  Sampling, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA 

  Festpiele+ North Hall Installation, Bayerische Staatsoper, (Bavarian State Opera) and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

2006  

  Whitney Bienniel 2006, Day For Night, Whitney Museum

  Collage Effect, 1301PE, Los Angeles

  Back From The End Of The Earth, Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin

  4 Artists, Cohan and Leslie, New York

Art, Minneapolis, 2004  

  Trespassing: Houses x Artists, Blaffer Art Gallery : Houston,- Palm Springs Desert Museum

2003  

  Trespassing: Houses x Artists, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles - USFLaCAM, Tampa

  Conversations, Selections from the Permanent Collection, MOCA, Los Angeles

2002  

  Trespassing: Houses x Artists, Bellevue Art Museum, Washington State   

  Startkapital, Kunstsammulung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

  Stuffed, 1301 PE

2001  

  Superman, Collection Schurmann, Kunsthalle Dortmund, Germany

2000  

  Made In Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,

  L.A.-ex, Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany

  Wohin Kein Auge Reicht (More Than Meets The Eye), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

  Art/Journalism, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

1999  

  A Living Theater, Salzburg Kunstverien, Salzburg Austria (also responsible for exhibition design)

  Wohin Kein Auge Reicht (More Than Meets The Eye), Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, 

  Happy Trails, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA

  Titles for Drawings, AC Project Room, New York

1998  

  Entropie zu Hause, Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany

  Zimmer See, Aachen Kunsthalle, Aachen, Germany

  Places That Are Elsewhere, David Zwirner Gallery, New York

1997 

  Ten Los Angeles Artists, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996  

  Now Here: Work In Progress, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

  True Bliss, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE ), Hollywood

1996

  100 Photographs, American Fine Arts, Co. , New York

  Vienna Secession, Vienna

Selected Group Exhibitions continued

1995 

  Domesticities: Here Art, New York

1994 

  Pure Beauty, American Center, Paris - MOCA, Los Angeles

  1993  

  LAX Exhibition: About Place, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

   Tattoo Collection, L’Art dans la Peau, CRDC, Nantes, France

1992

  California Artists, Galerie Max Hetzler, Köln, Germany

  Drawings, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA

Films, Music, Performances, Video Screenings

2014

  Living In Volkswagen Buses, Supportico-Lopez at the Paradise Garage, VeniceCA

2012

  Materializing The Immaterial, wGeorge Baker,Tyler Cassity-Hammer Lecture 

2011 

  Future Sound Shock,

2010 

  12 x 12 Country Club. Schindler Buck House iHollywood, CA

2009

  RealSounds For Jack Goldstein, Art Catalogs at MOCA

2006

  JUMP, a16mm film collaboration wDiana Thater.

Screening at Aspen Art Museum,David Zwirner Gallery,

     Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, Tate Modern,

2004 

  Welcome to Taiji, documentary film for Ric O’Barry and The Dolphin Project.  

  Sound recording and original music (aired  BBC 1, NBC Frontline,   Arte, France

2000 

  The Dolphin Project, documentary film. Sound Dialogue Music 

 The Future That Almost Wasn’t, a collaboration with Diana Thater - Marstall Theatre, Munich, and 

1999 

TFTAW APLA, Los Angeles

1998  

  TFTAW, Art Pace, San Antonio TX

Also

  Sunshine and Noir. Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997, HAMMER, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.

1996 

  Boil Family, evening, Blum and Poe Gallery

  Sampler 2: More Videos from Southern California, David Zwirner Gallery

1995 

  Music Shilo, Videotape by Diana Thater, as an MTV ART spot,May-June

1994 

  Excerpts from Hits...Near Misses...A crash...A movie.., Ecomove 94,

Published Writings and Projects

2013

  Post-it Edits in Bass Museum members publication Spring/Summer

2010

  12 x 12, Emma Gray Editions

  Bones, Shifter magazine Issue 16.

2009

  Drawling, stretching and fainting in coils, Festpiele+Bayersiche Staatsoper/Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich,  Germany

2008 

  You Try Being Someone Else, Corso Venezia Otto, Milan

2003  

  Jahresring 50, Jahrbuch für moderne Kunst, Köln, Germany

2002 

  Trespassing: Houses x Artists, Bellevue Art Museum

 ’Dollar Project,’ Another Magazine, Spring/Summer

1999-2006  

  Artist-in-Residence for the Dolphin Project and Save Japan Dolphins, NPO dedicated to dolphin and whale protection

1990

Catalogs

2014

  Place, T. Kelly Mason, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, with Rochelle Steiner

 2009

  Drawling, stretching and fainting in coils,  Bayersiche Staatsoper/Pinakothek der    Moderne, Munich, Germany

2008 

  You trying being someone else, Corso Venezia Otto, Milan

2006 

  Iles, Chrissie and Philippe Vergne, Whitney Bienniel 2006, Day For Night, Abrams

2002 

  Trespassing: Houses x Artists, Bellevue Art Museum, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern   

2000  

  Häusler Krista and Elizabeth Schweeger, eds. L.A.-ex Performances,  Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern Germany

1999

  Amanshauser, Hildegund and Diana Thater, A living theater,  Salzburg Kunstverien, Austria

  Gundlach, F.C. and Wilhelm Schürmann, Wohin Kein Auge Reicht (More Than Meets The Eye) Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

1998

  Iles, Chrissie, The Future That Almost Wasn’t, Art Pace/A Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX

1996

  Blazwick, Iwona. Now Here: Work In Progress, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

  Karl, Brian and LACE, True Bliss, Hollywood

1994

  L’endroit idéal (Ideal Place) ed. by Eric Troncy, L’ille du Roy, Centre d’art et Jardin, Val de Reuil, France

  Leffingwell, Ed  ‘About Place’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

1993

  Christensen, Torben. ‘Into the Lapse’, The Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen

1992

  Ross, Adam. Drawing Show ‘Bliss Gallery’, Pasadena.

 

Selected Articles and Reviews

(post 2006 reviews are online)

2006 

   Berwick, Carly, ‘Whitney Biennial 2006,’ Art News, New York

  Scheldahl, Peter, ‘Critics Notebook,’ New Yorker, New York, March 20

  Smith, Roberta, ‘Critics Notebook,’  New York Times, New York, July 28

  Taft, Catherine, ‘T. Kelly Mason,’ Artforum Critic’s Picks, November 25-December 23 

2003

  Tumlir, Jan, ‘Trespassing: Houses x Artists,’ frieze.com

2000

  Stamen, Silvia, ‘Kein Rausch, The Future That Almost Wasn’t,’  Süddeutsche   Zeitung, Munich, May 19

1999

  Rickels, Laurence A., ‘Art/Journalism’, X-tra Vol.II issue 4

 

1998

  Isé, Claudine, ‘Finding New Uses for Household Items,’ Los Angeles Times, April 11

  Spaid, Sue, ‘Mid Winter Drawings,’ Art Papers, February

1997

  Darling, Michael, ‘T. Kelly Mason,’ frieze, London, May 

  Kandel, Susan, ‘Map Maker,’ Los Angeles Times, February 29 

1996

  Zellen, Jody, ‘What is a Geographical Space?’ Art Press, Paris, January

  LaBelle, Charles, ‘T. Kelly Mason, High Points Drifter,’ World Art, New York, 1st Qtr

1995

  Miles, Christopher, ‘T. Kelly Mason at Marc Foxx’ Artweek, Palo Alto, Nov.

  Kandel, Susan, ‘Mason’s Strategy for Western Living,’ Los Angeles Times, August 18 

1994

  Barden, Lane, ‘In the Eye of the Beholder, Pure Beauty at MOCA,’ Artweek, Nov.17

  William Wilson, ‘Pure Beauty’: Irony Becomes Stale Second Time Around’ Sept 28 1994

  Sullivan, Meg, ‘Beauty in Artist’s Eye,’ Daily News, September 23

  Frank, Peter, ‘Art Pick of the Week: Pure Beauty,’ L.A. Weekly, July 9

  Iayaro, Judy, ‘Gehry’s Diamond in the Rough in Paris,’ Wall Street Journal, New  York, June 10

  Breerette, Geneviéve, ‘Tout Nouveau, Tout Beau,’ Le Monde, June 8

  Lab, Walter, ‘Location, Location, and Location,’ Visions, Los Angeles, Summer Ed.

  Kandel, Susan, ‘A Visit to an Expanded Notion of Place,’ Los Angeles Times, Jan. 8

1993

  Frank, Peter, ‘The Elegant, The Irreverent & The Obsessive,’ L.A. Weekly, July 9

 

Awards and Grants

2013 

Fellows Of Contemporary Art, FOCA Fellowship

CCI, Investing In Artists Award 

2009

  Centre du Monde Residency, Belle Ile France

2004

  Gottlieb Foundation Grant, New York

2003

  Fulbright Residency to Study Architecture and Urban Planning in the  

  Panama Canal Zone Region

1994

  One-year fellowship, Art Matters Inc., New York, NY

 

Professional Organizations

2011-Present

  Member, International Advisory Committee, Laumeier Sculpture Park

 

Teaching 

2000-Present  

  Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate Fine Art, Art Center College of Design, 

  Pasadena, CA

2009-2011  

  W.H Smith Distinguished Visiting Assistant Professor, 

  Washington University in Saint Louis, Graduate School of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

 

Prior to 2005 and starting in 1996 

As Lecturer, Seminarist, Guest Lecturer and Critic 

In Sound Film and Video, Drawing, Sculpture Installation

At, UCLA UCSD, UCI, Otis School of Art, California Institute of the Arts

  Det Fynske Academie, Odense, Deutsches Kunst Akademie, Munich, 

  Royal Academy of Art, London, California Institute of the Arts

 

And  Art Center College of Design