Chris Bassett

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Born 1978 in Houston, TX

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education

M.F.A., 2005, Art/Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts

B.F.A., 2000, Graphic Design, Western Michigan University

Solo Exhibitions

2012

Videos, Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

2008

Regional Banks: Chris Bassett, A Solo Show, Sea and Space Explorations. Los Angeles, California

2007

Minerval Reading Society, Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, California

2005

Ascendancy of the Illuminati Ducatisti, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

2004

I wanna be _______, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

the lost love project, New Langton Arts Online Gallery, San Francisco, California

Group Exhibitions

2016

Bootleg, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2014

GHOST SHIFT, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2011

In Practice, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Black is the Color of True, Monte Vista, Los Angeles, California

Collective Show: LA, 995 N. Hill St., Los Angeles

2010

An American Historical Fantasy, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, California

12 GAUGE, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2009

Related Work, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2008

This Business of Art, 5436 Monte Vista Street, Los Angeles, California

Alternative Places, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California

Sea and Space Resort, Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, California

Running Time 24:00:00, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California

Conventions and Attitudes, Rudy's on Temple, Los Angeles, California

2007

Off Hours, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, California

The Pyramid Show, Monte Vista, Los Angeles, California

Maximum of Maximums, Me & You Variety Candy los angeles, Los Angeles, California

2006

Video Picnic, Me & You Variety Candy los angeles, Los Angeles, California

GLITCH at LACMA, LACMA West, Los Angeles, California

The Newsstand Project, Los Angeles, California

2005

groupshowboard, Tiroler Künstlerschaft - Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria

Supersonic: LA Design Center, LA Design Center, Los Angeles, California

Shipping and Receiving: The CalArts Graduate Exhibition, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, California

Sweet Substitute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Festa di Cane Bastardo, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

2004

MFA Mid-Residency Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

Ala Carte, Pond, San Francisco, California

Kissing the Mirror, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, California

In Audible Limn, Timbrespace, Los Angeles, California

3 fireplaces and 2 bathtubs, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, California

2003

T-10 Video Festival, 21 Grand, Oakland, California

Making Ends Meet or Art Priced to Accommodate the Failing Economy, Lucky Tackle, Oakland, CA

The Great Debate, Budget Gallery, San Francisco, California

2002

no return, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

liberarti, Liverpool, UK

Free Manifesta at Manifesta 4, Frankfurt, Germany

VideoMixTape Volume One, Pond, San Francisco, California

2001

Net_Working, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, UK

Art, Wine and Attractive People, Lair of the Minotaur, San Francisco, California

Micromuseum of Mediaterra Festival, Fornous Center, Athens, Greece

The One-Minute Show, Your Local Gallery, Oakland, California

cyborg, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

2000

_mtn digital/electronic art exhibition, Gertrude Posel Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

New Citizen, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Agressively Boring Film Festival, NewVenue.com (online)

B.F.A thesis exhibition, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Lectures and Workshops

2016

Workshop (w/Tyler Calkin), Center for Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2015

Workshop, VAPAE Winter Workshops, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Lecture, Center for Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2012

Workshop/Lecture, Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2009

Workshop, Center for Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

 

Professional and Academic Experience

2005 – present

Digital Studio Supervisor, Department of Art, University of California, Los Angeles

2007 – present

Web Producer/Curator, viralnet.net

2007 – 2014

Co-Director, Monte Vista, Los Angeles

2005

Teaching Assistant, Digital Media, California State Summer School for the Arts/Innerspark

Teaching Assistant, Print and Media Lab, California Institute of the Arts

Teaching Assistant, Mac Lab, California Institute of the Arts

Awards

2012

Carl and Winifred Lee Honors College Alumni Achievement Award, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2004

California Institute of the Arts Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2003

Lew and Edie Wasserman Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2000

Presidential Scholar in Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Art Department Student Award, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

1998 – 2000

Kerr Award, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

1999

Angie Gayman Carmer Award, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Press

Geoff Tuck, "Monte Vista Projects at Co/Lab: Black Is the Color of True" NotesonLooking.com (online), 2011

Diana McClure, "Public Art: Monte Vista." CultureServe.net (online), 2008

Joanna Szupinska, "The Other LA Art Scene: Part I." Flash Art (online), 2007

Kathryn Hargreaves, "Off Hours New Wight Gallery UCLA.", Artillery, Nov./Dec. 2007 p. 39

Patrick Marcoux, "Conspiracy and Economy: Chris Bassett @ Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles."
http://whitehotmagazine.com/whitehot_articles.cfm?id=966

Hugh Hart, "Swift to make their mark." Los Angeles Times, June 25, 2005, p. E22

Reena Jana, "Breakups are the Best Love Stories." Net Art News, 4 June 2002

Kevin Siu, "_shiftlist." SHIFT 9.3, September 2001, p. 92

Eryk Salvaggio, "Lost Love: An Interview With Robot138's Chris Basset." Rhizome Raw, 13 May 2001,
http://rhizome.org/archive/raw/msg02141.rhiz

Bibliography

"Monte Vista." Ronni Kimm & Jesse Aron Green, eds., Dispatches and Directions: On Artist-Run Organizations in Los Angeles. Los Angeles: ART2102 (contributor), 2010

"jasonkristinkeith," Net Art Guide, Fraunhofer Institute, Stuttgart, 2000, p. 102-103

Exhibitions Curated

Home & Garden at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles

VMT Volume Five, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 2006

Sweet Substitute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 2005

Festa di Cane Bastardo, Timbrespace, Los Angeles and Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 2004

VMT Volume Three, Lucky Tackle, Oakland and Pond, San Francisco, 2003

VMT Volume Two, Lucky Tackle, Oakland and Pond, San Francisco, 2002

VMT Volume One, Pond, San Francisco 2002