BIO

   Mark Allen Soderstrom was born and raised in California’s Central Valley where he experimented with music, writing, and visual arts. While earning his BA from Humboldt State University he focused on photography, printmaking, and exhibition management. Soderstrom’s work turned to more sculptural and experience-oriented projects while living in Oakland and pursuing his MFA from Mills College. He has taught at College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. He now works for the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Art and Art History as a Visual Art Specialist managing the photographic darkrooms and the John C. Henry Print Studio. Creatively, Soderstrom continues his lifelong exploration of his external environment and internal queries. His studio work continues to revolve around a playful but earnest exploration of various individual, historical, and societal perspectives, employing a variety of mediums and methods.

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Born in Turlock, Ca. 1972

 

Education

   Mills College. MFA ‘03

   Humboldt State University. BA ‘97                                                                                                                       

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

   Terra Nova: Gutterbox Gallery, Raleigh, NC. '17

   Parallax: Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University. Arcata, Ca. ‘08

   Re(a)semblance: Barbara Anderson Gallery. Berkeley, Ca. ’04

   Platinum: Tomos. Arcata, Ca. ‘99

   Splitting Ends: Ramones. Eureka, Ca. ‘98

   π (pi ) : Ink People Center for the Arts. Eureka, Ca. ‘98

   Polo: Daybreak. Arcata, Ca. ‘98

   Act V: Brewin’ Beats. Arcata, Ca. ‘95

 

Selected Shared and Group Exhibitions

   Duets: Piante Gallery, Eureka, Ca. '18

   Five Year Anniversary: Accident Gallery, Eureka, Ca. '10

   College of the Redwoods Art Faculty Exhibition: College of the Redwoods, Eureka, Ca. '09

   The Sketchbook Project: Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington DC, Laconia Gallery, Boston, Museum of Design, Atlanta,

      Antena Gallery, Chicago. '09

   Collected: Opensource Art. Champagne, Il. '07

   F.U.S.E.: Accident Gallery. Eureka, Ca. ‘06

   Valentine: Barbara Anderson Gallery. Berkeley, Ca. ‘06

   Laugh Out Loud: Hang Gallery. San Francisco, Ca. ‘05

   Hang Art's 7th Anniversary Celebration; Hang Gallery. San Francisco, Ca. ‘05

   Intelligent Design: Graystone Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. ‘05

   United Net-Works On the Road: Pro Arts. Oakland, Ca,. Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada,

      Westspace, Melbourne, Australia. ‘05

   Re(a)semblance: Gallery Dog. Eureka, Ca. With Michele McCall-Wallace ‘05

   Reconstructing Memories; Hang Gallery. San Francisco, Ca. '04

   Small Works: Barbara Anderson Gallery. Berkeley, Ca. ‘04

   Reconstructing Memories; Hang Gallery. San Francisco, Ca. ’04

   2003 Mills College MFA Exhibition  Mills College Art Museum. Oakland, Ca. ’03

   Air and Matter: Hang. San Francisco, Ca. ‘03

   Found / Unbound; Hang Gallery. Palo Alto, Ca. ‘03

   2002 Murphy-Cadogan Fellowship Exhibition; San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. San Francisco, Ca. '02

   Fresh Produce; The Canvas. San Francisco, Ca. '02

   Selected Works; Cecile Moochnek Gallery. Berkeley, Ca. '02

   Shades of White; Hang Gallery. San Francisco, Ca. '02

   Current Works: Gallery Dog. Eureka, Ca. With Brian Tripp '02

   The Gift of Art; Cecile Moochnek Gallery. Berkeley, Ca. '01

   Insectarium; OBJX. Eureka, Ca. '01

   Gamut: Hang. San Francisco, Ca. '01

   Oneself, by Oneself; Ink People Center for the Arts. Eureka, Ca. '01

   Deal Me a New Hand: Ink People Center for the Arts. Eureka, Ca. ‘00

   Portraits of Eve: The Ink People Center for the Arts. Eureka, Ca. ‘00

   Under Thirty: Gallery Dog. Eureka, Ca. ‘99

   Black and White: The Ink People Center for the Arts. Eureka, Ca. ‘99

   Fuel Rejected: Humboldt Arts Council Storefront Gallery. Arcata, Ca. With Daniel Davis. ‘98

   Lands End: Tomo Gallery. Arcata, Ca. ‘98

   Fear: Jambalaya. Arcata, Ca. ‘98

   West Coast Works On Paper: Ink People Center for the Arts. Eureka, Ca. ‘96

   CSU Summer Arts: Painting and Beyond: Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State U. Arcata, Ca. ‘96

   New Directions in Photography: 1078 Gallery. Chico, Ca. '96

   CSU Summer Arts: Mixed Media: Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University. Arcata, Ca. ‘96

   Images of Water: Humboldt Arts Council. Eureka, Ca. ‘96

   Incongruity and the Constant Line: Ink People Center for the Arts. Eureka, Ca. With Cynthia Underwood. ‘96

   Subduction Decompression Residual Hexiform Compression Unit: Foyer Gallery, Humboldt State University. Arcata, Ca. With Michael           Bradley. ‘95

   Images of Water: Humboldt Arts Council. Eureka, Ca. ‘95

   The Soles of my Feet: Karshner Gallery, Humboldt State University. Arcata, Ca. With Michael Faulkner. ‘94

 

Presentations and performances

   Collectanea presentation. Booklegger, Eureka, Ca. Feb. ’06

   Molitov Poetry. Accident Gallery, Eureka, Ca. Oct. ‘06

 

Articles and Reviews

   Art of the Centuries.  The lumberjack, March 5, ’08

   Looking at the World. Times Standard. Feb. 15, ‘08

   Interview for Collectanea. Artwaves, KHSU. Dec. ‘05

   Interview and article on Civics. Times Standard. March ‘02

   Interview for Splitting Ends. Artwaves, KHSU. Oct. ‘99 

   Article on Pi. Rhythmic Review. Dec. ‘97

   Interview and article on Pi. Times Standard. Dec. ‘97

   Show spotlight on Incongruity and the Constant Line .Times Standard. May 25. ‘96

   Interview and photographs. Anthem Monthly. Feb. 19, ‘95

   Artist Profile . The Lumberjack. Feb. 14, ’94

 

Awards

   Murphy-Cadogan fellowship, ’02.

   Mills College Alumni Scholarship, ’02.

 

Writings and Publications

   The Meaning of Art. Art  Talk column, Times Standard. Eureka, Ca. Aug, ’06.

   The Stone  (Isuue #1) Humboldt County, Ca. ’06

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