KAVIN BUCK

Born 1963, San Pedro, CA

Live and works in Portland, OR


EDUCATION

1989-1990            Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, New York, NY

1987-1989            California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA - MFA

1983-1987             Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA - BFA

1985-1986             Parsons School of Design/American University in Paris, France

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR

2016          Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR

2008         LA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2006         Bert Green Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2005         The Palm Room, Seattle, WA

2002          Cypress College, Orange County, CA

2001           RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA

1999           Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1998           Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1995           Beckerman Fine Arts, San Marino, CA

1992           PS 1 Museum, Long Island City, NY

1991            Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017            "Lift Off", Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA

2016           Carlos Lanco Studio, Estudio Las Nieves, Bogata, Columbia

                    La Estcion Arte Contemporaneo, Chihuahua, Mexico

2014           Gallery Homeland at the Ford Building, Portland, OR

2013           Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center, Salem, OR

2010           JAUS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009          Santa Monica College, Faculty Exhibition

2004          University of Virginia Art Museum, “Whiteness, A Wayward Construction”, Charlottesville, VA

2003          Laguna Art Museum, “Whiteness, A Wayward Construction”, Laguna Beach, CA

                    Breathless (A Bout de Souffle), 608 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

                    BGH Gallery, “LA Black + White”, Santa Monica, CA

2002           South La Brea Gallery, “Code”, Inglewood, CA

2001            Bachofner Gallery, “Clean”, Santa Monica, CA

                    Armstrong/Schoenhiet Gallery, “Green Light”, Los Angeles, CA

2000           Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

                    Brea Art Gallery, “Made in California”, Brea, CA

                    Beyond Baroque, “Legal Paper Work”, Venice, CA

                    Miller Fine Art, “Wall Space”, Los Angeles, CA

1999           Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                    Miller Fine Art, “Ninety-nine”, Los Angeles, CA

1998            Ruth Bachofner Gallery, “Tweak(ed)...”, Santa Monica, CA

                     The Living Room, “Exits and Entrances”, Santa Monica, CA (Catalog)

1997             Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1994             Ruth Bachofner Gallery,” Second Nature: Part II (Notations)”, Santa Monica, CA

                      Ruth Bachofner Gallery, “Second Nature: Part I (Ruins)”, Santa Monica, CA

                      Santa Monica Museum, “The Return of the Cadaver Exquisite”, CA           

1993              Ruth Bachofner Gallery, “PolyAbstract”, Santa Monica, CA

                      The Drawing Center, “The Return of the Cadaver Exquisite”, New York, NY

1992              Stephanie Theodore Gallery, New York, NY

                      Barbara Toll Gallery, “Technorama”, New York, NY

                      Four Walls, New York, NY

                      Artist Space, “Radio Show”, New York, NY

1991              LaCappellaine Gallery, “House of Value”, New York, NY

                      Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art, “The Mute Body”, New York, NY

                      The Drawing Center, “Fall Selections” New York, NY

                      Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art, “Home for June”, New York, NY

                      The Brooklyn Art Council, “From Sculpture”, New York, NY

1990             “The Totalitarian Zone” Prague, Czechoslovakia (catalog)

                      Gust Vasiliades Gallery, “$”, New York, NY

                      Gust Vasiliades Gallery, “Labor as Cultural Artifact”, New York, NY

                      Whitney Museum Independent Studio Program, New York, NY


AWARDS

2007             Excellence in Government Relations,  (NACAC), Group Achievement

2004              UCLA Extension, Outstanding Instructor of the Year (Studio Arts)

1991                P.S.1 Museum Studio, New York, Studio Grant


ARTS - ADMINISTRATIVE

2011-2017               Pacific Northwest College of Arts, Portland, OR

                  (Vice President of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement)

1999-2011               UCLA School of Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

                                2004 – 2011: Director of Enrollment Management and Outreach)

                                1999 – 2004: Director of Recruitment and Outreach)

1994-1999               Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

                                 1998 – 1999: Director of Admissions

                                 1995 – 1998: Asst. Director of Admissions

                                  1994 – 1995: Admissions Counselor

1993-1994                Remba Gallery/Mixographia, Los Angeles, CA

1989-1992                American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY


ARTS - TEACHING

2008-2011              Santa Manica College, Santa Monica, CA

                                "Arts Mentor Program”, Co-Director/Adjunct Faculty

1999-2007              UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA

                                “Selecting & Applying to Art School” Seminar (Developed Curriculum)

                                 "Applying to Graduate Art School” Seminar (Developed Curriculum)

                                 “Art of the Critique” (Developed Curriculum)

                                 “Portfolio Development” (Developed Curriculum)

                                  “Introduction to Collecting Contemporary Art”

2002-2006              Antioch University McGregor, Ohio

                                  Graduate Degree Committee Chair, ILPS program/Adjunct Faculty

1998                          Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

                                  “Portfolio Preparation”

1992 - 1993               The Oakwood School, North Hollywood, CA

1988 - 1989               California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

                                   Teaching Assistant: Painting Seminar, Critical Studies (Mass Consumption in the 19th Century), Installation Studio, Sculpture Seminar


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2006         “Painting on the Edge”, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC, CANADA

1999                “Clean”, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                     “Group Show”, Miller/Durazo, Los Angeles, CA

1998                “Tweak(ed)...” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1994                “Second Nature - Part I (Ruins).” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                       “Second Nature - Part II (Notations),” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

1991                  “The Mute Body: Fragments, Forgery & Sentimentality,” HOME for Contemporary Theatre and Art, New York City          

1990                 “Labor as Cultural Artifact,” Gust Vasiliades Gallery, NYC


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018 Forbes, “This Portland Hotel Is A Must For Te Artistically Minded Traveler”, by Darryn King

2010          The Huffington Post, "Beyond Downtown: Do Los Angeles Artwalks Take it to the Streets?", by Mat Gleason, 11/15/2010

2008         Exhibition Catalog, “Kavin Buck: Paintings and Sculptures”, Essay by Ed Schad

                  ArtScene, Exhibition review by Roberta Carasso p.18-19

2007         “What High School Don’t Tell You (300+ Secrets)”, by Elizabeth Wissner-Gross p.168, 172

2006          Exhibition Catalog, “Painting on the Edge”

2003          Flash Art, “The Last White Art Show”, Clayton Campbell Oct/Nov 2003

                    Exhibition Catalog, “Whiteness: A Wayward Construction,” March 2003 – p.20, 32, 57, 63.

                    US News, America’s Best Graduate Schools 2004, “Getting There”, by Carolyn Kleiner.

                    LA Weekly, Pick of the Week; “Black + White,” by Peter Frank, May 16-22, 2003

                    Art Paper Magazine, “I Came for the Art: Exposing Whiteness and Imagining Nonwhite Spaces,” by David Roediger, May/June

                    Orange County Register, “Whiteness: A Wayward Construction,” April 6, 2003 “Show Section”, p.30

                    Orange County Register, “Shinning a Light on White”, by Richard Chang, March 31, 2003 Cover Story.

2001            RAID Projects Journal, October 2001

                     Art In America, Duncan, Michael, “Front Page” p.25, June 2001

2000            Pyne, Gilian. Review Exhaust On-Line Magazine, April 2000

1999             Auction Catalog , “Y2K”, Laguna Beach Art Museum

1998              Los Angeles Times, Ollman, Leah. “TWEAK (ed)”, Review September 1998

                      Coagula, Gallery Top Ten, October 1998

                       Auction Catalog, “Journey Into Art”, LA Artcore  

                       Exhibition Catalog, “Exits and Entrances: In Through the Out Door”, Statement by Jacqueline Cooper.

1994               Los Angeles Times, Kandel, Susan. “Second Nature,” Review July 1994

1992               Flash Art, Bonami, Francesco. News, October 1992

                       Action Catalog, “MOCA Auction ‘92", Museum of Contemporary Art 1992                                    

                       Arts Magazine, Faust, Gretchen. February 1992

1991                Arts Magazine, Mahoney, Robert. “Fall Selections,” Review December 1991

                        Flash Art News, October 1991                              

                        Art and Auction, Tully, Judd.  April 1991

1990                Paper Magazine, Reschop, Julia. “Labor as Cultural Artifact,” Review, June 1990

                        Artists Catalog, “Whitney Museum Independent Study Program”,

                        Exhibition Catalog, “The Totalitarian Zone”, October 1990

1989                Vogue Magazine, Rugoff, Ralph. “CalArts,” August 1989


2002 – 2007: SOUTH LA BREA GALLERY (SLBG), Inglewood, CA

South La Brea Gallery began in late 2002 as an exhibition space dedicated to three core principles: exhibiting contemporary art of                                            emerging and under represented artists, fostering a space for new curators to hone their craft, and assisting prospective private and corporate collectors in purchasing and understanding the methods of building an informed art collection.

The commonality of these three principles is education, and SLBG operated as a facilitator for emerging professionals that create, organize and collect the next cohort of contemporary art. At SLBG these three groups had the opportunity to take advantage of a professional exhibition space and a staff of knowledgeable arts authorities to guide artists and curators through the exhibition process and help collectors learn the intricacies of purchasing quality art regardless of their budget or resources.

Under the ownership and direction of Kavin Buck and Laura Satterfield Buck, South La Brea Gallery was a meeting point where artists, curators and collectors  collectively pushed the boundaries art production, exhibition and collecting.