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Sasha Dela
Let Love Flow
November 20 - January 10, 2009


Artist Information

Biography

Sasha Dela received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2005 and her BFA in painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2000. She also participated in the 2000 Florence Honors Program at the Accademia Di Belle Arte (Florence, Italy). In January 2005, Sasha Dela worked on a collaborative project with writer Solidad DeCosta at the Lucid Art Foundation. She completed a residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2003. Her work has been exhibited at the Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR ; the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Arthouse, Austin, TX; and Diverseworks, Houston, TX.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education:

 California College of the Arts, San Francisco: Master of Fine Arts 2005

 Minneapolis College of Art and Design: Bachelor of Fine Arts 2000

 Accademia Di Belle Arte, Florence, Italy, Cy DeCosse Fellowship / Florence Honors Program 2000  

 

Artist Residencies:

Central Track, Dallas, TX, August- September 2008

Core Program Fellowship: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Glassell School, September 2005 – June 2007

Lucid Art Foundation: Collaboration with writer Solidad DeCosta, January 2005

Santa Fe Art Institute , August 2002,  May – August 2003

 

Artist Talks / Visiting Artist:

September 2008 Central Track, Dallas, TX

September 2008 MAC, Dallas, TX

May 2008 Blaffer Gallery, Museum of the University of Houston, Texas             

March 2008, December 2007 Graduate Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin

October 2007 University of Houston, Art Department

March 2007 Contemporary Art Museum, Houston

July 2007, October 2006 Glassell School of Art / University of Saint Thomas

March 2006 Glassell School of Art / University of Saint Thomas

November 2005 Rice University, Art Department  

 

Exhibitions:

Variegated Continuum, Public sculpture on the grounds of the Mexican Cultural Center, Austin, TX, Texas Biennial Commissions for Outdoor Projects, March 2009 

Natural Commodity Solo Exhibition, MAC, Dallas, TX, September 2008

Solo Exhibition, Women and their Work, Austin, TX, November 2008

Houston Area Artists, Quadrennial Show, Blaffer Gallery, Museum of the University of Houston, TX, May-August 2008

Outpost, CTRL Gallery, Houston TX, June 2008

Annual Juried Print Show, Houston Center for Photography, October 2007

Curator “25 Years of DiverseWorks History”  DiverseWorks, Houston, TX, September 2007

World View  Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX , June-August 2007

Core Exhibition  Glassell School of Art/ Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, March 2007

Blackout, Sasha Dela + Charles Beronio, Diverse Works, Houston, TX, September- October, 2006

New American Talent  Arthouse, Austin, TX, 2006-2008 Traveling Exhibition

Material World  Alliance Francais San Francisco, CA, April- May 2006

Bay Area Bazaar Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery Portland, Oregon, April- May 2006

Core Exhibition  Glassell School of Art/ Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, March 2006 

Juried Group Exhibition, Gertrud Herbert Art Center Augusta, Georgia, October - November 2004

Juried Group Exhibition of Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship Recipients, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, CA, September - November 2004

Special Delivery, Performative Collaboration with Fritz Haeg California College of the Arts, November 2004

Full Moon Walk, performance with artist Hamish Fulton, Santa Fe Art Institute, NM, June 2003

Sasha Dela  and  Melanie Pankau , Black Dog Gallery, Saint Paul, MN, November - December 2002

Juried Group Exhibition: Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, August 2001

 

Awards / Recognitions:

Eliza Prize, Houston, TX 2005 and 2007

Texas Artist of the Year Nomination, Arthouse, Austin, TX 2006

Teaching Fellowship, Rice University, Houston, TX

Arthouse Emergency Grant Austin, TX 2006

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, Teaching Assistantship Award for Minority Students 2003 and 2004

San Francisco Foundation, Murphy and Cadogan Fine Arts Fellowship 2004

Change, Inc Grant 2003

Cy DeCosse Fellowship / Florence Honors Program, Italy 2000 

 

Reviews and Publications

DiverseWorks 25th Anniversary Publication, Curatorial Statement by Sasha Dela

Core Program Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts March 2007, Essay by Michelle White

Art Papers January / February 2006, Review of “Blackout” at Diverse Works by Michelle White

Art Lies December 2006, Review of “Blackout” at Diverse Works by Margo Handwerker

Austin Chronicle July 2006, Amanda Douberly, Review of “New American Talent”

Core Program Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts March 2006, Essay by Charles Eladio Beronio

Sundown Salon/ Fritz Haeg November 2004, Essay by Sasha Dela