Claudia Fitch | Resume

Born 1952 in Palo Alto, CA, Lives in Seattle

EDUCATION
1979 M.F.A. Painting, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1975 B.F.A. Painting, University of Washington, Seattle

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014
Sirens on a Shelf, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle (also 2002, 2001, 1998, 1996, 2007, 2010)

2012
Claudia Fitch, APEX Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Snow Globe: Traveler with Long View, Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2011
Claudia Fitch: Works 1987—2010 Washington State University Museum of Art, WSU Museum of Art, Pullman, WA

2009
Interiors with Statuettes, Sorrento Hotel, Seattle, Curator: Michael Darling

1998
Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York

1997
European Ceramic Work Centre, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
A Fashion Show, Ceramics Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; collaboration with Stephanie Skura
Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

1993
Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
FUEL Gallery, Seattle (also 1992)

1990
Fuller Elwood Gallery, Seattle

1989
Munson Williams Proctor Institute, co-sponsored by Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

1986
P.S. 122, New York; installation; performance by Lenora Champagne
Franklin Furnace, New York; collaboration with Lenora Champagne (also in 1981)

1983
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

1982
Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; installation with performance by Eric Schmidt

1981
Window Installation at New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

1980
Artist's Resource Center, Seattle

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
The New Northwest, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, curators: Rock Hushka, Matthew Kangas

2012
Marks, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA curated by Vicki Halper

2009
Precision, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Surrealist Impulse: New Acquisitions, Tacoma Art Museum, WA 2008
Heads (dis)Embodied, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

2006
Helicon, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading PA, curated by Matt Garrison

2005
A Decade of Excellence: Celebrating the Neddy Artist Fellowship, Tacoma Art Museum, WA; curated by Rock Hushka Hushka

2003
Clay Body, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA (catalog/video)
Crossroads, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle; curated by Michael Klein

2002
Sweet & Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
Art Outside in the Webster Woods, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, WA
Let 'er Rip, Edison Eye, Bow, WA

2001-02
Double Vision, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York

2001
Works in Paper, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York
Lineformcolor: From Hard-Edge Abstraction to Architecture, Howard House, Seattle

2000
4 x 4, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle
Eccentric Form and Structures, Building 33, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

1999
jennjoygallery, San Francisco
New Work, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York
Metalcraft, Western Washington University, Bellingham, and Boise Art Museum

1997
Human References: Marks of the Artist, The Pavilion, Seattle Center; sponsored by Seattle Arts Commission
Pure Form: The Intensity of Process, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, OR
West Coast Painting and Sculpture 1997, ongoing slide presentation, Oceanside Museum of Art, CA

1996
Summer Invitational, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York
Let ‘er Rip, Edison Eye Gallery, Edison, WA

1995
Garden of Delights, Tacoma Art Museum, WA
Documents Northwest: Nature Studies, Seattle Art Museum

1994
Garden Variety, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Three Dimensions X Four, FUEL Gallery, Seattle

1993
Chairs: Embodied Objects, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham

1992
The Betty Bowen Legacy: Fourteen Years of Award Winning Art, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle
Here Today, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle
Faculty Show, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle

1991
Yard Art, Boise Art Museum

1990
Drawing Power, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

1989
Objects of Our Affection, FUEL Gallery, Seattle

1988
The Sum of The Parts, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

1987
Artists Choose Artists, Socrates Sculpture Park, Columbus Circle, New York
Outside/In, Socrates Sculpture Park at Columbus Circle, New York, NY
Bumberbiennale: Seattle Sculpture 1927-1987, Bumbershoot, Seattle

1986
Mystical Tales, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY

1985
Group Shows, The Red Studio, New York
The Eye of the Garden, Art on the Beach, New York; with Lenora Champagne and Glen Velez

1984
Spare Parts, Material for the Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs, Columbus Circle, New York
Environmental/Installation, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
Art on the Beach, Creative Time, New York
If Culture Means Anything, Vox Populi Gallery, New York

1983
Selections from the Unaffiliated Artists File, Artists Space, New York
Language, Drama, Source, Vision, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

1980
Ennui, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia

COLLECTIONS
Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
City of Seattle Collection
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Seattle Art Museum
Swedish Hospital, Seattle
Tacoma Art Museum
Qwest Field, Seattle
Washington State University Museum of Art
Zymogenetics, Seattle

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS
2014
Yvonne Twinning Humber Lifetime Achievement Award, Artist’s Trust
Finalist, Creative Capital Foundation

2011
Residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts National Endowment for the Arts

2010
Nominated: United States Artist Fellowship, First Innovator Arts Award through Artist Trust

2009
Nominated: Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

2006
Art + Architecture Program Fellowship, European Ceramics Work Center, with Barbara Swift, Landscape Architect and John Fleming, Architect

2004
Americans for the Arts Public Art Network's (PAN) 2004 Year in Review selected the SoundTransit Lynnwood Regional Express Transit Center (public artwork Shift)

2000
Neddy Artist Fellowship (sculpture), Behnke Foundation, Seattle

1998
Visiting Artist, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

1997
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
King County Special Projects
European Ceramics Work Centre Fellowship, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

1996
Artist's Projects Grants Program, On the Boards, Seattle
The MacDowell Colony Fellowship (also 1987)

1995
WESTAF/NEA Regional Fellowship in Visual Arts (sculpture)

1992
Artist Trust Fellowship in Visual Arts, Seattle
Independent Artist New Works Program, King County Arts Commission, Seattle

1990
Betty Bowen Memorial Special Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Artists, Seattle Arts Commission
Centrum Foundation Residency Grant, Port Townsend, WA

1989
New York State Council on the Arts, individual sponsored Project, through Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

1987
Socrates Sculpture Park Studio Program, Long Island City, NY

1986
Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art supported by the Jerome Foundation

1984
NEA Fellowship in Visual Arts (sculpture)
The New Museum of Contemporary Art Sambuca Romana Contemporary Artists Fellowship

1974
Yale Summer School of Music and Art Fellowship

COMMISSIONS
2011-13
First Hill Streetcar, City of Seattle Arts & Culture, City of Seattle Department of Transportation

2013
Finalist, Sound Transit East Link Extension: LEAD ARTIST

2010
Gresham Center for the Arts, Gresham OR, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Greenworks

2010
Finalist Proposal, Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2008
Finalist Proposal, Olympia City Hall, Olympia, WA
Finalist Proposal, Burien City Hall, Burien WA
2010 CityArtists Projects Grant, City of Seattle

2003-2004
Seattle monorail project, artist consultant, developed criteria for the visual design of the monorail guideways support system. Co-authored Guideways Study: Image Bank

2001-2003
Eastgate Park and Ride, Metro King County Public Art Program, KPFF Consulting Engineers, MBT Architects

1999-2003
Lynnwood Transit Center Sound Transit INCA Engineers INC, Zimmer-Gunzel-Frasca Partnership SoundTransit, project artist for Regional Lynnwood Express Project, in collaboration with Don Miles, Associate Partner of Zimmer-Gunzel- Frasca Partnership.
First and Goal, commission Seahawks Stadium and Exhibition Center (now called Qwestfield), designed and fabricated a series of sculptures as exterior installation, worked with Ellerbe Beckett Architects and Engineers.

1998
Seattle Arts Commission: Collaborative design services with Lewis Architects to complete design of Public art site for the restoration of the Seattle City Light North Service Center
Washington Department of Transportation: Sound Transit: Collaborative design services with OTAK to design a public art site for the renovation of the King Street Station, Seattle

1995-1996
Washington State Arts Commission: Limited Edition Artists’ Designs (LEAD), in collaboration with Washington State Public Schools and Correctional Industries

1995
Seattle Arts Commission: Collaborative design services with Arai/Jackson Architects & Planners to develop concept and final design of the public art site for the renovation of the Seattle City Light North Service Center Seattle METRO Water Capital Project: Design, fabrication and installation of Water Carry, the public art site for the Interurban Pump Station, Tukwila, WA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY & PUBLICATIONS
2004
Fleming, Ronald Lee. Miller, Jeannie. "Reinventing An Old Idea," Landscape Architecture, July

2003
Farr, Sheila. “Northwest art converges at CoCA’s Crossroads,” Seattle Times, March 28
Bullis, Doug. Artists of the West Coast, Atelier Books
Howard, Rhonda. Fashion is Art., THREAD FOR ART

2002
Howard, Rhonda. LAVA 2002, THREAD FOR ART

1998
Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review, Claudia Fitch,” The New York Times, October 9
Whitney, Kathleen. “Focus, Claudia Fitch: Just Beautiful,” Sculpture Magazine, September
Mittenthal, Robert. Metalcraft. (Western Washington University, Carole Fuller dba FUEL Gallery)

1997
Kangas, Matthew. “Reviews: Seattle, Claudia Fitch," Sculpture Magazine, April
Hackett, Regina. “Art Review: Claudia Fitch,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 10
Lippard, Lucy R., with Rina Swentzell, Kathleen Shields. Parallaxis: Fifty-five Points to View. (Denver: Western States Arts Federation)

1995
Adamson, Loch. “Studio View, Claudia Fitch,” The New Art Examiner, December
Allen, Lois. Contemporary Art in the Northwest. (Sydney: The Craftsman House - Gordon and Breach International)

1994
Kangas, Matthew. “Reviews: Seattle, Washington,” Sculpture Magazine, March/April
Halper, Vicki. Documents Northwest, Nature Studies. (The Poncho Series, Seattle Art Museum)

1993
Glowen, Ron. “Perspectives,” Artweek, December 2
Smallwood, Lyn. “Shape Shifters,” Seattle Weekly, November 17
DuVuono, Frances. “Art and Artifice,” Reflex, November/December
Glowen, Ron. Claudia Fitch: Traveling Hedges. (Spokane, WA: Cheney Cowles Museum)

1992
Gragg, Randy. “Sculpture, Believe It or Not,” Seattle Weekly, January
Hackett, Regina. “Artists Excel Up Against the Wall,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 19

1990
Glowen, Ron. “Things Are As They Seem,” VISIONS, fall issue
Bryant, Elizabeth. “Round-Up,” Reflex, May/June
Smallwood, Lyn. “The Edge of Wonderland,” Seattle Weekly, March 28

1989
Socrates Sculpture Park: Artists Choose Artists, November 1987 - March 1988. ( Long Island City, NY: The Athena Foundation)

1986
Raynor, Vivien. “‘Mystical Tale’ at the Thorpe,” The New York Times, April 3
Malarcher, Patrician. “Thorpe: Evolving Environments,” The New York Times, April 6
Howell, John. “Lenora Champagne: Eye of the Garden,” ARTFORUM, January
Dunning, Jennifer. “Dance: Eye of the Garden,” The New York Times, August 24

1985
Glueck, Grace. “Art: ‘Art on the Beach,’ Works and Performances,” The New York Times, July 5
Jocelyn, Tim. “Artist Furniture and Functional Art,” Impulse, Toronto, Canada, summer issue

1983
Glueck, Grace. “In the Arts: Critics’ Choices,” The New York Times, May 29
Shearer, Linda. Selections from the Unaffiliated Artists File. (Artists Space, New York: Committee for the Visual Arts, Inc.)

1980
Sachs, Sid. “Claudia Fitch: Demons, Ghosts, Shadows,” The New Art Examiner, April