MACON REED

EDUCATION

2016     Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2013     MFA Interdisciplinary Studio Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010     Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Radio Documentary Production, Portland, ME

2007     BFA Sculpture & Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

ONE & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016     Eulogy For The Dyke Bar, PULSE Special Projects, PULSE Art Fair, New York, NY

             Who's Afraid of Magic? , ICA Baltimore, [solo] Baltimore, MD

2015     Eulogy For The Dyke Bar, [solo], Wayfarers Gallery, New York, NY

             On Queer Fertility and the Solar System, [solo] LABStudios, Baltimore, MD

             Witchual Objects, [solo], Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX

             Bloodmoons, [with Madsen Minax], Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL

2014     Physical Education [solo], Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

             Where Appetites Find Shapes, The President's Gallery, [with Madsen Minax], Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL

             The Fiery Parts of Fire, [with Cameron Gibson], Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

2013     Secondary Colors Are Colors Too [solo], Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

             Second Primary, [with Daniel Luedtke] 3433 Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017     Personals, Skowhegan Project Space, New York, NY

             Perpetual Revolution, International Center for Photography, New York, NY

2016     BRIC Biennial Volume II, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY

             Nothing Left, Athens Museum of Queer Arts, Athens, Greece

             Prime Time Ascend, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

             Your Body is a Battleground, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL

             Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

             MAGICK, Silver Future, Berlin, Germany

             For Sale By Owner, Hilltop Antiques, Skowhegan, ME

             Pumped, conteS/Xting SPORT, GEGEN, NGBK, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

             Healing, Queeristan, Amsterdam, Netherlands

             Future Visions, Kleiner Salon, Berlin, Germany

2015     FAG Debut Exhibition with Art Fag City, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Miami, FL

             Camp Out 2015, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

             Outsider Art Fest, Austin, TX

             Platforms: 10 Years of Chances Dances, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

             Reciprocity: Exhibiting Moments and Momentum from Neighborhood Time Exchange,

             Neighborhood Time Exchange Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

             The Annual, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

             The First Five Years and The Last Five Years, Nightingale, Chicago, IL

             Selected Works, Soundscape, Basilica, Hudson, NY

             Witchual, Film Screening, Idapalooza, Idyll Dandy Arts, Smithville, TN

2014     Mad Cartographies, The Icarus Project, Vancouver, British Columbia

            Team Spirited, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

             Direct to Video, Byrd Theater, Richmond, VA

2013     Summoning A New Queer Reality, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

             The (W)holy Grail, Chicago Artist's Month, Chicago, IL

              Milwaukee Arts Festival, Chicago, IL

              Departure, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

2012      MDW Art Fair, Chicago, IL

              The Dragon Is The Frame, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

2010      Life Unfiltered, Salt Institute Gallery, Portland, ME

2009      A Blatant Show of Nepotism, Plant Zero Gallery, Richmond, VA

2007      Double Bounce, Ephemeroptera Gallery, New York, NY

              Come Together, The Kitchen, New York, NY

               Swap Meet Project, Camel Gallery, Richmond, VA

2006      An Alternative History of Belgrade, DAH Theater, Belgrade, Serbia

2005      Catalyst Fifteen, Plant Zero, Richmond, VA

               The Icarus Project: Visual Resistance, ABC No Rio Gallery, New York City, NY

     

RESIDENCIES

2017      A.I.R. Gallery, Summer Residency Program, Governor’s Island, NY

              Real Time and Space, Oakland, CA [forthcoming]

2016      Eyebeam Research Fellow, Eyebeam, Brooklyn, NY

              Flux Factory, Queens, NYC

              Wassaic Project, Wassaic, New York

2015     Neighborhood Time Exchange Residency, Philadelphia, PA

             Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX

             LABStudio, Baltimore, MD

             Idyll Dandy Arts Artist in Residence Program, Nashville, TN

             Signal Fire, Verde River, AZ

2014     Summer Forum, Joshua Tree, CA

             Arlington Arts Center, Artist in Residence Program, Arlington, VA

             Free Cascadia Witch Camp, Wolf Creek, OR

2013     Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE), Steuben, WI & Chicago, IL

2007     Vermont Studio Center, (Joan Mitchell Art Foundation Fellowship), Johnson, VT

2006     The Kitchen's Sydney Khan Summer Intensive in Art & Social Engagement, New York, NY

              Penland School of Craft, Bakersville, NC

              Dah Theater International School Intensive in Physical Theater & Voice, Belgrade, Serbia

 

CURATORIAL

2016     Witch Hunts Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation with Silvia Federici,

             BRIC Biennial Volume II, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY

             Mugwort Magic: Plant Medicine For Healing In and Out of Time

             BRIC Biennial Volume II, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY

             Lady Liberty Calls: A Ritual for Personal and Global Healing

             BRIC Biennial Volume II, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY

             A Critical Legacy: The Loss and Legacy of Dyke Bars Panel Discussion,

             PULSE Perspectives, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

             Eulogy For The Dyke Bar, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

2015     Eulogy For The Dyke Bar [1st iteration] with Queer Memoir, Wayfarers Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013     Everything But..., Gallery 102, George Washington University, DC

2007    Swap Meet Project, Camel Gallery, Richmond, VA

 

PERFORMANCE, COLLABORATIVE, & PARTICIPATORY PROJECTS

2016     Eulogy Ritual, Eulogy For The Dyke Bar,  PULSE Special Projects,  PULSE Art Fair, New York, NY

2015     Impossible Bonanza, Bonanza, CO

2012     Camp Out, collaboration with Marianne Copene and August Farm, Rochester, WA

2007     Swap Meet Project, Richmond, VA

2006     Our Inconvenient Truth, The Kitchen, New York, NY

              Living Proof Summer Tour, New York, NY, collaboration with The Kitchen and Red 76

              Gymnastics Fan Club Team, Richmond, VA

2005     We Are Such Stuff, VCU Performing Arts Center, Richmond, VA

              Obstacle Course: Pilgrimage To The Relics, Richmond, VA

2004     Upside Down Circus, Bread & Puppet Theater, Glover, VT

              Asymmetrical Prisoner of War Orchestra, Bread & Puppet Theater, Glover, VT

 

VISITING CRITIC & LECTURER

2016      School of Visual Arts MFA Program, Guest Critic, New York, NY

2015      American University, Video Art, Art Lecture/ Visiting Critic, Washington, DC

              SAIC Fibers Department, Introduction to Fibers, Art Lecture/ Visiting Critic, Chicago, IL

2014      Maryland Institute College of Art, Senior Thesis Course, Visiting Critic, Baltimore, MD

2013       Department of Gender & Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Camp Out: An Intersection of Collaborative Education, Farming, and Art”, Artist Lecture, Chicago, IL

               George Washington University, MFA Program, Graduate Studio Visits, Washington, DC

               Moving Image I, University of Illinois at Chicago, Visiting Artist/ Lecture on Sound Aesthetics, Chicago, IL

               American University, Art & Social Practice Seminar, Visiting Artist, Washington, DC

               George Washington University, Curator of Student Exhibition & Performance Series, Gallery 102, Washington, DC

2012       Moving Image I, University of Illinois at Chicago, Visiting Artist/ Lecture on Sound Aesthetics, Chicago, IL

 

CONFERENCES, PANELS, VISITING ARTIST PRESENTATIONS

2016     Empyre Guest Contributor, empyre.library.cornell.edu

2015     Academic Affairs for Diversity & Inclusion Faculty Forum: Moments of Inclusion Panel, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014     Gallery 37, Honors Video Production, Visiting Artist Lecture, Chicago, IL

2013     Collective Tarot: The Collaborative Process, Olympia Public Library, Panelist, Olympia, WA

2007     Cultural Studies Association Conference: Arts and Social Engagement Workshop, Panelist and Lecturer, Portland State University, Portland, OR

             Open Engagement Conference: Art After Aesthetic Distance, University of Regina,  Regina, Saskatchewan

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2016     VCU Skowhegan Scholarship, Richmond, VA

             Education Fellowship, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2013     University Graduate Fellowship, UIC, Chicago, IL

2012     University Graduate Fellowship, UIC, Chicago, IL

2011      Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Documentary Media & Sound Aesthetics, UIC, Chicago, IL

2010     New Voices Scholarship, Association of Independents in Radio, Boston, MA

2009    Salt Institute Full Scholarship, SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME

2007    Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

              Undergraduate Research Grant, VCU School of the Arts

              Truth and Beauty Award, VCU Sculpture

2006     Sidney Khan Summer Institute Scholarship, The Kitchen, New York, NY

              Deanʼs International Study Abroad Grant, VCU School of the Arts

              Alice Cabell Horsley Parker Scholarship, VCU Sculpture

              Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship, VCU Honors College

              International Study Scholarship, VCU Office of International Education

              Penland Ceramics Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts

 

VISITING CRITIC & LECTURER

2017     New York University, IDM Program, Artist Talk, New York, NY

2016     School of Visual Arts MFA Program, Guest Critic, New York, NY

2015     American University, Video Art, Art Lecture/ Visiting Critic, Washington, DC

             SAIC Fibers Department, Introduction to Fibers, Art Lecture/ Visiting Critic, Chicago, IL

2014     Maryland Institute College of Art, Senior Thesis Course, Visiting Critic, Baltimore, MD

2013     Department of Gender & Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago,

2013    “Camp Out: An Intersection of Collaborative Education, Farming, and Art”, Artist Talk, Chicago, IL

             George Washington University, MFA Program, Visiting Critic, Washington, DC

             Moving Image I, University of Illinois at Chicago, Visiting Artist/ Lecture on Sound Aesthetics

             American University, Art & Social Practice Seminar, Visiting Artist, Washington, DC

             George Washington University, Curator of Student Exhibition Series, Gallery 102, Washington, DC

2008     Louis August Jonas Foundation, Contemporary Arts Instructor, Stendis, Denmark

2012     Moving Image I, University of Illinois at Chicago, Visiting Artist/ Lecture on Sound Aesthetics

 

RADIO DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION/ BROADCAST

2011     Pushing Boundaries Debut: Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom & Alien Boy, Broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcasting (KOPB) & KBOO, Portland, OR

            Pushing Boundaries Special Feature: Pendulum Circus Arts, Broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcasting (KOPB) & KBOO, Portland, OR

            Rethinking Art With Social Practice, Broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcasting (KOPB) & KBOO, Portland, OR

2010    54 Years, Salt Institute Gallery, Portland, ME

            Gamers!, Broadcast on KUOW, Port Townsend, WA & WMPG, Portland, ME

 

RADIO BROADCAST FIELDWORK

2011     “Who Controls Black Women's Bodies,” Backstory Media (NPR affiliate) & Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Field Producer, Charlottesville, VA

2010      Radio Production Assistant for State of the Re:Union (NPR affiliate)

              Multi-Media Production Assistant for Stage & Studio, Oregon Public Broadcasting, & KBOO Community Radio

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017     “Life Lived in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights Surveyed at BRIC Biennial, V. II,” Brooklyn Reader, bkreader.com

2016     Mitter, Siddartha. “At The BRIC Biennial, Dozens of Local Artists Shine a Light on Brooklyn,” The Village Voice, villagevoice.com

             Farley, Michael Anthony. “No Fear: Macon Reed at ICA Baltimore,” Art F City, artfcity.com

             Ober, Cara. “Witchcraft: Making Misogyny Great Again,” Bmore Art, bmoreart.com

             Cascone, Sarah. “The Spirit of Exploration Drives PULSE 2016,” Artiste News, news.artnet.com

             Meier, Alison. “An Immersive Dyke Bar and Other Mixed-Media Moments from Pulse Art Fair,” Hyperalleric, hyperallergic.com

             Farley, Michael Anthony. “Yes, Pulse is Totally Worth a Visit,” Art F City, artfcity.com

             Guelda, Voien. “Six Political Works to Check Out at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair," Observer Culture, Observer.com

             Vayzman, Liene. “Performing History in Macon Reed's Eulogy to the Dyke Bar,” SinisterWisdom. Volume 101.

            Moon, Grace. “Macon Reed's Eulogy For The Dyke Bar,” Velvet Park, velvetparkmedia.com

            Lynch, Scott. “Pulse Brings Sterling Barbed Wire and a Cartoonish “Dyke Bar” to Chelsea,” The Gothamist, gothamist.com

            “Eulogy For The Dyke Bar,” TimeOut New York, timeout.com

            Mattson, Greggor. “Lesbian Bar, Queer Futurities?” greggormattson.com

            Martinez, Alana. “What Happened to All the Dyke Bars? An Artist Responds by Building Her Own,” New York Observer, Observer.com

            Indrisek, Scott.“Pulse New York Shakes Things Up,” ArtInfo, bouinartinfo.com

            Halperin, Moze. “Staff Picks: “I'll Never Love Again,” Macon Reed, Desperately Seeking Susan,” Flavorpill, flavorpill.com

2015     “How to Eat, Drink, and Sleep Art in Miami,” Huffington Post, huffingtonpost.com

            Pasulka, Nicole. “The History of Lesbian Bars,” Broadly/ Vice Magazine, broadly/vice.com

           “Time Out Says,” Time Out New York, timeout.com

           “Must See Events: Butch Queens and Dykes in Brooklyn,” Art Fag City, Artfcity.com

           “The Very Best of NYC Special Events,” GO! Magazine, gomag.com

            Dilettante, Summer Forum Publication, Summer Forum Residency Program

            O'Hara, Mary. “Lesbian Bar Are Nearly Extinct and This Is Their Eulogy,” Dailydot.com

            Zoe Leverant, “Bringing An Art Installation To Life,” Flavorpill New York City

            Killary, Katie. “When Fall Is Better Than Summer and Spring,” Bushwick Daily

           Gulino, Malina. “Last Call: Columbia's Queer Women and the End of the Lesbian Bar,” Columbia Spectator, columbiaspectator.com

           Galmfors, Helena. “Taking the Pulse on Contemporary Art,” The Absorbe, theabsorbe.com

           “A Conversation Began...”, Neighborhood Time Exchange, blog.neighborhoodtime.exchange

2014    Morris, Matthew, “Portrait of the Artist: Macon Reed,” New City Art, art.newcity.com

           “Where Appetites Find Shapes,” Time Out Chicago, timeout.com

           “Macon Reed at Ordinary Projects,” The Visualist, thevisualist.org

           “Top 5 Weekend Picks,” Bad At Sports, badatsports.com

2013     Ruvalcaba, Adriana, “Stories From the Inside,” Gallery 400, gallery400.uic.edu

            “Macon Reed: Chicago Artists Month 1050,” Flats Studio, flatsudio.com

2011     Roberts, Dmae, “Stage &Studio: Artland,” KBOO Radio, kboo.fm

            “Art & Social Practice,” Interview with Harrell Fletcher & Jen Delos Reyes, Stage & Studio, KBOO Radio, Portland, OR

2010     “New Voice: Macon Reed,” Association for Independents In Radio, air.org

2007     Mogin, Sarah, “It's a Swap Thing,” Style Weekly, styleweekly.com

              Swap Meet Project Book Release, Camel Gallery, Richmond, VA