Oriane Stender, ‘Untitled sewn photograph (eye/circles)’, 2008, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

My current project combines the concept and material culture of legacy - the expectations we are given from history - and the construction of identity through our own actions and production. I was named after a character in Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, which, as the first Modernist novel, and often cited as one of the world’s great works of literature, has given me a lot to live up to. I start with this particularly personal source material and overlay it with my own stream of consciousness journal. I interweave the two “texts,” my own being not so much a written text as a combination of words, images and processes I have developed and adapted into my own form of expression to form a complicated web of identity.

Selected Bibliography
2015 Pearson, Laura. 'Money, Wheels, and Random Legs' a strong show at a unique space. Chicago Tribune, October 14, 2015.
2012 Robinson, Walter. Judge Fires Executor of Allan Stone Estate. Artnet, February 9, 2012.
2011 Cohen, David. Stonewall Me and I'll Facebook You! Art Critical, September 21, 2011.
2010 Acquisitions 2007 - 2009 (catalog) Federal Reserve Board Fine Arts Program, Washington, DC. Essay by Stephen Bennett Phillips.
2010 Delcambre, Dave. ncartblog "Falling down..."
2009, 2004 "The Heart of Mathematics - An Invitation to Effective Thinking." Image. Edward B. Burger, Michael P. Starbird, Eds. (2nd and 3rd editions)
2006 Johnson, Ken. "Art in Review." The New York Times, July 14, 2006.
2006 Hollis, Cynthia. Catalogue essay, "Currency: Art as Money, Money as Art," The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL, 2006
2005 Young, Brian. Catalogue essay, National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, 2005.
2005 McCormack, Ed. "'Talent' at Allan Stone Gallery." Gallery & Studio, November-December, 2005.
2005 Peacock, Leslie. "Drawing Show at the Arkansas Art Center." Arkansas Times, September 15, 2005.
2005 Cooper, Ivy. "Current Shows." Riverfront Times (St. Louis, MI), March 2, 2005.
2004 Smith, Roberta. "The Infinite Fill Group Show." The New York Times, August 6, 2004.
2004 Levin, Kim. Voice Choices, Village Voice, August 1 - 7, 2004.
2004 "The Matrix Reloaded." New York Magazine, August 16, 2004.
2004 Kerr, Merrily. "The Infinite Fill Show." Time Out New York, August 12 - 16, 2004.
2004 Ramachandran, Nisha. "Dollars and Sense." Palo Alto Weekly, January 2, 2004.
2003 Allen, Steven Robert. "High Brow Seamstresses." Alibi, December 25 - 31, 2003.
2003 Lhamo, Rinchen. "Critical Reflections." THE Magazine of the Arts, Dec./Jan., 2003-2004.
2003 Siphron, Catherine. "Oriane Stender at Frumkin/Duval Gallery." Artweek, July/Aug., 2003.
2003 Baker, Kenneth. "Art Notes." San Francisco Chronicle, June 10, 2003.
2003 Lederer, Carrie. "Needle Art: A Postmodern Sewing Circle." Catalog essay, Exhibits USA.
2002 Amrhein, Joe and Susan Swenson, eds. "Pierogi Press #8." Brooklyn, NY.
2002 Szeemann, Harald. "Argent et Valeur, Le Dernier Tabou." Catalog essay, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland:Expo Suisse.
2002 Harrison, Helen A. "When Embroidery is More Than A Craft." The New York Times, March 17, 2002.
2002 Lee, John. "Sew Fine at the Islip Art Museum." Islip Bulletin, February 14, 2002.
2002 Kimball, Cathy. "Portrait Obscured." Exhibition essay, San Jose, CA: San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, March, 2002.
2002 Goley, MaryAnne. "$how Me the Money." Catalog essay. Washington, DC: Trust for Museum Exhibitions.
2002 Cantor, Judy. "Show Me the Money." Gulf Shore Life, April 28, 2002.
2002 Stabb, Jo Ann. "Transformations: Trash to Art." Surface Design Journal, Winter 2002.
2001 Baker, Kenneth. "Gallery Shows." San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2001.
2000 Goley, MaryAnne. "MoneyMaking: The Fine Art of Currency at the Millennium." Catalog essay. Washington, DC: Federal Reserve Board.
2000 "The ArtCouncil Announces Year 2000 Grant Winners." Artweek, September 2000.
2000 Peterson, Robin. "Transforming Trash." Catalog essay, Redding, CA: Redding Museum of Art and History.
2000 Harris, Art. "Art on Art: Details, Details." surfsantamonica, June 17, 2000.
1999 Jacobson, Kay Marie "ePicks." sfgate.com, April 7, 1999.
1999 Pascual-Marquina, Cira. "The Transactional Image." Exhibition essay. Washington, DC: Dimock Gallery, George Washington University .
1999 Mazzone, Marian & Mark Sloan. "The Right to Assemble." Catalog essays.
Charleston, SC: Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston.
1999 Ashley, Dottie. "Found Objects Become Art." Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), September 30, 1999.
1999 Rhodes, Kristen. "A Sampling of Art." The Charleston City Paper, October 20, 1999.
1999 Martin, Frank. "Halsey Gallery Shows Our Right to Assemble." Post and Courier,(Charleston, SC), October 28, 1999.
1999 Day, Jeffrey. "Going to Pieces: Assemblage Exhibit Delights." The State (Columbia, SC), October 10, 1999.
1999 Roche, Harry. "The Bay Area Awards Show at New Langton Arts." Artweek, June 1999.
1999 Wacks, Mel. "No Respect for Money." Coinage, April 1999.
1999 Brenneman, Christine. "Visual Arts Picks." San Francisco Metropolitan, April 12, 1999.
1999 Chen, Jean. "Critics' Choices: Money Shots." San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 7, 1999.
1999 Frank, Peter. "Art Pick of the Week." L.A. Weekly, January 1 - 7, 1999.
1998 Roche, Harry. "On the Money." Artweek, October 1998.
1998 Van Proyen, Mark. "Introductions." Art Issues, September/October 1998.
1998 Ollman, Leah, "Seven Artists Creatively Follow the Money at Bergamot Station." Los Angeles Times,December 25, 1998.
1998 Helfand, Glen. "Art Pick: Introductions '98." San Francisco Bay Guardian, July 22, 1998.
1998 Freedman, Marcy. "Art Exhibits." SF Weekly, July 16, 1998.
1998 Artweek, May 1998; cover image, featured artist.
1997 The Rock Island Dispatch (IL), March 7, 1997, review.
2006 Surface Design Journal, Summer 1996, image
Awards, Residencies, Lectures, etc.
2008 Panel Discussion: Moving Money; Global Capital and the Dematerialization of Value, Stonybrook University, Stonybrook, NY
2006 Inner Depth: The Body as Muse, Artists' Lecture Series, Makor/Steinhardt Center, New York
2004 Studio assistant to artist and NYU Associate Professor John Torreano, New York
2003 Participant, "100 Arts Leaders" Strategic Focus Group, California Arts Council
2003 California Arts Council Visual Artists' Fellowship
2003 Artist in Residence, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
2002 - 2005 Louise Bourgeois' Artists' Salon, New York
2001 Guest Lecturer, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2000 Artadia, the Fund for Art & Dialogue, Grant to Individual Artists, San Francisco, CA
2000 Residency, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY
2000 Semi-finalist, SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1999 Gallery Talk & Assemblage Workshop, Halsey Gallery, Charleston, SC
1998 Bay Area Award, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
1997 Guest Artist, The Exploratorium, San Francisco
1996 Guest Lecturer, City College of San Francisco
1996 Awards Juror, National Educational Media Network: Artists' Profiles/Creative Process
1996 Guest Lecturer, Loom and Shuttle Weavers, San Francisco
1995 Guest Lecturer, Tamalpais Weavers' Guild, Ross, CA
1995 Guest Lecturer, Walnut Creek Community Center Arts Program, Walnut Creek, CA
1994 Guest Lecturer, Northern California Conference of Handweavers, San Francisco
Museum & Corporate
Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
JP Morgan Chase, New York, NY
Synopsys Incorporated, Mountain View, CA
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
and approximately 100 private collections

About Oriane Stender