elisabeth oppenheimer

sculptures, videos and installations

porcelain, metal and more

furniture / design

architecture competitions w/ guido loeckx

Elisabeth Oppenheimer
lives in A(scona) and Z(ürich) -- and in San Francisco whenever ever possible
Education / Ausbildung 2007 MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, U.S.A.
  1999 BFA, Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, U.S.A.
Residencies / Awards 2008 fontAUnAviva , Disentiser Brunnenweg Kunstprojekt
Residenzen/Preise   yearlong public art sound installation with visual component
2005 San Francisco Arts Commission, Individual Artist Equity Grant with
  Victor Cartagena for “Perpetual Motion / Movimiento Perpetuo” @ Intersection for the Arts
  2005 Swiss Consulate Artist Grant, San Francisco
  2004 Artist in Residence, De Young Art Center – Legion of Honor, SF
  2003 Artist in Residence, San Francisco Zoo
  2002 Honorable Mention, Plutonium Memorial Design Competition
  2001 San Francisco Art Commission - "Construct 1" Annual
    Installation Award and Exhibition
  1999 Isaac Walter Sculpture Award for Ceramics
Selected Solo Shows 2013 Wiegenlied, at the exhibition ‘Skulpturen in Baar’, Baar, Switzerland
Auserwählte Einzelshows   with Guido Loeckx
2009 Kunstpfad am Rhein, Museum Sursilvan / Art Spel Rein, Trun
  with Guido Loeckx and Fanny Rutz-Mendez
2008 fontAUnAviva, Disentiser Brunnenweg Kunstprojekt, Disentis
  with Guido Loeckx
2008 Kunstschalter Sumvitg Staziun d’Art Sumvitg, „Summer im Winter“
  with Guido Loeckx
2005 Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, “Perpetual Motion/Movimiento
  Perpetuo” with Victor Cartagena
  2004 De Young Art Center, San Francisco, “boat-people-boat-people-boat…”
    Build, San Francisco, “lifesavers”
  2003 Swissnex, San Francisco, CA, “SEA / SKY”,
    Ampersand Gallery, San Francisco "SEA / SKY"
  2002 456 Montgomery St, Swiss Consulate General, San Francisco
    tranquillo andante
    Exposition Jeune Creation, Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris
  2001 San Francisco Art Commission Gallery - CONSTRUCT 1
    Annual Installation Award - Collaboration with Tania Vu,
    exhibition awarded by Toby Kamps, curator Contemporary Art Museum of San Diego and Marc Dion
  1998 Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, "Nunca Mas"
Selected Group Shows 2008 Experimental Photography, Mission Cultural Center San Francisco
Auserwählte Gruppenshows 2004 Swell Gallery, San Francisco, “BodyMapping”, organized by S. Grace
2004 Swissnex, BIO 2004, San Francisco
  La Greina Kultursommer, SAC, Piz Terri, Switzerland
    Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, “The Memory Project” Curated by Saralyn Reece-Hardy
  2003 Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, “The Big Tree Project”
    Association Le Pays Ou le Ciel Est Toujours Bleu, Orleans, France
    & Residence d’artistes de la ville de Dompierre sur Besbre, Association
    AACE, Clermont-Ferrand, France, “Memoires”
  2002 Southern Exposure, San Francisco, "Repurpose", curated by Nicolas
    Bourriaud, co-director of Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
    Z Space Gallery, San Francisco, “Salts & Minerals” in conjunction with backdrop design
    for the play "Eyes of the Heart" by Catherine Filloux,
    Château de Nedde, Centre d’Art Limousin, France
    Art en dépôt / Catalogue
  2001 Southern Exposure, "Think Again", curated by Miwon Kwon, UCLA
    12th Annual California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis,
    juried by Yoshio Taylor
    Finley Community Center, Santa Rosa, "Moved by the Land", curated by
    Lisa Beerntsen & Bonnie Karlsen
    Academy of Art Sculpture Gallery, San Francisco, "The Scroll Installation
    Project", collaboration of 12 intern. artists in a project by Iren Jensen
    John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
    Tying us together, annual exhibition
    San Francisco Metreon "Tails of the city"
  2000 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley,
    Annual Exhibition, curated by Clara Kim
    ArtLink@Sothebys Young Art 2000 Show in Chicago, Vienna (Austria)
    and Tel Aviv (Israel) with subsequent auction / Catalogue
  1999 “Look at what I’ve done, Mom”
    One Day Happening at Bakers' Beach, San Francisco
  1998 San Francisco Center for the Book, “Art Making Book Making, Art", curated by C. Hobson
    Crucible Steel Gallery@Cell Space, San Francisco, "Busted"
    Studio 939, San Francisco, "Cet obscur objet du desir"
    Speaking Words into the Wind --- on air, Performance with Georg Dietzler, Josefa Vaugham
    et al. commemorating the 50th year of the signing of the Charter of the U.N.
  1996 Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, “Confess”
    curated by Thelma Golden, Associate Curator of the Whitney Museum
Publications / Articles   Churner, Rachel; Artweek, Dec. 2001, “Construct 1: The First Annual Installation Award Show
    Heger, Monica; Mission Dispatch, November 2005, “A city of Motion at the Intersection - Art Gallery exhibit is ghostly”
    Mizota, Sharon; SF Weekly, Art – Our critics Weigh In on local Exhibits, October 26, 2005, “Perpetual Motion / Movimiento Perpetuo”
    Shank, Will; Bay Area Reporter, November 15, 2001, Arts & Entertainment “Imaginary Landscapes”
    Strand, Michael; Salina Journal (Kansas), February 20, 2004, “The Artists’ Visions - Salina Art Center”
    Van Proyen, Mark; Art Issues, January 2002,
    Elizabeth Oppenheimer / Tania Vu at S.F. Arts Commission Gallery,
    Robert Linder, “Da Face” at Hosfelt Gallery
    Kyle Reicher at Braunstein/ Quay Gallery
    Westbrook, Lindsey; San Francisco Bay Guardian, November 21, 2001,
    Critic's choice: 'Construct 1: the First Annual Installation Award Show'"
Radio & TV Interviews   Radio Interview: Radio 2050, KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley, CA (Oct. 22, 2005)
    Television Broadcast: ‘Inside City Limits,’ Comcast SF, San Francisco, CA (Nov. 16 - 19, 2005)
Web Highlights   Jamie Lee, KQED Interactive Gallery Crawl, www.kqed.org, San Francisco, CA (Nov. 2005)
    Gloria Tanchelev, SFAI MFA 2007, San Francisco, CA (May 2007)