RANDY COLOSKY 

Born in New Jersey, 1965

Lives and works in Los Angeles & Oakland, CA

Education


Kansas City Art Institute - BFA Ceramics 1985 - 1987

Boston University - PIA Ceramics Program 1983 - 1985

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 

"SPRING regenerate", S.E.A, Los Angeles, CA.

"LA Art Show 2022", LA convention center, south hall, Los Angeles, CA.


2019 

"Going Away", Incline Gallery/Satellite of Love, San Francisco, CA.

 

2018 

"Way Bay 2", Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA. 2018.

"Unconquerable Inertia",Hibbleton Gallery, Fullerton, CA. 

 

2017

"Talk Talk" Ship in the Woods, Escondido, CA.
"Dutrius" Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose San Jose, CA. 

"Group Hang": Facebook AIR Anniversary Show, The Lab San Francisco, CA.

 

2016  

"Flat Earth" Ship in the Woods, Escondido, CA. 
"Blade Runner." Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
"The Drawing Show Root Division" Brilliant Champions Gallery Brooklyn, NY.

"MFA Never." San Francisco, CA. 

 

2015 

"Post Fabrication" Wavepool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

"(IM)Material." Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA. 
"Tzedakah Box Show" Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA.

Guerrero Gallery Oakland, CA.

 

2014  

"Reflection/Refraction." Front Room Gallery, New York, NY

The Battery, San Francisco, CA.

 

2013  

"Space" Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 1999.
"Voulkos Inspired" Berkeley Arts Passageway, Berkeley, CA. 
"Permutations Unfolding" Root Division. San Francisco, CA.
"Project Art Fair."  Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Miami, FL.
"This will never work." Southern Exposure Juried Show, San Francisco, CA.

2012  

"Fellowship Awards Show", Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

3020 Laguna Street In Exitum. and David Kasperzak. KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.
"Documento" Krowsworks, Gallery Oakland, CA.
"Streetopia" Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA.
“You can’t make art by trying to make art” A show about the influence of the art of David Ireland. Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA.
"Time x Time" Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
"Stacked and Multiplied" Adobe Books Back Room, San Francisco, CA.
"Alchemy" Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA.
"Deeper Visions 2" Shelter Surf Shop, Huntington Beach CA.
"Art and Furniture." Huntington Beach Arts, Huntington Beach, CA.

 

2008 

"Syzygy" The Lab, San Francisco, CA.
"Vaguely Papery." Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL.
"Portrait Show." Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

 

2006 

"Frieze Art Fair" Jack Hanley Gallery, London. UK.
"The Excavation Project"  Low Gallery. San Francisco, CA.

"Inaugural exhibition" Mollusk Surf Shop. San Francisco, CA. 

 

2005 

"M Theory" Hosfelt Gallery. San Francisco, CA. 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016  

"Ice Capades"- cryokinetic sculpture. Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 

"White Hot "- cast glass sculptures. Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA. 

2014  

"Rise and Fall"- ceramic and glass sculptures.Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA. 

2013  

"The Shape of Things That Happen Again" - large- scale steel sculptures. Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA.

 

2012  

"Infrastructure"- glass and bronze sculptures. K Imperial Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.

"New Works"- template drawings on paper. Gallery Hijinks, San Francisco, CA. 

 

2011

"Fiat Lux; new works by Randy Colosky", large- scale sculpture installations and drawings. Curated by Natasha Boaz and Jennifer McCabe. Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA.

2010  

"Secret Handshake" - sculpture and mixed media installation.  Curated by Tracy Wheeler and Bruno Mauro. Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA.

2008 

"The Circus (in my mind) is in Town" - collage and drawings. Adobe Books Back Room, San Francisco, CA

Public Art Projects

2021

Its About Time - Large scale marble and steel relief wall installed in new Life Science building in San Carlos, CA. Commissioned by Alexandra LLC

 

2020

Thalia Column Public Art Project – Large scale ceramic column Laguna Beach, CA. Commissioned by the Laguna Beach Arts Commission

 

The Greater Mysteries 19H building, Oakland, CA.
70 ft x11 ft x20 inch window space with LED lighting, stainless Steel spheres and painted Mural. Commissioned by LMC. LLC.

 

2019

Cascade Moran Building, Oakland, CA.
Large scale stainless steel sculpture mounted to exterior of building. Commissioned by Junction Properties LLC.

 

Wave Function Kaiser Sport Medicine Facility, San Francisco, CA.
Digitally constructed super graphic for office waiting area. Commissioned By CCCArt Advisers

 

DNAAA Visitacion Valley Greenway, San Francisco, CA.
Large scale site-specific outdoor stainless steel sculpture. Installed in a public garden as part of Visitacion Valley Greenway Project.

 

2018

Constellation Studies, Ellie May Technology Headquarters, Pleasanton, CA.
Triptych large-scale acrylic study with surfboard epoxy coating

 

Central Crossing, Centra Properties Housing Development, Livermore, CA.
Two large-scale outdoor redwood sculptures. Commissioned By Signature Homes LLC.

 

2016

The Redwoods Embarcadero Square Complex Mixed-Use Development, San Francisco, CA. Seven large-scale outdoor redwood sculptures. Commissioned by Gaw Capital Partners LLC.

 

2015
Gravity’s Rainbow Facebook Inc. Menlo Park, CA.
Large-scale mural installed at Facebook Headquarters. Commissioned by the Facebook AIRS program

 

Ice 9 429 Market St Building, San Francisco, CA.
Engineered Ceramic Sculpture places at Building Entry

The pressure to hold together that which held things back Sonoma State College Campus Sonoma State College

Rohnert Park, CA.

Redwood timber sculpture. Commissioned by UC Sonoma State College

Karesansui The Battery San Francisco, CA. Commissioned by The Battery Art Collection Program

 

2014

“Now” in Technicolor Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, CA.
large-scale engineered ceramic sculpture. Commissioned by the Voight Family Foundation

 

Ellipses is the Key of Blue digitally printed super graphic for Yerba Buena Subway construction wall barricade. Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission
 

The Kenwood Experiment Oakland ArtPark project, large-scale outdoor painted wood timber sculpture, Oakland, CA. Oakland Department of Economic and Workforce Development.

 

2013

Hansei Triptica101 California Building, San Francisco, CA. Large-scale photographic installation. Karesansui - engineered ceramic sculpture with a large photographic backdrop. Commissioned by ArtSource Consulting

 

Barbican 2 Oakland, ArtPark Project, large-scale wood timber sculpture, Oakland, CA. Oakland Department of Economic and Workforce Development.

 

2012

The Air and Space Museum, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Installation grows room and stops motion video of the 3-month project with large public window viewing. Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission

 

2011

The Shape of Things That Happen,  Artist Television Access, San Francisco, CA. Window installation of sculptural Victorian molding.

 

Grants, Awards, Residencies

2015  Facebook, Inc. - Artist in Residence Program

2012  KALA Art Institute - Artist in Residence Program

2010  The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

2010  The Zellerbach Family Foundation

2010  The Fleishhacker Foundation, Rohnert Park, CA

 

 

Public Collections

 

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.

 

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.

 

Alameda Municipal Art Collection, Alameda, CA.

 

The Battery San Francisco, CA.

 

Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, CA.
 

 

Events and Lectures

The Battery San Francisco, CA. Artist Panel Discussion

 

Artist Panel Discussion Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. LIFT OFF!!
 

Root Division San Francisco, CA. Artist Panel Discussion.

 

Bibliography

2016
“Ice Capades” Randy Colosky at Brilliant Champions. NYAQ Critics Pick. Cousens, Julia. “Review of Show ‘White Hot’”, Square Cylinder.

 

2015
Curiel, Jonathan.“Know your Street Art: Ellipses in the key of Blue”, SF Weekly. February 2015.

“Immaterial and the Marvelous Real” By Lea Rosenberg. Art Practical. February 2015.

“Immaterial Winter Group Exhibition” by Michal Gavish. SF Art News. February 2015. 2014

“‘Rise and Fall’ New Works By Randy Colosky” By Dewitt Cheng. Visual Art Source. November 2014. “‘Rise and Fall’ New Show By Randy Colosky” by Zachery Royer Shultz. Art Practical November 2014. “Randy Colosky ‘Ellipses In the Key of Blue’” by Ethan Kaplan. Juxapoz Magazine. July

 

2014. “Randy Colosky Feature” by David Cunningham. San Francisco Arts Quarterly May 2014. “Drawings By Randy Colosky.” Juxapoz Magazine. January 2014.

 

2013
"Space 1999 Group Exhibition at Incline Gallery" by Leora Lutz. San Francisco Arts Quarterly. November 2013.
"Space 1999’ at Incline Gallery" by Kenneth Baker. San Francisco Chronicle. November 2013. "Material Ascension" by Kara Smith. ArtSlant.com. November 2013.
“Randy Colosky Took Past Works & Made Them New & Exciting” by Alex Bigman. East Bay Express. March 13, 2013.
"Randy Colosky" by Nikki Gattan and Klea McKenna. In the Make. February, 2013.

 

2012
“The Restless Physicality of Oakland’s Colosky” by Kenneth Baker. San Francisco Chronicle November 24, 2012.
“Randy Colosky: Infrastructure at K. Imperial Fine Art” by Dewitt Cheng. art ltd. September 2012. KQED September 11,
2012.
"Randy Colosky, Infrastructure at K. Imperial Fine Art" by Monique Delauney. San Francisco Art Enthusiast. August 20, 2012.
“Randy Colosky @ Hijinks Gallery.” Juxapoz Magazine. April 2012.
"Randy Colosky Gives a Pulsating Take on Perspective" by Vivian Hua. redefine August 18, 2012 “Randy Colosky’s Surprising Sculptures” by Kenneth Baker. San Francisco Chronicle. August 17, 2012.
“SF Arts Commission Gallery Debuts Air & Space Museum...” by Allison McCarthy. 7x7SF. August 10, 2012.
“Infrastructure as Art: A Look at Artist Randy Colosky’s Process” by Larissa Archer. SF Weekly. August 1, 2012.

 

2011
"Randy Colosky" interview with Margaret Tedesco. KUSF Radio November 11, 2011.

"Interview with Randy Colosky and Curator Natasha Boas". Museum of Craft and Folk Art November 2011.

 

2010

“Randy Colosky” by Dewitt Cheng. Visual Art Source. December 2010.
“Art: The Year in Review” by Kenneth Baker. San Francisco Chronicle. December 26, 2010.

“Secret Handshake: A Group Show by Randy Colosky” by Jillian Macintosh. No New Enemies Network. December 13, 2010.
“Randy Colosky, Sherie Franssen Amplify Bold Ideas” by Kenneth Baker. San Francisco Chronicle. November 13, 2010.

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