Stephen Collier at Good Children Gallery

Good Children Gallery
4037 St. Claude Avenue
www.goodchildrengallery.com
Saturday & Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm

Good Children Gallery has turned its space over to a series of P.1.5 collaborations between artists born and raised in New Orleans and artists who have moved to New Orleans from other parts of the country & world. The last two in this series are Stephen Collier and Tameka Norris.

Stephen Collier- Artist Statement

My work investigates notions of behavior, history, identity, fear, technology, and motivation in the context of daily life. I am interested in making works that are conceptually driven and that are both smart and dumb at the same time. Although there is a slight darkness to my work, it is often contradicted by humor. I want these contradictions to open new dialogs about an idea and create a tension that will modify the viewer’s way of thinking.

Best Friends Forever, inkjet print, 36x24, 2008

I use a variety of mediums that include video, sculpture, sound, photography, painting, and performance. Given the multifaceted world we live in, it is important for me to use the specific medium that best fits the conceptual and aesthetic idea of the project at hand. My choice of materials varies so that it accentuates the gestalt of the concept. Lately, I have been interested in making works with posters, postcards, 99-cent store items, food, silly string, fashion, electronics, smoke, and objects found from nature.


Untitled (Pledge Your Allegiance), 
45x30, lightjet on paper 

Stephen Collier
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008
Situational Targets, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2004
UNIT-FI, Turncoats, New Orleans, LA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 
Western Exhibitions Chicago, IL (upcoming) 
Prospect 1.5, curated by Dan Cameron 

2010
Stirrings Still, curated by Jaun Puntes, White Box, New York, NY 
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Emerge, New Orleans, LA 
Heat/Humidity, curated by Robin Atkinson, New Orleans, LA  
Hot Up Here, curated by Dan Cameron. Arcadian Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA   

2009
Garden Still His Eden Keeps, curated by Joy Glidden, Louisiana Artworks, New Orleans, LA 
Hot Up Here, curated by Dan Cameron. Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA  
Arabesque,  during Chinati Foundation Open House,  Marfa, TX 
News From Nowhere. Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
Sacrosanct, 1610 Lexington Ave, curated by Sophie T Lvoff, New York, NY
Frontier Preachers, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
Lockdown, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2008
New Orleans Biennial, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA
United Artists, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Hot Nights, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA
Interior Rituals, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA
The Horror Show, Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Nova Projects, Barristers Gallery New Orleans, LA

2007
Imaginary Arsenals, Cuchifritos; New York, NY
No Dead Artists, juried by Dan Cameron, Jonathan Ferrerra Gallery; New Orleans, LA
Art AIUD 07, Liviu Rebreanu Cultural Center; Aiud, Romania
Art in Action, New Orleans, LA

2006
In Harms Way, 15 Nassau New York, NY
Lincoln Center, Instillation of works; New York, NY
Waves of its Diaspora, Curated by Aristides Logothetis, Bronx River Center, Bronx, NY
Likeness: Atypical Portraiture, Curated by Dan Tague, Barristers Gallery New Orleans, LA
Anne Wright Wilson Gallery, Georgetown College, KY

2005
No Place Like Home, Giola Gallery, Chicago, IL
Natural Disaster Volume II, Acme Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Natural Disaster Volume I, Acme Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2004
20” x 20” x 20”: A National Compact Competition; First Place, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA , Juror Bill North

2003
N.O.D.I.Y. (New Orleans Do It Yourself), Twiropa, New Orleans, LA

2002
Louisiana Artist 2002: A Mixed Media Show, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
New American Painting, Volume 40, Southern Edition, Exhibition in print, juror Linda Norden
Retroscopic, Kolektiv Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Liquid, The Pickery, New Orleans, LA
SPACE Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2000
Art for Art’s Sake, Diva Gallery, New Orleans, LA

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES, GRANTS

2008
Louisiana Artworks, Artist in Residency
Louisiana Cultural Economy Grant

2007
Santa Fe Art Institute, Artist in Residency
Pollock-Krasner Stipend

2006
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

2005
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Artist in Residency

2004
First Place, 20 X 20 X 20: A National Compact Competition. Louisiana State University, Juror Bill North

CURATING

2008
RentalWorks! Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2005
Natural Disaster Volume II, Acme Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Natural Disaster Volume I, Acme Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2002
Retroscopic, group show, Kolektiv Gallery, New Orleans, LA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Wall Street Journal, Big Easy Scales Back Biennial Ambitions, Oct 30, 2010 
M Magazine, White Box Gallery, NY. Newyorkartworld.com Nov 2010
Artslant, Its as Hot as Hell up Here,  by Erik Wenzel, online, 2010
New Orleans Art Review, Spring 2010,  Sixteen Artist,
Art Voices, Stilly Strings Intellect, May 2009 
National Radio Project, Can Art Heal A Broken City; interview
Eric Bookhardt, Target Practice, The Gambit Weekly, June 24, 2008
Doug McCash Stephen Collier’s Comedic Art has a Darker Side.  The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, June 2008
Time Out New York, Upcoming Exhibitions: In Harms Way, October 2006
Doug McCash, On the Mark, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, December 2005
Doug McCash, Natural Disaster, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, April 2005
New American Paintings, Volume 40, Southern Edition. Exhibition in Print; p. 26-29 (reproduction Robonaut, Binary Unit, ORD), Open Studios Press
New Orleans Review, Volume 29, cover art (reproduction Binary Unit),Loyola University, New Orleans

EDUCATION

2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of New Orleans