Colter Jacobsen, San Francisco

Eureka Fellowship Awardee 2012

Colter Jacobsen makes art about seeing and blindness, memory and forgetting.  From collections of found source material, both physical and digital, he creates drawings and assemblages.  His most recent work explores the notion of searching both in the philosophical and mundane senses: with Facelessbook, a meditation on lust and longing, he utilized images from men-seeking-men ads on Craigslist.  He has had solo shows at Corvi-Mora in London, California College of the Arts’ Wattis Institute in San Francisco, LA><ART in Los Angeles and Jack Hanley Gallery in New York City.  His work has been included in group shows at White Columns in New York City and the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania.  Publications include A Stick of Green Candy, Four Corners Books and a collaboration with Bill Berkson called BILL.  His work has been reviewed in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Last Magazine, Paris Review and the New York Times.  He received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (2001).  Colter recently started a new enterprise, Publication Studio Bay Area, a print-on-demand press for fiction, poetry, artists’ books and non-fiction writing.  He received the 2010 San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts SECA Award.

Detail - Untitled (Velasquez)