Eureka Fellowship Program :: Past Grantees :: 1999-2001

JIM CAMPBELL (San Francisco) is a video/installation artist whose works have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and alternative art spaces since 1990, and whose film and video work was screened from 1980 to 1990 in festivals, media arts centers, and movie houses. Among Mr. Campbell’s recent installations is Memory Works (1994-1998), a series in which each piece is based on a digitally recorded memory of an event from a personal or collective memory (for example, the Bible or the text of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech). In each piece, electronic memories are manipulated to transform associated objects to explore the “hiddenness” common to both human and computer memory. Mr. Campbell holds a BS (1978) in both Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

GEOFFREY CHADSEY (San Francisco) has had his drawings exhibited locally in group shows at New Langton Arts Bay Area Awards Show, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Pins and Noodles, and Southern Exposure Limbo and Re: drawing. Site-specific work in 1994 included an installation at the Federal Building of 85 1-inch-square photographs on elevator doors, and Wanderings and Ramblings, a MUNI kiosk comic. His freelance illustrations have appeared in coloring books, trade magazines and a museum docent manual. Recent work includes a series of blue watercolor pencil drawings on notebook paper. Mr. Chadsey holds an MFA in Photography and Drawing (1996) from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies (1989) from Harvard University.

DE LA TORRE.MORALES+NUNO (San Francisco) are the first artists in the program’s history to receive a Eureka Fellowship as a collaborative team. Sergio De La Torre holds a BFA in Photography (1996) from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Julio Morales, born in Tijuana, has had artist residencies with youth programs through Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Oakland Museum, Southern Exposure, New Traditions Elementary School, and French-American School. Domingo Nuno, also born in Tijuana, holds an MFA (1994) from San Francisco State University and a BA (1990) in Art from California State University, Fullerton, both degrees with an emphasis in Photography. As De La Torre.Morales+Nuno, the three artists (who have also produced installations and performed as “Los Tricksters”) created The Eighth Wonder (1998), a video installation about the elusiveness of representation, presented at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Disappearing (1998), a video installation based on a story about the disappearance of a little girl due to drug trafficking in a border town; Correr (1997), a digital image exploring ideas of immigration, mobility and the accident, displayed on San Francisco MUNI bus shelters (1997); Mexiclone (1997), a public installation at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts exploring the roles of museums in society; and The Indecision of El Rio Bravo (1996), a video installation at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery with a narrative about border crossing.

LEWIS DESOTO (San Francisco), whose video, sound and mixed-media installations have been exhibited and reviewed internationally, has been an artist in residence at List Visual Arts Center at MIT, ArtPace in San Antonio, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Among Mr. deSoto’s public projects are the Civic Center Historic District Improvement and Court House Design projects, both funded by the San Francisco Art Commission, and two projects — On the Air and a 12,000-square-foot terrazzo floor — at the San Francisco International Airport. Recent installations include Recital (1998) at MIT, Dervish (1997) at the Metronom in Barcelona, and Tahquitz (1996) at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. A Professor of Art at San Francisco State University, Mr. deSoto received an MFA (1981) from Clarement Graduate School, and a BA (1978) from the University of California, Riverside.

FREDERICK HAYES (San Francisco), whose work was first selected in the 1982 Ethnic Art Collective exhibition at the Diego Rivera Gallery in San Francisco, has been included in group shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Bay Area Now, Luggage Story Gallery and Triton Museum in Santa Clara, and in solo shows at the Western Addition Cultural Center and Diego Rivera Gallery. Among his recent works is a series of charcoal and pastel portraits of African Americans. Mr. Hayes was an artist in residence with Headlands Center for the Arts in 1998, and is a member of the Artist Committee of the San Francisco Art Institute, where he received both a BFA and an MFA.

TODD HIDO (San Francisco), a photographer whose solo exhibition House Hunting was presented in 1998 by San Francisco’s Stephen Wirtz Gallery, has also had one-person exhibitions at San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, and Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and local group shows at the Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Four Walls, Southern Exposure, and Intersection for the Arts. Mr. Hido received an MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts (1996), and a BFA (1991) from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design.

TERRY HOFF (Pacifica) is an installation artist who has had solo shows at Four Walls, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, and RARE Gallery in New York (scheduled 1999). Since 1993, his work has been included in group shows in New York and Texas, as well as in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (Bay Area Now), Southern Exposure (Round and Round and Confess), Four Walls (Glean), and Intersection for the Arts (Object), in Walnut Creek at the Regional Center for the Arts, and in San Jose at Works. Recent mixed-media installations include Tilt (1998) and Cornered (1997). Mr. Hoff studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where he taught for 10 years.

JOYCE HSU (San Francisco) makes toy/sculptures, among them The Flying Machine, TV Pet Dog, the car-like P•U•C•H and the airplane like Bobby. Her kinetic sculptures, displayed with their owner’s manual, have been exhibited locally at the Haines Gallery, Contract Design Center, Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason, Diego Rivera Gallery, Walter McBean Gallery, and Southern Exposure, which has organized a 1999 solo exhibition. Her work is included in New Langton Arts’ 14th annual art auction. Ms. Hsu holds an MFA (1998) from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a BFA (1996) from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick.

JASON JAGEL (San Francisco) received a BFA (1995) from California College of Arts and Crafts. His works on paper in oil, ink and watercolor were included in two 1997 Bay Area survey shows at New Langton Arts and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and have been exhibited locally in group shows at Southern Exposure A Spoon Full of Sugar and Limbo, Four Walls Glean, and Acme Gallery Thrift Store Art, as well as Susan Cummins Gallery in San Francisco and Mill Valley, and Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. His works have also been included in the fundraising auctions of Headlands Center for the Arts and New Langton Arts.

YOUNG KIM (San Francisco) is a photographer/installation artist whose work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the Bay Area at the Friends of Photography Dispersion, Points of Entry: Tracing Cultures, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery Interval, and California College of Arts and Crafts CCAC: Past, Present, Future and Cultural Identities and Immigration, as well as the CEPA Gallery in Buffalo Uncommon Traits, Houston Center for Photography When Two or More: New Typologies, and Newport Harbor Art Museum Who’s Afraid of Freedom?. Among her works is Interval, an ongoing project since 1989 of daily photographic self-portrait. Ms. Kim holds an MFA (1992) from the California College of Arts and Crafts and a BA in Art (1986) from San Francisco State University.

LISA KOKIN (Richmond), a book and installation artist, holds both a BFA (1989) and an MFA (1991) from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Recent solo exhibitions include Bookmaking is Not a Crime at College of Charleston, South Carolina, Art Book Art and Circumstances Beyond Our Control  at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, My Trip to Buchenwald  at 1078 Gallery, Chico, and Remembrance  at the Buchenwald Memorial. Among Ms. Kokin’s works are Book of Scraps and What Remains (1997), a mixed-media book hog gut, found objects, stitching, fabric, paper, and installation composed of 563 small personal items that serve as a memorial to a deceased elderly friend; and Jewish Science (1998), a mixed-media book/sculpture composed of altered Christian Science pamphlets, bubble wrap, and found book and magazine images.

STEPHANIE SYJUCO (San Francisco), who was born in the Philippines, holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (1995) and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and New York Studio Program. Her mixed-media works and installations have been exhibited locally in group shows at the Asian Art Museum At Home and Abroad: Twenty Contemporary Filipino Artists, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Bay Area Now, Chinese Culture Center Dare to Be Different, Refusalon Nothing Matters, Acme Gallery Snacks, and Southern Exposure Cozy: Notions of Domesticity and Safety, as well as The Drawing Center and 451 Greenwich St. in New York, Hollywood Motel in Los Angeles, and Museo Ng Maynila in Manila. Ms. Syjuco works at The Exploratorium.