Eureka Fellowship Program :: Past Grantees :: 2002-2004

KIM ANNO (Berkeley), a painter whose works have been exhibited since the 1983, holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (1985) and has been Associate Professor of Painting, Drawing, Cultural Studies and Graduate Studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts since 1996. Recent solo exhibitions have been at the San Francisco Main Public Library Lost & Found, Patricia Correia Gallery in Santa Monica and Zaloren Arte Contemporaneo Gallery in Mexico City; and group shows at The Oakland Museum of California, Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio, Ben Shahn Gallery at William Patterson University in New Jersey, and Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at the University of Alabama. Her work is owned by public collections such as SFMOMA, Brooklyn Museum, Oakland Museum and Herzog-Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunshweig, Germany.

JOHN BANKSTON (San Francisco) is a painter whose current work “is inspired by the idea of secret societies, Igbo masquerade, African American slave narratives and fairy tales.” He has had recent individual and group exhibitions at the Rena Bransten, Bucheon and John Berggruen Galleries in San Francisco and Jack Shainman Gallery and Lombard Freid Fine Art in New York, and he was included in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ group show, Bay Area Now 2. His work has been collected by the Studio Museum in Harlem, Norton Family Foundation, University of Illinois and City of Chicago’s Harold Washington Memorial Library Center. Recipient of a 2001 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, he studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received his MFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1990).

CASTENEDA/REIMAN (San Francisco), a collaboration between Charlie Castaneda and Brody Reiman, is the second collaborative group to receive a Eureka Fellowship since the program began in 1986. Their mixed-media sculptures and installations have been included in group shows at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles and Bay Area Now 2, New Langton Arts The Bay Area Awards Show and various galleries and art spaces in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis and Pittsburgh. They have had solo shows at John Berggruen, Four Walls Art Space and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, Sandroni Rey in Los Angeles, and Thomas Healy in New York. Adjunct Professors at the California College of Arts and Crafts since 2000, they have also taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, University of California at Berkeley and Davis and Carnegie Mellon University. They have been affiliate artists and artists in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, and artists in residence at Villa Montalvo. Their work is in the collections of SFMOMA and Phillip Morris.

MAY CHAN (Oakland) is a mixed-media, installation, video and performance artist who holds an MFA in Media Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art (1998), BFA in Painting from the University of Iowa (1995) and Diploma in Design from Hong Kong Polytechnic (1990). Her work incorporates such media as paper from a Chinese calligraphy exercise book, hair, thread, mulberry paper from used tea bags, and video and S-8 film projections. She was selected for the Juried Annual 2001-02, Census 2000: Asian Pacific Islander Americans and New Visions: Introductions 2001 group shows at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, and her work is in the collections of the Denver Art Museum and Norlin Library of the University of Colorado.

JIM CHRISTENSEN (Oakland) is a mixed-media and installation artist whose work was included in the San Francisco exhibitions The Sunshine State at Quotidian Gallery, and Juvenilia and Bay Area Now 2 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His installation, Mrs. Cipriani’s Kindergarten, reconstructs a classroom which uses a subjective scale—“the chairs a little too small, the chalkboard a little too tall, and the teacher’s desk enormous—to function like a memory made tangible” through abstractions. Born in Pennsylvania, he received a BFA from Tyler School of Art (1991) and MFA from Mills College (1995).

CHRIS FINLEY (Rohnert Park) is a painter. Among his solo exhibitions have been shows at Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, ACME in Los Angeles and Jack Tilton Gallery in New York. Recent group exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, MASS MoCA, Laguna Art Museum and Sonoma State University, and in San Francisco, SFMOMA 01.01.01: Art in Technological Times and New Langton Arts Stranger Than You. Recipient of a 1999 SECA Award, he has work in the collections of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Orange County Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum, SFMOMA, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He holds a BFA from the Art Center College of Design (1993).

TOM MARIONI (San Francisco) has had drawings, prints, sculptures, installations and performance/actions exhibited nationally and internationally since the 1960s. Recent solo shows have been at the Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco, Margarete Roeder Gallery in New York and Cincinnati Art Academy, with recent group shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Made in California, Chester Springs in Pennsylvania Studio Reenactment/Rapprochement and Generali Foundation in Vienna Replay: The Beginning of Media Art In Austria. Among the numerous public collections in which his work is included are SFMOMA, Fine Arts Museums and Museo Italo in San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California and Mills College, Santa Barbara Museum, Newport Harbor Art Museum, New York Museum of Modern Art, Consortium in Dijon, France and Stadtische Kunsthalle in Mannheim, Germany. His work in sculpture has been supported by the Flintridge Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts, and he received a Guggenheim award for conceptual art.

HECTOR MENDOZA (San José) works in mixed-media sculpture and drawing. His work was included Hecho en Califas: The Last Decade, a show that was exhibited at Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles in 2000 and traveled to Galeria Posada in Sacramento, Richmond Art Center and Mexican Heritage Corporation in San José in 2001. His work has been shown in Mexico, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and Japan, and is included in the collections of the di Rosa Preserve in Napa, Mexican Heritage Corporation in San José, Swagger Group in New York and La Corporation Jimenez in Mexico City. He holds a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and studied painting and sculpture at San José City College and graphic design and illustration at California Polytechnic State University.

RACHEL NEUBAUER (San Francisco) is a mixed-media artist whose works have been included in Bay Area group shows such as SECA 2000 at SFMOMA, Bay Area Now 2 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Bay Area Awards Show at New Langton Arts and The Sunshine State at Quotidian Gallery. Recent group and solo exhibitions of her work have been at the Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco and New York, WORKS San José, Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio and Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. She studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture after receiving her MFA from Ohio State University (1995) and BFA from Florida International University in Miami (1993).

SHAUN O’DELL (San Francisco) has had solo shows of his drawings and video/video installations in San Francisco at Southern Exposure Gallery, 509 Cultural Center and Luggage Store Gallery, Gallery 16, ESP and others, and been included in such group exhibitions as Pierogi 2000 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF Freestyle at Southern Exposure Gallery, Red Man Show at Backroom Gallery in San Francisco and “Marked” Bay Area Drawing at Hunter College in New York and Sonoma Museum of Art. The recipient of a Bay Guardian Goldie Award for outstanding local artist in 2001, he is a resident at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Project Studio 2002. His works are in the collections of SFMOMA and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Berkeley Art Museum and di Rosa Preserve in Napa. He holds a BA from New College of California.

ROBERT ORTBAL (Oakland), a mixed-media artist, has had recent individual shows, installations and site specific works exhibited at Pond in San Francisco (seeing is believing), 911 Media Arts Center in Seattle Openings and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Fertile Waste. He has been included in group exhibitions of The Oakland Museum of California Being There: 45 Oakland Artists, The Lab in San Francisco Knowing You, Knowing Me, Bedford Gallery of the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek Needle Art and the 20th anniversary exhibition of SFMOMA Artists Gallery. He received an MFA from the University of California at Davis (1989) and a BA from San Francisco State University (1985).

MICHAEL TEMPERIO (Oakland) is a photographer whose recent exhibits have included Mikes in San Francisco, Introductions 99 at the Traywick Gallery in Berkeley and MFA Exhibitions at Mills College, where he received his MFA in Studio Art, Photography (1999) and currently teaches photography. He received his BA in Studio Art, Photography from San Francisco State University (1996), where he has also taught. His work has been exhibited since the early 1990s in places ranging from Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco Camerawork, Falkirk Cultural Center, Danville Fine Arts Center and the art galleries of San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco, to the Gaal Imre Gallery in Budapest.