University of California, Irvine (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2001)
Yale University, New Haven, CT (B.A. Literature, 1994)
EXHIBITION and PROJECT HISTORY (select):
2017 Manifesto—curated by Ciara Ennis, Lenzer Family Art Gallery, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
2015 Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping; from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations—curated by James MacDevitt, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA
Highlights from the Permanent Collection of UC Riverside–curated by Tyler Stallings, Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
Oasis—curated by John O'Brien, Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, Pasadena, CA
2014 Scentworks for Charles Long's massive installation CATALIN, Austin Contemporary Museum of Art and SXSW Festival, Austin, TX (collaboration with Karen Reitzel)
2013 Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration—curated by Tyler Stallings and Marko Peljhan, Culver Center for the Arts, University of California, Riverside; with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation
Free Enterprise (select works)—curated by Andi Campognone, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
Impressions—curated by Carl Berg, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA
2012 Kaus Australis Residency Alumni Invitational—Proposal Space, West Hollywood, CA
2011 Precisioned Space (solo)—Carl Berg Projects, West Hollywood, CA
Guangzhou Triennial, invitation by artist Judy Ross and curator Wu Yaqing, Redtory Gallery, Guangzhou, China
Summer Soul-Sis—curated by Ichiro Irie, JAUS, Los Angeles, CA
Volatile Art—art exhibition at the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) conference, curated by Kóan Jeff Baysa and Andreas Keller, St. Pete Beach, FL
2010 ADHD: Art Diagnostics and Healing Devices—curated by Kóan Jeff Baysa, JAUS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Scents and Medical Sensibilities—curated by Kóan Jeff Baysa, Smith Farm Cancer Recovery Center, Washington DC
2009 Visionary Drawing Building, (book and webarchive project by Matt Bua and Max Goldfarb)—Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA
Manifestation—Carl Berg Projects, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
2008 Time, Space and Alchemy—Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Less Remote: The Futures of Space Exploration— curated by Flis Holland and Rob Le Frenais with The Arts Catalyst, 59th Intl. Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland
2007 Exquisite Crisis—curated by Yong Soon Min, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, NYU
Miniature—organized by David Hoffos, The Other Gallery, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
“My Country, Oh My Country (From Gusev Crater to the Meridiani Planum)”— (installation) Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada
2006 Spill—two-person exhibition with David Khang, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada (catalog)
Irrational Exhibits 5—(performance) curated by Deborah Oliver, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Camouflage: Art, Science and Popular Culture— organized by Roy Behrens, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
TRANS Culture—(conference, poster session) University of Wisconsin, Madison
2005 Mediatopia.2— “Everywhere at Once and not Just Once,” (fiction) curated by Lara Bank and Andrew Bucksbarg, www.mediatopia.net (electronic catalog)
Intersection—curated by Margaret Adachi, neighborhood installations, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Vanitas—curated by Colton Stenke, Mission College Gallery, Santa Clara, CA and The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Severe Negotiations—curated by Tyler Stallings, The Office, Huntington Beach, CA
…Of Cocks and Tongues—two person show with David Khang, Paxico Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
gardenLAb—curated by Fritz Haeg, Wind Tunnel Exhibition Hall, Art Center, Pasadena, CA
2003 Alumni Invitational—University Art Gallery, Irvine, CA
tranZlab 4.0—project with Marcos Lutyens, Electronic Orphanage, Los Angeles, CA
2002 MOISTURE—Center for Land Use Interpretation, Hinkley, CA
Whacked—(sculpture and performance) curated by John Souza, Practice Space, Los Angeles, CA
Aspen Valley Biennial—curated by Dean Sobel, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2001 Cyborg Manifesto/ The Joy of Artifice—curated by Tyler Stallings, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Post-Op—deep river, Los Angeles, CA
SLAM—curated by Deborah Oliver, Highways, Santa Monica, CA
Insider Trading [profit without honor]—curated by Lisa Prior, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
“…To Overcome Congenital Tunnel Vision”—(thesis) University of California, Irvine
2000 Triple Displacement Drawing—(installation) University of California, Irvine
Aspen Valley Biennial—curated by Dean Sobel, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
1998 An Installation in Four Phases on the Subject of Sleep (solo show)— Castle Creek Gallery, Aspen, CO
CO=Excellence Traveling Show—Denver, Pueblo, Steamboat Springs, CO
HONORS and AWARDS:
2016 Art and Olfaction Awards "Excellence in Perfumery" and finalist for Sadakichi Award for Experimental Use of Scent for "SIGNAL"
2015 Art and Olfaction Awards "Excellence in Perfumery" and finalist for Sadakichi Award for Experimental Use of Scent for co-creation of the scents in "CATALIN" by Charles Long
2014 Creative Capital – Nominated to Panel stage
2012 Hatchfund (formerly USA Projects)
2012 Finalist for Howard Foundation Grant in Sculpture
2011 Artist Resource Completion Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation—Los Angeles, CA
2011 Short-listed for Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program’s Art Writing Workshop with the International Art Critics Association/USA Section (AICA/USA)
2008 Durfee Foundation Grant—Los Angeles, CA
2001 National Scholar Fellowship Award—University of California, Irvine
2000 National Scholar Fellowship Award—University of California, Irvine
1994 1st place "Features" (writer/producer), Colorado Broadcasters Association Awards
1994 Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction in the Literature Major—Yale University
1993 Comparative Literature Research and Travel Grant—Yale University
University of California, Riverside
2009 Kaus Australis—Rotterdam, Netherlands
2007 “Imaginary Places”– Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
2019 Paper forthcoming for “Olfactory Ecologies” at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment conference, UC Davis, June 26–29, 2019
2014 Sculpture Department—UCLA, for “Space, Bodies, Environments” themed class
“Developing Exosomatic Habitats for Spacefarers”—25th Symposium on Space Activity and Society, Space as an Artistic Medium, International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, Canada
“Making Scents of Earth: Embedding Olfactory Information into Multi-Channel Interstellar Messages”— SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA
“Fluxus for Astronauts: Perfume for Astroenthusiasts”—KOSMICA, El Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City
“Research and Methodology for Artworks beyond Low Earth Orbit”—Project Anywhere Conference, Parsons/The New School, New York, NY
“Greenhouses and Their Humanizing Synergies” (co-authored with Sandra Häuplik-Meusberger, with Daniel Schubert and Paul Zabel, German Space Agency-DLR), Acta Astronautica, Vol. 96 (2014) 138–150.
2013 “Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration” panel discussion—Culver Center for the Arts, University of California, Riverside, California
2012 “The Road Less Travelled: Humanizing Long-Term Space Missions Using Advanced Greenhouse Design and Miniature Forests”—Global Space Exploration (GLEX) conference, Washington DC
“How Miniature Forests Will Humanize Long Term Space Missions—“Dwell on Design,” Dwell annual summer exhibition—LA Convention Center
“Mixed Marriage: Artists, Curators, and the Exhibition”—panel discussion led by Ciara Ennis (Pitzer Art Galleries) with Karen Lofgren, Rebecca McGrew (Pomona Art Museum), Rebecca Morse (MOCA), and Holly Myers (LA Times), Torrance Art Museum
“Greenhouses and Their Humanizing Synergies”—63rd International Astronautical Congress/23rd Symposium on Space Activity and Society, Naples, Italy
2011 “Interstellar Messaging: An Embodied Perspective” —Heavenly Discourses: Myth, Astronomy and Culture conference, University of Bristol and The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK
“Artists as Arts Writers”—Art History Department, California State University Fullerton
Advanced Drawing Class—Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
Sculpture Department—Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
“Nothing is More or Less Alive”—Interview with Bioartist Eduardo Kac (feature), Sculpture, April 2011; also published in The New Earthwork: Art, Action, Agency, edited by Harper, Glenn and Twylene Moyer, International Sculpture Center Press
2010 “Art and Innovation”—San Diego Museum of Art
“Artist Scent-Works”—University of California, San Diego
“Art Magazine as Art Institution”—Art History Department, California State University Fullerton
2009 “Life As We Know It?” presentation with Dr. Christopher Boxe, planetary atmospheric research scientist from JPL/NASA—Birth/Day Visual Studies conference, University of California, Irvine
“Up in the Air: Atmospheric Constraints for Life” with Dr. Christopher Boxe (NASA)—Art | Sci salon, UCLA
2008 Co-organizer for re-staging of Alan Kaprow’s FLUIDS—MacAurthur Park, Los Angeles (in collaboration with JPL scientists, The Urban Science Corps, LACMA and MOCA)
Sculpture Department (Spring and Fall semesters)—Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
2006 “War in the Flower Field”—presentation at the conference “Camouflage: Art, Science and Popular Culture” at University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
CURATION / EDITIONS OF PUBLICATIONS EDITED BY ME:
2013 “Art in the Desert” Artillery November/December issue
2012 We Can Pretend: Three Takes on Hollywood Genre Film (JAUS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA)
2009 “Worlds of Science” Artillery art | science issue, May/June issue
2009 Organic Minimalism (LA Art Core, Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA)
2003 Enter Intercessor (RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA)
2003 Multi-natural – fund-raiser for the LA Garden Council (West Hollywood, CA)
"Desert: ONE." ArtLtd. (November 2012).
Bennington-Castro, Joseph. “Up on the Farm? Five Reasons NASA Needs Space Greenhouses,” National Geographic Daily News (January 21, 2014). Featured image.
Brooks, Kimberly. “Carrie Paterson, Barbarella, and the Dark Side of Mercury,” The Huffington Post (Jan. 26, 2008)
Buckley, Annie. “The Art of Inquiry,” Glass Quarterly (Spring 2009): 40-1, 46-7.
Chang, Richard. "Driven by Technology,” Orange County Register (April 15, 2001): 8.
-- "Prime Ticket,” Orange County Register (March 20-21)
Click, Carrie. “From Insomnia … Art,” Aspen Times (September 26-27, 1998): 7-B.
Coleman, Caryn. “Severe Negotiations Review,” ART.BLOGGING.LA (March 3, 2004)
Coleman, Melissa. “Artist Carrie Paterson – Modern-Day Mina Loy,” Roaring Fork Sunday (August 15, 1998): 13.
Driver, Casey. “Space Citizen exhibit – Carrie Paterson” (interview), AV Media on YouTube (September 25, 2013)
Frank, Peter. “Intergalactic Sculpture,” Huffington Post (December 8, 2011)
Goldfarb, Maximillian and Bua, Matt, Eds. Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings. Laurence King Publishing Ltd.: London. 2012.
Hoff, Chris. "Carrie Paterson Online," The OC Art Blog (November 10, 2004)
"Insider Trading (Profit without Honour)," TANK, Vol. 2 In the Zone, Issue 3 (March 2001): 18. Featured image.
Klein, Jeannie. "West Coast Reviews: Cyborg Manifesto,” Art Papers (November/December 2001): 81.
Kraus, Chris. "Rant Against the Machine," PaxicoReview.com (October, 2004)
Landi, Ann. “Out of This World: Space Travel Has Become an Obsession of Contemporary Artists…,” ARTnews (June 2012): 77-78.
Marchand, Anne. “Scents and Medical Sensibility,” Painterly Visions, annemarchand.blogspot.com (March 20, 2010). Featured image.
Oksenhorn, Stewart. “’A Private Portrait’ Rescues a Family’s History,” Aspen Times Weekly (September 11, 2011)
-- "The Fresh Vision of the Aspen Valley Biennial," Aspen Times (October 7-8, 2000)
Paredes, Rebecca. Featured artist in “Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration.” Highlander News (University of California, Riverside). highlandernews.org (January 22, 2013).
Pearson, Gary. “Staying Alive?” Off-Centre Magazine (April 2006): 10.
Robin. “Scents & Medical Sensibilities exhibit,” Now Smell This, nstperfume.com (April 2, 2010).
Senn, Evan. “UCR’s ARTSblock Embraces Your Inner Astronaut with “Free Enterprise,” (artist focus: “Heaven Scent”) Inland Empire Weekly (January 24, 2013).
Shaw, Michael. "Carrie Paterson–artist, writer, scent-maker, astronauticist...polymath." The Conversation podcast, episode #108 (June 21, 2015).
Stallings, Tyler and Marko Peljhan. “Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration.” kcet.org (January 16, 2013). Featured image.
Swartley, Ariel. “Free Enterprise….” State of the Arts—University of California Research in the Arts (UCIRA). usota.wordpress.com (January 18, 2013). Featured image.
Tewksbury, Drew. “UC Riverside exhibit explores the art of citizen space travel.” Take Two, KPCC-89.3 and scpr.org. (March 11, 2013.) Featured artist.
“The Future of Space Travel.” Australia Post (April 27, 2011).
Velinger, Jan. “Adolf Loos – A Private Portrait’ offers readers a unique glimpse into the life of the modernist architect.” Radio Prague, Radio.cz/en/section/arts (January 27, 2012).
Wade, Liza. "Current Exhibit: 'Scents and Medical Sensibilities' at Smith Farm Center," The DC Fragrance Examiner, examiner.com (March 16, 2010). Featured image.
WRITING, ART CRITICISM, JOURNALISM:
Editor: The Last Days of Mankind: A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus’ Great War Epic – artwork by Deborah Sengl; contributions by Marjorie Perloff, Matthias Goldmann, Anna Souchuk, and Paul Reitter. (DoppelHouse Press 2018).
Escape Home: Rebuilding a Life after the Anschluss by Charles Paterson and Carrie Paterson. (DoppelHouse Press 2013).
Editor, author of Introduction, Afterword and other back matter: Adolf Loos – A Private Portrait by Claire Beck Loos, (DoppelHouse Press 2011). (This is the First English Translation of Adolf Loos Privat, published previously in 1936, 1985, and 2007 in German.)
Art Reviews + Critical Essays - Print, unless indicated as web
Numerous more! (2015 – present)
"Turning Art Upside Down: An Interview with Mexican Space Artist Nahum" (feature, web, March 16, 2015)
Paul Thek “Diver” at the UCLA Hammer Museum, (September/October 2011)
Connie Samaras “After the American Century” at University of California Riverside’s California Museum of Photography (May/June 2011)
“Animal, Vegetable, or Art: Eduardo Kac Keeps Up with Technology” (feature, March/April 2011)
Horacio Cadzco “The Destruction of a Suit,” JAUS Gallery (February 2011)
Chinatown: Creative Destructionism (feature, September, 2010)
R.Crumb Meets His Maker: The Book of Genesis, Illustrated at the UCLA Hammer Museum (feature, April/May 2010)
Park Chan-Kyong and Sean Snyder “Brinkmanship” at REDCAT (April/May 2010)
PostAnimalism-Curator Tyler Stallings Talks about Art and Darwin (interview, November 2009)
Report from the International Astronautical Congress in Glasgow, Scotland (feature, May 2009)
Francis Bacon at Tate Britain (feature) (January 2009)
“Multiverse” at Claremont Museum of Art, Gary Simmons at Margo Levin Gallery (January 2009)
“Cosmos Factory” at Cirrus Gallery (November 2008)
Pat O’Neill at Rosamund Felsen Gallery (September 2008)
Ken Gonzalez-Day “Physiognomy and the Love of Mankind” at Steve Turner Gallery (Summer 2008)
Pipo Nguyen-Duy "The Garden" at Sam Lee Gallery (January 2009)
Kara Tanaka "Dissolver" at LAX Art (November 2008)
Pacific Standard Time (lead feature in News, Summer 2011)
Olga Koumoundouros at REDCAT (October 2009)
Jutta Koether at Susanne Vielmetter Projects (April 2009)
Jeremy Everett at Roberts & Tilton (April 2009)
Kiersten Puusemp at The Box Gallery (January 2009)
Kori Newkirk "Rank" at LAX Art (October 2008)
Melanie Pullen "Violent Times" at ACE Gallery (October 2008)
“Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement” at LACMA (web) (July 2008)
Choi Jeong Hwa "Truth" at REDCAT (March 2008)
Slater Bradley "Hope from a Dark Place" at Blum & Poe (Jan 2008)
SUPERFLEX "Copy Right" at 1301 PE (May 2007)
Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen "Restroom M" and "Restroom W" at REDCAT (March 2007)
“How to Build a Universe that Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later” at The Wattis Institute, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (March 2007)
Edgar Arceneaux "The Alchemy of Comedy ... Stupid" at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (January 2007)
Eric Wesley at MOCA Pacific Design Center (Summer 2006)
“Consider This...” at LACMA (Summer 2006)
“An Image Bank for Revolutionary Life” at REDCAT (May 2006)
“Ecstasy” at MOCA Geffen (January 2006)
Aernout Mik "Vacuum Room" at the Project (November 2005)
Margaret Kilgallen "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" at REDCAT (October 2005)
“Supersonic” at Art Center College of Art and Design (October 2004)
“Storefront LIVE” at various sites to mark the 10th anniversary of the LA riots (May 2002)
“Legitimate Theater” at LACMA (October 2001)
“Snapshot” at UCLA Hammer Museum (Summer 2001)
The Nomadic Journal
"Writing and Resistance: Interview with Erich Hackl" (September 2018)
"Matters of Gravity: Interview with Space Artist Nahum" (June 2015)
"Studio Visit with Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza" (February 2015)
"The Book of Gregor Schneider: Will It Be His Most Lasting Artwork?" (December 2014)
NY Arts Magazine:
“Training Ground: The Portraiture of Liat Yossifor" (March 2007 online; May-June print)
“Nothing is More or Less Alive”—Interview with Bioartist Eduardo Kac (feature), Sculpture, April 2011; also published in The New Earthwork: Art, Action, Agency, edited by Twylene Moyer and Glenn Harper, International Sculpture Center Press, 2011
"My Body in Space: The Imminent Philosophy" (issue 9 - ruin | monument:, Fall 2006)
“A Call to Feminism in the Age of Biotechnologies and Bioinformatics” feature (Winter 2008-9)
"Space Art Is in the Eye of the Beholder," Astronomers without Borders, Astro-Art (March 5, 2015)
Art Current Institute Reviews #5, artcurrents.org (Fall 2007)
Art Current Institute Reviews #4, artcurrents.org (Fall 2006–Summer 2007)
“The Female Body and the Distributed ‘Conscience’ System of Desire and Fantasy on the Web” remote contribution for “Open Dialogs” at The New Berlin Festival (June 2008, opendialogues.com)
“Great Expectations” at artlab21, Santa Monica, CA (November 2008), exhibition essay on the work of four German artists traveling through the American Southwest: Josef Bernhard, Martin Galle, David Ostrowski, Michail Pirgelis
“Drawing is a Verb” exhibition essay for Chris Natrop and Julia Paull, two solo shows at Chapman University's Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA (Winter 2007)
Exhibition essay for HanZi, The Rhythm of Chinese Script at Cal State Fullerton (Fall 2006) on work of contemporary Chinese artists: Xu Bing, Chih-Cheng Chang, Wenda Gu, Betty Lee, Bovey Lee, Lempo Leong, Morris Wang
“The Real Y2K” (2006): essay for artist Robert Brinker’s illustrated book of the 2000 Florida recount
“On Blindness” (April 2005): exhibition essay on the work of painter Liat Yossifor at Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles
“Supersonic” at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (Spring 2004), exhibition essay on the performance/video work of David Khang
“Enter Intercessor” at RAID Projects, Los Angeles (May 2003): curatorial essay about the performance document, its politics, poetics and haptics: show included Lida Abdul, Gustavo Artigas, Hadleigh Averill, Raul Cordero, George Domantay, Morten Goll, Vinzula Kara, Carole Kim + Jesse Gilbert, Marcos Lutyens, Amitis Motevalli, Ellie Shoja, Joel Tauber
“Inversions of Inversions” (September 2002): exhibition essay for Pamela Joseph's Sideshow of the Absurd at McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
“Everywhere At Once and Not Just Once” (2005), Mediatopia.2 fresh! - www.mediatopia.net
Journalism, essays, and other publications
“The Art of Virtual Memory in a Pentagon-funded Initiative.” Artistic Bedfellow, Histories and Conversations in Collaborative Art Practices, edited by Holly Crawford (Art Currents Institute, University Press of America) 2008.
“The Sideshow of the Absurd" (2003–2004), writer of promotional material and co-producer of DVD for artist Pamela Joseph’s traveling mechanical carnival
“Logic and language analysis,” co-author. Student Guide to Writing at UCI, 10th edition, 2002.
Benjamin's Blind Spot: Walter Benjamin and the Premature Death of Aura, edited by Lise Patt (Institute of Cultural Inquiry: Los Angeles) 2001. Illustrations.
“Architect of the Arts,” profile of award-winning architect Harry Teague, Sojourner Magazine (1998)
The Aspen Times (1995-1998): travel and social history articles; art previews/reviews
The Aspen Daily News (1996-1997); art previews/reviews
Roaring Fork Valley Magazine (Winter 1996): profile of artist Daniel Sprick
KSPN-FM (1994–1995) writer/producer features and news