Approved: 08.07.2015

Marcia Teusink

Artist, Gallery educator, Teacher

Approved: 08.07.2015

My studio practice explores time, materials and the fallibility of perfect forms in an imperfect world. I investigate the way natural forces return our more geometrically-minded industrial designs to softer and more organic forms. Found objects pulled out of a river or picked up on the side of the road share space with collages made from found paper and images and paintings exploring wear and

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  • Location: London
  • Artforms: Painting, Photography
  • Tags: dover, triptych, minimalist, wwi, rubble, found object, lost at sea, wear and tear, migration, geometry, still-life, decay, photography, football, buckminster fuller
 
 

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    Biography

    My studio practice explores time, materials and the fallibility of perfect forms in an imperfect world. I investigate the way natural forces return our more geometrically-minded industrial designs to softer and more organic forms. Found objects pulled out of a river or picked up on the side of the road share space with collages made from found paper and images and paintings exploring wear and tear. Tactility and humility are important to me: Scratching, staining, dripping, ripped edges, hanging threads, drying patterns, rubbish, decomposing papers and fabric scraps form a visual language that describes the passage of time and the fallibility of forms. My influences include early Renaissance paintings, early 20th Century abstraction, Arte Povera, matter painting, Japanese Boro textiles, and the observation of plants as they grow and decompose and grow again. I have a studio in Stoke Newington, Hackney. and frequently collaborate with other artists to produce site-specific pieces and community-based arts projects. 

    CV & Education

    MARCIA TEUSINK   

    EXHIBITIONS (asterix indicates solo exhibition)

    2015     

    Memory as a Creative Act, Oppland Kunstenter, Lillehammer Norway (with Elise Schonhowd)

    Zeitgeist Art Project Summer Exhibition, Bond House Gallery, London

    2014    

    Transformations, Saint Barnabas Church and Art Space, Dalston, London

    2013    

    Going Underground, East London Printmakers, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

    Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

    The Sketchbook Project Print Exchange 2013, Williamsburg, NY.    

    2011    

    On the Contemplative, La Cipressaia, Montagnana, Italy

    Birds and Bees, Linksoul Gallery, San Diego, CA

    2009    

    Begin Anywhere, 23HAMquarters, Berkeley, CA

    2008    

    Water 2008, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA

    Mapping Reason, Viva Italian Cultural Center, Sebastopol, CA

    2007    

    Domestic Departures Collab Exhibition, Cal State Fullerton, Santa Ana, CA

    Fresh Work, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

    Women’s Group Show, Hotel des Artes, San Francisco, CA

    The Edge of Abstraction, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA

    2006        

    *Dust in Sunlight: Paintings and Photographs of a Particle Universe, California State University at Stanislaus, Turlock, CA

    Don’t Believe Everything You Think, Viva Italian Cultural Center, Sebastopol, CA

    Four More Years, Buzzer Thirty Gallery, Astoria, NY

    Gift, 301 Bocana Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2005    

    *Particle Clouds, 50 Fremont Street Lobby, San Francisco, CA

    Selections 2005, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Thirty Something: Celebrating Three Decades of Innovative Work from Kala Art Institute, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Group Show, Mad River Post, San Francisco, CA

    2004    

    Fresh, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

    Small Works, SF LGBT Community Center, San Francisco, CA

    Summer Exhibition, A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

    Engage!, Haley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Roads & Pastimes, curated by Amy Bay, Buzzer Thirty Gallery, Astoria, NY

    2003    

    *Talcum Powder Drawings, Buzzer Thirty Gallery, Astoria, NY

    *Water & Air, A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

    Time & Transcendence, Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomand, CA

    Artists’ Complex, Belcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2002    

    Small Art Works II, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy

    2001    

    *Spill, Galerie des Kulturbüros, Zürich, Switzerland  

    2000     

    Stroud Open, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, England

    1999    

    From Lower East to Upper West, El Taller Centro Culturale, New York, NY

    LINE UP: Sequences and Grids, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY

    1998       

    Apt., 268 Elizabeth Street (private residence), New York, NY

    IN-SITES IV, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY

    Artists-in-Residence Workspace Exhibition, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

    Ground Control, 95 Norman Avenue (private residence), Fort Green, NY

    Stirring Space, Brooklyn Brewery Art Space, Williamsburg, NY

    Home and Garden, Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill, NY

    1997          

    *Some Physics of Falling, Klapper Art Gallery, Queens, NY

    Queens College MFAs, Eighth Floor Gallery, New York, NY

    New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, NY

    COLLABORATIONS

    2013    

    The Fingerprint Project - a participatory art piece based on the work of Francis Galton - at UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archeology, London (with Andy D’Cruz)

    Get Culture, Re/Kindle Public Arts, Queens Wood, London (with Andy D’Cruz)

    That’s Your Lot, Re/Kindle Public Arts, Alexandra Palace, London

    2012     

    Chalk it Out Flashmob in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, London

    A Right Royal Tea Party at Re/Kindle Public Arts’ Bah Humbug  festival of site-specific art and performance at Alexandra Palace (with Chintz Central)

    2011    

    Big Draw Stokey, community drawing event at Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve, part of The Big Draw/the National Campaign for Drawing

    RESIDENCIES/AWARDS

    2015-2016

    Kala Parent Artist Residency Award, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

    2014        

    Spiritual in Art Practice 3, with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky, Italy

    2013        

    Morris Graves Foundation Residency Award, Loleta, CA

    2012        

    Spiritual in Art Practice 2, with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky, Italy

    2010        

    Just Painting, with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky, Italy Italy

    2009        

    Lesheba Center for Indigenous Knowledge, Lampopo, South Africa

    2007        

    Contemporary Issues in Art Practice, with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky, Italy

    Domestic Departures Collab Residency, Cal State Fullerton, Santa Ana, CA

    2004    

    Kala Art Institute Artist in Residency, Berkeley, CA

    2000    

    Masía Can Serrat Centre d’Activitat Artistiques, Barcelona, Spain

    Lower East Side Printshop, Visiting Artist, New York, NY

    1998     

    Henry Street Settlement Artists-in-Residence Program, New York, NY

    1993    

    Drawing and Puppetry Master Class, with William Kentridge, Montagnana, Italy

     

    EDUCATION

    2011    Institute of Education, University of London, MA Museum & Gallery Education

    1997    City University of New York, Queens College, MFA Visual Arts, Honours

    1993    University of California at Berkeley, BA English Literature, Summa Cum Laude

    1992    Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici, Florence, Italy, Studio Art & Art History

     

    TEACHING/WORKSHOP LEADING EXPERIENCE

    2015-2016    Ideas Test Grant to conduct four DrawStitch workshops for older adults, with textile artist Rosie James, in Swale & Medway, Kent

    2014-2015    Dover Arts Development, DMAG/Joined up Museums, Kent (Drawing workshop leader)

    2013-now    Notting Hill & Ealing High School (Art Teacher, part-time)

    2009–now    Draw London: drawing courses in London’s Museums, London, England (Organiser/Instructor)

    2012    British Museum, Drawing Instructor

    1999-2003    Arte|Vita Travel Art Workshops, Florence, Italy & New York, NY (Co-Founder/Instructor)

    1999-2002    Drawing in Zurich’s Museums, Zurich, Switzerland, (Organizer/Instructor)

    1997-1998     Pratt Art Institute of Art, Brooklyn, NY (Art Education Visiting Faculty)

    1996-1997    CUNY Queens College, Queens, NY (Graduate Student Instructor)

    1997-1998     Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY (Gallery Educator)

    1995-1998     Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (Gallery/Studio Instructor)

    1995-1998     Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY (Instructor/Education Coordinator)

     

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    2012-now    East London Printmakers

    2012-now    ICOM (UK Committee on the International Council of Museums)

    2009-now    Engage (The National Association for Gallery Education)

    2009-now    Museums Association