CURRICULUM VITAE

 

IAIN MUIRHEAD

American. Born in Detroit, MI.

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

 

EDUCATION

MFA. Claremont Graduate University School of Arts and Humanities.

BFA. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

AWARDS and RESIDENCIES            

Teaching Artist Fellowship. Armory Center for the Arts. Pasadena, CA. 2016-2017.

Karl and Beverly Benjamin Fellowship in Art. Claremont Graduate University. 2016.

Art Department Merit Fellowship. Claremont Graduate University. 2015-2016.

Ahmanson Foundation Annual Fellowship. Claremont Graduate University. 2014-2015.        

Professional Artist Residency. Ragdale Foundation. Lake Forest, IL. 2009.

Professional Artist Residency. Cliff Dwellers Club. Chicago, IL. 2006.

 

SOLO and TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

IAIN MUIRHEAD. The Gallery at Mount San Antonio Gardens. Pomona, CA. 2017. 

Tony Larson and Iain Muirhead. DC Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2016.

Meghan Augustine and Iain Muirhead. DC Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2016.

IAIN MUIRHEAD MFA Thesis Exhibition. East Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2016.

Road Test. Peggy Phelps Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2016.

Peripheral Systems. East Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2015.

Participant Observation. Installation Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2015.

Grid. Atrium Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2015.

Means. Installation Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2015.

Recalling Forms. Installation Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2015.

Destructive Nature. Installation Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2015.

Chain of Rocks. Installation Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2015.              

Nowhere Better: Iain Muirhead and Alison Ruttan. Curator: Allison Peters Quinn. Hyde Park Art Center. Chicago, IL. 2013.           

Condition: Site Specific Public Works. Barrington Area Library. Barrington, IL. 2011.

A Snowball’s Chance. Curator: Meg Duguid. Clutch Gallery. Chicago, IL. 2011.

Re-Animator: Conrad Freiburg and Iain Muirhead. Beacon Street Gallery. Chicago, IL. 2007.

Moore / Muirhead: Andy Moore and Iain Muirhead. Butcher Shop Dogmatic [BSD] Gallery. Chicago, IL. 2007.                 

Limited Time Offer. Curator: Peter Gordon. Evanston Art Center. Evanston, IL. 2002.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

GLAMFA 2018. Curator: Fine Arts Roundtable. CSULB Art Galleries. California State University Long Beach. 2018.

Benjamin Fellowship in Art Recipients 1996-2017. Peggy Phelps and East Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2017.

SoCalMFA 2017. Juror: Amanda Ross-Ho. Millard Sheets Art Center. Pomona, CA. 2017.

Green Light. Peggy Phelps and East Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2017.

Sotheby’s Institute Curates. Alexander Hughes Community Center. Claremont, CA. 2017.  

Compression. Peggy Phelps and East Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2016.

Fabulous You. Tiger Strikes Asteroid [TSA] New York. Brooklyn, NY. 2016.

Sotheby’s Institute Curates. Alexander Hughes Community Center. Claremont, CA. 2016.

Spoon. Peggy Phelps and East Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2015.

Trilateral. dA Center for the Arts. Pomona, CA. 2014.

Pathway Analysis. Claremont City Hall. Claremont, CA. 2014.

In Limbo. Peggy Phelps and East Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2014.

Not Just Another Pretty Face. Hyde Park Art Center. Chicago, IL. 2013.     

Fears and Phobias. Target Gallery. Alexandria, VA. 2012.                 

Undercurrent: Iain Muirhead, Amavong Panya, Oli Watt. Brown Line Elevated Train. Chicago Transit Authority. 2009.

Artists Run Chicago. Curators: Allison Peters Quinn and Britton Bertran. Hyde Park Art Center. Chicago, IL. 2009.        

Artists In Residence Exhibition. Cliff Dwellers Club. Chicago, IL. 2006.

Rope Climb. Curators: Kathryn Hixson and Sandra Dillon. Schopf Gallery. Chicago, IL. 2004.           

There Goes My Hero. Squires Gallery. University of North Umbria. Newcastle, UK. 2002.

Room For A Revolution. Curators: Kristen VanDeventer and Lisa Williamson. Deluxe Projects. Chicago, IL. 2002.

There Goes My Hero. Beacon Street Gallery. Chicago, IL. 2001.

Before and After. Curator: Paul Mullins. Gallery at Northeastern University. Chicago, IL. 2001.         

Evanston + Vicinity Biennial. Curators: Elizabeth Smith and Gregory Knight. Evanston Art Center. Evanston, IL. 2000.

 

CURATOR and ARTIST RUN SPACE [NFA SPACE 1996-2002]    

Trilateral. dA Center for the Arts. Pomona, CA. 2015.

Cultivating Instability: Scott Anderson, Conor McGrady, Joel Ross, Oli Watt. Cliff Dwellers Club. Chicago, IL. 2008.                 

Jen Talbot Solo Show. NFA SPACE Booth. The Stray Show Art Fair. Chicago, IL. 2002.

Conor McGrady Solo Show. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2002.

Oli Watt Solo Show. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2001.

Garrett Jensen Solo Show. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2001.

Caroline Allison Solo Show. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2001.

PHLAT: Gavin Perry, Tomasz Galant, and Jeanna Baumgardner. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2001.

Gang of Four: Sanford Biggers, Luke Batten, Lena Kuffner, and Siebren Versteeg. Curator: Charles Mutscheller. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2001.

Beatriz Monteavaro Solo Show. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2001.

Conrad Bakker Solo Show. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2001.

NFA SPACE Booth. Group Show. The Stray Show Art Fair. Chicago, IL. 2001.

It Doesn’t Matter If It’s True: Gean Moreno, John Espinosa, Westen Charles, Luis Gispert, and William Cordova. Curator: William Cordova. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2001.         

Dimensions Variable: Wall Drawings by Katy Fischer, Paul Coffey, Robert Lentz, and Glexis Novoa. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2000.

Michael x. Ryan Solo Show. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2000.

Conflicted Views III: Jen Talbot and James Leonard. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2000.

Conflicted Views II: Oli Watt and Conor McGrady. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2000.

Conflicted Views I: Ben Rubin, Cedar Nordbie, and Jennifer Lapham. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2000.

NFA SPACE Booth. Group Show. CURRENTS at Art Miami Fair.  Miami Beach, FL. 2000.

Epic Moments III: William Cordova and Michelle Keim. NFA SPACE West Loop. Chicago, IL. 2000.

Epic Moments II: Garrett Jensen and Wilson Webb. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 2000.

Epic Moments I: Caroline Allison and Jeanne Hoyle. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 2000.

Debardeur: Labor Wearing Images III: Robert Lentz, Paul Sacaridiz, and Tomasz Galant. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 1999.

Debardeur: Labor Wearing Images II: Judith Geichman, Frank Piatek, and Christopher Furman. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 1999.

Debardeur: Labor Wearing Images I: Monty Isom and Paul Mullins. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 1999.

NFA SPACE Booth. Group Show. CURRENTS at Art Miami Fair.  Miami Beach, FL.1999.

I, an Installation by Jim Elniski and Michael Ryan. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 1999.

There Is No “I” In Team. Group Show. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 1999.

Headgift. Group Show. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 1998.

Constructing the Oasis: Keep Off the Grass. Group Show. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 1998.

Lost and Found. Group Show. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 1997.

Buffalo Hunting: Images of Shame and Power. Group Show. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 1997.

Intimate. Group Show. NFA SPACE Uptown. Chicago, IL. 1997.

Sacred / Profane. Group Show. NFA SPACE State Street. Chicago, IL. 1996.

Cockfight. Group Show. NFA SPACE State Street. Chicago, IL. 1996.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Ralapati, Megha. Not Just Another Pretty Face. Exhibition Catalogue. Hyde Park Art Center. December 2013.

Peters Quinn, Allison. Nowhere Better. Exhibition Essay. Hyde Park Art Center. March 2013.            

Friedman, Emily. Making Art From the Things We Fear. WAMU 88.5FM: NPR Metro Connection. February 3, 2012.           

O’Rourke, Mary Ann. Exhibits Explore How Libraries Define Us. Barrington Patch. September 19, 2011.

Bauer, Andrea. Show Us Your . . . Purse. Chicago Reader. May 5, 2011.     

Picard, Caroline and Stratton, Shannon. Artists Run Chicago. Catalogue. Green Lantern Press + Threewalls. 2009.

Gunn, Dan. Artist-Run Spaces: A Brief History Since 1984. Proximity Magazine. Summer Issue 2. 2009.

Thomas, Michael. Moore / Muirhead. Exhibition Essay. Butcher Shop Dogmatic Gallery. May 2007.                

Dillon, Sandra and Hixson, Kathryn. Rope Climb. Exhibition Essay. Schopf Gallery. April 2004.

VanDeventer, Kristen. NFA SPACE. www.k-d-p.com. March  2002.    

McGrady, Conor. There Goes My Hero. Exhibition Essay. Squires Gallery. February 2002.

Yood, James. Conor McGrady – NFA Space/Chicago Cultural Center. Artforum. May 2002.

Velez, Pedro. Conrad Bakker/NFA SPACE. Sculpture Magazine. May 2002.                 

Weinstein, Michael. Critic’s Picks: Suite. New City. May 24, 2001.

Velez, Pedro. Miami Artist at NFA SPACE. FGA #7. April 5, 2001.

Butler, Keri. Ballad of a Soldier, NY ARTS Magazine. April  2001.

Fowler, Gabe. Gang of Four at NFA SPACE. New Art Examiner. November 2001.

Mullins, Paul. There Goes My Hero. Exhibition Essay. Beacon Street Gallery. September 2001.

Pritsker, Ellen. A Curator Plays Favorites. Pioneer Press. April 12, 2001.

Ferrara, Annette. Phlat: NFA SPACE Chicago. Zing Magazine. 2001.

Reed, Jay. Dimensions Variable. TenbyTen Magazine. 2000.

Mutscheller, Charles. Conflicted Views: Part II. New Art Examiner. November 2000.

Zdanovics, Olga. Caroline Allison at NFA SPACE. New Art Examiner. April 2000.

Rausa Fuller, Janet. Thirteen Rising Stars. Chicago Sun Times: Sunday Showcase. October 8, 2000.

Ullrich, Polly. Who Is the Next Potter Palmer?, New Art Examiner. September 2000.

Garwood, Dominic. Garrett Jensen: Ballad of A Soldier. Contemporary Visual Arts. Issue 29. 2000.

Cassidy, Victor. Prairie Smoke. www.artnet.com. July  2000.                 

Zdanovics, Olga. Debardeur: Labor Wearing Images. Art Papers. Vol. 24.2. Mar/April 2000.  

Peel, Krista. Art Bullies. www.weepmag.com. February 2000. 

Hixson, Kathryn. Michael x. Ryan. New Art Examiner. February 2000.

Yood, James. Michael x. Ryan. walk.about-self. Dialogue. November/December 2000.

Garwood, Dominic. Previews: Epic Moments. Contemporary Visual Arts. Issue 28. 2000.

Brunetti, John. Debardeur: Labor Wearing Images. New Art Examiner. October 1999.

Camper, Fred. Geichman & Piatek: Studio/Process/Residue at NFA SPACE. Chicago Reader. September 17, 1999.

Hawkins, Margaret. Debardeur: Labor Wearing Images. Chicago Sun-Times. September 10, 1999.

Block, Melinda. Three Approaches to the Arts in Chicago’s Uptown. SAIC MA in Arts Administration Thesis. June 1999.

Swartz, Mark. Guy Things. Chicago Reader. December 19, 1997. 

 

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS and GUEST LECTURES

Studio Talk. Claremont Graduate University Art History Seminar with David Pagel. Los Angeles, CA. 2017.

Gallery Talk.  Ambivalence Toward Authority. The Gallery at Mount San Antonio Gardens. Pomona, CA. 2016.

Gallery Talk. Murphy’s Law, Falling Leaves, and Null Space. East Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. 2016.

Gallery Talk. Hunting Dogs Can Always Eat. Target Gallery. Alexandria, VA. 2012.

Workshop. Survival: Condition and Absence. Collaboration with Conrad Freiburg. Harold Arts. Chesterhill, OH. 2011.

Visiting Artist Lecture. Iain Muirhead: Condition. Barrington Area Library. Barrington, IL. 2011.

Panelist.  After School Special: Student-Run Art Spaces On-and Off-Campus. NEXT Art Fair. Chicago, IL. 2010.

Panelist. Successful Interviewing. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. 2010.        

Panelist. Teaching Is Not the Only Way. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2009.

Visiting Artist Lecture. Professional Practice Seminar with Scott Anderson. Columbia College. Chicago, IL. 2009.

Panelist. Presenters, Facilitators, Conduits and Guiding Lights. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2008.

Moderator. Cultivating Instability. Cliff Dwellers Club. Chicago, IL. 2008.

Panelist. Collaborations and Organizations. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2008.

Studio Talk. Art Encounter Tours. Chicago, IL. 2007.

Visiting Artist Lecture. Philosophy of Art with Dr. Liane Stillwell. Illinois State University Bloomington. 2007.

Visiting Artist. Interchangeable Bits; Independent + Collaborative Practices. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2007.   

Resident Artist Lecture. Pioneers. Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago, IL. 2006.

Panelist. Artist Run Spaces with Lorelei Stewart. Stray Show Art Fair. Chicago, IL. 2002.

Gallery Talk. DePaul University Undergraduate Seminar with Janet Rausa Fuller. NFA SPACE. Chicago, IL. 2001.

Gallery Talk. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Seminar with Kathryn Hixson. NFA SPACE. Chicago, IL. 2001.

Panelist. Graduate Seminar with Dan Devening. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2001.   

Gallery Talk. Arthur Anderson Young Professionals Group. NFA SPACE. Chicago, IL. 2000.

Visiting Artist Lecture. The Story of NFA SPACE. 1926 Exhibition Studies Center + SAIC Video Data Bank. 1999.

Visiting Artist Lecture. Visible Side: Operating the Student Union Galleries. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 1999.

Visiting Artist Lecture. Undergraduate Seminar with Barbara DeGenevieve. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 1999.

Gallery Talk. Museum of Contemporary Art Members Tour with Justine Jentes. NFA SPACE. Chicago, IL. 1999.

Visiting Artist Lecture. Young Collectors Forum with Keri Butler. City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. 1999.