David Schafer

8725 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

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Born: Kansas City, Missouri
Education: University of Texas, Austin, M.F.A., 1983
University of Missouri, Kansas City, B.A., 1979
The Art Institute of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO., 1973 and 1975
2018 Pink and Blue, Martel Window Project, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Not Quite Underground, Curated by Mike Smith for Muenster Sculpture Project, Muenster, Germany
2015 The Schoenberg Soundways, USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.
2009 Separated United Forms, Huntington Memorial Out Patient Pavilion, One Percent for the Arts commission, Pasadena, CA.
Untitled Expression: How to Look at Sculpture, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA (Extended Public Art Loan)
2004 The Intruder, De Vleeshal, “Futureways-The Middelburg Triennial”, Middelburg, Holland (Temporary Public Art)
General Theory, The Sculpture Center, “Treble”, Long Island City, NY (Temporary Public Art)
2015 Models of Disorder, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Four Letters to Mahler, Studio 10, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Roundabout/UEBA, Studio10, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
What Should An Astronaut Painter Do?, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2001 Bar Ring, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
A Death in the Family Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
2018 The Eros Effect, Bridge Red Project Space. Miami, Florida
Dermis, audio CD edition, curated by Richard Garet, Contour Editions.
2017 Listen, Not Quite Under_Ground, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster, Germany
More Light, JOAN, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Siren, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Peace, Love, Freedom, Happiness, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Audio Diffusion, Errant Bodies, Organized by Brandon LaBelle in Collaboration with Osso Cultural Association, Berlin, Germany
Bright! Color in Three Dimensions, Curated by Tom Kotik, Commissioned by Arts Brookfield, Los Angeles, CA
In Exile, Curated by Seyhan Musaoglu, Space Debris, Istanbul, Turkey
David Schafer, Dewey Ambrosino+Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, David Galbraith, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
DSENOISE, CD release event and performance, Printed Matter, NY, NY
2013 Dermis, curated by Richard Garet for Dominique Balay’s online radio program “websynradio,” Paris, France
2012 Radiobreak, Organized by USC Roski School of Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
LaLaLand, Edinburgh University Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2011 Floating Points: Volume (IV) with David Schafer, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
LOL: A Decade of Antic Art, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
2010 Sad Pavilion, Mildred’s Lane Art Residency, Beach Lake, PA
4.01162010, MVSEVM, Chicago, IL
Think Pink, Sarah Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
What Should A Museum Sound Like?, sound performance, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
MATERIA, Cabinet Magazine Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY.
2009 Visionary Drawings, Harvard Incident Report Viewing Station, Mass MOCA, MA.
Full Screen: Six Data Points in the Image, School of Visual Arts, NY.
Scores, Lawrimore Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Endurance: Visualizing Time, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA.
Home Listening, Curated by Brett Schneider, Mildred’s Lane, Scranton, PA
2008 David Schafer and Sawako Kato, audio presentations,Volume Projects, NY
The Cultural Corridor lll, Artist Storefront, Pittsfield, MA
Global Suburbia, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Under the Influence, The Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
2007 Collaborations, Roger Smith Hotel, NY
Peter Dudek, Smackmellon, Brooklyn, NY
2005 D-Play: IT House “Outfit” project, taalmankoch Architecture, LA CA
Lounge, ArtSpace, curated by Regine Basha, Austin, Texas
2004 Futureways-The Middelburg Triennial, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Holland
Re-modeling: New Ideas on the Form and Function of Architectural Models, Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
Treble, The Sculpture Center, LIC, NY
2017 DSE Noise Action, La Cita, Los Angeles, CA
2015 DSE Noise Action, Earmeal webcast at LA Art Stream, Los Angeles, CA
DSE Noise Action, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Noiseconomy, Printed Matter, New York, NY
Deferred Action, Silent Barn, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Verklärte Nacht Processed, Studio 10, Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
Erwartung Processed, performed at INTERSIST, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Pierre Lunaire Processed, performed at MATÉ, Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Yann Marussich: Bleu with David Schafer and Dominick Fernow, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), CA
Radiobreak, For Your Art Space, Los Angeles, CA
NEURO, a night of noise at Control Room, Los Angeles, CA
SENTINEL, two-night sound series at Studio 10 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 MDSE at Lumenhouse, SITE Fest Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2010 What Should A Museum Sound Like?, Live sound performance in Martin Kersels’s “Live on 5 Songs” during Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
{SØNiK}Fest 2.0, Live sound performances, solo and collaborative performance with MeKaniKdolls
Curated by Seyhan Musaoglu and Mitsu Hadeishi, Bronx, NY
Sad Pavilion, Mildred’s Lane, Live sound performance, solo and collaborative performance with MeKaniKdolls, Scranton, PA
2009 Home Listening, Mildred’s Lane, Live sound performance, Scranton, PA
Up is High How?, Park Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2007 The Instructor, Public reading performance, Futureways by Rita McBride, New York, NY
2017 Notes From Sub-Underground, a collection of material: music, sound, and assorted aural ephemera.
2014 The Stranger that is Next to Me, Curated by Brandon LaBelle, Live Radio Performance, Echoes Place, Lisbon, stress.fm
2013 Dermis, Curated by Richard Garet for Dominique Balay’s Online Radio Program “websynradio,” Paris, France
2012 Werk.by, Curated by Andy Alexander, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Bodies in Space, David Schafer, July-August. Curated by MA Greenstein, www.bodiesinspace.com
2008 The Lament Project, Sponsored by California Institute of the Arts and Viralnet, Valencia, CA, www.integr8dmedia.net/viralnet
In The Year 2525, RadioVillageNomade, Radio Grenouille, Marseille, France, www.grenouille888.org
I Want Your Texts… United Nations Plaza Radio Network in Berlin Reading Project by Karl Holmqvist
2007 David Schafer Sound Works, Feature entry on ubu.com
2005 Radio Memory; Phantom Radio Project, Organized by Brandon LaBelle, Vienna, Austria
1995 Reading Rooms, Hosted by Artnet, New York, NY
2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
2015 California Community Fund Quick Grant, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Visions & Voices Arts Initiative, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2006 One Percent for the Arts Commission, Huntington Out Patient Pavilion, Pasadena, CA
1989 National Endowment for the Arts, New York, NY
2016 “DSE Noise Actions 2009-2015″, DBY Records, Czech Republic
2011 “Site of Sound vol. 2″, edited by Brandon LaBelle, published by Errant Bodies Press, forthcoming release
2010 “Separated United Forms”, edited by Lisa Mark, published by Charta Books
2017 Schou, Solvej. Psychic Liberation: Fine Art’s Sound Lab Makes Waves of Noise. DOT Art Center College of Design online magazine, August
LACA: Los Angeles Contemporary Archive. http://lacarchive.com
Carey, Brainard. Yale Radio David Schafer Interview. http://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/david-schafer/
2016 Wagley, Catherine. Siren, LA Weekly. Los Angeles, CA
Valardi, Jonathan. “A Conversation with Five Car Garage’s Emma Gray,” Curate LA. January 21, 2016.
2015 Tumlier, Jan. “David Schafer: Models of Disorder,” Art Forum, June 2015
Zellen, Jody. “Editor’s Pick: David Schafer’s MODELS OF DISORDER.” Visual Art Source. February 16, 2015
Ollman, Leah. “A heady jumble of a show by David Schafer.” Los Angeles Times. February 13, 2015
Wholey, M.A. “David Schafer Finds Male Hysteria Simmering Beneath the Surface of Art History.” Artsy Editorial. February 9, 2015
Engel, Allison. “Mobile music a la carts coming to University Park Campus.” USC News. University of Southern California. February 26, 2015
“Ice-Cream Truck Plays Schoenberg on College Campus.” WQXR Blog. WQXR. March 21, 2015
“Schoenberg Soundways: David Schafer.” Annenberg Radio News. KXSC University of Southern California. April, 2015
2013 Mattern, Shannon. “Aesthetic Bounty — or, Binging on Artstuffs.” Words in Space. November 29, 2013
2012 Krapp, Peter. “Noise Floor” Noise Channels: Glitch and Digital Culture. University of Minnesota Press.
Wilson, Robin. “Performative Conversations”, Room Tone
Chang, Jade. “Q&A: David Schafer”, Blog: Point of View. Metropolis Magazine. December Issue.
2011 LaBelle, Brandon. “Site of Sound, vol. 2″, Errant Bodies Press
Spaid, Sue. “LOL: A Decade of Antic Art”. Exhibition Brochure.
Fallon, Roberta and Rosof, Libby. “LOL: A Decade of Antic Art”. The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD. The Art Blog. September 2011.
Hunter, Becky. “LOL: A Decade of Antic Art”. Art Papers. September/October, 2011
Smith, Tim. “LOL: A Decade of Antic Art”. The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD. Baltimore Sun, June 2011.
Ebstein, Alex. “LOL: A Decade of Antic Art”. The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD. The City Paper, July 2011.
Cheh, Carol. “Chain Letter”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles. LA Weekly, July 2011.
Knight, Christopher. “Chain Letter”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2011.
Adams, Lisa. “Chain Letter”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles. The Huffington Post, June 2011.
Goldman, Edward, “Chain Letter”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles. KCRW Art Talk, August 2011.
Simonson, Lily. “Chain Letter”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles. Art21 Blog, July 2011.
Smith, Jeffrey. “Separated United Forms”, Charta, Book Review. Vital Victuals: A (Post)Modern Remix, The Brooklyn Rail.
Cowley, Julian. “Site of Sound #2: Architecture and the Ear”. The Wire 332, October 2011
Norwood, Tamarin. “How to Look at Sculpture?”. Or-Bits: From Other Spaces, September, 2010.
Joy, Jenn. “Separated United Forms Book Review”. Amazon.com
2010 Lau, Andrew K. “The Transparency Label Refuses to Flinch”. Crawdaddy!
Doan, Abigail. “ECO ART: New York Times’ Dot Earth and Ecoartspace Ask ‘What Matters Most?’”. inhabitat.com
2009 Art in the Digital Age, The Pasadena Star, Pasadena, CA
Kane, Mitchell. “Reclining Form in Zero Gravity”. IOIP: Information Objects Images People
Pasadena Planning and Development Program. The City of Pasadena
Truong, Alain. “Under the Influence: Art-Inspired Art at The Norton Simon Museum. Les cahiers d’Alain Truong
Williams, Janette. “Sculptures Placed at Huntington Pavilion Have A Unique Backstory”. Pasadena Star-News
Wilson, Larry. “New Public Art in Pasadena” Public Eye Weblog, Los Angeles Newspaper Group
2008 Villareal, Jr., Ignacio. “Under the Influence: Art-Inspired Art Opens at Norton Simon Museum”. ArtDaily.org: The First Art Newspaper on the Net
“Norton Simon Museum Presents: Under the Influence, Art-Inspired Art”. Art Knowledge News. The Art Appreciation Foundation
“Between Urban and Rural: Public Art and Suburbia”, Public Art Review, issue 39
Global Surburbia Arrives at Art Center, Times Chronicle Glenside News, PA
“Global Suburbia at Abington Art Center”, Robert Fallon Artblog
“View of the Burbs Suddenly Sprouting Like Crabgrass”, Philly.com
“Global Suburbia: Meditations on the World of the ‘Burbs”, Catalog text, Sue Spaid, Abington Art Center, PA
2004 Noriyuki, Duane. “Perception, deception: beyond model homes” Los Angeles Times
Rozendaal, Ernst Jan. “Future Sheds Light on the Present” Middelburg Paper
2013-Present Art Center College of Design
2014/16 University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts
2013 Art Center College of Design
Visiting Artist
University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts
Part Time Faculty, Critical Studies
UC Riverside
Visiting Assistant Professor, Intermediate Sculpture
Visiting Artist, Supersonic: Sound Art & Installation
2012 University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts
Part Time Faculty, Senior Seminar
UC Riverside
Visiting Assistant Professor, Contemporary Issues/Practice Lecture Series, Graduate Meetings
2011 Cornell University
Visiting Critic, Art and Architecture Program, NYC
2008 Cooper Union
Visiting Artist, Sculpture Seminar
Parsons The New School of Design
2007 Rutgers University
Visiting Artist: Sculpture