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Curriculum Vitæ 2009-19

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Education

1983
MFA The University of Texas, Austin, TX.
1979
The University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO.

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2018
  • Pink and Blue, Martel Window, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015
  • Models of Disorder, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013
  • Four Letters to Mahler, Studio 10 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012
  • Roundabout/UEBA, Studio 10 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
  • What Should an Astronaut Painter Do? Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

Group Exhibitions

2018
  • The Eros Effect, Bridge Red Studio, Miami, FL
2017
  • More Light, JOAN, Los Angeles, CA
  • Not Quite Underground, Muenster Sculpture Project, Muenster, Germany
2016
  • Siren, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA
  • Open Space, Bushwick, NY
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
  • Color in Three Dimensions, 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 
2013
  • Dermis, Curated by Richard Garet for Dominique Balay’s Online Radio Program “websynradio,” Paris, France 
  • 120 HOURS FOR JOHN CAGE, “Staticage,” Live Radio Stream, Organized by Transmission arts and the John Cage Trust 
2012
  • Fix-It-Up Too: A Reprise of Jeffrey Vallance and Michael Ulenkott’s 1981 The Fix-It-Up Show, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA 
  • LaLaLand, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland 
  • Radio Break, Curated by the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere, Los Angeles, CA ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA
2011
  • Piezo Chandelier Project, Curated by Shelley Burgon, Splatterpool, Brooklyn, NY 
  • LOL: A Decade of Antic Art, The Contemporary (Museum), Baltimore, MD 
  • Collective Show: Cruise, organized by THE NEW MUSEUM, New York, NY
  • An Exchange of Sol Lewitt, Curated by Regine Basha, Cabinet Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY  
  • From One Side to the Other, I’ve Dreamed That Too, Organized by VOLUME Projects, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, CA 
  • Floating Points, In Collaboration with Stephan Moore of the Issue Project Room and Volume (IV), Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
2010
  • What Should A Museum Sound Like?, in conjunction with the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Day Job, Curated by Nina Katchadourian, The Drawing Center, New York, NY  
  • Collective Show, New York 2010, New York, NY
  • Synapse, 2/20 Gallery, New York, NY
  • 4.011162010, MVSEVM Gallery, Chicago, IL 
  • Think Pink, Curated by Beth De Woody, Sarah Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL 
  • MATERIA, Cabinet Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY  
  • What Matters Most? Curated by Amy Lipton, Exit Art, New York, NY 
2009
  • Visionary Drawings, Curated by Matt Bau, Harvard Incident Report Viewing Station, Mass MoCA, MA
  • Full Screen: Six Data Points in the Image, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  • Scores, Curated by VOLUME Projects, Lawrimore Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Endurance: Visualizing Time, Curated by Sue Spaid, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
  • Home Listening, Mildred’s Lane, Scranton, PA 
  • Parsons Pink Slips, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY 

Public Sculpture and Projects

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 Hospital, Outpatient Pavilion
  • One Percent for the Arts Commission, Pasadena, CA 
  • Untitled Expression: How to Look at Sculpture, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Performances

2017
  • DSE Noise Action, La Cita, Los Angeles, CA
2015
  • DSE Noise Action, Earmeal Webcast for LA Art Stream, Los Angeles, CA
  • DSE Noise Action, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
  • Noise and the Possibility for a Future, (participant) The Goethe-Institute Los Angeles, CA
2014
  • The Stranger That is Next to Me, Curated by Brandon LaBelle, Live Radio Performance, Echoes Place, stress.fm, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Deferred Action, Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY
  • NOISECONOMY, Printed Matter, New York, NY
  • DSE Noise Action, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sound as Prophecy by Warren Neidich, (participant) Human Resources, LA, CA
2013
  • Verklarte Nacht Processed, Studio 10 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Erwartung, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • DSE Performance, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 120 HOURS FOR JOHN CAGE, “Staticage,” Live Radio Stream, Organized by Transmissionarts and the John Cage Trust 
  • MATÉ, Organized by Richard Garet, Sound Festival at Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
2012
  • SENTINEL, Sound Series, Studio 10 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  
  • NEURO, Control Room, Los Angeles, CA
  • Radio Break, Curated by the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts, M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere, Los Angeles, CA 
  • ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA
  • Yann Marussich: Bleu with David Schafer and Dominick Fernow, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA 
  • ROULETTE MUSICIRCUS II, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY 
2011
  • SITEFEST, MDSE, Lumenhouse, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Floating Points, In Collaboration with Stephan Moore of the Issue Project Room and Volume (IV), Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
2010
  • What Should A Museum Sound Like?, Sound Performance for the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • SonickFest 2.0, Bronx Art Space, Live Solo and Collaborative Performance with MeKaniKdolls, New York, NY
  • Sad Pavilion, Mildred’s Lane, Live Solo and Collaborative Performance with MeKaniKdolls Scranton, PA  
  • Up is High How? Public Reading from Failure: Experiments in Social and Aesthetic Practice, Park Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2009
  • Home Listening, Mildred’s Lane, Scranton, PA 
  • Up is High How? Public Reading from Failure: Experiments in Social and Aesthetic Practice, Park Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Grants and Awards

2018
  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
2015
  • Center for Cultural Innovation Grant, Los Angeles, CA
2014
  • Visions & Voices Arts Initiative, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Web and Radio Projects

2019
  • Pink and Blue broadcast on Radiophrenia, curated radio program. Glasgow, Scotland
2017
  • Notes From Sub-Underground, a collection of material: music, sound, and assorted aural ephemera.
  • Interview with Brainard Carey, Yale Radio, New Haven. Conn. 
2016
  • Participant on KCSN an FM radio station, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, and a service of California State University, Northridge. Broadcasting at 88.5 MHz, KCSN 
2014
  • The Stranger that is Next to Me, Curated by Brandon LaBelle, Live Radio Performance, Echoes Place, Lisbon, stress.fm
2013
  • Dermis, Dominique Balay’s Radio Program Paris, France 
2012
  • Werk.by, curated by Andy Alexander, Los Angeles, CA
2010

Curated Exhibitions and Events

2015
  • The Schoenberg Soundways, A lecture and concert at the University of Southern California Campus, Los Angeles, CA
2013
  • Intersist, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012
  • Sentinel, Sound Series, Studio 10 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  
  • Neuro, Control Room, Los Angeles, CA 

Bibliography

2017
2016
  • Wagley, Catherine. Siren, LA Weekly. Los Angeles, CA
  • Velardi, Jonathan. A Conversation with 5 Car Garage’s Emma Gray, curatela.tumblr.com
2015
  • Tumlir, Jan, David Schafer: Models of Disorder, Art Forum, June
  • Zellen, Jody, Editor’s Pick: David Schafer’s MODELS OF DISORDER, Visual Art Source, February 16 
  • Ollman, Leah, Review: A Heady Jumble of a Show by David Schafer, Los Angeles Times, February 13 
  • Wholey, M.A., David Schafer Finds Male Hysteria Simmering Beneath the Surface of Art History, Artsy Editorial, February 9 
  • Engel, Allison, Mobile music a la carts coming to University Park Campus, news.usc.edu Los Angeles, CA
  • Ice-Cream Truck Plays Schoenberg on College Campus, WQXR Blog, wqxr.org radio
  • Schoenberg Soundways: David Schafer, Annenberg Radio News, KXXC, USC campus, Los Angeles, CA. April
2013
  • Mattern, Shannon. “Aesthetic Bounty” Words in Space. November 29, 2013
2012
  • Chang, Jade, Point of View: Q&A: David Schafer, Metropolis Magazine, December 2012
  • Wilson, Robin, Performative Conversations, Room Tone, Errant Bodies Press
2011
  • Krapp, Peter, Noise Channels: Glitch and Error in Digital Culture, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • LaBelle, Brandon, Site of Sound: Architecture and the Ear, Berlin: Errant Bodies Press 
  • Hunter, Becky, LOL: A Decade of Antic Art, Art Papers Magazine, Vol. 35, Issue 5
  • Spaid, Sue, LOL: A Decade of Antic Art, The Contemporary (Museum) Catalog, June
  • Kirsh, Andrea, LOL: A Decade of Antic Art at the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Theartblog.org, September 13
  • Smith, Tim, Looking for LOL at the Contemporary Museum, The Baltimore Sun, June 9
  • Ebstein, Alex, However you want to categorize it, zeitgeist-y art highlights Contemporary show, The City Paper, July 20
  • Smith, Jeffrey P., Vital Victuals: A (Post)Modern Remix, The Brooklyn Rail, September 5
  • LaBelle, Brandon, and Claudia Martinho, Site of Sound #2: Of Architecture and The Ear, The Wire, Issue 332
2010
  • Collective Show, Exhibition Publication, New York, NY
  • Think Pink, Exhibition Catalogue, Curated by Beth Rudin Dewoody, Sarah Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL 
  • Synapse, Exhibition Publication, Curated by Anthony Troncale, 2/20 Gallery, New York, NY 
  • Norwood, Tamarin, How to Look at Sculpture?, Guest Blogger for On-Looking Exhibition, or-bits.com, September 
  • Lau, Andrew, The Transparency Label Refuses to Flinch, Crawdaddy!
  • Doan, Abigail, ECO ART: New York Times Dot Earth and Ecoartspace Ask ‘What Matters Most?’, inhabitat.com, May 1 
2009
  • Full Screen: Six Data Points in the Image, Exhibition Publication, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  • First Season, Publication, Silvershed, New York, NY
  • Williams, Janette, Sculptures Placed at Huntington Pavilion Have a Unique Back Story, The Pasadena Star, July 27
  • Kane, Mitchell, Reclining Figure in Zero Gravity, Observations Concerning Information, Objects, Images, People (I-O-I-P)  

Releases

2018
  • Dermis, CD edition curated by Richard Garet, Contour Editions, NY
  • Pink and Blue, CD edition, Los Angeles, CA
2017
  • Five Works, CD edition, Los Angeles, CA
2016
  • Two One of a Kind, CD edition, Los Angeles, CA 
  • DSE Noise Action Cassette edition, DBY Records, Czech Republic
  • DSE Noise Action CD edition, Los Angeles, CA
2015
  • Models of Disorder, CD edition, Los Angeles, CA 
2013
  • DSENOISE Box Set Edition, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dagon, C60 Cassette Release, Green Records and Tapes, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Face Cutter, C60 Cassette Release, Green Records and Tapes, Ypsilanti, MI
  • September, DSE, Los Angeles, CA
  • October, DSE, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sheraton Motorcade, DSE, Los Angeles, CA
  • Compilation, DSE, Los Angeles, CA
  • DSE/Neg-Fi split 7, Cravedog Records, Portland, OR
2012
  • August, DSE/David Schafer, Los Angeles, CA
  • July, DSE/David Schafer, Brooklyn, NY 
  • June, DSE/David Schafer, Brooklyn, NY
  • May, DSE/David Schafer, Brooklyn, NY
  • Neuro + Static Age, DSE/David Schafer, Brooklyn, NY
  • March, DSE/David Schafer, Brooklyn, NY
  • Live at Studio10, DSE/David Schafer, Brooklyn, NY
  • January, DSE/David Schafer, Brooklyn, NY
  • December, DSE/David Schafer, Brooklyn, NY
  • November, DSE/David Schafer, Brooklyn, NY
2011
  • MDSE Sad Pavilion at Mildred’s Lane, Live Performance, Scranton, PA
  • What Should A Museum Sound Like? David Schafer, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
  • DSE+MDSE SonikFest, Live Performance, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY
  • MDSE Lumenhouse Live, Live Performance, Brooklyn, NY