HELEN R GAUS

hgmelon@gmail.com

B. 1987 Bethlehem, CT

Helen R Gaus experiments with methods of art making from painting and writing to participatory and land-based work to explore interpersonal, inter-species, and inter-object relationships as we construct them: in a range from utopian to dystopian, mundane to supernatural. Her visual explorations follow her desire for comprehension beyond a human timescale, and so weave past stories and future projections into the experience of presence. She has exhibited widely throughout the Bay Area including The Kala Institute (Berkeley, CA) and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts (Sebastopol, CA). She was the Artist in Residence at The Kala Institute in 2015 (Berkeley, CA). She lives and works in San Francisco.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016

New Paintings, Hayes Valley Artworks, San Francisco, CA

2009

The Nature of the Protagonist, AsIWouldSay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

2016

Artists’ Annual, The Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA

Art of The Book, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2015

Terra Infirma: All Things Unsettled, GearBox Gallery, Oakland CA

Shyman, The Little Lodge, San Francisco, CA

Wetlands, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2012

Villains, Mission Comics and Art, San Francisco, CA

2011

Visions/Revisions, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Named After the Things They Replace, Outer Space, San Francisco, CA

 

Awards & Residencies

2017

Resident Artist, 3rd Street Studios Project, San Francisco, CA

2015

Artist In Residence, The Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Merit Award, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

 

Education

2011, Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2007, Summer Program, Burren College of Art, Ireland

 

Press

2009

Chenault, Laura, “ASIWOULDSAY,” Art Business

Rene, Montgomery, “Intergalactic, Silver Boot Wearer,” ArtSlant