james albertson


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James Albertson was born in Wisconsin in 1943. He grew up in Illinois and received his BFA, from the school of the Art institute of Chicago in 1966. Moving to Oakland, California he received a MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1968.

in 1989 Albertson relocated to Sacramento, where he currently resides.
He works and teaches from his home studio as well as instructing 2D art studio at Sierra College in Rockland, and American River College, in Sacramento.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

AWARDS

COLLECTIONS

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

RELATED EXPERIENCE

BILIOGRAPHY

 
 

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EDUCATION

  • 1966 BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 1968 MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts

 

 


    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2009 Union Hall Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 2006 Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
  • 2002 Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
  • 2001 Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2001 b. sakata garo, Sacramento, CA
  • 2000 Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1997 Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1997 American River College Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1996 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 1986 Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, CA
  • 1984 Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1982 Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1979 Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • 1976 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 1975 Stanislaus State University, Turlock, CA
  • 1974 Upper Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1969 University of California, Davis, CA

 

     

 

 

 

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

  • 2010 Flatlanders. Nelson Gallery, University of Davis, Davis. CA
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007 Ridley Gallery, Sierra College, 2 From the Faculty, Roseville, CA
  • 2006 American River College, Sacramento, CA
  • 2005 Sacramento City College, faculty Exchange Exhibition
  • 2005 Ridley Gallery, Sierra College, Roseville, CA (Faces)
  • 2005 Barton Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    (With a Little Help from My Friends)
  • 2004 San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA (Hard Candy)
  • 2004 Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA (Cow Town)
  • 2002-03 The Pilot Hill Collection of Contemporary Art.
    Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
    Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
    Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
  • 2002 Osceola Gallery, Emeryville, CA (Three Sacramento Painters)
  • 2002 3G Arte Contemporanea, Udine, Italy (Bizarre)
  • 2001 Local Humor from the Flatlands, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
  • Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
  • 2001 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA (Homage)
  • 2000 Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA (The Exquiste Corpse)
  • 2000 The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration
  • Kemper Museum, Kansas City MO.
  • San Jose Museum, San Jose, CA
  • 2000 Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento. CA (Exquisite Corpse)
  • 2000 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (Friends)
  • 2000 b. sakata garo, Fine Arts, Sacramento, CA (Generations)
  • 2000 Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    (Works on Paper 2000)
  • 1999 Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA (Stucco Factory)
  • 1999 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (Friends of Arneson)
  • 1998 b. sakata garo, Fine Arts, Sacramento, CA (Generations)
  • 1998 Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
    (Death and Desire Show)
  • 1997 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (For Funk’s Sake)
  • 1997 Big Art, Sacramento, CA (Black on White)
  • 1996 American River College, Sacramento, CA Alternative Landscapes)
  • 1996 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 1995 New Museum, New York, NY (Temporarily Possessed)
  • 1995 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 1993 J. Maddox Parker Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1992 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1991 Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 1990 Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 1990 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
    ( California A to Z)
  • 1986 Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1984 Fischer Gallery, U of S. California, Los Angeles, CA
    ( California: Idioms of Surrealism)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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  • Cal State College, Stanislaus; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
  • 1984 Bruce Vellick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1983 Bannam Place Exhibition Space, (The Impolite Figure) San Francisco, CA
  • 1983 Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1982 Fashion Moda, South Bronx, NY
  • 1980 California State University, Fullerton, CA
  • 1979 Palo Alto Civic Center, Palo Alto, CA
  • 1978 The New Museum, New York, NY (“Bad” Painting)
  • 1976 Lone Mountain College, San Francisco, CA
  • 1975 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (Interstices) Cranbrook Academy of Art/Museum,
  • Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan
  • 1973 Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
  • 1969-70 San Francisco Art Institute, CA (Six Painters) E. New Mexico; University; SW Missouri State College

 
 


    AWARDS

  • 1983 National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Grant (Mid-career Artist)
  • 1980 National Endowment for the Arts: Individual Grant (Emerging Artist)
 
     
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    COLLECTIONS

  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
  • Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
  • Mills College, Oakland, CA
  • Oakland Museum , CA
  • San Jose Museum of Art, CA
  • Yale University Museum, New Haven, CT
  • di Rosa Museum, Napa, CA
 
     
 


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

  • 1998 - present (2011) Adjunct Instructor, Sierra College, Rocklin
  • 1997 - present (2011) Adjunct Inst, American River College, SAC
  • 1996 - 2003 Instructor, Arts in Corrections, CMF, Vacaville
  • 1999 - 2000 Adjunct Instructor, California State University, SAC
  • 1996 - 1998 Inst, Arts in Corrections, CMF, Mule Creek Prison, Ione
  • 1993 - present Private students; guest workshops
  • 1979 - 81 Asst., Professor, San Francisco State University
  • 1975 - Asst., Professor, California State University, Sacramento
  • 1970 - 71 Instructor, Merrit Community College, Oakland
  • 1969 - 70 Instructor, Academy of Art, San Francisco
  • 1967 - 68 Teaching Asst., California College of Arts and Crafts
 
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    RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • 1986 - 94 Work handled through a private agent
  • 1989 - 92 Freelance illustrations for The Sacramento Bee, Forum section
  • 1983 - 86 Hawkins & Hawkins Co., Berkeley, Silkscreener, Signmaker
  • 1975 - 80 Hawkins & Hawkins Co., Berkeley, Silkscreener, Signmaker
 
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    BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Albright, Thomas. Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, University of California Press, 1985 (p.258)
  • Albright, Thomas. “A Bizarre Mixture of Styles, “San Francisco Chronicle, July 27, 1974, p.41
  • de Alcuaz, Marie. Ceci n’est pas le Surrealism, University of Southern California, 1983
  • Artpolice Comics, Minneapolis, MN, drawings reproduced in the following issues: July, 1976, p.4; vol.3 no.1, 1979, p.4; issue no.22, winter, 1980, p; vol.4, no.1, 1980, p.9.
  • Atkins, Robert. Artspeak, Abbeville Press, 1990 (p.52)
  • Baker, Kenneth. “Laugh Lines” San Francisco Chronicle, September 4, 2000
  • Beatrice, Luca. Bizarre, 3G Arte Contemporanea, Udine, Italy 2002
  • Chadwick, Whitney. Bay Area Narrative Painting,
  • San Francisco State University, 1981
  • Chadwick, Whitney. “Narrative Imagism,” Art Journal, Winter 1985
  • Conal, Robbie. “Jim Albertson, Nine Years Surveyed,” Artweek, December 22, 1979, pp.12-13.
  • Dunham, Judith L. review, Artweek, July 27, 1974, p.13
  • Ewing, Robert. “Figures and Narratives,” Artweek, November 29, 1980, p.1
  • Faulds, Rod and Oak, Winnifred. Visions and Figurations, California State University Fullerton, 1980
  • Fish, Mary. “Market Street Artists, “ Artweek, July 7, 1973, p.4
  • Fitz Gibbon, John. California A to Z, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1990
  • Fitz Gibbon, John. The Pilot Hill Collection of Contemporary Art, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, 2002
  • Hayward, Carl. “The Days of Wine and Moda,” Art Com, Winter/Spring, 1982, p.31
  • Johnson, Charles, “Review,” Sacramento, Bee, November 23, 1969 p.L15
  • Kurcheld, Michael. “Visions and Figurations,” New West (So. California ed.), Dec. 1, 1980, p.18
  • Landauer, Susan. The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, 2000
  • Leitzell Jim. “Narratives from Hell,” About Art, Volume 1, No. 12, March 1996
  • Loach, Roberta. (editor) “The Eccentrics,” Visual Dialogue Quarterly, vol.4, no.1, Fall, 1978, p.33
  • Marioni, Thomas, (editor) ) “The Annual,” San Francisco Art Institute, Sept.1975 - Aug 1976, p.21
  • Rawls, James J. California, An Interpretive History, McGraw-Hill Publishing, 1982 (p.452)
  • Rees, W.H.H. “James Albertson: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Magnum,” Stroker 48, New York, 1990
  • Roukes Nicolas. “Humor in Art,” Davis Publications Inc., Worchester, Massachusetts, 1996 (p.21)
  • Russel, John. review, New York Times, January 1, 1978
  • Tucker Marcia. “An Iconography of Recent Figurative Paintings,” ART FORUM, Summer 1982
  • Tucker, Marcia. “Bad” Painting,” The New Museum, New York, 1978
  • Van Proyen, Mark. “A Sardonic Wit,” Artweek, January 22, 1983, p/5
  • Van Proyen, Mark. “An Interview with Jim Albertson,” Expo See, September 1984
  • Van Proyen, Mark. “Jim Albertson,” New Art Examiner, Dec/Jan 1997/98 (p.55)
  • Van Proyen, Mark. “James Albertson at Joseph Chowning,” Art in America, pp. 175-176, Nov. 2000
  • Van Proyen, Mark. “The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration,” New Art Examiner, Feb 2001 (p.46)
  • Wilson, William. “Eccentrics” in Exhibition at CSF,” Los Angeles Times, December 1, 1980
  • Yale University Art Bulletin, 1992 (p.105, 6)
 
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