Born 1965, Fresno, CA, lives in San Francisco
BFA, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles
Academie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Fachhochschule fur Kunst, Munster, Germany
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Darren Waterston: Remote Futures, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Kingdom, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Forest Eater, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Anatomies, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
New Monotypes, Smith Anderson Editions, Palo Alto, CA
Splendid Grief: Darren Waterston and the Afterlife of Leland Stanford, Jr., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA
Recent Paintings + Works on Paper, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Recent Editions, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
Last Days, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (scheduled for September)
Salon, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Constellations and The Flowering (The Fourfold Sense), Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
Fugue, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Was and Is Not and Is to Come, site-specific mural, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Hyle, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (also 2002)
Haines Gallery, San Francisco (also 2003, 2001, 1998, 1995)
First Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle (also 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993)
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC (also 2002, 1998, 1997, 1995)
Delirium, First Center for the Arts, Nashville
Inman Gallery, Houston (also 2002, 2000, 1998)
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York (also 2002, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1994)
Darren Waterston: Scapes, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
Haines Gallery, San Francisco (also 2001, 1998, 1995)
Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles (also 1998, 1996)
Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale
Darren Waterston: In the Reeds and Rushes, Fresno Art Museum, CA
KOPAC, Seoul, Korea
Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles (also 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990)
Elegies, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Surrealist Impulse: New Acquisitions, Tacoma Art Museum, WA
Animal Rites, David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, CA
On Paper, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Altered Image, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Natural and Unnatural: Imaging Landscape, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
Extreme Abstraction, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France
Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art, Otis College of Art & Design, Alumni Show, Los Angeles, CA
Majestic Tapestries of Magnolia Editions: Woven Works by Contemporary Artists, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Representing Landscape, The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach
The Big Spin, San Francisco Art Institute Faculty Exhibition, San Francisco
Weaving Weft and Warp: Tapestries from Magnolia Editions, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Mindscape, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York
Natural Forces: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, Boise Art Museum
Works on Paper, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Downtown Stomp Around, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Darren Waterston and Beatrice Wood: A Personal Alchemy, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
The Great Drawing Show 1550-2003 AD, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
High Art: Art of the Bank of America Tower, Bank of America Gallery, Seattle
Printworks 2002, City of Seattle Portable Works Collection, Seattle Arts Commission
Sweet & Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
15th Anniversary Show, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Contemporary American Art, Embassy of USA, Vienna, Austria
Selected Paintings from the Microsoft Collection, Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, WA
Collectors Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
Amused, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
Fast Forward, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California
New Location and Inaugural Exhibition, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
A Gift of Light and Time, Bank of America Gallery, Seattle
Bluer, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
Reconstructions: The Imprint of Nature / The Impact of Science, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York
The New Wave: New Painting in Southern California, California Center for the Arts, Escondido
A Lasting Legacy: Recent Additions to the Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
10, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Botanica: Contemporary Art and the World of Plants, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth; Plains Art Museum, Fargo; University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal; Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, MN; Alexandria Museum of Art, LA; Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston; Chicago Cultural Center; University of Delaware Gallery, Newark
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
The Great Drawing Show 1550 - 1999, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Brushes with Spirituality: Ethereal Paintings, The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
Divining Nature, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem
A to Z: Works on Paper, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
The Winter Show, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
Summer Previews, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Out of Eden, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, MO
Distant Bodies, LA Artcore Art bank, Los Angeles
Anatomy of a Print, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Collectors Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock (also 1996)
Inman Gallery, Houston
West Coast Painting and Sculpture 1997, Oceanside Museum of Art, CA
Contemporary Masters, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
Summer Previews, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Summer Show, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
Master Classes: What Makes a Master?, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
Matters of the Heart, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
The Traditional Impulse, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
Under Glass, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, curated by Bill Carroll
Metaphors, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
Terrain, SOMA Gallery, San Diego
From Nature, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Previews, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
Project Exhibit, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
The Sacred and the Profane, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles
Peaceable Kingdom, Babcock Galleries, New York
Flora: In Artists Gardens, 400 South Hope Street Associates, Los Angeles
The Art Cup, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles
Stealth, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle
School Days, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles
The Layered Look, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Sue Spaid
Thomas Solomons Garage, Los Angeles
The Surface of the Sign, University Art Gallery, California State University, Chico, curated by Randall Davis
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Art and Nature, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
Encaustic, Palo Alto Cultural Center, CA
LACE Sixth Annual, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, curated by Randall Davis
The Edge of Night, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA, curated by James Reed
Artworks Gallery, Los Angeles
Artist Awards Exhibition, Otis/Parsons, Los Angeles
Illustration Awards Show, Otis/Parsons, Los Angeles
Fine Arts Building Small Edition Book Show, Los Angeles
Foot and Shoe Show, San Francisco Arts Commission
Books without Bounds, Irvine Fine Arts Center, CA
Amnesty International Poster Awards Show, Los Angeles and New York
Art from the Page, Salem, OR
Onyx Cafe, Los Angeles
Bank of America, San Francisco
Bellevue Athletic Club, WA
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Campney & Murphy, Vancouver, BC
Contemporary Museum of Honolulu
Department of Navy, Seattle, WA
Duke Engergy, Houston, TX
Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica
Fidelity Investments, Seattle
Fresno Art Museum, CA
Goldman Sachs, New York
Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, MO
JP Morgan, New York
KMS Financial Services Corporation, Seattle
Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
McCartney & Thomas, La Jolla, CA
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Munger Towles & Olsen Law Firm, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Nestle Stouffer Corporation, New York
Nestles Corporation, Atlanta
Nestles Corporation, Cleveland
Nordstrom Corporation, Seattle
Oakland Museum of Art, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Saks Fifth Avenue, New York
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
Southwestern Bell Communications, San Antonio
Sun Life Assurance Company, Toronto, Ontario
Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
University of California Berkeley Art Museum
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
Vancouver Symphony/Ballet British Columbia, set and prop designer for this operas three year tour of the production.
Scapes, (site specific painting 10 x 20 feet) Bellevue Art Museum, WA
W Hotel, New York (site specific painting, 6 x 4 feet)
Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco (painting, 6 x 5 feet)
Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle (site specific installation, four panels, each 6 x 2 feet)
HONORS AND AWARDS
Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute
Carmina Burana Project, Vancouver Symphony
Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, for 3 month residency in Umbria, Fall 2005
Dykk, Lloyd. The Vancouver Sun, "Making Carmina," April 17.
Gardner, Paul. ARTNews, March, p. 130.
Kuntz, Melissa. "Darren Waterston at Charles Cowles," Art in America, June/July, p.178.
Larocca, Amy. "White Noise," New York, April 12, p. 46.
Baker, Kenneth. The San Francisco Chronicle, February 15.
Puri, Madhu. "Change of Seasons," Art and Auction, February.
Wagonfeld, Judy. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 7.
Bing, Alison. The San Francisco Gate, January 24.
Farr, Sheila. Visual Arts Exhibit Reviews, The Seattle Times, May 3.
Hall, Emily. "In the Primordial Soup," The Stranger, April 25.
Kuspit, Donald. "Darren Waterston, Charles Cowles Gallery," Art Forum, February.
Darren Waterston, monograph published by St. Anns Press, Los Angeles
"Portrait of the Artist," Gentlemans Quarterly, April.
Wilson, Megan. "Seven Heavens," The San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 24.
Burton, Tim. Kohn Turner Gallery catalog
Iannaccone, Carmine. "An Anatomy of Beguilement: Style in the Work of Darren Waterston," Kohn Turner Gallery catalog
Pagel, David. Los Angeles Times, July 14.
Johnson, Ken. The New York Times, November 5.
Ebony, David. artnet.com, "David Ebony's Top Ten; Darren Waterston at Charles Cowles," October 28.
Updike, Robin. The Seattle Times, March 11, Visual Arts section.
Hackett, Regina. "Darren Waterston's fairies are rotting in high style," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday March 23.
Fredericksen, Eric. The Stranger, March 11-17. p. 65.
Hale, David. "The Arts," The Fresno Bee, October 26.
Karafin, Amy. ARTnews, January, p.132 & 134.
Scott, Michael. "Visual Arts," The Vancouver Sun, December.
Scott, Michael. "Visual Arts," The Vancouver Sun, March 15.
Hackett, Regina. Art Review, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 20, p.23.
Gamblin, Noriko. "Darren Waterston," Charles Cowles Gallery, catalog.
Gladstone, Valerie. ARTnews, June, p.149.
Schwendener, Martha. Art in America, November, p.119.
Kandel, Susan. Los Angeles Times, October 11, p.F28.
Updike, Robin. "Artist Darren Waterston gives 19th century sensibilities a surprising twist," The Seattle Times, October 24.
Schwendener, Martha. Flash Art, March/April.
Updike, Robin. The Seattle Times, April 20.
Scott, Michael. The Vancouver Sun, Visual Arts section, September 23.
Burkman, Greg. "Dark Ideals," The Stranger, April 19.
Art & Antiques, Review, October.
Adam, Loch. Reflex Art Journal, November/December, p.14
Ament, Deloris Tarzan. Art Reviews, The Seattle Times, September 8.
Architectural Digest, September, cover reproduction.
Pichbeck, Daniel. Art and Antiques, May, p.21.
Bulmer, Marge. Art Scene, May 1993, p.13.
Hackett, Regina. "Art Reviews," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September.
Pagel, David. Calendar Section, The Los Angeles Times, May 27, p. F5.
Green, David A. Art Issues, September/October, p.46
Kendel, Susan. "Art Reviews," The Los Angeles Times, June 11, p. F5.
Lazerow, Bill. Art Scene, May, p. 21.
Littlefield, Kinney. The Los Angeles Times, calendar section, Long Beach edition, March.
Artscene, February 1991, Vol. 10, No.6.
Frank, Peter. "Art Pick of the Week," L.A. Weekly, June 5, p.108.
Frank, Peter. "Art Pick of the Week," L.A. Weekly, September 13, p.108.
Lazzari, Margaret. New Art Examiner, May, p. 52.
McKenna, Kristine. The Los Angeles Times, January, calendar section, p. F21-22.
Barrett, Robert. Visions Art Quarterly, Winter, p.50.
Curtis, Cathy. The Los Angeles Times, January 12.
Hale, David. The Fresno Bee, November 4, p.8.