2016 Works


Rebecca Niederlander’s sculptures and site-specific installations are labor-intense abstractions that use repetition and the inherent ephemeral nature of the materials to address the individual’s position within the larger intergenerational community; as well as the micro and macro nature of ego, and ego’s relationship to the necessities of solitude and boredom in the creation of individual thought. She also co-founded the social practice BROODWORK in which she curated, wrote, and designed actions and objects that explored the interweaving of the creative practices and family life—in particular, parenthood. She is married with one daughter.


Artist's Statement:
Mary Oliver wrote that “attention is the beginning of devotion.” I find lately that my practice is more and more about being a responsible devotee. Wood, paper, wire, plastic, whatever. Complicated individual elements are brought together precariously; they connect together, stressed by gravity and tension. They are completely responsible for each other. The more precarious the more their own mortality and their response to the stressors of existence mimics our own fleeting moment. I am a materialist in the truest sense of the word. I interrogate these materials lovingly and with great care. It is compulsive, this need for connection. I stand there, with you, be it in person or in spirit. I imagine that we both saw the little place where specs of dust had made a home. I am a spec of dust, as are you, but it is stardust. Every atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded. We are in the middle of our bodies, our families, our communities, the Milky Way.

At its essence: Things fall apart and reconnect. I document it.

 

 
Education
 
2000 University of California, Los Angeles. MFA
1997 California College of the Arts (California College of Arts and Crafts), Oakland CA. BFA
1987 Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO. BA (Mass Communications, Print Journalism)
 
Selected One Person Projects and Exhibitions
 

2016

Corona, Corona Site-specific permanent installation, Aspen, CO

2015

Community Engagement Plan for Antelope Valley Arts Outpost, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Project

BROODWORK: Mending and BROODWORK: Mending 2, (with Iris Anna Regn) Permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission

What Do I Care? Part 2, : a collaboration with the schools of Eagle Rock CA, Curve Line Space, LA, CA

2014

Axis Mundi Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, MO

What Do I Care? Part 1, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA

2013

Trajector Art Fair-Intermezzo. Brussles, Belgium. curator: Ken Pratt

Comprehensive Community Engagement Plan for High Desert Care Clinic, Los Angeles County Arts Commission

We are Stardust. We are Golden. And We Have to find our Way back to the Garden. Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA

Magic Flute set design, Reporatory Opera Company, Pomona, CA

2012 Meteorological Lessons for the Accumulation and Dissemination of Unpredictable Weather Patterns at Andi Campognone Projects, Pomona, CA
2010 The Circle Game, Andi Campognone Projects, Pomona, CA
2008 Finesilver Gallery, Houston, TX.
...and now is the time for dreaming, Vincent Price Art Museum at East LA College, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Slices , 269 N. Beverly, Beverly Hills, CA. a PhantomGalleriesLA project
2005 A Family Tree , Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Deep End , SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA
Paperworks II, Mirta Demare Visual Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2002 Inscaping, SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA
Crop, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
 
Selected Group Projects and Exhibitions
2016 Cut Up/Cut Out, Bedford Gallery at Lesher Art Center. Walnut Creek, CA Curator: Carrie Lederer
practice, Practice, practice, Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury University. Curator: Doug Harvey
Go Big or Go Home, Brand Gallery, Glendale, CA. Curator: Rough Play
2015 Paperworks, Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM). Curator: Howard Fox
We Must Risk Delight: Twenty Artists from Los Angeles, official Collateral Event, la Biennale di Venezia, Biennale Arte. Curator: Elizabeta Betinski
2013 Orllegro, Pae White, MAK, Vienna, Austria
Transitional Beings, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Curator: Elizabeta Betinski
Transmissions, Marin Community Foundation. Curator: Patricia Watts
2012 Les Femmes, Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Critical Making, Garnet Hertz editor, handmade book project in 10 booklets
2011 CALIdoscope, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington, Beach, CA
Loads and Allowances, Rio Hondo College. Curator: Margaret Griffith
2010 Mother's Night Out. A project by Jemima Brown/Family Viewing at invitation of Centrifugal Projects/Trajector Art Fair at Hotel Bloom! in collaboration with Art Brussels. Brussels, Belgium
From Patterns to Pathways Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Curator: Tim Nolan
7 Days 7 Rings 7 Artists An online project for the Huffington Post. Curators: Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker
2009 Edenistic Divergence, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Curator: Andi Campognone
2008 At the Brewery Project, 1993-2007: the Finale, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. Curator: Noel Korten
Southern Exposure, RubyGreen Art Center, Nashville, TN. Curator: Mery Lynn McCorkle
2007 Abstraction II, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Alumni at the Centennial, California College of the Arts, Oliver Arts Center, Oakland, CA. Curator: Julie Joyce and Jo Lauria
Pillow Talk: Small Comforts for Hard Times, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Curator: Mery Lynn McCorkle
2006 Sundown Salon #028: The Young Ones, Fritz Haeg's Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, CA. Curator: Iris Regn & Joyce Campbell
Chain Letter, High Energy Constructs, Chinatown, CA. Curator: Doug Harvey and Christian Cummings
Work Space at FAR--The Foundation for Art Resources
2004 The Political Landscape, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall. curator: Noel Korten
Where We Live: Outside and In, Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. curator: Kristina Newhouse
Fantasticism, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Miniature Worlds, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA. curator: Carolie Parker-Lopez
American Gothic: Talent for the Dark Ages, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA. curator: Tyler Stallings
2000 Fahrenheit 2000, Cypress College, Los Angeles, CA. Curator: Carl Berg and Paul Paiement
1999 Cerritos College, Los Angeles, CA. Curator: Geoff Allen
1998 Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Toki Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1995 Voices and Visions, 171 Cedar Arts Center. Corning, NY
Objects of Desire, Martin Schweig Gallery. St. Louis, MO
1995,94 Faculty Exhibition, Community School of Music and Arts. Ithaca, NY
1994 30th Anniversary Blowout, Craft Alliance. St. Louis
Arnot Art Musuem. Elmira, NY
1989 Martin Schweig Gallery. St. Louis, MO
 
Curatorial and Writing Projects
 
2014 Donner, Christa, ed. Cultural Reproducers: Propositions, Manifestos and Experiments, HalfLetter Press with Iris Anna Regn
2012 Nothing Comes Out Of The Ground Straight, Andi Campagnone Projects, Pomona, CA
2010-12 Herman Miller Company, Lifework blog, Family and Design representative, with Iris Anna Regn
2011 Co-curateBROODWORK: It's About Time with Iris Anna Regn at OTIS College of Art and Design
Catalog co-editor and author, It's About Time catalog for OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.
Co-curateBROODWORK: Marking Timevideo project at invitation of Trajector Art Fair at Hotel Bloom! in collaboration with Art Brussels. Brussels, Belgium
Co-curate BROODWORK: Marking Time Cause for Creativity at Santa Monica Museum of Art
2010 Co-curate BROODWORK Meets Family Viewing project at invitation of Trajector Art Fair at Hotel Bloom! in collaboration with Art Brussels. Brussels, Belgium
Co-curate BROODWORK: Outdoor Family Garden Tour and BROODWORK: the Lecture with Iris Anna Regn, for the Sunblock Family Events Series, LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design
2009 Co-curate BROODWORK Creative Practice and Family Life at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Joe Davidson essay in the 2009 COLA Exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park
2007-09 Reviewer for ArtScene Magazine. Previews for Mark Dutcher, Ben Jackel, Kim Tucker, Klutch Stanaway, Contemporary Art From India, Jennifer Vanderpool. Sightseeing in St. Louis, and frequent reviews.
2007 Carrie Ungerman essay in the 2007 COLA Exhibit at the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park
2005 Secrets and Light essay for Donnie Molls exhibit at Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2, 4, 6, 8...Time to Transsubstantiate! for catalog of Paul Paiement exhibit at Laguna Art Museum/Laguna Wilderness Press
Catalog for terra firma: part 1 ceramics exhibit at Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
2004 Hieronymus Slept Here at Irvine Fine Arts, Irvine, CA.
Peter Shire Review. American Ceramics. Vol. 14, issue 4, Fall 2004. p. 62
Eelcmwo ot hte wlodr fo nseert vdieral* (welcome to the world of ernest velardi) catalog essay for Cypress College exhibit
2001 SuperPhat: Big-Time Innovation at Remba Gallery and Mixografia Workshop catalog essay for Superphat at Cypress College, Cypress, CA.
The Ambassadors of Ulipio (Why It is Okay to Feel Again) in Scripps College 57th Ceramic Annual Catalogue, Claremont CA, Scripps College/Perpetua Press
2000 Better Living through Tea: Contemporary Artists Investigate Two Forms in Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000 Los Angeles County Museum of Art/Rizzoli International Publications
1999-2000 Assistant for Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000LA County Museum of Art
 
Bibliography
 
2016 Artscene, Continuing and Recoand Wimmended for Paperworks, January
2015 Slenske, Michael, Paper Takes Center Stage at Los Angeles’s Craft and Folk Art Museum In “Paperworks,” artists from around the world create innovative works in the traditional medium, Architectural Digest, September
Vikram, Anurhada, City Among Nations: Los Angeles at the Venice Biennale, KCET: Artbound, May
Vankin, Deborah, On Craft & Folk Art Museum's golden anniversary, 'Paperworks' is a cutting-edge gift, Los Angeles Times, September
Black, Ezhra Jean, Cut paper, Consuming Plastic; Cold Steel, Colder Flesh, Artillery Magazine, October
Wagley, Catherine G., Paperworks, Kolag Magazine, Issue #14
2014 Miller, Sarah Bryan, Axis Mundi, St. Louis Post Dispatch, September

Wikipedia entry for BROODWORK

  Potter, Steve, CityScapes St. Louis Public Radio interview, September
Scherrer, Melissa and Laura Klein , MotherFridayShow interviews BROODWORK, MotherFriday Radio through ExchangeWorks,
Beckert, Nicole, Center of the Worlds, The Riverfront Times, September
Pieper, Troy, Art of Reproduction, Fnews, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, November
Coulter, Steve, @LA_SMB-BROODWORK
2013 Allen, David, Flash! Youth Movement Strikes Pomona Opera, Inland Empire Daily Bulletin, April
Coggan, Annie,Poppy Building, Chairs And Buildings. August
Loveless, Natalie, review of The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art, Birnbeck University of London Journal Studies in the Maternal, November
2012 Walker, Alyssa, American Pastoral DWELL, August
Last Call: Nothing Comes Out of the Ground Straight., Artweekla, December
Plan For Your Art: Best Opportunities This Week, For Your Art, July
Jao, Carren, Women Rule A+D's Come In! Annual Exhibit, Architect's Newspaper Blog, July
Who, What, Wear, Angelino Magazine April, 2012,
Art + Fashion at A+D = Celebrate! The Wearable, Studio of Style, March
Interviewed by Aresti, Klaudia, LA360 KTLK radio program about Women in Art
  Fashion for Love (+$), Kali Nikitas.com, March
  Wearable Architecture at the A+D Museum's Annual Fundraiser, CurbedLA, March
  8 Things We Learned at Fashion Week, Style Section LA, March
2011 Arieff, Allison, Beyond the Cubicle, New York Times July 18, 2011
Lange, Alexandra, The Only Thing There's Just Too Little Of, Design Observer, April
Kudler, Adrian Glick, A Bonaventure Adventure, CurbedLA, October
Kottke, James, kottke.org July 28
ZingRecsLA, Zing Magazine, April
Walker, Amanda, Balancing Act, The Architect's Newspaper, May
Kazovsky, Alla, Broodwork's It's About Time and talking to Strangers, Huffington Post, May
Interviewed by Aresti, Klauda, LA360 KTLK radio program about BROODWORK
Interviewed byRochielle, Jules, about BROODWORK Social Practices Art Network
Home is Where the Art Is, ArtWeekLA, April
Singh, Ajay, 'It's About Time' you understood time, Eagle Rock Patch.com April
Bush, Bill, Balancing (Art) Work and Family, Huffington Post, April
AIGA LA recommendations, April
LA FORUM for Architecture and Urban Design Delirious Calendar, April
Obsessed By, the blog of Plastical, April
2010 Art Scene: Recommended Exhibitions: Edenistic Divergence January
Brown, Jemima, Enemies of Good Art interviews Broodwork Resonance 104.4FM., November
Famera, James, An Artist Finds Her Muse in Eagle Rock Eagle Rock Patch.com, October
BROODWORK + BCF, Evil Monito.com August 12
Harris, Cerentha Inspiration: Artist Rebecca Niederlander .Herman Miller Co. blog Lifework. May
Studio Practice, ArtTextCloth, December,
Home Work, Abigail Doan blog, November
Lamb, Ket, alter eco. Juli B blog, May 18
2009 Design Sponge Metal and Wire September 16
Davies, Stacy, Paradise Lost: Edenistic Divergence examines the human impact on perfection IE Weekly, December
Lieu, Lynn, Edenistic Divergence: Pick of the Week. IE Weekly, November
Klabin, Karen, Interview with Rebecca Niederlander and Iris Anna Regn, Coagula Art Journal, Issue #99
Harris, Cerentha Art: Rebecca Niederlander July 13, 2009 thisisadesignblog.com
Top Pick for Broodwork: Creative Practice and Family Life, Los Angeles Times June 11
Design Sponge Swoon: Rebecca Niederlander January 31
Fairytale Wishes and Caviar Dreams Creative Wavelength January 31
Paper Crave Paper Art by Rebecca Niederlander February 6
Apartment Therapy/Chicago February 6
2008 Hargreaves, Kathryn, Rebecca Niederlander, Artillery Magazine January, p.39
Davies, Stacy, Connecting the Dots: Sum of Parts Illuminates the whole of conceptual collage. IEWeekly, March 13
Inouye, Amy, Rebecca Niederlander: Wound Up Tight, But in a Good Way. Coagula Art Journal January, p. 18
Hargreaves, Kathryn, Sum of Parts exhibition essay
Nolan, Joe, Critic's Pick, Nashville Scene, October
Nys Dambrot, Shana, Flavorpill September 2
Herrera, Ana Mobile, The Goose Goloso, February 1
Work used for Bryce & Bouji fashion house 2008 Lookbook
2007 Joliet, Laure, I heart simple/complex art. At Home At Home, Sept. 14
Scarborough, James, Abstraction II, What the Butler Saw, August 16
2005 Myers, Holly Drive of the Human Spirit. Los Angeles Times, December 2
Art Scene: Recommended Exhibitions: American Gothic: Talent for the Dark Ages January
Wyszpolski, Bondo Touch Me Hermosa Beach Easy Reader, April 7
2004 Frank, Peter, Recommended: Fantasticism. LA Weekly. July 2-9, 2004
Wyszpolski, Bondo American Gothic: Talent for the Dark Ages Hermosa Beach Easy Reader, December 16
Cunningham, Mark, Decay and Decrepitude. Rarified Air December 9
DuTan, Stephanie, Rebecca Niederlander: The Deep End of Intelligence. Coagula Art Journal August, p. 24
Frank, Peter Elizabeth Bryant and Rebecca Niederlander at SolwayJones, ArtWeek p.22
Frank, Peter, Recommended: Where We Live: Inside and Out. LA Weekly. June 4-10,
Art Scene: Recommended Exhibitions: Where We Live: Inside and Out June
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Pagel, David, Our Place in the World. Los Angeles Times, March 25
Korten, Noel The Political Landscape Catalog, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park
2002 Art Scene: Recommended Exhibitions: Crop. October
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Frank, Peter, Recommended: Inscaping. LA Weekly, August 2-8, p. 126
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Arts Activities
   

2016

Journey Agent Training public workshop at Brand Library and Gallery, Glendale, CA

building, Building, building blocks, Blocks, blocks: an afternoon of intergenerational wood fun public workshop at Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

2015

Presenter at LA as LAB: Innovation in Arts & Culture Conference, Claremont Graduate University, Claremenot, CA

Presenter at MESC (Museum Educators of Southern California) Annual Meeting

Hexaflexaperfecta! public workshop at Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Artist-in-Residence, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA

Pre-approved artist, Los Angeles County Arts Commission for BROODWORK

Pre-approved artist, Los Angeles Metropolitain Transit Authority

Artist-in-Residence, Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, CA

Guest Artist, San Raphael Dual Emersion Elementary School, Pasadena, CA

Panelist, The Feminist Art Project at CAA, Chicago, IL

2013

Panelist, Colloquy: Parenthood in the Art World. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Art of the Journey TEDx talk at TEDxOlympicBlvd. Women

Pre-approved Public Engagement Artist, Los Angeles County Arts Commission

Interviewed for Come In, We’re Open, Performing Public Space video archive of social practitioners, Los Angeles City College
2012 Mentor, San Francisco Art Institute MFA program
Guest Lecturer, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Open Office Program
Guest Lecturer, Art Center of Design, Pasadena, CA
2012-2014 Advisory Board, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2011-2014 Chair, Art Docent Program, Paradise Canyon Elementary School, La Canada, CA
Families and Work Advisor, Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Artist-in-Residence, Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  Guest Panelist at Claremon College, Claremont, CA
Participant in Re-Visions of LA, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
 
Grants and Honors
 
2012 National Endowment of the Arts Arts Education in Communites Grant for City of Pomona, CA project
2011 Grant for BROODWORK: It's About Time, Pasadena Arts Alliance
Grant for BROODWORK: It's About Time, Culture Ireland
2007 ARC Grant. The Durfee Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Artist's Residency. Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1999 Orselli Graduate Fellowship. University of California-Los Angeles
1998 D'Arcy Hayman Graduate Fellowship. University of California-Los Angeles
1996 President's Recognition Award. California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
1992 Individual Grant. Council of Creative and Performing Arts, Cornell University