Born in Charlottesville, VA.
Lives and works in Southern California.

Education

2009                MFA Spatial Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

2007                BFA Studio Art, University of Colorado, Boulder

Solo Exhibitions

2019                You Are A Monument, Len G. Everett Gallery, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

2019            We Are Younger Now, Harold J. Mossi Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

2017                Those Legs Though!, Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science, and Technology, CA

2015                Off Ended and Tittilated, Glass Outhouse Gallery, Twentynine Palms, CA

 

Group Exhibitions and Performances

2019                Soul of the Desert, 29 Palms Art Gallery, Twentynine Palms, CA (forthcoming)

2018                Faculty Research Triennial, Cal Poly University Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

2018                Maiden LA, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, CA

2018               The Future Can Only Be Told In Reverse, College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of  California, Santa Barbara (curated by . Margo Bistis, Norman Klein, and Jane Mulfinger)

2018                San Francisco Movement Arts Festival, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA (performance in collaboration with Ally Bortolazzo)

2018                Solar Flare, Torrence Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

2017                LA Road Concerts, Culver City, CA (performance in collaboration with Marc Bobro)

2017                Inverse Performance Art Festival, Foxhole Public House, Bentonville, AR (performance in collaboration with Marc Bobro, Ally . Bortolazzo, and Charles Starr)

2016                Herd Around the World, G Studio, Santa Barbara, CA

2016                Final MAS, Torrence Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2016                Small Space Festival, Emergency Arts Building, Las Vegas, NV

2016                Making Sculpture Great Again, Brand Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2016                Stone Soup, Santa Barbara Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA

2015                Crit 001, Center Stage Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA (performance in collaboration with Ally Bortolazzo)

2015                Rush Hour, Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA (performance)

2015                Post-Invisible, 102 Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA

2015                Mirrors and Windows, Copper Mountain College, Joshua Tree, CA

2014                On Edge Performance Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2014                MAS Vegas, VAST Space Projects, Las Vegas, NV

2014                Faculty Biennial, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

2014                MAS 7, Santa Monica Studios, Santa Monica, CA

2014                Talking to Strangers: An Evening of Spoken Word, Soho, Santa Barbara, CA (performance, curated by Kip Fulbeck)

2014                Goo!, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara, CA

2014                MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2013                Ritual, Mourning, and Performance, Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA (performance in collaboration with Sofia Barrett- . Ibarria and Andrea Dominguez)

2013                Familiar/Unfamiliar, Manual History Machine Satellite Experimental Venue, Joshua Tree, CA

2013                In Search Of..,. Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY  

2012                Faculty Biennial, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

2012                People Magnets, Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA (collaborative performance with Patrick Melroy)

2012                Spirit Resurrection, Pacific Standard Time Festival, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA (curated by Liz Glynn)

2012                The Ca(n)on, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2012                CCS Faculty Show, College of Creative Studies Gallery, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

2012                Varsity Show, The Uppur Bunk, Goleta, CA

2011                Small Images, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2011                Centerpieces, Boulderado Hotel, Boulder, CO

2011                Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011                SB Moves, Video between ads on Pumpflix gas pump-top screens, on view at 10 gas stations, Goleta and Santa Barbara, CA (curated . by Laurel Beckman)

2011                Eating Apples in Paradise, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (curated by Miki Garcia)

2011                ZAP!, Wheelhouse, Santa Barbara, CA (curated by Laurel Beckman)

2011                From Dusk ‘til Drawn, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

2010               Space Invaders, The Compound, Goleta, CA

2010               International Mail Art Show, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2010               From Dusk ‘til Drawn, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

2010               The “Small” Show, Montecito Frame and Gallery, Montecito, CA

2010               All the Theatre’s A Stage, Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA

2010 Primavera Festival of Contemporary Arts and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (collaborative performance . with composer Don Sedgwick)

2009               Dreamtigers, (UCSB MFA Exhibition), Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (catalogue)

2009               Urban Jungle, Art From Scrap, Santa Barbara, CA (collaboration with Jennifer Vanderpool and students from El Puente High School)

2009               Supersonic, LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

2008               Twelve, Ridley Tree Center, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2008               Avant Garden, Community Gardens and Greenhouse, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

2008               don’t have much but I give it all to you, Old Gym, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

2008               Love Lab Experiment, Muddy Waters,, Santa Barbara, CA (performance)

2007               Just Put a Lil’ Spit On It, Multicultural Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

2007               Untitled Cleaning Interventions, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (intervention)

2007               Emmetropia, Spring 2007 BFA Exhibition, University Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (catalogue)

2007                Insurgence: Art Praxis Collective, Chicano Humanities and Arts Council, Norte Gallery, Denver, CO (catalogue)

2007                Farouche, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, (performance, curated by Frances Charteris)

2007                One Nightstand, Factory 5, Albuquerque, NM

2006                Local Flavor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

2006                Farouche, Atlas Performance Space, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (performance)

2006                Downtown, Gallery ZXANTHIA, Denver, CO

2006                indent, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO

2006                one small bag of fruit, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (performance/ installation)

2006                In Through the Dog Door, Context Gallery (traveling gallery in Boulder/Denver from December- January)

2006                Pirate Gallery, Boulder, CO (intervention)

2005                Tongue, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (performance)

 

Curatorial Projects

2016                Outdoor Cat (An Evening of Performance and Installation), Santa Barbara City College, CA (curator/producer/director)

2015                Vitamin 4D (An Evening of Performance and Installation), Santa Barbara City College, CA (curator/producer/director)

2013                Appetite for Construction, UCSB's Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

2013                Breath Implants (An Evening of Spoken Word), Multicultural Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (co-producer/director . with Kip Fulbeck)

2013                Sugar, Spice, Innuendos, and Vice (An Evening of Performance and Installation), College of Creative Studies, UCSB, Santa Barbara, . CA (curator/producer/director)

2012                It’s Kind of A Red Habit (An Evening of Performance), University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (curator/producer/director)

2011                Unraveling (An Evening of Performance and Installation), University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (curator/producer/director)

2009              Power Baby: Stuck in Your Throat (An Evening of Performance and Installation), University of California, Santa Barbara, CA . . (curator/producer/director)

 

Awards/Grants/Fellowships

2018                Cal Poly Faculty Research Grant, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

2009-10           Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Art Department and College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

2009                Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Award, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California, Santa Barbara

2009                Helen Award, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

2009                Levitan Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

2009                Graduate Division Matching Fund (MFA exhibition award), University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

2007, 08          Departmental Grant, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA

2006                William Randolph Hearst Endowment for the Arts

2005, 06         Susan Irey Byrne Scholarship, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Bibliography

2019    Kelsey Crain, Interview, “Elizabeth Folk Exhibit At Monmouth College,” WMOI Radio, Prarie Communications, Monmouth, IL, January 21, 2019.

2019    Duane Bonifer, Interview, “You Are A Monument,” Volume II, Number 17, The 1853 Podcast. Podcast audio. January 21, 2019.

2018    Terriann Ferrin, “New Exhibits Smoke and Mirrors and Solar Flare Premiere at the Torrance Art Museum,” Torrance Tribune, Torrance, CA, March 9, 2018.

2018    Smoke and Mirrors/Solar Flare. Edited by Manual History Machines. Torrance, CA: Torrance Art Museum, 2017. Exhibition catalogue.

2017    Anthony Moses Sanchez, Interview, “2017 Los Angeles Road Concerts,” Never Meet Your Heroes. Podcast audio. November 16.

2017    Katy Henriksen, Interview, “KUAF Arts Beat: Embracing Curiosity and Chance With Inverse Performance Art Festival,” KUAF Radio, University of Arkansas, Fayatteville, AK, March 30, 2017.

2016    Josef Woodard, “New Ideas, Out of Old Town Goleta,” Scene Magazine, Santa Barbara News Press, Santa Barbara, CA, May 6, 2016. 28.

2016    Kristen Peterson, “Size Doesn’t Matter, Small Space Fest Packs a Punch at Emergency Arts,” Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas, NV, June 24, 2016.

2016    Charles Donelan, “Stone Soup at the Arts Fund: Can(n)on Studios Artists In Group Show,” Santa         Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara, CA, May 18, 2016. 46.

2016    Kensey Thierry, “Time-Based Exhibition Premieres Impressive Live Art Performances,” The Channels, Santa Barbara, CA, May 2, 2016.

2015    Kurt Schaupper, “Glass Outhouse Show Opens With Reception,” The Desert Trail, Twentynine Palms, CA, January 2015.

2014    Ted Mills, “Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Puts SB on Edge,” Scene Magazine, Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA, September 12, 2014.

2012    Josef Woodard, “SBCC Atkinson Gallery introduces new faculty artists, new gallery space,” Santa Barbara News-Press, September 7, 2012.

2012    “Artists Liven Up the City College Campus,” www.thechannels.org, March 5, 2012.

2012    Josef Woodard, “Small space, big ideas,” Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA, March 2, 2012.

2012    Charles Donelan, “Can(n)on Art Studios,Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara, CAMarch 5, 2012.

2011    Josef Woodard, “Speaking in a Compact Code - While much remains the same in SBCC's annual 'small images' show, a certain perceptual attitude in the iPhone era has changed the game to some degree,” Scene Magazine, Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA, October 7, 2011.

2009   Josef Woodard, “Eyeing Mastery,” Santa Barbara News-Press, July 3, 2009.

2011    Charles Donelan, “A Real Eden,” Santa Barbara News-Press, March 30, 2011.

2009   Josef Woodard, “Beauty from and through chaos,” Arts Scene Magazine, Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA, February 27, 2009.

2009   Charles Donelan, “Demand the Impossible,” Santa Barbara Independent, June 18, 2009.

2009   Erin J. Smith, “Contemporary Arts Forum Dreamtigers,” Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA, June 5,  2009.

2009   Colin Gardner, “Elizabeth Folk, Just Play! Restaurant”. Edited by Miki Garcia. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, 2009. Exhibition catalogue.

2007   Emmetropia. Edited by Sally Elliot. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007. Exhibition catalogue.

2007    Insurgence: Art Praxis Collective. Edited by George Rivera and Isa Rivero. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007. Exhibition catalogue.

 

Lectures, Presentations, Workshops

 2019    “The Teepee Teacher: How a Student Art Controversy Revolutionized My Pedagogy,” Presenter, Contesting Space: Land, Nationality, Race, and Identity in Contemporary Art, Presenter, College Art Association Conference. New York, NY, February 18.

2018    “Using Controversy as a Vehicle for Discussing Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom,” Presenter, Cal Poly Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology Winter Teaching Innovation Showcase, San Luis Obispo, CA, February 20.

2017    Artist Lecture, Art Department Colloquium, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, June 1.

2017    “The Teepee Teacher: How a Student Art Controversy Revolutionized My Pedagogy,” To Transgress, or Not to Transgress? Strategies for Teaching and Discussing Art Controversies as Part of the Curriculum, Presenter, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Conference, Presenter, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, April 5.

2017    Artist Lecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

2016    Artist Panel, Small Spaces Festival, Las Vegas, NV, June 18.

2016    Artist Panel, Santa Barbara Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA, May 11.

2016    Moderator, Crit 002, Professional Artist Critique Series, Santa Barbara, CA, May 5.

2016    Artist Lecture, Art Without Limits Art Career Day Conference, Santa Barbara, April 23.

2015    Facilitator, Performance Art Workshop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, September 25.

2015    Presenter, SmArt Talk Series “Artists in Education” Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, July 15.

2014    Presenter, Teen Insider Project, Santa Barbara, CA, November 15.

2013    Speaker, University of California, Santa Barbara Art Department Graduation, June 15.

2012    Panelist, Can(n)on Art Studios at Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, March 14.

2010    Speaker, University of California, Santa Barbara Art Department Graduation, June 15.

2009   Panelist, 2009 MFA Artist Talk, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, 2009.