Kari Marboe
Kari Marboe lives and works in Oakland, California. The artist earned a BFA from California College of the Arts (2008) and a MFA from the University of California, Berkeley (2012). She received the Eisner Award for art practice at UC Berkeley (2012), was a resident at Elsewhere in Greensboro, NC (2012) and created the concept for the exhibition and archive MFA: Now at Root Division in San Francisco, CA (2011). Marboe’s site-specific, text-based installations have lived in spaces such as an exterior wall of the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, the windows of the Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA, in Latham Square, Oakland, CA and within the air of Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA.


EDUCATION
2010-2012 MFA, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2006-2008 BFA, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2003-2005 Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS AND GRANTS
2013 Awesome Grant for Art Project at Sunday Streets
2012 Eisner Award for Art Practice, UC Berkeley
2012 Quick Grant, Creative Capacity Fund (CCF)
2011 Instructional Improvement Grant, Office of Educational Improvement, UC Berkeley
2010-2012 MFA Educational Fellowship, Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley
2006-2008 Community Student Fellowship, Center for Art and Public Life, CCA

INSTALLATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS
2013 monca/vmh, installation, Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA
2013 PUNCH Gallery Juried Exhibition, juried by Rock Hushka
Director of Curatorial Administration, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2013 Please Read Carefully: Juried Exhibition of Instruction-based Art, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
2013 Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled, installation, Oakland, CA
2013 Center for Wish Research with Erin Colleen Johnson, Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ
2013 Mobile Wishing Well, Kari Marboe and Erin Colleen Johnson, Sunday Streets, SF, CA
2013 Reverse Rehearsals, Southern Exposure, SF, CA
2013 Honor Bar Billboards, installation, Emeryville, CA
2012 42nd Annual M.F.A. Exhibition, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
2012 MFA Now: Archive and Exhibition, organizer and participant, Root Division, SF, CA
2012 Choreographers & Visual Artists on the Practice of Presence, Shotwell Studios, SF, CA
2010 First Year Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2009 Nor-Cal Clay Exhibition, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
2009 Double Exposure II, Rowan Morrison Gallery, Oakland, CA
2009 Anatomies: Kari Marboe and Adrian Van Allen, Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008 Abracadabra Animated Cadavers, Solo Thesis Show, CCA, Oakland, CA
2008 Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, SF, CA
2007 The Big Tiny, Red Ink Gallery, SF, CA

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2014 Magical Thinking, curated by Kari Marboe and Erin Colleen Johnson, Root Division, SF, CA
2011 MFA Now Archive and Exhibition, co-organized by Kari Marboe and Claire Colette, juried by Kevin Chen from Intersection for the Arts, Root Division, SF, CA (exhibition is now a part of their annual programming)
2008-2009 Co-director, MG Gallery project and exhibition space, Oakland, CA

RESIDENCIES
2014 Featherboard Writer-in-Residence, Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA
2013 Central School Project, Kari Marboe and Erin Colleen Johnson, Bisbee, AZ
2012 Elsewhere Museum, Kari Marboe and Erin Colleen Johnson, Greensboro, NC

LECTURES, DEMONSTRATIONS, MENTORSHIPS
2014 Artist Lecture on Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA
2014 Artist Lecture on monca/vmh, California State University, Chico, CA
2013 Artist Lecture on monca/vmh, Museum of Northern California Artists, Chico, CA
2013/2014 CCA Alumni-Student Mentorship Program, CCA, Oakland, CA
2013 Artist Lecture, Introduction to Visual Thinking, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2009 Artist Lecture, University High School, SF, CA
2009 Artist Lecture, Alumni Association, CCA, SF, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Artist's secret creation soon to be revealed at Chico's Veterans Memorial Hall, Dolores Mitchell, Chico Enterprise-Record, December 15, 2013
Pick of the Week: Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled, Sarah Burke, East Bay Express, November 13, 2013
Site-specific Public Text: Interview with Lacey Haslam and Kari Marboe, Jeffrey Songco, Bad at Sports, October 9, 2013
Feature Review: Kari Marboe, Theo Konrad Auer, Stretcher, May 18, 2012
Cutups: Kari Marboe and Adrian Van Allen, DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express, July 15, 2009