• Kari Marboe is an artist living in Oakland, CA. She is a Lecturer in the Ceramics Program and First Year Program at California College of the Arts.
  • kari.marboe [at] gmail [dot] com

Education
2012
MFA, Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2008
BFA with honors, Ceramics, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2003-5
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Awards, Grants, Fellowships, Residencies
2014
Writer-in-Residence
Featherboard Residency
Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

2013
Artist-in-Residence
Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ

Awesome Grant
Awesome Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2012
Eisner Award for Art Practice
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Artist-in-Residence
Elsewhere Collaborative Residency and Museum, Greensboro, GA

Quick Grant
Creative Capacity Fund (CCF), San Francisco, CA

2011
Instructional Improvement Grant
Office of Educational Improvement, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2010-12
MFA Educational Fellowship
Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2006-08
Community Student Fellowship
Center for Art and Public Life, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

Commissions
2016
(forthcoming) Basement Clay
6 Block Scores
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

(forthcoming) Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled
Permanent Public Art Commission
City of Oakland, Latham Square, Oakland, CA

2015
Ocean Beach, Market Street, Temporary Public Art Commission
Gensler/Turner, Market Street Prototyping Festival, San Francisco, CA

2013
monca/vmh, Temporary Public Art Commission
Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA

Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled, Temporary Public Art Commission
Latham Square, Oakland, CA
Commissioned by BLOCK Gallery and the Downtown Oakland Association

Collaborative Projects
2016
(forthcoming) Kari Marboe and Erin Colleen Johnson, Two-Person Project with Erin Colleen Johnson
Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

2013
Center for Wish Research, Two-Person Exhibition with Erin Colleen Johnson
Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ

Mobile Wishing Well, Two-Person Project with Erin Colleen Johnson
Sunday Streets, San Francisco, CA

2012
Graphology Institute, Two-Person Project with Erin Colleen Johnson
Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC

Newspaper Spaces #1-7, Project with Erin Colleen Johnson
East Bay Express Newspaper, Oakland, CA

Exhibitions and Readings
2016
(forthcoming) Waiting Theater Presents, Two-Person Project with Erin Colleen Johnson
Bench Projects, Oakland, CA
Curated by Ellen Lake

2015
4x40
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Curated by Chris Sollars

Tell Me All About It, Two-Person Exhibition with Erin Colleen Johnson
Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

Make Words, Project with Erik Scollon
Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA
Curated by Christine Wong Yap

RESONATE: Inaugural Exhibition
Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Curated by Dana Hemenway and Amy Cancelmo

2014
Short Stories: DEAD RECKONING, Reading
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Curated by Nathan Lynch

From the Ground Up, Stairwell’s Field Trip
Stairwell’s, San Fransisco, CA
Curated by Sarah Hotchkiss and Carey Lin

Magical Thinking
Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Curated by Erin Colleen Johnson and Kari Marboe

Found Formula, Reading
Featherboard Writing Residency
Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

Resource
BLOCK Gallery, Oakland, CA
Curated by Lacey Haslam/Curator, BLOCK Gallery

2013
Reverse Rehearsals, Reading
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Curated by Nathan Lynch and Michele Carson

Please Read Carefully
Art Lofts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Whither the American Dream
PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA
Juried by Rock Hushka, Curator of Contemporary Art, Tacoma Art Museum

2012
42nd Annual MFA Exhibition
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Curated by Dena Beard, Curator, Berkeley Art Museum

Mapping a Trace
TraceSF, online journal

2011
Practice of Presence, Choreographers & Visual Artists
Shotwell Studios, San Francisco, CA

2010
First Year MFA Show
Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2009
NorCal Clay Exhibition
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Double Exposure II
Rowan Morrison Gallery, Oakland, CA

Anatomies, Two-Person Exhibition Adrian Van Allen
Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

2008
Abracadabra Animated Cadavers, BFA Thesis Exhibition
North Gallery, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

Curatorial Projects
2014
Magical Thinking
Root Division, SF, CA
Curated with Erin Colleen Johnson

2011
MFA Now Archive and Exhibition
Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Created with with Claire Colette, Juried by Kevin Chen, Intersection for the Arts
Exhibition is now a part of their annual programming

Community Involvement
2015-present
Public Art Advisory Committee
Alameda County Arts Commission, Oakland, CA

2014-present
CCA Alumni Planning Committee
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2013-2014
CCA Alumni-Student Mentorship Program
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

Artist Talks
2016
(forthcoming) Artist Talk
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

(forthcoming) Workshop: Kari Marboe
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

(forthcoming) Artist Talk, with Erin Colleen Johnson,
Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

2014
Artist Talk, Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled
Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA
Included Lacey Haslam (BLOCK Gallery) and Annalee Allen (Oakland Historian)

2014
Artist Talk, monca/vmh
Chico Art Center, Chico, CA

2013
Artist Talk, monca/vmh
Museum of Northern California Artists, Chico, CA

2009
Artist Talk
University High School, San Francisco, CA

Artist Talk
Alumni Association
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA


Press
Episode 51 - GLOBS (with Kari Marboe), Maysoun Wazwaz and Kate Rhoades, Congratulations Pine Tree, September 2, 2015 [listen directly][whole website]
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