John Roloff

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John Roloff
L/S Ship (Silicate Sea)
Ceramic, glass, silicone, wood and acrylic vitrine
21¼ × 56½ × 12 inches
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Environmental Installations/Commissions


2012-13 Étude Atlantis, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ, Fung Collaborative Projects

2009-10 Quaternary Explorations: Tule Elk Habitat, site studies, Presidio, San Francisco, CA

2008-12 San Francisco Wharf Complex, site studies, Exploratorium Osher Fellowship, San Francisco, CA

2006-12 Oakland Estuary Channel Project, with Lewis deSoto and Sasaki & Associates, Oakland, CA

2006     The Seventh Climate (Paradise Reconsidered),  I-5 Colonnade Project, Pro Parks Levy, Seattle, WA.

2006     Protogaea Civica III (Santa Rosa, CA), Stratigraphic Column III (San Andreas), Sonoma Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA.

2005     Protogaea Civica (Geology Flags: Franciscan Formation/San Francisco, CA II), San Francisco Civic Center, San Francisco, CA

2005     Valley Scan, San Fernando  Valley Metro Rapid Transitway Project, Los Angeles, CA.

2004 Pure Mix, The Snow Show, Kemi, Finland (collaboration with Diller & Scofidio)

2003-4 Untitled, I-5 Open Space Project, Pro Parks Levy, Seattle, WA

2003-4 Untitled, San Fernando Valley Metro Rapid Transitway Project, Los Angeles, CA

2002 Stratigraphic Column, 101 California Street, San Francisco, CA

2001-3  Untitled, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, UM Minneapolis, MN (in progress)

2000-3  Untitled, Staten Island Ferries/New Kennedy Class, NYC, NY (with Werner Klotz, in progress)

1999 Eocene/Pliocene, Paradise Wood Sculpture Grove, Santa Rosa, CA

1996 Pitzer Project: A Prototype System for the Production and Redistribution of Ancient Sunlight, Pitzer College, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, Ca

1996 Compost Project, ALTER Project, Slippery Rock College, Slippery Rock, PA

1993 Deep Gradient/Suspect Terrain (Seasons of the Sea ‘Adrift’), Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA

1993 Fragment: The Hidden Sea (Island of Refuge), Stanford University, Stanford, CA

1992 Metabolism and Mortality/O2, Tyler School Of Art, Elkins Park, PA

1989 Humboldt Ship, CSU Humboldt, Arcata, CA

1989 Vanishing Ship (Third State), Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA

1988 Oculus: Dead Sea/Oil Field, Arvada Art Center, Arvada, CO

1988 Oculus: Emerson/Beebe, The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, "Eco-Systems," Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1988 Untitled (Earth Orchid), Hartford School Of Art, Hartford, CT

1988 Isla De Umunnum (Island of the Hummingbirds), Elkhorn Slough Estuarine Reserve, Moss Landing, CA

1987 Talking Tree, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

1986 Winter Stream/Drifting Rowboat (Overturned), San Francisco, CA

1986 Ancient Valley (Sea Floor), Swanston Light Rail Station, Sacramento, CA

1985 Ancient Shoreline: Island for Lake Lahontan, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

1984 Wave Ship (of Fire)/Ice Ship (of Glass), Detroit, MI

1984 Collision: Lava Ship/Trellis Ship, San Rafael, CA

1982 Mountain Kiln/Black Orchid, Oakland, CA

1981 Wave Kiln 1 and 2, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1980 Prairie Starfish/Glacial Epoch, Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada

1980 Land Monitor/Fired Volcanic Boulder, Albuquerque, NM



One Person Exhibitions (Selected):


2019 The Sea Within the Land 1980-2019, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 The Sea Within the Sea, Sherwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 Phantom Herd and Selected Works, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2006     Thermodynamics of Silence/New Work, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2003 Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY

2002 Holocene Passage, Archivio Emily Harvey, Venice Architectural Biennale, Venice, Italy 

2001 Original Depositional Environment, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2000 John Roloff: Displacements, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI (brochure)

1999 Morphology of Change, Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY

1999 Terrain into Architecture: Projection and Displacement, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore,MD

1998 The Rising Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida (brochure)

1998 Dialogues with Nature, Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY

1998 Agricola: Four Works 1994-97, Hartnell College, Salinas, CA

1996 Gallerie Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1996 Manchester CG, Pittsburgh, PA

1992 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1989 Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1988 Hartford School Of Art, Hartford CT

1987 Matrix Exhibition, University Art Museum, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (brochure)

1985 University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

1984 Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1982 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1981 Theo Portnoy Gallery, New York, NY

1981 Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1980 Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1979 Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA



Group Exhibitions (Selected):


2017 Diderot/Forrest/Roloff, Furthermore Gallery, OCAC/PNCA Studios, Portland, OR

Organic Logic: Howard Fried, John Roloff, Mark Thompson, The Garage Gallery, 500 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA

2015 “Retrospective”, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Hydrarchy: Power, Globalization and the Sea, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2014 Sym.bi.osis: Art and Science Intersects,  Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA (curated by Debra Lehane and Satri Pencak)

2013 Solid Concept, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2012 Orange Line, Los Angeles Valley Art Gallery, Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA 

2011 Ground Water: Out of Sight/Site Out of Mind, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

2011 Overturned: Clay Without Limits, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, (curated by Gwen Chanzit, catalog).

2010     Habitats, Presidio, San Francisco, CA, Fore-Site Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2009     Wonderland – TAAD/Queen Amie Studio, collaboration with Doug Hall, San Francisco, CA (curated by Lance Fung, catalog)

2009     Adventures of the Fire, The 5th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea (curated by Jeonghee Choi, catalog).

2009     Perils in the Sublime (A Poetic Consideration of Ecology, Landscape and Reconstruction), NCECA 2009, Phoenix, AZ.

2008 “Conceptual Art from California,” n.b.k., Berlin, Germany

“We Remember the Sun,” San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2007 Excavations, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2005 Technological Sublime, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, curated by Lisa Tamaris-Becker

2004 Material Matters, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2004 Monument Recall: Public Memory and Public Spaces, Camera Work, San Francisco, CA, curated by Paule Levine (catalog)

2004 Process, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY, curated by Chandra Cerrito (catalog)

2004 Site Index: Rebecca Krinke/John Roloff, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2004     Topographies, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 

2004 The Snow Show, collaboration with Diller + Scofidio, Finland

2003 Magnetic North, Venice Art Biennale, Venice, Italy

2001 Fluency, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (catalog)

2000 Bounded Intervals, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI (catalog)

2000 New Prometheans, COCA and University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2000 Open House: Art on Site 1, 362 Waller St., San Francisco, CA (brochure, video catalog)

2000 hunt, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ

2000 terra sacâre, Puffin Room, New York, NY 

1999 domesticated, Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

1999 Arborescence, Paradise Wood Sculpture Grove, Santa Rosa, CA (brochure)

1998 MATRIX/Berkeley: 20 Years, University Art Museum, UCB, Berkeley, CA (catalog)

1997 The Nature of Materials, Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY

1996 Photoscene Cologne, EAC--Versuchsreihe, Cologne, German

1995 Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA (catalog)

1994 Color in the Shadows, Bay Area Cyber Art, CCAC, Oakland, CA (catalog).

1992 Fragile Ecologies: Artist’s Interpretations and Solutions, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, (traveling exhibit, book)

1991 Constructions of Meaning, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, (catalog).

1989 The Boat Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

1989 Eco-Systems, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA.

1986 Second Newport Biennial: The Bay Area, Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalog).

1982 Nature as Metaphor, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (catalog).

1982 Six Artists, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.

1978 Landscape, New Views, Cornell University, Ithica, NY.

1975 OK Art, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, (catalog).

1975 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY (catalog).



Videography:


2008 Yerba Buena Complex: Facies I; Yerba Buena Complex: Facies II; Yerba Buena Complex: Facies III, three channel video installation, color, sound, 45:00.

2008 Yerba Buena Complex: Facies I-III, single channel video, color, sound, 22:00.

2004 Between Object and System I, single channel video, sound, 00:90:00

1994 Gradient, one channel video, color, sound, 6:00.

1994 Deluge (Radiant Sleep/Helium Ash), one channel video, color, sound, 20:00.

1991 51 Million BTU’s/Metabolism Study/C3H8, e-, NaCl, one channel video projection, salt crystal screen installation, color, sound, 47:00.

1990 51 Million BTU’s, 3 channel video installation, color, sound, 26:00.



Awards:


2010-12 New Frontiers, NEA Grant, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA - Pier 15/17 Research/proposals

2008-09 Bernard Osher Fellowship, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

2002     Art Commission Award for Excellence in Design, NY Art Commission (with Werner Klotz)

1990 Visual Arts Award, California Arts Council

1986 Visual Arts Award, National Endowment for the Arts

1983 Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundations

1980 Visual Arts Award, National Endowment for the Arts

1977 Visual Arts Award, National Endowment for the Arts



Collections (Selected):


National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA

Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY

University Art Museum, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, CA

Museum of American Crafts, New York, NY

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Lannon Foundation, Palm Beach, FL

Mint Museum, SC

Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Cornell University, Ithica, NY

Unversity of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

Colorado Collection, University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder, CO

Viart Corporation

Robert Pfannebecker, Lancaster, PA

Hootkin Collection, New York, NY

Rene deRosa Collection, Napa, CA



Published Writings/Editing:


Ceramics: Geologic Lens-Systemic Practice, International Ceramic Symposium - Ceramics & Ecology Catalog, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, Republic of Korea, 2009, pg 38-42.

Devonian Shale: Aquifer I, limited edition of 4 books, Fractal Terror Press, Oakland, CA, 2001

Devonian Shale: Aquifer I, The NCECA Journal 2002, v. XXIII, NCECA, Erie, CO, 2003, pg. 38-40.

Expanded Landscapes: NCECA Journal 2009, NCECA Publications, Vol. 30, pg. 36-37, 114.

Kiln Projects, Artery, February/March, 1983, pg. 6.

Untitled Essay, Ten Years Later, exhibition, catalog, CSU, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 1987

Untitled Essay, 51 Million BTU’s, documentation catalog, 1990.

Organic Logic, New Observations Magazine, #127, New York, NY, co-editor with Mark Bartlett, fall/winter 2000

Devonian Shale: Aquifer I, limited first edition of 4 books, Fractal Terror Press, Oakland, CA, 2001

Devonian Shale: Aquifer I, The NCECA Journal 2002, v. XXIII, NCECA, Erie, CO, 2003, p. 38-40



Bibliography (Selected):


Albright, Thomas, Art of the San Francisco Bay Area, University of California Press, 1984.

Baker, Kenneth, Greenhouse Sinks into the Sea, San Francisco Chronicle, July 17, 1987, pg. 85.

Baker, Kenneth, Sculptor John Roloff at Paule Anglim, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 18, 1992, pg. C5.

Becker, Lisa Tamaris, John Roloff: Displacements, solo exhibition catalog,  J. M. Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2000. 

Berkson, Bill, John Roloff, University Art Museum, Artforum, Nov. 1987, pg. 144.

Boettger, Suzaan, John Roloff, San Rafael, Artforum, Jan. 1983.

Crohn, Jennifer F., John Roloff, Arts Magazine, April, 1992, pg. 79.

Dyckhoff, Tom, In a Winter Wonderland, London Times, Features, February, 10,  2004

Ebony, David, David Ebony's Top Ten, John Roloff at Lance Fung, artnet.com, November 1999

Higuchi, Shoichiro, John Roloff, Shotenkenchiku, No. 6, 1990, pg. 296-97.

Higuchi, Shoichiro, Yerba Buena Gardens, Nikkei Architecture, 7-18, 1994, pg. 218-219.

Johnson, James ed, What Follows: John Roloff, video interview and transcript,  University of Colorado at Boulder, 1988.

Johnson, Ken, Art in Review, John Roloff, Morphology of Change, New York Times, November 26, 1999, pg. B-39.

Kimmelman, Michael, "Fragile Ecologies," Art in Review, New York Times, Friday, November 27, 1992, photo.

Kino, Carol, John Roloff at Lance Fung, Art in America, May, 2000, pg. 163

Lacy, Suzanne, Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art, Bay Press, Seattle, WA, 1995, pg. 269-270.

Lewallen, Constance, John Roloff, "2nd Newport Biennial: The Bay Area," Exhibition Catalog, Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1986.

Lewallen, Constance, John Roloff, Matrix Catalog No. 110, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA 1987.

Lewallen, Constance, Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, De Young Museum Press, 1995.

Matilsky, Barbara C., Fragile Ecologies, Contemporary Artist’s Interpretations and Solutions, Rizzoli pub., NY, NY, pg. 57, 104-107.

Morgan, Robert, John Roloff's Rising Sea, catalog essay, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL, 1998.

Morris, Gay, John Roloff at Paule Anglim, Art in America, April, 1992, pg. 168.

Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, John Roloff, A Project for Regina – An  Outdoor Firing, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, single  channel video, sound, 00:21:20, 1980.

Radford,  Warren and Georgia, "Outdoor Sculpture in San Francisco, A Heritage  of Public Art," 2002, pg. 149-152.

Rapoport, Sonia, Color in the Shadows: Bay Area Cyber Art, Leonardo, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1995, Reviews, pg. 77-78.

Riding, Alan, The White Stuff, The New York Times, Art/Architecture, Sunday,  February 29, 2004, pg 26-27.

Rosser, Phyllis, Making Trouble, High Performance, Winter 1994, pg. 18-21.

Schwan, Gary, Ecological Mediation Reconciles Art, Science, Palm Beach Post, Nov. 27, 1998, pg. 37

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art, Bullfinch Press, 1995, pg. 238.

Webb, Michael, Hot Arctic-tecture, Los Angeles Times, Design Section, Sunday,  February 29, 2004

Webster, Mary Hull, A Conversation with Steven A. Nash and Constance Lewallen, curators, ‘Facing Eden,’ Artweek, June 1995, pg. 15-16.



Teaching:


Professor, Sculpture/Interdisciplinary Department, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1973-74, 1978-1987, 1988-Present, Department Chair, 2003-2013.

Mills College, Oakland, CA, Instructor, part-time (concurrent with SFAI), 1980-1991.

Assistant Professor, University Of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1987-88.

Assistant Professor, University Of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1974 To 1978.