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Arden Surdam
 


EDUCATION

2015

MFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2010

BA Visual Arts, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

 

Selected EXHIBITIONS


2016

Solo Show (forthcoming)
Sloan Projects, Santa Monica CA

in Collaboration with Hannah Plotke (forthcoming)
The Situation Room, 2016

Fhoto Focus LA (forthcoming)
Los Angeles, CA

2015

Studio Cooking
in collaboration with Meghan Gordon
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Fragment
UCLA Wight Biennial, Los Angeles, CA

GLAMFA, 10th Annual Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
Long Beach, CA

Focus Photo L.A., Photo Basel
Ackermannshof Basel, Switzerland

Untitled
Curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
CalArts MFA Show, Los Angeles, CA

Introducing! Young California Photographer Award
Paris Photo, Los Angeles, CA

Chasing Unicorns: Mythologies of Progress in American Landscapes
AEStudios, New York, NY

How to Tell When Its Done
MFA Thesis Exhibition, CalArts, Valencia, CA

Photo LA, 24th Annual International Photographic Exposition
Los Angeles, CA

Art about Agriculture
Santa Paula Art Museum, CA

2014

The Body is a Machine
Queer Arts Collective, CalArts, Valencia, CA

Pardon My Condition
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

MFA 2 Mid-Residency Exhibition
CalArts, Valencia, CA

To Tempt the Most Reluctant Appetites
MFA Mid-Res Solo Exhibition, CalArts, Valencia, CA

Brand New Second Hand
SOME TIMES with Meghan Gordon, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Ecology is Dead
Curated by Michelle Dizon
CalArts, Valencia, CA

Untitled ArtProjects
Curated by Terrence Sanders
Los Angeles, CA

2012

East End Photographers’ Group
Fall Exhibition, Southampton, NY

2011

Humankind
NYC PhotoFestival, PowerHouse Books, Brooklyn, NY

2010

Honey & Wounds
with Yujean Parks
Fisher Gallery, Oberlin, OH

2009

Six Principal Observations on Human Behavior
Coup d’oeil Art Consortium, New Orleans, LA

PhotoNOLA
Jupiter Art Projects, Artist Collective, New Orleans, LA

 

 

 

Residencies & Awards


2015

Grand Prize Winner
Focus Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA

Finalist
Paris Photo LA Introducing!
Young California Photographer Award, Los Angeles, CA

Dean’s Reserve Grant
CalArts, Valencia, CA

Equity & Diversity Grant
CalArts, Valencia CA

The Feminist Works Program
Lecture Series in collaboration w/ Hannah Plotke & Anna Knecht
CalArts, Valencia, CA (ongoing)

2014

A Lived Practice: Artists as Changemakers
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Artist in Residence
ArtFarm, Marquette, NE

Artist in Residence
Hilltop Residency, Val Verde, CA

Student Affairs Project Grant
CalArts, Valencia, CA

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bartlett, Claudia, Special Exhibition: Focuse photo l.a., Photo Basel Catalog, June 2015

Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, The New Just-Past: 2015, The 2015 CalArts MFA Show Catalog, June 2015

Weisner, Christoph, INTRODUCING! PARIS PHOTO J. P. MORGAN, Paris Photo Catalog, April, 2015

Mermea, Jacqueline, Highlights from Paris Photo LA, BlouinArtInfo, May 1st, 2015

Paris Photo La: Introducing! Finalist: Arden Ellis Surdam, The Eye of Photography, April 28, 2015

Jordan, Eliza Mythical Millenial Mindsets in “Chasing Unicorns,” Whitewall Magazine, April 21, 2015