MARTHA SCHLITT
 
EDUCATION
1994 MFA, Studio Art, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.     
1991 Post-Baccalaureate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
1988 Vermont Studio School, Johnson, VT.
1984 BA, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY, cum laude.
 
GRANTS & AWARDS
2011 Juror’s Award, Outlandish, Bedford Gallery, Alison Gass
2007 Nominated for Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation.
2000 Grant to Individual Artists, The ArtCouncil, San Francisco, CA.
2000 Juror’s Award, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Juror: Carrie Lederer.
2000 Best of Show, Kauffman Galleries, Shippensburg Univ., Nancy Hoffman.
1998 Juror’s Award, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Ann Hatch, Mary Ceruti.
1997 Juror’s Award, Slocumb Galleries, Juror: Dr. Ned Rifkin.
1995 Artist’s Grant, Secession Gallery, “Temporary Public Monuments”.
1992 University Fellowship, 1st year grant, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.
 
EXHIBITIONS
2017 Assimilation Upholstery Project, Blackfish Gallery Window, Portland, OR.
2016 Dowsing, with Mark Takiguchi & Lou Watson, Indivisible, Portland, OR.
2015 ArtWorks Northwest, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR.
        Portland's Rivers: Contemporary Art Views, Pittock Mansion, Portland.    
2014 Alteration of the Grain, Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA.
        Lost & Found, Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR.
        Oregon Artists Showcase, Chelahem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR.
2013 Around Oregon Annual, The Art Center, Corvallis, OR.
        Cascadia, Collarworks Gallery, Troy, NY.
        All Media Juried Show, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA, Juror Meg Schiffler.
        Cut & Paste, Gallery 360, Vancouver, WA.
        Coburn Goes Small, Coburn Gallery, Ashland, OH.
2011 Outlandish: Contemporary Depictions of Nature, Bedford Gallery,
        Walnut Creek, CA.
        Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
        Staff Infection, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA.
2010 Vision & Revisions, Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA.
2009 Chain Reaction, Home and Studio, Richmond, CA.
2007 Commons, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA.
        SFAI NOW, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA.
2005 After Hours, Diego Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco.
2004 LA Scope, Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Refusalon.
2003 The Big Tree Project, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
2001 The Object Considered, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
2000 Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD.
        California Small Works, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA.
        Art Council Recipients, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.
        Form & Space, Benicia Arts, Benicia, CA, Juror: Bella Feldman.
        Openhouse, Art on Site 1, San Francisco, CA.
        Culinary Art, Kauffman Galleries, Shippensburg University, PA.
        Sculpture 2000, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, Juror: Alison Saar.
        Materials, Substance, Form:To Last or Not to Last, Pyramid Arts Center,
        Rochester, NY.
        ANNEX, California Mini Storage, San Francisco, CA.
        Small Works, New York University, New York, NY.  Juror: Ron Feldman.
1998 Open Spaces, 5 installations, Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.
1997 6th Annual Juried Luggage Show, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA.
        L’Chaim: A Kiddush Cup Invitational, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco.
        Show Five, Gallery Oboy, San Francisco, CA.
        Food for Thought II, Virginia Center for Contemporary Art, Richmond.
        Evoking the Unexpected, San Jose Works, San Jose, CA.
        Mirror, Mirror, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
        Stirred Not Shaken, Refusalon, San Francisco, CA.
        Positive/Negative 12, Slocumb Galleries, E. Tenn. State, Johnson City.
        One Night Stand, 2451 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA.
1996 Sequence: On View, a collaboration, San Francisco State University, CA.
        Confess, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, Juror: Thelma Golden.
        Post-Postcard, Four Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
        Food for Thought, The Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
1995 4th Annual Juried Luggage Show, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA.
        The Chair: Deconstructed/Reconstructed, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI.
        North American Works, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
        11th Annual, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, Juror: R. Pritikin.
        Juried Exhibition, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes, CA, Juror: Bill Berkson.
1994 Martha Schlitt/Barbara Mosinski, Gallery 400, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, IL.
        The Republic Reconsidered, Gallery 400, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, IL.
1993 Progetto Cuspide, collaborative project, Venice, Italy.
        All Illinois Graduate Art Exhibition, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.
 
PRESS
Teresa Annas, The Virginian-Pilot, VA, 21 May 97, “Art you can sink your teeth into.”
James Auer, Journal-Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, 15 July 96, “Smorgasbord for the Eye.”
Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 5 April 97,  “Is Small Beautiful?”
Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, CA,  18 Sept 97, “Show Five at Gallery Oboy.”
Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 10 June 2000, “Rooms With a View.”
Glen Helfand,  San Francisco Bay Guardian,  31 Dec 97, “The Luggage Show.”
Karen Hershenson, Contra Costa Times, 26 Jan 96, “Artists pack bags and carry on.”
Stephen Henkin, The World & I, January 1998,  “Pleasing the Palette,” pp. 92-97.
I Magazine, The San Francisco Art Institute, Fall 2000, vol. 4, no.1, “Campus Notes.”
Steven Jenkins,  Bay Area Reporter, 1997, review of “Stirred Not Shaken” at Refusalon.
Brad Lifford, Kingsport Times-News, 21 Feb 97, “Sculptures dominate art exhibition.”
Ron Netsky, City, (Rochester) 21 April 99, “The art endurance test.”
M.F. Onderdonk, The Virginian-Pilot, 21 May 97, “Exhibit has plenty of food for thought.”
Joan Perlman, “Introduction,” L’Chaim, 1997, exhibition catalogue.
Donna Schumacher, Art Papers, Sept/Oct 1998, “Open Spaces.”
Mark St. John Erickson, Daily Press, 8 June 97, “Food, drink fill the menu at art exhibit.”
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, 21 June 96, “Walk on the tiled side.”
Helen Wood,  Art Papers, vol. 21, issue 6, Nov/Dec 97, “Evoking the Unexpected.”
 
RELATED EXPERIENCE
2013-14 Instructor, Drawing, Hosford Middle School, Portland, OR.
2007-2012 Registrar, San Francisco Art Institute.
2008 Curator, Yick Wo Silent Auction, San Francisco, CA.
2004 Henry born. (Not an excuse, but worth noting.)
2001 Panelist, Artist Workshop, Emerge, San Francisco, CA.
2001 Miles born. (See above.)
2000 Member, San Francisco Artists Committee.
1999 Steward, staff union, San Francisco Art Institute.
1998 Speaker, SFAI Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for the Arts.
1993 Instructor, Drawing 1, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. 
1991 Installation crew, Christo: The Umbrellas Project, Lebeck, CA.  
1985-1990 Staff, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY.
 
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