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  • April 1 – 28, 2018
    Artist Residency
    Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science + Technology

    I’ll be an artist in residence at SBCAST, in Santa Barbara, CA. I’m working toward connecting with scientists at UC Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, to further my research with astrophysicists and how they see.

  • February 22-25, 2018
    Fort Mason Center
    San Francisco, CA

    Eye On The Sparrow screens in the exhibition The Channel of Democracy: Womanhood, Power + Freedom in Video Art for PHOTOFAIRS | SF


  • November 2-4, 2017
    The Hanging Gardens
    Oakland, CA

    I’ll be doing a live video/glass performance alongside Voodoo Dolly, afro-futurist Siouxsie and the Banshees tribute band, for the upcoming West Coast Women’s Darkwave Festival. All female + trans-led bands, DJs, vendors, sound engineers, light techs, and visuals artists.

  • 2017, Nominee; 2015, ’16, Finalist
    Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship
    The Smithsonian Institution
    Washington, D.C.

    I was nominated again this year for a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship by Douglas Herman, Senior Geographer at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

  • August 4, 2017
    Closing Reception
    Pro Arts Gallery
    Oakland, CA

    The Beginning Was The End and New Work come to a close on this First Friday. Last chance to visit the work: 6 – 8pm.

  • July 23, 2017
    Artist Talk
    Pro Arts Gallery
    Oakland, CA

    At 2pm, My talk at 2pm will focus on the themes and issues informing The Beginning Was The End and New Work: different ways of orientating oneself in reality; and the interrelatedness of human knowledge, natural systems, and spirituality endemic to Javanese cosmology that I researched as a Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia.

  • July 13, 2017
    Artist Talk
    Bullseye Glass Co.
    Emeryville, CA

    At 6pm, I’ll give a talk on my residency this spring. Much of the kilnformed work I completed there currently features in New Work at Pro Arts, including new videosculpture, and a single-channel video shot entirely with the glass and lenses I was creating.

  • July 13, 2017
    UC Berkeley

    Gregory Scharpen (irr. app. (ext.), Thomas Carnacki) interviews me about my work in glass, videosculpture, magnets, water, and lichen in my solo exhibition at Pro Arts, The Beginning Was The End – New Work.

  • July 7 – August 4, 2017
    Solo Exhibition
    Pro Arts Gallery
    Oakland, CA

    My solo exhibition, The Beginning Was The End / New Work, was commissioned by Pro Arts and features videosculpture, diagrams, single-channel video, and new work using glass, mirrors, steel, water, lichen, and light.

  • June 17, 2017
    Land and Sea
    Oakland, CA

    My latest video, Eye On The Sparrow— featuring sculptural lenses created during my residency at Bullseye Glass Co.– will premiere at Land and Sea. Sound artist Chuck Johnson commissioned this work, alongside artists Marielle Jackobsons and Paul Clipson, for his new LP, Balsams.


  • June 2017
    Studio Lab Residency
    Pro Arts Gallery
    Oakland, CA

    During a one-month residency at Pro Arts, I’ll prepare site-specific work for my solo exhibition there, which opens July 6 and runs through August 4.

  • February 12, 2017
    Fired! | 100 Days Action
    Shapeshifters Cinema
    Oakland, CA

    100 Days Action, a counternarrative to Trump’s 100 Day Plan, is a call to thinkers, artists, and writers. Fired! will include two videos from my January Neurodivergent Media program at Shapeshifters Cinema. For my collaborators, Justin Enteman and Patrick McGee, these programs mark the first times their works have been shown in public.

  • March 4, 2017 – June 10, 2017
    Artist In Residence
    Bullseye Glass Co.
    Emeryville, CA

    At Bullseye, I’ll be experimenting with fusing, casting, and cold working glass. Some of the results will premiere in my solo show, opening in July at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, CA.

© 2018 Allison Leight Holt