GLAMFA

MCLEAN FAHNESTOCK

www.mcleanfahnestock.com
mcfahnestock@gmail.com


They said you’d be a challenge (2nd Aspect), 2008, Table, stainless steel, glass, sugar and salt, 8’x4’x4’

 

 


Conversational Documents: Paired, 2008, Unique C-print photogram, 20”x24”

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The Last Interview in Exile, 2008, TV and Video, 1 min 15 sec

 

 


We fight just as hard to fall apart, 2007, Table, wineglasses, wine, rope, hardwood floor, 5’x5’x3’


BIOGRAPHY
McLean Fahnestock’s work attempts to make sense of interpersonal situations that, by their very human nature, defy logic. Using the properties of physics and language of mathematics, she explores the tension and subsequently delicate balance that occurs when we try to communicate. Originally from Southern Maryland, she received a BFA in Sculpture from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. Her work has been exhibited in California, Tennessee, Nevada, and Canada. She is currently a candidate for a Masters of Fine Arts at California State University Long Beach.

 

RESUME

Born 1976 Leonardtown, Maryland

EDUCATION
2008   
M.F.A.    Sculpture     
California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, CA (expected completion)

2004   
B.F.A.    Sculpture      
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

AWARDS
2008               
Marilyn Werby Graduate Exhibition Scholarship
California State University, Long Beach, CA
Max Gatov Award
Insights 2008: Annual Student Exhibition
University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

2007               
Merit Award for Sculpture
Insights 2007: Annual Student Exhibition
University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS   (* denotes solo exhibition)
2008               
First | Last

Winstead Adams Projects, Los Angeles, CA
FEED Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Foehn Documents, The Constant Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Insights 2008: Annual Student Exhibition (juried), University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
Reflected, Werby Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA
CSULB Graduate Student Exhibition, 3&P Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2007               
All-In Juried Art Exhibition (juror: Lorraine Molina)

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
CSULB Six Pack, The Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
MFA Advancement Exhibition, Gatov Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Risk: New Work by Desiree DeVirgilio and McLean Fahnestock, Werby Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Visiting Artists’ Group Exhibition , The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
I Just Can’t Get Enough, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Insights 2007: Annual Student Exhibition (juried), University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
On Site At The Gate (curator: Aimee Chang), Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
*Outside Standing, Merlino Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Pancake: Sculpture and Printmaking , Werby Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2006               
*The Set of Natural Numbers 1-27, Merlino Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Stuff: New Sculpture , Werby Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2005               
The Incredible Shrinking Art Show
, Koo’s Art Center, Long Beach, CA

2004               
Occluding the Narrative of Placeness,
The Barn Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
Seeds , Untitled Artist’s Group, Nashville, TN
SAA Juried Student Show, The Red Rose, Murfreesboro, TN
MTSU Juried Student Show, The Barn Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN


LECTURES

2007               
Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV, In conjunction with the opening of CSULB Six-Pack

RESIDENCIES
2007               
Self-directed Creative Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Theo Douglas, “Open to Interpretation”, The District Weekly, July 5 2007, p.8
Shirle Gottlieb, “Dipping into the well of CSULB Talent” Long Beach Press-Telegram, July 20, 2007, p.20.

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2008                GLAMFA (Greater LA MFA) Exhibition 2008
                        co-curator
                        California State University Gallery Complex, Long Beach, CA

2007                GLAMFA (Greater LA MFA) Exhibition 2007
                        co-curator
                        California State University Gallery Complex, Long Beach, CA

PROFESSIONAL and TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2007-8             Graduate Assistant to Kimiko Miyoshi
                        California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Working with the visiting artist committee as the visiting artist liaison to organize lectures and studio visits

2006                Teaching Assistant, Sculpture I
                        California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
                        Grading, lesson planning, process demonstration and instruction

2004                Intern with the Volunteer Services Department
                        Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

                        Recruiting and training volunteers and docents for the museum