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Christel Dillbohner Works Biography

1956             Born in Köln (Cologne), Germany

1978-84       Studied painting with professors Renate Lewandowsky and Karl Marx atthe Cologne Art School, Kölner Werkschule, Germany

1984             Received Masters of Fine Art degree

1987                    Moved to Venice, California

1996             Moved to the San Francisco Bay Area

Solo Exhibitions – selected

2009   Ice Floe – site specific installation at ICA, San Jose, CA

2008   Topographies, Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA

observations/impressions, Don Soker Contemporary Art

2007   An den Ufern der Zeit, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

            Skimming the Surface, Monterey Art Museum, CA

            New Assemblages, AURA, Nagoya, Japan

2006    Nach der Natur, Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2005    Histologies, Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID, 2004  

2004    Burn Marks and Incisions, Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2003    Off Balance  Clemson University, South Carolina

2002    Atmospheric Disturbances Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

            Components NOB Gallery, Okasaki /Nagoya, Japan

2001    Repository – A Collection of Familiar Curiosities, Fresno Art Museum, CA

2000    About Sippwells and Other Places – Part III  Suyama Space, Seattle, WA

            Part II  Ellen Kim Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles,  Part I  Gallery Naito, Mizunami/Gifu Pref.Japan

1999   Under the Hill  Gallery Hirawata, Tokyo, Japan

1998   Beyond the Visible  Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

1997   New Work  Griffin Contemporary Exhibitions, Venice, CA

1996   Scavenger’s Dreaming  University Gallery, Reno, NV

1995   Eintragungen aus dem Logbuch  Burda Holding, München, Germany    

1994   New  Work  SPACE, Los Angeles, CA

1993   Gathering Time – Finding Continuity  West Gallery, Graduate School, Claremont, CA

            Über das Sammeln von Honig – The Honey Gatherers  SPACE, Los Angeles, CA

1991   navigare necesse est   Shea & Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1987   By The Pool  SITE, Culver City, CA

Brooklyn ’86  Swimming Pool Cafe, Rheinberg, Germany

 1986   Vögel fressen keine Steine  Hahnentorburg, Cologne, Germany

 1983   The Visit  Cafe Mondrian, Moers, Germany


2010   Inter Spacing – Inscenierung mit Zwischenräumen with Susanne Schossig at Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, October 2010

2009   GE – Zeiten with Susanne Schossig, Hafenmuseum Bremen, Germany

2004   Elemente der Zeit – Stille und bewegte Bilder mit Inge Kamps, BBK Köln, Germany

2003   mit Seiji Kunishima, Galerie Reinfeld Bremen, Germany

1998   Lob des Schattens  Seven Installations, Deutzer Brücke, Köln, Germany

            Field Work  with Lothar Schmitz at El Camino College, Torrance, CA

1994   Transformer: A Change of Past Perceptions  with Manfred Müller

            Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA and Open Space, Victoria, B.C.   

1990   Paradise Oasis Real Estate Office   G.Leson, N.Woodson, I.Ivanick, SPARC, Venice, CA

Group Exhibitions – selected

2009   Out of Bounds: Art from the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky Whatcom Museum, Bellingham. WA

2008   SPACE  Gallery, Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, CA

2006    International Women’s Exhibition, Schneider Museum, Ashland, OR

2005    Derivations from – Meditations on Landscape curated by Josine Ianco Starrels, Schneider Museum, Ashland, OR

2004    Bytes and Pieces: The Art of Contemporary Collage, ICA, San Jose, CA

2002   0203 –  small sculptures Gallery Hirawata, Fujisawa, Japan

2001   Traces  Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA

2000    Paper Rock Scissors, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999   At the Millenium: Contemporary Painting  Museum of Art, Monterey, CA         

1997   Viaggiatori / Travelers  Campo d’Osservazione, Gubbio, Italy

            The 6th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition  UH Manoa, Hawaii

1996   Skin and Bone  Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

            Between Mind and Soul: A Dialogue Revealed  Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO

1995   Libros de Artistas  Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica

            Vested Powers: Icons of Domination and Transcendence  CSU Fullerton, CA

1994   Continuing Tradition  Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York

1992   (basically) BLACK & WHITE Art Museum, Riverside, CA

1991   Personal Reflections  Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA

1990   Changing Summer Show  Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1989   Newcomers 1990  Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

1988   Köln Kunst II  Kunsthalle Köln, Cologne, Germany

1987   Group show  Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986  BBK Landesausstellung Nordrhein-Westfalen Spinnerei, Bielefeld, Germany

1985  Köln Kunst I  Kunsthalle Köln, Cologne, Germany

1984   Der Weg lohnt sich Villa Engelhardt, Düsseldorf, Germany

1983   Germination II  Opening of Traveling Show at the Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

1982   Public Mural ProjectOld Water Tower, Cologne, Germany

Catalogs/Publications – selected

2010   Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility, Daniella Woolf

2009   geZeiten, Hafenmuseum Bremen, Germany (monograph)

2007   Searching for Sebald, Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Los Angeles, CA

            An den Ufern der Zeit – at the shores of time, Fresno Art Museum (monograph)

2000   About Sippwells and Other Places, Suyama Space, Seattle (monograph)

1997   Bataille’s Eye, ICI Field Notes 4, Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Santa Monica, CA


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