Resume

STEVE LAMBERT

Grants, Awards, & Residencies
Solo Exhibitions
Group Exhibitions
Collections
Selected Public Art Works & Projects
Curatorial Projects
Writing
Documentaries
Books
Bibliography and Media Appearances
Performances
Teaching
Affiliations
Education
Etcetera


Grants, Awards, & Residencies

2014
Visual Arts Network Community Fund Artist Residency | Space 111, Birmingham AL
Topol Faculty Development Award | State University of New York, Purchase College
2013
Art Matters Foundation Grant
Open Society Foundations Democracy and Power Grant (for Center for Artistic Activism)
Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Visual Arts Network (VAN) Artist Residency
2012
Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM | Artist Residency for Half-Life Exhibition
Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL | Visual Arts Network (VAN) Artist Residency
Institutional Grant | A Blade of Grass (for Center for Artistic Activism Book Project)
Open Society Foundations Democracy and Power Grant (for Center for Artistic Activism)
2011
SPACES, Cleveland, OH | SPACES World Artist Program – Artist Residency
2010
Headlands Center for the Arts | 2010 Bridge Residency
Open Society Institute Grant, 2010–2011 (for the School for Creative Activism)
Pacific Foundation Partnership, 2009–2010
2009
Prix Ars Electronica | Award of Distinction | for New York Times Special Edition
Lower East Side Printshop | Special Editions Residency
2008
Eyebeam Art & Technology Center | Senior Fellowship
San Francisco Weekly | Best Public Art of 2008
Turbulence Commission | for ABSML with Jeff Crouse
2007
Rhizome Commission for AddArt | Member Selection
Eyebeam Art & Technology Center | Senior Fellowship
2006–07
Eyebeam Art & Technology Center | OpenLab R&D Fellowship
2004
Creative Work Fund | Visual Art Award | for The Anti-Advertising Agency
2002
California Arts Council Residency Grant | Artist In Residence
1981
San Mateo Times | Father’s Day Draw Your Dad Contest | 1st Prize


Solo Exhibitions

2013
Times Square, NYC | Capitalism Works For Me! True/False
Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA | Capitalism Works For Me! True/False
2012
Charlie James Gallery, LA CA | “It’s Time to Fight”
San Diego Museum of Art | Capitalism Works For Me! True/False
Real Art Ways, Hartford CT | Capitalism Works For Me! True/False
2011
SPACES, Cleveland OH | “Capitalism Works For Me”
2009
Pulse Miami Art Fair | IMPULSE Solo Feature with Charlie James Gallery
Charles James Gallery, Los Angeles CA | “Everything You Want Right Now!”
2005
McBean Project Space at the San Francisco Art Institute, SF CA | Offices of the Anti-Advertising Agency


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
CAFK+A Biennial | Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Dirge: Reflections [on Life] and Death | Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Kickstarter Blockparty | Kickstarter Headquarters, NY
2013
(con)TEXT | Sharon Arts Center of the New Hampshire Institute of Art
Turning FACT inside out | Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool UK
Dallas Art Fair
Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives | DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
POISON GREEN | Czech Center New York
Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage | Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago
Sharper Image | Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, NYC
We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay | The Charlotte Street Foundation’s La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2012
Decordova Biennial | Decordova Museum, Lincoln MA
Enacting Populism | Kadist Foundation, Paris
MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca: Panorama de 31 artistas internacionales, Multiple Cultural Venues, Oaxaca, Mexico
Half Life: Patterns of Change | Santa Fe Art Institute
Capital Offense: The End(s) of Capitalism | Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles
Conflux Festival | New York University
Intra Country: Patriotic Expressions | Gallery Kayafas, Boston
Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention | The Center for Book Arts Gallery
Co- Re-Creating Spaces | CentraTrak at UT Dallas
INCUBATE Festival, Tilburg, Holland, The Netherlands
Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives | DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague
Project Art Fair, Miami
Art in the Age of Truthiness | Site Santa Fe July 8, 2012—January 6, 2013, Minneapolis Institute of Arts March 21—June 9, 2013
2011
Creative Time’s Living as Form
SPACES, Cleveland OH | Capitalism Works For Me!
The Harlem Stage, NYC | A Celebration of Revolution and the Vision of a New World
Charlie James Gallery and Marine, Los Angeles | If These Walls Could Talk group show
2010
Portland Art Museum, Portland Maine | False Documents and Other Illusions
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC | “Short Term Deviation”
Just Art 2010 | NY CLU Benefit
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA | HollywoodMerchmART! curated by Emma Grey
Park Life, SF CA | “this is the book I have written for you”
U.Turn Art Space, Cinncinati OH | Palling Around with Socialists
Eyebeam Art and Technology Center | Re:Group: Beyond Models of Consensus
Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich | Drawings curated by Marcel van Eeden
Lower East Side Printshop | EDITIONS ‘10
San Francisco Fine Art Fair
NEXT Exhibition, Chicago
PULSE Art Fair, NYC
2009
Piemonte Share Festival, Torino Italy
The Arts Guild of Rahway, NJ | Moolah: An Exhibit About Money
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek | SF Arts Commission Art on Market Street Project
Schroeder Romero Gallery, NYC | Play It Forward
Gallery Alfero, NJ | Camera Chimera
OK Centre, Linz, Austria | Ars Electronica Award Exhibition
Jen Bekman Gallery, NY | Summer Reading
Weatherspoon Art Museum | Our Subject Is You
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art | It’s Not Us, It’s You
FACT, Liverpool | Climate for Change
2008
The Vera List Center at Parsons The New School for Design | Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding
Park Avenue Armory/Creative Time | Democracy In America: The National Campaign
The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ | The House That Sprawl Built
Articule – Viva Art Action Montreal | Black Market Type & Print Shop Poster Series
International Guerilla Video Festival, Milan, Italy
The Audacity of Desperation | Urbana Champaign IMC, traveled to PS 122 Gallery at DEMO Space 122
Whitney Museum of American Art | Whitney Biennial – collaboration with Neighborhood Public Radio
Catharine Clark Gallery, SF, CA | “Wish You Were Here: Postcards from our Awesome Future” prints
2007
20th Dallas Video Festival | “Tech-Art Activism: A Video Art Collection curated by Carolyn Sortor”
Eyebeam, NY NY | “Source Code: 10th Anniversary Show”
American Film Institute, LA, CA | “Pixelodeon 2007” | curated by Kenyatta Cheese
YBCA, SF CA | Collective Foundation
Centre de Cultura Contemporánia de Barcelona | “OFFF Festival” | w/ Graffiti Research Lab
Federation Square Big Screen, Melbourne Australia | “Caught on Tape”
The Lab, SF CA | “Corporate Identity”
Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival | for the Samaras Project (with Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee)
2006
Glowlab Conflux 2006 | Brooklyn, NY | with Sara Dierck and Michael Dodge as Anti-Advertising Agency
The Lab, SF CA | “Some Assembly Required” curated by Michael Arcega and Stephen Wolf
Catharine Clark Gallery, SF CA | with Packard Jennings as Anti-Advertising Agency
The New Gallery, Calgary Alberta CANADA | Shopdropping
2005
Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands | 2005 Rotterdam VHS Festival
POND Gallery, SF CA | Shopdropping
Haley Martin Gallery, SF CA | Sprawl
2004
The Luggage Store | “A Spoonful of Sugar”
Mission 17, SF CA | “Budget Gallery Allstars”
New Langton Arts, SF CA | Underwear Party
2003
stART at Judson Church, NY NY | “Breaking News”
2002
Luggage Store Gallery, SF CA | “NO WAR”
Detroit Museum of New Art, Detroit MI | “Ground Zero”
2001
Theater for the New City, NY NY | “Counting Coup”
Center for Social Change, Northhampton MA | “Counting Coup”
2000
Havana, Cuba | 7th Havana Biennial | “Paladar”


Collections

  • Sheldon Museum of Art
  • Library of Congress
  • Progressive Insurance Collection
  • Lynda and Stewart Resnick Collection
  • Rhizome/The New Museum
  • Center for Book Arts in New York City


Selected Public Art Works & Projects

2011-
“Capitalism Works For Me! True/False” | Temporary public art installation touring Cleveland, Boston, Hartford, Santa Fe, San Diego, Los Angeles, New York City, and other cities.
2012
“It’s Time to Fight” Billboard | Print & Paste, Manchester, England
2011
“CLOSE YOUR EYES AND IMAGINE” | video billboard art project | Toronto, Canada
“I Want You To Have This” | Edition of 80 with subscription art service, The Present Group
“It’s Time to Fight” WaffleShop Billboard | Pittsburgh PA
2008
Viva Art Action Montreal | Black Market Type & Print Shop | Posters pasted around Montreal in conjunction with exhibition
2007
San Francisco Arts Commission Art on Market Street Poster Series
Davis Art Commission, Davis CA | Welcoming Committee performance | Curated by Renny Pritikin
2006
The Steve Lambert Show | series of bi-weekly experimental public affairs radio programs on KDVS radio.


Curatorial Projects

2014
Public Energy Art Kit with Post Carbon Institute
2008-
Add-Art | Browser plugin that replaces online advertising with art
2006-
WhyTheyHate.US | Online
1999-’05
The Budget Gallery | San Francisco and Los Angeles
2003
Adeline Kent Award | “Gail Wight: The Evolution of Disarticulation” | Walter McBean Gallery
Stencils: The Art of Negative Spaces | with StencilArchive.Org
Learning to Love You More with Aragon High School | Assignment #5 | San Mateo City Hall
2001
San Francisco Art Institute, SF CA | “Prime Time” Lecture Series for SFAI Artists Committee


Writing

2014
“No One Wants to Watch a Drum Circle” The Sun (Literary Journal), May 2014, Issue 461, p13
“No Longer Interested” | published on A Blade of Grass’ Growing Dialogue online platform
“Is Capitalism Working for You?” | Creative Time Reports
“Is There a Place for Satire and Comedy Within Socially Engaged Art?” | OpenEngagement’s 100 Questions 100 Days
2013
“Activist Art: Does it Work?” | co-written with Stephen Duncombe for Open! Magazine, The Netherlands
2012
Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution, OR Books | Chapter on “Drum Circle Theory”
“An Open Letter to Critics Writing About Political Art” | co-written with Stephen Duncombe for the Center for Artistic Activism
2011
NetWorks: Case Studies in Web Art and Design, Routledge, xtine burrough (editor) | Chapter on Add-Art
“On Fucking The System” | introduction for Abbie Hoffman’s Fuck The System for Wooden Leg Press
2009
“The Yes Men” BOMB Magazine, Spring 2009
2008
“The Great Internet Wiki Marathon” New York Foundation for the Arts NYFA Current Magazine, May 2008


Documentary Films

2011
This Space Available: The Grassroots Movement Against Visual Pollution
2010
Cultures of Resistance
2009
The Yes Men Fix The World
2008
Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season


Books

2013
Slanted, BRIGHT! Typography between Illustration and Art, DAAB Books
The F.A.T. Manual, Link Editions, Brescia 2013.
2012
Ramia Mazé et al. Share This Book, Axl Books
2011
Jorinde Seijdel (Editor), Liesbeth Melis (Editor), Merijn Oudenampsen (Editor), Open 20: The Populist Imagination, NAi Publishers, Pgs 27–37
Iaspis, DESIGN ACT Socially and politically engaged design today – critical roles and emerging tactics, Sternberg Press
Dalton Conley, You may Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist, 2e., W. W. Norton & Company
burrough (Editor), NetWorks: Case Studies in Web Art and Design, Routledge
2010
Marc and Sara Schiller, TRESSPASS A History of Uncomissioned Urban Art, Taschen Press
Patrick Frank, Prebles’ Artforms, 10th edition, Prentice Hall, pg. 447
Stéphanie Lemoine, Artivisme: Art, Action Politique et Résistance Culterelle, Editions Alternatives
2009
The Yes Men Activity book/Keep It Slick, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson (editors), Institutional Critique, MIT Press
Annice Jacoby (editor) Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo! Abrams Press
xtine borrough and Michael Mandiberg, Digital Foundations Intro to Media Design, AIGA/New Riders
2008
Russell Howze, Stencil Nation, Manic D Press, Inc.
Nato Thompson (editor), A Guide to Democracy in America Creative Time Books
2007
Keri Smith The Guerilla Art Kit Princeton Architectural Press
2004
Josh MacPhee, Stencil Pirates Soft Skull Press


Bibliography & Media Appearances

2014
Regine Debatty, “Interview with the Center for Creative Activism” WeMakeMoneyNotArt.com, March 17, 2014
2013
Future Tense Radio Program, “Pranks and Tricksters” Australiam Broadcasting Corporation, February 3, 2013
Social Text Journal #114 – Cover Image
Marty Carlock, “Steve Lambert” Sculpture Magazine, p66, April 2013
Mary Louise Schumacher, “Steve Lambert blinkering on Lake Drive” Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, April 5, 2013.
Polina Dubik, “Dictionary of Modern Art” Harper’s Bazaar Art Russia, April 2013
Ilene Strizver “TypeTalk: Steve Lambert’s Typography for Social Change” creativepro.com, January 16, 2013
“Capitalism Test: Artist wants to know if capitalism is working for Americans” Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 17, 2013 Page 10A
Heather Hubbs, “Public Work of Art Asks: Does Capitalism Work for You?” KCRG 9 Cedar Rapids Television, Jun 16, 2013
Michelle Corless, “Artwork on capitalism asks audience for answer” KWWL Cedar Rapids Television, Jun 17, 2013
Ben Kieffer, “World Food Prize and Capitalism on Trial” Iowa Public Radio, June 21, 2013
Kyle Petreycik, “Giant, Interactive “Capitalism Works for Me” Sign Coming to Times Square” Animal New York, September 5, 2013
Candice Bernd, “Art as Resistance: New York Festival Crosses the Line” truth-out.org, September 14, 2013
“The Approval Matrix: Week of September 16, 2013” New York Magazine, Sep 8, 2013
Christine Jun, “Top ten deserving data visionaries” dazeddigital.com, October 1, 2013
Christopher Robbins, “Times Square Art Installation Wants Your Opinion On Capitalism” Gothamist.com Sep 12, 2013
Liz Stinson, “Clever Digital Sign Asks You to Vote ‘Yes!’ for Capitalism” Wired.com September 17, 2013
Jeremy M. Barker “Crossing the Line 2013: At the Intersection of Social Practice and Inter-Disciplinary Art” Culturebot.org, September 19, 2013
Leah Gonzalez, “Artist Steve Lambert’s Capitalism Works For Me lets passersby take a stand by hitting a ‘true’ or ‘false’ button” PSFK.com, September 20, 2013
Kyle Petreycik, “‘Capitalism Works for Me!’ Interactive Sign Turns on in Times Square” Animal New York, September 20, 2013
Zinta Lundborg, “NYC Weekend: Vampires, Vote for Capitalism, Anna Nicole” Bloomburg Business Week, September 20, 2013
Jennifer Schuessler, “Times Square Art Project Keeps Score on Capitalism” The New York Times, September 21, 2013
New Yorker Magazine, September 28, 2013
Gisele Regatao, “Capitalism Works for Me: True or False? New Yorkers Say False” WNYC Radio, September 20, 2013
Margot Adler, “Does Capitalism Work? A True/False Quiz In Times Square” NPR Weekend Edition, October 5, 2013
Zach Brown “Does capitalism work for you? Vote in Times Square” The Midtown Gazette, October 9th, 2013
Erin Bylander, “The art is in the mail” The Washington Post, October 10
Karin Kamp, “Does Capitalism Work for You?” BillMoyers.com, October 11, 2013
Roberta Smith, “Burying the Lede: News as Art” New York Times, October 17, 2013
Harriet Fraad and Richard Wolff, “Capitalism Works (or Not) for Me” Turth-Out.org October 18, 2013
Social Text Journal #114 – Cover Image
Paul Eeles, “Art and politics collide at FACT this Summer” Bay TV Liverpool, May 16, 2013
Mike Pinnington, “Artist takeover turns FACT Liverpool inside out”, June 8, 2013
Catherine Jones, “Turning FACT Inside Out marks the venue’s 10th birthday” Liverpool Echo, June 10, 2013
Lauren Strain, “Glitch in the Matrix: FACT Turns Ten” TheSkinny.com, June 10, 2013
Paul Eeles, “Liverpool’s Turning FACT Inside Out” Bay TV Liverpool, June 13, 2013
Laura Davis, “INTERVIEW: What to expect from the exhibition Turning FACT Inside Out” Liverpool Daily Post, June 13, 2013
Robin Brown, “Review: Turning FACT Inside Out” SevenStreets.com, June 13, 2013
Jade-Elizabeth Masters, “FACT celebrates 10th birthday with Turning FACT Inside Out exhibition” Purple Revolver, June 14, 2013
Turning FACT Inside Out, AestheticMagazine.com
Quakes and capitalism in Turning FACT Inside Out, Culture24.co.uk, June 18, 2013
Rob Wilkes, “Turning FACT Inside Out at FACT Liverpool” WeHeart.co.uk
Susanna Davies-Crook “Art News Hun & Drawn: FACT’s anniversary…” DazedDigital.com, June 29, 2013
Drank Swain, “We went to Liverpool for TURNING FACT INSIDE OUT” Arcfinity, July 2, 2013
Jason Sims Puts Your In Your Place Podcast
The Best Show on WFMU, September 17, 2013
2012
WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio – interview during local segment on Morning Edition
Boston Metro, “Artwork Capitalizes on Public Spaces, Feedback” p2, April 10, 2012
Francine Koslow Miller, “At the DeCordova Biennial, Dreams of Disneyland” Art in America, Jan 26th
Adam Stock, “Making Art in Dystopia,” Alluvium, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2012): n. pag. Web. 1 August 2012.
Shelley Leopold “Political Prankster Steve Lambert Brings His Interactive Signs to Charlie James Gallery” LA Weekly, September 20 2012
Stephen Truax, “Is This Free” ArtPulse Magazine
2011
Rens Groenendijk, “Het Katern/Onzichtbaar” Eigen Huis & Interieur (Netherlands), October 2011, pg 271
Joseph Clark, “Patriot Games” Cleveland Scene Magazine, Sept 14, 2011
Steven Litt, “Spaces gallery kicks off Fall season with a slant toward conceptual art”, Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 26th
Rob Walker, “Implausible Futures for Unpopular Places” DesignObserver.com
John d’Addario, “The (Other) C-Word” Hyperallergic.com
Paul Laster, “The Best Art Projects in the History of Kickstarter” flavorwire.com
2010
Sarah Hanley, Lower East Side Printshop’s Special Edition Residency 2010 Catalog essay, Lower East Side Printshop
Erin Lindholm, “New York’s Satellite Fairs: Bling, String, and Subversive Things” artinamericamagazine.com, March 10, 2010
Rachel Dry, The slackers’ guide to New Year’s resolutions, The Washington Post, January 3, 2010
2009
Geez Magazine, Back Cover Image
Christopher Knight “Review: Steve Lambert at Charlie James Gallery” Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2009
Ben Marks “It’s Not Us, It’s You” KQED Arts, May 07, 2009
Fillip Magazine “Best Case Scenario” Winter 2009
Harper’s Magazine “The Times, They Are A-Changin’” January 2009
Paddy Johnson “Best of the Web 2008” artfagcity.com, January 12, 2008
Jenna Wortham “Firefox Add-Ons Double as Art, Pranks and Fun” The New York Times Bits Blog, February 12, 2009
2008
Carl Lavin, “Iraq War Ends (On Paper); Why real newspapers should take a lesson from a fake one.” Forbes.com
Nato Thompson (editor), “A Guide to Democracy in America” Creative Time Books
Geoff Manaugh, “Q&A” Dwell Magazine, October 2008, page 64
Andrew Adam Newman, “Profile: Steve Lambert.” AdWeek Magazine, June 30, 2008
Hamilton Nolan “Offers You Can’t Refuse: Get Paid to Quit the Advertising Industry!” Gawker.com, April 17 2008
Bryant Park Project “Dialog Over Public Advertising Gets Sticky” National Public Radio, April 2008
Lamar Clarkson “WikiBusiness” ArtNews, April 2008
Roberta Fallon “Come Play With Me” Philadelphia Weekly, January 23rd, 2008
Eliran Levy, Ma’ariv Weekend (Israel), p10,11 Jan 4, 2008
2007
Michael Leaverton “World of Tomorrow” SF Weekly, Arts and Entertainment, November 14, 2007
Elizabeth Haines "“Windows and Wallpapering: Questions about Art, Technology and Poetic Interference” ModArt Magazine, October 2007
Merit Karise “Interview with Steve Lambert” Estonian Ekspress (Estonia), August 30, 2007
Stefano Caldana "Llega el plugin art para Firefox El País, CiberPaís9, July 9, 2007
CBC News “Banner ads spur positive responses, study finds” CBC News Online, May 15, 2007
Andrew Adam Newman “Web Fight: Blocking Ads and Adding Art” New York Times, C8, May 14, 2007
Florencia Werchowsky "La protesta contra la polución publicitaria Clarîn (Argentina), Mar 18, 2007
Rocketboom.com, “Field Report” (Light Criticism), Jan 25, 2007
2006
Cory Doctorow, “Biofeedback Game Where You Compete to Relax” BoingBoing.net, July 21, 2006
Ivan Fulco, “Simmer Down Sprinters: Videogiocare con lo stress” La Stampa (Italy), Aug 24, 2006
Kenneth Baker, “Jennings and Dulzaides at Clark” San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 2006
Rachel Gregg, “A Parallel Universe” Sacramento News & Review, Page 15–17, Jan 12, 2006, Vol 17 Issue 42
McVeigh, Jennifer “Shop Till you Drop: The Art of Shopping Takes on New Meaning” Calgary Herald June 2006
Del Pesco, Joseph “Beware of Subversion in Your Supermaket” Fast Forward, Calgary, June 8th 2006
2005
Scott Indrisek, “Budget Gallery” BlackBook Magazine: State of the Arts Issue, Page 58, Fall 2005, n40
Kathleen Holder, “Anarchists Unite!” Dateline UCDavis, Page 2, Oct 7, 2005, v19, n4
David Kaplan, “Anti-Advertising Antidote” MediaPost’s Media, Page 13, March 2005
2004
Elise Soukup, “Advertising: Counterprogramming” Newsweek Magazine, Pg13, October 11, 2004, vCXLIV, n15
Jess Greenwood, “The Sky’s Off Limits” The Reel Magazine, Pg38, October 2004, Issue12, London, England
Wooster Collective Website “Profile: Steve Lambert”, August 2, 2004
2003
Emily Landes, “Talking Back Public Space One Art Show at a Time” The Wave Magazine, Pg35, Jun 4, 2003, v3 i11
Aurelia d’Andrea, “Vigilante: A Veteran Street Artist Leaves his Mark for Political Change” (with SF Print Collective), [X]Press Magazine, Pg10, April 2003
Kitchen Sink Magazine | “The New Art Scene: Art Found Alive and Well and Living in the Bay Area”
2001
Manny Hyde, “Puppet Street Project” Punk Planet Magazine, Pg 58–60, May/June 2001, i43
Bay Area and National TV News | Coverage for Puppet Street Project


Performances And Lectures

2014
Visiting Artist Lecture | University of Nevada at Reno
Confravision online conference platform
“Power of Imagination” lecture | Institute of Contemporary Art and Ideas, Gothenburg Sweden
2013
United Nations meeting on Advertising and Cultural Rights
Keynote at Broken City Lab’s HOMEWORK II: LONG FORMS / SHORT UTOPIAS Conference | Windsor, ONT
“Does Capitalism Work?” with Richard D. Wolff and Harriett Fraad | AMC Empire 25, Times Square NYC
Humanity in Action New York Conference, September 20, 2013
Social Design Public Action International Symposium | University of Applied Arts Vienna
Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education | CUNY Grad Center, NYC
Flux Death Match: Arts Funding, Follow the $$$$ | Flux Factory, NYC
MIT Civic Media Lunch: Steve Lambert | MIT Civic Media Lab
2012
Creative Time Summit | NYC
CAFK+A Big Ideas Lecture | Kitchener Ontario
Visiting Artist Lecture, Arts Practicum Program in NYC
NYU Hemispheric Institute “Creative Activism Thursdays” Lecture on Comedy and Activism
Conflux Festival | panel discussion
Applied Brilliance Conference
MediaImpact: International Festival of Activist Art (moderator) | NYU
NPN/VAN Annual Meeting | Performance/lecture on comedy with Kristina Wong and Chris Kaminstein
2011
Occupy Amsterdam Art Tent | “‘Political Expressionism’ and Other Fallacies of the Political Artist” informal lecture
Carnegie Mellon University | “‘Political Expressionism’ and Other Fallacies of the Political Artist” lecture and workshop with Stephen Duncombe
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Colloquium “From Appropriation to Infiltration: Accessing Public through Tactical Media”
De Baile, Amsterdam | Symposium “The Populist Front; On the Role of Myth, Storytelling and Imaginary in Populist Movements”
2010
The New Museum | “Free: A Talk and Walking Tour with Jokes”
Liquid Democracies Panel at Transmediale Festival, Berlin Germany | “Utopia”
Parsons/The New School – School of Art, Media, and Technology | Visiting Artists Lecture
Headlands Center for the Arts | “The YouTube School of Social Politics” lecture (a Red76 project)
Humanity in Action NYC | “American Protest” lecture and panel
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC | “Discussion: The Artist-Citizen, Advocating Change”
2009
FREEDOM: Do It Yourself with Steve Lambert and Sam Gould | Vera List Center at the New School, NY
The Brooklyn Rail Presents RhantRhapsody #19 “The Absurdity of Hope” | Reading
“Everything You Want, Right Now!” How advertising distorts culture | Figment Festival, Pershing Hall, Governor’s Island, NYC
“But Does it Work?” | with Stephen Duncombe and Joseph Delappe | Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY
Red76 Flying University’s Pop-Up Book Academy
Carnegie Mellon Department of Art | School of Art Lecture Series
2008
Harvard University | The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts presents Bring Your Own: Voices of the Contemporary
University of Iowa | Artist Lecture: The Eyebeam Roadshow
The New Museum | Rhizome Commission presentation
Museum of Modern Art | Graffiti Research Lab Screening and Panel Discussion with James Powderly and Evan Roth
Gelf Magazine Presents | Non-Motivational Speaker Series with Alan Abel and Ron English
California College of the Arts | Urban Visions Panel with Packard Jennings, Peter Albert, John Peterson, Tom Radulovich, and Seleta Reynolds
2007
UC Santa Barbara | Guest Artist Lecture
Maker Faire Bay Area, San Mateo County Fairgrounds | Lecture with James Powderly
University of California Institute for Research in the Arts‘ State of the Arts Conference | D I Y = > D I T : New Social Practices & Digital Distribution with James Powderly of the Graffiti Research Lab, Sal Randolph, Josh Greene, and Larisa Mann.
Free University Program at Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL | VERSION>07 THE INSURECTION INTERNATIONALE
Mess Hall, Chicago IL | Eyebeam Roadshow
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona | Now: Meetings in the Present Continuous | Panel discussion with Gemma Galdon, Richard Sennett, and Pierre Humeau
Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology | The Great Internet Sleepover | “Game Show”
Transmodernage Festival, Baltimore | “I WILL TALK…”
Fountain Art Fair, New York | “I WILL TALK…”
Eyebeam | Shopdropping Workshop Series
2006
Mission Cultural Center | “Can You Buy Beauty?” | Panel Discussion for Dancer’s Group in conjunction with Jo Kreiter’s “The Live Billboard Project”
Version Festival 06 | Free University Program | Lecture
2003
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | Panelist | 2003 Make Art Your Business Workshop Series
Leadership High School SF CA | Art and Political Expression Workshop
Stanford University | Stencil Making Workshop


Teaching

2013–2014
Studio Advisor | Transart Institute
2012-
Assistant Professor in New Media, State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase
2012
Center for Artistic Activism workshop at Creative Time Summit
2011-
Center for Artistic Activism | School for Creative Activism Workshop Leader at weekend workshops around the world.
2010–12
Regular Full-Time Faculty in Text and Image Arts | School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2010-
External Participating Faculty | New York University Artistic Activism Research Group
2008-
Creative Capital Foundation | Internet for Artists Workshop Leader
2010
NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program | “Don’t Be a Jerk, Share Your Code” workshop for ITP Summer Camp
2008–10
Hunter College Film and Media Department, InterMedia Arts Program | Adjunct Lecturer | Culture Jamming
Parsons/The New School for Design | Adjunct Lecturer | Foundations Laboratory
2007
Parsons/The New School for Design | Adjunct Lecturer | Foundations Laboratory
City University of New York – College of Staten Island | Adjunct Lecturer | History of advertising and practice of social marketing
2006
San Francisco Art Institute Adult Community Education | Instructor | Darkroom Photo and Video
University of California at Davis | Associate Instructor | course: Drawing 2
2005
University of California at Davis | Associate Instructor | course: Drawing 1
2003–04
Aragon High School San Mateo, CA | Classroom Instructor, 3d Art
2002–03
Artist-in-Residence | Aragon High School | San Mateo CA (Grant from California Arts Council)
1995–98
Chief Announcer, Production Director, Music Director | KZSU Stanford Radio | Stanford CA


Affiliations 

2014-
Board Member | Eyebeam Art and Technology Center
2013-
Foundry Theater Artist Council member
2011-
Founder and Co-Director | Center for Artistic Activism
2009
P!oneers | Amsterdam
2008–09
Contributor | Joey Skaggs’ ArtOfThePrank.com
2005–2007
Contributor | Stay Free! Daily
2004
Founder/“CEO” | the Anti-Advertising Agency
2003–04
Co-Chair | San Francisco Art Institute Artists Committee
2000–02
Member | San Francisco Art Institute Artists Committee
1999-
Founder/Co-Director | The Budget Gallery


Education

2006
University of California at Davis | MFA, Studio Art
2001
San Francisco Art Institute | BFA, Interdisciplinary
1995–98
College of San Mateo (Community College may have saved my life)


Et Cetera 

2004
Electric Bass | Lord Loves A Working Man | 9 piece soul band
2001–02
Upright bass with honky-tonk/western swing band | Johnny Dilks and his Visitacion Valley Boys
2001
Electric Bass | Harold Ray Live in Concert | Founding member
1999
Electric bass with 11 piece Northern Soul band | the InCiters
1976
Born | Los Angeles, CA