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SETH KAUFMAN BIOGRAPHY



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Los Angeles-based artist Seth Kaufman was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1958 and has been an active member of the Los Angeles art community for the past ten years, following his first one-person exhibition in 1989. As his career has evolved over the years, Kaufman’s work has included a wide range of subject matter and media. From poignant commentary on the 1992 Los Angeles riots, to works composed of tiny delicate squares of resin filled with peach pits, or large back-lit pieces that highlight the intricate patterns of crocheted blankets, his work has been steadily building on his interests in materials and process. Kaufman's art offers depth and texture and challenges the traditional categories of painting and sculpture.



Solo Exhibitions

2000
Seth Kaufman: Centric 59, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach

1998
Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles

1997
Post, Los Angeles

1993
Dwelling In Rebellion/A Year To The Day, Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Crossing the Red Line, Sadler Fine Arts, Venice, California



Selected Group Exhibitions

2000
Seth Kaufman—John Morris, Anthony Meier Fine Art, San Francisco

1999
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Auction, Sotheby’s, Beverly Hills
Loop, Miller/Durazo Fine Art, Los Angeles, organized by Amy Dove
tripindicular, Lemon Sky, Los Angeles, organized by Christopher Pate
Sig-Alert, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe (catalogue), organized by John D. Spiak
twistfoldlayerflake, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, organized by Lawrence Rinder

1996
Skin and Bone, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles (catalogue), organized by Noel Korten
Loves Labors Lost, Site Gallery, Los Angeles, organized by Sue Spaid
Documenta, Huntington Beach Art Center, California (catalogue), organized by Bill Radawec

1994
Sixth Biennial Art Auction, MOCA, Los Angeles (catalogue)

1993
Neronian Osmosis, Michael Ampter, Seth Kaufman, Brian Smith, Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles Disaster—Works From The Permanent Collection, Laguna Beach Art Museum, California

1992
Boomerang Show, Tom Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles
Less Ayre, Seth Kaufman, Scott Vradelis, AMO-Amanda M. Obering, Los Angeles

1991
Fear, ATLA, Los Angeles

1990
Tom Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles

1989
Cure Gallery, Los Angeles



Selected Bibliography

1999
Jarvic, Leslie, “Tripindicular at Lemon Sky,” Artweek, Vol. 30 (September 1999) pp. 25-26.
Narwocki, James, “twistfoldlayerflake,” New Art Examiner (May 1999) p. 60. Illustration.
Lombino, Mary-Kay, “Viewpoint,” Artweek, Vol. 30 (March 1999) pp. 5-6.
Roche, Harry “twistfoldlayerflake at CCAC,” Artweek, Vol. 30 (March 1999) p. 17. Illustration.
DeMichele, David, “Veer at Occidental College,” Artweek, Vol. 30 (February 1999) pp. 22-23. Illustration.
Scherr, Apolinaire, “Prying Our Minds Open,” Express, Vol. 26, No. 8 (February 19, 1999) pp. 60.

1998
Pagel, David. “Eye Candy,” Los Angeles Times, April 3, 1998, pp. F24.

1997
Roth, Charlene. “Skin and Bone,” Artweek, Vol. 28 (February 1997) pp. 22.
Frank, Peter. “Art Picks of the Week/Skin and Bone,” LA Weekly, January 10, 1997, p. 159.

1996
Korten, Noel. Skin and Bone (exh. cat.) Los Angeles: Municipal Art Gallery, 1996.
Nolan, Timothy. “Love’s Labor’s Lost at SITE Gallery,” Artweek, Vol. 27 (July 1996) pp. 26 -27.
Spaid, Sue. Love’s Labor’s Lost: Love’s Gift Found. The Show, The Artists & Their Work (exh. cat.) SITE Gallery, May 1996.
Knode, Marilu. Documenta (exh. cat.) Huntington Beach, CA: Huntington Beach Art Center, 1996.

1994
Gleason, Mat. "Art of Confession,” Coagula Art Journal, Issue #15 (November 1994) pp. 7-8.
MOCA Art Auction (exh. cat.) Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, June 3, 1994.
Goodwin, Betty. "They Came: They Saw: They Bought,” Los Angeles Times, June 7, 1994.

1993
La Brecque, Eric. "LA Aftermath, The Graphic Response to the Riots,” Print Magazine, Issue XLVII:V (September/October 1993) pp.17. Illustration.

1992
Tom Solomon. Mondo Lot (exh. cat.) Los Angeles: Robert Berman Gallery, September 18, 1993.
Daluiso, Mindy. "This Is Then,” Picture Book, No. 3 (Summer 1993) pp. 1-5. Cover Illustration.
Spence, Judy. "Seth Kaufman,” Visions Art Quarterly (Summer 1993) pp. 57. Illustration.
Urban, Hope. "Riot Repair,” Los Angeles Reader, Vol. 15, No. 32 (May 21, 1993) pp. 19. Illustration.
Sullivan, Meg, "Exhibiting the art of rebuilding LA,” Daily News, April 30, 1993 pp. 40.
Haithman, Diane/Isenberg, Barbara. "Have the Arts Helped Heal LA?” Los Angeles Times, April 27, 1993, pp. F1 & F6.
"Absolute Caring,” Buzz Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, (April 1993). Poster insert.



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