Squeak Carnwath

Biography

OVERVIEW
Squeak Carnwath was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. After receiving a Masters of Fine Arts from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1977, she began exhibiting her work in the San Francisco Bay Area where she continues to live and work. Carnwath taught at the University of California from 1982 to 2010; she is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.

Carnwath’s work is exhibited widely and is in the collections of major institutions such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Brooklyn Museum. In 2009, The Oakland Museum of California organized a large survey of Carnwath’s work, Squeak Carnwath: Painting is no Ordinary Object. Her work is shown at several galleries including John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

Carnwath has received numerous awards including the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) Award from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, two Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Award for Individual Artists from the Flintridge Foundation.

In 1996, Chronicle Books published Squeak Carnwath: Lists, Observations, & Counting, a survey of Carnwath’s work. In conjunction with her 2009 exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California, the museum published Squeak Carnwath: Painting is no Ordinary Object.

EDUCATION
1977
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, Master of Fine Arts

1970-71
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland

1968-69
Goddard College, Plainfield Vermont

1968
Agean School of Fine Arts (summer program), Paros, Greece

1966-68
Monticello Junior College, Godfrey, Illinois, Associate of Arts

1966
Jenkintown (PA) High School, Class of 1966

TEACHING
2011
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

2008 - 2010
Professor of Art, University of California, Berkeley

1998 - 2008
Professor in Residence, Department of Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley

1983-98
Professor of Art, University of California, Davis

1993-94
Visiting Professor & Associate Dean, School of Fine Arts, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland

1982-83
Visiting Artist, University of California, Berkeley

1982
Guest Artist, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland

1980-82
Shopmaster (ceramics), California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland

1979
Guest Artist, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland

1978
Instructor, Ohlone College, Fremont CA
Instructor, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland

1977-78
Guest Artist, California College of Arts Crafts, Oakland
Community Artist, Neighborhood Arts Program, Alameda County

1976
Teaching Assistant (ceramics), California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland

1971
Teaching Assistant (ceramics) for Vernon Coykendahl, California College of Arts

LECTURES AND RESIDENCIES
2012 Q & A with Squeak Carnwath
Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
Gallery Talk: Squeak Carnwath on Vija Celmins's Blackboard Tableau #1
SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Artist's Panel: Choose Paint! Choose Abstraction! Discussion moderated by Mark Dean Johnson with artists Squeak Carnwath, Dewey Crumpler, Mike Hendersen, Mary Loveless O'Neal and Leslie K. Price
Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

2011
Informal Artist's Talks, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Public Conversation with Jan Wurm, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2010
Public Conversation with Richard Whittaker, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Public Conversation with Jan Wurm, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2009
Public Conversation with Carrie Lederer, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Walk-through with Karen Tsugimoto, Oakland Museum of California Art Guild Tour, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2008
Interview by Tim Anderson, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
Visiting Artist, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI
Visiting Artist, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2007
Printmaking and Creativity, Panel Discussion, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Public Conversation, Texas State University San Marcos, San Marcos, TX
Public Conversation, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Interview by Duane Slick, RISD, Providence, RI

2006
Interview by Tom Wudl, Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Visiting Artist, Island Press, and Interview by Students, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Public Conversation, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA

2005
Artist/Teacher/Artist, Panel Discussion, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
Public Lecture, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
A Conversation with Tandem Press Visiting Artist Squeak Carnwath, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2004
Visual Arts as Research, Panel Discussion, The Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, CA
Public Lecture, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Visiting Artist and Public Lecture, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Public Lecture, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

2003
Public Lecture, Microsoft Artist Lecture Series 2003, Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, Mountain View, CA
Artist-in-Residence and Public Lecture, Anderson Ranch, Aspen, CO
Visiting Artist and Public Lecture, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2002
Artist Talk and Print Demonstration, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Visiting Artist, Public Glass, San Francisco, CA
Public Lecture, City of Oakland Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
Visiting Artist and Public Lecture, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA
Public Lecture, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2001
Public Lecture, Fayerweather Gallery, University Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Public Lecture, Microsoft Artist Lecture Series 2001, Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA

2000
Visiting Artist and Public Lecture, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI
Public Lecture, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA

1999
Visiting Artist and Guest Juror for the 1999 Yozo Hamaguchi Scholarships in Printmaking, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Visiting Artist and Public Lecture, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AK
Visiting Artist, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Public Lecture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Visiting Artist, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

1998
Visiting Artist and Public Lecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Public Lecture, California Museum of Art, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa, CA
Transformation: The Art of Joan Brown, Panel Discussion with Jaqueline Bass, and Karen Tsujimoto, Berkeley Art Museum. Berkeley, CA

1997
Drawing: Different Perspectives, Yale School of Art , New Haven, CT
Seminar Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Public Lecture, Elvehjem Museum, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

1996
A Discussion Of The Work of Louise Bourgeois, The Berkeley Salon: Friends of Women in the Arts, University Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA
Public Lecture, The Arts Council of Napa Valley, Napa, CA
Public Lecture, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Public Lecture, The Artship Foundation, Oakland, CA
Public Lecture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1995
Public Lecture, Kansas University Art and Design, Lawrence, KS
Public Lecture, Hanes Art Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
The Invisible Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Public Lecture, Seigfred Gallery, Ohio University School of Art, Athens OH
The Professional Artist: Professional Practices, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1994
Public Lecture, The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Public Lecture, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
Artist-in-residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA
Public Lecture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Fireside Chats: SECA Members In Discussion With Artists And Art Professionals, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Public Lecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI

1993
Theory and Criticism, seminar, Department of Art, University of California, Berkeley, CA
What are the Politics of Painting, Panel Discussion, Persistence of Painting Forum Symposium, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
Uncertain Ground: The Artist in America Society, Panel Discussion, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1992
Department of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Altered States - Alternate Worlds, Symposium on Outsider Art, Creative Growth Art Center at Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Contemporary Collectors Circle, Stanford Museum of Art, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Lecture and Panel Discussion, Artists’ Day, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey Bay, CA
Art in Discussion, LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
Squeak Carnwath on Joan Brown, Talks by Nine Artists, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, October 11

1991
Special Tribute to Jay DeFeo, University Art Museum, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Artist-in-residence, Anderson Ranch, Aspen, CO

1990
UC Davis: Survey of Its Impact on the Arts, Guest Speaker, Modern Art Council, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Artist's Career: How It Happens, Issues in Contemporary Art Seminar Series, San Francisco Art Dealers Association, San Francisco, CA

1988
Issues in Today's Art World, Symposium, Saint Mary's College, Hearst Art Gallery, Moraga, CA

1987
Lecture & Workshop, Allied Arts Council of Yakima Valley, Yakima, WA
Painting Seminar, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1986
Painting & Sculpture Series, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
The Art Museum of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

1985
Women's Art: Is there a Difference?, panel discussion, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art, New York Studio Program, Washington, D.C., November

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