STEVEN VANONI 916-470-2384

230 21st St.,

Sacramento, CA. 95814

stevevanoni@gmail.com


EDUCATION

1982 M.A., California State University, Sacramento

1980 B.A., California State University, Sacramento

1978 A.A., Olympic College, Bremerton, WA.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE, AWARDS

2010 Visiting Resident Artist and Presenter of “American Outsider and Southern Folk Art Exhibition,”

American and Finnish Outsider/ Contemporary Folk Art”, Lecture featuring presenters Erkki Pirtla

and Steve Vanoni; hosted in conjunction with the Exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art Pispala,

Hirvitalo, Tampere, Finland, July.

Lead artist in “Sculpture // Performance Workshop” at the Center for Contemporary Art Pispala, Hirvitalo,

Tampere, Finland, July.

Visiting Artist in Residence at NONGRATA ART STUDIOS, Tallinn, Estonia, April – August.

Guest Sax player Sideman performing with the MIKE FARRELL BAND, Sacramento, CA; ongoing…

2009 Guest Presenter on College Radio Station KDVS with Host DJ Larry Rodriguez, presenting

music from 2009 Europe Performance Art Tour including from Estonia: TATJANA KRISTALL, Rainer Jancis,

BF*KLOB, rebimene & voltimene and Tolmunud Mesipuu;

from France: 1KA and Rosa; from Finland: CLEANING WOMEN and Vuslux and manogurgeil

and from La Garriga, Spain: LA TROBA KUNG FU, Davis, CA., July.

Recorded Saxophone parts with noted Estonian Rock Musician and Music Producer Rainer Jancis

for his upcoming release; Tallinn, Estonia, July.

Presented the First Exhibition of American Southern Folk and Outsider Art in FINLAND;

AMERICAN ALTERNATIVE ART SCENE – OUTSIDER ART & UNDERGROUND”

Galleria 3 H & K, Pori, Finland, July.

Assisted in the construction of Jean Michel Rubio’s Monumental Sculpture

“ZARAFA,” for the 1st Festival of Books of the Canebie’re, Marseille, France, June.

Residency at NONGRATA Studios, Tallinn, Estonia, Feb.-July.

Performed and Recorded with Estonian punk/metal/art rock band TATJANA KRISTALL

in Tartu at NONGRATA’s Ferrodrum and Parnu Art Hall. Estonia, as part of the DIVERSE

UNIVERSE PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL 2009, Estonia, May.

Presented the First Exhibition of “American Southern Folk and Outsider Art” in Estonia, Parnu Art Hall, April.

Guest Presenter / Lecturer at the South Carelia Polytechnic Institute; Imatra, Finland, February.

2008 Invited to be Artist in Residence at SEO BONG RECYCLING CO., Busan, South Korea, November.

Conducted Artcar Workshops for families at the Children’s Artist Workshop,

at the Children’s Grand Park / Sejong University Subway Station; Seoul, South Korea.

Created an Artcar and Performed at “NEW WAVE NOWON,” Seoul

International Performance Festival, Nowon, Seoul, South Korea, October.

Featured Actor in Jason Rudy’s “Sukeban Octopus,” October release.

Small bit Act in Jonathan Morken and Keith Lowell Jensen’s “WHY LIE, I NEED A DRINK”

Featured Artist Interviewed on “HEART TO HEART” on ARIRANG;

South Korea’s Global Television Network, Seoul, South Korea, September.

Created Mural for KOPAS (Korean Performance Art Spirit) Headquarters

at Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea.

Commissioned to create a sculpture for the EROTIC HERITAGE ART MUSEUM,

Las Vegas, Nevada, August.

2007 Painting included in S.M.A.C.’s Art in Public Places Collection at the Sacramento

Community Convention Center Theater.

2006 Moved Folk Artist Duke Cahill’s Monumental Sculptures to

Horse Cow’s former West Sacramento location for restoration and installation….

Acted as an extra in Trash Film Orgy’s “MONSTER FROM BIKINI BEACH”

Received ARTSCAPES Grant from S.M.A.C. to produce a Fashion Show

and Multi-Media Performance, August.

Featured Poet on “I BEGAN TO SPEAK,” Video; A Legacy of Poetry from

a City of Two Rivers by Sacramento Poet B.L. Kennedy.

Hosted GALLERY SO TO DO’s International Performance Art Festival:

“AMERICA, AMERICA, AMERICA,”

at H.C.’s North C Street location….. 30+ International Performance Artists, May.

2005 Invited to create an artwork for the New Wing of the Sacramento City Hall.

Featured Actor on “CULTURE CLASH” Pilot for Showtime Cable Network, Los Angeles, CA.

2004 Co-curated “THE EYES HAVE IT,” An Exhibition of California Visionaries; with Bonnie Grossman

of the Ames Gallery, Berkeley, CA., and with cooperation from Seymour Rosen of the S.P.A.C.E.S. Organization

at the University Library Art Gallery, California State University Sacramento; March 26th - June 4th.

Launched GALLERY HORSE COW Website: www.galleryhorsecow.com

2002 Taught Drawing: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SACRAMENTO.

Taught Drawing for AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE Spring Semester. Sacramento, CA.

2001 Invited to Create and Co-curate an Outsider/ Contemporary Southern Folk Art Show

at the E.B. Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento, CA.

Wrote Feature Articles for Sacramento News and Review on Noted Folk Artist

Duke Cahill, and The Burningman Arts Festival.

* Opened GALLERY HORSE COW; an Underground Artist’s Community featuring Art Studios,

Large Quarterly Community Cultural Art Events; monthly Art Exhibitions featuring: Self Taught, Contemporary

Southern Folk Art, Art Brut, Outsider Art, Burning Man Artists, Regional Artists and Art Cars. Sacramento, CA.

* Commissioned to create Two New Large Murals: 100ft. and 80ft. long for

S.M.A.C.’s Art in Public Places Program; at the Sequoia Pacific Warehouse Site.... Sacramento, CA.

2000 Recipient of the Wilkerson Fellowship for “Technical Arts” for my efforts to conserve, promote,

document and preserve Duke Cahill’s Folk Art Environment. Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission.

* Curator of exhibition of Southern Folk and Northern California Outsider Art, NEOIMAGES.COM, New York, N.Y.

Produced Video of DUKE CAHILL’S Folk Art Environment included in the Museum of American Folk Art’s

Video Archive, New York, N.Y.

1999 Negotiated the loan of pieces by Noted Folk Art Sculptor: Romano Gabriel,

from the City of Eureka to the OAKLAND MUSEUM OF ART. Oakland, CA.

1999 Discovered, brokered and delivered “16 Previously Unseen Works by Martin Ramirez,”

to the Phyllis Kind Gallery; New York, NY.

1998-present Worked alone and with Allen Denault on the preservation of Sacramento Folk Art Environment Artist

Duke Cahill’s Site; with guidance from Seymour Rosen; Director of S.P.A.C.E.S. Organization,

Los Angeles, CA.

1998-2001 Employed by the William James Association to conduct weekly Drawing Workshops at

Folsom State Prison, Folsom, CA.

1990-2008 Employed at the Short Center North to facilitate art-making workshops with app. 100

developmentally disabled adults. Sacramento, CA.

1997 Part-time Studio/Lecturer at American River College. Sacramento, CA.

1997 Wrote article on Duke Cahill for publication by Raw Vision: International Journal of Art Brut,

Outsider Art, Visionary and Folk Art. London, England.

1996-present Artworks included in the E.B. Crocker Art Museum’s ongoing exhibition of NORTHERN

CALIFORNIA ART SINCE 1945. Sacramento, CA.

1995 Director of the Martin Ramirez Gallery; featuring monthly exhibitions

of Northern California Outsider Art from: The Creative Growth Arts Center, N.I.A.D.

and the Short Centers: North, South, and Stockton. Sacramento, CA.

1995 Received Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission’s 1995 Fellowship for “Visual Arts - Arts in Education Award.”

1995 Opened for Lydia Lunch and Excene Cervenka’s “Twisted Sister” Spoken Word Tour. Sacramento, CA.

1993 Conceived and curated: “Expressive Visions,” Art from the Short Center; presented in conjunction

by the Crocker Art Museum and the Dean Moniz Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

1992 Received a “New Works” Grant from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission to exhibit my

TRAIN PAINTINGS at the CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM, Sacramento, CA.

1992 Commissioned by the Center of Contemporary Arts to create a mural. Sacramento, CA.

1991-92 Artworks published in Pulse Magazine. Sacramento, CA.

1991 Animated feature “TV SHOW” selected and included in the Mill Valley Film and Video Fest’s

Significant American Shorts,” Presentation. Mill Valley, CA.

Featured Spoken Word Artist on “LANDING SIGNALS,” an Anthology of Poets from the Sacramento Valley.

1990 Received a “New Works” Grant from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

to create and air a computer-animated P.S.A.: “Get Into the Arts,” on KXTV, Channel 10.

1990-91 Taught art for Sacramento Parks and Recreation’s after-school “Art’s Cool” Program:

Grades 1 through 6; and also at the “Summer School for the Arts.”

1990 Received “Best Graphics Award,” from the Sacramento Community

Cable Foundation for “TV Show;” a computer animated video.

1987-90 Received an Artist in Residence Grant, California Arts Council, at Grace Day Home:

teaching art to four and five year olds. Sacramento, CA.

Sold Animated Video to Club DV8; San Francisco, CA.

1989 Commissioned by Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission to paint two large murals

on the Sequoia Pacific Warehouse: A.P.P. Program.

1989-2001 Performed and recorded with noise church, the f holes, KLING KLANG, Viscous Gel,

HERBIVORE and Vanoni, Dan’s Swing Thing, The Earwigs, Sex 66, Dutch Falconi and

the Twisted Orchestra. Sacramento, CA.

1994 Founding and Last Surviving Member of “HARRY BURNS BALONEY,” a Musical/Performance

Art Group; Opened for Excene Cervenka at the CATTLE CLUB, Sacramento, CA.

1988 Founding member and originator of the SCREAMING PYGMY ORCHESTRA;

A “Variety Show” consisting of Performance Artists, Comedians, Live Experimental

Music, Dancers and 5 guys from Mexico who performed music of the Andes. Sacramento, CA.

Recorded on The FOOLKILLER’S “OUT OF STATE PLATES” Album, Mad Rover Records.

1987 Featured on Sacramento Public Television; KVIE’s “ART’S ALIVE” Show. Sacramento, CA.

Published “TARGET IN THE HEAD POEMS” A Collection of My Poetry, Aluminum Chicken Press.

1986 Showed My Videos at The Ritz, Danceteria; October, New York, N.Y.

Showed videos at Club DV8, San Francisco, CA.

1985 NEBULOUS STUCCO THING recorded and released “LOSING IT BIG AT

CARNAGIE HALL.”

1984-86 Founding member of NEBULOUS STUCCO THING, Performance Art,

Experimental Music and Spoken Word Group. Sacramento, CA.

1981-86 Founding Member of “THE STUCCO FACTORY”; A Sacramento Underground Artist’s

and Musician’s Community.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2010 “PERFO 10” International Performance Art Festival, Gallery 3H & K, Pori, Finland, May.

PERFO 10” Telakka Culture House, Tampere, Finland, May.

Featured Performance Artist: NONGRATA, at “DE’SORDE URBAIN E’DITION PARIS 2010,”

CONFLUENCES; organized by ORNICART, Paris, France, May.

Featured Performance Artist at Various International Performance Art Festivals; Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain, May;

Cologne, Germany, May.

OPEN SPACE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, Berlin, Germany, May.

Alytus Art School, Alytus, Latvia, April.

Latvian Performance Art Festival, Riga, Latvia, April.

DIVERSE UNIVERSE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL 2010, Parnu, Estonia, April.

Featured Performance Artist at GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE & GALLERY, Brooklyn, New York, March.

FOUNTAIN ART FAIR, New York, N.Y., March.

2009 Performer in Meeland Sepp and Margus TIITsma/Sorgei’s Art Performance, “ESTONIAN MAN POWER,”

Kultuuritehas Polymer, Tallinn, Estonia, July.

Featured Performance Artist; NONGRATA, at the Avis de Chantier – Place de la Re’union, Paris, June.

Featured Performance Artist; NONGRATA, at “DE’SORDRE URBAIN E’DITION PARIS 2009,”

CONFLUENCES, Paris, France. June.

Featured Performance Artist at “PERFO 09” International Performance Art Festival;

Pori, Tampere, Finland, June.

Featured Performance Artist at adriAntik Theatre; D.U. European Tour, Barcelona, May.

Featured Performance Artist at LA PAPA; D.U. European Tour, Barcelona, May.

Featured Performance Artist at the LIVERY; D.U. European Tour, Marseilles, May.

Featured Performance Artist at Mixart Myrys; D.U. Eureopean Tour, Toulouse, May.

Featured Performance Artist at Terre Blanque; D.U. European Tour, San Lys, France, May.

Featured Performance Artist at BULLWINKEL “MYFEST” PARADE: CENTRIFUGA;

1st International Printer and Performance Festival, Gallery P, Theatre Kapelle;

D.U. European Tour, Berlin, May.

Featured Performance Artist at HORDE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL,

Kasko Performance Space and Recycling Park; D.U. European Tour, Basel, Switzerland, May.

Featured Performance Artist at the Naïve Art Museum; D.U. European Tour, Riga, Latvia, May.

Featured Performance Artist at “DIVERSE UNIVERSE PERFORMANCE ART EXPLOSION”

Tallinn, Parnu, Paide, Tartu, Estonia, April.

Performance with NONGRATA at the YGSTAD ART MUSEUM, Ygstad, Sweden, March.

Performance at RICHMIX with NONGRATA, PROTOPLAY, HORSECOW & TATJANA KRISTALL; London, England, March 14

Performance with PROTOPLAY, NONGRATA, HORSECOW, at SHUNT Lounge and Theatre Company, London, England, March 12, 13

Performance with HORSECOW, ANONYMOUS BOH, DIONYSUS at Permanent Gallery, Brighton, England, March.

  1. Featured Art Car / Performance artist at the 2008 Seoul International Performance

Festival, “NEW WAVE NOWON,” Seoul, South Korea, October.

Horsecow BOMB BRIGADE and NONGRATA perform at:

HORSECOW STUDIOS and BITCHIN SPACE; Sacramento, September.

FIRST INTERNATIONAL DAVIS PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL,

HORSECOW BOMBADEERS, FRANK MOORE, NONGRATA, MOM…

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, September.

2008 Korean Experimental Arts Festival (K.E.A.F) Solo Performance &

Performing with NONGRATA, September, Seoul, South Korea, September.

Burningman Art Festival, Daily Performances with NONGRATA, Saskia Edens

And the HORSECOW BOMB BRIGADE, Black Rock Desert, Nevada, August.

Opening Exhibition at the Erotic Heritage Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 2nd.

Art Car opening in Tammiste Hooldekodu, Parnu Estonia, May.

ART CAR, “NONGRATA” Performance Event in Parnu Artist House

Performance Art Event: DIVERSE UNIVERSE EXHIBITION:

PERFORMANCE EXPLOSION” at the Culture Factory Polymer,

Tallinn, Estonia, April.

ARTCONTACT” Performance Event at the Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland, May.

Diverse Universe Performance at KUMU Estonian Art Museum, May.

AMERICAN FOLK ART” from my Collection exhibited at John Natsoulas

Center for the Arts, Davis, CA., May.

HORSECOW PERFORMANCE ART TASK FORCE performs for the 17th

Ceramic Sculpture Conference for the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis,

CA. April.

HORSECOW PERFORMANCE ART TASK FORCE performed at UOP’s

Reynold’s Art Gallery, Stockton, CA., March.

Performed with NONGRATA at UNDERCURRENTS ARTSPACE, Miami

Hyde Park Fine Arts, Tampa, Florida, February.

Performance Art Lectures/ Performances @ Hillsborough Community College

Color Theory Lecture/ Performance@ Tampa Art Institute, February.

2007 “Horse Cow Performance Artists Group Blasts Some Art”

John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. October.

CIRCUS” Performance Art ACTION at

A Bitchin Space, Sacramento, CA., September.

HORSE COW & NONGRATA” Performances at

Horse Cow Studios, Sacramento, CA., September.

NONGRATA & HORSECOW” Performances at

Brickhouse Gallery, Sacramento, CA., September.

“SHORT CENTER ART FACULTY AND STUDENTS”

Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

2006 “ARTCAR FEST” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.

“Aspects of Humanity,” Invitational Show at Center for Contemporary Art,

Sacramento, CA.

RUN LIKE HELL,” Duboce Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Performed with “NONGRATA” International Performance Art Group

from Estonia, America and Chile at 21 Grand Street, Oakland, CA.

Performed with NONGRATA Performance Artists for SOTODO’S

AMERICA, AMERICA, AMERICA,” International Performance Art Festival, Horse Cow, Sacramento, CA.

Group Invitational, Axis Gallery, Sacramento.

AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Sacramento, CA.

SHORT NORTH ART: TOYROOM GALLERY. Sacramento, CA.

2005 “NEW PAINTINGS BY ROBERT HECKES AND STEVEN VANONI,”

Gallery Horse Cow, Sacramento, CA.

2004 “MEDITATIONS FOR A PULSE JET IN THREE ACTS,”

Gallery Horse Cow, Sacramento, CA.

9:45 ART BLAST!!!” Live Art Performance of Pulse Jet blasting gallons of paint on

GALLERY HORSE COW’S WALLS and Live Nude Models making impressions on painted surfaces..

2003 STEVE VANONI; NEW PAINTINGS GALLERY HORSE COW

2002 “THE BEST,” GALLERY HORSE COW, Sacramento, CA.

2001 “HOM’AGE SHOW,” 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

2000 “The Season’s Best,” B. Sakata Gallery, Sacramento,CA.

NEOIMAGES GALLERY, New York, NY.

“Capitol’s Best,” LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
“4th International Congress of “SOTODO ARTISTS,” Berlin-Sacramento.

PAINTINGS FOR MODERN CAVE DWELLERS,” Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

1999 “Abundant Treasures,” Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA.
Collaboration Show, BIG ART, Sacramento, CA.

“Group Show,” B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA.

“STUCCO REVISITED,” Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento,

“The Big End,” BIG ART, Sacramento, CA.

1998 “DEATH AND DESIRE,” Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA.

1997 “CSUS/ 50,” Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

Steven Vanoni,” Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

“New Space/ New Works,” Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

“6 Black/ 6 White,” BIG ART, Sacramento, CA.

1996 “Chair Show,” Weintraub Thomas Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

“The White Gallery: 1978-1981; Reunion show,” Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA.

1995 “Faculty and Students from the Short Center North,” BIG ART, Sacramento, CA.

“Steve Vanoni, Paul Richards and John Berger,” Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA.

1994 “Building a Collection of Gifts,” E.B. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento,

“Sacramento/ Berlin: Capitals,” International Performance Art Festival; SOTODO Gallery, Sacramento, Berlin.

1993 “Erotic Art,” BIG ART, Sacramento, CA.

“Film and Video Art,” Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA.

1992 “The Ethan and Sherry Wagner Collection,” E.B. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.

EN LA KESH,” 60 Artists/ Poets Collaborative, Performance Art, Sacramento Train Station,

Sacramento, CA.

1991 “VAUDEVILLE at the VETS,” An evening of Performance Art, Veterans Memorial Theater, Davis.

1987 “ECCENTRIC IMAGERY,” Carolyn Corre Gallery, Paris, France,

Ekymose Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France, Berkeley Art Center

50 Ceramic Sculptors,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA.

1986 “Artbridge,” City Gallery, Kobe, Japan.

“Vandenberge and Vanoni,” The Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, CA.

“Six from Sacramento,” Gregory Ghent Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1985 “Sacramento/ Davis Interface,” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.

“TARWORKS,” I.D.E.A. Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

1984 “COWTOWN,” Chan Elliot Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

1983 “Twenty Questions,” Fido Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

“Steven Vanoni,” Chan Elliot Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

1982 “X”s 5,” White Gallery, Sacramento, Ca.

Some Local Color from the Flatlands,” Sheppard Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV.

“SCULPTURE SACRAMENTO,” Fido Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

1981 “California Works,” California State Fair, Sacramento, CA.

“56th Annual Crocker Kingsley Exhibition,” E.B. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.

“2nd Annual Postcard Invitational,” Roscoe Louie Gallery, Seattle, WA.

“An Evening of Performance Art” featuring Steve Vanoni, Open Ring Gallery

Sacramento, CA.

1980 “Arthur Gonzalez and Steven Vanoni,” Robert Else Gallery, CSUS,

Sacramento, CA.

“Steven Vanoni,” Monterey Peninsula Art Museum, Monterey, CA.

 

REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

New York Press; “Bash Compactor; Live! Naked! Art!” March, 2010

PAPERMAG.COM; WORD UP: “Large Scale Performance Art at Grace Space,” March, 2010

PENNYANTE 3; Publication of Art and Culture, Los Angeles, CA. September, 2009

LA MONDE; Marseilles; June, 2009

Kunst.ee, Estonian quarterly of Art and Visual Culture; 2009, 2008

Parnu Postimees; 2009, 2008

Tallinn Postimees; 2009

Parnu Art Yearbook; Kunsti aastaraamat, 2009, 2008, 2006

Midtown Monthly; 2009, 2008

Sactown Magazine; 2008

FAKE, FORGERY, LIES, & eBAY; 2006 a book by Kenneth Walton

Sacramento Magazine; 2003, 2000

Sacramento Bee; 2010, 2009, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1997, 1996, 1985, 1982, 1980

Sacramento New and Review; 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1997, 1995

ARTWEEK; 2000, 1982

Heckler Magazine; 1999

New American Paintings; 1999

Pulse Magazine; 1995

ALIVE AND KICKING; A monthly Sacramento Rock and Roll Publication; 1991, 1992

San Francisco Examiner; 1987


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