Ursula OFarrell

URSULA O’FARRELL

EDUCATION

M.A., Painting and Drawing, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 1989

Eugene Escalier Foreign Study Scholarship, German/Austrian Expressionism 1985

Gonzaga University-in-Florence, Jr.-Year Abroad Program, Florence, Italy 1982-83

B.A., Painting, cum laude, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 1984

 

2012 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Emotion: In Motion, Leeds Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA (solo)

Emotion In Motion, Patricia Rovzar  Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)

Emotion: In Motion, Julie Nester Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (solo)

Emotion: In Motion, Alex Bult Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)

New Paintings, Gallery North, Carmel, CA (solo)

Featured Artist, Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

Baring the Soul: A Figurative Exploration, Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

Annual Group Show, Craigheead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

artMRKT Contemporary & Modern Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, Julie Nester Gallery

SF Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, Bryant Street Gallery

ArtPadSF Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, Toomey Tourell Fine Art

New York Affordable Art Fair, Julie Nester Gallery

New York Red Dot Fair, Bryant Street Gallery

 

2011 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Emotion: In Motion, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA (solo)

Beneath the Surface, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)

Letting Go, Craighead Green, Dallas, TX (solo)

Juicy Paint: New Paintings by Ursula O’Farrell and Peter K. Brooks, Gallery North, Carmel, CA

Red, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

Annual Group Show, Craighead-Green, Dallas, TX

SF Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

ArtPadSF Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy (invited)

 

2010 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Emotional Color, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)

New Images of Man and Woman, Alphonse Berber Gallery, Berkeley, CA (curator: Peter Selz)

Annual Group Show, Craighead-Green, Dallas, TX

Connected by Color, Gallery North, Carmel, CA

Three Painters: Search for Self, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA

Annual Group Show, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA

Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

Art San Diego Art Fair, San Diego, CA

Aqua10 Art Fair, Miami, FL

 

2009 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

New Work, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA, with exhibition essay by Susan

   Landauer (solo)

The Constant is Change, B. Sakata Garo Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)

New Work, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo)

The Constant is Change, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA (solo)

Ursula O’Farrell Figurative Abstractions, Michelle Bello Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)

“I’ll Bet You Can’t Paint a Portrait: The Genesis of Bay Area Figurative Art Now” Competition and

   Exhibition,  Art Space 712, San Francisco, CA (awarded first place and $12,000; juror:

   Theophilus Brown)

Within the Dialogue, Claypool Freese Gallery, Carmel, CA

Artists Look at Human Rights, Santa Cruz Chapter of the United Nations Association, Santa

   Cruz, CA

Vision, Vitality and Visibility, AAWAA 20th Anniversary Exhibition, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

Reflections: The Human Figure, Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz, CA

CabrilloArts Summer Workshops Exhibition, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA

 

2008 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS New Images of Woman, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, with exhibition essay by Peter Selz    (solo) New Work, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA (solo) New Images of Woman, Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (solo) Monotype Marathon 2008, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, SJ, CA Annual Group Show, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA  Visual Politics, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA (juror: Peter Selz) The Art of War, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA Members Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA Red Dot New York Art Fair, New York, NY

 

2007 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Pursuit of Beauty, Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA (solo)

Peripheral Visions, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA (solo)

New Approaches to the Figure, Michaelangelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA (solo) New Works, Two-Person Show, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA The National Figurative Show, Juried Show, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA 

Group Exhibition, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA

Layerings, NIDO Gallery, Moss Landing, CA

Exemplary Contemporary, Pickard Smith Gallery, Cowell College, University of

   California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Down by the Sea, Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz, CA

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011

Karlstrom, Paul J., Peter Selz: Sketches of a Life in Art, University of California Press (fall

   release)

Harp, Grady, Intimate Conversations between Artist and Canvas: The Paintings of Ursula

   O’Farrell, Poets and Artists Magazine, August

Wood, Sara, What’s up at the galleries this month?, The Bay Area Reporter, March

ARTslant San Francisco, Ursula O’Farrell: Beneath the Surface at Toomey Tourell, March

Cheng, DeWitt, San Francisco Art Galleries Openings, ArtBusiness.com, March 3

Segurson, Catherine, Ursula O’Farrell: Painting the Dance of Life, Video

 

2010

O’Farrell, Road to Joy: Expressionistic Painting, Lecture at the Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los

   Gatos, CA, August 12

Davidson, Beyond Figurative Abstraction, Santa Cruz Weekly, Santa Cruz, CA, Dec. 8 – 15, 2010

O’Connor, Celeste, Alphonse Berber Gallery Exhibits ‘Slow Art’, The Berkeley Daily Planet,

   January 14 – 20

Davidson, Maureen, Made in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Weekly, Santa Cruz, CA,

   August 25 – September 1, pg 25

Watson, Linda Crawford, Connected by Color, Monterey Herald, June 18

Studio Visit Volume 7, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA (juried publication)

Fox Television, Lone Star, Season 1, Episode 104

 

2009

Landauer, Susan, Phoenix Rising: The Remarkable Story of Ursula O’Farrell, Oakland, CA,

   January

Modenessi, Jennifer, Figuratively Speaking at Berber Gallery, Bay Area News Group (San Jose

   Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times), December

Selz, Peter, Catalogue Introduction regarding the exhibit New Images of Man and Woman,

   Berkeley, CA, December

Davidson, Maureen Davidson, Ursula O’Farrell at Toomey Tourell Fine Art, Artweek Magazine,

   June

Torres, Anthony, Faith in Affirmation: The Work of Ursula O’Farrell, November

Marszalek, Norbert, Interview with Ursula O’Farrell, Neoteric Art, April 30

Cheng, DeWitt, Back to the Future – Berkeley Art Historian Peter Selz reexamines the human

   condition, East Bay Express

San Francisco Art Space 712, Press Release Announcing Artist Awards Totaling $20,000,

   September 28

O’Farrell, Ursula, Catalogue for Solo Shows in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Sacramento, CA,

   and Seattle, WA

Cheng, Dewitt, New Images of Man and Woman, Art Business.com, December 4

Studio Visit Volume 5, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA (juried publication)

diCambio.net Bay Area, Ursula O’Farrell, figurative abstractions, Video

Cheng, DeWitt, Art Space 712 Gallery: A Holiday Celebration – Form and Color,

   ArtBusiness.com, December 11

 

2008

Selz, Peter, Ursula O’Farrell: Figurative Abstractions, Berkeley, CA

Davidson, Maureen, Art with Homework, Metro Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, Nov. 5 – 12, P. 35

 

2007

Moreland, Pamela, Visual Arts: New Figurative Abstractions by Ursula O’Farrell, San Jose

   Mercury News, San Jose, CA, September 23

Lucchesi Hamilton, Marianne, Real Beauty:  Ursula O’Farrell honors the female form with her eye

  for the abstract, inaugural cover story, Los Gatos Weekender, Media News Corp., September 14

O’Farrell, Ursula, Pursuit of Beauty, Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, CA

Kasik, Kevin, Pursuing Beauty and Building a Bridge Along the Way, The Palette, Los Gatos Art

   Association, September 2

Dallas, Alastair, New Shows at the Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos Observer, August 2

Major, Mandy, Opinion: Welcome to the Weekender, Los Gatos Weekender, Media News Corp.,

   September 14

 

 

 

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