Friday, November 13, 2009

Other paintings on view in Seattle right now

On view through December 11 at the Wright Exhibition Space

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Catherine Cross Uehara

Exhibition Record
Deer in Headlights, Frida, Seattle, WA
Artists of Artech, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA
Southern Pines, Smarty Pants, Seattle, WA
Animal Angst, Georgetown Tile Works, Seattle, WA
Angle Gallery, Seattle, WA
T.A.A.I.M (the Taskforce Against Animal Insurrection Movements) 
Version>05: Invincible Desire, NFO Expo, Bridgeport, Chicago, IL
ArtMart, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
"American Dream Sparkle Clean" 
Version>04: Invisible Networks, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Faculty Show, Rauch Gallery, Gaston College-Dallas, NC
Made in America, 8th Street Warehouse, Charlotte, NC
Homeland Insecurity, 8th Street Warehouse, Charlotte, NC
Thrill 3: The Party, Joymore Gallery, Chicago IL
Summer Parade: Chicago Artists Invade Hammond Indiana,
August 10, 2002, Arts Inside/Out - Interactive Arts Festival, Hammond
Flambe Lounge:”the Floating World,” Burning Man Launch Party, (performance) Club Cocomo, San Francisco, CA
Winter Artists in Residence, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
Earth/After, Alley Culture, Detroit, MI
The Loop Show, Buddy, Chicago, IL
Summer Affiliates, MCVA, Charlotte, NC
What’s New Two, Knight Gallery, Charlotte, NC
*C.A.P.E. (Charlotte Art and Performance Extravaganza), MCVA, Charlotte, NC

Summer Show, Gaston College, Rauch Gallery
Paintings from the mid ‘90s, Gaston College, Beam Gallery
Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Lightstalker/Mimic, Transamerica Square, Charlotte, NC
Noel Gallery, Charlotte, NC

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College
Times Square Gallery, NY, NY

Weight as Real, House Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Book Projects, (organizer)
Hunter College Art Department Gallery, New York, NY
Suzanne Lorio and Catherine Uehara, Gallery Asyl, NY, NY
(not the) Biennial, Gallery Asyl, NY, NY
Annual Juried Student Show, Memorial Union Gallery, UC Davis
The Figure, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
Photo Projects, the Shooting Gallery, UC Davis
1994 Archeology of Identity, Basement Gallery, UC Davis and Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA
1993 Juried Student Show, Basement Gallery, UC Davis
(Grand Prize Award)
Recent Works: Sydney Davis and Catherine Uehara
Basement Gallery, UC Davis

MFA 2000 Painting - Hunter College, New York, NY

BA 1995 Studio Art - University of California at Davis

1991-92 Accademia di Belle Arti in Venezia, Venice, Italy

Areas of Specialization: Installation, Painting, Photography

Richard Maschal, “Demystifying the Arts: What is an Installation?, The Charlotte Observer, June 9, 2002
Glenn Mannisto, “The New Sincerity”, Metro Times Detroit, May 15, 2002, p. 26
Glenn Mannisto, “Naturists”, Metro Times Detroit, May 9, 2002, p. 9

Professional Experience
2008 – Present Fine Art Packer
2006 – 2008 Art Installer
Artech Fine Art Services, Seattle, WA

2001 - 2004 Art Instructor
Gaston College, Dallas, NC
Art Appreciation, Painting I & II, Drawing I & II

2003 Nomination/Award for Teaching Excellence, Gaston College

2001-2002 Affiliate Artist - McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
2002 Studio Assistant - Jacqueline Heer Studio, Charlotte, NC

1999 Art Preparator
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The American Craft Museum, New York, NY

1998-99 Teaching Assistant
Hunter College, New York, NY
Painting I, II, III

1996-1998 Retail Sales and Customer Service
New York Central Art Supply, NY, NY

Selected Collections
Alley Culture – Detroit, MI
Derek DeLuco – NY, NY
Sophia Forbes McLane – San Diego, CA
Brad Haigler and Aric King – Charlotte, NC
Kristoffer Horrocks – Seattle, WA
Peggy Rivers – Rock Hill, SC
Dave Roberts – Detroit, MI
Aida Saul – Charlotte, NC
Mike Slattery – Chicago, IL
Famiglia Zennaro – Sant’ Elena di Venezia, Italy

"Deer in Headlights" November 14 to December 11 at Frida- Georgetown

One blue night in 2003, half way between the razor and the hairy beast (Buffalo and Gillette, WY) on my way back East on the I -90, I killed a young buck with the front end of my Toyota while at 60 miles per hour. My truck was totaled and I was stuck in Buffalo for six days. Lucky for me, I lead a charmed life and left that town with a new truck and an epic true story about riding an old Paint on the range in the purple dusk circled by a hundred bounding pronghorn antelope.

Image detail: "Deer in Headlights (be more careful)" 2009, acrylic and mixed media on linen. 48 x 36 x 1.5"

I've been told that the deer is my spirit animal. I'm not really sure what means. Am I: Easy prey? Easily startled? Naturally delicious? Bad under pressure? Better off hiding in a thicket? This summer I met a tiny fawn in Sri Lanka. The fawns there never loose their spots.

People like to talk about spots when referring to the stubborn "leopardness" of leopards. We see spots all the time while we are looking too hard for things that may or may not be there (hopeful), and when we are not seeing things that are right there in front of us (oblivious). Other times, spots are just spots: what happens when moisture dries on a glossy surface leaving mineral traces and camouflage for creatures which may or may not be going extinct.

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, July 2009, Does drinking from roadside puddles (ccuehara 2009)

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka- July 2009, Two bucks resting in the shade (ccuehara 2009)