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THE MAGELLANIC CLOUD, AFTER HENRIETTA SWAN LEAVITT, CYANOTYPE PRINT

THE MAGELLANIC CLOUD, AFTER HENRIETTA SWAN LEAVITT, CYANOTYPE PRINT, 2016

PAINTED NEGATIVE ON PAPER

76 X 76 IN

BRIEF BIO

Lia Halloran (born Chicago, 1977) received her BFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. She is Professor at Chapman University, and lives and works in Los Angeles.

Halloran grew up surfing and skateboarding in the Bay Area and developed a love of science while in high school, during her first job at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Her studio practice has been in dialogue with science and nature for the past fifteen years and is the primary mediator between subject matter. Halloran's work often makes use of scientific concepts as a starting point that interweave ideas about sexuality, intimacy and physical movement to produce merged projects that have included astrophysics, magnetism, perception, scale, gravity, giant caves of crystals and ice, cabinets of curiosities, taxonomy, classification, periodic table of elements, skateboarding, and interconnections within the above.

Halloran's current body of work is titled Your Body is a Space That Sees. This is a series of large-scale cyanotype works that source the history and discoveries of a group of women known as 'Pickering's Harem', or later the 'Harvard Computers', who worked at the Harvard Observatory starting in the late 1800s through the first half of the 20th century. This group made significant impacts in the field of astronomy by using photographic glass plates to establish classification systems for the size, brightness and chemical content of stars. Their contributions to the lineage of astronomy were impactful, yet they were largely excluded from its common history.

The works in Your Body is a Space That Sees offer the experience of a female-centric catalog of stellar objects in immersive cyan blue and illuminate visually the curiosity and richness of the night sky through depictions of craters, comets, galaxies and nebula. Halloran's cyanotypes are created through a process that employs painting and printing, using photographic methods. Paintings of stellar objects referenced from photographic plates are made on semi-transparent film and then laid over paper that has been coated with light sensitive emulsion and exposed under direct sunlight. The resulting work is a cyanotype print of the positive image in equal scale to its matching negative: a photographic print created without the utilization of a camera.

Halloran's Dark Skate is a performance-based photographic series (2009-2015) that combines long exposure photography, architectural spaces, and a trajectory of Halloran's movements on a skateboard in the nighttime to explore both universal and intimate relationships of the body and space. This series creates site-specific images that are photographs, performance, and self-portrait drawings using light attached to a fixed point on Halloran's body. Taken in a variety of unique urban terrain this series has explored concrete river banks, dams, skateparks, underpasses, and abandoned architecture in Los Angeles, Miami, Detroit and most recently in Vienna, Austria.

Lia Halloran has participated in several interdisciplinary projects and collaborations to curate exhibitions, produce critical dialogues on contemporary art, and create work that explores connections in science and art, including an upcoming book with Professor Kip Thorne about the 'warped side of the universe'. Her series Deep Sky Companion, which reinterprets the 18th century French comet hunter Charles Messier's "Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects" in 110 paintings and 110 photographic twins, is on permanent display at the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Caltech in Pasadena.

Solo exhibitions of Halloran's work have been held at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY; Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Hilger NEXT, Vienna, Austria; Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL; LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA; SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy; and Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA. Her work is held in the public collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Speyer Family Collection, New York; The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland; and the Art Museum of South Texas among others. Halloran has been profiled in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, ArtNews, and New York Magazine.

BRIEF CV

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

1999 - 2001 Yale University, New Haven, CT. MFA

1999 University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. BFA

1998 Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Your Body is A Space That Sees, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (April 2017)

The Delaware Contemporary, Constance S. & Robert J. Hennessy Gallery, Wilmington, DE

(August 19th-November 19th, 2017)

2016 Deep Sky Companion, Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

2014 The Wonder Room, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy

2013 Dark Skate Vienna, BROTKunsthalle & Hilger NEXT, Vienna, Austria

Project Space, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012 Metamorphose, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

Sublimation / Transmutation, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Folding/ Unfolding, Artisphere, Terrance Gallery, Arlington, VA.

The Only Way Out Is Through, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY *

2008 Dark Skate, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

Dark Skate Miami, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

Dark Skate, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA

The World Is Bound In Secret Knots, 101 California Street, San Francisco, CA

2007 Dark Skate, DCKT Contemporary, Pulse London, London, UK

2006 The World is Bound with Secret Knots, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

2005 And the Darkness Implies the Vastness, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

2001 Aesthetic Confinement; MFA Thesis Exhibition, Yale University, New Haven, CT

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Uncertainty, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery ArtCenter, Pasadena, CA.

2015 Better Far Pursue a Frivolous Trade by Serious Means, than a Sublime Art Frivolously, Fine Arts

Gallery, California State University Los Angeles.

Petrohphila, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Curators Lab, Los Angeles CA

AmazoNIGHT, 3 Days Awake, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Miscellanea, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Whitney Houston Biennial, New York, NY, curated by C. Finley

Your Shell is Made of Air, The Meaningful City, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA *

2013 PULSE Miami, Martha Otero Gallery, Miami, FL

Sidewalk Surfing, Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art, Scranton, PA

Cash, Cans and Candy; Art and Commerce, BROTKunsthalle & Hilger NEXT, Vienna, Austria *

ArtPad, Blythe Project, San Franciso. CA

Drawings, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012 Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge, Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Universe City, The Fine Arts Gallery at CSULA, Los Angeles, CA

Oniomania, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Haunted: Contemporary Photography / Video / Performance, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain *

Skateboarding Side Effects, Terrace Gallery at Artisphere, Arlington, VA

The Rise of RAD: Contemporary Art and the Influence of the Urethane Revolution, Torrance Art

Museum, Torrance, CA

Girls Just Want to Have Funds, P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, NY

2009 Superficiality and Superexcrescence, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA *

2008 Ultrasonic International III: Elementary, My Dear Watson, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA *

Group Exhibition, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

2006-08 Space is the Place, curated by Alex Baker and Toby Kamps for Independent Curators

International, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield, MI; Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA; Scottsdale

Intersection of Art Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; Contemporary Arts Center,

Cincinnati, OH; The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY *

2006 Art Girls, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Flatfiles @Haskins Laboratories, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2005 Not too Loose, Not too Tight, DCKT Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY

2004 Enchantment, untitled (space) gallery, New Haven, CT

SHAZAM!, Contemporary Artists and the Influence of Comics, MICA Baltimore Institute, Baltimore, MD

Works on Paper, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

New Location, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Artspace, New Haven, CT

2001 Yale 2001 MFA Painting /Printmaking Exhibition, Norfolk, CT *

* = catalogue

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND PRESS

2017 Brown, Diane, "Diacritcs" 44, no 1, Cornell University, New York

2016 Tu,Chau, "Reimagining The Astronomical Objects of Messier", Science Friday, September 21st, 2016

Gailor, Rosie, "Blueprints of Space", Ernest Magazine, October 2016

Archer, Teresa Miller, "Warped Beautiful Space", Darling Magazine, September 2016

Arp, Dennis, "Into The Blue", Chapman Now, Summer 2016

Arp, Dennis, PODCAST: "Into the Blue: Lia Halloran Interview", Chapman Now, August, 2016

Popova, Maria, "Your Body is a Space That Sees: Artist Lia Halloran"s Stunning Cyanotype Tribute to

Women in Astronomy", Brain Pickings, August 2016

Ouellette, Jennifer, "This Exhibit Makes Cosmic Art Out Of The Night Sky" Gizmodo, June 2016

Gailor, Rosie, "Blueprints Of Space" Ernest, No. 5 - October 2016

Platt, Mary, "Cosmic beauty", Chapman Happenings - June 3, 2016

2015 "Lia Halloran Awarded NEA Art Works Grant, "Your Body is a Space That Sees"," Wilkinson College

of Art, Humanities and Social Science.

2014 Platt, Mary, "In the Spirit of Da Vinci", Chapman Magazine.

Preston-Zappas, Lindsay, "Carving The Cosmos: Artist Lia Halloran On Astrophysics The LA River,

And Hanging Ten," LA Canvas, print interview, Sept/Oct 2014.

Cash Cans and Candy Catalog, published in Vienna by Verlag for Moderne Kunst, Galerie Hilger

NEXT, Hilger BROT Kunsthalle with essay by Katrin-Sophie Dworczak.

2013 Hong-Porretta, Souris, Outside The Lines: An Artists' Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations, ISBN

9780399162084, Penguin Publishing, 2013.

Haeney, Caitlin, "Sidewalk"s Up", The Times-Tribune, PA.

Grega, Alicia, "The Artist's Studio: Sidewalk Surfing", The 570.

Hughes, Christopher J., "A 360-Degree Look at Skateboarding", Timesleader.com.

2012 Reviews, Harper's Magazine, November 2012.

Mason, Shana Beth, "Lia Halloran," Artvoices Magazine, August 2012.

Grattan, Nikki, "Lia Halloran, Painter, Artist," In The Make, Studio Visits with Artist and Designers,

Spring.

Amir, "Lia Halloran"s Photographic Line Drawings Created by Skateboarding with Light," Beautiful

Decay Magazine, June.

Loud Speaker, "Skateboarding with light - stunning photographs by Lia Halloran," Mumble in the

Jungle, June 2012.

Bonker, Dawn, "Get Creative," Chapman Magazine, Spring 2012.

Alumit, Noel, "Tilt-shift: Queer Art Moving in Different Directions," Huffington Post, February 16, 2012.

Martinez, Alanna. "10 Global Art Exhibitions, From Daniel Heidkamp"s Luscious Landscapes to Ed

Kienholz"s Early Works," ARTINFO, January 27.

2011 Lacoste, Christina, "Off the Wall," Dig Boston, November 11.

Walsh, Colleen, "Scaling Up and Down," Harvard Gazette, November 10.

Slawitschka, Kurt, "Measure"s a Measured Success," The Harvard Crimson, November 8.

"Size Matters," Boston Globe, November 7.

Dela, Sasha, "Texas Contemporary Art Fair," Temporary Art Review, November 1.

2010 Rule, Doug, "Crystal City: Lia Halloran and Sarah Strauss have created a 'cave" of huge 'crystals", on

display at Artsphere," Metro Weekly, November 18.

Campbell, Rebecca & Nicole Walker, ed. "A Game of Artist"s Telephone, Day 7," The Huffington Post, September 1.

Siegel, Miranda, ed. "Galleries - Downtown - Lia Halloran," New York Magazine, April 5.

2009 Melrod, George. "Superficiality and Superexcrescence" at Otis College of Art & Design, Ben Maltz Gallery," Art Ltd., September.

Myers, Holly, "Art Review: 'Superficiality and Superexcrescence" at Ben Maltz Gallery," Los Angeles Times, July 8.

2008 Griffith, Kristie, "Light It Up: Artist Lia Halloran"s Work Combines Her Loves of Science and Skating,"

Foam Magazine, October - November.

Banal, Nuit. "Art: Reviews: Lia Halloran, 'Dark Skate"," Time Out New York, September 4-10.

"Goings on About Town, Art : Galleries: Downtown Lia Halloran," The New Yorker, September 1.

Baker, R.C., "Best in Show ," The Village Voice , August 27.

Pearse, Emma, "Photographer Lia Halloran Captures Skaters Hitting Warp Speed ," nymag.com , August 22.

Genocchio, Benjamin, "Space Adventures, Real and Imagined," The New York Times , August 10.

Hershenson, Roberta, "View of Space From One Who Was There," The New York Times, August 9.

Rosenberg, Karen, "Art in Review ," The New York Times, August 8.

Ouellette, Jennifer, "Rockets Red Glare," Twisted Physics, August 6.

Tully, Judd, "Summer Art Shopping in New York," ARTINFO, July 28.

Finel Honigman, Ana, "Skater in the Dark ," Style.com , July 24.

Ashman, Angela, "Sweet Shot," The Village Voice , July 16-22.

McQuaid, Cate, "Lia Halloran: Dark Skate," The Boston Globe , June 12.

Cook, Greg, "Fringe Festival," The Boston Phoenix, June 10.

Griffith, Kristie, "LA People 2008 - Lia Halloran: Sk8er Grrl," LA Weekly, March 14.

Pearce, Sara, "Easy to Get Lost in Space," The Enquirer, March 28.

Kilduff, Angela, "Review: Space is the Place," CityBeat, March 10.

Jones, Richard O., "Space is the Place" exhibit out of this world," The Oxford Press, February 8.

Moon, Grace, "Skater Artist Lia Halloran," Velvetpark Magazine, January 11.

2007 Foust, Jeff, "Review: Space is the Place," The Space Review, December 3.

Wasserman, Burton, "InSight: Space is the Place," art matters: The Philadelphia Region"s Magazine of the Arts, November 2.

Strimpel, Zoe, "Off to London, Art in Hand," The New York Sun, October, 11.

"The World is Bound with Secret Knots," NY Arts, January / February.

Speers Mears, Emily, "Space Race," V Magazine.

Ascarelli, Brett, "Art Blasts Off," Diablo Arts Magazine.

2005 Goodbody, Bridget L., "Reviews: Lia Halloran/Sandroni Rey," ARTnews, December.

Pagel. David, "Price"s Resplendent Sculptures Pack a Punch," Los Angeles Times, February 11.

2003 Cakewalk Magazine, Issue no. 5, winter.

2000 "MFA 2001 at Green Hall Gallery," New Haven Register, October.

1999 "Art in the News," Pacifica Tribune, August 1.

"The Impact of Art," Impact Magazine, January.

ARTICLES

2016 "Exploring the links of contemporary art and anthropology: collaboration, epistemology and moving

the boundaries forward." Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies. Special Issue: NO

STRINGS ATTACHED - Exploring the relationship between anthropology and contemporary arts.

Guest Editor: Kris Rutten. (Accepted, forthcoming publication in Fall)

2014 "Text(ure), Modeling, Collage: Creative Writing and the Visual Arts," New Writing: The International

Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2014 pages 117-133,

DOI:10.1080/14790726.2013.871296, Anna Leahy, Lia Halloran, and Claudine Jaenichen Chapman

University. The project explores balances of ritual and experimentation, intellect and empathy, and

self- expression and audience in creative writing, studio art and graphic design. Examples of teaching

practices and other pedagogical commonalities in the three areas are also main focal points.

BOOKS

2016-2017 The Warped Side of Our Universe, Prose by Kip Thorne, Paintings by Lia Halloran, Co-authored

and illustrated with Kip Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of

Technology.

2016 What We Talk About When We Talk About Creative Writing, edited by Dr. Anna Leahy, Publisher:

Multilingual Matters.

2014 The Science of Interstellar, (print edition), by Dr. Kip Thorne, WW Norton and Company, November

2014, illustration contribution.

2013 Outside the Lines: An Artists Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations , Hong-Porretta Souris, Publisher:

Penguin Group USA.

CATALOGS

2016 Deep Sky Companion Exhibition Catalog, Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Caltech,

Pasadena, CA. Designed by Claudine Jaenichen with contributions from Dr. Kip Thorne, Shana Beth

Mason and Caltech Scientists.

2015 Your Shell is Made of Air, Chapman University's Guggenheim Gallery with essays by Jan Tumlir,

Marcus Herse and Amy Howden Chapman.

2013 Cash Cans and Candy Catalog, published in Vienna by Verlag for Modern Kunst, Galerie Hilger

NEXT, Hilger BROT Kunsthalle with essay by Katrin-Sophie Dworczak.

2010 The Only Way Out Is Through, DCKT Contemporary, with essay Eschatia by Kristina Newhouse.

Dark Skate, DCKT Contemporary, New York.

2009 Superficiality and Superexcrescence, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design,

Los Angeles, CA with essays by Christopher Bedford, Kristina Newhouse, John Welchman, and

Jennifer Wulffson.

2006-08 Space is the Place, curated by Alex Baker and Toby Kamps for Independent Curators International,

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield, MI; Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA; Scottsdale Intersection

of Art Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; The

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY *

VIDEOS | INTERVIEWS

Lia Halloran: the Intersection of Art & Science, Chapman University

PASSAGE, Documentary Film by Sandie Louit about the Dark Skate Series Passage (Spring 2015-ongoing).

Interview with Lia Halloran on Fuel TV, October 2008. Fox Network.

'fall/Fall", Exhibition UNIVERSE CITY, 2011 Cal State Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

Measure for Measure Installation, Chapman University"s Guggenheim Gallery with curated artist Felicity

Nove.

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2015 Better Far Pursue a Frivolous Trade by Serious Means, than a Sublime Art Frivolously, Fine Arts

Gallery, California State University Los Angeles.

2012 Gestalt, Facilitated and curated senior Chapman Student two-person exhibition Advocate Gochis

Galleries, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, Los Angeles, CA. Reviewed in the Huffington Post,

and Advocate Magazine.

2011 Measure for Measure, Travelling exhibition to Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts,

Fall 2012, and Chapman University"s Guggenheim Gallery, Spring 2011.

2010 Measure for Measure, Los Angeles Art Association, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Exhibition delves

into issues and consideration of 'scale" as a theme for both artists and scientist. Co-curated with Dr.

Lisa Randall, Harvard University, Department of Physics.

GRANTS | AWARDS

2016 Distinguished Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Award, Office of the Chancellor and the

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration.

2015 National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works for Visual Arts funding "Your Body is A Space That

Sees", Washington DC

Co-Teaching Award for the course UP with Dr. Anna Leahy, Claudine Jaenichen, Chapman

University, Orange, CA

Scholarly/ Creative Activity Grant, Deep Sky Companion Exhibition at Caltech, Pasadena

2014 Wang-Fradkin Professorship, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Scholarly/ Creative Activity Grant, Your Body is a Space That Sees, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Personalized Education Grant, Mt Wilson Observatory, Integratron funding. Chapman University, CA

2013 Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award, Diversity and Equity Awards, Chapman University

Personalized Education Grant, Chapman University, Orange, CA

2012 Personalized Education Grant, The History of Art and Science, Chapman University, Orange, CA.

Scholarly/ Creative Activity Grant, Digitizing Dark Skate, Chapman University, Orange, CA.

2010 Artists' Resource for Completion Grant, Durfee Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

2000 Schoelkopf Travel Grant, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1998 Werner Hirsch Award for Drawing, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Bingham McCutchen, Boston, MA

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA

Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, NY

Dechert, Philadelphia, PA

Heller Ehrman, San Francisco, CA

McKenna Long & Aldridge, Washington, DC

The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH

Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Speyer Family Collection, New York, NY