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Jacci Den Hartog

Jacci Den Hartog
Professor, Program Director of Sculpture/New Genres
Teaches In
Fine Arts
Education: 

Master of FIne Arts, (Sculpture) Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon

Bio/Affiliation: 

Through sculpture I examine the intangible, unstable and fleeting perceptual qualities of landscape, both as subject and form. My aim is to provide the viewer with a kinesthetic response to my work – an experience felt through the body as well as seen through the eyes. I choose to work with forms that appear to defy gravity and that use space in such a way that the viewer is compelled to use their body as they would in the larger landscape.

I teach Form and Space in the Foundation Program and I am the Program Director of the Sculpture/New Genres area of the Fine Arts Department where I teach Sculpture/New Genres classes.
 

 

Awards/Honors: 
  • 2018, Faculty Development Grant, Otis College of Art and Design
  • 2012, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
              Faculty Development Grant, Otis College of Art and Design
  • 2008, Faculty Development Grant, Otis College of Art and Design
  • 2006, California Community Foundation, Mid-Career Artist Grant
  • 2000, Purchase Award, Alberta DuPont Bonsal Foundation for the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 1998, City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship Award
  • 1997, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant – for research of the Literati Gardens in China
  • 1996, Art Matters, Inc. Artists Grant
  • 1987, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artists Grant
Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020, Blood And Bones,” Artist in Residence Exhibition, Boone Family Gallery Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California (catalog)
  • 2015, “The Etiquette of Mountains,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, California
  • 2012, "Come and Show Me the Way,"  Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, California (catalog)
               “Jacci Den Hartog + Mary Heilmann," The Suburban, Chicago, Illinois
               “Seen & Scene: The Imagined Landscape," Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descano Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, California
  • 2010, “Coming Down,"Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, California (catalog)
  • 2007, “Kaboom poof," Solway Jones, Los Angeles, California
  • 2004, “Moonshine," Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
  • 2002, “Sculpture," Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
  • 2000, “Viewing Pavilions and Borrowed Views," Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
               The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1999, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, New York
  • 1998, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California (artist’s book)
  • 1997, “Passing a Pleasant Summer," Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
  • 1996, “Invitation to Reclusion," Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
  • 1995, "White Room Program," White Columns, New York, New York
  • 1993, “Hill and Dale," Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
               “The Ivory Project," Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California
               “The Ivory Project," Art Store Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1992, “Fluid Dynamics," Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
  • 1991, “The Captive’s Dream," Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, California


Selected Group Exhibtions

  • 2020, “Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction,” Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah
               "In the Meanwhile…Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art”, curated by Julie Joyce, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
               “Suturo, Artists and Poems”, www.suturo.com, online exhibition curated by Alexandra Wiesenfeld and Steven Wolkoff
  • 2019, “Mindshift”, Lava Projects, Los Angeles, California
  • 2018, “Grace Au Dessin”, curated by Jason Mckechnie, Art Muir, Montreal, Canada
               “Defining Detritus,” curated by China Adams, Arena1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California
  • 2017, “Forms of Identity: Women Artists of The 90’s”, curated by Alyssa Cordova, Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, California
               “Ex Urbe," Curated by John David O’Brien, Outpost for Art, Joshua Tree, California
  • 2015, “By This River," curated by Michael Solway, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
               "Petraphilia: The Love of Stones," curated by Richard Turner, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, (catalog)
  • 2013, “Environmental Art for Collective Consciousness," curated by Allison Town & Emily D.A. Tyler, Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, California (catalog)
  • 2012, “Facing West/Looking East," guest curator, Richard Turner, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California (catalaog)
               “split realities,"  Nan Rae Gallery Exhibitions at Woodbury University, Burbank, California
  • 2011, “Goldmine: Contemporary Works from the Collection of Sirje and Michael Gold," University Art Museum, Cal State, Long Beach, California (catalog)
               “One Night Stand on Walpurgisnacht,"  Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, California
  • 2010, “Set Theory 1," curated by Roland Reiss, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
  • 2008, “Like Lifelike: Painting in The Third Dimension," curated by Brad Spence, Sweeney Art Gallery, Univ of California, Riverside, California (catalog)
               "Drawing the Line," Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
  • 2007, “Home/Office," Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California
  • 2006, “Interspace," Solway Jones, Los Angeles, California
               "Materialwise Revised," curated by Carl Berg, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, California
               “On The Wall," Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
               "Omage: The Artists, Designers and Writers of Otis College of Art and Design”, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, curated by Christopher Miles
  • 2005, “Water, Water Everywhere”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, curated by Mary Lou Knode, (catalog)
               "Collection Histories/Collective Memories: California Modern", Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
               “Laguna’s Hidden Treasures”, Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 2004, “Fantasticism”, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2003, “unNaturally”, traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International New York (ICI), curated by Mary-Kay Lombino (catalog)
  • 2002, “Representing Landscape”, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, California
  • 2001, “Cultivated”, Transamerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, California
               “Hardboiled Wonderland," curated by Julie Joyce, Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles, California
  • 2000, “Imagined Landscapes,"  Consolidated Works, Seattle, Washington
               “Dreaming Worlds Up," Nantes Museum, Nantes, France
               “Vision Machine," Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France
               “The Visionary Landscape," Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
               “Material Transformations," Transamerica Building, San Francisco, California
               “Drawings V," Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
               “Seascape," Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
               “The du Pont Family Legacy at the Delaware Art Museum," Delaware Art Museum     
               “Sculpture by Four," Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California 
  • 1999, “Jacci Den Hartog, Michael Gonzalez, and Peter Hopkins," Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
               “Landscape: Outside The Frame," MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
               “East of Eden: Profane Gardens," Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California
               “Biennial Exhibition," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (catalogue)
               “COLA 98,"  1998 Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Grants recipients exhibition, (catalogue) 
               “The Flower Show," Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California
  • 1998, “Drawings," Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, Washington
               “L.A. or Lilliput?,"  Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, California, curated by Michael Darling (catalogue)
               “Landscapes,"  Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, Washington
  • 1997, “My Favorite Femmes," Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, California
               “Quartzose: 20 Los Angeles Artists," Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Denmark, curated by Michael Darling
               “Jacci Den Hartog, Michael Gonzalez, Peter Hopkins," Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
               “The Lie of the Land," University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
               “Real World," New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California
               “On the Rim," Transamerica Gallery, San Francisco, California
               “Plastered," curated by Robin Mitchell, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California
  • 1996, “Materialwise," Galerie Markant, Langelo, The Netherlands
               “An Embarrassment of Riches," Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California
               “Loves Labor Lost," curated by Sue Spaid, SITE, Los Angeles, California
  • 1995, “Painting Outside Painting: 44th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting”, curated by Terrie Sultan, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC 
               “Update 1995," White Columns, New York, New York
  • 1994, “Works on Paper," Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
               “Fairies, Pixies, and Nether Worlds," Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
               “Hooked on a Feeling," Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
               “The Sacred and the Profane," Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, California
               “LAX: The Los Angeles Exhibition," curated by Anne Ayers, Otis College of Art and Design Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
               “Playfield”, curated by Randy Sommers, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California
               “Animal Farm”, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, California
               “Utterings: Contemporary Drawings and Installations”, Woodbury University Art Gallery, Burbank, California
               “Pen and Ink," Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
  • 1993, “Daylight Fantasies…The Night’s Dark Side," Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
               “Elegant, Irreverent and Obsessive: Drawing in Southern California," California State University, Fullerton; Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, California
               “Sugar and Spice," Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, California (catalog)
               “Technocolor," Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
               “Mimosa," Food House in conjunction with Nomadic Site, Santa Monica, California
  • 1992, “The Dressing Room," FAR Bazaar, Los Angeles, California
               “Floored," curated by Randy Sommers, Julie Joyce, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, California
               “Gallery Artists," Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, New York
               “A Summer Drawing Show," Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Santa Monica, California
               “ptyx," Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
  • 1991, “Transcience Is No Tragedy,"  Office For Art, Los Angeles, California
               “Sculptural Innuendoes," Security Pacific Gallery, Costa Mesa, California
               “Les Fleurs," Parker Zanic Gallery, Los Angeles, California
               “The 91 Show," Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, California
  • 1990, “Metaphor of Function," San Diego State University, San Diego, California
               “Four Artists,"  Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, California
               “Drawing The Line," Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, California
               “Sublime Geometries," Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
               “Provisional Proof," Opus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
               “Material Consequence," curated by Anne Ayres, Otis/Parsons Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California (catalog)
  • 1989, “14 Solo Exhibitions," Dennis Anderson Gallery, Los Angeles, California
              “Newcomers," Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California
               “Variations Los Angeles: The Image," Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1986, “California Biennial," Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
Publications:  
  • 2020, Linton, Meg. “Jacci Den Hartog: Blood and Bones”, exhibition catalogue, Pasadena City College.
  • 2019, “Check Out Jacci Den Hartog’s Artwork”, Voyage L.A., January 21, 2019
  • 2015, Turner, Richard “Petraphilia: The Love of Stones”, exhibition catalog, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
               Carolina A. Miranda. “Datebook: The art of Riot Grrrl, L.A. Zine Fest and Friday the 13th,” Los Angeles Times, Online.
               Wood, Eve“, Jacci Den Hartog,” Artillery, February 26, 2015.
               Heitzman, Lorraine, “Rocks, Rivers & Polystyrene, Armseye Magazine, Fall 2015, pp 40-44.
  • 2013, Town, Allison, Emily D.A.Tyler, “Ego Eco: Environmental Art For Collective Consciousness”, exhibition catalog, Nicholas and Lee Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton.
  • 2012, Wolfe, George. “The Collision of 2-D and 3-D,” OMAG, Fall, pp 14-15.
               Zellen, Jody, “Jacci Den Hartog: Come and Show Me The Way” at Rosamund  Felsen Gallery, Art LTD, Nov. 2013
               Knechtle, Tom, “Come and Show Me the Way”, Spaid, Sue, “From Elephant and Castle to Far Away Places”, exhibition catalog, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 
  • 2010, Pagel, David. “Rivers run through this,” Los Angeles Times, July 30.
               Faus, Paul. “Jacci Den Hartog,” ArtUS.
               Ross, Adam, interview, “Coming Down”, exhibition catalog, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
  • 2008, Spence, Brad, “Like Lifelike: Painting in The Third Dimension”, exhibition catalog, Sweeney Art Gallery, Univ of California, Riverside, CA, 
  • 2007, Pagel, David. “A Grand Scale and Plenty of Detail,” Los Angeles Times, May 18.
  • 2005, Mallinson, Constance. “Jacci Den Hartog at Christopher Grimes,” Art In America, Feb.2004 Pagel, David. “Reality and Irony Collide, Los Angeles Times, Jan 2, pp E1, 40.
               Frank, Peter. “Unnaturally, The New Figuration, Art Pick of the Week,” LA Weekly, Jan16-22.
               Pagel, David. “Sculpture Seen From Within, Los Angeles Times, July 23, p E27.
               Frank, Peter. “Art Pick of the Week,” LA Weekly, Aug 20-26.
               Miles, Christopher. “Jacci Den Hartog,” ArtForum, Nov. pp 230-1.
  • 2003, Lombino, Mary-Kay. “Nature in 3-D,” UnNaturally, exhibition catalogue, Independent Curators International, New York.
  • 2002, Scarborough, James. “Jacci Den Hartog at Christopher Grimes Gallery,” Artweek, Jul/Aug.
  • 2001, Heeger, Susan. “Fertile Imaginations,” Los Angeles Times Magazine, May 20.
               Knight, Christopher. “Alice Visits Alternate Realities in Hard-Boiled Wonderland, Los Angeles Times, Jun 15, p F26.
               Miles, Christopher. “Hard/Boiled Wonderland,” Artforum.com.
  • 2000, Martin, Victoria. “The Visionary Landscape at Christopher Grimes Gallery,” Artweek, Mar, p 18.
               Campbell, Clayton. “The Visionary Landscape,” Flash Art, Mar-Apr, p 61.
               Knight, Christopher. “Imagined Journeys,” Los Angeles Times, May 12, p F26.
  • 1999, Walsh, Daniella. “Art Made for The Pure Joy of It,” The Orange County Register, Feb 14. 
               Curtis, Cathy. “Far Horizons,” Los Angeles Times, Feb 17.
               Curtis, Cathy. “Formal Boundaries Take Some Life from Biennial,” Los Angeles Times, Mar 2, p F12.
               Harvey, Doug. “Flower Power Games,:LA Weekly, September 7-23:38.
  • 1998, Haines, Gordon. “Jacci den Hartog at Christopher Grimes,” Art issues, Mar/Apr, p 39.
               Updike, Robin. “Drawing on a diverse palette,” Seattle Times, July 16. 
               Hackett, Regina. “Drawing invitational reveals personal taste,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 22: E5.
               Frederickson, Eric. “Sketch Artists,” The Stranger, July 9.
               Frederickson, Eric. “Drawing Lessons,” The Stranger, July 23:25.
  • 1997, Duncan, Michael. Review, Art in America, Jan, p 102.
               Iannaccone, Carmine. “Nature Rules, Art+Text", Feb-Apr.
               Damianovic, Maia. Tema Celeste, Mar/Apr.
               Pagel, David. “Nature and Artifice,” Los Angeles Times, Nov 21, p F27.
               Knight, Christopher. “Year in Review, Ten Best Gallery Shows,” Los Angeles Times, Dec 21, pp 4, 64.
  • 1996, Dorsey, John.  “44th Corcoran Exhibit…” The Washington Sun, Jan 14.
               Ostrow, Saul. “History Is Now: Painting Outside Painting,” The New Art Examiner, Mar, pp 29, 31.
               Kandel, Susan. “Luscious Works Make Use of Formal Trickey,” Los Angeles Times, Apr 4, p F8.
               Goodman, Jonathan. “Painting Outside Painting,” ARTnews. April:138.
               Darling, Michael. “River Deep, Mountain High: Jacci Den Hartog Mines the Land,” Los Angeles Reader, Apr 19, p18.
               Smith, Roberta. “Testing Limits in a Corcoran Show,” The New York Times, Jan.
               Pagel, David.  “Entering A New Dimension,” The Los Angeles Times, Aug 25, pp 7, 89. “Jacci Den Hartog,” Frieze, Sept, p 91.
  • 1995, Sultan, Terrie. Painting Outside Painting: 44th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, exhib catalogue, incl. essays, “The Rapture of Materiality,” by Sultan; “Jacci Den Hartog,” by Julie Joyce.
               Melrod, George. “Seducing the Eye,” Art and Antiques, Mar.
  • 1994, Darling, Michael. “Jacci Den Hartog,” New Art Examiner, Jan.
               Iannaccone, Carmine. “Jacci Den Hartog,” Art issues, Feb.
               Crowder, Joan. “From the Pros to Emerging Artists,” Santa Barbara News Press, Apr 22.
               Curtis, Cathy. “Faculty Show Is A Grade Above The Others,” Orange County Calendar, Apr 23.
               Ayres, Anne. Sincerity and Other Peccadilloes, LAX: The Los 
               Angeles Exhibition, exhib. catalogue, Otis Art Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.
               Pagel, David. “Hooked On a Feeling,” Los Angeles Times, Jul 21.
               Cutajar, Mario. “Lines of Thought,” Artweek, Jun.
               Kandel, Susan. “Sincerity Focuses on Beauty,” Los Angeles Times, Nov 24.
               Duncan, Michael. “L.A. Rising,” Art in America, Dec.
               Frank, Peter. “Art Pick of the Week,” LA Weekly, Aug 20-26.
  • 1993, Gamblin, Noriko. Sugar and Spice, exhib catalogue, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.
               Curtis, Cathy. “Sugar and Spice,” Los Angeles Times, Apr 1.
               Pagel, David. “In Living Color,” Los Angeles Times, Apr 15.
               Scarborough, James. Visions, Apr.
  • 1992, Knight, Christopher. Los Angeles Times, Apr 23.
  • 1991, Knaff, Devora. “The Sculptor as Playwright,” ARTweek, Dec 5. 
               Mendenhall, Lauri. “Sculptures Present Visual Sermons, Orange Coast Weekend, Oct.
               Littlefield, Kinney. “Sculptural Innuendoes About as Subtle as an Elephant,” Orange County Register, Sept 27
               Curtis, Cathy. “Sculptural Innuendoes is a Hodgepodge of Old Gallery Mates,” Los Angeles Times, Sept 23. 
               Curtis, Cathy. “Les Fleurs…,” Los Angeles Times, May 17.
               Nilson, Lisbet. “Agony and Ivory,” Los Angeles Times, Apr,14. 
               DeSilver, Drew. “A Furry Dilemma,” Vegetarian Times, March, 10. 
               "Babar Barbarism," Angeles, Feb, 20. 
  • 1990, Ayres, Anne. Material Consequence, catalogue, Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, Jan.
               McKenna, Kristine. “Minimalism Focus of Material Consequence,” Los Angeles Times, Feb 14.
               Frank, Peter. “Material Consequence: Jeopardy, Art Pick of the Week,” LA Weekly, Mar 9.
               Lazzari, Margaret. “Redefining Minimalism’s Boundaries,” Artweek, Mar 15.
               Anderson, Michael. “Material Consequences,” Contemporanea, May.
               Appleford, Steve. “Walking the Line,” Los Angeles Times, Aug 9.
               Pincus, Robert L. “Sculptors Form a Functional Trio…” San Diego Union, Sept 21.
               Nilson, Lisbet. “Likes Her Conceptual Art,” Los Angeles Times, Oct. 28.
               McKenna, Kristine. “Newcomers a Showcase for 12 LA Artists,” Los Angeles Times Calendar, Dec 12.
  • 1989, Geer, Suvan. “The Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, Dec, 12. 
               Frank, Peter. “To Be Young, Gifted, and Los Angeleno, Visions, Summer. 
  • 1988, Ollman, Leah. “Cerebral and Sensual Share Space,” Los Angeles Times, Apr 22.