THE FARM CREATED BY BONNIE ORA SHERK AND JACK WICKERT
I had my first office at "The Farm"!
by Chris Carlsson
See "The Farm", a 47-minute documentary by Mike Kavanagh, MaryEllen Churchill, and Kathy Katz, produced by Jack Wickert.
Video: courtesy Mike Kavanagh
The Farm huddled beneath Highway 101, Photo: Jack Wickert
The Farm's beginnings, prior to any construction of La Raza Park next door, c. 1974., Photo: Jack Wickert
"The Farm was an eruption of nature in the middle of the concrete jungle . . . proving that life could still exist there." —Joan Holden, SF Mime Troupe
The Farm was a unique "autonomous zone" that lived under the freeway interchange of Highway 101, (then-)Army Street, and Bayshore Boulevard/Potrero Avenue. It began in 1974 and ended in a sad eviction in 1987. It was a farm with farm animals, gardens, a theater, a school, an art gallery, communal kitchen, a punk rock club, and a challenge to the prevailing values in the city. Their effort spawned a 4.5 acre park, which became today's La Raza Park. It was a place occupied by a spontaneous, grassroots, independent, autonomous collective organization that created itself.
Jack Wickert and Bonnie Sherk moved on the abandoned, desolate asphalt of the former factory in 1974, intending to tear up the concrete and build a model farm to environmental education for school children. They founded the Crossroads Community and inspired a community of artists to help transform the space. Ultimately an incredible mix of people shared in some part of the Farm experience: elderly, school kids, all ages, all races, wildly diverse values and expressions. Local kids were drawn into gardening by the gardeners to stop them from carelessly wrecking the gardens. They grew Swiss chard, lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, corn, potatoes, onions, garlic, cucumbers and numerous kinds of squash.
The San Francisco Mime Troupe came to depend on it as a rehearsal space, as did a number of other performance groups. Meanwhile over 70 farm animals co-existed with special classes for K-3, kid-produced theater on the big stage, rehearsals, an art gallery, regular pageants, festivals, youth group gatherings, outdoor shows.
Rhodessa Jones: "The farm was one of those early industrial, multi-purpose, multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural spaces in San Francisco."
The punk era came to The Farm [go to 5th clip in Pollack interview to hear more] from 1983-86. Bands such as MDC, Tragic Mulatto, Polkacide, DOA, Descendents, and many others rattled eardrums at Farm shows.
A protracted legal struggle between Farm tenants and the landlords included a Temporary Restraining Order gotten by the Farm to prevent any damage to their gardens in September, 1981, until finally all avenues of appeal were exhausted and they were evicted on November 5, 1987. The landlords claimed they would be willing to rent to anyone at "fair market value" except the current residents of The Farm.
One of many events held at The Farm in the late 1970s, Image: Neighborhood Arts Program, San Francisco Arts Commission
"They had to step on it because it existed and flourished outside all official channels, it was out of control . . . The same reason we loved it and it represented life to us, they had to kill it . . . because it represented disorder, misrule, anarchy. . ." —Joan Holden, playwright, SF Mime Troupe, in The Farm, a documentary film by Kathy Katz and Mike Kavanagh, produced by Jack Wickert.
Site of The Farm and La Raza Park, as seen from Bernal Heights, 2009, Photo: Chris Carlsson
Potrero del Sol garden, still flourishing in 2009, more than two decades after the demise of The Farm.
1937 - 2018
Community builder and musician, born in Wisconsin, raised in the Mission and Potrero Hill, friend to many, helper to all grassroots arts.
Graduated from Mission HS and SFSU, drove school bus and taxi. Played every kind of horn but called his trumpet his ego, till Vietnam War supporter smashed it into his lip as he marched with anti-war S.F. Mime Troupe band. Decked the fascist but soon lost front teeth. Switched to baritone.
In 1974, helped artist Bonnie Sherk plant cardboard cows in Cesar Chavez/101 maze, found second calling. Co-founded the Farm: community garden-gallery-school- theater-social hall in elbow of Potrero exit. Youth learned gardening, kids learned plants and animals, neighbors held weddings and funerals, performing artists rehearsed. Jack was manager, host, gardener, truck driver, janitor, plumber, cook, piano player, mentor to young staff and volunteers, till 10-year lease ran out just as rents rose. Farm fought to survive but lost, 1987.
After, led varied life. Travelled, mainly to Mexico with friends in his old school bus, lent hand at SOMARTS, Bayview Boat Club, Black Bear Ranch commune, marketed produce, taught music, played with Spitters brass band, held poker nights on his Mission Creek houseboat. In 2009, life of chainsmoking sent him to ICU with CPOD. After months of rehab went back to Camels, angering faithful visitors. Knew days were numbered. Died New Year's morning.
Memorial Celebration and Altar Sunday, October 21
SOMARTS, 934 Brannan, 2-6 PM, program at 4
Bonnie Lives and works in California and New York.
M.A. San Francisco State University, Environmental Sculpture
Certificate, Landscape Architecture, University of California Extension, San Francisco CA
Teaching Credentials, New York, New Jersey, California (K-12)
B.A. Rutgers University, Douglass College-Art (Honors)
Certificate, Oomoto School of Traditional Japanese Arts, Kameoka, Japan
Chief Artist, Project Designer, Educator
Portable Parks lV, past, present, future = A Living Library
Santa Monica, CA, with Otis Institute of Art Public Practice Graduate Program, Crossroads School, City of Santa Monica, Getty Pacific Standard Time
Project Director & Chief Designer
Chinatown Living Library & Think Park
With Commodore Stockton Child Development Center, Gordon Lau Elementary School, and larger Chinatown community
Development of Interdisciplinary, hands-on Living Library, year-round, school day and after-school programs integrated into transformed ecological landscapes for PreK-School Age students. Developed and implemented plans for ecological transformation of school yards and development of integrated gardens and landscapes based on local resources of community – past, present, future – including elaborate Rain Water Harvesting System with integrated Mural and Themed Gardens. Will be linked electronically with multiple Branch Living Library & Think Parks.
Project Director & Chief Designer
Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk
with Junipero Serra Child Development Center, Junipero Serra Elementary School, SF Recreation & Park Department, SFPUC, SFDPW, Housing Authority, SFUSD, Neighbors, & others, San Francisco, California
Development of Conceptual Master Plan for environmental and educational transformation to engage community and its resources into unique Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park in diverse parts of this low income, multicultural community. Planted 700 California Native Trees with community as part of Nature Walk linking parks, schools, streets, and other open spaces leading to Islais Creek at south side of St. Mary’s Park and Alemany Dwellings. First portion of Nature Walk serves as pilot to eventually frame Islais Creek Watershed, linking 11 communities in Southeast and Southwest San Francisco. Will be linked electronically with multiple Branch Living Libraries. Ongoing, integrated, hands-on, standards-based Living Library Garden/Ecology/Arts Programs PreK-5th grade with local schools as part of Bernal Heights Nature Walk Program.
Project Director & Chief Designer
Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park
with PS/IS 217, Child School, Roosevelt Island Youth Center, Coler-Goldwater Hospital, RI Seniors Association, RI Artists Association, RI Disabled Association, RI Residents Association, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC)
Roosevelt Island, New York City
Organizing the community and development of Conceptual Master Plan of Southpoint and other locations for environmental and educational transformation to aid in community and economic development of the area. Engaging the community and its resources – ecological, built, and multicultural - to develop a unique Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park in diverse parts of this low income, multicultural community. Will be linked with multiple Branch Living Libraries. Ongoing hands-on, standards-based Living Library Garden/Ecology/Arts Programs K-8th grade with PS/IS 217, Child School, Beacon, Coler-Goldwater Hospital and other community members.
Project Director & Chief Designer
OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
with James Denman Middle School, Balboa High School, San Miguel Child Development Center, SF Department of the Environment, SF Recreation & Park Department, SF PUC, Neighbors, Other Agencies & Community Groups
San Francisco, California
Environmental & educational transformation of three typical "factory model" public schools which sit on a contiguous piece of land of nine acres in what used to be a fertile river valley and is now a mostly concrete, asphalt environment surrounded by chain-linked fences. Developed Master Plan for transformation of site through creation of indoor / outdoor Learning Zones based on ecological, built, and cultural resources of area - past, present, and future. Includes work with currently culverted, flooding creek and rehabilitating riparian habitat and creation of multicultural gardens. Student, teacher, parent, and community involvement in all aspects of creation, use, maintenance, management, and communication through interdisciplinary project-based learning linked to the curricula of the schools. Includes arts and communications technologies integrated into landscape. Ongoing hands-on, standards-based Living Library Garden/Ecology/Arts Programs PreK- High School with local schools and community. Also, developed Green Skills Job Training Program for Adults.
May 1992—2001 Founder & President
2001—Present Founder & Executive Director
Life Frames®, Inc.
New York, New York
San Francisco, California
Established a non-profit 501 C3 Corporation to develop content-rich site and culturally sensitive indoor/outdoor culture-ecology-technology Think Parks®, Living Libraries®, and Life Frames® in different communities around the world with integrated programs, curricula, and products, to be linked electronically. Each integrates local resources: human, ecological, historic, technological, and aesthetic and creates a social weaving of all sectors of community to be involved in the creation, use, maintenance, management, and communications of all elements.
Founder & Executive Director/Chief Designer
A LIVING LIBRARY®
New York, New York
San Francisco, California
Responsible for over-all concept, integrated environmental and program design for creation of A LIVING LIBRARY, an indoor/outdoor culture-ecology-technology park, lifelong learning magnet, and linked with international network of such parks, each integrated with programs, curricula, and products that bring the local cultural & ecological diversity of the area to life through plants and other living forms, the built and ecological environment(s), all the arts, state-of-the-art communications technologies, and diverse educational, ecological, and entertaining activities. Formed Board Advisors, non-profit corporation called Life Frames®, Inc., led negotiations with government, corporate, and community leaders in New York City, San Francisco, and other cities in the country and abroad. Developed innovative uses for new communications technologies for an international interactive network and unique educational strategies for a multigenerational and multicultural public. Developed new maintenance techniques for urban public open spaces that utilize existing resources promoting community stewardship, education, job creation, and economic development.
July 1985—May 1986
A GARDEN OF KNOWLEDGE
New York, New York & Houston, Texas
Developed traveling interactive installation as mini-demonstration for A LIVING LIBRARY. Involved corporations, teachers & students (K-College), professional artists, horticulturists, video/computer technologists in environmental exhibition. Produced interactive videodisk and electronic "Tree of Knowledge".
May 1974—November 1980
Founding Executive Director/President
CROSSROADS COMMUNITY (THE FARM)
San Francisco, California
Creator of integrated concept and environmental plan for new city Farm Park and environmental education and culture center. Directed implementation. Developed non-profit corporation and formed Board of Directors and Advisors. Coordinated participation of city, state, and federal agencies, and private corporations and foundations in community development projects. Managed paid staff and volunteers. Oversaw operation of programs including capital improvements and open space acquisition. Designed, wrote, and presented winning visual proposals; developed and administered budgets and grants; negotiated contracts. Initiated and led successful campaign for city to acquire and develop multi-million dollar park. Developed mechanisms for projects to produce revenue. Designed and implemented innovative and ongoing public educational programs and exhibitions for all ages in environmental education, agriculture, and all the arts. Created programs that promoted ecological sensitivity and multi-ethnic and international diversity for an intergenerational and multi-economic public including teens, young children, senior citizens, and at-risk students. Involved participation of individuals and classes from over 75 schools (K-College) with programs linking nature and the arts with math, language arts, civics, history, science; worked with teachers in curriculum development; generated extensive media coverage for events and projects.
AWARDS, HONORS, & SELECTED GRANTS
2012 SF Public Utilities Commission – Branch Living Library & Think Parks
2012-16 California Strategic Growth Council – Living Library Nature Walk
2009 San Francisco Foundation – Capacity Building
2009-13 RIOC – Roosevelt Island Living Library at PS/IS 217
2002-13 DCYF- Multiple Year Grants for SF Branch Living Library Programs
2007-12 California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection for Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk
2006 Appointed by SF Board of Supervisors to SF Urban Forestry Council
2005 San Francisco Foundation for South Bernal Heights Living Library
2003 California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection for OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
2003 The Ford Foundation for OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park (San Francisco) and Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park (NYC) Programs
2002-07 Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth, and Families for OMI / Excelsior & South Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Programs
2002-04 Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Beautification for OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
2002 SF Art Commission for OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
2002 SF Mayor’s Office of Community Development to develop Conceptual Master Plan for South Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park
2001 SF Mayor’s Office of Community Development to develop Conceptual Master Plan for OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
2000 Named a Laureate of the Smithsonian Institution for A Living Library
2000 A Living Library becomes part of the permanent research collection of Smithsonian's Museum of American History and featured on the Smithsonian Computerworld Website
2000 A Living Library & Life Frames, Inc. nominated for Smithsonian Computerworld Award in the category of "Environment, Energy, & Agriculture" by Steve Jobs of Apple Computers, Inc.
2000 San Francisco Beautiful Grant - OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
1999 Named "Outstanding Healing Artist of the Arts & Healing Network for the Year 2001" by Marion Rockefeller Weber, Founder & Director, Arts & Healing Network
1999 Miranda Lux Foundation - OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
1999; 00; 01 Potrero Nuevo Fund of the Tides Foundaton - OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park Program
1996-97 San Francisco Foundation Grant - Civic Center Living Library Project
1996-97 Columbia Foundation Grant for Civic Center Living Library Project
1996 "Biennial Honor Award, ASLA, l995 (Northern California Chapter) - "Building & Community" - for Guadalupe Gardens Master Plan, San Jose. Member Design Team with Tito Patri
1993 Member design team, St. Vincent's/Silveira Ranch, New Sustainable Living `Learning Community As A Life Frame, San Rafael, California, 3rd place, National Competition
1987 Redesign of Todos Santos Plaza- Concord, Ca. National Competition, Runner-Up Winner. Collaboration with Mark Bunnell, ASLA
1980; 1975 NEA Individual Artist's Fellowships
1975-79 CAC Grants
1977 San Francisco Tomorrow Environment Award
1976-79 NEA Grants: Expansion Arts, Architecture & Environmental Arts, City Spirit, Visual Arts
1974-80 Numerous Foundation Grants for THE FARM
1975-79 California Arts Council Project Grants
1973 San Francisco Art Commission Merit Award
1970 MADEMOISELLE MAGAZINE Woman of the Year Award
1970 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award
2010-Present Consultant to diverse stakeholders in community of Chinatown, New York City including PS 124, MS 131, PS 1, and other local resources to create a unique NYC Chinatown
Living Library & Think Park at school sites based on local ecological, built, multicultural resources linked to Branch Living Libraries as they emerge, especially SF Chinatown Branch Living Library.
2006-Present Consultant to diverse stakeholders in community of Chinatown, San Francisco including Commodore Stockton Child Development Center, Gordon Lau Elementary School, Chinatown Beacon, parents, neighbors, and other local resources to create a unique Chinatown Living Library & Think Park at both school sites based on local ecological, built, multicultural resources linked to Branch Living Libraries as they emerge.
2002-Present Consultant to diverse stakeholders in community of Bernal Heights, San Francisco including Junipero Serra Child Development Center, Junipero Serra Elementary School, public housing project, other neighbors and incorporating local resources to create unique Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk based on local ecological, built, multicultural resources linked to Branch Living Libraries as they emerge.
2001-Present Consultant to multiple stakeholders in Roosevelt Island, New York City to create a unique Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park based on the local ecological, built, and multicultural resources to be linked to Branch Living Libraries in diverse locales.
1998-Present Consultant to James Denman Middle School, San Miguel Child Development Center, Balboa High School to develop an ecological, multicultural, and technological OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park Master Plan to transform the indoor/outdoor facilities and link the three schools with Balboa Park, City College, and other community resources to the schools as Centers of Community. Work to include development of Community Research Mentoring Teams, real-world project-based curricula, teacher training, Natural Resources Training for community, and assessments of program.
1995-97 Life Frames, Inc. - Preliminary conceptual design with integrated programs and curricula to rearticulate historic San Francisco Civic Center into sustainable 21st century lifelong learning magnet for whole community that celebrates the past, present, and future. Involved and received support from all sectors of community including public and private schools K-College, foundations, international & multicultural groups, and environmental organizations, Sister Cities.
1994-95 Lincoln Unified School District, Stockton, Ca., Member Educational Design Team to create new high school as farm with student & teacher participation & all aspects of built & natural environments integrated into interdisciplinary curriculum.
1993 Eastside Union High School District, San Jose, CA, Design Team Facilitator for conceptual redesign of existing high school as A Living Library
1993 Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana. Conceptual Redesign of indoor/outdoor integrated systems facilities
1992-93 Member design team with Tito Patri & Associates to develop Master Plan for Guadalupe Gardens, l50 acres, San Jose, CA. Involved all sectors of community including schools K-College
1991 NASA, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio Conceptual plans to develop A Living Library in conjunction with Lewis Research Center Education Department
1991 Monkey Jungle, Miami, Florida; conceptual development plans for Life Frame
1989 City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, conceptual development plans to create A Living Library for the city of Harrisburg
1987-89 National Park Service, Washington, D.C., Harper's Ferry, West Va. Plans for NPS Interarts Program; NPS Living History Columbus Quincentennial Program; Presented idea of a national park as A Living Library
198l Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Schematic Plans for renovation of NY & NJ Entrance/Exit Areas to Holland Tunnel
Appointed Member, San Francisco Urban Forestry Council
Appointed Member, California State School Garden Council
Board Member, Youth Arts New York
Laureate, Smithsonian Institution
Advisory Board Member, National Learning Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Advisory Board Member, Solutions: Town Hall, San Francisco, California
Member, San Francisco Green Schoolyards Alliance
Member, SPUR/AIA Civic Center Task Force, San Francisco, California
SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Graduate Program, Public Practice – Otis College of Art & Design
Teacher Staff Development & Student Training
James Denman M.S., San Miguel Child Development Center, Junipero Serra Child Development Center, Junipero Serra Elementary School, Gordon Lau Elementary School, Commodore Stockton Child Development Center, S.F., CA. PS/IS 217, Roosevelt Island, N.Y.
Instructor San Francisco Institute of Architecture, San Francisco CA
Graduate Mentor / Instructor Arts & Consciousness Graduate Program, JFK University, Berkeley, California; Otis Art Institute, Public Practice
Sculptor-In-Residence Tyler School of Art, Temple Univ. Philadelphia PA
Dartington College, Totnes, England
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland CA
San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA
Antioch College West, San Francisco CA
SELECTED SEMINARS, PANELS, SYMPOSIA, & LECTURES
2012 Evolution of Life Frames: From The Farm To A Living Library, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2011 A Living Library – Local & Global Vision for Ecological Transformation of Schools & Communities, United Nations Rotaract, New York NY
2011 A Living Library – Local & Global Vision for Ecological Transformation of Schools & Communities, SF Rotaract, San Francisco CA
2010 A Living Library – Local & Global Vision for Ecological Transformation of Schools & Communities, Rotary International, San Francisco CA
2009 A Living Library – Local & Global Vision for Ecological Transformation of Schools & Communities, 4th International Forum on Education for Sustainable Development, Beijing Academy of Educational Sciences & UNESCO, Beijing, China
2009 Moderator, Rising Tides Conference Panel, Sustainable Design & Materials, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
2008 A Living Library & Think Park Network, UNESCO & Beijing Academy, Guangzhou, China
2008 A Living Library & Think Park: Place-Based, Ecological Transformation of Schools & Communities, Green Building & Technology Summit, Sacramento CA
2007 A Living Library & Think Park: Place-Based, Ecological Transformation of Schools & Communities, Green Schools Summit, Pasadena CA
2007 A Living Library – Local & Global Vision for Ecological Transformation of Schools & Communities, 3rd International Forum on Education for Sustainable Development, Beijing Academy of Educational Sciences & UNESCO, Beijing, China
2006 Evolution of Life Frames, California College of Art, San Francisco CA
2006 A Living Library, SPUR, Noon Lecture, San Francisco CA
2006 Ecological Design: The Unstoppable Wave 3, Keynote Speaker, San Francisco CA
2005 San Francisco Institute of Architecture, San Francisco CA
2005 A Living Library, SPUR, Noon Lecture, San Francisco CA
2004 Ecological Design: The Unstoppable Wave 2, Keynote Speaker, Oakland CA
2002 Ecological Design: The Unstoppable Wave, Keynote Speaker, Berkeley CA
2001 Connect: Kids Who Think & Do; Project Based Learning Conference; San Francisco CA
2000 US Department of Education; “Improving America’s Schools Conferences; Partnership for Family Involvement In Education; Sacramento CA; Washington, DC
1999; 2000; 2001; 2002 San Francisco Institute of Architecture, San Francisco CA
John F. Kennedy University, Graduate Program, Arts & Consciousness, Berkeley CA
San Francisco State University, Multimedia Studies, San Francisco CA
1997 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Leadership San Francisco, "Urban Infrastructure", San Francisco CA
AIA, Regional Urban Design Committee, "Common Places: Building Community", San Francisco CA
1996 AIA San Francisco, Urban Design Committee, "Civic Center Living Library" American Forum For Global Education, "Global Realities and the Local Community: The Challenge for Educators - Educating for Sustainability"; Monterey CA
Bonnie Sherk Interviewed by Michael Krasny, on "Forum", KQED radio, San Francisco CA
1994 National Alliance for Environmental Education, "Environmental Education 2000", National Symposium, Vienna VA
"The Healing Dimensions of People-Plant Relationships", International Research Symposium, University of California, Davis
1993 American Horticulture Society National Symposium, "Children, Plants, And Gardens: Educational Opportunities", Chevy Chase MD
Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indianapolis IN
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA
1992 San Jose State University, San Jose CA
"People Plant Relationships: Setting Research Priorities", Rutgers Cooperative Extension, People-Plant Council, East Rutherford NJ
MedArt International World Congress, New York NY
1991 American Forum for Global Education, H.S. Art & Design, N Y
Media & Open Space, Municipal Art Society, New York NY
1990 Virtual Reality Seminars, Copenhagen, Odense, & Arhus, Denmark
Interactive Entertainment Conference, New York NY
Schoolyards Conference, CUNY Grad. Center, N.Y.C. Bd. of Education
International Interactive Communications Society, New York NY
Women of Spirit, New York NY
1989 Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indianapolis IN
1988International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, Boston MA
1987 Public Art In America, Philadelphia PA
Meanings of the Garden Conference, University of California, Davis
San Francisco State University, Art Department, San Francisco CA
University of Texas, Art Department, Arlington TX
University of California, Davis, Art Department, Davis, California
University of Iowa, Art Department, Iowa City IW
Mills College, Oakland CA
1986 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA
1985 New York University, Interactive Telecommunications, NY
1984 New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Landscape Architecture, Newark NY
1983 CUNY Graduate Center, Department of Environmental Psychology, New York NY
Montclair State College, Art Department, Montclair NJ
1982 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Quebec Musee de l'Art, Quebec, Canada
Powerhouse Gallery, Montreal, Canada
College Art Association, Women's Caucus for the Arts, Hilton Hotel, New York NY
Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Art, New Brunswick NJ
New York University, Gallitan Division, New York, New York
1980 Byam Shaw College, London, England
Cardiff College of Art, Cardiff, Wales
Newport College of Art, Gwent, Wales
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA
SELECTED ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS, AND BOOK EXCERPTS
ABOUT BONNIE SHERK AND HER PROJECTS
2012 Spaid, Sue, Green Acres, Contemporary Arts Center, pgs. 3, 7 16, 17, 25, 43,75 95, 98, 109, 111-113, 124,125, 130,146, 167, 181, 191, 220, 222, ill., Back Cover
2012 Weintraub, Linda, ECO Art: In Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet, UC Press, pgs., ill.
2012 Angie Smith, Pop-Up Urbanism: The Origins of a Movement, Streetsblog Network http://streetsblog.net/2012/02/24/pop-up-urbanism-the-origins-of-a-movement/#more-122318#more-279151
2012 Aurash Khawarzad, Pattern Cities, Catching Up To 1970; http://patterncities.com/archives/1203
2011 Anne Kersten, Urban Farming — Rural Art: die Kunst des Essens und Bewahrens, Kunstbulletin, pgs. 4-44, ill.;10/2011, Switzerland
2011 Lewellen, Constance and Moss, Karen, State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, UC Press, pgs. 3, 23-28, 56, 136, 141, 144-45, 169, 171, 202-3, 216, 250, 252, ill.
2011 Schimmill, Paul, Under The Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981; Delmonico & Prestel, Munich, London, New York, pgs. 19, 25, 36-37, 39, 250, 275, 280, ill.
2011 Sommer, Danielle, A California State of Mind, Circa 1970, DAILY SERVING, an international forum for contemporary visual art blog, December 13, 2011, ill., http://dailyserving.com/2011/12/a-california-state-of-mind-circa-1970/
2011 Mizota, Sharon, PST, A to Z: ‘State of Mind’ at OCMA, Culture Monster, Los Angeles Times Blog, November 28, 2011, ill.
2011 San Francisco Magazine: Art Page-Older, but not necessarily wiser, Dec 2011,pg 42, ill.
2010 Dearen, Jason, “Plans Percolate to Revive Some SF Native Creeks”, April 24, 2010, Associated Press, global distribution, ill.
2009 Eaton, Joe; Sullivan, Ron, “SF History Lesson Runs Through Islais Creek”, SF Chronicle, January 14, 2009, ill.
2009 Eaton, Joe; Sullivan, Ron, “Urban Students Get To Study At Living Library ”, SF Chronicle, January 7, 2009, ill
2008 Sing Tao Daily News, “ Chinatown Living Library Breaks More Ground”, May 30, 2008
2007 Will Bradley, Charles Esche, Editors, Art & Social Change, Tate Publishing/Afterall, pgs. 18, 29, 227,228,229, 470 ill.
2007 Tim Holt, “Street Dreams – Can one woman’s beautiful vision bring life back to Cesar Chavez Street ?”, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, November 18, 2007, pgs.16-21, ill.
2007 Cornelia Butler, “WACK ! Art And The Feminist Revolution” MIT Press & Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; pgs. 103, 297-298, 508, ill.
2007 Bay Nature Magazine, Inside Cover,” A Living Library’, April-June, 2007
2006 California Shade, California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection, “Life Frames, Inc. Uses Urban Forestry Grant to Plant 200 Trees”, Fall, 2006, ill.
2006 San Francisco Examiner; “Today’s Newsmakers”, pg 5, July 18, 2006
2005 Bradley, Will, Let It Grow, Frieze: Contemporary Art & Culture, London pgs ; ill.
2005 Peter Selz, “Art of Engagement, University of California Press, pgs 15, 228-229;259; ill.
2005 Zahid Sardar, “Living Truths”, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, May 22, 2005, Cover & pgs. 4-6, ill.
2004 Mary F. Albert, “Living the life”, San Francisco Examiner, August 5, 2004, pg. 8, ill.
2004 Ethan Fletcher, “Roots of the Problem, SF Examiner, May 25, 2004, pg.5, ill.
2004 Dr, Noel J. Brown, “Letter To The Editor”, Main Street Wire, Roosevelt Island, NYC, April 3, 2004, pg.6.
2004 Lutz, Dick, Living Library Releases Plans For Cultural Park at Southpoint, Main Street Wire, Roosevelt Island, NYC, March 20, 2004, Cover & pg. 10-Centerfold, pgs. 8-9, ill.
2003 Espinosa, Henni Jay P., "A Living Library, The Community's Garden of Hope", Manila Bulletin, Kababayan Edition, Cover Story, August 14-20.2003 cover & pp. 8,9; ill.
2003 Shai, Jack, "A Living Library", Singtao Daily News, May 8, 2003; page F;, ill.
Fuller, Diana Burgess, Salvioni, Daniela, ed. “ Art / Women / California 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections University of California Press, Berkeley, California, pp. 7, 8, 20-21, 107, 109, 168, 229-231, 232 ; ill.
2002 Brookman, Donna, “Terms of Engagement – Radical Communalism in Bay Area Art”, SCULPTURE Magazine, July/August, 2002, pp. 47, 48, ill.
2002 Rich, Deborah, “OMI/Excelsior Library and Think Park, a new way to frame life”; San Francisco Chronicle, May 8, 2002, pg. G6
2001 Thomas, Laura, “Lessons learned from getting their hands dirty”, San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2001, pg. 6, ill., Home Section
2001 Thomas, Laura, “Adult mentor helps kids bring life to urban school grounds”, San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2001, pg. 6, ill., Home Section
2000 Cohn, Terri, “Re-envisioning Our Urban Ecology-Bonnie Sherk’s rural enclaves-celebrating 30 Years”, Artweek, December, 2000, Volume 31, Issue 12, pp; 12, 27, ill.
2000 U.S. Department of Education, Community Update, No. 77, May, 2000, "PFIE Partner Nominated For A Smithsonian Award" p. 4, ill.
2000 ED MATTERS In Region 1X - U.S. Department of Education, Region 1X, Spring, 2000, "A Living Library Makes Learning Bloom For San Francisco Students" , pp.4-5, ill.
2000 Mansfield, Sonia, "Gardens to Link Three School Campuses", San Francisco Independent, April 3, 2000, pp 1,5, ill.
1998 Kastner, Jeffery, ed., Brian Wallis, Survey, Land And Environmental Art, Phaidon Press Limited, London, England, pp. 156, 268, 293; ill.
1998 Stiles, Kristine - article, Paul Schimell - organizer of exhibit, Out of Actions Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979, "Uncorrupted Joy: International Art Actions", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles / Thames and Hudson, London, pp. 319-321; ill.
1996 Selz, Peter, Stiles, Kristine (eds) Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art, A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings, UC Press, Berkeley
1996 Cohn, Terri, "Bonnie Sherk: Projects and Plans" at Canessa Gallery, Artweek, September, 1996, Volume 27, Number 9, pg. 21; ill. review of exhibition
1995 Nash, Steven, ed, Constance Llewellyn, Facing Eden: 100 Years of Art in the Bay Area, Catalog - Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and University of California Press, Berkely, L.A., London, pp. 122-124; ill.
l994 Lacy, Suzanne, ed., Mapping The Terrain: New Genres in Public Art, Bay Press, Seattle, Washington, pp. 275-276; ill.
Broude, Norma & Garrard, Mary D., ed., The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the l970's, History and Impact, Harry N.Abrams, New York, pp.; ill.
l992 Matilsky, Barbara C., Fragile Ecologies, Contemporary Artists' Interpretations and Solutions, Rizzoli, New York. pgs. 54-55, ill.
Powell, Mary Clare, Creativity and Liberation: A Study of Women and Artists, doctoral dissertation, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, pgs. 65-68, 79-80, l43-l45, 227, ill.
l989 Pittas, Michael John, ed. "Contemporary California Competitions", Urban Design International, Vol. l0, l989, pg. 3.l0, ill."
1988 Roth, Moira, ed., Connecting Conversations, Interviews with Bay Area Women Artists, Eucalyptus Press, Mills College, Oakland, California, pp. 168-175, ill.
1986 Cheatham, Annie & Powell, Mary Clare, This Way Day Break Comes -- Women's Values And The Future, New Society Publishers, Philadelphia PA, pp. 112, 136, 164, 166, 171-173, ill.
1985 Albright, Thomas, Art In The San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980 University of California Press, Berkeley, California, pp., ill.
1984 Lippard, Lucy, Get The Message, E.P. Dutton, New York, pp. 42, 43, 126, 146, 147, 156, 318, 320, ill.
Inter,"Festival D'In(ter)Ventions-2: In Memoriam Georges Maciunas", Quebec, Canada, Automne, 1984, pp. 14, 15, ill.
"Festival D'In(ter)vention-2: In Memoriam Georges Maciunas", Record Album, Inter/les editions INTERVENTION, 9 Aout 1984, side C
1983 Roth, Moira, ed., The Amazing Decade - Women and Performance Art In America 1970-1980, Astro Artz, Los Angeles, pp. 134-135, ill.
Lippard, Lucy, Overlay, Pantheon, 1983, New York, pp. 233-234, ill.
Sussler, Betsy, ed., "Art May Be The True Form of Disarmament”, Bomb Magazine, No. 6, pg. 76, ill.
Hell, Ter,"Generics•••", Catalog, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Galerie Fahnemann, May, l983, pp. 14, 18, 20, 22, (German and English)
1981 Lippard, Lucy, "Gardens: Some Metaphors For A Public Art", Art In America, November, 1981, pp. 145-148, ill.
Burnham, Linda Frye, "Between The Diaspora And The Crinoline",
High Performance, Los Angeles, Fall, 1981, pp. 49-71, ill. interview
1980 Foley, Suzanne, Space, Time, Sound - Conceptual Art in the San Francisco Bay Area: The 70's, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Catalog, 1980, pp. 26, 29, 32, 38, 80-85, 135-199, ill.
Loeffler, Carl, ed., Performance Anthology: Source Book For A Decade of California Performance Art, Contemporary Art Press, pp. 29, 44, 46, 75, 91, 92, 234, 235, 380, 381, ill.
Drewes, Caroline, "The Farm", S.F. Examiner, August 6, 1980, pg. 1, Section E, ill.
Lippard, Lucy, "Issue & Taboo", Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, Catalog, Issue, 1980, pg. 9
Roth, Moira, "The California Sensibility - A Star Is Born", Performing Arts Journal/12, Vol. 4, number 3, 1980, Cover & pg. 3
Greene, Herb, Building To Last: Architecture As Ongoing Art, Architectural Book Publishing Co., New York, pp. ____ , ill.
1979 Feretti, Hollister, "Along The Tokaido", Mainichi Daily News, Tokyo, Japan, September 10, 1979, pg. 6, ill.
Gilliam, Harold, "A Battle Of Open Space Out On Potrero", This World, S.F. Sunday Examiner & Chronicle, July 8, 1979, pg. 41, ill.
Albright, Thomas, "Rural Architecture Near Army Street", San Francisco Chronicle, December 4, 1979, pg. 57
1978 Roth, Moira, "Toward A History of California Performance: Part l", Arts Magazine, February, 1978, pp. 100, 101, ill.
Doss, Margot-Patterson, "The Freeway Farm - San Francisco At Your Feet", Sunday Punch, S.F. Examiner & Chronicle, July 9, 1978, pg. 32, ill.
1977 Butler, Katy, "A Farm Flourishes Beside S.F. Freeway", San Francisco Chronicle, March 18, 1977, Second Section, pp., 18, ill.
Materials From The National Endowment for the Arts & The Handicapped Information Service, "Crossroads Community", Washington, D.C.
Ratcliff, Carter, "Report From San Francisco", Art In America, May/June, 1977, pg.60
Waugh, Dexter, "A Graduation Party - New Milestone For The Farm", S.F. Examiner, November 7, 1977, pg. 9, ill.
1976 Lippard, Lucy, From The Center, E.P. Dutton, 1976, p. 47, ill.
Laughingbird, "Building A Farm Under The Freeways", Environmental Action Bulletin, Rodale Press, January 10, 1976, vol. 7, pp. 1, 3
Frankenstein, Alfred, "An Exhibition of Hay and Herbs", S.F.Chronicle, December 9, 1976, pg. 62, ill.
1975 Thompson, Jennifer L., "Art Blooms South of Market", San Francisco Magazine, May, 1975, pp. 40, 41, 128, ill.
1974 San Francisco Magazine, "SECA", April, 1974, pg. S-36, ill.
l973 Dunham, Judith L., "The Four", Artweek, January 28, 1973, pp. 1, 12, ill.
Belard, A. & Fox, L., "All Night Sculptures", Artweek, May 26, 1973, pg. 3, ill.
1972 Lambie, Alec, "Things Are Not As They Seem: An Interview With Bonnie Sherk", Artweek, March 25, 1972, pg. 3, ill.
McCann, Cecile N., "Sources of Art", Artweek, March 4, 1972, pg. 5, ill.
Newport Harbor Art Museum, "The San Francisco Performance", ed. Tom Marioni, catalog, March 12 - April 16, 1972, Performance called:"Traditional Performances: A Piece Within A Piece Within A Piece, etc.", videotape available by George Bolling
Artweek, "San Francisco Performances", April 8, 1972, pg. 4
l971 Mademoiselle Magazine, "Mademoiselle's Young Women of the Year", January, 1971, pp. 60, 63, 141, ill.
1970 Albright, Thomas, "Parks That Hop, Skip, and Moo", San Francisco Chronicle, pg. 16, June 24, 1970, ill.
Albright, Thomas, "Freeway Sprouts A Park", San Francisco Chronicle, pg. 4, June 26, 1970, ill.
Hager, Phillip, "Award Winning Idea - Artist Creates Portable Park For Downtown SF Freeways", Los Angeles Times, June 26, 1970, p. 3, ill.
S.F. Sunday Examiner & Chronicle, "Park For A Day", June 28, 1970, Section A, pg. 3, ill.
Tarshis, Jerome, "Portable Parks Project 1-111", ArtForum V.9, October, 1970, pg. 84, ill.
Sunset Magazine, "Community Action - San Francisco's Experiment..Portable Parks Downtown", August, 1970, pg. 24, ill.
S.F. Examiner, "Snowballs Fly At Art Museum", October 15, pg 11, ill.
Caen,Herb, "The Foibulous People", S.F. Chronicle, October 15, pg. 27
Artweek, "SECA Award", May 2, 1970, pg. 3
SELECTED ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND ART
BY BONNIE SHERK
2012 Sherk, Bonnie, Nature (Documents of Centemporary Art Series), Edited by Jeffrey Kastner, Whitechapel Gallery Ventures Limited, Extract from Crossroads Community (the farm), Center for Critical Inquiry Position Paper, 1st International Symposium, San Francisco Art Institute, November,1977
2011 Sherk, Bonnie, Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk, New Bernal Journal, August-September 2011, Vol. 48, Number 4, page 10
2010 Sherk, Bonnie, Clary, Jennifer, Schemmerling, Carole - A Watershed Moment for SF Creeks, San Francisco Chronicle, OP-Ed Page, Open Forum, April 16, 2010
2008-09 Sherk, Bonnie “The He(Art) of the Matter: Cultivating the Human & Ecological Garden; UNDPI/NGO 61st & 62nd Conference Journal, September 2008, 09, with UNESCO, Paris, France & Mexico City, Mexico, pg. 117, ill.
2007 Sherk, Bonnie, Position Paper: Crossroads Community (the farm), Art & Social Change, Tate Publishing, London, Extract from Paper at First International Symposium of Center For Critical Inquiry, SFAI, 1977
2007 Sherk, Bonnie “A Living Library & Think Park: Place-Based, Ecological Transformation of Schools & Communities”, Celebrating NGO’s: 60 Years With The United Nations, 60th Annual NGO-DPI Climate Change Conference, September 5-7, pgs. 42-43, ill.
2006 Sherk, Bonnie, “A Living Library: A Global Network of Diversity & Commonality”, United Nations Website, UN Chronicle Online, December 2006
2005 Sherk, Bonnie “A Living Library: A Global Network of Diversity & Commonality”
Centerpoint Now, Commemorative Journal for 60th Anniversary of United Nations,
September 2005, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, United Nations, NY
2002 Sherk, Bonnie, “Creating A Living Library & Celebrating The Human Garden”, New Horizons For Learning, New Horizons Online Journal, Vol. V111 No.1 Winter 2002; www. newhorizons.org
2000 Sherk, Bonnie, “Smithsonian Computerworld Case Study – A Living Library, Think Park, & Life Frame”, on-line collection & Permanent Research Collection, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington DC
2000 Sherk, Bonnie, “Viewpoints”, Friends of the Urban Forest Quarterly Newsletter for Bay Area Tree Enthusiasts, Summer 2000, pg. 6
1997 Sherk, Bonnie, "A New Opportunity For Multimedia Developers: The Landscape-Based Edutainment Center - A Living Library", MDG.org Bulletin, Summer 1997,Volume 5, No.3, Leslie Mattison, ed, pg. 8, ill.
1996 Sherk, Bonnie, "Preliminary Suggested Conceptual Site Plan To Revitalize The San Francisco Civic Center", Camerawork Journal, Fall/Winter 1996, Vol. 23, No.2, Beth Goldberg, ed., pp. 17-19, ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, "Land Between Two Rivers: A Conceptual Assyrian Garden - One of Many International/Multicultural Gardens Proposed to Rivitalize The Civic Center of San Francisco", Argonaut Press, Warren Hinckle, ed., April, 1996, Vol. 141, No. 4218, pg. 9, ill.
1995 Sherk, Bonnie, "A Living Library: New Model for Global Electronic Interactivity and Networking in the Garden", The Luminous Object: video art/video theory - Visible Language 29:2, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I., Hans Breder and Hermann Rappaport, ed. pp. 180-185
l994 Sherk, Bonnie, "Creating Interactive Living Libraries of Cultural & Ecological Diversity", The Healing Dimensions of People-Plant Relations, Mark Francis, Patricia Lindsey, Jay Rice, ed., Center For Design Research, University of California, Davis, pp. 131-150; ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, "Creation of A LIVING LIBRARY™: A Planetary Network of Interactive LIFE FRAMES™", Chapter 33, People Plant Relationships: Setting Research Priorities, Joel Flagler, Raymond Poincelot, ed. Food Products Press, New York, London, Australia, pp. 415-425; ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, "Creation of A LIVING LIBRARY™: A Planetary Network of Interactive LIFE FRAMES™", Journal of Home & Consumer Horticulture, Volume 1, Number 4, The Haworth Press, Binghampton, New York, pp. 415-425; ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, "A LIVING LIBRARY IS A SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE AND AN INDOOR/OUTDOOR CULTURE-ECOLOGY PARK", Artweek, Vol.24, Number 18, Sept. 24, 1993, pg. 15, ill.
1992 Sherk, Bonnie, "Living Libraries, Life Frames, and The School of the Future: The Evolving Visions of Bonnie Sherk", IS Journal #12, Volume 6 #2 Winter, l992, pgs. l7-24, International Synergy Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1991 Sherk, Bonnie, "Creation of A LIVING LIBRARY: An International Network of Interactive Life Frames", LEONARDO, "Art & Telecommunications" Vol. 24, No. 2 , Spring, 1991, Pergamon Journals, N.Y., Oxford, Beijing,
Sherk, Bonnie, "A LIVING LIBRARY -- New Uses For Interactive Technologies", The A & A Monthly On Interactive Entertainment, Issue No, 3-01, January, 1991, Alexander & Associates, Inc., New York NY
l989 Sherk, Bonnie, "Update On A Living Library", On The Beam, Vol. X, No.1, Fall, 1989, New Horizens For Learning, Seattle WA
Sherk, Bonnie, "A Living Library: A New Model For Interactive Learning", On The Beam, Vol. IX, No. 2, Winter, 1989, New Horizens For Learning, Seattle WA
1988 Sherk, Bonnie, "Interactive "Life Frames" as Vehicles for Peace", Places For Peace, Karl Linn, editor, 1988 World Congress of International Federation of Landscape Architects, Boston MA, pp. 54-57
Sherk, Bonnie, "Art isCulture is Nature", High Performance, Los Angeles, #41-42, pp. 67-68
1987 Sherk, Bonnie, "The Park Or Garden As A Living Library", Meanings Of The Garden, Center For Design Research, University of California, Davis, pp. 298-308, ill.
1985 Sherk, Bonnie, "A Living Library", Natura/Cultura, Salerno, Italy, Centro Internazionale MultiMedia, May, 1985, pp. 8-9, ill.
1984 Sherk, Bonnie, "Shrine To Power", Sound/Art, catalog, The Sculpture Center, New York, May 1984, ill.
1983 Sherk, Bonnie, "Artists At Work", Artist's Chronicle, High Performance,#22, l983, pp. 71, 88, ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, Sussler, Betsy, ed., "Art May Be The True Form of Disarmament", Bomb Magazine, No. 6, pg. 76, ill.
1982 Sherk, Bonnie, "Artists At Work", Radio Broadcast, KPFA-Berkeley, California, Live from San Francisco Art Institute, August 1982, 2 hours, in KPFA archives
1981 Sherk, Bonnie, "Cover Girl", High Performance, Cover Piece, Fall, 1981
Sherk, Bonnie, "CROSSROADS COMMUNITY (The Farm) IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ALTERNATIVE ART SPACES", Heresies, #13/ Feminism & Ecology, 1981, pg. 31, ill.
1980 Sherk, Bonnie, "Sitting Still - I", Cover, Performing Arts Journal/12, Vol. 4, number 3, Sherk, Bonnie, "I Dreamt I Lived In A Tryptich", Issue, catalog, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, ill, no pg. numbers
1979 Sherk, Bonnie, "CROSSROADS COMMUNITY (the farm)", prospectus, in collection of SFMOMA
Sherk, Bonnie, "Social Work(s), Sometimes", Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Catalog, Nancy Buchanan, ed., pp. 38-40, ill.
1977 Sherk, Bonnie, "The Farm", DATA 27, Milan, Italy, July/September 1977, pg. 67, ill. (English and Italian)
l976 Sherk, Bonnie, "The Farm", La Mamelle Magazine: Art Contemporary, no. 5, vol. 2, 1976, pg. 32-35, ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, "Excerpt From Aktin Logic -- Volume Two, Chapter 42, 'Life Work'", La Mamelle Magazine: Art Contemporary, no. 4, v.1, Spring 1976, pg. 12
1975 Sherk, Bonnie, "Aktin Logic, Volume Two, THE FARM, Life Work", Vision, ed. Tom Marioni, Crown Point Press, N. 1, Sept., 1975, pp. 32-33, ill.
2014 Smart Art Museum, Chicago IL
2013 American University Museum, Washington DC
2013 Bronx Museum of Art, New York
2013 Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM
2012 Cincinatti Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinatti OH
2012 Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2012 Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2012-14 Smart Art Museum, Chicago IL (traveling exhibition)
2012 Berkeley Art Museum, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA
2012 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica CA
2011-12 SFMOMA, San Francisco CA
2011-14 Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA (traveling exhibition)
2011-12 Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, California
2011-13 Multiple Museum Venues for Evolution of Life Frames in Crosslinks e.V., Performing Archive re.act.feminism #2: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; Zagreb, Croatia; Gdansk, Poland; Roskilde, Denmark: Estonia; Barcelona; Berlin
2011 Wattis Gallery, California College of Art, San Francisco CA
2009 The Hague, Holland
2009 California College of Arts, San Francisco CA
2008 Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2008 Museum of Modern Art / PS 1, Long Island City NY
2007 Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Holland
2007 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
2007 MOCA, Los Angeles CA
2006 Wattis Gallery, California College of Art, San Francisco CA
2006 SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco CA
2005 Braunstein / Quay Gallery, San Francisco CA
2005 Urban Center, Municipal Art Society, New York NY
2002 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA
2000 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA
1999 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
National Television Broadcast, Excerpts from Public Lunch (1971), Japan
Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco CA
J.F. Kennedy University Gallery, Berkeley CA
1998 MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
The Museum of Contemporary Art at The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles CA
1996 Canessa Gallery, San Francisco CA
1995 DeYoung Museum, San Francisco CA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Exit Art, New York NY
1994 Artist's Space, New York NY
1991 San Jose State University, San Jose CA
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn NY
1987 Fresno Art Museum, Fresno CA
1986 New Music America, Houston Festival, Houston TX
Central Hall Gallery, New York NY
Snug Harbor Visual Arts Center, Staten Island NY
1985 Eyes & Ears Foundation, Club Nine, San Francisco NY
The Palladium, New York NY
A.I.R. Gallery, New York NY
Exit Art, New York NY
1984 Castello Di Arechi, Salerno, Italy
L'Intervention Performance Festival, Quebec, Canada
Sculpture Center, New York NY
Franklin Furnace, New York NY
New York Public Library (Tompkins Square), New York NY
Taller Latin Americano, New York NY
Danceteria, New York NY
1983 Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, West Germany
Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee WI
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY
1982 International Sculpture Conference, Oakland CA
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA
Sky over Bay Area, Election Day, San Francisco CA
Fashion Moda, Bronx NY
Tyler School of Art Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York NY
Ronald Feldman Gallery, New YorkNY
Public Image Gallery, New York NY
P.S.1, Long Island City NY
SUNY, Binghamton NY
1981 HIGH PERFORMANCE Magazine, Cover Piece, International Distribution
Gowanus Memorial Art Yard, Brooklyn NY
1980 Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA
1979 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
1977 The Floating Museum, San Francisco CA
1976 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA
THE FARM, San Francisco CA
Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles CA
1975 The Women's Building, Los Angeles CA
Hayward State College Art Gallery, Hayward CA
City Hall, San Francisco CA
1974 Superior Court, San Francisco CA
University of California, Davis, California
San Jose State College Art Gallery, San Jose CA
Andy's Donuts, San Francisco CA
l973 San Francisco Art Commission Festival, San Francisco CA
Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco CA
DeSaisset Art Museum, Santa Clara CA
l972 Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach CA
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA
l97l University of California, San Diego, La Jolla CA
Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco CA
Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA
Lion House, San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco CA
l970 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA
Gallery Reese Palley, San Francisco CA
Various Sidewalk Sites; Construction Site, San Francisco CA
Golden Gate Bridge; Freeway & Street Sites, San Francisco CA
Various Cages, San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco CA