KEITH ROCKA KNITTEL

 

MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

BFA, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*indicates solo show, + indicates performance)

2014

+ Horror Vacui: 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK), LA Art Book Fair @ MoCA, Los Angeles, CA

* 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK) (with Steve Kado), 3001/Station Gallery@USC, Los Angeles, CA

 

2013

Building on Ruins, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

* Los Angeles National Forest, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

* 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK) (with Steve Kado), Otras Obras, Tijuana, Mexico

+ How to Make a Smoke Bomb (2) , Contact, Los Angeles, CA

+ How to Make a Smoke Bomb (3) , Concord, Los Angeles, CA

* Important Information, together Festival, Boston, MA

Cubby (curator), USC Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

 

2012

+ Everything Must Go (1) , Concord, Los Angeles, CA

+ Everything Must Go (2) , Side Street Projects, Pasadena, CA

+ Thrust!: Everything Must Go (3) , Anthony Greaney, Boston, MA

+ James Franco / Free Beer / Spiral Jetty (IV), Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

South Bay Focus , Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

* 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK) (with Steve Kado), Double Double Land, Toronto, Canada

 

2011

+ C.H.A.A.M., Los Angeles, CA and Miami, FL

* Prosperity Gospel (Anthony Greaney x Samsøn x DAN GRAHAM), Cottage Home Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Cognitive Dissonance (curator), Cottage Home Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Swag The Fuck Out (curator), Freak City, Hollywood, CA

12:12 Song, Actual Size, Los Angeles, CA

 

2010

* Way of Sorrows, Thesis Exhibit, CalArts D301

+ White Arrows (To the People of Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA

CalArts 2010 MFA Video Showcase, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

An Experiment On Studio Based Practice II: This Time It's Personal, AT1 Projects, Los Angeles, CA

 

RECORDINGS

Everything Must Go FM, monthly radio show on kchungradio.org

C.H.A.A.M., self released mixtape, digital release

craigg owenz, self released full length album, CD and USB thumb drive

As Sea Otter: The Official Leaked Demo, self released full length album , CD,

and Remixes and Rarities, self released full length album, CD

 

PUBLISHED WORKS

Horror Vacui: 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK), distributed by Art Metropole

100 Rejections, self published

Los Angeles National Forest, self published exhibition catalog

Balcony, published by Golden Spike Press

Los Angeles Poems, self published chap book

How to Make a Smoke Bomb (1), self published pamphlet

Thrust! Field Guide, self published tract

A List of Two Names (Printed With a Potato), self published artist book

Swag The Fuck Out, self published exhibition catalog

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

"5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week", By Catherine Wagley, LA Weekly, December 25, 2013

"Billions y Billions," by Travis Diehl, ARTFORUM.com, March 17, 2013

Hung, Shu and Magliaro, Joseph, By Hand: The Use of Craft In Contemporary Art,

Princeton Architectural Press

 

AWARDS, HONORS, AND APPEARANCES

Gallery Talk (with Leslie Dick, Mary Coyne, And Karen Kleinfelder), Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

Lecturer and Guest Critic, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Visiting Artist Lecture, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Guest critic, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

David Bermant Fellowship in Art and Technology

CalArts Scholarship

Lecturer and Guest Critic, Maryland Institute, College of Art

 

TEACHING

Founding Director, OCEAN/westofcalifornia.org

Technical Faculty, Califronia Institute of the Arts

Practicum Faculty, California Institute of the Arts

Arts Laboratory Technician, USC Roski School of Fine Arts

Teaching Assistant, California State Summer School for the Arts

Teaching Assistant, California Institute of the Arts

 

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