Christine Shields is an artist and musician from Northern California.

She grew up in various locations, most of them rural, from the Central Coast to the Sierra foothills. A solitary life in nature, along with the influence of a vast range of types of people including hippies, cowboys, bohemians and punks shaped her early life. At the age of 17 she moved to San Francisco, attended the Art Institute, and played in her first band as a drummer. Her creative life, built around necessity and imagination has taken many forms including painting, comics, music and illustration. She currently resides somewhere in California.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION: BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016 "Left Coast"  Luggage Store Gallery, SF, CA: Curated by Adres Guerrero & Matt Gonzalez

2014 “Fertile Ground” Oakland Museum of California
2012 “Streetopia” the Luggage Store, San Francisco
2010 “Box-Cutter Gallery” at the Festival of Endless Gratitude, Copenhagen Denmark 2010 “Sonny Smith – 100 Records Project” Gallery 16, SF; Cinders, Brooklyn
2010 “Vision Quest” Observatory, Brooklyn, NY
2009 “Civilizations and its Discontents” Toronto, Canada
2009 “Dimebag 2” Giant Robot, NYC
2009 “Daughter of Kong” Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC
2008 “Panorama Project” Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC
2008 “Don’t Paint Your Teeth” Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008 “Apocabliss” Alice Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2007 “The Dollar Show” Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 “The Powder Room” Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006 “Other People’s Projects” White Columns, NYC
2006 “Transformers!” Donna Beam Gallery, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV
2005 “Bay Area Now 4” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2005 “Mystery Meat” Quezon City, Phillipines
2005 “Paper Awesome” Pigman Gallery, San Francisco
2005 “FACEPAINT: A New Portrait Show” Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco
2004 “Rustic” Build Gallery, San Francisco
2004 “Dimebag Show” The Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2003 “Flat Constellations” Build Gallery, San Francisco
2003 “Assembly” The Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2002 “Bay Area Blast” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2002 “Inkpushers” Balazo Gallery, San Francisco
2002 “Godfrey Daniels School of Charm” Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2001 “DIRT” Blackbird Space, San Francisco
2001 “Creature Comforts” New Image Arts, Los Angeles, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2016 “FutureFaces” Backroom Gallery at Adobe Books, San Francisco                             2014 “Faces” Backroom Gallery at Adobe Books, San Francisco                                         2008 “When Holy Were the Haunted Forest Boughs” Triple Base Gallery, S.F.                   2005 “Book Salon” S.F. Center for the Book, San Francisco                                                 2003 “In My Neighborhood” the Office of Supervisor Matt Gonzales, City Hall, S.F. 2002 “Letter to the Sky” Back Room Gallery at Adobe Books, San Francisco

 

 

RESIDENCIES:

2015 LOST DOOR, San Francisco: 2 month residency                

2014 Adobe Books, San Francisco: month long residency

2010 Festival of Endless Gratitude, Copenhagen, Denmark: 6 week art/music residency

CURATORIAL PROJECTS:

2010 “Box-Cutter Gallery” at the Festival of Endless Gratitude, Copenhagen 

2006 “Otherworld” Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco

2006 “Otherworld” Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR

2002 “Easter Island” Blackbird Space, San Francisco

2002 “TINY SHOW” Adobe Books, San Francisco

2002 “The Red Man Show” at Adobe Book’s Backroom Gallery, San Francisco

MUSIC

Christine Shields’s solo album, “In The Sun” was released Fall 2010 on Awesome Vistas

2014 Quiet Music Festival, Portland, OR

2013 Performance at the Los Angeles Book Fair at the Museum of Contemporary Art - Geffen

2012 “Christine Shields and the Sea S” performance at Streetopia show at the Luggage Store, SF

2010 Festival of Endless Gratitude, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009 Mission Creek Music Festival, San Francisco, CA

2008 Music and Storytelling Performance at Artist’s Dinner in conjunction with Solo show at Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008 Music and storytelling performance in conjunction of release of my book, “The Lonely Bear” at Booklyn Artist Alliance, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Highwire Music Festival, Philadelphia, PA