M A R Q U E C O R N B L A T T
Hyper Self Portraits | Autonomous Telepresence | WaterBoy |Sculpture | Gomi Style
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Marque Cornblatt
San Francisco, CA
@Cornblatt

Education

2008
San Francisco State University, MFA, Conceptual Information Arts, San Francisco, CA

1988
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, BFA Film /Video Production, New York, NY

1984
Baltimore School for the Arts, Diploma in Theater Technology, Baltimore, MD


Selected Solo Exhibitions/Performances

2010
Tools, Trash & Technology,
Harbor East, Baltimore, MD

1998-2004
Temple of WaterBoy
,
Burning Man Art Festival, Black Rock City, NV

2002
WaterBoy’s Undersea Carnival of Oddities and Wonder,
Xenodrome, San Francisco, CA

2001
ArtLoop Introductions
,
Art in General,New York, NY

1998
Robotics: False Gods
,
Silicon Valley Institute of Art and Technology, San Jose, CA

1997
SPARC I, Robotic Telepresence,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
Contemporary Extension, San Francisco, CA

1996
Low Tech/High Tech, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994
Synthesis, Architects and Heroes, San Francisco, CA
Victorian ParaTech, Architrave Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992
New TeleVisionary Art by Marque Cornblatt, Anon Salon, San Francisco, CA

1989
New Work, The Mount Royal, Baltimore, MD


Selected Group Exhibitions/Performances

2009
3rd Annual Interactive TV of Tomorrow,
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA

2008
San Francisco State University 2008 MFA Exhibition,
SFSU, San Francisco, CA
2nd Annual Interactive TV of Tomorrow,
Yerba Buena Center for the arts, San Francisco, CA

2007
One Night Stand,
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Self Perceptions
, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
1st Annual Interactive TV of Tomorrow,
Yerba Buena Center for the arts, San Francisco, CA

2006
17th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition
, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002
Art Angels
, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2001
Self Propelled
,
Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
Fresh,
525 Studios, Santa Monica, CA

2000
Future of the Body
,
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Cool Stuff 2000, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

1998
New Fangle
,
GenArt SF, San Francisco, CA
Digging the Future,
Silicon Valley Institute of Art and Technology, San Jose, CA

1997
SPARC I, Robotic Telepresence
,
Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA
Fever Dreams, Ortega Art, San Francisco, CA
The Art and Technology Circus, AudArt, New York, NY

1996
Consumption, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hotel Triton Art Fair, with Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Digging the Future, Place Pigalle, San Francisco, CA

1995
Information Superhighway
, Downey Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
(curated by Peter Frank)
In No Sense Defense, Blasthaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hotel Triton Art Fair, with Morphos Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Venice Art Walk, with William Turner Gallery, Venice, CA

1994
Something for Everyone, Morphos Gallery, San Francisco, CA
LA International Art Fair, with Morphos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Barbie and Beyond, Morphos Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Alternating Currents, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Garden of Delights, OPTS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Critical Mass, OPTS ART Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Elvis Lives III, Art Attack Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Dead and the Divine, El Dia de Los Muertos, Trinity Church, San Francisco, CA

1993
Pre-Critical Mass, Clock Tower, San Francisco, CA

1992
Easy Come, Easy Gomi, Two Person Exhibition, Whatever Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Gomi School, Three Person Installation, Big Heart City, San Francisco, CA
31 From the Center, KBBK Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gomi (tech), Art Attack Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Elvis Lives, Art Attack Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991
Save the Penis, Guerrilla Girls East, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

1990
Hidden Apparatus is at Us, Artist's Television Access, San Francisco, CA

1989
The First Step
, Two Person Installation, Limelight, New York, NY
Big Guns, Two Person Installation, Limelight, New York, NY
Fetishes: Art for the Ego, Absolute Vodka/B2 Gallery, New York, NY

1988
Faith, Points of Departure Gallery, New York, NY
Expression of Power, Points of Departure Gallery, New York, NY
Beast, Points of Departure Gallery, New York, NY


Awards, Commissions, Events

2007
Murphy Fellowship,
San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Leo Stillwell 
Scholarship, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University Alumni Association Scholarship, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2002
The Temple of WaterBoy, Burning Man Art Grant, Black Rock City, NV

2000
Robotics at the Tech, web-based exhibition of artists working with technology, San Jose Tech Museum, www.thetech.org

1995
California Works Exhibit
, California State Fair, Award of Merit/Inyo Council for the Arts Award for Environmental Concerns.
Icon Byte Bar and Grill, Rotating Exhibition/Installation, San Francisco, CA

1993
Rise and Remember
, Collaborative commission for Los Dios de Los Muertos, Trinity Church, San Francisco, CA

1992
Hit and Run GOMI Smash, Interactive ritual involving public destruction of altered computers, Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, CA
So I Married An Ax-Murderer, film production, commissioned to supply works of art to create an artist's studio set.
Made in America, film production, commissioned (with other members of the GOMI School) to create a 10 by 20 foot metal reproduction of a detail of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel for an exterior location.
Lollapalooza Festival, The Sistine Chapel Detail sculpture was also displayed at the Lollapalooza Concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA

1988
Lifestyles Condoms
, Commissioned to paint 500 limited edition condom carry packs for Valentine's Day distribution.


Selected Presentations 

2008
The Distributed Self – The Virtual Body in Performance, Experimental Performance Institute Symposium, The New College, San Francisco, CA

2007
The Emergence of the MediaSapien, AFI Digifest, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Bibliography

2010
Censorship as C riticism - Performance Art and Fair Use in Virtual Territory,  
Journal of Visual Culture, May 2010

2008
Sparky 2 - No Sellout,
Make Magazine, Issue 16
The GomiCycle Electric Motorcycle Conversion,
Make Magazine, Issue 14

1997
"Isolation in the Age of Machine Art" Artweek, June, 1997


Selected Reviews

2007
Sean Mayer, "Artist Finds Ghost in the Machine", Golden Gate Express, March 22

2002
Stephen Wilson, "Information Arts - Intersections of Art, Science and Technology"
MIT Press
Polly Harrold, "The Future of Art," Tech TV's Catalog of Tomorrow, Que Publishing
Silke Tudor, “The Lady is a Robot,” San Francisco Weekly, August 14

2001
Jolene Thym, "Bodies of work get a whole new meaning," The Argus, June 16.

2000
Jack Fischer, “Some Antidotes to the Fetishism of Technology,”
San Jose Mercury News, Jan. 10

1996
Jori Finkel, "Over There," The East Bay Express, February 9.

1995
C/Net: The Computer Network, television program, episodes 24 through 28, August, September, October.
Harry Roche, "Critic's Choice: Marque Cornblatt - Synthesis", San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 22.

1994
Randal Davis, "An Exposed Historicism," Artweek, December 1.
Bruce Nixon, "High Anxiety--Alternating Currents," Artweek, August 18.
Harry Roche, "Critic's Choice: Garden of Delights," San Francisco Guardian, July 6.
Jolene Thym, "Savoring Savers," The Oakland Tribune, April 12.
Kenneth Baker, "The Mythic Appeal of Movements," San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, January 23.
Harry Roche, "Critic's Choice: Art," San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 26.
Karen Hirshenson, "Gallery Meets Elvis-Love Needs," The Contra Costa Times, January 21.

1993
Harry Roche, "Critic's Choice: Art,"
San Francisco Bay Guardian, February 24.

1992
Stephanie Rosenbaum, "After Dark,"
San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 8.
Cynthia Robins, "Art Attack Gallery Hosts 'Lives!' show for Elvis' 57th," San Francisco Examiner Style, January 7.

1988
Sarah Talalay, "Condoms from the heart offer fun, protection,"
The Washington Square Times, February 17.
Betty Liu Ebron, "A Case For Safe Sex," The New York Daily News, February 14.

1987
Sarah Talalay, "Young Artists Gather at Points of Departure,"
October 19.


Selected Collections

Veronica and Rene di Rosa Foundation, Sonoma, CA
Sid Shier, Los Angeles, CA
Luke Andrew Cassady-Dorion, San Francisco, CA
Nick Carlin, San Francisco, CA
Burning Man, LLC., San Francisco, CA
The Chocolate Argonaut, San Francisco, CA
Hotel Triton, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Jack Leissring, Santa Rosa, CA
Marriott Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Pacific Digital Image, San Francisco, CA

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