Zach Houston
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Project(s) at West
2012.03
Let us keep our own noon
 
* Marin County, California - works en lives in Houston, USA
 

EDUCATION
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Linguistics, Psychology, Communications, Art
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Sonoma State University 2000 -2005
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, poemstore 0- į, Kansas City, Missouri
2010
NEXT art fair, poemstore, Chicago, Illinois
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You will have many miles of my illegible hand to decipher, I fear, before we have brought this valley into the civilized world, Basement Gallery, Oakland, CA
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2009
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Europeans take me with you, Golden Parachutes, Berlin, Germany
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sad, little, quiet psychotopography, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
Sigma, 16 beaver, NYC, NY
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As yet untitled: artists and writers in collaboration, SFcameraworks, San Francisco, CA
2010
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, ASDF makes, Los Angeles, CA
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San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Swarm Gallery, San Francisco, CA
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We between the lines, Morgan Lehman, New York, New York
2009
826 Valencia window display (collaboration with Erik Grof), San Francisco, CA
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Wanderlust Yoga/Music Festival, Squaw Valley, CA
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Art of Language, Zimmer Childrens Museum at the Jewish Federation, Los Angeles, CA
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Regime Change, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
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UC Hastings ART:LAW:MEDIA lecture series, San Francisco CA
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Scope Art Fair, Okay Mountain, New York, NY
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Allmost every poem I haven’t sold since 2005-2009, White Columns, New York, NY
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Ongoing exhibition (2009-2010), Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, East Hampton, NY
2008
Collapsitalism, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
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Artists like the holidays too, MAC, San Francisco, CA
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Aqua Art Hotel, Johansson Projects, Miami, Florida
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Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco, CA
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Communication Breakdown, Galerie Dś Impaire, Paris, France
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Location Location Location, Creative Growth Arts Center, Oakland CA
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Communication Breakdown, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York NY
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There: New art from Oakland, Di Rosa Art and Nature Preserve, Napa CA
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Showpaper featured artist issue 29, New York NY
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01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge, Subzero, San Jose CA
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The rising water will lift all boats or the spiritual proletariat, San Francisco CA
2007
LA Fashion Week: VIP Lounge poem store performance, Los Angeles CA
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Versionfest, Plaines Project, Chicago, Il
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Is that all there is too fire: a show about boredom, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles CA
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New drawings, Buzz Gallery, Oakland CA
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The Notary, Oakland CA
2006
Oakland: an East Side Story, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA
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Habitat: we live here (collaboration with Erik Grof), Oakland Museum of California at the Oakland International Airport, Oakland CA
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New Cartography, Lobot Gallery Oakland CA
2005
Lobot One Year Anniversary, Lobot Gallery, Oakland CA
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Conceptual Craft, Rock Paper Scissor Collective, Oakland, CA
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Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA (Juried by Catherine Clark and Ray Beldner)
 

PRESS
2011
Oakland Tribune, Feb 14th, Oakland resident crafts custom poetry on the fly, while you wait, by Angela Hill
2009
San Francisco Chronicle, 2/21, Artist Zach Houston Writes Poetry on Demand, by Kenneth Baker
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New York Times, 1/1, Dress Worldly, Spend Locally, by Cintra Wilson
2008
New York Times 9/14 In Downtown Brooklyn, a Sort of Circus in Celebration of Everything Literary,by Andy Newman
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San Francisco Chronicle, 10/14 Leah Garchiks Column
2007
CBS News Sunday Morning Show 5/9 Paper, Plastic Or Poetry? Feature about Poem Store
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The Osgood Files 5/10 “Supermarket Poet”
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CBS Evening News with Katie Couric 6/17 Paper, Plastic, or Poetry?
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Los Angeles Times 11/26 Custom poetry, while you wait by Jennifer Peltz
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San Francisco Chronicle 5/27 Oaklands Emerging Art Scene, by Reyhan Harmanci
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San Francisco Chronicle 1/18 Spatial Relations – spaces in conflict, by Reyhan Harmanci
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San Francisco Chronicle review of Samespace Gallery’s show “Spaces in Conflict” (photo)