Steve Roden

 
Lives and works in Pasadena, California
 
1989
MFA, Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
1986
BFA, Otis /Parsons, Los Angeles, CA
1985
Parsons, Paris, France

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2018
"the walls with sand in a single neutral color,” Spazioersetti, Udine, Italy (link)
2017
La Kunsthalle Mulhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Mulhouse, France (link)
2016
“A Year Without Painting,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
“Extra-Ordinary Things,” Biola University, LA Mirada, CA
2015
Steve Roden and Alexandra Grant: These Carnations Defy Language, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
2013
"rag-picker", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
"rag-picker," CRG Gallery, New York, NY
 
The Spaces Contained In Each, St. Cornelius Chapel, Governors Island, New York (collaboration with Stephen Vitiello)
 
Jenny Perlin & Steve Roden, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, curated by Bruce Checefsky
2012
bells, shells, steps and silences, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
 
some small fires," Run Run Shaw Creative Media Center, City University of Hong Kong
 
notations, Marxhausen Gallery of Art, Concordia University, Seward, NE
 
rag picking, Singuhr Hoergalerie at Meinblau Kunsthaus, Berlin, Germany
 
a song without words / a music without sound, Le Bon Accueil, Rennes, France
 
rag picking (v.2), Chapellle Saint-Joseph, Montfort su Meu, France
2011
stones throw, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2010
Steve Roden: In Between: A Mid-Career Survey, curated by Howard Fox, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
 
blinking lights at night, Phonebox at IMO projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
when words become forms, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
2008
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
"to these four horizons, Geluidpost/Lokaal01, Breda, the Netherlands
2007
Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects
2006
"lines and spaces", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, CA
 
"Steve Roden: recent work, Studio la Citt, Verona, Italy, curated by Valerio Deh
 
"steve roden: day ring, night ring, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, sound installation in James Turrells Skyspace
 
"Recent Monotypes, Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA
2005
"seam arks, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
 
"seamarks", Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
 
"Steve Roden: Transmissions from Space", Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art and Science, Fresno, CA
2004
"ear(th)", Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, in collaboration with the California Institute of Technology
 
"New Work", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
"cups into clouds, songs into rain", e/Static Gallery, Torino, Italy
 
"stills (for guru dutt)", Tang Museum at Skidmore College, MY
2003
Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
 
"the silent world", Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
"the surface of the moon", Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
 
"chamber music", Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002
"light forms," Singuhr - Hrgalerie in Parochial, Berlin
 
"a year of skies," e/Static Gallery, Torino, Italy
 
"some reconstructions of wandering & inner space," Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2000
Jenn Joy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
"mir/we ned to say goodbye," Studio Five Beekman, New York, NY
 
"The Guardshack, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA,
1999
"the anatomy of touch/ the alchemy of the verb," JennJoy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997
Griffin Contemporary Exhibitions, Venice, CA
 
Pac Des Ouches, Nevers, France
1996
Griffin Contemporary Exhibitions, Venice, CA
1995
Gallerie OU', Osaka, Japan
1992
Kaibundo Gallery, Kobe, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2018
“Evolver,” LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA
2016
“Sound of Silece,” Broel Museum, Kortrijk, Belgium
 
“SYNAESTHESIA,” Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA
 
“Mas all del sonido,” Muntref-Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
MAK, curated by Michael Ned Holte, Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA
 
“Sweet Gongs Vibrating,” San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
2015
"Wunderkammer, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA
 
By This River, curated by Michael Solway, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
 
"The recorder was left on, or the closer I get to the end the more I rewrite the beginning, curated by Suzy Halajan, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles, CA
2014
First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias #1: Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
 
"Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
 
Reverb!, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, curated by Max Presneill
 
Portraits of the Garden, Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, La Caada Flintridge, CA
2013
"In the Sance Room: Acquisition Highlights from 2003-2013," Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
 
"heroes," Carter & Citizen, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Lines + Spaces" Joseloff Gallery at the Hartford Art School, curated by John Yau, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
 
Observer Effect, Gallery 400 at the University of Chicago Illinois, Chicago, IL
2012
Silence, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
 
Finale, Inglewood Main Library, Inglewood, CA
 
Purepresence Presents: "Parisonic Room", La Gaite Lyrique, Pairs, France
2011
Time Again, Sculpture Center, New York, NY
 
Summer Group Sculpture Show, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
 
Game Theory, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
 
With Hidden Noise, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
 
An Exchange eith Sol Lewitt, Cabinet, New York
 
Absence/Presence: Contemporary Abstraction, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
 
"In and Outside: Writing," Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium
 
"Worlds," Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2010
The Hendersons Will Be There, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
 
“Inaugural Group Exhibition, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
The Drawing Machines, Galleria Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany
 
ARTe SONoro, curated by Jose Manuel Costa, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
 
Ear to the Page, curated by Alan Light and James Hoff, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
 
Re-Sound, Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, MO
 
Sound in Space, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
2009
at the Brewery Project: 1993-2007: the Finale, The Armory Gallery, Pasadena, CA (December 7, 2008 March 1, 2009)
 
"Hidden City, various sites, Peregrine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2008
"Selections from the Permanent Collection, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
 
"L.A. Now, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV, curated by David Pagel
 
"L.A. Paint, The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, curated by Philip Linhares
 
"Perspectives 163: Every SEvery Sound You Can Imagine, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, curated by Toby Kamps and Christopher Cox and traveling to: New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA (February 5 March 28, 2009)
 
"Marfa Sessions, Marfa Ballroom and Various Sites, Marfa, Texas, curated by Regine Basha & the Relay Project
 
"Happy New Ears, Kortrijk, Belgium, curated by Joost Fonteyne (upcoming)
 
"Southern California Painting, Oakland Museum, CA, curated by Phil Linares
 
(dis)concert "sound objects, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Some Paintings: The Third (2007) LA Weekly Annual Biennial, Track 16, Santa Monica (curated by Doug Harvey)
 
"Before and After Science, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, curated by Michael Ned Holte
2007
"Mercosur Biennial, Porto Allegre, Brazil
 
"Sleppet (part of Grieg 07), Bergen, Norway, curated by Jorgen Larsen, traveling to Oslo
 
"soundwaves, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
 
"between thought and sound, The Kitchen, New York, curated by Debra Singer and Matthew Lyons (catalog)
 
"Reverberations: Steve Roden & Stephen Vitiello, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX, curated by Regine Basha
 
"decoupage (f d), Blank, Torino, Italy
 
"Open End, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Kit Bashing, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
 
"invisible. Other, New American Art Union, Portland, OR, curated by TJ Norris
2006
"The Grand Promenande, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, curated by Anna Kafetsi (two sound installations)
 
"Eco E Narciso, Museum of Modern Architecture (MaAm), Ivrea, Italy, curated by Danieal Cascella & Rebecca De Marchi
 
"Draw A Line, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hollywood
 
"(Keep Feeling) Fascination: Recent Abstract Painting in Los Angeles, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State LA, Los Angeles
 
"Space is the Place, 2005 ICI Traveling Exhibition, curated by Alex Baker and Toby Kamps, ICA Portland, Maine, Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
 
"Intersections, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Ohio
 
"Cityscapes, ARCO, Project Booth selected by Christopher Miles, presented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Madrid, Spain
 
"Otis / LA, Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Immodesty, Another Year in LA, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Linda Day
2005
"Sculturra Liggera / Light Sculpture, 503 Mulino, Vincenza, Italy, curated by Simone Menegoi
 
"COLA, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Award, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Park Sounds, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, with Paul Panhuysen
 
"EN/OF Editions, Printed Matter, New York, NY
 
"In the Abstract", Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 
"Percussion Music, Solway Jones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Artists Select Artists", Kustera Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
 
"I10, McClean Gallery, Houston, TX
 
"je ne regrette rien, Studio La Citta, Verona, Italy
 
"Wordplay, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
 
"In Resonance, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, curated by Fionn Meade and Robert Millis
 
"sounds like drawing, The Drawing Room, London, UK, curated by Anthony Huberman
2004
"Listen", Pompidou Center, Paris, curated by Boris Tissot
 
"Specific Objects: The Minimalist Influence", Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA, with Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Carl Andre, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Robert Irwin, John McLaughlin, Byron Kim, Daman Ortega, and others, La Jolla, CA
 
"Treble", The Sculpture Center, New York, NY, curated by Regine Basha, with Francis Alys, Euan McDonald, Max Neuhaus, Dario Robleto, Mungo Thompson, Steven Vitiello and others)
 
"Painting Now", The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
 
"The Sound of Place / The Place of Sound", Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
 
"southwestNET: PHX/LA", Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2003
"audiolab 2", Centre George Pompidou Museum, Paris, France
 
"Painting by Letters, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Eve Wood
 
"Graphic Eloquence", UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas, 2-person show with Jeff Elrod, curated by Francis Colpitt
 
"Before and After Sound", e/Static Gallery, Torino, Italy
 
"Transmission, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM, curated by Steve Peters
2002
"Resonance 2", Stadtgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany
 
"25th anniversary selections exhibition, The Drawing Center,NY
 
"New Works / New Spaces, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, curated by Jay Belloli
 
"LA Freewaves, Marios Furniture, Los Angeles, CA, citywide media festival
2001
"In Between Outdoors", MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Cross-Cuts", Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
 
"6 Degrees: Art in the Libraries, Hollywood Regional Branch LA Public Library, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Between Representation, INMO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Doug Harvey
2000
"Break Step, INMO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"En Red O", Centre de Cultura Contempornia de Barcelona, Spain
 
"Exquisitely Wrought, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA, curated by John OBrien
 
"The Other Side of Zero", Video Positive Festival, Tate Gallery Liverpool, UK
1999
"Fall Selections 99"The Drawing Center, New York, NY
 
"Motion Studies" Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
 
"Sig Alert, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, curated by John Spiak
 
"Painting…, Post, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Habib Khederyer
1998
"Sound, Refusalon, San Francisco, CA, curated by Jennifer Hope Davy
 
ISEA 98, various sites, Liverpool, UK
 
"Open Container, Refusalon, San Francisco, CA, curated by David Hunt
 
"Viaggiatori", Palazzo Dei Consoli, Gubbio, Italy
 
"The House Was Quiet, site specific installation, Senkoji Temple, Osaka, Japan
 
"Sound Pictures, Komaba Ryo Gallery, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan
1997
"Parallels", Kunstalle Grassi-Museum, Leipzig, Germany
 
"Allegorical Re/Visions, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Noel Karten & Ruth Weisberg
1996
"Tangles", Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Dal Campo dObsservazione to The Brewery, Palazio Ducale, Gubbio, Italy
 
"Triennial Sofia 96 Exhibition of Painting, Art Gallery of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia, Bulgaria
 
"Currents in Abstraction, Ikon Ltd/Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
1994
"Transtextualism", Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 
"Far Bazzar, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
1993
"Peculiar Paintings", Woodbury College, Burbank, CA
 
"Germinal Notations", Food House, Santa Monica, CA
1992
"FAR Bazzar, The Old Federal Reserve Building, Los Angeles, CA

Bibliography

2017
Lamm, Olivier, “Steve Roden: ‘There is no reason why the work of art should be glossy, sublime, without asperity,” Libération, October 1 (link)
 
Meichler, Frédérique, “Steve Roden, encodeur poétique du monde,” L’Alsace, September 20
2016
Messerli, Douglas, “Secret Abstractions,” ART Là-bas (web), February 13 (link)
 
Pagel, David, “Critics’ Choise: With cardboard, tape and hands, Steve Roden paints ‘A Year Without Painting’,” Los Angeles Times (web), February 19
2015
Schad, Ed and Catherine Wagley, Top 5 Video: June 19, 2015, Glasstire (web), June 19 (link)
 
Mizota, Sharon, Review: Two artists try to portray the indescribable at Pasadena Museum of California Art, Los Angeles Times (web), August 28
 
OBrien, John David, Alexandra Grant and Steve Roden: Pasadena Museum of Art, Artillery, November-December
 
These Carnations Defy Language, Hometown Pasadena (web), June 24
 
Zellen, Jody, Alexandra Grant and Steve Roden, ArtScene, September
 
Bell, David, These Carnations Defy Language: Alexandra Grant and Steve Roden, Notes on Looking (web), July 5
2014
Kourlas, Gia, Defying Obvious Meanings, The New York Times, December 4
 
Miranda, Carolina, Pull it together, take it apart: How Steve Roden makes a soundscape, Los Angeles Times, June 18
 
Charky, Nicole, Portraits of the Garden opens at Sturt Haaga Gallery, La Caada Valley Sun, January 13
2013
Zimmer, Amie, "Steve Roden: ragpicker at CRG Gallery," Insights: The Magazine of the School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School, October 16 (link)
 
Yau, John, "Systems That Set You Free: Current Work by Steve Roden," Hyperallergic, October 6
 
Pagel, David, "Scruffy nature proves charming," Los Angeles Times, October 4
 
Smith, Roberta, "Review: Steve Roden at CRG Gallery," The New York Times, September 27
 
Wagley, Catherine, "5 Artsy Things to Do in LA This Week," LA Weekly, September 25
 
Scarborough, James, ragpicker, Steve Roden at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, The Huffington Post, September 17
 
Flanagan, Joanna, Lines + Spaces at the Joseloff Gallery, The Hartford Informer, September 12
 
Yau, John, "Five Artists, Five LInes of Thinking," exhibition essay, Lines + Spaces, Hartford: Joseloff Gallery, September
 
Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello, BOMB Magazine, Fall 2013
 
thenewobjective, Sound Propositions 04: Steve Roden (part II) | A closer listen, acloserlisten.com, March 25
 
Pearson, Lauren, Observer Effect at Gallery 400, Time Out Chicago, February 7
 
Chester, Alicia, Observer Effect, Art Slant, February
 
Poundstone, William, The Art of Noise, ArtInfos Los Angeles County Museum of Fire, January 25
2012
Roden, Steve, the intimate boundlessness, Exhibition Catalog: Concrete Invention, Renia Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
 
"Steve Roden and Kelly Nipper," Judson Now, Dancespace Project, New York
 
Roden, Steve, upside down, the sky is ocean, Rabble, Insert Press
 
Holly Myers, Mesmerizing, Los Angeles Times, August 31
 
Meade, Fionn, "True West", Spike Quarterly, Issue 33, Autumn
 
Harvey, Doug, "Steve Roden: LA Contemporary Exhibitions-Los Angeles, CA", Artvoices, October
 
Yoshimura, Courtney, Steve Roden, Artforum, August 20
 
Williamson, Leslie, People Watching | Steve Roden, T Magazine, August 27
 
Green, Tyler, Steve Roden Interview, Modern Art Notes Podcast, August 12
 
Tuck, Geoff, Rothko Chapel performances: Jacob Kirkegaard A CAPELLA and Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello The Spaces Contained in Each, Notes on Looking, July 30
 
Tuck, Geoff, the hand of the artist: steve roden at lace, Notes on Looking, July 12
 
Mizota, Sharon, The Quixotic Videos of Steve Roden, KCET ArtBound, July 3
 
Green, Tyler, Modern Art Notes (podcast interview) March 15
 
Shaw, Michael, Steve Roden: Conversing With the Object, Notes on Looking (podcast interview), April 10
 
Sorkin, Jenni, A Prolonged Silence, Exhibition Catalogue from Silence at the Menil Collection, Houston, TX Yale University Press
 
Seid, Steve, The Sounds of Silence, Exhibition Catalogue from Silence at the Menil Collection, Houston, TX, Yale University Press
 
Kamps, Toby, Silence, Exhibition Catalogue from Silence at the Menil Collection, Houston, TX, Yale University Press
2011
Ollman, Leah, Steve Roden at Susanne Vielmetter, The Los Angeles Times, April 1
 
Roberts, Randall Artist Steve Roden blends old photos, recordings on new CD, Los Angeles Times, July 31 (link)
 
Green, Tyler, Steve Roden emerges ready for prime time, Modern Art Notes, January 14
 
Fischer, Tobias, Interview with Steve Roden, Tofaki, March 21
 
Green, Tyler, Steve Roden matures into a significant painter, Modern Art Notes, January 26
 
Finkel, Jori, It Speaks to Me: Steve Roden on Lorser Feitelsons 1936 Life Begins at LACMA, Los Angeles Times, March 16
2010
Myers, Holly, Steve Roden: Breaking the rules of art, Los Angeles Times, September, 5 (link)
 
Harvey, Doug, Unfinished Symphony, LA Weekly, September, 9 (link)
 
Kozlowski, Carol, Armory Center for the Arts unveils two major exhibitions during one reception Saturday, Pasadena Weekly, September 9
 
Knight, Christopher, Art Review: Steve Roden: in between, a 20-year survey at Armory Center for the Arts; Steve Roden: when words become forms at Pomona College Museum, Los Angeles Times, September 9
 
ArtScene: Special Newsletter, This Years Top Ten, ArtScene, December 30
 
Ned Holte, Michael, Best of 2010, Artforum, December
 
Zellen, Jody, Jody Zellen on Steve Roden, Artwrit, Volume IV Fall
 
Green, Tyler, Mans 2010 top ten list, ArtInfo, December 28
 
Frank, Peter, Steve Roden: in Pasadena and Claremont, CA, Art ltd., November
 
Knight, Christopher, Notes on the year: Turn Signal, Los Angeles Times, December 19
 
Fox, Howard, Steve Roden/ In Between, Exhibition Catalogue
 
Roden, Steve, Proximities, Chinati Foundation Newsletter, vol 15 pp90-93
 
Costa, Jose Manuel, Arte Sonoro, Exit Express, Spain, October, pp. 18-3
2009
Woodard, Josef, Music review: Climax Golden Twins and Steve Roden at Schindler House, Los Angeles Times, July 26
 
Newhall, Edith, Galleries: Art finds a home in some hidden landmarks, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 7
 
Green, Tyler, Oranges & Sardines, MAN version: Steve Roden, Modern Art Notes, February 12-13
 
Harvey, Doug, Last Round: At the Brewery Project: The Finale", LA Weekly, January 14
 
L.A. Paint. Exhibition Catalogue, Oakland Museum of California
 
L.A. Now, Exhibition Catalogue, Las Vegas Art Museum, Bright City Books
2008
Between Thought and Sound, Exhibition Catalogue, The Kitchen
 
Wagley, Catherine, Rack Room: Interview with Steve Roden, ArtSlant, December
 
Rapko, John, LA Paint at the Oakland Museum, Artweek, Vol. 39, Issue 10, December
 
Kelly, Danielle, Now Were Talkin!, Las Vegas Weekly, December 18
 
Schad, Ed, "Steve Roden at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, ArtReview, October
 
Dertnig, Carola, Allan Kaprow: Art as Life, X-tra Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 2, Winter
 
Miles, Christopher, "Steve Roden at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Art Forum, October
 
Harvey, Doug, "Steve Roden: Found in Translation, THE magazine, September
 
Frank, Peter, "Peter Frank Has Left the [Weekly] Building, LA Weekly, July 9
 
Wagley, Catherine, "Indulgent Paintings, Art Slant, July
 
"Weekend Roundup, Modern Art Notes, June 30
 
Myers, Holly, "Steve Roden, an artists artist with considerable appeal, Los Angeles Times, June 27
 
Kilston, Lyra, "Working Practice, Modern Painters, February
 
Harvey, Doug, "Some Paintings, LA Weekly, January 9
 
Knight, Christopher, "Around the Galleries: Mark Flores at David Kordanksy Gallery, Los Angeles Times, February 22
 
Marley, Brian, "George Brecht / A Christmas Play for Joseph Cornell, The Wire, May
2007
Perez-Barreiro, Gabriel, "6a Biena do Mercosul Zona Franca, exhibition catalog
 
Taylor, Kate, "Seeing a Symphony on a Grid, The New York Sun
 
Santanna, Cristiano, "A Festa Das Artes, Correio Do Povo, December 1
 
Hanor, Stephanie, "Soundwaves: The Art of Sampling, exhibition catalog
 
Loomis, Nicky, "Artwork to Your Ears, Pasadena Star News, April 16
 
Licht, Alan, "Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories, Rizzoli International Publications, pp. 26-30, 286-287
 
Green, Kate, "Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello, Modern Painters, December 2007January 2008
 
Knight, Christopher, "They Help Make the L.A. Scene, Los Angeles Times, December 2
 
Larsson, Jorgen, "Sleppet, Grieg 07, Norway, exhibition catalog
2006
Knight, Christopher, "45 Painters Under 45, Los Angeles Times, December 2
 
Kubisch, Christina, "Best of 2006: Music, Artforum, December
 
Kafetsi, Anna, The Grand Promenade (exhibition catalogue), Hellenic Ministry of Culture and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
 
Holte, Michael Ned, "Steve Roden: Sound, paintings, and process; Alexander Graham Bell, kites and a grandmothers attic, Frieze, November/December, p. 145
 
Higgie, Jennifer, "The Grand Promenade, Frieze, November/December, p. 174
 
Lippens, Nate, "Roden Gives the Passage of Time An Amazing Aural Quality, Seattle PI, September 29
 
Frank, Peter, "Art Pick: A Lot of Local Abstraction, LA Weekly, September 27
 
Meade, Fionn, "Editors Choice: Art, Bomb Magazine, Fall
 
Cascella, Daniela, "Presenze Sonore/ Sonic Presences, Turin, Italy, CD catalogue essay
 
Meade, Fionn, "Sounding Architecture, www.nyfa.com, August
 
Valerio Deh, Steve Roden, show catalogue, Studio la Citt, Verona
 
Burk, Greg, "Bondage and multidiscipline, LA Weekly, March 01 (reproduction)
 
Harvey, Doug, "Glossolalia for Dummies, LA Weekly, February 22
2005
Vitiello, Steve, " Music: Best of 2005, Artforum, December, pg. 74
 
1+1+1, UK, Autumn, entire issue devoted to the exhibition "sounds like drawing", incl.
 
transcribed symposium and reproductions, 12 pages oversize
 
Rocco Moliterni, Scultura, La Stampa, Italy, Marzo 19, [reproduction]
 
Edwin Pouncy, Outer Limits, The Wire, UK, October, pp. 73
 
Steve Roden, Inner Sleeve, The Wire, UK, August, pp. 83 [reproduction]
 
__, Seamarks, San Francisco Art Institute, exhibition catalog, 36 pages [reproductions]
 
Bieber, Susanneh, "Steve Roden Transmissions from Space, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, exhibition brochure, 6 pages, [reproductions]
 
Heffley, Lynne, "An All-Around Soundfest, LA Times, august 19, pp:E2
 
Cassidy, Laura, "Surround Sound, Seattle Weekly, August 31, pp: 23 29
 
Lippens, Nate, "Correspondence Courses, The Stranger, Seattle WA, September 1, pp. 38 [reproduction]
 
Graves, Jen, "Bumbershoot Art Exhibit Links Sights, Unmusical Sounds, The News Tribune, Tacoma WA, September 4, pp. E4
 
Hackett, Regina, Art Review, Seattle Post Intelligencer, September 2, pp: 33
 
Simone Menegoi, Sebatiano Barassi, Daniela Cascella, Light Sculpture/Scultura Leggera, exhibition catalog, 503 Mulino, Italy, 188 pages, [reproductions]
 
Dr. Frauke von der Horst, Alan Nakagawa, Steve Roden, SoundWalk 2005, Flood, 16 page catalog & CD, includes the essay Active Listening by Steve Roden
 
Richard Janku, Laura, "Steve Roden, ArtUS, may/june, pp:24 25 [reproduction]
 
AA Bronson, Joeg Heiser, "Guido de Werd, EN/OF 001 - 030, Museum Kirhaus Kleve, Germany, 124 page, book & 3 X CD in slipcase
 
Canty, Scott, COLA 2005, Catalogue, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept., 88 pages [reproductions]
 
__, I10, exhibition catalog, Mcclean Gallery, Houston, Tx, 18 pages [reproduction]
 
Ned Holte, Michael, "Percussion Music, Artforum.com, Picks, March
 
Cox, Christoph, "On Time: The Loop and the Line, exhibition essay
 
Meade, Fionn, "In Resonance, Seattle Center (catalog essay)
 
Menegoi, Simone, "Light Sculpture Scultura leggera, essay from exhibition catalog with Wolfgang Laib, Gabriel Orozco, Erwin Wurm and Rachelk Whiteread.
 
Cascella, Daniela, "Listening Places, exhibition essay "Light Sculpture Scultura leggera (catalog)
 
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Grundberg, Andy, "Loop: What Gose Around, Washington Post, March 20
 
Nolte, Michael, "Percussion Music", Artforum Pick, Artforum, March 10
2004
Hart, Hugh, "Artists plant new ideas about nature at Pasadena sites", LA Times, November
 
Cox, Christoph, "Treble", ArtForum, No.8, Pg.262, September
 
"Audio Files -Sound Art Now: An Online Symposium", Artforum, August 3
 
Frank, Peter, Art Pick of the Week, LA Weekly, July 31
 
Pagel, David, "A lively intellect that bucks the system", Los Angeles Times, E27, July 23
 
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Harvey, Doug, "Stranded - the connected lives of Steve Roden", LA Weekly, April 30 - May 6
 
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Cox, Christoph, "Return to Form", ArtForum, November
 
Knight, Christopher, "A game of show and tell", Los Angeles Times, November 21
 
Knight, Christopher, "Smaller, more creative", Los Angeles Times, December 21
 
Cutajar, Mario, "Painting by Letters", ArtScene, November, Vol. 23, No. 3
 
Cox, Christoph, "Return to Form,", ArtForum, November issue, pg. 67
 
Hall, Emily, The Stranger, Seattle, June 26 - July 2, Vol. 12, No. 41
 
LaBelle, Charles, "Steve Roden - Pomona College and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects", Frieze Magazine, May
 
Schulz, Bernd, "Resonances - Aspects of Sound Art", Catalog, Stadtgalerie Saarbruecken, Saarbruecken, Germany
 
Cox, Christoph, "Case Sensitive", feature article in WIRE, Issue 229, March, pg. 28-31
 
Knight, Christopher, "Encoded Creations (Steve Roden at Pomona College Museum and at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects", Los Angeles Times, January 27
 
"Steve Roden - the another silent green world", exhibition catalog, Pomona College Museum of Art
 
Frank, Peter, Art Pick of the Week, LA Weekly, January 24 - 30
 
Guido Curto, Steve Roden e/Static, Flash Art, Oct./Nov., Italy
 
Chiara Bertola, Steve Roden e/Static, Tema Celeste, Sept., Italy
 
Some Reconstructions of Wandering and Inner Space, Exhibition Catalog, Santa Barbara
 
CAF, Essays by Meg Linton & Christoph Cox., Santa Barbara, CA
 
Doug Harvey, Chaos Theory ..., LA Weekly, June 7 13
 
Eric Fredericksen, Art of Noise, Architecture Magazine, May
 
BT Monthly Art Magazine, Vol. 54, no. 821, June, Japan
 
Eleanor Welles, Steve Roden, ArtScene, May, CA
2001
Snapshot, Exhibition Catalog, UCLA Hammer Museum, CA
 
Louanne Greenwald, In Between Art & Architecture, Exhibition Catalog, Mak Center for Art & Architecture, CA
 
David Pagel, Down to Earth & Eye Catching, LA Times, Oct. 16
 
Shana Dambrot, Snapshot, Tema Celeste, Oct., Italy
 
Elisa Turner, A Visual Tale of Two Cities, Miami Herald, Oct. 28
 
Aric Chen, How Many Inches, Surface Magazine, Spring, USA
 
Doug Harvey, Multiple Exposures, LA Weekly, june 22 28
2000
Olivier Lamm, Poesie del la Matiere, Planet of Sound, France
 
M. Moniot, Art Reviews, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 22
 
Daniella Cascella, Costelazioni Sonore, Artel Contemporanei, no. 2, Italy
1999
Drawing Papers I, The Drawing Center, NY, exhibition catalog
 
Rob Young, Of Architecture & the Ear, The Wire, Oct., London, UK
 
Steve Roden & Brandon Labelle editors, Site Of Sound, Smart Art Press / Errant bodies, Los Angeles, CA
1998
Tyler Stallings, Review, Zing Magazine, Summer
 
Doug Harvey, Steve Roden, Art Issues, Jan., No. 51
 
Bradley Smith, The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music, Billboard Publications, USA
1997
Translations & Articulations, Exhibition Catalog, Griffin Contemporary Exhibitions, essays by Christopher Miles, B. Labelle, & Steve Roden

Selected Sound Performances, Installations, Film Screenings

2015
re:sound / touch, Sound Festival, Mare Island, CA
 
Installation and Peformance: Vancouver Musical Festival, Simon Frazier University, Vancouver, Canada
 
Performance: Hidden Voices Conference, Aarhus, Trine, Denmark
2014
"bricks and mortar," Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello, Muses de la ville de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
 
This, Neil Greenberg, Steve Roden, and James Kidd Studio, New York Live Arts, New York, NY
 
Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello, Monoquini, Bordeaux, France
2013
Soundtracks for Ghosts Before Breakfast by Hans Richter, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Los Angeles, CA
2012
Performance, "Sequences and Scores", presented by LACE and the Los Angeles Filmforum at The Spielberg Theater at Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles, CA
 
Performance for "Shells, Bells, Steps and Silences" with Lawrence English, LACE, Los Angeles (link)
2010
Performance, CEAIT Festival, REDCAT, Santa Monica, CA (FRIDAY MARCH 5, at 8:30 pm)
 
Screening, "Not a Place, An Outlook", Governors Island, NY, June September
 
Performance, Possible Landscape (for Donald Judd), 2010 01SJ Biennial, San Jose, CA
 
UNES PIERRE, DES ARCS ET DES OREILLES, web project, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France
2008
Performance, "Glow, Dusk-to-Dawn, City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA
 
"18 Happenings in 6 Parts, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Hollywood, CA (director and performer of a re-invention of Allan Kaprows seminal 1969 work in conjunction with the MOCA Kaprow retrospective. With Michael Ned Holte, Simone Forti, Rae Shaolan-Blum, Flora Weigmann, Carol Stakenas, and Steve Irvin)
 
Collaborative Performance, "Mammoth, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Los Angeles, CA
2007
Sound installation and discussion with Jeremy Strick, MOCA director, "Dark Over Light Earth, MOCA Pacific Design Center, January 20
 
Performance, "Activating the Medium Festival, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
 
Screening, "everything else &/or nothing at all, International Film Festival, Rotterdam, January 27, 29
 
Reading and Sound Performance, with Simone Forti and Anne Tardos, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA
2006
Sound Performance, "Klang Aparatus, Tesla, Berlin Germany
 
Music Performance, "Tribute to the Life and Art of Nam June Paik at LACMA, Bing Theatre, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 1
 
San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, San Francisco, CA
2005
Performance, "Sound Architecture, Serpentine Gallery, London
 
Installation, "Soundwalk 05, sound festival various sites, Long Beach, CA
 
"The Bells, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, live soundtrack to the silent film 'the bells'
2004
Performance, "Suite in Parochial, Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Singuhr Horgalerie in Parochial, Berlin (live Collaboration w/ Frank Bretschneider)
 
"Nest, commissioned site specific sound installation in downtown Ketchum, ID (part of sound of place show)
2003
Performance and Film Screening, "KYTN, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
 
Performance and Artist in residence, "Paesinae, Theatre du Point Aveugle, Marseille, France
 
Performance, "Possible Landscape, MIT University, Boston, MA
 
Performance, "Possible Landscape, Bard College, New York, NY
 
Performance, "house of waterproof paper, 3 Nights of Fluxus, Otis Art Instituate, Los Angeles, CA
 
Performance, "Possible Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2002
Performance, "Bell Forms, Stadt Galerie, Saarbrucken, Germany
 
Performance and Residency, Extrapool, Nijmegen, Holland
 
Performance, "Off12, Stadt Galerie, Saarbrucken, Germany
2001
Performance, "Flight Pattern, Podewil, Berlin, Germany
 
Performance, "Soundhouse, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles,CA
 
Performance, "12K/BipHop Festival, Tonic, New York City, NY
 
Film Screening, "Touch Tones, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2000
Sound Performance, Architeturra, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
 
Performance, "Water Temple, Centro Brasileiro Britnico,So Paulo, Brazil
 
Performance, "Unfolding Resonance, Hayward Gallery London, UK
 
Film Screening and Performance, "Light Structures, Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belgium
 
Performance, "Interference, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1999
Installation & Performance, "Heizlufter, Sampling Rage Festival, Berlin, Germany
1998
Performance, "Helios Flying, REV, ISEA 98, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
 
Installation with Doug Aitken, "Hysteria, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
 
Performance, "Soundwork, Tokyo (Uplink), Osaka (Senkouji Temple), Matsuyama (Sound Gallery), Kobe (Kobe Design University)
1997
Performance, "Cloud Moving, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London
 
Performance, "Enclosures, Festival Musique Ultimes', Dijon, France
1996
Performance, "Ngattaugree, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), CA
 
Performance, "Somnia, Ducal Palace, Gubbio, Italy, with John OBrien and Toti Marcadante
1995
Performance, "Communicating Vessels, Interzone One: New Music Festival, Osaka, Japan
1994
Performance, "Asphalt Opera #9, Zenko Temple, Osaka, Japan
1993
Performance, "Phonography, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
1991
Performance, "Fireworks, Fandangos, Osaka; Sate Senin, Sayama; Theatre Poo, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Grants and Awards

2016
Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva, FL
2014
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Artist, Duke University, NC
2011
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2011 Artist Grant
2010
Chinati Foundation, Artist in Residence, Marfa, TX
2009
Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY
2008
California Community Foundation Getty Fellowship
2005
Nimoy Artist in Residency Grant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2004
COLA Award, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA
 
City of Los Angeles COLA Award
 
City of Pasadena Individual Artist Grant, Pasadena, CA
2003
California Arts Council Grant in Visual Arts
 
Engine 27, New York, NY, grant and residency
2001
Durfee Foundation Grant

Collections

 
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
 
Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin, TX
 
Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
 
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
 
National Museum of Contemporary Art / Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Athens, Greece
 
Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs, CA
 
Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona, CA
 
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
 
Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC