faculty profile

Liam Everett
Visiting Faculty and 2013 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow

I am conscious that my work is lifted out of a history, although my paintings are foreign to me, I don't recognize them. What is familiar is the practice and experience of working with them. 

With painting I have a reliable vehicle to fluctuate between two points. The focus is only to move back and forth, running over what shows up to be the same ground, although what appears is something entirely different.

The greater the distance I experience between the work and myself the closer I feel to the making, which is optimal when all the parties involved are strangers and the exchange is riddled with awkwardness, the temporary, and the autonomous.

Selected Exhibitions: 

Solo exhibitions

  • Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, 2012
  • Liste 17, Basel, Switzerland, 2012
  • Being-with, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, 2011
  • Cura, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2011
  • White Columns, New York (curated by Matthew Higgs), 2009

Group exhibitions

  • Present Tense, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 2013
  • Wassup Painters, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles (curated by Pavan Segal), 2013     
  • On Stellar Rays, New York, 2013
  • Fabric Show, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, 2012 
  • “K”, Wattis Center for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (curated by Juan Gaitan), 2012
Selected Publications: 
  • “Liam Everett,” Jonathan Griffin, Frieze.com, December 2012  
  • “Liam Everett at Altman Siegel,” Franklin Melendez, Artforum, December 2012         
  • “Liam Everett’s Ghostly Fabrics at Altman Siegel,” Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, December 7, 2012     
  • “Liam Everett at Altman Siegel,” SFAQ International Arts and Culture, November 8, 2012     
  • “Best Of: Year Two,” Zachery Royer Scholz, Art Practical, September 11, 2011
  • “Liam Everett: Confident Solo Debut at Romer Young,” Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, June 11, 2011    
  • “Haberdashery Anyone?”, Mary Cook, Art 21 Blog, June 5, 2009
  • MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
  • BA, SUNY Empire State, New York