Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
TWENTY SEVENTEEN, 2017
Foam-It 8, Ultra latex paint, steel air vents, UW drop ceiling panels
approx 11 × 37 × 15 ft

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
Two Thousand Seventeen, 2017
Site Specific
SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
Installation View
a DEFECT // to DEFECT
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, NY

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
Untitled (flooring), 2015
floor boards, shims, plaster
27 × 154 × 153 in

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
Emergent and Refulgent , 2016
cedar, safety netting and plaster
approx 83 × 58 × 7 inches

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
Extrusion 5, 2016
Safety netting, plaster
19 × 8 × 14 in

Untitled (between breaker box and thermostat), 2015, plaster, joint tape, cedar, 62 × 73 × 20 inches

Untitled (ceiling), 2016
Urethane foam, plaster
182 × 60 × 36 in

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
You Are Here / Here You Are, 2013
Installation at Sun Valley Center for the Arts

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Crystal Cavern, 2013/2014, Lath, 156 × 216 × 36 inches

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Between You and The Mountains, 2012, plywood, siding, fencing, lath, 132 × 168 × 240 inches

SERRA VICTORIA BOTHWELL FELS (b. 1982, Australian/American)
Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels works with mundane expectations of space and subverts them into the unexpected and out-of-ordinary. Where are there seams between the real and the un-real? How does one become the other? Fascinated with ruptures and growths, Bothwell Fels approaches sites-of-change both in body and land. Where dissected illustrations of erupting volcanoes and lactating breasts look very similar, by her hands wood and plaster morphs into new expressions of such swellings.

Bothwell Fels earned her MFA from Columbia University (2016). She has exhibited internationally with a presentation at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 2013. With her collective Rabid Hands, she builds installations in unexpected spaces including a former convent, an empty snow-machine warehouse, and an abandoned secret society hall. She holds a BA in Social Psychology from Stanford. Bothwell Fels is currently exhibiting her first solo show in New York City at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery.​

Artist Website

BORN 1982, TENNESSE
LIVES AND WORKS IN BROOKLYN

EDUCATION

2016

MFA in Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY

2005

BA in Social Psychology, minor in Political Science, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

MUSEUM & INSTITUTIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2017

Contemplative Practice, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Idaho, USA; Curator: Courtney Gilbert
Twenty Seventeen, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, USA (solo)

2013

Concert Hall, Installation collaboration between Flux Factory + Rabid Hands, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR; Curator: Jean Barberis

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Twenty Seventeen, SPRING/BREAK Art Show; Curators: Raphael Guilbert and Catinca Tabacaru

2016

a DEFECT // to DEFECT, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York

2013

You Are Here/Here You Are, FLA Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2012

Between You and The Mountains, Parse Gallery, New Orleans, LA

SITE SPECIFIC COMMISSIONS

2014

Crystal Cavern (Still Growing), Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
Outgrowths, Facebook, Menlo Park, CA

Radio Ceiling, The Clocktower Gallery Radio at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

2013

Snack Shack, Empire Drive-In, New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY

2012

Charlie Ang for Boatel, Inhabitable installations on boats, Marina 59, Far Rockaway, NY


2011

Two houses for Music Box, Installations + orchestra performance, New Orleans Airlift, LA; Organized by Swoon

EXHIBITIONS WITH COLLABORATORS

2013

Crystal Cavern, Installation, with sounds by VnessWolfCHild, Sky High Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Society of Pythagoras, Installation in abandoned secret society Hall, with Rabid Hands Collective, Hidden City Festival, Philadelphia, PA

2012

Crystal Cavern (An Experiment), Installation, with music by VnessWolfCHild and 3D soundscape by Terence Caulkins, Clocktower Gallery, New York

2011

Regency Hotel, True/False Film Festival, with Rabid Hands Collective, Columbia, MO
Vodopoi, Interactive labyrinth of installations in snowmobile warehouse, with Rabid Hands Collective, Detroit, MI
Sequence of Waves, Interactive installations in former convent​, with Rabid Hands Collective, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Devotion, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, curators: William Corwin and Catinca Tabacaru

2014

The Bushwick 500, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Decade of Decadunce, Cinders Gallery, New York
Grand Opening, Superchief Gallery, Los Angeles

2013

Uncharted Waters, Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Headscapes, Headscapes Warehouse, Queens, NY

Drawable, FLA Gallery, Gainesville, FL

Braddock Tiles, Superchief Gallery and The Anita Shapolsky Foundation, New York
Showpaper, Retrospective, The Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

2012

Rewilding FLA, FLA Gallery, Gainesville, FL
To The Stars On The Wings Of An Eel, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY

2011

A Light In The Basement, Showpaper, Brooklyn, NY
Art + Architecture, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY

AWARDS

2014

Sculpture Center, New York (Featured Artist)
Cinders Gallery, New York (Artist of the Month)

RESIDENCIES

2014

Facebook Analog Research Lab, Menlo Park, CA

2012

Clocktower Gallery, New York
Boatel, Marina 59, Far Rockaway, NY

2011

Rabid Habds Collective, self-created residency at an empty snowmachine warehouse, Detroit, MI
Parse Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Music Box and New Orleans Airlift, New Orleans, LA