Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels

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

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

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

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, 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.​

BORN 1982, TENNESSE
LIVES AND WORKS IN BROOKLYN

EDUCATION

2005

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

2016

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

MUSEUM & INSTITUTIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2017

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

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

2013

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

2012

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

SITE SPECIFIC & PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

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

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

2012

Crystal Cavern, with music by VnessWolfCHild and 3D soundscape by Terence Caulkins, Clocktower
Gallery, New York, NY
Charlie Ang for Boatel, Marina 59, Far Rockaway, NY


2011

Two houses for Music Box, New Orleans Airlift, New Orleans, LA
Regency Hotel, True/False Film Festival, Columbia, MO
Vodopoi, Interactive labyrinth of installations in snowmobile warehouse, Detroit, MI
Sequence of Waves, Interactive installations in former Convent​, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Devotion, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY

2014

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

2013

Uncharted Waters, Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Headscapes, Headscapes Warehouse, Queens, NY

Drawable, FLA Gallery, Gainesville, FL

Braddock Tiles, Super Chief Gallery and The Anita Shapolsky Foundation, NY
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 AND RESIDENCIES

2014

Featured Artist, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

Artist of the Month, January, Cinders Gallery

Residency, Facebook Analog Research Lab, Menlo Park, CA

2012

Residency, Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY


2011

Residency, Parse Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Residency, Music Box and New Orleans Airlift, New Orleans, LA