Robbie Sugg

Born in Berkeley, California
Lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Exhibitions
Solo:
2015    Recent Imprints, Gallery Ex Libris, San Francisco, CA.
2012    Between Faults. Θ Belcher Gallery, San José State University, San José, CA.

Group:
2017   At First Sight. CFA Downtown Studio, Albuquerque, NM
     Beginnings. Gallery Route One. Pt. Reyes Station, CA.
          curator: Chester Arnold
2016   Black and White. Gallery X, New Bedford, MA.
    Home is Where the Heart Is. Art Ark Gallery, San José, CA.
2015   Works Gallery Benefit Auction, Works/San José, CA.
    More the Merrier VI. Art Ark Gallery, San José, CA.
    Natural Extraction. Works/San José, CA.
    The Print Show. Gallery 8. San José State University, San José, CA.
    Postcards from the Edge. Luhring Augustine, New York, NY.
    Collective Musing, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA.
2014    Sixth Anniversary Show, Judith Klein Gallery, New Bedford, MA.
    Art of State, 320 South 1st Street, San José, CA.
    (Anti)Valentine’s Show, Works Gallery, San José, CA.
    Postcards from the Edge. Luhring Augustine, New York, NY.
2013    More the Merrier IV. Art Ark Gallery, San José, CA.
    Small Works. Sweet Sanctum, San Francisco, CA.
    Shared Mythology. Art Ark Gallery, San José, CA.
    BA-MFA. New Coast Studios, Palo Alto, CA.
    SEED. The Citadel, San José, CA.
2012    Postcard Patchwork. Cellar Gallery, Worcester Arts Workshop, England.
    Pressing Matters. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA.
        Juror: Valerie Wade, gallery director, Crown Point Press, San Francisco.
    10.-22.-38 Astoria #2. The Lab, San Francisco, CA.
    Paperwork. FICTILIS, Oakland, CA.
    Public Hanging. Gallery X, New Bedford, MA.
2010    Works On Paper. Θ Belcher Gallery, San José State University, CA.
2005    The World I See, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.

Collections
Private collections in Manhattan (NYC), San Francisco, Oakland, San José, Marin County, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Mountain View (CA), New Bedford, Fairhaven (MA), Missouri, and Hawai'i.
San José State University, School of Art & Design Archives

Education
2020    M.F.A. (in progress) Art Practice; Printmaking emphasis
            The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2012    B.A. – Art Studio Practice (cum laude)
                    Painting-Printmaking concentration; Minor: Japanese
            San José State University, San José, California

Private Studies:
Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA.
    Washi, Traditional Japanese papermaking (2013)
Civic Arts Education Center, Walnut Creek, CA
    Painting (2004-2005)
Independent studies of Japanese language, art, history and culture
    in Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara, Japan (2006)

Guzheng (21-string Chinese Zither)
    student of Betty Wong, San Francisco, CA (1999-2012)
      
Readings
2016    Tuesdays at North Beach (featured with Doreeen Stock),
            North Beach Library, San Francisco, CA.
    Poetry at Florey's (featured reader), Florey's Book Co., Pacifica, CA.
2015     Well-Red (featured reader), works/san josé, San José, CA.
    Thursday at Readers' Bookstore (featured with John Landry).
       Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.
    At the Inkwell, Alley Cat Books, San Francisco, CA.
    Vernal Equinox at Willard North, San Francisco, CA.
    Poetry Kitchen, Los Gatos Public Library, Los Gatos, CA.
    Willow Glen Poetry Series (featured reader), San José, CA.
2014    Koccha & Other Poems (featured reader), Bird & Beckett, San Francisco
    Florey’s Book Co., Pacifica, CA.
    Howl for Ginsberg, The Beat Museum, San Francisco, CA.
    Well-Red, Works Gallery, San José, CA
    Not Yet Dead Poets (featured reader), The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA.
    New Year Reading, Hi’ilani Ecohouse, Kapulena, Honoka’a, Hawai’i
2013    New Moon Poetry Series, San Francisco, CA
    Sweet Sanctum, San Francisco, CA
    Café Mediterraneum, Berkeley, CA
    Open City Poetry Series, Berkeley, CA
    New Year Reading, Hi’ilani Ecohouse, Kapulena, Honoka’a, Hawai’i
2012     Between Faults Opening, Theta Belcher Gallery, San José, CA
    Drini Poetik International Festival of Poetry, Prizren, Kosovo
    Art Internationale, San Francisco, CA
2011     Art Internationale, San Francisco, CA
    Phillip Hackett Presents, Caffe Greco, San Francisco, CA
2010    Whaling City Review LIVE, Baker Books, Dartmouth, MA
2010-2015    Willow Glen Poetry Series, San José, CA

Professional Experience
San José Museum of Art, San José, CA (2015-Present)
    Gallery Teacher.

San José State University (2013 – Present)
Teaching Assistant to Prof. Patrick Surgalski, printmaking area chair
Instruction and studio maintenance.

San José Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, CA (2016-Present)
     Art Preparator

CalColor Academy, Fremont, CA (2015-2016)
     Instructor: drawing, painting, printmaking, foundations.

Rainbow Art Studio, Cupertino, CA (2015)
    Assistant instructor.

The School of Visual Philosophy, San José, CA (2014)
    Instructor’s assistant and apprentice to Dana Harris Seeger

Publication
 
Books:   Koccha, and Other Poems. Day’sEye Press, El Granada, CA. 2014.
 
Poetry:  Elohi Gadugi Journal (Portland, OR) 2013.
 Lummox (San Pedro, CA) 2013.
 Earthen Lamp (Noida-Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, India) 2013.
             Eternal Breakfast (New Bedford, MA) 2013.
 The Café Review (Portland, ME) 2013.
 Perfume River Poetry Review (Cupertino, CA) 2013.
 No Ordinary Language (Willow Glen Poetry Project, San José, CA) 2013.
 Caesura (San José, CA) 2012.
 Cape Cod Poetry Review (South Yarmouth, MA) 2012.
 Shared Light: The Willow Glen Poetry Anthology (San José, CA) 2011.
 Flying Fish (New London, CT) Winter 2010, Summer 2012.
 The Newport Review (Newport, RI) Fall 2010.
             Elephant (Jewett City, CT) Winter 2014, Fall 2010.
 
Artwork: Reed vol. 66 (San José, CA) 2013.
    Washington Square (San José State University, CA) 2012.
    Reed vol. 64 (San José, CA) 2012.
 
Criticism: Art Shift: San José, Spring 2010.

Press
 
Out of Our Minds, Interview, KKUP Radio, Cupertino, CA. January,  2016
At The Inkwell (New York, NY.) “How we separate ourselves,” February 25, 2015.
Glen Park Association News (San Francisco.) Glen Park’s new (and tiny) art gallery. February 16, 2015.
Tri-City Voice (Fremont, CA.) Collective Musings opens at Olive Hyde. January 6, 2015
 
Membership
    Works/San José, CA
    San José Museum of Art
    Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society,

Past Associations
 
    Poetry Center San José, San José, CA
    Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, CA
    Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
    Mid America Print Council, Youngstown, OH
   
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