About

BIO
Jake Watling received his B.F.A. from the College of Visual Arts in Minnesota. He has exhibited his artwork throughout the United States. His work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art collection in New York.

STATEMENT
Jake Watling forms his imagery by combining his recorded ideas and experiences with a personal language of signs and symbols. The signs and symbols take many forms, including: architecture, signage, people, animals, etc. His recent work investigates subjects such as lifecycles, myth and religion.

CIRRICULUM VITAE
b.1973
Lives and works in Oakland, CA

EDUCATION
B.F.A., College Of Visual Arts, St.Paul, MN 1998
California College of Art and Crafts, Oakland, CA 1996, 1999
Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC 2003

SOLO SHOWS/TWO PERSON SHOW
2014
Nowheresville Gallery with Bill Dunlap, With Skulls and Bones I Made a Rattle, San Francisco, CA 04/14
2013
Rise Above Gallery, Temescal, Oakland, CA 11/13
2009
Swarm Gallery with Jared Clark, Enter/Exit, Oakland, CA 02/09
2008
Foursided Gallery with Anna Kipervaser, Where the Buffalo Roam, Chicago, IL 02/08
Oakland International Airport, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA 03/08
2007
Receiver Gallery with Bill Dunlap, Saved!, San Francisco, CA 03/07
2006
Buzz Gallery, Used Cars, Oakland, CA 02/06
diPietro Todd Salon, Slow Down, Palo Alto, CA 07/06
2002
Pass Gallery, BW/CMYK, Washington, DC 4/02

GROUP SHOWS
2015
Nowheresville Gallery, Group Show, San Francisco, CA 2/15
2014
Nowheresville Gallery, NFS, San Francisco, CA 1/14
Nielsen Arts, 510 Allstars, Berkeley, CA 12/14
2013

Faultline Gallery, 8×10, Oakland, CA 12/13
Bluxomy Gallery, Hands & Pants, San Francisco, CA 07/13
Bedford Gallery, Peaceable Kingdom, Walnut Creek, CA 03/13
2012
Electric Avenue, Group Show, San Francisco, 02/12
Albion Mural Project, San Francisco, CA 04/12
2011
Bedford Gallery, Outlandish, Walnut Creek, CA 07/11
ArtpadSF, San Francisco, CA 05/11
Vision Gallery, Full Deck: A Short History…, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ 01/11
Rockford Art Museum, Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art, Rockford, IL 04/11 – 9/11
Anno Domini, Fresh Produce, San Jose, CA 12/11
2010
111 Minna Gallery, 111 at 111, San Francisco, CA, 12/10
Swarm Gallery, Things are Expanding, Oakland, CA 12/10
Part-time Studios, Small Jawns Juried Show, Philadelphia, PA 12/10
Gallery at Penn College, Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art, Williams Port, PA, 07/10
111 Minna Gallery, Excellent Condition, San Francisco, CA 05/10
2009
Swarm Gallery, Shop/Show, Oakland, CA 12/09
Anno Domini, Fresh Produce, San Jose, CA 12/09
Art@TheOakbook Gallery, Improvised Branches, Oakland, CA 09/09
Bedford Gallery, Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art, Walnut Creek, CA 07/09
A Bitchin’ Space, Make Art of Die, Sacramento, CA 06/09
Manifesto, Living City, Oakland, CA 02/09
2008
Anno Domini, Fresh Produce, San Jose, CA 12/08
Lobot Gallery, The Dead Show, Oakland, CA 10/08
A Bitchin’ Space, The Circus Show, Sacramento, CA 09/08
Swarm Gallery, Sum of Its Parts, Oakland, CA 08/08
Neddles and Pens, 5 years and 50 Shows, San Francisco, CA 06/08
Bedford Gallery, Local Voice Juried show, Walnut Creek, CA 06/08
2007
Red Dot Art Fair with Swarm Gallery, Miami, FL 12/07
Urban Expressions, Swarm Gallery w/ East Bay Express, Oakland, CA 09/07
Blütenweiss, Anonymous Drawing 6, Berlin, Germany 06/07
Oakland Art Gallery, Ripples Fund Exhibition, Oakland, CA 05/07
Bucheon Gallery, Faithfully, San Francisco, CA 02/07
Red Dot Art Fair with Bucheon Gallery, New York, NY 02/07
2006
Richmond Art Center, Geographic Premonitions, Richmond, CA 09/06
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Sampling Oakland, San Francisco, CA 07/06
Lobot Gallery, Virus, Oakland, CA 07/06
Pass Gallery, Passtense, Washington, DC 05/06
Boontling Gallery, Overhung2: Hungover, Oakland, CA 03/06
Auto 3321, Untitled, Oakland, CA 02/06
2005
Mission 17, Truth and Lies, San Francisco, CA 12/05
Boontling Gallery, The Neighborhood Show, Oakland, CA 11/05
Lobot Gallery, 50 under 50, Oakland, CA 06/05
Stain Bar, Suitcase Release Party, Brooklyn, NY 06/05
GILD Gallery, G200, New York, NY 02/05
2004
ABCo Gallery, Oakland, CA 11/04
Linc Real Art, Star Mountain Art Benefit, San Francisco 09/04
Mama Buzz Gallery, Hot and Cold Issue 7, Oakland, CA 08/04
Art Explosion 2004, San Francisco 04/04
2003
MOCADC, Juried Show, Washington, DC 07/03
Pass Gallery, Photo Show, Washington, DC 3/03
District West Fine Art, Leesburg, VA 01/03–07/03
2002
MOCADC, Washington, DC 11/02
District West Fine Art, Leesburg, VA 06/02–12/02
Life Cafe, Brooklyn, NY 10/02
Eleven Bulls/Project Green, Brooklyn, NY 07/02

PUBLIC/PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Contributed artwork and Common Strangers
photo booklet to Hot and Cold Issue #7

PRESS
“Double Dare at Swarm Gallery” by DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express, January 5, 2011
Artist profile, Beautiful Decay Magazine, beautifuldecay.com, February 19, 2010
“Critics’ Best Bets for December”, Contra Costa Times, December, 6, 2009
“Critic’s Choice: Enter/Exit”, East Bay Express, By DeWitt Cheng, March 2009
“Enter/Exit”, KQED Arts, By Victoria Gannon, March 23, 2009
“Bedford’s Local Voice Exhibition”, Diablo Magazine, d-blog by Martha Ross, August 18,2008
“Profile: Jake Watling”, Juxtapoz Magazine, Feruary, 2008
“Richmond: Past, Present and Future”, Oakland Tribune by Robert Taylor, September 17, 2006
“Richmond: Past, Present and Future”, Contra Costa Times by Robert Taylor, September 9, 2006
“Local Artist”, SF Bay Guardian, September 13, 2006
“Calendar”, Diablo Magazine, September 2006
“Inspiration Lies Outside Front Door” by Jennifer Modenessi, Contra Costa Times, July 16, 2006
KQED Gallery Crawl (text and video of Used Cars at Buzz Gallery) February 2006
“Used Cars”, East Bay Express, February 22, 2006
“Leave Home”, SF Bay Guardian, February 8-14, 2006
“The Neighborhood Show”, East Bay Express, November 23, 2005
“After the Gold Rush”, SF Bay Guardian, November 9, 2005
“Common Strangers”, Mused Magazine, Winter Issue 2004
“Georgia on His Mind”, Washington City Paper, May 3-9, 2002

PUBLICATIONS
Geographic Premonitions, Richmond Art Center, 09/06
Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves, and Sarcastic Hippies, 10/05
Suitcase Magazine, Issue #1, 06/05
Hot and Cold, Issue #07, 08/04
Slurry Magazine, 04/04