Geoff McFetridge (b. 1971, Calgary, Canada) received his Bachelor of Art from The Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada, and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA. He has exhibited internationally at The Art Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver; Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada; Joshua Liner Gallery, Half Gallery, The Hole, Cooper Hewitt, New York; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Museum of Contemporary Art, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles; Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena; County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, USA; Parco Gallery X, PlayMountain, AD21, Tokyo, Japan; Bondi Pavilion, Sydney, Australia; Ivory & Black, London, United Kingdom; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Mu, Eindhoven, Netherlands; The Spitroom, Berlin, Germany; Volta, Basel, Switzerland. McFetridge currently lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

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Born 1971, Calgary, Canada
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA

Education

1995    

MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA

1993   

BFA, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2019 

Geoff McFetridge, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada (Forthcoming)

2018

The Beringians, Half Gallery, New York, USA

2017 

Test For Positive Thinking, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, USA

2016 

The Quiet Of Not Listening, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 

It Looks Like It Says, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA

2014 

Meditallucination, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

2013

My Head Disappears When My Hands Are Thinking, PlayMountain (in collaboration with Heath Ceramics), Tokyo, Japan

2012

Floating, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada

The Original Awesome, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo University Gallery, San Luis Obispo, USA

Around Us & Between Us, Ivory & Black SOHO, London, UK

2011  

Us as a Logo, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
My Head Disappears When My Hands Are Thinking, Heath Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2010

The Westest, Half Gallery, New York, USA

2008

Bury Me In The Sand, Mollusk, San Francisco, USA
In The Mind, Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park PACCAR Pavilion, Seattle, USA

2007

Bend the Void, MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2006

That Line Rhymes, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2005

All Smiles Have Teeth, Kemistry Gallery, London, UK

2004

The Mind Trip: There & Black & New, Nike Spirit Room, Berlin, Germany

The Mind Trip: There & Black & New, AD21, Tokyo, Japan

2001  

A Way of Life, Parco Gallery X, Tokyo, Japan

A Way of Life 1, George’s, Los Angeles, USA

The Rock Machine, Colette, Paris, France

2000 

The Rock Machine, Houston Gallery, Seattle, USA

The Rock Machine, George’s, Los Angeles, USA

1999

30 Days 30 Shows, George’s, Los Angeles, USA


Selected Group Exhibits

2016

Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2015 

Art On Paper, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA

Incognito, Santa Monica Museum Of Art, Los Angeles, USA

V1 at Volta 11, Volta, Basel, Switzerland

10 Year Anniversary Groop Show, Mollusk Surf Shop, Venice, USA

2014 

Miami Art Project, Art Basel, Miami, USA

Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA

2013
Chicken or Beef? , curated by Jesper Elg, The Hole, New York, USA

Miami Project Art Fair, with Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA

Folklore, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA

2011

Graphic Design: Now in Production, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA

Graphic Design Worlds, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

New Works, Heavyweight Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Art in the Streets , The Geffen Contemporary at MOCCA , Los Angeles, USA

STATUS – Somewhere Between Position and Condition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010

Summer Drawing Show, Family Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

King Kong, Family Pop Up, New York, USA

Wallworks, International Print Centre, New York, USA

These Friends, THIS, Los Angeles, USA

The Happening: Art, Film, and Music Festival, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney, Australia

The Happening: Art, Film, and Music Festival, The Brisbane Zoo, Brisbane, Australia

The Happening: Art, Film, and Music Festival, The Epsy, Melbourne, Australia

2008

Two Lines Align, Red Cat Gallery in Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles, USA

2007   

California Design Biennial, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, USA

2006

Making Do, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, USA

1000 Things, Mu, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Highmath, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005               

Sea Donkeys on Airplane Wings, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2004  

Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art & Street Culture, curated by Christian Strike and Aaron Rose, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; The Contemporary Art Museum, Baltimore; The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA; Fondazione La Triennale, Milan, Italy; Le Tri Postal, Lille, France; Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland; La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain; Arhus Kunstbygning, Denmark

The Moonshine Festival, The Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, USA

Time Is a Map of Our Failures, Colette, Paris, France

2003

National Design Triennial, Cooper Hewitt, New York, USA

California Design Biennial, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, USA

2002

Communication What, Vasi Communication, Studio Cafumo, Venice, Italy

STREETWISEONE, Apart Gallery, London, United Kingdom

I Love to Meet You, Palazzo Fortuny (in collaboration with Venice City Council and Studio Camuffo), Venice, Italy

2001

Move, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1998

Group Show, George’s Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

Public Art Projects

 2015 

Ottawa Light Rail Transit Project (Lyon Station Design), Ottawa, Canada

2014

Nike SB West LA Courthouse Mural

Oakley Berrics Skate Park Mural, Downtown Los Angeles, USA

2013

Walker Art Center Fence Mural, Minneapolis, USA

2008

Nike Vine Theater Project

 

Awards

2019

Medal of the AIGA, The American Institute of Graphic Arts

2016

National Design Award, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2015 

Award for Graphic Design, D&AD

2010

Award for Magazine & News Paper Design, D&AD

2009

Volvo Eco Design Award, California Design Biennial

2008

Awards for Press Advertising and Art Direction, D&AD

2007

Swerve Festival Best Video Award


2006

Star of Design, PDC Design Award, Cooper Hewitt National Design Triennial

2005

MTV Video Awards Identity Gold Award

Gold Cannes Cyber Lion, & Gold Cannes Lion & Adweek Best Spot of the Year

Award for Magazine & News Paper Design, D&AD

2004 

Awards for Animation, D&AD

2001

Awards for Animation, Illustration for Advertising, and Mixed Media Campaigns, D&AD

Featured in Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase with ESPN Winter X-Games, animated spot ‘Loose Clothing’, Cannes International Festival of Creativity

2000

Design Distinction Award, The International Design Magazine


Selected Lectures

2018

The DO Lectures, FForest, Cardigan, Wales

2016

Cooper Hewitt, New York, USA

Google SPAN, Los Angeles, USA

2013 

Insights Design Lecture Series, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

2011

UCLA Design Lecture Series, Los Angeles, USA

OFFF, Barcelona, Spain

2010

A+D Lecture Series, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, USA

2009

The DO Lectures, FForest, Cardigan, Wales

2007

Chicago MCA, Chicago, USA

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