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  • Studio Artist of sculpture, mixed media installations, performative and food works, exhibiting locally and internationally

  • Founder and Lead Artist Dream Farm Commons exhibition and project space 2018-present

  • Lead Artist, MobileInTent, traveling visual and performative with artists in US & Mexico2012- present

  • Lead artist and convener Odd Sunday Dinners

  • Independent curator for Contra Costa Health Services, permanent aquisitions  and temporary projects



CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, San Francisco, CA MFA Social and Sculptural Practice, 2012

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO Family Nurse Practitioner, San Francisco, CA,  MS

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO  San Francisco, CA,  BS in Nursing

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY and SANTACRUZ undergraduate studies art and science




Limb Stories, selected works,  Salon Acme 11Mexico City February 2024

La Matriz, El Pulpo y Cuentas Maternidad costume, scenography Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas Guadalajara April 2024)

Limb Stories and Other Bodily Extensions 2 person exhibition Dream Farm Common Oakland, CA October  2023

Intergenerative, Art House Oakland November 2023

Micky Me Shipwreck and Possibility, Solo Exhibition, Dream Farm Commons Oakland CA June 2021

The Future Emergent Curator of exhibition and Catalogue June 2020

Future Relations, Installation SOMARTS San Francisco November 2019

Subterranean Borders: Colonialism Extraction and Defiance  Lead artist Oakland & Tapalpa Jalisco Mexico June 2019

Balls that Roll and other Speculative Contingencies solo exhibition Naming Gallery Oakland Ca April 2018

LaIra De Dios Balls that Roll, Buenos Aire Argentina

SOMARTS  the Heart of Things October 2017

Orium, Aggregate Space, collective exhibition May 2017

Pompeii 2079, Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, solo exhibition and series of engagements exploring our collective world frozen in time, cast in cement on a carbonized globe and dawning age of post-apocalyptic possibility November 2016

ICE, joining Cassie Thornton & feminist activists exploring boundaries of social support, Berkeley Ca September 2016

Vibratile Body, Radical Intention, investigating collective living, and the body as compass for empathy and social change Borgo San Lorenzo Italy August 2016

Borderless Imaginary Tar and Feathers, Ridge Space, Great Wall of Oakland, with traveling exhibition sites Jan-June 2016

Series of exhibitions and performances exploring the poetics of the collision of excess, need and global displacement

Mountain Range Sound Scape, collaboration with Guillermo Gallindo in his large body of work, Cantos, at San Jose Museum of Art April 2016,

MobileInTent Cafe, The Lab, San Francisco, CA carving spoons and preparing food in an action created with SEIU and the campaign for a liveable wage for adjunct art professors and fast food workers June 2015

Passport to a Borderless Imaginary exhibition and performance  Berkeley Art Center January 2015

MobileInTent Alta California + parts close by Aggregate Space Gallery, lead artist exhibition of sculptural works, photos and videos from MobileiIntent Oakland, December 2014

MobileInTent travel along US Mexico Border pushing against walls and borders from the permeable walls of a tent with installations, performances, discourse, at over 20 sites including Santa Fe Art Institute, Gallery 206 Tijuana,  Ohkay Wingeh Indian Reservation, Jubilee Organic Farms, and Las Playas Beach Tijuana (fed100 people Thanksgiving dinner at this site) November 2014

Secret Life of Plants and People, collaboration with Floris Schoenfeld, Guillermo Gallindo Carmen Serber, Berkeley Botanical garden June 2014

Poetics of Potatoes, Berkeley Art Center, Artists Talk and Performance March 2014

Wooden Possibility Group Exhibition American Embassy Beograd Serbia February 2014-16

Featured, juried exhibition Berkeley Art Center, an installation of tragic potatoes, neon and wooden sculpture

MobileInTent: Teetering: Amidst Rising Waters, The Speculative Logic of Vignettes in Tents and Trees, traveling to Berkeley Art Center and other East Bay Venues, November 2013

Seasoned, a site specific body of work with Carpet Bag Brigade, Grotest Maru, Nem Catacoa, Dos Rios

West County Health Center, curator/ artist 300 piece permanent exhibition of work of ArtsChange April 2013

Rising Waters, Performative dinner and exhibition, San Francisco Ca April 2013

Bacon Wonders: Sacred Wheel, solo exhibition, Oakland CA November 2012

Chandeliers and Dreams, So Beautiful Until It Melts: Micro Climate Collective, Emerald Gallery, San Francisco Oct 2012

Itinerant Structures, Traveling Medicine Show and Empanada Stand, with And, And And, and Theater Gatesin  Kassel Germany  dOCUMENTA (13) August 2012

Beauty, Berkeley Art Center, Juried exhibition July 2012

Ouroboros, The Writing Studio San Francisco, CA March 2012

Baldessari Rules, Wattis Gallery San Francisco, CA January 2012

Odd Sunday Dinners, a series of curated dinners with Chez Panisse chefs August – December 2011

Perfect Place, No Place, MicroClimate Collective Million Fishes Gallery, San Francisco July 2011

Domesticity UnHinged Lead artist and Curator Play Space Gallery San Francisco and East Bay Sites February 2011

Burnt Sugar Installation SOMARTS September 2010

LOVE, THE BODY AND THE COMMONS:, Solo exhibitio  MacArther B Arthur Gallery, Oakland CA March 2010

Abandonados, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA October 2009 Installation

Lost Body Parts, SOMARTS San Francisco, October 2008, installation

House of Food, Eco-Village Farm and Learning Center, permanent installation October 2008

Pig Tales, installation with sound and projection, Intersection for he Arts, San Francisco CA July 2007

All about Me, Installation, SOMARTS San Francisco, 2006

Touchable Stories, Memory café, café and sound installation, Richmond Canal Street Warehouse 2007



2018- present founder and lead artist Dream Farm Commons

2012-present Lead Artist and General Ring Leader MobileInTent

2011- present Independent curator creating permanent exhibitions for public clinics and hospital

2010-present Founder of Odd Sunday Dinners, curated meals with performative works in a collaboration with artists  Cassie Thornton and Chef Sylvi Osborne Calierno, other artists and chefs

2011-15 Board of Directors Open Circle Foundation

1996-March 2009 Founder, Executive Director ArtsChange, a non-profit arts organization in Richmond, California creating site specific new works exhibitions and performance in public venues as  lead artist, producer, director, cook and social navigator for over 300 exhibitions and projects.

2007-2009 Co-Founder Femmes S.E.A.  (Socially engaged Artists), building critical dialogue, work bank

2006-2009 HEAL Collaborative Committee food based works with Neighborhood House North Richmond

2001-2005 Founder/ Director Bosnian Young Artists Workshop in East Oakland

1993-1997 Mudwomen Ceramics Co-Founder

1992-1997 United Clay workers Co-Founder



La Normalista Residency Guadajara Mexico 2024

La Ira De Dios Artists Residency Buenos Aires February 2018

Radical Intention Residency San Lorenzo del Borgo Italy June 2016

Santa Fe Art Institute Artists Residency November 2014 w Paula Mitchell Foundation funding

Artist and collaborative practice funding  through Zellerbach Family Foundation, City Of Berkeley, San Francisco Foundation,  Irvine Foundatio, NEA, East Bay Community Foundation, Alameda County Art Commission, Contra Costa County County Health Services

D’Clinic Artists Residency Slovenia 2012

Headlands Residency Finalist 2012

Center for Art and Public Life, CCA competitive grants awardCV ANN SCHNAKE 

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