LEA CETERA

New York, NY

www.leacetera.com


EDUCATION

2012     Columbia University, School of the Arts, Visual Arts, MFA

2005     The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, School of Art, BFA

2003     Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Study abroad, summer program


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES


2017     The Light House Works Public Art Commission, Fisher’s Island, NY

2016     Socrates Sculpture Park, Emerging Artist Fellowship, Long Island City, NY

2015     New Commissions Grant, Art in General, New York, NY

         Kala Art Institute Fellowship, Berkeley, CA

2014     Foundation for Contemporary Art, Emergency Grant, New York, NY

2011     Mildred’s Lane, Beach Lake, PA

2005     Elliot Lash Memorial Prize for Excellence in Sculpture, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY 

2001     Full Tuition Scholarship, The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2018     Expanding Brain, Southard Reid, London, UK

2017     Threshold, Frieze Art Fair, New York, Randall’s Island, NY

         The Lighthouse Works Public Art Commission, Fisher’s Island, NY

2015     Transference,Southard Reid, London, UK

         Sprawl, Storefront Project Space, Art in General, New York, NY

2014     Observational Comedy, Southard Reid, London, UK


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2019     Fish House 2.0, Alumni Art Installation at the Stuyvesant Fish House,    
         Cooper Union, New York, NY

         Anecdotes on Origin, A Plus A Gallery, Venice, Italy

2018     She sees the shadows, DRAF AND MOSTYN Gallery, Llandudno, Wales

         Pond and Waterfall, curated by Julia Trotta, Michael’s Santa Monica, Los Angeles

2016     Emerging Artist Fellows Grant, Socrates Sculpture Park

         Tarantallegra, curated by Nicoletta Lambertucci, Hester, New York, NY

         Efficient Frontier, curated by Chris Dorland, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

2015     Surface Support, curated by Amanda Schmitt, Signal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

         Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2014     In Response: Other Primary Structures, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

2013     Double Life: Sculpture Center’s In Practice program, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY

         Where 1, Where, Brooklyn, NY

         Ajar, Reverse Space, Brooklyn, NY

         We Seem to Still be Moving, Simone Subal, New York, NY

         Coded Conduct, Pilar Corrias, London, UK

2012     High Desert Test Sites, Andy’s Gamma Gulch Parcel, Joshua Tree, CA

         New Wight Biennial 2012, New Wight Gallery, Broad Art Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

         MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fischer Landau Center, Columbia University, New York, NY

2011     First-Year MFA Exhibition, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

2010     PortugalArte ’10 Biennial, Freedom of Expression, Portuguese Pavilion, Lisbon, Portugal

2009     On From Here, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY

2006     Flex Your Textiles, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

         Speed Limit, A participatory history in Women’s Art, LMCC, New York, NY

2005     The North Face, work by Lea M. Cetera, Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY


SELECT FILM SCREENINGS AND PERFORMANCES


2015     The Drawing Center, “OBE (Outer Body Experience)”, New York, NY

2014     Disjecta Contemporary Art Space, “OBE (Outer Body Experience)” Portland, OR

2011     Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union Alumni Film Festival, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

2010     Anthology Film Archives, New Filmmakers NY Festival, New York, NY

         Millennium Film, Debut of Vibrant Futures: Episodes Two and Three, New York, NY

2009     The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, Friday Night Series, New York, NY

2008     Guild and Greyshkul Gallery, Screening of Vibrant Futures, New York, NY

         Friday Night Series: The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, Cartharsis, New York, NY

2006     Theater for the New City, Adventures of the Aesthetic, New York, NY

         Galapagos Art Space, Hell is Other Artists, New York, NY


VISITING ARTIST AND LECTURE SERIES


2016     Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2015     Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

         Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ

2014     Åredalens Folkhögskola, Östersund, Sweden                                                           
         Massachusetts College of Art and Design, School of Interrelated Media, Boston, MA                  
         School of the Damned, Good Job Gallery, London, UK

2006     Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY                                                                                    

SELECT CURATORIAL/PROJECTS


2018     Destruction of Pleasure, Agency, Brooklyn, NY

            –Organized and curated group show including artwork by Alisa Baremboym, Sascha Braunig, Lea Cetera, Ivy Haldeman, Lena Imamura, Avery Singer and Pinar Yolacan.

2011     Cooper Union Alumni Film Festival, Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

2006     The Last Show, Hewitt Building, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
            - Organized and co-curated an exhibition of alumni student work from the Cooper Union School of Art. Included were never-before exhibited student works by alumni that ranged from Eva Hesse, Tom Wesselman, Doug Ashford, Art Club 2000 and more.


BIBLIOGRAPHY


2019     Shankar, Avantika “A group exhibition in Venice examines where we all came from (and whether it even matters)”, Architectural Digest: India, October 12, 2019, online article, https://www.architecturaldigest.in/content/exhibition-venice-nature/#s-cust0

2016     Campo, Daniel “The Enduring Outlier at Hallet’s Cove”, Urban Omnibus, a publication of the Architectural League of New York, December 1, 2016, online article, https://urbanomnibus.net/2016/12/socrates-30/

2015     Herriman, Kat “A Trio of Art Shows that Inspires Double Takes”, New York Times Style Magazine, online review http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/16/t-magazine/art/trompe-loeil-art.html?_r=0

         Burke, Sarah “Beyond the Horizon”, East Bay Express, online review
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/beyond-the-horizon/Content?oid=4443556

         D’Agostino, Paul, “Screw You: Surface Support”, Brooklyn Magazine, online review
http://www.bkmag.com/2015/07/29/screw-you-surface-support/

         Disser, Nicole “Surface Support”, Bedford + Bowery, online review
http://bedfordandbowery.com/2015/07/surface-support-the-show-for-artists-who-are-smashing-the-screen/

2013     Adams, Abraham “Ajar”, Critics Picks, Artforum.com http://artforum.com/index.php?pn=picks&id=43848&view=print

         Chappa, Kristen “Double Life”, Catalogue, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY http://issuu.com/sculpturecenter/docs/ip_doublelife_publication-final-web

2009     Smith, Roberta “A Gallery Goes Out In A Burst Of Energy.” New York Times 7 February 2009: C5 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/07/arts/design/07clos.html