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Julia Haft Candell

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b. Oakland, CA, 1982
Lives & works in Los Angeles, CA

2016 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2010 California State University Long Beach, Master of Fine Arts
2005 University of California Davis, BA: Studio Art and International Relations

2022 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Grant, New York, New York

2021 Yaddo Corporation: Louise Bourgeois Sculpture Resident Artist, Saratoga Springs, New York
2019 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists

         Zentrum Für Keramik, Berlin, Germany

2014 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine
2012 Investing in Artists Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, California Artists’    

         Resource for Completion Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Hoff Foundation Grant, Huntington Beach, California

2023 The Yearning, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California

         The Yet To Be: Hands/Feelers and The Infinite Library, Pitzer College Art Galleries,

         Claremont, California

2022 A Soft Grid, CANDICE MADEY, New York, New York
2020 Carrier Bag of Fiction. CANDICE MADEY, New York, New York
         Interlocking. Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2017 Julia Haft-Candell: the infinite. Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2016 Denim Chain on Trees. Installed at the Bowtie Project, in collaboration with Clockshop and     

         California State Parks, Los Angeles, California
         Double Knot. Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, California
2015 Sculptures on the Roof. Rosslyn Studios, Los Angeles, California
         Loops. Iko Iko, Los Angeles, California
         Fast and Slow. Grand Central Art Center at California State University Fullerton
2013 Terrains. ACME., Los Angeles, California
2012 Flower Vessels by Julia Haft-Candell. Iko Iko, West Hollywood, California
2011 Julia Haft-Candell at ACME. ACME., Los Angeles, California

2023 Transcendental Arrangements, Miller ICA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

         In That Far Corner, Timothy Hawkinson Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2022 Dissolving Margins, Dreamsong, Minneapolis, Minnesota

         The Hand that Forms a Mirror, Morán Morán, Los Angeles, California;

         curated by Anders Ruhwald

         Summer DAYZ, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, New York; curated by Kahlil
         Robert Irving
         SUMMER Nights, Canada, New York, New York; curated by Kahlil Robert Irving
         The 77th Scripps Ceramics Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College,
         Claremont, California; curated by Ashwini Bhat

2021 SeenUNseen. LA Louver Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Alison Saar

         Import/Export. Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2020 Yevgeniya Baras and Julia Haft-Candell: Parts of Speech. Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
2019 Julia Haft-Candell/Suzan Frecon. Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2018 Phantom LIM. Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
         Melting Point. Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California
         Manifesto: A Modest Proposal. Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, California
2017 Brightsiders. Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, California, curated by The Pit

         The 8th Dimension. Interface Gallery, Oakland, California
2016 No Rules, No Rules. Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, New York

         Uncommon Ground. Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

         A Marginal Tic. Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon

2015 The Treachery of Images. Fine Art Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville,Arkansas
         Highland Park Museum of Ceramic Art. Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, California

         Kill All Zombies. The Property, Los Angeles, California

         Where the Sand Worm Slumbers. Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2014 ArtWatch 2014. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum, Santa Barbara, California

         Sculpting in Time. Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, California

         Corporeal Impulse. Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, California
2013 Farewell Ruins. Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas

         High Low. Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, California

         Heroes. Carter & Citizen, Los Angeles, California
         Chockablock. University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach
2012 Julia Haft-Candell and Ben Demott. Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York,

         New York
         Paper Space: Drawings by Sculptors. Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
         Out of Line. Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California Davis

         Chiasmus: Zones of Political and Aesthetic Imagination. University Art Gallery, University of

         California Irvine
2011 Mind Over Matter. Meulensteen Gallery, New York, New York

         Works of Paper. ACME., Los Angeles, California
         Los Angeles Museum of Ceramic Art at ACME. ACME., Los Angeles, California

         String Theory. Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California

2022 Anna Katz, "Artists at Work: Julia Haft-Candell," East of Borneo, January 28, 2022

2021 Ryan Waddoups, “Designer of the Day: Julia Haft-Candell,” Surface Magazine, October 21, 2021
         Eli Mathis Cheatham, “Monuments to the Overlooked,” Matrons & Mistresses, October 14, 2021

         Charity Coleman, “Julia Haft-Candell at Candice Madey,”Artforum, April, 2021
         Kay Whitney, “Without Definitions: A Conversation With Julia Haft-Candell,” Sculpture  

         Magazine, April 2, 2021
         Julie Belcove, “Why California Has Become a Hotbed for Ceramic Art,” Robb Report,

         August 2021

2020 Lindsay Preston Zappas, “Art in Isolation with Julia Haft-Candell,” Contemporary Art Review

         Los Angeles, Issue 20
2019 David Pagel, “At Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, sculpture and painting go hand in hand,” The Los

         Angeles Times, April 16, 2019

         Jessica Simmons, “Julia Haft-Candell & Suzan Frecon at Parrasch Heijnen,” Contemporary Art  

         Review Los Angeles, Issue 16

2018 Leah Ollman, “Ceramic art, once written of as mere craft, wins a brighter spotlight in the L.A.

         scene,” The Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2018

         Tom Morris (ed), New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture, Frame Publishers, 

         Amsterdam, the Netherlands

         Kate Guadagnino, “Funky Ceramics Are Everywhere. Including in Galleries.” T: The New York  

         Times Style Magazine, June 14, 2018

2017 Alexandra Pechman, “Julia Haft-Candell at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery,” Artforum, July 2017

         Jennifer S. Li, “Julia Haft-Candell’s Black Clay Infinity Sculptures, On View in LA,” Sight

         Unseen, July 14, 2017

         Leah Ollman, “In Julia Haft-Candell’s ‘infinite’ art, the possibilities are, well…” The Los

         Angeles Times, August 22, 2017

         Mat Gleason, “Julia Haft-Candell Confounds the Innite at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery,” Huffington

         Post, August 5, 2017

         Annabel Osberg, “Julia Haft-Candell,” Artillery Magazine, August 10, 2017

         Casey Lesser, “These 20 Artists Are Shaping the Future of Ceramics,” Artsy, February 2017

         Caitlin Confort, “Julia Haft-Candell’s Sculptures Inspired by Intuition,” Artzealous,

         January 2017

2016 George Melrod, “Julia Haft-Candell,” Art Ltd., March 2016

2015 Andrianna Campbell, “Kill All Zombies,” Artforum, November 2015

2014 Allyson Unzicker, “Corporeal Impulse: Contemporary Artists Working in Clay,” The Brooklyn 

         Rail, April 2, 2014

         Retha Oliver, “‘Corporeal Impulse’ at the Vincent Price Art Museum,” Glasstire, April 4, 2014

2013 A. Moret, “Julia Haft-Candell: ‘Terrains’ at ACME,” Art Ltd., March 2013

         Meredith Deliso, “Finding Beauty in the Imperfect at Inman Gallery,” The Houston Press, 

         February 26, 2013

2012 Leah Ollman, “The Happy Medium,” Art in America, December 2012

         Juli Carson, “Across the Political/Poetic Divide,” CHIASMUS Zones of Political and Aesthetic 

         Imagination Exhibition Essay, February 2012

2011 Brooke Hodge, “Iko Iko Goes West,” The New York Times Style Magazine, August 11, 2011

         David Pagel, “Art Review- Julia Haft-Candell at ACME,” Los Angeles Times, May 5, 2011

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