Education:
MFA, California College of the Arts
BA, Simon’s Rock at Bard College

Selected Solo Exhibitions: 
2017 Trouble at Home, Stroboskop Gallery, Warsaw
     Soft Actor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara
2014 An Exhibition That Might Exist, Feldman Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland
2012 La Borinqueña (collaboration with A. Will Brown), Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
2009 Assembly, line, image, system, Miller Gallery at Linfield College, Linfield

Selected Recent Group Exhibitions: 
2018 Reliant Objects, Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Portland
2017 Takeover, Alter Space, San Francisco
     Broad Stripes and Bright Stars, Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven
     xoxoxo, Salon Akademii, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
2016 Rocky Landscape, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
     Rocky Landscape, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga
     Rocky Landscape, Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow
     Transforming Milk Into Milk, RedLine Center for Contemporary Art, Denver
     Thinking of You: Bean Gilsdorf & Ray Mack, Bass & Reiner Gallery, San Francisco
     Mistaken Impressions, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco
2015 Triple Take, Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco
     Make Things (Happen), Interface Gallery, Oakland
2014 Strange Bedfellows, Kaplan Gallery at VisArts, Rockland
     Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration, New York University, New York
     Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York
     Dead Ringer, Fowler Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Systems of (Dis)comfort, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland
     Social Fabric, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
2012 In Formation, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Berkeley
     Caravanniversary, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito
     Matter, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn
     Past Future Now, Oddball Film + Video, San Francisco
     Shifter, Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco
     Tell the Truth and Run, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito
     Sphere of Influence, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley
2011 Annual Exhibition, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle
     Tarnów: 1000 years of modernity, BWA-Galeria Miejska, Tarnow
     (Odds Are) 13:1, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
     Hammarby!, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
     Materiality, LaVerne Krause Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene
2010 To Live and Draw In LA, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro
     Soft, Future Studio, Los Angeles
     Fiber Art From East and West, Wuhan Textile University Library Gallery, Wuhan

Selected Awards: 
2016 Fulbright Fellowship, Warsaw, Poland (grant renewal)
2015 Fulbright Fellowship, Warsaw, Poland
2014 Anonymous Was A Woman Award Nominee, New York
2012 Bess Winspear Memorial Scholarship, The Banff Centre
     SECA Award Nominee, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2011 Dennis Leon and Christin Nelson Award, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
2009 Graduate Full Merit Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

Selected Bibliography: 
2017 "A Contemporary Art Gallery in New Haven Invites Artists to Reflect on the American Flag," HuffPost
     "Zombie internet atakuje," Szum
2016 “Catch Transforming Milk Into Milk & Blow Up: Chad Person at RedLine,” Denver Westword
     “Past, Present, No Future,” emptypictures.net
     “Local artists take a look at American identity,” San Francisco Chronicle
2015 Stars & Stripes: The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Schiffer Books
     "Site-Specific Comedy," Art in America
2014 “An Interview with Bean Gilsdorf,” Untitled Magazine
     “Bean Gilsdorf's 'An Exhibition That Might Exist' at PNCA” The Oregonian
     “The Realm of the Possible,” The Virtual Memories Podcast
2013 “Social Fabric,” The Journal of Modern Craft
     “Bean Gilsdorf Living History Museum,” Mosshouse.net
     “Social Fabric: Questioning the Fibers of Our Material Existence,” LifeinLA.com
     “The Politics of cloth, yarn, and sequins at the Craft and Folk Art Museum,” DailyNews.com
     “Remembering is Everything,” ArtPractical.com
     “Social Fabric: Seven artists turn fabric into a tactile discussion of culture, commerce and war,” CoolHunting.com
     “Framing Devices,” San Francisco Bay Guardian
     “Four Distinctive Gallery Exhibitions Open This Week,” 7x7.com
2012 Americana, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
     “Bean Gilsdorf: Help Desk,” Glance Magazine
     “HELP!” Art21 Magazine
2011 “The Last Charge: Bean Gilsdorf at Mission Comics and Art,” KQED.org
2009 “Donal Mosher at Disjecta and Bean Gilsdorf at Linfield College,” The Oregonian
     “Cool Quilts for a Warm Day: Bean Gilsdorf at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art,” eReview.org
     “From Portland to Huehuetenango,” Kansas City Pitch
2008 “Bean Gilsdorf: Critiquing Cultural Icons,” Surface Design Journal
     Textiles Now, Laurence King Publishers, London
2007 “Intimate Apparel,” Fiberarts Magazine
     “FR8: The Uncontained,” Whitehot Magazine
     “Bean Gilsdorf & Dan Gilsdorf at Angel’s Gate,” The Aesthetic
     “Interview with Bean Gilsdorf,” ANP Quarterly

Residencies: 
2018 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles
     Spaces Art Writer in Residence, Cleveland
2014 Little Paper Planes Residency, San Francisco
     Cannonball Visiting Artist Residency, Miami
2013 Sou’wester Artist Residency, Sou'wester Lodge, Seaview
2012 Thematic Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff
     Artist in Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley
2011 Graduate Fellowship Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito

Performances: 
2015 Protected Area, Banff Centre, Banff
2012 Aesthetic Palm Reading, Art in General, New York
     Hand Massage Palm Reading, IcTus Gallery, San Francisco
     Give Me Your Hand and Experimental Comedy, Banff Centre, Banff
     Art Scan Fair Meditation, ArtPadSF Art Fair, San Francisco
2010 A Sea of Troubles, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

Selected Recent Lectures:
2017 Visiting Artist Lecture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara
     Visiting Artist Lecture, Mills College, Oakland
2015 “Lateral Appropriation and the Obligations of Artist-Peers,” CopyCamp/Fundacja Nowoczesna Polska, Warsaw
2014 Visiting Artist Lecture, Cannonball, Miami
     Visiting Artist Lecture, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland
2013 Visiting Artist Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
2012 Visiting Artist Lecture, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary
     Visiting Artist Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
2011 Craft Forward Symposium Pecha Kucha, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
     Panel discussion of Paper Quilt exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley
2010 Visiting Artist Lecture, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
2008 Visiting Artist Lecture, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland

Curatorial Projects: 
2014 Disruption, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2013 Remembering is Everything (with A. Will Brown), Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco
2012 Pool Projects, ArtPadSF Art Fair, San Francisco