JOSIE ISELIN

622 29th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131

e-mail: josieiselin@lovingblind.com
website: www.josieiselin.com
(415) 824-7482

EDUCATION

1994   MFA San Francisco State University
1984   BA Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude, Visual and Environmental Studies

PUBLICATIONS

2019  California Seaweed Stories, Heyday Books, Berkeley CA
2017  Dear Old Bruce: A Correspondence, book commission from historical archive, Edition One Books, Berkeley, CA. 9”x12” hardcover, limited edition.
2015  William Jay Iselin: A Life Discovered, Edition One Books, Berkeley, CA. 8”x8” hardcover, limited edition.
2015   Bay Nature Magazine, The Fine Art of Seaweed
2014   An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed, 144 page, 7” x 7” hardcover. Written, photographed and designed by J. Iselin.
2014   Maine Boats Homes & Harbors, The Hidden Life of Seaweed: how a Rockland factory helped create the processed foods we know and love today. P. 44-48
2014   Sea Glass Hearts Wall Calendar, 12” x 12”
2013   Orion Magazine, May/June issue. Feature photography
2013   Sea Glass Hearts Wall Calendar, 12” x 12”
2012   Sea Glass Hearts, Abrams, New York, NY. 96 page, 6” x6” hardcover
2011    Island Journal, Rockland ME, 9-page folio: Zen and the Art of Beachcombing
2010   Beach: A Book of Treasure, Chronicle Books, San Francisco CA. 144 page, 7” x 11” hardcover. Written, photographed and designed by J. Iselin.
2008   Heart Stones, Abrams, New York, NY. 96 page, 6” x6” hardcover.
2007   Seashells, Abrams, New York, NY. 144 page, 7” x7” hardcover. Photography and design by J. Iselin, text by Sandy Carlson
2006   Leaves & Pods, Abrams, New York, NY. 144 page, 7” x7” hardcover. Photography and design by J. Iselin, text by Mary Ellen Hannibal
2006   Beach Stones, Abrams, New York, NY. 144 page, 7” x7” hardcover. Photography and design by J. Iselin, text by Margaret Carruthers
2004   Loving Blind/Seeing Red, artists book, Trillium Press, Brisbane, CA

ART RESUME

Solo Exhibitions:

2017   K Gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Center, Alameda, CA, Happenstance with Ginny Parsons
2016   Hopkins Wharf Gallery, North Haven, ME
2015   San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, SLO, CA An Oean Garden
2014  The Bay Model, Visitor’s Center, Sausalito, CA Intertidal Heroes
2014   Sotheby’s TeedHaze showroom, Union Steet, SF CA
2014   William Tell Coleman Library, Monterey Institute of International Studies
2014   Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA. The Secret Life of Seaweed
2014   San Francisco State Alumni Hall: An Ocean Garden
2013   Bolinas Museum, Bolinas CA, The Secret Life of Seaweed
2012   Cavallo Point Fine Art Gallery, Sausalito CA. Love Song for the Beach
2011   Motiv, Santa Cruz, CA. Kelp! and other Delights with Chela Zabin
2011   Archipelago Fine Art Gallery, Rockland ME, Rock, Paper Scanner
2008   ArtHaus, San Francisco, CA. Josie Iselin
2004   ModernPast Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 50 Stones
1996   San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Exploration: City Site
The Sky is Falling, collaborative installation with K. Weinstein
1995   Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, Little Women, collaborative installation with S. Cress and K. Weinstein
1993   The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, Let's Find Out About Tools, collaborative installation with S. Cress and K. Weinstein

Group Exhibitions (partial):
2017   ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle, WA, What Would Betsy Ross Do?
2017   Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, Living Oceans
2016   Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
2016   Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA, One + One
2015   Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, Botanica
2014   Gary Frances Fine Art, Alameda, CA. As it Happened
2012   Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA. Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art
2002   SF Camerawork, Auction, San Francisco
2000   WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, Ill. Cleaning House
1999   Sanchez Art Center Gallery, Pacifica, CA, Home/Work
1998   Sanchez Art Center Gallery, Pacifica, CA 10
1995   Paul Mesaros Gallery, Morgantown, VA
1995   SF Camerawork, San Francisco, The Urban Show
          SF Art Commission Market Street Art in Transit Program,
              Re:invest in the City In collaboration with S. Cress and K. Weinstein
1994   San Francisco Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
               In Out Of The Cold, inaugural exhibition, catalog
           Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA Science Fair
          Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA, The Next Generation
          SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA. Word and Image
1994   The Bus Shelter Gallery (at SFMOMA) SF CA
           Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA. Add Noise: Digital Art & Photography

ARTIST/AUTHOR Residencies, Grants, Awards
2018   Furthermore, grants in publishing (forthcoming)
2017   Tiffany Award, granted by the Phycological Society of America to An Ocean Garden
2017   SF Art Commission, Individual Artists Commission, Literary Commission
2016   Bigelow Laboratories for Ocean Science, Boothbay Harbor, ME

LECTURES (partial)
2017
UC Santa Cruz, Art & Science Conference, Santa Cruz, CA
Phycological Society of America, national conference, Monterey, CA
Drexel University, Philadelphia Museum of Natural History
Herring Gut Community Center, Damarscotta, Maine

2016
Bigelow Labortatories for Ocean Science, Boothbay Harbor, ME
California Native Plant Society, Yerba Buena Chapter
New London Maritime Museum, New London CN
Phycological Society of America, national conference, Cleveland OH

2015
California Native Plant Society, East Bay and Santa Cruz Chapters
Washington High School, Marine Biology, San Francisco
Keynote Speaker, Bay Nature Magazine Annual Awards Dinner: ‘Intertidal Heroes’
Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, with Susan Middelton
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
Cal Poly University, Robert E. Kennedy Library: Art, Science and the Natural World

2014
Monterey Bay Aquarium, presentation for aquarists and other employees
Monterey Institute of International Studies, visiting artist lecture
Middlebury College, Environmental Studies colloquium
San Francisco State University, MFA visiting artist lecture
Book Passages/California Academy of Sciences, author book event
Seaweed Festival, presentation to industry entrepreneurs, Portland Maine
WNYC TV, Science&U, interview with Donna Hanover, broadcast throughout the NY area
Morbid Anatomy, Brooklyn NY, illustrated lecture and book signing
Roger William University, Bristol Rhode Island
Baltimore Book Festival

2013
American River College, College Hour lecture
Bedford Gallery Art Guild, Walnut Creek, CA
Beachcomber’s FunFair, Ocean Shores, WA
International Beachcombing Conference, DE
Village Books, Bellingham WA, Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo, WA

2012
Book Shop West Portal, San Francisco, CA

2011
Art and Science in the Schools Conference, California Academy of Science, San Francisco CA

2010
California Academy of Science, San Francisco CA
Book Shop West Portal, San Francisco, CA

2008
California Academy of Science, San Francisco CA

2007
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn NY
Waterman’s Community Art Center, North Haven, ME

2006
San Francisco Center for the Book

1995
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA Taught semester-long interdisciplinary graduate seminar titled In the City, Exploring the Ruins.

OTHER

2010-present   Rocky Shore Naturalist Program, with The California Academy of Science. Docent for Duxbury Reef, Marin.
2004-present   Sole Proprietor, Loving Blind Productions. Book Design and Development, Fine Art Photography and Design Studio
1994-2002   Public Art Project Management for Lewis deSoto, artist.
1999-2002   PTA President, Alvarado Elementary School, SFUSD
2003-2005   Alvarado Arts Committee, co-chair. Created model arts program
1985-1991   Architectural Lighting Design. Staff designer.

Artwork in the collections of:

(2015)
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, Children’s Hospital and Women’s hospital
San Francisco General Acute Care and Trauma Center, Opening November 2015
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Mission Bay Medical Center, opening 2016
Nebo Lodge, North Haven Maine
Core Studios, Half Moon Bay, CA
Cynthia Chen, Berkeley CA
Maureen Kennedy, Washington DC
John Macomber, North Haven, ME
Steve Appelbaum, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vera Gates, Founding Partner, Arterra Landscape Architecture
Susan Evans & Richard Kelly, Hong Kong
John Caner, Berkeley CA
David Wilson, North Haven, ME

Images Licensed by:

High Liner Foods, Portsmouth New Hampshire- architectural installation
Cathy Busch, InTouch Integration Counseling, Marin, CA