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   Algal Dreams: California Seaweed Stories, Heyday Books, Berkeley CA
2018   UCDA Magazine, Everything is an Experiment, 6-page interview with images, cover.
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.
Reviewed in The New York Times Science Times, The Wall Street Journal Review, SF Chronicle, Smithsonian, Audubon and Discover Magazine.
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
2013   Orion Magazine, May/June issue. Feature photography
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   O Magazine, photography illustration of Mary Oliver poem
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:

2018   Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Oceans Deep with Sharon Beals
2018   Seton Gallery at University of New Haven, CT
2018   Artisans Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
2017   K Gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Center, Alameda, CA, Happenstance with Ginny Parsons
2016   Hopkins Wharf Gallery, North Haven Maine, Josie Iselin's Ocean Treasure
2015   San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, SLO, CA An Ocean 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   Middlebury College, David Family Library, Middlebury, VT
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   SF Arts Commission Market Street Art in Transit Program, Re:invest in the City In collaboration with S. Cress and 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 (Selected):
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, 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
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
          Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA, The Next Generation
          SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA. Word and Image
1992   The Bus Shelter Gallery (at SFMOMA) SF CA, Little Women
           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, artist-in-residence

LECTURES (Selected)
2018
Ocean & Estuary Science Center/SFSU, Tiburon CA
North Eastern Algal Society, Broaden your impact, New Haven, CT
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
2016
Bigelow Labortatories for Ocean Science, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Phycological Society of America, national conference, Cleveland OH
2015
LitQuake panel speaker, Pleasanton Public Library, Pleasanton, CA
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, The Secret Life of Seaweed
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

ARTWORK IN THE COLLECTIONS OF:

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Acute Care and Trauma Center
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Mission Bay Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente, Pleasanton CA
Core Studios, Half Moon Bay, CA
Jennie Gray and Sam Bradley, Alameda, 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
Commission in progress for Gabrielle Strobel & Jens Exkstein (2018)

COMMISSIONED BOOKS FROM ARCHIVAL MATERIAL:

2017   Dear Old Bruce: A Correspondence, Edition One Books, Berkeley, CA. 9”x12” 285-page hardcover, limited edition.
2015   William Jay Iselin: A Life Discovered, Edition One Books, Berkeley, CA. 8”x8” 156-page hardcover, limited edition.

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. Commissioned book design and development, image licensing, fine art photography and product design studio
1994-2002   Public Art Project Management for Lewis deSoto, artist.
1999-2005   Alvarado Arts Committee/PTA president, Alvarado Elementary School, SFUSD, designed and implemented model arts program
1985-1991   Architectural Lighting Design. Staff designer.

IMAGES LICENSED BY:

High Liner Foods, Portsmouth New Hampshire- architectural installation
Cathy Busch, InTouch Integration Counseling, Marin, CA
Samudra Skin & Sea skin care