Oliver Hawk Holden

b. Portland, ME

Oliver Hawk Holden currently lives and works in the Bay Area. Holden’s practice intertwines video, sculpture, painting and printmaking to explore the anxieties and vulnerabilities of day to day life with humor. He is fascinated by comedy’s crude ability to address failure, always waiting for the inevitable truth to be exposed. Within his simplified forms and texts, he creates a space for the viewer to insert their personal experiences into his visual narratives; simply trying to talk to people about people.

Oliver Hawk Holden is originally from Portland, ME, he is a recent graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. His work is in numerous private collections and he has exhibited at Gallery y2k (San Francisco, CA); Noroof Gallery (San Francisco, CA); and Residence/SF (San Francisco, CA). He has guest curated for Adobe Books Backroom Gallery (San Francisco, CA) and Good Mother Gallery (Oakland, CA).

Solo Exhibitions
2016
Only the Habit, Residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
2015
A Private Conversation, Tri-tip and Rice Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017
Young Collectors Club, R/SF projects, San Francisco, CA
2016
Water Pumps, Gallery y2k, San Francisco, CA
SFAI Senior Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Tough People, Darioush Inc, San Francisco, CA
404 Not Found, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
800 Chestnut St. Courtyard, guest curated by Brett Reichman, San Francisco, CA
ONE YEAR, Noroof Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Modest Press, Forthrite Printing, Oakland, CA
Selected Works, Alley Cat, guest curated by Miah Jeffra, San Francisco, CA
2015
CAPACITY, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA
800 Chestnut St. Courtyard, guest curated by Frances McCormack, San Francisco, CA
2014
Painting Show, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA
Slice and Dice, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013
100 Senators, Decline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Group Show, Cell Space, San Francisco, CA

Education
2016, Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA