billy ocallaghan

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education

m.f.a., studio arts, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA (2012)

j.d., magna cum laude, UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA, USA (1995)

b.a., cum laude, political science & philosophy, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, USA (1991)


awards and fellowships

2011 Stillwell Scholarship (administered by SFSU, juried by Glen Helfand)

2010 Phelan, Murphy, & Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts (administered by SF Foundation)

2010 Christine Tamblyn Memorial Scholarship (administered by SFSU)


public collections (mostly special collection libraries)

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (studio pocket pocket pocket)

Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY (cascading pocket)

The Metropolitan Museum, NY, NY (pocket)

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (pocket)

Queens College Libraries, Queens, NY (studio)

New York Public Library, NY, NY (studio pocket)

New York Center for Book Arts, NY, NY (pocket pocket pocket pocket)

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (cascading pocket)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL (cascading)

Yale University, New Haven, CT (studio pocket)

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (studio cascading cascading cascading pocket pocket)

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (pocket)

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN (pocket)

University of Texas at San Antonio, TX (cascading cascading cascading pocket)

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (pocket)

UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (pocket)

Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA (pocket pocket pocket darinkleinsboxofbooksVII)

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA (cascading (collaboration with nif hodgson))


art book fairs (exhibitor)

TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR, Japan (2017, 2016)

LA ART BOOK FAIR, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, LA (2017, 2015, 2014, 2013)

NY ART BOOK FAIR, MoMA PS1, New York (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)

I NEVER READ, Basel, Switzerland (2013)

Small Art Book Fair and Zine Release Party, Root Division, San Francisco (2016)

SF Zine Fest, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (2011)

*zines also featured in curated Let’s Queer section of Fruit Independent Art Book Fair, Bologna, Italy (2019, 2018)

& collaborative projects with nif hodgson at CODEX Art Book Fair & Symposium, CA with Kala Gallery (2019, 2017)


selected bibliography

Kimberly Chun, “Root Division show seeks out ‘Queer Gods,’” San Francisco Chronicle (& SF Gate) (June 2016)

Robert McCamant, “A ‘fine’ pressman visits Printed Matter LA,” Fine Press Book Association blog (Feb. 2015)

Josephine Livingstone, “What to see at the LA Art Book Fair,” Dazed Digital (Jan. 2015)

Paddy Johnson & Corinna Kirsch, “Highlights from the New York Art Book Fair,” ArtFCity (Sept. 2014)

Nina Varilla, “Pieces of identity,” The Ithacan (March 2014)

Robert McCamant, “Notes from a Very Big ‘Book’ Fair,” Caxtonian (March 2014), pp.3-4

Amy Cancelmo, “Strange Bedfellows,” (Root Division catalog, 2013), intro & pp.28-29

Claire Sammons, “Owed to Plants [studio edition],” Journal of Artists’ Books, spring 2013 (JAB33), p.7

Claire Sammons, “Birds of America 2010 Supplement/Redacted,” Journal of Artists’ Books, spring 2013 (JAB33), p.7

Robin Cembalest, “In a Post-Audubon Era, Things Can Take a Nasty Tern,” artnews.com (2012)

Richard Mann, “A Probing of the Limits,” SFSU MFA Catalog (2012)


curatorial projects

ISO Queer Gods, Root Division, San Francisco (2016) (co-curated exhibition and small arts book fair with Amy Cancelmo as part of the National Queer Arts Festival, co-sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center)


selected group exhibitions

On View: New Works, Kala Gallery, Berkeley (2017) (collaborative work with nif hodgson)

14 Rapid: Transit and Transition, Root Division, San Francisco (2015) (curated by Amy Cancelmo)

Strange Bedfellows, Root Division, San Francisco (2013) (curated by Amy Cancelmo)

        [travelled to: Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA (2013); Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL (2014); Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (2014) & Miami Beach Urban Studios, Florida International University College of Architecture + the Arts, Miami, FL (2014)]

2012 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco (2012)

MFA NOW 2012, Root Division, San Francisco (juror Kevin Chen) (2012)

Student Scholarship Exhibition, Martin Wong Gallery (@ SFSU), San Francisco (2012)

Shadowshop, Stephanie Syjuco’s project at SFMoMA, San Francisco (2010-2011)

AT BAY II: Selections from 2010 Murphy, Cadogan & Phelan Awards, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, (@UCB) Berkeley (2011)

Nothing To Say Here, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco (2011)

New Generations Student Showcase, de Young Museum, San Francisco (2011)

Boom!, Southern Exposure, San Francisco (juror Astria Suparak) (2010)

Stillwell Student Art Show, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco (2010)

Best of the Bay Area – A Juried Exhibition of Student Photography, CSU-East Bay/Hayward (2010) (juror Deborah Klochko)

Roll Call, SF Camerawork, San Francisco (2010)

Taste 2010: Garden of Earthly Delights, Root Division, San Francisco (2010)

intro/duction, Martin Wong Gallery (@ SFSU), San Francisco (2010)

Bay Area Currents, Pro Arts, Oakland (juror Kevin Chen) (2009)

Ersatz Group Exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco (2009)

Grounded, Southern Exposure & Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco (juror Kristan Kennedy) (2007)

Post-post card 10, The Lab, San Francisco (2006)

Post-postcard 9, The Lab, San Francisco (2005)

Flaneur, Punch Gallery, San Francisco (curated by Andrew Schoultz) (2005)

Gimme Polaroid IV, New Langton Arts, San Francisco (2003)

Gimme Polaroid III, Build Gallery, San Francisco (2002)

Gimme Polaroid II, 440 Haight Street, San Francisco (2001)


art auctions/fundraisers for non-profit artspaces

Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)

The Lab, San Francisco (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Root Division, San Francisco (2010)

SF Camerawork, San Francisco (2009)

Southern Exposure, San Francisco (2008, 2009, 2014 (monster drawing rally))


selected self-publications (improper printing)

NO / ON (24)

  --2009 (studio edition of 75; with subeditions) (ongoing)

NO / ON (24/7)

  --2009 (studio edition of 75; with subeditions) (ongoing)

ode to SKY (Rigo23) / ode to GROUND (Rigo23)

--2009 (studio edition) (ongoing)

--2011 (pocket edition of 500)

local organic +-

--2009 (studio edition) (ongoing)

--2017 (pocket edition of 569)

birds of america redacted / 2010 supplement

  --2010 (studio edition of 200; with subeditions) (ongoing)

  --2011 (pocket edition of 500)

  --2011 (black and white pocket edition of 500; not released until 2016)

  --2011 web edition (http://www.billyverse.com/x/birds.html)

the gods sure are queer / perv (local, organic)

  --2010 (studio edition of 69) (ongoing)

  --2011 (pocket edition of 469)

  --2011 web edition (http://www.billyverse.com/x/queer_gods.htm)

owed to plants

  --2012 (varied studio edition of 69) (ongoing)

  --2012 (pocket edition of 690), 2012

  --2012 web edition (owedtoplants.org)

ick st / a demolition (collaboration with Craig Koozer)

  --2011 (studio edition) (ongoing)

  --2011 (pocket edition of 500)

rainbow (hue variations)

  --2013 (variably sized cascading accordion; studio edition of 69) (ongoing)

  --2013 (pocket edition of 1069) (with studio pocket folder)

rainbow drawing (hue variations)

  --2013 (variably sized cascading accordion; studio edition of 69) (ongoing)

and yet another gift from our Sun

  --2013 (fold-it-yourself cascading accordion; endless edition) (ongoing)

perv (local, organic) part 2

  --2013 (cascading accordion; studio edition of 69)

hairlines / stupid hair

  --2013 (studio edition of 69) (ongoing)

  --2015 (pocket edition of 769 (with studio stupid hair & pocket folder)) (ongoing)

staring at our Sun

  --2014 (suite of 9 cascading accordions (each studio edition of 23)) (ongoing)

  --2014 (pocket edition of 1069) (with studio pocket folder)

perv (monkey)

  --2014 (studio edition of 69) (ongoing)

staring at our Sun (transit of Venus)

  --2015 (cascading accordion; studio edition of 39; with subeditions) (ongoing)

Andromeda Galaxy (cascading accordion)

  --2015 (cascading accordion; studio edition of 69; with subeditions, including

  --2016 (glowie subedition (collaboration with nif hodgson))) (ongoing)

staring at our Sun (NASA Moon)

  --2015 (cascading accordion; studio edition of 39) (ongoing)

staring at our Sun (embossed Moon) (collaboration with nif hodgson)

  --2015 (cascading accordion; studio edition of 39) (ongoing)

staring at our Sun (twister)

  --2016 (variably sized cascading accordion; studio edition of 39) (ongoing)

lucky

  --2016 (offset edition of 1069)

  --2017 (cascading accordion; open edition)

staring at our Sun (transit of Mercury)

  --2017 (cascading accordion; studio edition of 39 with NASA Mercury subedition) (ongoing)

staring at our Sun (transit of Venus flyby)

  --2017 (cascading accordion; studio edition of 39 with NASA Venus subedition) (ongoing)

a million miles (EPIC 2015 photobomb)

  --2017 (cascading accordion; open edition)

a million miles (EPIC 2016 photobomb & twirl)

  --2017 (cascading accordion; open edition)

inverted rainbow (hue variations)

  --2017 (cascading accordion; open edition)

Fountain (collaboration with Mohsin Shafi)

  --2017 (studio edition of 69, with subeditions) (ongoing)

horizons (from collaborative project with nif hodgson)

  --2017 (cascading accordion; studio edition of 39) (ongoing)


selected publications as improper printing

explosion(s) by Hilary Pecis

  --2013 (cascading accordion; studio edition of 69) (ongoing)

queerer: the gods sure are queer volume two (collaboration with 16 artists & Amy Cancelmo)

  --2016 (offset edition of 1069)

  --2016 (studio edition of 23 (18 from the edition went to participants))

  --2016 (internet edition)

meeting Jackie by Craig Koozer

  --2017 (studio edition of 69)


working with other publishers

21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves vol. III

  --2010 (published by Darin Klein & Suzanne Wright 2010) (contributor)

Summer Pie

  --2011 (published by Evah Fan 2011) (contributor)

21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves #4

  --2012 (published by Darin Klein & Suzanne Wright 2012) (contributor)

perv (venice biennial)

  --2014 (studio edition of 150, part of Darin Klein’s Box of Books, Volume VII) (contributor)