Blair Saxon-Hill

BLAIR SAXON-HILL

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Blair Saxon-Hill, As If Without Us We Could Be We, 2018, Nino Mier Gallery, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, As If Without Us We Could Be We, 2018, Nino Mier Gallery, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, As If Without Us We Could Be We, 2018, Nino Mier Gallery, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, As If Without Us We Could Be We, 2018, Nino Mier Gallery, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, As If Without Us We Could Be We, 2018, Nino Mier Gallery, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, As If Without Us We Could Be We, 2018, Nino Mier Gallery, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, As If Without Us We Could Be We, 2018, Nino Mier Gallery, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, As If Without Us We Could Be We, 2018, Nino Mier Gallery, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, As If Without Us We Could Be We, 2018, Nino Mier Gallery, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, Diagnostic, 2017, Artist Curated Projects, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, Diagnostic, 2017, Artist Curated Projects, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, Diagnostic, 2017, Artist Curated Projects, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, to no ending except ourselves, 2016, JOAN, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, to no ending except ourselves, 2016, JOAN, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, to no ending except ourselves, 2016, JOAN,  Los Angeles, CA, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, No Edge to Nature, 2015, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR, Installation view.
Blair Saxon-Hill, No Edge to Nature, 2015, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR, Installation view.

Lives and works in Portland, OR

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2018
As If Without Us We Could Be We, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017
LAID ME OUT, Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
Diagnostic, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2016
to no ending except ourselves, JOAN, Los Angeles, CA

2015
No Edge to Nature, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR

2014
From the Beginning (Yet Further On), Littman Gallery, Portland, OR
Confounding Medium, North View Gallery, Portland, OR

2011
Tonal Sequence, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR

2008
Beyond the Way Station, Lunar Boy Gallery, Astoria, OR

2002
Evocation of the Empathetic Response Through a Material Linguistic,
Feldenheimer Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2018
Pussy, King of the Pirates, Maccarone, Los Angeles, CA

2017
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25, Hallie Ford Museuem of Art, Salem, OR
Concrete Island, VENUS Over Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Contemporary Selections: Crow’s Shadow, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Arts & Craft, Portland, OR
Sister City Brother Project: Portland, 500m Museum, Sapporo, Japan
Outside the Museum, Portland Museum of Modern Art and Portland Institute for Contemporary
Art (PICA) presented at PICA’s Time Based Arts Festival, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR
Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
Hallie Ford Foundation 2016 Fellows Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
Plus One, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Oregon Arts Commission 2016 Fellows, State of Oregon Governor’s Office, Salem, OR
Good Neighbor, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

2015
Stilleven: Contemporary Still Life, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR
The World Is Not The Earth, Adams & Ollman Gallery, Portland, OR
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR
Dirty Peach, LA Art Book Fair, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, CA

2014
Exhibit: Growth [Public artwork], Director Park, Portland, OR
New Art 2.0, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Portland Fine Print Fair, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Portland2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR (curated by Amanda Hunt)
Portland2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR (curated by Amanda Hunt)
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR

2013
Subject, Answer, Countersubject, Disjecta Center for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR (curated by Summer Guthery)
LA Art Book Fair, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Interior Margins, The Lumber Room, Portland, OR (curated by Stephanie Snyder)
Group Exhibition, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR

2011
Blair Saxon-Hill and Emily Bixler, Union Pine, Portland, OR

2010
Morph/Shift: perspectives on non-objective, abstract, experimental painting,
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR (curated by Mack McFarland)
SUMMER SHOW 2010, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR

2009
PICA TBA Festival: Washington High School Cases, Portland, OR

2008
Pay Attention, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland, OR

2007
PDX Panels, Portland Art Center, Portland, OR

2005
18 Independent Artists, Portland Art Center, Portland, OR

2004
Word of Mouth, Mike Rollins Gallery, New York, NY

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2017
Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission
Career Opportunity Grant, Ford Family Foundation

2016
Individual Fellowship, Hallie Ford Family Foundation
Individual Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission

2013
Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission
Career Opportunity Grant, Ford Family Foundation
Golden Spot Award, Ford Family Foundation

2010
Professional Development Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council

ARTIST PUBLICATIONS

2019
Condition Report, Sobers Cove (Forthcoming)

2015
Dirty Peach, Colpa Press, San Francisco, CA

2014
Folder Level, Publication Studio, Portland, OR
The Riso Book, Colpa Press, San Francisco, CA
Publication Studio Portland Biennial, Publication Studio, Portland, OR

2012
Summer Sigs ’12 Anthology, Container Corp., Portland, OR
Impossible Document, Artist book

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018
Saxon-Hill, Blair. Interview, In Process Journal, Portland, OR.
Saxon-Hill, Blair. “Thirteen Paintings and Some Beddrawings,” released for publication on a limited edition bedshirt for Hayley Barker’s exhibition at nBozo Mag in Los Angeles, CA. February 2018.

2017
Whiteford, Meg. “Critic’s Pick,” ArtForum Magazine, January 2017.
Zellen, Jody. “Gallery Rounds, JOAN: Blair Saxon-Hill.” Artillery, January 11, 2017.
Wagley, Catherine. “5 Art Shows to See in L.A. This Week,” LA Weekly, December 14, 2016.

2016
Pinter, Antonia, ed. Women’s Autobiographical Artists’ Books: Volume II. Publication Studio.
Wang, Amy. “Five Oregon Artists Honored for Furthering Contemporary Art,” Oregonian, June 6, 2016.
Speer, Richard. “2015 Top Tens: Portland,” VisualArtSource.com, January 2016.

2015
Poole, Sabina. “Blair Saxon-Hill: Fit To Be Tied,” Oregon Arts Watch, October 5, 2015.
Wagle, Kate, ed. Curator and Critic Tours: Connective Conversations Inside Oregon Art 2011-2014. Eugene: University of Oregon, 2015.
Disjecta Art Center, CIR 13/14 [An exhibition catalog], 2015.
Snyder, Stephanie. “Critic’s Pick,” ArtForum Magazine, May 2015.
Speer, Richard. “Editorial: Recommendations Blair Saxon-Hill,” VisualArtSource.com, May 2015.
Kim, Hye-Mi. “Portland: The Creative & Artistic Life?” pgs: 20-27 [Feature on Blair Saxon-Hill] Cosmopolitan Magazine Korea. January 7, 2015.

2014
Nishiyama, Isao. “Blair Saxon-Hill,” [Cover story of bilinguial Japanese magazine] pgs. 82-97
Knock: The Studio Journal, Issue 3, 2014.
Disjecta Art Center, Portland2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art [catalog], 2014.
Griffin, Jonathan. “Portland2014,” Frieze Magazine, June/July 2014.
Lechner, Jenna. “Portland2014, Your Guide to the Portland Biennial,” Portland Mercury, March 23, 2014.
Motley, John. “Portland 2014, the third Disjecta biennial, captures the breadth and quality of area’s art scene: review,” Oregonian, March 11, 2014.
Motley, John, “Portland2014,” Oregonian, March 2014.
Speer, Richard, “Portland2014,” Willamette Week, March 5, 2014.

2013
John, Jeff. “Blair Saxon-Hill talk at PSU,” Portland Art.NET, November 21, 2013.
Speer, Richard, “Subject, Answer, Countersubject,” Willamette Week, Oct. 29, 2013.
Radon, Lisa, “Less is More”, Oregon ArtsWatch, January 28, 2012.

2012
Scott, Aaron. “Interior Margins at the Lumber Room,” The Portland Monthly, January 26, 2012.

2011
Stangel, Matt, “2011 in Art,” Portland Mercury, December 29, 2011.
Motley, John, “Interior Margins, Featuring Regional Women Artists Working in Abstraction,” Oregonian, November 30, 2011.
Radon, Lisa, “This is Real: Interior Margins at the Lumber Room,” Oregon ArtsWatch, December 17, 2011.
Glendening, Daniel J, “Interior Margins,” Justice League PDX, December 14, 2011.
Radon, Lisa, “Blair Saxon-Hill, Tonal Sequence at Fourteen30,” Ultra, April 29, 2011.

2009
Radon, Lisa, “Portland Arts, TBA Opening Night,” Culturephile September 4, 2009.
Urell, Dinah, “Portland Comes to Astoria and Astoria Comes to Portland: An Artist Exchange,” Hip Fish Monthly, July 2009.

2008
Ryan, Valerie, “Portland Collage Artist to Come to Astoria,” The Coast Weekender,
November 6, 2008.
Newman, Carol, KMUN and KTCB Radio, Interview, November 7, 2008

CURATION

2016
Generative Networks: Ephemera from the Vancouver Art Scene of the ’60s and ’70s, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. (co-curated with John Brodie)

2013
Former Futures: Chronicling Contemporary Art from the ’60s to Glitch, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR (co-curated with John Brodie)

2012
Deluxe Edition Print Portfolio, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Specific Turn: Monograph Bookwerks Selects Uncommon Books on Art and Craft, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR (co-curated with John Brodie)

2008
Astoria Comes to Portland, 12 x 16 Gallery, Portland, OR (co-curated with John Brodie)
Portland Comes to Astoria, popup space, Astoria, OR (co-curated with John Brodie)

2001
Reed Arts Week, Reed College, Portland, OR

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“Critic’s Pick: Blair Saxon-Hill”
ARTFORUM
By Meg Whiteford
2016
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“Critic’s Pick: Blair Saxon-Hill”
ARTFORUM
By Stephanie Snyder
May 2015
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“Portland: The Creative & Artistic Life?”
Cosmopolitan Magazine Korea
By Hye-Mi Kim
January 2015
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“Portland 2014” 
Frieze
By Jonathan Griffin
June/July 2014
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“Blair Saxon-Hill”
Knock: The Studio Journal, Issue 3, 2014
By Isao Nishiyama
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“Interior Margins At the Lumber Room” 
The Portland Monthly
By Aaron Scott
January 2012
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“What’s it Like to Date Jean-Michel Basquiat? We Asked Paige Powell”
Opening Ceremony
By Shannan Elinor Smith
January 2014
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