Giselle Kappus

415-331-5039 fax 415-332-2635

 

EDUCATION

1967 Art Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa

1970 Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

1972-1995 College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Seeking graceful clarity of line, I search for the abstract sculptural form within the malleable material I shape.  My work is a meditation and an exploration, as well as a manipulation.  I probe for the most elegant simplicity, transforming the material manually into the organic and curvilinear forms that I love - my visual poems.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

       2003 Fairfield Visual Arts Annual Exhibition, Fairfield, CA, 1st prize 3-D

2003 Artisans Gallery, 2nd National Exhibition, Mill Valley, CA

2003 Sight and Insight Art Center, Mill Valley, CA

2003 600 Townsend, Pacific Rim Sculptors, San Francisco, CA

2002 Artisans Gallery, 1st National Exhibition, Mill Valley, CA

2002 Herbst International Exhibition Hall, Intersections,  Presidio of San Francisco           
       2002 American Academy AACAP, San Francisco Convention, 1st Place

2002 Sight and Insight Art Center, The Rhythm of Change, Mill Valley, CA

2001 College of Marin Alumni Exhibition, Kentfield, CA

2001 Gallery Route One, Juried Exhibition, Point Reyes Station, CA

2001 Napa College Fine Arts Gallery, Bay Area Art IV, Napa, CA

2001 Berkeley Art Center, Annual Members Show, Berkeley, CA

2001 Pro Arts, Annual Juried Exhibition, Oakland, CA

2000 Artisans Gallery, Monuments, Mill Valley, CA

2000 Route One Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Point Reyes Station, CA

2000 Marin Society of Artists, Open Sculpture, Ross, CA, First Prize

2000 Lucas Art-Tech Gallery, Solo Show, San Rafael, CA

2000 600 Townsend, Fiber Dimensions, San Francisco, CA

2000 600 Townsend, 6th Annual Pacific Rim Sculptors Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

1999 College of Marin Gallery, Fiber Dimensions, Kentfield, CA

1999 Falkirk Cultural Center, Annual Juried Exhibition, San Rafael, CA

1999 Museum of Art and History, Fine Arts Competition Exhibition, Redding, CA

1999 Arts Council of San Mateo, Bay Area Competition, Belmont, CA

1999  Bolinas Museum, Fiber Art, Bolinas, CA

1999 Marin County Fair, 54th Annual Fine Arts/Craft Exhibition, San Rafael,CA

1999 Olive Hyde Gallery, 30th Annual Textile Exhibit, Fremont, CA

1998 Museum of Art and History, Fine Arts Competition Exhibition,  Redding, CA
       
       1998 Fairfield Visual Arts Annual Exhibition, Fairfield, CA, cash award

1998 Crocker Museum of Art, Crocker-Kingsley Biennal, Sacramento, CA

1998 Marin County Fair, 53rd Annual Exhibition, San Rafael, CA, Best in Show, 3-D

1998 Marin Community Foundation, Fiber Sculpture, Larkspur, CA

1998 Marin Civic Center Gallery, Experimental Media, San Rafael, CA

1997/95  Town Center, Marin Arts Council Annual Exhibition, Corte Madera, CA

1997 Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA

1997 Olive Hyde Gallery, 29th Annual Textile Exhibit”, Fremont, CA, 2nd Prize

1997 Finley Community Center,  Santa Rosa, CA

1997 Downtown Art Center, San Rafael, CA

1997 The Dragon Centre, Our Future Vision, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken, Japan

1996/94  Fiber Dimensions Exhibition, Corte Madera, CA

1995 Artisans Gallery, Fibrations, Mill Valley, CA

1991  Marin Jewish Community Center, 1st Annual Art Show, San Rafael, CA

1989 Artisans Gallery Summer Show, Mill Valley, CA

1988 American Psychiatric Association Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, 1st Place

1984 Marin Society of Artists, Fiber/Fire Exhibition, Ross, CA

1984  Cultural interchange Museo de Arte Moderna, Solo Show, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil

1983  Ross Valley Camera Club, Annual Competition , Marin Co., CA, 1st  Prize

1982  N. California Council of Camera Clubs, Travel Photo Award, S.F, CA

1978  Mill Valley Arts Guild, Fiber and Clay Exhibition, Mill Valley, CA

1977 The Art School, Women Artists Exhibition, Tiburon, CA

1970 Galleria Cantu, Textile and Painting Exhibition, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Solo Show

 

PUBLICATIONS

2002 Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 8, 2002, p. B1, by Nancy Redwine

      2002 August 14, KUSF, Santa Cruz, interview with Peter Troxell

2001 Artweek, Transforming Trash, June, 2001, pp.14-15, by Sandy Thompson

2001 The Echo Times, December 10, 2001, p.5, by Leslie Chappelle

2001 Twin City Times, December 4, 2001, p.7, by Leslie Chappelle

2001 Marin Independent Journal, April 12, 2001, pps. D1-2by Beth Ashley

2000 Redding Museum of Art and History, catalogue

2000 Artweek, Pacific Rim Sculptors, December, 2000, pps. 18-19, by Carl Heyward

      
1984 June 27, Ross Valley Reporter p. B9, by Carol Benet

       1984 September 5, p.2 by Helen Rivers

       1976 May 16, KRON, interview with Terry Lowry

 

AFFILIATIONS

Marin Arts Council

American Crafts Council

Fiber Dimensions

Friends of Fiber Art International

Surface Design Association

Edge

Pacific Rim Sculptors

       International Sculpture Center