Bio

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ATELIERBETRIEBE: An art-working studio. A factory of non-commodity manufacture. An ethic of both work and art.

I practice art in the way a tinkerer, or a philosopher-alchemist, approaches his workshop: all avenues are considered, objects and drawings continually evolve, and, most importantly, there is constant motion, fingers are always fiddling, marks are always being made. For me, art is a verb.

I am an inveterate magpie: images, histories, phrases, shiny bits, trash, old papers, hair trimmings, rusty things, bones, and dust all find their way into my studio to be considered, mulled about, chewed upon, and channeled into new work.

As a result, my work is manifold: I make paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, miniatures, and assemblages. I slip tiny paintings into matchboxes and draw on bones. All pathways of making are fair game.

Atelierbetriebe A-S is the aegis under which my work is produced: it is the house, and the philosophy, of my work.

BIO

A. W. Sommers is a Brooklyn-based art-worker. A self-taught artist, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a concentration in Early Modern England.

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ABBREVIATED CV

SOLO SHOWS & FEATURES

2016

“What Passing Bells” — solo — January 23, 2016 // Last Rites Gallery, N.Y., NY

September //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

2014

Duo with Jeremy Hush — October 30, 2014 //Antler PDX, Portland, OR

2013

“Coalesce” (Three-person solo) – March 1 – April 19, 2013 //Gallery 309, Philadelphia, PA

“Shrouds and Sinew” (Three-person solo) –June 2013 //Antler PDX, Portland, OR

2012

“Potter’s Field” – January 7, 2012 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

2010

“Schlaraffenland” – May 7, 2010 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

2009

“A Brief History” – May 2009 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

2008

“Waterways” (“Fresh Faces” Wall Solo) – August 2008 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

2007

“Beasts of Burden” – June 8, 2007 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

 

GROUP SHOWS

2015

“Pow Wow Hawaii ” Booth – January 2015 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

“Prisma” Group Show — February 7, 2015 //Spoke Arts, San Francisco, CA

“The Zealot’s Elixir” – February 7, 2015 // Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Illustrated Death” – March 13, 2015 //Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“Memento Mori” – March 13, 2015 //Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY

“One Page” – March 27, 2015 //Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA

“LAX/DTW” – June 6, 2015 //Thinkspace Gallery in Detroit, MI

“Tiny Trifecta” – June 6, 2015 //Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY

“Invisible Collage” – July 11, 2015 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

“Rising” – August 21, 2015 //Thinkspace Gallery in Berlin, DE

“Ars Necronomicon” – August 3 //Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

“LAX/LHR” – September 3, 2015 //Thinkspace Gallery at Stolen Space, London, EN

“Lexicon Infernali” – September 3, 2015 //Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“Realms of the Unreal” – September 12, 2015 //Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“The Happening III” Curated by Allison Sommers – September 19, 2015 //Cloud City, Brooklyn, NY

“Tell Them Stories” – October 8, 2015 //Mark Miller Gallery, NY, NY

“13th Hour” – October 10, 2015 //Last Rites Gallery, NY, NY

“Exxpectations” –October 29, 2015 //Cornell Museum of Art, Delray, FL

“Reverence And Reverie” – November 6, 2014 //The Lodge Gallery, NY, NY

“Paintguide” – November 27, 2015 //The Unit London London, EN

“Don’t Wake Daddy” – December 5, 2015 //Feinkunst Krueger, Hamburg, DE

“Wanderlust” – December 12, 2015 //Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2014

LA Art Show Booth – January 15 – 19, 2013 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

“Miniature Worlds” – January 24, 2014 //A Ship In The Woods Gallery, Del Mar, CA

Prisma Annual Show – February 15, 2014 //WWA Gallery, L.A., CA

“Last Rites” – March 8 – April 12, 2014 //Last Rites Gallery, N.Y., NY

“The Elusive Key”  – March 15 – April 12, 2014 //Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Scope New York Booth – March 6 – 9, 2014 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

Antler/Hellion Gallery Swap – March 2014 //Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR

“LAX/TXL” – Thinkspace Invades Berlin – May 2 – June 8, 2014 //Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, DE

“Desiderata” – May 10, 2014 //Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“Vagaries” – June 2014 //Stranger Factory, Albuquerque, NM

“Tiny Trifecta” – June 2014 //Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY

“Justice” – August 2, 2014 //Succulent Studios, Brooklyn, NY

“The Happening II” Curated by Allison Sommers – August 2014 //Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“You Will Miss Me When I’m Gone” – September 5, 2014 //Myplasticheart, NY, NY

“Madness” – OCtober 10, 2014 //The Lodge Gallery, NY, NY

“In Missa Interfectionis” – October 18, 2014 //Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“LAX/SFO” – Thinkspace Invades San Francisco –October 31, 2014 //Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

“Small Wonders” – November 7, 2014 //Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA

“Don’t Wake Daddy” – November 29, 2014 //Feinkunst Krueger, Hamburg, DE

Scope Miami Booth – December 2, 2014 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

Aqua Art Booth – December 2, 2014 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

 

2013

“Message In A Bottle” – January 19, 2013 //Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN

“The Animal In Me” – February 15, 2013 //Subtext Gallery, San Diego, CA

Scope New York Booth – March 6, 2013 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

“Metamorphosis” – April 27, 2013 //Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“Vanguard” – May 4, 2013 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

“LAX/PHL” – Thinkspace Invades Philadelphia – May 10, 2013 //Gallery 309, Philadelphia, PA

Group Show curated by Julie West – May 11, 2013 //Dragatomi Gallery, Sacramento, CA

“Zombies!” – May 25, 2013 //Last Rites Gallery, NY, NY

Bushwick Open Studios – May 31 – June 2, 2013 //Ain’t No Basel, Brooklyn, NY

“The Happening” Curated by Allison Sommers – August 24, 2013 //Skylight Gallery, NY, NY

“Peripeteia II” – September 5 – October, 2013 //Skylight Gallery, NY, NY

“Bewitching III” – October 11, 2013 //Stranger Factory, Albuquerque, NM

“Beyond Eden” – October 12 – 13, 2013 //Thinkspace Gallery at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, L.A., CA

“Monsters Among Us” – October 26 – November 2013 //Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“Horrorwood” – November 16, 2013 //WWA Gallery, L.A., CA

Scope Miami Booth – December //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

“Message in a Bottle” at Scope Miami – December //Art Nerd, NY, NY

“Small Wonders” – December 6 – 22, 2013 //Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Holiday Ornament Show – December 14 – 21, 2013 //Thinkspace Gallery, L.A., CA

“Brooklyn Biennial” – December 13, 2013 – January 31, 2014 //Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY

 

2012

“Gallery 1988 Meets Adult Swim” – January 13, 2012 //Gallery 1988, Melrose, CA

“G40 Art Summit” – April 6, 2012 //Richmond, VA

“Synergy” – Thinkspace-curated show – May 3, 2012 //Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

“Linearity” – June 9, 2012 //Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA

“Wasted!” – June 9, 2012 //WWA Gallery, L.A., CA

“First Friday Art Murmur” – July 7, 2012 //Zerofriends, Oakland, CA

“Crazy 4 Cult NY” – August 2012 // Gallery 1988 pop-up, NY, NY

“Blood” – August 2012 //WWA Gallery, L.A., CA

“Signs of the Apocalypse” – August 3, 2012 //Myplasticheart, NY, NY

“Wicked Games” – August 11 – September 8, 2012 //C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

“Pigment Deficient” – September 8, 2012 //Jinxed Philly, Philadelphia, PA

“Milk” – November 4, 2012 //Fine Grime, UK

“Moleskine” – December 2012 //Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA

“Don’t Wake Daddy” – December, 2012 //Feinkunst Krueger, Hamburg, DE

 

 

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