Tyler stallings

CURATOR


Stallings has organized contemporary and historical art exhibitions since 1988. Since moving to Southern California in 1990, he received his MFA from CalArts, worked at the City of L.A. Cultural Affairs Dept., was Director of Programs at Huntington Beach Art Center, was chief curator at Laguna Art Museum, and is currently the Artistic Director at Culver Center of the Arts & Director at Sweeney Art Gallery, both at University of California, Riverside. Installation Views of Selected Exhibitions.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Titles are linked to organizational websites. Books and brochures that accompanied on the exhibition are represented on the Writer page. A complete listing of curatorial projects that include Performances and Film Screenings may be found in the C.V. on the Bio page.

2013
Different Particles & Indeterminate States: New Monumental Drawings by Amy Myers, UCR Culver Center of the Arts & Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, California 
Jackrabbit Homestead: Tracing the Small Tract Act in the Southern California Landscape, 1938-2008, a project by Kim Stringfellow, UCR Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, California 
Essential: Selections from the Permanent Collection Celebrates UCR Sweeney Art Gallery’s 50th Anniversary UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, California 
Area 51: A Sound Installation by Venzha Christ, UCR Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, California, co-curator
REPO the body of work: a dance performance & exhibition in conversation with choreographer Wendy Rogers & collaborators (including set designs by artist Robert Kushner), UCR Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, California
Free Enterprise—The Art of Citizen Space Exploration, UCR ARTSblock, co-curator*
 
2012  
Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna's Photographs of the Mexican Revolution, UCR California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA, co-curator*
Cynthia Minet’s Unsustainable Creatures: Sculptures of Plastic and Light, UCR Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA
Michael Shroads: Drag & Logged Sculptures + Noise Drawings, UCR Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA
Matters of Decay: Paintings by Constance Mallinson, UCR Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA
PASOS: New Video Installations by Marsia Alexander-Clarke, UCR California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Lewis deSoto and Erin Neff: Tahquitz, UCR Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA, co-curator
Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982, organized by Palm Springs Art Museum as part of the multi-institutional Getty Research Institute initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980, guest co-curator*
Post Pacific Standard Time: Three Artists in Los Angeles from the 1980s, (Artists represented are Jill Giegerich, Jim Isermann, and Erika Suderburg), UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
 
2011
Journeys to Recover Your Future: New Paintings by David Leapman, UCR Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA
The Great Picture: The World’s Largest Photographs & The Legacy Project, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery & Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA*
Margarita Cabrera: Pulso y Martillo (Pulse and Hammer), UCR Sweeney Art Gallery & Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA
 
2010  
Re:Cycle—Bike Culture in Southern California, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery & Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA
Mapping the Desert/Deserting the Map: An Interdisciplinary Response, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery and UC Institute for Research in the Arts, co-curator
 
2009              
Intelligent Design: Interspecies Art, co-curator, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, California
Your Donations Do Our Work: Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, California
Adia Millett, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, California
Kyungmi Shin, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, California
 
2008              
Absurd Recreation: Contemporary Art from China, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, California*
Truthiness: Photography as Sculpture, UCR/California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California*
100% Other: Artists and Psycho-Demographic Transitions, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica
The Signs Pile Up: Paintings by Pedro Álvarez, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery Riverside, California*
 
2007              
Gabriela León: Sunday Walk to the Zócalo, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery Riverside, California*
Victor Payan and Perry Vasquez: Delirium Fronterium, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery Riverside, California
Compass 2007: New Art from the MFA Programs of University of California, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery and UCR California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California, co-curator
Last Exit Empire: MFA Class of 2007, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery Riverside, California
 
2006
Pervasion: The Art of Gary Baseman and Tim Biskup, Laguna Art Museum
em/bedded: A multi-media installation by Alan Sondheim with Leslie Thornton, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California
California Art from the Permanent Collection, Part II, 1930s to 1959s, Laguna Art Museum, co-curator
 
2005              
California Art from the Permanent Collection, Part I, The Beginning, 1832-1925, Laguna Art Museum, co-curator
Conceptual Photography from the Collection, Laguna Art Museum
Paul Paiement: Hybrids 1.0-3.5*, Laguna Art Museum
Laguna’s Hidden Treasures: Art from Private Collections, Laguna Art Museum
 
2004              
American Gothic: Talent for the Dark Ages*, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, California, guest curator
The OsCene: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC, Laguna Art Museum
Jody Zellen: Other Places*, Laguna Art Museum
Ruben Ochoa and Marco Rios: Rigor Motors, and Ruben Ochoa’s Class: C Presents, Laguna Art Museum
Deborah Aschheim: Neural Architecture (a smart building is a nervous building)*, Laguna Art Museum
Funny Business: Humor in Art from the Permanent Collection, Laguna Art Museum, co-curator
Severe Negotiations: Carrie Paterson, Kim Russo, Eve Wood, The Office: An Art Space, Huntington Beach, California, guest curator
 
2003
Feat of Clay: Five Decades of Jerry Rothman, co-curator*, Laguna Art Museum
Some Fuzzy Logic: The Joan Simon Menkes Gift, Laguna Art Museum
Whiteness, A Wayward Construction*, Laguna Art Museum, traveled
Waking Dreams: The Art of Leonard Kaplan*, Laguna Art Museum
 
2002
Surf Culture—The Art History of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum, co-curator, traveled
The Frustrated Landscape, Chapman University, Guggenheim Art Gallery, Orange, California*
Odd Drawings, Cypress College Fine Arts Gallery, Cypress, California, guest curator
 
2001
Beefcake Plus: Photographs by Arthur Tress, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
Laurie Brown: Recent Terrains, Laguna Art Museum
Cyborg Manifesto, or The Joy of Artifice*, Laguna Art Museum
Stephen Hendee: Presence Control, Laguna Art Museum
One Minute of Your Time: A Brief History of Southern California Art from the Collection, 1835-2001, Laguna Art Museum, co-curator
 
2000
Struggle: The Art of Szukalski*, Laguna Art Museum, co-curator, traveled
Margaret Keane and Keaneabilia*, Laguna Art Museum
Sandow Birk’s “In Smog and Thunder: Historical Works from The Great War of Californias”*, Laguna Art Museum, traveled
Jerry Burchfield: Habitat*, Laguna Art Museum
L.A. Art in the Early 90s ¬ ReCharge: The Eileen and Peter Norton Gift, Laguna Art Museum
Concrete Lab, The Spurgeon Experience II, Santa Ana, California, guest curator
Concrete Lab, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California, guest curator
 
1999              
Inaudible Whispers: Suvan Geer, A Ten Year Survey, 1989-1999*, Huntington Beach Art Center
Elizabeth Olbert: Big Country, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California, guest curator*
 
1998
Rubén Ortiz Torres: Desmothernismo, A survey of work from 1990 to 1998*, Huntington Beach Art Center, traveled
Mike Rogers: El Caminoville*, Huntington Beach Art Center, traveled
Simon Leung: Surf Vietnam*, Huntington Beach Art Center
Robert Williams, New Work*, Huntington Beach Art Center, traveled
Outside and In Between: Simone Adels, Thomas LaDuke, and Morgan Arden Carver*, Huntington Beach Art Center
 
1997              
Kara Walker: African’t*, Huntington Beach Art Center
Are We Touched? Identities From Outer Space*, Huntington Beach Art Center
Should A Beatnik Drink A Martini? Richard Turner, A Ten Year Survey 1987-1997*, Huntington Beach Art Center
Shelter (Phase VII), An Installation/Performance by Rika Ohara*, Huntington Beach Art Center
 
1996              
Body Archaeology from “The Anatomy Lesson”: Joyce Cutler-Shaw*, Huntington Beach Art Center
Dead on the Wall: Grateful Dead and Deadhead Iconography *, Huntington Beach Art Center, co-curator
 
1995              
Grind: The Graphics and Culture of Skateboarding, Huntington Beach Art Center, co-curator
Fuzzy: Construction of Identity Within the Law*, Huntington Beach Art Center
How to Start Your Own Country with artist-in-residence Daniel Martinez*, Huntington Beach Art Center
 
1993  
Honey Cakes for Cerberus with Hobgoblins at the Feast, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, Venice, California
 
1992              
Skinned Eyes/Skin Dyes, The Bridge Gallery, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept, Los Angeles                             
From Hell to Breakfast, Foundation for Art Resources, FAR Bazaar, Los Angeles, guest curator
 
1990
Rated Rx: Pathological Conditions, New Visions Gallery, Atlanta, guest co-curator
One Another, North Arts Center in collaboration with Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta