claire brees
upcoming:
"Collect!" at Berkeley Art Center...silent auction and VIP reception October 25

Fort Mason Faculty Art Exhibition opens November 19

"85 Years, 85 Artists" at Menlo College opens March 26
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claire brees lives and works in san francisco, california. she teaches art and design at city college of san francisco, and is currently the exhibitions coordinator for 33 gough street and conlan hall display cases.
BA, san francisco state university
MFA, california college of the arts
Selected Exhibitions
2014
85 Years, 85 Artists
Menlo College
Annual Artists Sale
SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Collect!
Berkeley Art Center
Fort Mason Faculty Exhibition
Fort Mason Art Center
Faculty Exhibition
CCSF
2013
Alternative Process, curated by claire brees
CCSF Art Gallery
Array
Berkeley Art Center
Fort Mason Faculty Exhibition
Fort Mason Art Center
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Center for Fine Arts Photography
2012 Wonder
Berkeley Art Center
Faculty Art Exhibition
Fort Mason Art Center
Laying Down the Mark
Olive Hyde Gallery
Annual Artists Sale
SFMoma Artists Gallery
2011
Drawing Connections
Siena Art Institute
SNAP
Bedford Center
Chain Letter
Shoshana Wayne Gallery
Visual Aid Big Deal
SOMarts
Faculty Show and Auction
CCSF
2010
Annual Artists Show
SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Faculty Show
CCSF
Faculty Show
Diablo Valley College
2009
Big Deal
Visual Aid
SomArts
Faculty Exhibition
Diablo Valley College
Annual Artists Show
SFMOMA Artists Gallery
2008
The 8-1/2 x 11 Project
Lisa Coscino Gallery
8-1/2 x 11 show
Arts & Literature Laboratory
2007
Just Charcoal
SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery
The Most Curatorial Biennale
Apex Art
Faculty Exhibition
CCSF, Fort Mason
2006
Annual Artist’s Show
SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery
2005
Flatfiles Group Show
Pierogi, New York
Faculty Exhibition
Diablo Valley College
Annual Artist’s Show
SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery
2004
Contemporary Perspectives
Museum of Contemporary Art
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
2003
Mining the Ordinary
Olive Hyde Art Gallery
First One
University of San Francisco
Add/Drop/Add
California College of Arts & Crafts
Image and Inspiration
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
2002
Add/Drop/Add
California College of Arts & Crafts
2001
Up Close
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
2000
On Canvas
Bolinas Museum
Paule Anglim, curator
International Drawing Exchange
Yunnan, China
Spit & Image
Eddie Rhodes Gallery
San Pablo, CA
Dots: An Installation of Painting and Sculpture
Shephard/Pollack Gallery
San Francisco
1999
New Work: Claire Brees and Susan Kiefer
Nexus Gallery
Grand Opening Celebration Exhibition
California College of Arts and Crafts
1994
Eye of the Needle
Sixth Congress Gallery
Tucson, Arizona
13 Ways of Looking
Pima County Arts Commission
Recent Works on Paper
Rotunda Gallery,
University of Arizona

Publications
Tri-City Voice, Sept 11, 2012 "Laying Down the Mark"
ZYZZYVA, Winter 2007

Collections (Corporate)
Christopher Carroll Designs
Conde Nast Corporation
Debra Ciblinch Designs
Design Within Reach
Renault Corporation, Curitiba, Brasil
Zazou Paris

Professional Experience
2011 - Present
City College of San Francisco (Full Time)
Lecturer, Painting and Design
Exhibitions Coordinator, 33 Gough Street and Conlan Hall

2006 - 2011
City College of San Francisco (Adjunct)
San Francisco, CA
Lecturer, Painting, Design (Art Dept)
Lecturer, Design (Interdisciplinary Studies)

2001 - 2011
Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA
Lecturer, Drawing/Painting

2002 - 2004
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Lecturer, Drawing

2000 - 2008
California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC)
Lecturer, Basic Drawing
Lecturer, Painting
Instructor, Extended Education
Instructor, Pre-College Painting Program
Instructor, YASP

Guest Lecturer and Symposiums
Abstract Painting Symposium, University of California at Davis
Visiting Artist Lecture, Trinity College
Guest Juror, San Francisco Women’s Artists Gallery
Visiting Artist Lecture, Napa Valley College
Graduate Painting Seminar/Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California at Davis
Drawing as a Major Mode of Expression, CCA

Education
BA, San Francisco State University
MFA, California College of the Arts