serena caffrey

b. Anacortes, Washington
Lives and works in Los Angeles (Tovangaar)

education

2016
BA in Studio Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Thesis work multi-media installation and durational performance entitled The Anxiety of Being Wrong (advised by Beka Goedde)

2014
Kyoto Seika University (study abroad), Kyoto Japan

2012
Liceo Artistico Boccioni, Milan, Italy (sponsored by Rotary Youth Exchange)

exhibitions & performances

2021
Fund for Visual Learning, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
The New Social Environment #293, The Brooklyn Rail (digital event)
Come Forth, Fireplace409, New York, NY

2020
The New Social Environment #201, The Brooklyn Rail (digital event)
Yield / Push / Roll, Thyleme Arts hosted by The Mortuary LA, Los Angeles, CA

2019
Every Woman Biennial, Bendix Building, Los Angeles, CA
Tidal Body (Little Death), The Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (hosted by Los Angeles Performance Practice)
Tidal Body, Corona del Mar, CA
All That Rises, The Mortuary LA, Los Angeles, CA
Sitting, Facing, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

2018
Almost West, Almost East, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Newborn, ArtFarm Nebraska, Marquette, NE
Until it is Empty, ArtFarm Nebraska, Marquette, NE
Walking East, Walking West, ArtFarm Nebraska, Marquette, NE (with Hugh Hopkins)
Leaving Prince Street, Prince Street Pop-up, Red Hook, NY
FOUR-D Issue Two: The Church Troy, The Church Troy, Troy, NY (in collaboration with Hugh Hopkins)

2017
Nasty Women HV, Instar Lodge, Germantown, NY
All That Rises, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY (in conjunction with Hidden Currencies

2016
The Anxiety of Being Wrong, Bard College Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY

2015
Tech Show, Milton Avery Graduate School of Fine Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Kami Suki, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan (advised by Sarah Brayer)
Moderation Show, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
wade weight wait, Olana, Hudson, NY (with collaborator Susie Yugler)
carpe diem: everything you’ve been meaning to do and more, Bard College Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY
No Exit, Bard College Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY (with performers Talia Eshel, Violet Vendam, and Greta Grisez)

2014
Tip Top (solo exhibition), Social Kitchen, Kyoto, Japan

2012
I Figli di Jona, Museo Pecci, Milan, Italy

performance appearances

2019
Balloon Piece, Cody Putman, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Composition for Stones, Lucie Vítková, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Hull, divinebrick, SoundPedro, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Palm Presence, Cody Putman, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Façade of Time; Roxanne Steinberg, Oguri, and Carmine Escobar; Venice, CA

2018
Fantasque, Fisher Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Redwing Blackbird Theatre at South Bronx Culture Trail Festival, Bronx, NY
Redwing Blackbird Theatre at VCBC Correctional Facility, Bronx, NY

honors

2021
Spring Programming Committee Member, Pieter Performance Space

2019
Finalist, Death Valley AiR, National Parks Arts Foundation
Finalist, Chaco Culture National Historical Park AiR, National Parks Arts Foundation

2016
John Bard Scholars Prize, Bard College
Elizabeth Murray and Sol Lewitt Studio Arts Award, Bard College
Selected by Studio Arts faculty as panelist to interview guest lecturer Anne Pasternak, Bard College

2015
Milton and Sally Avery Scholarship, Bard College

2012
Premio_Lab Boccioni, Museo Pecci
Excellence and Equal Cost Scholarship, Bard College (2012-2016)

2011
State Youth Art Show, Arkansas Studies Institute

2010
NW Arkansas Regional Art Competition – 1st Place

publications

2021
Contributor (poetry, drawing), Translation assistant, zine garden 庭 vol. 4, Ed. Yuko Weiner.

2020
Emergency INDEX: An Annual Document of Performance Practice, Vol. 9, December 2020.
Contributor (poetry), Translation assistant, zine garden 庭 vol. 3, Ed. Yuko Weiner, June 2020
Contributor (illustration), Book Layout, Recipes for Friends by Friends. Ed. Chloe Chappe, January 2020.

2019
Author, Book Layout, Erin Morrison, The Contemporary Art Digest: Issue 1, Los Angeles 2019
Contributor (poetry, drawing), Translation assistant, zine garden 庭 vol. 1, Ed. Yuko Weiner, May 2019

residencies

2018
ArtFarm, Marquette, NE

2015
The Olana Partnership, Hudson, NY

teaching

2017
Root, A fertility awareness class for adults. WiseBodies, Hudson NY. Co-led with Jan Burgevin.

related work experience

2018-present
Studio Manager at Sheldon Ceramics, Los Angeles

2019
Studio Assistant at Mark Grotjahn Studios, Los Angeles (laid off due to COVID-19)
Administrative Assistant, Writer, and Consultant at The Contemporary Art Digest, Los Angeles

2016-2018
Studio and Administrative Assistant to Judy Pfaff Studio, Tivoli, NY

2018
Production Assistant at Redwing Blackbird Theatre, Rosendale, NY

2017-2018
Educator at WiseBodies, Chatham, NY

2017
Studio (Printmaking) and Exhibition Assistant to Jonah Meyer, Kingston, NY

2014-2016
Printmaking Studio Technician for Milton Avery Graduate School of Fine Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2014
Intern at Pace Prints and Pace Paper, NYC

2012-2015
Printmaking Studio Technician for Bard College Studio Arts Department, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY