Auction Gallery 31-40

31. Carolyn Castaño
(three works available)

31a. Untitled (Hair Portrait #1)
Dimensions: 25” x 19”
Media: Watercolor


retail value: $1,200
minimum bid: $200
*swoop on it now: $1500


31b. Untitled (Hair Portrait #2)
Dimensions: 25” x 19”
Media: Watercolor


retail value: $1,200
minimum bid: $200
*swoop on it now: $1500


31c. Untitled (Hair Portrait #3)
25” x 19”


retail value: $1,200
minimum bid: $200
*swoop on it now: $1500


Carolyn Castaño is a Los Angeles-based artist, whose work explores notions of desire, consumerism and artifice, through works on paper, paintings and video. Her work has recently been featured in LA Now: Emerging Artists at Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, Liquid LosAngeles: Contemporary Watercolor Painting in Los Angeles at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and International Paper, at the Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Other exhibitions include; Semi-Precious, The Public Art Fund, New York, Honey-Traps at 38 Langham Street, London, U.K. and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Carolyn has had solo exhibitions at Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles and Lombard- Freid Fine Art, New York. She has a Masters in Fine Art from U.C.L.A and a Bachelor in Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute.


32. Jaime Cortez
Accordion O.G.
11” x 14”
Ink, watercolor and metallic ink on paper


retail value: $175
minimum bid: $70
*swoop on it now: $250

beardevil at hotmail dot com

Jaime Cortez is a San Francisco Bay Area artist and writer. Jaime’s fiction has been published in over a dozen short story anthologies. His visual art has been featured at the Berkeley Art Museum, the Oakland Museum and at many Bay Area art spaces. Jaime is currently working on a short story collection slated for publication in 2008 by Suspect Thoughts Press.


33. Renee Gertler
dark filter
Bass wood, expanding foam, paint, mirror,silicone



(*there are two photos of this piece to give a better sense of its dimensionality.)

retail value:350.00
minimum bid: $50.00
*swoop on it now: $400

reneegertler at yahoo dot com

Rene Gertler uses model making materials to craft replicas of natural disasters such as tornados, meteors and exploding stars. She received her MFA from CCA in Sculpture in May 2007 and has studied landscape architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.


34. Stephanie JT Russell
Glass Book / Pulse of the World
6-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ / frame 11 x 14″
hand-worked transparent photographic print


retail value: $500
minimum bid: $75
*swoop on it now: $600

slimrussell at gmail dot com

Stephanie JT Russell (”Slim”) has enjoyed over 30 years as a visual and performing artist, author, and educator in the private, nonprofit, and international sectors. She has exhibited and performed at world-class venues, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Everson Museum, Lincoln Center Plaza, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Ampex American Music Festival. Slim has been a guest lecturer at New York University, Eastern Mennonite University, and Lincoln Center’s youth arts program. In the Bay Area, she was Executive Director of Pro Arts Gallery, and was a founding member of the Spokes of a Hub Cultural Sustainability group. She is currently collaborating with San Francisco Electric Works on preparing editions of her series of monumental-scale hand-worked photographs, under the title Glass Book: Visitations From the Bardo.


35. Masako Miki
Untitled (flower tornados)
16” x 20”
Acrylic on wood panel


retail value: $700
minimum bid: $150
*swoop on it now: $800

masakomiki at comcast dot net

Masako Miki lives and works in Berkeley. She received her MFA from San Jose State University. Her work investigates the idea of synthesis, exploring a psychological landscape where a hybrid of foreign elements is possible. She has exhibited throughout the Bay Area, including Kearny Street Workshop in San Francisco, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Creative Art Center in Saratoga. Her work is also available at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery. She has taught and lectured at De Anza College, Santa Rosa Junior College, Evergreen Valley College, Ohlone College, City College of San Jose, San Jose State University, and University of California in Davis.


36. Julio Cesar Morales
Informal Economy Vender #7 (Churros)
16″ x 20″
Airbrush/oil pastel on photographic paper
with acrylic mount


retail value: $1200
minimum bid: $200 (minimum bid has been met as of 6/27)
*swoop on it now: $1400

mamborock at earthlink dot net

Julio Cesar Morales is an artist, educator and curator whose photography, interactive media, public art and video installations has been exhibited at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Fototeca de Havana in Cuba, Peres Projects in Los Angeles and the Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte Roma in Mexico City. Group shows include the San Juan Triennial in Puerto Rico, Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York City and Frankfurter Kunstverein in Germany. His work has also been shown in the 2006 Singapore Biennale and the 2007 Tenth Annual Istanbul Biennale.

37. Stephanie Syjuco
“Plowing,” from “The Village (Small Encampments)” series
18″ x 24″, framed
lightjet print (C-print), in edition of 5 with 1 artist proof


retail value: $800
minimum bid: $150 (minimum bid has been met as of 6/27)
*swoop on it now: $950


Stephanie Syjuco is a San Francisco visual artist whose recent work deals with black markets, counterfeiting, and cultural copies. Born in the Philippines in 1974, she received her MFA from Stanford University and BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She was recently included in the exhibition “Altered, Stitched & Gathered,” at PS1 and has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; SFMOMA, The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, among others. She runs the recycled clothing line Anti-Factory and currently teaches at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco.


38. Michael Hall
10”x 7”
gouache and pigment on paper


retail value: $ 300
minimum bid: $100
*Swoop on it now: $400

michael at michaelhallpaintings dot com

Michael Hall’s oil paintings and drawings on black paper are full of forms and objects that are filtered through the artist’s observations of global art practice and studies of mythology and history. From Edo period Japanese woodcuts to master paintings, Alchemical to Masonic manuscript illustration, the erotic to the scientific, Hall’s works conjure up a strong sense of history, which subtly suggests a way to learn about the present from the past, and perhaps caution us about the future. Hall received his BFA from California College of the Arts. He has shown at Southern Exposure in San Francisco; the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and at Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA, among others. Hall lives and works in Oakland, CA.


39. Joni Daher
Archival Inkjet Prints



retail value: $250
minimum bid: $50
*Swoop on it now: $300

Joni Daher is a moonlighting snapshooter who belongs to the (relatively) overeducated & underpaid social class. The work here is part of a snail-pace attempt to articulate the essential elements that form the personal conception of home.


40. Brett Cook-Dizney
Alfareria Doña Rosa en Oaxaca
8.5” x 11”unframed, 11″ x 14″ framed
Ink on Prepared Polyester


retail value: $750
minimum bid: $150
*swoop on it now: $900

bcdizney at earthlink dot net

Brett Cook-Dizney received a B.A. in art practice and a Minor in education from UC Berkeley in 1991. He has been showing his work at museums and galleries since then, concurrent to a practice manifested in public projects. These works have been executed in cities from California to Maine, internationally in Brazil, and Barbados. Some have been commissioned by museums or public agencies while others have been self-initiated interventions on abandoned spaces. Cook-Dizney has completed scores of these projects, often through an interactive and collaborative process. He has received a number of awards including residencies at Skowhegan School and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and he has been an active teacher and lecturer.