About Geoff Mitchell

Geoff Mitchell Printmaking

Los Angeles based artist Geoff Mitchell utilizes a wide variety of artistic media and techniques – painting, printmaking, photo-transfer, collage, film and video installation – to create images which transcend the meaning of their individual components, and describe and define a larger experience.

“Mitchell’s montage method concerns itself…with the accretion of meaning – not just the build up of information, but the generation of new, amplified and modulated sensation. Mitchell’s heraldic compositions gain their strength and tension not from the drama inherent in their elements, but from the new drama that emerges from their juxtaposition,” writes Peter Frank, curator at the Riverside Museum in Los Angeles and prominent art critic.

Mitchell works exclusively on wood panel, a format which allows him to compose exquisitely smooth and luminous surfaces. Each composition is meticulously and carefully crafted in order to ignite the viewer's imagination, while bearing witness to Mitchell's mastery of his artistic techniques.

Geoff Mitchell has exhibited widely throughout the United States since 1996, and was featured in the Bill Lowe Gallery Atlanta’s group exhibition held in March 2007. He has participated in numerous film festivals, and is the recipient of several art awards, including the ATC Curator’s Choice Award in Chiago.

Geoff Mitchell Painting

BORN
1974 in Gulfport, MS

EDUCATION
1999 M.F.A., Visual Studies, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
1997 International Workshop in Painting, Stavanger, Norway
1996 B.F.A., Painting, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
1996 International Workshop in Painting, Graz, Austria

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2008 Los Angeles Artcore, Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2007 On Dead Highways, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA
2005 “Faith”, Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, Houston, TX
-- “yellow sister, blue sister”, Schopf Gallery on Lake, Chicago, IL
2000 “Clara Bow: Hollywood’s ‘It’ Girl”, Flatland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1999 “New Paintings”, Concourse Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
-- Exhibition of Paintings, Acadia Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 "Journey Into Art", LA ArtCore 22nd Annual Award Benefit, Omni Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
-- Annual Faculty Exhibition, Brentwood Art Center, Santa Monica, CA
2009 "Cross Currents", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Arts/Ueno Park, Japan
-- "Cross Currents", Union Center for the Arts, LA ArtCore, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Summer Group Show, Bill Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
-- 19th Anniversary Exhibition, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- "Extra-Virgin", Flux Space, Philadelphia, PA
2007 Palos Verdes Art Center (Norris Gallery), Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
2007 The Brat Pack, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2006 “Revealed,” The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Beyond Photography, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
Chase Mitchell Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
Tarfest, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
2005 100 Works / 100 Artists, Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
-- Casket Factory 05, with Art Star of Houston, curated by Teresa O’Conner, Dallas Coffin Co, Dallas, TX
-- Regional Faculty Exhibition, Governor’s State University, University Park, IL
2004 Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL
-- “Shift”, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
-- Gallery Artists Prints, Cannonball Fine Art, San Anselmo, CA
-- “Visual Circumscribe”, Schopf Gallery on Lake, Chicago, IL
2003 “Quad State Exhibition”, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
-- “A Compact Exhibition”, Union Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
-- “The Chicago Solutions Show”, Juror Ed Paschke, Gallery on Lake – Judith Racht, Chicago, IL
-- “Warehouse Exhibition” MCA Warehouse, Chicago, IL
-- Salon Space Exhibition, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2002 “Three Chicago Artists”, Gallery on Lake – Judith Racht, Chicago, IL
-- ATC Curator’s Choice Exhibition, Thirteenth Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 “Image+Memory”, T Designshop Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
-- ATC Curator’s Choice Exhibition, ATC Space, Chicago, IL
1999 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
-- “Vice – The Seven Deadly Sins”, St. Paul College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
-- “Dumb and Evil”, Calhoun Square Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
-- “Visual Language 99”, Calhoun Square Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1998 “Graduate Mixer”, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1997 International Exhibition of Painting, Stavanger, Norway
1996 B.F.A. Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
-- “Art Against Aids”, Hotel Nikko, Chicago, IL
-- Exhibition of Paintings, Foyer Space, Graz, Austria

COLLECTIONS
2003 Columbia College, Chicago, IL
1999 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
-- Robert Booker, Director, Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN
1995 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

FILM FESTIVALS
2006 Ninth Annual East Lansing Film Festival, Lansing, MI
2005 Eighth Annual East Lansing Film Festival, Lansing, MI
-- New Light Digital Cinema Film Festival, Chicago, IL

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2005 Best of Festival, New Light Digital Cinema Film Festival, Chicago, IL
2004 Community Arts Assistance Grant, Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois Arts Council
2003 Community Arts Assistance Grant, Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois Arts Council
2002 ATC Curator’s Choice Award, Chicago, IL
2001 ATC Curator’s Choice Award, Chicago, IL
1999 Honorable Mention, “Visual Language 99”, Calhoun Square Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1996 Student Enrichment Grant, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
-- Study Abroad Grant, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
-- Presidential Scholar in the Department of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
-- Devries Award, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
-- Art Star Award for Painting, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
-- Angie Gayman Carmer Art Scholarship, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

COMMISSIONS
2010 Paintings used as set dressings in NBC television series “The Outlaw”
2006 Paintings used as set dressings/props in the CBS television series “The Ghost Whisperer” (Episode: The Last Execution)
2004 Paintings used in the sets of the “The Ice Harvest”, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Harvest Films
2001 President’s Office, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
 

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