Stef Halmos

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
Artwork
"The Squishes", installed in the artist's studio, 2016
"The Squishes", installed in the artist's studio, 2016
"The Squishes", installed for exhibition, 2016
Detail of "Squish #17", 2016
Detail of "Squish Tower", 2016
Stef
Halmos
Artist's Statement

My sculptural work exemplified in “The Squishes” is singular, unable to be reproduced, and imperfect. They are tied to one another. They roll away. They droop and spill. They get silly. The fuck off. The forms interaction forge an environment of precariously situated bodies. They are spilled guts, set out to debunk the hierarchies and values that pervade a male dominant art environment.

"The Squishes" act simultaneously as fleshy forms and radical reconsiderations of social observations having to do with gender and normalized images of “success”. My experience working in the studios of well-respected male artists inspires me to create that which is difinitively other than: no mammoth size, no seamlessness, and no end game of monumental material perfection.

Bio/Resume

EDUCATION
2012 MFA, California College of The Arts, San Francisco, CA,
2007 Resident, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2006 BFA, Miami University, Oxford, OH

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 (Forthcoming) Carte Blanche, Doldroms, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Gutsy, Engert & Eckford, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2013 See You Next Tuesday, The Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR
2012 ArtPad, Hungryman Gallery, The Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
ArtPad, R&R Projects, The Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
MFA Exhibition, The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA