Claude Collins-Stracensky

The Birds Like the Stars, Claude Collins-Stracensky, 2012
Glass, water and pine needle birds nest
Photo credit: David Kerlogot
Exhibition location: along main trail
Claude Collins-Stracensky was born in Lakewood, Ohio in 1975 and lives in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2003 and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1997. His solo projects include the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Galleria Nicoletta Rusconi in Milan, Kantor/Feuer Gallery in Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). In 2003, he had a two-person show at Anna Helwing Gallery in Los Angeles, and has been included in group exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art; LACMA; Cherry & Martin; and Sister Gallery in Los Angeles; Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; and Taxter & Spengemann, New York, among others. Reviews and articles written on the work include Art Forum, Frieze Magazine, Flash Art, among others. Working under the Collective Field he coordinated Spatial Expanse, The Oneness and The Suchness, a performative event at The Hammer Museum in 2009. He has also participated in a number of group performances, including 88 BoaDrum with the Boredoms at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Into The Vacuum at the Hammer Museum with Jim Shaw.