Tess kavanagh / bio / resume

tess kavanagh


M. Architecture, University of California, Berkeley. June 1996
B.S. Environmental Design, University of California, Davis. June 1992

Sculpture thru Welding, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA 2001-2003
Beg/Int Sculpture. Laney College, Oakland, CA 2006
Life Drawing, Laney College, Oakland, CA 2006-2007
Painting, Merritt College, Oakland, CA 2006 thru 2010


2010 Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
“Untitled #1” oil on paper, 50” x 38”

2010 Student Show, Merritt College Painting Class
“Gentilly Road” Oil on Canvas, 84” X 60”

2009 Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
“Untitled #1” oil on paper, 58” x 42”

2008 Swords to Ploughshares, San Francisco, CA
“Sleeping Soldiers” oil on paper, 72” x 42”

2008 Human Remains Art Show, Float Gallery, Oakland, CA
“Iraq Series #3” oil on paper, 38” x 50”

2007-2008 Berkeley Art Center Member Show, Berkeley, CA
“Soldier #2” 24” x 36” oil on canvas

2006-2009 Show of Merritt Student Art Show, Oakland, CA

2001 Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
“Mask #1” scrap metal assemblage, 8”x 12”


HOOD CUSHIONS, City of Emeryville Art on the Avenue, Emeryville, CA
In order to soften, and humanize hard edged spaces of the streets and sidewalks of Emeryville we installed groupings of brightly-colored and whimsically shaped forms attached to the fences surrounding the Emery High campus. These shapes were an organic neon tapestry that provides visual and physical texture to the adjacent streetscape. In collaboration with artist Lucy Snow. July 2005 to Feb 2006

SHIMMER, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
Using 3D collage of lights, reflective material and moving translucent color elements,
supported on an infrastructure of wood framing, we created a visually intriguing and animated universe of light, shadow, color, translucence, and texture.
In collaboration with artist Lucy Snow. January 2005 to March 2005

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