Marjorie Vecchio – Curated Exhibition details, catalogues available upon request


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1999 – 2005 Independently Curated Exhibitions


The Grotesqueness of Desire

Co-curated between Clodagh Kenny and Vecchio. Included Barbara DeGenevieve, Martina Galvin, Joan Goldin, Michelle Handelman, Richard Koenig, Susan MacWilliam, Alice Maher, Patricia McKenna, Michael Merrill, Gary Nakamoto, Ellen Shershow, Dan Shipsides, Martin Wedge, and Grace Weir. Catalogue included essays by Tim Griffin and Mary Murphy. Performance by Jennifer Trowbridge. Installed at InsideART Gallery, Chicago IL. April 2 – May 1, 1999


tracking (in search of objects)

Exhibition included Joan Goldin, Pam Hastings, Mary Pinto, Gary Nakamoto, Tina Schneider, Ellen Shershow, Hiroshi Tachibana, Mary Tobin and Grace Weir. Catalogue essay by Ann Lauterbach. Installed at Artemisia Gallery, Chicago IL. April 6 – April 29, 2000


Arranged Marriage: Outer Space(s)

Group exhibition of invited collaborators from different fields in art, architecture, fashion design, performance, etc. Commissioned by the Contemporary Arts Council, Chicago Illinois. Participants included Jennifer Riley and Taylor Davis, Ayana Evans and Chi-Jang Yin, Joan Goldin and Robert Kalka, Anjelika Krishna and Mahendra Sambandon, Laura Nash and Joel Felix, Eleanor Wallace and Jim Trainor, Kristine Thompson and Shawn Decker, Joe Walker and Pat Walker, Jason Gozy and Trevor Paglen, Hiroshi Tachibana and Trevor Stafford, and Edyta Stepien and Chuck Przybyl. Catalogue designed by Edyta Stepien and Chuck Przybyl, essay by Vecchio. Installed at River East Plaza, Chicago IL. April 26 – May 18, 2002


Politic of a Moment 

Exhibition included Lucy Mueller, Larry Lee, Sarah Wild and Jeffrey Grauel, brochure with essay by Vecchio. Installed at Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL. January 9 – February 13, 2005

Baker’s Dozen

Exhibition included members of the WAC critique group: Fawn Krieger, Keiko Narahashi, Leslie Cornell, Elizabeth Castagna, Nicole Parcher, Andrea Ellison, Karen Revis, Karen Schifano, Mary Ucci, Tina Vurgaropulou, Mary Tyson, Alicia Wargo, Donna Ruff. Ceres Gallery, NY, NY. 2005


2006-07 Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery Season, University of Nevada, Reno


Hilary Harkness

Visiting artist and lecture, Oct. 24 – 27, 2006


The 1st Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media

Juried by Joseph DeLappe, Dan Ruby and Marjorie Vecchio. Conference included numerous participants, while exhibition included Jolanta Lapiak, So Jung Kwon, Pam Kray, Melissa Grey &Robert Kirkbride, and Si Jae Byun. Poster design by Ellen Drewes. Nov. 9 – Dec. 15, 2006


New Films and Filmmaker Residency. SILVIA: Margo Pelletier and Lisa Thomas, for their documentary on political prisoner Silvia Baraldini. Feb. 22 screening at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno. Introduction by Howard Rosenberg, with post-screening panel moderated by Paul Mitchell, with Geralda Miller, Joseba Zulaika, Emma Sepulveda, and Scott Maryott. Poster design by Ellen Drewes. Feb. 20 - 28, 2007


2007-08 Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery Season, University of Nevada, Reno


Orion’s Belt: Technology, Health and Mythology

Group exhibition between Sabrina Raaf, Virgil Wong, Joy Garnett, Deborah Aschheim & Lisa Mezzacappa, Project Moonshine, Brian Knep, Sonya Clark, Lenore Malen & the New Society for Universal Harmony, and Dr. Merrill Garnett & Bill Jones. Keynote performance lecture by Alluequere Rosanne “Sandy” Stone. Invitation designed by Anthony Alston. Aug. 20  – Sept. 21, 2007


Whole Fragment

Group exhibition of Polly Apfelbaum, Chakaia Booker, Nina Bovasso, Jennilie Brewster, Arturo Herrera, Fawn Krieger and Losang Samten. Catalogue designed by Michael Eric Scott, essays by Kirk Robertson, Ann Lauterbach, poetry by Joel Felix and Tim Griffin. Title inspired by essay by Lauterbach, who gave a poetry reading during residency. Panel moderated by Brett Van Hoesen. Oct. 1 – Nov. 2, 2007


Walker & Walker

Solo exhibition by identical twin brothers Joe Walker and Pat Walker. Catalogue designed by David Walker included new essays by William L. Fox, Claire Daigle and Vecchio. Feb. 25 - April. 4, 2008


2008-09 Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery Season, University of Nevada, Reno



Two-person exhibition between Siebren Versteeg and Eunjung Hwang. Aug 25 – Sept. 26, 2008


Eco-Sophia: The Artist of Life

Group exhibition. German philosopher Wolfgang Schirmacher wrote an essay of the same name, Eco-Sophia, in 1989. Exhibition included the following artists and collaborative pairs: Allora & Calzadilla, Ann Hamilton, Kahn & Selesnick, Lynn Richardson, Andrea Polli, and Paul Stout. Catalogue designed by Omar Pierce, essay by Thomas Zummer, Schirmacher and Vecchio. Panel moderated by Stacey Wittek. Oct. 2 – Nov. 7, 2008


Susan Murrell: …arising from natural inclination

Solo exhibition. Brochure included, designed by Anthony Alston. Nov. 17 – Dec. 17, 2008


I Like Winners: Sport and Selfhood

Survey exhibition included Tad Beck, Mara Bodis-Wollner, Marie Watt, Judy Linn, Rob Carter, Chris Carnel, Jonathan VanDyke, Benjamin Coonley, Charles Fairbanks, Arthur Gibbons, Young Jang, James Jaxxa, David King, Jennifer Locke, Jeffrey James Mohr, Project Moonshine, William Lamson, Caitlin Parker, Matthew Slaats, Lucas Michael, Adam Taye, Carlin Wing, Jim Finn and Lisa Young. Catalogue designed by Ellen Drewes, essay by Jesse Aron Green and Vecchio. Jan. 19- Feb. 13, 2009


Perform Perform Perform

Collaborative exhibition between Allison Lacher and Victoria Calabro. Brochure included. Feb. 23 – March 22, 2009


2009 – 2010 Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery Season, University of Nevada, Reno


Planes of Consistency: Dean Burton, Thom Heileson and Tamara Sconce

Catalogue designed by Thom Heileson, essay by Vecchio, August 24 – Sept 25, 2009


Stephen Eakin

Solo exhibition. Catalogue designed by Chelsea Otakan, Oct 5 – Nov 6, 2009


Project.2: Reno International New Media Festival

Nov 12 - Dec 16, 2009


Iraqi Memorial: Winning Proposals from

Panel moderator for Joseph DeLappe, Bernadette Buckley, Ann Keniston, David Simpson, Feb. 15 – March 12, 2010


2010 - 2011 Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery Season, University of Nevada, Reno


Autolust: Solo installation by Craig Smyres

Catalogue designed by Chelsea Otakan, essay by Vecchio, July 1 – 30, 2010


Scatter and Heap: Lauren DiCioccio and Paho Mann

Two-person exhibition. Brochure included designed by Megan Stanphill, Aug 23 – Sept. 24, 2010


Every Distance is Not Near

Three-person between Debra Baxter, Dawn Cerny and Jenny Heishman, Catalogue designed by Gretchen Bennett. Essay by Vecchio, Oct 4 – Nov. 5, 2010


Margo Pelletier and Lisa Thomas: Short-term Filmmakers Residency Part Two

Poster designed by Christine Karkow, November 8-14, 2010


Ryan Pierce: Fear of Dogs and Water

Solo exhibition, catalogue designed by Daniela Molnaressay by Ryan Pierce, Nov 15 – Dec 15, 2010