Shirin Towfiq
Lives and works in Oceanside, CA

 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

      BA in Practice of Art, Berkeley CA, 2016

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

SOFT & SENSITIVE

    The Hill Street Country Club, LinkSoul, Oceanside, CA, 2017

EXHIBITIONS

EMBODY REORIENTING THE IMAGINARIES

       SomArts, San Francisco, CA, 2019

ALL TOGETHER NOW

SFSU Art gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2018

BUILDING COMMUNITY

       San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2018

GENERATION

      Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 2018

UNIT F VOLUME 1

      Unit F, Oceanside, CA, 2018

SUBJECT SENSITIVE

     Space 1520, Hollywood, CA, 2017

WHO ARE THEY?

    Casa Corval Gallery, Van Nuys, CA, 2016

THESIS SHOW

    Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, 2016

36 ARTISTS IN 3 ROOMS

   Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, 2016

PICK YOUR POISON    

    Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, 2016

IT TAKES AN ARTIST: A SHOW ABOUT MENTORSHIP

    Gallery D, Barrio Logan, 2016

GRIZZLY BAY FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL

    Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley, 2015

WHEN THINGS FALL APART

    Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, 2015

REAL TALK

    Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, 2015

SKINTERIOR JUST BEIGE

    Headquarters Gallery, 2015

JUNCTION

    Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, 2015

FOLDS

    Project Space 1, UC Berkeley, 2015

CASES

    Kroeber Cases, UC Berkeley, 2015

ARCHITECTURE OF TIME SCREENING

    Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, 2015

ARCHITECTURE OF TIME SCREENING

    Kroeber Hall TV Display, 2015

TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

    Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, 2015

HIPSTER FASCISM

    The Fridge Gallery, Washington D.C., 2015

PALINOIA

    Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College 2014

RECOLLECTIONS

    Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College 2014

CONSIDERING BOUNDARIES

Blue Gate Gallery, MiraCosta College 2014

OCEANSIDE MUSEUM OF ART JAMES IRVINE FOUNDATION GRANT SERIES, WINTER IN WONDERLAND

    El Camino Real 2013

THE HILL STREET COUNTRY CLUB ARTIST COLLECTIVE

    El Camino Real 2013

PRINTMAKING

    Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College 2013

SOUND AND MOTION

    MiraCosta College 2013

VARIATIONS

    Blue Gate Gallery, MiraCosta College 2013

NO FILTER
    San Diego Asian Film Festival 2013    

HOTEL OF CURIOSITIES

    Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College, 2012

CURATED

THIS IS NOT AN ELEVATOR

    Kroeber Hall Elevator, UC Berkeley, 2014

AWARDS

CURATOR'S CHOICE

  25 and Under, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2017

PRACTICE OF ART DEPARTMENTAL CITATION

   UC Berkeley, 2016

EISNER HONORABLE MENTION

    UC Berkeley, 2016

HONORS STUDIO

    UC Berkeley, 2015-2016

TALKS

ARTIST TALK

Global Perspectives in Contemporary Art, UC Berkeley, 2018

ARTIST TALK

    MiraCosta College, 2017

SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART: CHANGE FOR THE COMMUNITY

    Association of Bahai Studies, 2017

URBAN OUTFITTERS PANEL: Subject Sensitive

     Space 15 Twenty, 2017

SOFT & SENSITIVE

     The Hill Street Country Club, 2017

PROCESS TO ART

     MiraCosta College, 2017

PRACTICE OF ART STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

    UC Berkeley, 2016

OPEN ENGAGEMENT: Power, Mimicry, and the Institutional ‘Frame’: Is there a way to think outside the institution while being embedded within it?

    Oakland Museum, 2016

COLLEGE TO UNIVERSITY

    MiraCosta College, 2016

WORKSHOPS

ABOUT: FACE — A COMMUNITY QUILT

Hearst Anthropology Museum, Berkeley, 2018

RESIST STITCH

Normal Girl Collective, Oceanside, 2018

RESIST STITCH

Space 1520, Urban Outfitters, 2017

SO SEW CO

Oceanside/Vista, CA, 2016-2018

RESIST STITCH

San Diego Art Institute, 2017

HOW TO PERSIAN TAAROF

UC Berkeley, 2014

TEACHING

THE JUNIOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

    Vista, CA, 2017

THE AJA PROJECT

    Barrio Logan, CA, 2014

PHOTOGRAPHIC TEACHING ASSISTANT

    MiraCosta College, 2013-14

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

FOUNDED SO SEW CO.

    Oceanside, CA, 2016- Present

PUBLISHED

Much Less, 2017

Prensario, Mexico City 2016

Newsline Report, Mexico City 2016

MatchBox Magazine 2016

Tidepools 2014

INTERNSHIPS

Worth Ryder Gallery internship

    UC Berkeley, 2014

FASHION SHOWS

SUPRASENSORY

    Pauley Ballroom, 2016