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John Roloff  1947, US

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Photography, Installation, Light Sculpture
Arte Povera, Land Art, Environmental Art/Eco Art



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1947 Born in Portland, OR (US)


John Roloff is a visual artist who works conceptually with site, process and natural systems. He is known primarily for his outdoor kiln/furnace projects done from the late 1970's to the early 1990's as well as other large-scale environmental and gallery installations investigating geologic and natural phenomena.

Based on a background in science, his work engages poetic and site-specific relationships between material, concept and performance in the domains of geology, ecology, architecture, ceramics, industry and mining, metabolic systems and history. He studied geology at UC Davis, Davis, CA with Professor Eldridge Moores and others during the formative days of plate tectonics in the mid-1960's. Subsequently, he studied art with Bob Arneson and William T.

Wiley also at UC Davis in the late 1960's. In addition to numerous environmental, site-specific installations in the US, Canada and Europe, his work has been included in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, UC Berkeley Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, Photoscene Cologne and the Venice Architectural and Art Biennales and The Snow Show in Kemi, Finland. He has received 3 artists visual arts fellowships from the NEA, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, a California Arts Council grant for visual artists and a Bernard Osher Fellowship at the Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA. He is represented by Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA. He is currently Chair of the Sculpture/Ceramics Department at the San Francisco Art Institute.

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2011
   John Roloff - Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2006
   John Roloff - Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2001
   Original Depositional Environment - Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1999
   Morphology of Change - - Lance Fung Gallery, New York City, NY (closed)

1998
   Dialogue with Nature - - Lance Fung Gallery, New York City, NY (closed)

1987
   John Roloff / MATRIX 110 - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA

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2013
   Solid Concept VI - Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2008
   Conceptual Art From California - NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
   Bay Area Now 5 - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
   We Remember the Sun - Walter and McBean Galleries at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2005
   Western Biennale of Art - John Natsoulas Art Gallery, Davis, CA

2004
   Monument Recall: Public Memory And Public Spaces - SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
   Process - Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs (DGCP), New York City, NY
   Topographies - Pasadena Museum of California Art- PMCA, Pasadena, CA
   Topographies - Walter and McBean Galleries at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1997
   Nature of Materials - - Lance Fung Gallery, New York City, NY (closed)

1981
   Five California Clay Sculptors - The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

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 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

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 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
 Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

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