Through performances and interventions I engage the public in a dialogue concerning their notions of service, perception, liberation, and derivations of power. To do this the means by which I earn living is employed as? Research? to inform my artistic practice. First I find employment in a particular area of interest and then construct pieces that expose the imbedded metaphors inherent to the jobs structure. This is done through an examination of certain things that we typically take for granted such as furniture, service people, locks or teachers. This process has included extensive projects dealing with my careers in cabinetmaking, restaurant work, locksmithing, and yoga instruction. Born in 1976, I live in San Francisco, am prone to napping, and enjoy eating bakers chocolate with my brother Matt.
Education: -San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, BFA, New Genres, 2002. -Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, Two-Year Teacher Training Program, 2008. Teaching: -Portland State University, Guest Lecturer. 2010.-San Francisco Art Institute Substitute Teacher and Guest Lecturer. 2004-present. -Saint Mary? S College, Moraga, CA. Guest Lecturer. 2007-present. -Stanford University, Guest Lecturer. 2004. Solo Exhibitions: 2010: -Grip, Grope, Grasp, and Fondle, at Portland State University? S Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR, 03/10. 2009: -Muster, at 667 Shotwell, SF, CA, 09/05. - (w) hole, at The Charlie James Gallery, LA, CA, 08/09. 2008: -The Lobster Trap Conundrum, at 826 Valencia St, SF, CA, 10/08. 2007: -Egress, at Rocksbox, Portland, OR, 09 / 07-10 / 07. -Nature, as part of? The Professionals? at Queen? s Nails Annex gallery, San Francisco, CA, 07/07. 2005: -Code VS Decode, at The Keys that Fit Gallery, Oakland, CA, 08 / 05-09 / 05. -Unshackle, at 826 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, 02/05 - 03/05. 2004: -The Service Show, at Amotion Studio, San Francisco, CA, 02/04 - 04/04. 2002: -Burdens, at The Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 03/02. Group Exhibitions: 2010: -Wappening #4, collaboration with Lee Walton, SF, CA and NYC, NY, 01/10. 2009: -The Oracle, contracted by The Thing Quarterly for the San Francisco Film Societies, Cinema by the Bay opening night celebration, 10/09. 2008: -9/10, as part of the Conflux Performance Art Festival, NY, NY, 09/08. 2007: -Unshackle: Part #2, as part of Conflux, Brooklyn, NY, 07/09. -Stencils Exhibit, at The New England School of Art and Design Gallery, Boston, MA, 08/07. -Fleeing, as part of? Transmodernage? Performance Art Fesitival, Baltimore, MD, 04/07. -Willful Disappearance, as part of? Contaminate? Performance Festival at Midway Studios, Boston, MA, 03/07. -Close Calls, at The Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA, 02/07. 2006: -Loosing Keys, as part of? Excentra? International Perfomance Festival, curated by Fernando Martinez of Uruguay? S National School of Fine Arts, Frey Bentos, Uruguay, 10/06. -Changing States, as part of the Haunted Show at DISJECTA, Portland, OR. 09/06 10/06. 2005: -Form / Reform, at the Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, 08/05. 2003: -Lodged In, at Cal Arts, Valencia, CA, 04/03. 2002: -The L7 Project, performance at the Intersection of Montgomery and Market Street, SF, CA, 11/02. -SF to Cleveland, at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, 02/09. -You Have Five Minutes to Get Out ?, at Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 02/02. 2001: -Fear of Touching curated by Anna Novakov, at Gallery 531, San Francisco, CA, 12/01. -The Housing Project, curated by Werner Klotz, at the North Beach Housing Projects, SF, CA, 05/01. 2000: -Paladar curated by Tony Labat in Conjunction with The Havana Biennial, at 1560 37th Street, Cuba, 11/00. Honors / Awards: -Nominated for a SECA award 2010. Awaiting results. -Co-op Bar Grant 2008, from The Collective Foundation -Recipient of Best in the Show, San Francisco Art Institute Spring Show, 05/02. -Nominated for a SECA award 2002. Press: -LA Times, Lucas Murgida at Charlie James Gallery, Holly Myers, 08/21/09. -Art Forum, Lucas Murgida, Annie Buckley, 07/31/09. -Nuke Magazine, Lucas Murgida, Joseph DelPesco, Page 77, 09/01. -NY Times, In Brooklyn, a Confluxion Junction, Martha Schwendender, 09/18/07. -Artweek, Close Call: 2007, Mark Van Proyen, 07-03.