Biography

Marisol Rendón works as artist, designer and educator.  She received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California in 2003.  During the last 12 years, she and her husband Ingram Ober have collaborated on projects in public art, museum exhibitions, social/civic events and have participated in art and aesthetics discussions.  They are currently working on two public art commissions for the City of San Diego at the Bayside Fire Station and Southcrest Trails Park and have a completed project at Mira Costa College, San Elijo campus.  Besides her creative practice, she works for the San Diego Community College District as a tenured professor and coordinator of Mixed MediaThree-Dimensional Design and Art program at Southwestern College.  As an individual artist she has exhibited in countries such as France, Switzerland, Colombia, the United Kingdom and the United States.  In California,  she has exhibited with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and worked closely with the New Children’s Museum, San Diego on different exhibitions and programs such as Mass Creativity and the  Innovator’s Lab artist in residence.  Marisol has presented as a guest lecturer at the San Diego Museum of Art, Mira Costa College, the College Art Association (CAA), UCLA, and the Sur Biennial at Cerritos College.  Currently she is part of a research group and lecturer for the master’s program MAIA (Maestría en Artes Integradas con el Ambiente) offered by Cauca University in Colombia and also serves as a member of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee for the Port of San Diego and is a member of the Artist Advisory Committee for the New Children’s Museum in San Diego.

 

Education

 

2003 MFA.  Claremont Graduate University, California, USA.

1999 Specialist in Semiotics and Hermeneutics of Art.  National University of Colombia, Medellín.

1996 Maestra en Artes Plásticas.  Caldas University, Manizales, Colombia.

 

Solo Shows

 

2016    The Secondary Intent

Space4Art, San Diego, California.

2013-(Still on view) WOBBLELAND 

FEAST! The Art of Playing with your Food.

The New Children’s Museum, San Diego, California.

2013    So, Dragons Do Exist?

Luis de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

2013    Ojalá: Considerations of The Unavoidable Syndrome of Illusion

Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, California.

2009    Leftover

Art Produce Gallery San Diego, California.

2007 “Hello, is your refrigerator running?”

b-126 Gallery, Zurich.  Switzerland.

2005 “Mouse Pérez exists”

Caldas Museum of Art, Manizales.  Colombia.

2004 I went to Maine and I saw a moose

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine.  USA.

2004 From the secret to the sacred

Colombian Consulate.  Beverly Hills, California.  USA.

2003 MFA final show.

Peggy Phelps Gallery. CGU, Claremont, CA. USA.

2002 Fragrance for melancholic spaces.

Art studio. CGU, Claremont, CA. USA.

2002 Guaca.

White Room. CGU, Claremont, CA. USA.

2002 Black Box.

Peggy Phelps Gallery.  CGU, Claremont, CA. USA.

2002 Fragments of a trip.

Art studio. CGU, Claremont, CA. USA.

2001 Al Caído, Creele.

Art studio, CGU, Claremont, CA. USA.

2001 De la serie: De qué vives en el Aire?

Colombo French Alliance, Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia.

2001 To the fallen.

Art studio, CGU, Claremont, CA. USA.

2001 De qué vives en el Aire? 

Museum of Art of Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia.

2000 Animas-Animo.

State Library, Manizales, Colombia.

2000 Alteracciones.

Torre de Estancias, National University of Colombia, Manizales.

2000 Alteracciones. 

Fondo Cultural Cafetero, Manizales, Colombia.

 

Group Shows

 

2017  An Extra-Ordinary Collusion Exhibition (upcoming!)

SDAI -San Diego Art Institute.  San Diego, California

2017  WAKE (upcoming!)

A Ship in the Woods.  San Diego, California

2017  So Moved:  The Art and Science of Movement

Fleet Science Center.  San Diego, California

2017  Nasty Women Exhibition

Helmuth Projects.  San Diego, California

2016  The Origin of Species

Noysky Projects.  Los Angeles, California

2016  Looking Back/Forward

An Art Produce Retrospective.  Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, California

2015  Sharp Contrast

A Drawing Survey.  Boehm Gallery, Palomar College San Marcos California

2015 My Name Is______.  I am From_____.

A Ship in the Woods, Del Mar California

2015 Cognitive Camouflage

A Ship in the Woods, Del Mar California

2015  Balboa Park and the City:  

A Celebration for San Diego’s Panama-California Exposition

San Diego International Airport, San Diego.  California

2014  Object, Object.  A Selection of Smaller Works.

Helmuth Projects, San Diego.  California

2014  Of The Element

Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, San Diego.  California

2014  Intersecting Lines:  The Tenth Invitational Drawing Show

New Central Library, San Diego.  California

2013  Object, Object.  A Selection of Smaller Works.

Helmuth Projects, San Diego.  California

2013   The 2nd Los Angeles Sur Biennial

Cerritos College, Rio Hondo College, Torrance Art Museum.  California

2011    The 43 Uses of Drawing

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, United Kingdom.

2010 “An Interactive Experiment in Art?”

California Center for the Arts Escondido, California.

2010 “Here Not There”

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

2009 Stretched, Stitched and Stuffed

Palomar College, California

2009 Transfer Connection

Southwestern College, California

2009    Drawn In

Noel Baza Gallery San Diego, California.

2009    New Contemporaries II

Noel Baza Gallery San Diego, California.

2009    Drawing the Line

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California.

2006    Irrational Exhibits Five

Track 16 Gallery, Santa Mónica, California.

2006    V Salón de Arte Diversidad 2006

Casa Cuadrada Gallery, Bogotá.  Colombia.

2006    STRANGE NEW WORLD: Art and Design from Tijuana”. (Collaboration w/ Border Art Workshop)

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California.

2005 Triple Play

Southwestern College Art Gallery, California. USA

2004 Away From the Land

Colombian artist from the Los Angeles Area, Beverly Hills, California.  USA.

2003 R.E.M.

Upstairs at the Market Gallery, Los Angeles, California.  USA.

2003 X Salón Regional de Artistas, Zona Centro Occidente

Museum of Art  of Pereira.   Risaralda,  Colombia.

2003 Altitude Adjustment.

Parks Exhibition Center.  Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA. USA.

2002 Installation Show.

Art Department. CGU, Claremont, CA. USA.

2002 Artopotamus

East Gallery. CGU, Claremont, CA. USA.

2002 Scapes

Pomona Arts Colony.  Claremont Graduate Progress Space, Pomona, CA. USA.

2002 Sap.

Upstairs At The Market Gallery.  Los Angeles, CA. USA.

2002 Concéntricos-Excéntricos.

National Library Luis Angel Arango, Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia.

2002  Latin American Spirit. 

Galleries Lafayette. Paris, France.

2001  38th  Salón Nacional de Artistas Colombianos.

Claustro de la Merced. Cartagena, Colombia.

2001  Insite, Incite. 

East Gallery and Peggy Phelps Gallery. CGU, Claremont, CA, USA.

2001  Ripe.

East Gallery and Peggy Phelps Gallery. CGU, Claremont, CA, USA.

2001 Arte y Ciudad. 

Museum of Art of Pereira. Risaralda, Colombia.

2000 IX  Salón Regional de Artistas del Eje Cafetero, Huila, Tolima y Chocó.

Museum of Art of Pereira. Risaralda, Colombia.

2000 Imagen Regional III. 

National Library Luis Angel Arango, Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia.

Itinerant exhibition, shown all over the country.

2000 Primeros Premios Salones Nacionales 1940-1998.

Museum of Art of Pereira. Risaralda Colombia.

Fondo Cultural Cafetero. Manizales Colombia.

1999  Primer Salón Pro-Renovación del Arte en Caldas.

State Library. Manizales Colombia.

1997-92 Exposiciones Experimentales. 

Palace of Fine Arts. Caldas University, Manizales, Colombia.2006“STRANGE NEW WORLD: Art and Design from Tijuana”. Collaboration

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California.

 

Public Art Commissions and Programs

 

2017 Bayside Fire Station 2

Collaboration w/ Ingram Ober

San Diego Public Arts. City of San Diego. California

2017 Southcrest Trails Park- Southeastern Economic Development Corporation and City of

San Diego.  Collaboration w/ Ingram Ober

San Diego, California

2014 Mass Creativity Day

Community Outreach program.  the New Children’s Museum.  San Diego California

2009 Storefront Improvement Program- Commission for Arts and Culture

San Diego, California

Pre-approved list

2008 San Elijo Campus. MiraCosta College.

Collaboration w/ Ingram Ober and Chuck Moffit

San Diego. California

2007 Public Arts Commission Finalist- San Diego Public Arts Commission

(Collaboration w/ Roman DeSalvo, Chuck Moffit, and Ingram Ober)

 

Awards and Distinctions

 

2009 Nominated for The San Diego Art Prize

San Diego, California

2006 Orden Humberto Gallego Gamboa (Alumni of Outstanding Merit Award)

Universidad de Caldas, Manizales.  Colombia

2006 Special Mencion.  V Salon de Arte Diversidad 2006

Casa Cuadrada Gallery, Bogotá.  Colombia

2004 Residency Program for Artists Fellowship

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine.  USA.

2003 Graduate Student Council Travel Award

Claremont Graduate University, CA.  USA.

2001-2003 MFA Fellowship

Claremont Graduate University, CA.  USA.

2002 Graduate Student Council Travel Award

Claremont Graduate University, CA.  USA.

2002 Art Representative

Invited by Colombian Ministry of Culture and Colombian Embassy in France to represent the     country at the International Exhibition “Latin American Spirit” in the Laffayette Galleries.  Paris, France.

2001 Graduate Student Council Travel Award

Claremont Graduate University, CA.  USA.

1999 First Place Award and Grant, IX Salón Regional de Artistas

Eje Cafetero, Huila, Tolima y Chocó

Museum of Art of Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia.

1998  Ministry of Culture Grant for Artistic Creation

Mixtos Fund Scholarship for the Promotion of Art and Culture,  Colombia.

1991-1996  Honor Roll

Caldas University, Colombia.

 

Workshops – Committees – Panels – Lectures

 

2016  Professor:  Taller Experimental II.  MAIA (Maestría en Artes Integradas con el Ambiente)

Universidad del Cauca.  Popayán, Colombia

2013  Lecture:  Consideraciones Acerca del Inevitable Sindrome de la Ilusion (Considerations of the Unavoidable Syndrome of Illusion)

The San Diego Museum of Art.  California

2013  Panel Discussion.  The 2nd Los Angeles Sur Biennial

Rio Hondo College, Whittier.  California

2011-xxxx  Port of San Diego Public Art Advisory Committee

San Diego, California

2013     San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Artist Selection Panel for Terminal 1 Food Court)

San Diego, California

2012 Summer Workshop 

New Children’s Museum San Diego, California.

2011 Summer Workshop 

New Children’s Museum San Diego, California.

2010  San Diego County Regional Airport Authority  (Artist Selection Panel for Departures/ Arrivals Plazas)

San Diego, California

2005 Personal Art Perspective 

UCLA – University of California Los Angeles, California.

 

Related Work Experience 

 

2004-xxxx  Associate Professor of Art

Southwestern College, Chula Vista.  CA.

2002-2003  Computer Graphics Assistant

Art and Art History Department, Pomona College, Claremont, CA.  USA.

2002-2003  Computer Consultant

Information Technology Services, Pomona College, Claremont, CA. USA.

2001-2002  Research Assistant

Romance Languages Department.  Pomona College, Claremont, CA. USA.

1997-2001  Professor

(Drawing, Public Art and Urban Space, Graphic Products, Illustration Techniques.)

Visual Design Department.  Caldas University, Manizales, Colombia.

1999-2001  Researcher, Guest Lecturer, Art theory writer

(Creation and implementation of the Graduate Curricular program: “Formación de opinión

pública, calificada en teoría del arte y crítica del arte”)

Study and Research Center:  Obra Abierta. Manizales, Colombia.

1999-2001  Professor

(Drawing, Three-dimensional Space, New Genres, Semiotics of Art, Art Philosophy, Art History, Graphic Techniques)Art Department. Caldas University, Manizales, Colombia.

1997-1998  Professor

(Illustration, Color Theory.)

Communication and Advertising Department. Catholic University, Manizales.  Colombia.

1997-2001  Guest Lecturer

(Contemporary Art; Three-dimensional Space; Urban Art and Public Space.)

Architecture Department.  National University of Colombia, Manizales.

2001-2000  Cultural Area Coordinator

(Coordinated and organized inter-university conferences, exhibitions, seminars and cultural exchanges.) Caldas University, Manizales, Colombia.

2001-2000  Education Area Coordinator

(Curated such projects as “Nuestro Museo”, an interactive art project involving over 1,000 children, from private and public schools around the city of Manizales, Colombia.)

Museum of Art of Caldas, Manizales, Colombia.

1999-1997  Art Program Coordinator and Visual Designer

(Curated and designed atistic and academic events to promote art and culture in the region.)

Promoción del Docente, Mayor’s Office, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia.

1998-1997  Research Assistant and Curator

Cultural Promotions Office, National University of Colombia, Manizales.