Skip Arnold


lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

1984 MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
1980 BFA, State University College, Buffalo, NY.

2003 Durfee Foundation, ARC Grant
1995 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1993 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship Grant 1992 Art Matters Inc., Fellowship for Performance
1992 Brody Arts Foundation, Fellowship for Performance
1990 Foundation for Art Resources, (FAR), Grant for video

2016 “Hulahoop” Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2014 Skip Arnold Bout This. Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
2013 Window24_Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2012 HEAD SHAKING 2, Skoda Palace and New Town Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
2007 “VIDEO FILMS 1983-2007”, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2005 “SKIP ARNOLD DOCUMENTS”, University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX
2004 “THE LAST FEW YEARS…AND THEN SUM”, galerie Frederic Giroux, Paris, France
2004“SKIP ARNOLD”, Kunsthalle Wien, Video Wall, Vienna, Austria
2003 “HUMAN SPECIMAN MALE, CIRCA 2003”, Tea Building, F-EST & Union Projects London, UK
2002 “WALL PIECE”, ACE Gallery, New York, NY
2002 “AN OCCURRENCE AT NOVE ZAMKY”, Nové Zàmky, Slovakia 2002 “GRUEZI”, Art|33|Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2000 “DETAILS”, Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, CA.
2000 “DOCUMENTS AND VIDEOS 1982-2000”, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1999 “SKIP ARNOLD”, Galerie Montenay-Giroux, Paris, France
1999 “SKIP ARNOLD”, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City, NY
1997 “THE EVIDENTIARY FILE”, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NYC, NY
1996 “FACADE”, Art & Public, 35 rue des Bains, Geneva, Switzerland
1995 ‘SKIP ARNOLD”, Burnett Miller, Santa Monica, CA
1994 “OFFICE”, Exit Art, New York City, NY
1994 “SPIN”, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York City, NY
1993 “FREIGHT”, shipment via crate from Linz, Austria to the Unfair, Koln, Germany
1993 “STATUE”, an activity dealing with the architectonics of the exterior of the Kim Light Gallery and La Brea Avenue, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July 7-8
1993 “APPENDAGE”, Greene Street, New York City, NY
1992 “DIZZY”, video sculpture, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
1992 “PUNCH”, video sculpture, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA “HOOD ORNAMENT” activity as the hood ornament of a Kenworth eighteen-wheel truck, March 14, Sun Valley, CA
1992 “GARGOYLE”, an activity using the architectonics of the southern exterior
1992 of the Otis Gallery, Otis School of Art and Design, sponsored by Los Angeles Exhibitions ‘92 (LAX92)
1990 “SHOOT ME”, all-day activity wearing “Shoot Me” T-shirt, Los Angeles, CA.
1990 “APPENDAGE”, activities: root to a tree and a telephone pole, Part of “Witness L.A. / Testigo, L.A.” sponsored by Highways, Santa Monica, CA
1987 “CLOSET CORNER”, an activity performed at the Variety Arts Center Los Angeles, CA
1986 “SCARE CROW”, an activity performed at Russell’s Flats, Conklin Forks, NY 4.13.86
1985 “CONTAMINATION”, documented activity done at the Hollywood Reservoir, CA
1985 “THUNDERBALL”, an activity performed at Oranges and Sardines gallery, sponsored by the ICA (Independent Composers Association), CA
1984 “THE PLAGUE”, performance, Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “MARKS”, performance, Studio One, MP/TV, Los Angeles, CA
1983 “THE PLAGUE OF GRIEVESORES”, performance, Anti-Club, Los Angeles, CA

2014 PART II, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
2014 FULL House: 100 Artists, Aeroplastics, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Under Constant Threat, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rio do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2011 “Second Story | new editions” Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. “Greater L.A.”, curated by Elenor Cayre, Benjamin Godsill, and Joel Mesler, New York, NY
2010 “No Show”, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY
2010 “15 minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.
2010 “Mystics Circle”, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA.
2010 “Kill Your Timid Notion Festival”, Dundee Contemporary Arts, (DAC), Scotland, UK
2009 “100 Years (version #2, PS1)”, PS1, Long Island City, NY
2009 “The MexiCali Biennial 09/10”, La Casa del Tunel Art Center Tijuana, MexicoSala de Arte de la UABC Galeria Comunitaria Mexicali RoseMexicali, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Design, Los Angeles (2010), CA
2009 “Hurt So Good”, Rowan University Art Gallery, Rowan University, N.J. “We Interrupt This Program”, Mercer Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2009 “17 Continents”, Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece
2008 “Un-figuring the Body”, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA.
2008 “Black and white”, – Part 2, galerie Frederic Giroux, Paris, France “California Video”, curated by Glenn Phillips, The J. Paul Getty Museum
2007 “Til I Die”, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NYC, NY
2007 “Evidence of Movement”, co-curated by Jennifer Dunlop-Flecher and Glenn Phillips, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
2005 “Transformations”, galerie Frederic Giroux, Paris, France “Agir proche”, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, France “Unspeakable”, Aeroplastics galerie, Brussels, Belgium
2004 “Auto-repeat”, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Handlungsanweisungn”, Installation of Kunsthalle Wien on Karlsplatz, Curator: Gerald Matt, Vienna, Austria
2004 “Le corps en perspective”, galerie Frederic Giroux, Paris, France
2002 ”Final Frontier” Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City, NY “Art Unlimited”, Art |33| Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2002 “Full Nelson Number 4”, Los Angeles, CA
2001 “Exit Festival”, Helsinki, Finland
2001 “2nd Open Performance Festival”, Bejing, China
2001 “FLESH & BLOOD”, Witte Zaal, Gent, Belgium
2000 “Made in California 1900 – 2000”, LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2000“Recontre, Internationale d’Art Performance de Québec”, Le Lieu, Québec, Canada
2000 “Prague Steamroller 2000”, Prague, Czech Republic
2000 “Downtown Arts Festival”, New York City, NY
1999 “Bone 2”, Performance Festival, Bern, Switzerland
1998 “Larmes artificielles”, Galerie Montenay-Giroux, Paris, France, Curated by Muriel Colin-Barrand.
1998 “Identity Crisis”, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City, NY
1997 “@”, Satellite Gallery, Long Island City, NY, curated by Willoughby Sharp
1997 “Sunshine & Noir”, Art from LA, 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (traveling to Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, Hayward Gallery London, U.K., Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy, and UCLA at The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA)
1997 “The Road Show”, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
1997 “Angel Hair: Ex L.A.” Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
1996 The Basel Film and Video Forum, Basel
1996 “A topic site “On Camp/Off Base”, Tokyo, Japan
1996 “Skip Arnold” Galerie Satellite, Paris (with Vincent Friot)
1996 “Menu du Jour,” Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY “Sampler 2,” David Zwirner, New York, NY
1995 “How is Everything?” Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria, curated by Erwin Wurm and Martin Walde
1995 “Endurance”, Exit Art, New York, NY
1995 “Skip Arnold-Sigrid Hackenberg”, Roger Merians Gallery, NY
1995 “Cadeux Paquets”, Gallerie Satellite, Paris, France
1995 “Persistent Dispositions – Technetronic Identities”, California Institute of the Arts, CA
1994 “Courage”, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, curated by David Leslie
1994 “Let the Artist Live”, Exit Art, New York, NY “Breda Fotographia ’94”, Breda, Netherlands
1993 “On Display, Performance Relikte & Sedimente”, Offens Kulturhaus, Curated by Gottfried Hattinger, Linz, Austria, (catalogue)
1993 “Sampler”, curated by Paul McCarthy, David Zwirner, New York, NY
1993 “Influx”, Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
1993 “Sampler”, Studio Guenzani, curated by Paul McCarthy, Milan, Italy
1993 “Summer Punch 93”, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992 “LAX 92”, Otis Gallery at Otis School of Art and Design, sponsored by Los Angeles Exhibitions ’92 (catalogue)
1991 “European Media Art Festival”, Osnabruck, Germany, (catalogue).
1992 “No More Heroes”, San Francisco Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA.
1992 “Body Forth”, American Gallery, Los Angeles, produced by FAR (Foundation for Art Resources) and L.A. Freeways, CA
1992 “There Between Here”, INFERMENTAL 10, Osnabruck/Skopje, Germany.
1990 “Laughing Matters”, (Activities made for TV, excerpts 1983-1990), Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1990 “Witness L.A./Testigo, L.A.”, sponsored by Highways, Santa Monica, CA.
1990 Activities: root to a tree and a telephone pole.
1990 “December”, American Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1990 “European Media Art Festival”, Osnabruck, Germany, (catalogue).
1990 “Mimicking Our Perceptions”, New American Makers, San Francisco, CA.
1990 “Scan Lines,” The Screening Series at DCTV, New York, NY
1989 “The LACE Annuale”, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
1989 “Hot Tamale Picture Show”, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
1988 “A Sculpture in a Fountain”, UC Installation/Performance, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
1988 L.A. Steamworks, “Boiling Water,” CRASH, Phoenix, AZ
1988 “No TV, #7” aired summer 1988, Rochester, NY, sponsored by Visual Studies
1988 Steam Show, “Boiling Water” July 4 at L.A. Boiler Works Factory, Los Angeles, CA

2014 FILM COLOGNE, Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
2011 SKIP ARNOLD | Portrait Paris December 2004 & Portrait #2 Paris . December 2004”, Pepin Moore Gallery, in conjunction with the third annual Perform! Now! Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
2006 “Mirror Mirror”, Aeroplastics, Brussels, Belgium
2003 “Human Specimen Male, Circa 2003”, Tea Building, F-EST & Union Projects London, UK
2002 “Palace Theatre, Part of the Cast”, Los Angeles, CA.
2002 “GRUEZI”, Art|33|Basel, Basel, CH.
2000 “A Modernist Picture”, 3 Day Activity, October 2000, Rencontre Internationale d’Art Performance de Quebec, Le Lieu, Quebec, Canada. Activity: “At the End of My Rope”, September 2000. Steamroller Performance Festival, Prague, Czech Republic. Activity: “Looking Down On You”, May 2000, Aeroplastics Galerie, Brussels, Belgium.
2000 “Marquee”, March 5-7/99, Kunsthuas Glarus, CH. 7. Internationale Performance Konferenz
1997 “Shower”, 4 Day Activity, Grammercy International Contemporary Art Fair, NY
1996 Activity: “B.T. Exploration”, (Bermuda Triangle) Activity: “Window Dressing”, Basel Art Fair
1993 Activity: “On Display”, “ Performance Relikte & Sedimente,” Offens Kulturhaus, curated by Gottfried Hattinger, Linz, Austria.
1993 Activity: “Appendage”, 3:00-6:00pm, Nov. 5, wrapped to telephone pole, downtown Los Angeles, CA.
1992 Activity: “Gargoyle”, December 5, Southern exterior of Otis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992 Activity: “Hood Ornament”, March 14, Sun Valley, CA
1990 Activity: “Shoot Me”, 3 days in September, Downtown, South Central, Echo Park, Venice and other major areas of Los Angeles, CA
1990 Activity: “Appendage”, 3:00-6:00 PM, November 5, wrapped to a telephone pole, downtown Los Angeles, CA
1990 Activity: “Appendage (root to a tree)”, Eagle Rock, Pacific Palisades Park, Santa Monica, CA
1990 Activity: “Appendage”, 9:00-12:00 PM, May 12, wrapped to a telephone pole, downtown Los Angeles, CA
1988 Activity: “Imitation”, September, Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY
1988 Activity: “Study for Sculpture in a Fountain”, November 11-December 24, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
1987 Activity: “Closet Corner”, Variety Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Activity: “Scare Crow”, April 14, Sunset, 20 minutes, Conklin Forks, NY
1986 Activity: “Dirt Piles”, April 1986 – November 1987, New York, NY
1985 Activity: “Contamination”, November 17, Hollywood Reservoir, Los Angeles, CA
1985 Activity: “Skip Eats an Olive”, Norris Jr. Cancer Center, LAC/USC Medical Center

2009 Black Sphinx: On the Comedic in Modern Art, by John Welchman, Simon Critchley, Jessica Chalmers, Janet Whitmore, p.176-191,
2009 “Your Confession Booth is my soapbox: on Skip Arnold” essay by Jan Tumlir.
2008 Phillips, Glenn ed., “California Video: Artists and Histories”, Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2008, pp.26-29
2007 Neal, Jane, Skip Arnold @ Christine Konig Gallery, “Modern Painters”, July/August, 2007. pg.
2005 Ferre, Sylvie, “Skip Arnold, L’Espirit Californien A Paris” BLOC NOTES, Avril 2005, p. 20. Lyon, France
2004 Gerald Matt, Handlungsanweisungen, “What is Art Good For?”, ed. Kunstalle Wien, Austria. Printed in Germany, 2004
2002 Art 33/Basel Unlimited Catalogue
2002 Harry Bellet, “Frenesie d’Art et d’achats…”, Le Monde, June 14, 2000
2000 Tracey Warr, editor; Amelia Jones, surveyor, “THE ARTIST’S BODY” Phaidon Press, London p. 91, Photo Inside Cover
2000 Nys Dambrot, Shana, “Pushed to an Abject Edge”, dART International, p. 27.
1999 “Installaction”, Inter Art Actuel #74, pp. 14, 15, Quebec
1999 Roth, Charlene, “Abject Edge: Recent American Figurative Art”, New Art Examiner, December, pp. 54-55
1999 Labelle, Charles, “Escape Trajectory”, World Art, Issue 20, pp. 40-45.
1998 Williams, Gregory, Review, “Sifting Through the Evidence”, PAJ, Jan, 1998
1998 Vol. XX, No. 1 pp. 71-75.
1997 Turner, Grady T. Review, “Skip Arnold at Spencer Brownstone”, Art in America, October, pp. 118-119. Levin, Kim. Review, Village Voice, April 1, p. 12
1997 “Skip Arnold: The Bermuda Triangle,” 10-page documentation, Zingmagazine, Autumn/Winter, 1996/97
1996 “Endurance Art,” Performing Arts Journal, #54, September 1996, p. 69
1996 “The Bermuda Triangle: Girls in bikinis get fucked all day, Artland International, vol.2, nr.2
1996 Von Fellenberg Walo. “Does Art Stick? ART 27/96”, Blick, June 12, p. 12 Genoud Adelita. “When naked Art Puts a Move on the Magistrates”, Tribune de Genève, June 3, p.26
1996 CB.”Nude Art Ends at the Police Office”, Journal de Genève, June 3, p. 11 Troester Christian. “Power of Masochism”, Die Woche, May 17, p.30
1995 Hess, Elizabeth. “No Exit Art”, Village Voice, October 11 1992-1995, Offenes Kulturhaus, “Performance: Relics and Sediments, 12/1993”, (catalogue) p. 73
1995 Reid, Clavin. “Skip Arnold and Sigrid Hackenberg”, Art in America, June, p.104
1994 Butler, Kateri, “Long Gone Train”, L.A.Weekly, February 4-10, p. 150
1994 Hess, Elizabeth, “No Exit Art”, Village Voice, October 11
1994 “Unfair-Art Cologne-Saatchi Collection”, Flash Art, Volume XXVII, no. 174, January/February, p. 51
1993 Mikulan, Steve. “Like a Little Boy in His Fort”, Visions, Winter issue, p.37 “Performance Relikte & Sedimente,” Offens Kulturhaus, curated by Gottfried Hattinger, Linz, Austria, (catalogue), p. 56-59
1992 Willette, J.S.M., “A conversation with Skip Arnold, video artist”,Artweek, November, 19, vol. 23, no. 28, p. 22 and front cover
1992 Curtis, Cathy, “Of Makeup and Motion”, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Edition, Calendar Section, October 9, p. 26
1992 LAX: The Los Angeles Exhibition 1992 catalogue, Director for the Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park, p. 75, 84, 119
1991 “No More Heroes”, SF Camerawork Quarterly, Summer/Fall, p. 11, 26
1991 European Media Art Festival, exhibition catalogue, Osnabruck, P. 26
1990 European Media Art Festival, exhibition catalogue, Osnabruck, p. 45
1989 “Metropolis”, (television interview and presentation of work), TV1, Madrid, Spain
1987 Tucker, Tim, Interview, Shiny International, No. 2, New York
1985 Grady, Kraig, “Interrogation”, Spectacle Magazine Mikulan, Steven, “Spitting Images”, LA Weekly, September 13-15, p. 8

1997–2015 Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Studio Fine Arts and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.
2013 Senior Lecturer, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.
2005–2007 Visiting Faculty, Ecole Nationale Supérieure D’ARTS Paris-Cergy, Fr.
2000 Visiting Faculty, Video/Multimedia/Performance, FaVU VUT Academy of Art, Brno, Czech Republic.