The Bridge Club / Bio & CV

 

The Bridge Club is a contemporary visual and performance art collaborative consisting of artists Annie Strader, Christine Owen, Emily Bivens and Julie Wills.

 

PERFORMANCES
2015
Cut. Solo exhibit of performance photographs and live performance. Art Palace, Houston, TX
Dirty Little. Live Performance with The Trailer. Ohio University, Athens, OH
The Trailer/Little Women III. Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH
2014
The Verge. Live performance with The Trailer for Prospect Biennial 3+. Press Street/Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Group exhibit, selected past recipients of The Idea Fund. Diverseworks, Houston, TX
Warning Signs. Series of live performances with The Trailer as part of the Ulrich Museum’s anniversary exhibit & programming, Forty Years/Forty Stories. Ulrich Museum of Art & WSU Shift Space, Wichita, KS, April 2014
Colony. Series of live performances with The Trailer for New Genre Arts Festival XXI. Living Arts, Tulsa, OK
Plan. Live performance. Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2013
Texas Biennial, Waltz Across Texas Tour. Series of live performances with The Trailer, September-October 2013, TX
Medium. (with accompanying installation) Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
What Remains (from The Trailer project.) Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Inheritance (with accompanying installation), Box 13 ArtSpace, Houston, TX
2012
Loose Snare. FLUX 2012. Flux Projects, Atlanta, GA
Medium (with accompanying installation) Art Palace, Houston, TX
2011
Oculus. Live site-specific performance as part of Dwell, a commissioned outdoor works series. Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, NY
Applied Geometry. The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Shell (installation, video, and live performance) 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
Natural Resources (installation, video, and live performance) Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
2010
Music Box, Off the Strip festival, Contemporary Arts Center. Don’t Tell Mama piano bar, Las Vegas, NV
Low Lives 2. Performance work transmitted live via the internet and projected in real time in galleries throughout the U.S.; curated by Jorge Rojas. El Museo del Barrio, NYC; Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA; Diaspora Vibe, Miami, FL; The Temporary Space, Houston, TX; Obsidian Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Terminal, Clarksville, TN; Co-Lab, Austin, TX; & Studio 304, Brooklyn, NY,
2009
Tenants at Will (Installation, performative video and multi-day live performance,) Visual Artists Network for the National Performance Network. Knoxville, TN. (catalogue)
The Observation Room, (Installation, video, and live performance) 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2008
Front Window. (Performative video work and installation) River City Biennale; curated by Stacy Switzer. Wichita, KS, (catalogue)
1440 Minutes: An Evening of Performance and Installation. Installation & digital work. IDEA Space, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Domestic Surveillance. Digital/ web-based performative work. Launched February 2008 ( www.resistlooking.net )
Labor [Ethereal]. Web exhibition, video work. March- December 2008
2007
The Voyage Out. Beacon, NY
Abject Ritual (with accompanying video work) Wappingers Falls, NY
Ceaseless and Solitary. Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
2006
Shift Work. Sponsored by the Bessemer Historic Society and Colorado State University. Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture, Pueblo, CO
2005
House and Sky. Landscape-responsive live performance. Mead, CO
Binding Books. Norlin Library, Boulder, CO
Laundry. Sponsored by Tailgate Gallery. Evergreen Launderette, Boulder, CO
The Bus. Sponsored by Tailgate Gallery. Boulder, CO
2004
Pillows & Pantyhose/ Ambush Decorating. (With accompanying video work) Boulder, CO

OTHER EXHIBITIONS
2013
ReView. (Group show) performance photographs. Art Palace, Houston, TX
Wish We Were Here (Solo) performance photographs. Art Palace Satellite Space at the W Hotel, Austin, TX
Still. (Solo) performance photographs. Art Palace, Houston, TX
2007
Storage Space. Video projection. SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH

AWARDS, GRANTS, & RESIDENCIES
2013-14
Mid-America Arts Alliance, Artistic Innovations Grant, 2013-14(www.maaa.org )
2013
IDEA Fund grant for The Trailer project, 2013 ( www.theideafund.org )
2009
Visual Artists Network Exhibition Residency, Knoxville, TN
2008
London International Creative Competition (LICC), Shortlist, performance category, (catalogue)

PUBLICATIONS
2014
Barlow, Melinda: “Without Warning.” FLOW, vol. 20, issue 2, August 2014
Barlow, Melinda: “When Sleepers Wake and Yet Still Dream.” FLOW, vol. 20, issue 1, July 2014
Watts, James D.: “Performance Artists to Unhitch ‘Trailer’ at New Genre Festival.” Tulsa World, February 27, 2014
2013
Foumberg, Jason: “Bigger and Better: The 2013 Texas Biennial.” Art In America, September 10
Zastudil, Nancy: “Suspended Animation.” Houston Arts & Culture Magazine, June issue.
Abatemarco, Michael: “Something’s Happening Here: Take A Seat With The Bridge Club.” Pasatiempo Magazine, June 14-20, pp 48-49
Martin, Elliott Zooey: “Report: Houston.” Art Ltd., March 2013
Wozny, Nancy: “Can’t Sit Still? The Performance Experience Can Be A Magnificent or Claustrophobic Thing.” Culture Map Houston, February 3.
2012
Zastudil, Nancy: “Roam If You Want To.” Arts & Culture Magazine, December
Sloan, Emily: “First Person: Medium by The Bridge Club.” Contemporary Performance, August 19.
Wozny, Nancy: “Wide Open Spaces: Dancers Performing in Art Galleries Is An Idea Whose Time Has Come.” Culture Map Houston, August 12.