Gwyan Rhabyt


Department of Art

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  • BA Philosophy, University of California, San Diego
  • MFA Sculpture, California College of the Arts


Not teaching this quarter.


2009                 “Assemblage+Collage+Construction”, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California

2009     “Faculty”, University Art Gallery, Hayward

2007     “33 Fiddles”, Woodside, California

2006     “Creeksound”, Public Art Installation, Oakland

2005     “14th Annual Faculty Show”, University Art Gallery, Hayward

2005     “Bayanalle: International Art Exhibition: Scenes from the Bay Area”,

                                    Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland

2005     “The Patriot Show”, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland

2005     “Faculty”, University Art Gallery, Hayward

2004     “Curate This”, Richmond Art Center, Richmond

2004     “Cricket Engine Retrospective”, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland

2004     “On the Edge”, College Art Association Conference, Seattle

2004     “Faculty”, University Art Gallery, Hayward

2002     “The Eating Machine”, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland

2001     “Art in Motion”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica

             Awarded Best in Show

2001     “Faulty”, University Art Gallery, Hayward, California

2000     “Duet for Violin Cases”, San Francisco and Seattle

             a collaboration with Australian composer Warren Burt

1999     “British Book of the Dead”, London Fields, UK

1998     “33 Fiddles”, Woodside, California

1998     “Time and Again”, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

1997     “The Writing Machine”, San Francisco

1997     “Funeral Walk”, Oakland

1997     “Retrofit”. California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco

1996     “Confess”, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, curated by Thelma Golden of the Whitney

1996     “Personal Narrative and Social Responsibility”, Nexus Gallery, Berkeley

1995     “Given Shelter in a Miners Hut”, Cornwall, UK

1994     “Urn Posters”, Hackney, London, UK 

1994     “10+”, Karelia State Museum, Petrozavodsk, Russia

1994     “Whitechapel Open”, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

1990     “Kanazawa Glass ‘90”, Kanazawa, Japan

Grants and Awards

2010     Fulbright Follow-on Award, US State Department, for Teaching in Croatia

2008     Fulbright Award, US State Department, for Teaching and Research in Croatia

2005     Public Art Open Proposal Grant, City of Oakland,

2003     LEF Foundation Grant

2003     Gunk Foundation Grant

2003     Summer Fellow, CSUH Faculty Support Grant, Hayward

2001     Intelefilm Award for Artistic Excellence, Art in Motion Festival, Los Angeles

1998     Artist in Residence, Djerassi Artists Program, Woodside, California 

1997     Dennis Leon Award, California College of Arts and Crafts 

1996     Murphy/Cadogan Fellowship, San Francisco Foundation


2002 – Present   California State University, East Bay

            Associate Professor, Department of Art/Multimedia Graduate Program

2010 Spring and

2008 Spring and Summer

            Art Academy, University of Split, Croatia

            Fulbright Visiting Professor, Department of Visual Communication Design

Other Accomplishments

2008     Siggraph 2008 Art Show Juror

2008     “New Media Art and Design Education in North America”, Art Academy, University of Split

2005 - present    Editorial Board member, mediaN: the journal of the New Media Caucus

2005- present     New Media Caucus Executive Committee and Jury Member

2006     New Media Showcase presentation, Emerson College, Boston

2002     Juror for New Media, Djerassi Residency Program, Woodside, CA

1998     Review of Clifford Rainey’s show “Homo Faber” for Glass magazine

1997     Lead Actor in “O Night Without Objects”, directed and edited by Jeanne Finley and

            John Muse. Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque,

            New York Museum of Modern Art, Artists’ Television Access, and Pacific Film Archive

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