CV

Born: 1960, Encino, California

Resides: Seattle, Washington
Education: 1979--81 Orange Coast Community College, Costa Mesa, California, no degree sought

Museum/Institution Exhibitions:
2013 Bee Hive, Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2013 The Minutes, The Hours, The Days (Solo Exhibition) Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) Bellevue, WA
2013 We Are What We Hide, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine School of Art, Portland, ME 
2013 Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2012 Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities, MUba Eugene Leroy Tourcoing Musee des Beaux Arts, Tourcoing, France (remounting of the MAD exhibition as part of Lille 3000 Fantasic!) 
2012 Uprising, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA 
2011 Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities, Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) New York , NY
2010 Texas National 2010, The Cole Art Center, Nacodoches, TX
2009 9th Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2007 Actor! Actor! Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2002 Northwest Documenta I, Salem Art Association, Salem, OR
1994 Rick Araluce, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), Santa Ana, CA
1993 Dark Suburban Fantasies, The Art Institute Of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA
1991 California Perspectives, The Modern Museum of Art (MMOA), Santa Ana, CA
1991 Citywide Open, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990 China: June 4 1989, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, (LACE), Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibitions:
2013 Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel, Florida
2010 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel, Florida
2009 Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2008 OK Harris, New York, NY
2007 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA 
2006 OK Harris, New York, NY
2006 Marion Oliver Mc Caw Hall, Seattle, WA
2005 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 OK Harris, New York, NY
2003 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1998 La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
1996 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1995 Horwitch/Newman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1994 Louis Newman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993 La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Rachele Lozzi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992 La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
1991 La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
1988 The Onyx Sequel. Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions (selected):
2013 Little Worlds, Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel Island, FL 
2012 Gallery Artists Exhibition, Thomas Paul Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2011 25th Anniversary Exhibition, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA 
2011 10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton, Tieton, WA
2010 Gallery Blue, Nantucket, MA
2010 Northwest Mid-Career Artists, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 Pharmacologist, Canoe, Seattle, WA
2009 Small Works, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2009 Front, Canoe, Seattle, WA
2006 The Production Network, Seattle, WA
2006 Scenic Dope, Ballard Works, Seattle, WA
2006 Building Allegory, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2002 The Box Show, The Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
2002 25th Anniversary Show, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000 Assemblages, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1997 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 Jerry Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994 Horwitch/Newman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1993 Rachele Lozzi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Twisted Tales, John Thomas Gallery, Santa Monica, CA1992 Eclectic Images, Barakat Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992 Boxes, SPACE, Los Angeles, CA
1988 Group Show, LA Impression, Los Angeles, CA
1987 The Men's Show, Michael Ivy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Bibliography: Catalogues/Magazines:
Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection, p. 28, p. 34
Otherworldly: Des Mondes Irreels--illusions d'optique & Realities miniatures, curated by Evelyne Dorothee Allemand, MUba Eugene Leroy, p. 18, p. 28
Sculpture Magazine, "Suyama Space: Rick Araluce and Steve Peters," April 2012, p. 20
Suyama Space, "Uprising" curated by Beth Sellars, essay by David Abel
Sculpture Magazine, "Irresistible Illusions and Other Worlds" by Edward Gomez, September 2011
Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities, curated by David Revere McFadden, p. 20 p. 39-44
10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton 2010, curated by Ed Marquand, Greg Kucera, and Gail Gibson, 2010, p. 9
The 9th Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, curated by Rock Hushka and Alison de Lima Green, 2009, p. 16, 27-29 
Preview: The Gallery Guide, "The Stolen Hours" by Allyn Cantor, 2007, p. 90
Actor! Actor! curated by Signe Mayfield, 2007, p. 6
Encore Magazine, October 2006, p. 9
Dark Suburban Fantasies, curated by Jim Reed, 1993 p. 2-3
LA Art, curated by Jeff Phillips and Mickey Kaplan, 1993 p. 30
Eclectic Images, Barakat Gallery, curated by Jeff Phillips, 1992 p. 6
Bibliography: Newspapers/Weblogs (selected):
Artotate-Art Annotations: "Uprising: Site Specificity and the Suyama Space," by Stella Koons Manet, March 15, 2012
The Seattle Weekly: "Indoor Plumbing: Why Suyama Space is The City's Most Quietly Interesting Gallery," by Brian Miller, February 15,  2012 p 20
The Stranger: "The Hidden Viscera of a Life," by Jen Graves, February 8, 2012, p 33-34
The Seattle Times: "Meditative Installation Witty and Wondrous," by Robert Ayers, January 27, 2012
Visual Art Source: "Editorial: Recommendations; Rick Araluce and Steve Peters," by Adriana Grant, February 4, 2012
Daily Serving: An International Forum for the Contemporary Visual Arts, "Otherworldly at Museum of Arts and Design," by John Pyper, August 6, 2011.
The ThreeTomatoes, "Optical Delusions and Small Realities, The Museum of Arts and Design," by A. Bascove, July 14, 2011 
The Financial Times, "Otherworldly, Museum of Arts and Design, New York," by Ariella Budick , June 29, 2011
Hyperallergic, "Artists Create Surreal Miniature Worlds," by Allison Meier, june 21, 2011
The New York Times, "Alternative Worlds Where Even McMansions Are Tiny," by Karen Rosenberg, June 16, 2011
The New York Times, "A Peephole Perspective on Tiny Worlds," by Carol Kino, June 12, 2011
The Stranger, "Could Kickstarter be Evil?" by Gen Graves and Paul Constant, April 26, 2011
LA Weekly, "Little Pieces" by Gendy Alimurung, September 2, 2010
Bellevue Reporter.com, "PONCHO Honors Artist of Year, Merit Winners, September 30, 2009
The Stranger SLOG, "Visual Art Awards" posted by Jen Graves, May 5th, 2009
Island Reporter, "Araluce Displays Miniature 'Psychological Narratives' at Sanibel Gallery" by Jeff Lysiak, March 12, 2009, p B 2
The News Tribune, "Tacoma Art Museum: Minimal Biennial" by Rosemary Ponnekanti, February 3, 2009
The Seattle Weekly, "A Study in Small" by Adriana Grant, October 15-21, 2008, p. 36
The Seattle Post Intelligencer, "In Seattle, Tiny Art Takes to The Street" by Regina Hackett, September 24, 2008 on her Blog, Art To Go
The Seattle Times, "The Stolen Hours" by Sheila Farr, July 29, 2007, p.K1 
San Jose Metro, "Floater" by Michael S. Gant, March 7-13, 2007
The Seattle Post Intelligencer, "Doug Jeck and Assemblages" by Regina Hackett, April 14, 2000
The Stranger, "Paranoid Dollhouse" by Tom Mc Taggart, September 19, 1996, p. 65
Television/Webcasts:
Featured on King 5's New Day Northwest, September 26, 2013
Featured on Nancy Guppy's ART ZONE, January 20, 2012

Awards/Grants:
2012 Finalist, Northwest Contemporary Art Award (NCAA)
2012 4Culture Individual Artist Projects Award
2011 Artist Trust GAP Grant
2010 Best of Show Award; 10 x 10 x 10 Tieton
2009 Merit Award for Excellence and Artists' Choice Award; PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction 
2009 Tacoma Art Museum 9th Northwest Biennial People's Choice Award
2009 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Award
2008 Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant
2007 Artist Trust GAP Grant
2006 Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs City Artist Projects (CAP) Grant

Collections: (selected)
Microsoft Art Collection
City of Seattle Portable Works CollectionCollection Herb and Lucy Pruzan 
Collection Ivan and Marylyn Karp
Collection Whoopie Goldberg
Collection Robin Williams
Collection Danny Elfman
Collection Annie and Bill Vanderbilt
Collection Judith Brust

Special Projects:
2013 Guest Speaker, Artist Trust EDGE Program, Seattle Washington
2013 Visual Arts Panelist for Artist Trust I Am an Artist, Professional Development Workshop
2013 Guest Speaker Gage Academy of Art
2012 Guest Speaker, Artist Trust EDGE Program, Seattle Washington
2011 Miniature Site-Specific Installation for Not to Scale arts festival. The Smoke Farm, Arlington, Washington
2011 Participant, USA Projects, to fund the artwork: The Longest Hours
2009 Presenter, Pecha Kucha Night 14, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington
2009 Fragments of a Life, West, a series of site-specific miniatures in various locales, Culver City/Old Town Pasadena, California
2008 Fragments of a Life, East, a series of site-specific miniatures in various locales, Chelsea Art District, Manhattan, New York
2008 Fragments of a Life, a series of miniature site-specific installations in various locales, downtown Seattle, Washington
2006 Artist Collaborator with Robert Kantor, The Hope Series, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle, Washington
2005 Artist Collaborator with Sarah Sze, An Equal and Opposite Reaction, Marion Oliver Mc Caw Hall, Seattle, Washington

Auctions:
2011 Artist Trust Benefit Auction
2009 PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction

2009 Artist Trust Benefit Art Auction