Morgan Mandalay


2017 MFA, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
2014 BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2004-2007 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2018 Cat Box Contemporary, Queens, NY, USA (forthcoming)
Et Al Gallery, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)**
BWSMX, Mexico City, D.F. Mexico (forthcoming)

2017 DAMA (w/ BWSMX), Turin, Italy* with Kim-Anh Schreiber
Norman Amygdala, City Limits, Oakland, USA
Scene of Shipwreck, VAF Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA***

2016 ArtBo Proyectos (w/ Yautepec), curated by Jens Hoffmann, Bogotá, Colombia
8 Rows Back, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA, USA * with Audrey Hope

2015 Ikebana///Anemone, Common’s Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA
Happy Little, LVL3, Chicago, IL, USA * with Todd Kelly

2014 Flower Shoppe, Edition Chicago w/ Yautepec, Chicago, USA

2013 The Futility of Trying, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA, USA
Roses on Your Grave, Yautepec, Mexico City, D.F. Mexico

Select Group Exhibitions

2018 Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY, USA (forthcoming)
Pocket Object, curated by Noël Morical, Tusk, Chicago, IL + Juice Box, Kansas City, MS + Elephant, Nashville, TN, USA (forthcoming)
freshly cut and softly bound, curated by Timo Fahler and Lisa Kehler, Vacation, New York, New York, USA
Gnaw the Bone That Falls to Thy Lot, curated by Sophie Jennis, Kimberly Klark, Queens, NY, USA
Prairie’s Inaugural Auction, Chicago, IL, USA
Annex, M+B, curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Velvet Ropes, R/SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Velvet Ropes, NADA (w/ 0-0 LA), New York City, NY

2017 Necronomicon Uploaded, Deslave, Tijuana, Mexico
GIFC 6, The Hole, New York, NY
All the Small Things, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
A Step Away, curated by Anthony Graham and Lara Bullock, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego CA
Domestic Tranquility, 0-0, Los Angeles, CA
AnthroMorphoCene, curated by Lee M. Lavy, Bread and Salt, San Diego, CA
Cabinet, curated by Adam Milner, David B. Smith Gallery (Project Room), Denver, CO

2016 Float in a Dark Tank, Yautepec, Mexico City, Mexico
How High?, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Le Domaine Enchanté, curated by Domenico di Chirico, Galleria Acappella, Naples, Italy Felicita,
A Ship in the Woods, Escondido, CA, USA
Quickie Dingler, curated by Audrey Hope, Common’s Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA
Sugar Talk, LVL3, Chicago, IL, USA

2015 Public Utility, New Capital, Chicago, IL, USA
Here | Hear, Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA, USA
Material Art Fair, w/ Yautepec, Mexico City, MX
The Originals s01 e01, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, BEL, curated by Annie Warhol and Tatjana Pieters
Deep Play Fun House, Seed Space, Nashville, TN, USA

2014 Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Until Then, Alcatraz, Chicago, IL, USA
New Soil, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, w/ Yautepec, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2013 A Man Walks Into A Bar, Alcatraz, Chicago, IL, USA

2012 On Paper, Galería Yusto/Giner, Marbella, Spain
Endless Summer III, curated by Angella D’Avignon, 3rd Space, San Diego, CA, USA
More Real Than Life, curated by Alexander Jarman, Southwestern College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, w/ Yautepec, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2011 California Is a Girl I Saw Dancing on a Bridge, Gloss Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
XX, selected by Kathryn Kanjo and Joseph Bellows, The Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA, USA
Fifth Season, curated by Ben Malcolm-Strauss, Space4Art, San Diego, CA, USA
…There’s More After We’ve Finished…, Sight School, Oakland, CA, USA

Awards and Prizes

2017 Russell Foundation Grant
2015 Russell Foundation Grant
2015 UCSD Visual Art Department Grant
2012 Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2007 Interdisciplinary Honors Studio Recipient, San Francisco Art Institute
2004 President’s’ Merit Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute


2018 Shandaken Project’s Paint School Fellowship 2014 Edward L. Ryerson Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship

Select Bibliography

Artspace Editors. “Collecting Strategies: Invest in These 8 Works By ‘Artists To Watch’ Alumni.” Artspace, 10 Apr. 2018, corner/collecting-101-invest-in-these-artists-to-watch-alums-55368.

“‘A Calamity, a Purgatory, a Void, a Luxury.” Kim-Anh Schreiber + Morgan Mandalay’s Five Stage Flats for Meatloaf.” Atractivoquenobello, 16 Nov. 2017, calamity-a-purgatory-void-a-luxury-kim-anh-schreiber-morgan-mandalays-five-stage-flats-for- meatloaf/.

Grand, Robert. “Q&A: Morgan Mandalay’s SPF15 Gallery Avoids Gentrification By Hosting Exhibitions on Public Beaches.” Artspace, 30 June 2017, 54874.

Artspace Editors. “10 Artists to Watch This December.” Artspace, 27 Nov. 2016, december-54402.

Muñoz-Alonso, Lorena. “ArtBo Strengthens Bid to Lead Latin American Art Fairs.” Artnet News, 28 Oct. 2016,

Maldonado, Devon Van Houten. “Itinerant and Off-the-Map Galleries Find a Place in Mexico City’s Material Art Fair.” Hyperallergic, 6 Feb. 2016, off-the-map-galleries-find-a-place-in-mexico-citys-material-art-fair/.

Morris, Matt. “Critics Pick: Todd Kelly and Morgan Mandalay at LVL3.” Artforum International, 29 Apr. 2015,

Relevant Work Experience

Founder and Director, SPF15, San Diego, CA 2014-present
Teaching Assistant, Culture, Art and Technology Writing Program, University of California-San Diego, 2016-17
Teaching Assistant, Visual Arts Department, University of California-San Diego 2014-16 Co-Founder and Arts Director, DATE NIGHT Art Fair, San Diego, CA, 2015
Production Manager and Set Designer, Candy Ego, written and directed by Kim-Anh Schreiber and Ash Eliza Smith, 2016
Founder and Director, Sunday Project, Chicago, IL 2014
Curatorial Committee Member, Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA 2010-12