Fernanda D'Agostino
5711 SW Boundary,
Portland, Oregon 97221, USA
nandada@aol.com 
www.fernandadagostino.com

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions, and Full Scale Installations 

2013 The Method of Loci, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon 

2011 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Hoffman Gallery Lewis and Clark College, (Pool,
         Room sized full scale interactive video installation) 

2008 Motion Studies-Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR April  

2007 Flight Studies-Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR  

2003 Theater of Memory, Installation, Core Sample; Portland, Oregon, PICA (full scale Installation) 

2001 Secret of Shadows, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR    

1996 Imagining the Other Side, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland 

1995 Wishing Trees, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR  

1994 Fate, (with Kristy Edmunds), Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR  

1993 Abundance and Scarcity, Land based installation, Marylhurst University, OR  

1992 Translations, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR  

1992 Walking on Water; Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada (full scale installation) 

1991 Traveler’s Rest, in collaboration with Dennis Kitz (sound), Randolph, Vermont 

1989 Offering, Art Gym, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR  

1989 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR (Solo) 

1986 In Bocca Al Lupo, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana,  

 

Selected Commissions 

2012 Shadow Play; Legacy Emanuel Randall Children’s Hospital, Portland, OR  

2010 Intellectual Ecosystem-PSU Associated Student Recreation Center, Portland, OR 
        $208,000 (Custom Software, Holographic Screen) 

2009 Celestial Navigation SoundTransit SeaTac Airport Link Plaza, Sculpture and permanent 
         Video Installation, SeaTac, WA $240,000 

2009 Urban Hydrology; Portland, OR downtown Transit Mall, $84,000 

2008 Fluid Dynamics 66th Avenue Gateway; East Bay Trail; Oakland, CA $200,000 (w/Otani) 

2008 The Long View, Laveen Conveyance Channel, Phoenix, Arizona w/Otani $400,000 

2007- National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Capital Crescent Trail Bethesda,  

2006 Garden of Strength; Mayfair Community Center, San Jose, California $220,000  

2006 Theory of Everything Plaza Everett Community College, Art and Science Building,  

2006 Lead Design Team Artist; New Columbia, Housing Authority of Portland-$380,000 

2004 Flows and Eddies; Smith and Bybee Lakes Restoration, Portland, OR $200,000 (w/Otani) 

2003 Message in a Bottle; Water Quality Testing Lab, Seattle Washington $30,000  (w/Otani) 

2003 Creating a Place to Heal; Harborview Medical Center Campus Master Plan, Seattle  

2004 Icons of Transformation; Overlook Station, Interstate Max Lightrail, Portland, OR.$83,000 

2004 Into the Green Wood; Greenwood Branch Library, Seattle, Washington $60,000  

2002 Unseen Worlds, B.E.S., Design Team Artist, Wet Weather Treatment Facility, Portland, OR 
        $60,000 (16 acre environmental restoration project) 

2001 Lead Design Team Artist Tacoma Link Lightrail 

2001 Theater District Station; Night/Day, Tacoma Link Lightrail, Tacoma, Washington $75,000 

2001 Union Station South 19th Street Station; Landscape Memories, Tacoma Link Lightrail, Tacoma, Washington         $175,000 

1998 Bridge Between Cultures Design Team Artist (w/ Otani) Seattle, WA,$40,000  

1994 Artist Design Team Member, Westside Light Rail, Portland, OR. $1,000,000                                            

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Festivals 

2013 VideoAKT Biennale of Video Art, Barcelona, Spain 

2012 Cyberfest; St Petersberg, Russia, Co Sponsored by the Hermitage Museum  

         N-Minutes Festival: Shanghai, China 

         Video Guerrilha Festival; Sao Paulo Brazil, Nederlands Instituute voor MediaKunst. 

         I’ve Travelled Far in Portland; Video Art ; Pompidou Metz, France, Living Calligraphy   

         Currents 2012; Santa Fe New Mexico, (Pool, Full Scale video/sculpture Installation) NEA  

         Subtle Technologies; Toronto Ontario, Motion Studies. Pool, Intellectual Ecosystem 

         Venice: Hidden and Forbidden Identities, Palazzo Alberizzi Venice, Italy    

2011 The Shape of the Problem, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon (Pool Photography)  

         From this Moment on: Greenstone Gallery, Lincoln University, England (Pool, Installation) 

         Flying Films Festival, Morgen Vogel Gallery, Berlin Germany (Motion Studies) 

2010 Mumbai International Film Festival; National Film Board of India Invitational selection, Experimental Film (Motion
         Studies
) 

         Mother Lode; The Art Gym, Marlyhurst, Oregon  

         Electronic Visualization and Art; BCA, London (Motion Studies) 

2009 Technarte, Bilbao, Spain (Motion Studies) 

         MadCat International Film Festival, San Francisco (Motion Studies) 

2008 Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas- Marseille, France (Motion Studies) 

         809 International New Image Art Festival-Yichang, China (Motion Studies) 

2004 23 on 9th, Elizabeth Leach Gallery. Portland, Oregon  

2000 Wonder Women, Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR 

1998 Here/Now, Tidbit Gallery, Portland, OR (Curated by Randy Gragg) 

1997 Penetrating Image, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona 

1996 Fabrication & Collaboration, Art Gym, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR 

1995 Four Northwest Artists in Search of Values, Ethics and Morals, Vollum Gallery,Reed College, 

1993 Crosscut, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR  

         USA Today, Textielmuseum of the Netherlands, Tilburg & Helsinki, Finland                                              

1992 Sculpture in the Landscape, Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR 

         Partitio, performance collaboration and installation curated by Kristy Edmunds, Portland  

1990 Scripps Ceramics Annual, Lang Gallery, Claremont, California 

1988 East meets West, Contemporary Crafts, Portland, OR 

1987 Frontiers in Fiber, United States State Department touring exhibition of Asia  

1986 Third Western States Biennial, Brooklyn Art Museum, Brooklyn,  NY 

Selected Awards 

2012 Oregon Arts Commission/Hallie Ford Foundation Opportunity Grant 

2011 Intellectual Ecosystem, Public Art Network National Year in Review Selection 

 Project Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Pool  

2009 Honor Award, Lindbergh Foundation, Motion Studies 

2004 Overlook Park Station selected for “Public Art Network’s "National ‘Year in Review” 

2003 Tacoma City Council Special Projects Award for Public Art 

         Flintridge Foundation Fellowship-$25,000 (West Coast USA) mid career award 

2001 Honor Award for Citizen Involvement at the American Planning Association Annual Awards for 

         Excellence Harborview Hospital Master Plan  

2000 Regional Arts and Culture Council (Portland, OR) Artist's Project Grant 

1999 Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, Weller Street Pedestrian Bridge 

         Washington Council Civic Design Awards Program, Weller Street Pedestrian Bridge 

1995 Bonnie Bronson Award, Oregon Community Foundation 

1994 National Endowment for The Arts; Regional Initiatives Project Grant                                                       

1993 Viewers' Choice Award, Crosscut, Portland, Art Museum 

1992 Metropolitan Arts Council (Portland, OR) project grant 

1991 National Endowment for the Arts; Regional Initiatives Grant New Genres  

1987 Oregon Arts Council Individual Fellowship 

1986 Finalist: Rome Prize Fellowship  

1985 NEA Project Grant  

 

Selected Publications / Media Exposure 

2013 ArtForum Online, Critics Picks, Portland, OR Stephanie Snyder, November 2013, 

         Fernanda D’Agostino: The Method of Loci, Linda Tesner and Terri Hopkins, Marylhurst University Press 

2012 Hyperallergic; ”Santa Fe Grows Its New Media Festival” by An Xiao on July 6, 2012 (Featured work)    

          Santa Fe New Mexican’s Passatiempo; ‘Lights, Projectors Action” Rob Dewitt, Cover & pg 32, 6/22/2012  

2012 Der Spiegel On Line; Projekt in Brasilien: Die Outdoor-Kunst  23.11.12 (Featured work; photos)  

          Hyperallergic; ”Santa Fe Grows Its New Media Festival” by An Xiao on July 6, 2012 (Featured work)    

          Santa Fe Passatiempo; ‘Lights, Projectors Action” Rob Dewitt, Cover & pg 32,  6/22/2012 

2011 Bonnie Bronson Fellows 20 Years: Linda Tesner: Lewis and Clark Press 

2009  Ventilo n°232 du 12 au 25 novembre 2008, Pg.11 Marseille + Bouches-du-Rhône, France 

          La Croisee Des Sciences Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas(Motion Studies) 

2008 Think out Loud: Public Art, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, OR 

2006 Colors of  Architecture, Andrew Moor, Rizzoli, (two pages on Greenwood Library) 

2004 Core Sample; Portland Art Now, Randy Gragg & Matthew Stadler, Clear Cut Press 

          Video and Film at “Core Sample,” Lois Allen, ArtWeek, January 2004,pg.33 

          Light Rail/Light Art, DK Rowe, Oregonian, April 25, pg L1. (Overlook Station praised as one of three “great
          successes” in a mixed review of Tri-Mets Yellow Line) 

2003 Rip Rap, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Wetlands Restoration Project, Landscape Architecture Magazine,
         6/03 (Restoration of a landfill into a wetland park) 

         Current Public Art in Portland, ArtWeek, June 16th 2003 

          Flintridge Foundation Catalogue;2002-2003 Fellowship Winners, Flintridge Foundation,  

          Art in America; Art World; Flintridge Foundation Fellowships  

2000 Abundance and Scarcity, Land Forum Magazine, Spacemaker Press, Boston, Vol3 

1999   Female Dominance in Public Art, Cath Bruner, Arcade Magazine, Seattle, September 

          Design Landscape Forum, Peter Walker, Spacemaker Press, Boston. Featured  Artist  

1996 A death in the family, Megan McMorran, The Oregonian, Feb. 2, 1996, p.16 1995 

          Contemporary Art in the Northwest, Lois Allan, Craftsman House, 1995 

1994 Conceptual Art for Rush Hour, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, May p.F1 

         Into Oblivion, Lois Allan, Artweek, Feb. 3, 1994, p.15 

         Artists contemplate Fate, Joel Weinstein, The Oregonian, 1/15/94, pC9 

1993 Art as a Growing Concern, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, September 9, p. B4 

          Narratives of Repression, Iris Moore, Reflex, Sept. / Oct.,p.21 

          USA Today:Textielkunst , D.I. van den Blink, Amersfoortse courant Velvws Dagblad                                

          USA Today in Fiber Art, (catalogue), Netherlands Textile Muiseum, Tilburg  

1992 Time / Space Relationships, Lois Allan, Reflex, Nov. / Dec.,1992 

1986 Third Western States Biennial, (catalogue), Charlotta Kotik, Brooklyn Art Museu 

 

Selected Collections 

 Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas 

 Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana 

 New York Public Library Artist's Books Collection  

 Reed College; Bonnie Bronson Collection 

 

Selected Experiences 

2012 Artist in Residence; Can Serrat International Artists Center, Barcelona, Spain  

         Speaker; Subtle Technologies Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

2011 Visiting Artist; American Academy of Rome 

2010 Speaker: EVA London 

2009 Panelist at Americans for the Arts National Conference 

2008 Speaker; Technarte, Bilbao, Spain  

2002 Visiting Artist; Rutgers University Graduate School of Art, New Jersey 

2001 Panel Discussion; Art and Restoration; Society for Ecological Restoration Convention,  

1998 Panel Discussion; “Art and Landscape Architecture;’ American Society of Landscape Architects National
        Convention, Portland 

1985 Artist in Residence, Art Park, Lewiston, NY 

1985 Artist in Residence, Oregon College of arts and Crafts 

 

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