( Photos: Faythe Levine )


b. Knoxville, Tennessee


2016 MFA Visual Arts ///  Columbia University, New York, NY

2008 Metalsmithing /// Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

2005 BA Social Psychology /// Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Beauty Surplus /// John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

2018 BAD BOUNDARIES /// Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, NY

2017 Twenty Seventeen (Wisconsin) /// University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

2017 Twenty Seventeen (Times Square) /// SPRING/BREAK, New York, NY

2016 a defect/to defect /// Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY

2013 Crystal Cavern /// Sky High Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2013 You Are Here/Here You Are /// FLA Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2012 Between You and the Mountains /// Parse Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

Permanent(-ish) Installations

2018 The Dirt Palace at the Wedding Cake House, Providence, RI

2018 BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

2016 April Base, Eau Claire, WI

2014 Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Clocktower Radio, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY

Curatorial Projects (Selected)

2015 Bodies Burning At the Edges: with Kiki Smith, Thomas Beale, Robert Montgomery, and Jacolby Satterwhite. LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York

2013 Headscapes, Brooklyn

Rabid Hands Installation Art Collective (Founding Member) (Selected)

2013 Nouvelles Vauges /// Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2013 Society of Pythagoras /// Hidden City Festival, Philadelphia

2011  Regency Hotel /// True/False Film Festival, Columbia

2011 Sequence of Waves /// St. Cecilia’s convent, Brooklyn

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2018 Alchemy /// BRIC, Brooklyn

2017 Contemplative Practice /// Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum

2015 Devotion /// Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York

2015 Fl0ating P0int /// Judith Charles Gallery, New York

2015 Checkered History /// Outpost, Brooklyn

2015 Pattern ::: Chaos /// Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn

2014 Brucennial /// Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York

2014 Nouvelles Vauges /// Concert Hall, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2014 Uncharted Waters /// Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn

2012 Crystal Cavern /// Clocktower Gallery, New York

2012 Rewilding FLA /// FLA Gallery, Gainesville

2012 To the Stars on the Wings of an Eel /// Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn

2012 Boatel, Marina 59 /// Far Rockaways

2011 Music Box /// New Orleans Airlift, New Orleans

Residencies (Selected) 

2019 Kohler Factory /// Kohler, WI

2017 Anderson Ranch /// Snowmass Village, CO

2017 AZ West /// Joshua Tree, CA

2016  Mildred’s Lane /// Beach Lake, PA

2016 Vermont Studio Center /// Johnson VT

2016 Black Mountain School /// Black Mountain NC

2015 Andrea Zittel Institute for Investigative Living /// Joshua Tree CA

2012 Clocktower Gallery Residency /// New York NY

 Awards (Selected) 

2019 NYFA Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design Finalist

2019 Purchase College Windgate Artist Fellowship 

2018 Peter S Reed Foundation Award

2016 Vermont Studio Center Windgate Artist Fellowship

Talks (Selected) 

2019 Artist Lecture /// John Michael Kohler Arts Center

2017 Visiting Critic /// Columbia University

2017 Artist lecture /// University of Wisconsin

2016 Panel discussion /// Nasty Women Exhibition, Knockdown Center, NYC 

2016 Artist lecture /// Columbia University

2013 Artist lecture /// Yale University 

Relevant Extensions (Selected) 

2018 Professor: Senior Thesis /// Columbia University

2018 Professor: Sculpture II /// Columbia University

2016 Professor: No Math Architecture /// Black Mountain School, NC

2015-16 Curator:  Visiting Artist Lecture Series /// Columbia University, NY

Bibliography (Selected)

2019        “Beauty Surplus: Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels” John Michael Kohler Art Center, July.

2019        “Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels Turns Flaws, Failures into Art” Shepherd Express, August.

2017        Garden Castro, Jan. “Review: Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels: Catinca Tabacaru Gallery.” Sculpture Magazine, May.

2016        Jennifer, Noémie. “A Lower East Side Gallery is Completely Falling Apart–Or Is It?” Creators Project, Vice, December.

2014        “Featured Artist: Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels” Sculpture Center, March.

2014        “Interview with Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, our January Artist of the Month” Cinders Gallery, January.

2013        Barberis, Jean. “Concert Hall” Palais 18: Nouvelles Vauges, summer.

2012        Meier, Allison. “Emerging: Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels Erects Erie Environments From Debris” Blouin Artinfo, November.

2012        Ahern, Joe. “Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, VnessWolfCHild & Terence Caulkins: Crystal Cavern.” Art International Radio (AIR) & Clocktower Gallery, radio interview, November 12.