Friday, February 14, 2014


Born in Augusta, GA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

2001 MFA Otis College of Art and Design
1996 BFA Auburn University

Solo Exhibitions
2016               Campbell Hall Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015               Deflowering, Whitney Museum of American Art Bathroom Stall,                                  New York, NY  

2013               Super A, Elephant, Los Angeles, CA

2012/2013    18th Brumaire, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2011              18th Brumaire, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Sex: A Monument to Malcolm McLaren, Emma Gray HQ, Los Angeles, CA

2009              Location, Location, Location, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                      Pretty Vacant, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany

2008              Battery, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2003              SEXY, (S)language, Wilmington, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016             Patience, Process, Practice, Thomas P. Kelly Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

2015             Gesture, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA  Curated by Carl Berg

2014             Reverb, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA  

                      Love is in the Air, 2A Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                      Have Your Cake, Monk Space, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Michelle Chong

2013             Steven Bankhead / Britton Tolliver / Torbjorn Vejvi, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Amy Thoner

Prolific Nihilistic Psychedelic Punks, Post, Los Angeles, CA 

2012              Fall Residency II: Welcome, Summercamp Project Project in conjunction with Side Street Projects, Pasadena, CA

prince at the forum, Beacon Arts Center, Inglewood, CA.

2011              My House is Your House, Statler and Waldorf Gallery, Los Angeles,                       CA
Playtime, See Line Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
                      Abstract Location, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010             The Rise of RAD: BODY-MOTION-SPACE-ARCHITECTURE, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA 

Trine Dalton’s Zine/Bookmaking Workshop and Exhibition, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Room Mobile, See Line Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

Shangrila, Drew’s Place, Joshua Tree, CA

The Real Show, Summer Camp, El Sereno, CA
2009             Concrete Drawing: Extending the Line, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Multiples, Co-Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark

                      Disparate Elements, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008              Delusionarium 4, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 curated by Jesse Benson

Luna Luna In The Sky, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
                 curated by Steven Hull

In the Round, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
curated by Ed Gomez

Reclaiming: Inter-generation, 627 S. Carondelet, Los Angeles, CA
Read This, Organized by Mark Dutcher, Various Locations, Including LAX
 ART, High Energy Constructs, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Artist as Publisher, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2007              On Death and Drawing, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
curated by Jessica Minckley

Interactions, Armory Center For the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2006              Building Up From the Left Over, 601 S. Los Angeles St.,
Los Angeles, CA, curated by Jesse Benson and Becky Koblick

Love After the Cold War in an Open House of a (Re) Constructed
Babylon by a Popular Mechanic, MAK Center (Mackey Apartments) Los Angeles, CA

Delusionarium 3, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
curated by Jesse Benson

2005              Smaller Is, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
curated by John Souza

Speakeasy, Upspace, Los Angeles, CA, Chris Sicat

groupshowboard, Tiroler Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria
Brown on Brown, (S)language, Wilmington, CA,
curated by Mario Ybarra and Juan Capistran

Delusionarium 2, White Box Gallery, Marina del Rey, CA
curated by Jesse Benson

2004              “3 fireplaces and 2 bathtubs”, MAK Center (Schindler House), Los Angeles, CA

Landmark, Sixteen: One, Santa Monica, CA

2003               Rethinking Drawing, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Ohanesian, Liz, “A Painting With the F-Word on It Creates Controversy in Torrance”, LA Weekly, March 7, 2014;

Green, Nick, “Obscenity or Artwork at the Torrance Art Museum?”, Daily Breeze, Februaury 22, 2014;

Benson, Jesse, “The Benefit of Friends Collected”, catalog, 2013

Enholm, Mollly, “Steven Bankhead / Britton Tolliver / Torbjorn Vejvi”, Artscene, July/August 2013

Tsatsos, Irene, ed. Art Throughout Pasadena, Armory Press, Pasadena, 2013.

Wagley, Catherine, “Top 10 Moments of the Year in L.A. Art,” LA Weekly, December 22, 2011; pg. 40.

Wagley, Catherine, “Five Art Events to See this Week,” LA Weekly, October 21, 2011; pg. 58.
Daroca, Laura, “18th Bruamire,” OMAG, Fall 2011, Issue 11; pg. 29.  Image

Phelps, Calvin, “Steven Bankhead at EGHQ,”, April 2011

Tuck Geoff, “Good Lord,”, March 31, 2011

Tryharder, “Steven Bankhead @ EGHQ,” Apr 8, 2011

Wagley, Catherine, “Jukebox Histories,”, April, 2011

Tuck, Geoff, “Notes On Looking: From the Fellows of Contemporary Art,”, December 1, 2010

Tumlir, Jan, “Steven Bankhead at Circus Gallery,” Artforum, March, 2010; p. 256.

Tuck Geoff, “Notes On Looking: From the Fellows of Contemporary Art,”, November 19, 2009

Pomonis, Mary Anna,  “Jet Set Saturdays: Steven Bankhead at Circus Gallery,”, November, 2009.

Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, “Steven Bankhead at Circus Gallery,” Artillery, Nov/Dec, 2009; p.56.

Muchnic, Suzanne, “The Malibu Contemporary Art Fair: Galleries take art to where the money lives,” Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2009

 Hull, Steven, comp. Luna Luna in the Sky. Will You Make Me Laugh or Cry?. Canada: Nothingmoments Publishing, 2008.

Myers, Holly, “ A punk take on visual culture”, Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2008

Benson, Jesse, Delusionarium Catalog, 2006 (reproductions); pp. 7, 42, 52

Chattopadbyay, Colette. “‘Delusionarium 2’ at White Box Gallery,” Artweek,
July/August, 2005; pp. 18-19.
Bankhead, Steven, Battery. Los Angeles, CA: Circus of Books, 2008

Published Writing
“Duncan,” Seven Pieces, edited by Eileen Myles, El Segundo, CA: El Segundo Press, 2000. pp. 21-24

Organized events and exhibitions
2004               Landmark, Sixteen: One, Santa Monica, CA (exhibition)

2009-12         mEAT.  Various locations. (events)

2012               prince at the forum, Beacon Arts Center, Inglewood, CA. co-organized with Jesse Benson (exhibition)

2013               Burrito Deluxe, Shangri-La, Joshua Tree, CA.  Co-organized with Jesse Benson (event/exhibition)

2014               picnic invitational, Los Angeles, CA (event/exhibition)

2006         Fellowship: Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2001         Lari Pittman Award
2001         Otis School of Art and Design: Otis Grant
2000         Otis College of Art and Design: Recognition by the Faculty                                           Scholarship