Resume
Phyllis Thelen Studio / Gallery - 7 Mark Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 454-1073     pbthelen@comcast.net     www.thelenart.com
 
Education
B.F.A. in Art, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri
B.A. in Art, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut
Ph.D. in Humane Letters (Honorary), Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
Selected Exhibitions
2015 "Sustainable" Solo Exhibition, Union Bank, San Francisco, CA

"Mediums" Best in Show: Sculpture, MSA, Ross, CA

"Metamorphosis" Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2014 “Journeys of the Imagination,” Solo Exhibition, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA

“Re/Vision,” Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2013 “Spirit Vessels,” Solo Exhibition, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA

“Vessels,” (juried by Lawrence Rinder of the Berkeley Art Museum) Arts Benecia, Benecia, CA

Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

“Intersections 6: fiber/DIMENSIONS and Beyond,” The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
2012 “Take a Chance on Miniatures” Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA

“Fiber Art,” National Juried Exhibition, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

Bi-annual Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

“Realm of Dreams: The Art of Barbara Andino-Stevenson and Phyllis Thelen”
Dominican University Gallery, San Rafael, CA

“The Elements,” juried group exhibition, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2011 “Artfully Reclaimed V,” Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

“Fiber Vessels,” Alta Bates Summit Community Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Bi-annual Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

“Fiber Unlimited,” (with Wendy Lilienthal), Atrium Art Gallery, Marin General, Greenbrae, CA

“Asia Observed,” Marin Arts Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2010 Downtown, San Rafael, CA and Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

“Intersections 5,” group exhibition at the Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

“Innovations in Fiber Art” (National Juried Exhibition), Sebastopol Art Center, Sebastopol, CA

“Paths in Studio Craft,” Baulines Craft Guild, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

“Unveiling: 12 Artists to Watch in 2011,” Marin Arts Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2009 “Wabi Sabi” Group Exhibition, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, Ca

Solo Exhibition, Science & Arts Building, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
2008 Baulines Craft Guild Masters Show, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

Group Exhibition, Artisan’s Art Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2005 Group Exhibition, Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, San Anselmo, CA

Solo Exhibition, the Gallery at Smith Ranch, San Rafael, CA
2002-4 Special Interests Group Exhibition, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA

Juried National Exhibition, Artisans, Mill Valley, CA

Bay Area Fine Craft (Group Exhibition), Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

“Sanctuaries,” Group Exhibition, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
1996-8 Fibermania Group Exhibition, Marin Center, San Rafael, CA
and Fibermania Group Exhibition, Gallery Strasse, Kurakuen, Japan

Awards and Honors
Selected as “2010 Marin Master, ” San Rafael, CA
Cultural Treasure Award, Marin Cultural Services Commission, San Rafael, CA
First Prize, Wabi Sabi Exhibition, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
Citizen of the Year Award, San Rafael, CA
Who’s Who of American Women
Living Treasure Award, Artisan’s, Mill Valley
Inducted into Marin Women’s Hall of Fame
Selected for Renee and Victoria di Rosa Collection, Sonoma, CA

Publications and Critical Reviews
"Featured artist “How to Think like an Entrepreneur” by Mary Edwards, Studio Magazine, Fall 2013
"American Art Collector” 2015, Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA. Selected for inclusion by New York jury. Page 245.
“Phyllis Thelen: Journeys of the Imagination,” Humboldt Arts Council Quarterly, April 2014
“Artists and Artisans,” The Palette, Humboldt County’s Art Magazine, April 2014
Featured Artist, “Three Artists Explain Why They Make Their Art,” Studios, Fall 2013
“Vessels-An Intersection of Art & Environment,” Benicia Herald, May 2013
“Spirit Vessels by Phyllis Thelen,” San Luis Obispo Museum of Art News, May/June 2013
“Beyond Fiber: Another Elegant Show for the Presidio,” San Francisco Examiner, December 2013
Gallery Representation
  The Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA www.vaultgallery.com
Website
  www.thelenart.com
Studio
  7 Mark Drive, San Rafael, CA