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Harry Dodge, an American visual artist and writer whose interdisciplinary practice is characterized by its explorations of relation, materiality and ecstatic contamination, was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017. His first book, a work of literary non-fiction entitled My Meteorite, or Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing is forthcoming on Penguin Press (2020). Dodge’s sculpture, drawing and video work has been exhibited at many venues nationally and internationally, including solo shows: User, at Callicoon Fine Arts (NY, 2019); Works of Love at JOAN (LA, 2018), a show which also traveled to Tufts University Art Gallery (2019); Mysterious Fires at Grand Army Collective (Brookyn, 2017); The Inner Reality of Ultra-Intelligent Life, at Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena (2016); The Cybernetic Fold at Wallspace (NY, 2015); Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (CT, 2013).

Group exhibitions include New Museum’s 40th anniversary exhibition TRIGGER (2018); Selections from the Permanent Collection at MOCA (LA, 2017); Living Apart Together: Selections from the Collection at Hammer Museum (LA, 2017); Hammer Museum’s 2014 Biennial, Made in L.A.; and a three-person show at London’s The Approach Gallery, Triples: Harry Dodge, Evan Holloway and Peter Shelton. Dodge’s work is in collections including Museum of Contemporary Art (LA), Hammer Museum (LA). Dodge’s collaborative video work with Stanya Kahn was part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial and is part of the collection at Museum of Modern Art (NY). 

In the early 90s, Dodge was one of the founders of the now-legendary San Francisco community-based performance space, The Bearded Lady, which served as a touchstone for a pioneering, queer, DIY literary and arts scene. During that time Dodge also wrote, directed, and performed several critically-acclaimed, evening-length, monologue-based performances, including Muddy Little River (1996) and From Where I’m Sitting (I Can Only Reach Your Ass) (1997). In the latter part of 90s, Dodge co-wrote, directed, edited and starred in (with Silas Howard) a narrative feature film, By Hook or By Crook, which premiered at Sundance in 2002 and went on to garner five Best Feature awards. 

Dodge holds an MFA from Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College and is permanent faculty of the School of Art at California Institute of the Arts, Program in Art.

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Harry Dodge Filmography:

Late Heavy Bombardment, trt 6:00 mins., 2019
Mysterious Fires, trt 24:30 mins., 2016.
BIG BANG (Song of the Cosmic Hobo), trt 11mins., 2016.
Love Streams, trt 13 mins., 2015
The Time-Eaters, trt 41:02, 2014
The Ass and The Lap Dog (or Maladie du Pays), trt 33:45, 2013
Fred Can Never Be Called Bald, trt 39:56, 2011
Unkillable, trt 19:53, 2011
Ipse Dixit, trt 3:56 mins. 2011
An Analog Comments on Itself, 38 secs. (loop) 2010
This Beast Called Force, trt 17:31, 2009
The Fudgesicle, trt 9:05, 2003
By Hook or By Crook, trt 95:00, 2001

Harry Dodge / Stanya Kahn Filmography:

All Together Now, trt 26:45, 2008
Nature Demo, trt 9:19, 2008
I See You Man, trt 11:25, 2008
Masters of None, trt 11:54, 2006
Whacker, trt 7:10, 2005
Let The Good Times Roll, trt 15:22, 2004
Can’t Swallow It, Can’t Spit It Out, trt 26:00, 2004
Rejected From Hell, trt 7:00, 2004
Winner, trt 15:33, 2002


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