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Sacha Baumann is an art business professional living and working in Los Angeles. She is the publisher, designer, and editor of FULL BLEDE, a contemporary art and writing broadsheet. Issue Nine: The Cleave will launch June, 2019. Sacha is also an independent curator committed to facilitating the work of emerging artists in Los Angeles.

Well-versed in contemporary art and its markets, Sacha excels in executive administration and operations management. She is an expert at leveraging social and professional networking to maximize visibility and teaching others to do the same. She is an enthusiastic walking urban explorer and downtown Los Angeles booster.

Sacha holds a Masters of Art, Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art / Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communication from the Design and Industry Department at San Francisco State University. Sacha was born in Hollywood, California and her childhood years were spent in both Northern and Southern California, Alaska, and Utah.

As an artist, Sacha extracts found images, primarily from magazines and books, and places them in a new context, manipulating tone and intention, creating a new reality. She does so using self-imposed restrictions, which is in part a nod to her training and work as a designer in which she concentrates on problem solving for the specific needs of clients. Restrictions become opportunities for new creations.

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(print version)
Born in Hollywood.
Lives and works in Los Angeles.

EDUCATION
Masters of Art, Art Business candidate at Sotheby's Institute of Art / Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, 2018
Bachelor of Arts, School of Design: Visual Communication, San Francisco State University, 2008
Certificate of Vintage, Wine Education and Management, University of California at Los Angeles, 1999

CURATION
2019
CONTINUANT, Noysky Projects, Los Angeles, group exhibition

2018
IT'S OK.↘, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, group exhibition

2016
VSA’s: A Group Exhibition, with Sarah Gonzalves, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles

2014
Winter Group Show, with Melanie Mandl, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles
Blind Spot Initiative, organized by Somewhere Something (Sacha Baumann, Biayna Bogosian, Jason King) + Plethora Project (Jose Sanchez), Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Maiden LA Launch Party, organized by Molly Schulman and Salomeh Grace,
Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles
Disparate Sources, organized by Chelsea Dean, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles

2017
TIES, organized by Made in Chynna and Little Durian, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles
Tell Me a Story: Women in the Arts, La Quinta Museum, La Quinta, CA

2014
&GO!, organized by Jesse Vogel, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles
Winter Group Show, organized with Melanie Mandl, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles
Generate, organized by Melanie Mandl, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles

2013
Somewhere Something Open Studios, Somewhere Something, Los Angeles
Keystone Art Space Featured Artists, organized by Melanie Mandl, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles

2012
Mini Collage Canvases, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Torn, Canelé, Los Angeles
All in for the 99%, organized by Marsea Goldberg of New Image Art, Ace Museum, Los Angeles

2010
No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents / Mail Nothing to the Tate Modern, organized by David Horvitz for Rhizome, Tate Modern, London

PRESS
“CONTINUANT at Noysky Projects,” review by Lorraine Heitzman on Art and Cake, February 17, 2019 https://artandcakela.com/2019/02/07/continuant-at-noysky-projects/

“Datebook: Los Angeles—10 Exhibitions and events to check out” by Carolina Miranda, Los Angeles Times, January 10, 2019 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-datebook-lisa-adams-garis-and-hahn-htmlstory.html

“Meet Sacha Baumann of FULL BLEDE in Downtown Los Angeles,” VoyageLA, September 2018
http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-sacha-baumann-full-blede-dtla-downtown-los-angeles/

"Sacha Baumann’s FULL BLEDE,” by Lorraine Heitzman on Art and Cake
July 23, 2018 https://artandcakela.com/2018/07/23/sacha-baumanns-full-blede/

"Weekend Art Spree," Artillery Magazine, January 18, 2018.
Snapshot review of IT'S OK.    
https://artillerymag.com/weekend-art-spree/

“Portrait of Visitor Services Associate, Sacha, at The Broad,” The Broad social media (January 2017). https://goo.gl/CkKrrJhttps://goo.gl/coJnhMhttps://goo.gl/ebwgu8

“Price Ranges And Studio Images of 21 Contemporary Artists,” Forbes Magazine  (April 2016). https://goo.gl/VZjgMa

“Open House at Keystone,” The Los Angeles Beat  (November 2014). https://goo.gl/zn2nYo

“Sacha Baumann: Cut and Dry,” YAY! LA, by Daniel Barron (June 2013). http://www.yaylablog.com/sacha-baumann/

“Artist Interview with Sacha Baumann,” The Collage Workbook, by Randel Plowman (February 2013).

“Sacha Baumann’s Collages are Free of Convention,” Mutantspace (February 2013). http://www.mutantspace.com/sacha-baumann-collages-free-convention/

“Works by Sacha Baumann,” Juxtapoz  (January 2013). https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/works-by-sacha-baumann/

“Sacha Baumann, Stars in Stripes,” Hyperallergic (January 2013).  https://goo.gl/Bcqu3G

“Sacha Baumann, Caught!,” Hyperallergic (January 2013). https://goo.gl/AhEkYt

“Sacha Baumann, Defaced,” Juxtapoz (June 2012). https://goo.gl/QQfGri

“Sacha Baumann,” All That Inspires, guest post by Borbay (October 2011).

“Hollywood Based Artist Sacha Baumann,” Lights Out Collective (August 2011).

artist's statement:

When I turn the pages of a magazine or book and come across images or compositions which strike me as especially arresting, my impulse is to extract the elements and place them in a new context. I want to manipulate the tone and intention, creating a new reality. This is how each artwork begins.

Once the first piece is found, I give myself restrictions as to how to appropriate it into something new. This is in part a nod to my Industrial Design training and work, in which I concentrate on problem solving for the specific needs of clients. Restrictions become opportunities for new creations. 

The results of my process are collaged pieces which focus on women's sexuality, typography, and texture. The original pieces which make up my appropriations do not entirely disappear in the new compositions, but when successful their meanings and emotional tone shift into a complete new image, sometimes whimsical, sometimes serious.

elsewhere:

I co-designed and co-wrote a wine blog with my partner Jason King: Swirl Smell Slurp. We had a great time with it, won an award, got a ton of free wine, and found ourselves as the cover story of a fancy magazine...and then quit. Click around the archives if you're into wine and boozy he said / she said banter.

 

news

Recent events I've participated in and press / mentions I've received.

Press / mention:
“CONTINUANT at Noysky Projects” Review by Lorraine Heitzman on Art and Cake
February 17, 2019
“Organized by Sacha Baumann, it is a concise and thoughtfully curated exhibit that looks at the ways we remain constant despite both outward and inner changes.” Read full review of the exhibition with extensive photos here.

Press / mention:
“Datebook: Los Angeles—10 Exhibitions and events to check out” by Carolina Miranda, Los Angeles Times
January 10, 2019
Culture editor recommends CONTINUANT online and in print, full text here.

Curation:
CONTINUANT at Noysky Projects
January 13 – February 17, 2019
A group show exploring retaining identity, even though the body’s state and relations may change featuring Chelle Barbour, Sydney Mills, Jaklin Romine, and Camilla Taylor. Noysky Projects press release and installation images here.

Press / mention:
“Meet Sacha Baumann of FULL BLEDE in Downtown Los Angeles” VoyageLA
September 2018
Interview of me by online magazine about current and future projects. Full text here.

Press / mention:
"Sacha Baumann’s FULL BLEDE” by Lorraine Heitzman on Art and Cake
July 23, 2018
Profile focusing on FULL BLEDE and how it came about. “Baumann, an entrepreneurial designer and artist with a buoyant personality, is the sole publisher, designer, curator and distributor of FULL BLEDE, a new local independent art publication.” Read full text here.

Press / mention:
"Weekend Art Spree" Artillery Magazine
January 18, 2018
Snapshot review of "IT'S OK. ↘": "In Chinatown, downstairs at Charlie James gallery, “It’s OK,” curated by Sacha Baumann, features seven artists in a rich exploration of adaptation. Works evoke strange plants, mysterious memories, or magical realms..." full text here.

Curation:
"IT'S OK. ↘" at Charlie James Gallery
January 20–March 3, 2018
A group show exploring the profound power of adaptation, featuring featuring Nadege Monchera Baer, Hayley Barker, Megan Mueller, Stephen Neidich, Kottie Paloma, Molly Segal, and Luke Whitlatch. Charlie James Gallery press release here, installation images here.

Group Show:
"TIES: A GROUP SHOW" at Keystone Art Space
May 13-20, 2017
Curated by made in chynna x little durian, the exhibition focused on connections.

Press / mention:
"Portrait of Visitor Services Associate, Sacha, at The Broad"
January 2017
The Broad museum featured my portrait and work on their Facebook and Instagram account. Links here, here, and here.

Group Show:
"Tell Me a Story: Women in the Arts" at La Quinta Museum
January - April, 2017

Group Show:
"VSA's: a Group Exhibition" at Keystone Art Space
January 2016
I co-coordinated, designed, and participated as an artist in this exhibition which featured the Visitor Services Associates of The Broad. Visit website here.

Press / mention:
"Price Ranges And Studio Images Of 21 Contemporary Artists" Forbes Magazine  April 6, 2015
My studio featured, read full text on Forbes.com

Group Show:
&GO! at Keystone Art Space
Winter, 2014
Show focusing on printed works featuring Jesse Vogel, Micke Tong, Ching Ching Cheng, John Dembski, Chelsea Dean, and Nova. My piece sold. 

Press / mention:
"Open House at Keystone" on The Los Angeles Beat
November 16, 2014
Features an image of my studio. See the post here.

Group Show:
Group Show at Keystone Art Space
November 2014
Featuring Dean Styers, Michelle Robinson, Elena Dorfman, Tim Hussey, Melanie Mandl, Ana Medina, Molly Segal, and others. My piece sold.

Group Show:
Generate at Keystone Art Space
June 2014
Group show curated by Melanie Mandl featuring artists of Keystone, including myself, Dean Styers, Luc Bernard, Luke Whitlatch, Tim Hussey, Sydney Mills, and others. My piece sold.

Press / mention:
"Sacha Baumann: Cut and Dry" on YAY!LA
June 18, 2013
Extensive article featuring my work and process. Read it here.

Event:
"Keystone Art Space Open Studios"
May 4, 2013
Over 40 pieces of my work were on display in the Somewhere Something studio for this popular, semi regular even of the warehouse. 

Press / mention:
"Artist Interview with Sacha Baumann" on The Collage Workbook
February 8, 2013
In depth interview with images for the website of Randel Plowman's popular book, The Collage Workbook

Group Show:
Featured Artists of Keystone Art Space at Keystone Art Space
February - April 2013
Group show curated by Melanie Mandl featuring artists of Keystone, including Dean Styers, Jesse Vogel, Luc Bernard, Wayne Bannister, Time Hussey. My work sold.

Press / mention:
"Sacha Baumann's Collages Are Free of Convention" on Mutantspace
February 1, 2013
Blog post feature on current and past work. Read it here.

Press / mention:
"Works by Sacha Baumann" on Juxtapoz
January 30, 2013
Front page website feature on current work. 

Press / mention:
Hyperallergic
"Stars in Stripes"
January 22, 2013
Featured as a Talk Back Tuesday Artist on Hyperallergic. See it here.

Press / mention:
Hyperallergic
"Caught!"
January 8, 2013
Featured at Talk Back Tuesday Artist on Hyperallergic.  See it here

Group Show:
Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City
July 2012
"Mini Collage Canvases" featured at Kayo Gallery. 

Press / mention:
Juxtapoz Tumblr
June 28, 2012
"Defaced"
collage featured. See it here

Solo Exhibition: 
"Torn" at Canelé 3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles
June 14 - July 29, 2012
Featuring 17 of my pieces on display at this popular Los Angeles eatery.

Group Show:
All in for the 99% at Ace Museum, 400 S. La Brea, Los Angeles
March 31, 2012
Curated by Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art
Art exhibit in conjunction with this celebration of art, music, and activism. Presented by Van Jones/Rebuild the Dream, MoveOnCivilAction, Russell Simmons/Occupy the Dream, SEIU, and Courage Campaign.
Fellow artists included RETNA, Amanda Demme, Anthony Lister, Estevan Oriol, Gia Coppola, Ione Skye, James Gallagher, Kofie, Mai Anh, Neckface, Paul Miller AKA DJ Spooky, Robbie Conal, Sage Vaughn, Shepard Fairey, and Skullphone. Music included Moby and Tenancious D.
My piece sold.
Press highlights: Storify slideshowHuffington Post featureLos Angeles Magazine article

Press / mention:
All That Inspires "Guest post by @Borbay"
October 31, 2011
Post by New York based artist Jason Borbet, aka Borbay, about artists whose work he collects and inspires him. Read it here

Press / mention:
"Hollywood Based Artist Sacha Baumann" on Lights Out Collective
August 31, 2011
Interview and slideshow. Blurb here.

Group Show:
"No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents" at Tate Modern, London
May 2010
A celebration of the Tate's 10th anniversary, my piece was part of the Rhizome's installation "Mail Nothing to the Tate Modern," curated by David Horvitz. Read more about it here.