2017

 

AIAF 2017   |  3RD EDITION AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR

25-26 AUGUST 2017

BEURS VAN BERLAGE

I am excited to announce I will be exhibiting at the Amsterdam International Art Fair this month. The international Art Fair of Contemporary art is held at the Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ in Amsterdam, situated in the heart of the city. 18 new works in the Diffusion series will be on view.

VISIT THE ART FAIR:

Friday 25th August 2017 : 18.00pm - 21.00pm
Private View & Vernissage from: 10€ per VIP ticket. 

Saturday 26th August 2017 : 11.00am - 17.00pm
Live painting, Buy Art Show, Global Art Awards Ceremony : FREE entry

http://www.amsterdamartfair.com/

 

 

O R I G I N

Thursday, June 1, - Thursday, June 8, 2017

Reception: Thursday, June 1st, 7-10pm

Performance: 8pm

Origin is an exhibition curated by Ari Rudenko, Tobias Tovera, and Denise Susanne Townsend. Join us to celebrate our second year of the Ark Project with Seattle and Indonesia-based artist in residence, Ari Rudenko.

Experience Origin, an immersive exhibition exploring deep time creation, primordial life, and the prehistoric body.  Enjoy an evening of contemporary art installation, painting, photography and performance. New work from Ari Rudenko, Tobias Tovera, and Denise Susanne Townsend will be on view in addition to a collaborative project and performance by Ari Rudenko.

Visit Peralta Studios, home of the Ark Project, an international artist residency program realized in 2016 with a focus on creation, presentation, and documentation of contemporary art in all forms that engage discovery, transformation, and innovation. Each year one artist is added to the collective for an evolving curatorial project.

Peralta Studios

2121 Peralta Street, Suite 117, Oakland, CA 94607

Gallery hours: open by appointment

*This event is open to the public and admission is free

Visit: http://www.arkproject.center/


 

East Bay Open Studios

Opening preview exhibition: Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Opening reception: 6pm-9pm

After party: 9pm-12pm

Oakland’s Historical Landmark, the 16th Street Train Station

Wood Street & 16th Street, West Oakland

Parking available for 200+ cars

This year I will be opening the studio for the new East Bay Open Studios! Works in both the Permutation and Diffusion series will be on view for Weekend 1 of the open studios. I will also have an installation on view for the East Bay Open Studios preview exhibition at the historic 16th Street Train Station.

Saturday and Sunday, June 10th & 11th, 2017

Open studio: 11am to 6pm

Peralta Studios

2121 Peralta Street, Suite 117, Oakland, CA 94607

*This studio event is open to the public and admission is free

*For further details visit:

http://eastbayopenstudios.com/2017-event-schedule/

 

 

The Annual East Bay Open Studios Event has been an ongoing tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area

for over 40 years. Formerly organized by Pro Arts, a non-profit art organization based in Oakland, the event

is now produced by Dream World Media led by Carolyn Quan, an award-winning,

internationally-collected fine artist, and artist advocate.

 

 

2016

 

UNCHARTED TERRAIN

December 2nd - January 2nd

Reception: Friday, December 2nd, 6-10PM

Gallery Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

 

Uncharted Terrain explores the synthesis between natural and artificial processes merging the

hand-made and the machine-made. Using Google Earth satellite mapping, the new project is inspired

by geological formation and the topographic experience.

 

 

I am excited to announce I am an artist in residence at Local Language!

New works from the residency will be on exhibit for the month of December.

Opening the first Friday of December during the Oakland Art Murmur, the installation will feature a

sculpture and a new series of paintings created during the residency.



*The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free

477 25th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

http://www.locallanguageart.com

 

 

 

 

Holiday Open Studios

November 5th - December 17th

Open Saturdays: 12PM-5PM

Sundays: by appointment

Peralta Studios

2121 Peralta Street, Suite 117, Oakland, CA 94607

 

The studio will be open for the holidays!

Every Saturday for the month of November thru December 17th. New work from the Permutation series

will be on view as well as the Morphosis show. Small and large scale works will be available for purchase.

This self-guided tour presents a unique opportunity to meet artists, to buy original & creative gifts, and to

see working art studios. The art walk gives viewers a glimpse into the creative process.



*This studio event is open to the public and admission is free

*Click on the link below for more details:

http://www.berkeleyartisans.com

 

 

Video Premiere

I am excited to announce the completion of the new video, 'Permutation on Iron'.

BIG thank you to Stebs Schinnerer at Paper Fortress Films for a beautiful film.

We captured some amazing shots during the sunrise in the South San Francisco Bay Tidelands.

Visit Tobias Tovera on YouTube: Click here

 

 

 

M O R P H O S I S

October 21 - January 21, 2016

Reception: Friday, October 21st, 2016

7-10pm

Peralta Studios

2121 Peralta Street, Suite 117, Oakland, CA 94607


Opening this October, Morphosis is the first exhibition of the new collection of paintings in the Permutation

series. After three years in the making, a new series of eight large scale paintings will be on view.

Presenting at the opening reception, Populis Wine, from the Orinda-based natural wine-makers of the

Living Wines Collective will be having an exclusive tasting of their natural wine label.

Enjoy an evening of fine art at the studio gallery and explore Populis White, Rosé and Reversée from

Mendocino County vineyards while listening to soundscapes that infuse the soul and tune the space by

Keith Kraft.

*Performance accompanied by Jesse Stern on the Epiphone Guitar
*Open by appointment and during the Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios

*This event is open to the public and admission is free

Fall 2016 Newsletter: Click here

 

 

 

 

Open Studio

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 + Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Open: 10am-7pm

Peralta Studios

2121 Peralta Street, Suite 117, Oakland, CA 94607

 

This year I will be opening the studio for the first weekend of the Pro Arts Open Studios.

New work from the Diffusion of Pigment series will be on view as well as a sound sculpture and a

sculpture casted in ice. Pro Arts is an Oakland-based organization that encourages change in and

through the arts to invigorate our communities. Pro Arts champions new art practices and emerging forms

of cultural production through an institutional platform which fosters collaboration and the cross-pollination

of ideas. Enjoy a weekend of fine art at the studio located at Peralta Studios. The Pro Arts Open Studio will

feature a no-host snack and beverage bar to raise funds for the Emeryville Youth Art Program.



*This studio event is open to the public and admission is free

*Click on the link below to view the catalogue for this event:

http://www.proartsgallery.org

May - June Newsletter: Click here

 

 

 

 

Symbiosis

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Reception: 7-10pm

Performance: 8pm

Peralta Studios

2121 Peralta Street, Suite 117, Oakland, CA 94607

A co-curated exhibit by Tobias Tovera and The Ark Project's first artist in residence, Denise Susanne Townsend. The studio exhibit will feature a no-host bar to raise funds for the Emeryville Youth Art Program.

*This studio event is open to the public and admission is free
*Live music by SenaRam and the Sonshine Band!

Spring Newsletter: Click here

 

The Ark Project

 

I am excited to announce the new annual artist residency program, The Ark Project!

The Ark Project is an artist-run studio and exhibition space with a focus on creation, presentation, and

documentation of contemporary art in all forms that engage discovery, transformation and innovation.

We are now accepting applications for 2017.

For further details visit: http://www.resartis.org/en/news/upcoming_deadlines/?id_content=3496

 

 

Root Division - The Alchemist

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Reception: 7-10pm

Root Division

1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94603

THE ALCHEMIST

Exhibition Dates: 
Apr 6, 2016 to Apr 23, 2016


Gallery Hours (or by appointment): 
Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6pm

A group exhibition curated by Amy Cancelmo

The exhibit will be a part of the annual culiinary fundraiser, TASTE

Two works from the Diffusion series and two works from the Permutation series will be on view

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

2015

 

Fall Open Studio

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Reception: 7-10pm

Lowell Street Studios

5621 Lowell Street, Unit N, Emeryville, CA 94608

The open studio will feature a no-host bar to raise funds for the Emeryville Youth Art Program.

*This studio event is open to the public and admission is free
*Live music by GroupMuse

Fall Newsletter: Click here

 

Root Division's Annual Art Auction

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Reception: VIP: 6-7pm | Event: 7-10pm

Root Division Gallery

1131 Mission Street,, San Francisco, CA 94103

www.rootdivision.org

 

On auction for Root Division

Stratus, 16x16," Pigment on panel, 2014

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

 

DIFFASF

Sept 24th, 2015

Reception: Thursday, September 24, 6-9PM

NWBLK Gallery

Benefit for the Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids

1999 bryant Street,, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.diffasf.org

 

On auction for DIFFASF

Roselite, 36x36," Pigment on panel, 2015

www.diffasf.org

 

 

Exhibitions | Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter: Click Here

 

Spring Open Studio

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, 7-10PM

Lowell Street Studios

*Benefiting the Emeryville Youth Art Program

5621 Lowell Street, Unit N, Emeryville, CA 94608

Spring Newsletter: Click Here

 

 

 

Bang!

Nov 22- Jan 3rd 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 22, 7-10PM

Bass & Reiner Gallery

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 11-6PM

3265 17th Street, STE 402, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.bassandreiner.com

 

 

 

2014

 

 

Exhibitions | Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter: Click Here

 

 

Lowell Street Winter Open Studios

Friday Dec 12th 2014 7-10PM

5621 Lowell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Winter Newsletter: Click Here

 

 

Exhibitions | Fall Newsletter

Fall Newsletter: Click Here

 

Be My Guest

June 12- July 12th 2014

Vernissage: Thursday June 12th, 18h-21h

Galerie E.G.P.

20. Rue Germain Pilon 75018, Paris, France

www.artegp.com

 

Suite Works

April 26 - June 28

Opening Reception : Friday May 16th, 6:30PM-8:30PM

Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia

75 Bennett Street, Suite A2, Atlanta, GA 30309

www.mocaga.org/exhibition/suiteworks.htm

 

 

 

NBC Presents

Tobias Tovera | Paintings

Premiere | March 23rd | Sundays 8/7c

Paintings from the Diffusion of PIgment series

Featured on episode 108, 'Downtown Lofts'

View episode on YouTube:

American Dream Builders

 

 

Wabi Sabi

Impermanence, Imperfection and the accidental

March 15th- April 12th 2014

Opening reception Saturday Mar 15th, 7-10PM

Closing reception Saturday April 12th, 2-5PM

Alterspace Gallery

1158 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

www.alterspace.co

Spring Newsletter: Click here

 

 

Hermetica

January 5th- March 16th 2014

Opening reception Sunday Jan 12th, 1-4PM

Closing reception Sunday Mar 16th, 1-4PM

1777 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010

www.peninsulamuseum.org

 

 

100 Performances for the Hole

Saturday January 4th, 2014, 5:58-12:00 Midnight

Performance by Tobias Tovera + Igor Josifov

SomArts 934 Brannon Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

http://www.somarts.org

 

 

 

2013

 

 

Root Division Gallery

Art Auction Oct 24th 7-10PM

3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

 

Elliott Fouts Gallery

Opening reception Sept 14th 7-9PM

1831 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

http://www.efgallery.com/index.php

 

 

 

Art Auction

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 5:30-10PM

13th Annual Live and Silent Auction

Donated a painting to benefit the Coalition on Homelessness

SomArts 934 Brannon Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

http://www.somarts.org/cohauction2013/

 

 

 

Transmutation

July 19th - September 8th 2013

Opening reception July 19th 7-10PM

435 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

View: Press Release

 

 

 

Life Forms

August 2nd- August 31st 2013

Opening reception August 2nd, 5-12AM

Couture reveal and Performance, 7PM

111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

View: Press Release

 

 

 

Coming Up Color

2nd Saturday - Open Studio - May 11, 2013, 4:00-7:00 PM

New work on view *

3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

http://www.rootdivision.org/

 

 

 

Taste

Thursday - Open Studio - April 18, 2013, Pre-Sale Tickets Available, 7:30-10:30PM

Will have a wine bottle cover: painting on auction*

3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

 

Permutation Unfolding: Artist Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Wednesday, March 20, 7-9PM

Co-curated by Rebecca Shortle and Tobias Tovera

Root Division Gallery 3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

http://vimeo.com/62966482

 

 

 

Faith

Curated by Christopher Sicat

Exhibition Opening Special Preview- Wednesday March 13, 6-9PM

Gallery 85 | 1180 Olsen Drive, San Jose, CA 95128

http://www.santanarow.com/directory/store/gallery_85/

 

 

 

Permutation Unfolding

Co-curated by Rebecca Shortle and Tobias Tovera

Exhibition March 6-March 23rd 2013 | Opening Reception - March 9, 7-10PM

*Sound performance by Markus Hawkins at 8PM

Panel Discussion: Wednesday, March 20, 7-9PM

Root Division Gallery 3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

 

Exhibition February 2-March 2, 2013 Opening Reception - February 2, 7-10PM

Sacred Door Gallery

2118 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

www.allforthemountain.com

 

 

 

Come celebrate our ten year anniversary this Saturday January 12th 7-10PM

**Specialty cocktails courtesy of Madrone Art Bar

*Open Studio

3175 17th Street Studio 8, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

 

2012

 

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A one-night exhibit of artists making small sculptures, toys, and giftables

*Will be making an entropic globe to be on exhibit at 6:30PM*

*Open Studio 7-9PM

December 8, 2012, 6-9PM

3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

11th Annual Art Auction & Open Studio - Oct 25, 2012, 7-10PM

*One of my works will be on auction*

3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

Second Saturday Exhibition - Open Studio - July 14, 2012, 7-9PM

3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

Second Saturday Exhibition - Open Studio - June 9, 2012, 7-10PM

3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

Second Saturday - Open Studio - May 12, 2012, Opening Reception - May 12, 5-8PM

3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

Second Saturday - Open Studio - April 14, 2012, Opening Reception - April 14, 7-11PM

3175 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.rootdivision.org

 

 

March 23-25, 2012, Opening Reception - March 23, 7-11PM

2425 17th Street, , San Francisco, CA 94114

http://www.artexplosionstudios.com/

 

 

 

2011

 

 

September 16-18, 2011, Opening Reception - Sept 16, 7-10PM

2425 17th Street, , San Francisco, CA 94114

http://www.artexplosionstudios.com/

 

 

June 1- December 1, 2011, Opening Reception - June 1, 2-4PM

2 Henry Adams Street , Suite 291, San Francisco, CA 94103

http://www.condehouse.com/

 

 

Friday April 8, 2011, Opening Reception - April 8, 6-9PM

111 Potrero Avenue,San Francisco, CA 94103

A benefit for those affected by the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami. 

http://www.arttitud.com/page-tovera.html

http://www.sfstation.com/pre-opening-launch-party-and-art-exhibit-benefit-e1219261

 

 

 

 

2010

 

 

October 1- January 1, 2010, Opening Reception - October 23, 7-10PM

854 Folsom Street (at 4th street) , San Francisco, CA 94107

http://www.barberlounge.com/

 

 

Roche Bobois, 701 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

http://www.rochebobois.com/

 

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

Friday December 18 , 2009, 8PM-11PM

4th Annual San Francisco Social

A winter benefit for the de Young and the Legion of Honor

The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

www.thesanfranciscosocial.com

 

 

 

October 10 - December 26, 2009, open during business hours 6am-6pm

Transmutation Unfolding

Artist Discussion - November 13, 2009 at 6:30PM | 7:00PM Reception at the Carnelian Room, 52nd Floor

555 California Street , San Francisco, CA 94108

Visit: Micaela Blogspot

 

 

March 5 - May 2, 2009, 5pm- 7:30pm Opening Reception - March 5

Gary Clemenceau: Scott Kiernan: Tobias Tovera

49 Geary Street No. 234 , San Francisco, CA 94108

http://www.micaela.com/

 

 

 

2008

 

 

December 4 - 7, First Look Preview- December 4, 11am - 6pm

Opening night reception: December 4, 6pm

The Catalina Hotel

1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

View Catalog: http://www.micaela.com/Bridge%20Art%20Fair,%20Miami%202008.html

View Blog: http://micaela-gallery.blogspot.com/2008/11/bridge-art-fairmiami-beach-2008-catalog.html

 

 

January 18-February 29, Jan.18, 5pm-Opening Reception

Compass! Group Exhibition

333 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

http://www.micaela.com/

 

 

 

2007

 

 

December 6-9 , Dec. 7th, 7-9pm-Opening Reception Room 219

Claremont Hotel, 1700 Collins Ave at 17th Street

Miami Beach, Florida

http://www.artnowfair.com/

http://www.micaela.com/

 

 

Friday, June 1st , 5-7pm-Opening Reception

Salon d'Ete 2007 at Micaela Gallery

333 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

http://www.micaela.com/

 

 

 

2006

 

 

Thursday, December 7, 7pm

Painting- Exhibit for Root Division Benefit

Rickshaw Stop | 155 Fell Street | San Francisco, CA

http://www.rickshawstop.com/

 

 

Saturday, December 2nd, 7pm

Videography for Aaron Priskorn- Performance

a. Muse Gallery | 614 Alabama at 18th st. | San Francisco, CA

http://www.aaronpriskorn.com/home.html

 

 

Friday, June 9th - Sunday, June 11th, 8pm

Performance and videography for Raw Egg | Nature Theater of Oklahoma

CounterPULSE | 1310 Mission St. at 9th | San Francisco, CA

http://counterpulse.org/

 

 

June 28 - June 29, 8pm

Performance and videography for Raw Egg | Nature Theater of Oklahoma

NOH Space | Yugen Presents | 2840 Mariposa St. | San Francisco, CA

http://www.theatreofyugen.org/

 

 

May 6, 7pm

Performance and videography for Breaking Point | Nature Theater of Oklahoma

SOMarts | Hope and Healing Exhibition | 934 Brannon St | San Francisco, CA

http://www.somarts.org/

 

 

Friday, February 3rd - 8:30pm

Performance and videography for Moksha | Nature Theater of Oklahoma

The Milk Bar International Film Festival | 81st Ave | Oakland, CA

http://www.milkbar.org/

 

 

 

 

2005

 

November 15-22, Public Reception: Saturday November 19. 7pm

The Medicine of Space

Melting Point Gallery | 1340 Bryant at Division | San Francisco, CA

http://www.sfstation.com/melting-point-gallery-b5542

 

 

 

December

Performance and videography for Nova Express | Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Dance Mission | San Francisco, CA

http://www.dancemission.com/