Title: Darwin's Bassoon
Medium: Audio Installation
Landa Townsend received her BFA from Syracuse University, New York and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, California. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from: Satka Center for Ecology, 1996; SoundLAB, The LAB, 1994; LEF Foundation, 1993; Capp Street Project, 1992-'93; and Kohler Arts / Industry, 1990. Townsend weaves natural environments with art to the critical point where the two become one process.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Falkirk Cultural Center, San Francisco, 1996; Darwin's Bassoon, The LAB, San Francisco, 1994; Fractals: An Approach to the Mechanics of Flight in Dragonfly Wings, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, 1994; Mycology / Polypores, California Academy of Sciences, Pepperwood Natural Preserve, Sonoma County, 1993-'94; Treo Grafte: Sculpting In Time, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, 1993; Treo Grafte: Sculpting In Time, Strybing Arbretum and Botanical Gardens, San Francisco, 1992-'93; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Rental Gallery, 1992; and Mycology, Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, 1991.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 1994; Haines Gallery / Secession Gallery, San Francisco, 1994; Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, 1993; Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California, 1992; Artemisia, Chicago, 1992; SOMAR Cultural Center, San Francisco, 1991; Missouri Arts Council, Columbia College, Missouri, 1990; Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, 1989; Pacific Northwest Tour, University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, 1986-'88; Larson Gallery, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1987; Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, 1987; and Bush Gallery, Salem, Oregon, 1986.