THE SHAFT / Maiza Hixson (Santa Barbara, CA) & Lauren Ruth (Chico, CA)

[email protected] / www.theshaftspace.com


Solo Exhibitions & Performances

  • Dream Disaster, Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science, and Technology, Santa Barbara, CA (performance), 2016
  • Dream Wedding, Dreamland, Louisville, KY (performance), 2015
  • Total Wedding Package & Romantic Dinner for Thirty, Cannonball, Miami, FL (performance series), 2013
  • A Wedding Package, The Koban Project, Baltimore, MD (performance, curated by Deana Haggag), 2013
  • Six-Week Intensive Curatorial Training School for Artists, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (public art/socially engaged art), 2012
  • Sustainable Shaft, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA (performance), 2012
  • Now Accepting Reservations, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA (performance), 2012
  • Pre-Vaporism: A Movement, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA (performance), 2012
  • SHAFTING, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA (performance), 2011

Group Exhibitions & Performances

  • INVERSE Performance Art Festival, Cuesta College, CA (performance, curated by Emma Saperstein & Cynthia Post Hunt), 2017
  • Working Forces, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN (performance/installation, curated by Jehra Patrick), 2016
  • Who’s Afraid of Feminism? AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Catherine Morris), 2015
  • Romantic Treatment Package, Force Field, Philadelphia, PA (performance/installation), 2014
  • Higher Love, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (performance with the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure, Experiment #23b, BEAT Festival), 2013

Conferences & Residencies

  • Visiting Artist in Residence, Cannonball, Miami, FL, 2013
  • Panelist, Medium of Exchange, Southeastern College Art Conference, Durham, NC, 2012

Selected Press

  • Mills, Ted. “Requiem for a Dream Disaster,” The Santa Barbara Sentinel, 13 – 27 Jan. 2017, pp. 22.
  • Young, Nathan Robert Payne. “More Oars in the Water.” LOST WKND, Dec. 2016.
  • Onyewuenyi, Ikechukwi. “Waves Washing Ashore: A.I.R. Gallery Considers the State of Feminism Through the Visual.” ARTS.BLACK, Sept. 2015.
  • Cathy Carter, Interview, “The emerging trend for pop up art events in Wilmington,” WDDE, Delaware Public Media, July 28, 2015.
  • Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof, “The Shaft: Pick of the Month,” The Artblog, July 2012
  • Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosef, “2011 Liberta Awards!” The Artblog, Dec. 20, 2011
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