Novel of Salva | Low Residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts

Novel of Salva | Low Residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts | University of Nevada, Reno


teaching history

  • 2016 – 2022, Visiting Professor, Sierra Nevada College, Low Residency MFA Interdisciplinary Arts, Incline Village, Nev.
  • 2002 – 2005, Lecturer, San Diego State University
  • 1999 – 2003, Visiting Artist and Adjunct Professor, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California
  • 1996 – 1999, Lecturer, University of California, San Diego

Selected personal exhibitions

  • 2019, McCairn, La Jolla Murals
  • 2019, Electric Picnic, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego
  • 2016, Elements & Filaments, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, California
  • 2016, Booth, Streamline Mobile Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada.
  • 2015, Lightening, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA.
  • 2009, Split, Splice, Splay, Display, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California.
  • 2008, “Group Show”, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA.
  • 2005, High Wire Acts, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana.
  • 2005, Main Street Sculpture Project, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
  • 2004, Power Maze 3, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada.
  • 2004, Recent work with electrical conduits, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA.
  • 2001, Woods, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA.
  • 2000, Hearth Furnishings, Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline, Nevada.
  • 1998, Garden Guardians, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • 1997, Cactus Arcade, Founder’s Gallery, University of San Diego.
  • 1996, Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, CA.
  • 1995, Furniture, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA.

Selected public orders

  • 2020, Fountain Mountain, Mission Trails Regional Park, City of San Diego.
  • 2019, Beach Castles, South Mission Beach Lifeboat Station, City of San Diego.
  • 2019, The Chollas Realm, Chollas Creek Linear Park, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, San Diego.
  • 2012, The Riparium, Ruocco Park, San Diego Unified Port District.
  • 2012, Grape Maze, California Center for the Arts Escondido, City of Escondido.
  • 2010, Seven for Seven Trees, Seven Trees Community Center and Branch Library, City of San Jose.
  • 2006, Utility Watermark, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • 2006, Nexus Eucalyptus, California Department of Transportation District 11 Headquarters, San Diego, State of California.
  • 2005, Alvarado Riddle, Alvarado Medical Center Station, San Diego Trolley, Metropolitan Transit Development Board.
  • 2003, Crab Carillon, 25th Street Corridor, City of San Diego.

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2015, Eureka!, New Children’s Museum, San Diego.
  • 2009, Animal Art, New Children’s Museum, San Diego.
  • 2008, Childsplay, New Children’s Museum, San Diego.
  • 2007, Sancta, Steve Turner Contemporary, Beverly Hills, CA.
  • 2003, American Idyll, Public Art Fund, New York. Catalog.
  • 2003, Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle. Has traveled. Catalog.
  • 2002, 2002 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Catalog.
  • 2002, I-5 Resurfacing: Four Decades of California Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum of Art.
  • 2001, Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. Has traveled. Catalog.
  • 2001, Chain Reaction: Rube Goldberg and Contemporary Art, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Has traveled. Catalog.
  • 2001, Double Vision: Photographs from the Strauss Collection, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach. Has traveled. Catalog.
  • 2000, inSITE2000, Tijuana, Mexico. Catalog.
  • 2000, Giverny Garden Projects, Museum of American Art, Giverny, France.
  • 2000, Biennial Exhibition 2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Catalog.
  • 1999, Drip, Blow, Burn: Forces of Nature in Contemporary Art, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York. Catalog.
  • 1996, 96 Containers — Art Across Oceans, Copenhagen, Denmark. Catalog.
  • 1995, Common Ground, a regional exhibition, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • 1994, inSITE’94, San Diego Museum of Natural History, San Diego. Catalog.


  • MFA, Visual Arts, University of California San Diego, 1995
  • BFA, Sculpture, California College of Arts & Crafts, 1990

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