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Current Collectives and Collaborations:
Bureau of Linguistical Reality, collaboration with Heidi Quante and the public to name our personal and collective experience of climate change 2014- present
100 Days Action, politically inspired collective of ten, awarded the YBCA 100 List, 2017- present
PacificAfuture: SeeChange, working with the community of Pacifica, CA on managed retreat 2020/2021

Residencies (all fully funded):
The Growlery, Full Fellowship Residency October/November, 2019
Recology, Full Fellowship Residency February – May, 2019
Irving Street Projects, Full Fellowship residency April – June, 2017
Djerassi Resident Artist Program Full Fellowship residency August 2012
Anderson Ranch Residency Full Fellowship residency February – April 2010
J B Blunk Full Fellowship residency October/November 2009

Solo 2 and 3 person shows:
2021 Disarticulated Production, The Great Highway Gallery, San Francisco, California
2020 And by Beautiful we Mean Equitable, Public Mural on boarded up San Francisco Storefront, for Art for Essential Workers
2019 Histories Told and Untold, The Growlery, San Francisco, CA
2019 Now the Totality Hits us First, an Oracle, Recology Artist in Residence, San Francisco, CA
2018 Take Action (100 Days Action) CCA Hubble Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA
2017 Another Brief History of the Sunset: Irving Street Projects, San Francisco, CA
2017 Other Animal, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes CA, 2017
2014 An Addendum to a Brief History of the Sunset, The Window Gallery, SF, CA
2014 A Brief History of the Sunset, Amazon Web Store, YBCA BAN7, online and at YBCA Transformation Clinic
2013 The Crowd Rushed Together, Trying to Keep Warm, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA
2011 Time x Time, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Last Night, Again, You Were in My Dreams, SEA Change, Everett Station, Portland
2007 Chasing Arrows, Cafe Royal Gallery, SF, CA

Recent and Select Group:
All That You Touch, Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, SF, CA, 2021
Extraction, Peninsula Museum of Art, curated by WEAD, San Bruno, CA, 2021
See Change Art and Sea Level Rise, And PacificAfuture various Public programing, walks and community conversations 2019- 2021, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Experiments in the Field: Creative Collaboration in the Age of Ecological Concern, Curated by Svea Lin Soll, Berkeley Arts Center (BAC), Berkeley, California, 2020
Performative Ecologies, Currents Gallery, Curated by Patricia Watts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2020
The Archive to Come, Telematic Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2020
Emotional Numbness: war on the human psyche and ecosystems, Platform 3, Tehran, Iran, 2020
Future Emergent, Dream Farm Commons, Oakland, CA, 2020
A Place Beyond, Curated by Muz Collective, YBCA, SF, CA (Canceled due to Covid-19), 2020
Art for Essential Workers, work by 25 artists on boarded-up store fronts, 100DaysAction, 2020
The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, Bureau of Linguistical Reality, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Including 9 days of public programing, engagement, and community conversations, Missisauga, Canada.
Disposability, Bureau of Linguistical Reality mobile field office, The Institute for Advanced Uncertainty, SF CA
MIAB Curated by Fung Initiatives, The Palace of Fine Arts, Surfrider Foundation, SF CA
Tipping Point, Dream Farm Commons, Oakland CA, 2019
(sun)beam, The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, San Francisco, CA, 2019
Take Action, 100 Days Action Residency, For Freedoms, Hubble Street Galleries, CCA,
Global Climate Action Summit, The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, Yerba Buena Center
Arts, YBCA, 2018
Altered, Off Space Collective, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA, 2018
Water is Life, The Growlery, San Francisco, CA, 2018
MIAB, The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco CA, 2018
16 Themed Bureau of Linguiustical Reality Field Study Salons hosted between 2015-2019
100 Days Action Residency, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), SF, CA, 2017
100 Days Action Residency, Southern Exposure (SOEX), San Francisco, CA, 2017
100 Days Action Residency, Royal NonSuch Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2017
Wild, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, 2017
Foreign Language Mother Tongue, The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, SomArts, SF, 2017
Pallet, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2016
Creative Climate Awards, The Human Impacts Institute, New York, NY, 2016
The Society Requests your Presence, Southern Exposure (SOEX), San Francisco, 2016
The Bureau of Linguistical Reality Field Office, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMFA), Berkeley,
CA, 2016
Beyond 2 Degrees, The Bureau of Lingustical Reality Field Office, Museum of
Contemporary Art Santa Barbra (MCASB), Santa Barbra CA, 2016
Welcome to the Left Coast, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco CA, 2016
Fermenta, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA, 2016
Wild by Nature, Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, US Forest Service, Vallejo, CA, 2016
My Witness is the Empty Sky, 1078 Gallery, Chico State, Chico, CA, 2016
Power, Open Platform, Open Engagement The Bureau of Lingustical Reality Oaklan, 2016
The Bureau of Lingustical Reality Williamson Gallery, Art Center, Pasadena, CA, 2016
A New Deal, San Francisco Maritime Museum: A National Park, San Francisco, CA, 2015
Most Likely to Succeed, Wave Pool gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2015
Encuentro Internacional de Arte y Ecología #2, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almería, Spain
The Bureau of Lingustical Reality, Place to Be, Paris, France, ArtCOP21, 2015
The Bureau of Lingustical Reality, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France, ArtCOP21, 2015
Transformation Clinic, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Bay Area Now 7 (BAN7),
Reconnaissance, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 2014
Wabi-Sabi, Climate Curators, Alterspace, San Francisco, CA, 2014
Converting Oakland’s waste into dialogue, Senseofplace LAB, the Bold Italic, Oakland CA
Brave New Word, Off Space: Spare Change Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2013
re:Told, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2012 (catalogue)
If we don't, remember me, Little Paper Planes August 2012 (catalogue)
Post Haste, MacArthur B Arthur Gallery, Oakland, Ca, 2012
Un-Space Ground, College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
Hello Tomorrow, David Brower Center, San Francisco, CA, 2011
Intimate Nature, Berkley Arts Center (BAC) (catalogue), 2010
Alluring Subversions, The Oliver Arts Center, Oakland CA, 2010
The Institute For Figuring commission, The Smithsonian Gallery, Washington DC
(catalogue), 2010
CREAM: from the Top: Best of bay area MFA, MarinMOCA, Novato, CA, 2010
JB Blunk Residency Show, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2010
Proliferations II, Off Space, San Francisco, CA (Catalogue), 2010
Crystalline Justice, Patton-Mallot Gallery, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO, 2010
Flamenco and Frog Legs, LincArt Gallery San Francisco, CA, 2009
Refract House Solar Decathlon show house third place, National Mall Washington DC
Intrim Infills, Sight specific out door art show curated by Sally Sweed, SF, CA, 2009
Trash into Treasure, Lincart Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2009
Re-consider, Art Space 404, Santa Rosa, CA (catalogue), 2009
Opening Salvo, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, 2009
CCA MFA Show, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, 2009
Mixed Metaphors and Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, SF
Post Bling: Profit on the Burning Shore, PlaySpace Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2009
Hyperbolic Coral Reef: Institute for Figuring & companions, Track16 Gallery, Santa Monica
Compost (Juried by Philip Ross), Art Space 404, Santa Rosa CA, 2008
The Plastic Exploding Inevitable, Right Window Gallery at ATA, SF, CA, 2008
California as Paradox, Fort Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2008
Hyperbolic Coral Reef: Institute for Figuring commission Hayward Gallery, London, UK,

Bibliography and Press:
Eco Art Space, Embodied Forrest Book and Exhibition in print, 2021
Berkeley Art Center Catalogue and essay, A Spectrum of Possibility in Unsettling Times, Laura Eliasieh, 2020
All We Can Save : Under the Weather: Mental Health in Climate Change, The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, by Ash Sanders, edited by Ayana Johnson and Katherine Wilkinson, Penguin Random House, 2020
Days Magazine Volume 01, Interview with Akiko Tsuji, 2020
48 Hills,“Colorful Street Art Represents Essential Workers” 48 Hills Aug 11, 2020
Luxiders Magazine, The Role of Art in Climate Change, Alejandra Espinosa, 2020
SDUK Broadsheet: Forge, The Work of Land, The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, Blackwood Gallery, University Toronto, Toronto, CA, 2019
For the Wild Podcast, full interview, The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, September 2019
ABC News, Climate Change has started to Influence our Language, May 2019
2018 KQED, This Art Project Coins New Terms for Modern-Day Anxieties Hopes, August 2018
The Economist, At a loss for words? Join the Bureau of Linguistical Reality, June 2018
The New Yorker, Coming to Terms with a Life Without Water, Rosa Lyster, May 2018
SF Chronical, Bureau Finds New Words to Describe Precarious World, Caille Millner, 2018
Slate, To Fight Climate Change? Start Watching Your Backyard, Rebecca Onion, 2018
Congratulations Pine Tree, Interview by Wendy Baker, 2017
MOMUS, Invasiveness and Indigeneity, Monica Westin, May 2017
Vice Magazine, New Words Are Being Invented to Talk About Our Dying Planet, March 2017
Huffington Post, Loss for Words: Art Language and the Challenges of Living on a Changing
Planet, July 2016
The Bold Italic, Illegally Dumped Junk in Oakland Becomes Art, Sarah Han, December, 2013
The San Francisco Examiner, As Species go Extinct we can Turn to Alicia Escott’s Letters for Guidance, Janet Gallin, November 2013
The Bold Italic, Illegally Dumped Junk in Oakland Becomes Art, Sarah Han, December, 2013
The San Francisco Examiner, As Species go Extinct we can Turn to Alicia Escott’s Letters for Guidance, Janet Gallin, November 2013
The WILD Magazine, Alicia Escott at Interface Gallery by Abigail Doan,
February 2013
The San Francisco Chronicle, Alicia Escott's Dystopian Vision by Kimberly
Chun, February 2013
The East Bay Express, Review of And the Crowd Rushed Together by Alex
Bigman, February 2013
In The Make: studio visits with west coast artists, January 2013
Little Paper Planes, If we don't, remember me, August 2012
La Petite Zine, Issue 29: The Itch
Animal Imagery Magazine: Winter/Spring 2011
Articulate: Art and: the Decimation of Species, December 2011
San Francisco Examiner Love Letters to Extinct Animals, May 2011
Love Letters Live Radio interview SFSU Radio, May, 2011
EcoSalon Exclusive: Alicia Escott’s Wisdom of Heartbreak May 2011
Argot & Ocher Interview A Complex Love Affair, 2011
Curbs & Stoops Review Last night again you were in my dreams, 2010
KQED Art Review CCA, MFA show May 12th 2009
Shotgun Review CCA, MFA show June 2009
Plastic Antimony Magazine Quarterly issue 3 2009
Eflux image for Rising Tide Conference ad on eflux 2009
Sustainable Sushi, North Atlantic Books, Random House January 2009
KRON 4, Bay Area Green Art, February 21 2008

Public Lectures:
2021 MagicEarthMotherTongue: Language for a new Ecology Symposium, Western Washington University
Climate Transformations, All That You Touch, Thacher Gallery USF
Tree Talk artist panel for Embodied Forrest, EcoArt Space
NON-HUMAN LIVES: Animals, species extinction & environmental grief, Laney College
Extraction, WEAD, Peninsula Museum of Art
Erratic Conversations, Podcast mini series, hosted by Erratics and the Anchorage Museum of Art
Extraction with Sam Pelts of CODEX Foundation and Patricia Watts of EcoArt Space,
2020 Natural Capital 2020 Symposium: Engaging Arts: Empathy and Connection, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (symposium canceled due to Covid-19)
Recalled to Nature, Recology Connects panel series
Eco Arts Space, Interview with Patricia Watts, online
Ecological Theory and Practice Collaborative Visiting Artist Lecture, with Karen Fiss, Mia
Feuer and Kim Anno, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
2018 Sociology for whom? On Environmental Racism, The Association for Humanist Sociology Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Art and Activism Panel, Mills College Graduate Program, Oakland, CA
2017 Art and Activism Panel, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2016 Making Sense of the Anthropocene, Davies Forum Lecture, USF, SF CA
Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
2015 AICAD Exploring Science in the Studio, California College of the Arts, SF CA
The Edge Effect, American Association for the advancement of Science, Science in the Anthopocene conference with BAASICS, San Francisco State University
Visiting artist lecture, Artist as Citizen with Sasha Petrenko, USF, California
2014 Visiting artist lecture, Nature Immersive with Renee Aron Lertzman, San
Francisco State University
2012 Chico State University, Juror’s Lecture
2010 Alluring Subversions symposium, Timkin Hall, California College of the Arts
Resident lecture Schermer Hall, Anderson Ranch
Visiting artist lecture, undergraduate painting with Chris Finley
Visiting artist lecture, graduate seminar with Brian Conley

2020 SeeChange, San Mateo office of Sustainability Grant, Sea Level rise and managed retreat, 2019/2020
San Francisco Arts Commission, Artist Relief Grant COVID 19, 2020
Rainin Foundation Open Spaces, 5K funded finalist for unfunded 100K grant, (100 Days Action, 2019
2017 YBCA 100 List (100 Days Action Collective), yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2017
Alternative Exposure 11 Grant, (100 Days Action Collective), Southern Exposure, 2017
Awesome Foundation Grant Award (Another Brief History of the Sunset), 2017
Seeding Possibilities Follow up Grant (ITP) , (The Bureau of Linguistical Reality)
Kindle Makers Muse Award (The Bureau of Linguistical Reality), 2016
Invoking the Pause Grantee (The Bureau of Linguistical Reality), 2015/16
Peaceable Kingdom Best in Show, 2013 (juried by Stephanie Cannizzo, of the
Berkeley Art Museum and Cathy Kimball, of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.)
Smart Art International competition winner, 2009 (Juried by Betti-Sue Hertz, Deborah Munk and John Zarobell)
Gordon Onslow Ford Scholarship, Lucid Art Foundation, Inverness, CA, 2009
Richard K. Price Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2008
(Finalist) AIR Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 2017 (Semi Finalist 5x)
(Finalist) Social Practice AIR Yerba Buena Center for the Arts & Art Practical, 2016
(Finalist) COAL Prize, Paris France, 2016
(Finalist) San Francisco Artist Award Nominee and finalist, Wendy Norris Gallery 2013
(Finalist) Pro Arts 2x2 Solo’s nominee, 2012 and finalist, Bay Area Currents Finalist, 2010
(Nominee) SECA Award Nominee, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SF, CA

2007-2009 California College of the Art, Masters of Fine Arts
1998-2002 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelors of Fine Arts
2000 International School of Art, Umbria, Italy
1996 Rhode Island School of Design


“Escott’s research-heavy practice involves faithful representations of mediated imagery on semi-transparent plastic surfaces, connecting plastic to the commodification of the “natural” by demonstrating Roland Barthes' statement that “the whole world can be plasticized…even life itself.” Escott uses plastic as a loaded surface for her drawings in order to not only critique environmentally destructive behaviors but also to chart the circulation of matter, images and ideologies.”

—Mathew Alexander Post