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Art @ PARC: Katie Herzog - Object Oriented Programming
January 13 - March 30, 2012

Katie Herzog

13 January 2012 - 30 March 2012
PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, California



Art on Display
January 13 - March 30, 2012
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Artist Talk and Reception
Friday, January 13, 2012
3:30-6:00 pm
3:30-4:30 pm, George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC
Reception: 4:30-6:00 pm, PARC Upper Lobby


Katie Herzog was born at the Stanford Hospital in 1979. Her artistic practice in the social sphere began in the 1980s when she photocopied comic strips she had drawn about the meaninglessness of life and stapled them to telephone poles in College Terrace. As a teenager, she graduated to altering existing public sculpture and wheatpasting social commentary. Her first job was in the shipping department at Klutz Press, where packing hundreds of boxes full of books and rubber chickens has been described as a fundamental cornerstone of her intellectual trajectory.

She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, a Master of Fine Arts at UC San Diego, and studied Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. She has exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad, and has participated in multiple artist residencies including Skowhegan, Bblackboxx, the Banff Centre, and Program Initiative for Art and Architecture Collaboration. She currently serves as Director of the Molesworth Institute, which has been dedicated to the proliferation and preservation of library humor and disjunctive librarianship since 1956. She flunked the typing class at Jordan Middle School and to this day can’t type without looking.

This exhibition is supported by a grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation.