*****2009*****

Burning Man Art Festival
Black Rock City, Nevada
Labor Day Week: Evolution (theme)
www.burningman.com
http://explorerphoto.com/p385909363/ecec96c5#hcec96c5
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/59

"Zarafa: The Burning Giraffe," sculpture was Initially inspired by a Salvador Dali painting of three burning giraffes in a desert landscape at MoMA. I named the piece after the first giraffe brought to France in 1825.
Her name was "Zarafa,"  or giraffe in Arabic, and her eponymous biography is a must read, by Michael Allin. I presented my first ever Fire Sculpture, "Zarafa"  at Burning Man 2009. I designed and built my first large scale steel  public art piece, "The Dragon," as a fire sculpture back in the 1980's.  That was my tip of the hat to Mark Pauline and Survival Research Labratories. But I was unable to get permission to install a giant propane jet from the City of Boulder, Colorado. Thus making an actual fire sculpture was a long time coming. Black Rock City was great to work with and many thanks  to all who helped out at the ARTery. Rachelle Oatman was a huge asset in keeping "Zarafa" properly maintained and supervised with  "Flame-On" at Burning Man 2009. The overwhelming and wonderful response from "Zarafa's," crowds of fans was a lovely surprise to say the least. So was winning a Medal and Certificate from a self-appointed Art Judge, way out on the playa, for creative and collaborative service to the people. Thanks buddy! And thanks to everyone who helped make "Zarafa," a smashing success!

"Zarafa: The Burning Giraffe"
14ft tall steel giraffe with flaming mane made of seven propane jets.
Designed by Eric Ringsby, and the result of collboration of Ringsby and friends in Laramie and fabricators in Mexico.
"Zarafa: The Burning Giraffe," was built at Rafter Six Ranch, Laramie, Wyoming.

*****2003-2007*****

Burning Man Art Festival
Black Rock City, Nevada
Labor Day Week: The Floating World (theme) www.burningman.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/dboo/314321523/in/set-72157594405751174/

"Ma'am: The Mammoth," is a bicycle powered Mutant Vehicle or Art Car and was designed by Nick DeWolf and Harvie Branscomb, Aspen, Colorado. This group collaboration was built and rebuilt by many friends of the Ma'am, including Eric Ringsby, who served as all purpose volunteer and financial contributor. Although Eric is no longer involved with this project and Nick DeWolf has passed away, Harvie Branscomb and Yayoi Wakabayashi carry on the Ma'am legacy.
Nick DeWolf was born July 12, 1928 and died April 16, 2006 and was co-founder of computer testing giant Teradyne. It was my great privilege and honor to make art and experience Burning Man with Nick. Please see the above photo of the Mammoth mobile with Nick and crew of Piltdown people. In the "Piltdown Man" palentological hoax group photo, I'm wearing the big black Nevada Buckaroo hat! Perhaps I should note, Nick was inspired by the Piltdown Man, the false missing-link hoax and also the Columbian mammoth skeleton found in the Black Rock Desert, location of Burning Man, and can be seen in the Palentological Museum of Winnemucca.

"Ma'am: The Mammoth" Mutant Vehicle by Nick DeWolf & Harvie Branscomb Made with aluminum bicycle powered chasis for four bikes Skull, tusks and ribs made of laminated ridgid insulation foam Size 2m wide X 5m tall and 5m long with 4m long tusks Previously based at Emabassy Village, Piltdown Camp, Ma'am Camp and Camp I Am, BRC, NV.
Initial fabrication was in Cripple Creek, CO then moved to El Jebel, CO.

*****2005*****

TORO!! The Bull in Human History, Art, and Sports
University of Wyoming Art Museum Centennial Complex
2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, Wyoming
General Information 307-766-6622
http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/ArtMuseum/exhibitions.html
April 15 - August 14, 2005

Toro!! is a major museum exhibition examining the importance of the Bull throughout history with more than 100 objects and two video presentations, one by Eric Ringsby, presnted in four sections--
early depictions and antiquities from the ancient mediterranean region, Spanish
bull fighting, bull riding in America, and modern and contemporary painting, prints
and photographs. Picasso's Minotaur Series and Goya's Bull Fighting Series are featured.
A fully illustrated catalog is in the works.

"Ghost Bronc Riders" Video Installation
Jonathan Martin Gallery
Upstairs at 525 East Cooper, Aspen, Colorado
January to March 2005

Video installation and prints from the Rodeo Series featured at new upstart Aspen gallery.

*****2004*****

"The Indian Wars of Palestine" by Eric Ringsby
David Floria Gallery
www.artnet.com/dfloria.html
312 South Mill St, Aspen, Colorado
March 19 to April 11, 2005

A major exhibition of Ringsby's video projections and prints about
Palestinian life and history from the Palestinian perspective.
This particular exhibition proved to be enormously controversial
and generated a huge response in local papers, radio and television.
Ringsby was interviewed on local TV, public radio as well as participating
in an on-going discussion in the Editorial pages of The Aspen Times
and Aspen Daily News. Ringsby successfully defended himself alone against
extremist tactics by five hardline Zionist groups based in Aspen who worked
hard to shut down the exhibition, threatening the artist, gallery owner and critics.

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"The Rodeo Series" by Eric Ringsby
Plus + Gallery at Walnut Foundry Event Center
3002 Walnut St. Denver Colorado
September 1st - October 30th, 2004
www.plusgallery.com
www.walnutfoundry.com

Large color prints from Ringsby's Rodeo Series were featured in a new huge exhibition
space with the work of Andy Katz and his "Faces of Central Asia."

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"Bare Walls 10th Anniversary" Alumni Exhibition
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Gallery at 847 West Jackson Boulevard
November 6th, 2004
www.artic.edu/saic

Ringsby made an agit-prop political painting
satirizing the Bush administration at the event
and raised $400 for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


*****2003*****

"The Indian Wars of Palestine" by Eric Ringsby
+ZEILE/JUDISH GALLERY
2350 Lawerence Street, Denver, Colorado
July 25 - August 23, 2003

A major exhibition of Ringsby's video projections and prints about Palestinian life and history from the Palestinian perspective. This particular exhibition proved to be enormously controversial.

Strong support from the Colorado Islamic Center, Colorado Campaign for Middle East Peace, Colorado-Palestine Solidarity and St. John's Episcopal Church of Denver, counteracted extremist tactics by several hardline Zionist groups, particularly the American Jewish Committee, based in Denver who worked hard to shut down the exhibition, threatening the artist, gallery owner and critics.

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"Coors Western Art Exhibition & Sale," Jan 11-26, 2003
National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, Denver, Colorado.
Video stills from the "Rodeo Series"
National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, Colorado 80216
www.nationalwestern.com

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"Malleability-Transparency-Solubility: Charting New Territory in Digital Media"
(Group Show) Video stills from the "Rodeo Series"

Landmark Art Gallery
Texas Tech University,
Lubbock, Texas 79409-2081
t. 806-742-1947
joe.arredondo@ttu.edu
www.landmarkarts.org

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"Art Santa Fe 2003" July 10-13
Sweeney Convention Center
Art Fair, Santa Fe, New Mexico
www.artsantafe.net



*****2002*****

"The Rodeo Series," Jan 1-April 1, 2002
(Solo Exhibition) Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame & the Museum of the American Cowboy, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Video Projection, video stills and opening coincided with the presentation of the awards for the Pro Rodeo
Cowboy Association National Champions.

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"The Affordable Art Fair"
Chelsea Piers,
New York, New York

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"Coors Western Art Exhibition & Sale," Jan 11-26, 2002
National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, Denver, Colorado.
Video stills from the "Rodeo Series"
National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, Colorado 80216

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*****2001*****

"Colorado Biennial"
October 6, 2000 to Jan 27, 2001
Lawerence Argent, Trine Bumiller, Kim Dickey, Linda Girvin, Debra Goldman,
Jody Guralnick, Linda Herrit, Standish Lawder, Scott Masey, John McEnroe,
Myron Melnick, L.L. Murphy, Eric Ringsby, James Surls, Floyd Tunson

Eric Shows: "Bull Rider,"2000, Video Installation of slow motion bull riding
projected over a double rawhide screen 8'x9'x6"

Museum of Contemporary Art of Denver
Saqura Square, 1275 19th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
t.303-298-7554
www.mocadenver.com

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"The Rodeo Series of Eric Ringsby"
March 8 to April 14, 2001
Eric Ringsby

Eric Shows: "Bull Rider,"2000, Video Installation of slow motion bull riding
projected over a double rawhide screen 8'x9'x6", digital video stills on
canvas from his Rodeo Series 1999 in black and white and from Rodeo Series 2000
in color, and smaller color digital video still printed on plexiglass from Rodeo
Series 2000.

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"The Rodeo Series of Eric Ringsby"
March 31 - May 5, 2001
Eric Ringsby

Eric Shows: "Bronc Rider II,"2000, Video Installation of slow motion saddle
bronc riding projected over a double rawhide screen 6'x4'x6", digital video
stills on canvas from his Rodeo Series 1999 in black and white and from Rodeo Series 2000 in color, and smaller color digital video still printed on plexiglass from Rodeo Series 2000.

Joseph Raj Gallery
411 Brazos #99
Austin, Texas 78701
t. 512-708-0565
f. 512-472-7647
www.rajgallery.com
raj@rajgallery.com

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"Art Santa Fe 2001" July 10-13
Sweeney Convention Center
Art Fair, Santa Fe, New Mexico
www.artsantafe.net

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"Inaugural Group Show"
June 15 to August 12, 2000
Craig Coleman, Terence Culver, Linda Girvin, Ethan Jackson, Jenny Laden,
Terry Maker, Eric Ringsby, Paul Schroder, Patty Wickman, David Zimmer

Eric Shows: Digital video stills on canvas from his Rodeo Series 1999
and "Bull Rider, Mini PBR Video Sculpture)," 1999

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"Don't Fence Me In: Contemporary Art of the New American West"
September 7 to October 7, 2000
Linda Girvin, Ethan Jackson, Terry Maker & Chris Rogers, Eric Ringsby

Eric Shows: "Bronc Rider,"1999, Video Installation of slow motion
saddle bronc riding projected over a double rawhide screen 28"x32"x6" and
digital video stills on canvas from his Rodeo Series 1999.

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"Colorado Biennial"
October 6, 2000 to Jan 27, 2001
Lawerence Argent, Trine Bumiller, Kim Dickey, Linda Girvin, Debra Goldman,
Jody Guralnick, Linda Herrit, Standish Lawder, Scott Masey, John McEnroe,
Myron Melnick, L.L. Murphy, Eric Ringsby, James Surls, Floyd Tunson

Eric Shows: "Bull Rider,"1999, Video Installation of slow motion bull riding
projected over a double rawhide screen 8'x9'x6"

Museum of Contemporary Art of Denver
Saqura Square, 1275 19th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
t.303-298-7554
www.mocadenver.com

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"Aspen Valley Biennial"
October 13 to November 26, 2000
Robert Brinker, Monica Chau, Jody Guralnick, Paul Jacobsen, Derek Johnston,
Joerg Madlener, Jennifer Outwater, Carrie Paterson, Tai Pomara Eric Ringsby

Eric Shows: "Bronc Rider II,"1999, Video Installation of slow motion
saddle bronc riding projected over a double rawhide screen 6'x4'x6" and three digital video stills on canvas from his Rodeo Series 1999.

Aspen Art Museum
590 North Mill Street
Aspen, Colorado 81611
970-925-8050

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"Meat Market Art Fair"
November 3-5, 2000
Linda Girvin, Ethan Jackson, Jenny Laden, Terry Maker & Chris Rogers,
Christina Mazzallupo,
Milton Rosa-Ortiz, Eric Ringsby, Patti Wickman

Eric Shows: Four digital video stills on canvas from his Rodeo Series 1999
and "Bull Rider, (Mini PBR Video Sculpture)," 1999

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"San Francisco International Art Exposition"
Fort Mason, San Francisco, California
September 22-25, 2000

David Floria Gallery
312 South MIll Street
Aspen, Colorado 81611
t. 970-544-5705

www.floriagallery.com
www.sfiae.com

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"Colorado Biennial"
October 6, 2000 to Jan 27, 2001
Lawerence Argent, Trine Bumiller, Kim Dickey, Linda Girvin, Debra Goldman,
Jody Guralnick, Linda Herrit, Standish Lawder, Scott Masey, John McEnroe,
Myron Melnick, L.L. Murphy, Eric Ringsby, James Surls, Floyd Tunson

Eric Shows: "Bull Rider,"2000, Video Installation of slow motion bull riding
projected over a double rawhide screen 8'x9'x6"

Museum of Contemporary Art of Denver
Saqura Square, 1275 19th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
t.303-298-7554
www.mocadenver.com

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"The Rodeo Series of Eric Ringsby"
March 8 to April 14, 2001
Eric Ringsby

Eric Shows: "Bull Rider,"2000, Video Installation of slow motion bull riding
projected over a double rawhide screen 8'x9'x6", digital video stills on
canvas
from his Rodeo Series 1999 in black and white and from Rodeo Series 2000
in color,
and smaller color digital video still printed on plexiglass from Rodeo
Series 2000.

Cornell DeWitt Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Second Floor
New York, New York 10001
t. 212-695-6845
f. 212-695-6872
cornell@dewittgallery.com
www.dewittgallery.com

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"The Rodeo Series of Eric Ringsby"
March 31 - May 5, 2001
Eric Ringsby

Eric Shows: "Bronc Rider II,"2000, Video Installation of slow motion saddle
bronc riding projected over a double rawhide screen 6'x4'x6", digital video
stills on canvas from his Rodeo Series 1999 in black and white and from Rodeo Series 2000 in color, and smaller color digital video still printed on plexiglass from Rodeo
Series 2000.

Joseph Raj Gallery
411 Brazos #99
Austin, Texas 78701
t. 512-708-0565
f. 512-472-7647
www.rajgallery.com
raj@rajgallery.com


Gallery Contact Information:

+PLUS GALLERY
2501 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado 80205
303.296.0927
www.plusgallery.com/artists/ringsby/

DAVID FLORIA GALLERY
312 South Mill Street
Aspen, Colorado 81611
t. 970-544-5705
www.floriagallery.com
art@floriagallery.com
Ask for David

JOSEPH RAJ GALLERY
411 Brazos #99
Austin, Texas 78701
t. 512-708-0565
www.rajgallery.com
raj@rajgallery.com
Ask for Joe

LANDMARK ART GALLERY
Texas Tech University,
Lubbock, Texas 79409-2081
t. 806-742-1947
joe.arredondo@ttu.edu
www.landmarkarts.org

RULE GALLERY
111 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80203
t. 303-777-9473
rr@rulegallery.com
www.rulegallery.com


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