Studio: ARK • Owner/Director/Curator – 2599 Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena , CA  91001

Cell: 323-828-8711

Email: kira@kiravollman.com

Website: www.kiravollman.com

 

Solo Exhibition

2017    Ascending Intervals, The Neutra Institute Museum & Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

One and Two-Person Exhibitions

2013    Sculpting Social Landscapes by Katya Kahn, Sonic Art Installation with Joe Berardi, Side Street Projects, Pasadena, CA

2013    Art For U, Newtown’s Art Trailers, North Hollywood, CA

2010    21 Attenuations, Exhibition and Artists Talk, SOPA Studios Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

2009    Micro Retro Gathering. Installation, Individual Project Room, SOPA Studios, South Pasadena, CA

2008    The Visit, Installation #2, Rauchenberg Show, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017     2017 All Media Exhibition, juried by Kim AbelesIrvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

2016    Portrait Show / Human Rights Show, The Gallery Presents, Hawthorne, CA

2016    Boots On the Ground, Mid-City  Arthouse, Los Angeles, CA

2016    Mascara, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

2015    Semblance, Art Crush, Altadena, CA

2013    New Works, SOPA Studios Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

2012    Hugely Tiny Festival, Newtown, Pasadena, CA,

2012    Untamed (Parking) Spaces, Newtown in collaboration with Side Street Projects, Pasadena, CA

2012    LAFMS Light Bulb Limited Edition Box, (Invited contributor), The Box Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011     Group Exhibition, SOPA Studios Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

2009    OMOCHA DE CHACHACHA, Café Mode, Los Angeles, CA

2009    Group Exhibition, SOPA Studios Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

2009    Earthworks 2 Transformation, Café Mode, Los Angeles, CA

2008    What Are You Looking At, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

2008    Body of Art, J Ferrari Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008    AMP Exhibition, Edgar Varela Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2007    Gallery Row Pasadena, Phantom Galleries LA, Pasadena, CA

2007    Newtown Medical Arts Show, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2007    AMP Echo Chamber, Art Share, Los Angeles, CA

 

Awards

2017      First Place2017 All Media Exhibition, juried by Kim AbelesIrvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

 

Selected Solo Performances

2007    Dangerous Voices, Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles, CA

2007    The Voice, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

1999    How Solo Can You Go?, C.I.A., North Hollywood, CA

 

Selected Performance Projects

1988 –   Present    Non Credo (with Joseph Berardi). Founding member. Non Credo have performed in the United States, Canada & Europe. Recorded music for CD, album and cassette. Non Credo have created sound and music for films, television, theater, dance pieces and radio plays.

1980s – 1990s    Fat & Fucked Up, Performance Art, Improvising, Chamber Ensemble

 

Selected Non Credo Performances

2016    Premier concert for ARK concert series, Altadena, CA

2015    Live at The FollyBowl, Altadena, CA

2015    NewTown, Feed The Weed, 20 Year Celebration, Pasadena, CA

2013    Sculpting Social Landscapes by Katya Kahn, Sonic Art Installation Performance with Joe Berardi, Side Street Projects, Pasadena, CA

2009    New Music Monday Series, Curated and Performed at the South Pasadena Music Center and Conservatory, So. Pasadena, CA

2009    Non Credo and Friends, Curated and Performed Concert at Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles, CA

2006   Natural Anthems, Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles, CA 2006  On the Slab, The Armory Partners & Newtown, Pasadena, CA

2004   The Daughters of Re-Invention, Highways, Santa Monica, CA

2003   Non Credo, Performance,Artists Discussion,The American Composers Forum/LA Chapter,Los Angeles Composers Salon,Los Angeles, CA

2002   EARJAM III, Furious Theater Space, The Armory North, Pasadena, CA

2001    EARJAM II, Side Street LIVE, In collaboration with American Composers Forum / Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles, CA

1998     Non Credo, Artist Curated Concert by William Leavitt, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

1998     Angels Gate Dusk: Installation Plus Trios Pulled From A Hat – 2, Angels Gate, San Pedro, CA

1996     Non Credo, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA

1995     AMF Music Concert, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany

1991     Festival Musiques Actuelle, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada

1990    Grand Opening Performance, Metro Blue Line, Los Angeles to Long Beach, CA

1987    Non Credo, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) – Los Angeles, CA

 

Selected Other Performances

2014     The Crossing, Experimental Opera with Will Salmon and OPEN GATE BAND, Pasadena, CA

2013     Open Gate Theater with Dwight Trible, Open Gate Band: Will Salmon, Vinny Golia, George McMullen, Alex Cline, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA

2012     AD HOC #6: LIQUID LAND, Presented by SASSAS and the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA

2012      Sonic Gallery IV: Spontaneous Adventures, Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD), Newtown, Los Angeles, CA

2012     The Jrks, Final performance event for the LAFMS Exhibition at The Box Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011      Hallelujah/Aloha A Surreptitious Intervention for Six Voices by Richard Amromin – Metro Gold Line, Metro Stations in Pasadena, So. Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA

2008    Exquisite Corpse II, Sound at the Schindler House,The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS), Los Angeles, CA

2000   Women Should Be Seen and Not Heard, Performed, Curated and Produced new music concert as part of the Jeff Gauthier new music concert series: “Inner Ear”

 

Bibliography

2017      Art and Cake • Kira Vollman: Music of the Mind • Genie Davis / May 30

2015     NewTown Celebrates 20 Years

 

Art Interviews

2016     Kara W. Tomé (Host), GYST Radio, “GYST DO IT! with Kira Vollman of ARK”

 

Music Interviews

Rok Podgrajsek,      “Impropera” Rocktologist 2012 October

Rafa Dorado,         “Non Credo – Entrevista” Margen Issue# 20

Erin Hawkins,         “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” Vanishing Point 1995

Mel Kangleon       “The World of Reluctant Hosts” LA Rag 1988 May 6

 

Reviews

Greg Burk,             “Non Credo” Metaljazz 2009

P.R. Chez-Alice,        “Non Credo Impropera” Valedictory http://valedictory.chez-alice.fr/chrononcredo.htm

Richard Grooms,      “Impropera” The Improvisor 2009

Ferrara Brain Pan,    “It’s Inventive, It’s Amusing, It’s Entertaining…” Unknown Publication 2009

Unknown Author,     “Non Credo -Impropera” Marquee.Inc 2009 http://www.marquee.co.jp/world_disque/back_number1.htm

Rok Podgrajsek,        “Impropera” Rockline 2008 October

Tomasz Nadrowski,    “Impropera – Non Credo” Sonic Asymmetry http://sonicasymmetry.wordpress.com/2008/07/04/non-credo-impropera

Rigobert Dittman,      “Sicka Siam? Non Credo” Bad Alchemy 2009

Unknown Author,     “Non Credo – Impropera” Agartha Prog 2008 http://www.agarthaprog.com/

Sean Moore AKA Lid Emba,   “Non Credo – Impropera” Unknown Publication 2006

Nuno,                  “Impropera” ProGGnosis 2006 July

Massimo Ricci,        “Impropera” Touching Extremes 2007 March

Mike Ezzo,              “Non Credo – Reluctant Hosts” Exposé Magazine 2000

Unknown Author,     “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” Rubberneck Issue 22

Unknown Author,     “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” Revue & Corrigée 1996

Unknown Author,     “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” Minimal 1996

Unknown Author,     “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” Monitor 1996 Issue #15

François Couture,     “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” AMG EXPERT REVIEW All MusicGuide 1996

Rok Podgrajsek,        “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” Prog Archives

Erin Hawkins,          “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” Vanishing Point 1995 October

Rigobert Dittman,      “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” Bad Alchemy 1995 September

Jim Aikin,              “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” Keyboard Magazine 1996 January Issue #237

Alan Freeman,        “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” Audion 1995 Issue #33 Autumn

Hal Howland,         “Happy Wretched Family – Non Credo” Modern Drummer 1995 December

Brian Block,             “HAPPY WRETCHED FAMILY – Non Credo” 33 rebellions per minute 1997

Mike Ezzo,              “Non Credo – Happy Wretched Family” Exposé Magazine 1996 Spring – Summer

Mike Hovancsek,      “Extending The Human Voice” The Improvisor 1993

Maribor1,               “Reluctant Hosts” Prog Archives 1989 http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3097

Helmut Hein,           “Reluctant Hosts” Rate Your Music 1989 www.rateyourmusic.com

Jim Aikin,               “Reluctant Hosts – Non Credo” Keyboard Magazine 1989 February Issue #154

John Trubee,           “Reluctant Hosts” Bam Magazine 1989 January

Reverand Bryan Sale, “Reluctant Hosts” Option Magazine 1989 Issue #25

Rok Podgrajsek,        “Reluctant Hosts – Non Credo” Prog Archives 1988

François Couture,     “Reluctant Hosts – Non Credo” AMG EXPERT REVIEW All Music Guide 1987-1988

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions,      “58 TAPES BY 79 ARTISTS FROM 25 COUNTRIES.

VOL. II., NO. 5.,        ”INFERMENTAL VI. LACE November -December Issue 1987

 

Selected Discography

TBD        Solo CD Project, Upcoming release, CD

TBD        Redo, Non Credo, Upcoming release, CD

TBD        The Tunnel Session, Fat & Fucked Up, Upcoming release, CD

2015     A Mutantine Collection, Mutantine Records, Paris, France, Compilation CD and Vinyl

2008    Sound CD no. 3, SASSAS, Compilation, CD

2006    Impropera, Non Credo, CD

2003    A Classic Guide to No Man’s Land: Pieces & Songs, No Man’s Land, Germany, Compilation, CD

2000   Reluctant Hosts, Non Credo, CD (Re-issue)

1996      Eyesore: A Stab at the Residents, Compilation Tribute, CD

1995      Happy Wretched Family, Non Credo, CD

1995      A Highly Ragged Guide to My Kind of Blue(s), AMF Music, Germany, CD

1989      Reluctant Hosts, Non Credo, Vinyl

1988      A Classic Guide To No Man’s Land, Germany, Compilation, CD

1988      Bad Alchemy #11, Germany, Compilation, Cassette

 

Selected Professional Performances

2009    Honestas et Diligentia, Performer and Vocalist in play directed by Brian Getnick, Los Angeles, CA

2003    Nighthawks – A Staged Song Cycle on Paintings by Edward Hopper, Ensemble Cast Member, Composed and Directed by Arthur Jarvinen, Los Angeles Theater Center, Tom Bradley Theater,Los Angeles, CA

1985     Ghosts of Lenore, Performance by Johanna Went, Improvised Vocals for Live Soundtrack, Park Plaza Hotel, New Music America, New Music America, Los Angeles, CA

1985     Auto Hum, by Bonnie Barnett, Live radio broadcast for New Music America, KPFK Studio Z, Los Angeles, CA

 

Work Experience

2015 – Present    Owner/Director/Curator at ARK Gallery and Studios

1983 – Present     Freelance Creative Director, Art Director, Prop Stylist, Set Stylist, Set Decorator, Food Stylist

1980 – Present    Composer, musician, vocalist

1980 – Present    Artist

2004 – 2005   Creative Director for Manhattan Village Shopping Center, Art Directed, Designed, Produced, Styled all shopping center posters, catalogs, newspaper ads, mailers. Created new logos and graphics.

 

Membership Activities

2013 – 2015   Member of Board of Directors for Newtown, Altadena, CA

1985 – ?     Independent Composers Association (ICA)

1985 – ?     The California Outside Music Association (COMA)

 

Additional Websites

www.ark-arts.com

www.noncredo.com

www.kirajart.com