Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions:

2013     Garage Door Neon Project: "Incident On 18th Street" Santa Monica, CA
2011     Garage Door Neon Project: "Equinox Event" Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA
2008     Garage Door Neon Project: "Single Family Crop Circle," 76 BHB, San Francisco, CA
2001     "Illuminated Books, Illuminated Walls," Los Gatos Art Museum, Los Gatos, CA
2000     "Illuminated Text," Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph's, MI
1998     "Two Circles, Four Books," Diablo Valley College, Pleasanton, CA
             "New Work," Dayton Hudson Gallery, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
1995     Cerro Coso College Gallery, Ridgecrest, CA
1994     C.I.T.Y. 2000 Gallery, Reno, NV
1993     McCafferty Center Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
1992     "Neon Constructions," Merced College, Merced, CA
1989     Convention Plaza, San Francisco, CA
1988     Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA
1985     Gordon's Restaurant, St. Paul, MN
1984     "New Neon," Imprimatur Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1979     "Gas and Glass," Hamilton Center Gallery, New College,Sarasota, FL

Group Exhibitions:

2016    "This Is Not A Book," Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
            "Fort Nights: Neon, Robot, Iceberg" Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
2015    "Unbinding the Book," Typo Gallery, University of the Arts, London, UK
2014    "The Art of the Book," Seager/Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
            "Art Market, San Francisco," Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
            "Unbinding the Book," Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2013    "One Thousand Words," Syndicate At Danks, Waterloo, NSW, Australia,
            "Altered Aesthetics," Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL
2010    "The Art of the Book," Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2009    "Topophilia," Old Town Art Center, Slidell, LA
            "Bibliophoria," Sebastopol Center For The Arts, Sebastopop, CA
            "Green Dimensions," Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
2008    "The Art of the Book," Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael
2007    "Codex," University of California, Berkeley, CA
            "The Art of the Book," Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
            "Flow International Art Fair," Miami, FL
2005     "Books/Multiples," Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington, PA
2004     "Off The Rim," Grounds For Sculpture, Trenton, NJ
             "Light and Motion," St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
             "Annual Members Exhibition," Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, San Francisco, CA
2003     "Spines That Bind," Buddy Holly Art Center, Lubbock, TX
             Sam Houston State University, Hunstville, TX
             Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA
             "Pacific Rim Summer," 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA
2001     "Books As Art: Art As Books," Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
             "8th Neon Invitational," ArtSpace/Lima, Lima OH
             "Conceptually Bound," 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA
2000     Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR
             "Tribute to the Founders/Members 2000" 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA
             "Glass and Gas," Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL
1999     "The End is Near," Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI
             "Northern Lights," Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles,
             "Illuminations", San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
             "Vince Koloski, Fred Tschida," Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
             "Electric Shock Therapy," Zenith Gallery, Washington, D.C.
            "Burning Man: Photography and Neon from Black Rock City, Nevada 1992-1999,
             Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA
1998     "Artists' Intersection with Technology," Koret Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
             "Sculpture at Cooper-Molera," Monterey, CA
             "Annual Members Exhibition," Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, San Francisco, CA
1997     "Beautiful Beasts," Center For Book Arts, New York, NY
             "Fahrenheit 451," San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             "Sixteenth Annual Neon Exhibition," Zenith Gallery, Washington, D.C.
             "5th Neon Invitational," Artspace/Lima, Lima, OH
1996     "The Electric Muse," Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA
             "Illuminations and Mixed Media," Domaine Chandon Winery Gallery, Yountville, CA
             "DaVinci Days - A Celebration of Light," Lynn-Benton Center for the Arts,
             Corvallis, OR
             "Up In Lights," Creative Arts Center Gallery, Burbank, CA
1995     "By the Book," Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV
             "Art Equinox," Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT
             "Theatre of Light and Motion," City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
             "It Came From Beyond," Neon Installation, Black Rock Desert, Gerlach, NV
             "The Selections Show," Artspan, The SOMAR Gallery, SF, CA
1994     "Redefining the Book," Braunstein/Quay Gallery, SF, CA
             "Neon III," Grove Gallery, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
             Glass Art Society Conference, Oakland Parc Hotel, Oakland, CA
             "Auburn Arts 43," Auburn Art Center, Auburn, CA
             "A Tribute to Light," Lilian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA
             "Neon, Glass, Etc," One Bush St. San Francisco, CA
1993     "Contemporary Constructivism," Century Gallery, Sylmar, CA
             "Magnum Opus '93," Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael,CA
             "LightEscapes," OPTS Art, San Francisco, CA
             "Authorities Are Baffled," Neon Installation, Burning Man Event, Black Rock
             Desert,Gerlach, NV
             "3rd Neon Invitational," Artspace/Lima, Lima, OH
1992     "Northwest Juried Art 92," Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
             "The National Exhibition: Depth and Diversity," Museum Without Walls
             International, Chautauqua, N.Y.
             "Artworks With Neon," Sunnyvale Art Center, Sunnyvale, CA
             "Charge of the Light Brigade," Gallery Concord, Concord, CA
             "11th Annual Neon Exhibition," Zenith Gallery, Wash., D.C.
             "15th National Exhibition," Minot Art Gallery, Minot, N.D.
             "Leonardo 25th Anniversary Exhibition," ArtWorks Gallery, Fair Oaks, CA
             "California Works," Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
1991     "Six Sculptors," Rosicrucian Museum Contemporary Gallery, San Jose, CA
             Cadence Design Systems, San Jose CA
1990     "3 Dimensional Contemporary," The San Jose Art League, San Jose, CA
             The Ratcliffe Architects, Emeryville, CA
             3COM Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
1989     "Light: A Show of Neon-Illuminated Art," The Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
             Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
1988     "Sculpture on the Avenue of the Arts," San Mateo Arts Commission Gallery, San
             Mateo, CA
1985     "Illuminated Objects and Functional Art," St. Elmo's Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
             "Ornamentalism," The St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN
1984     "Lightworks," St. Paul Depot, St. Paul, MN
1983     Solaron Future Exhibition, Burnsville, MN
1980     Minnesota State Fair Exhibition, St. Paul, MN
1979     Hodgell-Hartmann Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Grants & Awards:

1999     Grant: Foreman Institute for the Creative Arts at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1995     Grant: Ruth Chenven Foundation, New York, NY
1994     Grand Prize: 2nd Annual Crabbie Awards, Art Calendar Magazine
1993     Award of Excellence: Magnum Opus, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael,CA
1992     Award of Merit: California Works, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
1989     Associate Artist Fellowship: Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach,FL
1988     People's Choice Award, San Mateo Arts Commission Gallery San Mateo, CA


2007     Bruce James, San Francisco, Artist Book
2006     San Francisco Public Library Mission Bay Branch, San Francisco, CA: Sculpture
1998     Julie Herrod, San Francisco, CA: Artist Book
1996     Ray & Kay Roberts, San Francisco, CA: Sculpture
1995     Towers, Perrin Inc. NY, NY: Sculpture
1994     Claudia Harsh & Roy Auerbach, Cincinnati, OH: Sculpture
1993     Michael & Shawna Balog, Kentfield, CA: Sculpture
1986     The Sharper Image, San Francisco, CA: Artist Lamp limited edition

Teaching/Professional Experience:

2014     Lecture, Blurb-Unbinding The Book, SF, CA
2004-05: Faculty Member/Neon, Public Glass, San Francisco, CA
2004     Lectures, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
1999     Visiting Artist, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
             Lecture, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
1998     Lecture, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
1997     Lecture, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1996-99  Publicity Director, Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, San Francisco, CA
1993     Neon Seminar, International Sculpture Center Techshops, California College of
             Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
             President, Vince Koloski Studios LLC, San Francisco, CA
1984-85  Instructor, Professional Course, American School of Neon, Minneapolis, MN
1984     Lecture, New College of USF, Sarasota, FL
1983-84  Instructor, Extension Division, Minneapolis College of Art & Design,
             Minneapolis, MN


1953     Minneapolis, Minnesota


1989     Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL: Light Art Workshop
1980-81  Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN: Advanced Neon
1979     New College, Sarasota, FL: B.A. in Sculpture and Poetry
1971-72  St. Thomas College, St. Paul, MN


Michael Caines - Times Literary Supplement Blog,"Books Unbound - and Prufrock in His Cabinet," October 3, 2014
Alison Flood - THE GUARDIAN, "Artists Create Book That Turns Black As It Is Read," September 8. 2014
David M. Roth - The Square Cylinder, "Art of the Book @ Seager Gray" May 13, 2014
Kathleen Deshotel - "Love of Place," The Times Picayune, March 20,2009
"Sculpting Light - a profile of sculptor Vince Koloski,"" June, 2008;
"Interview with Vince Koloski,", February, 2007
Shari Kaplan - LOS GATOS WEEKLY TIMES, "Illuminated Art Exhibit Sheds Light," December 5,
John W. Young - CHICO NEWS & REVIEW, "Page Turners," April 19, 2001
Carl Heyward - ARTWEEK, "Pacific Rim Sculptors at 600 Townsend," December, 2000
Steve Jenkins - BAY AREA REPORTER, "Wonder Words," October 2, 1997
John Pope - LOS ANGELES TIMES FOCUS, "Artwork in Neon: Totally Tubular," September
THE BREA LINE, "Neon Lights Up the Gallery," September-October 1995
Cover Illustration, GETTING THE WORD OUT: The Artist's Guide to Self-Promotion, Art
Calendar Books, 1995
THE DAILY INDEPENDENT, "Artist Brings Light to College," April 13th 1995, Ridgecrest, CA
NEW GLASS REVIEW #15, 1994, Neuglas Magazine/Corning Museum
ENCORE, "Neon Blazes in January at Reno City Hall," Dec 93/ Jan 94
ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING, "Bay Area Celebrates the Magic of Light", Apr/May 1993
FRESNO BEE, "The Strength of Wood with the Light of Neon," Dec. 4,1992
Dorothy Klavins -NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME & GARDEN, IDEAS-"Sculpture with Light,"
October, 1992
Carol Fowler - WEST CONTRA COSTA COUNTY TIMES, "Light Takes Shape in Exhibit," July 10,
Ikimulisa Sockwell - THE DAILY REVIEW, "Let There Be Light," October 10, 1989
Salli McQuaid - ARTWEEK, "Unnatural Light at the Sun," November 4,1989
Claudia Willen - SIGNS OF THE TIMES "The Art of Neon," December, 1989
Barbara Newcomer - THE DAILY JOURNAL, Daytona Beach "Neon Sculpture Brightens Farewells
at ACA," May 9, 1989
Marcia Corbino - THE SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE, "Collage," May 20, 1979


Yale University Art Gallery, CT
City and County of San Francisco, CA
Savannah College of Art & Design, Artist Book Collection, SC
Ringling School Of Art, Kimbrough Library, Special Collections, FL
Towers, Perrin Inc.. NY
Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis, Herron Art Library, IN
Baylor University, Crouch Library, Special Collections, TX
Bowling Green State University, Jerome Library, Artist Book Collection, OH,
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, CA
Jack & Erlaine Cartlidge, FL
Allan Chasanoff, NY
Glorianda Cipolla, Italy
Patricia England, DC
Chris Grajczyk, MN
Claudia Harsh & Roy Auerbach, OH
Jerome Houston, CA
Shawna Hunter, CA
Bruce James, CA
Hanna R. Porter, NV
Fredericka Postman, CA
Al Simone, NY
Allan Jay Smith, CA
Kathryn Stately, NM
Claudia Willen, CA
Dr. Susan Yoshino, CA,

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