Resume for Larnie Fox



1985 Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, University of Utah.

1983 Performance Art workshop with Paul McCarthy, University of Utah.

1982-83 Independent Studies, Painting, Printmaking and Performance Art, University of Utah.

1979 Lithography Workshop, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Colorado.

1977 Bachelor of Art, Painting and Drawing, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.


2017-present: Drawing and Painting Instructor for Arts Benicia.

2015-present: Consultant representing the Estate of Jon Schueler

2015-2016: Consultant for Arts Benicia.

2010-2015: Executive Director of Arts Benicia.

1995-2010: Producer of Children's Fine Arts, for the Palo Alto Art Center, City of Palo Alto.

1991-1995 ArtKids Program Director, Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, California.

1993-1995 Resident Artist at Slater Elementary School, (now closed) Mountain View, for California Arts Council's Artists in the Schools Program.

1988-90 Vice President, Golden Section, a non-profit organization to promote contemporary art forms, Salt Lake City, (unpaid).

1985-90 Adjunct Instructor, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, teaching drawing, painting, art appreciation and color design.

1986-92 Resident Artist in Public Schools, for Artists in Education Program, Utah Arts Council.

1988-90 Cofounder and Instructor, Youth Arts Academy, in conjunction with Division of Continuing Education, University of Utah.

1988-90 Instructor for Horizons Program, Salt Lake County Department of Education, teaching art to children and adults.

1984-90 Project Coordinator and Assistant Project Coordinator for Lallapallooza. (Providing hands-on art experience for children at workshops, including Utah Arts Festival.)

1988, '89 Project Coordinator for the Sound Tower and Control Room Projects, Children's Art Yard, Utah Arts Festival.

1987-88 Instructor, Visual Arts Institute, figure painting and drawing for gifted teens.

1986 Instructor, Salt Lake Community Education Program, painting and portraiture.

1984-85 Teaching Assistant, University of Utah, teaching drawing, five quarters.

1983-84 Illustrator for Utah Oral History Project, funded by the Utah Endowment for the Humanities.

1983-84 Assistant Preparator, Salt Lake Art Center.

1981-82 Drawing Instructor, Community University, Bozeman, Montana.


2018 Eclipse (Quiet Version) Garden of Memory, Oakland, CA, with Bodil Fox

2018 Eclipse at Canessa Gallery, San Francisco with Bodil Fox

2018 Flex Performance, Rancho Shazam, Larkspur, CA

2017 Flex Performance, Garden of Memory, Oakland, CA

2017 Flex Performance, Circumambulation for 23five’s Re:Sound series, Mare Island

2016 Birdhouse, site-specific installation with Bodil Fox, Temple Lofts Gallery in Vallejo, CA, included in Wild by Nature, an exhibition curated by Celeste Smeland, in association with Visions of the Wild, a festival organized by the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation.

2016 Flex Performance Soundsmiths: Celebrating Instrumental Invention, Center For New Music, San Francisco

2016 Sonic Windmill, featured installation at Aeolian day, Thingamajigs, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA, created with support from Lucas Artist Residency

2016 Sonic Windmill, Garden of Memory, Oakland, CA, created with support from Lucas Artist Residency

2016 Flex Performance at Mad Mary's Tavern, Lucas Artist Residency, Montalvo Art Center, Curated by Mary Rowell

2015 Crank Ensemble, 10th Anniversary performance, Garden of Memory, Oakland, CA

2015 Music for Perpetual Motion with Paul Dresher and Sung Kim, Flex Performance at Turquoise Yantra Grotto, San Francisco  

2015 Crank Ensemble at 18th annual Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival, Center For New Music, San Francisco

2014 Floor Harp II, Garden of Memory, Oakland, CA

2014 Crank Ensemble at Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.

2013 Crank Ensemble performances at Norcal Noisefest, Sacramento, CA and Burlington Hotel, Port Costa, CA.

2012 Floor Harp, Garden of Memory, Oakland, CA.

2012 Crank Ensemble at Maker Faire.

2011 Crank Ensemble performances at Maker Faire, Mini Maker Faire, Oakland, CA, Art-a-thon, benefit for ArtSeed, Tides Center, San Francisco, and ArtSeed at Arion Press, San Francisco.

2010 Crank Ensemble at Maker Faire.

2010 Public Dice Walk starting at Arts Benicia.

2010 Crank Ensemble East performance for Moscow Clay Works Grand opening, Moscow, PA.

2010 Terrible Noises for Beautiful People, Directed by Misha Glouberman at Ann Hamilton's Sound Tower at the Oliver Ranch, Geyerville, CA

2009 Crank Ensemble colaboration with San Francisco Sinfonietta, Krankitupp, compostion by Crank Ensemble and Urs Steiner, String Theory at Garden of Memory, Cams, Cranks and Computers at Newtown, Los Angeles.

2009 Time Harp/Noise Harp performances for Brutal Sound Effects and Godwaffle Noise Pancakes.

2008 Time Walk, with Bodil Fox, in conjunction with Time Sensitive Materials at Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA. Dice-controlled random group walk with randomly varied speed.

2008 Installation Time Harp at at Garden of Memory, Oakland, CA

2008 Crank Ensemble performances at The Sometime Gallery, Maker Faire, Priceless, False Profit, Beldentown, CA, Music for People and Thingamjigs Festival at Oakland Museum, Intel Developers' Forum, and Worklights with Theatre of Yugen, Pirate Cat Radio, San Francisco City Dump AiR Program, with resident artist Paul Cesewski.

2007 Performed on my Activity Board with Yugen Orchestra in Letters from a Small House, one of the Cycle Plays with Theatre of Yugen.

2007 Collaborated with wife Bodil Fox to make sets for Cycle Plays by Theatre of Yugen in Theatre Artaud, San Francisco. Directed by Erik Ehn.

2007 Built bamboo structure at Djerassi Foundation to prepare for the Cycle Plays.

2007 Crank Ensemble performances at Garden of Memory, Luggage Store, Maker Faire, Music for People and Thingamjigs Festival, and Noise Pancakes.

2006 Crank Ensemble performances at Garden of Memory, The Launch Pad, KFJC, Edgetone Music Summit at 21 Grand, and Ashkenaz.

2005 Crank Ensemble performances at Garden of Memory, Luggage Store, Other Mind's Brink and Epic Arts.

2005 Droneshift, organized by Matt Davignon at 21 Grand gallery, Oakland, CA

2004 The Important Phone Call, a four-part musical composition for chorus or strings, premiered by the San Francisco Sinfonietta.

2003 Targodie sound art performance with Scot Jenerik incorporating the War Toys installation at the Lab, San Francisco.

2003 At Least My Machines Still Love Me one night interactive sound sculpture installation at the CELLspace, San Francisco, sponsored by QBOX. Displayed Engines from Airliner.

2002 The Noise of Art one night interactive sound sculpture installation at the Shipyard, Berkeley, sponsored by QBOX. Displayed The Crow and Sub.

2001 Self Propelled evening at the Exploratorium, San Francisco, displayed the Ornithopter.

2001 Built 12 ft. bamboo and plywood Helicopter/Windvane for the Randall Museum, San Francisco.

2001 BurningART presents: A Mechanical Cabaret at CELLspace, San Francisco.

2001 BurningART presents Larnie Fox at CELLspace, San Francisco.

2000 Quiet Night, Holy Noise, performance installation at The Lab, San Francisco.

1998 Deconstructing Household Appliances at Splunge Warehouse, San Francisco.

1998 Miniature Machine Event at the Werepad.

1998 Brutal Sound Effects noise show at Tire Beach, San Francisco. My wind mill was used as a sound source. In collaboration with Bill of Here Are the Facts You Requested.

1998 Brutal Sound Effects noise show at Komotion, San Francisco. Machine noise, video installation and fire.

1998 Untitled noise show at Noisegate, Oakland.

1997 Commissioned to create and burnt 20 ft. bamboo and muslin windmill at Burning Man.

1994 Holy Animal, for Never Trust Anyone over Thirty, an evening of performance arranged by Scot Jenerik, San Francisco.

1994 Washington HillBillaries II: Up Late with Bill and Hillary, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, in association with Lise Swenson and Scott McCleod.

1993 Washington HillBillaries, The Lab, San Francisco, in association with Lise Swenson and Scott McCleod.

1993 Rootman, performance at the Hate Cave, Salt Lake City.

1992 Rootman Performance in Hairy Sticky Man, evening at Anti-Matter Gallery, San Francisco, curated by Lise Swenson and Aaron Noble.

1990 Fireside Chat, Performance, ArtSpace, Salt Lake City, with Art Bias Group, (includes Wendy Ajax and Tony Weller), to benefit Another Language Dance Co.

1990 First Steps, Performance in installation, Salt Lake Art Center, (main gallery), with Art Bias Group.

1990, '89, '88, '87, Performances in Dinwoody Park, Downtown Salt Lake, as part of Salt Lake Arts Council's Brown Bag concert series. Pieces used movement, "low-tech" electronic sound, found-object percussion, readings and singing with Art Bias Group.

1990 Living Art, Dooley Gallery, Park City, Utah, Art Bias Group in collaboration with Another Language performing arts ensemble

1989 Will Eye One, Wrote and directed multi-media performance for Utah Media Center.

1988 Pierpont Tapestries, Salt Lake Art Center. Piece involved found object percussion, building of wooden structure and pizza. Done with Art Bias Group in collaboration with Lowell Construction Co. Commissioned by Phillips' Galleries.

1988 Pierpont Parade Project. Co-directed artists' parade through Salt Lake in celebration of grand opening of Pierpont Gallery. Commissioned by Phillips' Galleries.

1988 Co-organized and performed in evening of performance art at the Utah Media Center.

1986 Voice of the Second Driver at Finch Lane Gallery. Co-organized and performed in evening of performance art. Supported by Salt Lake Arts Council.

1986 Untitled piece for Grunts and Postures' grand opening. Collaborated with Art Bias Group using light, industrial sound, movement and machines.

1986 Low-Tech Consortium at the Painted Word. Organized improvisational collaboration with dancers, musicians and visual artists. Combined machine sound and movement with dance, found-object percussion, and synthesizer.

1985 Machines, University of Utah Art Department. Machine-generated sound, motion and light.

1984 Sleeptalk at the Painted Word. Simultaneous readings from my dream journals, using an opaque projector to draw with colored light on a stationary bike racer (pumping furiously), and a bike-generated strobe light.

1984 Network, Gittens Gallery, University of Utah, Involved a narrow black tepee with a drummer inside, two telephones, and a growing web of black yarn that enveloped the audience.

1983 Untitled piece during performance seminar with Paul McCarthy. Included many different personal statements read simultaneously and group walk holding hands.


2016 Cranks and other Noisemakers, Center For New Music, San Francisco, created with support from Lucas Artist Residency

2014 Dark Continents, Kathleen Olson Realty, Benicia, CA. 50 piece panel distributed in the space with video.

2008 Time Sensitive Materials with Bodil Fox at Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA.

2003 War Toys, one person show at The Lab, San Francisco.

2001 Reverse Flow two person show with Joshua Churchill at Pond Gallery, San Francisco.

2000 Ornithopters and Little Walkers installation at the Randall Museum, San Francisco.

1997-98 Solstice Kite with Patricia Ravarra, installation at the First Congregational Church, in association with the Community Music Center Orchestra, San Francisco.

1996 Guernica Code and Hanging Sky Garden, installations at the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California.

1995 Neural Nets and Familiars with Patricia Ravarra at Lupin Gallery, Lupin Naturalist Resort, Los Gatos, California.

1994 Horseshoe Cafe, San Francisco.

1990 New Rules, One Person show at Loge Gallery, University of Utah.

1988 Two Person Show at Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City.

1987 Sounds that Art Makes, two room sound-sculpture installation, Finch Lane Gallery, Supported by the Utah and Salt Lake Arts Councils.

1985 Low-Tech Workshop, electrokinetic installation, Show-case Gallery, University of Utah.

1985 M.F.A. Thesis show, Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

1985 Rio Grande Restaurant, one person show, Salt Lake City.

1985 Secret Congruities, Paintings at the Painted Word, Salt Lake City.

1983 Atrium Gallery, two-person show, Salt Lake City.


2017-2018 Drop by Drop, featuring Clepsydra, a collaboration with Bodil Fox at the Benicia Historical Museum, curated by Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA.

2018, '17 '16 Art of the Community, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA.

2017 Magical Realism – Allegory, Dreams, and Myth, juried by Paul Pratchenko at Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA.

2017 Gems IV, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA.

2015, '14, '13, '12, '11, Mosaic Project, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA.

2014 Group show, Gallery 621, Benicia, CA. 50 piece panel, Dark Continents, shown as integrated piece with video.

2014 Transformation of Connectivity, with Kerry Vander Meer at Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA.

2014, '13, '12, '11, '10 Arts Benicia annual Auction Exhibiton.

2011 Wooden, Thoreau Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009, '02 '01, '98,'96,'95 The Lab, San Francisco, Art Auction.

2002 Sight Unseen at The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, including The Crow.

2001 CELL Artists' Gallery Show, Crucible Steel Gallery at CELLspace, San Francisco.

2000 Blueprint, art auction at Southern Exposure to benefit TILT, San Francisco.

2000 Artburst at, San Francisco.

1998 Art of Burning Man, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco.

1998 High Speed Art, Secession Gallery, San Francisco.

1998 Work in Progress, Second Space Gallery, San Francisco. Sponsored by Project San Francisco/Goteborg.

1998, '97, '96 Visual Aid's Big Deal, SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco

1996 Burning Man Show, Crucible Steel Gallery at Cell, San Francisco

1996,'94 Community School of Music and Arts' faculty show, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, California.

1995 Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA, Art Auction.

1994 Shelter Gallery, San Francisco, Street Art , group show.

1994 Show 'N Tell Gallery, San Francisco.

1991-1987 Phillips' Galleries, Salt Lake City, various group shows.

1990 Art Barn Retrospective, 1965-1990. Installation entitled: What the Witch Doctor Must Overcome.

1990 First Steps, Four person installation, Salt Lake Art Center, (main gallery)

1990 Four person show at Phillips' Gallery, Salt Lake City.

1990, '87, '86, '84, '82, Utah's annual state-wide juried show held at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, or the Salt Lake Art Center. Traveling Exhibition Program award, 1990, 1985.

1990 Youth Arts Academy Faculty Show, Showcase Gallery, University of Utah.

1990, '88, '86, Weber State University Faculty Show, Ogden, Utah.

1989 Utah Painting, Invitational show at the Union Pacific Depot, in conjunction with the Utah Arts Festival.

1989 Pro-Choice Benefit Show, Blue Mouse Gallery, Salt Lake City.

1988 Art on The Town, installation in down-town windows, by Golden Section members and others, supported by N.E.A., and local arts councils. Facilitated by Mark Brest van Kempen.

1988 Beyond the Book, Artist's Books at Finch Lane Gallery.

1988 Past Lives, Avenues Branch Library, Salt Lake.

1986 20/20 Vision, invitational at Utah Arts Festival.

1986 Art Center Alliance Show, Salt Lake Art Center.

1986 Black and White, Eccles Art Center, Ogden, Utah.

1985 Lallapallooza. group show at the Painted Word.

1985 Flights of Fancy, Chase Home, Utah Arts Council.

1984 Group show at the Blue Mouse Gallery, Salt Lake City.

1983 Xerox Art Show, Glendining Gallery, Utah Arts Council.

1981 Sweet Pea '81, Bozeman , Montana. (Annual juried show)

1980, '79, '78 Roaring Fork Valley Annual, Aspen, Colorado.


2016 "Benicia Artists Earn Residency at Prestigious Art Center", Benicia Herald.

2015 "Arts Benicia Director Announces Retirement", Benicia Herald.

2014 Wrote "Benicia's Internationally Important Legacy Of Ceramic Sculpture", Benicia Magazine.

2013 "Exporing Sound", SubMerge Magazine, Crank Ensemble and others at NorCal Noisefest.

2011 "Head of Arts Benicia to Speak at Library", Benicia Herald.

2010 "An Interview with Larnie Fox", Benicia Magazine.

2009 "San Francisco Sinfonietta Making a Splash", San Francisco Examiner, featuring collaboration with the Crank Ensemble.

2008 "Time Harp gurgles its way to musical genius",

2008 "Time Harp: It's music, but it's not beautiful",

2008 "Time Harp Instrument is Motion-Sensing, String-Playing Howler",

2008 "The Crank Ensemble gears up for an Oakland Arthouse Show", Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, San Mateo County Times, by Laura Casey.

2008 "The Crank Ensemble", NPR's "California Report" by Mina Kim.

2007 "Four's Company", Palo Alto Weekly cover story, about Abramovitz Scholarship that I manage for the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation.

2006 "Palo Alto Graffiti", Palo Alto Weekly cover story, about mural at Mitchel Park Teen Center that I facilitated through Children's Fine Arts.

2003 "Life, Cubed", San Francisco Weekly, by Silke Tudor.

2003 "Things that go bump in the night", San Francisco Examiner, by Anne Crump.



Center for New Music

Phillips' Galleries

Salt Lake Art Center

Utah Arts Council

Digital Equipment

American Express

Weber State University

Numerous private collections


Member, Long Now Foundation

Member, Arts Benicia

Advisory Board, 23five inc.

1993-2003, Founding Board Member, 23five inc, a non-profit organization to promote sound art, San Francisco.

Host Committee, Sound Culture '96 International Festival

Past Member, The Lab, San Francisco

Past Member, Utah Artists Bank

Past Vice President, Golden Section, (non-profit group for contemporary art)

Past Member, Salt Lake Art Center

Past Member, College Art Association


2017 Artists' Coffee Table detail images won the five80split Prize in Visual Arts and were selected as cover for five80split journal produced by Mills College.

2016 Three month residency at Lucas Artist Residency, Montalvo Art Center

2012 Arranged for San Francisco Sinfonietta (now Golden Gate Symphony) performance of Mozart's Requiem at the Benicia Clock Tower. (Also sang bass)

2011 Symposium panelist for I Read the News Today, oh Boy, at Benicia Public Library.

2011 DIY Musical Instruments Tailgate Party, with Thingamajigs at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

2009 Outsound Summit; Touch the Gear, with the Crank Ensemble, Oakland CA.

2008 Monster Drawing Rally at Southern Exposure, San Franciso.

2006 Collaborated with wife Bodil Fox to create Dragonfly Ornithopter for Dupage Museum, near Chicago, Il.

2004 Completed In the Cathedral of Airplanes, sound art CD.

1999 I installed a windmill on my roof, 3rd Street, San Francisco.

1998 Made a pair of 15 ft. bamboo and muslin fire lamps for Analogue Cafe, a benefit for Laughing Squid Productions, Cyclone Warehouse, San Francisco.

1998 Built and "flew" a 23 ft. bamboo and muslin airplane at Burning Man with Bodil.

1997 Horse kinetic sound sculpture with bicycle parts for 23five benefit at the Lab.

1997 Made bamboo vehicles, wings and propellers for 24 hour Space Walk, San Francisco.

1997 Made temporary bamboo and muslin sculptures as part of a welcome for Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.

1996-1999: Designed and maintained website for 23five Inc.

1996 Constructed and flew a 23 ft. kite at Burning Man.

1996 Assisted artist Brian Goggin with Defenestration, a site specific installation in San Francisco.

1994-1997: Built and operated mechanical props for Caroliner, a San Francisco experimental rock band.

1995 Three paintings used for the cover art of 3000 Words, a compact disc by Jenerik Audio, distributed internationally.

1994 Curated Community School of Music and Arts' first visual arts faculty show, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, California.