TENNYSON WOODBRIDGE (or thereabouts)

Visual Performance
Lives and works in Berkeley, California

EDUCATION
BFA: College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara; 1985
MFA: University of California at Los Angeles; 1992

BIO
1963: Born in Long Beach, California
1985: Moves to Los Angeles, California following undergraduate study at UCSB
1985 (to 1987): Studio assistant/personal care attendant for Patrick Hogan
1987 (to 1994): Studio assistant for Tony Berlant
1988 (to present): Forms El Disco with artists Joe Clower and Steve Thomsen. Trio embarks on first of multiple excursions to the North American desert with the simple goal of embarrassing the UFO community
1991: Travels to San Blas Mexico to document the total solar eclipse
1992: Forms HERD Research (Heterodoxical Educational Research and Development). Mentors in trading markets with Cedd Moses; Venice, California
1993: El Disco is invited to World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, to commemorate the visit of Pope John Paul II. Several Virgin Mary appearances are documented
1994: Tennyson Woodbridge namesake is born when Woodbridge and collaborator Lincoln Myerson pose as press at Richard Nixon’s funeral proceedings. Mild video-taped hysteria ensues; Nixon memorial services, Yorba Linda, California
1994: Arrives in Berkeley, California
1995: Tennyson Woodbridge, grandson to dental floss fortunes, films undercover at the Pacific Stock Exchange; San Francisco, California. In a negotiation to avoid arrest, Woodbridge hands over the incriminating footage (incriminating to them!)
1995 (through 2000): Research assistant to hedge fund manager Cedd Moses, Portfolio Advisory, Los Angeles, California
1996: (through 2013) Manages trading accounts for accredited investors
1997 (to present): Cofounds Wordlab.com
1998: Co-founds quarx.com (living the dream)
2000: Dissolves quarx.com (bury the failures)
2005: Moves with family to Pontlevoy, France for 13 months and son’s 5th grade equivalency test
2006 (to present): Establishes part-time studio in Touraine, France. Frenchkind and other photo projects commence
2011: Travels to Stockholm, Sweden and tours Iceland for one month beginning with the summer solstice
2011: Photographs Sontag Appropriations for documentary film Regarding Susan Sontag; released in 2014
2013: Founds Cap Manta, LLC (a registered investment advisor)
2013: Forms a large cell anaplastic lymphoma; rethinks everything
2013: Persona Portraits project commences
2014: Launches idego.com, Another Tennyson Woodbridge Project
2014: Large-format Panantics project commences
2015: Travels to Cuba for Havana Biennale; films Taxi to Havana with Emmy Scharlatt
2016: (May-June) Artist in residence, Ricklundgården; Lapland, Sweden. Scandinavian solstice light. Large-format panographs take shape
2017 (February-March): El Disco travels to Trans-Pecos region of West Texas
2017 (May-June): Travels throughout Sicily. Documents beauty, light, and the abundance of cigarettes in the Southern Italian landscape
2017 (August): Travels to Eastern Oregon to document the total solar eclipse
2017-2018 (November-May): Journeys to the Badwater Basin in Death Valley five times in seven months for culminating panographic project
2018 (July): Artist in residence, Ricklundgården, Lapland, Sweden
2018 (July-August): Travels to Southern Finland in search of Hattifatteners
2019 (January): Returns to Badwater Basin in Death Valley

EXHIBITIONS
1992 Doomsday Optimism, Dickson Art Center, UCLA MFA exhibition
1992 The Day the Earth Stood Still, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Irit Krygier and Jean Milant. Group exhibition of nineteen artists, including Ed Ruscha, Barbara Bloom & John McCracken
2015 The Havana Project, Palos Verdes Art Center, California. Curated by Gail Phinney
2018 Art+Tech, Infinity Film Festival, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, California, Curated by Adam Newman and Bonny Taylor-N’Diaye