CONTACT & CV
46 Vana Kalamaja,
Tallinn, 10415, Estonia firstname.lastname@example.org
1978 Studied with Professor Phil Hitchcock, performance artist colleague who performed at the legendary
Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, during the early 70’s along with his contemporaries:
Joseph Beuys, Marina Abramovic and many others...
1979 Attended performance art workshop lead by Marcia Tucker, Founder of the NEW MUSEUM, New York, N.Y.
1979 Studied performance art with Michael Crane, Author of “CORRESPONDENCE ART.”
1982 Received M.A., Studio Art, California State University, Sacramento, CA.
2018 Cameo appearance as bad guy/musician for Estonian TV production
of ''LOKS,'' Tallinn, EST., September.
Featured model for CATWALK Online magazine Delfi.ee,
Tallinn, EST., September.
Featured Model for Viru Keskus’s magazine’s MOOD fashion editorial,
Tallinn, EST., September.
Footage of me from the 2017 video shoot for German electro band D.A.F. included in
Johannes Shaff's documentary feature film ''SYMPHONY OF NOW,'' about Berlin's
underground music and art scene , Berlin, DE., July.
Acted in and did voice over work for ''YANU,'' the robot bartender commercial.
Tallinn, EST., August.
Dj’d at the ''2018 PRINTMAKING-IN FESTIVAL'' afterparty at Club Autentica,
Riga, Latvia, July.
Acted as mafia boss in popular Russian rock band ''GRADUSY’s'' music video.
Tallinn, EST., June.
Created music for NONGRATA performance at ERKI MOE Fashion Event at Noblessner,
Tallinn, EST., May.
Modeled at Moekaleidoskoop KOPLI Couture Fashion Show, Tallinn, EST., May.
Created music soundtrack for (SILENCE); Silent Cinema Landscapes sound performances
by DJ Ilmajaam to the Classic 1932 ''Salome'' and by Steven Vanoni to George Milee’s Classic,
''La Fee Carabosse Ou LePoignard Fatal.''Svetta Baar, Tallinn, EST., April.
Musical performance with CW01; Risto Puurinen at the exhibition opening
for artists Al Paldrok, (Anonymous Boh) and Taje Tross, (Devil girl), at
OKAPI Galerii, Tallinn, EST., April.
2017 Voice over work represented on Offstimme International Online Voice-over
Artist Website, Leipzig, Deutchland.
Opened for Larry Rodriguez aka the Flower Vato at CHURCH; the Sunday
night dance celebration of Soul and Funk Music, the longest running weekly
Dance party in downtown Sacramento, CA., December, January.
Christmas with the Legendary Nebulous Stucco Thing; an evening of spoken
word performance at Luna’s Cafe, Sacramento, CA., December.
Performed Spoken word along with Finnish and Estonian poets
as part of ''ARTGROUND Poetry Slam, QQ Vilajndi Art Festival,
Viljandi, EST., August.
Acted as evil clown for a project filmed with 360 degree lens at Tallinn's
Linnahall, Tallinn, EST., August.
Lead actor in German Electro Rock band DAF’s ''Sproche der liebe shot,''
music video, Berlin, DE., August.
Acted in ''Lucy Loves Stories,'' a Finnish commercial produced by
Make it Simple Agency, Helsinki, Finland, August.
Performed with PVC 16 at Vilsandi Trance Festival 2017, EST., August.
Performed with PVC 16 at TOLM 2017, EKKM; (Estonian Contemporary
Art Center), Tallinn, EST., July.
Performed with PVC 16 at MANKA BOUTIQUE POP FESTIVAL
2017, KUMU; (Estonian Kunst Museum), Tallinn, EST., July.
Actor, ''Pete,'' in sci-fi short, ''Attack of the Cyber Octopusies,''
A Chaosmonger Studio Group Production, created in Tallinn, Est., released July.
Interviewed for Moon Production of ‘’LINGUA FRANCA,’’
a film consisting of several interviews with cultural players in the greater Tallinn Region,
to be released in April.
My portrait exhibited at the Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival
from the Performers Series book published by Johnny Amore. Sofia, Bulgaria, April.
Performed with Musical Act PVC16 as part of Tallinn Music Week,
at the KUKU Klubi, Tallinn, EST., March.
Continue to DJ at TOPS, PUUDEL, Must Puudel, Levikas, KUKU
and various Tallinn Night Clubs, events and parties, ongoing…..
Conducted ''Action painting'' workshop at Estonian Kunst Akademia,
Tallinn, EST., January.
Actor for upcoming Estonian Funk Band POP IDIOT's music video, produced in Tallinn,
2016 Acted as extra in Katrin and Andres Maimik's feature film,
''Mina Naoga Onu,'' a Kuukulguur Film Production. Tallinn, December.
Voice Over for Estonian Fashion Designer Reet Aus's ''UPMADE'' Video,
Voice Over for ''Dating Game Killer'' feature film trailer for Baron Von Productions,
Lectured on Art Brut, Outsider Art and Folk Art Environments at Estonian
Kunst Akademia, Tallinn, EST., October.
DJ’d at PUNANE MAJA, Tallinn, EST., October.
Joined legendary Estonian Surf-a-Billy Band, RANDOM RATS…. Tallinn, October.
Interviewed on Estonian National Radio 2’s Punk Rock Show… featured
music from Northern California punk rock scene from the 80’s…. Tallinn, September.
Character actor for Olli Helenius - Jos Menet Pois (If You Go Away).
A rock video produced by Vita Pictura Productions. Released October, Helsinki.
Guest Artist on Tarrvi Laamann's ''Bohemia TV,'' a radio show featuring
artists from in and around the Tallinn area. Tallinn, EST. July.
Supporting Cast Member in Antti Tuuri Annila's feature film, ''IKITIE,''
''THE ETERNAL ROAD,'' an Estonian and Finnish Co-production
to be released in 2017. shot in Estonia.
Dj'd at B-SIDES, Kasbah Lounge, Sacramento, CA., May.
Voice-over for Tallinn Theatre of the Blind Production of ''KES KARDAB PIMEDAT.''
Vaba Lava Theatre Space, Tallinn, February.
Main Actor for Finnish Yogurt Company Ihanna TV Commercial… Tallinn, January.
2015 Visiting Art Professor at U.A.E.U., Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 8/2015 – 12/2015.
Recorded 2 saxophone tracks on Helsinki Rock Band ''Then Came Bronson's''
upcoming release… Helsinki, FI., August.
Guest character actor on '' Estonia's Top Models'' TV Show…. Tallinn, EST., August.
Recorded a saxophone track with Estonian Rock Band, St. Cheatersburg's
upcoming release…. Tallinn, EST., August.
Featured Performer at ''Kultoritolm Culture Festival,'' Tallinn, EST., July.
Recorded and released new album with legendary Estonian Band SOPRUSE
PIUESTEE…. Tallinn, EST., March.
Auctioneer for ''Vintage Tallinn'' at the Kutuurikatel, Tallinn, EST., May.
Lead Actor and Model for Klint Tool Companies 2015 Campaign, Tallinn, EST., April.
Lead Actor for Silvia Lorenzo's ''BLANK…'' A Baltic and Film School Student
Production, Tallinn, EST., April.
Lead Artist for a performance art workshop at SVEFI, Sweden, February.
DJ'd at SIDECAR Factory, DJ Artbrut, BDJ'd at SIDECAR Factory, DJ Artbrut, Barcelona, Spain, February.
2014 Main Actor for "SALDO - The Extraordinary Credit Account," a NAFTA FILMS OU Commercial Production,
Tallinn, Est., October.
Voice over for "LOVE LIFE" Movie, released in theaters November 7th, Tallinn, Est.
Voice over for international computer terrorist video for NATO, Tallinn, Est., September.
Co-auctioneer for DISAINIOKSJON at Theatre No. 99, Tallinn, Est., September.
Guest performer and radio interview on Marseilles RADIO GRENOUILLE, Marseilles, France, September.
Solo Saxophone Performance at Kunstihoone "80th Anniversary" Event, Tallinn, EST., September.
Featured Model for Kaubamaja Magazine, Video and Fashion Show, Estonian Architecture Museum,
September, Tallinn, EST., September .
Created “MYSTERY DJ” Series at TOPS Kalamaja Lounge, Tallinn, EST., July through August.
Voiceover work for Gran Castillo, Tallinn, EST., July.
Main actor for Helsinki recording artist HORATRON Music Video, Tallinn, EST., June.
Character Actor appearance on "Viimane võmm," Estonian TV Series, Tallinn, EST., March.
Musical Performances with “THE WHAT,” at Diverse Universe Performance Art Festival 2014 and
IV Tartu Rahvusvaheline Graafikafestival, "KOHUSTUSLIK RIIKLIK OPTIMISM - SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MIND,” Tartu, Tallinn, Estonia, March.
“PEALTNAGIJA,” Interviewed by Estonian National Television, Eesti Televisioon, Tallinn, Estonia, March.
"Viimane neljapäev," Poetry reading at the Kodu Baar, Tallinn, Estonia, February.
Extra actor in “SULETUD USTE TAGA,” Estonian reality / TV Series, Tallinn, Estonia, February.
2013 Voice-over work for “DEMOGRAFT” Kickstarter project, Tallinn, Estonia, launched December.
Cast as Game show host in Pilot for a reality show filmed at the Patarei Vangla for Finnish Television, Tallinn, EST., December.
Performed in Ove-Kuth Kadak’s “Saksofonitrio” along with Kalle Klein, abd Gert-Ott Kuldparg for
“PIMEDUSSE” at the Estonian Musical Academy, Tallinn, EST., December.
Guest DJ at “Mutant Disco tähistab 16. tegutsemisaastat,” Klubis Sinilind, Tallinn, EST., December.
Voice over for SAMSUNG Corporation, produced by Vita Pictura Productions, Tallinn, EST., December.
Main actor for STARMAN RENTAL TV Commericial, produced by ALLFILMS Production Company, Tallinn,
Main actor for Kinni Kindlait, CLINT Screw Company TV commercial, Tallinn, EST., November.
Voice-over work for Vana Tallinn TV commercial, Tallinn, EST., October.
Performance with Ajukaja and Mart Avi at the 2013 Skanu Mesz Festival, Riga, Latvia, October.
Lead Artist for “ARTBOAT Workshop: "Pyhajarven Avant Gardenisteja" at Hirvitalo, Center for Contemporary Art Pispala, Tampere, FI. July.
Headline Dj @ "Exhibition" a night of Dj's at FOOKUS Night Club and Lounge, Parnu, Estonia, July.
Work crew on Finnish Artist Risto Puurunen’s “KINOBOX CAMERA OBSCURA” Project at the 2013 Parnu
FIDEOFEST, Parnu, Estonia, July.
Worked on Finnish Artist's Risto Puurunen and Juho Poysti's “KINOBOX CAMERA OBSCURA” Project,
which debuted at the 2013 Sodankyla International Film Festival, (MIDNIGHT FILM FESTIVAL) in Lappland,
Performed with CLEANING WOMEN at Festivaaliklubi in conjunction with the Midnight Film Festival,
Sodankyla, Finland, June.
Acted in two short films for Kino EUPHORIA Midnight Sun at the 2013 Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankyla,
Musical performance with Risto Puurunen and CW04 at Exhibition: Johanna Sipilä - PEACEFUL PANIC at
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari 1, Helsinki, June.
Character actor, "Macho" for Estonian TV Series “SUVAHAAVA 2”, Tallinn, EST., June & Ongoing...
Performed in New Music Project featuring Risto Puurunen and Steve Vanoni for the 2013 KOLER PRIZE,
EKKM, Tallinn, EST. May.
Featured Actor in Carlos Eduardo Lesmes López’s “HOUSE OF CARDS,” A Baltic Film and Media
School Production, Tallinn, EST., May.
Featured Actor in Finnish Rock Band "MIND of DOLL’s" Rock Video, Tallinn, EST., May.
Organized “BEAT, BUTOH & BEYOND” Spoken Word Performance Event featuring John Giorno, J.K. Ihalainen, Risto Puurunen, Steve Vanoni and others in collaboration with DIVERSE UNIVERSE 2013 Performance
Festival, Kodu Baari, Tallinn, EST., May.
Performed at “TALLINN MUSIC WEEK,” with Mart Avi, Ajukaja and Steve Vanoni, Von Krahl Baari, Tallinn,
Dj’d at Paar Veini; STEVE VANONI, MIHKEL ROOSBERG, MARGO PAJULA for “ELIKTRIKARR,” Tallinn,
MUTANT DISCO – ELBEE BAD (The Prince of Dance Music), Played with ELBEE BAD and Chris Rhythm Doctor at
“MUTANT DISCO,” Von Krahl Baari, Tallinn, EST., March.
Featured Performer on Estonian National Television for “TALLINN MUSIC WEEK,” with Mart Avi, Ajukaja and
Steve Vanoni, Caffe Gloria, Tallinn, EST., March.
Model for Figure Drawing and Painting Classes at EKA, Tallinn, EST., February, March.
Played lead actor role in Estonian Rock Band’s Winny Puhh’s Estonian Eurovision Award’s Video
“Mr. Korsakova,”, Tallinn, January
Estonian National Television Appearance with Estonian Rock Band Winny Puhh, Tallinn, EST., January
Lead artist in “ACTION PAINTING WORKSHOP,” at Estonian Kunst Academy, Tallinn, EST., January
2012 Performed with “Ajukaja” music project featuring Raul Sarremets, Mart Avi & Steve Vanoni;
“TARTU MUUSIKANADAL” Music Festival 2012, “ STALKER FESTIVAL 2012;”
Tartu, Tallinn, EST., August, September. Upcoming recording to be released...
Lead artist in Mono-type workshop at Estonian Kunst Akademia, Tallinn, Estonia, September.
DJ’d at Creative I Bar, Seoul, South Korea; Levijkas, Tallinn, Estonia, September.
Interviewed by KGTV, Korean National TV, Jeju Island, South Korea, September.
Dj’d at Muus Puudel, Tallinn, Estonia, June.
Joined Legendary Estonian Rock Group Sopruse Puiestee, Tallinn, Estonia, June.
Interviewed on Estonian National Television about my Exhibition: "STEVE VANONI: Scripts,
Scraps, Shapes and other Mishaps...,” Pärnu Linnagalerii Raekojas, Parnu, EST., April.
Voice over for “High Houses,” Estonian Television Series, TV3, Tallinn, April.
Voice over for “Easyhomes,” Contemporary House Designs, Tallinn, EST., April.
Performed at TALLINN MUSIC WEEK 2012 with “Ajukaja” musical project featuring Raul
Sarremets, Mart Avi & Steve Vanoni , Tallinn, EST., March .
Guest Music Presenter and Interview on Raul Sarremet’s “VIBRATIONS” Radio Show, radio 2,
Estonian National Radio, Tallinn, EST., February.
“Intensive Painting Focus, AN AMERICAN FRIEND,” Workshop at EKA, Tallinn, Estonia, January.
Actor in “Umbkotid,” a new Estonian TV3 sitcom, released in theatres, Tallinn, Estonia, January.
2011 Guest Lecturer with Erkki Pirtola on Contemporary Folk Art Environments at Kankaanpaa
Taideokoulos, Kankanpaa, FI., November.
Manager for the Musical Group CLEANING WOMEN: http://www.cleaningwomen.com, Helsinki,
Lead artist for “ARTCAR WORKSHOP,” at Kankaanpaa Taideokoulos, Kankanpaa, Finland,
Lead artist for “ACTION PAINTING,” workshop at the Estonian Kunst Academia, Tallinn, Estonia,
Guest Lecturer with Erkki Pirtola on Contemporary Folk Art Environments at the Pori Art Museum
in conjunction with “ECO ART EXHIBITION,” Pori, Finland, August.
Guest Lecturer on BURNINGMAN ARTS FESTIVAL at the Culture Factory Polymer’s,
“KULTUURITEHASE FESTIVAL 2011,” Tallinn, Estonia, August.
Lead Artist at Korean Experimental Art Festival 2011, Artcar Making Workshop, Seoul, South Korea,
Lead Artist in Found Object Workshop; “COM-POST MODERN SCULPTURE FOR THE AVANT
GARDENERS II,” Voipaala Art Center, Saaksmaki, Finland, July.
Organizer of the Event: The Culture Factory Polymer …… LOUDLY PRESENTS “PERFORMANCE
ART NOW, TALLINN,'' Featuring Performances by members of the EKA: Aili Maarja, Sophie Semjonova,
Tanel V. Kulla and Steve Vanoni, (US)…..
"DIE SCHWARZE DEUTSCHE BRUDER!! * POETIC ROBOTISM PROJECTS; FEATURING LAURA
PRIKULE AND EVA VEVERE!! from LATVIA, Hypnotic Sounds by IG NOIR, LIVE Music by LIISA
TETSMANN, KATRI MEH, PERFORMANCE BY ERNEST TRUELY (US): BAKA THE BARTENDER….
Thanks to the EKA and ERIK ALALOOGA for making this EVENT possible… Photography by Stephan
Jacobs.... Culture Factory Polymer, Tallinn, Estonia. June.
Lead Artist in a Performance workshop with students from the Estonian Kunst Academia, Tallinn,
Artist Residency at NONGRATA Kalamaja Kunst Studios, Tallinn, Estonia, June - ???....
Lead Artist in Artcar project for “HUNGER PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL,” OPENSPACE/ Voxsluxus,
Program Diverse Universe 2011, Interviewed on Berlin International Radio about my artcar…..
Berlin, Germany, May.
Presented “Contemporary Southern Folk Art and Outsider Art” Exhibition from my personal art
collection at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA., January.
2010 Curated and created “2nd International Performance Art Festival,” featuring an evening with
NONGRATA; featuring Anonymous Boh, Devil Girl, Dionysis Monroe, Moggeleeto, HORSECOW, Al
Dawg, Travis McCoy Fuller with musical accompaniment by Art Lessing and the FLOWER VATO,
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA., December.
Curated and created the Event “SERVATAGUSE MUUSIKA ventures to PERFORMANCE ART,”
featuring International Performance Artists: ROI Varra, Arianne Foks, Ville Karel, Philip Pedersen,
Meeland Sepp, Tuutu, Steve Vanoni with music by CW01, (Cleaning Woman), IG NOIR, Banana Pill
and DJ JOJO 200 at EAST Creative Space, Tallinn, Estonia, October.
Member of “The Broken Finger Trio,” Musical Combo along with musicians CW01 and IG NOIR;
Tallinn, Estonia, September.
Manager and Co-creator of “THE 24 HOURS,” an International Art Project and Latvian Boy Band
formed and conceived during the “SURVIVAL KIT 2 Contemporary Art Festival,” Riga, Latvia,
Presenting Exhibition of “American and Estonian Outsider and Self Taught Art,” featuring live
musical performances by IG NOIR, Katri Meh, Ryan Left and DJ Levy along with live Performance
Art by Ville Karel at the Patarei Culture Park, Tallinn, Estonia, August.
Did voice-over work for Polymer Festival Global Container Festival 2010 Television Commercial,
Tallinn, Estonia, August.
Visiting resident artist in the “CARE” Artist in Residence Program, City of Tampere, Finland, July.
Presenter of “American Outsider and Southern Folk Art Exhibition,”
“American and Finnish Outsider/ Contemporary Folk Art”, lecture featuring noted Finnish Folk
Art Environment Expert Erkki Pirtola and Steve Vanoni; hosted in conjunction with the Exhibition
at the Center for Contemporary Art Pispala, Pispala Community Library, Hirvitalo, Tampere,
Lead artist in “Found Object Sculpture Workshop; COM-POST-MODERN SCULPTURE FOR THE
AVANT GARDENERS” at the Center for Contemporary Art Pispala, Hirvitalo, Tampere, Finland, July.
Visiting Artist in Residence at NONGRATA ART STUDIOS, Tallinn, Estonia, April – October.
Guest Sax player Sideman performing with the MIKE FARRELL BAND, Sacramento, CA; ongoing…
2009 Guest Presenter on College Radio Station KDVS with Host DJ Larry Rodriguez, presenting
music from 2009 Europe Performance Art Tour including from Estonia: TATJANA KRISTALL,
Rainer Jancis, BF*KLOB, rebimene & voltimene and Tolmunud Mesipuu; from France: 1KA and Rosa;
from Finland: CLEANING WOMEN and Vuslux and manogurgeil and from La Garriga, Spain:
LA TROBA KUNG FU, Davis, CA., July.
Recorded Saxophone parts with noted Estonian Rock Musician and Music Producer Rainer Jancis
for upcoming release; Tallinn, Estonia, July.
Presented the First Exhibition of American Southern Folk and Outsider Art in FINLAND;
“AMERICAN ALTERNATIVE ART SCENE – OUTSIDER ART & UNDERGROUND”
Galleria 3 H & K, Pori, Finland, July.
Assisted in the construction of Jean Michel Rubio’s Monumental Sculpture
“ZARAFA,” for the 1st Festival of Books of the Canebie’re, Marseille, France, June.
Residency at NONGRATA Studios, Tallinn, Estonia, February - July.
Performed and Recorded with Estonian punk/metal/art rock band TATJANA KRISTALL
in Tartu at NONGRATA’s Ferrodrum and Parnu Art Hall. Estonia, as part of the DIVERSE
UNIVERSE PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL 2009, Estonia, May.
Presented the First Exhibition of “American Southern Folk and Outsider Art” in Estonia,
Museum of New Art, Parnu, Estonia, April.
Guest Presenter / Lecturer at the South Carelia Polytechnic Institute; Imatra, Finland, February.
2008 Invited to be Artist in Residence at SEO BONG RECYCLING CO., Busan, South Korea, November.
Conducted Artcar Workshops for families at the Children’s Artist Workshop,
at the Children’s Grand Park / Sejong University Subway Station; Seoul, South Korea.
Created an Artcar and Performed at “NEW WAVE NOWON,” Seoul
International Performance Festival, Nowon, Seoul, South Korea, October.
Featured Actor in Jason Rudy’s “Sukeban Octopus,” October release.
Small bit Act in Jonathan Morken and Keith Lowell Jensen’s “WHY LIE, I NEED A DRINK”
Featured Artist Interviewed on “HEART TO HEART” on ARIRANG;
South Korea’s Global Television Network, Seoul, South Korea, September.
Created Mural for KOPAS (Korean Performance Art Spirit) Headquarters
at Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea.
Commissioned to create a sculpture for the EROTIC HERITAGE ART MUSEUM,
Las Vegas, Nevada, August.
Lead Artist in workshop to create First Artcar in Estonia with NONGRATA Artists for the
2008 Diverse Universe International Performance Art Festival, Tammiste, Estonia, May
2007 Painting included in S.M.A.C.’s Art in Public Places Collection at the Sacramento
Community Convention Center Theater.
2006 Moved Folk Artist Duke Cahill’s Monumental Sculptures to
Horse Cow’s former West Sacramento location for restoration and installation….
Acted as an extra in Trash Film Orgy’s “MONSTER FROM BIKINI BEACH”
Received ARTSCAPES Grant from S.M.A.C. to produce a Fashion Show
and Multi-Media Performance, August.
Featured Poet on “I BEGAN TO SPEAK,” Video; A Legacy of Poetry from
a City of Two Rivers by Sacramento Poet B.L. Kennedy.
Hosted GALLERY SO TO DO’s International Performance Art Festival:
“AMERICA, AMERICA, AMERICA,”
at H.C.’s North C Street location….. 30+ International Performance Artists, May.
2005 Invited to create an artwork for the New Wing of the Sacramento City Hall.
Featured Actor on “CULTURE CLASH” Pilot for Showtime Cable Network, Los Angeles, CA.
2004 Co-curated “THE EYES HAVE IT,” An Exhibition of California Visionaries; with Bonnie Grossman
of the Ames Gallery, Berkeley, CA., and with cooperation from Seymour Rosen of the S.P.A.C.E.S.
Organization at the University Library Art Gallery, California State University Sacramento;
March 26th - June 4th.
Launched GALLERY HORSE COW Website: www.galleryhorsecow.com
2002 Taught Drawing: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SACRAMENTO.
Taught Drawing for AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE Spring Semester. Sacramento, CA.
2001 Invited to Create and Co-curate an Outsider/ Contemporary Southern Folk Art Show
at the E.B. Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Wrote Feature Articles for Sacramento News and Review on Noted Folk Artist Duke Cahill,
and The Burningman Arts Festival.
2001-2009 Created and Co-directed GALLERY HORSE COW; an Underground Artist’s Community
featuring Art Studios, Large Quarterly Community Cultural Art Events; monthly Art Exhibitions
of Self Taught, Contemporary Southern Folk Art, Art Brut, Outsider Art, Burning Man Artists,
Regional Artists and Artcars. Sacramento, CA.
* Commissioned to create Two New Large Murals: 100ft. and 80ft. long for
S.M.A.C.’s Art in Public Places Program; at the Sequoia Pacific Warehouse Site....
2000 Recipient of the Wilkerson Fellowship for “Technical Arts” for my efforts to conserve, promote,
document and preserve Duke Cahill’s Folk Art Environment. Sacramento
Metropolitan Art Commission.
Curator of exhibition of Southern Folk and Northern California Outsider Art, NEOIMAGES.COM,
New York, N.Y.
Produced Video of DUKE CAHILL’S Folk Art Environment included in the Museum of American
Folk Art’s Video Archive, New York, N.Y.
1999 Negotiated the loan of pieces by Noted Folk Art Sculptor: Romano Gabriel,
from the City of Eureka to the OAKLAND MUSEUM OF ART. Oakland, CA.
Discovered, brokered and delivered “16 Previously Unseen Works by Martin Ramirez,”
to the Phyllis Kind Gallery; New York, NY.
1998-2009 Worked alone and with Allen Denault on the preservation of Sacramento Folk Art Environment
Artist Duke Cahill’s Site; with guidance from Seymour Rosen; Director of S.P.A.C.E.S. Organization,
Los Angeles, CA.
1998-2001 Employed by the William James Association to conduct weekly Drawing Workshops at
Folsom State Prison, Folsom, CA.
1990-2008 Employed at the Short Center North to facilitate art-making workshops with app. 100
developmentally disabled adults. Sacramento, CA.
1997 Part-time Studio/Lecturer at American River College. Sacramento, CA.
1997 Wrote article on Duke Cahill for publication by Raw Vision: International Journal of Art Brut,
Outsider Art, Visionary and Folk Art. London, England.
1996-present Artworks included in the E.B. Crocker Art Museum’s ongoing exhibition of NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA ART SINCE 1945. Sacramento, CA.
1995 Director of the Martin Ramirez Gallery; featuring monthly exhibitions
of Northern California Outsider Art from: The Creative Growth Arts Center, N.I.A.D.
and the Short Centers: North, South, and Stockton. Sacramento, CA.
1995 Received Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission’s 1995 Fellowship for
“Visual Arts - Arts in Education Award.”
1995 Opened for Lydia Lunch and Excene Cervenka’s “Twisted Sisters” Spoken Word Tour.
1993 “HERBIVORE AND VANONI,” Opening act for virtuoso guitarist Adrian Belew at the
Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA.
Conceived and curated: “Expressive Visions,” Art from the Short Center; presented in conjunction
with the Crocker Art Museum and the Dean Moniz Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
1992 Received a “New Works” Grant from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission to exhibit my
TRAIN PAINTINGS at the CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM, Sacramento, CA.
1992 Commissioned by the Center of Contemporary Arts to create a mural. Sacramento, CA.
1991-92 Artworks published in Pulse Magazine. Sacramento, CA.
1991 Animated feature “TV SHOW” selected and included in the Mill Valley Film and Video Fest’s
“Significant American Shorts,” Category; Mill Valley, CA. ** This is a link to a low quality
partial copy of the animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpKGoit0OA4&feature=related
Featured Spoken Word Artist on “LANDING SIGNALS;” an Anthology of Poets from the
1990 Received a “New Works” Grant from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
to create and air a computer-animated P.S.A.: “Get Into the Arts,” on KXTV, Channel 10.
1990-91 Taught art for Sacramento Parks and Recreation’s after-school “Art’s Cool” Program:
Grades 1 through 6 at the “Summer School for the Arts.”
1990 Received “Best Graphics Award,” from the Sacramento Community
Cable Foundation for “TV Show;” a computer animated video.
1987-90 Received an Artist in Residence Grant, California Arts Council, at Grace Day Home:
taught art to four and five year olds. Sacramento, CA.
Sold Animated Video to Club DV8; San Francisco, CA.
1989 Commissioned by Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission to paint two large murals
on the Sequoia Pacific Warehouse: A.P.P. Program.
1989-2001 Performed and recorded with noise church, the f holes, KLING KLANG, Viscous Gel,
HERBIVORE and Vanoni, Dan’s Swing Thing, The Earwigs, Sex 66, Dutch Falconi and
the Twisted Orchestra. Sacramento, CA.
1994 Founding and Last Surviving Member of “HARRY BURNS BALONEY,” a Musical/Performance
Art Group; Opened for Exene Cervenka at the CATTLE CLUB, Sacramento, CA.
1988 Recorded on The FOOLKILLER’S “OUT OF STATE PLATES” Album, Mad Rover Records.
1987 Featured on Sacramento Public Television; KVIE’s “ART’S ALIVE” Show. Sacramento, CA.
Published “TARGET IN THE HEAD POEMS” A Collection of My Poetry, Aluminum Chicken Press.
1986 Showed My Videos at The Ritz, Danceteria; October, New York, N.Y.
Showed videos at Club DV8, San Francisco, CA.
Founding member and originator of the SCREAMING PYGMY ORCHESTRA;
A “Variety Show” based on the concept of the ITALIAN FUTURIST’S Variety Theatre;
consisting of Performance Artists, Comedians, Live Experimental Music, Dancers and 5 musicians
from Mexico who performed music of the Andes. Sacramento, CA.
1985 NEBULOUS STUCCO THING recorded and released “LOSING IT BIG AT
1984-86 Founding member of NEBULOUS STUCCO THING, Performance Art,
Experimental Music and Spoken Word Group. Sacramento, CA.
1981-86 Founding Member of “THE STUCCO FACTORY”; A Sacramento Underground Artist’s
and Musician’s Community.
First Spoken word performance at FIDO Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
1979 Participant in Professor John Fitzgibbon’s Epic Mythological Performance:
“THE TRIUMPH OF FLORA,” featuring Allen Kaprow, Judy Chicago and 50 other performers….
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES
2018 Provided and performed music for NONGRATA performance art
event at 2018 PRINTMAKING-IN FESTIVAL at Club Autentica,
Riga, Latvia, July.
Provided and performed music for 2 NONGRATA performance art
events at ISLAND SOUND FESTIVAL, Orissare, Estonia, July.
Provided and performed music for NONGRATA performance art
event at Tahkuna Festival, Hiiuma, Estonia, July.
Diverse Universe 2018 Scandinavian Spring Tour;
A 3 week long tour featuring International Performance Artists
from Finland, Estonia, Turkey, Cuba and the US,
performing in art and public spaces in Helsinki, Oulu, Finland…
Budo, Trondheim, Lofooton and Oslo, Norway…
Malmo, Stockholm, Sweden and Aland.
Featuring NONGRATA Group performances and solo performances.
My solo performances;
''Bodo is thee best place on Earth tonight.''
''Oulu is thee best place on Earth tonight.''
''Trondeim is thee best place on Earth tonight.''
''Malmo is thee best place on Earth tonight.''
Created Music for NONGRATA Performances at
''100 Years Of Liberty Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland Grand Exhibition
3FREE,'' Klaipeda Art Museum, Klaipeda, Lithuania, May.
2017 An evening of International performance art featuring Steve Vanoni, NONGRATA
and Wild Torus.. Red Museum, Sacramento, CA.,
Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA., December.
Uhisnaitus 11 + 1, Fahle Galerii, Tallinn, EST., December.
''I love RIGA and RIGA loves me,'' Performance, D27 Artspace,
Riga, Latvia, September.
''3 Actions for a more naked Czech Republic,'' and NONGRATA
Group performance at Festival of Naked Forms 3, Perla,
Vrane nad Vrevou, Czech Republic, August.
''3 Actions for a Better Kaunas,'' and NONGRATA Performance
at Kauno Menininku Namai, Kaunas, Lithuania, August.
'' Printmaking-In'' International Print Festival hosted by Non Grata
exhibited new series of multiple bas relief sculptures,
Parnu Town Hall Art Galleri, Parnu, EST., July.
Performance with Tsirkus-Kunst-Teater Põleva Kaelaga Kirjak
at Futu Muhu 2017’s ''SADA AASTAT,’’ Muhu Island, EST, July.
''STEVE AND THE OUTSIDERS,’’ Exhibition of new paintings
produced in Estonia and from Vanoni Collection, Outsider Classic’s
by Mose Tolliver, Anne Grgich and William Thomas Thompson.
Kondase Keskus of Naive Art, Viljandi, EST., July.
Tallinn Art Week, represented by Fahle Gallery at Vabaduse Valjak Exhibition,
Tallinn, EST., June.
Diverse Universe 2017 Scandinavian Spring Tour;
A month long tour featuring International Performance Artists
from South Korea, China, Finland, Estonia and the US.
Performing in Art and public spaces in Helsinki, Petrasaari,
& Oulu, Finland… Tromso, Budo, Trondheim and Oslo, Norway…
Malmo, Gothenberg and Stockholm, Sweden… Copenhagen,
Denmark… Aland… Tallinn and Parnu, Estonia… June.
Featuring NONGRATA Group performances, printmaking
workshops and my solo performances;
''3 Actions for a better Petrasaari’’
''3 Actions for a better Oulu,’’ Bingo Artspace, Oulu, Finland, June.
''3 Actions for a better Tromso,’’ Tromso Artspace, Tromso, Norway, June.
''3 Actions for a better Budo,’’ Demi Di Klub, Budo, Norway, June.
''3 Actions for a better Trondheim,’’ Trondheim Art Studios, Trondheim, Norway, June.
''3 Actions for a better Malmo,’’ Malmo Art Studios, Malmo, Sweden, June.
''3 Actions for a better Aland,’’ Aland Library, Aland, June.
''3 Actions for a better Berlin,'' FEAR-LESS in Berlin,
18. Gallery SoToDo Kongress fur Performance Kunst
Berlin, DE., May.
''3 Actions for a Better Life,’’ Perform or not Perform Festival,
Gallery 314, Tallinn, EST., April.
Two Man Exhibition of paintings featuring Steve Vanoni and
Tarrvi Laaman, Fahle Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia, April.
''3 Actions for a more Gay and Muslim Estonia,'' MADE IN ESTONIA
Performances, Kanudi Gildi Saal Theatre, Tallinn, EST., March
Galeri Metripol presents "Valge huumor mustal põhjal," an Exhibition
of artworks created by artists residing in the Metripol house and an
evening of performances. Tallinn, EST., January.
2016 Paintings by Steve Vanoni and Heidi Paju at Telliskivi POP UP
Gallery TEST!!! Performance by Indrek Spungin and Steve Vanoni,
Tallinn, EST., October.
AVANGUARDE OBSCURA performance with artists and musicians
Steve Vanoni feat. Puurunen & Vuoteenoma, Godot , Yli-Tepsa &
Luokkanen, Helsinki, Finland, September.
‘’Backwards Race Championship and 2 other Actions’’ as part of
Vaba Lava’s IN/OUT Performance Festival, Tallinn, EST., September.
Group Performance: ''ESTONIA/LATVIA'' Performance at Estonian
National Theater, Tallinn, EST., July.
''GREY ZONE: Sonic Landscapes and Sound Choreography
Kevin Zee / Bobby Edwards / SRC / Dave Stone / Steve Vanoni
RED MUSEUM, Sacramento, CA., May.
2015 ''STEVE VANONI RETROSPECTIVE,'' @ Topsii Home Barri, Kalamaja, Tallinn, EST.,
July - January.
''3 Actions for a better Riga,'' Chomsky Club, Riga, Latvia, April.
'' 3 Actions for a better Tartu,'' Tartu Kunstimaja, Tartu, Estonia, April.
Collaboration with Nina Yhared, Xiao Yurong and Larry Rodriguez at the Tallinn
Kunstihoone and Parnu Museum, Estonia, April.
''G - RAND - OM CHAMPIONSHIP AND BACKWARDS WINTER FOOTWEAR FASHION SHOW''
Performance for the ''DRAP ART 14,'' INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of RECYCLE ART
at the CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain, January.
2014 Performed at PREAVIS DE DESORDRE URBAIN International performance art festival,
Marseille, France, September.
Performed at Uusmailma Festival, Tallinn, Est., September.
Performed with Giraffe with Burning Neck Circus at Patarei Kultuutitolm 2014, Tallinn, EST., July.
Giraffe with Burning Neck performed at Hansa Days, Viljandi, EST., June.
Performed at Linna Gallery for Anonymous Boh Exhibition Opening, Tallinn, EST., June
“METRIPOL GALLERI meets the TAMM Gallery;” Group Exhibition from Metripol House Artists,
Tamm Gallery, Tallinn, EST., May.
2013 “ESTOMANIA” Exhibition, Huuto Gallery, Helsinki, FI., October.
UPROOTED PERFORMANCE Festival, Helsinki, FI. September.
Musical / Art Performance with Tatijana Krystal / Giraffe with Flaming Neck Cirque at the 2013 Global
Container, Polymer Culture Factory, Tallinn, EST., August.
“SEVEN PERSPECTIVES” Performance with NONGRATA at Imatra Art Museum, Imatra, FI., August.
“Giraffe with Flaming Neck Cirque” Performance at Patarei Kultuuritolm and Moisa Karnival, Tallinn,
Moisa, EST., July.
“TOUR DE SODENKYLA FILM FESTIVAL GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP & Grandom Champion of Sodenkyla
Film Festival 2013” Performances, Sodenkyla, Finland, June.
“DIVERSE UNIVERSE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL 2013,” Tallinn, EST. May.
“3 ACTIONS FOR A BETTER TALLINN,” MADE IN ESTONIA MARATON, Luhivormide Festival,
Kanudi Gildi Saal, Tallinn, Est., March.
“Hullude päevade performance;” Performance with Erki Kasemetsa and the Vedelik Group, Vabaduse
Valjakul, in conjunction with the closing of Erki’s Exhibition at the Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Est.,
"3 ACTIONS 4 THE CHRISTENING OF THE NEOGRAFODRO," Grafodroomi, Tallinn, Est., February.
2012 “3 ACTIONS FOR VALKA and LATVIA,” PASUALES GALA AFTER PARTY VALKA, Valka, Latvia, December.
“2 Actions for Boris Karloff,” Boris Karloff 125th Birthday Celebration, Von Krahl Baari, Tallinn, EST.
“DIMANCHE ROUGE #20 EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCES TALLINN, ESTONIA- PARIS,
“KEAF 2012,” Korean Experimental Performance Festival, “THIS IS NOT A WHEEL
PERFORMANCE,” “TOUR DE SEOUL PERFORMANCE,” Seoul, South Korea. September.
Jeju Island Art Camp, Artcar Workshop, Seoul, South Korea, September.
“Where should I perform???? Performance, TALLINN, 2012,” Uus Maailma Festival,
Tallinn, EST., September.
“3 Note Performance,” with Finnish music group“HORNS,” KULTUURITEHASE FESTIVAL 2012,
Polymer Culture Factory, Tallinn, EST., September.
“HULLU KALA MAJA,” Group Show of Artists of Kalamaja Commune in Conjunction with the
“INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF DRAWING EXHIBITION,” Gallery Metripol, Tallinn, EST.,
“KUNST PARKING,” Group Car Performance at: Annantalo, Annankatu 30, Finlandiapuisto /
Kansalaistori, Korjaamon kesäpiha, Töölönkatu 51, Lasipalatsin aukio, Mannerheimintie 22,
Helsinki, FI. August.
Parnu International Film and Fideofest, “gRANDOM Champion of Parnu International Film and
Fideofestival 2012,” Parnu, EST., August.
“ESTOMANIA – KUNSTI KAHEST RANNAST. MINIFESTIVAL IN HELSINKI FOR ESTONIAN
AND FINNISH CONTEMPORARY ART, MUSIC AND ESTONIAN CIRCUS: Performed with
“Giraffe with Burning Neck,” Exhibited paintings in Myymala 2,
Exhibitions in 3 Galleries: Oksasenkatu 11, MYYMÄLÄ2 and Galleri Bergman;
Performances with CW01 and Kiwa Noid at Club Liberte, Helsinki, FI., August.
“TOUR DE PATAREI KULTUURITOLM 2012 GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP,” Performance at Patarei
Merekindlus, Tallinn, Estonia, July.
Performed with “Giraffe With Burning Neck Circus” at Moisa Karneval 2012, Moisa, Estonia, July.
Performed at BALTOSCANDAL TAHVUSVHALINE TEATRIFESTIVAL RAKVERES;
Polügoonteater & Erki Kasemets (EST) “PMV” 2. vaatus, Rakvere, Estonia, July.
Performed as part of the “NEOIST DISASTER,” Monty Cansin Band Performance, “NEOIST
APARTMENT” Performance, at the EKKM: Estonian Contemporary Art Museum and the Patarei
Cultural Park, Tallinn, Estonia, June.
“DIVERSE UNIVERSE 2012,” A nomadic performance art festival; Tallinn, Estonia, April.
“TOUR DE TURKU 2012 AND GRANDOM CHAMPIONSHIP OF TITANIK GALLERY TURKU,”
Gallery Titanik, Turku, FI. April.
“LA BAS BIENNIAL,” International Festival of Performance Art, Helsinki, FI. April.
"STEVE VANONI: Scripts, Scraps, Shapes and other Mishaps...." Exhibition,
Pärnu Linnagalerii Raekojas, Parnu, EST. April.
“KALAMAJA CIRCUS Performance,” Kalamaja Artist Commune, Tallinn, EST. March.
2011 “KALAMAJA CIRCUS Performance,” Kalamaja Artist Commune, Tallinn, EST. December.
“3 Actions for Better Holy days…” Ptarmigan Art Space, Helsinki, Finland. December.
“Black Santa Performance,” with CW01 and DJ JoJo 200, Patarei Culture Park, Tallinn, EST.
“CIRCUS PERFORMANCE” with Meeland Sepp, Katliin Pille, Sorge Margus Tiitsma, Tuutu, Mari
Prekup, CW01, DJ JoJo 200, HORSECOW, Gallery 3H & K, Pori, Finland, December.
“Kankaanpaa ARTCAR Christening + 2 actions” Kankaanpaa Taideokoulos, Kankaanpaa,
“3 actions might be better than one: you must move now, may I see your feet &
“gRANDOM” champion of TURKu 2011…” Fluxee Performance Series, Turku, Finland, November.
“Tour de Delatante avantguarde Tallinn 2011 grande championship” Performance,
Tallinn, Estonia, November.
Partcipant in Estonian Artist’s Group VEDELIK’s “75th OLYMPIC ANNIVERSARY”
Performance, Tallinn, Estonia, November.
Infr’action Festival International d’art performance, “HOLY/WAR, Honey pot, Bike Race
and Backwards Race 2011,” “FOOTWEAR REVERSED FASHION SHOW,” Sete, France, September.
“TREATMENT 006,” “HONEYPOT: Performance” Galerii Metropol, Tallinn, Estonia, September.
“BACKWARD'S RACE GRANDE CHAMPIONSHIP 2011 Performance,” 2011 Global Art Container
Festival, Culture Factory Polymer, Tallinn, Estonia, August.
“3 Part Performance for a Freer Planet 2011,” Project Human Festival, South Estonia, August.
“BACKWARDS RACE AND PEOPLE WITH COLORS ACTION,” Gallery YOGIGA, Seoul, South
KEAF 2011: Korean Experimental Performance Festival 2011; “SOLO KOREAN EXPERIMENTAL
PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL 2011 10TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL FOOTWEAR
FASHION SHOW CHAMPIONSHIP AND BACKWARDS RACE, HONEYPOT PERFORMANCE&
The performance is over here…” Seoul, South Korea, July.
“GERM FREE YOUTH PARTY,” Ptarmigan Art Space, Tallinn, Estonia, July.
“COM-POST-MODERN SCULPTURE FOR THE AVANT GARDENERS II,” Exhibition, Voipaala
Art Center, Saaksmaki, Finland, July.
“BACKWARD’S RACE” Performance at PERFORMANCE ART NOW, TALLINN,
Culture Factory Polymer, Tallinn, June.
Performed with Meeland Sepp, Tuutu and Sorge “CIRCUS PERFORMANCE,”
Gallery Metropol, Tallinn, June.
Diverse Universe 2011, Touring Performance Art Festival performing in:
Estonia, Latvia, Berlin, Finland, May & June.
“SPEECH KARAOKE,” Hameenlinna Art Museum, Jyvaskyla, Finland, February.
2010 Solo Performance: “SIGNS AND LOSERS,” and group performance with
NONGRATA in San Francisco, Davis, CA. December.
NEO CROCKER Party, “YOU LOST,” featured performance artist, E.B. Crocker Art Museum,
Sacramento, CA. October.
“ATTIC T;” an evening of performance art and music, 46 Vana Kalamaja,
Tallinn, Estonia, October.
“SERVATAGUSE MUUSIKA ventures to PERFORMANCE ART” EAST Creative Space,
Tallinn, Estonia, October.
Johnny Amore presents “The Secret Pearls of…” A Video Presentation of artist’s works,
Gallery 3 H + K, Pori, Finland, October.
“64 Babies” Performance with CW01 at Club Taka as part of the “SURVIVAL KIT 2”
Contemporary Art Festival, Riga, Latvia, September.
“ACTION APARTMENT,” “Best Losers of Riga Performance,” Riga, Latvia, September.
“BEST LOSERS OF VAASA,” “PLATFORM LIVE,” STEVE VANONI Solo Performance;
Kunstii Museum of Modern Art; Vaasa, Finland, September.
“EAST Footwear Fashion Shoe Performance Piece,” East / Creative Space,
Tallinn, Estonia, August.
“PERFO,” “Tampere gentleMen’s Hat Club Performance,” Performance Art Festival,
Telakka Club, Tampere, Finland, August.
“PERFORMANSSIFIESTA,” “Mexican Fiesta Performance in 3 Actions,”
International Performance Art Festival; Center of Contemporary Art Pispala, Hirvitalo;
Tampere, Finland, July.
“COMPOST-MODERN SCULPTURE FOR AVANT GARDENERS,”
Center for Contemporary Art Pispala, Tampere, Finland, July.
“ANONYMOUS BOH,” Performance with NONGRATA, Tartu Kustimaja, Kolmes Galeriis,
Tartu, Estonia, July.
“Et 20 l’ete – edition 2010,” Group Performance with Red Plexus and Solo Performance;
“Tour De Belleville 2010,” Paris, France, June.
Performed with Lithuanian Butoh Dancer Benas Sarka at the Patarei KUTUURITOLM 2010,
as part of the “FRIEND-SHIP,” Nordic and Baltic Performance Art Project, Tallinn, Estonia, June.
Performed at “TREATMENT-05,” at Gallery Metropol, Tallinn, Estonia, June.
“Hujieda Mishimaru, Sato Yukie and Steve Vanoni,” Endla Theater Kuun Black Box, Parnu, Estonia, June.
Kim Baek Ki, Steve Vanoni, Hujieda Mishimaru, Sato Yukie at Port Artur Square, Parnu, Estonia, June.
“PERF 10”NONGRATA Performance and Solo Performance; “Best Losers of Pori, 2010,”
International Performance Art Festival, Gallery 3H & K, Pori, Finland, May.
Featured Performer at Skanes Kontsforening; NONGRATA, “BEAUTY OF A CAR ACCIDENT
PERFORMANCE," And “BEST LOSERS OF MALMO 2010 PERFORMANCE,”
Malmo, Sweden, May.
Featured Performance Artist: Solo: “BEST LOSERS OF PARIS,” and
“TOUR DE BELVILLE 2010 CHAMPIONSHIP," and group performance with
NONGRATA, at “DE’SORDE URBAIN E’DITION PARIS 2010,”
CONFLUENCES and TRACES ART SPACE; organized by ORNICART, Paris, France, May.
NONGRATA GROUP PERFORMANCE and solo “BEST LOSERS SABADELL FLYING BABIES,”
at L’Estruch Live Arts Center, Sabadell, Spain, May.
Featured Performer at LA PAPA; Solo “4 Babies Performance,” and
NONGRATA Group Performance; Barcelona, Spain, May.
Featured Performer at Centre d’ Art de Terre Blanque, Toulouse, France, May.
Featured Performer at TempoRares Paradies and Fein Raus, Cologne, Germany, May.
Featured Performer at AQUA Carre and A.J.A.R. Galerie, Solo “Tour de Berlin 2010,”
and NONGRATA Group Performance; Berlin, Germany, May.
Featured Performer at Alytus Art School; “TOUR DE ALYTUS 2010,” Alytus, Lithuania, April.
Featured Performer at Club Piens, “TOUR DE RIGA 2010,” Riga, Latvia, April.
DIVERSE UNIVERSE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL 2010, European Tour Begins;
Featuring Performances at the Parnu Museum of New Art; Tour travels to various venues
in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and Finland….
Parnu, Estonia, April.
Featured Performance Artist at GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE & GALLERY, “TOUR DE BROOKLYN
2010,” Brooklyn, New York, March.
FOUNTAIN ART FAIR, “IF YOU LOSE IT HERE, YOU CAN LOSE IT EVERYWHERE,” New York, N.Y.,
2009 Performer in Meeland Sepp and Margus TIITsma/Sorgei’s Art Performance,
“ESTONIAN MAN POWER,” Kultuuritehas Polymer, Tallinn, Estonia, July.
Featured Performance Artist; NONGRATA, at the Avis de Chantier – Place de la Re’union,
Featured Performance Artist; NONGRATA, at “DE’SORDRE URBAIN E’DITION PARIS 2009,”
CONFLUENCES, Paris, France. June.
Featured Performance Artist at “PERFO 09” International Performance Art Festival;
Pori, Tampere, Finland, June.
Featured Performance Artist at adriAntik Theatre; D.U. European Tour, Barcelona, May.
Featured Performance Artist at LA PAPA; D.U. European Tour, Barcelona, May.
Featured Performance Artist at the LIVERY; D.U. European Tour, Marseilles, May.
Featured Performance Artist at Mixart Myrys; D.U. Eureopean Tour, Toulouse, May.
Featured Performance Artist at Terre Blanque; D.U. European Tour, San Lys, France, May.
Featured Performance Artist at BULLWINKEL “MYFEST” PARADE: CENTRIFUGA;
1st International Printer and Performance Festival, Gallery P, Theatre Kapelle;
D.U. European Tour, Berlin, May.
Featured Performance Artist at HORDE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL,
Kasko Performance Space and Recycling Park; D.U. European Tour, Basel, Switzerland, May.
Featured Performance Artist at the Naïve Art Museum; D.U. European Tour, Riga, Latvia, May.
Featured Performance Artist at “DIVERSE UNIVERSE PERFORMANCE ART EXPLOSION”
Tallinn, Parnu, Paide, Tartu, Estonia, April.
Performance with NONGRATA at the YGSTAD ART MUSEUM, Ygstad, Sweden, March.
Performance at RICHMIX with NONGRATA, PROTOPLAY, HORSECOW & TATJANA KRISTALL;
London, England, March 14
Performance with PROTOPLAY, NONGRATA, HORSECOW, at SHUNT Lounge and Theatre Company,
London, England, March 12, 13
Performance with HORSECOW, ANONYMOUS BOH, DIONYSUS at Permanent Gallery, Brighton,
2008 Featured Art Car Artist / Performance artist at the 2008 Seoul International Performance Festival,
“NEW WAVE NOWON,” Seoul, South Korea, October.
Horsecow BOMB BRIGADE and NONGRATA perform at:
HORSECOW STUDIOS and BITCHIN SPACE; Sacramento, September.
FIRST INTERNATIONAL DAVIS PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL, HORSECOW BOMBADEERS, FRANK
MOORE, NONGRATA, MOM… John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, September.
2008 Korean Experimental Arts Festival (K.E.A.F) Solo Performance & Performing with NONGRATA,
September, Seoul, South Korea, September.
Burningman Art Festival, Daily Performances with NONGRATA, Saskia Eden
and the HORSECOW BOMB BRIGADE, Black Rock Desert, Nevada, August.
Opening Exhibition at the Erotic Heritage Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 2nd.
Art Car opening in Parnu Artist's House, Parnu Estonia, May.
ART CAR, “NONGRATA” Performance Event in Parnu Artist House
Performance Art Event: DIVERSE UNIVERSE EXHIBITION:
“PERFORMANCE EXPLOSION” at the Culture Factory Polymer,
Tallinn, Estonia, April.
“ARTCONTACT” Performance Event at the Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland, May.
Diverse Universe Performance at KUMU Estonian Art Museum, May.
“AMERICAN FOLK ART” from my Collection exhibited at John Natsoulas
Center for the Arts, Davis, CA., May.
HORSECOW PERFORMANCE ART TASK FORCE performs for the 17th
Ceramic Sculpture Conference for the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA. April.
HORSECOW PERFORMANCE ART TASK FORCE performed at UOP’s
Reynold’s Art Gallery, Stockton, CA., March.
Performed with NONGRATA at UNDERCURRENTS ARTSPACE, Miami, Florida.
Hyde Park Fine Arts, Tampa, Florida, February.
Performance Art Lectures/ Performances @ Hillsborough Community College
“Color Theory Lecture/ Performance” @ Tampa Art Institute, February.
2007 “Horse Cow Performance Artists Group Blasts Some Art”
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. October.
“CIRCUS” Performance Art ACTION at
A Bitchin Space, Sacramento, CA., September.
“HORSE COW & NONGRATA” Performances at
Horse Cow Studios, Sacramento, CA., September.
“NONGRATA & HORSECOW” Performances at
Brickhouse Gallery, Sacramento, CA., September.
“SHORT CENTER ART FACULTY AND STUDENTS”
Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
2006 “ARTCAR FEST” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.
“Aspects of Humanity,” Invitational Show at Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA.
“RUN LIKE HELL,” Duboce Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Performed with “NONGRATA” International Performance Art Group from Estonia, America and
Chile at 21 Grand Street, Oakland, CA.
Performed with NONGRATA Performance Artists for SOTODO’S “AMERICA, AMERICA, AMERICA,”
International Performance Art Festival, Horse Cow, Sacramento, CA.
Group Invitational, Axis Gallery, Sacramento.
AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Sacramento, CA.
SHORT NORTH ART: TOYROOM GALLERY. Sacramento, CA.
2005 “NEW PAINTINGS BY ROBERT HECKES AND STEVEN VANONI,”
Gallery Horse Cow, Sacramento, CA.
2004 “MEDITATIONS FOR A PULSE JET IN THREE ACTS,”
Gallery Horse Cow, Sacramento, CA.
“9:45 ART BLAST!!!” Live Art Performance of Pulse Jet blasting gallons of paint on
GALLERY HORSE COW’S WALLS and Live Nude Models making impressions on painted surfaces..
2003 “STEVE VANONI; NEW PAINTINGS” GALLERY HORSE COW
2002 “THE BEST,” GALLERY HORSE COW, Sacramento, CA.
2001 “HOM’AGE SHOW,” 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
2000 “The Season’s Best,” B. Sakata Gallery, Sacramento,CA.
NEOIMAGES GALLERY, New York, NY.
“Capitol’s Best,” LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
“4th International Congress of “SOTODO ARTISTS,” “CELERY HAUS PERFORMANCE
“PAINTINGS FOR MODERN CAVE DWELLERS,” Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
1999 “Abundant Treasures,” Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA.
Collaboration Show, BIG ART, Sacramento, CA.
“Group Show,” B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA.
“STUCCO REVISITED,” Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento,
“The Big End,” BIG ART, Sacramento, CA.
1998 “DEATH AND DESIRE,” Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA.
1997 “CSUS/ 50,” Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
“Steven Vanoni,” Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
“New Space/ New Works,” Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
“6 Black/ 6 White,” BIG ART, Sacramento, CA.
1996 “Chair Show,” Weintraub Thomas Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
“The White Gallery: 1978-1981; Reunion show,” Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA.
1995 “Faculty and Students from the Short Center North,” BIG ART, Sacramento, CA.
“Steve Vanoni, Paul Richards and John Berger,” Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA.
1994 “Building a Collection of Gifts,” E.B. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento,
“Sacramento/ Berlin: Capitals,” International Performance Art Festival; SOTODO Gallery,
1993 “Erotic Art,” BIG ART, Sacramento, CA.
“Film and Video Art,” Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA.
1992 “The Ethan and Sherry Wagner Collection,” E.B. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.
“EN LA KESH,” 60 Artists/ Poets Collaborative, Performance Art, Sacramento Train Station,
1991 “VAUDEVILLE at the VETS,” An evening of Performance Art, Veterans Memorial Theater, Davis.
1989 “TRUCK, BEER, SAW & CROQUET” Performance, I.D.E.A. Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
1987 “ECCENTRIC IMAGERY,” Carolyn Corre Gallery, Paris, France,
Ekymose Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France, Berkeley Art Center
“50 Ceramic Sculptors,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA.
1986 “Artbridge,” City Gallery, Kobe, Japan.
“Vandenberge and Vanoni,” The Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, CA.
“Six from Sacramento,” Gregory Ghent Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1985 “Sacramento/ Davis Interface,” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.
“TARWORKS,” I.D.E.A. Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
1984 “COWTOWN,” Chan Elliot Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
1983 “Twenty Questions,” Fido Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
“Steven Vanoni,” Chan Elliot Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
1982 “X”s 5,” White Gallery, Sacramento, Ca.
“Some Local Color from the Flatlands,” Sheppard Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV.
“SCULPTURE SACRAMENTO,” Fido Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
1981 “California Works,” California State Fair, Sacramento, CA.
“56th Annual Crocker Kingsley Exhibition,” E.B. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.
“2nd Annual Postcard Invitational,” Roscoe Louie Gallery, Seattle, WA.
“An Evening of Performance Art” featuring Steve Vanoni, Open Ring Gallery
1980 “Arthur Gonzalez and Steven Vanoni,” Robert Else Gallery, CSUS,
“Steven Vanoni,” Monterey Peninsula Art Museum, Monterey, CA.
“ANECHOIC CHAMBER PERFORMANCE,” CSUS Engineering Department, Sacramento, CA.
REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
''Ohus on Kalamaja'' book published; ''Steve Vanoni, the most famous American
artist in Kalamaja.'' Tallinn, EST., May
100 Years Of Liberty EST_LAT_LIT + FIN Grand Exhibition 3FREE in Klaipeda,
Lithuania, Lietuvos Rytas Magazine, Klaipeda, Lithuania, May
DIVERSE UNIVERSE BOOK, published by NONGRATA, 2017
HYPE Magazine, ''ART OF THE MATTER,'' Interview by UAE Artist Nousch La Sploosh,
Dubai, UAE, December, 2015
HOOAEG Magazine, "Puhtast loomingust koosnev MEES," Tallinn, EST., September, 2014
"Steve Vanoni, a Stranger in a Strange land," By Francisco Martinez, Murrileht, Tallinn, EST., May, 2014
Portrait published in Johnny Amore’s: “PERFORMERS:” An archive of portraits of
collaborating performance artists active worldwide. Published by the Pori Taidemuseo / Pori Art Museum, 2013
Esti Ekspress.. Tallinn, EST., May, August, 2013
Tallinn PULSS Magazine, Tallinn, EST., February/March, 2013
MUURILEHT; ''Suvefestivalide välimääraja 2016,'' July, 2016
''Patti Smith – punk par excellence,'' July, 2014
''Metropoli kunstnikekommuuni näitus avatakse Tam Galeriis groteskse performance’iga,''
“EKSPEDITIOON AVI,” Tallinn, EST., February, 2012
PlayGround magazine, Seoul, South Korea, September, 2012
“KUNST PARKING,” Kauppalehti, Helsinki, FI., August, 2012
Helsingen Sanomat, ESTOMANIA, Helsinki, FI., August, 2012
MUURILEHT, “Diverse Universe Performance-Plahvatus 2012,” Tallinn, EST., May, 2012
''Favorite Estonian Festivals of the Summer,'' July, 2016
SIRP, “Diverse Universe Performance-Plahvatus 2012,” Tallinn, EST., April, 2012
POLYFONIA “Autokin voi olla taideteos,” Kankaanpaa, FI., March 13th, 2012
TAIDE & DESIGN Magazine, Erkki Pirtola Artcar Article, Helsinki, FI., January, 2012
SATAKUNNAN KANSA, “T.H.E.D.A.S. Group awarded top Finnish Honors,” Pori, FI., December, 2011
Kankaanpaan Seutu, “Performanssia pyorilla,” Kankaanpaa, FI. December, 2011
VALKEAKOSKENSANOMAT.FI, “Taide kuuluu ihan kaikille,” Valkeakoski, FI. July, 2011
SATAKUNNAN KANSA, “Laukaukset osuvat maaliinsa Perf-festivaalin tunnenayttamolla,"
Pori, Finland, May, 2011
“OLEN, SOSIALITI, ANARKISTI, INDIVIDUAALI, KOLLEKTIVISTI, INDIVIDUALISTI,
KOMMUNISTI, ARISTOKRAATTI, DEMOKRAATTI,” Writing included and Published by Jyvaskylan
Taidemuseon Holvi, Jyvaskyla, FI., February, 2011
VOIMA MAGAZINE; Story by Erkki Pirtola, Helsinki, FI. October, 2010, 2012
Interviewed by Finnish Artist Kristiina Sario for Taydellinen ympyra, Tampere City Art
Magazine, Tampere, Finland, November, 2010
Pispalalainen 1/2010, “Hirvitalon Kesa,” Tampere, Finland, July, 2010
Taydellinen ympura, “CARE; tulevaisuuden residenssitoimintaa Pirkanmaallla?”
Tampere, Finland, July, 2010
New York Press; “Bash Compactor; Live! Naked! Art!” New York City, N.Y., March, 2010
PAPERMAG.COM; WORD UP: “Large Scale Performance Art at Grace Space,” New York City, N.Y.,
PENNYANTE 3; Publication of Art and Culture, Los Angeles, CA. September, 2009
LA MONDE; Marseilles, FR., June, 2009
NONGRATA: “Art of the Invisibles” performances 1998-2007, Estonia
NONGRATA PERFORMANCE GROUP: Diverse Universe Festival 2005 – 2009, Estonia
Kunst.ee, Estonian quarterly of Art and Visual Culture; 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Tartu Postimees; 2012, 2010
Parnu Postimees; 2018, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Tallinn Postimees; 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009
Parnu Art Yearbook; Kunsti aastaraamat, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006
Korean Performance Art Spirit: 2008, 2010, 2011 Edition, Seoul, South Korea
Midtown Monthly; 2010, 2009, 2008
Sactown Magazine; 2008
FAKE, FORGERY, LIES, & eBAY; 2006, a book by Kenneth Walton
Sacramento Magazine; 2003, 2000
Sacramento Bee; 2010, 2009, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1997, 1996, 1985, 1982, 1980
Sacramento New and Review; 2017, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001,
2000, 1997, 1995
RUST; a monthly rag: “Vanoni, Ringleader of the Horsecow” August, 2001
ARTWEEK; 2000, 1982
Heckler Magazine; 1999
New American Paintings; 1999
Pulse Magazine; 1995
ALIVE AND KICKING; A monthly Sacramento Rock and Roll Publication; 1992, 1991
San Francisco Examiner; 1987
PRIMAL URGE Magazine; 2011, 1983, 1982
CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE NETWORK: http://contemporaryperformance.org/profile/SteveVanoni
Photo by Jesse Vasquez (c) 2008