Artist Lecture: John Roloff: Sentient Terrains
Roloff is known primarily for his outdoor kiln/furnace projects done from the late 1970s to the early 1990s as well as other large-scale environmental and gallery installations investigating geologic and natural phenomena. In addition to numerous environmental, site-specific installations in the U.S., Canada and Europe, his work has been included in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, UC Berkeley Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, Photoscene Cologne and the Venice architectural and art biennales. He has received three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and a California Arts Council grant for visual artists. He is represented by the Lance Fung Gallery in New York and Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco. He is a professor of sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute.