Bloom Projects

This exhibition series is programmed at MCASB’s Main Space location, in the Charles Bloom Foundation Gallery. Bloom Projects features newly commissioned artwork by regional, national, and international emerging or under-recognized artists. Bloom Projects gives contemporary artists whose work has begun to garner significant attention an opportunity to move beyond their studio practice, encouraging experimentation and giving them the resources necessary to further their careers as professional visual artists. An online brochure, with scholarly essays written by MCASB or guest curators, accompanies each exhibition.


Current Bloom Project

Past Bloom Projects

Bloom Projects: Yara El-Sherbini, Border Control

Yara El-Sherbini (b. 1978, London, UK; lives and works in Santa Barbara, CA) is an artist who uses humor and play to address structures of…

Bloom Projects: Conrad Ruiz

loom ProKnuckles and Bubbles In his large-scale paintings and new explorations in sculpture, Conrad Ruiz (b. 1983, Monterey Park, CA) delves into the concept of…

Bloom Projects: Lisa Tan

Sunsets Sunsets (2012) is a video by Stockholm-based artist Lisa Tan that confronts the limits of language in giving meaning to creative work. In an informal…

Bloom Projects: Zack Paul, Geometric Landscapes

Santa Barbara-based artist Zack Paul presents an immersive installation experience made of building materials. It refers to the architectural aerial photos of roofs that denote…

Bloom Projects: Ro Snell, All That is Left

Santa Barbara-based artist Ro Snell has been invited to create a new body of work for Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s Fall 2013 iteration…

Bloom Projects: Edgar Orlaineta, Katsina Horizon

Orlaineta's work focuses on the minutiae of everyday life, thus transforming them into sculptural forms. Inspired by modernist design and its legacy, the artist combines…