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 & Future Bloom Projects


Past Bloom Projects

Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Bean Gilsdorf, Soft Actor

In collaboration with Art Practical, an online art publication based in San Francisco, CA, MCASB presents a solo exhibition by artist and writer, Bean Gilsdorf.…

Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Khvay Samnang, Footprints of Yantra Man

In collaboration with Sa Sa Bassac, a gallery and resource center based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, MCASB presents a solo exhibition by Khvay Samnang (b.…

Bloom Projects: Michael Delucia, Appearance Preserving Simplification

Michael DeLucia (lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) uses sculpture and installation to suggest a conflict between the digital and physical realms, underscoring a growing…

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…

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