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Simon Tran aka ghost ghost teeth

Born-Long Beach, CA

Currently residing-Menlo Park, CA


Solo Exhibitions:

Unquiet Form, Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA, September 1st, 2018
Swaddle and Surrender, Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA, March 19th, 2016
It all seeped into the ground, Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA, March 14th, 2015 
Catharsis & the Undertow, Pehrspace, Los Angeles, CA, November 30th, 2013
Swimming Through Fevered Dreams, Vera Project, Seattle, WA, May 10th, 2012
The Blood, the Snake, & the Fear, Grace Aberdean, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 2nd, 2012
Amongst the Spirits, Home Room Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, January 14th, 2012
on an endless quest with a goal i cannot define, Air Castle Gallery, San Francisco. CA, April 17th, 2010
Selected Group Exhibitions:

​Berkeley Art Center at Mills Building, San Francisco, October 22, 2021 (group)
Antidotes to Confusion, Southern Exposure, August 12th, 2021 (group)
To Make Home, NIAD, Richmond, CA April 1st, 2021 (group, co-curated with Kari Simonsen)
Invincible California, UC Berkeley Art Alumni Exhibition, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA, February 19, 2020 (group)
Member's Show, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, January 11, 2020 (group)
Better, Better, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA, April 6, 2019 (2 person with Kari Simonsen)
All That Glitters, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, February 26, 2019 (juried by Walter Maciel)
Member's Show, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, December 15 2018 (group)
Spectra, Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO, May 3, 2018 (group)
Generation, The 2018 UC Berkeley Art Alumni Exhibition, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA February 24, 2018 (group)
Chromatic, Alto Gallery, Denver, CO, February 16, 2018 (group)
Grand Opening Show, SOLA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July 29, 2017 (group)
All Hands on Deck, Sound and Sea Gallery, Long Beach, CA, July 28, 2017 (group)
Magic Curry Jungle, Teros Gallery, San Diego, CA, September 1, 2016 (two person)
Suture, Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO, August 4, 2016 (4 person)
Got it for Cheap, Agnes B’s Galleri du Jour, Paris, France, July 21, 2016 (group)
Got it for Cheap, Steinsland Berliner Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, May 20, 2016 (group)
Got it for Cheap, Haik HQ, Oslo, Norway, May 19, 2016 (group)
Stay Sharp, Station, Denver, CO, March 5, 2016 (group)
New Geography, Carlos Queso Gallery, Echo Park, CA, February 6, 2016 (2 person) with Kari Simonsen
Overloaded, K Gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Center, Alameda, CA, January 9, 2016 (group) Curated by Daniel Nevers
Rituals + Remembrance, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, October 9, 2015
The Vera Project: 14 years of True and Sincere Friends, Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA, July 2, 2015
Journey into the Other, Flat Color Gallery, Seattle, WA, May 7, 2015 (group)
Wendy Sussman Prize in Painting Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA, April 8, 2015 (2 person)
Last Call: Make it Last, Honors Exhibition, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA, April 30, 2014 (group)
Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, April 22, 2014 (group)
Orgone Accumulators, BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, February 7th, 2014 (group)
Faux Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA, November 13, 2013 (Group)
Inaugural Show, Terminus., Oakland, CA, October 4, 2013 (Group)
Tension & Release, Kroeber Hall Third Floor Atrium, Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA, August 30, 2013 (3 person) 




BA in Art Practice, U.C. Berkeley, Spring 2015




2014 Wendy Sussman Prize in Painting, U.C. Berkeley

2014 Phelan/Toombs Award, U.C. Berkeley

2014 Honors in Art Practice, U.C. Berkeley 



East Bay Express, From Refugees to Diaspora: Generations of Vietnamese contribute to the East Bay, Michael Giotis, 10.27.2021

Umber Magazine, The Black and Brown Perspective Issue 2, 12.5.19

Amyra Soriano, " Critic's Pick," East Bay Express,  9.29.18

Teros Magazine, 7.2020

Harold Hare, "Transcribing the Surface,", 4.20.18

Art Crush Radio Interview, KALX, 1.1.18

Tiger Balm Project, Issue 1: Sight,  June 2017

Strangeways Magazine, Vol. 3 issue 5, October 2016

San Diego City Beat, "City Beats Picks: Magic Curry Jungle at Teros Gallery," 8.31.2016

Casey Webb, Jung Katz, "Interview with Painter Simon Tran aka ghost ghost teeth,", 3.12.16

Greg Scharpen, Arts in Review Radio Interview, KALX,  1.21.15

Sarah Burke, East Bay Express, "Critic's Pick," 4.15.15

Janet Louie, BARE Magazine, "BARE Interviews: ghost ghost teeth," 3.30.15

László Bolender, Triangle Wave Records, "ArtAche ep 1: ghostghostteeth,", 3.26.15

Mira Nguyen, "Studio Session: Ghost Ghost Teeth,", 11.21.14

Christina Cenzer, "No More I Love You's,", 1.24.14

Rolnik, Daniel, "Getting Shows is the Easy Part,", 1.05.14

Brother Science TV, "Inside Worlds Ep. 2: Ghost Ghost Teeth,", 11.13.13

Rolnik, Daniel, "Ghost Ghost Teeth at Analitigal,", 11.14.12

Rolnik, Daniel, "Ghost Ghost Teeth Animals & Ink Stains,", 7.13.12

Van Edwards, "The Haunted @Homeroom,", 10.11.11

Alan Bamberger,, 4.17.2010

Fresh Off The Box,"Interview,", 2.18.2009

Bermudez, Julian, "Psychedelic, Fantastical Art Blends 1960s, Current Street Culture," Grunion Gazette, 1.21.09




Capital One Art Collection


Selected Art Educator Experience :

Artist in Education Program Manager, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, 2019-current

Teaching artist, Marin Country Day School, 2024
Teaching artist, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, 2014-2015
Teacher's assistant to John McNamara, Studio Painting, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2015
Teaching Artist, Coronado Elementary, Richmond, CA, 2015


Various Art Experience:

​Various murals for the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, and San Leandro.

Mural, Chapter 510, Oakland, 2021-2022

Guest curator, NIAD Art Center, Richmond CA, 2021
Mural, Facebook/Meta Open Arts, Sunnyvale, CA 2021

Gallery Manager, Berkeley Art Center, 2019-2021

Muralist, Dragon School 99, 2018-2020 

Scenic artist assistant to Glynn Bartlett, U.C. Berkeley theater Department, spring 2015 

Mural assistant to Alicia McCarthy, Absolut Open Canvas, August 2013

Lead art curator, Perhspace, Echo Park, CA 2011-2012 


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