April 2014

TILT Export: Fanatic at Upfor
Tim Flowers and Rebbeca Ripple

Coming up in April we will be working with Upfor gallery in Portland, Oregon for the exhibit TILT Export:Fanatic featuring work by Tim Flowers and Rebecca Ripple.
April 2 – 26, 2014
Reception: Thursday April 3 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm


August 2012

We are pleased to announce TILT Export:’s participation in Co/Lab, an art fair of independent art initiatives and non-profits that runs in conjunction with Art Platform – Los Angeles. In keeping with TILT Export:’s mission of providing new opportunities for artists, Co/Lab will introduce Los Angeles to the new work of Ben Buswell (PDX), Karl Burkheimer (PDX), Lauren Clay (NYC), Craig Drennen (ATL), and Heidi Schwegler(PDX).

TILT Export: Co/Lab runs Sept. 28-30, 2012 at the Barker Hanger 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Event hours are Friday-Sunday 11a-6p. Tickets for the event are $20/single day or $30/three day pass. For information on purchasing tickets please visit
Co/Lab is a production of ARTRA, an independent arts organization formed in answer to the restrictions in exhibiting opportunities for artists following the economic meltdown.

August 2011

Partnering with RAID projects of Los Angeles, Jenene Nagy and Josh Smith are pleased to announce the upcoming group exhibition TILT Export: Imposter featuring
the work of Ben Buswell, Paula Rebsom and Heidi Schwegler.
TILT Export: Imposter opens October 15th 2011

May 2010

Show us your stuff!

May 20,2010

TILT Export: is hosting an Art Spark so we can get to know you and your work. First, be a part of the evening slide show! Send us a 300 dpi image of a recent piece with your name embedded in the jpg. All submitted images will be projected throughout the night. Give others in the community an opportunity to see what you have been up to. Several curators will be in attendance so here's your chance.

Secondly, participate in TILT Export's curatorial speed dating! Looking through artist packets can be a huge task so come make it fun for us. You will have five minutes with Jenene Nagy or Josh Smith to present yourself and your work to us in any way that you see fit. Knock our socks off, we're dying for it. After your five minutes you are welcome to leave any additional materials with us you would like. Materials will not be returned. Artists will be considered for several upcoming TILT Export: projects we are currently planning for export to other cities!

To submit a jpg please email us at

October 2009

Partnering with Portland Community College Rock Creek's Helzer Gallery, Jenene Nagy and Josh Smith are pleased to announce the opening of the solo exhibition TILT Export: kartz ucci. Kartz Ucci is an installation artist working with relationships of theory, material and concept within an expanded field of visual exploration. In Ucci's piece an opera for one, the artist hired the young Canadian opera soprano, Deanna Pauletto to sing a capella, Pablo Neruda's book of poetry, "Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair". The piece was recorded in a cement-encased stairwell, 16 stories high. A colour coded score was composed based on Ucci's interpretation of the relation between colour and its emotional vibration. The resulting installation is a hauntingly romantic response to this effort.

TILT Export: kartz ucci runs September 21-October 30, 2009 at the PCC Rock Creek Helzer Gallery, Building 3, 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, Oregon. There will be an artist talk Friday October 2 at 3:30pm in the Forum, Building 3. A reception for the artist will follow later that evening in the gallery from 7-9pm. Regular gallery hours are Monday – Friday 9a-5p and Saturday 9a-3p.

Kartz Ucci received her MFA from York University in Toronto in 1995. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues in Soeul (South Korea), Limossal (Cyprus), Basel (Switzerland), Toronto and Montreal (Canada). The sound piece, 368 songs with the word sad in the title was included in Guy Schraenen’s anthology of his collection Vinyl Records and Covers by Artists and traveled with a related exhibition to Porto (Portugal), Breman (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain). The record is also distributed by Art Metropole in Toronto. Other projects include upcoming work as editor on Kent State, a feature film written and directed by Karen Slade. Ucci is currently an Assistant Professor in Digital Arts at the University of Oregon in Eugene. This will be her first solo exhibition in the US.

TILT Export: is proud to be a sponsor of Clark College's new Artist and Scholar lecture series. Talks take place every first Wednesday of the month when school is in session.
This month Kartz Ucci
October 7th @ 7pm
Clark College Penguin student union
Fireside Lounge
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver Washington 98663

Download a poster for your classroom or office

June 2009

We are currently reviewing artist packets to be considered for upcoming exhibitions in 2010 and 2011. Please send a disk of images, resume, statement, press clippings, and a $15 fee (payable by check) to Josh Smith, 5021 N. Albina, Portland, OR 97217. Materials will not be returned.
The deadline for postmarked material is July 1, 2009.

April 2009

TILT Export: Approximate at galleryHOMELAND
Damien Gilley and Ethan Rose

View press and images by accessing the Links in the column to the right

March 2009

Partnering with galleryHOMELAND, Jenene Nagy and Josh Smith are pleased to announce the opening of TILT Export: Approximate, featuring new work by Damien Gilley and Ethan Rose. Using the unique architecture of the gallery as a launching off point, both artists worked collaboratively to identify, alter, and enhance its nuances. The gallery is a space that is an in-between, a place of convergence, whether it be social, auditory, or historical. Gilley's cool and removed tape installation echoes the vast industriousness of the history of the building while Rose's reverberating sound piece reflect this transitory nature, simultaneously inviting the visitor to dwell and explore the reactive alterations.

TILT Export: Approximate runs April 3-27, 2009 at galleryHOMELAND @ the Ford Building, 2505 SE 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97204. There will be an opening reception for the artists Friday April 3, from 6-9p. Regular gallery hours are Friday - Monday 12p-6p and by appointment.

Damien Gilley is the Director and Curator of Igloo Gallery in Portland, Oregon. His work has been exhibited nationally at venues including the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, Las Vegas Museum of Art, and RocksBox in Portland, among others. His work has been reviewed in the Willamette Week, the Portland Mercury, and Artforum, where his collaborative exhibition with Modou Dieng was also listed as a Critic's Pick.

Ethan Rose is a sound artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. He has released recordings and performed nationally and internationally at venues including Shibuya O-Nest in Tokyo, Japan, Freeze Project in Anchorage, AK, and the as part of PICA's Time Based Art Festival. His work can also be heard as the film scores of Paranoid Park, directed by Gus Van Sant and Rise, directed by Ryan Jeffery. Rose's work has been reviewed in The Oregonian, LA Weekly, NY Magazine, and The New York Times.

TILT Export: is an independent art initiative with no fixed location, working in partnership with a variety of venues for its exhibitions. Founded by Jenene Nagy and Josh Smith, former curators of Tilt Gallery and Project Space, TILT Export: serves as a catalyst for opportunity, awareness, and the challenging of ideas through art making.

This project was made possible in part by Goldwood Sound, Inc., Widmer Brewing and The Historic Ford Building.

This event is free and open to the public.

January 2009

Tilt Export: is officially launched.
Here is the Press release:

TILT Export:

(Portland, OR-) Jenene Nagy and Josh Smith announce the launching of their independent curatorial project TILT Export: . Continuing the mission of exhibiting project-based and difficult to show work first introduced through the programming of Tilt Gallery and Project Space, TILT Export: will function as a series of themed exhibitions produced both regionally and across the US. Each exhibition will be hosted by distinctly different gallery spaces allowing the artists to focus on the nuances each space has to offer.

Our first exhibition is slated for April 2009 at Gallery Homeland in Portland and will feature new work by artists Damien Gilley and Ethan Rose. Details regarding this exhibition will be announced soon and will also be posted on our website

Co-curators Jenene Nagy and Josh Smith first collaborated when they founded Tilt Gallery and Project Space in early 2006. After a successful run of over two and a half years, Nagy and Smith closed the gallery doors in pursuit of a more sustainable model. In its new phase, TILT Export: will continue to exhibit experimental and difficult to show work with an emphasis on site-specific projects.


_________________________________ Press & ETC:

Artist Ben Buswell talking about his work in the Tilt Export booth at the Co/lab art fair.

los angeles art resource interview

TILT Export: Approximate

The Mercury press
The Oregonian press
OPENWIDEpdx images

TILT Export: Kartz Ucci

Culturephile press