I'm an artist and arts organizer-educator in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. I exhibit locally and internationally.
I approach art-making primarily as a daily drawing practice. Observational study mixed with a more-or-less disciplined imagination keep me close to the root of my images.
I think of my pictures as a way to illustrate sequential problem-solving that I would aspire to in my everyday thinking life. The materiality of art helps me to remember and feel the junctures in each thought that I'd like to preserve and refine as a tool.
I've been an art teacher since I began studying composition, in my mid-teens. I see the axis between making and teaching to be the high wire act for any of my ambition.
- Find an interview at:
-- Respecting the Process --
- I direct an educational and production-oriented fine-art printmaking workshop in Woodland Hills:
-- The Valley Print Studio --
2013 California State University, Northridge (CSUN)(BA, Summa Cum Laude – Printmaking Focus)
2009-2008 Certificate Program, New York Studio School, New York, NY
Selected Group Exhibitions
BIG Etching Exhibition, Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK
Made in Long Beach, Made in Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Illuminate, Surrogate Gallery Projects, Pasadena, CA
Metamorphosis, Fifth Column Studio, Los Angeles, CA
10th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
We're Here, We're Queer, LGBT Center Orange County, Santa Ana, CA
Camera Obscura Residency Exhibition, Camera Obscura, Santa Monica, CA
Group Show #6, Blackstone Gallery, Downtown LA, CA
Autumn Group Show, 55 limited, Berlin, Germany
The Man Show, Cope Studios, Glendale, CA
Beats & Pieces Inaugural Group Exhibition, 11:11 A Creative Collective, Tarzana, CA
CD3 Exhibit, Council District # 3 government offices, Reseda, CA
Pumpkin Pie, Daniel Rolnik Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
August Group Show, Blackstone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Layers of Identity, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem, Israel
Juried Print Show, Washington Pavilion Arts and Science Center, Sioux Falls, SD
LAPS Juried Member Show, LA Print Space, West Hollywood, CA
Bodies, WWWever, Los Angeles, CA
Sudden Impact, 11:11 A Creative Collective, Tarzana, CA
Arts at Play, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA
LAPS Annual Membership Show, LA Print Space, West Hollywood, CA
GEMS II, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
WAX ART LA, Catalyst Gallery, Westminster, CA
(Juror’s Award) Juror: Enkaustikos, encaustic paints
True Colors 2, Digital Arts California, Online
Summer Residents, Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO
not(2)Big, M S Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington, KY
Express, FIRE Art Studios and Gallery, Naperville, IL
Inside Out, Canoga Park Youth Arts Center, Canoga Park, CA
The Darkroom 2.0, 918 Bathurst Centre, Toronto, Canada
Pretty and Dead, West Gallery, CSUN
Matrix, West Gallery, CSUN
Paintings, Paintings, Paintings, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
“unseen”, Wuho Gallery, Woodbury University, Hollywood, CA
Painting as Object, West Gallery, CSUN
Singles and Series, West Gallery, CSUN
(Best in Show) Juror: Xavier Fumat, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA
Annual Juried Show, West Gallery, CSUN
Valley Art Studio School Annual August Exhibition, Valley Art Studio School, Woodland Hills, CA
Awards and Grants
2013-2012 Dean’s Award, CSUN
2012-2011 James R Simpson Scholarship, CSUN
2015 Camera Obscura, Santa Monica, CA
(January through the end of February). Co-resident with Zeina Baltagi.
An inaugural and temporary education/production printmaking program at the historic Camera Obscura building.
Moderated the "Printers' Tea", a panel discussion on printmaking with various representatives of the LA print community.
Focus on historical photogravure and etching techniques.
Focus on alternative photography and painting techniques.
Now-2016 - San Fernando Valley Regional Educator, LACMA
Regional educator proposing and directing community educational workshops.
2016 - Visiting Artist, Cal State University Channel Islands
Panel member providing professional advise to university undergraduates.
2015 - Visiting Artist, Cal State University Long Beach
Local printmaking professional providing critique and professional advise to the graduate printmaking program.
Now-2013 Director, Valley Art Workshop, Woodland Hills, CA
Coordinator for educational programming and professional artists’ production.
Instructor for foundational and college preparatory programming.
Now-2014 Educare and Independent LAUSD Instructor
Teacher for after-school drawing academies at:
- Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences, Granada Hills, CA
- Cesar Chavez Learning Academies, San Fernando, CA
2013-2009 Director, Valley Art Studio School, Woodland Hills, CA
Primary instructor, curriculum designer, and exhibition curator
for a college-preparatory and community educational studio.
2013 Technique Presentation:
-Relief Block Printing, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
-Direction of Screenprinting Workshop for CSUN Painting Guild, CSUN
-Encaustic and Egg Tempera Painting Demonstration , CSUN
2012 Workshop Presenter/Volunteer
-Monotype Workshop, Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s First Annual Monothon, CSUN
-Polyester Plate Lithography, CSUN
-Encaustic Painting Techniques, Artists’ Enclave Studio, Woodland Hills, CA
2008-2006 Assistant Teacher and Administrator, Valley Art Institute, Woodland Hills, CA
Assistant for the college-preparatory drawing and painting programs.
Education and Workshop Coordinator
2013-2012 Vice-President of the CSUN Printmaking Society
Planned and hung “Singles & Series” (2012) and “Matrix” (2013) shows.
2014 art inclusion. Issue 1, The Knicknackery
2013 Jerger, Holly, “LA Print Edition 3,” LA Printmaking Society’s Interleaf, Spring 2013
2011 Campos, Braulio, “Painting Through Change,” CSUN Daily Sundial, vol. 53 (November 2011): 50
2014 On Seeing - Huffington Post Curatorial Project
2013 The Telephone Project- Transmission Project, Satellite Press – satellitecollective.org