Bio

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I'm an artist and conservationist in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. I exhibit locally and internationally.

My work is primarily an attempt to say unusual things with illuminating precision.

Subject matter varies.

Sometimes this opens a vista on a new idea, an old technique, some quality of social change, or a form of self-perception.

I play this role through my own image-making, my occupation as an art educator and organizer as a board member for 11:11 A Creative Collective, and the creation of educational conservation programming.

In my life I hope to model, encourage, and enshrine those values that connect liberated human creativity to care for the natural world.

  

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Education

2013                 California State University, Northridge (CSUN)(BA, Summa Cum Laude – Printmaking Focus)

2009-2008    Certificate Program, New York Studio School, New York, NY 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013        

Miles Lewis, 55 limited, Berlin, Germany

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

When Line Becomes Form, Brand Library & Gallery, Glendale, CA

Crossing Boundaries: Engendering LGBTQ Identities, Los Angeles, CA

Food Show, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2016

BIG Etching Exhibition, Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK

Made in Long Beach, Made in Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

 

Exhibition Curation

2013-2011    

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

 

Projects

2014       Rik Villa - "Sacred" Fashion Collection 

               Crimson Skye - "Between the Frets" Music Album Designs

               

Residencies

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. 

2013        55 Ltd., Berlin, Germany

Focus on historical photogravure and etching techniques.

2013        Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO

Focus on alternative photography and painting techniques. 

 

Teaching

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.

 

Organizations

Now-2013    Los Angeles Printmaking Society – Artist Membership

Now-2012    11:11 A Creative Collective – A San Fernando Valley Art Collective

Education and Workshop Coordinator  

2013-2012    Vice-President of the CSUN Printmaking Society  

Planned and hung “Singles & Series” (2012) and “Matrix” (2013) shows. 

 

Bibliography

 

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

Online

2017   "The New Nude" Edition, Poets & Artists Magazine, Online

2014    On Seeing - Huffington Post Curatorial Project

2014    Feature on Respecting The Process Podcast                    

2013    November Feature - Figure50.com

2013    The Telephone Project- Transmission Project, Satellite Press – satellitecollective.org

2013    "The Laboratory of the Personality" - Lecture Presentation - Viewpoint School 5UP Series (YouTube)