EDUCATION

MFA, Graduate School of Figurative Art/New York Academy of Art, NY, NY

BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Art Students League, New York, NY

Universita degli’Arte, Venezia, Italia

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

*solo show

2015-2016    

* Tathata,  LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT-Terminal 7/8,  City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Division

2014    

Portraits of the Garden, DESCANSO GARDENS, STURT HAAGA GALLERY, La Canada, CA.

2013    

Personal Narratives, EL CAMINO COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Torrance, CA

Let’s Talk About Love Baby, PRINTED MATTER, New York, NY

2009                

2nd Annual Fundraiser for Friends of Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve, APC FINE ARTS & GRAPHICS GALLERY, Torrance, CA

Culture Unplugged, SPIRIT ENLIGHTENED online film festival.  “Service,” Video documentary about a Kashi Ashram and feeding the homeless of Los Angeles.  

2007                

Juried Summer Exhibition, NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART GALLERY, NY, NY

Terra Incognita, Contemporary Landscape Painting, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY DOMINGUEZ HILLS GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA 

Quiet Time, SANTA ANA COLLEGE GALLERY, Santa Ana, CA

2006    

*TATHATA, Landscape Paintings & Drawings, RISKPRESS GALLERY, West Hollywood, CA                    

Sacred Realm, SANTA ANA COLLEGE GALLERY, CA

2005                

"Service," (screening), WESTWOOD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, LA, CA 

Tree of Life, EL CAMINO COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Torrance, California.    

*Flowers, THE COFFEE TABLE, Los Angeles, CA

2004                

Summer Exhibition, STRICOFF FINE ARTS, New York City.                 

47th Annual International Art Exhibition, MUSEUM OF THE LIVING ARTIST, SAN DIEGO ART INSITITUTE, House of Charm, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.  GRAND PRIZE AWARD.  Peter Gordon, juror.             

Lead Into Gold/Images of Alchemy in Contemporary Art, EL CAMINO COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Torrance, CA 

2003    

*True Love, RISKPRESS GALLERY, West Hollywood, CA.            

Contemporary Landscape Painting, ANDREWSHIRE GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA

2001                

Visual Lexicon, EL CAMINO COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Torrance, CA

2000                

Culture Under Fire: Art Trek 2000, HOBBS BUILDING GALLERY, Kansas City, MO

1999               

See What Society Made Me Do, RED CHAIR GALLERY, Kansas City, MO

1997                            

Hortt 39, MUSEUM OF ART, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL.  Curated by Donald Kuspitt.

*In Search of Form/The Nude, Sculpture and Drawings From Life, ART & CULTURAL CENTER OF HOLLYWOOD, Hollywood, FL

1996               

Human Figure and Portrait, KUOGEAS GALLERY, Boston, MA

The Screen, PAMBERI STUDIO GALLERY, Hollywood, FL

1995

Bridges, PAMBERI STUDIO GALLERY, Hollywood, FL

1994                

Vocal Chords For the Wind, Art in Public Places Broward County, MUSEUM OF ART FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  

Half-Truth, PAMBERI STUDIO GALLERY, Hollywood, FL

1993               

The Florida Society of Fine Arts Exhibition, THE FLORIDA MUSEUM OF LATIN AND HISPANIC ART, Miami, FL                 

New Figurative Works, WILSON ART CENTER, Buffalo, NY

1990                

Young Masters, NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, New York, NY

 

TEACHING

2001-current, Professor of Art, EL CAMINO COLLEGE, Torrance, CA                        

2005-9, Instructor of Drawing and Design, SANTA MONICA COLLEGE, Santa Monica, CA

2001-5, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Drawing, PASADENA CITY COLLEGE,  Pasadena, CA

2000, Instructor of Painting, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES/ LA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

1999-0, Assistant Professor of Drawing, JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Kansas City, KS 

1993-7, Gallery Director and Studio Art Instructor, NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS,  Miami, FL  

 

SELECTED HONORS, AWARDS & OPPORTUNITIES

Through the Eyes of Artists, Metro Neighborhoods Poster Series (commissions),  City of Glendale, 2014, and City of Gardena, 2009, LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 

First Place in Oil Painting, BEST OF CALIFORNIA/KENNEDY PROMOTIONS book series, 2006

Lecturer, Artists’ Lecture Series, SANTA ANA COLLEGE, CA, 2006

Grand Prize Award, 47th Annual International Art Exhibition, MUSEUM OF THE LIVING ARTIST/SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE, Balboa Park, 2004

Artist Residency, Bahia Honda/Pinar del Rio, Cuba, 1998

Artist Residency, VERMONT STUDIO CENTER, Johnson, VT, 1996

NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY, Young Sculptor's Awards Competition, Gloria Medal, New York, NY, 1992

Scholarship, VAUGEL SCULPTURE SCHOOL, Les Cerqueux Sous Passavant, France, 1990-3

Andy Warhol Foundation Scholarship/ New York Academy of Art, 1987-90

Gallery Representation for Film and TV productions, ARTPIC, North Hollywood, CA, current

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY        

REVIEW, News Features and Art In Kansas City, See What Society Made Me Do, 1999

PITCHWEEKLY, Kansas City, See What Society Made Me Do, 1999

MIAMI HERALD, Hortt 97, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1997

EASTSIDER, FORT LAUDERDALE, Review: In Search of Form/The Nude, 1997

DESIGN BROWARD, Public Art Master Plan, Broward County, Florida, 1995

MIAMI HERALD, Art in Public Places/Harrison Street Redevelopment, 1995

SCULPTURE REVIEW magazine, National Sculpture Society, New York City, 1992