Education:

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Summa Cum Laude 2011, Calif. State University Northridge. 

I am primarily self taught but went back 4 years ago to obtain the BA degree. I have exhibited in galleries locally and nationally since 1992.  I have also been very involved in community projects and have taught art at both private and secular levels.  As an artist I developed a program for high schoolers in need.  CREATE was based on discovering identity and painting on found objects.  I was awarded University Scholar twice on this teaching program, having taught it at an LAUSD and a charter school. 

Exhibitions Solo/ Panels/ lectures/ Art Residencies

2013 Solo Exhibit, Valley Performing Arts Center Gallery, Cal State Univ. Northridge
2013 Guest Speaker on Solo Exhibit, CSUN ARTS COUNCIL, Valley Performing Arts Center Gallery
2013 Solo Exhibit, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Solo Exhibit, Conversations With The Artist, Gallery 825
2013 Valley Performing Arts Center Gallery, Cal State University Northridge
2012 Polish Pallet  Art Residency, Oswiecim, Southern Poland,,sponsor: Lark Gallery

2012 Momentum Art Panel WCA,  Reverse the Gaze and process, Gallery 825, Los Angeles CA

2012 Guest Speaker, California State University Northridge, Senior Projects Class

2010 Mount St. Mary's College, 4 Person Show, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Jody Baral


2006 Particular Places, Marriott Hotel, Woodland Hils, CA


2004 Faces, Pelican Art, Petaluma Ca


2003 Shoptalk, Performing Arts Gallery, Cal State Univ. Northridge


1999 Valley Faces, 2 person show, Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA


EXHIBITIONS GROUP:

2014 LA Artcore, 4 person exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Brand 42, Works on Paper, Brand Library, Juror: Jack Rutberg
2013 Gallery 825, Gleaming Apollo, Group show, Juror: Shulamit Nazarian
2013 'RESEDA', Public Project, Reseda Neighborhood Council, Reseda, CA
2013 Hale Art Space, Santa Monica CA 
2013 Interpretations, Drawing, Curator: Mary Oliver, City Hall Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, City Hall East

2012 Dale Youngman Projects, Syrup Loft, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Chim Maya Gallery, Small works Dec. exhibit, East Los Angeles, CA
2012  Momentum Exhibit, LAAA, Curator: Rita Gonzalex, Associate Curator of LACMA 

2011 Julien's Auction House, Beverly Hills, CA Auction of Guitar "Star Chords"

2011 Crewest Gallery, Top Of The Dome,  Los Angeles Calif. 

2011 Dale Youngman, ART SHARE LA HOLIDAY ART BAZAAR, Los Angeles, CA 

2011 Chim Maya Gallery, November Group show, Los Angeles, CA

2011 ChimMaya Gallery, DOD exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Portraits of the Fallen, Memorial Project, Calif. Phase

2011 Sustainable Art Exhibition, The New World F.E.S.T., Santa Monica, CA

2011  Doug Harvey Chain Letter Exhibition, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA at Bergamot Station

2011 CSUN Annual Juried Exhibition, Cal State University, Northridge, CA, Jurors: James Robie, Damon Willick, Toni Scott


2011 Subspace Art Gallery, Culver City, CA


2010 Crewest Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, Owners:Man One/ Harry Flannagan


2010 2010 L. A. Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Jurors: Franklin Sirmans/Ali Subotnick


2010 Get Art, Project Angel Food,Los Angeles, CA


2010 Artist Guild Exhibit, West Gallery, Cal State University Northridge, Northridge, CA


2010 Mail Art Exhibit, Armory Center For the Arts, LA


2010 Eye For Identity, West Gallery, Cal State University Northridge, Northridge, CA


2010 Mirrors of the Soul, El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, CA


2009 HOMEGROWN, L.A. Arthouse, West Hollywood


2009 Out There, Gallery 825, LAAA, Los Angeles, Juror: Bert Green


2009 Annual Faces Exhibit, Upstream Gallery


2009 CSUN Student Exhibit, Juror: Ashley Emeneger


 2008 Out There, Gallery 825, Juror: Cliff Benjamin


2008 Alchemy of Art, Juror: Peter Frank, Lark Gallery On-line Exhibit


2008 Benefit Exhibit, Gallery 825, LA


2007 Detour Exhibit, Otis College of Art and Design


2007 25th Anniversary Art Scene Gala, Original Art Centerpiece LACMA, LA, CA


2007 GEM, Gallery 825, Los Angeles


2006 Ann Philbin Open Show Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA


2006 Grey McGear Modern, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA


2006 Tarfest, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA


2006 Pierce Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA


2006 Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes


2006 Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA


2006 Marriott Hotel, Woodland Hills, CA Featured Artist


2005-06 Upstream Peoples Gallery


2005-06 LAWA Public Art Exhibit, Tom Bradley Terminal, LAX


2005 McGear Modern, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA


2004 Long Beach Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA


2004 Satelite Gallery, Long Beach, CA


2004 L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles. CA


2004 Grey McGear Modern, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA


2004 Pelican Art Gallery, Petaluma, CA


2004 Pierce Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA


2003 Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA


2003 Cambridge Art Assoc. Natl. Prize Show, Cambridge, MA


2002Valley Artists Studio Tour


2003 Performing Arts Gallery. Cal State Northridge Solo Show, CA


2002 Cambridge Art Assoc. Nat. Prize Show, Cambridge, MA


2002 Black History Month, The Second City Council Gallery Long Beach, CA


2001 America, The Second City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA


2001 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Live Auction, CA


2001 A Community of Angels, Los Angeles, CA


2001 Chandler Outdoor Gallery, North Hollywood


AWARDS/PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS/SCHOLARSHIPS


2014 Dan Tana's 50th. Anniversary: Invitation design/artist
2014 Zocalo Public Square: Periodical, Article and images
2013 Our Ever Changing World
2013 Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 19, Curator Jonathan Green
2012 Art of Now, Lark, On line review by Peter Frank
2012 Hair's How Magazine (Russian High fashion magazine) Interview an publication of barber pieces.

2012 Singular City Magazine, Installation of Door Pieces published for Divorce article

2011 Outstanding Gruduating Senior Award

2011 Communication Nominee: Leo Wolfson Scholar Award

2011 "Best of Show" CSUN Annual Juried Exhibition, Jurors: Toni Scott, Damon Willick, James Robie

2010 Studio Visit Magazine, Juror: Dina Deitsch


2010 "Jodi Bonassi At Barnsdall, Rene Deloffre


2010 "Guitar Town Is Coming" CWG Magazine, On-Line Publication


2010 Larchmont Review


2010 Hans G. Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship, Cal State University Northridge, Northridge, CA


2010 Outstanding Senior Student Dean's Award, Mike Curb College of Arts and Media, Northridge, CA


2010 "Valley Artist Creates "CREATE", Arts In Education Aid Council, Inc., Canoga Park, CA


2010 Upstream Gallery Award and Review, Larry Bradshaw, Curator


2009-10 Gallery 825 Catalogue, Juror Samuel Hoi, Pres., Otis College


2008-10 Delta Alpha Pi, International Honor Society, Calif.State Univ. Northridge, Northridge,CA


2008-10 University Scholars Award, CSUN, Los Angeles, CA


2009 25th Annual Recognition Award, CSUN, Los Angeles, CA


2009 Best Of AmericaArtists Book Volume 2


2008 University Scholars Award, Cal State Univ. Northridge (CSUN)


2008 Studio Visit Magazine, Juror: Michael Lash: Ocean Press


2007 Art and Living Magazine, Events section


2007 Emerging Artist Calendar, Juror: Sylvia Miles Gallery C, Santa Monica


2007 WWNorton Publishing. Psycology 7e, Chapter 3Chess Players2, college textbook


2006 Flavorpill, Review by KB, On-line Magazine,Open Show, Dec. 16


2006 "Associates Award", Prof. Mike McGee, Director, Fullerton Art Galleries


2006 LA Daily News. Visual Art Gallery, March 1


2005 Art Calendar Magazine-Cover Art, July/Aug. Issue


2003 Boston Globe,Review by Cate McQuaid, CAA's Prize Show


2003 Living Artists, Nevada, California, 13th Edition, February


2002 L.A. Times, Valley Art Tour, Valley Section, October


2002 Harpers Literary Magazine, New York, November


2002 LA Daily News, Los Angeles, California, June 14, 2002


2002 The Chronicle Review, Washington, D.C., May 31 Issue


2001 A Community of Angels (book), Los Angeles. Angel Press 2001


2001 Pasadena Star, Touched by an Angel April 6 (Article on Angel Heart Statue)


2001 Whittier Daily News, Touched By An Angel, April 6


2001 Pasadena Independent, City of Angels, April 5


1999 LA Times. Valley Faces, January 15


1998 Sarsaparilla Five and Dime, New York


1997 LA Times, Banner Moment, April 19


1996 Good Housekeeping, A Fathers Gift, August


PUBLIC ART


2010 The Sunset Strip Guitar Town Project, Revitalization Program, Los Angeles, CA


2010 "Window Between Worlds" Participating artist forcreator: Kim Abeles, Northridge, CA


2009 WALL OF CHANGES Collaborative Mural Project, Paricipating Artist, USU, Cal State University, Northridge


2005-06 LAWA Public Art Exhibit, Tom Bradley Terminal, LAX


2001A Community of Angels Project,Los Angeles, CA


2001 Chandler Outdoor Gallery, No. Hollywood Revitalization Project


2001Von's Corporation, Angel Heart Statue, Catholic Big Brothers Community of Angel Project, Los Angeles


AFFILIATIONS AND REGISTRIES


Gallery825, Los Angeles, CA


Calif. State University Northridge, Art Assistant, (2006-2011) Main Art Gallery


National Museum of Women In The Arts


Founder: Create Project


LAMAG, Cultural Affairs Dept., Slide Registry, Los Angeles, CA


Cultural Affairs Dept., Slide Registry, Los Angeles, CA


LA Municipal Art Gallery