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MFA California Institute of the Arts


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture


BFA Rhode Island School of Design


BARCH Rhode Island School of Design

Solo Art Exhibitions:


L.A. Baroque, Gallery 1927, Los Angeles, CA, March


Looking at You Looking At Me, L-Shape Gallery, CalArts, Valencia, CA


Paper Landscapes, Mint Gallery, CalArts, Valencia, CA

Public Art / Non-Gallery Exhibitions:


SLAB: Old LA Zoo, a one day public art event/group exhibition held in the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. Commissioned by Slab Projects, Los Angeles, CA, October, 2008


Urban Road Trip: Los Angeles, a four part public intervention/exhibition/collaboration taking place in a 1974 Dodge R.V.. A joint project with Karla Diaz, commissioned by Art2102, Los Angeles, CA, June 08 thru 09


Highland Park Flag, an outdoor installation for Intersection 2008, commissioned by Outpost for Contemporary Art & Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, June, 2008


Blue, an outdoor sculpture commissioned by the City of Santa Clarita, CA. Newhall Art Walk, October, 2005

Group Art Exhibitions:


"Garbage Conditioned," Performance Machine Projects, Los Angeles, CA, March


Various Homages to Ed Ruscha Glenn Horowitz Booksellers & Gallery, East Hampton, NY, March


Paris Photo 08 Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre Florence Loewy Books by Artists, Paris, France, November


My Solo Show Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA, November


Group Show Open Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July


Indecipherable, Coma Space, Los Angeles, CA, May


Photo Fictions, Show Cave, Los Angeles, CA, April


In the Viewing Room, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY, September


Internal Mechanisms, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA, August


Criteria, Schalter Gallery/Galeria Perdida, Berlin, Germany, July


(Tender) Assembly, Show Cave, Los Angeles, CA, March


Modular: New Art from Los Angeles, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO, January


LA Weekly Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, September


Fair Exchange: Utopia, LA County Fair, Millard Sheets Gallery,Pomona, CA, September.


Collisions & Pileups: CalArts MFA Show, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA, July


Supersonic, Barnsdall Municipal Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, June


Transfeminator, Gallery A401, CalArts, Valencia, CA, May


Mapping, Viralnet.net online art journal, Tom Leeser, Editor, Spring


Blam!, Little Tokyo Los Angeles, California, December


Middle Residency Show, CalArts, Valencia, CA, October


Emergent: New Directions in Sustainable Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Sept.


Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Curators: James Elaine Barbara Gilbert, Los Angeles, CA, July


Interchange 3, Gallery 825, Curator: D. Jean Hester, Los Angeles, CA, June


Sweet Substitute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Curator: Chris Basset, Richmond, VA


12x6x5, Marshall Project, San Francisco, CA


Show Cave LBC, SWYS Gallery, Curator: Show Cave Gallery, Long Beach, CA


17+, Space 743, San Francisco, CA


Petchitecture, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA


Bay Area Young Architects, American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, CA


Open Studio Show, SomArts, San Francisco, CA


Link, Space 743, San Francisco, CA

Artist Books:


Louisa Van Leer, "Fifteen Pornography Companies," 20 pages, black & white offset printing, 5in x 8in, Edition of 500



Jeremy Sanders, "Various Homages to Ed Ruscha," (exhibition catalogue) Glenn Horowitz Booksellers & Gallery, East Hampton, NY, 24 pages, color image


Dana Turkovic, "Modular: New Art from Los Angeles,"(exhibition catalogue) essay with multiple color images incl. cover


Paul Krainak, "Modular: New Art from Los Angeles,"Art Papers, July-August


David Bonetti, “White Flag Unveils LA Creativity” St. Louis Dispatch, Jan 14


Irene Tsatsos, "Fair Exchange" (exhibition catalogue), Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA, p67, color image


Tom Christie, “Afterschool Art” LA Weekly, Sept. 8, 2006


Matias Viegener, Essay, Viral net.net, May, 2006


USC, "Expanding the Visual Field" graduate symposium, Los Angeles, Mar. 4, 2006


University of Chicago, "Cities" Chicago Art Journal Vol. 15, Chicago, IL p60-63, essay and b+w photos


Kristopher Daams, "Art Poses as Sign as ’Blue‘ Makes Debut," The Signal, Oct. 14, 2005


Lindsey Westbrook, "Critic's Choice: 17+" San Francisco Bay Guardian, Oct. 26, 2003


Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, "Road Trip Provisions," Blackbook Magazine, Summer 2002

Awards and Grants:

2005 - 6

Joan Simon Menkes Scholarship in Art, California Institute of the Arts


Dean's Fund Grant, CalArts, February


Ahmanson Project Grant, CalArts, November


Dean's Fund Grant, CalArts, November


NEA Grant, International Design Conference, Aspen, Colorado