STATEMENT

History. I enjoy juggling different materials —discarded paper, acrylic paint, spray paint, markers and old computer parts. My current collage work highlights the surreal mix of gritty reality and squeaky clean idealism that could be found in the newspapers of decades gone by. I love the word play of the news headlines and wacky sales pitches of the advertisements along serious stories of the day.

I layer clippings and elements of street landscape with vibrant color. I treat each piece as a sponge that absorbs and allows me to build a history of layers that can be interpreted in infinite ways.

I am a native Angeleno and currently live in the Los Angeles area.

My artwork is part of private collections in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Colorado, Massachusetts, Miami, Honolulu and Austria.

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Art & Design at California State Northridge. I head my own graphic design business, Digital Lava Graphic Design, which focuses on the entertainment industry, as well as institutes of higher education and nonprofit organizations.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021
“Contem. History”
Anne Bedrick Fine Art
Palm Springs, CA

2018
“Inside The Folds”
Altadena Public Library
Altadena, CA

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Col.our Group – “Group Show” Virtual Gallery
Bird Dog ArtsTejon, CA
Santa Clarita City Hall, First Floor Gallery, Valencia, CA – “Color is Your World”
Eco Aware Art Gallery – “Art As Treasure” Virtual Gallery
bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA – “Touch“

2020
bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA – “Spectrum Gestalt“
Santa Clarita Arts, Newhall, CA – “Color Concepts”
San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, Tarzana, CA – “Group Show”

2019
Embed Gallery at ToolboxLA, Chatsworth, CA
“Labyrinth” Cal State Northridge Arts Alumni Group Show
Silverlake Conservation, Los Angeles, CA – “New Bodies New Spaces”
Art vs Cancer, Los Angeles, CA – “Group Show”
The Other Art FairSanta Monica, CA
El Segundo Art Walk, El Segundo, CA
11:11 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “Group Show”
The Other Art FairLos Angeles, CA

2018
The Main, City of Santa Clarita, Newhall, CA – “Group Show”
Art vs Cancer, Los Angeles, CA – “Group Show”
El Segundo Art Walk, El Segundo, CA

2017
Santa Clarita City Hall, Valencia, CA –“In The Red” First Floor Gallery
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ – “The Art of Planetary Science”

2016
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA – “The Art of Planetary Science”
Altadena Public Library, Altadena, CA – “Artist Spotlight”
Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CAVirtual Gallery “Tech, Science and Art”