EDUCATION

California State University, Northridge - 2015

Master of Fine Arts, Graduated with Honor

Research Subject: Hoarding and Excessive Consumption, Areas of Concentration: Painting, Sculpture

 

University of California, Irvine - 2011

B.A. in Studio Art, Magna Cum Laude

Intermediate and Advanced Studio Arts Classes, Contemporary Art Theory Classes, Chinese Arts

History, Varies Classes in Visual Culture and Media Culture, Issues Classes in Paintings and Films.

 

University of Southern California

B.S. in Business Administration

Banking and Finance Emphasis

CERTIFICATION

UCLArts and Healing, Social Emotional Arts Certificate Program - 2017

Certified Facilitator to conduct Social Emotional Arts Workshops

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND ART WORKSHOPS

2018

Unlimited Energy, Permanent Public Art Exhibition Engineering VI, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Total of Seven Paintings exhibited:

Engineering VI Lobby, 8’x12’ (1); Tannas Conference Room, 2’x7.5’ (1); Catton and Zuber Library,

3’x6’ (1); Lackman Conference Room, 7’x10’ (1), 4’x6’ (1), 4’x4’ (2)

Playful and Positive Parenting: Creative Engagement and Connection Through the Arts,

Therapeutic Art Workshop Sponsored by the UCLArts & Healing and the El Monte City School District,

El Monte, CA

 

2017

Seeking Peace, Permanent Public Art Exhibition & Public Art Display UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Therapeutic Art Workshop, Grandparents as Parents 2017 Conference (GAP), Omni Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Artist Talk, The Art Council for CSUN First United Methodist Church of Northridge, CA

Artist Talk and Art Workshop, Community Christian Alliance Church, Northridge, CA

Art Workshop, Fundraiser for HARK–LA Children’s Hospital HARK at Beverly Hills artSHOW, CA

Art Workshop, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian 3rd Annual Art Walk Van Nuys, CA

 

2016

Racking Neurons, Madrid Theater, Canoga Park, CA

 

2015

Artist Talk, The Art Council for Csun, First United Methodist Church of Northridge, CA

Artist Talk, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA

 

2014

Neurons Breakdown, Manzanita Hall, California State University Northridge, CA

 

2013

The Eye of a Hurricane, Csun C-Train, Northridge, CA

…but I wanted it! Csun MFA Shed Gallery, Northridge, CA

2012

Wanting More, Pomona Arts Walk, Pomona, CA

 

2011

Satisfied? Catalyst Gallery, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine.

Exhibitionism, University Art Gallery/Room Gallery, UC Irvine. Irvine, CA

 

2010

Artist Talk, Santa Monica College Mentor Program, Santa Monica, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

US Show, Madrid Theater Madrid Theater (Division of LA Cultural Affairs), Canoga Park, CA

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian 46th District Forth Annual Art Walk, State Office Building, Van Nuys, CA

Third Annual Shop Show and Sale, West Gallery, California State University Northridge, CA

Combined Effort, Sea Farm City, Los Angeles, CA

2017

Full and Part (Two), CSUN Art Galleries, Northridge, CA

Summer Extra-vaganza in Madrid, Madrid Theater, Canoga Park, CA

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian 46th District Third Annual Art Walk, State Office Building, Van Nuys, CA

HARK@Beverly Hills artSHOW, Beverly Hills, CA

Second Annual Shop and Sale, West Gallery, California State University Northridge,CA

Systems+Process=Aesthetic, Surrogate Gallery Projects, Pasadena, CA

2016

In the Studio, California Art Education Association 6th Annual Show, Mission Viejo Library, CA

HARK@Beverly Hills artSHOW, Beverly Hills, California

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian 46th District Second Annual Art Walk, State Office Building, Van Nuys, CA

First Annual Shop and Sale, West Gallery, California State University Northridge,CA

L.A. Zine Fest, 429 Collective, Los Angeles, CA

PHOTO LA, 25th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition,The REEF/LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA

2015

IN THE MIX, Good Eye Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Portrait & the PRIMORDIAL, AVC Art Gallery, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster,CA

Imagination Connection Art Show, ONE Generation, Reseda, CA

MFA/MA Thesis Show 2015, Art Galleries, California State University Northridge,CA

At Home, West Gallery, California State University Northridge,CA

Photo LA, 24th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition,The REEF/LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Meet the Guild Show, West Gallery, California State University Northridge,CA

Parisian Cafe : Artist Talk and Exhibition - Picasso at the Lapin Agile Opening. The Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse, Woodland Hills, CA

The Collection of Design Works of Students from China and America. Collaboration Catalogue Show: CSUN and Sanda University, Shanghai, China

C-Note Show. Joint Force with Unicef to Fund Raise for Syria Children. Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2013

CARECEN End of the Year Charity Auction, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Csun Sculpture Club Year End Exhibition, Northridge, CA

2012

Spin Off, California State University Northridge, CA

 Csun Painter’s Guild Fall Exhibition, California State University Northridge, CA

 Deconstructed Reconstructed Identities, Upstairs at the Market Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

 Chinese Arts and Calligraphy Society Spring Show, Chinese Cultural Center, El Monte, CA

2011

Art on Exhibit: Silent Art Auction, Monsoon Café, 3rd Street Promenade

CicLaVia, Live Performance in Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, B1 Gallery (Main Gallery), Bergamot Station

Art Aid for Japan Silent Auction, Monsoon Café, 3rd Street Promenade

My body lies over the ocean. My body lies over the sea.: Art Los Angeles Contemporary - Live Performance at Santa Monica Airport

2010

Dilapidated Beings, Catalyst Gallery, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine

Licked the 4th Wall, UC Irvine. Rooftop Artfest, Catalyst Gallery. Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine

2008

So Fly, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica College

Santa Monica Airport Artwalk, Santa Monica College Airport Campus

3rd Annual Pico Art Walk and Car Show, Virginia Avenue Park

2007

Marlborough School Community Art Exhibition, Marlborough School

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015 - Present

California State University, Northridge, Adjunct Faculty
2D Design, Foundation Drawing, Introduction to Art Processes: Art Education

 

2014

Foundation Drawing, CSUN, Graduate Teaching

 

2013

Painting Lab, CSUN, Teaching Assistant for Professor Samantha Fields
Drawing I, CSUN, Teaching Assistant for Professor Ron Petrosky

 

2007 - 2009

Western Art History, SMC, Teaching Assistant for Professor Mario Semere

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2018

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian 46th District Forth Annual Art Walk, State Office Building, Van Nuys, CA

 

2017

Summer Extravaganza in Madrid, Madrid Theater, Canoga Park, CA

First Annual Van Nuys Festival, Van Nuys Court House, Van Nuys, CA

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian 46th District Third Annual Art Walk, State Office Building, Van Nuys, CA

 

2016

Imagination Connection Art Show at New Horizon, New Horizon, North Hills, CA

Imagination Connection Art Show at ONE Generation, ONE Generation, Reseda, CA

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian 46th District Second Annual Art Walk, State Office Building, Van Nuys, CA

SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERING

2017 - Present

Sanda University – CSUN Catalog Show, Translator 
Helped facilitate the show and attendees with Chinese/English translations
MUSYCA Children Arts Competition, JudgeGranada Hills, CA
CSUNPosium, Poster Judge, California State University Northridge, CA

 

2016 - Present
HARK@ Beverly Hills artSHOW, Volunteer Teacher
Teach painting to large groups of children at the HARK Kids Booth
Fundraised with HARK for their art therapy program at LA Children’s Hospital

 

2015

Imagination Connection, Volunteer Teacher
Organize and lead art workshops with various populations including: adults with disabilities (New
Horizon), seniors (LA Jewish Home and AvantGarde Seniors Living), at-risk youth (One Generation)

 

2008

Santa Monica Museum of Arts, Installation Trainee Internship 

 

2007 - Present

New Vista Post-Acute Care Center, Volunteer Teacher
Lead art workshops for adults and seniors with special needs/disabilities
Direct a group of teaching assistants (CSUN undergraduate students and alumni)

 

2007 - 2009
Marlborough School, Disney Art Gallery Coordinator

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES & CREDITS

2018

Cover Design, Graphene Photonics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Whimsical Energy, 8’x12’ oil painting featured in “Ballers” by HBO

2016

Cover Design, Principles of Photonics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom)