• Tricksters and Transformation

    Tricksters and Transformation

    I'm excited to be a part of "Tricksters and Transformation", an art exhibition presented by Textile Arts|Los Angeles as part of textile month 2021 on view September 4, 2021 - October 10, 2021 in Los Angeles.

    The show was juried by Carol Shaw Sutton and includes the following amazing textile artists:

    Beth Abaravich, Hammad Abid, Berfin Ataman, Renae Barnard, Charlotte Bird, Anne M Bray, Carrie Burckle, Debbie Carlson, Molly Cleator, Debra Disman, Doshi, Sally England, Emilyn Eto, Lea Feinstein, Michelle Flores, Dellis Frank, Gail Fraser, Anna Faye Korngute, Diana Fullmer and Nick Kuriyama, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Karen Gibson Roc, Annette Heully, Lesley Kice Nishigawara, Michael Koch, Dong Kyu Kim, Tina Linville, Carmen Mardonez, Patricia Martin, Victoria May, Michelle Montjoy, Wendy Osher, Antonia Price, Michael Rohde, Connie Rohman, Gwen Samuels, Karen Sikie, Maryrose Smyth, Ruth Souza, Meredith Strauss, Dusty Taylor Guerra, Cameron Taylor-Brown, Lydia Tjioe Hall, Tamara Tolkin, Elise Vazelakis, Kay Whitney, Peggy Wiedemann, and Susan Zimmerman

    See the show at the Helms Design Center located at 8745 Washington Blvd Studio E in Culver City.

  • My Art Mentorship Program was on the front page!

    My Art Mentorship Program was on the front page!

    I was delighted to a front page article by David Wilson about the art mentorship program I founded and directed this past pandemic year in The Appeal Democrat Newspaper on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

    Read both pages of the article online read here.

    (Correction: The piece lists me moving to the Yuba Sutter community in 2008. However that is a typo. I moved here in 2018 not 2008.)

  • Meet the Artists @Yubasutterarts

    I was fortunate to dream up and direct a mentorship program for local artists during the pandemic concluding this past June. You can learn more about the Art Mentorship Program and the artist graduates in this archived conversation that we had last week on Facebook live and YouTube, hosted by Yuba Sutter Arts & Culture, the program sponsor, made possible with funding from California Arts Council.

    Stay tuned for more details about the artist mentorship exhibitions coming up on July 31 and August 7.

  • Mail Blog JournaL Vol 6 is online now!

    Mail Blog JournaL Vol 6 is online now!

    The mail blog journaL is a studio zine I started a few months into in the pandemic last year. It is available free of charge, printed and mailed to a limited number of subscribers. The current Vol of the mail blog journaL is also available in a digital format on my website.

    Vol 6 is available starting on June 7th.

  • Textile Slam @ Textile Arts | Los Angeles, June 9th at 7pm

    Textile Slam @ Textile Arts | Los Angeles, June 9th at 7pm

    I am excited to participate in the upcoming Textile Slam event at Textile Arts | Los Angeles this coming Wednesday June 9th at 7pm.

    This online event features a rotating slate of short presentations by fiber artists working with non traditional, uncommon or underrepresented materials.

    Presenting artists include: Kimberly Morris, Diane Meyer, Claire Renaut, Cindy Rinne and Tina Linville.

    Textile Arts | Los Angeles advances the practice and reputation of textile arts and design. They are a community of established and emerging artists, designers, craft makers, scholars, curators, and entrepreneurs representing the diverse fields of textile arts and industry. We seek to inspire and empower the textile community, enhance Los Angeles’ cultural landscape, and engage in meaningful social and creative initiatives.

    Learn more and sign up to attend at www.textileartsla.org.

  • Four Fourteen on front page of Appeal Democrat!

    Four Fourteen on front page of Appeal Democrat!

    I woke up this morning to a feature of our new gallery project, Four Fourteen on the front page of our local paper! The first show with our new name and new cooperative structure is called "Wall Hangings" and opens on May 25th.

    Gallery is open by appointment or for regular hours during the run of the show on Fridays from 2pm to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Email us at fourfourteengallery@gmail.com to make an appointment or just drop by when we are open.

    Gallery is located at 414 4th Street in Marysville, California.

  • Wall Hangings @ Four Fourteen starting May 25th

    Wall Hangings @ Four Fourteen starting May 25th

    Four Fourteen Gallery presents "Wall Hangings"

    May 25,2021 - July 3, 2021

    The exhibition features artwork by artists Arezoo Bharthania, Sarah Cabigas, Devan Carpentier, Julia Couzens, Rachel Emenaker, Dawn Ertl, Hannah Hughes, and Tina Linville.

    "Wall Hangings" is a group of artwork that collectively contributes to conversations about fiber art. The works included in the exhibition incorporate making processes such as weaving, sewing, dyeing, quilting, and crochet and consider what these processes and materials meaningfully contribute to the way we understand what it means to be human in 2021.

    This exhibition is in dialogue with art conversations of the past half century that consider the rich tactile and contemplative value that textiles can bring to the critical context of the gallery. The historic exhibition "Wall Hangings", the namesake for this show, was produced by the Museum of Modern Art in 1969 and was an early example of curators making the case for textiles as art. This was the first time that the museum reserved its best art galleries for fiber artworks rather than relegating all textile based artwork to sideline galleries used for so called lower status objects and artifacts deemed as craft.

    The show is free and open to the public by appointment or regularly scheduled gallery hours on Fridays from 2pm to 5pm or Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.

    The gallery is located at 414 4th Street in Marysville, California.

    Email at fourfourteengallery@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

  • new gallery: Four Fourteen

    new gallery: Four Fourteen

    I am excited to participate in a new gallery project called Four Fourteen in the same building where I have my studio. The project is organized and managed by me together with artist Sarah Cabigas and also includes my collaborative projects with Joe as Painting & Sculpture Outpost, happening largely in the store front window spaces of the building.

    Four Fourteen is an artist-run gallery cooperative. We host both solo and group gallery exhibitions of a curated group of gallery artists. We also organize exhibition projects to bring more art experiences to our community.

    We are located in downtown Marysville, California at 414 4th Street.

    Learn more about the gallery online here.

  • The Easter Coloring Contest 2021 is open now!

    The Easter Coloring Contest 2021 is open now!

    Go to the PDFs page of this website to download your official Painting & Sculpture Outpost Easter Coloring Contest 2021 coloring sheet.

    To be eligible for prizes or gallery display, mail your completed form to:

    Art Department
    Painting & Sculpture Outpost
    414 4th Street
    Marysville, CA 95901

    Happy Easter!

  • mail blog journaL Vol 5 is online now

    mail blog journaL Vol 5 is online now
  • Covid Stories: A Conversation with the Artists Friday January 22 at 4pm

    Covid Stories: A Conversation with the Artists Friday January 22 at 4pm

    I will be having a conversation with artists Sue Graue, Amelia Villagomez and Kathy Childers (and perhaps more) about the art exhibition "Covid Stories: Making Art in a Pandemic" this coming Friday, January 22 at 4pm.

    You can watch live on facebook, or view the conversation archived on YouTube after the event.

  • Covid Stories: Making Art in a Pandemic

    Covid Stories: Making Art in a Pandemic

    For my project as artist-in-residence at Yuba Sutter Arts & Culture this year, I created an art exhibition called Covid Stories:Making Art in a Pandemic. This show spans 2 venues* (Four Fourteen Gallery and Yuba Sutter Arts & Culture Gallery*) with 12 artists and 2 window art installations, specifically created for the project. It brings together artwork made locally since the pandemic closed down California in March of 2020 into conversation as we consider as a creative community what it means to make art in our time.

    The Yuba Sutter community can visit the show in person at the Four Fourteen Gallery at 414 4th Street by appointment only.

    Make your appointments on Thursdays or Fridays from 10am - 2pm. Your appointment is for a half an hour and reserves the gallery exclusively for your household to experience the show. Masks are required.

    Email paintingandsculptureoutpost@gmail.com to reserve the gallery.

    *The Yuba Sutter Arts & Culture Gallery venue is not currently open to in person exhibition visitors at this time.

  • Featured on "Artist Alchemy" on December 1st

    Featured on "Artist Alchemy" on December 1st

    I was included in the December 1st edition of Yuba Sutter Arts & Culture's 2020 interview program "Artist Alchemy" hosted by David Read alongside local Yuba Sutter artists Tom Galvin and Joe Moye to talk about my artist-in-residence art exhibition project Covid Stories: Making Art in a Pandemic.

    Watch the full interview on youtube. Linked here.

  • mail blog journal volume 4 is online now

    mail blog journal volume 4 is online now
  • Textile Artists Today @ Art and Cake

    Textile Artists Today @ Art and Cake

    Check out this amazing resource of contemporary textile artists compiled through crowd sourcing by Kristine Schomaker the force behind Los Angeles based Art and Cake, an art magazine focused on Los Angeles Art.

    So happy to see my work included alongside so many fantastic artists!

    See the full post linked here

  • USPS Art Project Exhibition @ Pelham Art Center

    USPS Art Project Exhibition @ Pelham Art Center

    My "USPS Art Project Collaboration Zine" made in collaboration with artists Samantha Bradley, Krista Feld, Hannah Hughes, and Teresa Repair will be included in an exhibition of the USPS Art Project at the Pelham Art Center.

    August 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020

    Pelham Art Center
    155 Fifth Avenue
    Pelham, NY 10803

    Opening Reception:
    August 1, 2020 from 1-4pm

    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday - Friday 11 to 4
    Saturday noon to 4

    Visitors are invited to attend the opening reception in groups of no more than 10 at a time. All visitors will be required to wear masks and a designated flow of the viewing space will be enforced to maintain social distancing standards.

  • July 2020 mail blog journaL online now

    July 2020 mail blog journaL online now
  • Artist-in-Residence at Yuba Sutter Arts

    Artist-in-Residence at Yuba Sutter Arts

    Check out this feature in "The Appeal" on Friday, July 17, 2020 announcing the 2020-2021 Artists-in-Residence for Yuba Sutter Arts and Culture! I will be representing the visual arts in Yuba and Sutter counties, primarily through my work with the Art Mentorship Program.

  • June 2020 mail blog journaL online now

    June 2020 mail blog journaL online now

    available online here

    or email tinalinville@yahoo.com if you are interested in having a physical copy mailed to you

  • Painting and Sculpture Outpost Art Mentorship Program

    Painting and Sculpture Outpost Art Mentorship Program

    Apply for the Art Mentorship Program with the online application available now until July 10th!

    Art Mentorship Program Website

  • Featured Guest on Art Radio Today

    Featured Guest on Art Radio Today

    I was the guest on Art Radio Today, a Virtual Radio Show created by Yuba Sutter Arts this past Sunday June 8th to talk about the Painting and Sculpture Outpost Art Mentorship Program.

    You can watch the archived show online here.

  • Changing Point of View @ AllSheMakes

    Changing Point of View @ AllSheMakes

    All SHE Makes and WoArtBlog collaborated to create an online exhibition highlighting the work of female identifying artists working in sculpture and installation.

    Selected Artists:

    Elizabeth Alexander, Nicole Banowertz, Siara Berry, Sarah E. Brook, Kelly Campanella, Ann Carrington, Kate Casanova, Nancy Cohen, Lu Colby, Melissa Dadourian, Twyla Exner, Stephanie Garon, Meghan Gates, Samuelle Green, Laura Hartman, Sun Young Kang, Yeh Rim Lee, Bonny Leibowitz, Tina Linville, Carolyn Mason, Susan Meyer, Alicia Renadette, Elizabeth Riley, Sawyer Rose, Hannah Smith, Michelle Stitzlein, Holly Wong, April Wright, Millicent Young, Liying Zhang

    Changing a Point of View

    Online exhibitions have not always had the best reputation in the Art World. Yet the Art World had no choice but to adapt given the recent events of the pandemic. The entire world has been asked to stay home and there is still no idea of exactly how or when or even if things will ever be the same again. The Art World has been so heavily dependent upon big gatherings between blockbuster museum shows and art fairs that it is very uncertain how such events will continue in the future.

    Changing a Point of View is an online group exhibition featuring 30 female identifying artists. While the works vary greatly in style, content and material, together they perhaps can change a few minds about how we look at art shows online. Without the constraints of budget, space or equipment that a traditional brick and motor show would have, I was free to select work solely on its aesthetic and artistic qualities and conceptual ideas, using the images to tell a part of the larger collective story, one of which we are all involved. Like it or not, we are in the era of online shows. Even still, I could not help myself but to envision this show in a grand beautiful museum, as the work is truly of museum quality. I ask viewers to imagine themselves walking through large galleries, the works shifting slightly into clusters of themes like chapters of a novel.

    Take notice of subtle repetitions, the use of household objects from furniture, silverware, hoses or dust pans, some where these materials were completely transformed whereas others they were created. References to Nature are evident in a variety of works, ranging from subjects like a horizon to slightly odd botanical forms, cellular molecules and cavernous spaces. It was important to me to include a wide variety of artists, not only in materials, which range from fiber, paper, plaster, cement, wood, hair, ceramics, wire, metal, glass, video, plastics and more but artistic styles that range from minimal and monochromatic to maximal, incorporating a wide range of found and created objects, abstract to representational.

    I highly encourage all viewers to click on the artist's images and go to their websites to learn more about each individual's motivations and process and think about how each artist is Changing a Point of View,​ be that from unpaid domestic labor, to a world becoming ever more technological, or how we view and think about changes in our environment and Nature. Each artist selected is truly exceptional, and worth the time engaging in the conversations their work creates. I envision this exhibition as an opportunity to bring artists together that may never be able to in real life. Enjoy the journey with me. Let's change some minds.

    -Christina Massey, The WoArtBlog

    view the exhibition online from June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020

  • mail blog journaL

    mail blog journaL

    I've started a mail blog journaL during the pandemic to archive some of my studio and life efforts that are often more quietly folded into finished artwork. This is intended to provide additional insight for folks interested in my work and process. It is mailed out in a limited edition to subscribers and the current volume is available online on my website as a pdf.

  • Call and Response 2 Online Exhibition @ Shoebox Pr

    Call and Response 2 Online Exhibition @ Shoebox Pr

    “Call and Response” is a project organized by Kristine Schomaker, Sheli Silverio, S. Vollie Osborn, Emily Wiseman and Susan T. Kurland of Shoebox PR/Art and Cake.

    Drawing on the tradition of Jazz and Exquisite Corpse, this project is meant as a way for us to stay connected, to check in with each other and to support each other. This is collaboration at a distance.

    Please join us for the opening reception of the online exhibition via zoom Saturday May 9th, 3-5pm.

    Featured Artists: Cheryl Wilder/Bibi Davidson, Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja/Julia Montgomery, Adrienne Cole/Genie Davis, Aline Mare/Taly Bar, Anne M Bray/Angelo Izzo, Ashton S. Phillips/Karrie Ross, britta k/Lissa Young, Chris Fontaine/Madeline Arnault, Dale Voelker/Victor Wilde, Dani Dodge/Kerrie Smith, David Estrada/Susan T. Kurland, Diane Cockerill/Diana Linquata, Gini Mann-Deibert/Autumn Palen, Heather Arndt/Sonji Art, Ibuki Kuramochi/Sandy Huse, Jessica Chappe/Mia Risberg, Jody Zellen/Kimberlee Koym-Murteira, Katie Stubblefield/Sarah Knouse, Kayla Cloonan/Elizabeth Flinsch, Kimberly Morris/Linda Stelling, Kristine Augustyn/Jill D’Agnenica, Kristine Schomaker/Sheli Silverio, Mathilda LaZelle/Rebecca Bennett Duke, Nancy Kay Turner/Hillory Rex, Pascha Goodwin/Tom Lasley, Rain Lucien Matheke/Eris Sharon, Robyn Alatorre/Dwora Fried, S. Vollie Osborn/Zarina Silverman, Sohani Holland/Laura Henneforth, Susan J. Osborn/Jeannine Chanin-Penn, Tina Linville/Emily Wiseman

    see the show here

  • 37 Queenie: A Zine Coloring Book

    37 Queenie: A Zine Coloring Book

    Purchase your own copy of my 37 Queenie Zine Coloring Book while supplies last!

    37 Queenie Zine Coloring Book is a unique laserprinted and hand altered zine by Tina Linville. It has 16 pages of black and white images, ready to be colored and customized by you. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Staple Bound. Signed and numbered.

    Edition of 30.

    Buy your copy online here

  • Our opening event was also mentioned this week in the Territorial Dispatch, a local Marysville newspaper and our next door neighbor on 4th Street. The image above is a screenshot.

    Check out the full article here.

  • I discovered that Sync Rainbow Mainspring was featured yet again in the Appeal Democrat today, as the cover and lead story of the weekly Spotlight Entertainment Guide.

    Please join us for the gallery reception this coming Saturday, March 16th from 4-8pm!

    Our address is 414 4th St in downtown Marysville, CA.

  • Check out this front page article written about Painting and Sculpture Outpost's debut exhibition Sync Rainbow Mainspring in the Appeal Democrat!

    You can read the full text linked here.

  • SYNC RAINBOW MAINSPRING

    Featuring artwork by:
    Steve Lim, Tina Linville, Joe Lloyd, and Alexandra Sprowls

    March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019

    gallery hours:
    Saturdays, 11-3
    or by appointment

    gallery reception:
    Saturday, March 16th 4-8pm

    Sync Rainbow Mainspring is about synchronicities, finely timed events and experiences that have led the founding partners of Painting and Sculpture Outpost to believe that they are here at precisely the right time in precisely the right place. Painting and Sculpture Outpost thinks Marysville is rich in content, history, and cultural intersections, and they are excited to see how contemporary art might join into the momentum of cultural renewal already underway in the community.

    The group of paintings and sculptures on view introduces the founding partners of Painting and Sculpture Outpost. Each partner is a practicing artist living and working in the community. The show is a presentation of the some of the work they are making, from recent, never before seen paintings and sculptures, to pieces that provide context to how the art has developed over time. Coming from a broad range of artistic interests, this display of work articulates differences as well as similarities, talks about each artists individual values, and functions as a point of reference for the kinds of work you might expect to see in future P&SO happenings that serve to connect the Yuba Sutter community to the broader visual art landscape.

  • Announcing the creation of Painting and Sculpture Outpost, an artist-run space dedicated to the exploration of contemporary art through exhibitions, events, and educational programming that I've been working on with my partners Joe Lloyd, Steve Lim, and Alexandra Sprowls for the past 6 months. We are getting set to launch our debut exhibition in March.

    Stay tuned for more details about our future exhibitions and events on our website at www.paintingandsculptureoutpost.com and on facebook and instagram @paintingandsculptureoutpost.

  • Pick up your free copy of the exhibition essay "Let the Games Begin" by Stephanie Sabo written to accompany my solo exhibition "love is an action word" at the Duke Gallery at Azusa Pacific Gallery.

    The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

    The gallery is located at 701 E Foothill Blvd, Azusa, CA 91702.

    September 4th to September 28th, 2018.

  • Check out this spread of my work in the exhibition catalogue for Earthly Delights, curated by Carol Shaw Sutton! Copies of the catalogue will be available for purchase at the gallery during the run of the exhibition.

  • love is an action word
    a solo exhibition of work by Tina Linville

    at the Duke Gallery, Azusa Pacific University

    Exhibition runs September 4 – 28, 2018

    Duke Art Gallery
    701 E. Foothill Blvd.
    Azusa, CA 91702

    Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

    Los Angeles has hosted the Olympic Games twice in the past, in 1932 and 1984, and is gearing up to host again in the summer of 2028. Every time a large international competition takes over the news cycle, conversations about the nature of competition, international relations, and even social structures are opened. Tina Linville’s work opens a path to engage in similar discussions, but from a very different vantage point. Instead of thinking about the use-value of peaceful competition as a means to a diplomatic end, Linville’s work engages in an exploration of one of homo sapiens’ most essential attributes—humanity as engaged in creative play. From her elaborately constructed textile pieces resembling catchers’ jerseys, to first-place ribbons, to a scoreboard, she uses sport as a reference point. Rather than attempt to stick a flawless landing à la Gabby Douglas, though, Linville revels in the unruly and unpredictable nature of play.

    - Excerpt from the exhibition essay, “Let the Games Begin” by Stephanie Sabo

  • Earthly Delights
    curated by Carol Shaw Sutton

    September 1, 2018 - October 27, 2018

    Opening Reception // September 1st from 4-6pm

    The Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands is located 2222 E. Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA

    This group of artists was chosen because of the sensuously crafted nature of their work, combined with their deep concerns for the future of humanity and the health of our planet. Media ranges from painting, sculptural installations, photography, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, ceramic sculpture and fiber.

    The title was borrowed from 15th Century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch’s iconic painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” in which he surrealistically depicts man’s desires and human foibles while leading the viewer to some rather severe consequences of their actions. At that particular time in European history people were simultaneously excited, shocked and dismayed by discoveries of exotic flora, fauna and cultural practices found during global exploration and intervention. Their world was swiftly changing creating intense anxiety with its concurrent longing for certainty and control. This void was quickly filled by Church dogma, economic domination and expanded military ventures.

    During our current moment in history we are bombarded with mind bending discoveries from the outer reaches of the universe, to the almost complete global expansion of commerce that is simultaneously annihilating traditions and environments, technology’s rule of our lives, and like before, even though perhaps more intensely, these are challenging the core of human nature and are playing out at in ever more critical ways. Each artist included here, addresses views of paradise, sensuality and/or consequence of our actions. The work is also connected by the common thread of creation and destruction, as is the reoccurring theme of nature.

    Includes work by the following artists:

    Carrie Burkle, Jasmine Delgado, Yvette Gellis, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Kiel Johnson, Sandra Klein, Tina Linville, Janet Neuwalder, Wendy Osher, Victoria Pearson, Fred Rose, Roxanne Sexauer, Jamie Sweetman, and Marie Thibeault

    (The image above is a painting by Yvette Gellis.)

  • See-Saw, the work of Dan Callis and Tina Linville

    June 14, 2018 - July 26, 2018
    at Golden West College Art Gallery
    gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10am to 2pm

    Dan Callis and Tina Linville have very different practices in mediums and histories. However, there are intriguing similarities in strategies, motivations, and concepts. The works are objects that archive conversations between process and material, structure and concept while exploring themes of representation and transformation.

  • fun on the floor @ Soft Core LA

    Curated By: Alexis Hyde & Megan St Clair

    Artists Include:

    Brant Ritter
    Ariel Hart
    Stephanie Gonot
    Stevie Nelson
    Aryana Minai
    Fawn Rogers
    Tina Linville
    Christine Han
    Michael Shields
    Trina Turturici

    Saturday April 7th, 6-9pm

    Fun on the floor is figurative and physical.

    We mean figurative as metaphorical, not figurative as in figures, although there will be figures, but most pieces of arts will be figure-less. In an effort to be fully transparent you should also know that fun on the floor isn't just metaphorical, it's also literal. There’s a lot going on--on the floor (but it’s fun).

    Soft.core.la, the artists, the guests, if we do our job properly, will be having fun, and there will be a floor present, that hopefully we will all be standing/sitting/dancing/strolling/posing on.

    There will also be some art on said floor, which is at 428 Hewitt St, which is fun.

    We have found, and hope you find as well, that it is fun to put art on the floor.

    There will also be, fun art on the walls, but fun on the walls is a bit unwieldy. These are artists who have fun within their practice, expect unexpected, new perspectives, and free beer.

  • The Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery at Biola University is proud to present the exhibition "FACULTY MEETING". This exhibition features recent works by the faculty of the Biola University Art Department.

    Featuring artwork by both full-time and adjunct faculty members: Luke Aleckson, Dan Callis, Kari Dunham, Laura Goble, Seth Johnson, Tina Linville, Joe Lloyd, Jonathan Puls, Jeff Rau, Erica Ryan-Stallones, Kurt Simonson, Astri Swendsrud, Hannah Varamini.

    The exhibition will be on view November 7 - 22, 2017.

  • Event details linked here.

  • Trapper Keeper was reviewed in Art and Cake! Check out the full text online, linked here.

  • Trapper Keeper is a group exhibition featuring work by Tina Linville, Annelie McKenzie, Dakota Noot, and Don Porcella, four artists whose works display fresh takes on contemporary figuration. While varied in their explorations, these artists share connection through their vibrant use of color, energy and humor; creating a fantastical world rich with hearts, stars, and a myriad of characters and creatures. Wielding kitsch like a glorious weapon, these artists elevate every day materials like pipe cleaners, glitter, rhinestones, stickers and beads to the realm of fine art. These pieces, unencumbered by any ties to pragmatic realism, allow humans, animals, aliens and hybrid forms to co-exist in a space, resulting in an environment that is at once florid, energetic, and joyously bizarre.

    Curated by Class Projects LA

    Eastside International / ESXLA
    602 Moulton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031

    Opening reception: Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 7-10 PM

    Gallery hours: Sat and Sun 1-5 PM

    Exhibition runs August 19th to Sept 2nd, 2017

  • I'm excited to have a sculpture included in "Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed Media” at the San Diego Art Institute from April 1, 2017 through May 15.

    The group exhibition “Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed Media” highlights artists of all media working in the liminal spaces not easily defined by traditional collage or assemblage work. The artists in “Diverge/Convene” have all developed and share an understanding of contemporary collage as a medium and a genre, employing disparate elements through the use of materials and/or content. This exhibition celebrates artists both locally and nationally that are not only working in traditional 2D/3D mediums, but also in sound sculpture, video, photography, installation, and alternative processes. The exhibition is organized by Ginger Shulick Porcella, Exeuctive Director of SDAI, and Kate McNamara, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions for the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design.

    Selected artists include: Wick Alexander, Elise Amour, Sean Capone, William Crump, Patrick Dintino, Aaron Garretson, Tara de la Garza, Marina Grize, Ivy Guild, Greg Haberny, Jodi Hays, John Brinton Hogan, Alan F. Jones & Lissa Corona, Robin Kang, Davin Kyle Knight, Angele Lebert, Tina Linville, Elena Lomakin, Jessica McCambly, Bhavna Mehta, Carmelo Midili, Joshua Moreno, Margaret Noble, Edwin Nutting, Brianna Ortega, Sara Parent-Ramos, Scott Polach, Ryder Richards, Gwen Samuels, Ali Silverstein, Josh Slater, Eva Struble, David Willburn, Ricardo Yanofsky.

  • Check out this episode of Modern Art Blitz, a contemporary art podcast about Los Angeles based artists created by Mat Gleason, featuring a segment with me and Dan Callis talking out our current show,Ready to See, at Jason Vass.

  • Please join me at the opening reception of Ready to See, an exhibition of new works by Dan Callis and I, on Saturday, March 4th from 6 to 9pm at Jason Vass in Los Angeles.

    The exhibition is on view from March 4th to April 15th, 2017.

    Jason Vass is located at 1452 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021.

    The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm.

  • The Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest Catalog is here!!

    Check out my collaborative "Visiting Tree" sculptures made with Annelie McKenzie as a part of the multi faceted Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest project created by Los Angeles artist Alexandra Grant in collaboration with writer Helene Cixous, documented in the exhibition catalogue.

    Annelie & I were able to participate in this important project in 2013 and created works for both the Los Angeles and Paris sites of the project, both included in the catalogue.

    The Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest catalog is available at Arcana books: www.arcanabooks.com

  • The exhibition Post Waste at South Bay Contemporary, curated by Tracey Weiss, was reviewed in Art & Cake. Read the review here.

  • Elastic Fringe was reviewed in El Vaquero. Read it here.

  • Elastic Fringe, my solo evolving sculpture project at The Gallery at Glendale Community College is on view from July 11th to September 23rd, 2016.

    As part of my summer Artist-In-Residence at the gallery, the exhibition will be open as it is being created with limited hours over the summer and the normal gallery hours resume at the start of the Fall semester.

    The show's closing reception will be held Saturday September 17th, from 4-6pm.

    The Gallery at Glendale Community College
    1500 North Verdugo Road
    Glendale, CA 91208
    glendale.edu/artgallery

  • Post Waste is an exhibition of sustainable art curated by Tracey Weiss at South Bay Contemporary.

    It features work by: Dosshaus, Dawn Ertl, Mitra Fabian, Tina Linville, Cynthia Minet, Lena Wolek and Tracey Weiss.

    The exhibition runs from September 1st to October 1st, 2016.

    South Bay Contemporary at the LOFT
    401 South Mesa St, third floor
    San Pedro, CA 90731
    southbaycontemporary.org

  • Thread is a textile themed exhibition at El Camino College Art Gallery.

    The show features work by: Edith Abeyta, Susan Connel, Raoul De la Sota, Dawn Ertl, Kiyomi Fukui, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Chuck Hohng, Peter Liashkov, Tina Linville, Victoria May, Laurel Paley, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Marianne Sadowski, Lisa Soloman, Ruth Katzenstein Souza

    The exhibition runs from August 29th to September 22, 2016.

    The opening reception is on September 8th, from 7-9pm.

    El Camino College Art Gallery
    16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
    Torrance, CA 90506

  • Join me for a workshop as part of Craft Club to transform everyday materials turning them into mini sculptures with a twist, inspired by artwork by Alejandro Otero featured in MOLAA at Twenty at the Museum of Latin American Art.

    Friday, June 24th from 7 to 8:30pm

    Museum of Latin American Art
    628 Alamitos Ave
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    molaa.org