An award-winning Writer/Director and Photographer, Arlene Bogna has won numerous awards including two KidsFirst! Awards for her screenplay "Earth Kids" (w/N. Schubert), and a Telly, Platinum Best of Show Aurora, Davey, and Remi, for her narrative PSA "Canvas" which she created for the art non-profit, A Window Between Worlds, produced by Women In Film. Bogna’s art and film background includes fine art classes in color, composition, painting and drawing at The Art Center and Otis Parsons, film and media at the Universita di Bologna, Italy, culminating in a Film and Italian Literature degree from UCLA. She continues to expand upon her art education.
Bogna's solo exhibit SAFARI AMERICANA: SCENES OF DELIGHT was featured in ArtScene, Metromix, Los Angeles Times, SCWCA, ExperienceLA.com, and MutualArt.com. Arlene has also exhibited at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Gallery 825 (Jurors include Jay Belloli of the Armory Center for the Arts, Sugar Brown of George Billis Gallery with Artist Kent Twitchell), UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center (Art & Wine Auction), Project 210, the AIA award-winning home/gallery of Michael Collins & Daniel Banchik, and Bonhams & Butterfields (for Project Angel Food).
Arlene is a native Angeleno who seems to have had insight into her true calling early on in life. As a small child she would hike out to the Angeles Forest, where she staged and photographed scenes with her casts of dolls and stuffed animals. Arlene explores themes of cultural identity and emotion in her photography and paintings with a formal interest in color and composition.
For more information please visit arlenebognafineart.com
||SAFARI AMERICANA: SCENES OF DELIGHT, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
|DIFFUSIONS : A COLLECTION OF ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHS, Enza Costa Studio, LA, CA
AN EVENING OF ART & ARCHITECTURE, Barnsdall Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show PREVIEW: Project 210, Pasadena, CA
GEM : Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
||AURORA : Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
ART & WINE AUCTION: UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
SUMMERSTOCK : Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
OPEN CALL LA : Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, CA
VS. : (w/ Lynda Lester-Slack) Gallery 825 Jurors: Sugar Brown, George Billis Gallery, & Kent Twitchell
Art & Architecture : AIA award winning home/gallery of Michael Collins & Daniel Banchik, LA, CA
CRACKERJACK : Gallery 825. Juror: Belloli, The Armory Center for the Arts. Los Angeles, CA
GET : ART : Bonhams & Butterfields (Project Angel Food), Los Angeles, CA
||PETITE WORKS : Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
ArtScene, "Arlene Bogna and Barbara Blatt" by Suvan Geer, July 2008.
Los Angeles Times, "The List: Art Openings" Compiled by Grace Krilanovich, June 19, 2008.
Metromix,"Art attack: Arlene Bogna's Safari" By Kimberly Waid & Alie Ward, June 18, 2008.
SCWCA,"Women Around Town" By Suvan Geer, June 2008.
Artist Advisory Circle, A Window Between Worlds, "Artist Spotlight: Arlene Bogna" By Suvan Geer, Sep 2007.
Moving Pictures Magazine, "Arlene Bogna's Canvas" by RaeAnne Marsh, July 2007.
DCA Connections, "Women In Film wins award for artistic collaboration with AWBW", Jan 2007.
Focal Points, Sierra Club Camera Committee Newsletter, 2006. (photo credit)
Silver Remi Award, Telly Award, Aurora 'Platinum Best of Show' Award, Davey Award, KidsFIRST! Awards
Los Angeles Art Association, Women In Film, Alliance of Women Directors, AWBW Artist Advisory Circle
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