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Elizabeth Medrano

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Philadelphia College of Art, 1979, BFA
SFSU (San Francisco State University), 1989, MFA
SFSU, 2008, MA

exhibition/performance, sculpture, conceptual, abstract, modern, surrealism, landscape, realism, installation, mixed-media

Exhibition Record


Elizabeth Medrano

773 San Bruno Ave — San Francisco, CA 94107


Exhibition Record

Selected Individual Exhibitions

1997       Space 743, Leaving Myopia, San Francisco, CA

1993      Clay Studio Gallery, Blood and Thunder Trilogy ll, SF, CA

              Paintings, Sculpture, Shadow Puppets and Interactive Performances

1992      Chabot College, Hayward, CA

1992      Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA

1991       Clay Studio Gallery, Blood and Thunder Trilogy l: Paintings, SF, CA

1988       Nexus Gallery; Berkeley, CA

1987        Sun Gallery; "Unspecified Sights," Hayward, CA

1986        The Little Theatre; "Forty Trees...,"  SF State University, SF, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013- 2015 SF Public Library, SF, CA

2014             SOMAR Gallery, ArtSpan, , SF, CA

2012              Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

2011              Thoreau Gallery, SF

2010               Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

2009               Sanchez Gallery, Pacifica, CA

2002-4            Visual Aid’s The Big Deal, SF, CA

1998               The California Museum of Art, Small Works, Santa Rosa, CA                                

1997               The Jewish Museum of San Francisco, CA

                         “L’Chaim,” A Kiddush Cup Invitational

                        Visual Aid’s The Big Deal, SF, CA

1996                  Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                        “Authentic Allies;” Artists working with Children; SF Ed Project

Collaboratiion with Project Zero; Harvard U, MA

1994, 1995      Space 743, San Francisco, CA

1994                 Artists' Books

1994                 Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA

1991                 San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery; San Francisco, CA                 

                          American Institute of Architects; San Francisco, CA

1990                  De Saissat Museum, Santa Clara, CA

                          One Market Plaza, San Francisco, CA

                          Life Support: Furniture by Artists.  Sponsor: Limn Gallery

1989                 California College of Arts and Crafts; San Francisco, CA

                          Matrix Gallery, Three Person Show; Sacramento, CA

                          California Museum of Art;  Santa Rosa, CA

                           Southern Exposure Gallery; San Francisco, CA

                          SITE Gallery; "Shrines;" and "Beasts; " Culver City, CA

1988                  Gallery 44; "Works in Wood," Oakland, CA

1986                  Fiberworks Gallery; Berkeley, CA

                           Academy of Arts and Sciences; Poughkeepsie, NY

 Civic Center; "Hayward Forum of the Arts: 24th Annual,"      Best of Show, Best Sculpture Awards, Hayward, CA






Masters’ in Special Education, San Francisco State University

California Credentials: Visual Art with Math, Education Specialist with Autism, ESL

Masters’ of Fine Arts;  SFSU, Distinguished Graduate Award

Bachelors’ of Fine Arts,  w/ Honors,  Philadelphia College of Art (PCA)

Educational Therapy Certificate (ET/P); University of California; Santa Cruz


Teaching Artist/Artist-in-Residence

-SFSU: Art For Children; Sculpture l, ll, lll  

-California Art Council Grantee for 3 yrs.

-Upward Bound

-African American Cultural Center

-Chinese American International School

-Notre Dames des Victoires

-Richmond Art Center

-FM Productions: Bill Graham building and painting background sets for rock bands and theme parks.

-George Coates: Props and backgrounds

-Antennae Theater: Props

-M. H. de Young Museum: Teaching artist at the for 10 years,


-Multicultural Children’s Museum

-California Academy of Sciences: Education program

-Bayview Opera House

-SF Day School

-SF Art Education Project

-SF Ed Fund: Art and Science Project


-The Clay Studio




-Inclusion Task Force

-Association of Educational Therapy (AET)

-SF AET Study Group

-SF National Teachers of Mathematics



-Exhibiting Artist


-G.L.U.E. Group

-Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

-SF Museum of Modern Art











Recent Exhibits

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