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Christine Morla

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Oxnard, CA

Birth year


Claremont Graduate University, California, 2000, M.F.A.
Loyola Marymount University, California, 1998, B.A.

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Christine Morla is an interdisciplinary artist and arts educator. Her practice includes drawing, painting, and installation. Ms. Morla graduated with a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and received her M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Art Frankfurt, Germany, Rimjaus Gallery, Mexico City, The Armory Show, New York, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Riverside Art Museum, Carnegie Museum, Huntington Beach Art Center, d.e.n. Contemporary, Jaus, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and 18th Street Arts Center among other venues.

Ms. Morla has taught in many established art departments throughout Southern California, including California State University-Channel Islands, Loyola Marymount University, Cerritos College, Mount San Antonio College and Citrus College. Currently, she is a professor of Art at Oxnard College and Gallery Director of the McNish Art Gallery.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Morla is an independent curator. Her curatorial projects include “The Color of God: Contemporary Expressions of Spirit, Race and Justice” at the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University and “Tabo(o) an exhibition of Filipino-American artists at Claremont Graduate University’s White Room Gallery. From 2002-2004, she served as an independent co-curator of exhibitions at Crazy Space Gallery in Santa Monica, California.



2013  NEW WORK, Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA 

2013  FIELDS OF COLOR, Left  Coast Books, Goleta, CA

2012  HOME, Napa Hall Art Complex at CSU-Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA 

2009  NEW WORK BY CHRISTINE MORLA, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA

2007  HAPPY TRANSFORMATION, Upfront Gallery, Ventura, CA

2005  CHROMATIC DIFFUSION, Crazy Space, Santa Monica, CA

2003  CAVE PAINTING, First Street Gallery, Claremont CA

2000  WEAVINGS, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA



2011  SUMMER SOUL SIS, Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
ART 100, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
SPECTRUM, Kellogg University Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

2010  39 NOW, curated by Sophia Louisa, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
DRAFT, Works on paper not canvas, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA
FOR ROLAND, Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA 
NOT IN MY BACKYARD, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA 
DENSITY, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2009  FILOPHILE, Jaus, Los Angeles, CA 
LOCALS ONLY, CSUCI Art Gallery, Ventura, CA 
PANDEMIC, Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008  FLUORESCENCES, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA 
SO. CAL, John Spoor Broome Library, CSUCI, Camarillo, CA 
ONE NIGHT STAND, 650 Gonzales Road Residence (garage), Oxnard, CA

2007  ART L.A., La Estacion Arte Conteporaneo, L.A. Art Fair, Santa Monica, CA 
INSTERSECTION, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA 
HAUSGUESTS, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

2006  L.A. FLIPPERS, Rimjaus Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico 
RICOCHET, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
PAINTING’S EDGE 2006, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA 
EVERYTHING WRONG, Highways, Santa Monica, CA 
DOES RELIGION KILL?, 18th Street Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
KALEIDOSCOPIC GAZE, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

2005  GRIDLOCK, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA 
L.A. LIVING, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
DEAD AIR SEVERAL SILENCES, Curated by Valere Chanceaulme, Crazy Space, Santa Monica, CA

2004  MAKING ART, Atrium Space, Ventura, CA 
ARMORY INSTALLATIONAL, The Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA 
MANIA FOR COLESLAW, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA 
THE ARMORY SHOW - New York International Art Fair, Raid Projects, NY, NY

2003  BRUSH, The Office – An Art Space, Huntington Beach, CA 
TRANSFORMERS:MORE THAN MEETS THE I, Crazy Space Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
OPEN TICKET, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA 
UP CLOSE, The Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA 
PILLARS, an exhibition of Loyola Marymount University Studio Art Faculty, 
Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002  FIND YOUR WAY HOME, 1958 Van Ness, Hollywood, CA
GIVE AND TAKE, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA 
GENERATION WHY, Occidental College, Eagle Rock, CA

2002  SHOW, Pasadena City College Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2001  GHETTO FABULOUS, Highways Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
METROPOLY, Hatch Gallery, Venice, CA 
ART FRANKFURT, Frankfurt, Germany 
LINEDANCE, Flor de Luna Art Studio, Los Angeles, CA 
WONDERWALL, The Smell, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 
SOCIAL JUSTICE: From Reflection to Action, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

2000  ALTERS AND INSTALLATIONS, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA 
CURRENCIES, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 
TIES THAT BIND, Huntington Beach Center for the Arts, Huntington Beach, CA 
STAFF SELECTS, First Street Gallery, Claremont, CA 
WALLSPACE, Miller-Durazo Contemporary Artist Projects, Los Angeles, CA 
MAPSDANCING, Gumbo Garden, Hollywood, CA 
INFORMATION, Installation Gallery, Claremont, CA 
THE REJECTION SHOW, Hatch Gallery, Venice, CA 
COME HOME, Kat Skraba Residence, Claremont, CA 
WALLWORKS, Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA

1999  BLUE, Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, CA 
STILL LIFE, Installation Gallery, Claremont, CA 
FLYING CARS, East Gallery, Claremont, CA 
NINETY-NINE, Miller-Durazo Contemporary Artist Projects, Los Angeles, CA

1998  BOTH, East Gallery, Claremont, CA 

Recent Exhibits

Christine Morla participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2015 Christine Morla and Aska Irie: If All The World Were...
Jul, 2013 Geometry of Chance
Mirus Gallery
Jul, 2011 Summer Soul Sis
Nov, 2010 39NOW | Group Exhibition
den contemporary
Sep, 2010 For Roland, 2010
Bunny Gunner
May, 2010 Not In My Backyard
den contemporary
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