I have always known that my calling was to be an artist. It has been my outlet for understanding our nature – our body, mind and spirit – as well as our relationship to the planet and the universe beyond. Yes, the big picture. But since no one can ever see the entire picture, I have spent time working on each category, one by one, from the interior to the exterior and back again in some apparent spiraling motion.
Ultimately, I am interested in the concept of time, how we determine progress and how value is assessed. I am drawn to serial investigations that are the sum of their parts. I still believe that art can make a difference in our society.
1999 UCLA Extension - form Z – a 3 dimensional rendering program that has been helpful in visualizing and presenting projects incorporating interior and exterior space.
1988, 1989 UCLA Extension – Printmaking
1987 UCLA Extension - Figure Anatomy (Drawing)
1980 DBD (Doing By Doing), performance art class taught by Rachel Rosenthal
1969-1973 Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin,
B.A. in Fine Arts and Speech Communications / Theatre Arts
Major area of interest in Fine Arts – printmaking and drawing.
Major area of interest in Theatre Arts – scene painting, costuming and fabrication of props.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 "Cherish" at Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles
2009 “The Clearing” at Main Street Gallery, Pomona, CA
2008 “Epidermis Emporium” at Main Street Gallery, Pomona, CA
2007 “Epidermis Emporium,” Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“The Looking Glass Lounge,” site specific installation, Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825 – Los Angeles, CA
“Looking Glass Lounge,” site specific installation in the Alcove Gallery, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2005 “The Looking Glass Lounge,” site specific installation for HAUS Gallery, Pasadena, California
1990 “Outside-Inside-Out”, site specific installation for the Los Angeles Festival, Open Festival, Hollywood
2004 ARC Grant (Artist Resource for Completion) from the Durfee Foundation
SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2011 TarFest- installation in the La Brea Tar Pit Park, Los Angeles, California
“Inside/Out” Brand Library, Art Galleries – a four person show
“CHAIN LETTER LONDON: Swarm of Consciousness” – website exhibition
2009 “Nature and Nurture,” Bleicher/Golightly, Santa Monica, California
2008 “Naked Truth, Figure as Form and Spirit,” dba256 Gallery, Pomona, California
2007 HAUSGUEST, Brewrey Projects, Los Angeles, an exhibition of 200 artists benefiting the People of Darfur of the Sudan, hosted by HAUS
1996 “When The Bough Breaks,” The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California. curated by Susan Hill, artist
1994 “1010” Small Artworks,” The New gallery, Santa Monica, California, curated by Maria Walsh
1991 “Southern California Women’s Caucus For Art Exhibition,” Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, Lancaster, California, Curated by Norma Gurba
1989 Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Art Auction Invitational, Irvine, California
1983 “Downey Museum of Art Silver Jubilee Retrospective Exhibit,” Downey, California, invitational
1980 “Seven Selected Women Who Worked on The Dinner Party By Judy Chicago,” M.E. Gallery, Houston, Texas
1977 “The Dinner Party,” (collaborative exhibition by Judy Chicago), numerous venues in the U.S. Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
2013 California Sculpture SLAM, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA
CHAIN LETTER LONDON: Swarm of Consciousness” – website exhibition
2011 “Gifted” Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“4th Annual Juried Show 2011, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA Juror: Sylvia White
HECHO A MANO – LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, Juror: Idurre Alonso, Curator, Museum of Latin American Art
2010 “Exalted One” – LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, Juror: Sam Lee, Sam Lee Gallery
“Revisiting Beauty,” Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Juror: Peter Frank, Riverside Art Museum
2009 “The Lingering Feast,” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, Juror: Merry Karnowsky, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“ProVisional Art,” Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Juror: Shane Guffogg, Pharmaka Gallery
2008 “Novella,” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, Juror: Meg Linton, Curator,
Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design
“Venus – Goddess of Love” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, Juror: Andi Campognone
2007 “A Woman’s Place” window installation at Homestead House in Pasadena, CA
Phantom Galleries/Gallery 825 collaboration for “Go Native”
Crackerjack – LAAA/Gallery 825, Juror: Jay Belloli, Director of the Armory Center for the Arts
Artscene:25 at LACMA – two centerpiece sculptures for the luncheon/celebration
2006 TarFest – installation at Desmond Building on Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Jurors included: Wesley Jessup, Molly Barnes, Peter Frank, Sinead Finnerty-Pine, James Panozzo
“GEM” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, Juror: Joni Gordon, Newspace Gallery
“Open Show,” LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, Juror: Wesley Jessup, Museum Director, Pasadena Museum of California Art
2001 “The Elements – Air, Water, Fire and Earth,” The Second City Council, Long Beach, California. juror: Tyler Stallings, Curator of Exhibitions, Laguna Art Museum
1997 “Primary Colors,” 3 locations: SITE Gallery, Watts Art Center, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California. juror: Roy Dowell, artist
“Made in California,” City of Brea Gallery, Brea, California. Juror: Noel Korten, Curator/Director of Exhibitions at the Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California.
1994 “90th Open,” National Competition, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California.
juror: Gilah Yelin Hirsch, artist
1993 “L.A. Biblioteca,” SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1992 “2nd Annual International Miniprint Exhibition.” Juniper Gallery/Napa Art Center, Napa, California. jurors: Peter Frank and Barbara Galuszka
“Long Beach Arts Southern California Open Juried Exhibit,” Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California. juror: William Hipps, Director of Angel's Gate Cultural Center
PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
2010 Commissioned to create window screen for Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 front window for 85th Anniversary Celebration
2002 – 2006 Awarded commission to create artwork for Fire Station #65, 103rd and East Century Blvd, Watts, Los Angeles (through the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs)
2002 design completion. Commissioned to create a railing design for the Pacoima Bicycle Bridge over the Pacoima Wash at San Fernando Road (through the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs)
1999 – 2001 Awarded Commission by City of Pasadena, Cultural Affairs Division to create public art for Fire Station #34,on the campus of Cal Tech at Del Mar and Holliston, Pasadena, California
1998 – 2001 Commissioned by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to create public art for the Department of Recreation and Parks for the Van Ness Child Care Center in South Los Angeles, California.
1997 – 2007 Awarded commission by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to create public art for the Department of Recreation and Parks for the Downey Child Care Facility in Lincoln Heights, California.
1995 – 1999 Awarded commission by Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to create public art for the Department of Transportation - Parking Enforcement Facility, West Los Angeles, California.
2001 Community of Angels" public art project, benefiting the Volunteers of America and Catholic Big Brothers. Sponsor of the selected piece, “The Travel Angel,” was the Los Angeles Convention &Visitors Bureau. Acquired by the Farmers Market, at 3rd and Fairfax.
2006-2008 Selected for the pre-qualified list for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Art Space Talk: Laura Larson – myartspace.com, interview by Brian Sherwin March 15, 2009
“SHORTCUTS Anglais seconde”. Published by HACHETTE LIVRE EDUCATION featuring a photo of the Travel Angel 2009
“Los Angeles Art Association – Volume 1”– LAAA catalog 2009
“Don’t Cover Your Eyes,” Stacy Davies, Inland Empire Weekly, February 21-27,2008
“Through the Looking Glass,” Venessa Franko, The Press-Enterprise, January 4, 2007
Dottie Moore internet interview on http://Ladybuglive.com - artist profile in “The Gallery” 2006
Profile in “The Fund for Women Artist” at www.womenart.org 2006
“URBAN SURPRISES: A Guide to Public Art in Los Angeles,” edited by Gloria Gerace, published by Balcony Press, Glendale, California, under the auspices of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, 2002
“A Community of Angeles,” Angel City Press, written by Marnie Tenden, photographed by Michele Dugan, Designed by Hannah Kaufman, 2001
Betty Brown, “Diverse Concerns”, ARTWEEK, April 16, 1983.
The Feminist Art Project
Institute for Women & Art @ Rutgers
Documentation for both “The Looking Glass Lounge” and “Epidermis Emporium” are housed physically at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey (as well as mentioned on the internet site)
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
2006 – 2011 member
SITE – Seeking It Through Exhibitions - an artist run non-profit arts organization and exhibition space.
1999 – 2000 President - Board of Directors
1998 – 1999 Co-President - Board of Directors
1997 – 1998 Exhibition Coordinator
1995 – 1997 Exhibition Committee