Several California State University Long Beach M.F.A. candidates and Alumni formed Backspace Gallery in conjunction with Phantom Galleries Los Angeles in October 2010. The focus of the gallery is to further develop an ongoing dialogue and relationship with the Greater Los Angeles area art scene and Long Beach. Exhibiting work that deals with using materials, art production, art history, and formal concerns as a way to affect its viewer, Backspace hopes to offer a new and fresh interpretation of contemporary art making.
About Todd Ciborowski
Todd Ciborowski was born into a diverse family that honors education and creativity. From an early age he was encouraged to investigate and was given every opportunity to try something new and this idea is reflected in his art. His art practice lies in the process of exploration, ongoing change, and memory. His artwork has been shown in academic institutions, galleries, and project spaces; plus he is currently working as a Teaching Associate, Teaching Intern, and Instructional Student Assistant at CSULB and as a Gallery Aide/ Assistant Preperator at the Huntington Beach Art Center. Todd Ciborowski was born in Huntington Beach, California. He attended San Francisco State University where he received his B.A. in Art. Currently Todd is attending Cal State University of Long Beach where he plans to receive his M.F.A.