University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
2010 MFA Otis College of Art and Design
1997 B.A. Art History, U.C.L.A.
1997 University of Georgia Archaeological Field Excavation, Carthage, Tunisia.
1993 Churchill College of the Arts, Cambridge University, England.
2010 A Place Without A Place, MFA Thesis Installation, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles
2007 Bloom, Elizabeth Paige Smith, Venice CA.
2005 Ground, William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles.
2003 New Paintings, Highways Upstairs Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2011 Chainletter, curated by Doug Harvey and Christian Cummings. Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles.
2010 The Bigger Picture, Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot at Edgar Varela Projects, Downtown Los Angeles
2010 Women Of Uncertain Age, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles
2010 All Together Now, Bolsky Gallery Los Angeles
2010 High Noon, Video Installation, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles
2009 Mid Residency Exhibition, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles
2008 GLAMFA, CSULB
2008 Best in Show, ISM Long Beach, CA.
2007 Family Garden, Elizabeth Paige Smith Atelier, Venice CA.
2006 Flow, curated by Peter Frank, Riverside Art Museum
2005 Flow, Curated by Peter Frank, Berman Turner Projects,
2007 Art Fiera, Bologna, Italy. Galerie Davide Gallo
2006 Preview Berlin, Emerging Art Fair, Berlin Germany. Galerie Davide Gallo
Scholarships and Awards
2009 Anderson Ranch Brooks Scholarship in Painting
2008-2010 Otis Institutional Grant
1997 UCLA Department of Classics Travel Grant for fieldwork in
Teaching Assistant Positions
Educational Associate- Foundation Department at Otis College of Art and Design with Kiki Sammercelli Spring 2010. Job responsibilities include assistant to professor in foundation design concepts, color theory, Adobe Illustrator Module Assistant, Photoshop responsibilities and critique of student work.
Painting Dialogues with Judie Bamber 2007-2009. Job responsibilities include managing weekly readings for class discussion, organizing studio visits with select artists and organizing and presenting images utilizing the Otis DID image Database.
In Context with Renee Petropoulos 2009. Job responsibilities include managing weekly readings for class discussion and managing image presentation for class discussion.
Fall 2009 Graduate Studios Lecture Series. Job responsibilities include scheduling and negotiation of all aspects of the fall lecture series. Each week features a different presentation by a professional artist. My job was to facilitate whatever the artist may need to present. Payment, transportation, planning ahead and technological assistance are all aspects of the job.
Westernicity, Perceptions of the West. A curated project I produced at the grad studios for Open Studios in El Segundo 2009.
Sole proprietor of the sandbox an alternative gallery space in Venice CA. 1997-2003. This included curation, sales, business management, advertising, writing of press releases etc…
Guest lecturer at the undergrad art dept, UCSB 2006
Peter Frank, "Going With The Flow"
ART LTD, March 2008
Shana Nys-Dambrot, “Made in Los Angeles”
Tema Celeste, January/February 2006.
Peter Frank, “Ground at William Turner Gallery,”
Art Week, December/January, 2004-2005
Shana Nys-Dambrot, “What if Vermeer Were an Abstract Expressionist,”
Coagula Art Journal, Spring, 2003