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20161003091335-abel_what_remainswillbeginagainno2_12x12_oilonwood
What Remains Will Begin Again No. 2, 2016 Oil on Wood 12" X 12" © Lillian Abel
20160728070209-cataclysmicmotionsm
Stratospheric Cataclysm, 2016 Oil on Wood 8" X 10" © lillian abel
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Everything Is And Isn't No.2, 2016 Oil on Wood © Lillian Abel 2016
20160419060040-thethinginitself300
The Thing In Itself, 2016 Oil on Wood 8" X 10" © Lillian Abel
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What Remains Will Begin Again , 2016 Oil on Wood 18" X 24" © Lillian Abel
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Reflection No. 3, 2015 Oil on Wood 8" X 10" © Lillan Abel
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Nocturnal Motion, 2015 and Sold at "Incognito 2015" SMMoA Oil on Wood 10 X 10 X 2 Inches © Lillian Abel
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Reflection No. 2, 2015
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It Is As It Is In Everything No. 2, 2014 Oil on Wood 18" X 24" © Lillian Abel
20140204091449-portal_no
Ecstatic Devotional Coalescence, 2013 Oil on Aluminum 6" X 8" © Lillian Abel
20140503230821-scan4_2014
It Is As It Is In Everything No. 1, 2014 Oil on Wood 10 X 10 X 2 Inches © 2014
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Out of Nothingness No. 2, 2014 Oil on Panel 30" X 30" © lillian abel
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Advent to the Gateway, 2014 Oil on Wood 30" X 30" © Lillian Abel
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Advent to the Gateway (detail), 2014 Oil on Wood 30" X 30" © Lillian Abel
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InsideOut, 2014 Oil on Wood 30" X 30" © Lillian Abel
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The Second Intellection, 2014 Oil on Wood 10" X 10" X 2" Inches © 2014
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The Gleaming, 2014 Sold "Incognito 10" 2014 Oil on Wood 10" X 10" X 2" Inches © 2014
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Antarctica, 2013 Oil on Wood 8" X 10' © 2013
20140210090548-somewhereinbetweenno
Somewhere Between No. 2", 2013 Oil on Wood 16" X 20" © 2013
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Unknown of Known, 2014 Oil on Wood 18" X 24" © Lillian Abel
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Somewhere Between, 2013 Oil on Wood 16" X 20" X 2 Inches © 2013
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Out of Nothingness, 2013 Oil on Wood 11" X 14" © 2013
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Ever Been, Will Ever Be, 11/12/12 Oil on Panel 11" X 14" X 1" Inches © 2012
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"Has Ever Been, Will Ever Be", 2013 (Sold "Incognito" SMMOA 2013) Oil on Wood 8" X 10" © 2013
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Red , Sold Incognito 2013 Oil on Wood 8" X 10" © 2013
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Convolutional Motion, 2013 Oil on Wood 8" X 10" © 2013
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Portal - Sold 2012 @ LAAA, 2012 Oil on Panel 12" X 9" © 2012
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Down and Over, 2012 Oil on Panel 9" X 12" © 2012
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It Is, It Was, It Shall Be, 2012 Oil on Wood 8" X 10" © 2012
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Underneath It All, Sold, Incognito 2012 Oil on Wood 8" X 10" © 2012
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What's Underneath - Sold @ Incognito 2012 Oil on Panel 8" X 10" © 2012
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The Bridge, 2012 Oil on Panel 8" X 10" © 2012
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The Clearing, 2012 Oil on Panel 8" X 10" © 2012
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Life Lines , 2011 Oil on Panel 18" X 24 © 2011
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Here, There No. 2, 2011 Oil on Panel 12" X 16" © 2011
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Yellow Clouds - Sold 2012, 2011 Oil on Panel © 2011
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As Above, So Below - Sold @ Incognito 2011, 2011 Oil on Panel 8" X 10"
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"Invisible, There Nevertheless No. 5, 2011 Oil on Panel 8" X 10" © 2011
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Be As It Is No. 2 - Sold @ Incognito 2011, 2011 Oil on Panel 8" X 10" © 2011
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Invisible, There Nevertheless No.4, 2010 Oil on Panel 11" X 14" © 2010
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Yellow Cliffs No. 2, 2010 Oil on Panel 9" X 12" © 2010
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Always the Same Yet New, 2010 Oil on Panel 16" X 20" © 2010
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Invisible There Nevertheless No. 3, 2010 Oil on Panel 9" X 12" © 2010
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Green Lakes, 2010 Oil on Panel 8" X 10"
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As It Is No. 2, 2010 Oil on Panel 9" X 12" © 2010
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Over The Edge Oil on Wood 8 X 10 © Lillian Abel
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Emergence, 2010 SOLD at 2nd City Council Art Gallery's 10th Anniversary show 2011 Oil on Panel 9" X 12" © 2010
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Reflections, 2010 Oil on Panel 11" X 14" © 2010
Itisasitis
"It Is As It Is", 2009 SOLD Oil on Panel 4" X 6" © 2009
Smallgreen
Be As It Is, SOLD 2009 Oil on Panel 5" X7"
Green32009
"Look Up No. 2", SOLD 2009 Oil on Panel 9 X 12 © 2009
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Invisible, There Nevertheless No. 2 , 2009 SOLD Oil on Panel 9 X 12 © 2009
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"Here, There, 2009 Oil on Panel Ll" X 14" © 2009
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Unseen, There Nevertheless No. 3, 2009 Oil on Wood 4 X 12 X 2 Inches © 2009
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Obscuring Heaven's Clear Glow (Goethe's Faust), 2009 SOLD Oil on Panel 8" X 10" © 2009
Greenfoam
As It Is, 2009 Oil on Panel 9" X 12" © 2009
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"Unseen, There Nevertheless" (LAAA Catalogue, 2009), SOLD 2008 Oil on Panel 14" X 11" © 2008
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Night Shore III, 2008 Oil on Panel 10" X 8" © 2008
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"Here and There", SOLD 2008 Oil on Panel 14" X 11" © 2008
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"Now and Then", SOLD 2008 Oil on Panel 14" X 11" © 2008
Lillianabel
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ravenna, Ohio
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture
The Art Students League of New York
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Representing galleries
www.laaa.org, https://groundspaceproject.wordpress.com/page/2/
Tags
arts-education landscape, studio-lofts painting, abstract, sculpture, landscape, digital
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2016
Statement

"Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed."

Kahlil Gibran

These compositions suggest forms that are present and forms that are absent. Layers that hide and reveal. Out of disorder comes order, out of  darkness comes light, out of time to present, from ignorance to enlightenment.

My work depicts Nature, however, it is made in my studio from memory, impulse and emotion, from the energy experienced in Nature.

The paintings are an exploration of the space between abstraction and representation. They are abstracted by the palette knife, searching for hidden worlds and images in the paint that reveal on the picture plane. They need to be uncovered, stroked, massaged and moved onto the surface, brought up from where they are hiding; surprising me with their ability to come forth when called by my hand. Revealing the recognized of our ‘world sight’ as unrecognizable, opening the eye of the witness to the coalescence of fierceness and delicacy in Nature. Beginning from the darkness, moving to find hidden worlds that lay just beyond the edge of our awareness, calling forth the unexplored knowledge of the unseen. When the scales of our eyes are lifted we are brought to the underlying entity.

Graduate of Ohio University, attended the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League of New York and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture. Attended the Santa Reparata Graphic Art Center and Il Bisonte International School of Graphic Arts in Florence, Italy. Exhibitions have been in New York, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Ca; Krakow, Poland; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; as well as numerous Galleries and Exhibitons across the country. ALSO: Documentary on my work with homeless artists at humblebeauty.com. Humble Beauty currently has  Distribution on National Public Television. humblebeauty.com

 

2016

Lillian Abel: Past To Present, TAJ ART, 1492 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles 90041 OPENING: Saturday, December 3 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Lillian Abel: 'It Is As It Is In Everything', Lori L Fine Art Gallery, San Diego CA 

Suites, GROUNDSPACE PROJECTS, Susan Joseph, Los Angeles CA

5th Annual Spring Art ExhibitionGrand Central Neighborhood SSCCurated by: Renee Larson, New York, New York 

Lillian Abel, Nurit Avesnar, Elana Kundell, Art in the Arthouse, LAERMMLE MONICA FILM CENTER, Curated by Joshua Elias, Santa Monica CA

“MAS (Mutual Appreciation Society) Attack,”  SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE, Curators; Max Presneill, Kio Griffith 

2015

New Work by Lillian Abel and Robin Parsons, GROUNDSPACE PROJECTS, Los Angeles CA

2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, LAMAG, Jurors: Peter Frank, Fatemeh Burnes, Thomas Benitez

Water-Works, GALLERY C, Los Angeles CA

Generations: Forty Hues Between Black & White OCAAA, In colaboration with VAALA, Santa Ana CA

Incognito 2015, SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART

2014

Lillian Abel, January Garabedian, Brooke Harker, HALE ARTS SPACE, Curated by Michael Hale, Sean Hemeon, Santa Monica CA

Incognito 10, SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART

Habitual, LAAA, juried by Mills Moran, Director of OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Our Ever Changing World - Pop Up Show China Town, Curated by Karrie Ross, Los Angeles

2013

Small Works, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica CA

Ink & Clay 39, KELLOGG ART GALLERY at California State Polytechnic University, Jurors: Michael David, Liza Folman, Stanton Hunter, Pomona CA Reception is on Saturday, September 21st from 3 to 6 pm

HERo.e.s/HER open eyeS,  MetaHouse-German Cambodian Cultural Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
August 2-16, 2013 Traveling to Lotus Gallery Battambang, Cambodia, curated by Denise A. Scott, Curator Link: http://art.state.gov/artistdetail.aspx?id=166420

Silver Factory, GET ART 2013, Project Angel Food, Siren Studios, Hollywood CA

Lillian Abel, Susan Feldman Tucker & Karrie Ross, ALTERED SPACE GALLERY, curated by Bryan Chagolia, Venice CA 

Incognito 2013 SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART

International Women's Day Goup Show, curated by Larisa Pilinsky, West Hollywood City Building

Intersecting Paths: Art & Healing, HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JIR/LA, USC, Jack H. Skirball Campus, Curated by Georgia Freedman-Harvey, Los Angeles

2012

Electron Salon, LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART, Curator: Rex Bruce

True Blue SANGRIA FINE ART, Charity Burnett, Curator

LAAA Annual Benefit Auction 2012

The Fan Show SCA PROJECT GALLERY, Curated by Karen Karlsson & Denise Kraemer, Pomona, California

Women's Day Virtual Display at MOLAA

gem 2012 GALLERY 825, LAAA, Los Angeles

Incognito 2012 SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART

Colors, Colors! CITY HALL BRIDGE GALLERY, Mary Oliver, Curator, DCA Slide Registry, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Smörgasbord, SANGRIA FINE ART, Chariy Burnett, Curator

2011

Energy ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Howard Fox

LAAA Annual Benefit Auction 2011

KCET-TV Los Angeles will air HUMBLE BEAUTY on primetime. kcet.org Watch for this Documentary to be aired again on KCET Public Television.

Second Annual Art Project Los Angeles: BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Star-Studded VIP Benefit

Incognito 2011 SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART

Celebrating a Decade 2nd CITY COUNCIL GALLERY, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Curator: shea M gauer

gem 2011 GALLERY 825, LAAA, Los Angeles

Silver Lining: Every Cloud Has One CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, Art in Public Places Program

GET : ART 4, Project Angel Food, Siren Studios, Hollywood CA

2010

Aurora 2010, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION

2010 Annual Benefit Auction, LAAA

gem 2010 GALLERY 825, LAAA, Los Angeles

Edges GARLAND ART GALLERY, Pasadena CA

2009

Aurora  Works on Paper, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION

2009 Open Show, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, Apsara DiQuinzio, Assistant Curator,  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

PLENTY:  Happy’s first annual small works show, HAPPY, Los Angeles, CA December 4th - January 24th, 2010

Los Angeles Art Association Annul Benefit Auction

gem GALLERY 825, LAAA, Los Angeles  2009

Insight/Inside LA Exhibit, Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery at MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE Curator: Jode Baral.

Humble Beauty Art Exhibition KIWA CULTURAL EDUCATION CENTER, Los Angeles, Curator Lillian Abel

2008

Aurora  Small Works Sale and Fundraiser, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION

TarFest Art Show 2008,  Juried  by Howard Fox, KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER, Los Angeles

Humble Beauty Art Show, Curator: Lillian Abel at The NEW LATC', presented along with the Premeire of the "Humble Beauty" Documentary, by Letitia Schwartz & Judith Vogelsang.

1st U.S.A., Korea, Japan International Art Festival - Different and Coexist, Curators U.S.A.: Gina Han and Gustav Yim, International Curator: Tae Hun Seong, ASTO MUSEUM OF ART, Wrightwood, CA

Hokum, Things and materials are not always what they seem — cleverness, deceit and the unexpected in contemporary art; GALLERY 825, Laurie Firstenberg, Director/Curator, LAXART

2007

Southern California Open 2007, LAAA/Gallery 825, Howard N. Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA

Aurora Small Works Sale and Fundraiser, Los Angeles Art Association

Get : Art BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS, Benefitting Project Angel Food, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Winter Biannual, LAAA SOUTH, The Mike Napoliello Gallery, Juried by Susan Cross, Curator MASS MoCA, Hermosa Beach, CA

2006

Perspectives, BARNSDALL MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Curators: Scott Canty and Mary E. Oliver, Los Angeles CA

Petite Works LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, GALLERY 825, Los Angeles

The 2nd Annual Fine Art Auction,  LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, Music Box Theater, Hollywood, CA

Of This World, LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, GALLERY 825, Juror: Laurie Steelink, Director, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Chain Letter HIGH ENERGY CONSTRUCTS, Curated by Doug Harvey & Christian
Cummings, Los Angeles, CA

An Evening of Art and Architecture LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION, live art auction and architectural tour of AIA award winning home/gallery of Michael Collins and Daniel Banchik, West Hollywood, California

Saturation and Surface GALLERY 825, Juror: Nancy Silverman-Miles, Executive Director, Gallery C, Los Angeles, CA

Get : Art BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS, Benefitting Project Angel Food, Los Angeles, CA

Eleventh Annual Los Angeles Art Show - Five Centuries of Art Fine Art Dealers Association, Santa Monica, CA

2005

Looking at Art  BARNSDALL MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, City of Los Angeles World Airports -- LAX and Ontario Airports, Curated by Scott Canty

Small Wonders PHARMAKA GALLERY, Los Angeles CA

Petite Works III GALLERY 825 ANNEX at Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica CA

17th Annual Awards Benefit and Exhibition, LA ARTCORE, Los Angeles

Angels Night Benefit Auction, CENTER THEATRE GROUP AFFILIATES, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA

2004

10th Annual Holiday Group Show, RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY, Santa Monica, California

BARNSDALL MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Silent Auction Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA

Square Blue Benefit Square Blue Gallery, Curated by Jamie Wilson, Costa Mesa

Public Art Installation -- Hawthorne Police Department, Hawthorne, CA

Out of Darkness PICO RIVERA CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, Curator: Georgia Feedman-Harvey, Pico Rivera, Ca

2003

9th Annual Holiday Group Show, RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY, Santa Monica, California

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, RENTAL AND SALES GALLERY, Los Angeles

ANGELS NIGHT Benefit Auction, Beverly Hills, CA

Lillian Abel, Marla Fields, Ginette Mizraki, LA ARTCORE BREWERY ANNEX, Los Angeles

skid row artists, reason for existence (curated by Lillian Abel), LA ARTCORE BREWERY ANNEX, Los Angeles

2002

Winter Solstice, SCHOMBURG GALLERY, Santa Monica, California

8th Annual Holiday Group Show, RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY, Santa Monica, California

Ethereal Forms - Lillian Abel Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Minds Island 1st Annual Juried Art Show Galleries of Pen & Brush Club, New York City, 2001

2001

Barnsdall Art Park Targets: Art Crawl 4, BARNSDALL MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Curated by Michael L. Miller, Los Angeles

46th Exhibition ART SHARE LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles, CA

44th Exhibition ART SHARE LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles, CA

2000

Przestrzenie metafizyczne - Lillian Abel Galerii Temporary Contemporary "Krakow 2000" Krakow, Poland

Competition Exhibition 2000, SAN LUIS OBISPO ART CENTER, San Luis Obispo, CA Juror: Elizabeth Gerber, Crocker Art Museum

Made in California, CITY OF BREA GALLERY/Juried Invitational Exhibition, Juror Martin Betz
 

Collections

Charity Burnett, Lake Balboa, CA

Davyd Whaley and Norman Buckley, Los Angeles

Barry Zito, San Diego

Bob Crewe, Los Angeles CA

Elinor Turner, Beverly Hills  CA

Xorin Balbes, Sowden House, Los Angeles, CA

Paul Lussier Company, Hollywood, CA

Susan Camiel,  The Bond House,  San Diego, CA

Ellie Blankfort, Los Angeles, CA

The Walker Art Collection, Garnett, Kansas

SRO Housing Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

Lawry Smith, Director, La MaMa Galleria, New York NY

Elizabeth Hastings Peterfreund, NY, NY

Margaret Thomsen/Thomsen Gallery/Tappan NY

Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation, New York NY

 Publications

“Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists: What Are You Saving from Extinction?” by Karrie Ross (Author) Betty Brown (Foreword), Be It Now, Inc (October 23, 2013)

"Energy" Exhibition Catalog; Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Howard Fox

Los Angeles Art Association, 2009 Catalog, Sammy Hoi, Juror

Art In Southern California (2009, Project Concept and Coordinator Irina D. Costache, Ph.D., Professor of Art History) "Insight/Inside LA" Exhibit, Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery at Mount Saint Mary’s College Curator: Jode Baral, CD Catalog

Eleventh Annual Los Angeles Art Show - Five Centuries of Art, Exhibition Catalog, p. 117
(Santa Monica, CA, 2006)

MAC 21
Feria Internacional De Arte Contemporaneo (Marbella, Spain, 2002)

Architecture & Business, December 2000 (Krakow, Poland)

Invited to publish in "California Artists Directory", October 1998

Alexandria Museum of Art, 1998 September Exhibition Catalog