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[ Education | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions ]



Education

1977
Masters of Fine Arts, Art and Design, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1975
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA



Solo Exhibitions

2000
“Artists’ Hands Grid” Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999
“Artists’ Hands Grids” Cypress College Photo Gallery, Cypress, CA

1997
“Images of the Art World” Platt Gallery, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA

1996
“A Small Retrospective” Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

1994
“Artists Hands 1” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1990
“Bodies of Work” Biota Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989
“Artists’ Hands” Art Center/Downtown Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986
“Artists” Hands” West Beach Cafe, Venice, CA

1984
“Photographed Vignettes” Young & Rubicam, New York, NY

1982
“Self Polaroids” Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

1981
“Polaroid Performances” Creatis, Paris, France

1980
“American Slang: Sets & Photographs.” Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York,
NY

1978
“Self-Polaroids” The International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY



Group Exhibitions

1999
“Artists’ Hands” SoHo Photo, New York, NY
“Artists’ Hands” San Francisco Civic Center Courthouse, permanent collection.
“Johnny Carson’s Curtain” Works on Paper, Los Angeles, CA

1998
“Artists’ Hands” MOCA Auction, Santa Monica, CA
“Spence Collection” Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
“Faculty/Student Photography” Cerritos College Gallery, Norwalk, CA

1997
“Dreams of Life and Death” Gallery 25, Fresno, CA
“L.A. Slide” Special Projects in Contemporary Art, The Living Room, Santa Monica, CA

1996
“MOCA Auction 1996” Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
“Art-5-5-1996” Laddie John Dill’s Studio, Venice, CA
“Documenta” Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

1995
“Nudes & Foods” Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
“Kaleidoscope” Bistango Gallery Restaurant, Irvine, CA
“The Great Art Spree” Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
“Fool’s Paradise” Track 16, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

1994
“Gallery Artists” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Foto” Griffin Fine Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
“Games” Riverside Museum of Art, Riverside, CA
“Museum of Contemporary Art Auction 1994” Los Angeles, CA
“Sun America and Eli Broad, Inc. Collection” Century City, CA

1993
“Domestic Setting at the Project Box” Los Angeles, CA
“Transcendence” Insomnia Cafe, Los Angeles, CA
“One Nail” 1529 Wellesley, Santa Monica, CA
”P.O.P. Trilogy” 1529 Wellesley, Santa Monica, CA
“Art Structure Magic” Jan Turner Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
“Group Show” Tree House-domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA

1992
“Auction Museum of Contemporary Art” Los Angeles, CA
“Faculty Exhibiton” Norris Film Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
“Group Photography Exhibit” Randall Scott Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“A Small Show” 1529 Wellesley, Santa Monica, CA
“Auction of Contemporary Art” MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
“Artists in Malibu” City Hall Foyer, Malibu Colony, CA
“Salon Show” Turner/Krull Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

1991
“Fine Art Faculty” University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
“Humor in Art” Bess Cutler Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Fine Art Faculty” Fine Arts Gallery, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA

1990
“Cal Arts Variations I, Paintings” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1989
“Artist’s Hands” Gensler & Associates Architects, Los Angeles, CA
“10 Anniversary Alumni Exhibition” Cal Arts, Valencia, CA
“LACPS Fundraiser” Krygrier/Landau Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1988
“Serial Imagery: One of a Kind” Los Angeles Municipal Gallery,
Barnsdall Park, Hollywood, CA

1987
“Barbie” Long Beach State University, Long Beach, CA
“Variations III. Emerging Artists of So. Calif.” Curator: M. Wortz & The Fellows of Contemporary Art, L.A. Travelling
“Flag Series: 21 Polaroids Artists’ Hands Book 1 & 10 min. video”, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
“Artists Who Teach” Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.

1985
“Whitney Biennial” Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY

1984
“Video Night/Flag Series” White Columns, New York, NY

1983
“In a Blink of an Eye” Creative Center of Photography, Tucson, AZ

1982
“Gallery Artists” G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1980
“Exploration of a Medium: The Polaroid Collection” Center George Pompidou Museum of Art, Paris, France

1979
“American Vision” Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY
“Venezia 1979” Italy
“Exploration of a Medium: The Polaroid Collection” Arles, France


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