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Born El Monte, CA


 

Education

2012 MFA, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2009 BFA, Drawing and Painting, California State University Long Beach, CA

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2014 Space Face, Autonomie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

2014 Zig Zag Wanderers, Hiatus series, Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA (two-person show with Andrea Joki)

2012 White Light, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA (solo)

2009 Disparate, Max L. Gatov Gallery, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA (two-person show with Patricia Mercado-Perez)

 

Group Exhibitions

2017 

Bitter Candy, Gallery II, Vermont Studio Center, curated by Shiva Aliabadi, Johnson, VT

The Collectivists, Brand Library & Art Center, curated by Kara Tome, Glendale, CA

2016

The Garden, TSA Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 

LAxKobe Exchange Exhibition-My Life, Selendip Gallery, Kobe Design University, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Victor Frias and Everyone, Part II, curated by Devon Tsuno and Seth Pringle, The dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA

Somewhere in L.A., Little Tokyo Art Complex, Little Tokyo, CA

UFOLOGY, Outpost Projects, Yucca Valley, CA

LA n CV 3, curated by Mike McLain, Coachella Valley Art Center, Indio, CA

Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, organized by Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Los Angeles, CA

Make Me Really Happy, 24hour charlies, Los Angeles, CA

2015 

Riot of Flowers, curated by Kio Griffith, Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Best of Possible Worlds, curated by Kio Griffith, Art Baboo146, Yokohama, Japan

Floor Flowers, curated by David Pagel, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 

Mas Attack SF Ltd. Ed., Studio 17, San Francisco, CA, organized by Max Presneill and Kio Griffith

C-Note: An Exhibition and Fundraiser for Syrian Children, organized by Ichiro Irie & Dasha Orlova, co-hosted by Gabe Hirsch of UNICEF Next Generation, JAUS, Santa Monica, CA

Are Friends Electric?, Act I, Curators Lab Exhibition, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Manual History Machines, (catalog)

Are Friends Electric?, Act II, Peggy Phelps and East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, curated by Manual History Machines, (catalog)

2013

Hostile Hospitality, Highland House, Upland, CA

HAUNT, Parlor West, Hollywood, CA, curated by Clifford Eberly

Mas Attack II, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, organized by Max Presneill and ARTRA

The Familiar Unfamiliar, Casa Agave, Wonder Valley, CA, curated by Manual History Machines

Unsolved Mysteries, PØST, Los Angeles, CA, organized by Jonathan Apgar

Next to Nothing, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA

2012


GLAMFA 2012: Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

BOOM Southern California MFA Invitational, presented by den Contemporary, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA

Traumatic Materiality: Painting (In)elegance, Autonomie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Steve Hampton

space/adversity/motion, den Contemporary, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA

2011 


No Simple Highway (1264 West Sunset Blvd.- trash collection/empty lot next to "Den Chua Xu Thanh Mau"), Los Angeles Road Concerts-Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (collaboration installation/performance with Kyla Hansen)

Split Second Split, F2 Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica
, CA, organized by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey

2010

This Is Not A Gated Community, Hibbleton Gallery, Fullerton, CA 


2008 


BFA Drawing & Painting Graduate Exhibition, California State University Long Beach, 

Long Beach, CA

 

Curatorial Projects

Present-2012, Curatorial Collective Member, Manual History Machines

2015 Curator, Time, Time, Form, Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA., curated by Manual History Machines

2014 Curator, Something Within, DAC Gallery and Exceptional Children’s Foundation, Los Angeles, CA., curated by Manual History Machines

2014 Curator, Are Friends Electric? Act I, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA., curated by Manual History Machines

2014 Curator, Are Friends Electric? Act II, Peggy Phelps and East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA., curated by Manual History Machines

2013 Curator, Familiar Unfamiliar, Casa Agave, Wonder Valley, CA., curated by Manual History Machines 

2012 Main Representative for Claremont Graduate University, BOOM Southern California MFA Invitational, presented by den Contemporary, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA

 2012 Programming Coordinator Visiting Artist Lecture Series (VALS), Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2011 Programming Coordinator Visiting Artist Lecture Series (VALS), Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

 

Awards/Residencies

2015 Nominated Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Curators Lab Fellowship, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Artist in Residence, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA

2012 OC Art Grant, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA

2011 Albert B. Friedman Grant, School of Arts and Humanities,
 Claremont Graduate University

2011 Claremont Graduate University Artist Fellowship


 

Publications and Catalogs

Aliabadi, Shiva, "Interview with Artist Tessie Salcido Whitmore", Pulse Stream, December 2016

Maxwell Kupper, Oliver, "”Make Me Really Happy”  Inaugural group show @24hourCharlies in Los Angeles”, Autre Magazine, January 4, 2016.

Okawa, Moto, "East West Flower Color Riot”, Art I Like LA, July 24, 2015.

Pagel, David, "Floor Flowers", GALLERY magazine, Guangzhou, China, 2014

Pagel, David, "Are Friends Electric?", Are Friends Electric (exhibition catalog), published by Manual History Machines and Fellows of Contemporary Art, Curators Lab, Los Angeles, CA, 2014

DeWitt, Erin, "This is Not a Gated Community", OC Weekly, August 5, 2010