Tessie Salcido Whitmore 
@tessie_salcido_whitmore 
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
2019 I Rang a Silent Bell, Art Produce Gallery, curated by Elizabeth Rooklidge, San Diego,
CA (solo)
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
2021
​​​​​​​All Together Now, SDSU University Gallery, San Diego, CA
Re: Socializing, curated by David Pagel, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
2020 
Seven Wonders, Other Peoples Art Fair, opaf.info and Swish Projects, San Diego, CA 
Campus Creatives, California Center of the Arts, Escondido, CA
2019
Material Matters: 5th SUR: Biennial, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA 
A Show About Touching, Bread and Salt Gallery, curated by Elizabeth Rooklidge, San
Diego, CA
Summertime Sadness, POSTLA Kamikaze, MIM Gallery, curated by Katie Grip, Los
Angeles, CA
Parallels to a Fictional Universe, L’oiseau présente and Botschaft, for B-LA Connect,
Berlin, Germany
Echoing in Between, 182artspace, curated by Takeshi Kanemura, Tainan, Taiwan
Dream Wavers, Laband Art Gallery, curated Katie Kirk and STNDRD, Los Angeles, CA
Barker Hanger, Other Places art fair, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Futures Past and Present, SDSU Downtown Gallery, curated by Bridget Gilman and
Chantel Paul, San Diego, CA
2018
Magick is Afoot, Arvia Los Angeles/ XIX Studios, curated by Liv Aanrud and Andrew
Cortes, Los Angeles, CA
High Key: Color in Southern California, curated by Elizabeth Rooklidge, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA 
Campus Creatives, California Center of the Arts, Escondido, CA
US, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Transforming Existence, SDSU Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA
Fresh Start, Lava Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2017 
Central Park x NowSpace, Benefit Auction, Los Angeles, CA
Faculty show, Hyde Art Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
Bitter Candy, Gallery II, curated by Shiva Aliabadi, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
The Collectivists,  curated by Kara Tome, Brand Library & Art Center, 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
2020 Curator, TBA, Good Faith Gallery, San Diego, CA, curating with artist Anthony “igotpolo” Terranova
2019 Curator, Summertime Sadness, POSTLA Kamikaze, MIM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated with artist Katie Grip
2018 Curator, Solar Flare, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, curated by Manual History Machines
2017 Co-curator, Nasty (show inside a show), The Collectivists, Brand Library & Art Center,
curated by Kara Tome, Glendale, CA
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
2019 Art Produce, Artist in Residence-July, San Diego, CA
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
2020, Rooklidge, Elizabeth. " One Work: Tessie Salcido Whitmore", HereIn Journal, 11. Sept. 2020. 
2019 Cortes, Andrew. “What Makes LA Special?” The Coastal Post, The Coastal Post, 4
June 2019.
2019 Davis, Genie. “Dream Wavers at Laband Art Gallery.” Art and Cake, 25 Apr. 2019.
2019 Baumann, Sacha. “Full Blede-The Continuant.” Full Blede -The Continuant [Los
Angeles], Jan. 2019.
2017 Williams, Diane. “Los Angeles Artist Collectives You Should Check Out”, Art and Cake, 3 Sept. 2017.
2016 Aliabadi, Shiva, "Interview with Artist Tessie Salcido Whitmore", Pulse Stream, December 2016. 
2016 Maxwell Kupper, Oliver, "Make Me Really Happy”, Inaugural group show @24hourCharlies in Los Angeles”, Autre Magazine, January 4, 2016.
2015 Okawa, Moto, "East West Flower Color Riot”, Art I Like LA, July 24, 2015.
2014 Pagel, David, "Floor Flowers", GALLERY magazine, Guangzhou, China, 2014
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
2010 DeWitt, Erin, "This is Not a Gated Community", OC Weekly, August 5, 2010
Back to Top