Lives and works in Long Beach, CA

Academic
Background:
2011
MFA Photography, California State University Fullerton; Fullerton, CA
2010
Museum Studies Graduate Certificate, California State University Fullerton; Fullerton, CA
2007
Certificates in Photography, Cypress College; Cypress, CA
2000
BS Civil Engineering, Valparaiso University; Valparaiso, IN

Selected
Exhibitions:
2014
HAZE. Solo exhibition. CO Gallery; Los Angeles, CA
2013
ele:mental. Group exhibition. 5790 Projects; Inglewood, CA
All Media 2013. Juried exhibition. Irvine Fine Arts Center; Irvine, CA
Los Angeles Juried Exhibition 2013. Juried exhibition. LAMAG; Los Angeles, CA
Place/Non-place: Locality in the Digital Age. Juried exhibition. Venice Arts; Venice, CA
Place and Time. The Collaborative Gallery; Long Beach, CA
2012
Trace Evidence. Cultural Alliance for Long Beach; Long Beach, CA
2012 Juried Exhibition. Juried by Sylvia White. Sylvia White Gallery; Ventura, CA
The End of Wild. Curated by Jeff Chabot. Modified Arts; Phoenix, AZ
Made in California. Juried by Rebecca Morse (MOCA). Brea Art Gallery; Brea, CA
Photography 2012. 3 artist exhibition. Modified Arts; Phoenix, AZ
2011
HAZE. MFA solo exhibition. West Gallery, CSUF; Fullerton, CA
You First. Curated by UFORA. OCCCA; Santa Ana, CA
Systems. Exit Gallery, CSUF; Fullerton, CA
2010
Photography: Impact of a Medium. Juried by Robbert Flick. 2nd City Council Gallery; Long Beach, CA
Kin. Curated by Kurt Simonson. Allegria Gallery; Los Angeles, CA
2009
Soundwalk 2009. Curated by FLOOD. Long Beach, CA
2008
Emerging (I) 2 travelling exhibition (2007-08). Creative Center for Photography; Hollywood, CA
Soundwalk 2008. Curated by FLOOD. Long Beach, CA
2007
Discourses. The Broadlind Café; Long Beach, CA
2006
Public Face. Tour des Artistes; Long Beach, CA
photo exhibition juried by Jacques Garnier. Anaheim Museum (now Museo); Anaheim, CA
Lighticity. BC Space; Laguna Beach, CA
2005
photo exhibition juried by Ray Carofano. Anaheim Museum (now Museo); Anaheim, CA
Sacred Discontent. ((echo)) long beach; Long Beach, CA
2004
Unframed. Platform West Gallery; Long Beach, CA
Fiction: isms. BC Space; Laguna Beach, CA
photo exhibition juried by Douglas McCulloh. Anaheim Museum (now Museo); Anaheim, CA
2003
Last Act. Cypress College Photography Department; Cypress, CA
A Celebration of Faith and Form. Labrys Contemporary Art; Long Beach, CA

Curatorial
Experience:
2014
Curator, Storytellers. The Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery; La Mirada, CA
2013
Curator, The Violent Bear It Away. Biola University Art Gallery; La Mirada, CA
Curator, Place and Time. The Collaborative Gallery; Long Beach, CA
2012
Curator, Trace Evidence, Cultural Alliance for Long Beach; Long Beach, CA
2011
Juror, annual photography art contest, MyArtContest.com
Juror, 2011 Student Exhibition, California State University Fullerton; Fullerton, CA
Curator, Beta Release, Sixpack Projects at Phantom Galleries; Long Beach, CA
Curator, Constructions & Excavations, Sixpack Projects at Phantom Galleries; Long Beach, CA
2010
Curator, Support System, Sixpack Projects at Phantom Galleries; Long Beach, CA
Curator, Layer Cake, Grand Central Art Center; Santa Ana, CA
Juror, 2010 Student Exhibition, California State University Fullerton; Fullerton, CA
2007
Curator, Perception, Broadlind Café; Long Beach, CA
Curator, Material & Process, Broadlind Café; Long Beach, CA
2006
Artist/Producer, Public Face. Tour des Artistes, Long Beach, CA
Organizer, Systematics: Theologies of Complexity, Werby Gallery, CSULB Long Beach, CA
2005
Organizer, Memorability, Koos Art Gallery; Long Beach, CA
Organizer, Sacred Discontent, Platform West Gallery; Long Beach, CA

Awards
& Honors:
2013
Gallery Associates Award. 2013 L.A. Juried Exhibition. L.A.M.A.G.; Los Angeles, CA
2012
Professional Artist Fellowship Grant. Arts Council for Long Beach; Long Beach, CA
Juror’s Choice Award. Made in California. Juried by Rebecca Morse (MOCA). Brea Art Gallery; Brea, CA
2009
Commissioned artist. Curated by FLOOD. Soundwalk 2009; Long Beach, CA
2007
Selected for travelling group exhibition honoring outstanding work by students of southern California
area colleges and universities. Emerging (I) 2. Creative Center for Photography; Hollywood, CA
2006
Best in Show Award. Juried by Jacques Garnier. Anaheim Museum (now Museo); Anaheim, CA
2005
3rd Place Award. Juried by Ray Carofano. Anaheim Museum (now Museo); Anaheim, CA
2004
2nd Place Award. Juried by Douglas McCulloh. Anaheim Museum (now Museo); Anaheim, CA

Selected
Bibliography:
2014
The Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery. Storytellers (exhibition catalog). By Jeff Rau. March 2014
2013
Biola University Art Gallery. The Violent Bear It Away (exhibition catalog). By Jeff Rau. August 2013
2012
KCET Artbound online. Orange County’s Indie Curators. By Evan Senn. November 7, 2012
Arts Council for Long Beach. Be a Part of Art (Long Beach Arts Month catalog). October 2012
Long Beach Business Journal. 12 Long Beach Artists. By Tiffany Rider. October 9, 2012
Long Beach Post. Jeff Rau: Trace Evidence. By Sander R. Wolff. October 3, 2012
Brea Art Gallery. Made in California (exhibition catalog). Essay by Rebecca Morse. March 2012
2011
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. You First (exhibition catalog). October 2011
Juxtapoz Magazine online (juxtapoz.com). In L.A.: Beta Release. By Amy Duran. March 15, 2011
The O.C. Art Blog. Constructions and Excavations in Long Beach. January 27, 2011

Professional
Experience:
Current
Interim University Curator, Biola University; La Mirada, CA (since 2014)
Lecturer, Photography and Digital Arts, Biola University; La Mirada, CA (since 2008)
Exhibiting artist and independent curator; Long Beach, CA (since 2003)
2010-11
Special Projects Assistant to the Director, University Art Museum CSULB; Long Beach, CA
2008-09
Director of Arts Programming, Broadlind Café; Long Beach, CA
2004-08
President and Co-founder, ((echo)) long beach (501.C.3.); Long Beach, CA