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EXHIBITIONS,  APPEARANCES,  AWARDS,  PUBLICATIONS  +  C.V.


 

SOLO EXHIBITS:                         *current/upcoming/links

HIgh & Dry: Land ARTifacts – MOAH Museum of Art & History – Lancaster, CA – May 12 - July 15, 2018

​It's a Mess Without You – Porch Gallery – Ojai, CA – 2017

Pinholes & Infrareds – Chungking Studio – Los Angeles, CA – 2016

Photos by Osceola Refetoff – with Scott Trimble, Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot – Chungking Studio – 2016

Chasing Pavement – Inglewood Public Library (in association with Inglewood Art Day) – 2015

Museum Tour – Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – Torrance Art Museum – 2015

Magic and Realismwith Bill L. Brewer, Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot – Chungking Studio/MOPLA – 2015

Flirting with Disaster – Chungking Studio – Los Angeles, CA – 2014

High & Dry: dispatches from the land of little rain – Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 – 2014

Dust to Dust – Chungking Studio – Los Angeles, CA – 2013

 

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

M.A.R.S. Festival – Art Share LA – Los Angeles, CA – 2017

Make America – Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 – West Hollywood, CA – 2017

Desert Island – Desert X Parallel Program – Coachella Valley Art Center – Indio, CA – 2017

Desert Waters – Desert X Parallel Program – Marks Art Center – Palm Desert, CA – 2017

Somewhere to Nowhere at All – Red Barn (UCSB) – Santa Barbara, CA – 2017

Focal Planes: Cristopher Cichocki, Jay Mark Johnson, Osceola Refetoff – Chungking Studio – 2017

Month of Photography Los Angeles Group Show – Space 15 Twenty – Hollywood, CA – 2017

FOCUS Photo LA – Photo LA – The REEF – Los Angeles, CA – 2017

Office Hours – Inaugural Art Exhibition The Main Museum – Los Angeles, CA – 2016

GUNS – Curated by Betty Ann Brown, Liz Gordon & Anita Storm – The Loft at Liz's – Los Angeles, CA – 2016

The Art Classic: Oasis – Millard Sheets Art Center – Pomona, CA – 2016

High and Dry – 3-Person Show Curated by Delia Cabral – FAB-Gallery – Santa Monica, CA – 2016

Round Em Up – SugarMynt Gallery – South Pasadena, CA – 2016 

Flight Patterns – Art Share LA – Los Angeles, CA – 2016

Out There – Juried by Francisco George & William Escalera – Gallery 825 – West Hollywood, CA – 2016

Open Desert – Curated by Cristopher Cichocki – Palm Springs Art Museum – 2016

Abstract Never Is – MuseuMM – Los Angeles, CA – 2016

Oculus Clamantis in Deserto: Splendor and Disaster in the California Outback – Curated by Peter Frank – Palm Springs Fine Art Festival – 2016

Curate This – The Gabba Gallery – Los Angeles, CA – 2016

Abstract Never Is – Photo LA/VICA Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – The REEF – LA – 2016

Round Hole, Square Peg 2 – Photo LA/Artist's Corner – The REEF – Los Angeles, CA – 2016

Art Makes Change – Earth WE Gallery – Santa Monica, CA – 2015

VisionLA 2015 Climate Action Arts Festival – Santa Monica Museum of Art – Santa Monica, CA – 2015

When Jupiter Aligns with Mars – SugarMynt Gallery – South Pasadena, CA – 2016

Fashionistas Fight Back! – Orange County Center for Contemporary Art – Santa Ana, CA – 2015

Water Works II – The Art Gallery – Glendale Community College – 2015

Ode to the 6th Street Bridge – Art Share LA – Los Angeles, CA – 2015

Trade Show – Chungking Studio – LA Chinatown – 2015

Angel City Heritage Arts & Music Festival – Angel City Brewery – Los Angeles, CA – 2015

Water Works II – Juried by Peter Frank, John Yau, Juri Koll & Heather Stobo – Porch Gallery-Ojai – 2015

Haunted Landscapes – Art Share LA – Los Angeles, CA – 2015

Realities & Concepts – Curated by Meredith Marlay – Lucie Foundation – Santa Monica Art Studios – 2015

Bunnymania – Curated by Peter Frank/Delia Cabral – Wilding Cran Gallery – 2015

Out There – Juried by Francisco George & William Escalera – Gallery 825 – 2015

Uniting the World Through Art – Four Chinese Photographers, Four LA Photographers, Two Exhibitions – Sponsored by the LA Art Show & the Arts District Alliance – Art Share LA/Lot 613 – 2015

Photo LA – Los Angeles Art Association Three Artist Exhibit – The REEF – LA – 2015

The Life of Things – Five Artist Exhibition – SCA Project Gallery – Pomona, CA – 2014

Out There: I Do – Juried by Francisco George & William Escalera – Gallery 825 – 2014

Fact + Friction – with Aline Smithson, Clay Lipsky & Mark Indig – Chungking Studio/MOPLA – 2014

Pop Über Alles – Juried by Timothy Potts, Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum – Gallery 825 – 2013

The Art of Photography – San Diego Art Institute – 2013

10 Fold – I–5 Gallery – LA – 2013

Out There – Juried by Francisco George & William Escalera – Gallery 825 – 2013

Open Show – Juried by Rebecca Morse, MOCA LA – Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 – 2012-2013

The Art of Photography – San Diego Art Institute – 2012

Open Show – Juried by Charlie Manzo/Gagosian Gallery, NY – Gallery 825 – Los Angeles – 2011-2012

Group Show – Soho House – West Hollywood, CA – 2011

Things to Come – Galleria Obscura – Los Angeles, CA – 2011

Lucie Foundation – Art Platform Los Angeles – LA Mart/MOPLA – 2011

A Place in the Sun: Picturing California – Curated by Audrey Landreth – Hi–Lite Studio/MOPLA – 2011

Downtown: Incomplete LA Featured Artist – Terrell Moore Gallery/MOPLA – 2011

The Last Show – Gallery at the End of the World – Altadena, CA – 2011

Concentric Circles – Pacific Design Center – Los Angeles, CA – 2008

NOTE: MOPLA = Month of Photography Los Angeles

 

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS:

Downtown: Incomplete LA – L.A. Studios – Los Angeles, CA – 2011-present

Concentric Circles – Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority – Los Angeles, CA – 2008-present

 

 

 

PRESS: LINK

 

 

 

SELECTED APPEARANCES & PRESENTATIONS:

 

GUNS – Panel Discussion on Gun Violence in Relationship to the Art Exhibition – October 2016

Judge – Outdoor Writers Assoc of California Shirley Miller Memorial Photo Contest – Morro Bay, CA – 2016

Photo LA – Panel Discussion: Artists Take Issue: Photography and the Aesthetics of Activism – Jan 2016

49ers Club of Death Valley – High & Dry: Mining the Salton Sea for Understanding – Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Death Valley, CA – Nov 2015

Water Works II – Panel Discussion – Aesthetics/Politics of Water in California – Glendale, CA – Sept 2015

Water Works II – Panel Discussion – Aesthetics/Politics of Water in California – Ojai, CA – May 2015

 

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS & HONORS:

Finalist: FOCUS Photo LA Award – 2016
Your Daily Photograph – Contest Winner for: "Sky, Desert, Truck" and 2 other images – 2016
Outdoor Writers Assoc of California – High & Dry: Best Outdoor Media (OWAC's Top Award) – 2016
OWAC Craft Awards – Best Feature PhotoBest Nature Photo & Best Overall Photo – 2016
IPA – International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention: Fine Art Landscape Series – 2016
KCET's Artbound – Best of 2015 – Art+Environment  (KCET: High & Dry)
KCET's Artbound – Best of 2015 – Photography (KCET: High & Dry)
Your Daily Photograph – Contest Winner for Image: "Prayer Changes Things" – 2015
Outdoor Writers Assoc of California – High & Dry: Best Outdoor Website – 2015
OWAC Craft Awards – Best Feature PhotoBest Nature Photo & Best Overall Photo – 2015
Your Daily Photograph – Contest Winner for Image: "It's a Mess Without You!" – 2014

Outdoor Writers Assoc of California – Best Feature Photo – 2012
IPA – International Photography Awards – 4 Honorable Mentions – 2012

Outdoor Writers Assoc of California – Platinum Portfolio Award (Top Overall Photo Award) – 2011
OWAC Craft Awards – Best Landscape Photo & Best Human Interest Photo – 2011

 

 

EDUCATION:

New York University Graduate Film Program – MFA – Film Production – 1991
   Paulette Goddard & Tisch School of the Arts Scholarships
   Faculty Commendation for Excellence in Filmmaking
   Warner Bros Fellowship Award (NYU's Highest Filmmaking Honor Awarded)
Duke University – Durham, NC – BA Film/Mass Communications – Graduation with Distinction – 1985
Université de Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle) – Drama/Cinema Department – 1983-84

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Board of Directors – Los Angeles Chinatown Business Council

Board Member – Chung King Road Association

LAAA – Los Angeles Art Association

LMGI – Location Managers Guild International

OWAC – Outdoor Writers Association of California

PPA – Professional Photographers of America

 

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

KCET Artbound – Burned Palm Trees and Miracles: The Great Fire of Thermal, CA – April 2017
KCET Artbound (with Shana Nys Dambrot) – Desert X: Land Art at the Edge of the City – March 2017
Badlands Literary Journal – Volume 11 – Cover Photo and Feature Article (High & Dry) – 2017
KCET Artbound – Empty and Full: Finding Beauty in the Desert’s Dry Lake Landscape – August 2016
KCET Artbound – Desert Storms: Destruction and Construction at Scotty’s Castle – April 2016
KCET Artbound – Trona: Home Is Where Your Heart Is – April 2016
KCET Artbound – Walking Through Time: The Layered Past of Red Hill’s Volcanic Viewscape – April 2016
KCET Artbound – Altered Landscapes of the Human Spirit – April 2016
KCET Artbound – Lancaster, CA: From Alfalfa to ‘Net Zero’ City – April 2016
KCET Artbound – The Hudsons: At Home in a Lasting Love – March 2016
KCET Artbound – Go West: New Manifest Destiny Comes to the Desert – March 2016
KCET Artbound – Solastalgia on the Salton Sea – November 2015
KCET Artbound – The Salton Sea, a Tsunami of Neglect – October 2015
KCET Artbound – The Salton Sea and the Search for Solutions to the West’s Problems – October 2015
Arid: Journal of the Desert – Prayer Changes Things: Desert Faith in Trona, CA – October 2015
The Sun Runner – William ‘Burro’ Schmidt & His Tunnel to Nowhere – Sept/Oct 2015
KCET Artbound – Into the Forest Primeval: Taming the Sun, Building a Hill – September 2015
KCET Artbound – CA 395: The High Road Home From Burning Man – August 2015
KCET Artbound – View From a Hole – August 2015
Boom: A Journal of California – Framing the Desert – August 2015
KCET Artbound – ‘Abandonment Chic’ and the Modern Desert – July 2015
KCET Artbound – Dark Desert Highway – June 2015
The Sun Runner – Into the Forest Primeval: Taming the Sun, Building a Hill – May/June 2015
The Sun Runner – Dark Desert Highway – March/April 2015
Inyo County Visitors Guide: Eight Edition – “High & Dry” Explores the High Deserts of California – 2015
KCET Artbound – The Hundred Names of the Desert Wind – November 2014
KCET Artbound – Caretaking the Ghosts of Cerro Gordo – October 2014
Palm Springs Life Magazine – Call of the Wild: The Enigmatic Salton Sea – October 2014
KCET Artbound – Through a Window Darkly – August 2014
KCET Artbound – Emerald City of Salts – August 2014
KCET Artbound – Water Extremes: Too Little; Too Much; Too Slow; Too Fast – July 2014
KCET Artbound – William ‘Burro’ Schmidt and His Tunnel to Nowhere – June 2014
KCET Artbound – High & Dry: A Collaboration Surveying the American Desert – May 2014

 

 

BOOKS:

Abstract Never Is... – Exhibition Catalog – Venice Institute of Contemporary Art/Muzeumm – 2016
Water Works II – Exhibition Catalog – Porch Gallery/Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – 2015
The Art of Photography – Exhibition Catalog – San Diego Art Institute – 2013
The Art of Photography – Exhibition Catalog – San Diego Art Institute – 2012
Downtown: Incomplete LA – Exhibition Catalog – LMGA – 2011
Concentric Circles: Metro LA Revealed – Exhibition Catalog – LMGA – 2008


 

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