EXHIBITIONS & CV


RECENT,  CURRENT & FORTHCOMING

The Museum of Art and History – Human Natures: Selections from the Permanent Collection – Lancaster, CA – May 14 - Aug 21, 2022
Artist Residency – The Arctic Circle – Aboard a barkentine tall ship in the Arctic Circle – Oct 2022
Chungking Studio – Zen Psychosis – Solo Exhibition & Book Launch – Los Angeles, CA – book sales & viewing by appointment

 

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Von Lintel Gallery – If These Walls Could Talk – Santa Monica, CA – 2021
Von Lintel Gallery – Kinematic Exposures – Los Angeles, CA – 2020
Galerie Huit Arles – It's a Mess Without You – In Situ Solo Installation – Arles, France – 2020
Launch LA – Paradox California – with Chelsea Dean – Los Angeles, CA – 2019
The Museum of Art & History (MOAH) – High & Dry: Land Artifacts – Lancaster, CA – 2018
Unita – Scapes – Curated by Hayley Marie Colston – El Segundo, CA – 2018
Porch Gallery – It’s a Mess Without You – Ojai, CA – 2017
Chungking Studio – Alternate Processes – Los Angeles, CA – 2016
FAB-Gallery – High and Dry – Curated by Delia Cabral – Santa Monica, CA – 2016
Chungking Studio – Scott A. Trimble: Painting & Osceola Refetoff: Photography – Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot – L.A., CA – 2016
Inglewood Public Library – Chasing Pavement – Inglewood, CA – 2015
Torrance Art Museum – Museum Tour – Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – Torrance, CA – 2015
Chungking Studio/Month of Photography LA – Magic and Realism – Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot – Los Angeles, CA – 2015
Chungking Studio – Flirting with Disaster – Los Angeles, CA – 2014
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 – High & Dry: dispatches from the land of little rain – West Hollywood, CA – 2014
Chungking Studio – Dust to Dust – Los Angeles, CA – 2013
ArtShare LA – After the Fight – Los Angeles, CA – 1998
M System – Panorama – Long Beach, CA – 1998
UnUrban – Desert City – Santa Monica, CA – 1997
InsideART – Photographs by Osceola Refetoff – Chicago, IL – 1995

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
Melissa Morgan Fine Arts – Sightlines – Curated by Andi Campognone – Palm Desert, CA

2021
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 – Open Show – Juried by Peter Frank – Los Angeles, CA
Center for Photographic Art – 2021 Int'l Juried Exhibition – Juried by Debra Klomp Ching & Darren Ching – Carmel, CA
Gallery 825 – Out There – Juried by Bert Green – West Hollywood Pride Month – West Hollywood, CA
The Museum of Art & History (MOAH) – Golden Hour: California Photography – Lancaster, CA (New Permanent Collection Acquisitions)
LA Center of Photography – Exploring Humanity – Juried by Marisa Caichiolo – Los Angeles, CA (Virtual)

2020
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 – Open Show – Juried by Shana Nys Dambrot – Los Angeles, CA
Photo London – Kinematic Exposures – Von Lintel Gallery – London, UK (Virtual)
Los Angeles Center of Photography – The Creative Portrait  – Juried by Paul Kopeikin – Los Angeles, CA (1st Prize)
Center for Photographic Art – 2020 International Juried Exhibition – Juried by Aline Smithson – Carmel, CA
Gallery 825 – Los Angeles Art Association Annual Benefit Auction – West Hollywood, CA
Praxis Photographic Arts Center – Liquid~Sky – Juried by Elizabeth Flinsch – Minneapolis, MN
Gallery 825 – Out There – Juried by Bert Green – West Hollywood Pride Month – West Hollywood, CA (Virtual)
TZ Projects – Going Home: A Picture Show – Exhibition in Gallery Windows – West Hollywood, CA
Center for Photographic Art – 2020 Member Exhibition – Juried by Ann Jastrab & Laura Sackett – Carmel, CA
Los Angeles Art Association – Online Seclusion – West Hollywood, CA (Virtual)
The Hive Gallery – California Love – Featured Artist – Curated by Michael Rababy – Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 825 – Penumbra – Juried by Ray Beldner – West Hollywood, CA
Praxis Photographic Arts Center – Words, Words, Words – Juried by Dallas Crow – Minneapolis, MN
Startup Art Fair LA – Launch LA – Venice, CA
A.G. Geiger Fine Art Books – Zen Psychosis Book Launch – Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 825 – Floating Worlds – Juried by Juri Koll, Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – West Hollywood, CA

2019
The Museum of Art & History (MOAH) – Photography: Beyond the Surface (Selections from the Permanent Collection) 
The Museum of Western Film History – A Celebration of the Alabama Hills – Lone Pine, CA
Gallery 825 – Coy – Juried by Phyllis Hofberg – West Hollywood, CA
Merchant Gallery – Electric Koolaid Banana – Curated by Marischa Slusarski – Santa Monica, CA
Praxis Photographic Arts Center – The Abstract Image – Juried by Elizabeth Flinsch – Minneapolis, MN
Fahle Gallery– Edge to Edge – Curated by Juri Koll – Tallinn, Estonia
dnj Gallery – LACP's Sixth Annual Members' Exhibition – Juried by Douglas McCulloh – Santa Monica, CA
Praxis Photographic Arts Center – Mono-Kromatik – Juried by Sandrine Hermand-Grisel – Minneapolis, MN
Kopeikin Gallery – The Vision Board – Curated by Elizabeth Valdez – Culver City, CA
Von Lintel Gallery – Does Not Reproduce – Los Angeles, CA
Brand Library & Art Center – Blind Courier – Curated by Hilary Baker & Lauren Kasmer – Glendale, CA
Gallery 825 – Out There – Juried by Cliff Benjamin/Western Project – West Hollywood Pride Month, W. Hollywood, CA
The Center for Fine Art Photography – Life of Water – Juried by Jennifer Shaw – Fort Collins, CO
The Hive Gallery – Photoplay – Featured Artist – Curated by Michael Rababy – Los Angeles, CA
Art Palm Springs – Out in the Street – Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – Palm Springs, CA

2018
Arena 1 Gallery – Between Two Seas/LA International – Curated by Luigia Martelloni – Santa Monica, CA
Rebecca Molayem Gallery – Out and About – 4 Artist Show – Los Angeles, CA
Muzeumm – Out in the Street – Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles, CA 
Shockboxx Gallery – Don't Shoot Me Down – Juried by Peggy Sivert Zask – Hermosa Beach, CA
Praxis Photographic Arts Ctr – The Found Object – Juried by Laura Migliorino – Minneapolis, MN
Museo Area Archeologica Arte Contemporanea (MAAAC) – Between Two Seas – Curated by Luigia Martelloni – Cisternino, Italy
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 – Hecho a Mano – Curated by Jillith Moniz – West Hollywood, CA
Gallery 825 – Los Angeles Art Association Annual Benefit Auction – West Hollywood, CA
Praxis Photographic Arts Center – The Telling Image – Juried by Ross Anderson – Minneapolis, MN
Los Angeles Art Association – Apocrypha – Juried by Thomas Caravan – West Hollywood, CA
Gallery 825 – Out There – Juried by Jessica Silverman – West Hollywood Pride Month – West Hollywood, CA
Praxis Photographic Arts Center – Making Strange – Juried by Chuck Avery – Minneapolis, MN
The Hive Gallery – Analog vs. Digital – Curated by Michael Rababy – Los Angeles, CA
Praxis Photographic Arts Center – Empty Spaces : Abandoned Spaces – Juried by Ross Anderson – Minneapolis, MN
Broadsided Press – Bearing Arms: Responding to Guns in American Culture
Duncan Miller Gallery/YourDailyPhotograph.com – The New Pictorialists – Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot & Osceola Refetoff

2017
Venice Institute of Contemporary Art/Newberry Lofts – Art in Place – Long Beach, CA
Launch LA/Avenue 50 Studio – Seismic Shift - Confronting Catastrophe – Curated by MacKenzie Stevens – Highland Park, CA
Gallery 825 – Personal Vacation – Juried by Chris Davies (CEO Fabrik Media) – West Hollywood, CA
The Six – Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Curated by Sarah Stone – Calabasas, CA
MuzeuMM – Gimme 5! – Curated by Juri Koll & Mishelle Moross – Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 825 – Los Angeles Art Association Annual Benefit Auction – West Hollywood, CA
Los Angeles Art Association – Out There – West Hollywood Pride Month – West Hollywood, CA
Art Share LA – M.A.R.S. Festival – Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot – Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 825 – Make America – Juried by Nancy L. Meyer (LA Nomadic Division) – West Hollywood, CA
Coachella Valley Art Center – Desert Island – Curated by Cristopher Cichocki – Indio, CA
Marks Art Ctr – Desert Waters – Curated by Sant Khalsa – Desert X Parallel Program – Palm Desert, CA
Red Barn (UCSB) – Somewhere to Nowhere at All – Curated by Tom Pazderka – Santa Barbara, CA
Space 15 Twenty – Month of Photography Los Angeles Show (MoPLA) – Curated by Jessica Sample – Hollywood, CA
Chungking Studio – Focal Planes – 3 Artist Show with Cristopher Cichocki & Jay Mark Johnson
Photo LA/The REEF – FOCUS Photo LA Open Show Finalists Exhibition – Los Angeles, CA

2016
The Main Museum – Office Hours – Inaugural Art Exhibition Curated by Allison Agsten – Los Angeles, CA
The Loft at Liz's – GUNS – Curated by Betty Anne Brown, Liz Gordon & Anita Storm – Los Angeles, CA
Millard Sheets Art Center – The Art Classic: Oasis – Curated by Thomas Caravan – Pomona, CA
SugarMynt Gallery – Round Em Up – South Pasadena, CA 
Art Share LA – Flight Patterns – Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 825 – Out There – Juried by Francisco George & William Escalera – West Hollywood Pride Month – West Hollywood, CA
Palm Springs Art Museum – Open Desert – Curated by Cristopher Cichocki – Palm Springs, CA
MuseuMM – Abstract Never Is... – Curated by Juri Koll & Mishelle Moross – Los Angeles, CA
Palm Springs Art Fair – Oculus Clamantis in Deserto: Splendor and Disaster in the California Outback – Curated by Peter Frank – Palm Springs, CA
The Gabba Gallery – Curate This – Curated by Jason Ostro & Phil Santos – Los Angeles, CA
Photo LA/The REEF – Abstract Never Is... – Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles, CA
Photo LA/The REEF – Round Hole, Square Peg 2 – Artist's Corner – Los Angeles, CA
Earth WE Gallery – Art Makes Change – Santa Monica, CA

2015
Santa Monica Museum of Art – VisionLA 2015 Climate Action Arts Festival – Santa Monica, CA
SugarMynt Gallery – When Jupiter Aligns with Mars – Curated by Jeanie Frias – South Pasadena, CA
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art – Fashionistas Fight Back! – Juried by Shana Nys Dambrot – Santa Ana, CA
The Art Gallery/Glendale Community College – Water Works II – Glendale, CA
Art Share LA – Ode to the 6th Street Bridge – Curated by Dale Youngman & Tanner Blackman – Los Angeles, CA
Chungking Studio – Trade Show – Los Angeles, CA
Angel City Brewery – Angel City Heritage Arts & Music Festival – Los Angeles, CA
Porch Gallery – Water Works II – Juried by Peter Frank, John Yau, Juri Koll & Heather Stobo – Ojai, CA
Art Share LA – Haunted Landscapes – Los Angeles, CA
The Lucie Foundation/Santa Monica Art Studios – Realities & Concepts – Curated by Meredith Marlay
Wilding Cran Gallery/Chungking Studio – Bunnymania – Curated by Peter Frank & Delia Cabral – Los Angeles, CA
LA Art Association/Gallery 825 – Out There – Juried by Francisco George & William Escalera – West Hollywood, CA Pride Month
Los Angeles Art Show – Uniting the World Through Art: Four Chinese Photographers, Four Los Angeles Photographers – Los Angeles, CA
Photo LA/The REEF – Los Angeles Art Association: Three Artist Exhibition – Los Angeles, CA

2014
SCA Project Gallery – The Life of Things – Five Artist Exhibition Curated by Johnny Fox – Pomona, CA
LA Art Association/Gallery 825 – Out There: I Do – Juried by Francisco George & William Escalera – West Hollywood, CA
Chungking Studio/MoPLA – Fact + Friction – with Aline Smithson, Clay Lipsky & Mark Indig – Los Angeles, CA

2013
Gallery 825 – Pop Über Alles – Juried by Timothy Potts (Director, J. Paul Getty Museum) – West Hollywood, CA
The San Diego Art Institute – The Art of Photography – San Diego, CA
I-5 Gallery – 10 Fold – Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 825 – Out There – Juried by Francisco George & William Escalera – West Hollywood Pride Month – West Hwd, CA

2012
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 – Open Show – Juried by Rebecca Morse (MOCA LA) – Los Angeles, CA
The San Diego Art Institute – The Art of Photography – San Diego, CA
Gallery 825 – Open Show – Juried by Charlie Manzo (Gagosian Gallery, NY) – West Hollywood, CA

2011
Soho House – Group Show – Curated by Audrey Landreth – West Hollywood, CA
Galleria Obscura – Things to Come – Los Angeles, CA
Art Platform Los Angeles (LA Mart/Month of Photography LA) – The Lucie Foundation Exhibition – Los Angeles, CA
Hi-Lite Studio/Month of Photography LA – A Place in the Sun: Picturing California – Curated by Audrey Landreth – Los Angeles, CA
Terrell Moore Gallery/Month of Photography LA – Downtown: Incomplete LA – Featured Artist – Curated by Peter Mays
Gallery at the End of the World – The Last Show – Curated by Ben McGinty – Altadena, CA

2008
Pacific Design Center – Concentric Circles – Location Managers Guild of America – Los Angeles, CA


SELECTED PRESS (LINK)



COLLECTIONS

Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers – Los Angeles, CA
The Chouinard Foundation – South Pasadena, CA
LA Studios – Los Angeles, CA
Location Managers Guild International – Los Angeles, CA
Lone Pine Film History Museum – Lone Pine, CA
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority – Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Public Library – Downtown Central Library Photo Collection – Los Angeles, CA
Marmol Radziner – Architects – Los Angeles, CA/San Francisco, CA
Museo Area Archeologica Arte Contemporanea (MAAAC) – Cisternino, Puglia, Italy
The Museum of Art & History – (MOAH) Lancaster, CA
Xavier Soule – Owner & President, VU’ Agency & VU’ Gallery – Paris, France
Teresa Wayne – Senior Vice-President, Warner Bros Pictures – Burbank, CA

 

AWARDS, PROJECTS & CURATIONS

Photographer & Editor – High & Dry – KCET/PBS SoCal – 2013-21
Juror – Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) – 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Los Angeles Press Club – Photojournalist of the Year (2nd Place) – 2021
Los Angeles Press Club – Best Photo Essay: KCET Earth Focus Trona's Boom, Bust and Uncertain Future – 2020
The British Journal of Photography/Galerie Huit Arles – OpenWalls Arles 2020 – Outstanding Series Award (Grand Prize) – 2020
Los Angeles Press Club – Life in the Time of the Coronavirus – Best Photo Essay – 2020
Los Angeles Press Club – Emergency Fund Grant – 2020
LA Center of Photography (LACP) – The Creative Portrait (1st Prize) – 2020
Los Angeles Press Club – Photojournalist of the Year (2nd Place), Best Feature Photo, Best Photo Essay – 2019
Los Angeles Press Club – Best Photo Essay, Photojournalist of the Year – 2018
Curator (with Shana Nys Dambrot) – The New Pictorialists – Duncan Miller Gallery/YourDailyPhotograph.com – 2018
Outdoor Writers Association of California – Writer of the Year, Best Photographic Series, Best Outdoor Medium – 2018
Curator – Focal Planes – Chungking Studio – Los Angeles, CA – 2017
FOCUS Photo LA – Finalist – 2016
Outdoor Writers Association of California – Best Feature Photograph, Best Nature Photograph & Best Overall Photograph – 2016
Curator – Trade Show – Chungking Studio – Los Angeles, CA – 2015

 

BOOKS & DOCUMENTARIES

Griffith Moon Publishing – Zen Psychosis – by Shana Nys Dambrot, Photographs by Osceola Refetoff - 2020
Documentary – Zen Psychosis – 2020
Documentary – Osceola Refetoff: Kinematic Exposures – 2020
Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA) – 2020 Exhibition Catalog – 2020
LensWork Publishing – Seeing in SIXES – 2019
Praxis Gallery – Eight exhibition catalogs including The Found Object (cover image) – 2018-20
Documentary – High & Dry: Land Artifacts – Legacy Films – 2018
Seismic Press – Desert Island – Exhibition Catalog – 2017
MuzeuMM/Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – Abstract Never Is... – Exhibition Catalog – 2016
Porch Gallery/Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – Water Works II – Exhibition Catalog – 2015
Coagula Curatorial – California Locos: The Lost LA Years – 2014
San Diego Art Institute – The Art of Photography – Exhibition Catalog – 2012, 2013
Location Managers Guild of America – Downtown: Incomplete LA – Exhibition Catalog – 2011
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority – Concentric Circles: Metro LA Revealed – 2008

 

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts: Film Production – New York University Graduate Film Program – 1991
Bachelor of Arts: Film & Mass Communications – Duke University – Durham, NC – 1985
Université de Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle) – Drama/Cinema Department – 1984

 

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Abandoned Pittsburg Plate Glass Plant – Infrared Exposure – Bartlett, California – 2012
Serpentine Hopper Cars – Infrared Exposure – Searles, California – 2010
Water Tank – Lone Pine, California – 2013
Searles Valley Minerals Plant – Infrared Exposure – Trona, California – 2010
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Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns – Infrared Exposure – Owens Lake, California – 2013
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Pioneer Cemetery – Infrared Exposure – Lone Pine, California – 2013
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Lone Tree & Posts - Infrared Exposure – Cinco, California – 2012
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Boarded-Up Farm House – Infrared Exposure – Bishop, California – 2016
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Museum of Art & History (MOAH) – High & Dry: Land Artifacts – Lancaster, California – 2018