CURRENT & FORTHCOMING

Artist Residency – The Arctic Circle – Aboard the barkentine tall ship Antigua in the Arctic Circle – Apr 2022 (postponed 2 years for COVID-19)
Los Angeles Press Club – National Journalism Awards Finalist – Best Feature Photo, Best Photo Essay, Photojournalist of the Year – Apr 2021
Museum of Art & History – Golden Hour: California Photography – Lancaster, CA – Jan 23 - May 9
Chungking Studio – Zen Psychosis – Solo Exhibition & Book Launch – Los Angeles, CA – book sales & viewing by appointment

 

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Von Lintel Gallery – Kinematic Exposures – Los Angeles – 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 – Los Angeles, 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/MoPLA – Magic and Realism – Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot (with Bill Leigh Brewer) – 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
M System – Panoramas – Long Beach, CA – 1998
UnUrban – Desert City – Santa Monica, CA – 1997
InsideART – Photographs by Osceola Refetoff – Chicago, IL – 1995

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 – Open Show – Juried by Shana Nys Dambrot – Los Angeles, CA – 2020-21
LA Center of Photography – Exploring Humanity – Juried by Marisa Caicholo – Los Angeles, CA (virtual) – 2020-21

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

The Museum of Art & History (MOAH) – Photography: Beyond the Surface (Selections from the Permanent Collection) – 2019-20
The Museum of Western Film History – A Celebration of the Alabama Hills – Lone Pine, CA – 2019
Gallery 825 – Coy – Juried by Phyllis Hofberg – West Hollywood, CA – 2019
Merchant Gallery – Electric Koolaid Banana  Curated by Marischa Slusarski – Santa Monica, CA – 2019
Praxis Photographic Arts Center – The Abstract Image – Juried by Elizabeth Flinsch – Minneapolis, MN – 2019
dnj Gallery – LACP's Sixth Annual Members' Exhibition – Juried by Douglas McCulloh – Santa Monica, CA – 2019
Fahle Galerii/ViCA – Edge to Edge - Estonia – Curated by Juri Koll – Tallinn, Estonia – 2019
Praxis Photographic Arts Center – Mono-Kromatik – Juried by Sandrine Hermand-Grisel – Minneapolis, MN –  2019
Kopeikin Gallery – The Vision Board – Curated by Elizabeth Valdez – Culver City, CA – 2019
Von Lintel Gallery – Does Not Reproduce – Los Angeles, CA – 2019
Brand Library & Art Center – Blind Courier – Curated by Hilary Baker & Lauren Kasmer – Glendale, CA – 2019
Gallery 825 – Out There – Juried by Cliff Benjamin/Western Project – West Hollywood Pride Month, W. Hollywood, CA – 2019
The Center for Fine Art Photography – Life of Water – Juried by Jennifer Shaw – Fort Collins, CO – 2019
The Hive Gallery – Photoplay – Featured Artist – Curated by Michael Rababy – Los Angeles, CA – 2019
Art Palm Springs – Out in the Street – Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – Palm Springs, CA – 2019

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

Venice Institute of Contemporary Art/Newberry Lofts – Art in Place – Long Beach, CA – 2017-18
Launch LA/Avenue 50 Studio – Seismic Shift - Confronting Catastrophe – Curated by MacKenzie Stevens – Highland Park, CA – 2017
Gallery 825 – Personal Vacation – Juried by Chris Davies (CEO Fabrik Media) – West Hollywood, CA – 2017
The Six – Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Curated by Sarah Stone – Calabasas, CA – 2017
MuzeuMM – Gimme 5! – Curated by Juri Koll & Mishelle Moross – Los Angeles, CA – 2017
Gallery 825 – Los Angeles Art Association Annual Benefit Auction – West Hollywood, CA – 2017
Los Angeles Art Association – Out There – West Hollywood Pride Month – West Hollywood, CA – 2017
Art Share LA – M.A.R.S. Festival – Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot – Los Angeles, CA – 2017
Gallery 825 – Make America – Juried by Nancy L. Meyer (LA Nomadic Division) – West Hollywood, CA – 2017
Coachella Valley Art Center – Desert Island – Curated by Cristopher Cichocki – Indio, CA – 2017
Marks Art Ctr – Desert Waters – Curated by Sant Khalsa – Desert X Parallel Program – Palm Desert, CA – 2017
Red Barn (UCSB) – Somewhere to Nowhere at All – Curated by Tom Pazderka – Santa Barbara, CA – 2017
Space 15 Twenty – Month of Photography Los Angeles Show (MoPLA) – Curated by Jessica Sample – Hwd, CA – 2017
Chungking Studio – Focal Planes – 3 Artist Show with Cristopher Cichocki & Jay Mark Johnson – 2017
Photo LA/The REEF – FOCUS Photo LA Open Show Finalists Exhibition – Los Angeles, CA – 2017

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

Earth WE Gallery – Art Makes Change – Santa Monica, CA – 2015-16
Santa Monica Museum of Art – VisionLA 2015 Climate Action Arts Festival – Santa Monica, CA – 2015
SugarMynt Gallery – When Jupiter Aligns with Mars – Curated by Jeanie Frias – South Pasadena, CA – 2015
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art – Fashionistas Fight Back! – Juried by Shana Nys Dambrot – Santa Ana, CA – 2015
The Art Gallery/Glendale Community College – Water Works II – Glendale, CA – 2015
Art Share LA – Ode to the 6th Street Bridge – Curated by Dale Youngman & Tanner Blackman – Los Angeles, CA – 2015
Chungking Studio – Trade Show – Los Angeles, CA – 2015
Angel City Brewery – Angel City Heritage Arts & Music Festival – Los Angeles, CA – 2015
Porch Gallery – Water Works II – Juried by Peter Frank, John Yau, Juri Koll & Heather Stobo – Ojai, CA – 2015
Art Share LA – Haunted Landscapes – Los Angeles, CA – 2015
The Lucie Foundation/Santa Monica Art Studios – Realities & Concepts – Curated by Meredith Marlay – 2015
Wilding Cran Gallery/Chungking Studio – Bunnymania – Curated by Peter Frank & Delia Cabral – The Museum of Animals & Society – Los Angeles, CA – 2015
LA Art Association/Gallery 825 – Out There – Juried by Francisco George & William Escalera – West Hollywood Pride Month – 2015
Los Angeles Art Show – Uniting the World Through Art: Four Chinese Photographers, Four Los Angeles Photographers, Two Exhibitions – Los Angeles, CA – 2015
Photo LA/The REEF – Los Angeles Art Association: 3 Artist Exhibition – Los Angeles, CA – 2015

SCA Project Gallery – The Life of Things – 5 Artist Exhibition Curated by Johnny Fox – Pomona, CA – 2014
LA Art Association/Gallery 825 – Out There: I Do – Juried by Francisco George & William Escalera – West Hollywood, CA – 2014
Chungking Studio/MoPLA – Fact + Friction – with Aline Smithson, Clay Lipsky & Mark Indig – Los Angeles, CA – 2014

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

Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 – Open Show – Juried by Rebecca Morse (MOCA LA) – Los Angeles, CA – 2012-13
The San Diego Art Institute – The Art of Photography – San Diego, CA – 2012

Gallery 825 – Open Show – Juried by Charlie Manzo (Gagosian Gallery, NY) – West Hollywood, CA – 2011-12
Soho House – Group Show – Curated by Audrey Landreth – West Hollywood, CA – 2011
Galleria Obscura – Things to Come – Los Angeles, CA – 2011
Art Platform Los Angeles (LA Mart/MoPLA) – The Lucie Foundation Exhibition – Los Angeles, CA – 2011
Hi-Lite Studio/MoPLA – A Place in the Sun: Picturing California – Curated by Audrey Landreth – Los Angeles, CA – 2011
Terrell Moore Gallery/MoPLA – Downtown: Incomplete LA – Featured Artist – Curated by Peter Mays – 2011
Gallery at the End of the World – The Last Show – Curated by Ben McGinty – Altadena, CA – 2011

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

ArtShare LA – After the Fight – Los Angeles, CA – 1998

 

SELECTED PRESS (REVIEWS)

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (PHOTOJOURNALISM)

The New Republic – From Urbana to Here – Aug 2020
The Guardian – Daily life is deeply magical: OpenWalls Arles 2020 in pictures – Jul 2020

LA Weekly – Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever – Nov 2019
KCET Earth Focus – Trona’s Boom, Bust and Uncertain Future –  (L.A. Press Club award: Best Photo Essay) – Oct 2019
LA Weekly – Ofrenda Artistry at Grand Parks Downtown Dia de los Muertos – Oct 2018
LA Weekly – Los Angeles Galleries Steal the Show at Expo Chicago 2018 – Oct 2018
KCET Artbound – Land Artifacts: A Didactic of Ruins – May 2018 (L.A. Press Club awards: Best Photo Essay, Best Feature Photo)

KCET Artbound – Whittaker-Bermite – Part 2: Environmental Redemption in Santa Clarita, California – Apr 2018
KCET Artbound – The Many Lives of Whittaker-Bermite – Part 1 – Apr 2018
Broadsided Press – Bearing Arms: Responding to Guns in American Culture – Jan 2018

KCET Artbound – A Glimpse of Another America – Dec 2017 (L.A. Press Club awards: Best Photo Essay, Photojournalist of the Year)
Alta California – Art Behind Bars: Prison Projects Rehabilitate Through Creativity – Sep 2017
New York Times – Greg Escalante, Champion of ‘Lowbrow’ Art – Sep 2017
Orange Co Register – ‘Juxtapoz’ Co-Founder Had High Appreciation for ‘Lowbrow Art’ – Sep 2017
Inside the Eastside Magazine – Caretaking the Ghosts of Cerro Gordo – Aug 2017
KCET Artbound – The Silos of Inyo County: Tombstones of the Ghost Farms – Jul 2017
WhiteHot Magazine – Unpacking the Marciano Collection – Jul 2017
KCET Artbound – Burned Palm Trees and Miracles: The Great Fire of Thermal, CA – Apr 2017
Badlands Literary Journal – The Salton Sea Triptych – Cover Photo/Feature Article – 2017
KCET Artbound – Desert X: Land Art at the Edge of the City (with Shana Nys Dambrot) – Mar 2017

KCET Artbound – Empty and Full: Finding Beauty in the Desert’s Dry Lake Landscape – Aug 2016
KCET Artbound – Desert Storms: Destruction and Construction at Scotty’s Castle – Apr 2016
KCET Artbound – Trona: Home Is Where Your Heart Is – Apr 2016
KCET Artbound – Walking Through Time: The Layered Past of Red Hill’s Volcanic Viewscape – Apr 2016
KCET Artbound – Altered Landscapes of the Human Spirit – Apr 2016
KCET Artbound – Lancaster, CA: From Alfalfa to ‘Net Zero’ City – Apr 2016
KCET Artbound – The Hudsons: At Home in a Lasting Love – Mar 2016
KCET Artbound – Go West: New Manifest Destiny Comes to the Desert – Mar 2016
Artillery Magazine – Land of Disenchantment: Rediscovering the Pleasures of Trona – Jan-Feb 2016

KCET Artbound – Solastalgia on the Salton Sea – Nov 2015
KCET Artbound – The Salton Sea, a Tsunami of Neglect – Oct 2015
KCET Artbound – The Salton Sea and the Search for Solutions to the West’s Problems – Oct 2015
Arid: Journal of the Desert – Prayer Changes Things: Desert Faith in Trona, CA – Oct 2015
The Sun Runner – William ‘Burro’ Schmidt & His Tunnel to Nowhere – Sep-Oct 2015
KCET Artbound – Into the Forest Primeval: Taming the Sun, Building a Hill – Sep 2015
KCET Artbound – CA 395: The High Road Home From Burning Man – Aug 2015
Boom: A Journal of California – Framing the Desert – Aug 2015
KCET Artbound – View From a Hole – Aug 2015
KCET Artbound – ‘Abandonment Chic’ and the Modern Desert – Jul 2015
KCET Artbound – Dark Desert Highway – Jun 2015
The Sun Runner – Into the Forest Primeval – May-Jun 2015
Inyo County Visitors Guide –“High & Dry” Explores the High Deserts of California – Summer 2015
The Sun Runner – Dark Desert Highway – Mar-Apr 2015

KCET Artbound – The Hundred Names of the Desert Wind – Nov 2014
KCET Artbound – Caretaking the Ghosts of Cerro Gordo – Oct 2014
Palm Springs Life Magazine – Call of the Wild: The Enigmatic Salton Sea – Oct 2014
KCET Artbound – Through a Window Darkly – Aug 2014
KCET Artbound – Emerald City of Salts – Aug 2014
WhiteHot Magazine – The Artists of the Film MANA – Jul 2014
KCET Artbound – Water Extremes: Too Little; Too Much; Too Slow; Too Fast – Jul 2014
KCET Artbound – William ‘Burro’ Schmidt and His Tunnel to Nowhere – Jun 2014
KCET Artbound – High & Dry: A Collaboration Surveying the American Desert – May 2014

Palm Springs Life Magazine – Dining with Jackie (Jackie Collins) – Oct 2013
KCET Artbound – Riding Along the Aqueduct with '100 Mules' – Oct 2013
United Hemispheres Magazine – Death Valley Sand Stormer – Apr 2012
Mammoth Sierra Magazine – A Ski Smithing Revolution in America – Winter 2011
Go Magazine – Hurtling Towards the Range of Light – Oct 2011

 

AWARDS & HONORS (all 1st place unless noted)

Los Angeles Press Club – National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards – Photojournalist of the Year (2nd Place) – 2021
LA Press Club – SoCal Journalism Awards – 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 Center of Photography – The Creative Portrait – Juried by Paul Kopeikin – 1st Prize Award – 2020
LA Press Club – SoCal Journalism Awards – Photojournalist of the Year (2nd Place), Best Feature Photo, Best Photo Essay – 2019
Los Angeles Press Club – National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards – Best Photo Essay, Photojournalist of the Year – 2018
Outdoor Writers Association of California – Writer of the Year, Best Photographic Series, Best Outdoor Medium: High & Dry – 2018
Duncan Miller Gallery/YourDailyPhotograph.com – Contest Winner: One Human Model – 2017
Photo LA – FOCUS Award – Finalist – 2016
Duncan Miller Gallery/YourDailyPhotograph.com – Contest Winner: Transportation, Emerging Contemporary & The Sea – 2016
Outdoor Writers Association of California – Best Outdoor Medium: High & Dry – (OWAC's Top Award) – 2016
Outdoor Writers Association of California – Best Feature Photograph, Best Nature Photograph & Best Overall Photograph – 2016
The Lucie Foundation – International Photography Award: Fine Art Landscape Series – 2016
Outdoor Writers Assoc of California – Best Nature Photograph – Shirley Miller Memorial Photo Contest – 2016
KCET-TV Artbound – Best of 2015: Art+Environment, Best of 2015: Photography
Duncan Miller Gallery/YourDailyPhotograph.com – Contest Winner: Signage – 2015
Outdoor Writers Association of California – Best Outdoor Website: High & Dry – 2015
Outdoor Writers Association of California – Best Feature Photograph, Best Nature Photograph & Best Overall Photograph – 2015
Duncan Miller Gallery/YourDailyPhotograph.com – Contest Winner: Emerging Contemporary – 2014
Outdoor Writers Association of California – Best Photographic Series – 2014
Outdoor Writers Association of California – Best Feature Photograph – 2012
Outdoor Writers Association of California – Platinum Portfolio (Top Overall Award), Best Landscape Photograph & Best Human Interest Photograph– 2011
City of Los Angeles – Certificate of Appreciation (Excellence in Photography) signed by Eric Garcetti/Tom Labonge – 2011

Fine Art Film Festival – Best Cinematography – The Savage Sleep – Los Angeles, CA – 2017
Award Winner/Jury Selection: Arte Contemporaneo Exhibition of Experimental Cinema (Madrid), Bilbao Int'l Festival of Documentary & Short Film, Canadian Int'l Film Festival, Carolina Film & Video Festival, Charlotte Film & Video Festival, Chicago Int'l Film Festival, Cincinnati College Film Festival, Houston Int'l Film Festival, Rochester Int'l Amateur Film Festival, Thomas A. Edison Black Maria Film Festival – The Savage Sleep – 1991-92
New York University Film Festival – Best Production, Producer, Screenplay, Lighting, Cinematography, Art Direction & Sound Design Awards (All 1st Place) – The Savage Sleep – 1991
New York University – Faculty Commendation for Excellence in Filmmaking – The Savage Sleep – 1991
New York University – Warner Bros Fellowship Award (NYU's Highest Filmmaking Honor) – The Savage Sleep – 1991
New York University Film Festival – Best Sound Award – Sanctuary (Director: Teodoro Maniaci) – 1989
Chicago Int'l Film Festival – Jury Selection – Muffin Man – 1985
Duke University – Hal Kramer Award for Excellence in Filmmaking – Muffin Man – 1985

 

PUBLIC, PRIVATE & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers – Los Angeles, CA
The Chouinard Foundation – South Pasadena, CA
LA Studios – Los Angeles, CA
Nita Lelyveld – Features Editor, The Los Angeles Times – 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

 

PROJECTS, APPEARANCES, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

Artist Residency – The Arctic Circle – Aboard the barkentine tall ship Antigua in the Arctic Circle – April 2021
Guest Lecturer – USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism – 2020, 2021
Documentary – Zen Psychosis – with author Shana Nys Dambrot (5 min/video – Director: Eric Minh Swenson) – Legacy Films – 2020
Documentary – Osceola Refetoff: Kinematic Exposures – (7 min/video – Director: Eric Minh Swenson) – Legacy Films – 2020
Panel Discussion – British Journal of Photography: OpenWalls Arles – 2020
Panel Discussion – Experiencing Art: Under Lockdown & Beyond – hosted by the Venice Institute of Art with Tarrah von Lintel (Von Lintel Gallery) & Claudia James Bartlett (Director: Photo LA) – 2020
Los Angeles Press Club/Hollywood Foreign Press Association Emergency Fund Grant – 2020
Podcast – A.G. Geiger Presents, Tales from the LA Art Underworld: Zen Psychosis: Shana Nys Dambrot & Osceola Refetoff – 2020 
Guest Speaker – The Photographer's Eye Series: Creativity and the Documentary Impulse – Photo Friends/LA Central Library – 2019 
Juror – Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) – 2019
Documentary – High & Dry: Land Artifacts (7 min/video – Director: Eric Minh Swenson) – Legacy Films – 2018
Documentary – MOAH: The Forest for the Trees (segment begins at 3:00) – Legacy Films – 2018
Juror – Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) – 2018
Artist Talk – High & Dry: Land Artifacts – Solo Show – Museum of Art & History (MOAH) – Lancaster, CA – 2018
Curator (with Shana Nys Dambrot) – The New Pictorialists – Duncan Miller Gallery/YourDailyPhotograph.com – Santa Monica, CA – 2018
Artist Talk – It’s a Mess Without You – Solo Show – Porch Gallery – Ojai, CA – 2017
Artist Talk – Seismic Shift - Confronting Catastrophe – Moderator MacKenzie Stevens (Hammer Museum) – Avenue 50 Studio – L.A., CA – 2017
Curator – Focal Planes – Chungking Studio – Los Angeles, CA – 2017
Panel Discussion – GUNS – Art, Activism and Gun Ownership in America – The Loft at Liz’s – Los Angeles, CA – 2016
Judge – Shirley Miller Memorial Photo Contest – Outdoor Writers Assoc of California – Morro Bay, CA – 2016
Panel Discussion – Artists Take Issue: Photography and the Aesthetics of Activism – Photo LA – Los Angeles, CA – 2016
Presentation – High & Dry: Mining the Salton Sea for Understanding – 49ers Club of Death Valley – Death Valley National Park, CA – 2015
Panel Discussion – Art, Water, Politics – The Art Gallery – Glendale Community College – Glendale, CA – 2015
Documentary – High & Dry: A Collaboration – (8 min/video – Director: Eric M. Swenson) – Legacy Films – 2015
Video Interview with Ry Sangalang – (70 min/video) – MakePhotoArt.com – 2015
Curator – Trade Show – Chungking Studio – Los Angeles, CA – 2015
Panel Discussion – The Politics & Aesthetics of Water – Water Works II – Porch Gallery – Ojai, CA – 2015
Artist Talk – High & Dry: dispatches from the land of little rain – Los Angeles Art Assoc – Los Angeles, CA – 2015

 

BOOKS & CATALOGS

Griffith Moon Publishing – Zen Psychosis – by Shana Nys Dambrot, Photographs by Osceola Refetoff - 2020
Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA) – 2020 Member Exhibition Catalog – Juried by Ann Jastrab & Laura Sackett – 2020
LensWork Publishing – Seeing in SIXES – 2019
Praxis Gallery – 8 exhibition catalogs including The Found Object (cover image) – 2018-2020
Seismic Press – Desert Island – Exhibition Catalog – 2017
Venice Institute of Contemporary Art/MuzeuMM – 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 – 2013
San Diego Art Institute –The Art of Photography – Exhibition Catalog – 2012
Location Managers Guild of America – Downtown: Incomplete LA – Exhibition Catalog – 2011
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority – Concentric Circles: Metro LA Revealed – Exhibition Catalog – 2008

 

MOTION PICTURE DIRECTING

Co-Writer/Producer – Lessons from the Ruins – (3 min/video) – Co-production with KCET-TV Artbound – 2018
Co-Writer/Producer – The Many Lives of Whitaker/Bermite – (2 min/video) – Co-production with KCET-TV Artbound – 2018
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor – Hollywood Graf Tour – (3 min/video) – Red Eye Productions – 2008
Writer/Director/Producer – The Wild Colonials: Rollercoaster – (3 min/video) – Geffen Records – Los Angeles, CA/Las Vegas, NV – 2000
Co-Writer, Director – Phased Arrays in Neurosurgery (60 min/video) – University of Chicago/American Medical Association – 1994
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor – The Savage Sleep – Live Action/Animation (14 min/16mm) – Red Eye Productions – Broadcast on Canal Plus (France), TV Espanola S.A. (Spain), PBS Image Union (USA) – 1991
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor – The Last Exit – Live Action (17 min/16mm) – Red Eye Productions – 1987
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor – Carousel – Live Action (2 min/16mm) – Red Eye Productions – 1986
Co-Writer, Director – Narcolepsy (20 min/video) – University of Chicago/American Medical Association – 1985
Co-Writer/Director/Editor, Producer (with Andrew Falcon) – Muffin Man – Live Action/Clay Animation/Computer Animation/Pixilation (30 min/16mm) – Red Eye Productions – 1985
Co-Writer/Director/Editor, Producer (with Andrew Falcon) – Decadence – Live Action (12 min/16mm) – 1983
 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Co-Creator, Photographer & Editor – High & Dry – KCET/PBS SoCal Artbound – Burbank, CA – 2013-present
Freelance Photographer/Photojournalist – Commercial, Editorial, Portrait, Travel – US/Int’l – 1989-present
  (Publications include: KCET/SoCal PBS, Hemispheres, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The New York Times, Reuters & WhiteHot Magazine)
Motion Picture Director – Film, Documentary, Music Video – United States – 1983-present
Location Scout – Feature, Commercial, Television, Music Videos – US/International – 1990-present

Unit Photographer – Shaolin Ulysses: Kungfu Monks in America (Martha Burr/Mei-Juin Chen) – Lotus Films/ITS (UK) – Shaolin, China/New York, NY – 2001-02
Location Manager – The Rolling Stones Out of Tears (Jake Scott) – RSA Films – Los Angeles, CA – 1994
2nd Unit Location Manager – Lord of Illusions (Clive Barker) – Los Angeles, CA – 1994
Digital Painter – The Ren & Stimpy Show – Metrolight Studios – Los Angeles, CA – 1993
Casting Assistant – Hell Camp (Milos Forman) – Paramount Pictures – Culver City, CA – 1991
Paid Fellowship – Warner Bros (Post Production & Feature Development) – Burbank, CA – 1991
Location Scout – The Firm (Sydney Pollack) – Paramount Pictures – Cayman Islands – 1992
Script Reader – Warner Bros Literary Department – New York, NY – 1990-91
Assistant Location Manager – Law & Order – Universal Television/NBC – New York, NY – 1990-91
Location Scout – The Prince of Tides (Barbra Streisand) – Columbia Pictures – New York, NY – 1990
Location Scout – Billy Bathgate (Robert Benton) – Billy B/Walt Disney Pictures – New York, NY – 1990
Apprentice Editor – D-Day on the Rhine – David Grubin Productions/PBS – New York, NY – 1990
Casting Assistant – Bonfire of the Vanities (Brian DePalma) – Warner Bros Pictures – New York, NY – 1990
Substitute Teacher – New York City Public School System (Kindergarten-6th Grade) – Harlem, NY – 1990-91
Location Assistant – State of Grace (Phil Joanou) – New York, NY – 1989
Lighting/Locations Assistant – The Way We Wear – David Grubin Prods/The Smithsonian – Paris, France – 1988
Assistant to the Producer – Valmont (Milos Forman, Producer: Michael Hausman) – Renn Prods/Orion Pictures – Paris, France – 1988-89
Location Assistant – Things Change (David Mamet) – Filmhaus/Columbia Pictures – Chicago, IL – 1987
Reader – Circle Repertory Company – New York, NY – 1987-88
Production Assistant – House of Games (David Mamet) Filmhaus/Orion Pictures – New York, NY – 1987
Video Operator – Commercials – The Image Factory – London, UK – 1986
Event/Interview Videographer – Chicago International Film Festival – Chicago, IL – 1985
EEG Technician, Supervisor: Sleep Study Unit – Univ of Chicago, Dept of Neurophysiology – Chicago, IL – 1985
ENG Location Sound Technician – WTVD-TV News (ABC) – Durham, NC – 1983-84
Projectionist – Theatrical (35mm) – United States/Paris, France – 1983-91

 

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts: Film Production – New York University Graduate Film Program – 1987-1991
Paulette Goddard & Tisch School of the Arts Scholarships
Faculty Commendation for Excellence in Filmmaking
Warner Bros Fellowship Award (NYU’s Highest Filmmaking Honor)

London International Film School – London, UK – 1986

Université de Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle) – Drama/Cinema Department – 1983-1984

Bachelor of Arts: Film & Mass Communications – Duke University – Durham, NC – 1981-1985
Dean’s List, Class Honors, Graduation with Distinction

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Board Member – Chung King Road Association
Board of Directors – Los Angeles Chinatown Business Council
Location Managers Guild International 
Los Angeles Art Association
Los Angeles Press Club
Outdoor Writers Association of California
Professional Photographers of America
Teamsters Local 399 (Location Scout) – Hollywood, CA

 

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"High & Dry: Land Artifacts" – Museum of Art & History (MOAH) – Lancaster, California - 2018High & Dry: Land Artifacts – Museum of Art & History – Lancaster, California – 2018Left to right:
Abandoned Pittsburg Plate Glass Plant – Bartlett, California – 2012
Serpentine Hopper Cars – Searles, California – 2010
Water Tank – Lone Pine, California - 2013
Searles Valley Minerals Plant – Trona, California – 2010
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Framed: 25x36x1.25”/64x91x3cm $2500
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Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns – Owens Lake, California – 2013 – Edition of 20
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Pioneer Cemetery – Lone Pine, California – 2013 – Edition of 20
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Lone Tree & Posts – Cinco, California – 2012
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Boarded-Up Farm House – Bishop, California – 2016 – Edition of 20
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