2007  M.F.A., Painting, High Distinction, California State University, Northridge

1999   B.F.A., Painting, Magna Cum Laude, University of North Carolina, Asheville


Solo and Partner Exhibitions


  • Emergence, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, CA
  • Title TBD, Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA


  • Eternally Searching (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13), Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, CA


  • Transfiguration, Tom Bradley International Terminal, LAX, CA
  •   …and yet, things continue to unfold, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA


  • Erika Lizée and Michael Maas, GALA Exhibits, Glendale, CA


  • Invited to the Moment, JK Gallery, Culver City, CA


  • Beyond the Familiar, (with Linda Stoudt), FireHouse Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR
  •  Seeing Beyond the Familiar, College of Southern Nevada, Cheyenne Campus, Artspace Gallery, North Las Vegas, NV


  • Beyond the Familiar Glance, (with Jody Alexander and Donovan Widmer), Monterrey Peninsula College, Monterrey, CA


  • Recent Work, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, CA


  • contemplating the intricate nature of reality and the influence of consciousness, West Gallery, CSU Northridge, MFA thesis exhibition


Selected Group Exhibitions


  • Women on the Rise, Vita Art Center, Ventura, CA
  • ŸFeminism Now, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA


  • The Reality of Nature, LAUNCH LA, Los Angeles, CA
  • ŸIt’s a Wonderful World, Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA
  • Spring Cleaning, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA
  • 5th Tiny Biennale, Temple University, Rome, Italy
  • High Priestess, ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Personal Narrative, Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA

2016                Ÿ    

  • Shift and Fade, BLAM, Los Angeles, CA
  • Transparency, SugarMynt Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2015                Ÿ    

  • Turning to the Light, Angels’ Ink Gallery, San Pedro, CA
  • ŸBlank Canvas, Benefit Show, United Cerebral Palsy Los Angeles, Washington Reid Gallery, Culver City, CA
  • ŸMASque Attack, Temporary Art Space, Hollywood, CA
  • Ÿ6th Busan Calligraphy Biennale, Maze Exhibition and Baeksan Hall of Busan Citizens Park, Busan, Korea
  • ŸWhere the Magic Happens, Gallery H, Phantom Galleries LA, Hawthorne, CA
  • ŸNew Familiar, The Brayer Gallery, Ventura, CA
  • ŸSpectrum Gestalt 2, bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • ŸIlluminate, Surrogate Gallery Projects, Pasadena, CA
  • Ÿ2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Exuberance, Angels' Ink Gallery, San Pedro, CA
  • ŸLos Angeles Art Association 2015 Benefit Auction, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Mark on The Wall, Greenly Art Gallery, Bloomsburg University, PA
  • ŸSmaller Peaces, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, CA
  • ŸSmaller Peaces, Ventura County Government Center, Atrium Gallery, Ventura, CA

2014                Ÿ  

  • 1st OMNIS International, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pot-Luck Up-Pop, Surrogate-Gallery Projects, Pasadena, CA
  • Faculty and Student Show, Artwork from Moorpark College, Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, CA

2013                Ÿ  

  • NIJIIRO Exhibition: One Mind and One Heart, Castel dell'Ovo Gallery, Naples, Italy
  • The WILD Flowers, Sturt Haaga Gallery, La Canada Flintridge, CA

2012                Ÿ

  • Interpretations, City Hall Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010                Ÿ

  • Thickening the Plot, Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
  • Revisiting Beauty, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
  • Brilliant Paintings & Amazing Ceramics, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA
  • ŸRebus Reconstructuring, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA

2009                Ÿ

  • Sweet Subversives: Contemporary California Drawings, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
  • ŸRebus, Amelia Museum of Archaeology, Umbria, Italy
  • More With Less, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
  • ŸOf Intricacy, Los Angeles International Airport
  • Natural Worlds, Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

2008                Ÿ

  • Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA
  • Of Intricacy, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA
  • California Visual Artists, 2nd City Council, Long Beach, CA
  • Black & White (with shades of gray and a pinch of color), LAX Airport, Los Angeles, CA

2007                Ÿ

  • BLOOMS, Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles City Hall, CA
  • Southern California Open Regional Exhibition VI, VIVA Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Art International, A Fine Art Fair, LA Municipal Art Gallery Booth, Pasadena, CA
  • Inspired Black and White, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
  • Biannual, LAAA South, Los Angeles, CA
  • Liminal, Phantom Galleries, Pasadena, CA
  • Crackerjack, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007 California Open Exhibition, Long Beach Arts, CA
  • New Members, Dept. of Cultural Affairs Slide Registry Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • gem, Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Faculty Exhibition, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA
  • ŸW.O.P., The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007 Juried Open, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, CA

2006                Ÿ

  • Utopia, A Shenere Velt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Greater LA MFA Exhibition and Film Screening, CSU Long Beach
  • 2006 Juried All Media Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • On Site at the Gate 2006, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
  • CSUN Painting Guild 2006 Juried Exhibition, West Gallery, CSU Northridge, CA
  • Art Alumni Show, University Gallery, UNC Asheville

2005                Ÿ

  • Petite Works, LAAA/Gallery 825, Bergamot Station Annex, Santa Monica, CA
  • Southern CA Open Regional Exhibit, Valley Institute of Visual Art, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Beauty Revisited, Mt. Scott Art Center, Portland, OR
  • Annual Student Art Exhibition, Main Gallery, CSU Northridge, CA
  • 1502 Minutes of Fame, Gallery 324, CSU Northridge, CA
  •  Art Alumni Show, University Gallery, UNC Asheville, NC

2004                Ÿ

  • 2004 Topanga Canyon Gallery Juried Open, Topanga, CA
  • 69th Annual National Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, NY
  • Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Exhibition, Westmoreland County Community College and Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, Latrobe, PA
  • 7th Annual Celebration of the Arts, National Juried Exhibition, The Montpelier Center for the Arts and Education, VA
  • 13th National Exhibition, Northern Colorado Artist Association, Fort Collins, CO
  • Vivid Visions, Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA


Awards, Residencies, Lectures


  • Focus on the Masters, Artist Spotlight, Ventura, CA


  •  FOCA Fellowship Grant Nominee, Los Angeles, CA

2016                Ÿ    

  • Guest Artist, Ryman Arts, CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
  • ŸWinner, Installation, 2nd 2016 ArtSlant Los Angeles Showcase
  • ŸSpring Sabbatical, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA
  • ŸCuratorial Residency, Surrogate Gallery Projects, Altadena, CA

2015               Ÿ   

  • Winner, Installation, 4th 2015 ArtSlant Los Angeles Showcase
  • Ÿ2nd Place, 2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA
  • ŸCo-Best in Show, The Mark on The Wall, Greenly Art Gallery, Bloomsburg University, PA

2014                Ÿ

  • Individual Artist Grant, Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA
  • Omnis Award, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013                Ÿ

  • Artist-in-Residence, Viewpoint School, Calabasas, CA

2006                Ÿ

  • Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement and Service, College of Arts, Media and Communication, CSU Northridge, CA

2005                Ÿ

  • First Place, College of Arts, Media & Communication, 10th Annual Research & Creative Works Symposium, CSU Northridge, CA
  • Hans G. Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship Award, CSU Northridge, CA
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Book Award Scholarship


Reviews, Catalogs, Publications


Teaching Experience

2008-present   Ÿ

  • Professor of Art, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA
  • Director, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, CA

2016-2017       Ÿ

  • Department Chair: Digital, Media and Visual Arts Department, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA

2006–2008      Ÿ

  • Adjunct Faculty, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA

2006-2007       Ÿ

  • Adjunct Faculty, CSU~Northridge