Selected Solo Exhibitions

Star Tours-Cadastral Masorah- Part 6, Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA, 2014;

 Star Tours- Party Truck, Taco Zone, Los Angeles CA, 2014;

Star Tours- Cadastral Masorah- Part 5, Public Memory, Google Maps & Personal Narrative, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, 2014;

 Star Tours- Cadastral Masorah- Part 4, Workmen’s Circle, Los Angeles CA, 2014;

 Star Tours- Diaspora Banquet, Raid Projects- Hiatus Series, Los Angeles CA, 2014;

Star Tours Cadastral Masorah- Part 3, LACMA, Los Angeles CA, 2014;

 Star Tours- Cadastral Masorah- Part 2, Watts Towers, Los Angeles CA, 2014;

 Star Tours- Cadastral Masorah- Part 1, Side Street Projects, Pasadena CA, 2014;

 The Picture Reason,Woods Gallery, Annandale-on- Hudson, N.Y, 2007.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

This Is A Demo, Cerritos College, Cerritos, 2017

Presence Of Absence, Room Gallery, UCI, Irvine CA, 2017

Dear Syria, 900 East 4th St, Los Angeles CA, 2016

LACA Auction, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles CA, 2016

Irresistible Forces, Chins Push, Los Angeles CA,2016;

Quick Draw; Actual Size, Los Angeles CA, 2015;

Drawn Together: Part 1, Actual Size, Los Angeles CA, 2015;

Drawn Together: Part 2, Actual Size, Los Angeles CA, 2015;

And Stuff, NCJW, Los Angeles CA, 2014;

Body and Legs, Kesspro Studios, Los Angeles CA, 2014;

CultureLab: Oil, Los Angeles CA, 2014;

Staff Show, LACMA, Los Angeles CA, 2013;

Sacred Words, Sacred Texts, AJU, Los Angeles CA, 2013;

Crumb Mandala, Los Angeles CA, 2013;

Borderlands, Actual Size Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, 2013;

Garage Sale, Actual Size Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, 2013;

Star Maps, Mulholland Derive, Los Angeles CA, 2012;

The Subterraneans, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, 2012;

Saving,.ING, Santa Monica, CA;

Blank Land, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, 2012;

IJAYA, Ben Uri Gallery, London, UK, 2012;

Re: present LA, Vincent Price Art Museum,  Monterey Park, CA, 2012;

IN CONJUNCTION, Open Arms, Art Platform LA, Los Angeles, CA, 2011;

Chainletter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2011;

GIBSMIR-Family; Tree Structure, Collective Show LA, Los Angeles, CA, 2011;

EPCAP, Negative Space, Los Angeles, CA, 2011;

Fancy Animal, Dakota, Santa Monica, CA, 2010;

E’clepsydre, .HBC, Berlin, Germany, 2010;

Family Stories, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA, 2009;

Photography at High Speed, Millard Sheets Center For The Arts, Los Angeles CA, 2008;

Couperin, Joanie for Jackie Film Festival, New York, 2007;

LAArt Night, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2003;

Games, Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum Los Angeles, CA, 2003;

Smoking Mirrors, Kerchoff Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2002;

Isn’t S/He a Doll?, Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, CA; 1999

Picture LA/TA 2000, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2000; Picture LA/TA 2000, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2000;

Viewfinder, LA Photo Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2002;

Stage Sight ,Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY, 2007

 

Honors

WORD grantee, 2016

DreamLab Teaching Fellow AJU, Graduate Center for Education, 2014-2016

Culture Lab grantee of $11,000, 2014;

Jewish Artist of the Year Awards, Ben Uri Gallery, London, 2012;

Recipient of $40,000 6 Points Fellowship, 2011-2013;

Second place photography, Los Angeles County Fair, 2008;

Scholarship to Bard College 2003 – 2007;

Scholastic Art Award Silver Key / Environmental Design, 2003;

Recipient of $1,000 Neutrogena Art Award, 2003;

Scholastic Art Honorable Mention in Photography, 2002;

California Arts Scholar – Governor’s Medal 2001, 2002;

Grand prize for youth female photography, Viewfinder, 2002.

 

Curator/ Co-Curator

Actual Size Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA 2010 – Present
A Passion for the Possible (ephemera), CSUN; Northridge, CA 2009
A Corita Retrospective, Judson Studios; Pasadena, CA 2003

 

Publications

GYST Podcast, 2014; LA Weekly, 2014;

Jewish Journal, 2014;

Artbound, 2013;

LA Weekly, 2012;

Los Angeles Arts Resource, 2012;

White Hot Magazine, 2012;

Cover, Bard Center For Environmental Policy catalogue, 2008-2012;

Flash Art International, 2010;

“Best of 2008” Photo Laureate anthology, 2008;

Featured on Bard College Art History Dept. Web Page, 2008;

Couperin, Joanie for Jackie: Chainletter, 2007;

“F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Journey”, BoldInk,WriteGirl Publications, Los Angeles, 2003.

 

Residencies

Pilgrim School, Los Angeles CA, 2015

JFN, Beverly Hills Hilton, Beverly Hills CA, 2013

Delegation Photographer, Bardejov, Slovakia, 2011 and 2012

 

Artist Talks and Lectures 

Guest Artist, Kinetic Sculpture, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, 2016

Guest Artist, Photo 409, Instructor Sharon Lockhart, USC, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Guest Artist, Corita MLK Day, All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA, 2015

Guest Artist, Happiness Is A Thing Called Fiestas, Pasadena Museum Of California Art, Pasadena, CA, 2015

Visiting Lecturer, Instructor Josh Peters, Waldorf Arts, Pasadena California, 2015

Guest Lecturer, “Teacher as Learner/Teacher as Creator,” EDJ 590: The Art Of Teaching, Instructor Dr. Miriam Heller Stern, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Panelist, Making Time, Museum Educators of Southern California, Huntington Library, San Marino, California,2015

Artist Lecture/ Workshop, Home Prints, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, 2014

Artist Lecture/ Workshop, Portraiture, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, 2014

Speaker, Culture Lab Oil, Los Angeles CA, 2014

Speaker and Panelist, Phantom Geographies, West Hollywood Library, West Hollywood, California, 2013

Speaker, Seder Microgrant Dinner, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2013

Lecture, Chech Kahbar, Shulamit Gallery, Venice, California, 2013

Speaker, Civitas School of Leadership, Los Angeles, California, 2013

Panelist, AOAT- Careers in Art, Cleveland High School, Reseda, California, 2013

Artist Lecture, Remapping The City, CAJM Conference, NYC, New York, 2013

Panelist, City As Museum, CAJM Conference, NYC, New York, 2013

Panelist, Subterraneans, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California, 2012

Artist Lecture, Mapping LA, Vincent Price Museum, California, 2012

Artist Lecture/ Workshop, Printmaking, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

 

Education

Bard College 2003 – 2007
Annandale-On-Hudson, New York
B.A., Art History, Philosophy and PhotographyUniversity of California, Irvine                                                 2016- 2019

Irvine, California

M.F.A Curatorial and Critical Practice

Experience

Co-Founder & Co-Director  2010 – Present
Actual Size; Los Angeles, CA
Curate, organize, promote and host over 25 exhibitions and events within the gallery.  Profiled by Los Angeles Times, Mousse Magazine, Flash Art International, Artforum.com, LA WeeklyLos Angeles Art Resource, and Dispatches and Directions: On Artist-Run Organizations in Los Angeles. Participant in Collective Show: Los Angeles, 2011;  “Panel of the Muses”, LACE, 2010; “ Renovating the Underground”, Art Chicago, 2011; Art Platform LA, 2011.

 

Documentary Photographer  2011 – 2012
Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee; Bardejov, Slovakia

 

Education Manager  2012 – 2016
Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles CA
Design and implement education programs, teacher workshops and gallery tours to educate about cultural artworks. Oversee a team of educators. Schedule school visits.

 

Assistant to Director  2008 – 2012
Corita Art Center; Hollywood, CA
Create and initiate educational programs and events to share Corita Kent’s artistic legacy and message. Develop gallery guide. Oversee individual projects of summer Getty interns. Archive and price art work. Organize and archive publication material. Compile condition reports. Assemble portfolios of artwork. Coordinate with galleries and collectors. Process new acquisitions and sales.

 

Gallery Teacher 2008 – Present
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Los Angeles, CA
Lead tours for middle-school students through the Ancient World and Maya exhibitions. Employ object-based, inquiry-driven, participant-focused teaching strategies. Evaluate myself and other teachers as well as program goals.

 

Art History Teacher 2009 – 2011
Le Lycée Francais/ Barnsdall Arts Center; Los Angeles, CA
Teach one hour lessons in the classroom. Topics range from modern to ancient art.  Collaborate with a teaching team to create a cohesive curriculum. Develop lesson plans, prep projects, purchase materials, and organize exhibitions.

 

Fine Arts Teaching Artist  Summers 2008 – 2011
“Summer Sounds”, LA Philharmonic; Hollywood, CA
Develop and teach multi-cultural educational art projects for children aged 3-16 and their families. Work closely with assistant, Write budget and buy supplies. Serve over 2,000 students.

 

House Manager  Summers 2006 – 2007
“Summer Sounds”, LA Philharmonic; Hollywood, CA
Organize artists and supervise volunteers to attend to the needs of over 2,000 patrons. Manage ticket sales. Coordinate with large camp and school groups. Trouble-shoot tricky situations with patrons through using customer relation skills and on the spot decision-making.