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EDUCATION

2011       Bachelor of Arts Degree California State University Northridge, Summa Cum Laude

 

EXHIBITIONS SOLO / PANELS / LECTURES/ ART RESIDENCY

2018       Museum Of The San Fernando Valley

2017       Visiting Artist/Pop Up Gallery/Room and Board, Culver City, CA

2017       Solo Guest Speaker, The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, Northridge, CA

2016       “ChungKing Alley”, Back Room Gallery, Coagula Curatorial, Special Showing

2014       LA Artcore, 3 person exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

2013       Valley Performing Arts Center Gallery, Cal State Univ. Northridge

2013       Guest Speaker on Solo Exhibit, CSUN ARTS COUNCIL, Valley Performing Arts Center Gallery

2013       Pop Uber Alles, Solo Exhbit Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2013       Solo Exhibit, Conversations With The Artist, Gallery 825, (Sept. 2nd)

2013       Valley Performing Arts Center Gallery, Cal State University Northridge

2013       Interpretations, Drawing, Curator: Mary Oliver, City Hall Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, City Hall East

2012       Polish Pallet Art Residency, Oswiecim, Poland, Lark Gallery

2012       Momentum Art Panel WCA, Reverse the Gaze and process, Gallery 825, Los Angeles CA

2012       Guest Speaker, California State University Northridge, Senior Projects

2006       “Particular Places” Marriott Hotel, Woodland Hills, CA

2004       “Faces”, Pelican Art Gallery, Petaluma, CA

2003       “Shoptalk”, Performing Arts Gallery, Cal State Northridge, CA

1999       “Valley Faces”, Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA

 

EXHIBITIONS GROUP

2018        Post, Kamikasis, Curator Mahara Sinclaire,  DTLA

2018        Studio System ll, Torrance Art Museum Residency, Director Max Presneill

2018         Art In Place, Curator Juri Koll, Longbeach

2017        Art In Place, Curator Juri Koll, Longbeach

2017       Hellmouth, Avenue 50 Studio., LA, Curator Leonard Greco

2017       Cratedigger VOL. 2 Gabba Gallery Curator Jason Ostro

2017       Monstervision 2017, Instagram, featured artist

2017       Red On Red, Balconi Gallery, West LA, Curator Kio Griffith

2017       HOLD YOU Foundation/Charity Auction, The Loft at Liz’s, Randi Kreeft, Los Angeles, CA

2017       Art & Home 2017, Room & Board & Angeleno Magazine, Culver City, CA

2017       Hollywood & Fine, A.G. Geiger Galleries, DTLA, Curator: Juri Koll

2017       Female Figure Beyond The Lines Gallery, Bergamot Station, S.M., Curator: Brittany Davis

2017       Tequila Mockingbird’s Steampunk and Proper Art Show, Mid-City Art House Culver City, Curation: LA Punk Museum

2017       Dada 100, MuzeuMM Gallery, Curator: Kio Griffith

2017       Loteria III, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016       Womans Feminist Exhibit, Curators: Betty Brown/ Wendy Sherman., Groundspace, Los Angeles

2016       MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Curators: Max Presneill, Arta Curatorial

2016       Art and Home 2016, LAFH, Art Benefit, Culver City, Room and Board

2016       Tiny Treasures XI, Los Angeles, Cactus Gallery

2016       Sticks and Stones, Los Angeles, Cactus Gallery

2016       Gun Show, The Loft At Liz’s, Los Angeles

2016       “Sticks and Stones, Cactus Gallery, LA, ,Curators Douglas Alvarez, Sandra Mastroianni

2016       Room and Board Decor, LA Family Housing, Angeleno Magazine, Culver City

2016       Boots On The Ground, Mid City Art House Gallery, Culver City, CA

2015       ART MAKES CHANGE, Dale Youngman Projects, Bergamot Station, Vision Quest LA

2015       The Drawing Show, The Loft Gallery, Curator: Betty Brown

2015       Blank Canvas, Washington Reid Gallery, Fund Raiser/ United Cerebral Palsy, Curator: Kristine Schomaker, Culver City, CA

2015       Room and Board Decor, LA Family Housing, Angeleno Magazine Culver City

2015       Sketchbook Exhibition, Temporary Space LA, Curator: Melissa Orcutt

2015       Fashionistas Fight Back, OCCCA, Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Curator: Shana Nyes Dambrot

2015       Gabba Gallery, Wishlist 3.0, Gabba Arts District DTLA

2015       Shine On Pop Up Exhibit, Basecamp Brewery,Curator: Carl Shubs, DTLA

2015       Mask Art Show, KGB Gallery, DTLA

2015       Artboot Camp Exhibit, Phantom Gallery, Hawthorne

2015       10th Anniversary Exhibition, Chimmaya Gallery

2015       “Red Hot”, Beyond Baroque, Venice CA- Exhibit highlights 10 LA Artists, Curator: Bob Branaman

2015       “Adorn”, Gallery 825, LA, Juror: Sarah Russin (LACE Director)

2015       5th. Annual Art Project LA, Aids Project LA, Bonhams Auction House

2015       Reseda Council, Exhibit of local artists

2014       Brand 42, Works on Paper, Brand Library, Juror: Jack Rutberg

2014       Invitation design for Dan Tana’s 50th year Gala event

2014       Our Ever Changing World Pop Up Exhibition,Chung King Road, Los Angeles, Curator/Publisher: Karrie Ross

2013       Reseda Public Project, Reseda Neighborhood Council

2013       Gleaming Apollo, Gallery 825 Juror: Shula Nazarian

2013       Michael Hale Gallery, Two person Exhibit, Santa Monica, CA

2012       Chimmaya Gallery Small Works December Exhibit, East Los Angeles, CA

2012       Dale Youngman Projects, Syrup Loft, Los Angeles, CA

2012       Momentum Exhibit, LAAA, Curator: Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator of LACMA

2011       Julien’s Auction House, Beverly Hills, CA Auction of Guitar “Star Chords”

2011       Crewest Gallery, Top Of The Dome, Los Angeles Calif.

2011       Dale Youngman, ART SHARE LA HOLIDAY ART BAZAAR, Los Angeles, CA

2011       Chim Maya Gallery, November Group show, Los Angeles, CA

2011       Chim Maya Gallery, DOD exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

2011       Portraits of the Fallen, Memorial Project, Calif. Phase

2011       Sustainable Art Exhibition, The New World F.E.S.T., Santa Monica, CA

2011       Doug Harvey Chain Letter Exhibition, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA at Bergamot Station

2011       CSUN Annual Juried Exhibition, Cal State University, Northridge, CA, Jurors: James Robie

2011       Korean Cultural Center – Contributing Ornament Artist to “Window Between Worlds” by Kim Abeles

2011       Subspace, Culver City, CA

2010       Crewest Gallery, Downtown LA, CA, Curators” Man One/Harry Flanagan

2010       Mount St. Mary’s College, Curator: Jody Baral 4 Person Show

2010       L.A. Juried Exhibition for L.A. Municipal Art Gallery

Curators: Franklin Sirmans (LACMA) & Ali Subotnick (Hammer Museum)

2010       Mail Art Exhibit, Armory Center for the Arts, LA

2010       Bolt Barber Exhibition Rowan Gallery, Downtown Artwalk

2010       Mirrors of the Soul, El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, CA

2010       Eye for Identity, West Gallery, California State University, Northridge, CA

2010       Artist Guild Show, West Gallery, California State University, Northridge, CA

2009       “Home Grown”, LA Art House, West Hollywood, CA

2009       “11th Annual Faces”, Upstream People’s Gallery, On-line 2009

2009       “CSUN Student Art Exhibit”, Juror: Ashley Emenegger 2009

2009       “Out There”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, Juror: Bert Green 2009

2008       “Out There”, Juror: Cliff Benjamin, Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA

2008       Alchemy of Art, Juror: Peter Frank, Lark Gallery On line Exhibit

2008       A Politico On line Exhibit

2008       Gallery 825/LAAA; Benefit Exhibit

2007       Detour Exhibit-Otis College of Art & Design

2007       25th Anniversary Art Scene Gala, Original Art Centerpiece LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

2007       GEM, Gallery 825, Los Angeles

2006       Ann Philbin Open Show Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2006       Grey McGear Modern, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2006       Tarfest, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2006       Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes

2006       Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

2005-06 Upstream People’s Gallery

2005       McGear Modern, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2004       Long Beach Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2004       L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004       Grey McGear Modern, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2004       Pierce Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA

2003       Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA

2003       Cambridge Art Assoc. Nat’l. Prize Show, Cambridge, MA

2003       Consumerism” The Second City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2002       Cambridge Art Assoc. Nat. Prize Show, Cambridge, MA

2002       Black History Month, The Second City Council Gallery, Longbeach CA

2001       America, The Second City Council, Longbeach CA

2001       Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Live Auction , CA

2000       Bank Of America, Laguna Beach, CA

2000       St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, MO

1999       Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

1999       Century Gallery, Los Angeles Mission College, CA

1998       The West Gallery, Cal State University, Fullerton, CA

1997       ASPCA Benefit Art Auction , Los Angeles, CA

1997       Masterpiece Gallery, Chatsworth, CA

1995-96 Mythos Gallery, Burbank, CA

1995-96 Gail Michael Collection, Studio City, CA

1996       LA Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, LA

1995       Charles Hecht Gallery, Tarzana, CA

1994       Bowles-Sorroko Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

 

AWARDS/PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS/SCHOLARSHIPS

2018             Studio Visit Magazine, Volumes 39&40, George Kinghorn, Executive Director/ Curator/ Univ. of Maine, Museum of Art

2016             Diversions LA , “LA Art Scene Mural-On-Canvas” (may 31 on line review), Genie Davis

2016             Diversions LA, (October on-line review), “Groundspace Explores Fantastic Feminist Figuration”, Genie Davis

2016             Artful Amphora (Art Blog Review Sept. 21), Woman Around Town, Karen Schifman

2016             Art and Cake (October on-line review) “Fantastic Feminist Figuration” at Groundspace Project, Jennifer Susan Jones

2016             American Art Awards EXPRESSIONISM HUMAN FIGURE(S): 3RD PLACE JODI BONASSI USA

2016             Diversions LA , “LA Art Scene Mural-On-Canvas” (may 31 on line review), Genie Davis

2015             Diversions LA, (Dec on line review) “What I Want For The Holidays: Wish List at The Gabba Gallery, Genie Davis

2015             Arts Meme, On Line art review by Kirk Silsbee, on “The Drawing Show”: “Where They Live: So. Cal Artists Draw at Liz’s

2015             People’s Choice Award, Temporary Space LA, Sketchbook Competition

2015/2014 Dan Tana’s 50th Anniversary Celebrity Gala: Work for Hire for Invitation Design.

2015             Pomona Valley Review, PVR9, Liberal Arts Journal

2014             Zocalo Public Square: Barbershop Confessions; Nexus Section

2014             Our Ever Changing World Curator/Publisher: Karrie Ross

2013             Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 19, Curator: Jonathan Greene

2012             Hair’s How Magazine, Art Interview with Images, Russia

2012             Art of Now Lark, On Line Review by Peter Frank, Third Place

2012             Door Installation Image, Singular City article on Divorce (Jan. issue)

2011             Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

2011             Communication Nominee: Leo Wolfson Scholar Award

2010             Larchmont Review

2010             “Guitar Town Is Coming”

CWG Magazine, On-Line Publication

2010             Jodi Bonassi at Barnsdall, On-Line Review, Rene Deloffre

2010             Hans Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship, California State University, Northridge, CA

2010             Best of America Artist & Artisans, Vol. 2, Blick Art Materials & Kennedy Publishing

2010             Dean’s Outstanding Senior Student Award, Mike Curb College of Arts Media, and Communication, CSU, Northridge, CA

2010             Studio Visit Magazine, Juror: Dina Deitsch

2009-11 Gallery 825 Catalogue, Juror: Samuel Hoi, Pres., Otis Art Institute

2008-10 Delta Alpha Pi, International Honor Society, California State University, Northridge, CA

2008-10 University Scholars Award, Cal. State University, Northridge

2008             Studio Visit Magazine, Ocean Press

2007             Art and Living Magazine, Events

2007             Emerging Artist Calendar

2007             WWNorton Publishing. Psychology 7e, Chapter 3, “Chess Players 2,” college textbook

2006             Flavorpill, On-line Magazine, Review of Open Show, Dec. 16

2006             LA Daily News. Visual Art Gallery, March 1

2006             “Associates Award,” Awarded by Prof. Mike McGee, Director of Fullerton Art Galleries

2006             De Benneville Pines Art Camp, Seminar Speaker, Big Bear, CA

2005             Art Calendar Magazine-Cover Art, July/Aug. Issue

2003             Boston Globe

2003             “Outstanding Painting” Awarded by Marc Pachter, Dir. of Nat’l. Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

2003             Living Artists, Nevada, California, 13th Edition, February

2002             L.A. Times, “Valley Art Tour,” Valley Section, October

2002             Harper’s Literary Magazine, New York, November

2002             The Chronicle Review, Washington, D.C., May 31 Issue

2001             A Community of Angels, Los Angeles, Angel Press

2001             Pasadena Star, “Touched by an Angel” April 6

1999             LA Times. “Valley Faces,” January 15

1998             “Trust Me” – TV Movie for HBO (Art Gallery scene)

1997             Park La Brea Art Council, LACMA Banner

1997             LA Times, “Banner Moment,” April 19

1996             Good Housekeeping, “A Fathers Gift,” August

1996             Desert Sun “Desert Enchants California Artist”

1996             Desert Sun “Gallery Glimpse” September issue

1996             Scot Cards, Newberry Park, CA

1995             The Messenger, Topanga Gallery Paper, CA

1994             The Concern Foundation

1987             Creative With Words Publications

 

PUBLIC ART/ SPECIAL PROJECTS

2018       LA Artists Guest Series, teaching, SVAH School of Visual Arts And Humanities

2017       Modern Arts Blitz Guest Artist, Host Mat Gleason

2017       Guest Artist Teacher Series Los Angeles High School Sonia Hansen/ David Valentine

2014       Metro Art, work for hire, Art Director: Alan Nikagawa

2010       The Sunset Strip Guitar Town project for Gibson Guitars, Los Angeles, California

2010       “A Window Between Worlds” – Curator Artist: Kim Abeles

2009       “Wall of Changes” Collaborative Mural Project, Participating Artist, Cal State University Northridge

2005-06 LAWA Public Art Exhibit, Tom Bradley Terminal, LAX

2005       CRA Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

2001       A Community of Angels, Los Angeles, CA

2001       Chandler Outdoor Gallery, North Hollywood

2001       Vons Corporation, Angel Heart: A Community of Angels

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Cal State University Northridge

The Museum Of The San Fernando Valley

Betty Ann Brown

Dee Wallace

Janine Smith

 

AFFILIATIONS AND REGISTRIES

The Loft At Liz’s

Cultural Affairs Dept, Slide Registry, Los Angeles, CA

Municipal Art Gallery

Cactus Gallery

Coagula Curatorial

 

REVIEWER STATEMENTS

Quoted from Genie Davis Review, May 31, Diversions LA, “ Reviewer Statements:

“Mat Gleason, an iconic figure and art critic in the LA Art scene describes her recent painting “Chungking Alley”: My impressions of the piece are that it asserts its own art historical narrative instead of submitting to academic structures and choices. An amazing dreamscape narrative with painterly precision.”

– Mat Gleason 2016

 

Jodi Bonassi’s complex, incredibly riveting universe of characters spill from their canvasses.”

– Genie Davis, Art Writer, Producer, Publisher, Novelist 2016

 

“Jodi Bonassi may be best known for her upbeat, rough hewn depictions of barber shops and other sites of public interaction, but here she offers tender, detailed and slightly strange drawings of children and other domestic figures.

What she brings to this time-honored practice is a sence of anxious, almost paranoid distortion. Such

expressionism doesnt usually pervade renditions this exacting, this naturalistic. Bonassi has brought to the present day the “anxious realism” of the

Wiemar-era New Objectivity.”

–Peter Frank: Curator, Art Critic, 2012

Peter Frank writes about third place winner for Art of Now-

 

 

“An unmistakable highlight Jodi Bonassis”, lively illustrations of small town life from an unexpected bond with the equally charismatic paintings of Heather Scholl.”

– Flavor Pill, Dec 2006

 

 

“Jodi Bonassi gets the painting award for “Times Star Barbershop 1938”, a narrative painting infused with nostalgia. It’s rich with detail and well painted. The tiles swirling over the floor suggest that this flashback is about to fade. This is simply a feel-good artwork”

– Cate McQuaid, Art Critic, Boston Globe 6/13/03

 

 

“Bonassi depicts her subjects with a Silly Putty realism, exaggerating anatomical features – especially hands. She also stuffs an abundance of visual activity into a composition to represent a suitable claustrophobic environment or perhaps to capture a dense identity.”

– Josef Woodward, Art Critic, Los Angeles Times