Birthplace Portland, OR

Resides Los Angeles, CA

Artists Statement
Moving between earth and atmosphere, mass and space, my work blurs the line between landscape and abstraction. Working with the dichotomy of light and darkness, I create psychological landscapes in order to examine the dynamics of belonging and alienation, joy and grief, and attachment and separation. These allegorical images are informed by personal mythologies, memories and the natural world.
Solo Exhibitions
2013 The Backdoor Bakery, Sunland, CA
2012 “Recent Paintings” The Rose Cafe, Venice, CA
2005 Relocation Project - Artist’s Studio, Hollywood, CA
2001 Gallery Cafe, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 “Brand 44” Curator: Laddie John Dill, Brand Library, Glendale, CA
“Spectra” ArtShare LA , Los Angeles, CA
"Earthly Delights" Avenue 50 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA USA
“The Foolish Game” Juried by Kurt Mueller, David Kordansky Gallery, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Balance-Unbalance 2015: “Water Imbalance” Curated by Danielle Eubank and Sandra Meuller, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
“B/W” Juried by Laura Watts, Honor Fraser Gallery, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2014 “The Non-Objective Moment” Curator: Cynthia Penna, Art 1307, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
“Brand 42”, Curator: Jack Rutberg, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Brand Library, Glendale, CA
“Exploring Abstraction” McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA
2013 “Los Angeles Juried Exhibition” Jurors: Carol Cheh, Mike McGee, and Aram Moshayedi, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 “Brand 40”, Curator : Peter Frank, Brand Library, Glendale, CA
2010 “Studio Visions”, The Center For Art and Spirit Gallery, Venice, CA
2007 Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
“Forces of Nature: A Feminine Perspective”, SPARC Gallery, Venice CA
2005 Venice Art Form Group Show, SPARC Gallery, Venice, CA
2003 Venice Art Forum “The Autumn Show 2003” SPARC Gallery, Venice, CA
2003 Back on Broadway, Santa Monica, CA
2002 Art and Spirit Group Show SPARC Gallery, Venice, CA
2001 Christopher John Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Rose Cafe, Venice, CA
2000“Myth and Matter”, Gallery West, Los Angeles,CA
1999 “Luminous Secrets” Alternative artspace, Encino, CA
1998 “Innerworks” Available Light Gallery, Burbank, CA

Selected Collections

Glenn Ficara - Los Angeles, CA
Beverly Klein - Los Angeles, CA
Lewis and Jean Wolff - Los Angeles, CA
Jim Reis - Beverly Hills, CA
Danielle Brazell - Los Angeles, CA
John Requa - Los Angeles, CA

Affiliations

Los Angeles Art Association
Southern California Women's Caucus for Art
Venice Art Forum
Education 2016 Studies Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, Studied Color and Light in painting with Mary Winterfield
1998 and 1999 Art and Spirit workshop, Santorini Greece
1996 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA , Studied oil painting with Richard Bunkhall and Ray Turner
1984 AA Graphic Design, Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, CO
© 2014 Melissa Reischman • Tujunga, California 91042