ABOUT

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Viewing art is an act of contemplative discovery. For me, it feels like being an explorer or treasure hunter, except the riches lie in unexpected meaning and beautiful form. My paintings invite viewers to spend time with them- to move about, look closely, and become active visual explores themselves.

These paintings are made entirely with white paint, but they come alive with light as it refracts over the varying matte and iridescent surfaces. As one moves in front of them, or sunlight changes the lighting in the room, the paintings vacillate between abstraction and representation, revealing scenes of liquid transformation: great waves, storms clouds, avalanches, and volcanic flows. The imagery is grand and sometimes tumultuous, but the luminescence, softly painted edges, and transient iridescence has a serene quality as well.

I am fascinated by the history of white-on-white paintings and love how white light is made from all the colors of the spectrum.  It is everything and nothing all at once.  I searched for many years to find a method to make white paintings that are quiet and subtle, yet can also convey complex compositions and careful detail. Finally, at an art opening, the side of a can caught my eye.  It had a silver and white label that did almost exactly what I envisioned.  I then only had to try several dozen paints and techniques until I found a combination that worked- airbrushing white paint on a textured, silver background.

While I was developing this technique, life was interrupted by the pandemic.  The lockdown was a blessing in disguise for me, as it removed the clutter of a busy life. I suddenly had time to experiment with my new materials.  It also kept me at home and caused me to rethink the space in which I lived and worked. I came to appreciate home more than I ever had before.  I realized that these bright, airy paintings were exactly what I wanted to live with.  The world outside was going through great changes. These paintings convey comfort with change. They are always in flux, yet convey tranquility.

 

To see these paintings in their entirety takes time.  Day or night, these paintings always have something to be discovered. From sunlight they can feel bright and shimmering and at night they may take on a warm glow from incandescent lights. Their mood is always changing, inviting reinvestigation and discovery.

EDUCATION                                                                                                                                                             

 

2008                       Claremont Graduate University, M.F.A.: Painting

2002                       College of Creative Studies at U.C.-Santa Barbara, B.A.: Creative Studies, Minor: Art History

 

 

EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                                                           

 

2020                       Personal Contacts #5, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles

                                Return to Aus, Galerie Pompom, Sydney, Australia

                                Spring Break, Los Angeles, CA

                                QiPo, Mexico City, Mexico

                                We Are Here/ Here We Are, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

                                Suturo, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

                         

2019                        Escapism from LA, SOIL, Seattle, WA

                                QiPo, Mexico City, Mexico

                                Drawings, Kalashnikov Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

                                SUPERMARKET, Stockholm, Sweden

                                Spring Break, Los Angeles, CA

                                Matters of Size, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

                                CO/LAB IV, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

                                Transiting 2, Joseph Glass Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

                                Arcadia: Visions and Prophecies, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

                                Regime of Images, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

2018                        Los Angeles is, Once Again, Temple University Gallery, Rome, Italy, curated by Camilla Boemio

                                In the Stillness Between Two Waves, Paros Art Center, Paros, Greece

                                SUPERMARKET, Stockholm, Sweden

                                ASIA/LA ← → LA/ASIA, ARA Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

                                Dragnet 832, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

                                Other Places Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA

                                Odd Convergences: Steps/Missteps, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

                                Kan, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles

2017                        The Collectivists, Hilbert Raum, Berlin, Germany

                                The Sense of Things, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

                                Upsurge, Paper, Manchester, U.K.

                                Upsurge, University of Salford, Manchester, U.K.

                                Round Won, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

                                The Collectivists, Brand Library, Los Angeles, CA

                                Far Bizarre, Cerritos College, Los Angeles, CA
                               LA Invasion, Fine Arts Exhibition Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

                                Beset on All Sides, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

2016                       Roni Feldman, Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)

                                In Remembrance of Elie Wiesel, BLAM, Los Angeles, CA

                                MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

                                Slippery Stories, Strange Neighbours, Melbourne, Australia

                                Slippery Stories, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

                                Alone Again Or, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

                                Fabrik Expo, ARTRA, Los Angeles, CA

2015                        Miami Projects, Durden and Ray, Miami, FL

                                From the Barricades, Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin, Germany

                                Evolution, Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney, Australia

                                Here!, Durden & Ray Projects, Los Angeles, CA

                                LA in CV 2, Coachella Valley Art Center, Coachella, CA

                                Soul, Sequins, and Gold, BLDG, Covington, KY

                                Soul, Sequins, and Gold, Northern Kentucky University Gallery, Highland Heights, KY

                                Icon, Duplex Gallery, Portland, OR

                                Dragnet, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

2014                       An American Water Margin, University City Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts,

                                                Guangzhou, China, curated by Artra Curatorial and Sijia Chen

                                Yokohama Trieniale, i:23, Yokohama, Japan

                                Mas Attack VIII, Santa Monica Studios, Los Angeles, CA, curated by ARTRA         

                                MAS Attack VI, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, curated by ARTRA

                                Project LALO, Project/Number, London, U.K., curated by Grant Vetter

                                Welcome to LA/ Please Come Again, LAX Airport, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Milo+McLean

                                The Status of Portraiture, Autonomie Projects, Los Angeles, CA

                                The Beautiful, California Lutheran University Rolland Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA

                                Portraits of the Fallen, Nixon Library, Los Angeles, CA

                                Portraits of the Fallen, USC Roski Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                                Some New Great Things, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2013                        Homing Pigeon, Gallery Lara + Cafemode, Tokyo, Japan

                                Roni Feldman, Albemarle Gallery, London, U.K. (solo)

                                Marginal Revolutions, Official Satellite Exhibition to Istanbul Biennial, Kuad Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey,                                                       curated by Gul Cagin and Max Presneill

                                Mexicali Biennial, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

                                Image Search, Google Headquarters, Mountain View, CA, curated by Gallery Daily
                               Art of Fusion, Miami, CA, curated by Wil Phearson

                                Highway 61 Revisited, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

                                MAS Attack, Mutual Appreciation Society, ARTRA, Los Angeles, CA

                                London Art Fair, Albemarle Gallery, London, U.K.             

                                Séance, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Mario Vasquez

                                Overload, Garaboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

                                10th Anniversary Exhibition, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2012                        Roni Feldman, Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)

                                In the Dark, Durden and Ray @ 12th Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                                The Gang’s All Here, Central Utah Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, curated by Max Presneill

                                Durden and Ray:Year II, Autonomie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                                CO/LAB II, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles

                                Portrait of Antarctica, Autonomie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                                Oasis, Shangrila, Joshua Tree, CA

                                Material Manifestations, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Hoojung Lee

                                Beyond Nowness, McNish Gallery at Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA, curated by Gul Cagin

                                The New Cool School, White Box Contemporary, San Diego, curated by Chris Trueman

2011                         XOXO, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)

                                Shadowlighter, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (solo)

                                Trio, Wilson Street Gallery (now Janet Clayton Gallery), Sydney, Australia (solo)

                                Black, Negro, Schwartz, Consorcio, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)

                                Platform LA Fair/ CO/LAB, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

                                Platform LA Fair/ CO/LAB, Monte Vista projects, Los Angeles, CA

                                Pacific Standard Time: Black is the Color of True, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA,
                               curated by Jay Lizo

                                Keeping an Eye on Surveillance, Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, CA,
                                               curated by Hanna Regev    
                               Costra Nostra, Gallery Rheeway, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Grant Vetter
                               Re:Present, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Max Presneill and Luis Hernandez

                                Plus 1, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

                                Film: Shorts, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Kiel Johnson
                               The 6th International Inviting Exhibition, Namseoul University Art Center Gallery IANG, Seoul, Korea,                                  
        Polemically Small, Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith

                                                and Max Presneill
                               Portraits of the Fallen, Paley Media Center and Museum, Beverly Hills, CA

                                New Moon, Shangri-La, Joshua Tree, CA, curated by Michelle Chong and Andrew Dunlap
                               Tel-Art-Phone, Beacon Art Building, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Mat Gleason
                               Red, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

                                Year One, Commonspace, Los Angeles, CA
                               Year One, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2010                        Eclipse, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)

                                Black Flash, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

                                Polemically Small, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, UK, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith
                                L_ove A_lways, Gallery Lara, Tokyo, Japan
                                L_ove A_lways, Gallery Eitoeiko, Tokyo, Japan

                                Nice to Meet You, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
                                Aqua, Toomey- Tourell Fine Art, Miami, FL

                                Inaugural Exhibition, Kaycee Olsen Gallery, Culver City, CA
                                Optimistic American Dischords, Werkstatt Gallery, Berlin, Germany, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith
                                Spring Fling, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA

                                Trade Show, Zirrat Bankasi Gallery, Ankara, Turkey (catalog)

                                Cacophonic, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
                                Cacophonic, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ

                                New Paintings, Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia (catalog)
                               Art San Diego, Durden & Ray, San Diego, CA

                                Durden & Ray Presents, Phantom Galleries, Long Beach, CA


2009                       Here and Now, ARTRA, Los Angeles, CA (solo, catalog)

                                Collective Dissolve III, Wilson Street Gallery (now Janet Clayton Gallery), Sydney, Australia (solo)

                                Zoom, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (catalog)

                                Nel Vostro Spazio/ In Your Space, Giacomo Projects, Venice, Italy

                                Trade Show, Isfa University Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (catalog)

                                Over/Flow, Cerritos College Gallery, Cerritos, CA

                                Fourth of July Show, Jancar/McCorckle Projects, Los Angeles, CA

                                Wide Angle III, Cal State Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

                                Discovered/ Undiscovered, Smog Shoppe, Culver City, CA (catalog)

                                Supersonic, Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)

                                The 210 Show, Project 210, Pasadena, CA

2008                       Collective Dissolve II, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA (solo, catalog)

                                Collective Dissolve, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)

                                Ten, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

                                Overhung, Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA

                                Don't Be Shy, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA

                                Black and White, Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia

                                New Paintings, Canvas Gallery, Seattle, WA

                                Us vs. Them, See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                                Portable A3, Front Magazine and Artists Helping Artists, Antwerp, Belgium

                                Political Disco, Santee Project Space, Los Angeles, CA

                                The Benefit Exhibition, Duncan Miller Gallery, Culver City, CA

2007                       Flow Fair, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, Miami, FL

                                Portable A3, Front Magazine and Artists Helping Artists, Portland, OR

                                Velocity, Claremont Art Museum, Claremont, CA

                                The Fourth Leg, East Gallery, Claremont, CA

                                The Media, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA

                                Art Chicago, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, Chicago, IL

                                Things that are in the News or Should Be, Second City Gallery, Long Beach, CA

                                Figurations, Claremont City Hall, Claremont, CA

                                Red Dot, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, New York, NY

2006                       The Space of Heaven, Stanford University Art Spaces, Stanford, CA (solo)

                                Flow Fair, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art

2005                       From LA to SF, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA (solo)

2004                       Big, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

                                Lumen, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

                                The Clockwatchers, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

                                Scope Arts, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

                                Women Union Gallery, Cal State Sacramento University

2003                       What You See Is What You Get, Temple Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002                       The Girls of Isla Vista, Sullivan-Goss Fine Art, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)

                                Angel Show, Reynolds Gallery, Montecito, CA

AWARDS                                                                                                                                                         

 

2020                       Otis College Academic Excellence Award

2018                        Otis College Faculty Development Grant

2011                         CCI ARC Grant (formerly the Durfee Grant)

2009                       MFA Now Prize

2008                       Walker/ Parker Memorial Fellowship

                                Claremont Graduate University Travel Grant

2007                       Claremont Graduate University Fellowship

2003                       International Art Award for Mixed-Media, Golden Key Honors Society

2002                       International Art Award for Painting, Golden Key Honors Society

                                Abrams Prize Grant for the Arts

                                UC- Santa Barbara Graduation Speaker

2001                       John E. Profant Memorial Scholarship for the Arts

 

 

BOOKS AND CATALOGS                                                                                                                      

 

2016                       Duplex Gallery: 2015 Exhibition Catalog, Duplex Gallery

2015                       Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists, Alix Sloan

2012                       Roni Feldman: Changing Narrative, Edward Lucie-Smith, ibook monograph

2011                        Trio, Wilson Street Gallery

2010                       Trade Show, Zirrat Bankasi Gallery

2009                       Zoom, Catalog, Torrance Art Museum

                                ARTRA, Catalog, Torrance Art Museum and RAID Projects

                                Wide Angle III, Catalog, Long Beach Art Museum

                                Collective Dissolve, Wilson Street Gallery

 

 

REVIEWS & ARTICLES                                                                                                                                           

 

2019                        Interview with Roni Feldman, Voyages LA, Sarah Abrams

                                Escapism from LA, Seattle Times, Brendan Kiley, Jan 18

2018                        Interview with Roni Feldman, Singulart Magazine, March

                                Odd Convergences, DiversionsLA.com, Genie Davis, May 8

                                KAN Offers Up a Fresh Way ‘To Look’, Riot Material, Genie Davis, May 18

                                Los Angeles Is; One Again, The Dream Machine, Dec 2

                                Eye on Art: LBMax Feature’s Long Beach Museum’s Permanent Collection, The Grunion, Nancy Berkoff

                                Interview with Roni Feldman, Voyages LA Magazine, Dec

2017                        Beset on All Sides, Artillery, June

                                Round Won, Hyperallergic, Matt Stromberg, February

                                Round Won, Art and Cake, Genie Davis, February

                                Round Won, Artillery Magazine, February

                                Round Won, Fabrik Magazine, February

                                The Collectivists, Diversions LA, February

                                The Collectivists, Art and Cake, Genie Davis, January

2016                        Slippery Stories, Art and Cake, Genie Davis, November 17

2014                        Roni Feldman: Visual Explorer, Beautiful Decay, Russ Crest, January 21

                                Exchange Rates, BK Magazine, Nicole Disser, October 28

2013                        Mexicali Biennial, LA Times, Christopher Knight, January 28

                                Mexicali Biennial, LA Weekly, Alissa Walker, Jan 17

                                Material manifestation, Art Beats L.A., Pauline Adamek

2012                        Durden and Ray, TemporaryArtReview.com, Sarrita Hun

                                Durden and Ray, Postal 7600, Jose Maria Casas

                                Roni Feldman at Garboushian Gallery, Ramona Magazine, Conde Samos, March 23

2011                         Shadowlighter, Artweek.com, Bill Bush

                                Roni Feldman Gets the Durfee, Autonomie.com, Grant Vetter

                                Behind the Colors: Interview with Roni Feldman, Bloginity.com, Chrissy Crawford

                                In The Dark, Ramona Magazine, Conde Samos

                                Art in LA, Art.es, Beatrice Chassepot

                                XOXO, NYArtBeat.com

                                XOXO, artcat.com

                                Brewery Artists, VBS.tv

2010                        Black Flash, Art Ltd., Constance Mallinson

                                Changing of the Guard, Artillery Magazine

                                Optimistic American Dischords, Kunst Magazin
                               Interview with Beatrice Chassepot, Be.Art

2009                       Prism Review, University of La Verne Press

                                Here and Now ARTRA Curatorial- Proud to Present, Tucker Neel

2008                       Collective Dissolve, Front Magazine
                               Collective Dissolve, artbusiness.com

2007                       Art Notes from the Road, Orange County Register, Richard Chang

                                Mediated Media, Brea Star Progress, Jaimee Lynn Fletcher

                                 Bring It On, Long Beach Press Telegram, Shirlie Gottlieb

                                The Media, Catalogue, City of Brea Gallery

2006                       The Space of Heaven, Palo Alto Weekly

                                The Space of Heaven, Stanford Report

                                The Clockwatchers, Davis Enterprise, Suzanne Minich

 

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                               

 

2021-Pres.           California College of Art, Adjunct Professor

2009-Pres.          Otis College of Art and Design, Adjunct Professor

2017-2019.           Otis College of Art and Design, Interim Assistant Professor

2011-2019            Otis College of Art and Design, Academic Mentor

2010-2011            Otis College of Art and Design, Foundation Academic Coordinator

 

 

LECTURES & PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS                                                                                                                     

 

2018                       Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA, Panel on Alternative Galleries

2017                       Brand Library, Los Angeles, CA, Shifting Hierarchies: Panel on alternative art spaces

2016                       Modern Art Blitz, Los Angeles, CA, Live stream interview with Mat Gleason

2015                       La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA, Panel on Launching Your Art Career

                                Duplex Gallery, Portland, OR, Art and Writing
2014                       Autonomie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Panel on the status of portraiture

                                Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OK, Lecture

2012                       Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, Interview with Roland Reiss

2011                        Radio Cultura, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Radio interview with Stella Sidi

                                Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, Lecture

                                Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, Lecture

                                Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Visiting Artist

2010                       Berlin Collective, Berlin, Germany, Panel on New American Dischords Exhibition

2009                       National Art School, Sydney, Australia, Lecture

                                Cerritos College Gallery, Cerritos, CA, Lecture

                                CGU, World On Fire Conference, Claremont, CA, Lecture

                                Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA, Lecture

2008                       Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Visiting Artist

2006                       The Painting Gourmet, San Jose, CA, Television interview by Darlene Carmen

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS                                                                                                                                   

 

2009-Pres.             Durden and Ray

2010-2014              Berlin Collective

2012-2013              Artists Anonymous