Gwen Samuels

EDUCATION

1973 B. F.A., Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
Haystack School, Deer Isle, Maine
Women s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, N.Y.
Anderson Ranch, Aspen Colorado
Peters Valley Art Center, Layton, Pennsylvania
 

SOLO SHOWS

2016
“Looking Back, Moving Forward”, NCJW/LA, Los Angeles, CA

2015
“Flutter, Swarm and Perch”, Social Study Store, Highland Park, CA

2012
“Dress Code”, Lois Lambert/Gallery Functional Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Hybrid Dress series, 40 dresses for the Borgata Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J.

2010

100, one of a kind, hand-stitched pieces, for VIP ticket holders to Los Angeles Art
Associations Auction
“Drought Resistant” + 2 new pieces, Elements Kitchen Hallway Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2009
“Stitches”, Project_210, Pasadena, Ca.
“Re-Addressing the Dress”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, Ca.
Juried Group Solo Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura CA

 

MUSEUMS SHOWS

2014-15
“California Dreaming” curated by Peter Frank, il Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, Italy (Oct. 4-28),  Oceanside Museum of Art (Dec 6, 2014- Mar 29, 2015), Riverside Art Museum (April 21, 2015- July 5, 2015)

2013
“SLAM 2013” at SLOMA, juried by Colleen Sterritt, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA
“Celebrate The Journey,” A+D Architecture+Design Museum, Los Angeles, CA
“Incognito 2013,” Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA

2012
“Come in, les femme”, invitational group show at A+D Museum, Los Angeles, CA
“Network-C.A.R. contemporary art ruhr,” invitational group show, Zaha Museum. Seoul, Korea
www.zahamuseum.com

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Venice Silent Auction, Google Headquarters, Venice CA
“Fiber Art International 2016”, juried by Tali Weinburg, Chunghie Lee, and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Pittsburg Center for the Arts, Pittsburg, PA
“lacda Top 4o International Exhibit”, curated by Matt Gleason and Kathryn Poindexter, Los Angeles, CA
“Celebrations”, curated by Georgia Freeman-Harvey, Platt Borstein Gallery, American Jewish University, CA
“FreshArt”, curated by Ashley Mclean Emenegger, Arena1, Santa Monica, CA

2015

“Vision LA Climate Action Arts Festival”, curated by Dale Youngman, Santa Monica, CA
“Private Fundraiser” curated by Irina Panasyuk, Glendale, CA
“Art and Home 2015” curated by Trine Churchill, Culver City, CA
“MAS ATTACK”, curated by Max Presnell, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Art from the Ashes”, LA Photo Show, LA, CA
“Fresh stART”, curated by A. McClean Emenegger, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
“Incognito”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
“Silent Auction/Venice Art Walk”, Google Headquarters, Venice, CA
“5 x 5 Celebrating Five Years”, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
“The Threads that Bind: A Cultural Experience”, curated by Georgia Freeman-Harvey, Platt/Borstein Gallery, American Jewish University, LA, CA

2014

“Photo+Craft”, juried by Blue Mitchell, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
“17th Annual No Dead Artists”, Jonathan Ferrera Gallery, New Orleans
“Second Nature”, curated by Gemma Williams, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery at Walpole Park, London
“Venice Art Walk, Silent Auction”, Google Headquarters, Venice, CA
“Incognito”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
“The Journey”, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2013

“Terrestrial Life”, juried by Whitney Carter, Citizen and Carter, Culver City, CA
“after image the photographic process(ed)”, invitational group show, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
“Network – C.A.R. contemporary art ruhr”, Zaha Museum, Seoul, Korea
“Invite a Friend”, invitational Lois Lambert, Functional Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
“C.A.R.” Contemporary Art Ruhr, Zollverein World Heritage Site, Essen Germany
“Beyond the Image,” curated by Dale Youngman, Los Angeles, CA
“The F Stops Here”, juried by, Silvia Sonnenschmidt, Thomas Volkmann (C.A.R Germany) Los Angeles, CA
“Folk Art Everywhere,” juried by Heidi Zeller, CAFAM, Los Angeles, CA

2012

“Tedx of SOCAL”, did an invitational portrait of Chip Conley, Joi de Vivre: a presenter
“5 x 5” an Invitational”, Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
“AFTA4JAPAN”, Royal T, Culver City, CA
“Create/Fixate”, curated by Michelle Berg: Premiere Events Center, Los Angeles, CA
“IncognitoVII”, Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA
“No Mirrors”, juried by Ann Jastreb: RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Art/House, curated by Cheryl Perkey, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
“Kaleidoscope”, curated by Helene Brown, Norma Ibarra, Fresh Paint Gallery, Culver City, CA
“Flag Stop”, alternative contemporary art event, Torrance, CA

2011

“Hecho a Mano”, juror; Idurre Alonso curator at MOLAA, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
“Artzone” invitational group show at Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
“C.A.R.” Contemporary Art Ruhr, Zollverein World Heritage Site, Essen Germany
“Beauty Show, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, juror: Peter Fran
“Mannequin Collective, 100 Mannequins by 100 Artists for opening of Santa Monica Place
“Art from the Ashes, to benefit Deukmejian Wilderness Park, Glendale CA
“Insecticide”, Liz’s Loft, Los Angeles, CA
“Out There”, juror; Hilary Metz, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
“Deconstructed Applications”, LAMAG, Los Angeles, CA ; Curator: Mary Oliver

2010

“LA Juried Exhibition 2010”; LAMAG, Los Angeles, CA Jurors: Franklin Sirmans, Head Curator Contemporary Art-LACMA, Ali Subotnick, Curator at the HAMMER
“Unwearables”, DCA, at LAX Airport, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by: Jean Clad
“Santa Monica- the Art of Summer” OCCA , Santa Ana, CA, Curated by: Jeffery Crussell
“Beauty”, OCCA, Santa Ana, CA ; Juror Peter Frank
“International Mail Art Exhibition”, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
“GEM”, LAAA, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
“Sunset and Vine” art staging, Publicly Love, Los Angeles, CA
“Tower Show”, Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA
“Reaching Inside”, 3rd Price Lark Online Gallery; Jurors: Peter Frank, Liz Gordon, Gustav D. Yim, Dawn Camera, Airom Bleicher
“Art of Knowledge”, Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles, CA
“Incognito VI”, Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA
“Diversity in Development”, The Loft at Liz’s, Los Angeles, CA
“Venice Silent Auction”, Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA; Juror: Laddie John Dill

2009
LACDA, Digital Art LA, Los Angeles, CA; Jurors: Peter Frank, Rebecca Morse, Rex Bruce
“Art for Clare”, Curator: Ashley Mclean Emenegger
“Art from Ashes”, Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens, Santa Barbara, CA
“Incognito V”, Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA
“Art of Language”, Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Curator: Victor Raphael
Venice Art Walk, Silent Auction, Venice, CA

2008
“Novella”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA; Juror: Meg Linton
DCA Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Jurors: Carl Berg, Lisa Melandri, Tyller Stallings
“Out There”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA; Juror: Cliff Benjamin
“My Space”, SCA Project Space, Pomona, CA; Juror: Suvan Geer
“Fat City”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA: Juror: Tibbie Dunbar
Habitat for Humanity Art House, Los Angeles, CA; Juror: Cheryl Perkey
“Hysteria”, by invitation, Cal State Long Beach, CA
“Incognito IV”, Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA
“Penumbra”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA; Juror: James Panozzo
Open Show, 1-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Juror Matt Gleason
“Art of Vision”, Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Curator: Kate Stern
Fundraiser to Benefit Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Juror: Holly Myers
Juried Acceptance into Los Angeles, Art Association

2007
Venice Art Walk, Silent Auction, Venice CA
“Incognito III”, Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA
SSAC, Tech Art III, Cohasset, Massachusetts
“Reflections”, La Sierra University/Division 9, Riverside, CA

2006
CA Open, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Juror: Laddie John Dill
Double Vision Gallery, Venice, CA
“Primarily Red”, 1-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Juror Meg Linton

2005
“It’s a Small World”, FCCA, Fredricksburg, Virginia
Curators Choice, SCWCA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Curator: Suvan Geer
“Gender in Motion”, 3TEN HAUSTUDIO, Atlanta , Georgia

2004
“Girl Art Now”, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island
“Vivid Visions”, Lankershim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Art for: Joan of Arcadia , Sony Pictures, CBS Television
“Wrapped in Cloth”, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, Arizona
“Kaleidoscope of Color”, FCCA, Fredricksburg, Virginia

AWARDS

(2016-2018) Art in Embassies- curated by Sarah Tanguy- invitation to participate in the AIE exhibition for U.S. Embassador’s residence in Greece.
Fiber International 2016 included: “Butting Head Ram” (see Installation and Sculpture for image) out of 2000 entrants
Gruss Award for Teaching Excellence

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Photolucida, portfolio review in Portland, Oregon, 2013
PhotoFest, juried Portfolio Review in Houston, Texas, 2012
“Photo Alliance”, Portfolio Review in San Francisco, CA 2011
Rodeph Shalom Day School, Grades- K-6, Art Specialist, 1985-1994
Coordinator, Lincoln Center Aesthetic Education
Coordinator, Arts Propel, Portfolio Assessment
Art Educator, Gifted Child Society of New Jersey- 1996-1999
Assistant to Art Director, Board of Jewish Education of Greater N.Y, 1994-1997
Consultant to Education Program – Teaching Thru Arts for Teachers, 1997-1999

PUBLISHED

2017
I will have a 2 page spread in: Schiffer Publishing’s – Artistry in Fiber: Wall Art and Artistry in Fiber: Sculpture, Spring/Summer catalog and scheduled for release late in summer of 2017. See http://www.schifferbooks.com/artistry-in-fiber-vol-1-wall-art-6213.html and  http://www.schifferbooks.com/artistry-in-fiber-vol-2-sculpture-6232.html

2009
Los Angeles Art Association, inaugural catalog of works by emerging artists, Volume 1; Juror: Samuel Hoi

2006
Open it Up, co-authored a workbook, on Teaching thru the Arts, for teachers teaching in Jewish in Jewish Schools, published by Berman House

2004
Art Opportunities, Finding, Entering, Winning (A workbook for artists), illustration of my work on pg. 64