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Artist Walk-through’s: COLA 2018 Exhibition

Saturday, June 23 from 2 – 5 PM

Participants joined Guillermo Bert, Terry Braunstein, Sandra de la Loza, Tim Durfee, and June Edmonds for intimate walk-throughs of their bodies of work in the COLA 2018 exhibition.

About Terry Braunstein:
Terry Braunstein’s work takes the form of photography, artist-made books, installation, video, sculpture and public art. A survey of her work was at the Long Beach Museum in 2015/16, and has been shown in museums and galleries nationally and internationally. It is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Getty Center, National Museum of American Art, Library of Congress, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Her awards include a COLA Grant (2017), a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship (1986), Durfee Grant, and National Book Award from the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Braunstein has been awarded 15 public art commissions, notably a Los Angeles Metro Station, Navy Memorial, Long Beach Entryway, and 6 bus stations. She was born in Washington, DC, and lives and works in Long Beach, CA. Braunstein graduated from the University of Michigan and received her MFA from the Maryland Institute of Art.

About Guillermo Bert:

Collaborating to date with Mapuche, Navajo, Maya, Mixtec and Zapotec weavers, he has done more than 40 embedded films that “de-code” cultural messaging and create a bond between the distant viewer and the intimacy of the community of indigenous artists and storytellers through his “Encoded Textiles” series.

About Sandra de la Loza:
Born in Los Angeles, CA 1968, Sandra de la Loza lives and works in Highland Park in Northeast Los Angeles. In 2017 her work was exhibited in a traveling exhibition, Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas, as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time LA/LA initiative. In 2011, de la Loza had a solo show, Mural Remix at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As well as had her book The Pocho Society Field Guide to Los Angeles published by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. In 2002, she received her M.F.A at the California State University, Long Beach with an emphasis in Photography.

About Tim Durfee:
Tim Durfee resides in Northeast Los Angeles, and divides his working time between downtown LA and Pasadena, where he is a professor in the Media Design Practices MFA program at ArtCenter College of Design. His diverse solo and collaborative projects have been honored by the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Architizer, PRINT, and BUILD. In 2016 he was co-recipient of the Bronze Dragon at the Bi-City Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism in Shenzhen and was listed as one of “50 Under 50: Innovators of the 21st Century.” His 2018 co-edited book “MADE UP: Design’s Fictions” is distributed by Actar. Born in New London, Connecticut, he has a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University.

About June Edmonds:
June Edmonds (b. 1959 Los Angeles, CA) lives and works in San Pedro in Southwest Los Angeles. In 1982 she received her BA degree in Fine Art from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA with a Black Studies minor; and in 1990 June received her MFA degree in Painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. In 2012, June had solo exhibition at Avenue 50 Studio Annex Gallery in Highland Park, CA; and was in the group exhibition “Hard Edge” at CAAM in 2015. In 2017 June did a residency in Paducah, KY at A.I.R.