Artist Chronology

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Born 1975 Santa Rosa, CA


1998 B.A. English and Economics, University of California at Davis


2015 Kensington Library, Kensington, CA

2012 Groundswell, Edith C. Lumpkin Community Gallery at Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC. Curated by William J. Hinton

2011 Listen, and Remember, Turlock City Hall, Turlock, CA

2010 YWCA, Berkeley, CA

2009 HealthFit Chiropractic, Oakland, CA

2007 Copper Home and Garden, Petaluma, CA
The Beanery, Alameda, CA

2006 Feminine Portraits, Macy’s Satellite Network, Union Square, San Francisco, CA

2005 Through the Garden Gate, Red Oak Realty, Oakland, CA
Iron-inspired: Our Land, Our Language
, Rockridge Library, Oakland, CA
Nature’s Echo, Red Oak Realty, Berkeley, CA


2014 A Portrait in Diversity; Portrait & Self Portrait Show, Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA

2011 Elegance and Natural Forces, Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA
Lone Figure and the Landscape, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA Curated by Richard Waterhouse

2010 Bay Area Figurative Art: A Contrast in Styles, Chroma Art & Design, San Francisco, CA
Les Femmes et Fleurs
, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA
Benny Alba’s Garden: Working Together over the Years
, Women’s Cancer Center, Berkeley, CA

2009 Orinda Library, Orinda, CA
Arrivederci Café and Restaurant, San Rafael, CA
Paint By Number
, We Art Space, Oakland, CA
Beyond Boundaries
, Seed Corn Gallery at Greenlining Institute, Berkeley, CA

2007 Fall Show, Mad River Post, San Francisco, CA
Women by Women: The Feminine Aspect
, City of Oakland Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2006 Soho Myriad Artist Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005 The Holiday Exhibit, California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 The Holiday Show, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2019 Featured artist on HBO series, “Mrs. Fletcher”

2010 Piedmont Post, authored article “Benny Alba Art Retrospective on October 21,” Oct 13

2001-2 Apprenticeship with Oakland artist Benny Alba


2008 Instructor, teaching “Marketing Your Artwork” at Sacramento Borders bookstore

2003-06 Gallery Manager, A Different Angle Photography Gallery, Oakland, CA


2013 “Jennifer Downey: The Madeira River,”, March 5

2012 Lecture, Edith Lumpkin Community Gallery at Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC
Live Interview, Daily Planet presentation series at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, NC

2011 “Interview: Dams, Artists, and Envisioning the Future,”
Katy Yan, August 18
East Bay Open Studios Preview Exhibition,” Leonardo Journal (online edition), Amy Ione, July
“Far from the Madding Crowd,” Barnstable Patriot, Mary Richmond, May 6

2010 The Once and Future Bride, film lead-in segment, Museworks, Petaluma, CA

“The Art of Teaching Writing,” Literacyhead (e-magazine) article, July 21

2009 “Working Artist: ‘Feminine Nature’ Reveals Intensity of Feeling,” Marin Independent Journal, Christine Brenneman, August 12
Studio Visit, The Open Studios Press, Boston MA, winter issue
“August Gallery Show: Segmented Wood Vessels to Paintings at Library Gallery,” The Orinda News, Elana O’Loskey, August
Checking Out Your Neighbor’s Art,” Oakland North (news blog), Alexia Underwood, June 14
Nose Around Open Studios This Weekend,” Contra Costa Times, Laura Casey,
June 4; (also run as “Art Made Here,” Oakland Tribune, June 4)

2008 “The Feminine Touch,” Alameda Magazine, Judith M. Gallman, November

2007 “Nature Echoes Through Artist’s Work,” Contra Costa Times, Jennifer Modenessi, Aug 12

2005 “Painting the Feminine,” Her Circle E-zine, Winter issue


Charlotte Omni Hotel, Charlotte, NC

Doubletree Hotel, Dallas, TX

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines restaurant, La Jolla, CA

Hyatt Hotel, Denver, CO