Dec 2, 2020

The Dadabyte Theater on Catalyst: Interviews

Thrilled to be interviewed by Michael Kirchoff in conjunction with the CENTER Awards. Thank you to Michael for his thought-provoking questions and featuring my series, The Dadabyte Theater on Catalyst: Interviews and CENTER for their support. The interview can be read here.

Oct 26, 2020

The Eye - Opening Thursday, October 29th

Delighted to present my work alongside these incredible artists for the 2nd season of The Eye. The outdoor public screening opens this Thursday, October 29th from 6-8 pm at 12504 Greene Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Please see press release below for more details.

The Eye is located at 12504 Greene Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90066. For the safety of the community, wearing of masks and distancing of six feet is mandatory. 

Manfred Müller is a sculptor working in Los Angeles, California, and Dusseldorf, Germany. He is represented by ROSEGALLERY, Santa Monica, California.

Oct 21, 2020

LACP's 5th Annual Fundraising Gala - Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) is hosting their 5th Annual Fundraising Gala (virtually) on October 24th. LACP is a non-profit arts center dedicated to advancing the photographic medium, as well as offering public programs focused on under-served children. Tickets to the online gala are available at lacphoto.org or you can also go to artsy.net/LACP to bid on some amazing work (bidding closes on October 29th).

An editioned print of my above image titled, "Horizon" is available for auction with the proceeds going to LACP.

Oct 19, 2020

CENTER Photographer Presentations -> Link to Recorded Event

My warmest thanks to CENTER for the opportunity to share my work and for all who tuned in to the photographer presentations on October 17th, your affects were leaking through the screen! So appreciate your attendance and support! 

Thank you also to Mary Statzer, Curator of Prints and Photographs, UNM Art Museum, for being such a fantastic moderator for the event!

For those who may have missed the presentations, the live recorded event can be viewed here

Visit photography2020.org to read and hear additional interviews and see all of their initiatives!

Oct 6, 2020

CENTER Artist Presentations -> Saturday, October 17, 2020

For more information and to sign-up for the upcoming presentations on Saturday, October 17, 2020, please visit photography2020.org

I hope you'll join us!

Sep 16, 2020

Colorado Photographic Arts Center Virtual Benefit Auction & Closing Night Party - Sept 16th through Oct 1st

Colorado Photographic Arts Center is having a virtual benefit auction and my below print titled, "Party of One" is available as well as pieces from many wonderful artists, take a look here.

Sep 15, 2020

Sep 4, 2020

CENTER PHOTOGRAPHY 20/20 COMPENDIUM

I am so honored to be apart of CENTER's 20/20 Photography Compendium. For more information on their initiatives, please visit photography2020.org

Aug 11, 2020

Critical Mass 2020 Finalist!

Thank you ever so much to Photolucida for the opportunity and all the hardworking prescreening jurors for selecting my series, The Dadabyte Theater as a 2020 Critical Mass Finalist

Warmest congratulations to all!

The Dadabyte Theater Installation, 2017

Jun 16, 2020

LACP Fundraising Exhibition

The Los Angeles Center of Photography is having a fundraising exhibition on Artsy from June 16th - 30th, my above image titled "Internal Tides" is one of the available pieces. All the artwork for sale can be viewed here ~ consider supporting LACP and its community of artists!

Jun 11, 2020

What Will You Remember? Online Exhibition

Thank you to Elin Spring and Suzanne Revy of What Will You Remember? for curating a piece from my series, The Dadabyte Theater for your online exhibition, Fractured Self which can be seen here.

May 16, 2020

LENSCRATCH Feature ~ CENTER Curator's Choice First Place Award

So thrilled to be a featured artist on LENSCRATCH today!
Many thanks to Aline Smithson, CENTER and Marina Chao of International Center of Photography!

Apr 30, 2020

CENTER Curator's Choice First Place Award Recipient for The Dadabyte Theater

My heartfelt thanks to CENTER and Marina Chao, Assistant Curator of International Center of Photography for this monumental honor!
Warmest congratulations to all the award and grant recipients!

Marina Chao – Assistant Curator, International Center of Photography statement:
It was a tremendous honor to be invited to judge the CENTER Curator’s Choice award, but I had no way of anticipating just how much of a privilege it would be to review this year’s submissions. In the midst of a pandemic, we are all learning to cope with new realities and are grappling with dizzying feelings of fear, compassion, grief, and gratitude. In the face of so much turbulence and uncertainty, it was a gift to spend time with the work of over 250 artists and see such a wide variety of approaches to photography, ranging from projects that confronted the most pressing social issues of our time to others that explored the most enduring of human emotions to those that took the medium itself as material and conceptual inspiration. In the end I was left more in awe than ever of the intelligence, vulnerability, and generosity of artists. Thank you to everyone who shared their work.
The strength and diversity of the projects made it difficult to select just three finalists, but as the impact of the pandemic and experience of social distancing were naturally never far from my mind, the projects below stood out and stayed with me.
Trigueros draws inspiration from Dada and the Bauhaus school for her irreverent interdisciplinary series, The Dadabyte Theater. In each self-portrait she wears an intricately designed costume and incorporates found-object props to playfully reimagine our relationship to the technologies that increasingly shape our lives. Trigueros’ unique formal and conceptual wit set this project apart.

Feb 5, 2020

LA Art Show I Feb 5 - 9, 2020 and Dangerous Women at BBAX

Tonight is the opening of the LA Art Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center which runs through Sunday, February 9, 2020. Two 44" x 63" autoportraits from my series, The Dadabyte Theater will be on display in the Building Bridges Art Exchange booth 725 I 824.

Los Angeles Convention Center - South Hall
1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
BBAX Booth 725 I 824
"Communication Tower" from The Dadabyte Theater

Carolina A. Miranda, Staff Writer for the Los Angeles Times mentioned All Women Are Dangerous II as one of "eight exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week" on Jan. 30th:


"All Women Are Dangerous II,” at Building Bridges Art Exchange. A group show organized by Marisa Caichiolo brings together art by women photographers exploring questions of identity and gender presentation. Participants include Aline Smithson, Brandy Trigueros, J.K. Lavin and many more. Through Sunday. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2, Santa Monica, buildingbridgesartexchange.org/"
Currently on view until Saturday, February 8, 2020



Jan 2, 2020

Musée Magazine ~ Woman Crush Wednesday Feature

Thank you to Kehan Lai, Editor of Musee Magazine for featuring select images from my series, There's No Other Like Your Mother and for the thoughtful questions which can be read here.

Jan 1, 2020

Happy New Year!

Wishing you humor, optimism, joy, and an adventurous, wild spirit!

Dec 15, 2019

All Women Are Dangerous II ~ Building Bridges Art Exchange in Santa Monica until February, 8, 2020

Big thanks to everyone in attendance at the opening for All Women Are Dangerous II at Building Bridges Art Exchange and to our amazing curator Marisa Caichiolo. If you missed the opening reception, the exhibition will be on view until February 8, 2020.

Building Bridges Art Exchange
at Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Nov 25, 2019

All Women Are Dangerous II ~ Opening on Saturday, December 14, 2019

Thrilled to be apart of the upcoming group exhibition, All Women Are Dangerous II, curated by Marisa Caichiolo.

Exhibition dates are 12.14.19 - 02.08.20
Opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 14, 5 - 8pm

Presented by Building Bridges Art Exchange
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.770.1961

"The exhibition focuses on the use of photography as a vehicle to explore all the issues of gender presentation and also self identity exploration. While some of the featured artists have a conceptual or experimental approach, others have opted for the traditional photographic process. The common thread is that they all have established a very intimate and personal photographic discussion." -Marisa Caichiolo, Curator

Oct 2, 2019

CPA's 2019 International Juried Exhibition

I'm honored to be selected by Paula Tognarelli for the Center for Photographic Art 2019 International Juried Exhibition. Thank you to both Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography and Ann Jastrab, Executive Director of CPA. I so look forward to being apart of the exhibition amongst such talented, highly esteemed artists, congratulations to all!

The exhibition dates are November 2 - December 21, 2019 with a walk through with Paula from 4 - 5pm on November 2nd and a reception following. I hope you can join us!

Center for Photographic Art
Sunset Center
San Carlos and 9th Avenue
Carmel, CA 93921

Sep 10, 2019

International Photography Awards

So delighted to receive Honorable Mentions in two categories (Fine Art: Portrait and People: Self-Portrait) in the 2019 International Photography Awards!

Thank you to all the jurors and IPA for the opportunity.

Jul 30, 2019

Thankful

Words will never summarize how meaningful and experiential these past several months have been. These monumental moments include — re/connecting with so many amazing artists, reviewers, and staff at Photolucida in Portland as well as Arles, graduating from California Institute of the Arts (more on this life-changing event below), 11-year anniversary celebration with puppetry, an operatic clown, followed by a magical trip to France with the most important human I share my heart with, spending time with family and meeting my adorable nephew and niece for the first time in Hawaii, a CPAC Photo workshop in the South of France led by the always inspirational Aline Smithson, a phenomenal teacher, artist and friend who has been incredibly supportive ever since I made the decision to pursue my photographic passion in 2010 after losing my beloved parents, my ultimate creative spirits.

I am so thankful to have been blessed with immensely loving, hardworking, and creative parents as roles models throughout the 29 and 32 years we were able to spend together on this great spinning planet, I’d give anything just to hug them both right now and remind them of this gift. A few of my fondest memories include watching classic films, thrift store shopping and sculpting miniatures with my mother, who at one point ran a home business making elaborate memory boxes. It was mesmerizing watching her work on them. And climbing trees with my father. His were long (but well loved) days spent in nature taming unruly brambles in his efforts of utmost import: rooting out of naughty fire-causing sprites and fairies (naughty, naughty. Tsk, tsk.)  Naturally, his inspiration was my grandfather, a Fire Chief. It was from the back of my father’s pick-up truck with his Polaroid camera in hand where I first became transfixed by the photographic medium.

Art school was always a dream for me, especially since it never really seemed a financially viable one. Once I had the opportunity through scholarships, savings and the allotted time, I was initially slightly hesitant to return to academia because of my age. Kind of embarrassing to admit this but I just want to say never let age, fear (or…) define your potential for meaning. Invest in yourself in whatever form that takes for you. The intellectual and creative chemistry at CalArts was such a mind-bending and rewarding experience. Relationships were forever forged. ❤️

Thank you to all of the exemplary educators, colleagues, and staff at CalArts and everyone who has contributed to my personal and artistic growth by offering positive reinforcement or suggestions, invaluable insight, to look at ways to genuinely connect and critically ground my work to the world at large, and the many heartwarming hugs.

I am beyond grateful to have these experiences and the privilege to be able to pursue a life of art. Being apart of an artistic community of supportive, talented and engaged folks is the biggest gift of all.
Photolucida portfolio walk at the Portland Art Museum
CalArts 2019 graduation
farewell my CalArts studio
I will miss these walls and the creative energy behind them in the photo and media analog darkroom but I will return soon enough
One of my favorite characters and Bob Baker marionettes, Humpty!
Puddles Pity Party
Hawaii time with my beautiful family
aloha Hawaii, bonjour France!
Atelier des Lumières
so thrilled to see the robot from Fritz Lang's 1927 Metropolis at Cinematheque Francaise
 one of my favorite paintings at the Musee d'Orsay by Hugues Merle titled "One Mendiante" (1861)
so much deliciousness!
such entertaining fun at the Musee des arts Forains in Bercy
 flowers were in full bloom at Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny 
 one of several automatons on display at the Musee des Arts et Metiers
 a 1915 vintage postcard find, photographed along the Bay of Cannes, the inscription on the front translates to, "the angels of peace keep the barbarian away"
 Fragonard factory
 the view out my window in La Napoule
 a new self-portrait made while in La Napoule titled, "Internal Tides"
 my lovely pal Val Patterson
a toast to the incredible Aline Smithson
a fantastic exhibition in Arles called, "The Saga of Inventions"
additional postcards collected in France...au revoir pour le moment!