artist bio & resume

Vezna

artist bio

When not out surfing the Pacific, Vezna can be found painting with oils in the studio. Reared by artist parents and grandparents, her formal studies began in high school under Aaron Kurzen, a former student of the Art Students’  League in New York, who taught her the methods of Hans Hoffman and Henri Matisse.  Vezna went to Rhode Island School of Design on scholarship, graduating in 1992. Vezna’s paintings have exhibited at the Bolinas Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Sales Gallery, and in galleries in Los Angeles and on the east coast. Vezna is a featured artist in the book Create Perfect Paintings; An Artist's Guide to Visual Thinking. She lives with her husband, son and dog in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Resume

Education  

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT, PROVIDENCE, RI — BFA, 1992   

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, SUMMER PROGRAM, PROVIDENCE, RI—1989   

THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, SUMMER PROGRAM, NEW YORK, NY—1988


Museum Exhibitions  

BOLINAS MUSEUM, MINI SHOW, BOLINAS, CA, NOVEMBER 2013-JANUARY 2014  

BOLINAS MUSEUM, MINI SHOW, BOLINAS, CA, NOVEMBER 2010-JANUARY 2011  

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, LACMA RENTAL AND SALES GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CA, APRIL 2006-JUNE 2008  

 

Solo Shows  

GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA, LOS ANGELES, CA,  JANUARY 2007  

SPRING ARTS TOWER GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 2005  


Selected Group Shows  

LAUREN CLARK FINE ART GALLERY, HOUSATONIC, MA, MAY 2010  

THE BOSQUE ART CLASSIC, THE BOSQUE CONSERVATORY ART COUNCIL, CLIFTON, TX , SEPTEMBER 2009  

LAUREN CLARK FINE ART GALLERY, HOUSATONIC, MA, JANUARY 2009   

TERRENCE ROGERS FINE ART, ALONG THE COAST, SANTA MONICA, CA, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2008  

GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA, LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST-OCTOBER 2008  

GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA, LOS ANGELES, CA, JUNE-JULY 2008  

LAUREN CLARK FINE ART GALLERY, HOUSATONIC, MA, APRIL 2008  

TEMPLE SINAI, GROUP EXHIBITION, LOS ANGELES, CA, APRIL  2008   

LOS ANGELES ART FAIR, GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA, LOS ANGELES, CA, JANUARY 2008  

ART NOW, GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA, MIAMI, FL, DECEMBER 2007   

BRINGING KOSHER BACK, TEMPLE SINAI, LOS ANGELES, CA, APRIL 2007  

LAUREN CLARK FINE ART GALLERY, HOUSATONIC, MA, MAY 2007   

RED DOT FAIR, GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA, NEW YORK, NY, FEBRUARY 2007 ART INTERNATIONAL, GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA, LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 2006  

ART (212) CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA, NEW YORK, NY, SEPTEMBER 2006  

THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA, NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 2006  

EO LA CITY OF ANGELS, CITY OF ART, A BENEFIT FOR THE CHILDREN AFFECTED BY AIDS FOUNDATION, LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 2006    

LAUREN CLARK FINE ART GALLERY, HOUSATONIC, MA, MAY 2006   

GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA, LOS ANGELES, CA, DECEMBER-JANUARY 2006  

HALE’IWA ARTS FESTIVAL, HALE’IWA, HI, JULY 2005  

GALLERY C, ART AUCTION, A BENEFIT FOR THE HERMOSA BEACH EDUCATION FOUNDATION, HERMOSA BEACH, CA, MARCH 2005  

GALLERY C, SURFIN‘ HERMOSA, A BENEFIT FOR THE HERMOSA BEACH EDUCATION FOUNDATION, HERMOSA BEACH, CA, JULY 2004  

PERIOD GALLERY, ABSTRACTION V INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, OMAHA, NE, AUGUST 2002    

P.S. 122, GROUP EXHIBITION, NEW YORK, NY, SEPTEMBER 1993   

WOODS GERRY GALLERY, RISD GROUP EXHIBITION, PROVIDENCE, RI, MAY 1992  

WOMEN’S SHOW, PROVIDENCE, RI, OCTOBER 1991  

PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE, TWO PERSON SHOW, RISD, PROVIDENCE, RI, FEBRUARY 1990     

 

Selected Bibliography 

CREATE PERFECT PAINTINGS: AN ARTIST'S GUIDE TO VISUAL THINKING, BY NANCY REYNER, APRIL 2017

VANITY FAIR , JANUARY 2010  

SOUTH BAY MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2010  


Gallery Representation  

GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CA, 2006-2008  

LAUREN CLARK FINE ART GALLERY, HOUSATONIC, MA, 2006-2013

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The studio is located in the South Bay of Los Angeles. All sales are conducted in person.

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