Education:

MA      2010    Studio Art        California State University, Northridge, California

BA       2003    Art History       California State University, Northridge, California        

AA       2001    Fine Art            Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, California

 

Awards:

2014    Clothing Optional Juried Competition, Juror David Elder, First Place

2011    Fabrik Magazine Juried Competition, Juror Peter Frank. Honorable Mention

2010    California State University Northridge Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition, Juror Carl Berg. Jurors Award

2008    Virtual Artist Alliance, Second Life, Best in Creation Arts

 

Residencies:

2015    Artist-in-residence, Linden Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco, California/Second Life

2013    Artist-in-residence, Linden Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco, California/Second Life

2012    Artist-in-residence, Linden Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco, California/Second Life

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2015    Mirror, Mirror! Gallery H Phantom Galleries LA, Hawthorne, California

2014    A Comfortable Skin, Kerckhoff Hall Art Gallery UCLA, presented by UCLA Cultural Arts Commission, Los Angeles, California

2013    Ce n’est pas une peinture, TRACTIONARTS, Los Angeles, California

2012    And one man in his time plays many parts, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California

            Don’t Blink, Altadena City Library, Altadena, California

2011    CyberAvataris, Turing Gallery, Extropia, Second Life

            1000+ Avatars Project installation, hosted by Coyote- Environment for Creative Minds

            1000+ Avatars Project installation, hosted by California State University Northridge, Second Life

2010    New Work, The Colony Theatre Company, Burbank, California

            1000+ Avatars Project installation, hosted by New Media Consortium at MIT

            Selection, Born Museum of Fine Arts, Second Life

            Food for Thought, The Library Art Gallery, Second Life

            Life

            The Gracie Kendal Project, Okazaki Gallery, virtual CSUN, Second Life

            The Floating World:New Paintings, Artropolis, Second Life

2009    Gracie Kendal’s So-called Second Life, Shed Gallery - CSUN, Northridge, California

            Paintings, Bluffs Center for the Arts, Second Life

            Eye Candy, Zachh Cale Gallery, Cetus Gallery District, Second Life

            Gracie Kendal, Aho Museum- New Media Consortium Campus, Second Life

            New Paintings, Criss Museum of Contemporary Art, Second Life

2008    Exposure Art Gallery, Second Life

            Anandra Contemporary Arts Forum- Limited Edition Show, Second Life

            Mia Lundquist Gallery, Second Life

            Blue Fusion Art Gallery, Second Life

2007    Museum of Venice, Italy, Second Life

2006    Daydreams & Delusions, Enigmatic Artworks, Second Life

 

Group Exhibitions:

2017    Pioneer Women in VR: Exploring the Frontiers of Virtual Reality, Women in Games International, Los Angeles, California

            PØST Auction, PØST, Los Angeles, California

            Spacial/Recognition, Finishing Concepts, Los Angeles, California

            Don't Shut Up, CIty Gallery, San Diego City College, San Diego, California

            Cratedigger, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, California

            Neighborhood Girls, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, California

            Her Intuition, Brainworks Gallery, Los Angeles, California

            Shift and Fade, BLAM Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

            MARS Festival, Artshare LA, Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, Los Angeles, California

            First Response, Keystone Art Space, Curated by Nurit Avesar, Los Angeles, California

            Faux Sho: Dada, MuzeuMM, Curated by Kio Griffith, Los Angeles, California

            Powers of Nine, Highland 913, Los Angeles, California

            Faux Sho: Post- Suprematism, Balconi, Curated by Kio Griffith, Santa Monica, California

2016    MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California

            Shift and Fade, BLAM, Los Angeles, California

            Systems + Process, Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles, California

            Faux Sho- Land Art, Balconi Coffee Shop, Santa Monica, California

            Sticks & Stones, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

            Cratedigger, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, California

            Shifting Ground, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, California

            Curate This part deux, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, California

            Face in the Crowd, Artshare LA, Los Angeles, California

            Fish Bowl, Lamperouge, Los Angeles, California

            MAS Attack, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California

            Feminist Perspective 2.0, MuzeuMM, Los Angeles, California

            Vehicle To Art, Automobile Driving Museum, El Segundo, California

            CA101,South Bay Galleria, Redondo Beach, California

            Sugarmynt Turns One! Sugarmynt Gallery, Pasadena, California

2015    The Toy Train Show, Trunk Gallery, Venice, California

            Jupiter Aligns with Mars, Sugar Mynt Gallery, Pasadena, California

            Chrysalis Lens: A Brief Survey of Contemporary Video Art, Marymount California University, Los Angeles, California

            Chestnut, Juried by Walter Maciel, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, California

            An Odyssey, 10 Years at the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California

            Island Girls, bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California

            CA101, AES Power Plant, Redondo Beach, California

            Nature vs. Nurture, Red Pipe Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, California

            Wood, Metal, Screw, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, California

            We Choose Art: A Feminist Perspective, The Montalban, Los Angeles, California

            Curate This, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, California

            The Telephone Game, Prohibition Gallery, Culver City, California

2014    MAS Attack, Santa Monica Art Studios, Curated by Artra Curatorial

            Clothing Optional, Blackboard Gallery, Camarillo, California, Juried by David Elder

            Charmed & Strange, I-5 Gallery @ The Brewery, Los Angeles, California

            FRESH, Southbay Contemporary, Rolling Hills Estates, California, Juried by Mat Gleason

            More Mixed Nuts, Canoga Park Youth Arts Center- Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, California (Upcoming)

            Art & Algorithms, Digital Arts Festival, Titusville Florida/Second Life

            Multiple Feeds, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California

            Annual Auction, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, California

            Painted Dot, I-5 gallery @ The Brewery, Los Angeles, California

            Bid27, Thinkspace Gallery,  Los Angeles, California

            Abstract, Carter Sexton, North Hollywood, California

2014    10x10, I-5 gallery @ The Brewery, Los Angeles, California

            Sudden Impact, 11:11 A Creative Collective, Tarzana, California

            From Her: An exhibition by Women about Women, Pico House Gallery, Los Angeles, California

            The Augmented Plateau: Art and Virtual Worlds in HUMlab 2007-2013, HUMlab, Sweden

2013    Dreams, Create:Fixate, Los Angeles, California

            Ten Fold, I-5 Gallery @ The Brewery, Los Angeles, California

            Open Video Night, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California

            The Pussycat Challenge, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, California

            SHOP IT, W Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, California

            Mixed Nuts, Canoga Park Youth Arts Center- City of Los Angeles, Dept of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles

            Mana, Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

            The Art Party, THE Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

            Ninth Anniversary Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles California

            Vision 2013, Our Becoming… MLY Gallery, Malibu, California

2012    Over Due, Altadena City Library, Altadena, California

            THIS THAT AND THE OTHER, Canoga Park Youth Arts Center- City of Los Angeles, Dept of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles

            GEM, Gallery 825, Los Angeles California

            Los Angeles Art Association’s annual benefit auction, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California

2011    Pancakes and Booze, Los Angeles California

            Persona, Canoga Park Youth Arts Center- City of Los Angeles, Dept of Cultural  Affairs, Los Angeles

            GEM, Gallery 825, Los Angeles California

2010    Aurora, Gallery 825, Los Angeles California

            SNAP TO GRID: The Un-Juried Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles California

            Multiple Universes, Pasadena City College, Pasadena California

            Thesis exhibition, CSUN, Northridge California

            Art and Fear, Shed Gallery CSUN, Northridge California

            The Invisible Brush, La Quintessenza Art Gallery for the Cuban Biennale- An International exhibition of artistic avatars, Cuba and Second Life

2009    Artists on the Edge, Shed Gallery CSUN, Northridge California

            Painting Guild Fall Exhibit, West Gallery CSUN, Northridge California

2008    CounterpArt Gallery, Lowell, Massachusetts

2007    Second Life Community Convention, Chicago, Illinois

2007    Friends of the Gallery Annual Show, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, California

2003    Annual Juried Art Competition, Lancaster Museum Art Gallery, Lancaster, California

2001    Open Student Show, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, California

2000    Selected Student Show, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, California

Performance Art:

2015    Island Girls, bG Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2013    Gracie Kendal’s So-called Second Life, DTMD13 Academic Conference, Buckinghamshire, England

2012    Second Skin, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California

            The Bald and The Beautiful, at Artist21, Brewery Arts complex, Los Angeles, California

            And one man in his time plays many parts, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California

2011    Gracie and the Real Girl, at the Persona exhibition opening, Canoga Park, California

            VB15 Gracie/Kris, Odyssey Performance Art Festival, Second Life

2010    VB15 Gracie/Kris, Ambiguity of Identity exhibition, Caerleon Island, Second Life

            VB15 Gracie/Kris, Mixed Reality Performance, Eostara Art Gallery, Second

 

Published Books:

My Life as an Avatar, May 2010 ISBN 978-0-9836572-0-0

1000 Avatars, Volume 1 May 2011 ISBN 978-0-9836572-1-7

1000 Avatars, Volume 2 December 2011 ISBN 978-0-9836572-2-4

And one man in his time plays many parts, Exhibition Catalog, May 2012 ISBN 978-0-9836572-2-4

 

Lectures and professional development:

March 2017                 Being an artist in the 21st Century, Moorpark College, Moorpark, California

March 2016                 Business of Art, Arroyo Artists Collective, Los Angeles, California

December 2015           Led art tour as part of the American Jewish University at the Brewery Art Colony, Los Angeles, California

November 2015           Led art tour for LAAAb – Los Angeles Art Association at the Brewery Art Colony, Los Angeles, California

August 2015                Artist Marketing, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Los Angeles, California

July 2015                     Led art tour for Mount Saint Mary’s University Contemporary Art, Brewery Art Colony, Los Angeles, California

February 2015             Social Media Workshop | Southern California Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Los Angeles California

September 2014          Workshop: Today’s artist- 21st C communications, Strategies and Opportunities, Los Angeles Art Association

July 2014                     Led art tour for Mount Saint Mary’s University Contemporary Art, Brewery Art Colony,  Los Angeles, California

June 2013                   SL10B: Meet The Artists – Rowan Derryth interviews Gracie Kendal

May 2013                    The InsyX Show- Episode 8-Studio Guest: Gracie Kendal

                                    Speaker, The Art of Virtual Reality, University of Massachusetts

Feburary 2013             Gracie Kendal/Rowan Derryth Interview as part of the Linden Endowment for the Artist Artist-In-Residence program

October 2012               Featured artist talk, Peninsula College, Port Angeles, Washington and Second Life

September 2012          Ce n’est pas une peinture, Art History talk, LEA15, Second Life

July 2012                     Artist21 series, Brewery arts complex, Los Angeles, California

May 2012                     And one man in his time plays many parts, Art talk, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California

February 2012             Gracie and the Real Girl, New Media Caucus Showcase, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles, California

                                     Participating Artist, CSULB Art110 class in Long Beach California and Second Life

January 2012               My Life as an Avatar, The Little Deer Salon, Brickrat Studios, Los Angeles, California

                                     My Life as an Avatar, Humlab, Second Life

 

November 2011            My Life as an Avatar, Park Point University, Pennsylvania and Second Life

October 2011                My Life as an Avatar American Association of University Women Speakers Series, Minerva, Second Life

                                     Participating Artist, CSULB Art110 class in Long Beach California and Second Life

                                     My Life as an Avatar, Park Point University, Pennsylvania and Second Life

May 2011                     The Gracie Kendal Project, Wiki Nights at the Lancaster Museum Art Gallery, Lancaster California

April 2011                     My Life as an Avatar, Park Point University, Pennsylvania and Second Life

                                     Chairwoman, Art Kahos, Pirats Art Organization, Second Life

February 2011              Art and Identity: 1000 Avatars, Born Museum of Fine Art, Second Life

                                     Masquerade in Contemporary Art, Avalon Art Initiative, Second Life

January 2011                Art talk: Non-Profit Commons Weekly meeting “1000 Avatars Project”

June 2010                     Art Talk: Metanomics Community Forum, Second Life                         

                                     Artist Lecture- Insight Virtual College, Second Life

                                     Featured Artist: Art Talk- Spirit of the Senses Art Salon, Second Life

April 2010                     Featured Artist: Designing Worlds virtual show, April 6th

                                     http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds/episodes/gracie-kendal

February 2010              The Gracie Kendal Project,  Artropolis, Second Life

                                     No Texture Left Behind, Judge for juried exhibition on Caerleon Island, Second Life

                                     Artist Talk with Gracie Kendal, Born Museum of Fine Arts, Second Life

January 2010               My Life as an Avatar, Park Point University, Pennsylvania and Second Life

November 2009            A conversation with Gracie… For The Gracie Kendal Project, Artropolis, Second Life

May 2008                     Identity and the Avatar, Artropolis, Second Life

November 2007           Presentation Stereotypes of Women Artists in Film Art Historians of Southern California Annual Conference, Pepperdine University, Malibu,                                                  California

May 2007                    Presentation Stereotypes of Women Artists in Film Art History Symposium, CSUN, Northridge, California

Summer 1998               Instructor Children’s Art Program, Boys and Girls Club of America, Lancaster, California

 

Experience:

Director, Shoebox PR, Los Angeles, California

February 2014-Present

 

Editor, Art and Cake, Los Angeles, California

July 2016 – Present

 

Director, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, California

September 2016 - Present

Blogger, Fabrik Media, Los Angeles, California

August 2017 - Present

 

Social Media Manager, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles California

October 2013- December 2016

 

Social Media Manager, Brewery Artwalk Association, Los Angeles, California

December 2012- May 2016

 

President, Communications, Social Media, PR and webmaster, Brewery Artwalk Association, Los Angeles, California

December 2012 – May 2015

 

Social Media Manager, Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Los Angeles California

February 2013-December 2014

 

Adjunct Art History Instructor, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California

August 2010 - December 2010

 

Emergency Room Secretary/Monitor Technician, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, California

March 2008 - Present

 

Visual Arts Resource Center Curatorial Assistant (term position), California State University, Northridge, California

August 2007- December 2007

 

Adjunct Art History Instructor, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, California

May 2004 - June 2007

 

 

Juror/Curator for exhibitions:

September 2017        Reality of Nature, Launch LA, Los Angeles, California, Curator

August 2017              No Restraint, Ark, Altadena, California, Curator

May 2016                   Feminist Perspective 2.0, MuzeuMM, Los Angeles California, Curator

December 2015         2015 Fall Salon- Small Works, Glendale Artist Association, Juror

November 2015         BLANK CANVAS, Washington Reid Gallery, Culver City, California, Curator

October 2015             Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, California – 2D Mixed Media Juror

                                   Where the Magic Happens, Gallery H Phantom Galleries LA, Hawthorne, California - Curator

May 2015                   Artist's Choice! Presented by the Collage Artists of America, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center Tarzana, California – Juror and Curator

                                   Nature Vs Nurture, Red Pipe Gallery, Los Angeles California – Curator

March 2015                We Choose Art: A Feminist Perspective, The Montalban, Hollywood, California, Co-Curator with Baha Danesh

Recent Press: 

Art Traffic. Episode 2, Podcast. http://arttraffic.libsyn.com/ep-2

The Power of Art Held in a Shoebox: Kristine Schomaker on PR, Gallery Space, and Art Itself. DIversions LA. June 9, 2017. http://diversionsla.com/the-power-of-art-held-in-a-shoebox-kristine-schomaker-on-pr-gallery-space-and-art-itself/

The Heroine’s Journey, The Heroine’s Journey of Kristine Schomaker. https://theheroinejourney2016.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/the-heroines-journey-of-kristine-schomaker/

 

Professional Artist Magazine, Hire a P.R. Firm By C.M. Schmidlkofer April/May 2017. http://www.professionalartistmag.com/shop/print-issues/aprilmay-2017-print/

 

Diversions LA, Cratedigger: The Lost Art of Album Cover Art, August 29, 2016. http://diversionsla.com/?p=4571

 

Diversions LA, CA 101: Mall Art Gets a New Meaning, July 27, 2016, http://diversionsla.com/?p=4198

 

Beautiful.Bizarre,  Metaphorical Skin: The Art of Kristine Schomaker, 7-13-2016 https://beautifulbizarre.net/2016/07/13/metaphorical-skin-the-art-of-kristine-schomaker/

 

Diversions LA,  A Feminist Perspective: a fun and fabulous feminist perspective at Muzeumm. June 1, 2016. http://diversionsla.com/?p=3631

 

Diversions LA, Face in the Crowd: Art Share LA Group Show Closing, April 18, 2016. http://diversionsla.com/?p=3012

 

Huffington Post, Off the Wall, 11-30-15, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shana-nys-dambrot/kristine-schomaker-off-th_b_8665594.html

 

Diversions LA, Mirror, Mirror! Kristine Schomaker Reflects Our Bodies/Ourselves, Dec 9, 2015. http://diversionsla.com/?p=1794

 

The B-Side, Kristine Schomaker - Mirror, Mirror! Saturday, December 5, 2015, http://scenesnaps.com/BSIDE/?p=8065

 

CBS Los Angeles. 8 Best Art Curators In Los Angeles. November 23, 2015. http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/top-lists/8-top-art-curators-in-los-angeles/

 

Diversions LA, Meet the Artist: Kristine Schomaker, 7-24-15 http://diversionsla.com/?p=34

 

Artists Portfolio Magazine, Kristine Schomaker, 7-2015 http://issuu.com/artistportfoliomagazine/docs/issue23/11?e=2382761/14177791

 

Nakid Magazine, An Afternoon at Studio 3- Kristine Schomaker, 7-17-15, http://nakidmagazine.com/2015/07/17/an-afternoon-at-studio-3-kristine-schomaker-exhibitioninstallation/

 

We Choose Art, We Choose Art: Kristine Schomaker, 6-18-15 http://wechooseart.com/kristine-schomaker/

 

Lady Clever, We Choose Art: Working toward gender equality, 5-20-15 http://ladyclever.com/culture/we-choose-art-working-toward-gender-equality/

 

The Paper Mixtape, Life inside the Brewery, Spring 2015. https://issuu.com/thepapermixtape/docs/tpm_for_print_final/1

 

ABC7 Eyewitness News. BREWERY ARTS COMPLEX HOSTING FREE SPRING ART WALK. Interviewed by Adrienne Alpert. April 24, 2015. http://abc7.com/entertainment/brewery-arts-complex-hosting-free-spring-art-walk/680750/

 

Nohoartsdistrict.com, THE HIDDEN ARTIST: Kristine Schomaker, 2-5-15 http://www.nohoartsdistrict.com/industry-art/art-blog/item/2763-the-hidden-artist-kristine-schomaker#.Vgq73PlVhBc

 

KCET- Departures. The Brewery Art Colony: From Craft Beers to Arts and Crafts. February 2, 2015. https://www.kcet.org/departures-columns/the-brewery-art-colony-from-craft-beers-to-arts-and-crafts

 

Studios Magazine, Connecting the Dots- Kristine Schomaker, Fall 2014, http://www.interweavestore.com/studios-fall-2014-grouped

 

Dunn Edwards, An Artist's Haven: The Brewery Art Colony. Sept 5, 2014. https://www.dunnedwards.com/colors/specs/posts/an-artists-haven-the-brewery-art-colony

 

Art & Algorithms, 2014 and the Virtual Art Initiative. Fall 2014 http://artandalgorithms.com/virtual-art-initiative/

 

Daily Serving, Fan Mail: Kristine Schomaker, 8-1-14, http://dailyserving.com/2014/08/fan-mail-kristine-schomaker/

 

Cartwheel Art. Brewery Art Walk: Artists’ Life in the Brewery Art Colony, April 15, 2014. http://www.cartwheelart.com/2014/04/15/brewery-art-walk-artists-life-in-the-brewery-art-colony/

 

Hyperallergic, A view from the Easel, 2-23-14, http://hyperallergic.com/149294/a-view-from-the-easel-61/

 

Rogue Art, Avatars, Body Image and Feminism: A Conversation with Kristine Schomaker, 2-28-14 http://rogue-arts.org/avatars-body-image-and-feminism-a-conversation-with-kristine-schomaker/

 

Daily Bruin, Kerckhoff Art Gallery explores perceptions of beauty, 2-24-14, http://dailybruin.com/2014/02/24/kerckhoff-art-gallery-explores-perceptions-of-beauty/

 

New World Notes. Artist Turns SL Inventory Into Performance Art, Deleting Every Virtual Item She's Owned Over the Last 7 Years. August 14, 2013. http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2013/08/sl-art-installation.html

 

irez, Life imitating art, imitating beauty? July 26, 2012. http://irez.me/2012/07/26/life-imitating-art-imitating-beauty/

 

THE HUMLAB BLOG. Kristine Schomaker’s “My Life as an Avatar: The Gracie Kendal Project” and “1000+Avatars.” January 27, 2012. http://blog.humlab.umu.se/?p=3825

 

A Passion for Virtual Fashion. “Gracie and the Real Girl” October 20, 2010. https://slfashionpassion.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/gracie-and-the-real-girl/