Resume

Born in Los Angeles, California. Lives in Los Angeles.

1958       BA, University of California, Los Angeles,

1961       MA, University of California, Los Angeles

1962­–64 Travel to Spain and Europe on a U.S. Fulbright Grant to Spain

1967­–2003     Professor of Art, California State University, Long Beach

Currently Professor Emeritus.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2013       “New Work”, FIG, Santa Monica, California

2011       “New Work”, FIG, Santa Monica, California

2007       “Circulos Mesotéricos”, First Independent Gallery (FIG), Santa Monica, California

2004       "New Work," FIG, Santa Monica, California

2002       California State University, Art Department Gallery Paintings and Drawings, November.

2001       "Symbolic Abstraction," FIG, Santa Monica, California

1998       "New Work," FIG, Santa Monica, California.

1996       "Recent Works," John de Heras, Gallery A, FIG, , Santa Monica, California

1995       "Recent Paintings," John de Heras, FIG, October-November, 1995, Santa Monica, California.

1992       New work on paper, "Obras Sobre Papel." Galeria Varron, Salamanca, Spain.

1981       Paintings, Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California.

1979       Paintings and Drawings, Orlando Gallery, Encino, California.

1970       Synthetic Media: Plastic Constructions, Bay Cities Jewish Community Center.

1968       Paintings, Mount Saint Mary's College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

1964       “Construction and Assemblage”, Instituto de Estudios Norte Americanos, Barcelona, Spain.

1963       “Paintings, Constructions, Assemblage”, Galeria Cultura Hispanica, Madrid, Spain.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2013        “A Nod to Nouveau and Deco Design”, Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA

2012        “From Equinox to Solstice”, Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA

2010        “Words of Paz”, Ave 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2010        Summer Group Show, FIG, Santa Monica, CA

2007        Summer Group Show, FIG, Santa Monica, CA

2001        Summer Group Show, FIG, Santa Monica, CA

2001        Citrus College Art Gallery

2000        “In the Abstract,” El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, California, September 5–September 30.

2000        “Essence of Abstraction,” FIG, Santa Monica, California, June 28–July 22.

1999        Rio Hondo College Art Gallery: “Mexico Influence,” November 1–December 1, Whittier, CA

1998        Rio Hondo College Art Gallery: “Abstractions”

1998        California State University Biennial University Art Museum

1998        “Arte Sin Fronteras” (L.A. New Art: 13 Los Angeles artists). Traveling Exhibition, Cuenca, Madrid, Granada, Xinzo de Limia, Berlin.

1998        “L.A. New Art—Arte Actual de Los Angeles”: 31 Los Angeles artists. University of Madrid Centro de Bellas Artes, Madrid.

1997        “L.A. New Art—Arte Actual de Los Angeles”: 31 Los Angeles artists inaugurate work in Cuenca, Spain at the Sala de Exposiciones de La Excma.

                Diputacion Provincial Antiguo, Convento de Las Carmelitas, Cuenca, Spain. May 6–May 31. Curated by John de Heras.

                The show travels to Madrid, Berlin, and Exeter (England).

1996        University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach.

1996        “Photosynthesis: Exhibition of Art Works Rooted in Photography, FIG, Santa Monica.

1995        “Restless Voices: Abstraction from Los Angeles”, March 2–April 2, Skidmore College Art Gallery.

1995        “Verano ’95,” Group Show, Galeria Varron, Salamanca, Spain, August, September.

1995        “Flat and Fat,” Group exhibition of FIG artists featuring 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works. June, July.

1995        “Verde Que Te Quiero Verde” (Green How I Want You Green). A joint exhibition of artists from Spain and the United States, united in their concern over

                the environment. May. Curated and organized by John de Heras. California State University, Long Beach, Gallery b.

1995      "New Gallery Artists," FIG, Santa Monica. Group Show. April.

1994      Faculty Biennial and Richard Oden Memorial 1961 -1993, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach.

1994      "First International Biennial of Watercolor Painting": U.S.. Guatemala. Japan. Mexico. ("Primera Bienal International de Acuarela":

              Estados Unidos, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico.)

1994      "Very Visual Dialogue" - Rancho Santiago College - Group Show of New Abstract Works. Curated by Tom Krumpak.

1993      Group Exhibition - Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California.

1993      "Coastal Abstractions" Abstract paintings and wall pieces. Curated by Peter Frank. Sponsored by The Manhattan Friends of the Visual Arts.

1993       "Works of Peace." Gallery Bhak, Seoul, Korea.

1993      "Multi-Ethnic Cultural Exchange" - Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California.

1992      "92 Olympics Celebration Exhibition Through Art" - Barcelona, Spain.

1992      "Works on Paper." University of Madrid Art Gallery

              Group show of works on paper by selected artist faculty of the Art Department of California State University at Long Beach as part of an exchange with

              the Facultad de Bellas Artes of the University of Madrid. John de Heras, Curator and Project Director

1992      “LA. Abstracts - New works on paper from California.”: Spacex Gallery, Exeter, England.

1992      Venice Art Walk '92 Silent Auction, Venice, California.

1992     "New Works: Paintings on Canvas and Paper." Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1992     "Works on Canvas and Paper." Rockwell International Corporation World Headquarters, Seal Beach, CA

1991      Long Beach Biennial, University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, California.

1991      "Ancient Themes." Recent Paintings. Da Vinci Gallery: Los Angeles City College  Mexican-American Exhibits: October/November.

1991       “Drawings." Rio Hondo College Art Gallery  September

1991       California New Abstract Works. Olga Dollar Gallery,San Francisco, CA

1991       "Imagery Relationships." Miriam Pearlman Gallery,Chicago, Illinois

1989       NEA Celebration Exhibition, Hippodrome Gallery, Long Beach, California.

1989      Long Beach '89 Biennial, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California.

1989      Images of Change, Contemporary Chicano Artists, Alternative Art Gallery, Long Beach, California.

1989      Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art, New Works, Invitational Exhibit.  Venice Free Clinic: Art Walk, Auction and Decent Tours, Venice, California.

1989      Allport-Cauldwell Gallery, Group Show: West Coast Abstraction Paintings, San Francisco, California.

1989      Paintings, "Catch a Rising Star," Los Angeles Arts Council.

1988      Paintings, Recent Mixed Media, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Rental Gallery.

1988      Valentine Exhibit, Hippodrome Gallery, Long Beach, California.

1988      Long Beach Biennial, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California.

1987      Images "87 Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California, Henry J. Hopkins, Curator. 1987     Pin Auction Exhibit, Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, California.

1986      Paintings, New Works on Paper, California State University, Long Beach Gallery "B," Long Beach, California.

1985      Paintings, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California.

1979      Paintings, Rio Hondo Community College, "The Self-image," Whittier, CA.

1979      Paintings and Drawings, Los Angeles City College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

1978      Oil Paintings, The Early Sixties at UCLA. Frederick S. Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, California.

1978      Oil Paintings, Los Angeles Design Center, Los Angeles, California

1977      Video Corsortium, Cooper Union, New York; California State University, Long Beach; Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

1976      Oil Paintings and Watercolors, “Young Master’s Exhibition,” Los Angeles Design Center, Los Angeles, California

1975      Watercolors and Drawings, CSULB Art Exhibition, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

1971      Watercolor and Drawings, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, California

1970      Synthetic Media and Video Tapes, Laguna Beach Art Association, Laguna Beach, California

1969      Drawings and Paintings, California State University, Long Beach. Long Beach, California

1969      Drawings, “La Semana de la Cultura, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California

1969      Drawings, CSULB Faculty Art Exhibition, Citrus College, Orange, California

1969      Drawings, CSULB Faculty Art Exhibition, San Pedro Municipal Art Gallery, San Pedro, California

1968      Drawings and Paintings, “La Semana de la Raza,” Art Exhibition Sponsored by UMAS of CSULB, Long Beach, California

1968      Drawings, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

1964      Construction and Paintings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain

1964      Constructions, “Joven Figuracion en España (Young Figurative Artists in Spain),” Traveling Group Exhibition, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Madrid

1962      Intaglios, Knoxville Art Center National Exhibition, Knoxville, Tennessee

1961      Intaglio, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

1992      Spain: Ministry of Culture Grant/Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities.

             Art Department Faculty Exchange Between C.S.U.LB. and University of Madrid.

1988      Summer Stipend, California State University, Long Beach, California.

1987      NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Visual Artist Fellowship Grant.

1987      Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award, Recent Creative Work, California State University, Long Beach, California.

1967      Creative Research Grant, California State University, Long Beach, CA.

1964/1962     Fulbright Grant to Spain in Painting.

 

EXHIBITION REVIEWS/ARTICLES

 

Carrascal, Silvia: Art Review - "L.A. Art Now" - 31 Los Angeles Artists Traveling Exhibition (La Voz de Ourense, Domingo 27 de Diciembre de 1998 - Sunday 27 December 1998); Arte Sin Fronteras," Casa Cultural de Xinzo, p.1

deBlas, Mariano, Art Review - "L.A. Art Now" - 31 Los Angeles Artists Traveling Exhibition (Correo del Arte, May 1998, No. 141, pp.32, 33.

Korean Times, L.A. Edition, Andrew-Shire Gallery Special Exhibition, 30 Artists (Friday, December 22,1995), Sec. B P-1.

Frank, Peter, “Círculos Mesotéricos”, ART WEEK, April, 2007, p. 19.

Frank, Peter, "It's Not Easy Being Verde," Long Beach Press Telegram (Sunday, May 7,1995), PJ6.

Frank, Peter, "College Art Examines Worlds of Family and Faculty." Long Beach Press Telegram (December 14,1994), p. D4.

Curtis, Cathy, Art review - "Very Visual Dialogue." (L.A. Times, Orange County Edition, March 14, 1994).

"Two California Painters at Galeria Varron," La Gaceta (31 May 1992).

Muchnic, Suzanne, "The Galleries," Los Angeles Times. Calendar Section (April 26, 1981), p6.

"The Early Sixties at UCLA," Catalog Essay, University of California, Los Angeles, January/February 1977, pp. 22-23.

Wilson, William, "Art Walk, a Critical Guide to the Galleries," Los Angeles Times Calendar Section (January 15,1977), p.76.

Gottlieb, Shirle, "Previews of Exhibitions," Art Scene, Vol. 8, No. 10 (June, 1989), Continuing Exhibitions, p.25.

Simcoe, Duncan, "Visual Arts," Orange County Register. (June 9,1989, p.43)

 

LECTURES. TALKS. INTERVIEWS

 

1999      California State University, Long Beach - "Visiting Artists Latino Art Panel Discussion," Moderator: John de Heras

1999      Summer Juried Show of Long Beach Artists at Children and Adult Art Center Invited Guest Juror: John de Heras

1999      Los Angeles County Museum: L.A. Art Muse - Studio Visit and Lecture

1998      Spanish Language T.V. Station, Channel 32: Pre-Hispanic Art Influences Guest Artist: John de Heras

1998      L A. Art Muse: Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Studio Visits 1996 Los Angeles County Museum: L.A. Art Muse Art Walk Studio Visits

1992      University of Madrid: Slide Lecture, "Contemporary American Art," by John de Heras.

1990      Guest Speaker. "La Formacion Del Profesorado en la Educacion Artistica en Los Estados Unidos de America del Norte" ("The Training of Art Educators

             in the United States") Barcelona and Madrid: June, July 1990.

1990      "Visits to Artists' Studios": A Year Long Program Guest Speaker - Los Angeles, California, John de Heras.

1990      "Contemporary American Painters" - Guided Studio Tour San Marino Art League, Los Angeles, California.

1989      The Morning Show," Channel 34 KMEX (Spanish Language)

1988      Guest Critic, SITE, Alternative Space Gallery, Culver City, California,.

1968      Panel Member: Chicano and/or Pocho Art KMEX, Los Angeles, California.

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

The University Foundation, California State University, Long Beach, California

The University of California at Los Angeles, Art Department Collections

El Ateneo, Madrid, Spain

Instituto de Cultura Hispanica, Madrid, Spain

 

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

Ms Helen Hackworth, Santa Monica, California

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sloan, Los Angeles, California

Dr. and Mrs. Albert Yellin, Santa Monica, California

Mr. Lawrence Miller, Redondo Beach, California

Ms Nancy Miller, Manhattan Beach, California

Dr. Richard Rosen, Santa Monica, California

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Miller, Los Angeles, California

Dr. Mary Donovan, Los Angeles, California

Mrs. Lenore Feintich, Brentwood, California

Mr. Earle Gary Goodman, Los Angeles, California

Estate of Manolo Millares, Madrid, Spain

Estate of Pablo Serrano, Madrid, Spain

Estate of Dimitri Perdikidis, Madrid, Spain

Ms Gaby Stuart, Los Angeles, California

Mr. Scott Polenz, MFT, Los Angeles, California

Ms Esther Pizarro, Madrid, Spain

Ms Monica Gener, Madrid, Spain

Mr. Alberto Muñoz, Madrid, Spain

Susan Smalley, Ph.D., and  Kevin Wall, Beverly Hills, California

Ms Dixie Swift, Los Angeles, California

JOHN de HERAS