November 19, 2016 - January 22, 2017
Born in Cambridge, England, Andrew Hall is best known for his graphically stunning, abstract photography. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts with honors in graphic design from Exeter College of Art and Design. A successful commercial photographer, Hall has worked with some of London’s top creative agencies and design consultancies. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he founded the School of Light, a darkroom and studio that mentors budding photographers in traditional darkroom practices as well as digital photography.
Caroline PM Jones
Born in Aldershot, England, Caroline PM Jones is best known for her sculpture, plein air paintings and portraiture. She studied sculpture at The Art Academy of London and is self-taught as a painter. Jones has created works of art all over the world—her paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography are part of collections in Hong Kong, North America, Britain, China, India, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Gibraltar, South Africa, France and Bermuda. She has exhibited in several local museums and galleries, including: Long Beach City College, 29 Palms Museum and the Los Angeles Arts Association. Jones currently resides in Culver City, California.
Born in Torbay, Devonshire, Colin Gray is best known for his drawings and sculptural work. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Leeds Polytechnic Art Department in the United Kingdom as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Gray has had solo shows in several American cities including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco and has installed public artworks in both Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Notable accomplishments include the Santa Barbara County Individual Artists Award, as well as a The Pollock Krasner Grant. He taught sculpture for nine years at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies, and currently teaches drawing at Santa Barbara City College’s Center for Lifelong Learning and VITA Art Center in Ventura. Gray currently resides in Ventura, California.
Born in Bedfordshire, England, David Eddington is best known for his large-scale paintings, rendered in acrylic on linen. He obtained a diploma in mural painting from the Central School in Holborn, London, post-graduate diploma in environmental design from Hornsey College of Art in London, and a master’s degree in the social and political influences in art from the University of Trent in Nottingham. In 2000, the artist relocated to the United States from England. The move coincided with an evolution from figurative, almost photorealistic renderings to a style that is more expressive. Eddington has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has lectured extensively at several institutions, including: California State University, Northridge, Louisiana State University, Loyola University, Tulane University, California State University, Long Beach, Plymouth University in Devonshire and Derby University in Derbyshire. He received the British Council Award in 1987 and 1994. Eddington currently resides in Venice, California.
Born in Bradford, England, David Hockney is, without question, one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He is perhaps best known for the body of work he created during his time in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s, consisting of iconic paintings of swimming pools and the photo collages he called “joiners”. One of these collages, Pearblossom Highway, features the stretch of Highway 138 that runs through Littlerock at the southeastern edge of the Antelope Valley. “Pearblossom Highway shows a crossroads in a very wide open space, which you only get a sense of in the western United States…I'd had three days of driving and being the passenger. The driver and the passenger see the road in different ways. When you drive you read all the road signs, but when you're the passenger, you don't, you can decide to look where you want. And the picture dealt with that: on the right-hand side of the road it's as if you're the driver, reading traffic signs to tell you what to do and so on, and on the left-hand side it's as if you're a passenger going along the road more slowly, looking all around. So the picture is about driving without the car being in it,” said Hockney of his work. He attended the Bradford College of Art, followed by a two-year period spent working in hospitals to fulfill national service requirements during World War II—Hockney was a conscientious objector to military service—before entering graduate school at the Royal College of Art in London. As a graduate, he experimented with various forms and styles, including Abstract Expressionism. Drawn to California from an early age, Hockney first visited in Los Angeles in 1963, relocating officially in 1964. In a poll of more than 1,000 British artists conducted in 2011, Hockney was voted the most influential British artist of all time. Recently, the artists’ ongoing fascination with technology is a driving force behind his work, as evidenced in the series of iPad paintings he began in 2009. This winter, Taschen will unveil a special SUMO edition book featuring over 450 pieces representative of Hockney’s oeuvre, a project that has been in the making since Taschen first began publishing SUMOs in the late 1990s. An extensive retrospective covering six decades of the artist’s work is set to open at Tate Britain in February 2017, one of the largest exhibitions the museum has ever organized. The retrospective will travel to the Centre Pompidou in Paris following its British inauguration, then to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Today, Hockney actively advocates for arts funding and splits his creative time between homes in London and Malibu, California.
Born in Derbyshire England, Dave Smith is best known for his photo-realistic neo-pop paintings. He studied painting at Derby College of Art and Hornsey College of Art before forming the London-based artist’s collective, Electric Colour Company. Primarily serving the vibrant British fashion scene of the late 1960’s, the collective’s first major project was the iconic, Pop-infused Mr. Freedom store at 430 Kings Road in Chelsea. Smith moved to the Bahamas in 1973, ushering in a prolific period of painting in which he showed in a series of 8 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows in Nassau and Miami. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990, where he has worked in television and motion picture studios, painting billboards as well as several backdrops for The Tonight Show. Smith currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Born in Portsmouth, England, Derek Boshier is best known for his paintings, which helped to establish the British Pop-Art movement in the 1960s. He studied at the Yeovil College of Art in Somerset, England, before attending the Royal College of Art in London alongside David Hockney, Allen Jones and R.B. Kitak, among others. Boshier’s graphic work found immense popularity among music groups such as The Clash and David Bowie, helping to bring the artist’s work to a wider audience. Though he is best known for his paintings, Boshier is not one to be limited by a medium, having worked in metal, neon and plastic as well as with books and film. He taught at Central School of Art and Design in London in the early 1970s, where he met then-student John Mellor (later known as Joe Strummer, of The Clash). Boshier has exhibited in several prominent international museums and galleries, including London’s National Portrait Gallery and Paris’ Galerie du Centre, as well as dozens of institutions throughout the United States. Boshier currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he teaches drawing part-time at UCLA’s School of Arts and continues to create relevant, politically-charged works.
Born in London, England, Eleanor Wood is best known for her minimalist paintings. She studied at the Hornsey School of Art in London, followed by The Winchester School of Art in Winchester, where she received a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Fine Art, and the Chelsea School of Art in London, where she received a Master of Arts in painting. Wood has had several solo exhibitions in California and the United Kingdom and has participated in dozens of group shows both in the United States and internationally. The artist currently splits her time between Central California and Norfolk, England.
Born in Norfolk, England, Gordon Senior is best known for his sculptural work, which addresses humans’ relationships to nature through the use of materials such as wood, alabaster, bronze and cement. He studied at the Wakefield College of Art, Leeds College of Art, and Goldsmiths College at London University. The artist has had several exhibitions throughout California and the UK and has participated in group shows both nationally and internationally. Currently, he splits his time between Central California and Norfolk, England.
Born in London, England, Graham Moore is best known for his graphic, music-themed collages which utilize pop culture imagery. He studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and the East Ham College of Technology in London, before following his chosen creative career path of graphic design and art direction to the United States. Moore has participated in several group exhibitions as well as two solo shows and has designed work for clients including: Neiman Marcus, Pier 1 Imports, JC Penney, USC School of Social Work, Art Center College of Design, Creative Domain, The Cimarron Group, SRC Advertising, Teleflora, Asian Ceramics, Wise USA, Samsung Records, Quango and Resonance Records. He has taught at several prominent California arts institutions, including: Art Center College of Design, Woodbury University, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, UCLA Extension and the Art Institute in North Hollywood. Moore currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Born in Wells, England, James Scott is best known for his work in film and both abstract and narrative painting. He studied painting and theater design at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. The success of his first film, The Rocking Horse, led to an opportunity to work with Tony Richardson, allowing the artist to direct his first feature at the age of 21. Scott won an Academy Award in 1983 for his film, A Shocking Accident, based on the short story by Graham Greene. In 1989, Scott relocated to California following the passing of his father, wherein he decided to focus again on drawing and painting. The landscape of Los Angeles has provided a wealth of inspiration for the artist, and he continues to live in LA while exhibiting in England, Los Angeles and New York.
Born on the Isle of Man in the United Kingdom, Jane Callister is best known for her abstract paintings, which explore the consequences of action and the movement of paint itself. She received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the Cheltenham School of Art in England, a Master of Arts from the University of Idaho, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Callister has exhibited at the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, New York, the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design in Santa Monica, the Laguna Art Museum and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona. She was included in the First Prague Biennial at the Veletrizni Palace in Prague as well as the 2006 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach. She has been featured in notable publications such as Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, published by Phaidon Press and Abstract Painting: Techniques and Concepts by Watson & Guptil. In LA Artland: Contemporary Art from Los Angeles, published by London’s Blackdog Press, she is recognized as one of the top California artists alongside Ed Ruscha, Paul McCarthy, and Raymond Pettibone. Callister currently resides in Goleta, California.
British-born, L.A. based Jeremy Kidd is best known for his digital photography, which combines up to 100 long exposure photographs into a single piece of art, as a more cohesive way of expressing the overall picture. His artwork presents a condensed vision of multiple photographs as a metaphor for repeated perceptual glances. Kidd received his Bachelor of Fine Art and Sculpture at Du Monfort University in Leicester, England. His work has been shown throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. The artist currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Born in Lilbourne, Northamptonshire, England, Jon Measures is best known for his mixed-media paintings; the pieces shown at MOAH, which represent a personal and psychological journey are a distinct departure from the concepts which informed his previous body of work. Measures obtained his degree from the Falmouth School of Art in England, after which has enjoyed a successful career as a graphic designer, illustrator and educator. Recently, Measures has decided to focus his attention on fine art, exhibiting extensively while developing his own approach to making mixed media which combines multiple views of Los Angeles and other urban areas, slicing and dicing bits of the city’s rich fabric together. The artist currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Born in Sussex, England, Kate Savage is best known for her paintings, sculpture and works on paper, which deal with folktales as well as the artist’s personal history. She studied at Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris before completing her Master of Fine Arts with honors at California State University, Long Beach. Savage’s work has been exhibited in several galleries, both nationally and internationally, including: Curve Line Space, Gallery 825, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Haus Gallery, L.A.C.E. (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Her work has been written about in Artweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and various other publications. The artist currently resides in Mar Vista, California.
Born in London, England, Max Presneill is an artist and curator, best known for his abstract paintings, which he uses as a means to explore multiple avenues of inquiry simultaneously. As an artist, Presneill addresses existential questions, masculine codes and an awareness of presence and mortality in his work. He received a Master of Fine Arts from California State University, Fullerton. Presneill has exhibited throughout the world, including New York, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Istanbul, Sydney, Guanzhoe and Tokyo. His work has been shown at several art fairs including The Armory Show and the NYC and Miami Projects; it was included in the Istanbul Biennial and the Yokohoma Triennial and has been exhibited in several museums, including the Ucity Art Museum in Guanzhou, China, the Van Abbemuseum and the Hudson Museum in The Netherlands, and the Mappin Museum in the UK. Says the artist of his work, “When I die, my paintings are what will remain. They contain my memories, hopes and dreams. An identity of sorts and the drive towards cognitive meaning, all within the political possibilities of painting.” Presneill currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, Nathaniel Mellors is best known for his video and installation work. He studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford, the Royal College of Art and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Mellors also plays bass in the alt-rock group Skill 7 Stamina12 and is an accomplished musician, having released tracks with bands such as Toilet, God in Hackney and Mysterious Horse. As an artist, he has exhibited all over the world in museums and galleries such as: The Box, Los Angeles, Stiger van Doesburg, Amsterdam, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Art: Concept, Paris, The View, Switzerland, UCLA’s Hammer Museum, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Monitor, Rome, Malmo Konsthall, Sweden, Salle de Bains, London, Matt’s Gallery, London, I.C.A., London, Monterhermoso, Spain, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, South London Gallery and The Collective, Edinburgh. Mellors currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Born in Southend-on-Sea, Sussex, England, Philip Argent is best known for his paintings, which marry the influence of technology in the digital age to the practice of hard-edge abstraction. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the Cheltenham School of Art in England, Master of Arts from the University of Idaho and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Widely credited with bringing Los Angeles painting back into the spotlight in the early 2000’s, Argent has had several solo exhibitions at numerous museums and galleries, including: Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin, Tate, New York City and Post Los Angeles. An artist whose work is truly internationally renowned, Argent has shown in cities such as: Dusseldorf, Germany, Kwangui, Korea, Graz, Austria, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Turin, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland. Currently, Argent lives and works in Santa Monica, California.
Born in Dorset, England, Philip Vaughan is perhaps best known for his large-scale neon sculptures, though he also works extensively in drawing and painting. He studied at Brighton College, Cambridge University and the Chelsea School of Art. Vaughan has installed sculptures in California and Japan as well as throughout United Kingdom, including his famous Hayward Tower, which sits atop the South Bank’s Hayward Gallery in London. Says the artist of his work, “Despite the apparent deliberate and planned nature of my sculptural end products, the origin of all my work is often a mystery to me. It may be years before I become aware of the connection between a part of my work and its origin. This is one of the pleasures of being an artist. There are things that are not always explainable, both within the individual and in history. At heart, life and art are still mysterious.” Vaughan currently resides in Altadena, California.
Born in Reading, United Kingdom, Rhea O’Neill is best known for her color-focused figurative and landscape oil paintings. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts with first class honors from the University of Reading and a Master of Arts in painting from the Wimbledon College of Art. The artist has work in the United Kingdom Government Art Collection and has exhibited both nationally and internationally at numerous museums and galleries, including: Goethe University, Frankfurt, National Center of Performing Arts, Beijing, Lush, Hamptons, Rollo Contemporary Art, Westminster, Long and Ryle Gallery, London and Rollo Contemporary Art, London. O’Neill currently resides in Scott’s Valley, California.
Born in St.Helens, Merseyside, England, Roni Stretch is best known for having pioneered the dichromatic process, exploring photorealistic under-paintings that emerge ghost-like from a void of color. He studied at St. Helens College of Art and Design. Stretch has been exhibited throughout California including shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art at the Geffen Contemporary Museum, the Westmont Museum of Art in Santa Barbara and the Cooperstown Museum in New York. His work has recently been included in the permanent collections of the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Museum of California Design, the Cooperstown Museum in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
British-born artist Sarah Danays is best known for her synthesis of sculpture and photography, which is inspired by gesture and antiquity, particularly fragments of broken sculptures. She obtained a joint honors degree in fine art and art history from Camberwell College of Arts (now part of University of the Arts, London), a Master of Arts in Textiles as Contemporary Art Practice from Goldsmith’s, University of London, and studied Stone Carving for Contemporary Sculptors at City and Guilds, London. In 2008, she was shortlisted in Le Prix de la Sculpture Noilly Prat as one of the UK’s top five emerging sculptors. Danays has exhibited internationally and her work is in public and private collections in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Europe. She currently works out of studios in Los Angeles, Tuscany and the United Kingdom.
Born in London, England, Shiva Aliabadi is best known for her sculptural, mixed-media relief paintings, which are reminiscent of assemblage work. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, a Master of Arts in English from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and a Master of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California. Aliabadi has held several residencies and won awards for her work throughout the United States, and has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries, such as: Fine Arts Complex 1101, Tempe, Arizona, Proxy Gallery, Los Angeles, The Gamble House, Pasadena, Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles, University of Buffalo Art Gallery, New York, Yokohama-Tokyo-Los Angeles Triennial, Yokohama, Japan, The Institute of Jamais Vu, London, Studio 17, San Francisco, Torrance Art Museum, California, and The Vortex Gallery, Los Angeles. The artist currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Born in Margate, England, Siobhan McClure is best known for her narrative works which feature children rendered in paint and graphite. She obtained a Master of Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach. In her work, the artist seeks to bear witness to the degradation of the environment, the rise of displaced populations and the impact of today’s consumption on future children. McClure has had solo exhibitions at several galleries throughout Los Angeles, including: Richard Heller Gallery, Laura Schlesinger Gallery and Jan Baum Gallery. She has also participated in numerous group shows at the Torrance Art Museum, Irvine Fine Art Center Angel’s Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, California, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Sacramento. She was featured in New American Paintings no.97 and was a finalist in the 2011 Google Invitational for Site Specific Projects in Venice, California. Her work has been reviewed in The Huffington Post and the Los Angeles Times. McClure currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Born in Hertfordshire, England, Trevor Norris is best known for his abstract paintings. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the Central School of Art in London and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has over 20 years of experience teaching art and design at institutions such as the University of Southern California (USC), California State University, San Bernardino and Orange Coast Community College. He has curated extensively at Orange Coast College, Long Beach City College, College of the Canyons, Muzeumm, Los Angeles and USC’s Fischer Art Museum. Norris has participated in several group and solo shows at museums and galleries such as: Jan Baun Gallery, Los Angeles, Vita Art Center, Ventura, Wallspace Gallery, Los Angeles, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, the LA International Art Fair, the Chicago International Art Fair, LACMA Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, and Victory Contemporary Gallery in Los Angeles. Norris currently resides Los Angeles, California.