BORN: Los Angeles, California 1960
RESIDENCE: South Pasadena, California.
EDUCATION: Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, High School Program, ‘77-‘78
University of California at Santa Barbara, Fine Art ‘78-‘80
Guitar Institute of Technology, Hollywood, California, ‘82-‘83
AFFILIATIONS: Chouinard Foundation, Co-Founder, 1999 – present
2011 Finalize Chouinard documentary(Film includes: Chaz Bojorquez, Llyn Foulkes, Ed Ruscha, Otto Heino, Peter Shire and others.)
Commission work
Dave Tourje- L.A. Aboriginal. Gregory Way Gallery Beverly Hills, Ca.
2010 Production of Chouinard documentaryCommission work
2009 Production of Chouinard documentaryCommission work
2008 Begin preliminary concepts for Chouinard documentary.Shoot footage of Frederick Hammersley, Mel Edwards, Ron Miyashiro in New
2007 Develop and run advanced art education for teens at EXPO Center and
Venice recreation centers. Runs through 2009. (LA Times “Chouinard To
Boost Education For The Arts”)
2006 KCET video on Siqueiros mural discovery nominated for Emmy Award.City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks awards
public/private partnership to Chouinard to run art programs in City’s
Recreation facilities. Classes begin in June.
2005 Part of group that discovers David Alfaro Siqueiros mural “Street Meeting”
on wall of original Chouinard School of Art building in MacArthur Park(LA Times-“They’ve Only Scratched The Surface”)
2004 Chouinard School of Art, “Chouinard Now!” – S. Pasadena, California.Burbank Creative Art Center / Gallery, “Three Chouinard Artists” – Burbank, California. Group show included: Leo Monahan, Dave Tourjé & Gary Wong
2003 LA Farm Restaurant Gallery – Santa Monica, California
Group shown including: Larry Bell, Frederick Hammersley, Harold Kramer, Leo Monahan, Robert Perine, Dave Tourjé, Emerson Woelffer, Gary WongChouinard Foundation Benefit Auction – Beverly Hills, California
2002 Riverside Art Museum, “Dream Kitchen”, works on plastic 1987 – 2002Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Lease 13,000 sq ft space on Mission St South Pasadena, renovate and open as The Chouinard School of Art. Run art school from 2002-2006. (LA Times “Chouinard – Packing It’s Easels For Good”)Oceanside Museum of Art, Rock and Roll: The Art of Skateboards and Guitars“Contemporary American Artists and Art Movements: The Influence Of Chouinard”
Lecture Series by artist Boyd Elder at Sulross St. University, Texas. Included: Terry Allen, Chuck Arnoldi, Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Chaz Bojorquez, Laddie John Dill, Robert Irwin, Dave Tourjé
2001 Santa Monica Museum of Art, Benefit for Cross Roads School, Group Show curated by Chuck Arnoldi and Laddie John Dill
Direct Chouinard museum show “Chouinard – A Living Legacy” at Oceanside Museum of Art, Boehm Gallery, Kruglak Gallery. (LA Times “True To A Significant School”BGH Gallery, Group Show, Palm Springs International Art Fair
2000 BGH Gallery, Santa Monica: Windows
Chouinard House becomes Cultural Landmark #44 City of South Pasadena
1999 BGH Gallery, Santa Monica: Millennium Exhibition
Founded the Chouinard Foundation as a 501 c3 non-profit with Robert Perine
1998 Orange County Museum of Art, Annual Exhibition
Purchase and renovate the home of Nelbert Chouinard. (LA Times “An Art House Revival”)
1997 Orange County Museum of Art, Annual ExhibitionRain Forest Action Network Auction, Laddie John Dill Studio
1996 Rain Forest Action Network Auction, Laddie John Dill Studio
1995 A Gallery, Palm Desert, California
1994 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
1993 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CaliforniaCalifornia A Gallery, Palm Desert, California
1992 Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles: Group ExhibitionDiane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
1991 A Gallery, Palm Desert, CaliforniaDiane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
1990 Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CaliforniaDiane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CaliforniaA Gallery, Palm Desert, California

Toulouse Gallery, Encino, California

Laguna Art Museum, Annual Exhibition and Auction.

1989 Laguna Art Museum, Annual Exhibition and Auction.A Gallery, Palm Desert, CaliforniaDiane Nelson Gallery, Laguna beach, California

Williams/Lamb Gallery, Long Beach, California

B1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California: Amnesty International Auction

May, 2003 South Pasadena Review
May, 2003 Westside Life Magazine
Mar, 2003 Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section
Jan, 2003 New York Daily News, “Warning: Art Ahead”
Nov, 2002 Press Enterprise
July, 2002 Carlsbad Art News
July, 2002 North County Times
Jun 2002 San Diego Union Tribune
Jun, 2002 North County Times
May,2002 Odessa American
May, 2002 Big Ben Sentinel
May, 2002 Alpine Avalanche
Oct, 2001 L.A. Times, Calendar Section
Aug, 2001 The Reader
July, 2001 L.A. Times Calendar Section
July, 2001 American Artist Magazine
July 2001 North County Times
July, 2001 San Diego Union Tribune
July, 2001 The Coast News
Dec, 2000 Art & Antiques Magazine
May, 2003 “C. Gregory Gummersall – Soul Abstractionist”
Dec, 2002 “The Evolution of a Modernist: Frederick Hammersley and the Hard Edge”, Grandview Magazine
July, 2002 “A New Chouinard in a Postmodern World”, Grandview Magazine
July, 2002 “Emerson Woelffer: American Treasure”, Grandview Magazine
July, 2002 “Artist to Artist, on Larry Bell”, Grandview Magazine
Mar, 2002 “Gary Wong – Truth in the Process”, Grandview Magazine
Oct, 2000 “Chouinard – A Post-Punk Perspective”, Grandview Magazine

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