1/99 - 12/04:M.F.A.

CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Drawing and Painting

9/94 - 12/97:B.F.A.

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Illustration/Fine Art

Recipient of Art Center Illustration Merit Scholarship

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Grants and Scholarships

2002Art Alliance Tribute Fund Graduate Grant

2002Barbara and Sheldon Pinchuk Artistic Development Grant

   (distributed by L.A. Music Center)

1996-97Honda Endowed Scholarship (Merit)

1994-97Art Center College of Design Scholarship (Merit)

Teaching Positions

2005 - presentFull  Time faculty – Irvine Valley College, drawing and painting

2004Part Time faculty - Laguna College of Art and Design

2004 Part Time faculty - Saddleback College

2004 - present  Participating artist in Orange County Performing Arts

                            Center  Education Division

1999 - 2008Part Time faculty - CSU Fullerton, drawing and painting

1999 - present   Participating artist in L.A. Music Center Education Division,

                            Artist in Residency program - workshops taught throughout

                            Southern California to K-12th grade

1994 - present     National and International presentation of workshops on Street


Gallery Shows and Exhibitions

2011    “The Faculty Show”, Irvine, CA

2011    “Ekpneo”, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

2010    Faculty Exhibition, Irvine, CA

2008“Those Who Can, Teach”, Irvine, CA

2006“Filling in the Pauses: Moments of Timelessness”, Santa Ana, CA

2006Faculty Show, Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA

2006“The Figure3”, Irvine, CA

2004“Red Pen”, group show, Santa Ana, CA

2004“Inside Out”, solo exhibition, Fullerton, CA

2004LCAD, group show, Richard Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2004    “180º”, group juried exhibition, curated by Scott Canty, Fullerton, CA

2003    “An Art Historian on Voodoo Isle”, group exhibition,

                Orlando Gallery, Tarzana, CA

2003    “A Remembrance of Things Future”, group juried exhibition,

                 curated by Tyler Stallings,  Fullerton, CA

2002    “Foreordained: Exercises in Conscience”, solo exhibition,

         R&R Fine Art Gallery, Prosser, WA

2000, 02    Hyatt Valencia

2000“Recent Paintings”, solo exhibition, Sullivan-Goss Gallery,

   Santa Barbara, CA

1999“Recent Paintings”, solo exhibition, Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA

1994Juried Fine Art Show at Del Mar Fair, San Diego, CA, Honorable Mention

1994Palomar College Annual Juried Student Exhibition in Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, CA

1993      Saddleback College Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Mission Viejo, CA

1993     ARTBEAT 1993 Juried Exhibition, Costa Mesa, CA

Street Painting Exhibitions

2011      Premio Madonnari, Festival Bella Via, Monterrey, MX

2011      2nd Place, James Carling International Pavement Artist Competition,

                Liverpool, England

20031st Place, Semplici Division, Grazie di Curtatone, Italy

1998 - presentFeatured artist at the following festivals:

   1998, 03, 06     San Rafael, CA

   1998, 99, 00     Oxnard, CA

   1999     Mission Viejo, CA

   1999     Miami, FL

   1999     Savannah, GA

   1999, 00, 01, 02       Valencia, CA

   2000, 03     San Luis Obispo, CA

   2000     Santa Barbara, CA

   2000     Medford, OR

   2000, 01, 04, 05  Prosser, WA

   2002, 04   Provo, UT

   2002 - 07  Las Vegas, NV

   2003 - 11  Denver, CO

   2004     Istanbul, Turkey

   2004, 06  Santa Clarita, CA

                2007-11  City of Corpus Cristi, Texas

1992 - presentParticipation in both national and international street painting festivals

Selected Commissioned Street Paintings

2010    Mills College, Oakland, CA

2010    Bank Muscat, Muscat, Oman

2010, 11     Disney Product Design

2008Shun Tak Centre, Honk Kong

2008Universal Studios Hollywood

2008NBC 2008 Olympics in Beijing

2008Disney Education

2008Disney Product Division

2008Disney Imagineering Research and Development

2008San Tan Village, Phoenix, AZ

2007Bloomberg LLP, New York City

2007City of Utrecht, The Netherlands

2007 Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

2004, 05Hollywood and Highland Marketplace

2004Disney Concert Hall

2004City of Utrecht, The Netherlands

2003Kayoo, Utrecht, The Netherlands

20032004 Rose Bowl

2002Anaheim Angels, World Series Champions

2002 - 2006           Howard Hughes Corp., Las Vegas, NV

2001Disney Entertainment

2000Oakdale Mall, Binghamton, NY

2000, 01, 03Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

1999Aventura Mall, Miami, FL

1998 The Long Beach Aquarium

1998Lexus Corporation

1997Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, CA

Sidewalk Canvas

by Julie Kirk Purcell

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Upcoming Events

August 6 - Portland, Oregon

August 14-15  -  Grazie di Curtatone, Grazie, Italy

Sept. 16-17  -  Dubuque, Iowa Street Painting Festival

Sept. 25 - James William Carling Pavement Artist Competition,

                 Liverpool, England

Oct. 8-9  -  Festival of Hope, Tulare, California

Oct. 15-16 - Festival Bella Via, Monterrey, Mexico

Oct. 26-28 - ULI Live at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Nov. 4-5  -  International Street Painting Festival, Sarasota Florida