david portrait by lara


University of California at Berkeley, art major 

University of California at Santa Cruz  B.A. 

California State University Long Beach  M.F.A



2018   Real and Unreal, Denk Gallery, Los Angeles

2017    Automatist Piece for Rotterdam, de Aanschouw, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2011    Pseudodocumentation, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco

Pseudodocxumentation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art S&L Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2009    Pseudodocumentation, Randall Scott Gallery New York 

2007     Pseudodocumentation, Paul Kopeikin Gallery Los Angeles 

2001     An Automatic Drawing Environment, California State University Fullerton, Grand Art Complex, Santa Ans, California 

1999     Automatic Drawing Project 1999- Vicissitudes, Mendenhall Art Gallery, Whittier College, Whittier, California 

1997     Automatic Drawing Project, Claremont Graduate University, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, California

1996     Rorschach/Rococo, Pierce College Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, California  

1995     Monochromes, William Turner Gallery, Venice, California  

1990     Recent Paintings, LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, California 

1988     Moments In Time, Portfolio Gallery, Long Beach, California 

1985     The Real and the Unreal, Simard/Halm Gallery, Los Angeles, California 

1984     Painted Wall Reliefs, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, California 

1980     Transformations, California State University Long Beach 



2020   Heavy Metal, Denk Gallery, Los Angeles

(UN)CERTAINTY, Frank Taal Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2019    Ultrachrome, Denk Gallery, Los Angeles California

Yes We Are Open, Frank Taal Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Leaders of the Pack, curated by Molly Barnes, West Los Angeles College Art Gallery.

Culver City, California

2018      Mantova Light Bienniel, Palazzo Ducale, Mantova, Italy, curated by Vittorio Orlinda

             Summer Show, Frank Taal Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2017      Sharpener, Boone Family Art Gallery, Pasadena City College

2016     Under the Spell: LA’s New International Art Scene, Frank Taal Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands    

            Cabinet of Curiosities, Union Station, curated by Carl Berg, Los Angeles, California

            Inside the White Cube: the Gallery as Context, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2015     Gesture, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2014     6018 Wilshire, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Los Angeles California 

            After Image, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, California

            Maus Attack 7, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica California

            Conference Center, Boone Family Art Gallery, Pasadena City College, California

2013     Aberrant Abstraction, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, California

            Wall of Wonders, The Prospectus, Los Angeles, California

            Mural, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine California

2012      Arguments for and Against, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, California

2011      One Night Stand, Beacon Arts, Los Angeles

2011      Picasso's Dilemma, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California

2010      Randall Scott Projects in Chelsea, New York, NY

             Aqua Art Miami, Randall Scott Projects New York

2010      Art San Diego, Randall Scott Projects New York

             Tatar Art Projects, Toronto, Canada

2009      Manifestation, Carl Berg Projects Los Angeles               

             International New Media Expo, LA Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles               

2009      COLA (City of Los Angeles) 2009 Individual Artist Fellowships, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Barnsdall Park 

             molasses happens rather quickly, Phantom Galleries LA/Long Beach  

2008      Constructed Realities, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin               

             Downtown Diaspora, Roark, Los Angeles 

2007      Forms in Photography, 98ten Gallery, Irvine, California 

2006      Aligning with Abstract LA, den Gallery, Culver City, California 

2005      Icon’s Icons, Icon Gallery, Los Angeles 

2004      Ultrachrome, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles              

             Analog/Digital, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, California 

2003      Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles 

2002      New Directions, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 

2001      Essence Re-pared, Tomodachi Gallery, New York               

             Phigment, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, California               

             Drawing as Abstraction, Whittier College, Whittier, California 

2000     One Night Stand, The Farmer's Daughter Motel, Los Angeles            

             OK to Touch, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California            

             Phototron 2000, Georges, Los Angeles, California           

             The Spurgeon Experience II, The Spurgeon Building, Santa Ana   

1999      Future Present, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, California (installation)            

             Circular Logic, 1-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, California (installation) 

1998      Mid Sized Median, Ubermain, Gallery, Los Angeles, California           

             Strange Air- The Fall Show, Los Angeles, California            

             LA ArtCore Award Winners, LA ArtCore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles

             Siqueros/Koll Gallery, Los Angeles, California            

             Downtown Lives 98- Automatic Drawing Project: an Environment (installation)

             DADA, Los Angeles California 

1997      Wallworks, L. A. Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, California            

             The Big Wave, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, California            

1996     Shapeshifters: Morphology in Current Abstract Painting , Spanish Kitchen Studios, Los Angeles, California        

            Smoggy Abstraction: Recent Painting From Los Angeles, Haggerty Art Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee Wisconsin  

1995      Diversity of Contemporary Painting, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, California

             Green, Factory Place Gallery, Los Angeles, California            

             Transcendental Meditations, William Turner Gallery, Venice, California 

1994      (Ab-strak' shen), William Turner Gallery, Venice, California            

             Abstraction Near the Year 2000, Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, California 

             Downtown Lives '94, DADA, Los Angeles, California

            The Space Between, Mount St. Mary's College Art Gallery, Los Angeles 

1993      The Cultivated Field , SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, California            

             Almost Monochrome, Studio Raid Gallery, Los Angeles, California            

             Uncooperative Abstraction, The Project Box, Los Angeles, California            

             Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, California            

             Eccentric Abstraction, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California

1992      The Far Bazzar, Old Federal Reserve Bank, Los Angeles, California            

             A Small Show, 1529 Wellsley, Los Angeles, California            

             Bank Space, Randall Scott TBA Gallery, Los Angeles, California            

             Sticks and Stones, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California 

1991      Beginning the Decade, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California            

1991      Primal Tendencies, The Walker Building, Long Beach, California            

             Gods, Clowns and Devils, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

             These are the Days, site specific installation. The Walker Building, Long Beach            

             6 + 35,  Hippodrome Gallery, Long Beach, California

1990     The Conceptual Impulse, Security Pacific Gallery, Costa Mesa, California              

1989      Visions, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, California 

1988      Artists Who Teach, Southern California Art Institute, Laguna Beach, California   

1987      Sculpture Forum- Illusion as Content, Laguna Art Museum, California

1986      Dimensional Painting, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, California   

1985      Tradition and Change- Corot to Miro, Albers to Albequerque, Rancho Santiago

             College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, California 

             Summer Games, Art Matrix Gallery, Long Beach, California (award) 

             Rutgers National 84/85 Works on Paper, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey   

1984      Mixed Media, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California 



2018   Mallinson, Constance, Inside the Artist’s Studio- David DiMichele, Times Quotidian,

March 23, 2018

2017     Sandonato, Chiara. What is an Installation by David Dimichele?, Art Weave, January 1, 2017

2016     Dickhof, Dan. Under the Spell at Galerie Frank Taal, Jegens and Tevens magazine, October 2016

            Ollman, Leah. What’s Behind Those Peepholes at Union Station?, Los Angeles Times, August 23, 2016

            Allman,Pete. David Dimichele Adds Fantasy to Installation Art, News Blaze, May 26, 2016

            Peischel, Will. Union Station is Hosting a Peepshow-for Art, Los Angeles Magazine, August 2016

2015     Openshaw, Jonathan. Post Digital Artisans, large format anthology published by Frame publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014     Manco, Tristan. Big Art, Small Art, large format book anthology published by Thames and Hudson

            Pagel, David. '6018 Wilshire' at Edward Cella: Last Show Before the Wrecking Ball, Los Angeles Times, October 23, 2014

            avid DiMichele, 20+20 The Photography Issue, Installation Magazine, November 2

2011     Cheng, Dewitt. David DiMichele, Visual Art Source, August 2011

            eaverton, Michael. This is Not a Pipe, San Francisco Weekly, August 2011

            Eyeswoon, David DiMichele in “Pseudodocumentation” at the Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco, Made in Slant, Auust 2011

2010     Lee-Tullis, James.  What in the World?, Platinum Magazine, Winter 2010

2009     Pagel, David. Cola 2009 an Accessible Brew in Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2009 

             Wood, Eve. Preview: City of Los Angeles Cola Fellowships,The Magazine, May

             Willette, Jeanne. Continuing and Recommended, Art Scene, July 2009 

2008     Novo, Alexandra.  David DiMichele: Abstract Manoeuvres, Attitude Magazine,March 2008    

             Brehmer, Debra.  Susceptable to Images, April 21, 2008 

2007      Markle, Leslie.  David DiMichele, Artus, May/June 2007            

             Scarborugh, James.  David DiMichele, NYArts, May/June 2007            

             Frank, Peter.  Pink, David DiMichele, LA Weekly, March 9-15, 2007            

             Weinstein, Steve.  David DiMichele, Focus, August 2007            

             Continuing and Recommended, Forms in Photography, Art Scene, Dec 2007  

2006      Dambrot, Shana Nys.  Driven to Abstraction, Lifescapes Magazine, August 20

             O’Brian, Pat.  SoCal a backwater? Hardly, curators say, Riverside Press- Enterprise, August 23, 2006 

2004      Myers, Holly. Ultrachrome, Los Angeles Times, August 23 2004 

2001      Hilger, Stephen. LA Confidential, Art Net. April 9, 2001            '

             Phigment' features staged imagery photo exhibition, Irvine World News. March 8  2000            

             Willette, Jeanne. David Dimichele at CSU Fullerton, Artweek. May 2000, p.23

             Mcgee, Mike. An Automatic Drawing Environment, Exhibition Publication, CSU Fullerton Art Department.            

             Gottlieb, Shirle. Calling on Your Inner Child, Long Beach Press Telegram, 9/22/00 

1999      Vallejos, James. Artist Relishes Visual Vicissitudes, Whittier Daily News.February15, 1999, p.A3.            

             Gleason, Mat. David DiMichele at Whittier College, Coagula Art Journal. May,1999 p. 40 1998   Who's Who in the West 1997  

1998      Grabner, Michelle. Smoggy Abstraction: Recent Los Angeles Painting, New Art Eaminer December/January 1996/1997 p.43-44

             Scarborough, James. Automatic Drawing Project, Exhibition Catalog, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, 1997 

1996     Pagel, David. Contemplative, Los Angeles Times. August 22, 1996, p. F12 

1996     Scarborough, James. Smoggy Abstraction: Recent Los Angeles Painting, exhibition catalog, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin            

            Willette, Jeanne. Shapeshifters at Spanish Kitchen Studios, Artweek. July 1996

            Gleason, Mat.Shapeshifters at Spanish Kitchen Coagula Art Journal. July 1996 

1995     Besemer, DiMichele, Edwards. How We Talk About Abstraction Now, (group discussion) Artweek. September 1996            

            Obeton, Vanessa. A Guide to Artists in Southern California 

1994     Easky, Kay. Abstraction at William Turner Gallery, Coagula Art Journal, May

            Scarborough, James, fevrier a'Los Angeles; The Cultivated Field, Site Gallery, 1993

            Artpress May 1993 p.79 (article in French, no translation)           

            Gleason, Mat. The Far Bazzar Tramples Downtown LA, Coagula Art Journal. April 199 1993   

            Darling, Michael. In the Middle Ground, Artweek. September 1993  

            Easley, Ben. Faith in Abstraction Colors 'Almost Monochrome'. Coagula Art 

1993     Callaghan, J.D. Surface Effects- Almost Monochrone Painting at Studio Raid Gallery, Artweek. September 22, 1993 

1991     Paterno, Susan. Best Bet, Los Angeles Times. September 22, 1991 

1990     Scarborough, James. The Allegory of Simulation- Three Los Angeles Painters In the Age of Information, Visions, March 1991, p.3  1991  

            Battenberg. David. Laguna Art Museum Shows Off Impressive Recent Additions to It's Permanent Collection, The Coast Line News. June 7, 1991 

1990     Harbrecht, Gene. Seven Artist Show Celebrates Gallery's First Birthday, Orange County Register. June. 29. 1990            

            Curtis, Cathy. Brain Busters- 'Conceptual Impulse' Isn't.a Show You'd Breeze in and Out Of, Los Angeles Times. June 28, 1990 

            The Conceptual Impulse. Exhibition Catalog, 1990   Weissman Benjamin and Johnstone, Mark, Security Pacific Gallery            

            Flores, Laura. L.B. Tour Features Art of Conversation. Long Beach Press Telegram. June 25. 1990. 

1988     Wiscombe, Janet. Artists Adopt One Day, Open Door Policy (photograph) Long Beach Press Telegram June 24, 1988 

1987     Art Quest '87- The Catalog. Art Quest, 1987. 

1986     Wilson, Williams. Ed Kienholz Wises Up. Los Angeles Times. November 9, 1986

            Ballatore, Sandy. Dimensional Painting. Exhibition Catalog, Long Beach City College Art Gallery 



2015     Kaus Australis Artist Residency, Rotterdam. Netherlands

            Mobile Arts Grant, Long Beach Arts Council, California

2009     City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowship, 2008-9               

            Orange County Art Grant

2007     Second Place award, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art 

1997     Second Place Award, L.A. Artcore, Wallworks Exhibition 

1995     Research Grant to study new art in New York City, Cerritos College, Norwalk, California 

1984     Second Place Award, Art Matrix Gallery, Long Beach 1980      

1980     Phi Kappa Phi      

            Artist -in-Residence Program, City of Long Beach, Cultural Services Department 



The Hudson Bay Company Collection, New York

Claudia Cisneros Collection, New York 

Andy/Nina Nunemaker Collection, Millwalkee 

Darryl Frank, Dreamworks, Los Angeles 

Montre Cedro Collection, Pasadena, California

KWIKA Collection, Santa Monica, California

Crowell Morning Collection, Los Angeles, California

Michelle and Adrian Lukas, London, England 

The Capital Group, Los Angeles 

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California 

Disney Corporation, Burbank, California 

California State University Long Beach 

Rebock Corporation, Irvine, California     

Bank of America, Corporate Offices, California Plaza, Los Angeles             

Jon Marc Edwards and Beckey Hartman, Los Angeles 

Dill and Dill, Denver, Colorado  

Roland Reiss and Dawn Arrowsmith, Los Angeles  
Park and Jeanne Morse, Coronado, California  

Glick and Glodney, Century City, California    

Comprehensive Care, Irvine, California 

Leo Hauser, Warren, New Jersey                 

Greg Escalente, Surfside, California 

Trammel Crow Company, Irvine, California 

Gene Isaacson Collection, Huntington Beach, California