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My work expresses my love of nature and my observations of flowers and fauna. I use the abstract language of bold color, varying textures, shapes, and pattern to interpret the geometric and organic forms. I take a tiny sliver of an element that inspires me and magnify it to highlight, and show off its complexities, intricate layers, patterns and design.

Embracing spontaneity, I coat on, layer over, sand off, erase, paint on top of, excavate, collage, spray away, remove and repeat. Each piece transforms through equal parts order and chaos. This process is just as relevant to me as the end result. In Aqueous, Fibonacci spirals peek through layers of paint and pastel, revealing the organic perfection of nature.

What may be minuscule or simply overlooked, is what I find most beautiful, poignant, and impactful in the world around me.

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2017    MFA, Painting, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
1991    Certificate of Graphic Design, Otis Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1986    Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Business, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

2022     WOW: Women Out West: Professional Artists of Utah

2020    GAP Collaborative Artist, “The Global Art Project”, Benicia, CA

2020    Public Art Award, The Arts & Cultural Commission, “The Street Beautification Project”, Martinez, CA

2020    Public Art Award, The Heritage and Cultural Commission, “The American Backyard Project”, Dublin, CA

2019    Sea Lion Artist, Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA

2019    Certificate of Excellence, Artavita, 31st Artavita Online Art Contest

2019    Heart Artist, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2018    Honourable Mention, Aberdeen Harbor, Colour Show, Gallery Ring

2018    Heart Artist, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2016    Clyde & Co. Art Award, Aqueous and Metamorphosis, Emerging Artist of San Francisco, CA

2020    Blaze of Color, Signature Gallery, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA
2019    Aesthetic Conversation, Estey Gallery, Benicia, CA
2018    Abstractions, Daniele Maxwell Designs (Staging), Castro Valley, CA
2017    Rejuvé, Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, CA 
2017    Simultaneously, Main Street Arts, Martinez, CA 
2017    Harmonic Chaos, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2013    Flora, City Hall, Martinez, CA
1999    Mish Mash, Diablo Cafe, Salt Lake City, UT

2022     WOW, Women Out West, Sears Art Museum, St. George, UT

2022     Paintings and Pairings, I/G Winery, Cedar City, UT

2022     The Desert Spirit, Center for the Arts at Kayenta, Ivins, UT         

2021     100th Anniversary Show, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA.                 

2021     A Boundless Moment, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA         

2021     Instructor Showcase, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA.                       

2020    Fable, M.A.D.S. Di Alessandra Magni Gallery, Milano, ITALIA

2020    Gender GAP, The Women of The Global Art Project, Gallery Renee Marie, Benicia, CA

2020    Crossing Borders, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA

2020    Origins: An Instructor Showcase, Gallery 212, Sonoma, CA

​2019    Faculty and Alumni Fine Art Auction, Academy of Art Galleries at The Cannery, San Francisco, CA

2019    6th Stockton Art League Juried Exhibition, Goodwin Gallery, Stockton, CA

2019    Eclectic, Berenice Salon and Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2019    Four to the Fourth, Julie Cohn Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2019    Hearts of San Francisco, San Francisco General Heart Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2019    Imagery, Collaborative Art House, Concord, CA

2019    Inspiration Surrounds Us, Art Cottage, Concord, CA

2019    World of Abstraction, San Francisco Woman Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2019    Origins: An Instructor Showcase, Gallery 212, Sonoma, CA

2018    RePro Rights, B8 Theater, Concord, CA

2018    Faculty and Alumni Fine Art Auction, Academy of Art Galleries at The Cannery, San Francisco, CA

2018    Colors, Collaborative Art House, Benicia, CA

2018    Brushstrokes 2018, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA

2018    East Bay Open Studios, Oakland, CA

2018    Art in the Vineyard, Livermore Art Association, Livermore, CA

2018    Hearts of San Francisco, The General Hospital Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2017    Conception Arts, The Iron Triangle, Los Angeles, CA

2017    Oakland Print Fair, Flax Art & Design, Oakland, CA

2017    Spring Show, Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017    To Measure a Feeling, Atelier Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016    Clyde & Co. Art Award, Clyde & Co. Offices, San Francisco, CA

2009    Students of Julie Cohn, Rockridge Library, Berkeley, CA

2002    Sausalito Arts Festival, Sausalito, CA

1999    Brushstrokes, Utah Watercolor Society, Salt Lake City, UT

1998    Mystical, Rocky Neck Gallery, Gloucester, MA

2020    City of Sonoma, Heart of Sonoma, Drive By Art Installation, Sonoma, CA
2020    City of Martinez, Love is Key, Utility Box, Martinez, CA
2020    City of San Francisco, Pier 39, Mydas Touch, Sea Lion Sculpture, San Francisco, CA
2020    City of Dublin, Backyard Vibes,  Adirondack Chair, Dublin, CA
2020    City of Martinez, Love Comes in Many Colors, Mural, Martinez, CA
2017    City of Martinez, Small Town, Big Heart, Mural, Martinez, CA
2017    Paras Vineyards, Aqueous, Napa, CA
2017    MSpa, Feather Train, Concord, CA
2013    Morello Park Elementary School,  Expressions of Us, Mural, Martinez, CA

2022.   Samantha, Seale & Associates, Arlington, VA

2021    MSpa, Splash I & II, Concord, CA

2021    Presidential Oaks, Forest Through the Trees, Weathering the Storm, Concord, NH 

2016    Daniele Maxwell Designs, Crimson Crisis, Oakland, CA

2015    Daniele Maxwell Designs, Essence, Castro Valley, CA

2014    Offices of Dr. Benway,  Zeek and Friends, Walnut Creek, CA

2013    Fifth Ocean Consulting,  Midterm Ground Zero, Salt Lake City, UT

2010    The Victorian Rose,  A Jewel, Grass Valley, CA

2008    CKG Properties, Shifting Light, Salt Lake City, UT

2000    ACLU of Utah, Lady Liberty, Salt Lake City, UT

1999    Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market,  Bee Fruitful, Salt Lake City, UT

1998    The Disability Law Center,  Red Rocks, Salt Lake City, UT

2021   Scintillate 2, Sylvia Freeby, Moraga, CA

2021   Stella, Laura Belgique, Salt Lake City, UT

2021   Find Your Way, Vicky Brandt, Walnut Creek, CA

2021   Explosion, Susan Brownwood, Walnut Creek, CA

2019    The Swimmers,  Ann Paras, San Francisco, CA

2018    Tropical Paradise,  Shari Oriet, Discovery Bay, CA

2017    Comune di Sarnano,  Dr. Mariotti, Concord, CA

2016    Abstract Portrait,  Daniele Maxwell, Castro Valley, CA

2016    Life is Ever Changing, Shauna Roberts, Martinez, CA

2014    Jasper, Maxine Baker,, Salt Lake City, UT

2011    Vino!, Susan Spencer, Martinez, CA

2003    Animals, Daniele Maxwell, Oakland, CA

1998    Zion, Fraser Nelson, Salt Lake City, UT

2022  Audientum: Meet Colleen Gianatiempo/Founder of Gianatiempo Fine Art

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2022  Inspirational Arts Magazine,  Issue #57, 11 page spread (pdf upon request), United Kingdom

2021  Piedmontexedra

2021  Newsbreak

2020  Piedmontexedra

2020  Sonomasun

2020  Aquariumofthebay

2019  Sonomanews

2019  Rossmoorat

2019  Rossmoorat

2019  Martinezgazette

2018  Galleryring

2018  Eastbaytimes

2018  Eastbaytimes

2018  Sfstation

2017  Ourcommunityfocus

2016  Eastbaytimes

2016  DaveClarkKTVU

2016  Academyofartu

2016  Martineztribune 

2016  Ourcommunityfocus 

2016  Artawards 

2016  Martinezgazette 

2016  Eastbaytimes 

2015  Martineztribune

2013  Martinezgazette 

2012  Renaissancesofreading 

1999 Adnews, the Art of Intuition: Designers are Artists, May issue, page 27

2022     Sunset Gallery, St. George, UT. 

2020   Artful Galleries, Austin, TX     

2015    Martinez Art Gallery, Martinez, CA

2022 –          Current  Adjunct Art Professor, Utah Tech University, St. George, UT
2017 –          Current  Art Instructor, Curriculum Writer
                    San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Benicia, Palo Alto, Castro Valley Sonoma, CA, St. George, Kayenta, Kanab, UT
2006-2014     Art Instructor, Artrageous Art Adventures, Martinez CA

1991-current    Graphic Designer, Imagination Graphic Design, Martinez CA

2014-current    PTA Reflections Art Program, Site Chair, Martinez, CA
2014-2017    Mural Artist, “Small Town with a Big Heart”, Martinez, CA
2005-2014    Director of FAME (Fine Arts Mini Experience), Morello Park Elementary, Martinez CA

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My work expresses my love of nature and my observations of flowers and fauna. I use the abstract language of bold color, varying textures, shapes, and pattern to interpret the geometric and organic forms. I take a tiny sliver of an element that inspires me and magnify it to highlight, and show off its complexities, intricate layers, patterns and design.
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