AJ Currado     fine artist

Resume / Exhibits

Selected Exhibitions

2017 32nd Annual Juried Show, MOAH:Cedar, Lancaster California

         Solo Exhibition at The Modern Tea Room, Lancaster California

 

2016 31st Annual Juried Show, MOAH:Cedar, Lancaster California

         Cherry Festival, Leona Valley California

         Open Studio

         Private collector commission work

 

2015 30th Annual Juried Show, MOAH, Lancaster California

         First Place Award Mixed Media

         Parks & Recreation Director's Award

         Feature article in Showcase - Antelope Valley Press magazine

         Decorum Ubique, Quartz Hill, California

         Merry & Bright Boutique

         Private collector commission work

 

2014 Decorum Ubique, Quartz Hill, California

         I was a actually busy this year. I had my second child in January and developed a completely new art series in a new medium.

 

2013  28th Annual Juried Show, MOAH, Lancaster CA

          Decorum Ubique, Quartz Hill, California

          Handcrafted Christmas, Quartz Hill, California

 

2012  Botany of Avalon, Part II, solo show at Sagebrush Cafe and Art House, Quartz Hill, California

        For the Beauty of the Earth, solo show at The Madrid, Canoga Park, California

       Summer Splash, Desert Hues Art Group, Quartz Hill, California

       Devotion, Desert Hues Art Group, Northridge, California

       Handcrafted Christmas, Desert Hues Art Group, Palmdale, California

 

2011  26th Annual Juried Show, Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery

        LA ArtWalk, Los Angeles

        Golden Summer Art Show & Sale, Desert Hues Art Group, Quartz Hill, California

        Botany of Avalon, solo show at Sagebrush Cafe and Art House, Quartz Hill, California

        Viewpoints, solo show at Edwards AFB Library, Edwards AFB, California

        Canoga Park ArtWalk, Canoga Park, California

        Learning & Product Expo: Art! Juried Show, Pasadena, California

 

2010   Learning & Product Expo: Art! Juried Show, Pasadena, California

         Autumn Art Show & Sale, Desert Hues Art Group, Lancaster, California

         25th Annual Juried Show, Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery

         Ponderables, Quartz Hill, California

 

2009   Just Add Water Sagebrush Cafe and Art House, Quartz Hill, California

         The Shining Sagebrush Cafe, Quartz Hill, California

 

2008   Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

2007  22nd Annual Juried Show, Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery

         Art Squadd Autumn Show, Lancaster, California

 

2006  21st Annual Juried Show, Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery

         Juried Show, Cedar Center Art Gallery, Lancaster, California

 

2005  20th Annual Juried Show, Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery

         First Annual “OneSpirit” Art Exhibit, Simi Valley, California

 

2004   Petite Paintings, solo exhibition, Cedar Center Art Gallery, Lancaster, California

  Wallworks , The Brewery, Los Angeles, California, Juror: Alma Ruiz, associate curator of MOCA

  Beyond Borders, Viking Union Gallery 507, Bellingham, Washington

  Black and White and Read All Over, West Gallery, Northridge, California

2003   Watercolor Dreams, Cedar Center Art Gallery, Lancaster, California

          CSUN Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Northridge, California

 

2002   AVC Selected Student Show, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, California

 

2001   Peace Project, Collaborative work directed by Cynthia Minet, On permanent display, Tel Aviv, Israel

  Local Artists Showcase, Palmdale, California

 

 

Professional Affiliations

          Decorum Ubique Artists Group

           Lakes and Valleys Art Guild

         

 

Education

2004     Bachelor of Arts; Fine Art, Studio Art with focus in Painting;

             California State University Northridge

 

2002    Associate of Arts; Letters, Arts, and Sciences;

          Antelope Valley Community College; Lancaster, California

 

 

Professional Experience and Development

2007 - current     Commission fine art work by private patrons

                        Ongoing development of series work

                        Private Art Teacher, Quartz Hill, California

                         Continued professional development through workshops and peer artist groups

 

2015-16         Three week visit to Europe

 

2010              Holiday Card commissioned by VCA Engineering firm

                        Commission fine art work by private patrons

 

2009              Holiday Card commissioned by VCA Engineering firm

                        Valencia Public Library - Watercolor painting demonstration and workshop

 

2008 - current     Art for sale through Butler's Coffee, Palmdale, California

 

2008              East Los Angeles Public Library - Watercolor painting demonstration and workshop

                        Norwood Public Library - Watercolor painting demonstration and workshop

 

2007           Three week visit to Italy and Switzerland

 

2006 - current     Travel throughout the U.S. including Montana and Tennessee

 

2005 - current     Custom wedding invitation and stationary design

      Continued education through lectures, college classes, and professional workshops

 

2005 - 2007       Art Teacher, Desert Christian Middle School,

                                 Lancaster, California

 

2004       Seven week road trip across 33 states and two Canadian provinces with a

                                 photographer friend

 

      Three week visit to Italy

 

2003 - 2007      Art exhibited and sold in “Perk Place” coffee shop,

                                Lancaster, California