Jodi Bonassi's work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Flavorpill, The Chronicle Review and other papers. Other publications include Art and Living, Harpers Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine (2008, Ocean Press) and Los Angeles Art Association Volume 1 Catalogue for 2009 which was juried by Samuel Hoi, President of Otis College of Art and Design. Louise Lewis, Professor Emeritus, Art History gave Jodi a solo show at the CSUN art galleries in 2002. This exhibit led to her publication in Harpers, a review in the Boston Globe and to exhibitions locally and nationally. In 2008 and 2009 she received the University Scholars Award for her "CREATE" program, which stands for "Challenging and Reaching Every Artist to Evolve. The program was identity based. Each high school student is given a used soccer ball as their canvas. Using art references of friends and family they draw onto the balls and then paint them.
Currently she is exhibiting in "Exalted One", curated by Sam Lee, at gallery 825 on La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles. This exhibit runs through July 23. Three of her works will soon be exhibited in the 2010 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, August 12-October 3, 2010. Jurors Franklin Sirmans, Department Head -Curator of Contemporary Art (LACMA) and Ali Subotnick, Curator with the Hammer Museum juried the works. Out of 1,183 entries, 83 works were chosen. She is a dedicated artist whose recent work has merited inclusion in the Alchemy of Art Exhibition juried by esteemed Los Angeles art critic, Peter Frank. Other noted curators who have included her work in exhibition are Ann Philbin from the Hammer Museum for the Open Show at Gallery 825 (2006), Cliff Benjamin in the "Out There" exhibition (2008), Marc Pachter from the Smithsonian Institute, and other noteworthy curators. Last year Jodi was highlighted with 7 other Southern Calif. Female artists in a special exhibit "Home Grown" at the L.A. Arthouse in Beverly Hills. Her work has been selected for unique depictions of centers for communal exchange, specifically barbershops, malls and cafes. Jodi Bonassi has an extensive exhibition record in regional institutions and galleries and is fiercely committed to her painting career and to teaching.
Affiliated gallery: Gallery 825, Los Angeles
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