VIRGINIA BROERSMA  
Born in San Diego, CA
Studio located in Los Angeles, CA 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  Trophies, The Lodge; Los Angeles, CA
2015  Keep Me In the Dark, 350 Studio; Long Beach, CA
2014  Dithyrambic, Autonomie; Los Angeles, CA (Catalog)
2010  I live in a duplex, Fermilab Gallery; Batavia, IL 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 These Creatures, The Wignall Museum; Rancho Cucamonga, CA (forthcoming)
2019 Circle of Truth, Museum of Art and History and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (forthcoming)
2019 Dream Wavers, Loyola Marymount University along with STNDRD; Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
2018  Political Birthdays, Dream Farm Commons; Oakland, CA
2018  Circle of Truth, New Museum; Los Gatos, CA
2018  The Art of the Self, Golden West College Art Gallery; Huntington Beach, CA
2018  An Art Den, Odd Ark; Los Angeles, CA
2017  Echo Location, Eastside International; Los Angeles, CA
2017  A Bright and Guilty Place, as part of Maiden LA, Los Angeles, CA
2016  Women On the Fence, as part of Mothership by HER/LA; Desert Hot Springs, CA
2016  Homing Pigeon: Edition 5, Forum Kortteli; Turku, Finland
2016  We Choose Art: A Feminist Perspective, MuzeuMM; Los Angeles, CA
2016  UFOLOGY, Outpost Projects; Joshua Tree, CA
2016  Werewolf, Charlie James Gallery; Los Angeles, CA
2016  LAnCV3, Coachella Valley Art Center; Indio, CA
2015  Sexy X-mas, The Lodge; Los Angeles, CA
2015  Mortal Parts: Figures in the Abstract, Green Art Gallery at Biola University; La Mirada, CA (Catalog) 
2015  Hysterical Friction: Works on Paper from JAUS LA, Tiger Strikes Asteroid; New York, NY
2015  Young & Restless, Display; Anaheim, CA
2015  After Eden, MuzeuMM; Los Angeles, CA
2015  From The Barricades, Kreuzberg Pavillon; Berlin, Germany
2015  California Dreaming, Riverside Art Museum; Riverside, CA (Catalog)
2015  The Telephone Game, Prohibition Gallery; Culver City, CA
2015  Homing Pigeon: Edition 4, Gallery Antenna; Kyoto, Japan
2014  California Dreaming, (traveling exhibition, Catalog), Palazzo della Provincia de Frosinone; Frosinone, Italy and Oceanside Museum of Art; Oceanside, CA
2014  Dragnet, Manhattan Beach Art Center; Manhattan Beach, CA
2014  Draftpunk 2: Carbon Footprint,  as part of the Yokohama Triennial, Mid Tokyo Gallery; Tokyo, Japan  
2014  Million Year Picnic, as part of the Yokohama Triennial, Gallery Fu; Yokohama, Japan
2014  The Great Wrong Place (as part of Exchange Rates Expo), Norte Maar; New York, NY (Catalog)
2014  Thanks For The Mammaries, ForYourArt; Los Angeles, CA
2014  "21" The Beginning of an Era, Prohibition Gallery; Culver City, CA
2014  The Status of Portraiture, Autonomie; Los Angeles, CA
2013  ele:mental, 5790projects; Los Angeles, CA
2013  Marooned, JAUS; Los Angeles, CA
2012  The Contemporary Figure: Past Presence, The Museum of Art and History; Lancaster, CA

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017  The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley, as part of the second annual Emerging Curators Program at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); Los Angeles, CA
2015  After Eden, MuzeuMM; Los Angeles, CA

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2018  Afterlight, Collaboration with Natalie Mik for Barrio Baroque, Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA); Long Beach, CA
2018  Day and Night, Collaboration with Jorge Mujica, Long Beach, CA, exhibited in multiple exhibitions across Los Angeles, as well as the Other Places Art Fair, San Pedro, CA (forthcoming, March 2019)
2017  A Painter and A Performance Artist Walk Into a Bar, Collaborative project and exhibition with Natalie Mik, Grab Bag Studio; Long Beach, CA 

AWARDS

Publication Fellowship, Peripheral Vision Arts; 2016
Finalist, Money For Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund; 2016
Emerging Curators Program, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA; 2016
Artist Grant, California Institute of Contemporary Arts, Hollywood, CA; 2014
Artist Grant, Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago, IL; 2011
Artist Grant, Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago, IL; 2010
Artist Grant, Puffin Foundation; 2010
Purchase Award, Savannah College of Art and Design; 2004
Community Service Award, Service Opportunities for Students; Savannah College of Art and Design; 2001
Inter-hall Council Award, Savannah College of Art and Design; 2001
Savannah College of Art and Design Scholarship Award; 2000

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Visiting Artist, Long Beach City College; Long Beach, CA, March 8, 2018
Panelist, "Curators: Emerging Into What?", Presented by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and Art Ltd., February 4, 2017
Visiting Artist, Senior Seminar Class, Biola University; La Mirada, CA,  September 24, 2015
LACMA's Art + Film Lab, Inglewood, CA; June 27, 2014
Artist Talk, "The Status of Portraiture," Foundation for Art Resources, AUTONOMIE; Los Angeles, CA, February 8, 2014
Performance Art Assistant, James Turrell Retrospective, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA; May 2013-March 2014
Artist Talk, UCLA Extension; Los Angeles, CA, November 2, 2013
Arts Professionals Advisors Link Program Participant, Emerging Arts Leaders; Los Angeles, CA, 2013
Artist Lecture, Fermilab Gallery; Batavia, IL, March 10, 2010
Panelist,“Post-Academe: Students and Faculty Discuss Practicing Art after the Degree,” Chicago Artists Coalition; Chicago, IL, October 15, 2008
Workshop, “Alternative Monotypes”, Canyon Crest Academy, Conservatory Program; San Diego, CA, October - November 2007

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Asia Morris, "Barrio Baroque to Celebrate Women Through Music, Film, Art and More at MOLAA", Long Beach Post, May 4, 2018
Image feature, "Vision-Problems" text book by Christopher Willey, 2017
Amy Kaeser, "A Painter and a Performance Artist walk into a bar...", Art and Cake, June 10, 2017
Asia Morris, "Upcoming Exhibition Explores Commonalities Between Performance Art and Painting", Long Beach Post, May 22, 2017 
"The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley", Wall Street International, February 13, 2017
Genie Davis, "LACE: Nonprofit Art in the Heart of Hollywood", Only in Hollywood, February 7, 2017 
Mario Vasquez, "Ecstasy of Mary Shelley", Super Mario's Art, February 6, 2017
Genie Davis, "The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley: Provocative art at LACE", Art and Cake, February 2, 2017
Claire de Dobay Rifelj, "The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley at LACE", review in CARLA, January 26, 2017
Ezrha Jean Black, "The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley", review in Artillery Magazine, January 12, 2017
Elenore Welles, "The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley", preview in ArtScene and Visual Art Source, January 2017 
Grace Linden, "Beach Bodies: The Dysmorphic Abstractions of Virginia Broersma," Peripheral Vision, Issue No. 1, 2016
Peter Frank, "Virginia Broersma at The Lodge", review in Artillery Magazine, May/June 2016
Anise Stevens, "Art in LA: Recommendations for July 2015", Life in LA, July 2015
Beatrice Chassepot, "Emerging Selection: LA artist, Virginia Broersma", be-Art Magazine, May 15, 2015
"Virginia Broersma - Long Beach, California", 365 Artists 365 Days, October 19, 2014
Grant Vetter, "Virginia Broersma: Dithyrambic", Catalog essay for solo exhibition at Autonomie Projects, September 13, 2014
"Made With Color Presents: Virginia Broersma Explores Attraction and Repulsion in Paint," Beautiful/Decay, March 11, 2014
Mike Reynolds, "Virginia Broersma," artdinners.blogspot.com, January 13, 2014
“ele:mental Artist Focus: Virginia Broersma,”  5790projects.com, August 21, 2013
“The Contemporary Figure: Past Presence,” Artweek LA, Vol. 91, September 3, 2012
Paul Klein, "Groups on Exhibit," Art Letter, July 26, 2011
Image Feature, Perceptions, Magazine of the Arts, 2010 issue, p. 103
“Virginia Broersma,” Leaf Garden, Issue #6, November 23, 2009 (eBook), p.20, 21
Hannah Pittard, “This Time It’s ‘Personal’,” Campus Chronicle, March 2004

PUBLICATIONS 

"How do I know who you are?" Catalog essay for Mortal Parts: Figures In the Abstract, Biola University, September 2015
"The Perfect Moment," The Huffington Post (blog), December 14, 2015 11:30am
"A Roving Locus," The Huffington Post (blog), December 16, 2014 3:36pm
"Painting Chops," The Huffington Post (blog), October 28, 2014 5:26pm
"Reclaimed/Reconfigured: The Work of Tina Linville; Essay for Transform exhibition catalog, Biola University, September 2014
Interview with Thinh Nguyen for VIDEOTAG exhibition catalog, September 2014
"Busting It Out," The Huffington Post (blog), July 17, 2014 7:00pm
"An Entry/Exit Blur," The Huffington Post (blog), May 7, 2014 5:54pm
"Meet Virginia," Creativity Matters: Arts Council for Long Beach (blog), March 14, 2014
"Back and Forth: A Studio Visit with Tom LaDuke," The Huffington Post (blog), February 26, 2014 12:57pm
Twisted Myths: A Studio Visit with Laura Krifka,” The Huffington Post (blog), December 4, 2013 9:08pm
Wham! A Studio Visit With Emily Silver,” The Huffington Post (blog), November 7, 2013 3:52pm
Dangerous Games: A Studio Visit with Molly Jo Shea,” The Huffington Post (blog), October 23, 2013 5:18pm
Palette of the Illicit: A Studio Visit with Martin Durazo,” The Huffington Post (blog), October 7, 2013 9:57 am

EDUCATION

2004 BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design; Savannah, GA