Pat Sparkuhl
409 Locust St.
Laguna Beach, Ca. 92651


949-497-2830
email: patsparkuhl@hotmail.com
www.patsparkuhl.com

 

 

Birth: 9.19.48
Married: Heather
Children: Erin, Cory

 

 

Statement

My concern is making artwork that has its own fingerprint. I attempt to explore images that reflect my relationship to issues that I feel are relevant. I seek out unique and personal ways of integrating the various ingredients for my compositions, attempting to develop for the viewer an attitude of curiosity and discussion when viewing a particular artwork

Education
Bachelor of Arts –- Chapman University, Orange, Ca.-1973
Master of Arts, Studio Art – Cal State University at Fullerton,Fullerton, Ca.-1975

Gallery Representation – JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach

Selected shows

1970's
" Ma & Pa Groceries In Orange County" – Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, Ca.
" Orange Grove Rip-Off" – Chapman University, Orange, Ca.
" Long Beach Art Association Annual Juried Show – Long Beach, Ca.
" Back To Back" – Cal State University @ Fullerton, Fullerton, Ca.
" All California Show"(2 years) – Laguna Beach Museum Of Art, Laguna Beach and San Bernardino, Ca.
" American Realities" – 309 Malden Gallery, Fullerton, Ca.

1980's
" Eros Three", Collector's Choice Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.
" 14th Annual Orange County Art Association Juried Show", Brea, Ca.
" Object As Illusion", Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, Ca.
" One Person Show", L.A. Stage Company West, Beverly Hills, Ca.
" Newspeak", BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.
" The Last Picture Show", Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Ca.
" Collector's Choice", Angeles Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, Ca.
" New Work From Los Angeles", Laart, Soho, New York
" Images '87", Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, Ca.
" Festival Of Arts", Laguna Beach, Ca.
" Sculpted Paintings and Painted Sculpture" – Marilyn Pink Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.

1990's
" Mixed Media And Messages", Scripps College, Claremont, Ca.
" Fabric Of Life", Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, Ca.
" Art LA '91", L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles, Ca.
" Artists Reflection On A.I.D.S.", Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, Ca.
" Crossing Borders", Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, Ca.
" A.R.T. Press Books & Multiples", Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.
" Collage And Assemblage", Safeco Insurance Company, Fountain Valley, Ca.
" Spiral Exhibition", Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Ca.
" Outside The Mainstream", Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, Ca.
" Focus VIII: Constructure" ,Orange Co. Assemblage Artists, John Wayne Airport

2000-Present
" Saints And Sinners", Folk Tree , Pasadena, Ca.
" Assemble”, Coastline Community Gallery, Huntington Beach, Ca
" Reconfigured", Irvine Valley College, Irvine, Ca.
" Mixed Emotions", Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Ca.
" Can You Take It?", Square Blue Gallery, Newport Beach, Ca.
" Group Show", Art Resources Transfer, New York City, NY.
“ Worlds in Collision, OCCCA, Santa Ana, Ca.
" Collaborations”, JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, Cal
" Pretty Lies/Dirty Truths", BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.
.

Articles
" Nostalgic Trip" – Orange County Register, Ca.
" Arts Fine Lines" – Daily Pilot, Orange County, Ca.
" Questions of Reality" – Artweek
" Artists Discover Home Away From Home in New York – L.A. Times
" An Alternative to Nonsense" – Artweek
" Artists Venture Beyond The Surf" – Orange County Register, Ca.
  Profile article – Daily Pilot, Orange County, Ca.
" Nasty" – Loft Exhibition – LA Times
" Gallegiate Top Ten" – Coagula Art Journal–LA & NY
" Studying the Spiral" – Daily Pilot, Orange County, Ca.
" Jesus Image Elicits Debate" – Orange County Register, Ca.
“ Sparkuhl Ponders Social Issues” – Laguna News-Post , Orange County, Ca.
“ The Art of the Community” – Coast Magazine, Orange County, Ca.
“Worlds in Collision”, OC Register, Ca
“Dollies At Santa Ana Gallery Space on Spurgeon”, OC Weekly
“No Assembly Required”, Coast Magazine
.

Publications: catalogs & books
" Pat Sparkuhl" – monograph, 1991, A.R.T. Press, Los Angeles
“ The Forum” – Journal of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento, Ca.
1993-1994, "Fragments"
1994-1995, "Lost Souls"
1996-1997, "Flag for Women"
1998-1999, "Beauty and the Beast”
2000-2001, “Interchange”
" Nasty"– catalog, 1994, Stuart Katz's Loft, Laguna Beach, Ca.
" Between Artists" – Twelve Contemporary Artists Interview Twelve Contemporary Artists, 1996, Art Resources Transfer Service, LA and NYC

Juror
1987 - Chapman University Annual Student Exhibition, Orange, Ca.
1988 - "Bench Project", Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, Ca.
1990 - Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.
1991 - Orange Coast College Annual Student Exhibition, Costa Mesa, Ca.
1993 - Orange Coast College Annual Student Exhibition, Costa Mesa, Ca.
1994 & 2007 "Color it Orange" - juror for 3-d work, Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, Ca.
1997 - Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.
1998 - Newport Beach Annual Juried Show, Newport Beach, Ca.
1999 - Riverside County Fair, Indio, Ca.
2000 - 2007 "Imagination Celebration", Garden Grove, Ca.
2000 - 2001 Newport Beach Spring Juried Show, Newport Beach, Ca.
2003 – Annual Student Show, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, Ca.
2004 –“Festival of Arts”, Laguna Beach, Ca
           “Showcase Gallery North Juried Exhibit”, Santa Ana, Ca.
2006 & 2007 – “Seniors Exhibit” – Laguna Beach, Ca
2009 – “Art That’s Small At City Hall” – Laguna Beach, Ca.
            “Seniors’ Exhibit” – Laguna Beach, Ca.
            “Festival of Arts” – Laguna Beach, Ca.`

Teaching
1980 - present, Adjunct Faculty, studio art, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Ca.
1990 - present, Anneliese Schools, various art classes, Laguna Beach, Ca.
1992 - 2001 docent program, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.

Associated experience
1978 - lecture on art, Orange Coast College Art Lecture Series, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Ca.
1979 - lecture on art, Chapman University, Orange, Ca.
1981 - lecture on art, Chapman University, Orange, Ca.
1988 - present – Artists Advisory Committee member, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.
1990 - developed "Earth Day Recyclable Art Program", City of Irvine, Irvine, Ca.
1991 - developed Docent Art Educational Program, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.
1994 - "Artists, Critics, and Curators" – panel discussion, Griffin Fine Arts Gallery, Costa Mesa, Ca.
"One Year Later: Remembrance and Rebirth", arts committee member, fire anniversary, Laguna Beach, Ca
1996 - "Photographing your Art" – educational program, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.
lecture on art, sponsored by Orange County Visual Artists
"Studio Tour, 1996", sponsored by the Sawdust Festival, Laguna Beach, Ca.
1997 - lecture on art, Laguna Beach High School artist interview, RETV, Laguna Hills, Ca.
"Photographing your Art" – Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.
1998 - "Best of the Best"– divisional faculty recognition, Fine Arts, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Ca.
guest curator, "Focus VII: Orange County Artists, Art Associations", John Wayne Airport
1999 - "Photographing your Art", Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.
studio tour and discussion, Contemporary Art Council, Laguna Art Museum
2001 - artist interview, RETV, Laguna Hills, Ca
2002 – “Studio Tour” – sponsored by the Sawdust Festival, Laguna Beach Ca.
Curator of exhibits for Festival of Arts at the Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, Ca
2003 – 2005 & 2007 “Studio Tour” – sponsored by the Sawdust Festival, Laguna Beach, Ca.

Currently
Curator of exhibits;   Festival of Arts & Community Art Project at Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, Ca.
Committee Member; Artists Advisory,  Exhibits & Jury Formation, Permanent Collection, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca
“Photography and Jurying Seminar”, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.

 

Website designed and maintained by bill@atkinsart.com