ABOUT DAVID HICKS
Dave Hicks creates ceramic artworks inspired by nature. Individual organic forms are assembled together by thin wire, aggregating dozens of disparate parts into singular large sculptures. Hicks is a graduate from the well-regarded ceramics program at California State University, Long Beach and received his MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York. Recent exhibitions include Nucleus, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC; Material Collaborations, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL; Goodwin Fine Art, Denver, CO; and MUCK, Curated by Peter Held, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ. His work is included in numerous private and public collections including the St. Petersburg Museum of Art, the US Embassy Art Collection, Washington, DC, and the American Museum of Ceramic Art. http://www.dh-studio.com
ABOUT CHRIS TRUEMAN
Chris Trueman graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003, earning dual BFA degrees in Painting and Digital Media. He relocated to southern California to attend Claremont Graduate University, earning an MFA in 2010. Trueman currently teaches painting at Fullerton College and Santa Ana College and has previously taught at Chapman University. He has guest lectured at Chapman University, Pomona College and Santa Ana College and was a Northrup Grumman Visiting Artist Scholar at the Museum of Art and History Lancaster.
Trueman has had solo exhibitions at Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA; Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA; Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD; Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA; and Autonomie Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Group exhibitions include Read Contemporary, Dallas, TX; Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA; DEN Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT; and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. http://www.christrueman.com
ABOUT EDWARD CELLA ART & ARCHITECTURE
Edward Cella Art & Architecture is committed to supporting and representing significant established, mid-career and emerging artists, architects, and designers. The gallery exhibits photography, painting, sculpture, architectural drawings, models, and design objects with an emphasis on the intersection of these disciplines.
Building on his background as an architectural historian, with over a decade of experience in art advisory and collection management, Edward Cella founded Edward Cella Art & Architecture in 2006. A collector of architectural drawings and ephemera, erotica and contemporary art, Edward Cella has cultivated a passion for interdisciplinary approaches to visual culture. Since its inception, the gallery has sustained a curatorial emphasis on conceptual and material based practices, and has supported under-recognized historical estates and collections.
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