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    Gilah Hirsch

    Education:

    MFA Pictorial Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    BA University of California Berkeley

    Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Professor, Studio Art, is a painter, writer, theorist, filmmaker, and lecturer. She works in a multidisciplinary manner including art, design, anthropology, architecture, theology, philosophy, psychology, psychoneuroimmunology and world culture. An internationally exhibiting artist in over 250 exhibitions since 1968 in venues ranging from the the Whitney Museum to the Jerusalem Biennale, Israel. Hirsch’s paintings have been acquired by many major public and private collections, and has been reviewed extensively worldwide, has appeared on covers and within dozens of international publications, along with articles and chapters about her life and work.  She has also authored the book “Demonic to Divine: The Double Life of Shulamis Yelin” (Vehicule Press). Hirsch’s film “Cosmography: The Writing of the Universe,” and her current film, “Reading the Landscape,” bring these concepts to children of all ages in sixteen languages and cultures. She also has given over 300 presentations/keynotes on her work at universities, institutes and conferences internationally including a TED X talk at the First International Festival of the Arts in Bhutan.

    For more information on Gilah, please visit:  www.gilah.com

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    Daniel Dove

    Education:

    MFA in Painting, Yale University School of Art
    BFA in Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin

    Daniel Dove is a painter residing in Los Angeles.  His work has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States and reviewed in many publications. He is currently an associate professor of drawing and painting at Cal State University, Long Beach. Daniel has been in numerous solo, two-person, and group exhibitions throughout the country. Daniel has received Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in Painting, Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist’s Grant; Daniel won First Place in the William and Dorothy Yeck Award, Young Painters’ Competition and the Kimbrough Grant.

    For more information on Daniel, please visit:  www.danieldove.com 

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    Jim Keville

    Education:

    MFA, University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    Jim Keville is an artist that resides in Los Angeles. He is currently the Art and Design Department chair at CSUDH. He has done many solo and selected exhibitions within the United States. His galleries are part retrospective, recent and on going; it may be best experienced from the present looking back. Fetish Feel was inspired by the gestures hands make in the act of crafting and creating art and began with the works titled, “…the box that contains the space within the hands that crafted the box that...” The artist also made the actual boxes. 

    His earlier work reflects that beetles and sprouts explored the organic nature of both representative insects and abstract serpentine forms originally inspired by underwater sea life. In addition, like all of the art found in these galleries, there is an underlying element of dichotomous relationships. The way something can be both attractive and simultaneously repulsive or off-putting, for example. The early works are more literal narrative surrealist sculptures that speak to the temporal quality of human existence. They also present a fractured or fragmented glimpse of human activity as beetles recycle it, quite literally. What will the archeological record say 1000 years from now when the Getty Center Dungball urn gets unearthed long after the actual Getty is nowhere to be found?

    For more information on Jim, please visit:  www.jimkeville.com/

     


     

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