eric almanza

...subversive chicanx figurative painter...

Education

2011-2013

Laguna College of Art and Design, Masters of Fine Arts, Figurative Painting


2003-2004

California State University Dominguez Hills, Clear and Professional CLAD Teacher Credential in Art and Math


1997-2001

University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, Art Practice


Solo Exhibitions
2016

Persona Non Grata, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA

 

2015

Painting Chicano, Avenue 50 Studios, Highland Park, CA


2014

Collections, El Camino College Library Art Gallery, Torrance, CA

21st Century Society, L.A. Weekly Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2013

Identification and Classification: The Journey of a Chicano Artist, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


2010

Reflections on Pop Culture, Phantom Galleries, Long Beach, CA


Group Exhibitions
2016

6th Chicano Biennial, MACLA Gallery, San Jose, CA

Political Paintings, Pasadena Democratic Headquarters, Pasadena, CA

This Used to Be Mexico, Avenue 50 Studios, Highland Park, CA

Social Justice: It Happens to One, It Happens to All, St. Mary’s College Museum of Art, Moraga, CA

Art of the Cape, Unexpected Gallery, Phoenix, Az

Saints, Sinners and Los Angeles, Avenue 50 Studios, Highland Park, CA

La Bulla, Plaza de la Raza Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Laluzapalooza, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2015

8 x 8 Silent Art Auction, Avenue 50 Studios, Highland Park, CA

L Festival Art Expo, OC Fair Grounds, Costa Mesa, CA

Dia de los Muertos, Gallery H, Hawthorne, CA

Hijos de Pachamama, Gallery Alegre, San Francisco, CA

10th Anniversary Show, ChimMaya Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

La Bulla, Plaza de la Raza Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Voces/Voices of the People, Avenue 50 Studios, Highland Park, CA


2014

WE Show, WE Labs, Long Beach, CA

8 x 8 Silent Art Auction, Avenue 50 Studios, Highland Park, CA

Crossing Borders: Stories of Migration, CSUDH Art Gallery, Carson, CA Curator

The Bridge Between Us, 11:11 A Creative Collective Gallery, Tarzana, CA Curator: L. Croskey

Open Call 2014, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2013

Masquerade Show, KGB Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition, El Camino College Library Art Gallery, Torrance, CA

POTFM Exhibition, USC Hillel Center Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 MFA Graduating Class Exhibition, LCAD Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

 LCAD MFA '13, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Realist Painting in the 21st Century, Mike Allen Gallery, Venice CA Curator


2012

Holiday Show, ChimMaya Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

7th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, ChimMaya Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Realist Perspective, Gallery 533, Los Angeles, CA Curator

The Portrait Show, Art Exchange Gallery, Long Beach, CA

Road to ComicCon, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

LCAD Continuing MFA Show, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Face to Face: Five Portraits of Identity, Exhibit [A] Gallery, Long Beach, CA

LCAD MFA '12, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

4th Chicano Biennial, MACLA Gallery, San Jose, CA


2011

PolitiPop Suryp, Toranoko Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

California Open, Tag Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Passages: Immigration Strategies, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA

Deep, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA Curator: Grace Kook-Anderson

MFA Student and Faculty Show, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA


2010

Hybridity: American Unity, The Latino Museum, Los Angeles, CA

San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk, PASTEE Co. Art Gallery, San Pedro, CA


2009

Member's Exhibition, Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA

A Night of Music and Art, Music Junkies, Los Angeles, CA


2008

4th Annual Call for Entries, Centre for the Arts, Pico Rivera, CA

Emergence, My Butterfly Art Events, Long Beach, CA Curator: Gregorio Luke

Member's Exhibition, Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA


2007

This is Long Beach, 2nd City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA

3rd Annual Call for Entries, Centre for the Arts, Pico Rivera, CA


2001
Senior Art Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, CA

More than Meets the Eye, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, CA


Awards

2013-2014

Teacher of the Month, West Adams Preparatory High School


2010-2012

LCAD President's Award


2009

Outstanding Educator in Visual Arts, Wilmington Coordinating Council 


2005-2008

APLE Award


1999-2001

ArtsBridge Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, CA 


1996

Honorable Mention in Visual Arts, Reflections Contest


Collections

2016

Private Collections, Long Beach and Los Angeles, CA

2015

Private Collections, Palm Springs and Los Angeles, CA

2013

Private Collections, Long Beach, CA

2012

Private Collections, San Jose and Los Angeles, CA


2010

The Latino Museum, Los Angeles, CA


Bibliography


Menendez, Didi, Poets and Artists #57, Goss183 Publishing Group, September 2014, p. 44-47

 

Potucek, Rachel, North Long Beach Anthology, Lulu Press, October 2009, p. 63