Long Beach is a source of art from all over the world. I intend to create art in anyway possible wherever this city needs me to be of service. I have worked for artist Doug Kurtz for a couple of years as his assistant and it’s the happiest I’ve ever been. I will continue to […]
I am a visual artist, born in Los Angeles in 1986 to my parents, Marta Hurtado and Jacobo Barrios, immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala, respectively. In 2011, I graduated from University of California, Berkeley, where I received a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies. Since 2012, I have participated in many public art exhibitions, […]
Joshua Thomen reflects on his brownness, queerness, and familial histories and how they interact with cultural politics of power. Within sculpture, video, and writing, he uses the physicality of plushness and personal glimpses of vulnerability to center narratives of comfort and care. His memories, like those of queer dance spaces, evoke a radical resistance in […]
Transennial is about content and program driven by whatever pops up; committed to improving community and schedule across in across, beyond and through intervals of years.
Efren Luna is an Artist, Curator, Educator, Event Organizer, and Advocate. He was born in Zacatecas, Mexico (1977) and raised in Long Beach California. Efren grew up in the 80’s and 90’s when gang violence affected youth everywhere throughout Los Angeles. Neighborhoods were affected by lack of economic opportunities, gang violence and drug addiction. […]
Our mission at “PUPPY STUDIOS” is to create an organization eventually leading to an academy for children to utilize principals of art into their everyday lives. Teachers FRANNY, PUPPY, and Mr. Meemee, will execute though mix media project like ceramics, animation, fashion, and outdoor gardening. To teach the children of the future to have an […]
In my recent body of work, I construct prosthetic memories as a means to explore the notion of self. For the past four years I’ve incorporated thermoplastic and biodegradable plastic figurines (self-portraits) and used redacted religious text fragments to investigate this idea. These new works integrate traditional art making processes along with an interest in […]
C. Dolim is a queer non-binary artist who has been creating for over a decade. From jewelry pieces, to illustrations, to large scale installations they try to channel whimsy, horror, and humor into most of their work.
Envision an Earth with communities that are category-less, class-less, and caste-less a world free of judgment, stereotyping, and superiority, a place with safe and brave spaces for all people. Like, Nelson Mandela I believe, “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not […]
Goddard is an exhibiting visual artist interested in exploring creativity through various artistic mediums including painting, site-specific installations and mixed media. Through neo-expressionistic paintings, Goddard has recently been interested in exploring inverted imagery where a painting can be viewed upside down and right-size up after the viewer rotates the canvas. With an interest in honoring […]
I’m a cinematographer, director, and animator based out of Long Beach, California. I love mixing mediums to tell offbeat stories with an emotional core. Some of my favorite mediums to do so with are: -Lighting and composition -Photos (approximately 24 of them a second) -Stop motion animation -Visual effects -Puppets -Holding a flashlight underneath my […]
The primary focus of my sculpting work is to foster a love of classic authors and to nurture an interest in younger readers of their work as well as creating a permanent exhibition of the author bronze busts that I create in a library or museum setting that is accessible to all.