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Nicholette Kominos
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  1979 University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois   
  1984 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
B.F.A. Studio Art
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
B.A. Psychology
  2015 Trinity St. David, University of Wales, Lampeter, Wales, U.K.
Post-Graduate Diploma with Distinction, Classical Greek
  2020 Gravity and Luck, Pluto Projects, Virtual Format, Los Angeles, CA  
  2016 Drawing Inferences, South Bay Contemporary Project Room, San Pedro, CA  
  2013 Offramp Gallery, Wandering Boundries, Pasadena, CA  
  2011 Offramp Gallery, Crumpled, Cut, and Divided, Pasadena, CA  
  2007 LA Artcore, Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA  
  2000 Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA  
  1998 a spoon, a spoon, a spoon, Ojala Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
  1992 Newspace Gallery, The Language Orphans, Los Angeles, CA  
  2023 Okawa Municipal Seiriki Art Museum, Okawa, Japan  
  2022 In gravity to one another… Ann Gooding, Nicholette Kominos,
LA Artcore, Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  2021 Material Contingencies: Laura H. Parker, Nicholette Kominos
SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
    Bespoke, curated by Jonna Lee, Roswell Space, Los Angeles, CA  
  2019 In Pursuit of Beauty, curated by Lore Eckelberry, and Morita Kazuyoshi,
SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA,
  2018 Mothers-Portraits in Petri Dishes, curated by Kim Abeles, Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
  2017 Inspiring Beauty, Gallery 3331, Chiyoda Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan
    Line Quality: Hyunsook Cho and Nicholette Kominos, Lee & Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
    Method, Movement, Memory:June Edmonds, Pam Smith Hudson, Nicholette Kominos,
Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
    Mariann Scolinos and Nicholette Kominos, L.A. Artcore, Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA  
  2016 pARTners, L.A. Artcore Union Center, Los Angeles, CA  
    Carved Out, Alhambra City Hall, Alhambra, CA  
    Unseen, Summer Camp’s ProjectProject, El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA  
    Gravitas, curated by Shannon Currie-Holmes, Brand Library, Glendale CA  
    Woven, curated by John David O’Brian, Sturt Haagas Gallery,
Descanso Gardens, La Canada, CA
    Skyline, curated by Ben Zask, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA  
  2015 Ties To Mondernism: Michael Todd, Kristan Marvell, Nicholette Kominos,
South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA
    Sampled, Curated by Anita Bunn.Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA  
  2014 By Hand, SOPAS Gallery, South Pasadena, CA  
    White Balancing, curated by Hayley Miner. Marvell Studios, Los Angeles, CA  
    Word~Up: Interactions between Image and Text, curated by Eszter Delgado, Martin Betz.
Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
    Temporal Residue, Anita Bunn, Chelsea Dean, Aragna Ker, Nicholette Kominos,
Melissa Manfull, Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    The Grinstein Family Artist Invitational: From Generation to Generation; Benefit Auction
for Inner City Arts. Rosamund Felson Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  2013 Fifth Year Anniversy Exhibition, Offramp Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
  2012 Eva Mahlotra y Nicholette Kominos: A Travέs del Cristal
IMAC, Instituto Municipal De Arte y Cultura, Tijuana, Mexico
    Gallery 1912, Group Show, Gwang Hwa Mun, Seoul, Korea  
  2011 Camino De Espejos, Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA  
    Flagstop, Offramp Pods, Lexus Dealership, Torrance, CA  
  2010 Summer 2010 Group Show, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA  
  2009 Small Works, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA  
    Insight/Inside LA, Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery, Mt. Saint Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA  
    David Moen, Dania DeJonge, Kristan Marvell, Nicholette Kominos, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA  
  2007 To Occupy, Collaboration w/ Kristan Marvell, LA Artcore Brewery Annex, L.A., CA  
  2006 Good To Go, Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
  2004 Group Show, Denis Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID  
  2003 Art of Thought, curated by Kim Abeles.Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA  
  2002 Pasadena City College Film Festival, Pasadena, CA  
    Echo Park Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA  
  2001 Target Hollywood, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
  2000 River Visions, Arroyo Seco Arts Collective Los Angeles River Project, Los Angeles, CA  
  1998 Structure Builds Content: The New Art of Books, Peg Gallery, Corvallis, OR  
  1996 Vita Gallery, Group Show, Portland, OR  
  1994 As We See It, Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, CA  
    Words and Symbols, Artspace Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA  
    Vita Gallery, Portland, OR  
  1993 Greatest Hits, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA  
  1992 New L.A. Abstraction, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX  
    Jacqueline Draeger, Nicholette Kominos, John Hart, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA  
  1991 Personal Reflections, Jose Drudis-Baida Gallery, Mt. Saint Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA  
    White Black, Nicholette Kominos / Tiffany Morrow, Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
  1990 Diversities, Shapiro Jameson Gallery, San Francisco, CA  
    Nicholette Kominos /Antoinette LaFarge, L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles, CA  
  1989 Fresh Art From Hollywood, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA  
    Art From Los Angeles, Nakuzawa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan  
  1987 The Art of Resistance, Japanese American Cultural Community Art Center, Los Angeles, CA  
  1986 Current Focus, Gallery 1912, Los Angeles, CA  
    Women’s Art Exhibit, Reed Center, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana  
    Purchase Award Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL  
  Broad Inc./ Kaufman & Broad Home Corporation Collection, Los Angeles, CA  
  Broad Inc./ Kaufman & Broad Home Corporation Collection, Paris, France  
  The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA  
  Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL  
  Kim Abeles, Los Angeles, CA  
  Patty Alexakis & Michael Todd, Los Angeles, CA  
  Anita Bunn, Los Angeles, CA  
  Jeri Cotes, Los Angeles, CA  
  Eva Malhotra, Los Angeles, CA  
  Daniel Wheeler, Los Angeles, CA  
  Joni & Monte Gordon, Los Angeles, CA  
  Gwynn Murrill and David Faron, Los Angeles, CA  
  Roberta and Denis Ochi, Sun Valley, ID  
  Peggy Sivert and Ben Zask, Palos Verdes, CA  
  Davis, Genie; Beautiful and Evocative Abstract Works,
   March 28, 2018
  Diversions LA. Gravitas at the Brand Museum
July, 2, 2016
  Mikailian, Arin. Art Exhibit “Gravitas” Enters Final Week at Brand Library & Art Center.
The Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2016
  Arriola, Sophia. Nicholette Kominos’ Hyperawareness, GRAPHITE Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts, March 5,
  Oldman, Leah; Offramp Gallery, “Samples, Stiched, Woven, and Wrapped Works” ,  
   The Los Angeles Times,  March 12, 2015
  El Mexicano, Seccion F; Exploran psyique humana, 23 de Noviembre de 2012  
  Deloffre, Rene; Subject: Nicholette Kominos - A Studio Visit, November 15, 2010
  Hoffberg, Judith; Art in the City: In Sites and Insights
   Art Scene, July 2011
  Woodard, Joseph; Dual Exhibition, Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2000  
  Fagu, Hina; Review, Coagula Art Journal, Mid-Autumn 1996. Number 24. P.54  
  Kapitanoff, Nancy; Mixing Media, Los Angeles Times,March 4,1994  
  Lizza, Richard William; New L.A. Abstraction, (Texas:Texas Committee for the
   Humanities, College of the Mainland, 1992)
  Kapitanoff, Nancy; Artist Finds Beauty, Symbolism in the Small Things In Life,
   The Los Angeles Times, September 13, 1992
  Curtis, Cathy; Los Angeles Times, 28, July, 1989, sec.VI, pp 17-18  
  2007-Present Marvell Studio Inc. Los Angeles, CA
Co-owner of art fabrication operation. Facilitate and implement foundry procedures in the creation of cast bronze sculptures. Duties include administrative, human resourse responsilbities, billing and correspondence with clinets (artists and galleries), general foundry work,mold making, wax work, and coordinating staff responsilbities.
  2017 Manhattan Beach Public Library, Manhattan Beach, CA
Aritsts’ Workshops for families in conjunction with the exhibition “Method Movement Memory”.
  2016 Californis State University Northridge, Northridge CA
Visiting Artist Lecture for Fine Arts Graduate Critique Class.
  1999-2004 Friends of the Junior Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
Art Instructor and Program Director, Sunday Open Sunday. Program Director, Ragan Art Academy. Organized and produced programs for free family arts workshops taught by professional artists. Administrative duties included defining and developing the art curriculum, hiring artists and assistants writing press releases and promotional material,. As director of the Ragan Art Academy, coordinated and implemented an adjunct arts program for teens which emphasized an intensive and advanced two and three-dimensional curriculum taught by professional, contemporary Los Angeles artists.
  1987-2000 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Educator for LAMAG’s out-reach art program. Curatorial Assistant to the Director of
Museum Educator for LAMAG’s out-reach art program. Development and implementation of interactive tours and art workshops for school-aged children in connection with the gallery's art exhibitions. The tours and workshops were designed to address thematic concerns and formal qualities found in the work on exhibit.
  1996-2000 Friends of the Junior Art Center Artist-In-Residence Program
Art Instructor/Artist-in-Residence at:
1998-1999 Third Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
1997-1998 Lockhurst Elementary School, Woodland Hills, CA
  1996-1999 Short-Term Artist-led Workshops include:
Huntington Library, San Merino, CA
Glen Feliz Elementary School, Los Angels, CA
Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Armand Hammar Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Hathaway House, Los Angeles, CA
Kidspace Museum, Pasadena, CA;
South Pasadena Public Library, South Pasadena, CA.
  1998 and 1999 Junior Art Center Summer Art Program, Los Angeles, CA
Art Instructor: Prepared a curriculum utilizing mixed media techniques as well as introducing students to art of various cultures and historical time periods.
  1995 City Hearts Youth Program, Los Angeles, CA
Art Instructor. Twelve-week interdisciplinary art and photography based workshops for youths that were taught in conjunction with a Los Angeles Police Department’s rehabilitation program for teens who had done graffiti. Taught with fellow artist, Anita Bunn. The workshops culminated in a group exhibition of the students finished art projects.
  1989 California Arts Council Artist-in-Residency Grant at Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
Artist-in-residence/Art Instructor: One-year residency at 99th Street School instructing third and fourth graders in art – drawing, sculpture, and mixed media projects. An exhibition of the children's artwork was held at the school.
  1985 Using Your Wings to Fly, Carbonale, IL
Art Instructor. Created and developed an independent art program and taught children of various ages. Curriculam focused on foundational techniques, using artists work from various time periods as inspiration.
  1982-1985 Carbondale New School, Carbondale, IL
Director, Summer School Art Program. Oversaw and developed the children’s art program for students from kindgergarten through eight grade. The curriculm allowed students to explore a wide spectrum of art materials and techniques through the context of art history. Taught art classes. Recruited students. Trained and hired artists’ assistants. Participated in fundraising efforts andwrote and designed promotional material.
  1985-1993 Social Vocational Services, Alhambra, CA
Social Vocational Therapist. Provided psychological services for adult clients with special needs. Created individualized programs for clients that emphasized community integration and pre-vocational skills. Presentation of reports to staff and social workers regarding the clients’ progress. Prepared detailed analyses of clients’ social and vocational behavior. Acted as an advocate to help clients procure proper medical care, fair housing, and insure their personal rights.
  1982-1984 Southern Illinois University Museum, Art Exhibition Division ,  Carbondale, IL
Preparator and Graphic Design assistant
  2017-2021 Treasurer, Board Member, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA  
  2008 Co-curator with Jane Chafin of the exhibition:Aron Goldberg: A Life in SelfPortraits, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA  
  2009-2010 Developed and coordinated free art workshops for families, free to public.
LA Artcore Brewery Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  2020-2021 Visual Thinking Strategies Workshops: training for educators to use artworks and the language of art to facilitate inclusive and complex conversations between students and between educator and students.  

Nicholette Kominos is a Los Angeles artist who makes mixed-media constructions and sculptures. Her practice reflects her interest in minimalism and psychology; with an emphasis on materiality, subtle gestures, and small details used to explore how multi-faceted and informative the ordinary can be.
For over twenty-five years, she has maintained a studio in Echo Park and regularly exhibits in galleries and alternative spaces nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include group shows at Roswell Space, Los Angeles; Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, California; 3331 Gallery Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan; and a one-person virtual exhibit for Pluto Projects, Los Angeles. Nicholette's work is in permanent collections, including Southern Illinois University, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and Broad Inc. / Kaufman & Broad Home Corporation Collection.
Originally from Chicago, she studied at the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University, earning her B.A. and B.F.A. degrees in Psychology and Painting. She later received a post-graduate degree in Classical Greek from Trinity Saint David College, University of Wales, Lampeter.