Bio

Raised in Whittier, CA
Lives & works in Los Angeles, CA

 

lydiaespinoza15@gmail.com

Education
 

2013 - 2015

Art Center at Night

 

2005 - 2007

University of California, Los Angeles

2003 - 2005

Rio Hondo College

 

Affiliations

Vice President, President Elect

Whittier Historical Society & Museum

About Me

Lydia Michelle Espinoza is an up and coming prolific figure in the Southern California art and cultural scene. Graduating from the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles in 2007, Lydia began her art career interning at Patrick Painter, Inc. Gallery and assisting at Luis de Jesus Gallery. This led to many other opportunities such as becoming the assistant to the director, Robert Miller, at Rio Hondo College Gallery. Under Miller's direction, she curated the photography section of the student art show and has been an longtime contributor of SUR:biennial. In 2015, she aided in the Biennial receiving a Mayoral Commendation from the City of Whittier as well as support from LA County Supervisor Don Knabe.

 

She continued working alongside artists installing their artwork in different venues and galleries throughout Los Angeles. Because of her unique aesthetic and design skills, she was offered a scholarship to Art Center at Night in Pasadena, California to enrich her Graphic Design skills. Thereafter, she undertook the responsibility of new projects and clients as the co-founder of 562CREATIVES Design Firm, where she worked from 2013 to 2015. Since leaving the firm, she has continued working independently on creative projects.

 

Because of her passion for the arts and her community, she has been a part of several local organizations such as Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts as the Planning & Exhibits Committee Chair, 2013-2016, Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation Board of Directors as Fundraising Co-Chair and The W Art Exhibit Curatorial Chair, 2013-2015. She is currently Vice President, President Elect of the Whittier Historical Society & Museum Board of Directors with a focus on cultivating the image of the Museum and developing community partnerships. Lydia Espinoza currently resides in Whittier, California and hopes to help bring back a little more culture and art to "Ye Friendly Towne."

Exhibitons

2018. FORUM 1,Torrance Art Museum,Torrance, CA — Co-curator

2018. The MexiCali Biennial. CALAFIA: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise Launch, LACE

(Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA — Social Media Administrator

and Documentation Coordinator

2018. KAN, Durden + Ray, Los Angeles, CA - Co-curator

2018. Quake City ‘87: The 30th Anniversary, Whittier Historical Society + Museum -

Exhibits Committee Chair

2018. SUR: biennial POSTURA, Whittier Historical Society + Museum - Curator

2018. Whittier Through A Child’s Eye, Whittier Historical Society + Museum - Exhibits

Committee Chair

2018. Dennis McGonagle: A Phone Call To The Past, Whittier Historical Society + Museum

- Exhibits Committee Chair

2015. SUR:biennial, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA - Fundraising/Marketing

2015. June Juried Show, Whittier Art Gallery, Whittier, CA - Juror

2015. 38th Congressional District High School Art Competition, Cerritos, CA - Committee

Member

2014. 38th Congressional District High School Art Competition, Cerritos, CA - Committee

Member

2014. Yoshio C. Nakamura, 562CREATIVES, Whittier, CA - Curator

2013. The W Art Exhibit, Parnell Park, Whittier, CA - Curator

2013. SUR:biennial, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA - Assisted Installation

2013. MexiCali Biennial, Vincent Price Museum, Monterey Park, CA - Assisted Installation

2013. Student Art Show, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA - Assisted Installation

2013. Martin Durazo: Points of Entry, Luis de Jesús Gallery, Culver City, CA - Assisted

Installation

2012. Charlotta Westergren: SERE:Survival, Evasion, Resistence, Escape, Patrick Painter,

Inc., Los Angeles, CA - Assisted Installation

2011. SUR:biennial, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA - Assisted Installation

 

 

PRESS

Davis, Genie. “SUR:Biennial and Getty PST: LA/LA.” ART AND CAKE, Kristine

© 2019 | Lydia Espinoza

lydiaespinoza15@gmail.com

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