I make paintings and paint things because they give me a way to get out of myself. I get out of myself while I am making them but in the long term anyone can leave themselves behind when viewing the work because your mind and body both become engaged in an experience that is immersive, giving you immediate relief from your thinking brain. Knowing I am providing stress relief to my viewers makes it a worthwhile endeavor.
Using squeeze bottles I apply thick juicy acrylic paint to different surfaces, and after the paint is dry I add the faux fur, which is a cue something a little absurd is going on, certainly not an intellectual thing, giving the painting and us a little breathing room, a place to enjoy the moment away from judgment. When I walk into my studio and am confronted by the dayglo paint and fur I find myself smiling, and I breathe a sigh of relief.
I have shown in galleries and museums in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and my work is owned by private collectors and public museums.
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2019 Metro Gallery, Pomona, California.
2017 Off Axis. Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California.
2016 Metaphysics. Andlab Gallery, Los Angeles.
2015 Metaphysical Humors. Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
2013 Delusional. Groundspace Project, Los Angeles.
2012 Paint Skins. Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California.
2006 Sequence. Andlab Gallery, Los Angeles.
2003 Fluid Jam. Robert V. Fullerton Museum, California State University, San Bernardino, CA.
2002 Previous Incarnations. Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California.
Selected Group Exhibitions and Awards
2019 Paintings from the Interior, UCR ArtsBlock, A. Campognone, curator, Riverside, CA.
2018 Riverside City College Gallery, Riverside, California.
Volumen et Rotulus. Rearte Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
Music for Your Eyes. Peter Frank curator, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.
Untitled. Paige Wery curator, Artshare LA, Los Angeles.
2017 Los Angeles Painting: Formalism to Street Art. Bruno David Gallery, St.Louis, Missouri.
A Flag Flying Over A Smoking Battlefield. Mat Gleason, curator, AXIS, Sacramento. CA.
Volumen et Rotulus. Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
Blue Mountain Gallery, Priscilla Vail Caldwell, curator, New York, New York.
2015 Artslant prize winner, Los Angeles.
2014 MAS Attack. Max Presneill, curator, VAST Space, Las Vegas, Nevada.
2013 Award. Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Int’l Competition, Los Angeles.
2012 Artslant prize winner. Los Angeles.
FRESH. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,.
2011 Energy. Howard N Fox, curator, Orange County Ctr for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana CA.
Nip. Habib Kheradyar, curator, Post Gallery, Los Angeles.
Chain Letter. Doug Harvey, curator, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
TelArtPhone. Mat Gleason, curator, Beacon Arts, Inglewood, California.
2008 Gwangwhamoon International Art Festival. Seoul, South Korea, and Beijing, China.
2007 Pillow Talk. Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles.
2006 Hallways. EJ Hauser, Curator, 139 Plymouth, Brooklyn.
Painting’s Edge. Roland Reiss, curator. Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, California.
2005 All California Exhibit. Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, California.
Frank, Peter. "Stevie Love, The Crass and the Cosmic”, 2013.
McGovern, Tom. "Stevie Love, Paintings." 2013.
Crussell, Jeffrey. International Survey of Contemporary Art. 2011.
Artscene Gallery Guide. “Continuing and Recommended.” April 2006.
Gottlieb, Shirle. “OK to Touch.” Long Beach Press-Telegram. 2000.
Kugelman, Kerry. “Stevie Love and Gina Han – Sequence.” Art.Blogging.LA. Sept. 13, 2006.
McCorkle, MeryLynn. “Travelogue 21.” nyartsmagazine.com. Berliner Kunst, Int'l edition. May 2003.
McCorkle, MeryLynn. “Travelogue 21.” zerodegreesart.com. May 1, 2003.
Riverside Art Museum. Riverside, California.
Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California.
MFA Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California.
BFA California State University, San Bernardino, California.