ARTIST BIO

michael arata

born 1955

EDUCATION
1982 MFA, San Jose State University, San Jose
1979 BFA, San Jose State University, San Jose

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
1999-02 Founder and Co-curator of One Night Stands, an alternative gallery

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 ARATALAND! Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA

2009 Remember, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles. CA
Spotlight Artist, San Diego international Art Fair, San Diego, CA
Party, Marino Pascel Residence, Los Angeles, CA
Touch, Diana Slotnick Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Obstacle Course, Cabrini Gallery, Woodbury University, Burbank,CA

2007 Chapel of Mary’s Parents, Robert V Fullerton Museum, Cal Stat University San Bernardino

2005 Flock, AcunaHansen Gallery, Los Angeles

2002 Fill in the Blanks, Abel Joseph Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2000 Me and My Shadow, Post Gallery, Los Angeles

1999 Winner, Abel Joseph Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

1998 Killer Rainbow, Abel Joseph Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Vapor, Robert Miller Fine Arts, Los Angeles

1996 Bad Gas, Random Gallery, Los Angeles

1992 Food House, Santa Monica

1991 Downey Museum of Art, Downey
Gallery 5, Santa Monica

1990 Brown Davies, Los Angeles

1988 Vocabulary, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Objects, Occidental College, Los Angeles

1987 Military Targets, Davies Long Gallery, Los Angeles

INSTALLATIONS

2004 House/Home, Xavier Courable Gallery, Washington DC

1995 Average Life Expectancy: A Limited Activity, Crossing Gallery, Los Angeles

1994 Fat Flys, Occidental College, Los Angeles
Chili Cook-Off, Far Bazaar at the Brewery, Los Angeles

1993 Immigration, Ramora Gallery, Los Angeles

1990 One To One Ratio, Opus Gallery, Los Angeles

1987 Marco Polo Reinvents the Wheel, Museo ItaloAmericano, San Francisco
Target Bowling, site installation in Anza Borrego Desert

1986 Explicit Dark Horses, Double Rocking G Gallery, Los Angeles

1985 Military Target, site installation in Anza Borrego Desert
Monet’s Haystacks, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove

1984 Transplant, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara
Alternating Wave Patterns, Northwest Artists Workshop, Portland, Oregon
Formal Gardens, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco