OLGA SEEM  
 
         

 

 

BIO

Born 1927, Los Angeles, CA

 

EDUCATION
1998 MA. University of California, Los Angeles, CA

1949 BA University of California, Los Angeles, CA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2003 "Botanical Observations" frumkin/duval gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002 "New Work" frumkin/duval gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Adaptations" LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Up Close" Randall Ericson Contemporary Art, Palm Springs, CA
2001 "New Work" frumkin/duval gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1999 "Apertures Into Nature: Paintings and Drawings 1990-1997," Fresno Art Museum Fresno, CA
1998 ."Microcosm: Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1996 "Recent Work" Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992 "Olga Seem, Survey 1981- 1991" Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary’sCollege, Los Angeles, CA
........."Drawing", Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988 Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA
1987 Manville Gallery, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV
.........Cuesta College Art Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
1986 Goski Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Leonard Heller Memorial Gallery, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
1978 Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA
1971 Brand Library Art Center Gallery, Glendale, CA

.........Orlando Gallery, Encino, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2003 "Contemplation" Gorman LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
"New Botanicals" Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR
"Group Show" Randall Ericson Contemporary Art, Palm Springs, CA
2002 "Winter Blossom" El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA
........."Community College Invitational" California State University, Los Angeles, CA
2001 "Modernism from the Collection of the Fresno Art Museum", Fresno, CA
........."By Nature’s Design" William D Cannon Art Gallery, City of Carlsbad, CA
2000 "LA Botanical" Peter & Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica City College, CA
........."Four From L.A.", Broderick Gallery, Portland, OR
1998-9 "First Decade: Highlights from the Contemporary Museum’s Collection", The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
1998 "Annette Bird/Olga Seem", Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 "Landscape/Inscape", The Art Bank, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
........."California Visions", Gallery Naito, Nagoya, Japan
........."State of the Art", Biennial Watercolor Invitational, Parkland College of Art Gallery, Champaign, IL
1996 "Reproducing NATURE", Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
........."Drawn Conclusions", Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
1995 "Landscape: A Continuum", Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
........."One Vision", Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
........."Eloquent Lines" Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
........."Generation of Mentors", Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary’s
.........College, Los Angeles, CA
1994 "Generation of Mentors", Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA
........."Generation of Mentors", The National Museum of Women in the Arts,
.........Washington D.C. (travel exhibition)
........."Revealing Landscapes", Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
........."Trees", riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
........."California-5", Yoshida Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
........."The World of Cups", The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
........."Cups", Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
........."Human/Nature", El Camino College Art Gallery, El Camino College, Torrance, CA
........."Watercolor exhibition by Artists of ROC, USA and Australia", Chung Chen Gallery,
.........National Taiwan Art Education Institute, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
1993 "Contemporary Museum Collects: The First Fives Years 1988-1993",
.........The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
........."Reflective Visions", Contemporary Landscapes, One Colorado, Pasadena, CA
........."The Elegant, Irreverent & Obsessive", Drawing in Southern California, Main Art
.........Gallery, Visual Arts Center, California State University , Fullerton, CA and
.........Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
........."L.A. Stories", Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Inc. Los Angeles, CA
1992 "Contrasts", Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991 "On Paper", Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
........."Landscapes and Visions", Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
........."Wes Christensen/Olga Seem", Golden West College Art Gallery,
.........Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA
1990 "The Festival Continues...", The Tanzman Associates, Los Angeles, CA
1989 "Glass and Paper", Spectrum Contemporary Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
1988 "Three Southern California Artists", Allstate Plaza, Glendale, CA
1987 "Explorations I", Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1986 Djurovich Gallery, Sacramento, CA
........."Showcase ‘86", University Union Gallery, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
........."Works on Paper", Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1984 "Olympic Project", Art Rental Gallery, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
........."Three from Los Angeles", Guistina Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
........."Seven" Seaver College Art Gallery, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
1978 "The Early Sixties at U.C.L.A", Frederick S. Wight Gallery, UCLA. Los Angeles, CA
1976 "The Art Rental Gallery Presents", Art Rental Gallery, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Marge Bulmer "Olga Seem," ArtScene, Vol 16 No. 1, September 1996
.................."Continuing and Upcoming," ArtScene, Vol 11, No 6, February 1992
.................."Olga Seem," ArtScene, Vol 9 No. 1 September 1989
Canavier, Elena "Seem Paintings," Artweek, Vol 2 No 45, December 25, 1971
Curtis, Cathy "Drawing: An Overview in Bold Strokes," Los Angeles Times,
..................Orange County Calendar, April 27, 1993
Cutajar, Mario "Like Bits of Mute Nature," Artweek, No 23 No 13, April 9., 1992
Dalkey, Victoria "Carrying On the Struggle, The Current Expressionists," Encore,
..................The Sacramento Bee, September 21, 1986
DiMichele "Hand, Eye and Brain," Artweek, Vol 24 No 13, July 8, 1993
Donohue, Marlene "The Galleries," Los Angeles Times, Part IV, October 6, 1989
.................."The Galleries," Los Angeles Times, Part IV, January 22, 1988
Frank, Peter "Brave New World of College Art Galleries," Entertainment, Long
..................Beach Press Bulletin, Sunday, January 30, 1994
.................."Pick of the Week," LA Weekly, Vol 14 No 18, April 3-9, 1992
.................."Pick of the Week," LA Weekly, Vol 10 No 38, August 12-16, 198
Suvan Geer "Art Reviews," Los Angeles Times, Part IV, July 4, 1991
Hale, David "Plant Life FAscinates Painter", The Fresno Bee, June 12, 1998
House, Suda "Artistic Photographic Processes," Amphoto Books, New York, 1982
Kapitanoff, Nancy "Seem’s Real," Los Angeles Times Calendar, January 31, 1993
Kojima, Husaka "Olga Seem, Drawings," International Art Motion, Tokyo, Japan, April 1992
Leddy, Pat "Dreamtown," Artweek, Vol 24 No 5, March 4, 1993
Laurence, Michael "Showcase," Visions Art Quarterly, Vol 5 No 2, Spring 1991
Maleski, Stash "Acts of Painting," Artweek, Vol 24 No 5, March 4, 1993
McKenna, Kristine "The Galleries," Los Angeles Times, Part IV, April 18, 1986
Muchnic, Suzanne Artweek, Vol 9, No 2, January 14, 1978
Nelson, Sandy "Celebrating Los Angeles Art," Images and Issues, Vol 5 No 1,
Tapley, George "Generation of Mentors," Artweek, No 26 No 3, March 1995
Turner, Nancy Kay "Generation of Mentors," ArtScene, Vol 14 No 5, January 1995
.................."Review Shorts," Artweek, Vol 20, No 32, October 7, 1989
Welles, Elenore "Landscape of the Soul," Visions Art Quarterly, Vol 6 No 2, Fall 1992
Wilson, William "‘Eloquent Lines’ Shows That Art Is Not Kaput," Calendar, LATimes,
..................02/ 4, 1995
.................."A Come-As-You-Are Reunion at UCLA," Calendar, Los AngelesTimes,

..................01/ 15, 1978

 

CATALOGS
By Nature’s Design, Essay by Calvin Bedient, Willian D. Cannon Art Gallery, City of Carlsbad, CA 2001
International Watercolor Biennial East/West, State of the Art, Essay by Guest Curator, Rob Erdle, Parkland College Art Gallery, Champaign, IL, 1997
Watercolor Exhibition by the Artists of ROC, USA and AUSTRALIA, Essay by Chang Chun-Chieh, Chung Chen Gallery, The National Taiwan Art Education Institute, Taiwan, ROC, 1994
Generation of Mentors, Essay by Betty Ann Brown, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1994
The Elegant, Irreverent & Obsessive, Drawing in Southern California, Recent Work by Over Seventy Southern California Artists Many of Whom Stretch Traditional Definitions of Drawing. Essay by Mike McGee, California State University, Fullerton, 1993
Olga Seem: Subliminal Landscapes, Introduction by Diane Calder, Essay by Michael Laurence, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA
Explorations I, Roberts Arts Gallery, Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA 1987
Showcase ‘86, University Union Gallery, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, 1986
A Broad Spectrum, Essays by Fidel Danieli and Sandy Nelson, Design Center of Los Angeles, 1984

The Early Sixties at UCLA, Frederick S. Wight Gallery, Introduction by Ray Brown, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS(selected)
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California
Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Birmingham Museum of Art, Samuel Reese Collection, Birmingham, Alabama
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Appleton Davies, Inc. Pasadena, CA
Cox Communications, Atlanta, GA
Crescent Cardboard Company, Wheeling, IL
Department of Water & Power, City of Glendale, CA
Mount St. Mary’s College, Chalon Campus, Los Angeles, CA
Provident Investment Counsel Inc., Pasadena, CA
River Forest Bank, River Forest, IL
Saks Fifth Avenue, Naple, FL
Takenada Corporation, Pasadena, CA

Wells Fargo Realty Services

 

AWARDS
 
2002 Pollock -Krasner Foundation Artist Grant
2002 Fresno Museum's Distinguished Artist Award
1993, 1989 E D Foundation Artist Grants