Joseph Todorovitch

ARTIST STATEMENT

I'm a contemporary painter who looks to the past for clues about the future of painting.  By understanding fundamental principals of picture making, we can develop paintings that are harmonious and innovative.  My work is primarily figural  and aims to create a visual field of atmosphere, space, and light,   occasionally evoking subtle narratives within the viewers.  Im working to create paintings that draw viewers in and hold them by providing technical interest that makes it difficult to stop investigating.  Although painting is always challenging, paintings should evolve from a natural place within.

BIOGRAPHY

BORN    February 25, 1978  San Gabriel, CA

EDUCATION California State University Fullerton - B.F.A

Associates in Art,  North Hollywood CA

Animation Guild, Burbank CA

California Art Institute,  Westlake Village, CA

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art,  Van Nuys CA

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SOLO EXHIBTIONS

Arcadia Gallery, New York NY 2010

Wendt Gallery,  Red Bank NJ  2008

Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach CA 2006

Ontario History Museum Invitational 2004


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2012

Exhibition of Contemporary Realism, Beijing World Art Museum China

ACOPAL members exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH 2011-2012

Los Angeles Art Show by FADA (Fine Art Dealers Association)

101st Annul Gold Medal Exhibition California Art Club, Autry National Center LA CA

Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction, west Fort Collins CO

The Contemporary Figure: Past Presence,  Lancaster Museum of Art & History LA CA

OAC's Art For Awareness Benefit Art Auction, Think Space Gallery, Culver City LA CA

2nd Annual Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

7th Great American Figurative Exhibition,  Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

 

2011

ACOPAL Members Group Exhibtion. Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH 2011-2012

100th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition California Art Club

Annual Small Works Exhibition,  Arcadia Gallery, New York NY

Annual Figurative Show.  Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

Instructors Exhibition. Nucleus Gallery Alhambra CA

Lipking Studio Exhibtion. Calabasas CA

ACOPAL's Exhibition of Contemporary American Realism. National Arts Club, New York, NY

Limited Size, Unlimited Talent.  Portrait Society of America Annual Conference

International Salon of Figurative Art. Sylvana Gallery, Glendale CA

Saturday In The Park With The Masters,  Mid Valley Arts League CA

 

2010

Annual Small Works Exhibition,  Arcadia Gallery, New York NY 

Los Angeles Art Show by FADA (Fine Art Dealers Association) 

Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction 2010 Bellvue, CO

Limited Size, Unlimited Talent.  Portrait Society of America Annual Conference

Annual Figurative Show.  Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

 

2009

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Semifinalist Exhibition. Donald W. Reynolds Centre for American Art

and Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery. Smithsonian Washington D.C. 

Introductions, A group exhibition.  Arcadia Gallery New York NY 

Annual Figurative Show.  Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

Saturday In The Park With The Masters,  Mid Valley Arts League CA

 

2008

Realism Paintings Show, Group Exhibition Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach CA

Saturday In The Park With The Masters,  Mid Valley Arts League CA

 

2007

Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction Bellvue, CO

Antiques and Fine Art Show, New York Armory

Realism Paintings Show, Group Exhibition Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach

 

2006

Artist for the New Century (Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Wildlife Art Magazazine.  Bennigton Center for the Arts.  Bennington VT

15th Annual U.S. American Artist's Fine Art Show, Philadelphia PA 

Realism Paintings Show, Group Exhibition Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach CA 

Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction Bellvue, CO

 

2005

Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction Bellvue, CO

Realism Paintings Show, Group Exhibition Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach

 

HONORS

Certificate of Excellence, 100th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition. California Art Club

Signature Artist Member, California Art Club 2010

Fairhaven Mausoleum Art Exhibition Juror.  Laguna College of Art and Design

Chosen Member ACOPAL America China Oil Painting Artist's League

          *Draper Grand Prize, Portrait Society of America's 11th Annual International Portrait Competition 2009

Semi-Finalist, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition  2009

First Honor & Peoples Choice Awards, Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition 2008

     First Place, Associated Artist of the Inland empire juried exhibition (Oil) 2004

           First Place, Associated Artist of the Inland empire juried exhibition (Oil) 2003

First Place, Ontario History Museum Juried Invitational 2003

Honorable Mention Congressional Art Show 1995

 

INSTRUCTION

CAC Mentor 

Laguna College of Art and Design. Laguna Beach CA

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Van Nuys CA

California Art Institute.  Westlake Village CA

3 Kicks Studio Pasadena CA

Scottsdale Artist's School.  Scottsdale AZ

Townsend Atelier. Chattanooga TN

Todorovitch Atelier. Pomona CA

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

International Artist Magazine Feb/March 2011

Three to Watch.  Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, October 2010

Eyes on The Prize.  Southwest Art, January 2010

Classical Treasures, American Art Collector June 2008

Collectors will respond to this young artist's emotional messages. American Art Collector 2006

Finding Beauty in the Everyday.  International Artist's Magazine October/November 2009

American Artist Magazine. January 2007

Bicoastal. American Art Collector November 2007

Surging Ahead.  Southwest Art, December 2007

Southwest Art, December 2005

Artist to Watch, Southwest Art, November 2004