EDUCATION

2000  M.F.A., Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
1998  B.A., Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014  REFRACTIONS, Bell Arts Factory, Ventura, CA

2013  FIELD OF COLOR, Left Coast Books, Goleta, CA
NEW WORK, Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA
KALEIDOSCOPIC GAZE, New Work by Christine Morla, Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA

2012  Napa Gallery at CSU-Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

2009  NEW WORK BY CHRISTINE MORLA, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA

2007  HAPPY TRANSFORMATION, Upfront Gallery, Ventura, CA

2005  CHROMATIC DIFFUSION, Crazy Space, Santa Monica, CA

2003  CAVE PAINTING, First Street Gallery, Claremont CA

2000  Flying Pots and Weavings, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015  IF ALL THE WORLD WERE..., Jaus, Los Angeles, CA

2014  FULL CIRCLE, East Gallery, Claremont, CA

2013  ARTRA MAS ATTACK, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2012  ARTISTS AND THEIR TOOLS, Tool Room Gallery at Bell Arts Factory, Ventura, CA
ART AUCTION EXHIBIT, Focus on the Masters, Ventura, CA

2011  SPECTRUM, Kellogg University Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA
SUMMER SOUL SIS, Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
FILIPINO SENSATION, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
ART 100, Laband Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
FOR THIS PURPOSE ONLY, Alert Space, Oxnard, CA

2010  39 NOW, curated by Sophia Louisa, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
DRAFT, Works on paper not canvas, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA
FOR ROLAND, Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
NOT IN MY BACKYARD, d.e.n. Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
DENSITY, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2009  FILOPHILE, Jaus, Los Angeles, CA
LOCALS ONLY, CSUCI Art Gallery, Ventura, CA
PANDEMIC, Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008  FLUORESCENCES, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA
SO. CAL, John Spoor Broome Library, CSUCI, Camarillo, CA
ONE NIGHT STAND, 650 Gonzales Road Residence (garage), Oxnard, CA

2007  ART L.A., La Estacion Arte Conteporaneo, L.A. Art Fair, Santa Monica, CA
INSTERSECTION, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
HAUSGUESTS, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

2006  L.A. FLIPPERS, Rimjaus Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
RICOCHET, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
PAINTING’S EDGE 2006, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
EVERYTHING WRONG, Highways, Santa Monica, CA
DOES RELIGION KILL?, 18th Street Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
KALEIDOSCOPIC GAZE, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

2005  GRIDLOCK, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. LIVING, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
DEAD AIR SEVERAL SILENCES, Curated by Valere Chanceaulme, Crazy Space, Santa Monica, CA

2004  MAKING ART, Atrium Space, Ventura, CA
ARMORY INSTALLATIONAL, The Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA
MANIA FOR COLESLAW, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
THE ARMORY SHOW - New York International Art Fair, Raid Projects, NY, NY

2003  BRUSH, The Office – An Art Space, Huntington Beach, CA
TRANSFORMERS:MORE THAN MEETS THE I, Crazy Space Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
OPEN TICKET, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
UP CLOSE, The Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA
PILLARS, an exhibition of Loyola Marymount University Studio Art Faculty,
Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002  FIND YOUR WAY HOME, 1958 Van Ness, Hollywood, CA
GIVE AND TAKE, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
GENERATION WHY, Occidental College, Eagle Rock, CA

2002  SHOW, Pasadena City College Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2001  GHETTO FABULOUS, Highways Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
METROPOLY, Hatch Gallery, Venice, CA
ART FRANKFURT, Frankfurt, Germany
LINEDANCE, Flor de Luna Art Studio, Los Angeles, CA
WONDERWALL, The Smell, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
SOCIAL JUSTICE: From Reflection to Action, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

2000  ALTERS AND INSTALLATIONS, Huntington Beach Center For the Arts, Huntington Beach, CA
CURRENCIES, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
TIES THAT BIND, Huntington Beach Center for the Arts, Huntington Beach, CA
STAFF SELECTS, First Street Gallery, Claremont, CA
WALLSPACE, Miller-Durazo Contemporary Artist Projects, Los Angeles, CA
MAPSDANCING, Gumbo Garden, Hollywood, CA
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S ART EXHIBITION, Luna Sol, Los Angeles
INFORMATION, Installation Gallery, Claremont, CA
THE REJECTION SHOW, Hatch Gallery, Venice, CA
COME HOME, Kat Skraba Residence, Claremont, CA
WALLWORKS, Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA

1999  BLUE, Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, CA
STILL LIFE, Installation Gallery, Claremont, CA
FLYING CARS, East Gallery, Claremont, CA
NINETY-NINE, Miller-Durazo Contemporary Artist Projects, Los Angeles, CA

1998  LUSH, Eclectionz Gallery, Pasadena, CA
BOTH, East Gallery, Claremont, CA
CARNEGIE MUSEUM ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2012  LUMBER(ED), McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA

2011  NEW PAINTINGS by Jack Reilly, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
FILIPINO SENSATION, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
SOLDIER'S PROJECT, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
FOR THIS PURPOSE ONLY, Alert Space, Oxnard, CA

2009-10  643 PROJECT SPACE, Gallery Director, Ventura, CA

2010  ANNUAL PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE EXHIBITION, Downtown Center for the Arts, Oxnard, CA
SPATIAL CONDITIONS, Abstract painting exhibition, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA
LOOK OUT, Paintings by Marisa Murrow, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
C EN VENTURA, Sculptures by Christopher Sicat, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA
INVASIVE PROCEDURES, ONS Projects show in a U-haul truck, Ventura, CA

2009  CONTINUUM, Video Installation by Ryan Lamb, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA
INTENTIONAL NOTHINGS, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
IT’S ABOUT TIME, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA

2008-10  ONE NIGHT STAND EXPERIMENTRAL PROJECTS, Founder and Projects Director, Oxnard, CA

2008  ONE NIGHT STAND, ONS Projects art exhibition in a garage, Oxnard, CA

2007  MEXICO CITY: 2001-2006, Painting and video by Aska Iida and Ichiro Irie, McNish gallery, Oxnard, CA
UGLIER, Art by Oxnard College and LMU art students 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA 90404
NURTURE NATURE, New work by Hagop Najarian, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA

2006  WHEN THINGS GET UGLY, Art by Oxnard College and LMU art students, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
BLIPS, DRIPS AND STRIPS, Upfront Gallery, Ventura, CA
HOT SHOTS!, Political Pop Paintings by Kara Maria, Kimber Berry, Tracy Robison, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
NEW WORK BY MATTHEW FURMANSKI, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
FIRST STREET FIVE, Art by First Street Gallery Artists, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
COOL KIDS NEVER HAVE THE TIME, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA

2005  CARPOOL PROJECT, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
MEMORIAL PROJECT, An exhibition of work by L.A. artist Jane Brucker, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
FLOURISH/NOT/CHOCOLATE/BUNNY, works by Cindy Shine and Will Pupa, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
FROM EARTH, McNish Art Gallery, Oxnard, CA

2004-10  MCNISH ART GALLERY, Gallery Director, Oxnard, CA

2004  TECHNICAL PERCEPTION, McNish Art Gallery, Oxnard, CA
IN THE PINK MASK, New Work by Alvin Gregorio, McNish Gallery, Oxnard, CA
FROM SCRATCH, an exhibition of works exploring contemporary issues in drawing, Crazy Space Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
THE SHEPHARDESS AND THE CHIMNEY SWEEP, an exhibition of performance installation, painting, and sculpture inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen Story, Crazy Space Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
BETWEEN A ROCK AND RED FACE, exhibition of video and sculpture, Crazy Space Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003-04  CRAZY SPACE FOR EXPERIMENTAL ART, co-director, Santa Monica, CA

2003  THE COLOR OF GOD:CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSIONS OF SPIRIT, RACE AND JUSTICE, Guest Curator, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
CUBICLE, The Office – An Art Space, Guest Curator, Huntington Beach, CA

2002  FIND YOUR WAY HOME, 1958 Van Ness, Hollywood, CA
Co-Curated with Castillo and Rebecca Baroma, an exhibition of visual art and poetry exploring themes of the home

2001  GHETTO FABULOUS, Highways Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Co-Curated with Lauren Hartman, an exhibition of interdisciplinary works on subject: Racial Profiling
WONDERWALL, Guest Curator, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA

2000  TABO(O), Installation Gallery, Claremont, CA
Co-Curated with Alvin P. Gregorio, an exhibition of Filipino-American artists of Los Angeles and San Francisco as part of MFA thesis project

1999  BLUE, Historic Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, CA
Co-Curated with Kat Skraba, an exhibition of women artists of the Claremont Graduate University Art Department

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013 Storer, Mark, "Dreamweaver," Ventana Monthly, August 2013
Diaz, Christina, "The Girl with Kaleidoscopic Eyes," VC REPORTER, June 2013

2010  The Open Studios Press, NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS MAGAZINE, Pacific Coast Issue #85, January 2010
Woodard, Josef; “Art of the Kneading Kind-Density,” SANTA BARBARA NEWSPRESS, January 29

2009  D’Amore, Nicole; “Artistic Touch,” VENTURA COUNTY STAR, April 8
Rodriguez, Gladys; “Christine Morla,” BEAUTIFUL/DECAY MAGAZINE, December 29

2007  Singer, Matthew; “State of the Arts,” Ventura County Reporter, December 27

2006  Mackinnon, Caroline; “When In Roma,” The Herald News, El Universal, Mexico City, Mexico, January 22

2003  Reyes, Eric; “Impossibilities of Standing Still,” Guggenheim Gallery catalog, Chapman University, September 3
Torribio-Bond, Sarah; “CGU Alum, Artists Converse Through ‘Cave Painting’,” July 12
Turner, Nancy Kay; “The Color of God,” Laband Art Gallery catalog, November

2002  Brenneman, Anthony; “Ghetto Fabulous at Highways Gallery,” ARTWEEK, Dec./Jan. Issue

2000  Binks, Gwendolyn; “One In Two,” DAILY BULLETIN, insert in the LA Times, March 17
Mai, Uyen; “Exhibit Explores Filipino Culture,” INLAND VALLEY TIMES, Mar. 3

AWARDS

2012  ARTIST GRANT, City of Oxnard, Oxnard, CA

2008  ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Painting’s Edge with Roland Reiss, Idyllwild, CA

2006  ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Painting’s Edge with Roland Reiss, Idyllwild, CA

2003-06  ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

2003  ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, First Street Gallery Art Center, Claremont, CA

2000  ART TUITION FELLOWSHIP, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

1999  ART TUITION FELLOWSHIP, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

1998  NATIONAL ARTS ASSOCIATION AWARD, Los Angeles, CA

1998  ANDREA KINGAARD AWARD, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
CITATION IN PAINTING, CITATION IN CURATING, FIRST PLACE IN PAINTING,
HONORABLE MENTION, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2004-Present  ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ART DEPARTMENT CHAIR, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA

2004  FOUNDATION ART AND DRAWING INSTRUCTOR, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
DRAWING INSTRUCTOR, CSU-Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
DRAWING INSTRUCTOR, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA

2003  DRAWING INSTRUCTOR, CSU-Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
DRAWING INSTRUCTOR, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
FOUNDATION ART AND DRAWING INSTRUCTOR, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

2002  ART INSTRUCTOR, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
DRAWING INSTRUCTOR, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
FOUNDATION ART AND DRAWING INSTRUCTOR, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

2001  ART INSTRUCTOR, The Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, CA
DRAWING INSTRUCTOR, Citrus College, Glendora, CA
FOUNDATION ART AND DRAWING INSTRUCTOR, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

2000  DRAWING INSTRUCTOR, Mount San Antonio College, Pomona, CA
TEACHING ASSISTANT, for Hagop Najarian at Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
ART INSTRUCTOR, First Street Gallery Art Center, Claremont, CA
TEACHING ASSISTANT, for Kathryn Miller at Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
TEACHING ASSISTANT, for Mercedes Teixido, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

PUBLIC LECTURES / PANELS

2015  Guest Artist, Ryman Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

2013  Artist Talk, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

2011  Guest Artist, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

2007  FOCUS ON THE MASTERS, Artist Talk Series, Ventura, CA

2006  ON PAINTING, Lecture and slide presentation, U.C. Riverside, Riverside, CA
RICOCHET, Lecture and slide presentation by LMU Alumni, Los Angeles, CA

2005  ART AS VERB, Lecture and slide presentation, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA
FROM FILIPINO TO POP-URBAN ART, Lecture, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA

2003  CAVE PAINTING, Exhibition Lecture, First Street Gallery, Claremont, CA
ON DRAWING, Lecture and slide presentation, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Pomona, CA
DRAWING AND INTUITION, Lecture and slide presentation, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Lecture and Demonstration in Painting, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

2000  YOUNG AND EMERGING ARTISTS, Lecture and slide presentation, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
TAYONG KAPATID, (Brothers and Sisters), Lecture, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
TIES THAT BIND, Artist lecture, Huntington Beach Center for the Arts, Huntington Beach, CA

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

FERNANDA BRUNET, Mexico City, MX
DAN HYSLOP, Venice, CA
MARY LEIGH CHERRY, Venice, CA
MARK MASTERS, Los Angeles, CA
JUDITH KELLER, Santa Monica, CA
ROBERT HANKIN, Huntington Beach, CA
PEGGY TRANOVICH, Camarillo, CA
GINA KURANER, Sunland, CA
ANJA TRANOVICH, Brooklyn, New York
LILLIAN LEONG, San Franscisco, CA
ICHIRO IRIE, Los Angeles, CA
JANE BRUCKER, Los Angeles, CA