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Wea r epl e a s e dt opr e s e ntt hewor kofCa l i f or ni aa rs t , S ueDi r k s e n.I nt hi sf oc us e x hi bion, wea r es howc a s i ngfiv er e c e ntpa i n ng st ha te v i de nc eDi r k s e n’ sbr i l l i a nt ma s t e r yofs ubt l ec ol or , l i g hta nds ur f a c e . Di r k s e n’ si nflue nc e sa r et hena t ur a l wor l d, J a pa ne s ea e s t hec sa ndBuddhi s tphi l os oph y . T he s emonoc hr omewor k se x udeas e ns eofqui e ta ndme di t av ede pt h.E a c hofhe r pa i n ng si st her e s ul tofhundr e dsofl a y e r soft hi na c r y l i cwa s he s .T hec ol ori sg r a dua l l y bui l tup, wi t he a c hne wl a y e ra ddi nge t he r e a l c ol ors his .He rs ur f a c e spos s e s sade l i c a t e t e x t ur a l a rc ul aon. S ueDi r k s e ns t a t e sa bouthe rwor k : I amapai n t e rwhopai n t st hev i br a onal e ne r gyt hatI pe r c e i v ei nt heuni v e r s e .My pai n ngsar ebui l twi t hv e i l sofl i gh tob t ai ne dt hr oughmulpl el ay e r soft hi nac r y l i c pai n t —s omeme si n t ot hehundr e ds —t oe mbodyt hev ar i ousi n t e ns ie sofl i gh te ne r gy wi t hc ol or . Oure x hi bionf e a t ur e st hr e eofDi r k s e n’ snua nc e dwhi t epa i n ng s , a swe l l a st wowor k s wi t hde e pc ol or .Di r k s e ne mpl oy ss ma l l hi nt sofc ol ort oa c c e nt ua t et hee l e g a nts ur f a c e sof he rwhi t epa i n ng s .T hei nt e ns e , pi g me nt e dwor k sa r es uffus e dwi t hfinev a r i aonsi n c ol orde ns i t yt ha ta rc ul a t eas e ns eofde e pl umi nos i t yf r omwi t hi nt hepa i ntl a y e r s . Di r k s e n, whog r e wupi nS a us a l i t o , s t udi e da tUCBe r k e l e ya ndUCL A.S hes pe nt2 5y e a r si n L osAng e l e s , pa i n nga nde x hi binghe rwor k .L a t e ror da i ne da saBuddhi s tnun, s heha s s a i dt ha the rpa i n ng sc omepr i ma r i l yf r omme di t aon. I ft hepa i n ng sc omef r omme di t aon, t he ya r ema der e a l t hr oug ha ni nt e n ona l , di s c i pl i ne da ppl i c aonofpa i ntonc a n v a s .T her e s ul ti ss ubl i me . Br i a nGr os s J a nua r y2 0 2 1


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Mo me n t oMo r i I I , 2 0 1 7 a c r y l i conc a n v a s , 2 4x40i nc he s


T r o p i c a l I I , 2 0 1 9 a c r y l i conc a n v a s , 2 4x48i nc he s


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Gr oupE x hi bions 2 0 1 9 2 0 1 7 2 0 1 6

2 0 1 5 2 0 1 4 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 9 2 0 0 8 2 0 0 7 2 0 0 6

S umme rGr oup, Br i a nGr os sF i neAr t , S a nF r a nc i s c o , CA 1 2x1 2 , Ca br i l l oCol l e g e , Apt os , CA 5x5AnI n v i t a onal , We s t montMus e umofAr t , S a nt aBa r ba r a , CA P al eHar v e s t , S CAPEGa l l e r y , Cor onade l Ma r , CA I n t oHe rOwn: Di aneNe l s on, F ourDe c ade si nt heAr tWor l d, F r a nkDoy l eAr t sP a v i l i on, Or a ng eCoa s tCol l e g e , Cos t aMe s a , CA S pr i ngS ho w, S CAPEGa l l e r y , Cor onade l Ma r , CA Rai nP e r c us s i ons , Ra di usGa l l e r y , S a nt aCr uz , CA S umme rS ho w, S CAPEGa l l e r y , Cor onade l Ma r , CA 1 2x1 2 , Ca br i l l oCol l e g e , Apt os , CA 5x5AnI n v i t a onal , We s t montMus e umofAr t , S a nt aBa r ba r a , CA 5x5AnI n v i t a onal , We s t montMus e umofAr t , S a nt aBa r ba r a , CA Rol l oft heDi c e , Ca br i l l oCol l e g e , Apt os , CA I NS I GHT / I NS I DEL A, Mt . S t . Ma r y ’ sCol l e g e , L osAng e l e s , CA Os c i l l a ons , Mi c he l a ng e l oGa l l e r y , S a nt aCr uz , CA Os c i l l a ons , Ca br i l l oGa l l e r y , Apt os , CA Wi n t e rS ho w, T a k a daGa l l e r y , S a nF r a nc i s c o , CA Or a ng eCount yMus e umofAr t , Or a ng e , CA


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2 0 0 5 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 9 9 9 1 9 9 8 1 9 9 7 1 9 9 6 1 9 9 5 1 9 9 4 1 9 9 3

1 9 9 2 1 9 9 1 1 9 9 0 1 9 8 9 1 9 8 8 1 9 8 5 1 9 8 2 1 9 7 7 1 9 7 5 1 9 7 2 1 9 6 7

Gal l e r yArs t s , T a k a daGa l l e r y , S a nF r a nc i s c o , CA S umme rS ho w, T a k a daGa l l e r y , S a nF r a nc i s c o , CA Gal l e r yArs t s , T a k a daGa l l e r y , S a nF r a nc i s c o , CA Mulpl eP e r s onal ie s , Ca br i l l oGa l l e r y , Apt os , CA Wi n t e rS ho w, T a k a daGa l l e r y , S a nF r a nc i s c o , CA S hak e s pe ar eAsMus e , S c hne i de rMus e umofAr t , As hl a nd, OR 5 t hAnnual E x hi bion, Gr e yMc Ge a rMode r n, S a nt aMoni c a , CA Ca br i l l oGa l l e r y , Apt os , CA Di s t an tMe mor y , Gr e yMc Ge a rMode r n, S a nt aMoni c a , CA S pac eOdy s s e y , UCS a nt aCr uz , E l oi s ePi c k a r dS mi t hGa l l e r y , CA Gal l e r yArs t s , Gr e yMc Ge a rMode r n, S a nt aMoni c a , CA T ot heP oi n tofAb s t r acon, Gr e yMc Ge a rMode r n, S a nt aMoni c a , CA T hi r dAnni v e r s ar yE x hi bion, Gr e yMc Ge a rMode r n, S a nt aMoni c a , CA E ar t h, F i r e , Ai randWat e r , Gr e yMc Ge a rMode r n, S a nt aMoni c a , CA P ar adi s eL os t : Ab s t r aconA e rMode r ni s m, Gr e yMc Ge a rMode r n, S a nt aMoni c a , CA Re v ol v e r , Gr e yMc Ge a rMode r nGa l l e r y , S a nt aMoni c a , CA S ur f ac i ng: Ne wAb s t r ac tWor k s , Ga i l Ha r v e yGa l l e r y , S a nt aMoni c a , CA L . A. Cur r e n t : T heF e mal eP e r s pe cv e , UCL AAr ma ndHa mme rMus e umofAr ta ndCul t ur a l Ce nt e r , L osAng e l e s , CA Pr i mar i l yS mal l Wor k s , Huns a k e r / S c hl e s i ng e rGa l l e r y , S a nt aMoni c a , CA T ak e2 , L AX' 9 4 , F i s he rGa l l e r y , Uni v e r s i t yofS out he r nCa l i f or ni a , L osAng e l e s , CA KARE S ANS UI : Ar tofP e ac e f ul Con t e mpl a on, Ri v e r s i deAr tMus e um, CA T heE l e gan t , t heI r r e v e r e n t , andt heOb s e s s i v e : Dr awi ngi nS out he r nCal i f or ni a, Dor ot h yGol de e n Ga l l e r y , S a nt aMoni c a , CA T heE l e gan t , t heI r r e v e r e n t , andt heOb s e s s i v e : Dr awi ngi nS out he r nCal i f or ni a, Ca l i f or ni aS t a t e Uni v e r s i t ya tF ul l e r t on, CA Br e ak i ngBar r i e r s , S a nt aMoni c aMus e umofAr t , S a nt aMoni c a , CA Bl ac kandWhi t e , Ri v e r s i deAr tMus e um, Ri v e r s i de , CA OnP ape r , S pa c eGa l l e r y , L osAng e l e s , CA AnOpe ni ngandaCl os i ng, Ar t s pa c eGa l l e r y , L osAng e l e s , CA Monot y pe s , L onePi neGa l l e r y , I r v i ne , CA L e wAl l e nBut l e rGa l l e r y , S a nt aF e , Ne wMe x i c o T heAr tofF uncon, S pa c eGa l l e r y , L osAng e l e s , CA Nor t hRe gi onAr tS ampl e r , L osAng e l e sCount yCe nt e rGa l l e r y , S y l ma r , CA Ars t sOne / Ar ti nt heVal l e y , L . A. Va l l e yCol l e g e , Va nNuy s , CA Wat e rI mage s , L osAng e l e sMuni c i pa l Ar tGa l l e r y , Hol l y wood, CA Aguar e l l e s , S a nt aAnaCol l e g eAr tGa l l e r y , S a nt aAna , CA S e l e consf r omt heS e c ur i t yP ac i ficCol l e con, L . A. Muni c i pa l Ar tGa l l e r y , Hol l y wood, CA Cal i f or ni aS ui t e , L . A. Count yMus e umofAr t , Re nt a l Ga l l e r y , L . A. CA L ands c ape' 7 5 , T r i a dGa l l e r y , Nor t hHol l y wood, CA Wi c hi t aS t a t eUni v e r s i t yAr tGa l l e r y , Wi c hi t a , K a ns a s I n v i t a onal E x hi bion, At e ne o , L aL a g una , T e ne r fie , S pa i n

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