dirt floor studio  featuring the work of James Orlando

JAMES ORLANDO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013Pretty on the inside, Succulence, San Francisco, CA
2011If I were a group show, Dirt Floor Studio, Vallejo, CA
2007Our Dreams Will Take Us Home, 301 Bocana Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006My first love was a painting, 301 Bocana Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006Land-Window-Scape, Mneme Gallery, Vallejo, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014Blast, Artiszen Cultural Art Center, Vallejo, CA
2014Achromats: The Art of Black and White, Dorothy Herger Gallery, Solano College, Fairfield, CA
2013Vallejo Open Studios Exhibition, Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo, CA
2012Vallejo Open Studios Exhibition, Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo, CA
2011Under the Influence, dfs-project space, San Francisco, CA
2011Open Studio Exhibition, McCree-Goudeau Gallery, Vallejo, CA
2007Don’t be Absurd, The Helm Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2007Dia de los Muertos, Nimbus Arts, St. Helena, CA
2007El Salvador Art Auction, Galleria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
2006Seasons Song, Evolving Art Gallery, Vallejo, CA
2006Where we are and where we have been, Back Room Gallery – Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
2005Forest for the Trees, Counter-pulse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005Paper Awesome, Pig-man Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005Group of Five,  Mneme Gallery, Vallejo, CA
2004Un-tethered, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2004In the Street, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004Supernatural, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2004Birthday Celebration, Needles and Pens, San Francisco, CA
2004Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
2004Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2004Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
2004Friends of the Academy & Visual AID Auction, San Francisco, CA
2004Art on and from the Street, Benefit for Hospitality House, San Francisco, CA
2003Benefit for Hospitality House, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003Art Sale and Auction, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

CURATED PROJECTS

2008Patterns, Brown Street Gallery, Napa, CA
2008Pushing Paint, Brown Street Gallery, Napa, CA
2007Joining Voices: a collaboration project”, Brown Street Gallery, Napa, CA
2007Interpretation, Brown Street Gallery, Napa, CA
2006Mark Making, Brown Street Gallery, Napa, CA
2006Mystical Landscape”, Brown Street Gallery, Napa, CA
1989Art and the Forbidden, Bay Area Censored Art, Student Union Art Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
1988Art Addressing AIDS, Student Union Art Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

CATALOGUES

2012Ten Years from NOW, Shutterfly.com, Vallejo Charter School, Vallejo, CA
2007Our Dreams will take us home, Shutterfly.com, 301 Bocana Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Introduction by Teresa O’Connor
2006My First Love was a painting, Shutterfly.com, 301 Bocana Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Introduction by Teresa O’Connor

TEACHING & RELATED EXPERIENCE

2011-presentArt Instructor, Specialist, Vallejo Charter School, grades 4-8th. Vallejo, CA
2009-presentArt Instructor, Summer Art Camp, Vallejo Foundation for the Arts. Vallejo, CA
2003-2008Art Consultant, Napa Valley Support Services- Brown Street Gallery, Napa, CA
1989-1991Art Consultant, Graham and James Law Firm, San Francisco, CA
1989-1991Installation Technician, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
1986-1991Gallery Manager, Student Union Gallery, San Francisco State University. San Francisco, CA

BIOGRAPHY, REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

2011Banes Lanz Christian, “Volunteers rescue and distribute fruit from Vallejo Trees”, Time-Herald, October 2, 2011.
2008Lo, Dakota, “’Somos Sensibles’ – inside an evening of insight with artists”, Napa Valley Register, May 21, 2008
2008Hufstader, Louisa, “No Off-Season for the Arts”, NorthBay Biz, February 2008, p. 65.
2007Brown, J.M. “Vallejo man interprets art, psychology, life,” Times-Herald, August 27, 2007, p. A1.
2007The California Report, “A New Gallery In Napa”, National Public Radio, March 16th, 2007
2006Gallery Crawl, “Adobe bookshop show”, KQED Arts, December 2006
2005Hill, David. “Inhabiting Spaces,” Listen & Be Heard,  May 11, 2005, p. 4.
2003Ganahi, Jane, “Camping out for art’s sake – getting wet, sleeping on concrete are nothing for
 hard-core collectors” San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, November 19, 2003, p. D8.
1989Lilly, Bobby, “Inside the Forbidden Zone!”, Spectator Spotlight, April, 1989

COLLECTIONS

Catherine Clark, San Francisco, CA
Dan Carlson, San Francisco, CA
Lori Castellano & Roger Fisher, Palo Alto, CA
Bruno Mauro, San Francisco, CA
Megan McCready, Chicago, IL
Torry Castellano, Los Angeles, CA
Gianna Frazee, Marin, CA
The O’Connor Family, San Francisco, CA
Dr. John Shefelbine, Sacramento, CA
The Shefelbine Sister, California, Germany, Texas
Susan Thompson & Brian McDougal, Berkeley, CA
David & Leanne Hill, Hong Kong
Katy Miessner & Jeff Kingman, Vallejo, CA
Kristina Cohen, Berkeley, CA
Becky Smith, Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

1997San Francisco State University, M.S. in Counseling
1989San Francisco State University, B.A. in Fine Arts