BIO

Katina Desmond was raised in rural Topanga Canyon, California, where her art education began at a very young age. Her parents were both professional artists, and daily household activities inevitably warranted greater attention to skillful creation of artistic vision rather than to mundane domestic chores. The natural environment and isolated atmosphere of her home in the Santa Monica Mountains supported the further development of Katina’s formative artistic imagination and sensibility.

While nature remains a constant and profound influence in Desmond’s work, she reveals an inherent affinity for the complex urban environments found in Los Angeles, where she currently resides. Extensive travels throughout Europe and India have also informed her work with a diverse range of cultural iconography and experience.

Katina Desmond's work is included in numerous public, private and international collections. Desmond studied fine art, photography and graphic design at Otis Art Institute and UCLA. She is a founding member of 4260 Black & White Photographers Guild, and an artist member of Los Angeles Art Association and Pasadena Society of Artists.

 

 

AWARDS

2010 Award of Excellence "Open II" PSA A.C.E., Citibank Artspace
- Juror: Ernie Marjoram    

2008 Honorable Mention Award “Alone In Central Park” VIVA Gallery
- Pasadena Society of Artists Jury

2008 Honorable Mention Award “To The Point” PSA 83rd Annual Exhibition - Juror: Walter Askin

 

PUBLICATIONS

Blue, Your Daily Photograph, Duncan Miller Gallery 2015

Out of Element, Your Daily Photograph, Duncan Miller Gallery 2015

Delicate and Bold, Katina Desmond 2015

Daniel Saxon & Channing Chase Art Collection, Daniel Saxon

Mixed Emulsions, Angela Cartwright

Reflections of Nature, Joseph Raffael, Donald Kuspit, Amy Wallach

4260 Black & White Photographers Guild

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Luminescence, Rouge Salon, Oxnard, California
2014 Exposed, Sulkin Secant Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center,
Santa Monica, California
2012 Reflecting Presence, TAH Gallery, South Pasadena, California
2010 Origins + Intersections; Brand Library Art Galleries, California
2008 Painting Light - Beyond the Moment; A Studio Gallery, California
2006 Animism; A Studio Gallery, Studio City, California
2005 Luminous Density; Art Salon, Sherman Oaks, California 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Festoon, An Exploration of Decorative Practice, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California
Juror: Elizabeth East of LA Louver Gallery

2014-2015

Chestnut:  An Exploration of Narrative, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California
Juror: Walter Maciel of Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City, California

Past Present: The Art of the Silver Gelatin Print, Sulkin Secant Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, California

The Non-Objective Moment, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California
Juror: Cynthia Penna, ART 1307

Cultural Excavation, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California
Juror: Elizabeth James, Cherry and Martin

2013    

Pop Über Alles, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California
Juror: Timothy Potts, Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum

Words On Printed Page, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California
Juror: Cheryl Perky, Perky Fine Art

L.A. Art Show,  LAAA | Gallery 825 Booth

2012

Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) The Innovative Art Fair at the Zollverein World Heritage Site, Germany

Pasadena Society of Artists 87th Annual Exhibition; Creative Arts Center, Burbank, California. Juror: Meher McArthur 

2011
Supersense, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California
Juror: Simmy Swinder, Carmichael Gallery

GEM 2011, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California

Topanga Gallery Open; Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, California
Juror: Craig Krull 

2nd Annual PSA Artist's Choice Exhibition,
Citibank Artspace, Los Angeles, California
Juror: Claudia Bonn-Spector

2010

Consuming Passions: 4260 Black & White Photographers Guild;
Towns Burr Gallery, Burbank California 

The Word: Between the Lines, Pasadena Central Library,
Pasadena, California

PSA Artist's Choice Exhibition; Citibank Artspace, Los Angeles, California Juror: Ernie Marjoram

2009

Brand 38: Thirty-Eighth Annual National Juried Exhibition;
Brand Library Art Galleries, California
Juror: Ruth Weisberg

The Art of Giving and Receiving;
AIDS Service Center, Pasadena, California
Juror: Sam Mellon

Pasadena Society of Artists 84th Annual Exhibition;
VIVA Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California 

2008

Pasadena Art Walk, Pasadena, California     

PSA Gifted, VIVA Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California 

People, A Studio Gallery, Studio City, California       

Pasadena Society of Artists 83rd Annual Exhibition;
Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California
Juror: Walter Askin (Honorable Mention Award)

4260 Black & White Photographers Guild 2nd Annual Exhibition;
A Studio Gallery, Studio City, California

2007

27 Photographers, 27 Photos, 1 Night;
Mainstream Gallery, Burbank, California

Lomo-Gate 2008; A Studio Gallery, Studio City, California

Group Diversity, 4260 Black & White Photographers Guild Debut;
A Studio Gallery, Studio City, California

2005    

The Mother Line; Abuelitas, Topanga, California

2003

The Mountain Bohemian; Topanga Historical Society, Topanga, California

Encompass; Daniel Saxon Gallery, West Hollywood, California

 Sensitive Stories; Daniel Saxon Gallery, West Hollywood, California