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Astrid Preston

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2007-08
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Astrid Preston
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Jan 31 2008 - Mar 22 2008
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Feb 9 2008 - Mar 22 2008
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Astrid Preston
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Astrid Preston was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She received a B.A. from UCLA in 1967. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Asia, including solo shows at the Laguna Art Museum, Saginaw Art Museum, Wichita Falls Museum, Ella Sharp Museum and Arts College International. She has had articles and reviews of her work published in the Los Angeles Times, Art in America and ArtForum. Preston received an NEA Fellowship Grant in Painting in 1987. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Orange County Museum of Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, McNay Art Museum, Oakland Museum and Nevada Museum of Art. She lives and works in Santa Monica, California, where she is represented by the Craig Krull Gallery.

Works: 
Solo Exhibitions
2006
Paintings, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004
Dreamscapes, Baxter Chang Patri, San Francisco, CA
Leaves, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003
Paintings, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Being in Place, Wichita Falls Museum & Art Center, Wichita Falls, TX
2002
Landscapes of the Mind, Cando Art Center, Cando, ND; Custer County Art Ctr, Miles City, MT; James Memorial Ctr, Williston, ND
2001
Landscapes of the Mind, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University Gallery, Minot, ND; The Art Center, Jamestown, ND; Dickinson State University Gallery, Dickinson, ND; Bismark State College Gallery, Bismark, ND
Paintings, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA
2000
Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1999
Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, TX
Paintings, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Recent Landscapes, St. Matthews Parish School, Pac. Palisades, CA
In Perspective, Arts College International, San Diego, CA
1998
Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI (2 person)
Landscapes, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI
1997
Gallery Foret Noire, Takamatu City, Kagawa, Japan
Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1994
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1991
New Paintings, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989
New Paintings, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987
Near Paradise, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
New Paintings and Drawings, Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA
Recent Paintings and Drawings, Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1986
Night Paintings, Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA
1985
New Paintings and Drawings, Newspace, Los Angeles
New Paintings and Drawings, Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA
1984
New Paintings and Drawings, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1983
New Paintings and Drawings, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1982
City of Angels, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1981
Landscapes, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1979
Drawings, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1977
Drawings, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1976
Drawings, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1974
Recent Paintings and Drawings, Gallery 707, Los Angeles, CA
Paintings and Watercolors, Pomona Public Library, Pomona, CA


Group Exhibitions

2007
Then + Now, Women Artists of So. Cal, curated by Bruria Finkel, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Echoes: Women Inspired by Nature, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA
2006
Distinctive Artists of Southern California, LAX & Ontario Airports
Art Healing, A. Preston & M. Merz, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Thanks for the Memories, Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005
Trains & Trees, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
Blue, Baxter Chang Patri Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
California Landscapes, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Santa Monica Originals, curated by Bruria Finkel, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
2004
New California Realism, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
Shakespeare As Muse, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
2003
Omnivores, Michaels, Santa Monica, CA
2000
Landscape Not Forgotten, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
1998
Arte actual en Los Angeles, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Madrid, Spain
Enduring Landscape, Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, Tennessee
1997
Arte actual en Los Angeles, Sala de Exposiciones de la Excma, Cuenca, Spain
Real, Is it?, Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
1996
City of Vapor, Tatistcheff/Rogers, Santa Monica, CA
Frequencies of Nature: Part II, Katharine T. Carter & Assoc., St. Leo, FL; Pasco-Hernando Community College, Dade City and New Port Richey, FL; the Melvin Art Gallery, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL; So. Florida Community College, Avon Park, FL
LA Current: The Full Spectrum, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Time Splits Open: 15 Narratives, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
LA Current: The Female Perspective, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Paintings of the New Landscape, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1995
Landscape: The Continuum, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994
Holiday Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Southern California: The Conceptual Landscape, Madison Arts Center, Madison, WI
A Sense of Place, The Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, CA
Greiger.Preston.Wudl, Jerrold Burchman Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1992
The Landscape Revisited: Romantic Visions by Contemporary California Artists, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
1991
Personal Mythologies, Marc Richards Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Edge of Night, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA
The Spiritual Langtscape, Biota Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990
Nightscapes, FHP Hippodrome Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1988
Landscape/Common Ground: A Continuity of Spirit, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Seoul Olympic Memorial, 1988 International Continental Artists Exhibition, Printemps, Korea and Tong Art Museum, Taegu, Korea
The Cultivated Landscape, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
California Landscape Art: Plein Art to Present, Downey Museum of Art, CA
1987
Present Perspectives: 1975-1985, Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA
1986
Southern California Monotypes: The Singular Image, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, CA
Landscapes/Elements, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Landscape/Seascape/Cityscape, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and Page 3 New York Academy of Fine Arts
1985
The Electric Cat, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA
Artists Look at Architecture, Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, CA
A Change of Art, Bank of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1984
American Landscape Painting, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
Significant Others, Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA
Los Angeles and the Palm Tree: Image of a City, ARCO Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles, CA
A Broad Spectrum: Contemporary Los Angeles Painters & Sculptors ‘84, Design Center of Los Angeles, CA
1983
Houses, University Art Gallery, California State University, Hayward, CA
The Los Angeles Postcard Project, Part I, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Attention California Artists, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1982
Permanent Collection, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
The Magic Show, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
Drawings and Painters, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; University of California, San Diego, Mandeville Art Gallery; and the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1981
Locations, California State College, San Bernardino, CA
Elegant Night, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Drawing: Personal Definitions, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
1980
Seven From Los Angeles, Aaron Berman Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Masters, Claremont Graduate Schook, Libra Library, Claremont, CA
Invitational Drawings and Watercolor Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Unstretched Surfaces-Charles Hill, Tom Holland, Astrid Preston, College of the Siskiyous Art Gallery, Shasta, CA
Contemporaries: 17 Artists, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Southern California Drawings, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
1979
Drawings, University Art Gallery, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
Newspace in San Diego, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego,CA
Los Angeles-Toronto Exchange Show, A.C.T., Toronto, Canada
1977
Shades of Gray: A Drawing Survey, Malone Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Drawing: Various Approaches, Fine Arts Gallery, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
A Point of View-Recent Work by Four Los Angeles Artists, The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, CA
24 Southern Calif, Women Artists, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
1976
American Artists ‘76: A Celebration, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
1975
Drawings, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Group Show, Broxton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1974
Annual Juried Show, Palos Verdes Art Museum, Palos Verdes, CA
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