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Roni Feldman
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Advisor
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2008 Claremont Graduate University, M.F.A.: Painting
2002 College of Creative Studies at U.C.-Santa Barbara, B.A.: Painting, Minor: Art History


Roni Feldman creates paintings that encourage exploration. Through his choices of colors, iridescent materials, and obscured imagery, he prompts viewers to move about, look closely, and engage with contemplative discovery.

His work has been featured extensively in many solo and group shows both in the U.S. and abroad. Exhibitions include the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, SLATE Art in Oakland, CA; AMcE in Seattle, WA; Sloan Fine Art, New York; Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills; Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney, Australia, and has exhibited at the Istanbul, Yokahama, and Mexicali Biennials. His work is in the permanent collections of the Guangzhou City Art Museum in China, the Long Beach Museum of Art in California, as well as numerous private collections. He has been awarded multiple prizes including the Durfee ARC Grant and a Faculty Development Grant to conduct research and produce an exhibition in Rome. He co-founded the art collective, Durden & Ray, in 2009. The group has gone on to organize hundreds of exhibitions in both LA and around the world.

Feldman lives and works in Oakland, CA. He is a professor at Otis College of Art & Design where he teaches courses in color theory, painting, drawing, and design. He loves hiking in the California hills, cooking, traveling, and writing.

  • 2021 Otis College Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2018 Otis College Faculty Development Grant
  • 2011 CCI ARC Grant (formerly the Durfee Grant)
Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions

  • 2023 re:Power, Altán Klamovka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic 
              Stasis, AMcE, Seattle, WA
              A Passing Storm, SLATE, Oakland, CA (solo)
              Art Market SF, SLATE, San Francisco

  • 2022  Summer Show, SLATE, Oakland, CA
               SUPERMARKET, Stockholm, Sweden
               Tieze, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2020 Personal Contacts #5, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles
              Return to Aus, Galerie Pompom, Sydney, Australia
              Spring Break, Los Angeles, CA
              QiPo, Mexico City, Mexico

             We Are Here/ Here We Are, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
             Suturo, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2019 Escapism from LA, SOIL, Seattle, WA
              Drawings, Kalashnikov Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
              SUPERMARKET, Stockholm, Sweden
              CO/LAB IV, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
              Transiting 2, Joseph Glass Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 
              Arcadia: Visions and Prophecies, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA 
              Regime of Images, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2018 Los Angeles is, Once Again, Temple University Gallery, Rome, Italy, curated by Camilla Boemio
              In the Stillness Between Two Waves, Paros Art Center, Paros, Greece
              ASIA/LA ← → LA/ASIA, ARA Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
              Dragnet 832, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
              Other Places Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
              Odd Convergences: Steps/Missteps, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
              Kan, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA 
  • 2017 The Collectivists, Hilbert Raum, Berlin, Germany
              The Sense of Things, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
              Upsurge, University of Salford, Manchester, Manchester, U.K
              The Collectivists, Brand Library, Los Angeles, CA
              Far Bizarre, Cerritos College, Los Angeles, CA
              LA Invasion, Fine Arts Exhibition Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
              Beset on All Sides, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA 
  • 2016 Roni Feldman, Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
              In Remembrance of Elie Wiesel, BLAM, Los Angeles, CA
              MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
              Slippery Stories, Strange Neighbours, Melbourne, Australia
             Slippery Stories, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
             Alone Again Or, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
             Fabrik Expo, ATRA, Los Angeles, CA 
  • 2015 Miami Projects, Durden and Ray, Miami, FL
              From the Barricades, Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin, Germany
              Evolution, Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney, Australia
              LA in CV 2, Coachella Valley Art Center, Coachella, CA
              Soul, Sequins, and Gold,  BLDG, Covington, KY
              Soul, Sequins, and Gold, Northern Kentucky University Gallery, Highland Heights, KY
              Icon, Duplex Gallery, Portland, OR
              Dragnet, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Los Angeles, CA 
  • 2014 An American Water Margin, University City Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China, curated by Artra Curatorial and Sijia Chen
              Yokohama Trieniale, i:23, Yokohama, Japan
               Mas Attack VIII, Santa Monica Studios, Los Angeles, CA, curated by ARTRA
              Project LALO, Project/Number, London, U.K., curated by Grant Vetter
              Welcome to LA/ Please Come Again, LAX Airport, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Milo+McLean
              The Status of Portraiture, Autonomie Projects, Los Angeles, CA 
              The Beautiful, California Lutheran University Rolland Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA
              Portraits of the Fallen, Nixon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
              Portraits of the Fallen, USC Roski Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
              Some New Great Things, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013 Homing Pigeon, Gallery Lara, Tokyo, Japan
              Roni Feldman, Albemarle Gallery, London, U.K. (solo)
              Marginal Revolutions, Official Satellite Exhibition to Istanbul Biennial, Kuad Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, curated by Gul Cagin and Max Presneill
              Mexicali Biennial, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
              Art of Fusion, Miami, CA, curated by Wil Phearson
              Highway 61 Revisited, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
              MAS Attack, Mutual Appreciation Society, ARTRA, Los Angeles, CA
              London Art Fair, Albemarle Gallery, London, U.K.
              Séance, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Mario Vasquez
              Overload, Garaboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
              10th Anniversary Exhibition, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA 
  • 2012 Roni Feldman, Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
             In the Dark, Durden and Ray @ 12th Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
             The Gang’s All Here, Central Utah Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, curated by Max Presneil
              Durden and Ray: Year II, Autonomie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
              CO/LAB II, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA 
             Portrait of Antarctica, Autonomie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             Oasis, Shangrila, Joshua Tree, CA
             Material Manifestations, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Hoojung Lee
             Beyond Nowness, McNish Gallery at Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA, curated by Gul Cagin
             The New Cool School, White Box Contemporary, San Diego, curated by Chris Trueman
  • 2011 XOXO, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
              Shadowlighter, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (solo)
              Trio, Wilson Street Gallery (now Janet Clayton Gallery), Sydney, Australia (solo)
              Black, Negro, Schwartz, Consorcio, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
              Platform LA Fair/ CO/LAB, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA 
              Platform LA Fair/ CO/LAB, Monte Vista projects, Los Angeles, CA
              Pacific Standard Time: Black is the Color of True, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Jay Lizo
              Keeping an Eye on Surveillance, Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, curated by Hanna Regev    
              Costra Nostra, Gallery Rheeway, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Grant Vetter
              Re:Present, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
              Plus 1, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
              Film: Shorts, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Kiel Johnson
              The 6th International Inviting Exhibition, Namseoul University Art Center Gallery IANG, Seoul, Korea 
             Polemically Small, Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith and Max Presneill 
             Portraits of the Fallen, Paley Media Center and Museum, Beverly Hills, CA
             New Moon, Shangri-La, Joshua Tree, CA, curated by Michelle Chong and Andrew Dunlap
             Tel-Art-Phone, Beacon Art Building, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Mat Gleason
             Red, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
             Year One, Commonspace, Los Angeles, CA
             Year One, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 Eclipse, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
              Black Flash, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
              Polemically Small, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, UK, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith
              L_ove A_lways, Gallery Lara, Tokyo, Japan
              L_ove A_lways, Gallery Eitoeiko, Tokyo, Japan
              Nice to Meet You, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
               Aqua, Toomey- Tourell Fine Art, Miami, FL
               Inaugural Exhibition, Kaycee Olsen Gallery, Culver City, CA
              Optimistic American Dischords, Werkstatt Gallery, Berlin, Germany, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith
              Spring Fling, L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA
              Trade Show, Zirrat Bankasi Gallery, Ankara, Turkey (catalog)
              Cacophonic, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
              Cacophonic, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ
              New Paintings, Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia (catalog)
              Art San Diego, Durden & Ray, San Diego, CA
              Durden & Ray Presents, Phantom Galleries, Long Beach, CA
  • 2009 Here and Now, ARTRA, Los Angeles, CA (solo, catalog)
              Collective Dissolve III, Wilson Street Gallery (now Janet Clayton Gallery), Sydney, Australia (solo)
              Zoom, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (catalog)
              Nel Vostro Spazio/ In Your Space, Giacomo Projects, Venice, Italy
              Trade Show, Isfa University Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (catalog)
              Over/Flow, Cerritos College Gallery, Cerritos, CA
              Fourth of July Show, Jancar/McCorckle Projects, Los Angeles, CA
             Wide Angle III, Cal State Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
              Discovered/ Undiscovered, Smog Shoppe, Culver City, CA (catalog)
              Supersonic, Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
              The 210 Show, Project 210, Pasadena, CA
  • 2008 Collective Dissolve II, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA (solo, catalog)
              Collective Dissolve, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
               Ten, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
              Overhung, Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA
              Don't Be Shy, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA
              Black and White, Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia
              New Paintings, Canvas Gallery, Seattle, WA
              Us vs. Them, See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
              Portable A3, Front Magazine and Artists Helping Artists, Antwerp, Belgium
             Political Disco, Santee Project Space, Los Angeles, CA
             The Benefit Exhibition, Duncan Miller Gallery, Culver City, CA
  • 2007 Flow Fair, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, Miami, FL
              Portable A3, Front Magazine and Artists Helping Artists, Portland, OR
              Velocity, Claremont Art Museum, Claremont, CA
              The Fourth Leg, East Gallery, Claremont, CA
              The Media, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
              Art Chicago, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, Chicago, IL
              Things that are in the News or Should Be, Second City Gallery, Long Beach, CA
              Figurations, Claremont City Hall, Claremont, CA
              Red Dot, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, New York, NY
  • 2006 The Space of Heaven, Stanford University Art Spaces, Stanford, CA (solo)
               Flow Fair, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art
  • 2005 From LA to SF, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA (solo)
  • 2004 Big, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
              Lumen, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
             The Clockwatchers, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
              Scope Arts, Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
              Women Union Gallery, Cal State Sacramento University
  • 2003 What You See Is What You Get, Temple Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2002 The Girls of Isla Vista, Sullivan-Goss Fine Art, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
              Angel Show, Reynolds Gallery, Montecito, CA

Books and Catalogs

  • 2016 Duplex Gallery: 2015 Exhibition Catalog, Duplex Gallery
  • 2015 Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists, Alix Sloan
  • 2012 Roni Feldman: Changing Narrative, Edward Lucie-Smith, ibook monograph
  • 2011 Trio, Wilson Street Gallery
  • 2010 Trade Show, Zirrat Bankasi Gallery
  • 2009 Zoom, Catalog, Torrance Art Museum
             ARTRA, Catalog, Torrance Art Museum and RAID Projects
             Wide Angle III, Catalog, Long Beach Art Museum
             Collective Dissolve, Wilson Street Gallery

Selected Reviews and Articles 

  • 2021 Shout Out to Roni Feldman, Voyagaes LA, Alex Wilson
  • 2020 Review: Miss Seeing Art? 100 Artists Come to the Rescue…, LA Times, Christopher Knight, May 22
              Essential Arts, LA Times, Carolina Miranda, May 16
  • 2019 Escapism from LA, Seattle Times, Brendan Kiley, Jan 18
  • 2018 Eye on Art: LBMax Feature’s Long Beach Museum’s Permanent Collection, The Grunion, Nancy Berkoff, Dec 8
  • 2017 Beset on All Sides, Artillery, June        
              Round Won, Artillery Magazine, February
              Round Won, Fabrik Magazine, February
              The Collectivists, Diversions LA, February
  • 2016 Slippery Stories, Art and Cake, Genie Davis, November 17
  • 2014 Roni Feldman: Visual Explorer, Beautiful Decay, Russ Crest, January 21
              Exchange Rates, BK Magazine, Nicole Disser, October 28
  • 2013 Mexicali Biennial, LA Times, Christopher Knight, January 28
  • 2012 Roni Feldman at Garboushian Gallery, Ramona Magazine, Conde Samos, March 23
  • 2011 Shadowlighter,, Bill Bush
              In The Dark, Ramona Magazine, Conde Samos
  • 2010 Black Flash, Art Ltd., Constance Mallinson