RAUL PAULINO BALTAZAR/ PROFESSIONAL RESUME/ CV

1972   BORN   Los Angeles, California

2013   MFA   Otis College of Art and Design, Public Practice

2009   BFA    Otis College of Art and Design, Sculpture and New Genres

 

PERFORMANCE*selected

2015  HOUSE, DEER, RABBIT, COYOTE, performance, Selecto, Planta Baja, LA CA

2014   FRESNO X-MAS PARADE, performance, X-mas Parade, Fresno, CA

2014   LAND O’ LAKES intervention, MOCA, LA, CA

2013 OBSIDIAN STONE intervention, Baldwin Hills Look Out, Culver City, CA                                              

2012   BREAD AND CIRCUSES performance, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA  

2011   THE MYTH OF SISYPHUSS performance, Pacific Standard Time, West of Rome, Trespass Parade, LA       

2011   CASINO ROYALE performance, Pacific Standard Time, West of Rome, Trespass Parade VIP Party, LA   

2011   Year of the Wabbit, intervention, Tochtli7 (the Aztec bunny) intervenes into Chinese Year of the Rabbit

          Parade, video created Year of the Wabbit, (1:53), selected by FREEWAYS and displayed on every bus in

          LA for a day in Los Angeles County, CA                                                                                                   

2011   THE BUNNY BAR performance, Ciclavia, Los Angeles CA                                                                      

2010   ES BLISS intervention, Pershing Square, Los Angeles, CA                                                                      

2012   CONEJO (RABBIT) vs. THE HARE intervention, Los Angeles City Marathon, Los Angeles, CA                

2009  MY BODY, MY BLOOD, A WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS performance, Sal, Tierra y Libertad, Colima,

          Mexico

 

MURALS*selected

 

2015   "THE POWER IN 'WE' TRANSCENDS ALL" Theatre of Hearts/ Youth First, Los Padrinos juvenile hall,

           LA County Office of Education County of Los Angels Probation Department

           Artist Mentors: Raul BaltazarMichael Massenbyrg, Christopher Wilkinson, youth artists

2013   CERRITOS MURAL PROJECT   Los Coyotes Mural, 12’x 24’ acrylic on canvas, Cerritos Park,

           Cerritos CA

2010   CENTRAL AMERICAN IMMIGRANT STORIES   8 mural banners installed on trees,

           banner: 4’x 8’ acrylic on canvas, MacArthur Park,  Los Angeles, CA                                                  

2009   THE JOHNNIE L. COCHRAN JR. MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECT

            Campus Beautification Project: The Good Luck Mural, The Rainbow Bridge and The Hunab-Ku,

            The Five Harmonious Brothers and Sisters Mural, Art Is A Mirror Mural, The Light of Water Mural

            and library renovation, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Middle School, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                                                 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS *selected

 

2015   DISLODGING TIME, Something Else, Off Biennale Cairo, Egypt

2015    SUPER SELECTO  Selecto, Planta Baja, Los Angeles, CA  

            Collaboration with LA and Vienese artistis with simultaneous exhibitions in each city and production

            of catalog.

2013     A MESS AND A PLEASURE, PRACTICING IN PUBLIC, For Your Art, Los Angeles, CA

            MFA graduate exhibition, Public Practice Program, Otis College of Art and Design

2012    WHAT THE MONKEY DOES NO ONE PAYS ATTENTION TO

            Tcb Art Inc. Melbourne, Australia

2012     IF YOU CAN’T FAKE IT, THEN MAKE IT JAUS, Santa Monica, CA

2011      SUR BIENNIAL Rio Hondo College, Los Angeles, CA

2010     SIQUEROS Gene Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2010     BETTER TO DIE ON YOUR FEET Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

2010     CHEWBACCA TO ZAPATA Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010     SAL, TIERRA Y LIBERTAD Galeria Maria Saucedo, Colima, Mexico

2010    A PRAYER FOR JUAREZ Casa 0101 Annex, Los Angeles, CA.                                                    

 

SCULPTURE PROJECTS                                                                                                                                    

 

2009   IT TAKES MORE THAN BALLS performative sculpture, 18th Street Arts Complex, Virginia Avenue Park

           Teen Center, CAP Latino Grant, Santa Monica CA                                                                                 

2005   THE RAINBOW BRIDGE permanent sculptures, acrylic and plaster on styro-foam, 8’x4’x4’ Color My

            World Project, Cultural Affairs Grant, Community Magnet Middle School, Bel Air, CA                          

2000   THE GIFT OF POWER, Medicine Wheel Project permanent wood and ceramic sculptures, 4’x 4’x 6”

            Camp Karl Holton Juvenile Detention Center and Phoenix House Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

            Center, Sylmar CA

 

AWARDS                                                                                                                                                            

2015    City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition  Council member 13th District  Mitch O’Farrel,In

            recognition of tireless dedication to community.

2010    City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition  Councilmember 1st District Ed Reyes, In recognition

             of work as a Lead Artist/ mentor, Central American immigration Stories 

In recognition of tireless dedication to community.                                                                                   

 

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

* Selected teaching positions


Artist Instructor, Theater of Hearts, Los Angeles County Office of Education site

Los Angeles, CA. 2015- Currently


Teaching Drawing/ Painting workshops to “at risk” youth living in foster care, most youth are on probation and are currently full time high school students .

 

Lead Artist Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles, CA. 2013  


Completed permanent 12’ X 24’ mural for Los Angeles County Arts Commission for Cerritos Community Regional Park.  17- day workshop involving 10 youth in Conceptualization, Design, Production and Post-Production phases of mural project.


Assistant Professor, Integrated Learning

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.  2011- 2013


Worked with college students in a class named Comic Book Heroes, in which develops characters, narratives and pitching of a project.  I also assisted in a class named Otis Goes Green.  This class worked with various community non- profits and assisted them in aesthetic makeovers for social media, facilities and events.


Artist Instructor, The William Grant Still Arts Center

Department of Cultural Affairs

Los Angeles, CA.  2010- 2013


Worked with hundreds of community members from kids to seniors, teaching art workshops such as collage, performance art, costuming, model building, drawing, painting, mural painting and sculpture.