The Art of Healing

Artists of the Southern California Art Therapy Association

WhenMonday, August 25, 2014 – Thursday, January 15, 2015
LocationBiola University Library, Main Level

A juried exhibition of artwork by art therapists of the Southern California Art Therapy Association (SoCalATA)

August 27, 2014 – January 16, 2015
Biola University Library
OPENING RECEPTION: September 10th, 6-8pm

Jurors: Nery Gabriel Lemus and Jeff Rau

Nery Gabriel Lemus is a Los Angeles based artist whose work grapples with societal problems that can lead to the failure of families undefined such as poverty, abuse and neglect. His artwork is informed by more than 14 years of social work with underprivileged children and survivors of domestic violence. Lemus received his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts (2009). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums including The Bindery Projects, Minneapolis; the El Paso Museum, El Paso; California African-American Museum; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Lemus has received a COLA Fellowship Grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellowship Award. He is represented by Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.

Jeff Rau is the interim University Curator at Biola University and a founding member of the Sixpack Projects curator collective. Rau received his MFA in Photography and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from California State University Fullerton (2010). Rau has been teaching photography and digital media at Biola University since 2008 and as an independent curator has organized exhibitions with many Southern California institutions since 2010.


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