Lis J. Schwitters - Photographic Artist & Printmaker
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EDUCATION
1985 BA Photocommunications, California State University at Fullerton

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Green Art People "eARTh wave (In Earth, there’s ART)" A Public Art Installation, Ventura, CA
2011 Community Memorial Hospital "The Care Spectrum; Team, Dedicated, Compassion, Achievement" A Public Art Installation, Ventura, CA
2003 Harbor Village Gallery The Fermented Fruit Ventura, California
2009 Stoneworks Gallery StonedWerks - Psychedelic Views Ventura, California
2008 Museum of Ventura County (Three-Person Exhibit) Traditional Methods in Contemporary Photography Ventura, CA
2007 Buenaventura Gallery Geometric Abstractions Ventura, California
2005 Harbor Village Gallery Folktales from the Absurd Ventura, California
2003 La-fia House The “I'm not...” Series the Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, California
2003 Little Gallery Infinite Journeys Utah State University, Logan, Utah
2002 Buenaventura Gallery Circular Visions of Ventura Ventura, California
2001 Georgia O’Keeffe Gallery Eternal Impressions SCIAC, California State University, Channel Islands, California

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum & Santa Paula Art Museum 2nd through 8th Annual Art About Agriculture Santa Paula, CA
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts The Natural World Ojai, California

2014
Minan Gallery Omnis International Los Angeles, California
Santa Paula Art Museum From Wet Plate to Pixel: Three Centuries of Photographic Processes Santa Paula, California
Los Angeles Print Space Gallery, Design Lab @ the Pacific Design Center Give & Take Los Angeles, California
Artist Union Gallery The Art of the Book 5 Ventura, California

2013
Ojai Center for the Arts Small is the new BIG Ojai, California
Gallery 181, College of Design, Iowa State University Temptation Ames, Iowa
MacKenzie Art Gallery ATCs in Regina 10th Anniversary Regina, Canada
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts Functional and Dysfunctional Teapot Show Ojai, California

2012
Santa Paula Art Museum De Colores Santa Paula, California
Museum of Ventura County Expanding the Collection: Gifts form the Collectors Council Ventura, California
Los Angeles City Hall Bridge Gallery Colors, Colors! Los Angeles, California
Harbor Village Gallery 2005 through 2012 Ventura, California
Buenaventura Gallery 2000 through 2012 Ventura, California
San Buenaventura Artists’ Union Gallery 2001 through 2012 Ventura, California

2011
CCAA Museum of Art Fall Juried 2011 Show Rancho Cucamonga, California
  Juror: Daniel Foster, Executive Director of the Riverside Art Museum

2010
Armory Center for the Arts International Mail Art Exhibition in Memory of Judith A. Hoffberg Pasadena, California
High Studio Gallery Pure Vibrant Colors Moorpark, California
Vita Art Center & Bell Arts Factory MARCH Ventura, California

2009
Ojai Valley Museum Ojai Celebrates Art II Ojai, California
California Automobile Museum Artomotive Sacramento, California
Ojai Art Center Visions of Change Ojai, California
California Museum of Photography EXTREME PLACES New Visions in Landscape Riverside, California - DVD CATALOG
A Shenere Velt Gallery R U Evolved? Artists Reflect on Darwin @ 200 Los Angeles, California

2008
Ojai Valley Museum Ojai Celebrates Art Ojai, California
The Center Museum Contemporary Ruin California Center For The Arts, Escondido, California
California Museum of Photography Eclectic People Riverside, California - DVD CATALOG
Museum of Ventura County Art for the New Millennium: Museum Acquisitions Since 2000 Ventura, CA - CATALOG

2007
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 21st International Juried Show Summit, New Jersey
Brand Library Art Galleries Photo-Chimera: Ten California Photographers Glendale, California
Curator: Gloria Williams Sander, Curator, Norton-Simon Museum
Williamsburg Art and Historical Center Sun Pictures to Mega Pixels Brooklyn, New York - CD-ROM CATALOG

2006
The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery PERSPECTIVES Los Angeles (the Los Feliz area), California
Palm Springs Art Museum Artists Council 37th Annual National Juried Exhibition Palm Springs, California
City of Brea Gallery Made in California Brea, California
Kathrin Cawein Gallery Health and Well-Being Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
The Laboratorium - Visual Studies Workshop Past is Present Rochester, New York - CATALOG
 Juror: Heather F. Wetzel, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photographs, George Eastman House
Brand Library Art Galleries Brand 34 - Works on Paper - CONFLICT Glendale, California - CATALOG

2005
San Diego Art Institute, Museum of the Living Artist 48th Annual International Exhibition San Diego, California
Kellogg University Art Gallery Ink and Clay 31 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA - PDF CATALOG

2004
Lancaster Museum of Art Print National 2004 Exhibition Lancaster, Pennsylvania - CATALOG
City of Brea Gallery Land of the Free: Americana Brea, California
Soho Photo Gallery Alternative Processes Exhibition New York City, New York
 Juror: John Stevenson of the John Stevenson Gallery, Chelsea, New York
Hammond Hall Art Gallery 25th Annual MiniWorks on Paper Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
Don O’Melveny Gallery IN AMERICA NOW West Hollywood, California
 Juror: Peter Frank, Art Critic, LA WEEKLY
Millard Sheets Gallery Envisioning the Future Pomona, California
 Facilitated by Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman, Artists

2003
23rd Mini Print International Wingfield, England; Bages, France, & Cadaques, Spain - CATALOG
Carnegie Art Museum A Classic Competition Oxnard, California
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences Photography and Digital Images Loveladies, New Jersey
Printmaking Council of New Jersey Backroads & Boulevards International Juried Exhibition Somerville, New Jersey
Ventura County Museum of History & Art POWERFUL BEAUTY: Portraits of Ventura County Women Ventura, California
Cloyde Snook Gallery ON/OF PAPER Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado
Design Studies Gallery Faces of Woman New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico

2002
Center for Photographic Art 12th Annual International Center Awards Carmel, California
 Juror: Weston Naef, Curator of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
San Bernardino County Museum 37th Annual Open National Exhibition Redlands, California
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art Ecstasy: Mind, Body, Spirit Santa Ana, California
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum FORUMulations Santa Barbara, California
LA Artcore Brewery Annex WALLWORKS - 19th Annual Juried Competition Los Angeles, California
  Juror: George Herms, Artist, Poet, Educator

2001
Track 16 Gallery Here is New York / L.A. Responds Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California
Gallery 825 Southern California Open Show Los Angeles, California
  Juror: Christopher Miles, Art Critic- ARTFORUM
Palm Springs Desert Museum Artists Council 32nd Annual National Juried Exhibition Palm Springs, California
  Juror: Ann Philbin, Director, UCLA Hammer Museum

SELECTED COMISSIONS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS
2014 Tenth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, Ventura, California
2013 Ninth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, Ventura, California
2012 Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, Ventura, California
2011 Seventh Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, Ventura, California
2011BAA Bi-Monthly Members’ Exhibits - Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, California - MERIT AWARD
2010 Sixth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, Ventura, California
2009 Fifth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, Ventura, California
2008 Fourth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, Ventura, California
2007 Third Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, Ventura, California
2006 Second Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, Ventura, California
   37th National Juried Exhibition - Palm Springs Art Museum - DALER-ROWNEY AWARD
2004 Festival Violins Project - Ventura Chamber Music Festival Association, Inc., Ventura, California
2002Artist Fellowship - Supported by the Community Services Department, Cultural Affairs Division, City of San
Buenaventura, California
2001Camera Obscura (Temporary Installation) - City of San Buenaventura, City Hall Third Floor Gallery, Ventura, California
   32nd Adah Callahan Juried Art Show - Ventura, California - FIRST PLACE & HONORABLE MENTION
2000BAA Bi-Monthly Members’ Exhibits - Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, California - MERIT AWARD
   Art 2000: New Photography Exhibition - Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, California - HONORABLE MENTION

SELECTED PUBLISHED WORKS
2001 through 2006 ArtLife - ArtLife is an Artists’ Magazine in the permanent collection of; Yale, Harvard & New York Public Libraries, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
The Getty Trust, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Museum of Ventura County. www.artlife.com

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ventura Breeze: Mayor’s Arts Awards held at the Museum of Ventura County Ventura Breeze Nov. 11 – Nov. 24, 2015, p23, illus.
Jay, Chris: Fall Into the G.A.P. Ventura County Reporter March 5, 2015, p16, illus.
Pardo, Claudia: From Wet Plate to Pixel in Santa Paula Ventura County Reporter, August 14, 2014, p.14, illus.
eARTh wave (In Earth, there’s ART) Public Art Installation and Artist Trading Card Fundraiser Ventura County Star, April 2, 2013, illus.
Tracy Hudak: Considering Art About Agriculture KCET - ARTBOUND, March 15, 2013, illus.
Staff: "The Fermented Fruit" at the Harbor Village Gallery Ventura Breeze, April 4, 2011, p.10, illus. PDF
Lee, Jeannie R.: CONTINUING & RECOMMENDED “International Mail Art Exhibition” ArtScene, Sept. 2010, p22, illus.
Godoy, Carlo: 2009 Mayor's Arts Awards Ventana Monthly, February 2010, p.8 illus. - PDF
Johnson, Brett: Photographers champion the magic and unpredictability of old-school techniques
Ventura County Star, June 12, 2008, Time Out Cover Story, illus. - PDF
Schoenkopf, Rebecca: I Want To Be Americano OC WEEKLY, July 2 - 8, 2004, p 38, illus.
Woodard, Josef: Spinning off Everyday Objects Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2002, Calendar Weekend - PDF
Villanova, Courtney: "Something blue under the sun" Ventura County Reporter, August 23, 2001, p24, illus. - PDF
D'Amore, Nicole: Store displays Unusual Prints Ventura County Star, August 9, 2001, p B3, illus. - PDF
Saavedra, Tony: Photo Buff Lis Schwitters Develops Professional Skill Daily Star-Progress July 7, 1981,p A1, illus. - PDF

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Brand Library Associates Permanent Art Collection, Glendale, California
Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives, Brooklyn, New York (ArtLife - 14 issues)
California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California (Work#2)
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California (Promised Gift)
City of Ventura City of Ventura - Mayor's Office , Ventura, California
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) Library Catalog, Los Angeles, California (ArtLife - 14 issues)
Harvard University Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts (ArtLife - 14 issues)
Judith A. Hoffberg Archive, University of California, Santa Barbara, California (Work#2, Work #3)
Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Balch Art Research Library, Los Angeles, California (ArtLife - 14 issues)
Iowa State University, College of Design, Ames, Iowa
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Libraries and Archives, Boston, Massachusetts (ArtLife - 14 issues)
The Museum of Modern Art - Library, New York, New York (ArtLife - 14 issues)
Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, California - (Work #2) and (ArtLife - 14 issues)
Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum, Ventura, California
New York Public Library, New York, New York (ArtLife - 14 issues)
Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, California
Santa Paula Art Museum , Santa Paula, California
Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut (ArtLife - 14 issues)


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Document Revised: November 2015

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