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Irene Vincent

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    Artist's Bio

IRENE VINCENT‘S BIO

Born in Rochester, New York, USA


Education:

B.F.A., Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1977.

Major: Painting, Drawing; Minor: Jewelry.

Laguna Beach School of Art, Laguna Beach, California. 1979 - 1981.

Figure Drawing with Artemio Sepulveda. 1979 - 1983.

Performance Art with Tom Stanton 1982, with Valerie Bechtol 1983.

Studied Mische' Technique with Prof. Philip Rubinov-Jacobson in Europe 2002, 2003, 2004, & 2005.

 

Studied Old Master/Magical Realism with Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffmann 2006

 

I have been teaching painting classes that open up the imagination and tap into spirit and intuition from 2000 to present.  In 2009, I have named them "Painting Your Way To Happiness" and "Channeling Your Soul Through Painting."


Scholarships, Awards, Society Memberships & Activities:

Fine Arts Tuition Merit Scholarship F.I.U., Miami, Florida, 1976.

Excellence in Art Award, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1977.

Scholarship Award, Figure Drawing, Laguna Beach School of Art, CA 1979.

Woman Artists It's Time, Miami, Florida. Membership 1975 - 1977.

Participated in Hanging Shows for Women Artists It's Time.

Student Association for Art, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1976.

Participated in Hanging Student Shows, 1976 and 1977.

C.G. Jung Club of Orange County, CA 1984 to 1987.

Jungian Dream Analysis Study Group, CA 1984 - 1986.

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA (OCCCA) 1985 to 1987.

OCCCA/Director of Exhibitions 1986-1987.

The Inside Edge, CA (New Age breakfast lecture club) 1986.

Honorable Mention - Cash Award for "Catman" sculpture, Irvine Art Center, CA 1988.

Personally met with, studied with and had various yogis stay in my home - Swami Shivananda Radha, Swami Sahajananda, Swami Shantanand, Swami Vishnudevanand, Shri Shri Shri Shivabalayogi, Maharishi Vetarthri, etc. Initiations with the Dalai Lama, 1988 to present In CA.

Member of SAI (Self Awareness Institute) 1989 - 1992.

Studied ancient cultures, visited ancient sites and studied ancient symbolism,
art and spirituality, 1988 to present.

Studied Astrology since 1990, member of AFA (American Federation of Astrologers) 1992 to 1994 and a member of SCAN (Southern CA Astrological Network) 1990 to present.  

I have been a member of "Light Bearers" an Orange County Branch, 2008 to 2011. 

 

My life partner, Ron Figueroa and I started a Meetup Group called CARMA -Center for Awareness, Releasing, Manifesting, and Awakening. "Healing occurs when we combine our energies and open our hearts to the Universe." Orange County, CA 2011 to 2013.

 

Joined  Toastmasters, A Speaking Club

 

Publications:

The MIAMI NEWS - Miami Art Scene, June 12, 1976.

OCCCA "STATE OF THE ART CATALOG" 1985.

THE IRVINE WORLD NEWS - JULY 17, 1986.

ART SCENE CALIFORNIA, Vol. 6, No.5, January 1987.

ART SPEAK - June 16, 1987. New York City.

VIECHTACH DAILY NEWSPAPER Bavaria, Germany: July 2004

 

EYES OF THE SOUL, by Phillip Rubinov Jacoson,

 

VISIONARY ART YEAR BOOK, 2010

 

REVEALING-THE EVOLUTION OF AN ARTIST'S SOUL by Irene Vincent  2012

 

DREAM WHEELS, by Della Burford  2013

 



Book Cover Art:

 
Kali's Odiyya by A Bhairavan published 2000  

 
Medicine of Light by A. Bhairavan published 2007

 

Love Belongs To Those Who Do The Feeling by Judy Grahn published 2008

 

To Save A Dying Planet by Ron Figueroa  published 2011 (Art & Cover Design)

 

Revealing-The Evolution of an Artist's Soul by Irene Vincent

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions:

MIAMI ART CENTER - Miami, Florida, 1975. (Juried).

WOMEN ARTISTS IT'S TIME ANNUAL SHOW - Miami, Florida, 1975.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY STUDENT SHOWS - Miami, Florida, 1974 - 76.

COCONUT GROVE HOUSE GALLERY - Coconut Grove, Florida. 1976 (Juried).

COCONUT GROVE HOUSE GALLERY - Coconut Grove, Florida, 1977

Juried by Marilyn Schmidt, Ph.D. and Arlene Olson, Ph.D.

STANFORD GALLERIES - Baltimore, Maryland, 1981.

SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE, Chula Vista, CA, 1984, Juried by Michael Schnorr.

OCCCA MEMBERSHIP SHOW 1985

SPECTRUM GALLERY, San Diego, CA. 1987.

AMOS ENO GALLERY, New York City, New York, 1987.

IRVINE ART CENTER, CA Juried by Dori Fritzgerld, 1988.

FACT GALLERY, Laguna Beach, CA. Oct. 1994.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Irvine CA. 1994

 

VIECHTACH GALLERY, Vietack, Barvaria, Germany 2004

 

PLEIN AIR ART  SHOW, Giveney, France  July 2006

 

MAGICAL REALISTS SHOW, Cadaque, Spain  August 2006

 

THE SPACE GALLERY, Eureka Springs, AK.  May 2008

 

SANDSTONE GALLERY, Laguna Beach, CA  June 2008

 

by 55 The OC Artist's Co-op, Santa Ana, CA July - Dec. 2008

 

WORLD ART GALLERY, Ladera Ranch, CA, Nov, Dec. 2008

 

BEAUTY AND THE BRUSH GALLERY, Laguna Beach, CA Oct -Dec. 2009

 

FESTIVAL OF GODDESSES, Laguna Beach, CA, April 2011

 

SCHOOL OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL HEALING ARTS AND SCIENCES, Costa Mesa, CA 2011-2012

 

IMPACT HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER, Costa Mesa, CA October 2012

 

TRANSFORMATIONS, Long Beach, CA January 2013-2014

 

KARJA ART SPACE GALLERY, Feb. 2014

 

 


One Person Exhibitions:

IRVINE FINE ARTS CENTER, Irvine, CA, PORTFOLIO GALLERY 1987

ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, CA 1987.

 

30 YEAR RETROSPECT SHOW, Laguna Niguel, CA 2007

 

SCHOOL OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL HEALING ARTS AND SCIENCES, Costa Mesa, CA 2011-2012

 

IMPACT HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER, Costa Mesa, CA October 2012

 

On-Line Galleries:

 

Yessy: See My Newest Art and Gicle'e Limited ED Prints & My Surreal Art Series

 

DeviantART: Political Art, Prints Available

 

Saatchi Gallery  Site is based in London. Artists can post their information and work on the site. It shows contemporary artists and their sites. It gives information on museum shows and has an interactive forum and much more. 2008 to present

 

Visionary Art Gallery:  A Beautiful Art site that shows Visionary Art - Fantastic Art - Surrealism

 

Society for the Art of Imagination 

 

ARTslant   Los Angeles - Online Gallery of Metro Area.

 

Architects of a New Dawn - Their Mission Statement -"A site to inspire, uplift, engage, and transform the global community through music and positive media content. To help bring about a world  where we choose peace over conflict and love over fear.

 

Chelsea International Fine Art Competition - Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, which offers contemporary artists the opportunity to show their original art at one the most acclaimed juried art shows in Chelsea, New York’s art galleries district.

 

Travel Experience:

Visited museums in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France, 1974

Visited museums in New York City and in Athens, Greece, 1975 and 1976

Five day excursions to New York City visiting artists, Museums, and galleries 1974, 1975, and 1976.

Trips to Jamaica 1977, Hawaii 1978, Tahiti 1979, New York City, 1980

From 1977 to now I have lived in California, I often go to MOCA,  LACMA,  The Hammer Art Museum, and The Getty Museum in LA. I visit the The deYoung Museum and The Modern Art in San Francisco. I visit OCCCA in Newport Beach, The Laguna Beach Art Museum., as well as the Pasadena Art Museum.

Trip to Mexico City and the Yucatan peninsula visiting Museums and  Mayan Archeological Sites 1984

Trip to New York City, Rochester, New York and Toronto, Canada, 1984
Trip to Vancouver, Victoria, and British Columbia, Canada, 1985

Trip to Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand and New York City 1986

Trip to visit Mayan Ruins of  Tikal in Guatemala and Belize  1987

Trip to New York City 1987

Trip to Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Nazca Lines- Peru, and La Paz, Bolivia 1988

Trip to Native American Ruins, Southwest, USA 1988

Trip to Vancouver, Victoria, Kootenay Bay and Gulf Islands, Canada 1989

Mexico City, Mexico- Art & Anthropological Museums, Palenque – Mayan Ruins, 1989

Mexico- Oaxaca- Ruins of Monte Alban, Mitla, Yagul, and others, Palenque-Mayan Ruins,
Bonampak- the sister ruins for Palenque, and Mexico City 1990

Southwest Ruins- Canyon de Chelly, Oak Creek Canyon, and Sedona 1990

Southwest Ruins- Acoma Pueblo, Mesa Verde, and Chaco Canyon 1991

11-11 Psychic and Initiate tour to Egypt- (date connected to Mayan Calendar Event) Cairo, Giza, Kerdasa, Temples of Abu Simbel, Philae Temple, Dendera Kom Ombo and Valley of the Kings etc. 1991

Trip to India, New Delhi, Rishikesh, Hardwar, Allahabad, Benares, Bangalore, Kerala, Madurai, 1999

Trip to Santa Fe, N. M. and Sedona , AZ. 1994

Trip to Museums and Ancient sites of England, 1995

Trip to jungles and volcanoes of Costa Rica, 1996

Moved to Jemez Springs, NM 1998

Visited art museums in San Francisco twice in 1998

I went to Astrological Conventions and Art Museums in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Ill. Denver, Colorado; Monterey, CA; Anaheim , CA; etc from 1992-1999

Moved back to Laguna Niguel, CA in 1999.

Trip to ruins and art museums of Oaxaca And Mexico City, Mexico 2001

Trip to Vienna and to Reichenau, Austria to go to art museums and to study the old masters ‘mische’ technique of using egg tempera and oil paints for a visionary artist’s seminar taught by Prof. Philip Rubinov- Jacobson. Stopped in London, England to visit art museums on way home. 2002 and again in 2005.

Trip to Venice, Florence, Sienna & Tuscany Italy to visit art museums and for 2 week Mische' Technique Seminar with Prof. Philip Rubinov-Jacobson in 2003.

Trip to Munich to art museums and to Viechtach, Germany for 2 week Mische' Painting Seminar with Prof. Philip Rubinov Jacobson in 2004.

 
Trip to visit Paris, France to visit art museums.  I  painted with a group of plein air artists in

Giverny, France in Monet's Gardens and in the surrounding villages guided by Cynthia Britain.  Then I went to Spain for a painting seminar with Surrealist and Magical Realist Artists - Robert Venosa and  Martina Hoffman - in Cadaques, Spain -  Home of Salvador Dali. We had a group show. I visited art Museums in the area and in Figueroa & Barcelona.  July-Aug 2006

Trip to visit art museums and galleries in New York City. 2007 
Visit to Eureka Springs, AK to paint old master technique with Philip R. Jacobson and other artists and to show my art in The Space Gallery  2008

NYC, New York to NY Licensing Show and to visit Galleries and Museums. I went to Seattle and then on a Alaskan cruise with my mother and my brother, Ed, to experience the glaciers and get inspired for my cave art series in 2008. 

Explored Seattle, The Art Museums and The San Juan Islands. May 2009

 I drove up the CA, Oregon, and WA. Coastline. I visited the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park. I hiked through Muir Woods and Trees of Mystery and The Oregon caves. I was very inspired by the Oregon Coastline. I went to Victoria , Salt Springs Island,  and Vancouver. I then Took the Rocky Mountain train to Kamloops and to Jasper. I drove with friends from Jasper to Lake Louise, Banff and to Calgary.  Taking five days to hike in the gorges, along water falls , along lakes, and up glaciers. The beauty of  the trip  was awesome, inspiring and electrifying. From the giant redwoods, the vastness of the coastlines, and flowers of Bruchart's gardens, and the magic of the Canadian Rockies I stand in awe of the divine universe and my art shall transform once again. I drove down through Washington and over to Mt. Hood, through Oregon (the scenic route) and then on to Mt. Shasta. July- Aug 2009.  I flew to Rochester, NY to visit family. Visited the  Rochester Memorial Art Gallery. 2009

I flew to Rochester to reunite with my identical twin sisters who had been adopted out at birth. They had just found each other three years earlier and had become close. It was a special bonding and reunion for my whole family. Everyone was loving and my mom who had almost died three months earlier was  filled with joy. June 21, 2010.

September 2010, I drove up the CA coastline from Dana  Point to Point Reyes to meet my nephew Chris and my newly met sisters.

September 2011, I drove up the California coastline, Flew to Rochester, NY

November 2011, I traveled to Salt Springs, Island, Canada. It had been calling to me. I wrote some of my book there.

January 2013, Trip to Ubud, Bali

June 2013, Trip to Vancouver, to Victoria and Salt Springs Island, Canada

November 2013, Trip to Sedona, visited Vortex and Archeology Sites

February 2014, I taught Painting in Penestanen, Ubud, Bali, Participated in Art show in Karja's Art Gallery