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2685 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 | T 310 838 6000

June Edmonds


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Born Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

June Edmonds is a painter, public artist, and teaching artist. She has exhibited widely at venues including the California African American Museum, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the Luckman Fine Art Gallery at CalState Los Angeles, and the Watts Tower Art Center in Los Angeles, CA; the Angels Gate Art Center in San Pedro, CA; Manhattan Beach Art Center in Manhattan Beach, CA; and Kenise Barnes Fine Art Gallery in New York, NY. Edmonds has completed several works of public art with the city of Los Angeles and the Department of Cultural Affairs, including an installation at the MTA Pacific Station in Long Beach, CA. Edmonds has been the recipient of several residencies and awards, including a 2018 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Grant (COLA); a California Arts Council Individual Artist Grant; Paducah Artist Residency in Kentucky; Helene Wurlitzer Foundation artist residency in Taos, NM; and Dorland Mountain Community artist residency in Temecula, CA. Edmonds received her MFA from Tyler School of Art, a Bachelors degree from San Diego State University, and has attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.


Born Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


S.E.A. in Arts and Healing, University of Los Angeles California, Los Angeles, CA
M.F.A. in Painting, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
B.A. in Art, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME


Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)

Recent Works, The Sijonny Project Space, Long Beach, CA
Rhythm and Spirit, Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

June Edmonds: Paintings, Avenue 50 Studio Annex Gallery, Highland Park, CA


City of Los Angeles (COLA 2018) Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition, curated by Steven Wong, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Marina del Pedro, curated by Tim Maxeiner, Angels Gate Cultural Center Gallery, San Pedro, CA
Black Matters, curated by Molly Barnes and Pamela Smith-Hudson, West Los Angeles College Gallery, Culver City, CA
Eyes Forward, curated by James Panozzo and Mary Hollingsworth, Los Angeles Art Show, Launch LA Gallery, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Diasporagasm, curated by April Bey, Michael Sterns Gallery in San Pedro, CA; SOLA in Los Angeles, CA
Method, Movement, Memory, curated by Martin Betz, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA

Blue, The Loft at Liz's, Los Angeles, CA
What I See, curated by Art Carillo, Avenue 50 Studio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Crate Digger, curated by Jason Ostro, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Flower Power, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
Boots on the Ground, curated by Dulce Stein, Mid City Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
Black History Exhibition, West L.A. College in Los Angeles, CA and Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
I am More, curated by Isabel Rojas-Williams, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Practice, Practice, Practice: Abstract Spirituality in Contemporary L.A. Painting, Sculpture, and Performance, curated by Doug Harvey, Nan Rae Gallery, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA
The New New: Group Show, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

Aztlan Mujeres de Aztlan / Desde el Corazon de la Mujer, curated by Margaret Garcia, The dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA
Colored Girls, curated by Chelle Barbour, Autonomie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Hard Edge, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Believe!, curated by José Lozano, Avenue 50 Studio Gallery, Highland Park, CA .
Word Up~Interactions Between Text and Image, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
Recent Acquisitions, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Women's History Month Art Exhibition, Altadena Community Arts Center, Altadena, CA
Common Ground II, California African American Museum + Mercado de Paloma, Los Angeles, CA

Clusters, Los Angeles College + University of Southern California Medical Village, Los Angeles, CA
Baile Con Duende, Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Unusual Suspects, Fremont Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Improvisations, San Bernardino College Art Gallery, San Bernadino, CA
Group Exhibition, the office of Assembly Member Holly Mitchell, Los Angeles, CA

African American Masterworks, M. Hanks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Distinctly Los Angeles, M. Hanks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
40th Anniversary Exhibition, St. Elmo Village, Los Angeles, CA

Common Ground, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

From a Female Point of View, The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA
Black Like We, The Feldman-Horn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Tomorrow's Masters, M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Primarily Red, I-5 Gallery, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

Cerritos College Faculty Exhibition, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA

Fade, Luckman Fine Art Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Watt's Up, Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals, University Art Gallery, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

Spirit Observed, The Advocate Gallery, Hollywood, CA

Art & Issues, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

Do You See What I See?, Articulture Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA
Hand, Mind and Spirit, Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Women Speak, Black Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Divergent Similarities, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
New Identities of Los Angeles, Self-Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA


2017-18   Department of Cultural Affairs / City of Los Angeles, Mid-Career Artist Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA
2017     Paducah Artist Residency, Paducah, KY
2016     Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grant, San Pedro, CA
2005     Artist in Residence / Individual Artist Grant, Cultural Affairs Department, San Pedro, CA
2003     Artist in Residence / Individual Artist Grant, Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles, CA
2001     Artist in the Community Individual Artist Grant, California Arts Council, Sacramento, CA
2000     Inglewood Cultural Arts, Inglewood, CA
1997     Residency Grant, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM
1999     Residency Grant, Dorland Mountain Community, Temecula, CA
1982     Residency / Full Grant, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME


Jackson, Tatiana and Blake Atwell. "COLA artist June Edmonds transforms ideas into art," The Los Angeles Times HS Insider, Jun. 21
Castillo, Jane. "Studio Visit with June Edmonds," Parkbench, May 3
Easter, Makeda. "L.A. gave local artists $10,000 grants. See what they did with them at Barnsdall Art Park," Los Angeles Times, May 2
Dambrot, Shana Nys. "Join the New C.O.L.A. Fellowship of Artists at Barnsdall and Grand Performances," LA Weekly, Apr. 30

Davis, Genie. "Diasporagasm at SBC SoLA Gallery," Art And Cake, Oct. 23

Zeller, Heidi. "New Union Station exhibition celebrates Metro artist transformations of the transit system," The Source, Aug. 19
Harvey, Doug. "June Edmonds: Circle/Curve Series," Abstract Spritual (blog), Apr. 15
The New New, published by Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Jan. 2016 (catalogue)

Knight, Christopher. " 'Hard Edged' art at California African American Museum widens perception of black artists' work," The Los Angeles Times, Dec. 9