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Nancy Mooslin / Artist
(213) 687-0828 Phone
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STATEMENT
My work is interdisciplinary and investigates musical concepts and theories, the relationship between color, form, texture, proportion and pitch, harmony, timbre, and rhythm. The content of the work also includes references to infinite cycles of time and planetary motion and the ultimate interconnection of all our perceptions.

As an artist, I feel the links between visual and audio media very deeply. I believe that abstract painting & Music are closely related aesthetically, conceptually, scientifically and intuitively. I have also investigated the mathematical relationship between the ratios found in planetary motion and the ratios of the diatonic and chromatic musical scales discovered in the seventeenth century by astronomer Johannes Kepler and inspired by theories that have their origins in the ancient Greeks, Babylonians, Egyptians, and Chinese. I am attempting in my work to make the relationships between these physical and aesthetic phenomenon, the scientific and artistic, visible and tangible. I would like the work to present new ways of looking at nonobjective painting and sculpture and new insights into the structure and elements of music. The work also speaks of the universal and infinite nature and language of color, music, measurement and pattern and of the possibility of using this language to find and communicate qualities which bring people and ideas together and give us a glimpse of a larger, all inclusive order.

In addition to my studio work, for many years I have been active in the public art arena completing projects for the cities of Anaheim, Escondido, Laguna Beach, Sunnyvale, West Hollywood. Ventura, Whittier, Palm Desert and Pasadena, California and in Reno, NV. Prior to that I spent fifteen years producing large interactive, three dimensional, interdisciplinary installations that were used for performance works in collaboration with choreographers and composers. The majority of the time they are on view, however, they form participatory visual/sound environments for the viewing public to "perform in", play in, investigate, and contribute. Several of my large public art works are participatory as well & many of my studio pieces have audio elements.

The participatory, playful, musical qualities of the wall works and sculptures have a special appeal to children and individuals attracted to music or the performing arts. The work also has a conceptual and scientific basis found in physics and mathematics, which interests those who appreciate systems and the interrelationship of ideas. The pieces can engage those who are not often drawn into a dialogue with visual art. The geometric, archetypal patterns often used in my work are universally meaningful symbols that transcend time and culture and can actually be found in every culture from every continent on the globe.

Another primary concern of my painting is the relationship that exists between musical pitch and color. I believe this relationship is more than a subjective and emotional one, it is a logical and natural linking of two measurable phenomena. The system of color I use is based on simple physics. The colors of the twelve-hue color wheel are assigned to the twelve equal-tempered pitches in an octave of music. Both color and pitch move from lowest to highest frequency. Using the range of the piano keyboard, the hues of the low pitches are low in intensity and value, which relates to the rich, full overtones of the low frequency vibrations. Each pitch than becomes 1/12 lighter and brighter than the preceding one. The hues of the high pitches are very light just as the high frequency vibrations are thin and clear. If the system is logical the colors should relate harmonically in the same way as musical tones and translate into an accurate visual representation of the linear construction of the music, seen as a whole all at once. Linear measurement represents meter and duration. Form and texture represent timbre and the intensity and layering of sound.



RESUME
NANCY MOOSLIN
215 South Santa Fe #7
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 687-0828 Phone
nmooslin@gmail.com
http://www.nancymooslin.com


EDUCATION
M.F.A. Painting, California State University, Long Beach
B.A. Painting, University of California, Los Angeles


PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
2014-16 CITY OF PASADENA, CA ROTATING PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION

2010-12 EL PASEO INVITATIONAL, CITY OF PALM DESERT, CA

2008 CITY OF WHITTIER DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER

2006 CITY OF VENTURA THILLE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK PUBLIC ART PROJECT

2003 DOWNTOWN OFFICE PLAZA PROJECT, SUNNYVALE, CA

2001 AT&T CENTRAL OFFICE BUILDING, RENO, NEVADA

1997-8 CITY OF ESCONDIDO DOWNTOWN PUBLIC ART CORRIDOR PROJECT

1996 ARROWHEAD POND OF ANAHEIM, EAST ENTRANCE PUBLIC ART PROJECT

CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD/KOO KOO ROO RESTAURANTS: PERCENT FOR THE
ARTS PUBLIC ART PROJECT

1994 CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH, FRED LANG PARK PUBLIC ART PROJECT



SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 NANCY MOOSLIN, PAINTED MUSIC
PBS SoCal Los Angeles Offices

2012-13 NANCY MOOSLIN, PAINTED MUSIC
Colburn School, Los Angeles CA

2005 NANCY MOOSLIN, THE COLOR OF MUSIC
The Platt Gallery, University of Judaism, Bel Air, CA

2004 COMMUNITY FOCUS GALLERY
John Wayne International Airport, Santa Ana, CA

2003 NANCY MOOSLIN, MUSICAL PATTERNS
Ernst and Young Plaza Tower Lobby, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

2001 NANCY MOOSLIN, MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
Chemeketa College, Salem, OR

2000 NANCY MOOSLIN, THE SOUND OF ART
Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA

1999 NANCY MOOSLIN, PAINTINGS 1979-1999
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1995 UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
Stockton, CA

1993 VENTURA COLLEGE GALLERY
Ventura, CA

1992 THE CITY OF LAS VEGAS MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Las Vegas, CA
Sound and Sculpture Installation

1992 STOREFRONT STUDIO/ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Irvine Marketplace, Irvine, CA
Sponsored by The City of Irvine and The Irvine Company

1990 FINE ARTS GALLERY, LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE
Long Beach, CA

1987 LAGUNA ART MUSEUM, Laguna Beach, CA
Sound and Sculpture Installation

GALLERY 318
Los Angeles, CA

1983 ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Santa Ana, CA

1971 OJAI COMMUNITY ART CENTER
Ojai, CA



GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 LAYERED CADENCES….FOUR ARTISTS
Sandy Abrams, Nicola Lamb, Nancy Mooslin, Carolyn Buck Vosburgh
Yavapai College Art Galleries
Prescott Gallery, Prescott AZ
Verde Valley Gallery, Clarkdale AZ

BODY OF WATER
El Camino College, Torrance, CA

ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE 35th Anniversary Exhibition
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2012-13 LAYERED CADENCES...FOUR ARTISTS
Sandy Abrams, Nicola Lamb, Nancy Mooslin, Carolyn Buck Vosburgh
SOKA University, Aliso Viejo, CA

3D GOES 2D, WORKS BY ARTISTS IN THE CITY'S PUBLIC ART COLLECTION
City Hall Art Gallery, City of Laguna Beach, CA

2012 COLORS, COLORS
Los Angeles City Hall Bridge Gallery

2011 THE ART OF THE VIOLIN, Laguna Beach Music Festival Laguna Beach, CA

2010 ART AT THE WATER GARDEN
Santa Monica, CA

OCCCA 30th Anniversary Exhibition
Santa Ana, CA

2009 INSIGHT/INSIDE LA
Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA

IN THE ABSTRACT
City of Los Angeles Exhibit at LAX

2006 ABSOLUTE AMADEUS, THE EXHIBITION
The Art Center at Fallbrook, Fallbrook, CA

25th ANNIVERSAY EXHIBITION
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2003 GEORGE CHEN, NANCY MOOSLIN, ELLEN OPPENHEIMER, MARGI WEIR
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

2001 NANCY MOOSLIN, PAINTINGS; NED MOOSLIN, SCULPTURES
Whittier City Hall, Whittier, CA

20/20
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Orange County, CA

1999 TRANSCENDING BOUNDRIES
Monarch Contemporary Art Center, Tenio, WA

1998 SYSTEMS, Chana Horowitz, Stephen Robert Johns, Nancy Mooslin, Grace Short
Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA

SOUND
Santa Ana College Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

1997 L. A. SLIDE
The Living Room, Special Projects in Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA
Gallery 25, Fresno, CA

1996 INVESTIGATIONS
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

ACCUMULATION/CREATION
John Wayne Airport, Orange County, CA

1995 SPIRIT
The Caged Chameleon Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

1994 FALL SHOW
Rachelle Lozzi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

ALUMNI EXHIBITION STOREFRONT STUDIO ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Irvine, CA

1993 DOWNTOWN LIVES DOWNTOWN ARTS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Los Angeles, CA

VARIATIONS: COMPOSING THE IMAGE
The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

1992 STARRING COLOR
Koll Center, Newport Beach, CA

1991 PROFESSORS CHOICE
Lang Gallery, Scripts College, Claremont, CA

JOSEPH FARAIS, NANCY MOOSLIN, RON NELSON
Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

MUSIC
South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art, Torrance, CA

RECYCLED ART
Koll Center, Newport Beach, CA

1990 OVERTURES
IMC Gallery, Irvine, CA

1989 ARTISTS THAT TEACH
Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA

1988 CALIFORNIA CROSSROADS
Koll Center, Newport Beach, CA

1987 RECENT WORKS: CALIFORNIA ARTISTS
The Laguna Art Museum at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA

SOUTH FOR THE SUMMER
Spectrum Gallery, San Diego, CA

1986 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR 86
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

NEW YORK FROM LOS ANGELES
LAART Gallery, New York, NY

TECHNO BLISS
University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

EARSIGHT: VISUAL SCORES & MUSICAL IMAGES
Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA & Southern Alleghenies Museum, Johnston, PA

1985 DRAWINGS AND SCORES
Channa Horwitz, Joyce Lightbody, Nancy Mooslin
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

THE FIGURE: TRANSFORMED BY TECHNOLOGY
Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

1985 TWENTY-FIVE IN EIGHTY-FIVE
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

1984 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR 84
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

ART TRANSMISSIONS/CONNECTIONS 94
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

CONTEMPORARY CALIFORNIANS 19/YOU GOTTA HAVE ART
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

1983 DOCUMENTATION 83
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

1980 GRADUATE JURIED EXHIBITION
California State University, Long Beach
Juror: Betty Turnbull

NEWPORT BEACH CITY ARTS FESTIVAL
Jurors: Tony DeLap, Josine Ianco-Starrels, Betty Turnbull

1979 GRADUATE JURIED EXHIBITION
California State University, Long Beach Juror: Roland Reiss

1978 NEWPORT BEACH CITY ARTS FESTIVAL
Jurors: Josine Ianco-Starrels, Melinda Wortz

PRINTMAKERS INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION
Riverside Community Art Center, Riverside, CA

1975 JURIED ALL MEDIA EXHIBITION
Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

INTERDISCIPLINARY PERFORMANCES
1994 "Fractured Peace"
Orange County Head Start, Buena Park, CA

1992 "Fractured Peace"
Irvine Marketplace, Irvine, CA
Sponsored by The City of Irvine and The Irvine Co.
1990 "Fractured Peace"
Fine Arts Gallery, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, CA

1987 "Merlin's Music", revised
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

1986 "Merlin's Music"
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1985 "Interweave"
Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

1984 "Arctet"
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
University of California, Irvine, CA

1983 "Floorplay"
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Cable-Vision Cable T.V., Orange County, CA
Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, CA

1982 "Floorplay"
Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1981 "Another Endangered Species/Sound Images"
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

1981 Alternate Theater Festival
California State University, Long Beach

1980 "Superpose"
New Music Concert, California State University, Long Beach
Alternate Theater Festival, CSULB



RESIDENCY
2015 VIRGINIA CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS
Amherst, VA

EMPLOYMENT
1991-1992 Instructor, Chapman College, Orange, CA
1988-1990 Gallery Director, Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA
1985-1990 Instructor, Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA



ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
Goldner, Liz. ArtScene (January 2013) "Layered Cadences at Soka University"
Molina, Sandra. Whittier Daily News, (January 17, 2008) "Catching the Spirit"
Mallams, Matt. Ventura County Star, (August 28, 2006) "The Art That Surrounds Us"
Manna, Marcia. San Diego Union-Tribune, (January 12, 2006) "Get Your Mozart On"
Buckley, Patricia. North County Times, (January 5, 2006) "Fallbrook Hosts 250th Birthday Celebration"
Geer, Suvan. Artweek, (January 2, 2006) "Nancy Mooslin at the University of Judaism"
Demarest, Marty. The Inlander, (November 13, 2003) "Inlander Picks, Four Square"
The Spokesman Review, (November 13, 2003) "Contemporary Artists Open at EWU Gallery"
Somusetty, Pallavi, The Sun, (March 12, 2003) "Town Gets a Little Plaza and Art"
Cowan, Ron, The Statesman Joural, (January 9, 2001), "Seeing the Music"
Carasso, Roberta, ARTSCENE, (March, 2000), "20/20: OCCCA"
Walsh, Daniella, Orange County Register, (March 5, 2000), "New Art Center Enlightens"
Frank, Peter. LA Weekly. (October 2, 1998) "Systems, Art Pick of the Week"
Kragen, Pam. The North County Times. (August 14, 1998) "Escondido's Public Art Project A Fine Collection"
Frank, Jeff. The North County Times. (August 11, 1998) "Drawing People Downtown Is An Art"
Mayer, Tim. The North County Times. (August 7, 1998) "Grand Art Project"
Mayer, Tim. The North County Times. (July 9, 1998) "Installation of Public Art Begins"
Bratt, L. Erik. San Diego Union. (June 9, 1998) "An Artful Downtown"
Alleman, Thomas Michael. The Daily Breeze. (June 5, 1998) "Cultivating Culture"
O'Brien, Pat. The Press Enterprise. (December 1, 1996) "Art That You Don't Think Of As Art"
Curtis, Cathy. Los Angeles Times. (November 16, 1996) "Push-Button Entry to 'Musical Gateway'"
Mulrooney, C. Coagula Art Journal. (September, 1996) "Investigations at Barnsdall Art Park"
Frank, Peter. LA Weekly (June 7, 1996) "Art Pick of the Week-Investigations"
Anderson, Isabel. ArtScene (June, 1996) "Investigations"
Wilson, William. Los Angeles Times (June 4, 1996) "A Few Good Works Shine Through in 'Investigations'"
Curtis, Cathy. Los Angeles Times (May 23, 1996) "Anaheim Okays Interactive Art for Pond Lobby"
Curtis, Cathy. Los Angeles Times (October 18, 1994) "'Music' Achieves Harmony With Setting"
McKinnon, Lisa. Ventura Star Press (March 19, 1993) "Vision, not gender, is key"
Las Vegas Sun (October 9, 1992) "Fractured Peace"
Blizzard, Peggy. Irvine World News (April 16, 1992) "Nancy Mooslin Tunes In On Art"
Roggeman, Buck. Orange County Register (March 19, 1992) "Irvine Storefront Offers Glimpse of Artist's World"
Curtis, Cathy. Los Angeles Times (February 16, 1992) "Bringing Art to the Marketplace"
Brown, Betty Ann. Artweek (February 22, 1990)
Berland, Dinah. Long Beach Press Telegram (February 11, 1990) "Narrowing The Gap Between Music and Color"
Curtis, Cathy. Los Angeles Times (February 2, 1990)
Geer, Suvan. Artspace (January/February 1990) "Sound as Sculpture: Art Finds The Fourth Dimension"
Curtis, Cathy. Los Angeles Times (November 17, 1987) "Point of View"
Wilson, William. Los Angeles Times (December 17, 1986) "An Art Outing for the Bah- Humbug Set"
Hyndman, Robert. Orange Coast Daily Pilot (February 28, 1986) "Performance: Art Takes New Forms"
Logan, Dan. Orange Coast Magazine (August, 1985) "Artists in Unusual Media"
Pate, Pattie. Artweek (March 16, 1985) "Perceptions of the Figure"
Muchnic, Suzanne. Los Angeles Times (December 10, 1984) "Taking Magical Tour at Municipal Gallery"
Smith, Lynn. Los Angeles Times (March 22, 1984) "At Laguna Show..."
NBC Television News, Los Angeles (March 8, 1984)
Orange County Register, (July/August, 1983) "Dance"
Art Scene, Los Angeles (March, 1983)
Ewing, Robert. Artweek (March 19, 1983) "Ambiguous Relationships"
Upham, Christopher. Laguna News Post (February 10, 1983) "Connect 3"
Gardner, Colin. Artweek (January 8, 1983) "A Synthesis of Media"
Henkin, John. Los Angeles Times (May 18, 1981) "New Music"
Saunders, Dick. Long Beach Press-Telegram (May 17, 1981) "Enthusiastic Evening of New Music"


SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA
Standford Medical Center, Menlo Park, CA
City of Whittier, CA
City of Ventura, CA
City of Sunnyvale, CA / Mozart Development
City of Reno, NV
City of Escondido, CA
City of Anaheim, CA
City of Los Angeles, CA
City of West Hollywood, CA
The City of Newport Beach, CA
The City of Laguna Beach, CA
Las Vegas Clark County Library District, Las Vegas, NV
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Reebok Corporation, Irvine, CA
UCLA, Christian Science Organization, Westwood, CA
Earl Rippe, Anvil Corporation, Irvine, CA
Mikasa Sports, Irvine, CA
Payden and Rygel, Los Angeles, CA
Olen Properties, Santa Ana, CA
Color Me Mine Corporate Headquarters, North Hollywood, CA
Point Four Computers, Inc., Los Osos, CA
Mr. Gordon Wangers, Fallbrook, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Lyon, Newport Beach, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Tierney, Santa Ana Heights, CA
Mr. & Mrs Richard Sims, Irvine, CA
Ms. Connie Aprahamiam, Irvine, CA
Mr. & Mrs. James Baldwin, Laguna Beach, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hall, Santa Ana, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schrimmer, Newport Beach, CA
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Schlutz, Newport Beach, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Scot Walker, Newport Beach, CA
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Baird, Santa Ana, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Caretto, Van Nuys, CA
Mr. Nixson Borah, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Pete Post, Malibu, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Keasey, Bellevue, WA
Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Smith, Los Angeles, CA
Suvan Geer, Santa Ana, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Rygel, Newport Beach, CA
Nancy Duesenberg, Newport Beach, CA
Com. & Mrs. Dave Stiling, Camarillo, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Don Burden, Costa Mesa, CA
Mr. Phillip Houser, Tustin, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Schwartz, Menlo Park, CA
Hilary Harris, Newport Beach, CA
Mrs. Alan Myers, Laguna Niguel, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Richard McCoy, Newport Beach, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Bowman, Montrose, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Weber, Brea, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Barry Sutherland, Alta Loma, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Beach, Newport Beach, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Burris, Oxnard, CA
Vicki Gaylord, Long Beach, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Fromin, Northridge, CA
Karen Arnold, Denver, CO
Mrs. Loren Greeley, Newport Beach, CA
Dr. Robert W. Krasnow, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Doug Cavanaugh, Laguna Beach, CA
Mr. Jack Croul, Newport Beach, CA
Mr. Randy Au, Santa Ana, CA
Dr. & Mrs. Steven Stucky, Ithaca, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Gardner, Los Angeles, CA
Jonathan & Johanna Fuerbringer, NY, NY
Dr. & Mrs. Harvey Eisenberg, Newport Beach, CA
Drs. Glen and Kim Jansma, Newport Beach, CA
Mr. Paul Egly, Laguna Beach, CA
Ms. Wendy Brooks, Newport Beach, CA
Mr. Mark Ledbetter, New York, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Pitcher, Newport Beach, CA
Mr. Luigi Terruso, New York, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Don Gardner, Westminster, CA
Carol Saindon, Newport Beach, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Agnew, Novato, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Seth Leadbeater, Kansas City, MO Patricia Hay, Laguna Hills, CA
Mr. Ron Harris, Laguna Beach, CA
Mr. and Mrs. John Allen, Newport Beach, CA
Mr. Ernest Robles, Los Angeles, CA
Ashley & Mark Waterson, Pasadena CA
Arthur Reiman and Ruth Gilliland, Los Angeles, CA
George Strong/Fern Lodge, Castro Valley, CA
Maryellen & Ken Crow, Palos Verdes, CA
John and Marilyn Gordon, Palo Alto, CA
Peter & Joanne Fuerbringer, Costa Mesa, CA
Laura Liepins, Los Angeles, CA
Paul Lichterman, Los Angeles, CA



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