Newport Beach, California

Currently paints at his studio Taboo Terrace in Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Southern California
Art Studies, Instituto Internacional, Madrid, Spain

2012 "BURN, A Retrospective", Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles
2009 "Fortuna Rising: 21 Events Over 21 Weeks", Western Project, Culver City
2006 "Fortuna: VisionQuest", Arbor Art House, San Antonio, TX
Winner of the People's Choice Award 'Best Show', Contemporary Arts Month
2005 "Fortuna" Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX
2001 "Pre-Career Survey" Occidental College Library Gallery, Los Angeles
2000 "Space'd", Solo Debut; Gallery 207, Los Angeles, CA

2014 "Made in California" ArtShare-LA, Los Angeles, CA
2010 "Love" Refarm Projects, San Antonio, Texas
2009 "Lo-Fi Toll-Free" Refarm Projects, San Antonio, Texas
2007 "Sister City Love Slam", Engelbrot Gallery, Berlin
2007 "Founders" Satsumo Gallery, Los Angeles
2006 'Chain Mail' High Energy Concepts, Chinatown Los Angeles
2006 "Fin", The Bedlam Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 "Art of the Collector: The Collection of Jim Fittipaldi" M.J. Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 "Hardly Legal" Zero One Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2002 "LAND" Zero One Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2002 "LADWP GENERATOR" Zero One Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2001 "LA,CA; A-Side" Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 "LA,CA; B-Side" Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 "Raw Soup", Gallery 207, Los Angeles, CA
2000 "Intoxication", The Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA
2000 "Paper" Gallery 207, Los Angeles
1999 "In Honour of Lettig", Copro Nason, Santa Monica, CA
1999 "the bathroom show" New Image Art, Los Angeles
1998 "Sig-alert" Arizona State University Art Museum,
1998 "Kittens 'n Kads" Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles
1998 "Best of The West" Zero-One Gallery, Los Angeles
1997 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
1997 "One Night Stand" Farmer's Daughter Motel, Los Angeles

Mr. Tom Peters, Los Angeles, CA
The Norton Family Collection, Santa Monica, CA
Robertson, Stephens & Company, San Francisco
Dana and John Agamalian, Newport Beach, CA
Kim Light, Pasadena, CA
Hohman Maybank Lieb, Los Angeles, CA
Norman Pattiz, Los Angeles, CA
James Fittipaldi, Los Angeles, CA
Richard Gerrig, Storybrook, NJ
Joan Simon Menkes, Beverly Hills, CA
TrizecHahn, San Diego, CA
Ms. Tara Thomas, Fallen Leaf Lake, CA

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2012 "Emperor Muk", a Serial in 26 Chapters
2010 to the Present: Arts Columnist, Huffington Post
2006 to the Present: Columnist, "Throttle", Artillery Magazine
1996 to the Present: Columnist, "Genuflect", The Coagula Art Journal
1997 Arts Electronic Editor, Los Angeles Times
1997-8 In Los Angeles Magazine
Contributor to ARTL!ES

FORTUNA: VisionQuest; 8 minutes; 2010
Valentines Day; With Tulsa Kinney & Kurt Thomas; 11 minutes; 2005
ARTLA; With Patrick Halm; 23 minutes; 2004
Untitled No. 7; 11 minutes; 1996
Olympic Bound; With Don Russell; 7 minutes; 1992

'Artist's Pants'; A Collection of Essays; 2007
'Fortuna Now'; 2008
'Fortuna: A Brief Introduction'; 2006


2006 People's Choice Award 'Best Show', Contemporary Arts Month
1997 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, curated by Connie Butler, MOCA
1996 New Visions Series, Long Beach Museum of Art (Video)
1996 Los Angeles National Juried Art Exhibition
1995 Juried Landscape Exhibition, Barnsdall Art Center
1994 Onyx/Sequel Gallery Award, Los Angeles

Instituted, hosted and produced a lecture series for the Barnsdall Art Center. Guests include Frances Colpitt, Dave Hickey, Anne Ayres, James Hayward, Bennett Roberts, Barry Sloane, Sue Spaid, Jack Quinn, David Pagel and many others.

2010- Present, President, Newport Beach Historical Society
2005 - 2009 Board Member, Barnsdall Art Center Student Advisory Committee
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, President, Barnsdall Art Center Student Advisory Committee
1997- 2002 Founding Board Member, The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation
2003 to 2008, Board Member The Halcyon Art Foundation
2003 Founding Board Member DLANC Arts and Aesthetics

"Debonair and Debauched Gordy Grundy" OC Weekly, Pg. 106 September 2, 2005, Rebecca Schoenkopf
" Juried Exhibition Displays Wit and Elegance of L.A." Los Angeles Times, Calendar, F2, 30 July1997, William Wilson, Times Art Critic
"As a scion of Newport Beach, I Don't See How I Can Ever Go Home Again" Los Angeles Times, California Section, B14, 18 June 2003
"VW Buses" Los Angeles Times, Metro, B4, 25 June 1997
"Where The Underground Meets The Underground" , Los Angeles Weekly, 26 June 1997, Pg. 71, Jacobson, Miriam.
"Lounge Hounds" UHF Magazine, August 1996, Burns, Laura.
"Art Talk: Learning Pick Of The WeeK" Los Angeles Weekly, 10 October 1996, Pg. 153, Frank, Peter.
"Lights, Camera, Art Stars!" Los Angeles Downtown News, 25 March 1996, Pg. 17, Gleason, Mat
"Your Name, Er, Here" Los Angeles Times, 24 April 1994, Calendar, Pg. 87.

Ed Ruscha, Mike Todd, Newport Beach (My Two Dukes: Duke Kahanamoku and John Wayne), Umberto Eco, Earl Carroll, John McCraken, Alan Wayne, Tara Thomas, Don Walton, Dr. Frances Colpitt, Vija Celmins, John M. Miller, Michael Delgado and Dana Agamalian