Felicia Forte

Felicia Forte

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Felicia Forte
Felicia Forte is a representational oil painter based in Detroit, Michigan. Felicia is a sought after instructor of drawing and painting who has taught at various institutions including The de Young Museum of Fine Art, The Walt Disney Family Museum. In December, 2013 she was awarded a month-long residency at The de Young Museum of Fine Art in San Francisco. In 2014 she participated as faculty at the Plein Air Convention and Expo in Monterey, California. In 2015 Felica's Self Portrait will exhibit at the National Portrait gallery in London for The BP Portrait Award. Felicia maintains a studio in Hamtramck where she works on commissioned portraiture, gallery work, and offers instruction in drawing and painting to private students. She was born in Los Angeles, California in 1979. Resume Education 2006-2007 The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY 1997-2001 The California Art Institute, Westlake, CA Teaching and Demonstration Faculty, Plein Air Convention and Expo, Monterey, CA 2014 Teaching residency at The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, December 2013 Alla prima portrait demonstration at The Legion of Honor Museum for the opening day celebration of the Anders Zorn Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, November 2013 Carmel Art Institute Carmel, CA, Drawing Workshop, September 2013 Sharon Art Studio, San Francisco, CA, Drawing Workshop, April 2013 Sharon Art Studio, San Francisco, CA, Drawing Workshop, August 2013 Blick Art Supply, San Francisco, Instructor for "Drink and Draw" Event, April 2013 Menlo Art League, Portrait Painting Demonstration and Lecture, January 2013 Sadie Valeri Atelier, Instruction in Drawing and Painting, ongoing weekly classes and workshops since 2012 The Disney Family Museum, "You Are What You Paint" Workshop, March 2012 The Disney Family Museum, "Introduction to Portraiture" Workshop, February 2012 University Art Palo Alto, Portrait Painting Demo, February 2012 The Disney Family Museum, Guest Artist, Portrait Drawing Demo, January 2012 The Disney Family Museum, Portrait Drawing Instructor, October, December 2011. University Art Palo Alto, Portrait Drawing Demo, July 2011 The Disney Family Museum, Guest Instructor, Animal Sketching Workshop, June 2011 University Art Palo Alto, Portrait Painting Demo, April 2011 The San Jose Museum of Art, Figure Drawing Workshop in conjuntion with Robert Mapplethorpe photography exhibit, January 29, 2011 The Pacific Art League, Portrait Drawing Workshop, March, 2011 Private painting and drawing classes for groups and individuals in studio, 2007-Present Residency 2013 Artist in Residence, de Young Museum of Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Exhibitions 2015 "BP Portrait Award Exhibition" The National Gallery, London, UK 2015 "Unfurl" Gallery 1261, Denver, CO 2015 "Figurative Group Show", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO 2014 "Urban Aspect", Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2014 "Pay it Forward", Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2014 "Women Painting Women", Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC 2014 "These are a Few of My Favorite Things" Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC 2014 Exhibiting Artist at The Plein Air Convention and Expo, Monterey, CA 2014 Exhibiting Artist at The Representational Art Conference, Ventura, CA 2013 "(R)evolution: Women Painting Women", Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2013 "Women Painting Women International Juried Exhibition", Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, TN 2013 "The Man Show", Kwan Fong Gallery, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA. 2013 "Still, Life and Land", Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, CA 2012 "One Hundred Dollars", Littlefield, New York, NY 2012 "Waterfront", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2012 "City Streets", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2012 "Delicious", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2012 "Flock", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2011 "Art Between The Lines", Hennessy + Ingalls in association with The California Art Club, Santa Monica, CA 2011 "Tiny", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2011 "National Juried Exhibition, All Media 2011", Chico Art Center, Chico, CA 2011 "Fresh Air: Landscapes of California", in association with The California Art Club, Fremont Gallery, Pasadena, CA 2011 "Contemporary Painters, Bay Area Exhibition", Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2011 "Faculty Exhibition", Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA 2011 "Members Show", 1870 Art Center Gallery, Belmont, CA 2011 "The Guerrilla Show", Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010 "Drawings and Paintings", solo show, 1870 Art Center Gallery, Belmont, CA 2010 "Doll House", Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010 "Coastal Art League and Museum Annual Juried Show", Half Moon Bay, CA 2010 "Fall Fusion", 1870 Art Center Gallery, Belmont, CA 2011 "Golden State of Mind", The Milton Marks Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010 "New Works", Costal Art League, Half Moon Bay, CA 2010 "Spring Open Studios", 1870 Art Center Gallery, Belmont, CA 2010 "Daydreams and Nightmares", Gallery 25, San Mateo, CA 2010 "Transitions", Community Gallery, Redwood City, CA 2010 "Statewide Drawing and Print Competition", The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA Publications and Press American Art Collector Magazine, group show feature, "Contemporary Figuration" Abend Gallery, Denver, CO June 2015 Feature Article, The Artist's Magazine, April/May 2015 Principle Gallery Blog Featurette: "Studio Selfie" August, 2014 Mi Blog es Tu Blog, The blog of Ilaria Roselli Del Turco, February 2014 Professional Artist Magazine, "Artist Spotlight" Feature, November/December, 2013 Professional Artist Magazine, work featured in an article about "Women Painting Women: (R)evolution", a group show, Principle Gallery, August/September, 2013 Artist Network Blog, work featured in an article about "Women Painting Women: (R)evolution", a group show, Principle Gallery, April, 2013 Rosemary & Company Summer Newsletter 2013, feature on Felicia Forte's de Young Museum Residency American Art Collector Magazine, group show feature of "Still, Life and Land" at Maxwell Alexander Gallery, March, 2013 Olympian, Cover image. A publication of the Olympic Club of San Francisco, January, 2013 Women Painting Women Blog, January 17, 2012 Bay Area Figurative Renaissance, a collection of figurative art collected by the Bay Area Models Guild Olympian, Cover image, A publication of the Olympic Club of San Francisco, January, 2012 Strokes of Genius: Fresh Perspectives, the third edition of the highly acclaimed "Best of Drawing" collection, October, 2011 The Walt Disney Family Museum Blog, "Artist Spotlight" June, 2011 Olympian, Cover image, A publication of the Olympic Club of San Francisco, January, 2011 Awards 2014 "Raymar Art Painting Competition" Finalist October 2014 2014 "Raymar Art Painting Competition" Finalist August 2014 2012 "Raymar Art Painting Competition" Finalist November 2012 2012 "Raymar Art Painting Competition" Finalist July 2012 2012 "Raymar Art Painting Competition" Finalist February 2012 2010 "Bold Brush Painting Competition" Finalist July 2010 2010 "Coastal Art League and Museum Annual Juried Show" Half Moon Bay, CA, Best in Show "2D Award" 2007 Jean Gates Trust Award, The Art Students League, New York, New York
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