Astrid Preston
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Born 1945, Stockholm, Sweden.  Resides in Santa Monica, CA.
 
EDUCATION
1967 B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
 
AWARDS
1987 NEA Fellowship Grant in Painting
1982-1983 “Public Announcements/Private Conversations,” Publication project of Women’s Graphic Center, NEA Grant for production of limited edition print, LA
Mural Competition Award, CHEER, Children’s Hospital Walls Competition, Los Angeles, Mural located in McAlister Building, Children’s Hospital, 5th floor.
1975 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Purchase Award, 23rd All City Art Festival.
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 “On Reflections," Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2013 “Astrid Preston, solo exhibition," S.C.A.P.E., Corona del Mar, CA
“New Territory," Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2012 “Astrid Preston: Small Forest,” GRACIE & Project Room 1, Pop up show & sale, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2010 "east west spring fall," Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2009 "Birdwatching," Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008 “New Paintings," AndrewShire Gallery, Singapore
  “Paintings," Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  "Artist in Residence," Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
2006 “Paintings,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 “Dreamscapes,” Baxter Chang Patri, San Francisco, CA
“Leaves,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003 “Paintings,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Being in Place,” Wichita Falls Museum & Art Center, Wichita Falls, TX
2002 “Paintings,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
“Landscapes of the Mind,” Cando Art Center, Cando, N.D.; Custer County Art Center, Miles City, MT; James Memorial Center for Visual Art, Williston, N.D.
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA.
2001 “Landscapes of the Mind,” The Arts Center, Jamestown, ND; Dickinson State University Gallery, Dickinson, ND; Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND; Bismarck State College Gallery, Bismarck, ND
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach,
2000 “Landscapes: A State of Mind,” MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
  “Paintings,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Paintings,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1999 Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, Texas
“Paintings,” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Recent Landscapes,” St. Matthews Parish School, Pac. Palisades, CA
“In Perspective,” Arts College International, San Diego, CA.
1998 “Paintings,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Michigan (2 person)
“Landscapes,” Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, Michigan
1997 Gallery Foret Noire, Takamatu City, Kagawa, Japan
“Paintings,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
1994 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
1991 “New Paintings,” Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
1989 “New Paintings,” Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
1987 “Near Paradise,” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.
“New Paintings and Drawings,” Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego
“Recent Paintings and Drawings,” Krygier/Landau Contemp. Art, L.A.
1986 “Night Paintings,” Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego
1985 “New Paintings and Drawings,” Newspace, Los Angeles
“New Paintings and Drawings,” Patty Aande Gallery
1984 “New Paintings and Drawings,” Newspace, Los Angeles
1983 “New Paintings and Drawings,” Newspace, Los Angeles
1982 “City of Angels,” Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
1981 “Landscapes,” Newspace, Los Angeles
1979 “Drawings,” Newspace, Los Angeles
1977 “Drawings,” Newspace, Los Angeles
1976 “Drawings,” Newspace, Los Angeles
1974 “Recent Paintings and Drawings,” Gallery 707, Los Angeles
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 “Portraits of the Garden," Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA
2013 “A Little Snow...," Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Outside: Selections from the Doug Simay Collection," Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
"Joan Joan Joan! One Subject, Many Artists," John Wayne Airport, CA
2012 “Contemporary Realism from the Permanent Collection,” Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
“Breaking in Two: A Provocative Vision of Motherhood,” Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
2011 “5X5 an Invitational,” Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
“Speak for the Trees,” House of Balsamic, Irvine, CA
“Speak for the Trees,” S.C.A.P.E., Corona del Mar, CA
“Gallery Selections 2011,” R.B.Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2010 “Neither Model nor Muse: Women as Artists,” McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
“Meeting New Works: Recent Acquisitions at LBMA,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2008 “Emphasis Santa Monica,” curated by Bruria Finkel, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Plein Air Past and Present,” San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2007 “then + now: Women Artists of Southern California,” curated by Bruria
Finkel, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Echoes: Women Inspired by Nature,” curated by Betty Ann Brown &
Linda Vallejo, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2006 “Distinctive Artists of Southern California,” LAX & Ontario Airports, CA
“Art Healing, A. Preston & M. Merz,” Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
“Good to Go,” Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 “Trains & Trees,” Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
“Blue,” Baxter Chang Patri Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
“California Landscapes,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
“Santa Monica Originals,” curated by Bruria Finkel, Arena 1, S.M., CA
2004 “New California Realism,” Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
“Shakespeare As Muse,” Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
1998 “Arte actual en Los Angeles,” Fine Arts Gallery, Univ. of Madrid, Spain
1997 “Arte actual en Los Angeles,” Sala de Exposiciones de la Excma, Cuenca, Spain
“Real, Is it?” Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
1996 “City of Vapor,” Tatistcheff/Rogers, Santa Monica, CA
“Frequencies of Nature: Part II,” K. T. Carter & Assoc., St. Leo, FL;
Pasco-Hernando Comm. College, Dade City and New Port Richey, FL; Melvin Art Gallery, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL; So. Florida Community College, Avon Park, FL
 “LA Current: The Full Spectrum,” UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles
 “Time Splits Open: 15 Narratives,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“LA Current: The Female Perspective,” UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles
“Paintings of the New Landscape,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach,
1995 “Landscape: The Continuum,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. LA
1994 “Holiday Group Show,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Southern California:  The Conceptual Landscape,” Madison Arts Center, Madison, WI
“A Sense of Place,” The Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, CA
“Greiger.Preston.Wudl,” Jerrold Burchman Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1991 “Personal Mythologies,” Marc Richards Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“The Edge of Night,” Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA
“The Spiritual Landscape,” Biota Gallery, Los Angeles
1990 “Nightscapes,” FHP Hippodrome Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1988 “Landscape/Common Ground: A Continuity of Spirit,” Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
“Seoul Olympic Memorial,” 1988 Int’l Continental Artists Exhibition,  Printemps, Korea and Tong Art Museum, Taegu, Korea
“The Cultivated Landscape,” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
“Calif. Landscape Art: Plein Art to Present,” Downey Museum of Art, CA
1987 “Present Perspectives:  1975-1985,” Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA
1986 “Southern California Monotypes: The Singular Image,” Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, CA
“Landscapes/Elements,” Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles
“Landscape/Seascape/Cityscape,” Contemporary Arts Center, New  Orleans and New York Academy of Fine Arts
1984 “American Landscape Painting,” Fine Arts Gallery, Calif. State University, L.A.
“Significant Others,” Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego
“Los Angeles and the Palm Tree: Image of a City,” ARCO Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles
1983 “Houses,” University Art Gallery, California State Univ., Hayward, CA
“The Los Angeles Postcard Project, Part I,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
“Attention California Artists,” The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1982 “Permanent Collection,” Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
“The Magic Show,” Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
“Drawings and Painters,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; Univ. of Calif. at San Diego, Mandeville Art Gallery; and the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1980 “Invitational Drawings and Watercolor Exhibition,” Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
Los Angeles-Toronto Exchange Show,” A.C.T., Toronto, Canada
“A Point of View-Recent Work by Four Los Angeles Artists,” The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
1976 “American Artists ’76: A Celebration,” McNay Art Museum, San San Antonio, TX
1975 “Drawings,” Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 
COLLECTIONS
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, CA
Grunwald Graphic Arts Center, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Frederick Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
Kaufman and Broad, Paris, France
Hotel Hankyu International, Osaka, Japan
HBO, Los Angeles
Grand Hyatt, Maui, HI
Golf Corporation of America, Santa Monica, CA
City of Santa Monica, CA 
Gonda Neuroscience & Genetics Research Center, UCLA
Forest Inn Showakan, Tokyo, Japan
O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, CA