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Interview with Lorraine Bubar on “The Other Art Talk”

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lorraine-studio2Lorraine Bubar is an artist, art educator, and a passionate advocate for the arts. She is a native of Los Angeles and received her B.A. from U.C.L.A. She studied animation at Yale University and her short independent films won numerous awards at animation festivals around the world. Lorraine worked for many years in the animation industry, animating television commercials, special effects for feature films, and feature film titles. During that time, she exhibited her watercolor paintings in numerous art exhibitions. These narrative paintings always included her animation sensibilities: the passage of time and the anticipation of something about to move. She was the featured artist for a calendar published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Drawing on her experience in the animation industry, she began a teaching career, first teaching animation at The Academy of Entertainment and Technology at Santa Monica Community College. Following that, Lorraine taught drawing, painting, and printmaking to middle and high school students at Windward School in West Los Angeles. She is currently an exhibiting artist at TAG, The Artists’ Gallery in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica and at Chemers Gallery in Tustin, CA. She is also an active member of The Guild of American Papercutters, Women Painters West, and The Fine Arts Council of The American Jewish University.

Past Exhibitions

      • The Cutting Edge. USC Hillel. Los Angeles, CA 2017
      • Yosemite Renaissance XXXII. Yosemite National Park, CA 2017
      • Under Water. TAG Gallery. Los Angeles, CA 2016
      • CA 101.  Juried Exhibit of California Artists.  South Bay Galleria.  Redondo Beach, CA 2016
      • Flight.  Art Share.  Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, CA  2016
      • Celebrating National Parks in CA.  Wildling Museum of Art and Nature.  Solvang, CA 2016
      • Yosemite Renaissance XXXI.  Yosemite National Park, CA  2016
      • International Exhibition of Paper Cuttings.  National Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania and Minsk, Belarus  2015-2016
      • Dia del Los Muertos.  Self Help Graphics.  Los Angeles, CA 2015Not Home.  TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station. Santa Monica, CA 2015
      • Brand 43: Works On Paper. Juried by Kent Twitchell.  Brand Library & Art Center.  Glendale, CA     2015
      • Paper + Renewal.  Valley Beth Shalom.  Encino, CA  2015
      • Yosemite Renaissance XXX.  Yosemite National Park, CA 2015
      • Beautiful Planet. El Camino College.  El Camino, CA 2015
      • California Dreaming:
        • il Palazzo della Provincial di Frosinone, Italy
        • Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
        • Riverside Museum of Art, Riverside, CA  2014-2015
      • Mountain Lore. TAG Gallery. Bergamot Station. Santa Monica, CA 2014
      • Dimensions 2014. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. SLO, CA 2014
      • Animals. Roots. Linus Gallery. On-line Exhibitions. Pasadena, CA 2014
      • About Paper. Couturier Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. 2013
      • My Lovely Planet. TAG Gallery. Bergamot Station. Santa Monica, CA 2013
      • Venice Art Walk.  Venice, CA 2011-2016
      • Incognito. Santa Monica Museum of Art. Bergamot Station. 2013, 2014, 2015
      • Rose Retrospective Show. Rose Cafe. Venice, CA 2013
      • Family Trees. TAG Gallery. Bergamot Station. Santa Monica, CA 2012
      • Visual Variations. The American Jewish University. Los Angeles, CA 2012
      • Artist in Folk Art Everywhere. Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2011- 2013
      • Guild of American Papercutters Group Show, Vreden Museum, Germany. 2012
      • Paper Fusion. TAG Gallery. Bergamot Station. Santa Monica, CA 2011
      • CA Open Exhibition. TAG Gallery. Bergamot Station. Santa Monica, CA 2010
      • Los Angeles Art Show. Denenberg Fine Arts. LA Convention Center. 2008, 2010
      • Gracias A La Vida. Couturier Gallery. Los Angeles, CA 2008
      • “The Right to Bear Art,” The Rolling Pin Project. Point Reyes, CA 2008
      • Chai Show: 18 Years of Exhibitions. University of Judaism. Los Angeles, CA. 2002
      • Archetypal Allusions: 5 Artist Show. University of Judaism. Los Angeles, CA. 2002
      • Artist and Consultant for Mail-Art Exchange Project and Exhibition. LACMA. 2000-2001
      • 2nd Annual Mar Vista Art Walk. Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s MUSE and Art Rental
      • Gallery. 1997
      • Playful Things. Riverside Art Museum. 1995
      • 92nd National Open. Long Beach Arts. Long Beach, CA. 1995
      • Old Money/New Money. Roy G. Biv Gallery. Palm Springs, CA. 1994
      • Solo Show. Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. Idyllwild, CA. 1994
      • 72nd Annual National Watercolor Society Show. Muckenthaler Cultural Center. Fullerton, CA. 1993
      • Art Rental & Sales Gallery of Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 1987-1992
      • Twisted Tales & Quirky Narratives. John Thomas Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 1991
      • Stamens and Pistils: Interpreting the Flower. Louis Stern Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA. 1990
      • The Art of Love. Riverside Art Museum. 1990


Illustrator for Lullaby by Debbie Friedman and Lorraine Bubar. Jewish Lights Publishing. 2014
Portfolio Calendar.  Published by the Art Council of Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 1991

Artist-in-Residence for National Park Service.  Zion National Park. 2016
Best of Show.  Yosemite Renaissance XXXI.  Yosemite National Park. 2016
Honorable Mention. Yosemite Renaissance XXX.  Yosemite National Park, CA 2015
Artist-in-Residence for National Park Service. Denali National Park. 2014
Honorable Mention. Dimensions 2014. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA. 2014
Honorable Mention. Women Painters West. Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA. 2013
GAP/X-ACTO Masters Club to test X-ACTO products.  2013

Space for One Self. 4 minutes, black and white, 16mm.
Reel Philadelphia: WHYY/Independent Film Series. 1980
New York International Animation Film Festival. 1975
Whitney Museum of American Art. 1975
Annecy Interna¬tional Animation Film Festival. 1974
Drawn in Blue. 2 minutes, color, 16mm.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New American Filmmaker Series. 1974
Marin County Fair Film Competition, Certificate of Merit. 1973
Zagreb International Animation Film Festival. 1973

Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA; Los Angeles Art Alliance; Guild of American Papercutters;
International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists; Women Painters West; Jewish Artist Initiative