Tigrefino Projects Photography Art
Rainbow Shift show with We Choose Art June 5th 7pm-12 am
Tigrefino Projects and We Choose Art are teaming up to bring this art event June 5th 7pm-12am at The Montalban Theatre in Hollywood

Following We Choose Art’s philosophy of creating a collaborative community of artistic expression, and in celebration of LGTBQ Pride month in June, this unique exhibition presents each artist's individual visionary constructions in the context of the changing social and legal landscape, and is a select opportunity for queer visual, performing, and literary artists, and organizations to meet each other, plug their projects, and collaborate.

"RAINBOW SHIFT" was created to fuse art with social justice and explore notions of aspiration, socialization, and representation within the LGBTQ community through artists employing thread-based craft materials, visual illustrations, paintings, sculptures, and photography techniques.

In collaboration with PLANET QUEER the opening night will include live music and tunes by DJ Luis Diskoe.

This is a FREE event and ALL ages are welcome.

Visual Art By:

Angel Villanueva
Ben Cuevas
Charles Rosenberg
Cindy Jackson
Colleen Sandland
Dwora Fried
Duane Paul
Eddie Campbell
Eddie Jelinet
Ernie Omega
Jennifer Celio
Johnie Thornton
Kati Perez
Steven Reigns
Ted Meyer
Tetsuji Aono
Tiger Munson
Numinous Rupture at Human Resources
Human Resources Gallery presents artist Tiger Munson’s Numinous Rupture: An exploration of the individual and collective relationship we have with atomics, our nuclear world, and cataclysm. The exhibition consists of artist Munson’s photographic fabric light installation, performances by his portrait subjects, and an afternoon symposium.

January 17th to 25th 2015
Opening reception and performances: January 17th 7-10pm
Camille Bachand and Clark Walter and Shaq Jizz
Leopold Nunan
Helen Vander Neer and Clock
Beatriz Eugenia Vasquez

Symposium: Saturday January 24th 2 pm

Ali Tobia The Puissance of the Human Energy Field: A Yogic Look at Energy Possibilities for When the Polar Ice Caps Melt and Fossil Fuel Supplies Deplete.

Joseph Hankins, author of Working Skin: Making Leather, Making a Multicultural Japan, on the Buraku, the “untouchable” social class, the workers at Fukushima

And other presenters to be announced

Using backdrops of atomic bomb blasts painted in the 1950’s by a scenic background artist who painted the clouds in the “Wizard of Oz” “Ben Hur “and “Showboat”, among other Hollywood movies, Munson sought to investigate social, historical, and alternate constructs via the portrait studio. The backdrops were jumping off points for intersections of contemporary representation and catastrophe. As artifacts and stand alone works of art, they maintain an aura of both an historical Cold War period of American and world history, and a fictionalized, Hollywood representation of that awareness. The backdrop was simultaneously the object and signifier of “the portrait studio” and functioned as such, and also initiated the creative individual engagements with the subjects. How does the scope of this human historical milestone, both as a direct and mediated cultural consciousness, impact the individual persona? What are our mythologies, hopes, recourses? Despondency, aggression, monstrosity, optimism, survivalism, escapism, transcendence: all are branches to this nuclear tree that fan out in a usual trifecta of contemporary discourse: race, gender, sexuality. These sensibilities extend through the photographic images in this project. In development and under wraps for three years, the images in Numinous Rupture are seeing their debut both as an art project, a photo fabric light installation at Human Resources Los Angeles in Chinatown, and in their photographic form online and in prints.
NELA Artwalk/ Ave 34 and Verdugo Art Stroll Saturday June 14th 7-10 pm 2014
Please visit my Open Studio during the NELA Artwalk. My installations Stonewall Stand In and ATOMIC will be on view, as well as my other work. Several other open studios on the block and a festive vibe this night. Come by and enjoy some art, libations and company!

3407 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90065
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Exhibitions and Projects:
Legends of Pride, San Diego County Library (July, 2014)
RIOT 1: Stone Wall Stand-In, Install: Weho at CSW Pride (June 2014)
Don’t Ask Me Y, XVY Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Jan 2014)
Bent-Con, Burbank, CA (Nov, 2013)
Atomika, Mission Control, Culver City, CA (May 2013)
Queer Pile-Up 3, For Your Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (November, 2012)
Fusion Totem, LA Decompression Arts Festival, Los Angeles, CA (October, 2012)
Persona Portal, The Body Alchemist, San Diego, CA (Sept-Nov, 2012), solo
The Art of Photography, San Diego Art Institute, CA (Sept-Nov, 2012)
Conception, Burning Man Festival, Black Rock City, NV (August, 2012)
April Fools, Antebellum Gallery, Hollywood, CA (April-June, 2012)
Action Figure Headshots, Mi Alma, Silverlake, CA (Jan-March, 2011) solo
Visions: Los Angeles Photo Teachers, Creative Photography Workshops, LA (July, 2010)
Sustainable Future, TOW Space, LA City Hall, Eco-Village. Los Angeles (June, 2010)-Curator
Action Figure Headshots, Graytone, Hollywood, CA (April-Aug, 2010) solo
pLAyLAnd, inaugural show at pLAyLAnd Space, Eagle Rock, CA (March, 2010)
Open/Closed, Advocate and Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles, CA (February, 2010) solo
Transfoto, MacArthur Park Community Center, Los Angeles, CA (June, 2009) solo
Gay, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (June 2006)
Love and War, Fireplace Gallery, Reno, Nevada (February 2006)
Southern Exposure, group photography show, UCLA Wight Gallery, (Nov. 2005)
Sanctum Santorum, MFA Thesis Exhibit, Fine Arts Gallery, CSLA (June 2005)
LA Artfest, group show, Downtown Los Angeles, CA (June 2005)
Statements, Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State LA (May, 2005)
Route 66 Art auction, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA (March, 2005)
Queer Genders/GenderQueer, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA (February 2005)
The Koan Project, Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles (January 2005)
Rainbows, Unicorns and Everything We F*cking Hate, SOLIDS show, Los Angeles June 2004)
LA Tones, Council Disrict 13 Art Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA (June 2003)
X-Position, Studio 56, Los Angeles, CA (October 2002)
2nd Generations, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA (June 2002)
Totem, COMA Gallery, solo show, Cal State LA (August, 2001)
4 & Up, Malu Gallery, solo show, Los Angeles (April 2000)

Education:

California Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential : ART July 2010

Cal State L.A., Los Angeles, CA
Preliminary Teaching Credential, 2008
Single subject: Art
Single Subject: English
Cal State Los Angeles
M.F.A., Studio Arts, Photography 2005
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
MFA Program, Digital and Related Media, 1995-1996
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 1992-1994
A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training
Certificate in Acting, 1994
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
B.A. Theatre Arts

Awards:

Artist-In-Residence Grant, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (2008-2009)

My photos have appeared in American Cinematographer, Theatre Week, Playbill, The Advocate, Frontiers, Globo Brazil, and the Jornal do Brasil. I have shot for team Beachbody, the Hollywood Entertainment District Business Improvement District, Being Alive, Fashion of Brazil, Reprise Theatre Company, and the Triangle Square GLE Housing among others. I hold an MFA in photography and am a graduate of both UCLA and Harvard University. I have exhibited my photographs and artwork extensively and am a recipient of several artist and educational grants including an Artist-in-Residence grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.