Teresa Tolliver
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Teresa Tolliver



902 East Colden Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90002

Phone: 323.357.7934



Selected Exhibitions

2012                                                 William Grant Still Art Center

                                                         “Abby Lincoln and Max Roach”

2011                                                 William Grant Still Art Center

                                                            “Politics of Imagery’

2010                                                  CAAM’s 7+Fig Showcase

                                                           The Member Artist of the California Artist Coalition

                                                           Of Los Angeles

2010                                                  Howees Gallery

                                                            Doll Exhibition

2010                                                  Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles

                                                             “The Feminine Mystic

2009                                                  African American Museum

                                                              “Inside Your Head

2008                                                  African American Firefighter Museum

2007                                                  Youth Mentoring Connection

                                                              “Women of Distinction”

2006                                                  Artpeace Gallery, Burbank

2006                                                     Consulate General of Mexico/Theatre of Hearts

                                                                “A Space Beyond Politics

2006                                                   M.J. Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles

                                                                “Black is Beauty”

2006                                                   Toyota National Headquarter Bldg.

                                                                 “Black History Month Art Exhibition”

 2005                                                   California Artist Coalition of Los Angeles                                                                     

                                                                 “Emergence 1”

2005                                                    William Grant Still Art Center

                                                               “From the Cotton Fields to the New Milinium”

2004                                                    California African  American Museum

                                                               “Patheways (l966-l989)”

2003                                                    William Grant Still Art Center                                     

                                                            “Salute to Black Doll Artists”

                                                               William Grant Still Arts Center   

2003                                                    Back Street Gallery 

                                                               “ Teresa Tolliver: From Africa to Picasso and      

                                                                  In between”

2000                                                    Theater of  Hearts

                                                               Skirball Museum

1998                                                    Oprah Winfrey premier/Theatre of  Hearts   premier

                                                                 “Salute to Bea Richards

1991                                                   National Women’s Political Caucus for the Arts

                                                            “A Salute to Latinas in the Health Science”

1991                                                     Echo Park Gallery                                                        

                                                            “4 Contemporary L.A.. Women Artist

                                                            Linhurst Gallery, University of Southern California

1991                                                    “Forbidden Language



Murals Project

1999                                                                                                        William Mead Housing Project, Ceramic Tile,

                                                             City of Los Angeles Youth Arts Program

1996                                                    Barnsdall Junior Arts Center, Ceramic Tile,

                                                               Hollywood, CA

1995                                                                                                        96th Street School, Los Angeles, CA

1992                                                    Flournoy Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA




2006                                                    Star News, Pasadena

200l                                                     Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles, CA

1998                                                    Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles, CA

1991                                                                                                        Pasadena Star News, Pasadena, CA

1992                                                                                                        California Art Review, Los Angeles, CA

1993                                                                                                        Who’s Who in American Art, American, USA

1994                                                                                                        Pasadena Star News, Pasadena, CA

1995                                                                                                        The Atlanta Journal, Atlanta GA

1996                                                                                                        The Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood, CA

1997                                                                                                        Star News, Pasadena 




l983-88                                                Apprenticeship with Michale Frimkiss

l967-71                                                California State University, Northridge, CA




2010                                                    Instructor, 7th and Fig “Kids Club”

2009-2010                                           Instructor, Heart Project

2008-present                                        Instructor. Target Sunday

2012-present                                       LA Commons

                                                             Banner Project

                                                             California African American Museum

2007-2008                                           Instructor, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs


2006-present                                        Instructor, Palos Verdes Art Center

2006                                                    Instructor, Tarfest, La Brea Tarpits

2006                                                    Instructor, Young at Art

2005                                                    California African American Museum, Lecturer

2005-present                                       Instructor, Los Angeles County Office of Education

l999-present                                        Instructor, California Youth Authority

l998-present                                        Coordinator, City of Los Angeles Youth Arts Program

l994-present                                        Instructor, Theatre of Hearts/Youth First

l979-present                                        Instructor, William Grant Still Arts Center

l997-2002                                            Instructor, Natural History Museum

l996-2000                                            Instructor, Los Angeles Children’s Museum

1999-2000                                           Coordinator, City of Los Angeles, Cultural


l979-l998                                             Instructor, Barnsdall Junior Arts Center

l990-93                                                Instructor, Los Angeles Music Center

l985-92                                                Instructor, Los Angeles County Art Museum



Grants & Awards

2008                                                   City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department


2007                                                    City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department


2006                                                    Certification of Congressional Recognition,

                                                               Congressman, Adam Schiff

2006                                                    Certificate of Recognition,

                                                               State Senator, 21” District

2006                                                    Certificate of Recognition,

                                                               Carol Jue, Member of the Assembly, California State


2006                                                    Art Educator of Excellence

                                                               Altadena Arts Council

2006                                                    County of Los Angeles, Commendation

                                                               Michael D. Antonovich, Mayor, County of

                                                               Los Angeles

2006                                                    Certificate of Recognition    

                                                               Councilman Ed P. Reyes

2006                                                    Art Achievement Award


2005                                                    City of Los Angeles, Certificate of Appreciation,          Congresswoman, Diane Watson

2005                                                    City of Los Angeles, AFSCME 741 25 Years of Dedication

2004                                                    Friends of William Grant Still, Spirit Award

2004                                                    Housing Authority, Ramona Gardens, Certificate of      Recognition

2002                                                    City of Los Angeles, Mayor’s Certificate of Appreciation,  Mayor, James K. Hahn

2001                                                    Award: City of Los Angeles, Councilman, Nate Holden

1997                                                    Grant: Pasadena Arts Council, Art in the Schools

1996                                                    Window Grant: Cultural Affairs Department, LA, CA

l988, l99l, l993                                    Grant: California Arts Council, Art in the Schools

1992                                                    Award: City of Los Angeles, Mayor James Hahn

1988                                                                                                        Grant: National Endowment for the Arts

1989                                                                                                        Award: City of Los Angeles, Councilman, Dave Cunningham





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