Career Objective

John Galan is an International Traveling Artist creating and exhibiting contemporary portraits. His works deal with the inextricable connection between human kind and the natural world.  Located in Los Angeles County California, Galan’s Art is representational of his cultural background, conservation efforts, and political views.  He is a Visual Arts Instructor with 5 years’ experience working with California Public School system(s), Corporate Industry, and Non-Profit organizations. 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 | Hasta La Raíz(To the Root), Art Trek 

2018 | Ocean Eyes, Whetstones Barber Salon

2017 | Sabores de mi tierra (The flavors of my land), Project Space 643

Artist Residencies (1-2 months) 

2019 | Tiapapata Art Center, Samoa (June)

2018 | Main Street Arts Gallery, New York

2017 | BigCi (Bilpin International Grounds for Creative Initiatives), Australia

2017 | NZPS (NZ Pacific Studio), New Zealand

2017 | DreamFarm Eco Arts Village, Tasmania

2016 | Main Street Arts Gallery & Residency, New York

2016 | Obras Foundation, Portugal

Private & Public Projects

2017 | Mural (400+ square ft.) in association with Art Trek, Many Mansions, & Shadow Hills Apartments

2015 | Mural, Pinot’s Palette, Westlake Village

2014 | Portraits of the Fallen Memorial, Pasadena Arts Council

 Education

2018 – 2020 | California Lutheran University, Ma.Ed. & Teacher Credential Program

2014| California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Art, GPA 3.9

Awards and Grants 

2016 | Art Studio Grant, Obras Foundation, Portugal

2013, 2014 | Dean's List 

2013, 2014 | Wildwood Scholarship, California Lutheran University

2008 | Bank of America Honor Artist of the Year

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 | Frida y Los Muertos, Chimmaya Art Gallery

2018 | Encounters, Vallejo, CA

2018 | 10 x 10 small work exhibition, Chimmaya Art Gallery

2018 | h(OM)e, Los Angeles, CA

2018 | Quickdraw, Art Trek, Thousand Oaks, CA

2017 | Poetry & Pictures, Aratoi Museum of Art and History, Masterton, New Zealand

2017 | BigCi Opening Day, New South Whales, Australia

2016 | La Fuerza de Frida, The Latino Art Project, Arizona, U.S.A.

2016 | Meadows, Marble, & more, Foundation Obras, Portugal

2015 | Chocolate & Art Show, KCBG studios, Los Angeles, CA

2015 | President’s Dinner, Art Department, California Lutheran University

2015 | Rumination's William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, Thousand Oaks, CA 

2014 | Pixels, RAW Artists, Bombay Bar & Grill, Ventura, CA

2013 | Portraits of the Fallen Memorial, Pasadena Arts Council

Professional Experience

2017 - Present| Art Trek, Inc., Newbury Park, CA | Title: Visual Arts Instructor

2015 - 2017 | Pinot’s Palette, Westlake Village, CA |Title: Art Teacher & Entertainer

2016 - 2017 | Planet Art - Avanquest, Calabasas, CA | Title: Photo editor & Order Processor 

Selected Juried Exhibits

2015 | Face to Face, Museum of Ventura County 

2014 | 8th Annual Collegiate Art Competition, San Buenaventura Art Association.