Abstract Painter

Born in Massachusetts

Lives and works in Los Angeles



1985   MFA, Sculpture, Photography and Painting, University of California, Santa Barbara

1982   BA, Ceramics and Metals, California State University, Los Angeles


Grants & Honors

2015  Pasadena Society of Artists

2014  LA Art Association

1984  Humanities Research Grant

          Patent Fund Grant


Solo Exhibitions

2019   Sparc Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

2016   Old Focals, South Pasadena, CA

2015   The Slow Down Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008   SoPas Gallery, South Pasadena, CA 

2004   On Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

1982   CSULA Annex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Group Exhibitions

2021  Remodeling in Progress, Gallery 825, Loa Angeles, CA

2020  Open Show 2020: LAAA Signature Survey Exhibition, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

          Festoon, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

          Field of Vision, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

          Indistinct Chatter, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

          OUT THERE, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

          Petite Works, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

          Seclusion, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA 

2019  Open Show 2019, LAAA Signature Survey Exhibition, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2018  Open Show 2018, LAAA Signature Survey Exhibition, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

          OUT THERE, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2017  Pasadena Society of Artists 92nd Exhibition, White Gallery, Montrose, CA

2016   Let Us Eat Cake, Space Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

           OUT THERE, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

           Pasadena Society of Artists 91st Exhibition, San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, Tarzana, CA

          Pasadena Society of Artists, Towns Burr Gallery, Burbank, CA

          Pasadena Showcase House of Design, La Canada, CA

2014   From Modern to Contemporary,  Elements Gallery, San Marino, CA

2012   12 x 12 x 12,  SoPas Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

2007    Four Painters,  SoPas Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

2006    2nd Annual SPEF Show, On Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

2005    Deborah van der Zaag & Madelaine Hill,  On Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

1988    Santa Barbara Arts Festival,  Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1986    Invitational of California State Universities,  Barrett Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1985    MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Art Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

1984    Ink and Clay,  Kellogg University Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

            First Year Graduate Exhibition, UCEN Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 

1982   Competition,  Exploratorium Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1981   16th Annual All Media Art Exhibition, Brea Civic Cultural Center Gallery,  Brea, CA 

1980   Orton Cone Box Show,  Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, Indiana



2016    Suzanne Sproul,  San Gabriel Valley Tribune,  Pasadena Showcase house of Design 2016 , April 19

            Suzanne Sproul. Los Angeles Daily News, Pasadena Showcase House of Design, April 19

           Bill Glazier, South Pasadena Review,  Distinctive Artwork, April 28

           Suzanne Sproul, Pasadena Star News,  Modern Beauty , April 17

2014   San Marino Outlook, From Modern to Contemporary,  September 21

2008   Bill Glazier, South Pasadena Review , Deborah van der Zaag at SoPas Gallery, October 1



1983   The Chemistry of Ceramics, UC Santa Barbara, CA

1982    Poured Slab Handbuilding Technique, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA


Work has appeared in: 

2018   Million Dollar Listing, Los Angeles Season 10, Bravo TV