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Felicia Forte is a representational oil painter based in Detroit, Michigan. Felicia is a sought after instructor of drawing and painting having taught at various institutions including The de Young Museum of Fine Art, The Walt Disney Family Museum. She travels several times a year to teach workshops, both nationally and internationally. In December, 2013 she was awarded a month-long residency at The de Young Museum of Fine Art in San Francisco. In 2014 she participated as faculty at the Plein Air Convention and Expo in Monterey, California. In 2015 and 2016 Felica's Self Portrait exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London for The BP Portrait Award. In 2017 she has been invited as a resident and grant recipient to participate in the "Redbull House of Art" project in Detroit. Felicia maintains a studio in Hamtramck, where she works and offers instruction in drawing and painting to private students both in person and online. She was born in Los Angeles, California in 1979.

Read a recent article on Felicia's work by Daniel Maidman for the Huffington Post.

Resume

Exhibitions

  • 2017 "RedBull House of Art Resident's Exhibition, Detroit, MI
  • 2016 "Instalarity" Q Art Salon, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016 "On The Periphery, 3 Person Show", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2016 "Pop-Up: _Lo_01_La_2016", Abend Gallery and _LO Collective, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016 "Contemporary Figuration", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2016 "Nexus", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2016 "Animalia", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2015 "25th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2015 "TRAC2015 Invitational Art Exhibition", TRAC Conference 2015, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • 2015 "Urban Life" Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2015 "BP Portrait Award Exhibition" The National Gallery, London, UK
  • 2015 "Unfurl" Gallery 1261, Denver, CO
  • 2015 "Figurative Group Show", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2014 "Urban Aspect", Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
  • 2014 "Pay it Forward", Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
  • 2014 "Women Painting Women", Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC
  • 2014 "These are a Few of My Favorite Things" Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC
  • 2014 Exhibiting Artist at The Plein Air Convention and Expo, Monterey, CA
  • 2014 Exhibiting Artist at The Representational Art Conference, Ventura, CA
  • 2013 "(R)evolution: Women Painting Women", Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
  • 2013 "Women Painting Women International Juried Exhibition", Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, TN
  • 2013 "The Man Show", Kwan Fong Gallery, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA.
  • 2013 "Still, Life and Land", Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, CA
  • 2012 "One Hundred Dollars", Littlefield, New York, NY
  • 2012 "Waterfront", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 "City Streets", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 "Delicious", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 "Flock", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 "Art Between The Lines", Hennessy + Ingalls in association with The California Art Club, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2011 "Tiny", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 "National Juried Exhibition, All Media 2011", Chico Art Center, Chico, CA
  • 2011 "Fresh Air: Landscapes of California", in association with The California Art Club, Fremont Gallery, Pasadena, CA
  • 2011 "Contemporary Painters, Bay Area Exhibition", Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 "Faculty Exhibition", Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
  • 2011 "The Guerrilla Show", Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 "Doll House", Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 "Coastal Art League and Museum Annual Juried Show", Half Moon Bay, CA
  • 2011 "Golden State of Mind", The Milton Marks Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 "New Works", Costal Art League, Half Moon Bay, CA
  • 2010 "Daydreams and Nightmares", Gallery 25, San Mateo, CA
  • 2010 "Transitions", Community Gallery, Redwood City, CA
  • 2010 "Statewide Drawing and Print Competition", The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

Publications, Press, Podcasts

Residency

  • 2017 Artist in Residence, Redbull House of Art, Detroit, MI
  • 2013 Artist in Residence, de Young Museum of Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

Teaching and Demonstration

  • Private Online Tutoring 2016-Present
  • National and International Workshops 2015-Present
  • Faculty, Plein Air Convention and Expo, Monterey, CA 2014
  • Teaching residency at The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, December 2013
  • Alla prima portrait demonstration at The Legion of Honor Museum for the opening day celebration of the Anders Zorn Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, November 2013
  • Sharon Art Studio, San Francisco, CA, Drawing Workshops, 2013
  • Blick Art Supply, San Francisco, Instructor for Event, 2013
  • Menlo Art League, Portrait Painting Demonstration and Lecture, 2013
  • Sadie Valeri Atelier, Instruction in Drawing and Painting, ongoing weekly classes 2012-2015 and workshops 2012-2016
  • The Disney Family Museum, "You Are What You Paint" Workshop, 2012
  • The Disney Family Museum, "Introduction to Portraiture" Workshop, 2012
  • University Art Palo Alto, Portrait Painting Demo, 2012
  • The Disney Family Museum, Guest Artist, Portrait Drawing Demo, 2012
  • The Disney Family Museum, Portrait Drawing Instructor, 2011
  • University Art Palo Alto, Portrait Drawing and Painting Demos, 2011
  • The Disney Family Museum, Guest Instructor, Animal Sketching Workshop, 2011
  • The San Jose Museum of Art, Figure Drawing Workshop in conjuntion with Robert Mapplethorpe photography exhibit, 2011
  • The Pacific Art League, Portrait Drawing Workshop, 2011
  • Private painting and drawing classes for groups and individuals in studio, 2007-Present

Awards

Courtesy of The Artist’s Magazine

Artist Spotlight, Professional Artist Magazine, November/December issue, 2013