Resume

Founder and Creative Director

Nalyne Lunati

Lunati is a modern day Renaissance women, who is multi talented and classically educated. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from San José State University in painting. She was 1 of 3 candidates selected for the graduate program in the pictorial category from a pool of over 500 applicants. She received a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley in Political Economy of Industrial Societies (P.E.I.S.), with a minor in Business Administration. While an undergrad at Cal, she also studied painting, color theory, drawing and art hsitory. The department has an illustrious reputation for breeding many famous artists and professors such as Richard Diebenkorn, Jay Defeo, Deborah Oropallo, Hans Hoffman and Joan Brown.

Education

– M.F.A. in painting , San Jose State University
– B.A. , U.C. Berkeley
Major in Political Economy
Minor in Business Administration

Solo Exhibitions

– Innovate Pleasanton, Pleasanton, CA, Oct. 2014 – Jan. 2015

– Atelier Aveda, Santana Row, San José, CA, October 2007 – December 2008
– San Jose State University, San Jose, CA – May 2007
– Rainy River Community College, International Falls, MI – March 2007

Guest speaker

– San Jose State University Health center, scholarship winner, San Jose, CA – May 2006 – May 2007
– San Jose State University, San Jose, CA – January to February 2005, 2006, 2007
– Bucci’s, Emeryville, CA – July 2004
– Bisco’s, Emeryville, CA – August – November 2003

Group Exhibitions

– Art in Embassies Program presented by the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., United States Embassy: Rangoon, Burma, 2016 – 2019

– Exhibition and Colloquium for DVAN (Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network), Sweeney Art Gallery in Riverside, Ca. June – October 2012

– Art in Embassies Program presented by the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., United States Embassy: Chisinau, Moldova, 2012 – 2014, group show with Robert Motherwell

– Art in Embassies Program presented by the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., United States Embassy: Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012 – 2014

– Somarts,  Blue Planet in conjunction with conference on ecology,  North West Woman’s Caucus for the Arts, San Francisco, CA,  June 2010

– Art in U.S. Embassies, Burma, 2009

– San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Lift Off, San Jose, CA June – July 2007
– Encantada Gallery, Sense and Sensuality, San Francisco, CA February 2007
– Marx Saunders Gallery, Golden Opportunity, Chicago, Illinois, May 2006
– 4th Street Studios : Emerging Masters, Berkeley, CA – January 2005
– Pro Arts exhibition & Open Studios, Berkeley, CA – May 2003
– Worth Ryder Gallery, U.C. Berkeley, CA – July 2002
– Arcadia Community Center, Arcadia, CA – 1990, 1991
– Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena, CA – 1988, 1989
– Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA – 1988

Work Experience

– Beyond Brush Art Studio, Owner and instructor, El Cerrito, CA, 2004 – present

DPIE (Dublin Partners in Education) , donated art classes to grades 8th – 1st, approx. 240 students total, February 2010

– The Art of Teaching Art, series of 6 workshops for Pleasanton Unified School District teachers 2008

– Firehouse Summer Fling fundraiser, art instructor at painting workshop to an audience of 200+ , taught the process of  paint making,  Pleasanton,  CA , August 2008

– Montalvo Arts, Starry Starry Night Art Camp, art instructor at painting workshop to an audience of 200,  taught the process of  paint making,  Saratoga, CA , August 2007 & 2008

– Kepler Learning Center, art instructor, July 2007 – July 2008

– Montalvo Arts, Whirls Exhibition, assistant artist to Chris Drury (land artist), Saratoga CA, March to April 2005

– San Jose State University, assistant instructor for drawing foundations class, August – December 2005

– Grant Cuesta Nursing & Rehabilitation, Mountain View, CA, Art Instructor – August 2004 to 2006

Awards

– Chad Okamoto Art Scholarship, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA – 2006

Mayor Tom Bradley’s

– Asian Pacific American Heritage Week Poster Contest, 1st Place, 1989, 2nd Place 1988.