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“An art director once gave me this direction during a project I was working on, and it has been my inspiration ever since. Art for me is a living, growing experience and therefore it remains exciting. I love the process of making art and have explored old techniques and created new ones, so I feel very comfortable working both traditionally and non-traditionally. I love the company of artists and have found a truly wonderful community of them here in San Diego. I hope to remain here and to work here until I’m gone.”

Sullivan is a native Californian, working as a full-time artist since 1965. Attending Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles, Sullivan went on to work in the film industry, participating in various projects including 2001 A Space Odyssey and most recently, Lost World, a sequel to Jurassic Park. She is currently the official artist of the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum, producing two limited edition prints for the museum in 1997. She has also been president of the San Diego Art Institute board four times in the past.

A retrospective of Ms. Sullivan’s work was chosen for the inaugral book published by the San Diego Art Institute Press in 2001. Proceeds from the sale of this and the books to come will benefit the San Diego Art Institute, a non-profit foundation since 1941, created to advance the visual arts through education, exhibition and outreach programs.

EDUCATION
Chouinard School of Art, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED COMMISSIONS & EMPLOYMENT
1960-1962 — illustrator for Walt Disney Studios
1963-1971 — mat artist for MGM Studios
1962-1982 — medical illustration for various publishers
1967-1997 — technical illustration for various publishers
1982-1983 — artist-in-residence at Rhode Island School of Design
1995-1997 — special effects for Stan Winston Studios
1996-1998 — limited edition prints created for Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum
1998 — memorial portrait for Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum
1999 — limited edition print “Happy Trails Again” for Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum

GROUP AFFILIATIONS
Member — Society of Illustrators since 1965
Member — Association of Space Artists since 1992
Member — Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
Served on Board of Directors — Carnegie Art Museum
Member — San Diego Art Institute, 1986-present
Served on Board of Directors — San Diego Art Institute, 1989-1993 & 1996-present
First Vice-President — San Diego Art Institute, 1991
President — San Diego Art Institute, 1992
Treasurer — San Diego Art Institute, 1996
President — San Diego Art Institute, 1997
President — San Diego Art Institute, 1998
Member — San Diego Museum of Art Guild, 1998

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1998 — San Diego Art Institute “Enjoying the Journey”
1996 — San Diego Art Institute “Curiosities”
1995 — Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
1995 — Art Union Building, San Diego, CA
1993 — San Diego Art Institute “Random Thoughts”
1992 — Pan Pacific Hotel at the Emerald Shapery Center, San Diego, CA
1991 — San Diego Art Institute “What If?”
1990 — San Diego Art Institute “Outer Space — Inner Spaces”
1990 — Art Scene Gallery “Space”, San Diego, CA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
1999 — Jurors’ Choice Award, San Diego Museum of Art Biannual Juried Show “Artists: San Diego Museum of Art Presents”
1998 — Oceanside Museum of Art, OMA Regional Juried Exhibition
1998 — San Diego Art Institute, Regional Juried Show
1997 — “Getting Together at Gallery 21”
1997 — Official artist for the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum
1997 — 2 Juror Choice Awards, San Diego Art Institute Juried Shows
1996 — Featured artist, Airbrush Action Magazine
1996 — “Art Without Frontiers” curated exchange show with Central Cultural, Tijuana
1996 — Award of Excellence, Poway Center for the Arts Juried Show
1995 — Claremont Graduate School Exchange Show
1995 — Art Union Fusion Show
1995 — Honorable Mention, Popular Choice, Southern California Expo
1995 — “Art Among Friends” Lyceum Theater at Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA
1995 — Collectors’ Choice ’95 Paladion Exhibition
1994 — Collectors’ Choice ’94 Paladion Exhibition
1994 — Women’s Caucus for Art, Exhibition ’94

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS PRE-1994
Invitation Show, Balboa Theater Foundation
Foothills Art Association “6th Annual Wildlife in Art” Show
San Diego/Yokohama Art Exchange
Enigma Gallery “Censorship USA”
Enigma Gallery “Surrealism”
San Diego Artist’s Showcase, Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA
Finalist, Artist Magazine portrait competition
“eARTh Day” Show — San Diego Art Institute
First Place Oils, Popular Choice, Southern California Expo ’90
Second Place, Carlsbad-Oceanside Award Show
Best of Show, Eastland Award Exhibition, Covina, CA
Ambassador College Award, Pasadena Festival of the Arts
Rogue Gallery, North Park Invitation Show
Gold Medal, Pasadena College Juried Show
Top 99 for Landscape, Artist Magazine
Manager’s Choice, Southern California Expo ’88
Old Town, Gallery of the Future Show, San Diego, CA
First Place Traditional, City of Industry Juried Show

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