Gianna Vargas is an artist and educator living in Los Angeles, California. She divides her time between teaching science and painting. Her work is informed by her background in science. Her studio is located in the Hawthorne Arts Complex. hawthorneartscomplex.com


Touchon & Co Gallery, Los Angeles 2019

Blue Seven Gallery, Santa Monica 2018

Open Studios, Hawthorne Arts Complex, Hawthorne 2018

Open Studios, Hawthorne Arts Complex, Hawthorne 2017

VS, Gallery 825, Los Angeles 2016

Sur Le Mur, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica 2016

Art 4 Youth LA, Bergamot Museum, Santa Monica 2015

Bird-up, Long Beach, California, 2013

Altar, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles 2013

Open Studios, Los Angeles, California 2012

C.W. Howe Partners Inc., Culver City, California 2011

Sacred Memories, Pico House Gallery, Los Angeles, California 2010

The 210 Show, Project 210, Pasadena, California 2009

Buy the Running Foot, OCCCA, Santa Ana, California 2009

2009 Juried All-Media Exhibition at Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California 2009

The Leak of Contemporary Arts, Pomona, California 2009

City Hall, Claremont, California 2009

Supersonic at the LA Art Show, Los Angeles, California 2009

Post Cards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, New York, New York 2009

Overhung II, Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, California 2008

Don’t Be Shy, Peggy Phelps and East Gallery, Claremont, California 2008

Visual Aids, James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York 2007

Overhung, Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, California 2007

That Show 2, Gallery Revisited, Silver Lake, California 2007

The Fourth Leg, Peggy Phelps and East Gallery, Claremont, California 2007

Take, Tighes Hill Gallery, New Castle, New South Wales, Australia 2006


Tracks, Los Angeles, California 2014

On the Wall, 932 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, California 2010

Art House, Exhibition at Private Residence, Los Angeles, California 2009

Paintings, Jill Thayer Galleries at the Fox Theatre, Bakersfield, California 2009

Shadowland, East Gallery, Claremont, California 2009


Private Residence, Beverly Hills, California 2013

Santa Monica-The Art of Summer, Crussell Fine Art, Los Angeles, California 2010

MFA NOW catalog, New York, New York, 2009

Los Angels Art Show Catalog, Los Angeles, California 2009

Claremont Print, Claremont, California 2009

Lucia Lappas, New York, New York 2008

Cal Alive, Claremont, California. Sponsored by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens 2007

Susan Dickinson, Santa Monica, California 2007

Descanso Gardens, La Canada, California. Sponsored by the Norris Foundation 2006

Project Latitudes, Ventura, California 2006

Curtis School, Los Angeles, California 2006


Red Brush Award, Los Vegas International Juried Art Competition 2016

Helen B. Dooley Art Fellowship, Claremont, California 2008

Fellowship. APLE, Los Angeles, California 2002

Jim Seadan Environmental Science Award, 1998

Scholarship. Winston Wallin Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1998

Scholarship. Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1994


Instructor, 2010-current Curtis School, Los Angeles California

Teaching Assistant, 2009 Pomona College, Claremont, California. Course: Senior Seminar.

Teaching Assistant, 2009 University of LaVerne, La Verne, California. Course: Latin American Modernism

Instructor, 2004-2009 and 2010-2016, Curtis School, Los Angeles, California. Courses Taught: Science,

Math, Design, Studio Art

Instructor, 1998-2004, Pomona Unified School District, Pomona, California. Courses Taught: Math,

Earth Science, Biology, Integrated Physical Sciences.


M.F.A., Claremont Graduate University, Claremont. 2009

M.A., Education, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont 2002

B.A., Biology, Scripps College, Claremont 1998