Brenda Luckin

Resume of Brenda Luckin


Born in Santa Barbara, California


  • 1980-82   Mills College, Oakland, CA
    • M.F.A. in Art
  • 1973-77   California State University of the East Bay, Hayward, CA
    • B.F.A. in Art
  • 1969-71   California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
    • Fine art studies

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1993 Reassembled Incongruities, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA - Comic Icons, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 1992 Braunstein Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1987 Gallery West, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1984 Pro-Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 The Book Club Artists at MUA gallery cafe, Oakland, CA
  • 2011 The Abstract Show, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 The Book Club Artists at City College Art Gallery, San Francisco City College, CA (Sept.)
  • 2010 The Book Club Artists at Rhythmix Cultural Works
  • Gallery, Alameda, CA
  • 2008 The Lab Gallery, San Francisco, CA, small works
  • 2008 Fall Following, Mad River Post, San Francisco, CA, curated by William Torphy, September 3 - December 10, 2008
  • 2007 Faculty Exhibition, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • 2003 The Tree Project, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
  • 1997 Spiritualism, Freddie Fong Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
  • 1996 Watermark, The Concord Gallery, Concord, CA
  • 1991 The Segmented Plane, Security Pacific Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1990 The Alumni ‘79 Exhibition, The Sun Gallery, Hayward State University, Hayward, CA
  • 1989 Contemporary Women Artists, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA The Allegro Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • 1988 Oakland Arts Celebration, The Second Street Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 1987 Alumni Artist Invitational Exhibition, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1986 Recent Sculptural Painting, Emanuel Walter & Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 1985 The Group Show 85, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
  • 1984 South of Market Cultural Center Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Celebration of Form, Fort Mason Conference Center Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1983 The 20th Painting Annual, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
  • 1981 Beyond Words, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA (Purchase Award) - Berlin Exchange Show, Galerie Franz Mehring, Berlin, Germany
  • 1979 East Bay Artists Exhibition, Alameda County Administration Bldg., Oakland, CA
  • 1978 Four Artists, Four Attitudes, Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA
  • 1976 Spectrum Show , The Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA The Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
  • 1975 San Francisco Art Festival, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 1974 Women’s Art Center Group, San Francisco, CA
  • 1973 Three Women Artists, Chabot College Art Gallery, Hayward, CA


  • 1981 Painting Award, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
  • 1976 Purchase Award for Drawing, City of Hayward, CA


  • ARTWEEK, August 6, 1992, Volume 23, Number 21, p. 20
  • ARTWEEK, November 3, 1984, Volume 15, Number 37, p. 9,
  • Baker, Kenneth. “Highs and Lows of Sculptural Painting.” SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, June 10, 1986
  • Bonetti, David. “Introductions, Worth Making in Some Cases”, SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, July 17, 1992
  • Brunson, Jamie. “Inventing a Hybrid Language.” ARTWEEK, Volume 17, Number 25, July 12, 1986, p. 6
  • Dunham, Judith L. “Technique in Search of Vision,” ARTWEEK, Volume 9, Number 16, April 22, 1978
  • “Gallery Shows Strong Local Work”, “THE DAVIS ENTERPRIZE, Thursday, November 11, 1993, p.11
  • Pro-Arts METIER, Winter Edition 1984, Volume 1, Number 5, p. 13
  • Tanner, Marcia. “Scouting Around for Local Talent”, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, July 18, 1992
  • Walker, Larry. Art Review, THE STOCKTON RECORD, May 13, 1982


  • An Alumni Exhibition Celebrating 25 Years of California State University, 1982, California State University, Hayward, CA
  • The Exchange Show, 1981, Galerie Franz Mehring Publications, San Francisco/Berlin, Germany


  • 1996 “Honoring Anna Mendieta's Work” - A lecture accompanying an altar installation and large scale alchemistic work. Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 1993 “Reassembled Incongruities” - A lecture accompanied by an exhibition of assembled paintings. Art Dept., Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA


  • The De Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
  • Gensiler & Associates, San Francisco, CA
  • Consolidated Capital Corporation, Emeryville, CA
  • Council on International Exchange (CIEE), San Francisco, CA
  • Intel Corporation, San Francisco, CA
  • "Art in Public Places" City of San Francisco - 160 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA
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