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Shaktima Brien

About Me:

Shaktima Brien is a contemporary, Feminist, Expressionist painter in the tradition of Judy Chicago, Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keefe. Born in Montreal, Canada, from the age of four she questions the great Mystery. The quest leads her to California, where she paints the “Goddess Journey”, a series of 33 paintings (acrylic on canvas, 3 to 12 feet, 20 years in the making). In 2008, the painting “Being” (a female Buddha) was selected for the Palm Springs Art Museum - Artists Council 2008 Juried Exhibition, while her painting "Shamans" received an "Honorable Mention" at the 10th Juried Art Show of the City of Palm Springs - Public Arts Commission. In 2007, a one-woman exhibition was held at the Magdalene Art Center in North Hollywood. In 2004, some of her paintings were exhibited at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History for the Premiere of “Signs out of Time”, a film on Marija Gimbutas (“The Language of the Goddess”) sponsored by UCLA Women’s Studies, Women’s Heritage Project and Bellili Productions. In 2001, Brien's screenplay "Road Yin" wins the first place at The Palm Springs Writers' Guild Contest. In the 90’s, besides being a repeated guest on the television show "Passion" with Donna Lynn, Brien’s work was selected by Judy Freeman, Associate Curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the “Women in Contemporary Art” exhibition, while others were sold at the Shirley MacLaine and Whoppi Goldberg Art Auction. “The Goddess Journey" Art Book is coming out in 2008. Shaktima Brien is a member of the Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council.

Exhibit change by:

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2008 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA 2008 Palm Springs City Hall, Palm Springs, CA (Honorable Mention) 2006 Exposure Gallery, Palm Springs, CA 2005 Thom Home, The Atrium, Palm Desert, CA 2005 Jake Dent Gallery, Palm Desert, CA 2004 Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV 2004 Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 2003 Desert Hot Springs Art Studio, CA 2001 Desert Post Weekly Headquarters, Palm Springs, CA 2000 Denise Roberge Gallery, Palm Desert, CA 1999 Kaleidospace, Santa Monica, CA 1996 Miramar Sheraton Hotel, Santa Monica, CA 1995 T. Heritage Gallery, Westwood, CA 1994 Regina Barton Gallery, Venice, CA 1993 Hollywood Athletic Club, Hollywood, CA 1991 Barbara Mendes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1991 Cabal Space, Hollywood, CA 1991 Out Action, Santa Monica, CA 1991 Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles, CA 1990 Barbara Mendes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1990 McCarthy Gallery, Long Beach, CA 1990 Minus Zero Gallery, Torrance, CA 1990 Mandala Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 1990 Maison de France, Long Beach, CA 1990 Finegood Gallery, West Hills, CA, Juried by Judy Freeman, Associate Curator, 20th Century Art, LA County Museum 1990 Highways, Santa Monica, CA 1989 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1989 Goddess of Democracy, Temple Bridge, Los Angeles, CA 1988 Olympic Art Festival, Seoul, Korea 1987 Smith Arts Complex, Phoenix, Arizona 1987 Marina Beach Hotel, Marina Del Rey, CA 1986 Z. Kertisz Gallery, Venice, CA 1986 Convention Center of Pasadena, CA 1986 Valparaiso Studio, Los Angeles, CA 1986 Venice of America, Venice, CA 1986 Affairs of the Garden, Beverly Hills, CA 1986 Gille Mansillon Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 1986 Lafayette Cafe, Venice, CA SOLO SHOWS 2007 Magdalene Cultural Arts Center, North Hollywood, CA 1989 Clinicare Health Center, Santa Monica, CA 1987 Morgan-Wixon Theatre, Santa Monica, CA AUCTIONS 2008 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA – Silent Auction Online 1990 Ahead Art Auction, Long Beach, CA - Shirley MacLaine and Whoopi Goldberg's endorsements PUBLICATIONS Buzz Magazine - January 2006 Desert Post Weekly - March 2001, January 2001, July 2000, November 2000 The Bottom Line (cover) - April 1999 Stunning Harvest (cover) - July 1996 Woman Spirit (cover) - October 1994 L.A. Reader - March 1991 Daily News - March 1991

I'm passionate about:

Intelligence, Imagination, Yin, Feminine Spirituality, Goddess, Great-Mothers, Immortal Sisters, girls and women's education, Retreats, Know Yourself, films, art, books, theatre with strong female characters