Read some interviews by Cranky Yellow, Myartspace, The eXTra finGer, Sacramento Magazine

I was born, educated and raised in Sacramento CA. also known as "CowTown", "the Big Easychair" and "Sacatomatoe". People who live here or who move here are said to be under the influence of the old native "curse of the two rivers". The curse is like a vortex that makes you stay in Sacramento. If you do leave you will have to come back until all of your spiritual work is done. Painting was never dead here. I have made art nonstop from the time I was a little kid, watching TV sci-fi and playing dress up fantasies in thrift store evening gowns. In my 20s I finally figured out how to get out of the country and answer the call to adventure. I have traveled to 22 countries, including setting up studio in India for almost two years. I paint topics relating to my own experiences that focus on impermanence, vanity and the confusions and beauty of everyday life. My paintings are self portraits. I must need to do more spiritual work... I still live in Sacramento.

My favored medium at this time is oil paint, which is what you will see used in this work unless otherwise stated. I also use other classic techniques, such as the gouache methods used by Indian miniature painters and Limoges enameling. I depict conventional and unconventional figures and objects sourced from different arenas such as: The Monster and Sci-fi movies I used to watch on TV after school, comics and books I read as a kid (who ever stopped?!) Mythology, High gothic, Surreal, Tibetan and Mexican painters, travel to exotic places, dreams, meditation and the hallucinations brought on by illness, nightmares and chemical ingestion, the ragged and beautiful artifacts seen in museums. I find scientific studies of the past and present are loaded with images and ideas. I mix in joy, humor and beauty with the horrible and mysterious, because that is my experience of life.

In 1973 I realized I could make art as a profession.  I had made art for years before this (as a kid), but didn't understand it could be a "real job".  I studied with several Photo Realist artists in the 70's, Including Gary Pruner and Mel Ramos. Now making art IS my real job and I love doing it!

I Have taught art in the California Prison system, after school art programs for at risk youth, the Short Center North arts day program for adults with developmental disabilities and the Kaplin school for children and adolesents with autism. As well as Art History, and studio art at American River Community College, The College of art in New Delhi ,the Mindicio Art Center and the Crocker Art Museum.

My artwork has shared walls with many interesting artists including Alex Grey, Mark Ryden, Todd Shorr, Robt. Williams, Robert Arneson, Rob & Christian Clayton, Tim Biskup, Isabel Samaras , Rev. Howard Finster, Elisa Terranova , Tara McPherson and many others.

My work is included in many collections, including:
the Crocker Art Museum.
The Burkhart Collection, the Judy Barnett collection and the Lisa Maclaine collection in New Zealand
The Center for Celular and Molecular Study in Hydrobad India
The Bud Cort Collection
Billy Shire Collection
Nicolas Cage collection
Other collections in the USA, England, Germany and India

Besides shows in the US, I have shown my work in India, Mexico, Canada, Belgium, Japan and Germany.

Affiliations

Facebook- Kim Scotts Fine Things
Facebook- SurrealEstates Artist Housing

Art Dorks Collective
art dorksclosed untill further notice :^(
Underground Art Union

Read some interviews
- Cranky Yellow,

-Myartspace,

-The eXTra finGer,

-Sacramento Magazine
-Midtown Mag
Feb 08 interview on
SurrealEstates

See pictures below......
More info to come...

Selected Shows

2013

December 2012 "Apocolypse"
Feinkunst-Krueger gallery

"Pacemakers" at Beatnik Studios- 2421 17th St. Sac.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday through Feb. 14

La Luz de Jesus
Laluzapalooza
March 2012

April 13th 2013
Fe Gallery
1100 65th Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Det

2012

Read some interviews
-J une 2011 issue of
Primalo Urge

- Cranky Yellow,

-Myartspace,

-The eXTra finGer,

-Sacramento Magazin
e
-Midtown Mag
Feb 08 interview on
SurrealEstates

Open Studios
October 13th
7-11PM
2300 Cantalier St, North Sacramento. SurrealEstates will have 5 open artists studios. Dan Herera, Kim Scott, Dolores White, Robert Johnson and Michelle Bornt.

KVIE- I will have a painting being auctioned off to benefit KVIE PBS Sacramento on Sept 30th 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM - California Masters. Get a great deal on a piece of my art and support public TV. Preview piece here

KVIE- I will also be on KVIE PBS Sacramento on air Sept 29th from 9-10 pm and Sunday Sept. 30, 4-5pm. as an art expert introducing art on auction for their fundraiser.

October 6th Young Blood Gallery- Atlanta
"The 15th Year Anniversary Show"

KVIE- I will be on KVIE PBS Sacramento on Tuesday June 5th, 7:30pm as part of a round table on Sacramento Arts with Rob (from Rob on the road) Darling Neath who is one of the founders of Second Saturday and fantastic painter Jeff Musser.
Repeat watching as needed because Sacramento arts ROCK.

6x6
at the TEMP
1616 Del Paso Blvd.
Artists reseption: June 7th 6-8pm and Second Sat at 6.

"THE GREAT WEST COAST MIGRATION"
July 13th-August 19th
Giant touring benefit show raising global awareness on the plight of sharks and the destruction of their habitat Show will tour the west coast at these extra fine galleries:
Spoke art, lebasse projects. the Artery, Space 4 Art, Roq la Rue, Grass Hut, Surf City Art Co.

"Beauty- Its not Pretty"
Opening Reception & Awards : Saturday, June 16th, 12 – 2 pm
• Gallery Talk with Mr. Kuksi : Friday, July 13th, 7 – 8:30 pm

Grand Galleries
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
715 Central Avenue
Tracy, CA 95376

Artists across America were asked to submit works responding to the theme of
unconventional beauty. Selections were made by acclaimed international artist
Kris Kuksi, serving as Guest Juror and Awards Judge to the exhibition.

Kim Scott featured artist at:
Insight Cafe
November 2012

Apocalypse
December 2012
Feinkunst Krüger Gallery,
Hamburg, Germany

Laluzapalooza
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
February 2012

"The Visceral Pool"
Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento.

Preview- Feb 9th
I will be joining Charlie Johnson for the Artist talk at Moss Cafe 5:30
Preview with treats to follow.
Opening- Feb 11th
6PM-
Bellydancing with "Infusion" at 7 and 8:30

Also showing In Beyond Reality:
John Stuart Burgur
Robert Bowen
Marty Gessler
and Carrie Cottini
Artist designed toys
Selected by Toyroom Gallery

2011 October 7th & 8th
8-11pm

March

La Luz de Jesus 25th Anniversary Masters Exhibition
"Part One"

Billy Shire has masterminded and organized a monumental group show featuring 200+ artists, each of whom have contributed one new piece and a written anecdote about their experience with the gallery. In 25 years of groundbreaking exhibitions, this is La Luz de Jesus Gallery's first survey, featuring three generations of the most important artists working today. The book, a companion to the show, chronicles the rich legacy of La Luz de Jesus and the thriving art movements it helped launch.

Opening Reception:
Friday and Saturday
October 7th & 8th
8-11 pm
... see you there!

 

2012 February
"The Visceral Pool"
Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento.

2011 La Luz de Jesus Gallery
October- "25th anniversary show" and book release

2011 La Luz de Jesus Gallery
March 4-28, 2011
Everything but the Kitschen-Sync

2011 May, Mothersday, Archival Framing gallery, Sacramento.

2010-2011Subtleties of Character
WWA Gallery Culver City CA.
opening Dec 10th
through Jan 15th 2011
Write up in Hi*Fructose
!!!

2010 Birdhouse show
Kondos Gallery
Sacramento City College
November 22-Dec 14
reception Dec 2nd -5-8pm

2010 Towards Human
The Union Hall Gallery
2126 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 448-2452
reception- November 13 2010

2010 Exquisite Corpse
Archival Framing
October 2010

2010 Happie Tails fund raiser

2010 July10 3-6pm-after9pm
100% Pure Love!
Open Studio
News and Review Interview

2010 June
Soloman Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2010 March5th
Hi friends!
I will be showing 2 pieces at
"Everything But The Kitschen Sync"
the 13th Annual Group Art Showshow at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in LA.
ARTISTS' RECEPTION
Friday, March5, 2010 ~ 8:00 -11:00 pm
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/
Yoka- Meat Baby
2010 Yoka tour
Yoka @ Black Maria LA
Feb 18 – Mar 2
Rivet, Columbus, OH
April 3 – April 25
Howl Gallery, Fort Myers, FL
May 7 – May 21
Genuine Artikle, Long Island, NY
June 5 – July 5
Lulubell Toy Bodega, Tuscon, AZ
Aug 7 – Aug 28

a little mention in BingBoing
2010 Feb
La Luz de Jesus solo show
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/


2009
November
Yoka for DKE x adFunture show:
2009
"Beyond Eden Art Fair"
LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park
c/o La La Luz de Jesus Gallery
2009 Michael Himovitz Show
Sacramento Temporary Contemporary
Oct 9 Artists Reception 7-9 p.m.
1616 Del Paso Boulevard, Uptown Sacramento

2009
August 21 - September 13
Capitol Artists' Studio Tour Exhibition
featuring work of more than 70 CAST artists
Center for Contemoorary Art
2009 September at Java Lounge Giant art show by John Stuart Burger
2009
Capitol Artists' Studio Tour
September 12 & 13, 12-4pm
2300-2320 Cantalier St
North Sacramento
Download MAP HERE 2009July"The Social Workers "
Studio X
live painting
2009June"Make Art Or Die" skate and graphic show at A Bitchin Space gallery
2009April at Formollis! Sacramento. With John Stuart Berger, Stephanie Skalisky, Val Fernandez and Julie Madden
2009 March 6th
Hi friends!
I will be showing 5 pieces at
"Everything But The Kitschen Sync"
the 12th Annual Group Art Showshow at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in LA.
ARTISTS' RECEPTION
Friday, March 6, 2009 ~ 8:00 -11:00 pm
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/


2009
November
Yoka for DKE x adFunture show:
2009
"Beyond Eden Art Fair"
LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park
c/o La La Luz de Jesus Gallery
2009 Michael Himovitz Show
Sacramento Temporary Contemporary
Oct 9 Artists Reception 7-9 p.m.
1616 Del Paso Boulevard, Uptown Sacramento

2009 August 21 - September 13 Capitol Artists' Studio Tour Exhibition Center for Contemporary Art
2009 Capitol Artists' Studio Tour September 12 & 13, 12-4pm SurrealEstates Sacramento CA
2009 July "The Social Workers " Studio X Sacramento CA
2009June"Make Art Or Die" skate and graphic show at A Bitchin Space gallery
2009April at Formollis! Sacramento. With John Stuart Berger, Stephanie Skalisky, Val Fernandez and Julie Madden
2009 March 6th "Everything But The Kitschen Sync" La Luz de Jesus Gallery in LA.
2009 Definition Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2008 "Some Art Dorks" Perihelion Arts, Phoenix AZ
2008 "GenArt Vanguard Art Fair, Art Basel/Miami" Mark Murphy room.
2008 "The Circus Show & Other Atrocities"A Bitchin' Space, Sacramento, CA
2008 Open Studio, SurrealEstates, Sacramento, CA
2008 "Artists That I Know2" Studio X, SurrealEstates, Sacramento, CA
2008 "Get It While It Lasts "Art Dorks Collective, August at DVA Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 "Art Dorks" Perihelion Arts, Phoenix, AZ
2008 "Everything But The Kitchen Sync", La Luz de Jesus Gallery, LA, CA
2008 "Valentinextra" Studio X, Sacramento, CA

2007 "Everything But The Kitchen Sync", La Luz de Jesus Gallery, LA
2007 "Collabro" Toy Tokyo-Showroom, NYC
2007 "Art Dorks Collective", Thinkspace, LA
2007 "Art Dorks Collective", McCaig-Welles Gallery ,Brooklyn NY
2007 "Don't Wake Daddy2" Feinkunst Krüger gallery in Hamburg
2007 NowArt Fair, KNOW Mark Murphy Booth, Art Basel Miami
2007 "Green" Exibition ,currated by Mark Murphy, ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY,Bergamot Station Arts Center, LA,CA
2007 "Girls and Ghouls" Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2007 Toyroom Gallery Invades Cannibal Flower, Infusion Gallery, LA, CA
2007 Capitol Artists Studio Tour,The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, SOLO, September 29

2006 "Art Dorks SMASH!",Young Blood Gallery,Atlanta Georga
2006, "Bakers dozen",Tower Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2006 Art Dorks Collective, "That New Dork Smell", Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
See my art featured in "Juxtapoze Readers Art"
2006 " Collabro"Subject Matter Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA 926262006 "Aspects of Humanity",Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
review in the Sacramento Bee
2006 "Banners on the Blvd!",Best of Show,Sacramento, CA
2006 "UPLIFTING VENGEANCE WORLD TOUR" , Rx Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 "Collabro",Anno Domini: San Jose, CA 95113
2006 CAPITOL ARTISTS' STUDIO TOUR, California Museum for History, Women and the Arts, Sacramento, CA
2006 "Said and Done"At Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary Alberta
2006 "...And Everything Nice", Toyroom Gallery Gallery,Sacramento, CA
2006...And Everything Nice", At Thinkspace Gallery, LA, CA
2006 "...And Everything Nice"at Cannibalflower LA
2006 "Art Dorks Collective" Gallery 405, Springfield, MO
2006 "Don't Wake Daddy" Feinkunst Krüger gallery in Hamburg

2005 "Eye Candy Sideshow" American River Community College, Sacramento, CA
2005 "The Gun and Doll Show",Tower Gallery,Sacramento, CA May 7th
2005 "Art of the Cycle"Benefits the Artists in Crisis fund, Tower Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2005 "The 5x5 show"Hope Gallery, New Haven CT
2005"Tomato Girl and Barn Swallow" Rotating collecton, Sacramento City Hall, CA
2005 "Dead Man's Party"Hope Gallery,New Haven CT
2005 The Exquisite Corpse Show,Toyroom Gallery,Sacramento, CA
2005 "Curious Organism"Art Dorks Collective at Hope Gallery, New Haven CT
2005 "Digital" ,Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2005 "Purdy Party" Solo Every 6 Weeks, Sacramento, CA

2004 "The Girly Show", Solo Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2004 "Super Duper", Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2004 "Bugs" HORSECOW GALLERY, Sacramento, California
2004 "Tokyo Monster", Shooting Gallery, San Francisco CA
2004 "Gallery Macabre" Tower Framing, Sacra,emto, CA
2004 "Movie Night", Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco
2004 "The Three Graces" Soloman Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2004 MailArt, Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento. CA
2004 Cowtown, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento. CA

2003 "Si-Fi Western Show", 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, Ca
2002 "The Muff and Queenie Show" Solo Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2002 Center for Contemporary Art, Organism-Sessions, Animation , Sacramento
2002 "Truckloads of Art "Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, Ca
2002 "SideShow", HORSECOW GALLERY, Sacramento, California
2002 'The Phobia Show', HORSECOW GALLERY, Sacramento, California

2001 "Odd Images of Self ", Solo Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
2001 "Odd Images of Self ", Solo Sierra Center for the Arts, Reno, NV
2001 Open Studio, by the Crocker Art Museum, Solo Sacramento,CA
2001 "Contemporary Alteres" Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento,

2000'In the Box', Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento. CA
1998 Memento, Enamel on Copper, Solo Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sac, CA
1996 Naked Attributes, Oil Paintings, Solo Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sac, CA
1995 Intersections, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Solo University of Reno, Nevada
1994 Sport of the Mind, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.
1995 The Creative Call to the Divine, Open Center, SoHo, New York, NY

Still under the
'Curse of the two rivers'....