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ARTIST BIO

Born: Pittsburg PA
Lives and Works: San Diego, CA
Married for 21 years, Dijana Lelea Florman
2 Daughters: Audrey 15 and Nadia 18

Education

1983
Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, CA

1984
Studied computer graphics and furniture design, San Francisco Institute of Art

Licenses

1989
General Contractors License, State of California

1992
Architects License, State of California

2003
Soccer Coach, E License

Community Association

2013 July
Nominated to be a commissioner on the Commission for Arts and Culture, City of San Diego

2012-2013
Board of Trustees Congregation For Hadash

2009-2012
President Congregation For Hadash (130 family synagogue)

2007- 2009
Board of Trustees Congregation For Hadash

2000-2001
Wild Coast (NGO) Design Consultation

1988-2001
Normal Heights Planning Group

Work

1996-Present
Wood and Metal Work Studio

1987-2013
Principle in Florman Architects Inc. (formerly 2 Corporation Architects Builders)

2008-2012
Store Front Improvement Architect for the City of San Diego

1996-1999
Design Instructor, San Diego Design Institute

SOLO EXHIBITS

2012-2013
Wood and Metal Sculpture, Featured Artist, Townley Gallery, Laguna Beach CA.

2011
Wood and Metal Sculpture, Fe Gallery, Sacramento CA.
Wood and Metal Sculpture, Blind Lady Ale House, San Diego CA.

2010
Wood and Metal Sculpture, Blind Lady Ale House, San Diego CA.

2009
Wood and Metal Sculpture, Fe Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

2007-2011
Florman Architects Gallery.

2006
Wood and Metal Sculpture, 4 Walls Gallery, San Diego CA.

2005
Wood and Metal Sculpture, 4 Walls Gallery, San Diego CA.
Pencil on Paper, 4 Walls Gallery, San Diego CA.

1999
Wood and Metal Sculptures, Discoveries Gallery, Tustin CA.

1990
Pencil and Paper Drawings and Furniture, Faith Nightingale Gallery, San Diego, CA.

GROUP EXHIBITS

2013
Turned and Sculpted Wood, Del Mano Gallery, On line.
Wood and Metal Sculptures, Discoveries Gallery, Tustin CA

2012
Wood and Metal Sculptures, Discoveries Gallery, Tustin CA

2011
Wood and Metal Sculptures, Discoveries Gallery, Tustin CA

2010
Wood and Metal sculptures, Discoveries Gallery, Tustin CA.
Wood and metal Sculpture, Fe Gallery ?Best of 2009? Sacramento CA.

2009
Wood and Metal Sculpture, Fe Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
Wood and Metal Sculpture, Red Brick Gallery, Ventura, CA.
Wood and Metal Sculpture, Trios Gallery, Solana Beach, CA.
Wood and Metal Sculptures, Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Pencil on Paper, Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Wood and Metal Sculptures, Art Scene Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona.

2008
Wood and Metal Sculptures, Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona.
Pencil on Paper, Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona.

2006
Wood and Metal Sculptures, Discoveries Gallery, Tustin CA.
Pencil on Paper, Chemers Gallery, Tustin CA

2005
Wood and Metal Sculptures, Discoveries Gallery, Tustin CA

2003
San Diego Art Institute, Regional Juried Art Exhibit

1990
Furniture by Architects Exhibit, MPLA and Associates, San Diego, CA

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

1997-1999
Who Can I Run To, San Diego Children's Museum and County Health and Human Services, San Diego, CA (Traveling Exhibit Collaboration with Danielle Michaelis)

1997
Are We There Yet? San Diego Children's Museum, San Diego, CA (Collaboration with James Gates)

1997
Giant Food Sculptures, San Diego Children's Museum (Collaboration with James Brown and James Gates)

1997
Toddlers Pop Palace, San Diego Children's Museum (Collaboration with James Brown and James Gates)

ART INSTALLATIONS/COMMISSIONS/HONORS

2013
Creative Catalyst Fund: Individual Artist Fellowship Fellowship Program, Finalist.
Trees for Health Arboretum, Fossil Record Benches, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

2012
Estuary, Hyatt Model Room, Maui, Hawaii
Wood and Metal Door Pulls, Discoveries Gallery, Tustin, CA.
Beer Tap Handles, Body Studio, San Diego, CA

2011
Display stands and Semper Agustus Neiman Marcus, Walnut Creek, CA.
Display stands Neiman Marcus, Bar Harbor, Maine,
Estuary Hyatt, Aruba

2010
Encircle Kaiser Permanente, Vista CA.
Estuary Kaiser Permanente, Mission Viejo CA.

2009
Growing Tree Sculpture, RanRoy Printing Company, San Diego CA.
Marty and Julie Flag, Tustin CA.

2007
1111 Sculpture 2, Body Studio, San Diego, CA

2006
1111 Sculpture, Body Studio, San Diego, CA

2002
Waterman Sculptures Pulls, Knobs and Bars, San Diego CA

1998
Wood and Metal Door Pulls, Discoveries Gallery, Tustin CA.
Metal Light Fixture, Discoveries Gallery, Tustin CA

1996
Saint David?s Episcopal Church Pews, San Diego, CA (Collaboration with Rob Quigley, James Brown and James Gates).
Writing Desk and Chair for a Tina Modotti Exhibit, University San Diego California Art Gallery

PUBLIC ART

2012-Present
Trees for Health Arboretum Sculpture and retreat areas, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

2003
History Medicine Court Yard Sculpture, Kaiser Permanente, San Marcos, CA, unbuilt

1998
Normal Heights Community Association, Children?s Garden, San Diego, CA, unbuilt

ART PUBLICATIONS

2010
San Diego Union Tribune, Arts Section, October 31, ?Pieces of a Dream?

2009
Sacramento News and Entertainment, August Picks, ?Forest for the Trees?

1998
Las Vegas Life, San Diego Children?s Museum, Pop Palace Exhibit, San Diego, CA (Collaboration with James Brown and James Gates)

1997
Toddlers Pop Palace at the San Diego Children?s Museum, San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, (Collaboration with James Brown and James Gates)

1997
Giant Food Sculptures, San Diego Children?s Museum, KPBS On Air Magazine (Collaboration with James Brown and James Gates)

 


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