GLORIA PLASCENCIA

~  Professional Fine Art Photographer  ~

 

Artist Bio

 

Photography is my life’s experience of what my eyes and mind see for that moment.  It is an expression of my connection with the beauty of the world around me.  Understanding my surroundings via my visual contexts of color, shapes, patterns played out in the light and shadows of my prints.  My photography intends to capture life as I see it, in the hope of portraying a moment of time and thus creating a story.
 
Gloria Plascencia Fine Art Photography may be viewed and purchased at: www.gloriaplascencia.com
 - www.gloriaplascenciaportraits.com

 

 

 

GLORIA PLASCENCIA

~  Professional Fine Art Photographer  ~

 

Artist Statement

 

Where some see places and things, I am stimulated by light, form, and movement. Through photographic expression of landscapes, flora and fauna, people and places, I can communicate the essence of what I see.

 

I use photography as a means of self-expression – I make pictures for myself, to identify with hidden qualities of my character, to better understand my reality, and to express my interpretation of the world around me. A clearer understanding of myself and of my world allow me to explore fragments of life as an abstract form, and also to interact with people I would otherwise not be able to engage with. My goal is to use my camera like Alice’s rabbit hole, to open an unexplored world, a place of curious self-expression, but also a world of new relationships, new chances new beginnings and most importantly new stories.
 
The final print is  the ultimate statement of a fine art photographer’s point of view. It is my record of what I see, for that fraction of a second when the camera’s shutter is open and light flows freely establishing a connection between my view of what is before me - the print I create, and you, the viewer.

 

Gloria Plascencia resides in Southern California.

 


 

 

 

 

GLORIA PLASCENCIA

~  Professional Fine Art Photographer  ~

 Artist Résumé

Group Exhibitions:
2011 "Ithaka" a group exhibition at El Camino College, Torrance, CA.
2011 "Colorful Noise" a group exhibition at Phantom Galleries in Long Beach, CA
2011 "ECC Art Show" a group exhibition at El Camino College Gallery, Torrance, CA
2011 "The Art Show" a group exhibition at Summer Studios Art Academy, Lomita, CA
2011 "Open Call" a juried exhibition at Urban Sanctuary, Los Angeles, CA
2011 "Photography Fusion 2011" at Posters LTD Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA
2011 "Open Call" a Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park
2011 "Recuerdos Vividos", El Camino College, Torrance, CA.
2011 "Celebrations", Paul's Photography Gallery, Torrance, CA 
2011"South Bay Focus 2011", Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.
2012 "Photography Fusion 2012" at Posters LTD Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA.
2012 "L'aura Borealis: 100 Ways to Look at the Muse, at PVAC, Palos Verdes, CA

2012 " Departures" at Zask Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA.

2013 "Photography Fusion 2013" at Frame & At Dept Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA.

2013 " South Bay Contemporary" Zask Gallery, Palos Verders, CA.

2014 "South Bay Contemporary, Palos Verdes, CA

2015 "Gallery H of Phantom Galleries LA", Hawthorne, CA

 

Exhibitions curated:

2011 "Photography Fusion 2011" at Posters LTD Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

2012 "Photography Fusion 2012" at Posters LTD Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA.

2013 "Photography Fusion 2013 - Showcase" at Frame & At Dept Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA.

2013 " Power of Art - Connections" Yearly group show for Redondo Beach Art Group

2014 "Photography Fusion 2013" - Frame & Art Dept Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

2014 "The Art of Dance", 2014 - Frame & Art Dept Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

2014 '"Velvet Marhsall - solo show" Phantom Galleries, Hawthorne

2015 "This Into That" Ben Zask solo show, Gallery H of Phantom Galleries, Hawthorne

2015 "Share Your Vision" a photography exhibition, Gallery H or Phantom Galleries, HW

2015 "Art Fusion 2015 - A Juried Exhibition" Gallery H of Phantom Galleries, Hawthorne

2015 " Transformations - Peggy Sivert solo show - Gallery H of Phantom Galleries LA

2015 "Day of the Dead | Dia de los Muertos" Gallery H of Phantom Galleries LA

 

Select Publications:
2010 Photographer's Forum, an international publication (Spring)
2010 The Daily Breeze, Newspaper
2011 The Union, El Camino College Newspaper
2011 Myriad, a student publication
2011 Easy Reader, Hermosa Beach
2011 Photographer's Forum, an international publication (Fall)

2012 Photographer's Forum, an international publication (Spring)
2012 Easy Reader, Hermosa Beach, CA.
2013 Artillery, An Art Publication.

2013 Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA.

2013 Easy Reader, Hermosa Beach, CA.

2013 Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Easy Reader, Hermosa Beach, CA

2015 Beach Reporter, Hermosa Beach, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 Memberships
South Bay Contemporary board of directors

Professional Photographers of California

Redondo Beach Art Group

South Bay Camera Club

Palos Verdes Art Center

PV Painters Art Group


 Education
El Camino College, Degree in Photography
El Camino College, oil painting - one year

El Camino College, Gallery Management Studies

Professional Photographers of California's certificate on Image Judging