I have fifteen years experience as a fine artist and photographer. I enjoy working with people. Portraiture is my specialty. For my photography I use a digital or 35mm film camera. I have intermediate Photoshop skills and extensive darkroom experience. The inspiration for my paintings and sculpture is drawn from the poignant imagery in my photographs. My medium of choice is acrylic. I also work in plaster, forming female body casts from live models which I use as my canvas. I have exhibited in California, Idaho and New York galleries and have won awards for my work.
9/1990 - 6/2000
Some college coursework
Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA.
Independent study. Coordinator and artist responsible for overseeing and the execution of a large scale mural in the art department at Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA.
Grossmont College La Mesa, CA.
6/2006 to Present Photographer Obeo 360 Degree Imaging for web realtors. Phoenix, Arizona. http://www.obeo.com/Public/Viewer/Default.aspx?ID=258975
1 /2006 - 3/2006 Photojournalist with Boise
Weekly, Boise, Idaho.
Freelance photographer covering news stories, restaurant reviews, concerts and sporting events.
5/ 2001 to Present Online Stock Photography Business WWW.SHOTZINEFF.COM
2000 Photographer NEIGHBORHOOD
HOUSE ASSOCIATION Food Bank San Diego, CA.
Hired to photograph employees of the Neighborhood House Association and print photographs for yearly association directory.
3/ 2002 - 9/2002 Illustrator for Lynnie an Inner
Child, LLC Las Vegas, NV.
Hired to create a character and draw illustrations for two children/adult companion books. The recently published books, My Inner Child A Storybook for Grownups and My Inner Child A Friend Forever, have been very successful. The author ( Lynn Rosencrantz ) also used the character that I created for their line of products, stationary, calendar, greeting cards, etc. Sold in upscale department and specialty stores such as NEIMAN MARCUS http://www.lynnieaninnerchild.com/
7/2000 - 6/2002 Artist Manager Curator
for The Brokers Building Artist Lofts, SanDiego, CA.
Managed thirty artists in a loft environment. Organized receptions and headed marketing for the artists, including writing press releases, creating posters and flyers. Curated monthly art exhibitions in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego's Art District.
1999 - 2002 Prepared modeling portfolios for modeling clients. Included photographing the models, printing and presentation. San Diego, CA.
4/1994 - 8/2000 Adult School Art Teacher Grossmont
School District, La Mesa, CA.
I taught arts and crafts for the Adult School System in La Mesa and El Cajon, CA.
2001 Events Photographer covering the launching of the Jaguar X TYPE. Hired to photograph the reception invitees and print photos, on site, to give to potential Jaguar customers. Cush Automotive Group Jaguar Aston Martin Kearney Masa, CA.
2002 Events Photographer covering the Die Another Day reception. Hired to photograph invitees and print photos, on site, as mementoes for the guests. Celebrating the unveiling of the Aston Martin Vanquish V12 used in the film. Cush Automotive Group Jaguar Aston Martin Kearney Mesa, CA.
1997 - 1999 Self-employed art instructor. I taught private art classes. San Diego,CA.
1993 - 1996 Self-employed. Owner and operator of a framing business, Decisive Moment. San Diego, CA.
1993-1996 Artist's Model * San Diego artist Ken Goldman's model for a Walter Foster Pastel Book http://www.askart.com/askart/g/ken_goldman/ken_goldman.aspx
1/1997 - 1/1999 Participated in extended art studies in France, Holland and Belgium through the San Diego Museum of Art's sponsored teaching tours of the great museums of Europe.
Artwork inclusion in Roger Taylor's book, MARILYN IN ART, commemorating Marilyn Monroe's eightieth birthday. The art book was launched June 1, 2006 in London, England http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1904957021/qid=1150573927/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-9422862-8107839?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
2000 Yearly volunteer, photographer/hostess, at the San Diego Film Festival San Diego, CA. Donated artwork displayed at the reception and to be auctioned.
Exhibitions and awards throughout my career are listed on my website. www.shotzineff.com
1/1997-1/1999 NAPA NATIONAL
ACRYLIC PAINTERS ASSOCIATION ENGLAND MEMBER
Juried work can be viewed within the TATE MUSEUM ARCHIVES London, England.
11/1990 - 6/1998 PHI
THETA KAPPA Alpha Pi Epsilon Chapter
1/1998 - 1/1998 LESLIE VON KOLB AWARD B&W Photography Recipient
4/2001 Opening of the International Wing of the San Diego Airport. Participant in The Brown Bag Show, a fundraising art auction and exhibition sponsored by the Neighborhood House (Food Bank) Association San Diego CA and British Airways. My piece was bid on and purchased by British Airways and hangs in their corporate offices in London, England.
The Cosenza Team
Remax Renaissance Realty
9059 W. Lake Pleasant Pkwy, B200
Leila Remella Boise Weekly Creative Art Director
Phone (208) 344-2055 ex 3034 Email Leila@boiseweekly.com
Ken and Chris Callaway North Park Studio,
Phone (619) 236-9239 Email Catacombsgallery@aol.com
Joel Sharp Sharp Studios and Gallery Curator/owner
Phone (619) 546-9546 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Dupont Parts Manager Jaguar Kearney
Mesa Phone (858) 541-1743