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Candice Bohannon, 1982



American painter Candice Bohannon Reyes was born in Sacramento, CA. Raised in the rural forested landscape of the foothills of the sierra Nevada mountains, her naturalistic aesthetic in art was honed from an early age. After high school, Bohannon enrolled in art college, and after intense studies in painting, drawing, sculpting, art history, philosophy and aesthetics, she graduated from the Laguna College of Art and Design in 2005 with a BFA in painting/drawing and a minor in sculpture. It was there at LCAD that Candice met her future husband, fellow artist and best friend, Julio Reyes. After nearly 10 years in southern California, they moved back to rural northern California where they currently reside.


Bohannon's artwork, an often-brooding combination of emotive figurative pieces and intensely studied works from life and nature, has already garnered the attention of many fine art connoisseurs, trade publications and artists. Her body of work expresses immense waves of controlled power and emotional sensitivity as she looks out at the world and attempts to share through art the touchingly sincere philosophical search for truth and meaning in our human existence. The artist describes much of her work's content as: the invisible yet perceptible quality of awareness, emotions, experiences, memories and expectations, the ethereal nature of the human soul and a searching for comfort and familiarity in the sublime unknown. Here is a refreshing example of a contemporary figurative artist who is not a cynical postmodern artist or a clinical academic realist. Bohannon's soulful work is firmly planted the inexplicably complex nature of human existence.




Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013 - Selfish, Katherine Cone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA;
2012 - American Art Invitational – Small Gems, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO;
2012 - Great American Figurative Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA;
2012 - Stories of Contemporary Realism, Brigham Galleries;
2012 - 101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA;
2012 - Small Gems, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA;
2011 - Crocker Art Auction, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA;
2011 - Go Figure, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA;
2011 - 100th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA;
2010 - Women Painting Women, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC;
2010 - Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY;
2010 - Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2010 AD, Fairhaven Mausoleum, Santa Ana, CA;
2010 - 99th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA;
2010 - Roseville Arts 33rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA;
2009 - Juried Group Exhibition, Placer Arts, Auburn, CA;
2009 - Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2009 AD, Fairhaven Mausoleum, Santa Ana, CA;
2009 - 98th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA;
2008 - Roseville Arts 32nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA;
2008 - Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2008 AD, Fairhaven Mausoleum, Santa Ana, CA;
2007 - Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2007 AD, Fairhaven Mausoleum, Santa Ana, CA;
2006 - LCAD 45th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, 7 Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA;
2006 - Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2006 AD, Fairhaven Mausoleum, Santa Ana, CA;
2005 - Summer Exhibition, Gallery 821, Laguna Beach, CA;
2004 - In Collaboration With LCAD, Works of Art at Richard MacDonald Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA;
2004 - Summer Exhibition, Gallery 821, Laguna Beach, CA;
2004 - Best of Show, Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA;
2003 - Summer Exhibition, Gallery 821, Laguna Beach, CA;
2003 - Juried Student Exhibition, Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA;
2003 - Celebrating Freedom Through Imagination, FORMA, Irvine, CA;
2002 - Collector’s Showcase, at private residence, Laguna Beach, CA;
2002 - Summer Exhibition, Gallery 821, Laguna Beach, CA;
2002 - Juried Student Exhibition, Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA.


Selected Awards:

2012 - Artists Magazine 1st Place in the 2012 Annual Art Competition - Portraits/Figures;
2012 - Certificate of Excellence in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competitio;
2011 - Honorable Mention for “Chary(Drawing) in the Art Renewal Center Salon Competition;
2010 - 1st Place for “Dementia” at the “Roseville Art’s 33rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition”, Roseville, CA;
2010 - 2nd Place for “Despair of a Ravaged Mind” at the “Roseville Art’s 33rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition” Roseville;
2009 - 1st Place for “Dementia” at the Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2009 AD” Santa Ana, CA;
2009 - Semi-Finalist in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;
2009 - 1st Place for “Absolve” at the “Juried Group Exhibition” at Placer Arts, CA;
2008 - Finalist for “Innocent” in International Artist Magazine;
2006 - Honorable Mention for “Absolve” in the Art Renewal Center Salon Competition;
2004 - 2nd Place for “Los Angeles Sunset” in International Artist Magazine.