lachsa alumni network
The LACHSA Alumni Network of the Los Angeles County High school for the Arts, unites alumni, alumni families, teachers, administrative staff, and friends of LACHSA as we support the success of past, present, and future students.


Hyperbola Jacket
size 10 (med)

Lynn Bathke
The artisan label, BATHKE, was established by artist and textile conservator Lynn Ellen Bathke in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Illinois, Lynn was born into a family of art and medicine. Her grandmother exposed her to classic needlework techniques and the aesthetic beauty of fine craftsmanship, while her father introduced her to the wonder of chemistry. These influences led her to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied painting and fiber arts, and subsequently to The Textile Conservation Center in the UK, where she earned her graduate degree in art conservation. During her studies in the UK, Lynn focused on the preservation of culturally historic costume and textiles. Having followed these paths, Lynn has developed an aesthetic which is at once scientific and free-form, while modernizing traditional techniques with historical consciousness. 

The Distinguished Pi Man, 2015
Collage, glue, pigment ink on paper,: 6 1/2"x 9 1/4", Framed 11"x14"
Enrique Castrejon

M.F.A. 2006, Studio Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
B.F.A. 2003, Studio Art, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
B.A. 1998, Chicano/a Studies, California State University, Northridge, CA

Born: 1972; Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico.  Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

OUT of RUBBLE, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Paperworks, California Arts & Crafts Museum, Los Angeles CA
Fiberlicious, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Quantified Self: Enrique Castrejon, LATINA(O) 4x4 Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, 

Bitches Rule: Cycle#3, & Pens, Culver City, CA
FACE, Document, Los Angeles, CA
OUT OF RUBBLE, The JackOlson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Debalb, Il; Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.



Blob with Handles
ceramic, 2015, 19x14x12 inches
Julia Haft-Candell
b. Oakland, California Lives in Los Angeles, California Education
2010 California State University Long Beach, Master of Fine Arts
2005 University of California Davis, BA: Studio Art and International Relations

2012 Investing in Artists Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA Artists' Resource for Completion Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Hoff Foundation Grant, Huntington Beach, California 2010 Award for Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity, California State University Long Beach
2009 Marilyn Werby MFA Exhibition Scholarship, California State University Long Beach
2008 Max Gatov Scholarship for Art, California State University Long Beach
“Cinema Prop Replica A2- 9132"  
Paper Clay, color pencils and inks -  2015, 16 x 8 x 8 in.
Gioj De Marco
Gioj De Marco is an Italian Artist, born in Luxembourg (1973), who lives and works in Los Angeles. Since receiving her MFA (2003) from the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, her photographs, sculptures and multi-media installations have been shown extensively in the US as well as internationally. Much of her work deals with issues of identity building and continues to use "already mediated experiences" as primary sources for art making.


2015, Glazed Ceramic, 7" x 7" x 3"
Michael Dopp
Michael Dopp received is BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and attended the New York Studio Program in 2005. He received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from The University of California Los Angeles in 2009. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

"Women Of Punk-Joan Jett"
Gouache and colored pencil, 16 x 22"

Alejandro Gehry
Alejandro Gehry graduated in 1998 with a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.
During his stint as an illustrator/designer at a New York City based advertising agency, Gehry had the rare opportunity to design the two large-scale illustrative murals for the opening of the Issey Miyake flagship store in New York City. It was during this time that Gehry was inspired to go back to his roots in figure drawing and painting.
Since moving back to his native Los Angeles in 2002, Gehry has primarily worked in oils on a large-scale. Honing in on his skills and aesthetic development, Gehry finds himself pushing against societal boundaries.

Rice Rocket
 Digital print
Clement Hanami
Clement Hanami is a Japanese-American artist. He grew up in the predominantly Hispanic Los Angeles, California suburb of East Los Angeles, just outside downtown. He received his M.F.A. from the University of California Los Angeles in Studio Art with a specialization in New Genres. His work has been exhibited in California and New York. His works have been seen in The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art/LA, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Armory Center for the Arts, John Ansen Ford Theater, California Museum of Photography, Long Beach Museum of Art, The Museum of Man, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art.



Moonlight Serenade
2008, 22" x 30", India Ink on Arches, Framed

Raghubir (Nancy) Kintisch
Raghubir (Nancy) Kintisch hails from New York and has been an artist and avid researcher her whole life. From her earliest years collecting and cataloging indigenous rocks along the New York State Thruway as a 5 year old geologist to the present where the acquisition of information and observation is a primary aspect of her practice, Kintisch uses a multi-discipline approach to making sense of all she experiences. Yoga and meditation constitute a large part of her art practice; she understands that the key to translating the ephemeral into the material involves the discipline of awareness, listening and observing how energy moves. She is currently a teacher of Drawing and Painting II at LACHSA where she has taught since 2005.Kintisch is currently enrolled in the MFA Graduate Program at OTIS College of Art and Design in Public Practice in order to pursue vigorous community engagement with her art practice. Her interests are in the field of collective memory and experience, in personal and community transformation, in feminism, gay-transgender-racial equality, in healing and educating those affected by emotional trauma, as well as giving voice to those in search of authentic self expression.
"Untitled (China White)
2015, 11 x 14"
Joseph Lee
The driving force behind Joseph Lee’s practice is a continued interest in deconstructing images. Entrenched in collage for the past decade, Lee’s abstract sensibility speaks to the allegiance to “bits and pieces” rather than traditional narrative. Cut fragments of architecture, graphic, textile, and fashion design magazines create a trove of materials for his new paintings that offer points of improvisation.

As part of a series of painted drawings, adding flora in cursive manner creates an amplified sense of rhythm, cadence, and counterpoint.  A geometric matrix is loosely superimposed with collaged swatches to offer the eyes a directional pull.  This results in what some might call an “insect-like” vision of the respective piece.
Joseph Lee was born in Bangkok, Thailand. He immigrated to Los Angeles in the early 70's where he currently lives and works. The diversity of place and experience was explored at Otis School of Art and Design where interfacing with the prominent local artists shaped his early production. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture soon followed resulting in solo shows in LA and NY. His works are in the collections of Hammer Museum, New Museum, and notable private collections in the US.


“Three Rags and Grass”
gesso, grease pencil, enamel, ink on panel - 2012, 14” x 10”
Barry Markowitz
Mr. Markowitz was born and raised in Brooklyn NY. He received his MFA from California State University, Los Angeles. Additionally, he has studied at UCSB, CSUN, The Art Students League in New York City, Nassau College and the School of Art and Design in New York. His awards and honors include a General Motors Grant, two Rockefeller Honorariums and a artists fellowship from the California Community Foundation /J. Paul Getty Trust. His work has been shown in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum in New York, The Regional Museum in Guadalajara, Mexico, J Paul Getty Museum, The Southwest Museum and The Museum of Santa Cruz County.

Everyone Gets A Trophy
oil on canvas 20"x 24”, 2013
Atilio Pernisco
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, Master of Fine Arts, 2012 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, Bachelor of Arts in Illustration, 1992

My interest is in the existence of the absent, the anxious, the bored being, by questioning the essence and authenticity of my subject matter I have chosen to remain faithful to passion and love.

Eddie and Woof Woof
Carbon and Ink on Paper, 8 1/2 x 11", 2011
Vincent Ramos
Vincent Ramos is an artist from Los Angeles. He received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (2007) and his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design (2002). Recent exhibitions include, The Parable of Arable Land, If I Had a Hammer, The Wilhelm Scream, Conduit, Dallas (2015) Plum Pudding Peanut Island (Gilligan’s Squaw Fire Island II), Elephant, Los Angeles (2013), In the Good Name of the Company, See Me Gallery, New York (2013), Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum and LAXART, Los Angeles (2012), Pachuco Cadaver or There Are No Heavies in America, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles (2011), and Outsider Art: Others from Elsewhere Doing Something Altogether Different…Sort Of, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica (2011). He lives and works in Venice.

Silver Gelatin, ​10x10"
David Sotelo

David Sotelo is a native of Los Angeles. The questions he is interested in are can you find some truth in the trauma of life. What if anything can it teach us. He has degrees in philosophy and fine art. He believes that teaching at LACHSA has been one of the best experiences he has been apart of in his career.


Page 33, 2015
Including frame- 16.25 x 14.5"

This piece is a photograph of a book carving. In other words, I take a book and I carve into the book, removing multiple pages and images as I dig deeper and deeper into the book. Ultimately its a new form created by eliminating older forms. Once I am happy with the results I photograph the book. The finished piece is a photograph of my carvings.
Carly Steward
Born: 1979, Redlands, CA
Lives and Works in Los Angeles, CA

2007 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2003 BFA Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibitions
2015 Removing the Interior Part of the Core, Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 The Arrangement, Artist residence at One Colorado in conjunction with Armory Center for the Arts

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Form is the Outline and Structure of a Thing, Curated by Virginia Acre, University of California Irvine
2014 24/7 (still life), Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Cut, Fold, Rewrite, Recent Experiments in Photography and Sculpture, Feldbusch Wiesner, Berlin, Germany
2013 Sculpture, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria

Black Mirror #4
2016 14 3/8 x 14 3/8 inches Wood, resin
Macha Suzuki
Macha Suzuki was born in Tokyo Japan in 1979; he immigrated to Los Angeles in 1988. He has a MFA from Claremont Graduate University in sculpture and a BA in studio art with emphases in painting and photography from Azusa Pacific University. Suzuki has exhibited his work regularly for the past ten years in museums and galleries, nationally and internationally. He was represented by ​​​Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, for 7 years, where he had two solo shows and a two-person show, until it closed it's doors in 2013. His other solo exhibitions include Vincent Price Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Kravets/Wehby Gallery in NYC, Cypress College, and Biola University. Suzuki has been an instructor at Azusa Pacific University since 2005, where he continues to influence young artists. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

14"x17", casein paint on watercolor paper, graphite both pencil
and liquid and gold leaf

Holly Topping

CURRICULUM VITAE Education 2003 University of California Irvine
Irvine, CAMFA 2002-2003
1993 Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA
BFA 1991-94

2001-03 UCI Irvine, University Fellowship
1998 Otis Institute Grant
1993-94 Stephanie Hopp Memorial Scholarship
1993 Mungnanni-Bernstein Drawing award
1991-94 Otis Institute Grant

Solo Exhibitions
2005 "My Nature" Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 "Restoration" UCI , Irvine, CA
1994 "Portraits" Helen Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Westchester, CA

"Applied Sarcasm"
Ink and watercolor on illustration Board, 15 x 20"
Bert Wood

Bert Wood has had over 40 years of experience as a commercial artist. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times Calendar, Radio and Records News, and many other publications. He is an accomplished illustrator in styles ranging from photo-realism to cartoons and has created logos, advertisements and corporate identity packages for clients including Lawry's Restaurants, Inc., and Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has been an art instructor at L.A.C.HS.A. since 1996.




2016, Ink on paper, 9” x 9”
Liz Young
Liz Young is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She creates objects, drawings and installations that are relentlessly contrary and sentimentally sinister with diverse materials such as taxidermy and found objects, traditional art materials, gunpowder and craft materials. The materials are often recycled evoking memory and history. Her work address issues of the body, the human condition, nature and ultimately death.

Liz Young has exhibited her work in galleries and museums, nationally and in Europe.Her work has been supported by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), MOCA in Los Angeles, Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Luckman Center, Exit Art and Hallwalls in New York, Molndal Konsthall, Sweden, Long Beach Museum, the Skirball Center, Kappa Museum, Prague, and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department as well as commercial galleries including Western Project, Andrew Shire, Deep River and POST.

Liz Young has taught at the California Institute for the Arts, The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Art Center College of Art and Design and The Claremont Graduate School.

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