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.

  February 20th thru March 26th, the LACHSA Visual Arts Department presented a “Tight Squeeze” art show fundraiser at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.

LACHSA’s long time arts instructor Barry Markowitz curated the show, procuring works for sale by 63 renowned Los Angeles artists, many who were LACHSA VA alumni, whose work epitomizes the city’s electrified art scene.

Proceeds went directly to benefit the visual arts department. The event was a great success, and the visual arts department is extremely grateful for the support.


Below are the works of the lachsa alumni, former faculty, and present faculty that were featured in the event.

oil on paper with wood frame, 2015, approx 10" x 14"
Lander Burton
Lander Burton lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She is an Alumni of LACHSA, Visual Arts Department. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York in 2008 and received her MFA in Painting from the Milton Avery Graduate School of

Arts at Bard College, New York in 2014. Her work is shown internationally and recently, she was an Artist-in-Residence through the Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture (BMUKK) in Vienna, Austria.


Of Perception 
monoprint, acrylic & graphite on BFK Rives
30” x 22”, 2013

Lindsay Buchman
Lindsay Buchman is an interdisciplinary artist working between Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Her practice explores positions of instability and disintegration through works on paper, installation, artist books, and photo-based approaches. Captivated by shared experience, she investigates interpersonal relationships while pivoting between text and image. Buchman is primarily focused on the implication of memory, and the dissonance between language and communication. Recent projects include: the role of the archive, public memory, and private history. She has exhibited at Robert Blackburn Gallery, NY; SHO Gallery, NY; The Danforth Museum of Art, MA; Art Share-LA, CA; LA Artcore Brewery Annex, CA; The Torrance Art Museum, CA; Keystone Gallery, CA; University Art Museum-Long Beach, CA; Temple University, Italy. Buchman holds a BFA in Printmaking from the School of Art, California State University Long Beach, and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. 


​Cali, 2014
Airbrush media and oil on canvas 9" x 12"

Justin Greene 


BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2007
Lorenzo de’ Medici, Florence, Italy 2005

Solo Exhibitions

Loudhailer gallery, Culver City, Los Angeles, CA
January 9 – February 20, 2016

Raw Deal
DIANA, Los Angeles, CA
April 17 - May 8, 2015

A Dusk That Never Settles
Solo Exhibition, Actual Size, Los Angeles, CA 2014

 You Oughta Be In Pictures
Solo Exhibition, Actual Size, Los Angeles, CA 2011



(Mrs. Hodies Classroom to The Cooper Union)
(Brown et. al. vs. The Board of Education of Topeka)
2015, 6x22", Mixed Media on Paper

Tomashi Jackson

Tomashi Jackson was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is a Painting and Printmaking MFA candidate at the Yale School of Art.  She earned her MS in Art, Culture, and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning, and her BFA from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.  She is the first Black American woman to graduate from MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology. Tomashi graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 1998. Her work has been exhibited in Minneapolis, Massachusetts, Michigan, California, Florida and New York.  She has performed at MoMA PS1, Parsons the New School of Design, The Harvard University Signet Society, and the Cooper Union. 

Her current work explores the perception of color and the value of human life in public space using the history of school desegregation and contemporary resegregation as a catalyst. She is informed by her research of color documented in the work of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal and Educational Defense Fund founded by Thurgood Marshall in 1940 and Interaction of Color written by Josef Albers, originally published by Yale in 1963.


Telescope, 2011
Acrylic on Canvas on Board 9" x 12"
Malaika Zweig Latty 
Malaika Zweig Latty is the first alumna from LACHSA to hold the position as Arts Chair. She earned her BFA from the California College of the Arts with additional studies at École des Beaux Arts, Paris. She earned her MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2005. She has had solo exhibitions in the U.S., Paris, and St Barths. Malaika has taught for colleges such as Otis College of Art, Citrus College, and UCLA. Her primary medium is painting. She has been documenting her dream imagery for many years as a source to seeing the invisible. She lives and works in Los Angeles.


Wash Where Yer Going

Here's the Rub

Christina Quarles
b. 1985


2016 MFA in Printmaking and Painting Yale University, New Haven, CT
2007 BA in Studio Arts and Philosophy Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

2007 Dissonant Bodies Hampshire College Gallery, Amherst, MA
2004 In/Ex Pasadena Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA

Second Coming
Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

First Things
Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
InsituWorks Pop Up
215 Bowery, New York, NY
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA


"Untitled - Self Portrait"
2015, 24 x 18", Oil on Panel
Chris Rivas
Chris Rivas was born in Los Angeles in 1993 and is currently working on his MFA in Montclair, New Jersey and received his BFA in 2015 from the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been featured in several exhibitions in Los Angeles recently including: NoHo Art Night, NoHo Hair Salon, Los Angeles; Be Bold, MRG Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles; and Identity, MRG Fine Art, Los Angeles.

Monarch by Sonia Romero
8 x 10 inches framed, Serigraph/Silkscreen, 2015
Sonia Romero
Sonia Romero is a full time artist living and working out of North East Los Angeles. Public works include mural commissions for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Los Angeles Metro (Macarthur Park Station) and the Community Redevelopment Agency. Exhibition highlights include her 2011 solo exhibition as the Vincent Price Art Museum, her debut solo show at the Avenue 50 Studio and a printmaking retrospective at Self Help Graphics. She received her formal education from the Rhode Island School of Design, with an emphasis in printmaking. She was an artist in residence at the Avenue 50 Studio from 2007-2014.

Watershed Repeat screenprint on Rives BFK
30 x 22 inches, 2015, Edition of 50
Courtesy of the Artist and Press Works

Devon Tsuno
Devon Tsuno is a Los Angeles native, his recent abstract paintings on canvas and hand made papers focuses on the LA watershed and native vs non­native vegetation. Utilizing screen and risograph printing, his print projects include artist books and site­specific installations addressing water use in Los Angeles. He was awarded a 2014 California Community Foundation (CCF) Emerging Artist Fellowship for Visual Art and has exhibited projects at the, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA), Hammer Museum Venice Beach Biennial, and Roppongi 605 in Tokyo. He is an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at California State University, Dominguez Hills where he directs the painting and drawing program. Since 2003, Devon has worked as the founder/director of Concrete Walls, an artist run curatorial project that focuses on building community by facilitating collaborations, educational projects, and group exhibitions throughout Southern California. Tsuno received an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2005 and a BFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2003. We will donate 100% of the sale to LACHSA...because LACHSA also rocks!

"Courtesy of the artist and Press Works"

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