Holly Tempo with "Cardboard Revival:  Redondo Beach". Photo by Kevin Break.
Holly Tempo with "Cardboard Revival: Redondo Beach". Photo by Kevin Break.

Holly Tempo, who received an MFA from the Claremont Graduate University, is known for her labor-intensive paintings and site-specific works. Past monumental works by the artist include The Anti-war Macassar, a large floor piece crafted entirely of acrylic paint, and Chasing Arrows at Las Orchièdas, a site-specific work in the Panamanian rain forest.

With an active professional career, the artist has shown her work extensively at exhibition spaces in Southern California, including 2A Gallery, POST, Miller/Durazo Fine Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Angels Ink Gallery, Track 16 Gallery, the Leo S. Bing Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, At The Brewery Project, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Frumkin/Duval Gallery, Kohn Turner Gallery, the Huntington Beach Art Center, and the San Bernardino County Museum of Art. Tempo has also exhibited internationally in India, Spain, Great Britain, France, The Netherlands, Israel and Central America.

Tempo joined the faculty of the School of Fine Arts at Otis College of Art & Design in 2001, where she serves as Associate Professor of Painting. The artist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, maintains a studio in Inglewood, California. She is a 2012 recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.