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 paintings and site-specific works. With an active professional career that spans over 25 years, the artist has shown at a variety of venues including at LAMAG at Barnsdall Art Park, California African American Museum, Feral Projects, West LA College, Molly Barnes Gallery, Autonomie Projects, LACMA Art & Film Lab, 2A Gallery, POST, LACE, Irvine FA Center, LAX and Ontario Airports, Beacon Gallery, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Self Help Graphics & Arts, Beyond Baroque, William Grant Still Art Center, Rio Hondo Art Gallery, Luckman FA Center, Track 16 Gallery, Riverside Art Museum, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Frumkin/Duval Gallery, Kohn Turner Gallery, Huntington Beach Art Center, San Bernardino County Museum of Art; and internationally in Ecuador, France, Great Britain, India, Israel, Panama, Spain, and The Netherlands.

Tempo served as faculty in the Fine Arts Department at Otis College of Art & Design for 16 years before embarking on a freelance career in 2017. The artist, born in Minneapolis, maintains a studio in Inglewood, California. She is a 2012 recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and in 2017 was selected by the City of Inglewood to do a collaborative series of public artworks as part of the Inglewood Growing Artists Performed Projects (I-GAPP) Program.