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Holly Tempo with artwork from "Of Unknown Value" series.
Holly Tempo with artwork from "Of Unknown Value" series.
2018

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 Launch LA, 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 2019-20 City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs COLA fellow and a 2012 recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In 2017, the artist 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.