Bruna Massadas is a Brazilian-American artist who received a dual B.A. & B.F.A. from California State University, Fullerton and an M.F.A. from California College of the Arts. She has recently launched a podcast called “First Lady of the Mall” that paired with her solo exhibition "Not Like in the Movies" at the Nook Gallery in Oakland. Other recent exhibitions include her solo show “The Face Painter” at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco and group exhibitions at The Dot Project in London, 0-0 L.A. in Los Angeles, and a traveling exhibition with BBQLA. She is currently working on "Novela," a narrative animation project, in Bozeman, Montana.

2012 MFA (Drawing & Painting), California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2009 BA (Art History), Cal State Fullerton Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
2009 BA (Drawing & Painting), Cal State Fullerton Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Not Like in the Movies, Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA
2018 The Face Painter, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Calling from Vermont, Room Border Studio, Long Beach, CA
2008 A Night in Brazil, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

Group and Two-Person Exhibitions

TBA (with Unibrow), Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY
American Fine Arts pt 7: Reprise, Art Movement, Los Angeles, CA
Subject/Observer, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

American Fine Arts pt 6: Life on Mars, Current Projects, Miami, FL
American Fine Arts pt 5: Living’ a Dream Reality, Marvin Gardens, New York, NY
American Fine Arts pt 4: Lost & Found, 2351 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
Heat Wave, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA Good Smoke & Good Poke, 0-0 L.A., Los Angeles, CA American Fine Arts pt 3: The Fool’s Journey, Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Omaha, St. Louis, Nashville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis.
American Fine Arts pt 2: On The Tip of My Tongue, BBQLA afa | Cloaca Projects, San Francisco, CA

Our Archive, a Site of Making for 20 Artists, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA TAKEOVER, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA Missed Connections, Basement Projects, Santa Ana, CA In Paper We Trust, The Dot Project, London, UK
Friends, Do Not Fear, New Image Art, West Hollywood, CA

The Other Line: Bruna Massadas/Daniel Gibson, Some.Time.Salon, San Francisco, CA CCA Annual Gala Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Compilation 1: Introduction, 215 Orleans, Beaumont, TXAlma Mater: 2016 Alumni Exhibition, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CALTAC: NOW, Little Tokyo Art Complex, Los Angeles, CA
Somewhere in L.A., Little Tokyo Art Complex, Los Angeles, CA

Hôtel d’Alsace, Bustamante Gill, Los Angeles, CA We've Got a Funny Face, The Living-Room Gallery, Houston, TX

Kissing & Crying, 420 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA

The Rights of My Passage, Cultural Alliance of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Inspiration Station, Little Paper Planes, San Francisco, CA

MFA Show, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
MFA Open Studios (2012), California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
John Baldessari: Class Assignments, (Optional), Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA

Home After Day, Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
Ouroboros, California College of the Arts Writing Studios, San Francisco, CA
MFA Open Studios (2011), California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Brazilian Consulate Gallery, Los Angeles Brazilian Consulate, Beverly Hills, CA
Student Exhibition, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

MoLAA Auction , Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Ana Paula Negrão and Bruna Massadas, Brazilian Consulate Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

Awards Grants
2017 Nominee for San Francisco Artist Award
2016 Recipient of Arts Council for Long Beach Microgrant
2015 Recipient of Fullerton College Staff Development Travel Fund 2009 Nominee for Best Visual Artist in the Brazilian Press Award 2006 Recipient of Leadership Scholarship California State University, Fullerton

2016 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 2011 Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design Residency, Brooklyn, NY

The Standard, London, UK
FAD Magazine, London, UK
Take Over Zine, San Francisco, CA
Command Zine, Bloomington, IN

2016 BrasilBest, San Rafael, CA

American Chordata, Autumn Issue, Brooklyn, NY
The Chapess, Manchester, England

2014 Exetera Magazine, Exeter, England

New American Paintings, MFA Annual 105, Boston, MA
Online Exhibition: Inspiration Station, Little Paper Planes, San Francisco, CA

2012   Ouroboros (Volume 1), p. 10-12, San Francisco, CA 
2009  BrasilBest, “10 anos - Edição Histórica” (Front Cover), San Rafael, CA

MoLAA Auction 2008, Catalogue. p 87, Lot 239 and 241, Long Beach, CA
BrasilBest, “The Art of Bruna Massadas” (Featured Artist), San Rafael, CA

Artist Talk
2017 The Painting Salon: Bruna Massadas Woodrow White, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA 2017 Artist Trajectory, Maybeck High School, Berkeley, CA
2013 Life Post Graduate School, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

2017–2018 Adjunct Faculty, Contra Costa College
2015–2016 Adjunct Faculty, Fullerton College
2013–2015  ROP Graphic Design/Art Teacher, Cerritos High School 2011–2012 Graduate Assistant (Real World) / Teacher Assistant (Painting I), CCA
2008–2010 ROP Commercial Art Teacher, Mayfair High School

Related projects
2018–Present // Poster Designer and co-Curator, Binder of Women Collective

2017–2018 // Publicity Coordinator, CTRL+SHFT Collective
CTRL+SHFT Collective is an exhibition space and twelve studios located in West Oakland. Comprised of a rotating group of female identifying and non-binary members, the collective strives to hold space for community engagement and a wide array of artistic practices.

2016–Present // Novela: A short animated film
I am in the process of writing, directing, and animating a short frame-by-frame film called Novela. To animate frame-by-frame means that I will go through the consuming process of hand drawing every frame, scanning these frames, and ultimately animating hundreds of drawings between the opening title and the end credits. I have raised $4,000 through Kickstarter, and plan to complete the movie sometime this year.

2012–2014 // Co-founder and Content Writer, The Face Painters
The Face Painters was an online archive of writing about art co-founded by Adair Stephens, Katelyn Eichwald, and myself. Our focus was to write exhibition reviews, interviews, poems, and short stories that were personal, experimental, playful, or challenging. Since we first became active, we collaborated with a great selection of guest contributors from different backgrounds such as Philosophy and Film as well as gained endorsements by galleries and museums like ACME (Los Angeles), Mark Moore (Los Angeles), and the Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach).