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    Virginia Jourdan enjoyed art classes as a child and continued pursuing her passion and developing her talents in college, first at the University of Washington focusing on painting, then receiving her BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a focus in illustration. Virginia moved to New York and worked as a freelance illustrator for commercial jobs. Returning to the Bay Area, she began focusing on fine art to allow her more creative freedom. Virginia continued developing her talents studying abroad, attending painting workshops in Italy and China. She is also talented in printmaking and sculpture. Her artwork has been shown at 30 exhibitions across the country and includes several commissioned works.









Education

2010 - Painting Workshop in China  
2004 - Painting Workshop in Italy
1993 - CCSF, San Francisco, CA (Printmaking, Painting, and Sculpture)
1981 - Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA (BFA Illustration)
1973 - University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Painting)

Exhibitions

Winner of Seattle, Wa. Festival Sundiata Poster Contest 2013
Award - Richmond Art Center Members Exhibition 2013
Award - The Art of Living Black (TAOLB) 2012 Honorable Mention
2016 Oasis Gallery/American Steel Studio Oakland, CA
2016 since 1999 The Art of Living Black (TAOLB) Annual Exhibition, Richmond, CA
2016 - Women's Cancer Resource Center, Oakland, CA
2016 - Baltimore, Maryland
2015 - Private showing New Rochelle, NY
2013 - African American Art Center - Main Library - San Francisco, CA
2013 - African American Art and Cultural Complex - San Francisco, CA
2013/ 2012 Administration State Building– San Francisco, CA
2012 - Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012 - The JanRae Community Art Gallery (WCRC) Oakland, CA
2011 - Richmond Main Street Initiative, Art In Windows, Richmond, CA
2011 - Festival Sundiata Seattle Center, Seattle WA
2011 - African American Art and Culture Complex, San Francisco, CA
2010 - Mills College, Oakland, CA  
2008 - Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
2007 - Richmond Art Center Members Exhibit - Richmond CA
2007-2012 – Bi-Annual Wesleyan Art Show - San Francisco, CA
2003 - African American Museum - Fresno, CA
1998 - Oakland Federal Building - Oakland, CA
1998 - 303 2nd St. Lobby- San Francisco, CA
1997 - EBMUD Lobby- Oakland, CA
1996 - City College Art Gallery - San Francisco, CA
1996 - Port of Oakland - Oakland, CA
1996 - Art Exchange Studios - Oakland, CA
1996 - African American Art Show - Seattle, WA
1996 - Oakland Federal Building, Oakland, CA
1996 - Gateway Festival, Daly City, CA
1996 – (Solo) Constellation Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
1996 - Hamlin Girls School, San Francisco, CA
1995 - Western Michigan University Gallery, Kalamazoo, Mi
1979 - Academy of Art College Gallery, San Francisco, Ca

Commissions

Illustrations for the Richmond, CA General Plan brochure 2008
Oil painting for Pacific Bell, Rincon Annex Building, San Francisco, CA 1998
African National Congress (ANC) calendar, New York, NY 1987
Illustrations for Black Elegance Magazine, New York, NY 1988-89

Teaching

Northern California Music and Art Cultural Center
Eldergivers/Art With Elders (AWE)
100 Families Bayview Hunters Point Family Art Workshop
The Reachout For The Rainbow Afterschool

Links

Dream On Publishing

Children's book written by Carmen Bogan and illustrated by Virginia Jourdan

 

3.9 Art Collective

My art collective group

 

TAOLB

My art collective group

 

Oakstop

My art collective group

 

The Richmond Art Center

A member of RAC