FORUM 2019

noun: forum; plural noun: forums; plural noun: fora
1. a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.


This year, FORUM, grows, expanding to a 10-month mentorship residency program designed for those that wish to build a career in the contemporary visual arts but lack a prolonged experience with professional art world activities. This empowering program is designed as a practical guide to navigating the art world via Q&A sessions with successful professionals (artists, curators, critics and gallerists), culminating with an exhibition, in Gallery Two of the Torrance Art Museum, with the program’s participants. The artists will show their work, the curators will select which works, the writers will write essays for the catalog and gallerists will run the opening and PR for it.


Shana Nys Dambrot
Jamillah James
Mario Y’Barra Jnr
Tulsa Kinney
Patrick Martinez
Sean Noyce
Jason Ramos
Alma Ruiz
Chris Trueman
Linda Vallejo
Hamza Walker

Congratulations to our 2019
FORUM participants


Henderson Blumer

Kim Garcia

Kim Marra

Larissa Nickel

Jen Vanegas Rocha

Molly Schulman

Joshua Vasquez

H. Leslie Foster II

Sharon Levy

Hagop Najarian

Dakota Noot

Devion Law & Joshua Ross

Christina Shurts

Sergio Witrön