Elaine Badgley Arnoux

San Francisco Bay Area Fine Artist

Maya Angelou, 2015, oil and mixed media on canvas, 40″ x 60″

Artist’s Statement

I am Elaine Badgley Arnoux, and I am an artist. My life’s work has developed and matured through persistent honing of my craft to interpret what I see and feel. The discipline of my Nebraska roots, motherhood, and the allure of California’s landscape have inspired diverse and colorful periods of art. Adventures on other shores have only strengthened my dedication to people and social consciousness. The fables of my childhood and the plight of my world are the narratives I continue to explore in painting, graphics, and sculpture.

Using the tricky and unusual combinations of canvas and steel, paint and sculpture, Badgley Arnoux produces an intriguing blend of interesting surfaces, beautiful textures, and lively compositions. This juxtaposition of the physical and philosophical makes for artwork that demands attention. It is by no means “walk-by art.” As you look closely at each piece in the series you enter into her stimulating, provocative vision.

—Susan Leask, Senior Curator (former)San Jose Museum of Art

Solo Exhibitions
2012 “A Time And A Place: Elaine Badgley Arnoux and Channing Peak” San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA
2011 “The Mayors of San Francisco,” Mayors Office, City Hall, San Francisco, CA
2010 “Blooms,” Salon at Jackson Square, San Francisco, CA
2009 “The People of San Francisco,” Premier Installation: Old Mint and Museum of San Francisco, CA
2008 “Once Upon A Time,” Santa Cruz Museum, MacPherson Center, Santa Cruz, CA
2006 “The Shadows of War,” California Institute for Integral Studies, CA
2004 Retrospective, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
2001 “The People of San Francisco,” Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA
2000 “India Watercolors,” Kala Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 “Shadow & Light,” Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
1999 Selections from “The People of San Francisco – 100 Portraits,” Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
1996 “The Night Sky,” Bridge Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 Continuing installations of “The New Frontier,” San Francisco, Solano and Marin Counties, CA
1992 Premier Installation: “The New Frontier: Rebuilding the American Dream” – Twenty painted shopping carts as covered wagons pushed by homeless people and artists to the civic center in San Francisco, CA
1992 College of Holy Names, Oakland, CA
1990 Robert Mondavi Gallery, Oakville, Napa Valley, CA
1990 California Historical Society, “The People of San Francisco – 100 Portraits,” San Francisco, CA
1979-80 Phillip Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1977 Municipal Art Gallery, Biot, France
1971-75 Gump’s Art Gallery (yearly shows), San Francisco, CA
1969-70 Gordon Woodside Gallery, Seattle, WA
1964-67 Atherton Gallery (yearly shows), Atherton, CA
1963 V.C. Morris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1960 Scripps College Gallery, Pomona, CA
1957 Robert Day Gallery, Richmond, CA
Group Exhibitions
2013 “Faces Gallerie,” Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA
2012 “IntroductionTwo-Selected Works,” Gallerie Citi, Burlingame,
2011 “Woman’s Rites,” Barbara Beretich Gallery, Claremont, California
2010-09 “Group Exhibition,” School House Art Gallery, 1892, Brownville, NE
2007 “December Group Exhibition,” MM Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 “MAH’s Plein Air Affaire,” Santa Cruz Museum, MacPherson Center, Santa Cruz, CA
2007 “Soirée of Petite Treasures,” San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo Art Center, CA
2005 “Looking Back and Seeing Forward,” Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 “The Ceremony of Tea,” Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
2003 “Liquid Art,” SomArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 “Works on Paper,” The Achenbach Collection, San Francisco Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
1999 Invitational Exhibition for Five Women Artists, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 “The California Landscape,” Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
1997 HOME, De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
1997 “Face to Face,” Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
1996 Yerba Buena Sculpture Walk: Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 “The Night Sky,” Premier Exposition: Center For The Arts, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA
1981-82 Independent Study, Fort Mason printmakers, San Francisco, CA
1961-81 Travel and Independent Study: France and Spain
1961-64 Independent Study with Bruce Mc Curdy, University of California at UC Santa Barbara, CA
1957-61 Channing Peake: Professors at UC Santa Barbara
1944-47 Chouinard Art Institute, Special Scholarship, Los Angeles, CA
Awards & Commissions
2001 Grants for The Arts, Hotel Tax Fund
2001 San Francisco Foundation
2001 Alice Phelan Sullivan Foundation
1995 San Francisco Art Commission Grant “New Frontier” and 6th Street Photo Workshop: Joint venture
1992 Flow Fund, Rockefeller Foundation
1992 Carver Foundation
1985 Arts Grant, San Francisco Foundation
1985 Private Contribution from Mrs. Louise Davies for “People of San Francisco” exhibition
1985 Chevron U.S.A. Arts Grant
1954 Purchase Award, permanent collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Teaching & Art Related Employment
1994-99 Instructor/SOMA School of Art
1981-94 Development of Bridge Gallery/EBA School of Art
1981-94 Owner/Director/Instructor, EBA School of Art
1986 Commonwealth Club, “The Art of Portraiture”


Media: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture

Education: Choiunard School of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Studio: San Francisco, CA Represented by: Gallery Citi

Email: elainebadgleyarnoux@gmail.com

Website: www.ebaart.com

Title of Artwork, 2010, Mixed Media, 12" x 12"

Top Full Width: Detail of The Garden of Eden, 2010, Oil on canvas

Above Top: Barbara Boxer, 2011, Gouache, watercolor, 22″ x 30″

Above Middle: River Ganges Scene, 2000, Watercolor, 14″ x 10″

Above: Joey, 2010, mixed media, 35″ x 20″ x 21″

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