Art Gallery

Jennifer Celio
Will there be an elephant?

November 20, 2014  – January 16, 2015

Artist Lecture
December 1st, 11:00 am
Technology Building, Room 108

The Moorpark College Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Long Beach artist Jennifer Celio.  In her incredibly detailed drawings, Celio creates surreal landscapes infused with natural, man-made, and fantasy elements.  In earlier works, this juxtaposition asks viewers to consider the impact of the invasive tendencies of urbanization.  Celio states, “Without blatantly depicting nature as being ‘under-siege’ by modernity, the drawings instead capture the imbalance created when nature tries to reclaim or adapt to urban expansion.”  In later drawings, Celio turns her process inward, investigating the stories and influences that drive her craft and shape her as a person.  Inspired by realistic images from her past, as well as non-representational designs, the drawings inject fanciful elements into unknown terrains.

Ms. Celio received her BFA in drawing and painting from CSU Fullerton.  She exhibits her work extensively throughout Southern California.  Ms. Celio has received numerous awards including a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.  Most recently she was a recipient of the C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowship.  To learn more about Jennifer Celio, please visit her website


Moorpark College Art Gallery
Administration Building, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, California 93021

Gallery Hours   Monday – Thursday:  9am - 9pm & Friday: 9am – noon
For more information contact: Erika Lizée, Gallery Director at

Directions: I-5 N. CA-118 W exit. Exit 19B for Collins Dr. Turn right at Collins Dr. Turn right at Campus Park Dr. Continue on Campus Rd. Park in P-Lot A. Machine for parking is in the lot ($2.00). We are in the Administration Bldg (A) next to the President’sOffice.