June Yokell

June Yokell

Pinole, , CA, United States

About June Yokell


For as long as I can remember I’ve been drawn to the beauty in everyday life, primarily by looking at the natural world. Simple things, things I notice while walking or looking out a window or seeing a pattern in shadows. While it is not exactly a dream or a memory, it’s like entering another world that is right here with us always, carrying with it its sensuality and raw emotion. I’m drawn to painters and writers who describe the physical as well as their psychological response to the land, those who each in his or her way describe the physical or psychological climate of place. I start my paintings by a gesture and try to keep the whole painting fresh from the beginning when I lay down the large planes right through to the layering of the many marks of oil paint that indicate plants or water or cracks in the hill. My goal is to transfer to the viewer, my own non-verbal felt experiences.

Education

BFA, MFA, California College of the Arts

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITS
2017 College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
Community Congregational Church, Tiburon, CA
2014 California State Courts Building, San Francisco, CA
2013 Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, Hayward, CA
2012 Alain Pinel Realtors, Mill Valley, CA
2011 Crome Architecture, San Rafael, CA
2009 Levy Art and Architecture, San Francisco, CA
Crome Architecture, San Rafael, CA
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 “At one time from one place,” N. Berkeley Investment Partners, Berkeley, CA
“MarinScapes, Kentfield, CA
“Beyond Landscapes, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
2016 Arts in the Embassies, US Embassy, United Arab Emirates
“Salon at the Triton Museum: 2016 Statewide Exhibition,”, Santa Clara, CA
“Left Coast Annual,” Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
“Walk about,” Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
2015 Three person show SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Summer National Juried Show, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2014 “There’s a There, There”, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
“Sky, Land and Water,” Citi Gallerie, Burlingame, CA
“Altered Landscapes, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
2013 “The Big Painting Show,” Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
“Lure,” SFMOMA Artist’s gallery, SF, CA
2012 “The Elements,” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
“In Full View,” Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
2011 “Marin/Scapes,” Escalle Winery, Larkspur, CA,
“50/50 Show,” Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2010 “CCA Alumni Show, Sanchez Art Center,” Pacifica, CA
“Speaking of Solitude,” Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
“CAL IF OR NIA,” Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
“Surface/Tension: h20”, Sausalito, CA
2009 “2009 Bay Area Annual”, Pacifica, CA
“Painting Large”, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
“Dreams and Revelations”, 5th Annual National Show,
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2008 “Arts on Fire”, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2007 “Arts on Fire”, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2006 “Alone in Nature”, June Yokell, Jennifer Bain and Shelley Gardner,
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
“Bay Area Annual 2006”, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2005 “Touchstone Annual All Media show,” Washington, D.C
2004 “Transfiguration,” Absolute Gallery, San Marino, CA
2003 “California College of Arts and Crafts Alumni Show,” The Mills Building,
San Francisco, CA
2002 “El Dia de los Muertos,” Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
1999 “Sage Gallery,” Southampton, MA
1998 “Celebration of Printmaking in Marin County,” Marin Civic Center,
San Rafael, CA
1997 “Animal Instincts,” Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
1996 “Art From The Heart,” Sonoma State College, Rohnert Park, CA
1993 “Sylvia White Selects,” City of Brea, Brea, CA
1992 “11th Annual September Competition,” Alexandria Museum of Art,
Alexandria, LA
1991 “Images and Objects,” Bayfront Gallery, San Francisco, CA,
1988 “Monuments for Marin,” San Rafael, CA
1985 “Bay Area Arts 85,” SF, CA
1983 “California Painters,” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1982 “San Jose Art League Annual Painting Show,” San Jose, CA
1974 “Unusual Objects,” Capricorn Asunder Gallery, San Francisco, CA