Ariana Sturr is an interdisciplinary artist and arts educator. She received a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in photography from Loyola Marymount University in May 2015.  Originally from Northern California, she now resides in Los Angeles where she works as an arts educator and resident artist at Studio 106 LA.   


Sturr’s work examines environmental issues in a time of environmental crisis. She previously explored philosophies of anthropocentrism, the belief that humankind is the central element of existence ("Earth Tones" and "Yoke"). Currently, her work focuses on specific places and how these environments might foster certain ways of thinking ("Just Visiting"). Sturr was the recipient of Loyola Marymount’s CFA Studio Art award, Photography Scholar of Distinction, and Sculpture Scholar of Distinction.


Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at Open Mind Art Space, Studio 106 LA, Laband Art Gallery, Sebastopol Art Center, and the Thomas P. Kelly Student Gallery. Solo installations include “Earth Tones” at the Thomas P Kelly Student Gallery, "Just Visiting: LA" at Open Mind Art Space, and “Yoke”, "Just Visiting", and "Retreat" at Studio 106 LA.  


Contact

Ariana is available for local projects as well as potential employment opportunities. Use the form to inquire about rates and availability, or just to say hi.


Education

2015

BA, Studio Arts

Emphasis in Photography 

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

2014

Gonzaga University in Florence

Florence, Italy

Semester Abroad

Exhibitions

2017 

Retreat

Studio 106 LA

Santa Monica, California

1st Annual Anniversary Exhibition

Open Mind Art Space

Santa Monica, California


2016

"Just Visiting: LA"

Open Mind Art Space

Santa Monica, California

"As Seen on TV"

Studio 106 LA

Santa Monica, California

"Unsafe Colors"

Studio 106 LA

Santa Monica, California

"Collective (Soul)utions"

Studio 106 LA

Santa Monica, California

"Airplane Mode"

Studio 106 LA

Santa Monica, California


2015

"YOKE"

Studio 106 LA

Santa Monica, California

"Patience, Process, Practice"

Thomas P. Kelly Student Gallery

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California 

"Reflect"

Thomas P. Kelly Student Gallery

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California 

"Young Contemporaries"

31st Annual Juried Student Show

Laband Art Gallery

Los Angeles, California

"Palates to Palettes"

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Sebastopol, California

"Side by Side"

Sebastopol Regional Library

Sebastopol, California

"Earth Tones"

Solo Exhibition 

Thomas P Kelly Student Art Gallery

Loyola Marymount University 

Los Angeles, California


2014

“Art Referencing”

Thomas P Kelly Student Art Gallery

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California


2013

“Post Post”

Thomas P Kelly Student Art Gallery

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California


2011

“Analy Arts”

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Sebastopol, California


2010

“Analy Arts”

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Sebastopol, California

Awards

2015

CFA Studio Arts Award 

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California.

Photography Scholar of Distinction

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California.

Sculpture Scholar of Distinction 

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California.

ArtSmart Student of Service Honorable Mention

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California.


2014

Talbot Scholarship

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California.

2013

Donald Hanson Memorial Scholarship

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

2011

Honorable Mention

Drexel Photography High School Contest

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professional Experience

Current

Arts Teacher

Westmark School

Los Angeles, CA

2015 - 2017

Studio Assistant/ Artist Outreach/ Artist in Residence at Studio 106 LA

Teaching Artist For Venice Arts

Arts Educator & Resource Teacher at Ocean Charter School

Photo Facilitator for Showing (Work x Family)

2016

Teacher's Assistant at Loyola Marymount University

2015

Teaching Artist at Westside Magnet School 

Teacher's Assistant at Venice Arts

2014

Venice Arts Photography Intern

2014 - 2015

President & Creator of L.M.U. Art Club

2013- 2015

Teaching Artist for Artsmart

2013-2015

Freelance Designer for Green LMU

2014

Planet Blue Photography Intern

2012

Catalog Photographer for Tuxton Chinaware

2011

Catalog Photographer for Far Fetched Jewelry

2009-Present

Freelance Photographer

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