Artist CV

Selected Exhibits & Awards
2016 Annual Art Festival, Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre, CA
2016 Pasadena Art Show, Group Exhibit, Laemmele Theatre, Pasadena, CA
2016 Featured Artist, Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre, CA
2016 Faculty Show, Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre, CA
2015 “Collective Body of Work 2012-2015,” Solo Show, ArtCrush Studio, Altadena, CA
2015 “10 24 15 Art Only” Group Show, Gibson Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2015 Grand Opening Group Show, ArtCrush Studio, Altadena, CA
2015 Jackalope Art Fair, Pasadena, CA
2014 “Liquid Dreams,” Group Show Studio FIVE08, Santa Monica, CA
2014 Solo Exhibit, Zilin Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
2014 “Mysterious Flight and Other Beautiful Tales,” Group Show,  Studio FIVE08, Santa Monica, CA
2014 Group Showing, SOPA Studios Art Collective, ArtsCrawl, South Pasadena, CA
2014 Winner of Flora Online Exhibit, Linus Galleries, Pasadena & Long Beach, CA
2013 Artists of FIVE08, Group Show, Studio FIVE08, Santa Monica, CA
2013 Sierra Madre Art Walk, Sierra Madre, CA
2013 Citra Solv “Art in Bloom” Contest, Honorable Mentions Winner
2013 “Seeing Buddha”, Studio FIVE08, Santa Monica, CA
2013 Group Exhibit, SOPA Studios Art Collective, Arts Crawl, South Pasadena, CA
2013 Special Merit Award, 3rd Annual Botanical Exhibition 2013, Light, Space & Time Online Gallery
2013 “Wanderlust Sutra,” New Body of Work, Gallery 39,  Sierra Madre, CA
2013 “Dreams & The Lotus,” Solo Exhibit, 8th Day Arts, Glendale, CA
2013 Group Exhibit, SOPA Studios Art Collective, South Pasadena, CA
2013 Featured Artist, Hotel Andaluz Mezzanine, Albuquerque, NM
2013 “Elusive Reflections,” Solo Exhibit, Center for Wellbeing, Sierra Madre, CA
2013 All Women Art Exhibit, Light Space & Time Gallery Honorable Mention Winner for Mixed Media Category
2012 Incite: The Best of Mixed-Media Dreams Realized, Winner (publication released September 2013)

Teaching Experience
Glendale Community Education
, Mixed Media Series, Visual Art Journaling, Glendale, CA, March 2016 – Present
Creative Arts Group, Mixed Media Series, Color Mixing Essentials, Visual Art Journaling, Sierra Madre, CA, June 2015 – Present
True Creativity Within, Spontaneous Creating, A Day of Mixed Media, Color Mixing Essentials, Visual Art Journaling, Painting With Paper
Pasadena, CA, February 2015 – Present
Laguna Woods, A Day of Mixed Media, Visual Art Journaling, Laguna Woods, CA, September 2015 – Present
Creativity Coaching Association, Online Instructor for Certification Program, NY, September 2010-June 2013

Publications
Incite 3: The Best of Mixed-Media, The Art of Storytelling, North Light Books (September 2015)

Incite: The Best of Mixed-Media Dreams Realized, North Light Books (September 30, 2013)

Lisa Agaran: Spontaneous Mixed Media Collage Paintings by Cassie Rief, EmptyEasel.com

http://emptyeasel.com/2013/09/04/lisa-agaran-spontaneous-mixed-media-collage-paintings/

Education
M.A., Psychology, Phillips Graduate Institute, Encino, CA 2001-2003
B.F.A., Graphic & Packaging Design, Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA 1986-89

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