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Ariane Vielmetter / Bio

  Vielmetter’s work uses the conventions of still life and trompe l’oeil painting as a way to explore the image-making process and realism’s ability to convey both plausible fictions and uncanny truths. She draws from a variety of source materials, ranging from re-purposed studio scraps and unfinished drawings, to specimens collected from her compost pile and garden, anthropological illustrations, and works by artists and writers who have been historically overlooked or underestimated.  


2012 | MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

12008 | BA, University of California, Los Angeles






Teaching Artist Fellowship, Armory Center for the Arts


CalArts Project Grant


CalArts Scholarship, 2010-2012 Academic Period 


Honorable Mention, Werner Z. Hirsch Award in Representational Drawing


First Place for the Werner Z. Hirsch Award in Representational Drawing, juried by Allegra Pesenti, Lee Hendrix, Russell Ferguson, and Lari Pittman

Edward J. and Alice Mae Smith Award, UCLA Department of Art

UCLA Department of Art Project Award, Spring 2007 

Senior Painting Studio Recipient, 2007-2008 Academic Year 


Dean’s List Scholarship , UCLA 

Kay Nielsen Memorial Award, UCLA Hammer Museum


UCLA Regents Scholarship, Full 4-year Tuition



The Melancholy Spring, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles


Arrangements in Undertone, Pomona College, Claremont


The Furies, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles

Modern Arts and Crafts, Eastside International, Los Angeles, curated by Astri Swendsrud

Sad Sack, Vacancy, Los Angeles

Together/Alone, Embassy, Los Angeles


Blue Violets, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles

If at first you don't succeed, CCS Gallery, UC Santa Barbara


Amazon Solitaire, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock 

Akina Cox and the Holy Trinity, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles

A Meerkat's Whistle, 3 days awake, Los Angeles

Mirrored Collection, 2126 Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles

INCOGNITO, Santa Monica Museum of Art (since 2008)

Love is in the Air, 2A Gallery, Los Angeles

Topical Constructions: Paper works and actions, traveling exhibition curated by Veronica Duarte, Mexico


Demolition Woman, curated by Young Chung, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange

Hexenhaus, Group exhibition at 495 Alameda St. Altadena


Another Self, Two-person exhibition with Akina Cox, Marine Contemporary, Venice

Authenticity?, curated by Andy Robert, Untitled Art Projects, Los Angeles

CalArts MFA 2012: MMXII, curated by Catherine Taft, LA Mart, Los Angeles

Square as a chair and almost too heavy to lift, Mint Gallery, CalArts, Valencia


CalArts Mid-Residency Exhibition, CalArts, Valencia 

Night Gallery at the Chateau Marmont, Bar Marmont, Los Angeles

Celestial Spectacular, Night Gallery Lounge, Los Angeles

A Goodly Huge Cabinet, Mint Gallery, CalArts, Valencia

Telephone, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance


UCLA Senior Show, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles

B-side, UCLA Sculpture White Room, Los Angeles

A show with work by my roommate and old boss, Two-person exhibition with Karl Haendel, curated by Mieke Marple, The Studio, Los Angeles

Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, UCLA,Los Angeles, juried by Ali Subotnick


Department of Art Undergraduate Scholarship Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles

New Drawings, Undergraduate Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles


Metzgerei, Undergraduate Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles 


Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, juried by Lawrence Rinder

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