Born 1978, San Francisco, CA

2005 MFA California Institute of the Arts

2000 BA UCLA School of Arts and Architecture



All Tomorrow’s Parties, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA


There is a Place...., Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA


Stay Gold, Space 47, San Jose, CA


Shizu Saldamando,  Pasadena City College, Walter Shatford Library

Shizu Saldamando, Tropico  De Nopal Art Space, Los Angeles, CA


Looking at Art, The Reception, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery D-301 CalArts, Valencia, CA


Shizu Saldamando, Lime Gallery, Mid-residency  Exhibition, CalArts, Valencia, CA



Deconstructing Chinatown, Chinese American Museum, LA, CA


Nothing Beside Remains, LA Nomadic Visions, Marfa, Texas

Portraits of the Encounter, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

Sonido Pirata, Sonoma Valley Museum

Adelante, Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA

Nanchayette, Gallery Lara, Tokyo Japan

Summer Soulstice, Jaus, Santa Monica, CA

Case Study L.A., Post Gallery, LA, CA

Chica Chic, CIIS, San Francisco, CA


Audience as Subject, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Psychic Outlaws, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, CalState Los Angeless, CA

Phantom Sightings, Museo del Barrio, NYC

Seeing is Becoming, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art

Monte Vista Projects, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA


18 With A Bullet, CAM Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico

Backyard, Sam Lee Gallery, LA, CA

Mixtape Vol. 1, Federal Art Project, LA, CA

Crossings, Japanese American National Museum, LA, CA

Dibujo, Emergency Landing, Tropico De Nopal, LA, CA

The Ox Show, Giant Robot, LA, CA


Drawing the Line, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

The Whole World Is Watching, Glendale College Art Gallery, CA

East of Eden, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, LA,CA

The Art of Style, MACLA, San Jose CA

Arte Contemporaneo Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Vexing, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

Lowrider Arte, Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

Con Safos, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, IL

Phantom Sightings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Traveling to Museo Tamayo, Mexico City


The Pyramid Show, Monte Vista Projects, Highland Park, CA 

Aqui no Hay Virgenes, L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, CA

Exquisite Acts and Everyday Rebellions, CalArts, Valencia, CA

Unprimed, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA


The News Stand Show, Los Angeles, CA

Chicano Demiurge, Pharmaka Gallery, L.A., CA

Color Exchange 2, Setagaya Musuem, Tokyo, Japan

Leaving Aztlan, Wignall Musuem, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Tigers and Jaguars, The Craft and Folk Art Museum, L.A., CA

Folding Screens, Hollyhock House Gallery @ Barnsdall Art Park, Hollywood, CA

Color Exchange, SomArts Space, San Francisco, CA


Dia De Los Muertos, Tropico De Nopal Art Space, L.A., CA

Shipping and Receiving, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA

Supersonic, L.A. Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

Brown on Brown, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA


The Bumper Sticker Show, Ruben Ochoa’s  Mobile Class C Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Hecho en Califas, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Visions of a Post-Modern Aztlan, Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA

13 y 13, Self-Help Graphics & Art, Los Angeles, CA


Redo China, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY

Mexicanidad, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, IL

Che y Que, Self-Help Graphics & Art, Los Angeles, CA


Substance of Choice, Galeria De La Raza, San Francisco, CA

The Game, The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

A Legacy of Printmakers, Pico Rivera Center for the Arts, Pico Rivera, CA


Air Raids, L.A. Freewaves Festival 7th celebration of

Experimental Media Arts, @: Side Street Live, Armory Center for the Arts,

California Museum of Photography, California State University Northridge Art Galleries,

Los Angeles, CA


LATITUDES: A collaborative installation, Self-Help Graphics & Art, L.A., CA

Back to the Future, Cal Sate Dominguez Hills University Art Gallery, Carson, CA

Soup, Senior Exhibition, UCLA’s Wight Art Gallery, L.A., CA


California Community Foundation 2006 Fellowship for Emerging Visual Artists


Art Omi International Artist Colony, County Route 22, New York, 2002


Sonic Art and Activism, CAA Panel, AIR Gallery, NY, NY

Barbara Carrasco, A Brush with Life, East Los Angeles City College, CA 2008

Necessary Positions: An Intergenerational Conversation, REDCAT Gallery 2006

Leaving Aztlan, Chaffey College 2006

Skin Deep: Image, Identity and Politics, Rio Hondo College, 2005


Roven Revue Critique Sur Le Dessin Contemporain, November, No.1, 2009, p. 24

Younger Than Jesus Artist Directory, New Museum, Phaidon Press, 2009, p. 427

Interview with Shizu Saldamando, Lowrider Japan, December 2008, no. 89, p.52-53

Phantom Sightings, Connect, LACMA Magazine, March/April 2008, p. 2

Loca Motion, The Art of Shizu Saldamando,  Giant Robot Magazine, 2007, no. 50, p. 70-74

Shizu Saldamando, Los Angeles Times, August 2nd, 2007, p. E 12

Projects in the Making,  by Diana McClure, Art Asia Pacific, Summer 2004 no. 41, p. 96

Reviews, Soy y Que at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, by David Buuck, Artweek, February 2005, no. 36, p.16

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