SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2015      "Discovery: from the roots to the leaves" 3 person exhibition, Greenly Art Space, Signal Hill, CA
2006      "Words as Objects" Acrylic and Digital Painting, Ayres Residential Home, Los Angeles, CA
2004      "Dreams, Memories, and Reflections" The Pauline & Zena Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1996      "The Family of Solitary Persons" Karena Massengill, Linda Day, Erin Scott, and Ann Phong
               at the Torrance Art Museum,Torrance, CA, Curated by Barbara Johnson
1995      "Three Solo Shows" Karena Massengill, Kim Abeles, and Connie Sasso, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art,
               Santa Ana, California
              "Turning Point?" Los Angeles Harbor College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992       "Looking In...Staying Out" Center Gallery, California State University Fullerton, CA
1990       "Words as Universal Symbols"Fine Arts Gallery, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
1986       "Dreaming Dreamtime" Ruby-Fiorino Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1984       "Wraith Within" Centennial Gallery, Oakville, Canada 
1983       "Walking on Thin Ice" University of Toronto, Scarborough College, Toronto, Canada
               "Muted Characters" Cedar Ridge Gallery, Scarborough, Canada
1981       "Spring Rhythm Blues" Flavio Belli Gallery, Toronto, Canada
               "Adagio" ACT Gallery, Toronto, Canada
               "4/4 Series" Art Gallery of Ontario, Northern College, Timmins, Canada
               "Visual Studies in Light, Sound and Motion" ACT Gallery, Toronto, Canada
               "Sculpture" Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017      “Fresh” Inaugural Opening at SBC SOLA Gallery, curated by Peter Frank and Fatemeh Burnes, Los Angeles, CA
2016-17  “Dear President” a juried show about important American issues, SBC, San Pedro, CA
              “Untitled” celebrating 20 years South Bay Contemporary Art Gallery, San Pedro, CA
2016      "Revisited and Revealed: Selections from the Permanent Collection," Long Beach Musuem of Art, Long Beach, CA
2015      "Blue" Examining the Dire State of our Oceans, fundraiser for Greenly and Algalita, Greenly Art Space, Signal Hill, CA
2014      "Myth and Image" El Camino College Art Gallery, curated by Suzanna Meirs, Torrance, CA
              "Long Beach Summer III"Stone Rose Gallery, curated by Mike Daniels, Long Beach, CA
              "Self Portraits"Utopia, curated by Kamran Assadi, Long Beach, CA
              "Symbiosis"curated by Isabelle Lutterodt, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro CA
2013      "Gettin' Off The Ground" curated by Isabelle Lutterodt, Angles Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
2011      "Chain Letter" Group Show Shoshana Wayne Gallery, curated by Christian Cummings & Doug Harvey,
               Santa Monica, CA
              "Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day" 2nd City Council Art Gallery, LB, CA
2006-07 "A Few of My FavoriteThings" Invitational Mayde Herberg, Santa Ana College Gallery,
               Santora Building, Santa Ana, CA
              "Art Auction XI" Long Beach Museum of Art, curated by Ron Nelson
2006      "Art Auction XI" Long Beach Museum of Art, curated by Ron Nelson
2005      "Snap to Grid" Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, curated by Rex Bruce
2004      "Gathering of Angels", Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
2003      "About Face" El Camino College Art Gallery, curated by Suzanna Meirs
              "Art Acution X" Long Beach Museum of Art, curated by Ron Nelson
2002      "Art for Social Justice" The Alpert Jewish Community Center Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
              "Long Beach Museum of Art Artist Council Group Show" The New East Village Association Community Gallery
2001      "25th Year Women's Caucas Art Exhibition" San Pedro, CA
              "Long Beach Museum of Art Art Auction X", Long Beach, CA curated by Bernard
              "Really Big Sculpture" Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA, curated by Scott Canty and Scott Ward
2000      "Digital Art in an Electronic Age", Brea Gallery, Curated by Dianna Rivera, Brea, CA
              "Race, Culture, and Ethnicity", The Second City Council, Long Beach, CA
              "Gathering of Angels: Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
              "2000 All Media", Palos Verdes Art Center, Juried by Susanna Meirers, Palos Verdes, CA
              "On Site at the Gate 2000" Angels Gate Cultural Center California Multi-Media exhibit, juried by Suzanne Muchnic
              "200 for 2000", BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
              "20/20-a twenty year survey" Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
              "BIG Sculputure" Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA, curated by Scott Canty
              "Figurative Exhibit" Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA, curated by Muriel Olguin
1999      "Long Beach Museum of Art Auction 9", Long Beach, CA 
              "Gathering of Angels", Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
              "Wall Hung", Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
1998      "Long Beach Museum of Art Auction 8", Long Beach, CA
              "House Party" Long Beach Museum of Art, Artists' Council Art Exhibition
1997      "Real Is It? Modern and Contemporary Realism" Louis Stern Fine Arts Gallery, LA, CA
              "97 National Competition" Arternatives Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
              "Long Beach Museum of Art Auction 6", Long Beach, CA
              "Millennial Iron Age: The Language of Metal" Invitational PCA Long Beach, CA
              "The 6th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition Invitational" Honolulu, University of Hawaii
1996      "Art Auction V-The Long Beach Museum of Art Builds for the Future" Invitational
              "Long Beach Museum of Art, Artists Council" Long Beach Museum of Art, Curated by MartinBetz and Victoria Damrel
              "All California: All Media Exhibition" Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California
              "San Diego Art Institute 41st Annual International Exhibition" Juried by Peter Frank
               "To Study the Self" a juried self-portrait exhibit at The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA
1995      "In Their Own Image" Laguna Institute of Fine Arts, Laguna Beach, CA Curated by Jim Reed
              "L.A. ARTCORE: UNITED NATIONS" L.A. Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, California
              "Works on Paper Exchange Exhibition" University of Colima Museum, Colima, Mexico
1994      "New Works/East Village: 7 Artists from the PCA Visual Artists Registry"
                    Lafayette Building, Long Beach, CA Curated by Noel Korten
              "5th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition Invitational" University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery
              "Small Extravagances" Gallery 57, Fullerton, California
              "Women of Steel", Gallery Theatre, Skyline College, San Bruno, California 
              "Issues: Other Than White", Southern Nevada Community College, North Las Vegas                              
              "Freshly Squeezed" Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA
              "The American Dream 1994" Central Arts Collective, Tucson, AZ
              "Art As A Forum For Social Change" San Francisco State University Student Union Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993      "Personal Stories"Karena Massengill and Said Abdelsayed, Rancho Santiago College Art Gallery,
                    Invitational, Santa Ana, CA
              "Reshaping LA: The Search for INCLUSION/In Praise of DIVERSITY' Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
              "Interior Space" Invitational, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
              "Invitational Exhibition" Stadler Gallery, Frank Gehry Edgmar Complex, Mad River Post, Santa Monica, CA
              "Art For Social Justice" Invitational, Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, CA
              "1993 L.A.  Juried Exhibition" Artspace Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA
               "Issues of Oppression" Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
              "Matrix International '93" Matrix Gallery, Sacramento,CA Award: First Place
              "New World Order" California State University, Fullerton, California
              "Sylvia White Selects" City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
              "Countdown to the Next Millennium" LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) Los Angeles, CA
              "5th Biennial Seven State Juried Exhibition" Dinnerware Artists's Coop Gallery, Tuscon, AZ
              "Art For Social Justice" Jewish Community Center Long Beach, CA Award: Honorable Mention
1992      "Current Issues and Social Commentary" Jewish Community Center, Los Angeles, CA      
              San Bernadino County Museum, Fine Arts Institute, 27th Annual, Juried by Carl Provder   
              "Metals Now 1992" Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA                 
              "From Real to Surreal" City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA                                                                                   
              "Questions of Concern" Karena Massengill, La Monte Westmoreland, Pat Berger, and Timothy Washington,
                    Invitational, Century Gallery, Mission College, Sylmar, CA  
               "Her Art Works" South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana Award: Honorable Mention
1991      "Day of the Dead" Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
              "Members Juried Show" Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
              "Opening Lines" California State University, Long Beach, CA
              "Group Show" Da Gallery, Santa Ana, California    
              "Women's Art About Women - Confluence of Art and Psychology" California State University Long Beach, CA 1984
              "Golden Years-Tyler's 50th Anniversary Invitational Celebration" Temple University, Tyler School of Fine Art,
                    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
1982      "ACT Gallery Documentary Retrospective" Toronto, Canada
1981      "ACT Ontario Provincial Touring Exhibition" Ontario, Canada
1980      "An Exhibition of Art from theBerkeley Street Studios" Parliament House Gallery Toronto, Canada
1979      "Focus on Artists in the Schools Program"Factory 77 Gallery of Contemporary Art Toronto, Canada
              "Festival of the Sun (Inti Raymi)" Invitational, Cuzco, Peru
1975      "The Uncommon Smith of America" National Invitational Exhibition,Ypsilanti, Michigan
              "Forms in Metal-275 Years of Metalsmithing in America" National Invitational Exhibition,
                    Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York                         
1974      "Young Talent; New Artists" Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, Award: Cash Prize 
              "Pennsylvania 74" William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg, Penn. Award: CashPrize
              "Statements In Sterling 74" Invitational, Riverside, CT

HONORS AND GRANTS:

2013-14 Arts Council for Long Beach, Arts Education Enrichment Grant
2009-10 Arts Council for Long Beach, Arts Education Enrichment Grant
2001      Long Beach Museum of Art, teaching and internship with students to learn web page design
2000      City of Long Beach, Graphic Arts Internship withPort of Long Beach, through School to Career, Grant
1999      School to Career Consortium Grant, City of Long Beach $5,700. for Science and Art Collaboration
             "Most Inspirational Teacher" Award, Cabrillo High School, Long Beach, CA
             Citizens Scholarship Foundation of America,Inc.(CSFA) Target Teachers scholarship $500, computer classes
1998      Long Beach Unified School District Project Grant, Public Art ceramic tile mural
             Long Beach Unified School District, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" training grant
1994      California Discovery Award, Silver for Sculpture
1991      Artist Alliance Project Grant, California State University, Fullerton, CA
1991,90      Individual Artist Project Grant, Public Corporation For The Arts, Long Beach, CA
1985,84,83,81,80,79     Ontario Arts Council, Canada, Recommenders Program; Materials Assistance Grants
1983,82,81,80,79,78,76     Ontario Arts Council, Canada, Artist-in-the-Schools Grants

PUBLICATIONS, REVIEWS:

"Intangible Experiences: A Q&A with Artist Karena Massengill" Long Beach Post, Sander Roscoe Wolff, October 6, 2015
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"Sculptures Beautify Rosie’s Dog Beach Boundary" Ashleigh Ruhl, Grunnion Gazette, July 6, 2015
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"Art for Bark’s Sake" Kate Karp, Long Beach Post, June 11, 2015
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"Public Invited to Dedication of New Works of Art at Rosie’s Dog Beach" Asia Morris, Long Beach Post, June 8, 2015
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"Student-Teacher Expression" Angels Gate Cultureal Center, Long Beach Register, February 16, 2014
"Teachers Learn to Live Creatively" Random Lengths News by Terelle Jerricks, Autumn 2013
"Artists Spin Old Bikes into New Art", Press Telegram, Joe Segura, February 1, 2007
"Techno Artistry", Orange County Register, featured artist by Jeanne Lerner, August 20, 2000
"Familiar But Different" Press-Telegram, Shirle Gottlieb, May 26, 2000
"Students prove it's cool to be square" Press-Telegram, Kimberly White, May 25, 1999
"Cabrillo Students Forge Sense of Ownership With Mural" Downtown Gazette, Leslie Madsen, May 24, 1999
"Hidden gems are worth a look" Press-Telegram, Shirle Gottlieb, October 27, 1996
"Learning Is Forever" Press-Telegram, Suzette Van Bylevelt, August 9, 1996
"Overcoming Adversity" Daily Breeze Life/Arts, Meredith Grenier, February 8, 1996
"Women's works dance from dogma to dialogue" Orange County Register, Daniella Walsh, February 17, 1995
"Personal Stories" Rancho Santiago College el Don, Erin Neal, October 8, 1993
"Playing Off Each Other" Los Angeles Times, Nancy Kaptitanoff, July 30, 1993
"Dinnerware Show is Serious Fare" Citizen Tucson, Arizona, Charlotte Lowe, June 18, 1993
"Students' note a cry for help" Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Ken Wibecan, June 28, 1993
"The Disturbing Art of Enlightenment" Los Angeles Times, Emily Adams, March 28, 1993
"Well-known artist on hand as gallery has spring debut" Harbor Tides, Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington, CA
 Deborah Paul, February 10, 1993
"Under the Influence" Modern Maturity Magazine artwork to illustrate cover story, Feb/March 1992
"Faces' of Lindbergh" Press-Telegram, April 6, 1992
Press-Telegram "Faces of Learning", Wendy Lee, December 2, 1991
"The Color of Renewal" Los Angeles Times, Sue Sickler, July 15, 1991    
"Massengill Addresses Message and Media" Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Dinah Berland, June 17, 1990
"Exhibition Leaves Little Room to Hide" The Oakville Beaver, Oakville, Canada, Howard Mozel, October 7, 1984
Featured: "The Season in Review" Art Magazine 57, Carol Off, Feb/March/April 1982
"Ritual Actions" Arts Canada, Lydia Pawlenko,  #240/241 April 1981

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS/COMMISSIONS:

2015       Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
              Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh, NY
2012-15  Arts Council for Long Beach, Rosie Dog Beach Public Art project for the City of Long Beach
1998-99  Long Beach Unified School District, Public Art, Ceramic Mural, Cabrillo High School
1996       California State University Dominguez Hills, "Marscape" Mural
1993       Gerald Buck Collection, Foothill Ranch, Laguna Hills, Sculpture
1992       California State University Dominguez Hills, California Academy of Math and Science, Mural
              Modern Maturity Magazine, Sculpture
1991       City of Long Beach, Mural, co-artist Mayde Herberg
              Lindbergh Middle School, Long Beach, cast bronze Bas-Relief
              Lindbergh Middle School, Long Beach, painted outdoor painted mural
1989       City of Long Beach, Mural-Belmont Shore Olympic Plaza (S.Y.E.T.P.)
1987       Latcham Public Gallery-Sculpture Walk-Stouffville, Canada
1981       Esso Imperial Oil Company, Toronto, Canada
              Granada Television Corporation, Toronto, Canada
1978       North York Board of Education-Wintario Grant
1978-84  TORONTO MURAL AND/OR SCULPTURE COMMISSIONS:
              Harbourfront, Playground Sculpture, - Blacksmith Elementary School, 5 piece large outdoor sculpture installation, St.               Andrew's Junior High, Bas-Relief, Jane Junior High, Bas-Relief, Lester Pearson High School, Bas-Relief

EDUCATION:

2006      Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Website Development, Macromedeia Authorized Training
2000      California State University, Long Beach, ROP clear credential, Graphic Design
1999      Productivity Point, Photoshop5.0 and Illustrator 8.0, Computer Graphics
1998      California State University Long Beach, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,Instructor Certification
1996-97 Computer Graphics and Printmaking classes, Long Beach City College, L.B. CA
1993      Master of Fine Art, Sculpture, California State University Fullerton
1986      California Community College Life Teaching Credential; Fine and Applied Arts, and Welding
1983      Bachelor of Education, Visual and Industrial Arts, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
1976      Welder-Fitter Certificate, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
1975      Bachelor of Fine Art, Tyler School of Fine Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / PUBLIC SERVICE:

1991-2003        Long Beach Museum of Art Artists Council
1991-97            Angels Gate Cultural Center Board of Directors, San Pedro, California
1993-95            Affiliate Artist, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California
1989-1994        Member, Los Angeles Women's Caucus For Art
1987-95            Member, Long Beach Public Corporation for the Arts       
1992                 Juror for Individual Artist Grant awards, Public Corporation for the Arts, Long Beach
                        Illustrated poster for Martin Luther King Festival, Long Beach
1991                 Juror Los Angeles County Transportation Commission: Willow and Wardlow stations.         
1988-90            Visual Arts Advocacy Committee, Public Corporation for the Arts
                        Long Beach Art Walk Advisory Committee, PCA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2009-2014        Cabrillo High School Dept. Head Visual and Digital Arts, Long Beach, CA
2012                Cabrillo Adjunct Professor, Photoshop and Graphic Design, Los Angeles Harbor College
1996-2005        Cabrillo High School Dept. Head Visual and Performing Arts, Drawing, Painting, 3-D Art, and Digital Art,
                              Long Beach, CA
1999                 Santa Monica College, Drawing
1991-2002        California State University  Dominguez Hills, California Academy
                              of Math and Science, Drawing/Painting/Sculpture, and DigitalArt
1993-96            Long Beach School for Adults,  Drawing, Painting, Advertising Art, and Crafts
1994-96            Services for Developmentally Disabled of Long Beach, Artists with Disabilities Workshops
1993                 Long Beach Museum of Art, Guest Speaker Graduation Installation of Officers, Sand Casting
                              Workshop Children's Festival
1992                 Long Beach Museum of Art, Day of the Dead, Face Casting Workshop
                        California State University Long Beach, Invited Guest Lecturer
                        California State University Fullerton, Face Casting Workshop
1991                 City of Long Beach, Belmont Shore Olympic Plaza, Summer Youth Employment Training Program, Mural
                        University of California San Diego, "Creativity in the Classroom" workshop for teachers
                        Long Beach Museum of Art, "Day of the Dead Festival" sculpture workshop
1986-93            Long Beach Unified School District, Lindbergh Middle School,Visual Arts/Industrial Technology
1987-89            Compton College; La Paz Convalescent Hospital, Visual Arts, 2D and 3D Design  
1886                 Scarborough and North York Boards of Education, Industrial Arts
1985-86            Adler Dreikurs School, Etobicoke, Canada, Mask-Making/Drawing/Painting
                        Scarborough Board of Education, Gifted Students, Drawing/Painting/Mural Design
1984-85            Scarborough Board of Education, Charles Gordon School, Visual and Industrial Education
1979-85            Freelance Art Teaching Workshops, "Artist-in-the-Schools", Metro Toronto Schools, Inner City                         Angels, and Ontario Arts Council Grants: Sculpture, Ptg., Mural Ptg.,Drawing, and Mixed Media
                              Murals with students: Milneford Junior High • Davenport Road School • Lord Dufferin School                         Whitney School • Greenwood High School • John XX111 School • St. Agatha School • St. Anselm                               School • Rosedale Public Senior School
1986,84-79, 76  Summer Studio-North York Board of Education, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics
1982                 Nature Reserve, Claremont, Canada, Drawing and Painting
1981                 Northern College, Timmins, Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, "Artists With Their Work" Artist in                               Residence/Sculpture Workshop
1980                 The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, Mixed Media
1977-80            Eutectic and Castolin Canada, Maintenance and Repair  Industrial Welding Specialist
1976                 Harbourfront, Toronto, Canada Resident Sculptor, Sculpture and Drawing
1974-75            Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Technical Assistant, Tyler School of Fine Art