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Artist Statement

In my recent series, Telenovelas Suburbia, I create scenes within imaginary suburban homes by the use of vintage dollhouses from the 1950’s and 1960’s. As lifelong collector of pop culture commodities, my work is inspired by vintage kitsch, which includes anime dolls, action figures, dollhouses, and bodybuilding magazines. I arrange pulp fiction inspired scenes within the tin walls of vintage dollhouses. Inspired by film noir, and the works of David Lynch, Wes Anderson and Todd Solondz, I enjoy staging, lighting, and photographing my cast of characters within the dollhouse sets. Next I distort the colors by computer and manipulate them one final time on canvas. What excites me is exploring socio-psychological taboos, societal foibles, and machinations from a voyeuristic perspective by use of the dollhouses. In the end, I’m a painter and storyteller. I create painted stills from movies never made but influenced from my suburban upbringing, my life in New York and Japan, eccentric lovers, and unforgettable past marriage to lovely natural bodybuilder.

 BIO

Born in Brooklyn, Vicki Khuzami, illustrated Romance Novels and is a professional muralist. She has shown in group shows in Bushwick, Lower East Side, and Carter Burden Gallery in Chelsea. Khuzami earned a BFA from SUNY New Paltz, studying painting and filmmaking. After college, she traveled 2 years overseas to India, Nepal, and Japan, which culminated in a one-woman show in Kyoto. Working for Evergreene Architectural Arts, she helped to create new historical murals for The Capitol Building in Washington D.C. , among other large scale projects. In 1996, she opened Khuzami Studio and created over 50 murals for corporate, public, and private commissions including 3 years painting murals throughout Japan. In 2008, she produced Bloomingdale’s famous Lexington Avenue Holiday Windows, creating hand painted vintage 1950’s Christmas scenes. Currently she divides her time painting liturgical murals for Evergreene Architectural Arts and in her studio on Telenovelas Suburbia.

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RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2014-2017

Fun House: Group Show at Galerie Protege  Chelsea, NY 11/17

The Lustful Hearth and Spring Fever: oil on canvas romance paintings

Women of Absurdia : Two Woman Show  

Chelsea, NY Upcoming 9/17  

Telenovela Suburbia-Vicki Khuzami  and Daena Title -Is This A Dagger?

 

Wild and Balanced: Group Show supporting the African Wildlife Foundation Hurleyville, NY 4/17

Tables Turned: acrylic on paper

The Happening IV: Annual Group Show Bushwick, NY 4/17

Pinocchio: LUST: oil on canvas

PAINT:  Group Show , Carter Burden Gallery, NY  8/16

Pinocchio and the Seven Deadly Sins: WRATH

Paint Paper Print: Group Show at the Carter Burden Gallery Chelsea, NY 8/16

Valley of the Anime Girls and Peeping Saucer: oil on canvas

 

Exquisite Porch: Morean Arts Center Florida 3/16 Curator: D. Dominick Lombardi 

Creature from the Black Lagoon: watercolor on paper

Making History: ARTS in Bushwick  , NY 5/15

Bunny Bomb: oil on canvas

The Happening III: Group Show Bushwick, NY 9/4

Pinocchio: Gluttony: oil on canvas

Noon on the Moon Mathew Gallery , A.P.E. produced by Keren Cytter LES 12/14

Romance Paintings

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS:

Trans-cender Art Talk:  Presentation of recent work, Brooklyn Fireproof  7/17

Bushwick Art Crit Group: Presentation of work for Christopher Stout series Bushwick, NY 10/15    

Fifty Shades of Gray: Installation for La Petite Coquette Lingerie Shop Greenwich Village, NY 4/15

Graphic novel style illustrations: documentary film "STOP", Stop and Frisk  Director Spencer Wolf 

 

ART COMMISSIONS AND PUBLIC ART

 

Tibet House Mural, Carnegie Hall: Mural of Potala for Carnegie Hall Annual Tibet Benefit

Universal Studios Mural: Moo Mural Studio, Japan, Mt. Rushmore with Hello Kitty


Bloomingdale’s Christmas Windows: Designed, produced and created Vintage 1950’s style Holliday Windows for 2008

Bloomingdale’s, NYC: Murals for the famous annual Holiday windows 2003- 2010

Christofferson and Robb NYC: WPA style historical mural of industry, science, and architecture

Greenwich Village “Bohemorama”: Mural of famous artists, writers and musicians of the Village.

New York Botanic Gardens Mural: Conservatory murals of rainforest and desert

Institute of Culinary Education, NYC: Atrium murals depicting culinary lessons from the school

Atrium Mural, NJ: Hudson River School style atrium mural of Old New Jersey

Washington, D.C. : Historical Murals illustrating the Gettysburg Address

Hudson Baylor Recycling Co.: Hudson River landscape

Bakery Albuquerque, NM: WPA mural depicting working bakers

Tokyo-Disneyland, Japan: Murals produced for Moo Murals and Oriental Land Co.

Kirin Beer Visitor Center, Japan: Wall mural depicting the old Kirin Beer Factory

 

 

 

PROJECTS AS DESIGNER/PAINTER FOR

EVERGREENE PAINTING STUDIO:

 

New York Public Library: Ceiling mural designs

Ohio Theater, Playhouse Square: Lobby mural designs

Various Religious themed murals for church restoration

Capitol Building, Washington, D.C: Designed and created 26 new historical murals depicting the westward movement of immigrants from 1400’s - late 1800’s. Murals were painted directly onto the ceiling corridor of the House of Representatives.

Ironworker’s Union Building, NYC : WPA lobby mural depicting Ironworkers in above NYC

New England Telephone Co. : WPA mural of the history of the New England Telephone Co.

The Ronald McDonald House NYC : Children’s mural for atrium

Trump’s Taj Mahal, Atlantic City: Designed, painted and art directed 500 linear ft. of murals for casino and high roller suites

 

ILLUSTRATION:

 

New York Press: Newspaper covers and article illustrations

Dell Publishing: Romance Novel book covers 

Simon and Schuster Publishers: Romance Novel book covers

Harlequin Romance: Romance Novel book covers 

Actors Space Theater Group: Theater posters

 

FILM AND PERFORMANCE:

 

Documentary Film, “STOP”: Illustrations depicting events from interviews of defendants

History Channel: Sets and painted props for short films

Keren Cytter "Vengeance": Giant painted eyeball prop for film, Location scout, 2013

“Service” produced by Dafna Maimon and Liz Magic Laser: Small roll in 15' min. short film, 2009

“Modern Masters” HGTV Series: Segment featuring Vicki Khuzami in her art studio.

Disney “Out of the Box” TV series: Illustrations for children’s program

Assistant to Director: “Oil and Water” - Filmed in India

Filmed and Directed:  “The Waitress” - 8 mm

Director and Editor : Documentary of artist Hans DeBovencamp

 

 

TEACHING/LECTURES 2001-2004:

 

Mural Painting: Parsons School of Design, NYC Evening classes

Faux Painting: New School of Social Research, Evening Classes

Private Realism Painting: Workshops

Mural Workshop: Design Phase to Final Installation

Marymont College Lecture : "The Creation of Romance Novel Book Covers”

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

APE arts projects Keren Cytter: Romance Illustrations for “Noon On The Moon”, 2014

Planet Christmas: Interview, Bloomingdale’s Christmas Windows, 2008

NY Magazine, NYPost, NY Times etc: Bloomingdales Christmas Windows, 2008

New York Post – “Wall to Wall”: Interview about artist’s work and studio, 2005

Gettysburg Times: Article entitled “Wills House Hosts Unique Mural” 2002

Roll Call – U. S. Capitol Publication: Photo of artist during execution of Capitol Building murals

 

 

EDUCATION: BFA, Fine Art SUNY, New Paltz