Shay Bredimus

Born: Omaha, Nebraska 1979


2006- 2008   Laguna College of Art and Design, MFA Painting,Laguna Beach, CA

2002-2004    Emily Carr University, BFA Painting, Vancouver BC

2001               Academy of Art, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

1998-2002    Mesa Community College, Associate of Arts Degree, Mesa AZ


2008               Wes Christensen, Los Angeles, CA

2007               Stephen Douglas, Los Angeles, CA

2006               F. Scott Hess, Los Angeles, CA

2003               Peter Schuyff, Vancouver BC

1998-2001    Jim Garrison, Mesa, AZ



Cartomancy: Recent Drawings by Shay Bredimus, Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA

Kulture Klash, Ink N Iron Festival, the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

reconFIGURED, The Egan Gallery, Fullerton, CA

Artopia by OC Weekly, Muzeo, Anaheim, CA

Mirror | Mirror, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA


WUNDERKAMMER, Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA

WONDERWORKS, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong, China

ART AUCTION XV: Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

I DONT WANT TO GO TO PRISON: a group exhibition, Artist CO-OP, Long Beach, CA


SUBLIME: Nature, Science and the Divine in Contemporary Art, Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA

BETWEEN TRUTH AND FICTION: Pictorial Narratives, Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA

SELF-POSSESSED: Examining Identity in the 21st century, Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA

L.A. Skin & INK: Tattooing in Los Angeles, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Art Driven, Sullen Art Collective, Los Alamitos, CA

Kotomi: Female Personifications of the Sister Cities of Los Angeles, solo exhibition, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, CA


Indelible, Central California Museum of Arts, Fresno, CA

Statements in Black and White, S Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Small Works Show, Prographica, Seattle, WA

Face-to-Face, William D. Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA


Indelible Marks, solo exhibition, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, CA


West Coast Drawing, Curated  by Norman Lundin, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA


Shay Bredimus: The Rhetorical Body, San Luis Obispo Art Center, CA

LA Art Fair, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Not without Form: Recent Drawings and works on Paper, Donna Beach Fine Art Gallery, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

Contemporary Realist Painting and Drawing, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, CA

LCAD MFA Group Show, Curated by Peter Frank, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

MFA solo exhibition, 1-5 Gallery, Los Angeles CA


BFA solo exhibition, KD6 Gallery, Vancouver, BC.


Acknowledgement from the City of Los Angeles for Kotomi: Female Personifications of the Sister Cities of Los Angeles. 


Mirror Mirror Project: Creating Connections Between Artists and Homeless Youth, KCET Artbound, 4/10/2014.

Ingenious Ink: The art and life of Shay Bredimus, CULTURE Magazine, 4/3/2014.

Imitating Life: Giving some ink to local painter-tattooist Shay Bredimus, Signal Tribune, 3/21/2014.

Line blurs between tattoos and fine art, Los Angeles Daily Press, 1/20/14.

Shay Bredimus: Artist Feature, E-VOLVED Magazine, 1/3/14.

Featured Rogue Artist: Shay Bredimus, Rogue Arts Research & Writing, 10/7/13.

I DON’T WANT TO GO TO PRISON: A Review, Rogue Arts Research & Writing, 9/5/13.

Artist Feature: Shay Bredimus, Prophets & Poets, 9/9/13.

50 California Artists You Should Know, California Contemporary Art Journal, 7/10/13.

Haiku Review: Shay Bredimus, The Huffington Post, 06/1/12.

Outer Limits at Koplin Del Rio, Inked Magazine, 4/23/12.

Shay Bredimus Preview, Artweek LA, 4/10/12.

The Beehive Interview: Shay Bredimus, Fresno Beehive, 11/30/11.

“West Coast Drawings: Drawings VIII” at Davidson Galleries, Art Ltd., 9/2009.