CV: D. A. Metrov a.k.a. Metrov

Born: Los Angeles, CA; May 28, 1949

EDUCATION

  • 1971 B.A. Art History, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 
  • 1967 Chaffey High School, Ontario, CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1997–Present (Los Angeles, CA & Santa Barbara, CA)

  • Fine Arts Painter & Sculptor
  • Videographer-photographer
  • Fine Arts Filmmaker
  • Graphic & Web Designer
  • Author (novels, screenplays, books)
  • Full-time Owner-Creative Director, Mediashox: Complete New Media Services

1997–1992 (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Fine Arts Painter
  • Private Fine Arts Painting & Drawing Instructor
  • Fine Arts Filmmaker
  • Screenwriter
  • Various Apartment Management & Maintenance Positions

1992–1980 (Los Angeles, CA & Atlanta, GA)

  • Fine Arts Painter
  • Screenwriter
  • Novelist
  • Warehouse Worker
  • House Painter

1980-1970 (New York City)

  • Fine Arts Painter
  • Apprentice/assistant to painter Roger Hane
  • Apprentice to painter and Prix di Rome Scholar Gilbert Stone
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator – Push Pin Studios; freelance

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

  • G-Space/SBCAST, Santa Barbara, CA – 2016
  • Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA – 2009
  • Clark Gallery, Mammoth Lakes, CA – 2002
  • UCLA Medical Center Rock Garden – (permanent since 1998)
  • Belson-Brown  Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho – 1992
  • Cal Arts Fullerton, CA – 1985
  • Hollywood Hillside Exhibition Space (pop-up), Los Angeles – 1981
  • Suydam Gallery, New York, NYC – 1978
  • Hall of States, National Visitor Center, Washington, D.C. – (permanent since 1978)
  • Benton & Bowles, NYC – 1975
  • Benton & Bowles, NYC – 1974

Group Exhibitions

  • “Play” Exhibit, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, LA, CA. August-September 2016
  • “then/NOW” Exhibit, Arts Fund Santa Barbara, CA. May-June 2016 (artist/curator)
  • “Postcards of Santa Barbara,” Public Mural Exhibit. September 2015
  • Arts Fund Santa Barbara “Feast Your Eyes” Exhibit. September, 2015
  • Gone Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA – August 2015
  • Goleta City Council Chambers, Goleta, CA – December 2014
  • Arts Fund Santa Barbara “Feast Your Eyes” Exhibit. November 2014
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Interactive Portrait Event (as part of the Exhibition) “Marinella Senatore – Building Communities.” July-August, 2014
  • Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA – 2010
  • Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles – 1982
  • Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NYC – 1977
  • Gallery Espace, Los Angeles, CA – 1979 (Two man show / Henry Miller)

FILMOGRAPHY

  • THE EXPLANATION OF LIFE (PART ONE: THE BICYCLE RIDE) — Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Composer; 2016
  • A STUDY OF BODY/PSYCHE RATIOS (2015 Process Video) — Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Composer; 2015
  • A LIFE IN THE WAR ZONES OF AMERICAN ART A documentary of my life in the Arts — Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Composer; 2014
  • EPHEMORA (Short) – Writer, Producer, Director,Cinematographer, Editor, Composer; 2012; Winner “Best Cinematography” Santa Barbara Digital Film Festival, 2013
  • SPLIT (Short) – Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Composer; 2011; Vimeo release
  • THE FLUTE PLAYER (Short) – Writer, Executive Producer, Director, Editor, Composer; 2009
  • LITTLE EDEN (Feature) – Guru, Writer, Producer, Director, Composer; 2003; independent
  • DARK SPIRAL (Feature) – Fredo Capra, Writer, Producer, Director; 1999; independent release
  • THE LONER (TV pilot) – Production Designer; 1989; Aaron Spelling Productions
  • FREEWAY (Feature) – Production Designer; 1988; Panzer-Davis Productions; New World
  • SOLARBABIES (Feature) – Writer; 1986; Mel Brooks, Exec. Producer; Brooksfilms, MGM

Art Videos

  • “MEADOW NYMPH”(2014)
  • EXPERIMENTAL ART VIDEOS, OPUSES 101-105(2002)
  • “PLEASE DON’T ASK ME ABOUT MY ART”(2001)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Publications as Author

  • “Metrov: Transformational Roses,” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment; May, 2014
  • “Metrov: Transformational Dolls,” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment; May, 2014
  • “Metrov: Transformational Dog,” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment; April, 2014
  • “Metrov: Transformational Series Sampler,” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Ent; March, 2014
  • “New Work: Automatic Expressionism (Portraits),” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment; Jan, 2014
  • “Conquer Thyself,” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment Publications; Jan, 2013
  • “Falcon Lord–Book Three,” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment Publications; 2012
  • “Falcon Lord–Book Two,” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment Publications; 2011
  • “Falcon Lord–Book One,” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment Publications; 2010
  • “Machine of God,” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment Publications; 2010
  • “The Terrible Quest,” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment Publications; 2009
  • “Anatomy of a Werewolf,” Amazon/Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment Publications; Jan, 2014

COLLECTIONS (selected)

  • William D. London, Esq. – Rye, New York
  • Ben Vereen – Los Angeles, CA
  • Gerald Kushnick, Esq. – New York City
  • The late Margaux Hemingway
  • Peter Max – New York City
  • Mick Jagger – London, England
  • Bianca Jagger – New York City
  • Patterson Sims — New York City
  • Keith Richards – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Hall of States, National Visitor Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Robert Zemeckis – Santa Barbara, CA
  • Abel Ferrara – New York City
  • A. J. Spielberg – New York City
  • Claudia Ruspolli – Rome, Italy
  • Andre Farwagi – Rome, Italy
  • Joyce Ingalls – Los Angeles, CA
  • Jack Ragonese – New Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Bruce Sturman – New York City
  • Herb Belkin – Los Angeles, CA
  • Menno Meyjes – Paris, France
  • Walon Green – Los Angeles, CA
  • Mel Brooks – Los Angeles, CA
  • Edward Pitcoff – New York City
  • Dominic Sclafani – New York City
  • Fontaine Murphy – Florence, Italy
  • Philip Slagter – Los Angeles, CA
  • Barbara Hodes – New York City
  • Darcie DuPont – London, England
  • Laurie Lazaar – Dublin, Ireland
  • Ruth Hunter – San Francisco, CA
  • Stephen Askin — Laguna Hills, CA
  • Robert Glenn Ketchum — Los Angeles, CA
  • Kenneth Harris – New York City
  • Prisca Balint – Caracas, Venezuela
  • Mark Johnson – Los Angeles, CA
  • Daniel Carillo – Paris, France
  • Christine Campbell – New York City
  • Carlos Nader Simmonds – Bogota, Columbia
  • Count Brando Crespi – Los Angeles, CA
  • Richard Ratowski – Los Angeles, CA
  • Pete Cameron – Los Angeles, CA
  • Joseph Saviors – Pagosa Springs, Colorado
  • Prudence Warde – Los Angeles, CA
  • Tom Warde – Los Angeles, CA
  • Janet Belson – Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Jimmy J.J. Johnson – New York City
  • Victoria Golden – Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Carmen Armstrong – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Anthony Friedkin – Los Angeles, CA
  • Anthony Perez – Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jay Williamson – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jordan Reeves – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Scott Bradford – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Russell Broom – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jean Blackburn – Napa, CA
  • Alex Rylance – Los Angeles, CA
  • Barry Stringfellow – Los Angeles, CA
  • & Mrs. Bruce Joel Rubin – Los Angeles, CA
  • Shirley Corrigan – London, England
  • Carrie White – Beverly Hills, CA
  • Jeffrey Felner – New York City
  • Deborah Bush Whiting – New York City

TECHNICAL ABILITIES

  • Drawing/painting
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Videography
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Encore
  • Adobe Soundbooth
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Dreamweaver (web design)
  • Pro Tools
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • Sculpture

REFERENCES (contact information upon request)

Robert Glenn Ketchum (Landscape Photographer)
Robert Zemeckis (Motion Picture Director)

Mark Johnson (Motion Picture and Television Producer)
Jack Mohr (Gallerist)
Dr. John Westerdahl (Nutrition Director Bragg Live Food Products)
Dr. Patricia Bragg (CEO Bragg Live Food Products)

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Born in East Los Angeles, Metrov began his professional life in New York City in 1970 working as a designer/illustrator for world-renowned Push Pin Studios, then as a Fine Arts painter in a loft studio across the street from Andy Warhol’s Factory. He studied painting  with Gilbert Stone, a Prix di Rome Scholar, whose mentor was the late, great Gregory Gillespie. Having exhibited in NYC & Los Angeles, Metrov’s paintings currently reside in dozens of collections worldwide. Patterson Sims (former curator New York Whitney Museum), Mick Jagger, Bianca Jagger, Keith Richards, Ben Vereen, and Margaux Hemingway are a few of the aficionados who have collected his work. He left his mark on America’s 1970’s sub-culture as punk rocker, Tony Coca-Cola, singer/guitarist of the Roosters. After ten years, he added motion pictures to his repertoire when he realized films had the potential to be paintings that moved and made sound. Following an extensive stint in the film business, writing (screenplays & novels), directing, producing—the whole time continuing to paint, exhibit, and produce art videos—he is now fully focused on painting and sculpture. His main influences are Leonardo da Vinci, Chuck Close, Walt Disney, Pablo Picasso, Gregory Gillespie, Jim Nutt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Frank Stella. 

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