ASAP is directed by artist, curator and educator Michael Ano.

Ano is a southern California artist. He attended public school K-12 in the Torrance Unified School District and received his BA from the University California, of Irvine in Studio Art. In 2008 he founded ASAP (after school arts program) which has presented projects and workshops at Visual Communications at the Union Center for the Arts, Sea and Space Explorations, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Amy Adler’s Studio, the Torrance Art Museum and LACE.


Elizabeth Watkins received her BA from the University of California, Irvine in Studio Art, Art History and Digital Arts. She has guest lectured in the Critical Studies Department at the California Institute for the Arts and published her film and art criticism both in print and online. She currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts, pursuing graduate studies in the Art, Culture and Technology Program at MIT.

Suzanne Oshinsky is a Los Angeles based artist. She received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in New Genres and Creative Writing. Her work has screened at the Hammer Museum, Japanese American National Museum, Egyptian, and Barnsdall Park.

Gabriela Arreola lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BA in Studio Art from UC Irvine. It was there where she discovered her love of making work about memory and the body. She does freelance event photography for ASAP and art handling/construction. Currently her day job includes talking to stressed out wedding photographers and angry brides.

elana melissa hill is a California native who completed her BA at UC Irvine, and is currently in an MFA program at Claremont Graduate University. Her most recent solo exhibition was at The Hive Los Angeles. Her paintings are imaginative urban landscapes that combine the chaotic movement of poured and sprayed paint with the precision of pen and ink drawings. The iconic images in her paintings are pulled directly from the urban areas of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, as well as industrial areas found sprawling in between. She lives and works in Claremont and Los Angeles, California.

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