Since its inception in 1981, my Illustrated History series has chronicled contemporary social and political issues in the form of postcard folios, broadsides, and poster installations. Images combine fabricated illustrations with factual texts that resemble a newspaper. Featured topics are chosen for their impact on our future, the absurdity of their content, or for some combination of both. The discipline of continuing Illustrated History over the years has been an anchor of my artistic practice. In 2006, seventy-five Illustrated History posters were exhibited as an installation in “Politick” at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.
In 2014, “Illustrated History: The Collection, 1981—2013” was exhibited at the Long Beach Museum of Art in “Enriching & Engaging — Selected Recent Acquisitions”
In 2020, “Illustrated History: The Collection, 1981—2013” was again featured at the Long Beach Museum of Art, this time in its 70th Anniversary Celebration exhibit “Decade by Decade: Women Artists of California.”
In 2022, an installation of the complete 138 posters of “Illustrated History, The Collection: 1981—2020” was exhibited in “Black, White, & Shades of Grey” at W. Keith & Janet Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA