Bio CV



Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, MFA
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, BFA


Professor, Studio Arts, Glendale College, Glendale, CA 1990 to present
Core Instructor, R & F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY  2013 to present
Gallery Director, Glendale College, Glendale, CA 1991 – 1998,  2013 – 2015


Tenth International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA 2016
Artisan Expo and Encaustic Retreat, Santa Fe, NM 2016, presenter
Encaustic Collagraphs, Jeff Hirst, Chicago, Ill 2016
Exploring Your Visual Language with R&F Pigment Sticks, Lisa Pressman, Kingston, NY 2015
Materials; R&F Pigment Sticks, Richard Frumness, Kingston, NY 2015
Encaustic Monotypes, Paula Roland, Hirst/Dannelly Printmaking Studio, Oakland, CA 2015
Eight International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA, 2014
R&F Paints Advanced Teaching Encaustic Workshop, Laura Moriarty, Corralitos, CA 2013
EncaustiCon ’13, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2013


Water Ecologies, juried by Basia Irland, Transition Gallery, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Suites [(sweets)], Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA
Encaustic: The Art of Painting with Wax, Ventura County Hall of Administration, Ventura, CA
Recondite Substance: Nena Amsler, Jonna Lee, Caryl St. Ama, William Solomon, Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA
Faculty Show, Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre, CA
Old Broads Still Kickin’, curated by Karen Karllson, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA

Waterworks II, Porch Gallery, Ojai, CA & The Art Gallery @ GCC, Glendale, CA
Fusion; contemporary encaustic, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA
Old Broads, Red Pipe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Flux: Lax Wax Art, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA

The Devil in the Straight Line, Juror Henning Haupt, Bakehouse Art Complex, Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL
The Art in Wax, Juried by John Schaeffer and Sherry Ikeda, Gallery 901, Santa Fe, NM
Burnt Offerings, Curated by Karen Karlsson, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA
Chemistry of Perspective(s): reaction to art under fire, Thousand Oaks Community Art Gallery, Newbury Park, CA
LAX WAX ART EAST: Contemporary Encaustic, SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA
Contemporary Encaustic, WAV Gallery, Ventura, CA
Playing with Fire, Group Exhibition, SBTC Gallery, curated by Susan Tibbles, Santa Barbara, CA

WaxArt LA, Catalyst Gallery, Westminster, CA
Third Annual National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition, Encaustic Art Institute Gallery, Cerrillos, New Mexico
One Degree of Separation, Phlat Phile Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Homage to the Muse, Gallery Godo, Glendale, California

Picasso’s Dilemma, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Artist & Educator’s Exhibition, The Art Gallery @ GCC, Glendale, CA

River Alchemy, Arroyo Arts Collective; Site-specific installation at the Los Angeles river, Los Angeles, CA
Mentor/Mentee Exhibit, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Crosswire, Tree of Life: In Memory of Michael Coomes, Installation, 400 Main Street Gallery, Downtown Arts Development Agency, Los Angeles, CA

Without Alarm; Public and Private Security, Moes in Stir, Collaboration, Arroyo Arts Collective, Los Angeles, CA

Windows on Women, Commission of the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Downtown Lives! ’97, Locker Room, Collaboration, Downtown Arts Development Agency, Los Angeles, CA
Safari; Far Bazaar at the Old Zoo, Chrysalis Praecox, Collaboration, Foundation for Art Resources, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

Little Big Art, Mendenhall Art Gallery, Whittier College, Whittier, CA

Women of the ’90’s, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Get Back, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Cups, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Brand XXIV, Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

Coming Back, University Art Gallery, Department of Art, SWTSU, San Marcos, TX

Image/Ambiguity, Transamerica Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

All California Biennial Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
The Flower Show, Theatre Gallery, Design Center of Los Angeles, CA

Form and Feeling, Exhibition Series for Emerging Artists, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
Texas Only, Texas Fine Arts Association, First City Center, Austin, TX; Abilene, Christian University, Abilene, Texas; Victoria Regional  Museum, Victoria, TX; Corpus Christi Library Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

Discovery ’84, Simard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Texas Only, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX
Paintings, Dada Gallery, Athens, Greece

Purchase Prize, 57th Annual Shreveport Art Guild National, Meadows Museum of Art, Shreveport, Louisiana

Caryl St. Ama is a tenured professor in Studio Arts at Glendale Community College in Glendale, California where she teaches Painting and Drawing. She is one of six Core Instructors for R&F Handmade Paints, teaching encaustic workshops and providing outreach for local retailers and engaging in educational opportunities at local colleges, universities and art centers. She is a member of International Encaustic Artists and a founding board member of the Los Angeles Chapter, LAX WAX ART. She will attend the International Encaustic Conference held in Provincetown, MA and will be offering two workshops at the upcoming EAI-IEA Retreat in conjunction with the Artisan Materials Expo in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She exhibits her work nationally and maintains a contemporary art practice and studio in South Pasadena, California.