Bay Area artist Lou Bermingham has been creating art for over 25 years while also pursuing further studies in his art and martial arts practice in Egypt, Japan, and France.
Lou finds his artistic inspiration through visual and kinesthetic means: "After years of creating paintings, drawings, architectural glass panels, and installations, I had a dream in which I saw over 200 images—completed artworks—flashing across my dreaming memory. When I woke up I painted the first one I could remember and have been influenced by this vision ever since. So my art is influenced by dreams, my Aikido training, Egyptian and Asian artwork, and natural imagery found while exploring caves."
Throughout his travels, Lou has connected with different artists, educators, architects, and interested persons in his efforts to develop a worldwide consciousness about the restorative and regenerating power of Art.
Into the Deep: Visions of Infinity, Solo Exhibition. Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, California.
"Variations on Abstraction 2010–1015" a group exhibit curated by Robert–Jean Ray at Transmission Gallery, Oakland.
"Change of Language" group exhibit at ArtSpace 1616, Sacramento.
Collaborative Show at B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento
50 and Looking Forward, Triton Museum's Curator Selected Artists,
Triton Museum 50th Anniversary Golden Gala and Silent Auction
"POWER" curated by artist Chris Moon at Studio Bongiorno.
Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition at Triton Museum. Prize–winning painting.
Group Exhibition "Art Matters: Celebrating Artists and Educators" at Gallery 85,Santana Row, San Jose, California
"Primal Visions" Manna Gallery, 473 25th Street, Suite C, Oakland.
"Micro Visions," Curator Robert Ray, at Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, California. >>Article, "Small But Mighty"
2013 Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition At Triton Museum, Santa Clara, Ca.
"Creativity, Change, Commitment: A Celebration of 100 Years of the San Jose State University Department of Art" At Triton Museum, Santa Clara CA
Exhibition at Gallery 2110.
"Deviation" Group Show Studio Bongiorno Gallery, Santa Clara
"Hard Pressed: the Art of Printmaking Group Show" Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento
"Vessels" Group Exhibit curated by Lawrence Rinder, Director UC Berkeley Art Museum, at Arts Benicia Gallery
"Myths, Legends & Prophecies" Exhibit, curated by artist/curator Robert Ray, atGallery 2110.
"Layers" Exhibit at Transmission Gallery. Details...
Statewide Watercolor Competition Exhibit at Triton Museum.
Abstract 2000 - 2010 at Sacramento Temporary Contemporary
An Exhibit of Original Monoprints at Art Object Gallery
Solo Exhibition at the Triton Museum of Art
Annual Gala: Fiesta Night at the Triton
Art Docents of Los Gatos Annual Fundraiser
Axis Art Gallery, San Jose, California
Park Fine Art Gallery, Sacramento, California.
Solo Show of Recent Works. Exhibit Flyer.
Statewide Drawing and Printmaking Competition. Juror Roberta Loach. Triton Museum
Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California, Invitational Exhibition
LGAA Juried Show, Los Gatos Art Museum, Los Gatos, California, 2nd place painting award
Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California. Group Art Show
"Diverse Impressions: Bay Area Abstraction" at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara
Art Ten 20 Gallery, Sacramento, CA
LGAA Juried Show, Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, CA // Juror: Susan Hillhouse, Curator, MAH, Santa Cruz, CA
Triton Museum Corporate Show, Endwave Corporation, San Jose, California
Roche Bobois, San Jose, CA
Sherri and Manuel Hoffmann, Atherton, CA
PAN Exhibition Mexican Heritage Museum
San Jose Insititute of Contemporary Art
Virtual Gallery, Los Gatos, California
Brandau Brandau, Los Gatos, California
Margaret Wingrove Dance Co. Installation/Set
San Jose Stage Company, San Jose CA
Frederick's Gallery, NYC, New York
Alain and Carla Labat, Los Gatos, California
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
WORKS Gallery San Jose
Santa Cruz Art League * Award *
San Jose Museum of Art
Tait Museum, Los Gatos, California
In the Distance Gallery, San Francisco
West Valley College Art Gallery, Saratoga, California
Allegra Gallery, San Jose, California
De Silva Art Gallery, San Jose, CA
Galerie Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Morrell Morrell Galleries, San Francisco, CA
Gallery D'Aix, Aix'-en-Provence, France