Thursday, March 2, 2023

One of Our Own at Kline Academy is Having a Solo Show!

Upcoming art show!

Johnny Castillo 


Opening reception:

 Saturday, March 4th

Avenue 50 Studio

131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042

On view through March 25

One of our own, an instructor, studio manager and alumni of Kline Academy is debuting a solo show this upcoming weekend. Johnny has been with Kline Academy for a decade, and we are so proud and excited to celebrate him this weekend! Please attend and support your local artists, it is free to attend and available for viewing until March 25th. We can't wait to see you there! 

About Johnny:

Johnny Castillo (b. 1995) is a Los Angeles based contemporary painter who investigates his placement in America as a first-generation Guatemalan immigrant. By deconstructing his emotional and psychological experiences, Castillo explores the idea of displacement and inhabiting an in-between world-a place where one never seems to have access to their home country or the American dream.

Castillo was born in Guatemala and was brought to Los Angeles, California at the age of 5. He has experienced the American culture for 22 years now. Unable to visit his home country due to his legal status, Castillo fights to remember what he feels like are now faint memories of a Guatemalan home he once inhabited.

Having obtained an Associate’s Degree in Studio Arts from Santa Monica College, Castillo is currently studying Drawing and Painting at The Long Beach School of Art.

Thursday, February 16, 2023


Kline Academy is proud to announce...

Three of our former students are exhibiting at this year’s



February 15-19, 2023

at the  

Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall


Gay Summer Sadow Rick @ BG Gallery, booth 1001/1100 

Brett Cassort @International Gallery booth #837 

Pepe Martin@ Building Bridges Gallery

Be sure to say hi and Congratulations to our former students!

Thursday, February 9, 2023