Yeltsin Anthony Penado



Artist, Writer, and Filmmaker

Born in Los Angeles, CA, 1990

Lives and Works in Long Beach, CA.


B.F.A. in Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, 2018

  • Minor in ACT: Community Arts Engagement

IGETC-Transfer, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA 2015


Circuits and Electronics, MITx course, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

Life on Earth – Pink Flamingo Gallery, Moorpark College, CA-(3/9-3/23/15)

  • Life on Earth Series

Selected Group Exhibitions:


VoyageLA Magazine Interview, (3/10/2019)


Long Beach Zine Fest 2018 – Expo Arts Center, Long Beach, CA (9/14/18)

  • Rare Artists Pigments Zine
  • Shadow Games
  • And. (alternative natural dyes)

“Like Assassins, Beautiful Loving Assassins” – El Clasificado, Beverly Hills, CA (8/5/18)

  • Insides (green and white)

No Shade Under the Shadow of the Boss – Galef Fine Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA (5/7-5/12/2018)

  • Surface and space
  • Cochineal Brine
  • Insides


Wilderness as Myth and Metaphor: The Autry Museum of The American West,

Los Angeles, CA (12/5/2017-12/17/2017)

Buyer’s Remorse: Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA


  • Seldom Wear These
  • Surface and Space
  • Mojave
  • Anti-Matters Catalogue

Narrow Wave Lengths: Bolksy Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA (9/12/17-9/26/17)

  • Mothership

Long Beach Zine Fest: Zine Medley Collective: Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA (8/2017)

  • Art Publications: DYE: Natural Pigments, Anti-Matters, This is not a tobacco pipe: The Semiotic Medley.

Screening: Echo Park Film Center, Echo Park, California (5/7/2017)

  • Peak (video)
  • Self-Portrait (Video)

CanCan International Exhibition: LemoArt Gallery, Berlin, Germany-(4/4-5/5/2017)

  • Peak (video)


Land of Misfit Toys: C2E Villa, Woodland Hills, CA – (10/31/2016)

  • Alien Abduction Series

Extramental Exposure: C2E Villa, Woodland Hills,CA-(5/21-5/28/2016)

  • Buffalo, Buffalo, Buffalo

Surface:10125:Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA-(4/29/2016)

Curated by Michael Schreir

  • Improvisations: A-I
  • Improvisations: J-R

XXL–Nous Tous by Citizens of Culture, Los Angeles, CA-(3/12/2016)

  • Untitled (Indigo Dye on Linen)

Galef 107-Galef 107, Los Angeles, CA-(3/5/2016)

  • The Colony

Lost in Life -C2E Villa, Woodland Hills, CA-(2/26/2016)

  • Cave installation
  • Pink and Blue
  • Alpha Centauri
  • Untitled

Tones Group Show – C2E Villa, Woodland Hills, CA-(8/15-8/16/2016)

  • Paintings from Life on Earth Series
  • Cyanotypes


Moorpark Scholarship show – MC Gallery, Moorpark College, CA-(4/24-5/12/2015)

  • Paintings from Life on Earth Series
  • Sculptures from Life on Earth Series

-Merit Award

Super Rad Art showThe View, Moorpark College, CA-(5/6-5/18/2015)

  • Everest: oils and acrylic on canvas. 25×25

Collegiate Student Art Competition – Buena Ventura Art Association’s 9th Annual Student Art Exhibition, Ventura, CA-(2/10-2/23/2015)

  • Sunset Blvd: Acrylic on Canvas. 24×36
  • Figure Sculpture: paper clay with iron oxide stain. 6×13

Moorpark College Art Sale – Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA-(2014/2015)

  • Select Paintings and Life drawings


Caravansary Nights – The Other Door, North Hollywood, CA-(523/2014)

  • The Man on Dome: acrylic on canvas. 12×24
  • Man Symbol: acrylic on canvas. 12×12



Otis College of Art and Design:

-Natural Dye workshop for Painting Materials and Methods Class

Los Files Academy of the Arts:

-Paper Weaving/Drawing lesson for Kindergarten and 1st Grade students


Otis College of Art and Design:

-Seed Bomb workshop for Socially Engaged Art Class

Affiliations, Groups, and Organizations:

Los Angeles County Arts Commission: 2017-present

Arts Council for Long Beach: 2017-present

Zine Medley: 2017, 2018

Easy Livin’ Art Collective: 2013-present

Los Angeles Fire Brigade (Flow Arts): 2013-2015



  • Otis College Fine Arts class Marshal
  • Academic Excellence Award: Fine Arts (Painting) /Honors Award
  • The Group Scholarship


  • The Group Scholarship
  • Dean’s List Otis College of Art and Design


  • Dean’s List Moorpark College
  • Moorpark Scholarship Show – Merit Award

Public Collections:


Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, CA

  • Anti-Matters Zine
  • This is not a Tobacco Pipe

Full Resume