About M.J. Sarmiento

M.J. Sarmiento was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She received her B.F.A. in Illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York. She explores her inner dialogue through drawing and painting live models, often overlapping the figure to create a narrative dance. M.J. currently lives in Vancouver, Canada where she works as a fine artist in traditional mediums and a visual effects artist in the film industry. 



Gnomon School Of Visual Effects, CG Program - Hollywood, CA 2009 - 2010

Parsons School of Design, B.F.A. (Illustration) - New York, NY 2002 - 2006

Glasgow School of Art - Glasgow, U.K.(Study Abroad) Spring 2005



2017 Ciliate 9, 560 Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC,  Canada

2017 Fireweed Art Show, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2016 "Root to Bloom: Places Artists Call Home," Principle Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

2010 Gnomon Student Gallery Show, Hollywood, California

2006 Stacks, New York, NY Chelsea Galleries

2006 Art Director's Club, New York, NY

2005 "Mystery Meat," show at Future Prospects Quezon City, Philippines


2017 Hudson River Fellowship hosted by Grand Central Atelier

2016 Hudson River Fellowship hosted by Grand Central Atelier

The Gnomon Best of Term Fall 2010 - Environment 3D (Exterior)

Received the Kathy Beth Kantor Memorial Scholarship (for outstanding merit in photography)

3rd place in both '01 & '02 Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage Mural Competition









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