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Merrilyn Duzy is an artist first and foremost; she is also a teacher, lecturer, curator and art collector. Her formal art education culminated with her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Los Angeles Otis Art Institute. Her informal education includes extensive traveling, and her on-going arts advocacy. In addition Ms. Duzy's education is enhanced by her extensive research for her lectures: "Walking Through History: Women Artists Past & Present," "Symbols, Signs & Space: A Personal Journey, " and "Sex in History: A Pictorial View," her most recent lecture, which encompasses 5000 years of erotic art.

Ms. Duzy has an extensive exhibition record that includes the museums in Florida, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Thailand, Armenia and Taiwan. Her solo Shows include work based on portraits, women artists, erotica, landscapes and cosmic imagery. She continues to participate in exhibitions worldwide. As a curator, Merrilyn has organized and presented exhibitions on "Erotic Art," "Quarks to Quasars" and "Angels, Ancestors & Spirit Guides," among others. Ms. Duzy is listed in the "Who's Who In American Art," "Who's Who In The West," and the recently published book, Barbara J. Love, "Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975," as well as many catalogues and publications.

 

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EDUCATION
1988
Master of Fine Arts Degree, Otis/Parsons School of Design Los Angeles, California
1975
Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy.
1976-1981
Private study with Vern Wilson
1974 Bachelor of Art Degree, California State University, Northridge
   
EXHIBITIONS HIGHLIGHTS
  "Merrilyn Duzy: Twenty Five Years Retrospective," Mt. San Jacinto College, CA
  "Women: A Celebration of La Femme," La Galeria Gitana, CA, First Place award
  "Visual Evidence" Seaver Art Gallery Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA
  "Art of the Cosmos," Raymond Theatre, Pasadena, CA
  " Womwn Artists in History", Solo Show, Northridge United Methodist Church, Northridge, California
  "Global Warming is Real," International Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM
  "The Love You Give," two person show,Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affaires Satellite Gallery, Canoga Park, California
  "Merrilyn Duzy : Twenty Five Years Retrospective," Mt.San Jacinto College, CA
  "The Art of Creative Aging," San Ferbabdo Valley & Cultural Center, Tarzana, CA, First Place award
  "Ada Ejikeme" Figurative Finalist category for ARC (Art Renewal Center)
  "Best of 2012," National Woman's Caucus for Art, National competition
  "Connected I & II," North Gallery, Copenhagen, DNK; Humlebaek Art Library, Denmark.
  "Women In Space," three person exhibit, Platt/Borstein Gallery, American Jewish University, Los Angeles
  "Symbols, Signs & Space: A Personal Journey," solo exhibit, Theosophical Center Gallery, Altadena, CA
  "Women Artists in History," Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA; The Platt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,
  Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL; Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa, FL
  "Creation Series," North Gallery, Otis/Parsons, Los Angeles, California.
  "Cosmic Dreams," Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona.
  "Romancing the Universe," Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California.
  "Artists Awards Exhibitions," juror, Margaret Neilson, Otis Art Gallery, Los Angeles.
  "Contemporary Expressions from Los Angeles - Taipei," Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung.
  "Landscape: The Continuum," Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA.
  "The Goddess Rediscovered," Antea Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  "Women's Caucus for Art 1984 National Juried Exhibition," Lehigh University, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania. First Place Winner.
  "Dirty Dozen," David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
  Exhibited at the International Museum of Erotic Art, San Francisco, California.
   
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 Arc Gallery "LightSpaceTime," Raymond Theatre, Pasadena, CA PSSC (Pastel Society of So California) 11th Annual Members Exhibition, online
 
  “The Art of Aging,” online J. Mane Gallery, Voorhees, NJ
“Primary Colors,” & “ 10th Annual Botanicals,” online Light Space & Time Gallery
“Reflections” online Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Fusion V: Unity in Diversity,” Museum Contempo, Shelton, WA
“Above & Below the Sea: A way of life protecting,” & “Big Ideas in Small Settings,”
La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA
Pastel Society of Southern California “11th Annual Members Exhibition,” online
“Art in Crisis,” & “Open Exhibit,” San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center,Tarzana, CA
“Evolve.Women.Wisdon 2020,” Lark Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
 “She Votes,” Altered Book project with the Feminist Art Coalition and Bonnie J. Smith
2019 “50 States 200 Artists,” Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  “Women: A Celebration of La Femme,” La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA First Place award
  “Primary Colors,” and “SeaScapes,” LightSpaceTime online gallery
  “Make Your Mark!,” Pastel Society of Southern California, International online exhibit
  “Language of Color,” and “Big Ideas in Small Settings,”  La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA
  “Fusion IV” Museum Contempo, Sheldon, WA, Southern California curator
  “Who Is God,” Museum Contempo, Sheldon, WA
  “Labyrinth,” CSUN Arts Alumni Association, Embed Gallery, Chatsworth, CA
2018 “The Art of Creative Aging,” San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, Tarzana,
CA - First Place award
 
  “A Moment in Time,” LAXWAX, Santa Clarita, CA
  “10 Years of Gitana,”  “Around the World in 80 paintings,” and “Intimate Moments,”
La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, Ca
  "Faces of Humanity", Gallery 25 N, online gallery
  "Music for your Eyes", Gallery OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA
  "Intimate Moments", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA
2017 "Fusion - A Multi Cultural Art Experience" & "Earth Wind Fire Water" Museum Contempo, Shelton, WA
  Golemess IV - Dennis Paul & Lynn Small - Glendale, California, CA
  "Who Is God V", International Exhibit, Museum Contempo, Shelton, WA
  "Los Angeles City of Angels", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, California
  "Global Warming is Real", Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
  "The Blue Show", Linus Online Gallery
2016 "The Love You Give," Canoga Park Arts Center, Canoga Park, CA
  "Group Nine - Visual Fusion", Canoga Park Arts Center, California
  "American West; Its People, Its History, and Its Landscapes", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA
  "Music for the Eyes: Color, Texture, Movement, Rhythm, Harmony", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA
  "Bright, Colorful, Bold" , La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA
  "Satan's Disco", Art Share, Los Angeles, CA
  "Flowers and Garden Show", 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2015 "LaxWax Art," Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, CA
  "The Love You Give", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA.
  "The Blue Show", Linus Gallery, Pasadena, Long Beach, (online exhibit), CA
  "Lax Wax Art," Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, CA
  "A Matter of Taste", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA.
  "From Her", Pico House Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  "Red", Colors of Humanity, Online Gallery
  "Earth, Air, Fire, Water", Mc Groarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA
  "Pulse of LA", SCWC, LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  "Figuring on Saturday", LA Cultural Affaires Dep., Satelite Gallery, Canoga Park, CA
2014 "Chemistry of Perspective(s): Reaction to Art under Fire", Thousand Oaks Community Art Gallery,Newberry Park
  "The Seasons", Linus Galleries, Long Beach / Pasadena
2013 "Glorious California", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA.
  "From the Surreal to Steampunk", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA.
  "The Femail Project", curator Emma Leppington, The Article Gallery, Birmingham, UK
  "Plenty", curators Niku Kashef & Karen Schifman, CSUN, Northridge, CA.
  "Visual Evidence", Seaver Art Gallery Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA
  "The Spirit of Place:Memorable Interior Spaces", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA.
2012 "From Abstraction to the Sublime", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA.
  "Purely Physical: Finessing the Figure", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA.
  "Red" Danielak Art and The Women's City Club of Pasadena, Pasadena, CA.
  "Man as Object - Reversing the Gaze", The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  "2012 Open Juried Show" Westlake Village Art Guild, Newberry Park, CA.
2011 "Five Elements / One World", LA Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall, Los Angeles, California.
  "Man as Object - Reversing the Gaze", SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, California.
  "Gifts for the Table: California Amazing Bounty", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, California.
  "Spring Forward", DanielakArt and The Women's City Club of Pasadena, Pasadena, California.
2010 "Deconstructed Applications," City Hall Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
  "Goddesses Then and Now," Galeria Gitana San Fernando, California.
  "Unseen," MOSI Museum, Tampa, FL
  "Peace," Nagasaki Museum, Japan.
2009 "Sacred Art/All Things Spiritual," Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, California.
"Connected I & II," North Gallery, Copenhagen, Humlebaek Art Library, Humlebaek, Denmark.
"Fringes: The Hills & Canyons of the San Fernando Valley," Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA.
 
2008 "Women In Space," three person exhibit, Platt/Borstein Gallery, American Jewish University, Los Angeles,CA
  "Connections I & II North Gallery, Copenhagen, DNK; Humlebaek Art Library, DNK
2007 "Simultaneous Multiplicity," ASTO Museum of Art, Long Beach, California.
  GIAF (Gwanghwamoon International Art Festival), Sejong Art Center, South Korea.
LELA (Lantern of the East Los Angeles) International Art Exhibit, "Pyoung Taek, South Korea,"
"Wind," International Art Exhibit, Osaka, Japan.
"Circle of Care: Dreams on Canvas." Sherman Oaks, California.
  "Secrets & Confessions," Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, California.
  "Endangered Species Endangered Planet," International Exhibit of Linocuts, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
2006 15th Lantern of the East International Exhibit, Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
  "Artists of the Valley," Pierce College Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, California.
2005 14th Lantern of the East International Art Festival," Brapha Museum, Chonburi, Thailand.
  LELA 3rd Annual Art Exhibit, ASTO Museum, Los Angeles, California.
  LELA Ensenada, Museo Historico Regional De Ensenada, Mexico.
2004 "Digital Dazzle," Tang Gallery, Arizona.
  "Group Nine: Mixing Media," Finegood Gallery, West Hills, California.
2003 "Group Nine: Uncommon Ground," Mt. San Jacinto College, California.
  "Seeing Red...in and around us," with "Group Nine," Angels Gate Cultural Center, California.
  "The Painted Landscape," the Atelier Gallery, Chatsworth, California.
2002 "The Chai Show (To Life)," University of Judaism, Los Angeles, California.
2001 "Space Odyssey," Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, CA
  "Rock, Paper, Scissors," Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Juried Art Exhibition, the Jewish Federation, Platt/Bornstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 "40 Years Anniversary," Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California.
  "Landscapes of the Mind," Mt. San Jacinto College, Mt. San Jacinto, CA
  Woman Artists in History, solo exhibit, & Lecture Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
  "Intimate Interiors," Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA
1998 "Group 9: Power in Collaboration," California State University, Northridge.
  Merrilyn Duzy: Twenty Five Years, Mt. San Jacinto Collage, Hemet, CA
1997 "Quarks to Quasars," Century Gallery, Sylmar, California.
  Artscape '97, Gallery l825, Los Angeles, CA
1996 "Deus Ex Machina," California State University, Pomona, California.
  "Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Environmental Images," Century Gallery, Sylmar, California.
1995 "Landscape: The Continuum," Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, California.
  "Global Focus: Women In Art And Culture," Beijing, China.
  "Erotica '95," Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California.
  7 UP, Artspace Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA
  Digital Explosion: The Artist & The Computer, Finegood Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA
1994 "Angels, Ancestors & Spirit Guides," Mythos Gallery, Burbank, California.
  "The Magic Wand, Lasso & Marquee," Conejo Valley Art Museum, California.
  "Face To Face: Portraiture of the 90's," LA Artcore's Brewery Annex, California.
1993 "Erotic Art Exhibition," Galerie Galerie, Hollywood, California.
  "Censored," Lite Rail Gallery, Sacramento, California.
1992 "Cool Stuff," Tatistcheff Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
  "Readymades, Anonymous Art," R.Mutt Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
1991 "Elements of Creation: The First Six Days," Finegood Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, California.
  "A Face In The Crowd: Contemporary Portraits," Artspace Gallery, California.
1990 Two Person Exhibit, Gallery at the Plaza, Los Angeles, California.
  "Shades of Intimacy: Erotic Images," Christopher John Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
  "Elements," Artspace Gallery, Woodland Hills, California.
  "Of Nature & Nation: Yellowstone Summer of Fire," Security Pacific Corp., Los Angeles, California.
1989 "Contemporary Expressions From Los Angeles - Taipei," Taiwan Museum of Art.
  Eroticism: West Coast Expression, Gallery Six-Oh-One, San Francisico, CA
  Women's History Month Exhibit, The Women's Building, Los Angeles, CA
  Women & Their Work, Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda, CA
1988 "Artists Awards Exhibitions," juror, Margaret Neilson, Otis Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
  "Master of Fine Artists Exhibition," Otis Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
  Erotica '88, Gorman Fine Arts, Santa Monica, CA
  Taking Liberties, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
1987 Artists Awards Exhibit, Otis/Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
  Power, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  Youthful Enthusiasm, Los Angeles Art Association, CA
  In Perspective/Out of Bounds, Florida Center for Contemporary Arts, Tampa FL
  Ink & Clay, California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona, CA
1986 "The Goddess Rediscovered," Antea Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  "Autobiographies: Fantasy, Fact or Fiction," F.C.C.A., Tampa, Florida.
  "A Little Erotica," Pinnacle Gallery, Rochester, New York.
  Inner Surfaces, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL>
  Spring Splash, Gallery One, Clearwater, FL
1985 Gulf Coast Biennial, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair Beach, FL
  "Autobiographies: Fantasy, Fact or Fiction," F.C.C.A., Tampa, Florida.
  Twentieth Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Jewish Community Center of Houston, Texas
  A Little Erotica, Pinnacle Gallery, Rochester, NY
1984 "Women's Caucus For Art 1984 National Juried Exhibition," Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. First
  Place Winner.
  Florida Painting Past & Present, Fact or Fiction, Florida Center for the Contemporary Arts, Tampa, FL
  Closet Art: Out of Sight Undercover, Soho South Gallery, Tampa, FL
1978 Autobiographies, Palos Verdes Art Center & Malaga Cove Library, Palos Verdes, CA
1977 "Dirty Dozen," David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
  Erotic Visions, George Sand Gallery, Westwood, CA
1975 "Erotica," Yvonne Gallery, San Rafael, California.
1974 Exhibited at the International Museum of Erotic Art, San Francisco, California.
 
CURATOR
2019 Southern California Curator, Museum Contempo, Sheldon, WA
2011 Westlake Village Art Guild members exhibit, Thousand Oaks, CA
2010 Juror for "Chaos and Order" , Women Painters West, Santa Monica, California.
1997 "Quarks to Quasars," Century Gallery, Sylmar, California.
1994 "Angels, Ancestors & Spirit Guides," Mythos Gallery, Burbank, California.
1994 "Artspace Gallery Closure Invitational," Woodland Hills, California.
1988 "Erotica '88," Gorman Fine Arts, Santa Monica, California.
1985 "Three Up-Stairs," A-1 Gallery, Clearwater, Florida.
1977 "Autobiographies," Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California.
  "Erotic Visions," George Sand Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
 
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
1992-3 Organizer for ART NET, Artspace Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA
1992 Host for "Thursday's Poets," Artspace Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA
1988 Gallery Attendant for Artspace Gallery, Woodlan Hills, CA
  Moderator, "Conversations with the Artists," Artspace Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA
   
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2007 -pres    Private art instruction, West Hills, CA
2001-2007    Instructor, The Atelier Art Center, Chatsworth, CA
1997-1998    Instructor, Multi-Media, Mission College, Sylmar, CA
1991-1994    City of Los Angeles, Artspace Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA
1988-1990    Visiting Artist, High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
 
LECTURES
2019 "Teachers & Students: Learning from Each Other," Museum Contempo, Sheldon, WA
2012 "Collaborative Art: Nine Soloists in Search of a Chorus," La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA
2010 "Sex In History: A Personal View," La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA
2005 "Symbols, Signs & Space: A Personal Journey," Theosophical Center, Altadena, California.
2004 "Sex In History: A Pictorial View," the Atelier, Chatsworth, Encino, San Fernando, California.
2001 Panelist for "Romancing the Universe" exhibition, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Panelist "Galaxies, Black Holes, Dark Matter," CAA Conference, Boston.
1996 Panelist, "Galaxies, Black Holes, Dark Matter," CAA Conference, Boston, MA
1991 Panelist, "Feisty Women II," Women's Caucus for art, Washington D.C.
1989 Moderator, "Feisty Women" Panel, Women's Caucus for Art, San Francisco, California.
1978 "Censorship in the Arts," sponsored by the South Bay Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union,
  Palos Verdes, CA
   
"Walking Through History: Women Artists Past and Present," presented at the following locations:
2019 La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA
2011 Women's Painter West, Encino, CA
2009 North Gallery, Copenhagen, Humlebaek Library, DNK
2003 Presented to the Gail Cohen Leukemia Fund, Tarzana, CA
  The Atelier, Chatsworth, California Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Gallery825, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
  Bernard Milken Jewish Community Center, West Hills, CA
1993 Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, Adat Ari El Sisterhood, North Hollywood, CA
  Moorpark Community College, Art Guild of the Conejo Valley, CA
1991 University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Thomas Jefferson Cultural Center, Manila PHL
1987 The Otis Institute Of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Tampa Museum of Art, Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa, FL
  School Of Visual Art, New York, NY
1985 Antea Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, ISR
1984 Los Angeles County Library, Simard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL; University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL,
  Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL
  Saint Tropez, FRA
   
MEDIA  
2020 Now Be Here LA - nowbeherela.com
  Le Galeriste, Montreal, Canada - art-a-porter.com
2019 "Merrilyn Duzy," Striving for Parity, The Women's Studio, thewomenstudio.net
2018 "Inspiration of the Day-Now Be Here: Merrilyn Duzy," Museum Mom, online
2012 Video Documentary, "Group Nine," USC students, Gloria Orenstein instructor
  "La Grande Passione," F.Fiorellino, Youtube, online
2011 Video Documentary, "Merrilyn Duzy: An Erotic Art Feminist," USC students, Gloria Orenstein
2003 Video Documentary, "Group Nine: In Collaboration," L.Luvaas, Editor/Director
1999 "Merrilyn Duzy," Art Scene, Bill Lasarow, online
1992 "Women Artists in History," Storer Cable TV, Florida. "Art & Feminism"
1990 "Women In Contemporary Art," host Cecelia Davidson, Continental Cable, Los Angeles
1986 Tampa Bay Today, host: Judy Conn, Women Artists and "People & Places," host Terri Cobb, Florida
1985 "Autobiographies: Fantasy,Fact or Fiction," panelist and exhibit organizer, Florida Center for
  Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL
  "Autobiographies..." discussion "Tampa Bay Today" host Bill Henry;
  Vision Cable's "Artwaves," and WVTN Radio, "Art In Your Ear."
  "Image vs. Content," WTAN Radio, Clearwater, Florida, with J.Johnson
1974 "Sounds Like The Navy," Album Artwork for Crosby,Stills & Nash, Lou Rawls, and Andy Kim Keith Moon
  of the WHO, with host Sam Riddle
 
PUBLICATIONS/CATALOGUES
  Janson's History of Art- Collaborative Art Project, editor Sue J.Norton-Poplin
  Reflections catalogue – Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2020
  Who is God exhibition catalogues – Museum Contemp, WA 2018-2020
  art & beyond – Evolve.Women.Wisdon 2020
  VoyageLA: Shoutout 2020
  VoyageLA: Hidden Gems, 2019
  Archive on Feminists Artists in Southern California – USC, CA
  Art Renewal Center, International 2010/2011 ARC Salon, pg. 31
  Love, Barbara, editor  “Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975”
  Listed in Who's Who In American Art, and Who's Who In The West
  International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women, and the
  International Leaders in Achievement, Cambridge, England.
  Catalogue, "Group Nine," with essay by Joan Hugo
  Catalogue, "Marrilyn Duzy: Twenty Five Years," from exhibition,
  Mt. San Jacinto Community Collage Art Gallery, California
  Catalogue, "10th International Art Festival, Apex in LA" 2002, Biography
  Catalogue, "14 -11" Lantern of the East International Art Festival,
  Catalogue, CAA. Abstracts essay "Quarks to Quasars"
  Catalogue Landscape: "The Continuum," Los Angeles Art Gallery.
   
EXHIBITIONS REVIEWS / ARTICLES
2000 Woodard, Josef, "The Finegood Comes of Age," Los Angeles Times, January,
  Smith, Lucinda, Alumni Profile, Otis College of Art and Design, issue 3
2001 Lasarow, Bill, ArtScene magazine, “Merriyn Duzy,” photos, cover & pg.14
1999 Woodard, Josef, “Inner and Outer Explorations,” Los Angeles Times
1998 Tromble, Meredith, and Terri Cohn, Artweek, “Conquistadors of the Void,” Artweek, April
  Cline, Mary Alice,  "Cosmic Fire From The Palette," The Press Enterprise, Riverside
  Ault, Tony, The Press-Enterprise, “Landscapes Exhibit,” with photo
  Knaff, Devorah, and Hali Bernstein The Press Enterprise, “The Landscape as Portrait”
1997 Grieger, Scott, “Alumni Profile: “Merrilyn Duzy,” Otis College of Art and Design
  Woodard, Josef, Artweek, "Quarks to Quasars at Century Gallery," Sylmar, CA
  Woodard, Josef, Los Angeles Times, “The Sky’s The Limit”
1996 Lewis, Abigail and Patrick Williams, Whole Life Times, October, photos, pgs. 14, 36
  Woodard, Josef, Los Angeles Times, "Sky-Scapes Revel in the Ambiguity of Nature,"
  ArtScene, October 1996, back cover photograph
1995 Kapitanoff, Nancy, Los Angeles Times, "From Creating To Curating," June 9
1994 Hajduk, Gloria, SCWCA Newsletter, Member Quick sketch; Merrilyn "Cookie" Duzy
  Kapitanoff, Nancy, Los Angeles Times, "Exhibiting an Uplifting Outlook," November
1993 Appleford, Steve, Los Angeles Times, "It's the Surreal Thing," April 23
  Oldham, D., Gallery Guide Sacramento, "Local Gallery Presents the Unpresentable"
  Wolverton, J.D., Valley Star, "Her inspiration comes from the past," April
1992 Wilber, Christine The Art Bulletin, "About the Demonstrator Merrilyn Duzy"
1991 Kapitanoff, Nancy, Art Notebook, Los Angeles Times, August 18
1990 McKenna, Kristine, "Tribute to Yellowstone, Up From the Ashes,"  L.A. Times, June
  Appleford, Steve, "Fall Brings a Diversity of Arts: It's Live, It's New, It's Local. "LA Times
  Art Scene, listing, "Elements," illustration, pg. 56, September
1990 Montgomery, Lee. "Christopher John is home for printmaker's network,” Art, The Outlook, Santa
  Monica, April
  Paley, Laurel, "Merrilyn Duzy and Margaret Lazzari,"  Artweek, May
1989 Fanega, Buddy, "Manifestations of Femininity," Daily Globe, the Philippines
1986 Benbow, C., "The Manifold Notions of Women Artists Explored” St.Petersburg Times
  Loft, Kurt "Art by Women," The Tampa Tribune
  Saul, Linda, "Walking Through History,"  Tampa Museum Newsletter
  Miller, Janet," Women Artists Past & Present" Hue Points Magazine, Spring
1985 Benbow"Women artists share experiences in fact, fantasy," St. Petersburg Times
  Crane, Jeanette, "Autobiographies Gives Visualization to Uncommon Personal
  Expressions,"  St. Petersburg Evening Independent
   
AWARDS
 
2019 " Women: Celebration of La Femme", La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando,CA, First Place award
  "The Art of Creative Aging," San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, Tarzana, CA, First Place award
  "Open Juried Show" Westlake Village Art Guild, Newberry Park, California
  Second Place Award, Around the World in 80 Paintings, La Galeria Gitana
2012 “Louise Bourgeois,” Westlake Village Art Guild
  Winner of the first annual Women’s Caucus for Art, Best of 2012,” online exhibition
1994 Painting Award, Thousand Oaks Art Association, Juried Competition, juror: Scott Canty.
1987 "Artists Awards Exhibition", juror: Margaret Neilsen, Otis Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1987  
1984 First Place: "Women's Caucus for Art 1984 National Juries Exhibition,"
  jurors: Audrey Flack, Joyce Koslof, Joan Marter.
 
MEMBERSHIPS
  Pastel Society of Southern California
  Pastel Society of the West Coast
  California State University Alumni Association
  Otis Art Institute Alumni Association
  Group Nine
  California Art Club
  LAX WAX
  Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art
  College Art Association - Member CAA Committee on Women in the Arts.
  National Women's Caucus for Art - Vice-President, New Chapter Development, 1986 -1989.
  Advisory Board Member, 1984 - 1987.
  Florida West Coast, Women's Caucus for Art, Founder, Past President, 1983 -1984.
  Southern California / WCA - Past President,1980 - 1982.
   
COLLECTIONS - Public
 
  Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM
  RDC, Aptos, CA
  Softbox, Tampa, FL
  Software by Design, Tampa, FL
  Delancey Street Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
  Danish Women's Museum
  Bonnie J. Smith “She Votes”
  Susan J. Noton-Poplin  “Janson Collaborative Project”
   
 
   
COLLECTIONS - Private

Patti Akesson
Sandra Alger
Terri Balady
Susan Benas
Diane Duzy
Sarah Barker
Lynn Bassler
Alexis & Ed Bechtel
Lisa Bentkower
Howard Bentkower
Lon Bentkower
Dennis Bettencourt
Peter Bonneau
Joel & Kim Boyce
Katherine Brinson
Barbara Brooks
Lee Costello
Nancy Costello
Susan Dall
Lynette Davis
LaDonna De Barros
Georgette & Phil Deckard
Berton Duzy Jr.
Ada Ejikeme
Nick Fedak II

Kathi & Tom Flood
Myra Gantman
Grace Gerbrandt
Annelise Jarvis-Hansen
Debbe Kelley
Yumi Kiyose
Leslie Klein
Bibi Koenigsberger-Schwartz
David Kohr
Maggie Landau
Jeff Lerner
Donna Linder
Michelle Loren
Midge & Larry Lynn
Shelley & Randy Mark
Vera Dean Nance
Barbara & Wes Nathanson
Coni Payne Nettles
Karen & Mark Nichols
Sue Noton-Poplin
Bob Gino with Orlando Gallery
Brad & Judy Packard
Ursula & Jacek Pastuszka
Diane & Duncan Payne
Linda Plyem

Steve Radford
Eric & Karen Redondo
Dianne & Bill Riehle
Joan Rielly
Bonnie Ross
Eileen & Bill Sacco
Gene Schier
Douglas Schneider
Roberta Schofield
Claire Scholte
Steve & Celia Scouten
Phyllis Selznick-Blit
Patty Shaw
Terri & Sy Silverberg
Lynn & Don Sonderling
Suthep Sungpetch
Kamol Tassanchalee
Mr. & Mrs. Temes
Gloria Tibbetts
John & Joy Washbrook
John White
Kitty Williams
Vern & Diane Wilson