About Dave Tourjé

Chouinard's Dave Tourje


Los Angeles, California 1960


South Pasadena, California.


Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, High School Program, ‘77-‘78

University of California at Santa Barbara, Fine Art ‘78-‘80

Guitar Institute of Technology, Hollywood, California, ‘82-‘83


Chouinard Foundation, Co-Founder, 1999 – present



Finalize Chouinard documentary(Film includes: Chaz Bojorquez, Llyn Foulkes, Ed Ruscha, Otto Heino, Peter Shire and others.)

Commission work

Dave Tourje- L.A. Aboriginal. Gregory Way Gallery Beverly Hills, Ca.


Production of Chouinard documentary Commission work


Production of Chouinard documentary Commission work


Begin preliminary concepts for Chouinard documentary.Shoot footage of Frederick Hammersley, Mel Edwards, Ron Miyashiro in New York


Develop and run advanced art education for teens at EXPO Center and

Venice recreation centers. Runs through 2009. (LA Times “Chouinard To Boost Education For The Arts”)


KCET video on Siqueiros mural discovery nominated for Emmy Award.City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks awards public/private partnership to Chouinard to run art programs in City’s Recreation facilities. Classes begin in June.


Part of group that discovers David Alfaro Siqueiros mural “Street Meeting” on wall of original Chouinard School of Art building in MacArthur Park(LA Times-“They’ve Only Scratched The Surface”)


Chouinard School of Art, “Chouinard Now!” – S. Pasadena, California.Burbank Creative Art Center / Gallery, “Three Chouinard Artists” – Burbank, California. Group show included: Leo Monahan, Dave Tourjé & Gary Wong


LA Farm Restaurant Gallery – Santa Monica, California

Group shown including: Larry Bell, Frederick Hammersley, Harold Kramer, Leo Monahan, Robert Perine, Dave Tourjé, Emerson Woelffer, Gary WongChouinard Foundation Benefit Auction – Beverly Hills, California


Riverside Art Museum, “Dream Kitchen”, works on plastic 1987 – 2002Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Lease 13,000 sq ft space on Mission St South Pasadena, renovate and open as The Chouinard School of Art. Run art school from 2002-2006. (LA Times “Chouinard – Packing It’s Easels For Good”)Oceanside Museum of Art, Rock and Roll: The Art of Skateboards and Guitars“Contemporary American Artists and Art Movements: The Influence Of Chouinard”

Lecture Series by artist Boyd Elder at Sulross St. University, Texas. Included: Terry Allen, Chuck Arnoldi, Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Chaz Bojorquez, Laddie John Dill, Robert Irwin, Dave Tourjé


Santa Monica Museum of Art, Benefit for Cross Roads School, Group Show curated by Chuck Arnoldi and Laddie John Dill

Direct Chouinard museum show “Chouinard – A Living Legacy” at Oceanside Museum of Art, Boehm Gallery, Kruglak Gallery. (LA Times “True To A Significant School”BGH Gallery, Group Show, Palm Springs International Art Fair


BGH Gallery, Santa Monica: Windows

Chouinard House becomes Cultural Landmark #44 City of South Pasadena


BGH Gallery, Santa Monica: Millennium Exhibition

Founded the Chouinard Foundation as a 501 c3 non-profit with Robert Perine


Orange County Museum of Art, Annual Exhibition

Purchase and renovate the home of Nelbert Chouinard. (LA Times “An Art House Revival”)


Orange County Museum of Art, Annual ExhibitionRain Forest Action Network Auction, Laddie John Dill Studio


Rain Forest Action Network Auction, Laddie John Dill Studio


A Gallery, Palm Desert, California


Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California


Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CaliforniaCalifornia A Gallery, Palm Desert, California


Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles: Group ExhibitionDiane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, California


A Gallery, Palm Desert, CaliforniaDiane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, California


Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CaliforniaDiane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CaliforniaA Gallery, Palm Desert, California

Toulouse Gallery, Encino, California

Laguna Art Museum, Annual Exhibition and Auction.


Laguna Art Museum, Annual Exhibition and Auction.A Gallery, Palm Desert, CaliforniaDiane Nelson Gallery, Laguna beach, California

Williams/Lamb Gallery, Long Beach, California

B1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California: Amnesty International Auction


May, 2003

South Pasadena Review

May, 2003

Westside Life Magazine

Mar, 2003

Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section

Jan, 2003

New York Daily News, “Warning: Art Ahead”

Nov, 2002

Press Enterprise

July, 2002

Carlsbad Art News

July, 2002

North County Times

Jun 2002

San Diego Union Tribune

Jun, 2002

North County Times


Odessa American

May, 2002

Big Ben Sentinel

May, 2002

Alpine Avalanche

Oct, 2001

L.A. Times, Calendar Section

Aug, 2001

The Reader

July, 2001

L.A. Times Calendar Section

July, 2001

American Artist Magazine

July 2001

North County Times

July, 2001

San Diego Union Tribune

July, 2001

The Coast News

Dec, 2000

Art & Antiques Magazine


May, 2003

“C. Gregory Gummersall – Soul Abstractionist”

Dec, 2002

“The Evolution of a Modernist: Frederick Hammersley and the Hard Edge”, Grandview Magazine

July, 2002

“A New Chouinard in a Postmodern World”, Grandview Magazine

July, 2002

“Emerson Woelffer: American Treasure”, Grandview Magazine

July, 2002

“Artist to Artist, on Larry Bell”, Grandview Magazine

Mar, 2002

“Gary Wong – Truth in the Process”, Grandview Magazine

Oct, 2000

“Chouinard – A Post-Punk Perspective”, Grandview Magazine