Virginia Broersma is a Long Beach based artist whose work focuses on the representation of the body in figurative painting and how it can influence patterns of power and control over one another in the everyday. She has exhibited extensively in the greater Los Angeles area, as well in Tokyo, Berlin, New York, and Chicago among other US and international cities. She has recently exhibited at the Wignall Museum (Rancho Cucamonga, CA), the Museum of Art and History (Lancaster, CA) and the Laband Gallery at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA). Additionally, Broersma takes on select curatorial, public art, and writing projects that relate to her interests in the studio and in 2016 was jointly selected for the Emerging Curators Program at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Broersma has been the recipient of several grants including funding from the Arts Council for Long Beach, the California Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Puffin Foundation and the City of Chicago, IL.