Bio

Appelusa is a world champion artistic roller skater, certified coach and choreographer, as well as an accomplished actor, voice-over artist, photographer, mixed media, and performance artist. As a visual artist, she strives to depict how being a poly synesthete affects her perception of daily life by combining technology, movement, and mixed media. Appelusa is passionate about bringing synesthesia awareness to the masses through immersive experience, and well as through the education system where teachers and students can better understand how having synesthesia may affect ways in which they may learn. Appelusa is also a founding member of the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists (IASAS), and serves as the organization’s Dance Curator. She also hosts Synesthesia Groups for Artists and LA based synesthetes.

Education

1999-2001 California Art Institute

1999-2006 Moorpark College, Associate of Arts Degree

2004-2006 College of the Canyons

2017 Reiki Level I/II Certifications

2019 Biopulsar Biofeedback Technician Certification

2019 Biofield Tuning Foundations

2019 Biofield Tuning Practitioner Training

Exhibition History

2019- Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia

2019- Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia

2017 - Building Bridges Art Exchange, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

"Synaesthesia: What is the taste of the color blue?"
2009 - Carpe Arte Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

2009 - Amsterdam Cafe, North Hollywood, CA
2008 - The Grind, Venice, CA
2007 -The Hangar 1018, Los Angeles, CA
2007 - Hive Gallery “Cannibal Flower” Group Show, Los Angeles, CA
2006 - Melrose Lightspace, Los Angeles, CA
2017 - Building Bridges Art Exchange, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Selected Group Shows

2004  - "Envisioning the Future" Pomona Arts Colony, Pomona, CA
​2003  - College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA

Collections

Bree Salon, Studio City, CA 2012  
Spumoni Italian Restaurant, Calabasas, CA "Door" and "Brugge" 2009

College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA "Brugge" 2004


Curatorial Projects

2017 - Actors' Gang, Culver City, CA "Synaesthesia Dance Experience"

Artistic Director, Producer, Skating Choreographer

​Publications and Media

Appelusa "Can a Live Dance Exhibition Reveal the Synesthetic Experience?" Synaesthesia: Cross-Sensory Aspects of Cognition Across Science and Art 2019

"Meet Appelusa" Voyage LA, July 3, 2018
Maureen Seaberg “Synesthesia on Wheels: Champion Skater Appelusa's Rolling Sensorium” Psychology Today 2017 
Shana Nys Dambrot “Please do touch the art: What is the Taste of the Color Blue at BBAX” Huffington Post 2017 
Jessica Belle-Hewett “Rollerskating in LA With Appelusa” Maggie’s Journal 2015 

 

Self Publications

“Playroom” Blurb.com 2008 

 

Interviews

LEONARDO ART SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS (LASER), CSNI at UCLA ART|SCI 2018

Christine Palma "Echo in the Sense" KXLU 2017

"Envisioning the Future" Documentary, digital arts group 2004 

Professional Accomplishments
Founding Member, International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists (IASAS) 2017
Curator for the first U.S. Synaesthesia International Exhibition Live Dance Event
Host Synesthesia Artists and Synesthetes in Los Angeles social groups

RESUME

 

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