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Naomi Oken


My name is Naomi Oken, born in Bat-Yam, Israel. I’m a painter, muralist, graphic designer and a teacher.  What drives me to create art is the exploration of my feelings that empowers me to grow. I enjoy the process of mixing colors to create a unique and arbitrary color palette illustrating the mood of the subject. As a teacher, I enjoy motivating my students to express themselves through the arts. Building their skills and opening their minds to new ideas. 




May 4-31, 2019 El Dorado Nature

Center Art Gallery

Long Beach, California


July 2018-First Friday Art Walk Oceanside, California


May 2018, Las Laguna Gallery-Artwork was selected for inclusion Impressionism vs. Realism art exhibit. Laguna Beach, CA

April 7-25 Hungry Art Exhibit and Awareness Event. ShockBoxx Gallery. Hermosa Beach, CA

April 12-13 Beyond The Lines Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

March 2018-First Friday Art Walk Oceanside, California


March 2018, Fusion Art Gallery 2nd Annual Colors- Artwork was selected for inclusion in the exhibition



B.A. in Commercial Art from The American College for the Applied Art. Los Angeles, CA

M.A. in Art Education from Alliant University, Los Angeles CA

Teaching Credential from Alliant University, Los Angeles, CA



Art Teacher


Jul 2022- Present


Art Teacher

2016-2022 Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Art Teacher

2009-2016 ICEF Public Schools

Computer Exploration Teacher

2008-2009 Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School 

Product Designer/ Graphic Designer

2006-2009 Smart Planet 

Graphic Design Instructor 

2002-2006 Brooks College

Honors and Awards


ABC7 News Interview Los Angeles, CA 2022- Focus on the creation of school murals with my students. 


Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Los Angeles, California

Nominated for the 2021 and for the 2022 Alliance Teacher of the Year award 


Alliance College Ready Academy #8

Los Angeles, California

Turbine Award-Creating school murals with the students as a major part of school beautification and dedication. 2018

ICEF Public Schools Los Angeles California 

Outstanding Service of 5 years to Inner City Education Foundation 2014 

The Department of Cultural Affairs Los Angeles California 

Certificate awarded after a continued success of competing and winning art contests 2013 

ICEF- Frederick Douglass High School Los Angeles California 

High School Teacher of the Year 2012 

Brooks College Long Beach California 

Retention Award 2005 

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