Colin Prothero

Colin Prothero

Los Angeles, CA, US



Colin Prothero is an architectural designer and artist operating out of Los Angeles who recently graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the University of California Los Angeles (2011). Prior to UCLA Colin received a dual four year degree in Economics and Art at the University of California San Diego (2006). In the two years between his studies Colin worked extensively and created artwork with ACEcollaborations as well as working within the team of painters for Eleanor Antin's Plasir d'Armour (After Couture) and Judgement of Paris (after Reubens) prints.

Colin currently works for LABTOP USA in Venice, CA.

Colin has received numerous awards for design and artistic excellence, including receiving Honorable Merit in the Keelung Port Terminal Competition (2012), the Best in Show honors at UCSD's inaugural senior show Implosionville (2006). His work has been exhibited at national and international events including the Annex Gallery (2005, 2006), Multi-Cultural Center Tijuana (2006), Exit Routes: San Diego (2006), Exit Routes: Baltimore (2006), Exit Routes: Anaheim (2007), Voz Altoz (2007), Luiz Valazquez (2007), Occupation @ Workspace (2007), and the Currents Exhibitions (2009, 2011). His work has been published in See-Saw Art Magazine (2006), San Diego City Beat (2006, 2007), San Diego Tribune (2007), and Historical Takes: Eleanor Antin (2007).



LABTOP, Venice, CA, US, Designer I

Maker of Architecture magic and other such n-gonnery and refractioneering.

Mar 2012 - current

Freelance designer., Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Branding, album covers, screen prints, and creative consulting. Clients: Brain Vacation (musical artist),
Vers Hex (jewelry line), Betaunit (clothing line).

Jul 2006 - current

ACEcollaborations, San Diego, CA, US, Director

Director of ACEcollaborations. Responsible for marketing, research and creating artwork, shows and
galleries for a collective of artists (self included). Successfully coordinated acclaimed shows from Tijuanavto San Francisco, receiving media coverage from the San Diego Tribune, Los Angeles Times and CityBeat. Oversaw opening reception attendance rise from under 100 to over 500 individuals.

Oct 2006 - Mar 2008

Paranoid Productions, La Jolla, CA, US, Set Designer

Set designer. Responsible for production (design, construction, painting, installation) of Eleanor Antin’s Plasir d’Armour (After Couture) and Judgement of Paris (After Reubens) chromeographic print works within her Historical Takes series.

Mar 2007 - Jul 2007


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), MArch, Architecture and Urban Design

Oct 2008 - Jul 2011

University of California, San Diego, Bachelors, Economics and Art

Oct 2002 - Jul 2006

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