Our Client List
1999 – Present. Projects completed by Ali with Alumni Exhibits include:
- Walnut Creek, CA – Lindsay Wildlife Museum In this case, Alumni Exhibits provided the mural background for an interactive exhibit where visitors can see from a hawk’s point-of-view while flying over Mount Diablo
- Redwood City, CA – Edgewood County Park Vistor’s Center, Bill and Jean Lane Education Center. Alumni Exhibits created the serpentine flower mural and the seasonal-spring waterfall mural at this location. Sometimes Alumni Exhibits creates murals to show things that are not evident to the casual observer, such as this 8’ X 18’ mural of 20X-lifesize flowers that grow only in serpentine soils in California.
- Yosemite Valley National Park, CA – Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Painted and installed 13 murals and 10 cut-out figures, fabricated and installed artificial pine and oak branches.
- Sunnyvale, CA – Martin Murphy Jr. House, Heritage Park Museum
Alumni Exhibits completed a 10’ X 68’ mural which wraps around its own room in the Museum. This mural illustrates the contours of the hills surrounding the present day Silicon Valley and provides the feeling of being there over a century ago. In addition, Alumni Exhibits completed several smaller works to illustrate the journey of the Murphy family to California from Missouri.
- San Francisco, CA – Aquarium of the Bay
Created and installed a large octopus model which greets visitors in the Aquarium’s lobby.
- Three Rivers, CA – Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, Grant Grove Visitor Center
Painted and installed three murals depicting ecosystems of Kings Canyon National Park.
- Eagle Point, Oregon – Harnish Visitor Center
Created life size wildlife sculptures of an eagle, beaver, and salmon, painted eight murals depicting local riparian and aquatic life, native American history, and history of the town.
- Point Reyes National Seashore, CA Bear Valley Visitor Center
Painted new mural, built new tidepool exhibit, replaced all old foliage on pine and fir tree with artificial foliage, fabricated,refurbished, and installed plants for exhibits, fabricated and installed coho salmon.
- Berkeley, CA – Tilden Park Environmental Education Center
Painted a 60′ mural of the local willow thicket habitat, two murals representing the local wildflower display and grasslands habitat. Sculpted a woodrat and California newt.
- Petaluma, CA – Point Reyes Bird Observatory
Sculpted and installed five Caspian terns.
- Alameda, CA – Crab Cove Visitor Center
Painted a mural and 3-D exhibitry depicting the local bay waters from below.
- Palo Alto, CA – Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center Painted mural of marsh wildlife, built small mudflat with artificial pickleweed and chordgrass.
- Ojai, CA – Ojai Valley Museum
Designed, built, and installed a large walk-in diorama featuring the rocky terrain, plants, and animals of the Sespe Wilderness.
- Sunol, CA – Sunol Visitor Center
Painted an educational panel depicting the plants and animals living in the headwaters of Alameda Creek, Sunol Regional Wilderness.
1990-1999 Ali’s works while working as Team Leader of murals at Academy Studios in Novato, California include:
- Raleigh, North Carolina – North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Team Leader for design, execution, and installation of 27 murals for dioramas depicting the wild habitats of North Carolina, including the Mountain Cove, Cretaceous, and Bottomlands murals.
- Argentina – Peninsula Valdez Visitor Center
- Mexico City – Papalote Museum
Designed habitats and exhibitry for the natural history wing, collected references and photographs in the field, painted murals and supervised installation crew.
- Taiwan – Taiwan Museum of Natural Sciences
Designed and painted murals, installed exhibitry for natural history wing.
- Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico Museum of Natural History
Designed and illustrated habitats.
- Washington, D.C. – Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Painted murals for the Atlantic Kelp Forest Exhibit.
- Seattle, WA –
- Burke Museum of Natural History
Murals of habitats, dinosaur reconstructions, and murals illustrating natural history and field guide information.
- Discovery Park
Murals and interactives depicting natural history elements of the park.
- U.S. National Parks
- Yosemite Happy Isles Interpretive Center
Mural of Vernal Falls by moonlight.
- North Cascades Visitor Center
Co-designed and fabricated natural history elements for award winning interactive exhibits.
- Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
Fabricated and installed 3-D biological elements for the insect hall (excluding insects).
- Washington – Tacoma History Museum
Executed murals depicting depression era Seattle (Hooverville) and various historic encounters between Native Americans and European explorers.