Abeles’ journals, artists books and process documents are archived at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada. Her work is in the following museum and public collections.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Richmond, VA

California African American Museum, Los Angeles

United States Information Agency

Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles County Mental Health Department

University of California, Santa Barbara

The Banff Centre for the Arts Library Collection, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Museum of Modern Art Library Collection, NYC

Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the LA County Mental Health Department

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Clarence Ward Art Library, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio (Special Collections)

Sandwell Community History and Archives, U.K.

Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles

City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA

Yucun Art Museum, Suzhou, China

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles

California State University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Washington-Jefferson College, Washington, PA

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

California Bureau of Automotive Repair, Sacramento, CA

Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA

City of Los Angeles

California Science Center, Los Angeles

Laguna Art Museum, CA

Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona, CA

Occidental College, Los Angeles

San Jose Museum, CA

Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA

NYC Cooper-Hewitt Publication Design Collection, Smithsonian Institution Library, NYC


Abeles working on the 20′ x 10′ ellipse created with global skies printed on aluminum and then woven together. The final piece is suspended from the ceiling at the YMCA in Koreatown-Los Angeles along with a legend of the sky locations and photographers. (completed in 2014)

Public Art and Community Commissions

Valises for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections and Fire Management
This project is funded through the National Endowment for the Arts, LA County Arts Commission, administered by the Armory Center for the Arts, and facilitated by the National Park Service, Department of Corrections, and the County Fire Department.

Walk a mile in my shoes
Commissioned by City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and Bureau of Engineering Repurposed traffic medians at Martin Luther King Jr Blvd/Rodeo Rd and Jefferson Blvd/Rodeo Rd

Shared Skies
Administered by the Community Redevelopment Agency Anderson Munger Family YMCA, Los Angeles; Roger Chikhani, AIA, Luckman Partnership

Woven Hands (Community Mental Health)
Commissioned and in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Current location site: Kedren Community Health Center

Commissioned by the Los Angeles Unified School District
Library entrance of the Robert F Kennedy Community Schools; Ambassador Hotel historical site
Gonzalez Goodale Architects

Paper Person and Citywide Smog Collectors
Commissioned and in the permanent collection of the California Science Center, LA

The Golden Mile
Funded by The Public, West Midlands, UK and the Arts Council England

Thru the Earth
Funded through the School Beautification Program, Community Magnet School, Bel Air, California

The Importance of Objects (The Natural History Museum Collection)
Commissioned by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Rotunda Mapping and Valley Storybenches
Commissioned by City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Marvin Braude San Fernando Valley Constituent Service Center, Van Nuys, CA
Located in the hardscape plaza designed by Rios Associates

Illuminated Fig Leaves
Funded by Percent for Art Program City of Pasadena
Located on the Marrriott Hotel and Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

From Your Seat, Sidewalk Medallions, and Hill Street Time Keeper
Commissioned by MTA, Metro Art, Los Angeles
Located in the Grand Central Market Court by Suissman Urban Design; and along Hill St. sidewalks

Reason, Imagination and Memory and Literary Lanterns
Commissioned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Panorama City Public Library, California; Reibsamen, Nickels and Rex Architects

On-site Smog Collector Sculptures
Commissioned by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair, Department of Consumer Affairs
Sculptures and touring exhibit to encourage Smog Checks and Rideshare. Original venues included California Museum of Science and Industry, Olvera Street, California Museum of Photography, Cabrillo Marine Museum, L.A. Arboretum, Calif. State University Fullerton, Feldheym Library