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Biography

American (b.1966, raised 1967 San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Gisela Colón has exhibited internationally throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Most recently, Colón presented a monumental site-specific installation in the Land Art Biennial, Desert X AlUla 2020 in Saudi Arabia. Her work was recently included in the exhibition Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today, at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, and is currently on view in institutional exhibitions In Vivid Color: Pushing the Boundaries of Perception in Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum, North Carolina, and in A Very Anxious Feeling: Voices of Unrest in the American Experience; 20 Years of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection at the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia. In 2021, Colón’s sculpture will be on view in the traveling exhibition Light, Space, Surface: Southern California Art From LACMA’s Collection at the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN (2021), Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts (2021-2022), and The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida (2022). Colón’s work resides in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), San Diego, CA; Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Grand Rapids Museum of Art (GRAM), Grand Rapids, MI; and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO, amongst others. Originally from Puerto Rico, Colón lives and works in Los Angeles.

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GISELA COLON
Born 1966 Vancouver, Canada
Lives and Works in Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION

BA, 1987 University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
JD, 1990, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Forever is Now (Eternity Now): Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt
         Frieze Sculpture London: Regent’s Park, London
         Gisela Colón: Quantum Shift: Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art, Reston, Virginia & Washington, DC

2020 Gisela Colón: Existential Time, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL
         Gisela Colón: Rectanguloid, Quint One, La Jolla, CA
         Desert x Alula 2020, The Future is Now, AlUla, Saudi Arabia
         Gisela Colón: Meta Minimal, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Hyper-Minimal, Peyrassol Sculpture Park, Flassans-sur-Issole, Provence, France
        Gisela Colón: Hyper-Minimal With Carlos Cruz-Diez: Labyrinth: Galerie Valerie Bach,
        La Patinoire Royale, Brussels, Belgium
        Gisela Colón: Pods, Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette, LA
        Gisela Colón: The New Minimal, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL

2018 Gisela Colón: Pods, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
         Gisela Colón: Pods, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD
         Zona Maco: Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
         Gisela Colón: New Sculpture: Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Pods, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
        Gisela Colón: Atmospheres: McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
        Pods, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA
        Hyper-Minimal, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Pods: Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY
        Pods: International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX

2015 Pods: The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
         Pods: ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

2014 Colorimetry: Museum of Art & History (MOAH), Lancaster, CA

2013 Glo-Pods: Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA

2012 Pods: Museum of Art & History (MOAH), Lancaster, CA
         Large Pods: Nye + Brown, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN

2021 Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
         Light & Space at LAX, Los Angeles County Initiative at Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, CA
         Traces on the Surfaces of the World, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA
         Magic Dance: La Louver, Venice, CA

2020 Nasty Women, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA
         In Vivid Color: Pushing the Boundaries of Perception in Contemporary Art: The Mint Museum(Uptown), Charlotte, NC
         45 at 45, La Louver, Venice, CA
         A Very Anxious Feeling: Voices of Unrest in the American Experience; 20 Years of the Beth Rudin
         Dewoody Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
         The Light of Space: Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA
         Moving Atmospheres : La Patinoire Royale / Galerie Valerie Bach, BRAFA, Tour & Taxis,Brussels, Belgium
         Beyond Embodiment: Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA

2019 Inaugural: GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA
        Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
        The Edge of Light: Historic and Contemporary Perspectives on California Abstraction: HuntingtonBeach Art Center, CA
        Expo Chicago: represented by GAVLAK, Chicago, IL
        Plastic Entanglements: Ecology Aesthetics Materials: Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
        La Biennale Paris : La Patinoire Royale-Galerie Valerie Bach, Paris, France
        Made In California: Contemporary Art from the Frederick Weisman Art Foundation, Barrett Art Gallery Santa Monica College,  
        Santa Monica, CA
        Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
        Plastic Entanglements: Ecology Aesthetics Materials: Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
        Carlos Cruz-Diez & Gisela Colón: Galerie Valerie Bach, BRAFA, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium

2018 The Bunker ArtSpace: Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, New Wave Art Wknd, Palm Beach, FL
         Inaugural Group Show: GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL
         Plastic Entanglements: Ecology Aesthetics Materials: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
         Radiant Space: Lesley University College of Art & Design, University Hall, VanDernoot Gallery, Cambridge, MA
         Water and Light: Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
         Dallas Art Fair: Represented by McClain Gallery, Dallas, TX
         Plastic Entanglements: Ecology Aesthetics Materials: Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State, PA

2017 California Dreaming: Contemporary Art from the Frederick Weisman Art Foundation, Fredrick R.Weisman Museum of Art,  
         Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
         California Connections: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), The California Center for the  
         Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
         Permanent Collection: Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
         Trans-Angeles: Crossover Experimentation: Neuer Kunstverein, Kunstlanding, Aschaffenburg,Germany
         On the Road: American Abstraction: David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
         Permanent Collection: Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

2016 Collection: Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA
         Past/Present/Future: Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
         Radiant Space: McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
         Made In California: Selections from the Frederick Weisman Foundation, Mana Contemporary, NJ
         Trans-Angeles: Crossover Experimentation: Chabot Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2015 Made In California: Selections from the Frederick Weisman Foundation, Mana Contemporary at Art Basel Miami, FL
         Atmospheric Abstraction: Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA

2014 Trans-Angeles: Crossover Experimentation: Kunstmuseum Wilhelm-Morgner Haus, Soest, Germany
         Light & Space Selections: ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Spectra: San Diego State University, Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA
        JUBILAUMSAUSSTELLUNG: Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany

2012 Smooth Operations: Substance and Surface in Southern California Art: Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA

COLLECTIONS
Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), Grand Rapids, MI
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA
Michael Straus Foundation
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Lancaster, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), San Diego, CA\
Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM), Palm Springs, CA
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL
Peyrassol Sculpture Park, Flassans-sur-Issole, Provence, France
The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
The Fredrick R. Weisman Foundation

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021         Arnauld Pierre and Pascal Rousseau, L’ABSTRACTION, Citadelles & Mazenod, Paris, France, 2021, ISBN : 978-2-

                 85088-857-1, p.360

2020         ARTFORUM, Diary, X-Files, Rahel Aima, February 28

                 New York Times, Art Rises in the Saudi Desert, Shadowed by Politics, Vivian Yee, February 11

                 Artnet News, In LA for Frieze Week? Here is Our Guide to 32 Inspiring Gallery Shows to See Beyond the Fairs, Sarah
                 Cascone, February 10

                 Forbes, Desert X AlUla, The Art Event Enticing Travelers To The Desert Of Saudi Arabia, Lauren Jade Hill, January 31

                 The Art Newspaper, "Trampolining in a Saudi Arabian Valley? First Look at the interactive art biennial Desert X
                 AlUla," Gareth Harris, 29 January

                 The Times, Desert X AlUla in pictures-- art flowers in the desert, Melissa Gronlund, February

                 AD Architectural Digest Middle East, In Pictures: The Sculptures of Desert X AlUla, February 2

                 Evening Standard, From California to Saudi Arabia: Desert X Lands in AlUla, Stephanie D'Arc Taylor, February 10

                 Financial Times, Desert X Feels the Heat in Saudi Arabia, February 6

                 Galerie, Contemporary Art Transforms an Ancient Archeological Site in Saudi Arabia, Lucy Rees, January 31

                 Artnet News, "We Had the Guts to Say Yes to This: Artists Explain Why They Ignored Widespread Censure to
                 Participate in Desert X's Saudi Edition, Rebecca Anne Proctor, February 6

                 Hypebeast, Desert X AlUla: Striking Art Installations Across the Saudi Arabian Valley, Gabrielle Leung, February 5

                 Dezeen, Desert X installs 14 Site-Specific Works in Saudi Arabia Desert, Natasha Hitti, February 5

                 Independent, Shifting Sands: An art exhibition, a desert landscape, and an insight into Saudi Society, Stephanie
                 D'Arc Taylor, 5 February

                 Forbes, "Desert X AlUla, The Art Event Enticing Travelers To The Desert Of Saudi Arabia," Lauren Jade Hill, January 31

                 ARTFORUM, “Desert X Releases Artist List for Controversial Exhibition In Saudi Arabia,”January 17

                 Desert X ALULA 2020, Texts by Nora Aldabal, Anna Somers Cock, Aya Alireza, Raneem Farsi, and Neville Wakefield,
                 published on the occasion of the Biennial exhibition in AlUla, Saudi Arabia, January

2019         Lauren Haynes and Joachim Pissarro, "Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today," Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,
                 The University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, ISBN: 978-I-68226-III-8

                 Phyllis Tuchman, "Gisela Colon: The Future is Now," published on the occasion of the exhibition "Brave New Worlds:
                 Explorations of Space," Palm Springs Art Museum, ISBN-13: 978-0-9862453-5-0

                 Maxwell Williams, "Mega collectors raise $2.3m at Aspen Art Museum's annual ArtCrush benefit, The Art
                 Newspaper, August 6

                 The Desert Sun, "Palm Springs Art Museum exhibition pushes viewers to new vantage points," July 31​

2018         Artnet News, “Can Palm Beach’s Progressive Art World Rebrand Itself as a Creative Destination, Too?” Sarah
                 Cascone, December 3

                 Hollywood Reporter, “Palm Beach’s New Wave Art Wknd Bows in Trump Territory With Focus on Inclusion,”
                 Rebecca Kleinman, December 4

                 W Magazine, Culture, “The Art World Arrives in Palm Beach as Mar-a-Lago’s Noisy Neighbors,” Fan Zhong, Dec. 4

                 Knight, Christopher, "Gisela Colon's Monolithic Mysteries and Playful Wall 'Pods'," Los Angeles Times, February 25

                 Miller, James H., "Private View: our Picks of February Gallery Shows," The Art Newspaper, February

                 Horst, Aaron "Gisela Colon at Diane Rosenstein," Contemporary Art Review LA, February

                 Frieze Magazine, "Highlights From Zona Maco," Instagram, February

                 Frank, Peter, "Gisela Colon," Artillery Magazine, February 13

                 Walters, Sydney, "Experiencing Light, Gisela Colon's New Work at Diane Rosenstein Gallery," Art and Cake, Feb.

                 Pasha, Natalie, "Gisela Colon: New Sculpture," Art Now LA, February

                 Hirschowitz, Gabe, "6 Not-To-Be-Missed Art Happenings Los Angeles," LA Confidential, February 20

2017         Vogel, Wendy, "W.I.T.C.H. Way: Seattle Art Fair," ARTFORUM, Diary, August 22

                 Pasori, Cedar, "10 Picks from Seattle Art Fair 2017," Interview Magazine, August 2

                 T.S. Flock, "5 Fantastic Left Coast Galleries at Seattle Art Fair," Vanguard, July 31

                 Glentzer, Molly, "Art Daybook: The Calming Powers of Alien Pods," Houston Chronicle, May 30

                 Hendley-Lopez, Meghan, "Visual Vernacular: Gisela Colon," Free Press Houston, May 22

                 Tennant, Donna, "Gisela Colon at McClain Gallery," Editor's Picks, Visual Art Source, May

                 Anspon, Catherine D., "Gisela Colon: Blast Off," Papercity Magazine, Houston, Texas, May

                 Zellen, Jody, "Gisela Colon: "Hyper-Minimal" at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, February 23

                 Robinson, Leanna, "Diane Rosenstein: Gisela Colon," Artillery Magazine, February 15

                 Barrie, Lita, "Gisela Colon Interview: Kinesthetic Minimalist Sculpture @ Diane Rosenstein Gallery," 
                 Huffington Post, February 6

                 Philp, Hunter Drohojowska, "Gisela Colon at Diane Rosenstein," KCRW Art Talk, January 12

                 Wagley, Catherine, "Deceptive Perfection," LA Weekly, January 18

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                 Moyer, Nancy, "Artist provides geometric experience in IMAS exhibit," The Monitor, April 25, 2016

                 Tennant, Donna, "Radiant Space," Editor's Picks, Visual Art Source, June 2016

                 Gemmell, Grace-Yvette, "Radiant Space Illuminates Houston with Flashes of the West Coast's Light and Space
                 Movement," ARTSY Editorial, June 13, 2016

                 Anspon, Catherine D., "Space Race," Papercity Magazine, Houston, Texas, July 2016

                 Dansby, Daneva H. (November 2016),"Gisela Colon: Light Effects," Sculpture 35 (9): 36-39  ​

2015         Gleason, Mat, "Gisela Colon at Ace Gallery: Light & Space Art Gains Content," Huffington Post, January 30

                 Biller, Steven, "Gisela Colon; Pods at Ace Gallery," Art Ltd., May/June, p.25

                 Philp, Hunter Drohojowska (April), Gisela Colon (1st ed.) Los Angeles: Ace Gallery. ISBN 978-0-692-41011-0

                 Bloom, Rebecca, "The Most Powerful Women in LA's Art Scene," LA Confidential, June 26

                 Straus, Michael, "Ron Cooper," The Brooklyn Rail, March 5

2014         New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Issue, No. 109

                 Artillery, Colorimetry at MOAH, March 4

                 Droste Effect, Colorimetry Uses Color as Instigator, February 25

                 ArtSpace, Could Silicon Valley Be the Next Art Basel? April 12

                 SquareCylinder.com, Virtual and Real Shake Hands @ Silicon Valley Contemporary, April 11

2013         ArtScene, December, Continuing and Recommended Exhibitions, Glo-Pods at Quint Gallery
 

 

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