GISELA COLON

 

1966                          ­­­Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1967 - 1987               San Juan, Puerto Rico

1987                          University of Puerto Rico, B.A., magna cum laude

1986                          Harry S. Truman Scholarship Congressional Award

1990                          Southwestern University School of Law, J.D

                                 Lives in Los Angeles, CA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019                         

CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ AND GISELA COLON, Galerie Valarie Bach, Brussels, Belgium April 25 – June 6, 2019

GISELA COLON: PODS, Hilliard Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana January 18- August 24, 2019

GISELA COLON: THE NEW MINIMAL, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, December 29, 2018  - January 29, 2019

2018                         

GISELA COLON: PODS, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri, September 29 - December 16, 2018

PODS, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota, March 2 - July 8, 2018

ZONA MACO, Mexico City, Mexico, Solo Presentation @ Diane Rosenstein, February 2018

GISELA COLON: NEW SCULPTURE, Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles, California, January 20 - March 10, 2018

2017                          

PODS, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, December 15, 2017- February 4, 2018

GISELA COLON: ATMOSPHERES, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, April 20 - August 26, 2017

PODS, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia, March 7 - August 13, 2017

HYPER-MINIMAL, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, California, January 7 - February 18, 2017 

2016                      

PODS, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, New York, August 21, 2016 - February 12, 2017

PODS, International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, Texas, April 14 – August 7, 2016

2015                     

PODS, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, September 15, 2015 - March 14, 2016

PODS, ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, California, January 22 - July 29, 2015

2014                       

COLORIMETRY, Museum of Art & History (MOAH), Lancaster, CA California, January 18 – March 16, 2014

2013                         

GLO-PODS, Quint Gallery, San Diego, California, November 2, 2013 – January 4, 2014

2012                         

PODS, Museum of Art & History (MOAH), Lancaster, California, December 6, 2012 – March 7, 2013

LARGE PODS, Nye + Brown, Los Angeles, California, October 23, 2012 – January 2013

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022                         

LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA’S COLLECTION, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, March 13 – June 26, 2022

2021                         

LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA’S COLLECTION, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, October 2, 2021 – January 30, 2022

LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA’S COLLECTION, Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, June 4- August 29, 2021

2019                         

CRYSTAL: VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, October 12, 2019 - January 2020.

BRAVE NEW WORLDS: EXPLORATIONS IN SCULPTURE, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, June 1 – December 15, 2019.

PERCEPTION SHIFT, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS, Chazen Museum of Art,  University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin September 13 - January 5, 2020

PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS, Smith College Museum of Art,  Northampton, Massachusetts, February 8 - July 28, 2019

CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ & GISELA COLON, Galerie Valerie Bach, BRAFA, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium, January 23 – February 3, 2019

2018                        

THE BUNKER ARTSPACE: COLLECTION OF BETH RUDIN DEWOODY, New Wave Art Wknd, Palm Beach, Florida, November 30 - Ongoing 2019

INAUGURAL GROUP EXHIBITION, GAVLAK Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, November 10 - December 26, 2018

PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, September 22 - December 30, 2018

RADIANT SPACE, Lesley University College of Art & Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 4 – October 7, 2018

WATER AND LIGHT, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho, July 8 - September 8, 2018

DALLAS ART FAIR, Dallas, Texas, McClain Gallery, April 2018

PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State, Pennsylvania, February 13 - June 17, 2018

2017                         

CALIFORNIA DREAMING: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE WEISMAN FOUNDATION, Fredrick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, August 29 - December 10, 2017

CALIFORNIA CONNECTIONS: SELECTIONS FROM THE MUSEUM CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD), The California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California, July 7 - August 27, 2017

PERMANENT COLLECTION, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, June - September 2017 

TRANS-ANGELES: CROSSOVER EXPERIMENTATION, Neuer Kunstverein, Kunstlanding, Aschaffenburg, Germany, May - July 2017

ON THE ROAD: AMERICAN ABSTRACTION, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, March 18 - April 22, 2017

PERMANENT COLLECTION, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, January 2017 - present

2016                        

COLLECTION, Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, California, October 2016

PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 1 - October 30, 2016

RADIANT SPACE, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, May 7, 2016 - August 13, 2016

MADE IN CALIFORNIA: SELECTIONS FROM THE WEISMAN FOUNDATION, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey, January - August 2016

TRANS-ANGELES: CROSSOVER EXPERIMENTATION, Chabot Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, March - June 2016 

2015                     

MADE IN CALIFORNIA: SELECTIONS FROM THE WEISMAN FOUNDATION, Mana Contemporary @ Art Basel Miami, Florida, December 2015

ATMOSPHERIC ABSTRACTION, Quint Gallery, San Diego, California, December 12, 2015 – January 20, 2016

2014                        

TRANS-ANGELES: CROSSOVER EXPERIMENTATION, Kunstmuseum Wilhelm-Morgner Haus, Soest, Germany, April 2014

LIGHT & SPACE SELECTIONS, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, California, November - April 2016

2013                         

SPECTRA, San Diego State University, Downtown Gallery, San Diego, California

JUBILAUMSAUSSTELLUNG, Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany 

2012                         

SMOOTH OPERATIONS: SUBSTANCE AND SURFACE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART, Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018                         

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

Hollywood Reporter, “Palm Beach’s New Wave Art Wknd Bows in Trump Territory With Focus on Inclusion,” Rebecca Kleinman, December 4, 2018

W Magazine, Culture, “The Art World Arrives in Palm Beach as Mar-a-Lago’s Noisy Neighbors,” Fan Zhong, December 4, 2018

Knight, Christopher, "Gisela Colon's Monolithic Mysteries and Playful Wall 'Pods', Los Angeles Times, February 25, 2018

Miller, James H., "Private View: our Picks of February Gallery Shows," The Art Newspaper, February 2018

Horst, Aaron "Gisela Colon at Diane Rosenstein," Contemporary Art Review LA, February 2018

Frieze Magazine, "Highlights From Zona Maco," Instagram February 2018

Frank, Peter, "Gisela Colon," Artillery Magazine, February 13, 2018

Walters, Sydney, "Experiencing Light, Gisela Colon's New Work at Diane Rosenstein Gallery," Art and Cake, February 2018

Pasha, Natalie, "Gisela Colon: New Sculpture," Art Now LA, February 2018

Hirschowitz, Gabe, "6 Not-To-Be-Missed Art Happenings Los Angeles," LA Confidential, February 20, 2018

2017                         

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

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

T.S. Flock, "5 Fantastic Left Coast Galleries at Seattle Art Fair," Vanguard, July 31, 2017

Glentzer, Molly, "Art Daybook: The Calming Powers of Alien Pods," Houston Chronicle, May 30, 2017

Hendley-Lopez, Meghan, "Visual Vernacular: Gisela Colon," Free Press Houston, May 22, 2017

Tennant, Donna, "Gisela Colon at McClain Gallery," Editor's Picks, Visual Art Source, May 2017

Anspon, Catherine D., "Gisela Colon: Blast Off," Papercity Magazine, Houston, Texas, May 2017

Zellen, Jody, "Gisela Colon: "Hyper-Minimal" at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, February 23, 2017

Robinson, Leanna, "Diane Rosenstein: Gisela Colon," Artillery Magazine, February 15, 2017

Barrie, Lita, "Gisela Colon Interview: Kinesthetic Minimalist Sculpture @ Diane Rosenstein Gallery," Huffington Post, February 6, 2017

Philp, Hunter Drohojowska, "Gisela Colon at Diane Rosenstein," KCRW Art Talk, January 12, 2017

Wagley, Catherine, "Deceptive Perfection," LA Weekly, January 18, 2017 

2016                         

Hudson, Suzanne (March 2016). "Atmospheric Abstraction." Artforum 54 (7): 281–282

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, 2015

Biller, Steven, "Gisela Colon; Pods at Ace Gallery," Art Ltd., May/June 2015, p.25

Philp, Hunter Drohojowska (April 2015), 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, 2015

Straus, Michael, "Ron Cooper," The Brooklyn Rail, March 5, 2015 

2014                         

New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Issue, No. 109

Artillery, Colorimetry at MOAH, March 4, 2014

Droste Effect, Colorimetry Uses Color as Instigator, February 25, 2014

ArtSpace, Could Silicon Valley Be the Next Art Basel? April 12, 2014

SquareCylinder.com, Virtual and Real Shake Hands @ Silicon Valley Contemporary, April 11, 2014 

2013                         

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

 

COLLECTIONS

The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, New York

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), Grand Rapids, Michigan

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), San Diego, California

Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Lancaster, California

Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM), Palm Springs, California

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, Florida

The Fredrick R. Weisman Foundation

The Jarl Mohn Family Foundation

The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection

Michael Straus Foundation