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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020         GISELA COLÓN: EXISTENTIAL TIME, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
                 GISELA COLÓN: RECTANGULOID, QUINT ONE, La Jolla, CA
                 DESERT X ALULA 2020, THE FUTURE IS NOW, AlUla, Saudi Arabia                
                 GISELA COLON: META MINIMAL, Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, CA​
2019         HYPER-MINIMAL, Peyrassol Sculpture Park, Flassans-sur-Issole, Provence, FR
                 GISELA COLON : HYPER-MINIMAL (With CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ: LABYRINTH), Galerie Valerie Bach, La Patinoire Royale,
                 Brussels, Belgium
                 GISELA COLON: PODS, Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette, LA
                 GISELA COLON: THE NEW MINIMAL, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL​
2018         GISELA COLON: PODS, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
                 GISELA COLON: PODS, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD
                 ZONA MACO, Solo Presentation, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Mexico City, MX
                 GISELA COLON: NEW SCULPTURE, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017         PODS, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
                 GISELA COLON: 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: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA'S COLLECTION,, The Ringling Museum of
                 Art, Sarasota, FL
2021         LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA'S COLLECTION, Addison Gallery of American
                 Art, Andover, MA
                 LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA'S COLLECTION, Frist Art Museum,
                 Nashville, TN
2020         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, Huntington
                 Beach Art Center, Curated by Peter Blake
                 EXPO CHICAGO, 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, FR
                 MADE IN CALIFORNIA: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE FREDERICK WEISMAN ART FOUNDATION, Barrett Art
                 Gallery Santa Monica College, Curated by Billie Milam Weisman
                 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 COLON, 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 Gallery, 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, Dallas, TX
                 PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS, Palmer Museum  of Art, Penn State, PA
2017         CALIFORNIA DREAMING: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE WEISMAN FOUNDATION, Fredrick R. Weisman Museum
                 of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
                 CALIFORNIA CONNECTIONS: SELECTIONS FROM THE MUSEUM   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 WEISMAN FOUNDATION, Mana Contemporary, NJ
                 TRANS-ANGELES: CROSSOVER EXPERIMENTATION, Chabot Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2015         MADE IN CALIFORNIA: SELECTIONS FROM THE WEISMAN FOUNDATION, Mana Contemporary, 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 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

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

                 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
 

COLLECTIONS

The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, New York

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

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

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

Peyrassol Sculpture Park, Flassans-sur-Issole, Provence, France

The Fredrick R. Weisman Foundation

The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection

Michael Straus Foundation

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