Tamara Gonzales

Tamara Gonzales, Rhythmic Lizard, 2016 acrylic and spraypaint on canvas 77.25 x 60 inches, 195.58 x 152.40 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 32.5 x 24.75 inches, 82.55 x 62.87 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 36.5 x 23.5 inches, 92.71 x 59.69 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 34 x 26.25 inches, 86.36 x 66.68 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 33 x 26 inches, 83.82 x 66.04 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 32.5 x 25 inches, 82.55 x 63.50 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Lunar Butterfly (Eduardo), 2014 acrylic and spraypaint on canvas 66 x 54 inches
Tamara Gonzales, Twice Born (Dionysian), 2014 acrylic and spraypaint on canvas 65 x 57 inches
Tamara Gonzales, blue menina, 2014 spray paint on canvas 60 x 52 inches, 152.4 x 132.1 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Blue Avatar, 2015 colored pencil on paper 18 x 12 inches
Tamara Gonzales, Blue Avatar, 2015 colored pencil on paper
Tamara Gonzales, Blue Avatar, 2015 colored pencil on paper 18 x 12 inches
Tamara Gonzales, night sentinel, 2014 spray paint on canvas 66 x 54 inches, 167.6 x 137.2 cm
Tamara Gonzales, lunar skywalker, 2014 spray paint on canvas 66 x 54 inches, 167.6 x 137.2 cm
Tamara Gonzales, red lunar skywalker, 2014 spray paint on canvas 66 x 54 inches, 167.6 x 137.2 cm

Biography

b. 1959 Madera, CA. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Solo Exhibitions:
2017 Campesino Bailando, 39 Great Jones Street, New York, NY
2017 Ometeotl, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY
2014 Winter is Coming, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY
2014 Tamara Gonzales, Sometimes (works of art),New York, NY
2013 Unicorn Kittens, Shoot The Lobster,New York, NY
2012 Tamara Gonzales: Untitled, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions:

2017
Baggage Claim, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY
Don’t Invite me to Dinner and then only serve Hors D’Oeuvres, Half Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
ARCHETYPEWRITERS, Organized by ROE Projects, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2016
Victory Gardens, Planthouse, New York, NY
Home is Where You’re Happy, Embassy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
DARK STAR: Abstraction and Cosmos, curated by Raymond Foye, Planthouse, New York, NY
Wobbly Swabbie
s, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY

2015
Common Thread, Mixed Greens, NY, NY
Refiguring, Coburn Projects London, London, UK
Crowded House, Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY
Yin Yang, 99 Cent Plus, Brooklyn, NY
Between A Place And Candy, curated by Jason Andrews,1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery,
If Not For You, curated by Sue and Phil Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2014
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, NY
Bullet in the Brain, Brian Morris Gallery, NY, NY
Spaced Out:Migrations to the Interior, curated by Phong Bui, Red Bull Studios, NY, NY
Chinese Zodiac, organized by Adrienne Rubenstein, NY, NY
Brushcrusher, organized by Gerasimos Florastos & Quintessa Matranga, NY, NY
Sargent’s Daughters, Sargent’s Daughter, NY. NY
Awkward, organized by Jeremy Willis, Brooklyn, NY
Paintings Differ, or Vary, organized by Talia Shulze & Peter Shear, BOS, Brooklyn, NY
Space Heater, Curated by Andy Cross, Harbor Gallery, Ridgewood, NY
Geometry Poems, Organized by Katherine Mojzsis, Janet Kurnatowki, Brooklyn, NY
See-Through, Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY

2013
Caving, Curated by Yevgenia Baras, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn NY
Snail Salon, Curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, Regina Rex Gallery, Ridgewood, NY
Come Together: Survivng Sandy Year 1, Curated by Phong Bui, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
Draw Gym, Organized by Brian Belott, 247365 & KNOW MORE GAMES , Brooklyn, NY
To Be A Lady, Organized by Jason Andrews, Sundarum Tagore Gallery, Singapore Invitational
Lat 41° 7’ N., Long. 72° 19 W, Organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY
Swing State, Curated by Jane Kim, Pop-Up Location, NY, NY
Pinkpurple, NYPL Mid-Manhattan Art in the Corner Room, Organized by Arezoo Moseni
Chiaroscuro, Curated by JJ Manfed & Steve Rivera, Novella Gallery, NY, NY
Hello Darling, Curated by Patrick Berran, SOUTHFIRST, Brooklyn ,NY

2012
Swamp, Curated by Kari Adelaide. Poe Cottage, Bronx, NY
Pillow Talk, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY
The Escape From The Banal Everday Life To The World Of The Ideal, Curated by Brooke Moyse, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
Art Blog Art Blog Love, Curated by Stephen Truax, One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ
To Be A Lady, Curated by Jason Andrews, Ave of The Americas Art Gallery, NY, NY
Pig Party, Organized by Gina Beavers, New York City, NY, NY
Epiphanic Glow, Curated by Brad Hajzak, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Sweet Distemper, Organized by Isaac Lyles, Derek Eller Gallery, NY, NY
Creature From The Blue Lagoon, Organized by Bob Nickas, Bridgehampton, NY
Hex, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn NY
The Final Frontier, The Atlantic Conference, Brooklyn, NY
Wavers, Organized by EJ Hauser and Rob Nadeau, Brooklyn, NY
Dependent art fair, presented by James Fuentes, NY, NY
What I Know, Organized by Jason Andrew, NYCAMS, NY, NY
Special Blend, Organized by Chris Martin, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011
Ritual Aesthetics, Organized by Progress Report, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Freestyle, Joe’s Studio, Organized by Joe Ballweg & Andrea Bergart, Ridgewood, Ny
Idiots Delight, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Surrealism, Organized by Jason Andrew with Ali Ha, Factory Fresh, Brooklyn, NY
Temporary Antumbra Zone, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Williamsburg 2000, Art 101, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Wall-to-Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Please Jump Around in Here, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY
No Freekouts, St. Cecelia’s Convent, Brooklyn, NY
979 to MF Golden Age, Party Expo, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Schlatt, Fortress of Solitude, Brooklyn, NY
Dance Ghost, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

2009
Spun, Monkey Town, Brooklyn, NY
Chunky Monkey, Red Flagg, New York, NY

2008
Party at Phong’s House, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
Open Studios, iaab, Basel, Switzerland

2007
Orpheous, PS1 Long Island City, NY
99¢, Jersey City Museum & Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ
Supermarket, the:artists:network. New York, NY

2006
!@#$%, the:artists:network. New York, NY

2005
Dry Goods, The AUK, Hamden, NY
Temperature, the:artists:network, New York, NY

2004
Self-ish, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY
mace2, the:artists:network, New York, NY

2003
Lust, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2002
Window Shopping, eywash, Brooklyn, NY
New Works, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India,

2001
Made In Brooklyn, Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

2000
A Few of My Favorite Things, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY
Yaddo Centennial, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

1999
The Big Little Drawing Show,” N3 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
Om, Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY
Painting III, N3 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

1997
New York Drawers, Gasworks Gallery, London, UK
Current/Undercurrent, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Artist of the Week, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
Sex & Spirituality, Ridge Street Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Cool Girls, PS 122, New York, N.
Drawing Show, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Shifting Identities, CB’s Gallery, New York, NY

1995
Crossections, Eighth Floor Gallery, New York, NY
Other Rooms, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY
Visiting Angels, Gold Bar, New York, NY

Bibliography:

2017

Lamborn Wilson, Peter and Foye, Raymond, In Conversation: Tamara Gonzales, The Brooklyn Rail, February 1, 2017
Vartanian, Hrag, A Decorative Cosmology Bridgling Heavan And Earth, Hyperallergic, February 8, 2017
Ebony, David, David Ebony’s Top 10 New York Gallery Shows This Winter, ArtnetNews, February, 7 2017
Goings on AboutTown, The New Yorker,January 23, 2017
Butler, Sharon, Drawing Portfolio: Tamara Gonzales, Two Coats of Paint, January 19, 2017

Time Out Must See Art Exhibitions-Ometeotl, January 11, 2017

2016
Kinsella, Eileen, See the 10 Most Exciting Artists in the United States Today, Artnet.com, December 14, 2016
John Yau, The Wild Children of William Blake, Hyperallergic

2015
Bonney, Grace, Fine Art Focus: Tamara Gonzales, DesignSponge.com, December 15, 2015

2014
Kari Adelaide Razdow, Tamara Gonzales Paints in Lace, The Wild Magazine
Samual Jablon, Interlaced Layers of Tamara Gonzales, Hyperallergic
Scott Indrisek, 5 Must-See Gallery Shows, Blouin Artinfo
Stephen Truax, Come Together: Surving Sandy

2013
Alyssa Fanning, Geometry Poems, Greenpointers.com
Roberta Smith, Art, A Balm after The Storm, The NY Times Art Review
Paul D’Agostino, 4 Art Exhibits You Need To See, “Caving”, The L Magazine
Karen Rosenberg, Wry & Whimsical, a Summer Eden for Improvisors, The NY Times Art Review
Blouin Artinfo, Red Bull’s Music Academy Leaves Behind Art-Filled Office in NYC
Dan Dury, Look at This, The Red Bull Music Academy, Gallerist NY

2012
Kara L Rooney, The Escape from the Banal, The Brooklyn Rail
Thomas Micchelli, To be a Lady, Hyperallergic
Karen Rosenberg, Creature from the Blue Lagoon, The NY Times Art Review,
James Kalm, Tamara Gonzales & Kevin Curran, Rough Cuts
Paul D’Agostino, Spring Over to These Season Friendly Exhibits Berfore They’re Sprung, L Magazine
Benjamin Sutton, In The Air: New Ballet Explores Brain Maps Against Backdrop of Art,
ARTINFOSharon Butler, Tamara Gonzales Untitled, Artseen Brooklyn Rail
Denia, Design Intervention Blog, DZI: The Voice
EJ Hauser, Tamara Gonzales @ Norte Maar (+ Bonus Tracks), Superdigit Blog
James Kalm, Ritual Aesthetics, Rough Cuts

2011
Howard Hurst, Fiercely Independent Absrtaction for Idiots, Hyperallergic 
Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint, blog
Kris Chatterson, blog
Accessable Art, blog
Maria Calandra, Pencil in the Studio, blog
James Kalm. Surrealism, Brooklyn Rail
AT World: Drawing on the utopic

2010
Bill, Bushwick Schlacht, Beautiful Decay

2004
Joe Fyfe, Seed, Gay City News and artcritical.com
Katie Stone, Seed, Art Seen-Brooklyn Rail
Mary Hrbracek, Seed, M-The New York Artworld

2003
Mary Thomas, Lust, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2001
Rachel Youen, Panna3, Artseen-Brooklyn Rail 
Mary Hrbracek, Panna3, M-The New York Artworld

2000
Ken Johnson, A Few of my Favorite Things, Art Guide Review—NY Times
Short List, A Few of my Favorite Things—The New Yorker

Residencies:
2012 CCA Andraxt, Mallorca, Spain
2008 iaab, Basel, Switzerland
2001 Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India
1999 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs New York
1997 Vermont Studios Center, Johnson Vermont

Public Collections:
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Zimmelman Art Museum

 

Lectures:
2013 University of Knoxville – On my work
2013 NYPL What Inspires Artists Series – Altars, Temples, and Day of the Dead.

Education:
2005 BA—Liberal Arts, Vermont College ADP
1990 AAS—Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design

Press

Exhibitions