Tamara Gonzales

Tamara Gonzales, Bom Dia Maria (Good Morning Mary), 2018acrylic, spraypaint, and pastel on canvas60 x 72 inches, 152.40 x 182.88 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Criança (Child), 2018acrylic, spraypaint, and pastel on canvas72 x 48 inches, 182.88 x 121.92 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Defumador, 2018acrylic and pastel on canvas72 x 48 inches, 182.88 x 121.92 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Excavation of the Future, 2018acrylic and pastel on canvas60 x 72 inches, 152.40 x 182.88 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Bem Defumada (Well Smoked), 2018acrylic and pastel on canvas72 x 48 inches, 182.88 x 121.92 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Tia No Céu Rosa (Auntie in Pink Sky), 2018acrylic and pastel on canvas72 x 48 inches, 182.88 x 121.92 cm
Tamara Gonzales, I Am the Hummingbird, 2016acrylic and spraypaint on canvas77.25 x 60 inches, 196.22 x 152.40 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Rhythmic Lizard, 2016acrylic and spraypaint on canvas77.25 x 60 inches, 195.58 x 152.40 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016alpaca and wool32.5 x 24.75 inches, 82.55 x 62.87 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015colored pencil on paper15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016alpaca and wool36.5 x 23.5 inches, 92.71 x 59.69 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016alpaca and wool34 x 26.25 inches, 86.36 x 66.68 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016alpaca and wool33 x 26 inches, 83.82 x 66.04 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016alpaca and wool32.5 x 25 inches, 82.55 x 63.50 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Twice Born (Dionysian), 2014acrylic and spraypaint on canvas65 x 57 inches
Tamara Gonzales, blue menina, 2014spray paint on canvas60 x 52 inches, 152.4 x 132.1 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Blue Avatar, 2015colored pencil on paper
Tamara Gonzales, red lunar skywalker, 2014spray paint on canvas66 x 54 inches, 167.6 x 137.2 cm

Biography

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

Education

2005
BA in Liberal Arts, Vermont College ADP

1990
AAS in Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York

Solo Exhibitions

2021
On the Wall: Tamara Gonzales, curated by Kate McNamara, Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI

2019
Bo Yancon, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY

2018
Ó Lua, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

2017
Campesino Bailando, 39 Great Jones Street, New York, NY
Ometeotl, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY

2014
Winter is Coming, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY
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

Two Person Exhibitions

2021
Talking All Morning: Tamara Gonzales and Chris Martin, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2020
Mask, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY
A Zigzag Over Essence, curated by Brigitte Mulholland, Winter Street Gallery, Edgartown, MA
All of Them Witches, Organized by Dan Nadel and Laurie Simmons, Jeffery Deitch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Baby Moma, Peace Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2019
The Mushroom Show, Sardine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
It’s Necessary to Talk About Trees, curated by Candice Madey, River Valley Arts Collective, Catskill, NY
Psychedelic Healing Center
, curated by Lydia McCarty and Sarah Anne Johnson, Essex Flowers, New York, NY
Notebook, curated by Joanne Greenbaum, 56 Henry, New York, NY

2018
Gardening on the Moon, George Lawson, Emeryville, California. curated by Andrea Belag
X Marks the Spot: Women of the New York Studio School, curated by Malado Baldwin & Maia Ibar, New York, Studio School, New York, NY
Sun Gazers, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
Out of Control,
curated by Peter & Sally Saul, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY
Optimist Prime, New City Galerie, Burlington, VT
A Radical Voice: 23 Women, curated by Janet Goleas, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
Mixed Bag, curated by Joe Bradley and Jeremy Willis, Real Estate Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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, New York, 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, New York, NY
Bullet in the Brain, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Spaced Out: Migrations to the Interior, curated by Phong Bui, Red Bull Studios, New York, NY
Chinese Zodiac, organized by Adrienne Rubenstein, New York, NY
Brushcrusher, organized by Gerasimos Florastos & Quintessa Matranga, New York, NY
Sargent’s Daughters, Sargent’s Daughter, New York, 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, New York, NY
Pinkpurple, organized by Arezoo Moseni, NYPL Mid-Manhattan Art in the Corner Room
Chiaroscuro, curated by JJ Manfed & Steve Rivera, Novella Gallery, New York, 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, New York
Pig Party, organized by Gina Beavers, New York
Epiphanic Glow, curated by Brad Hajzak, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Sweet Distemper, organized by Isaac Lyles, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, 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, New York
What I Know, organized by Jason Andrew, NYCAMS, New York
Special Blend, organized by Chris Martin, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011
Ritual Aesthetics, organized by Progress Report, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Freestyle, organized by Joe Ballweg & Andrea Bergart, Joe’s Studio, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Yaddo Centennial, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

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

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

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

Bibliography

2019
Camaron,Dan, “Tamara Gonzales: Bo Yancon,” Brooklyn Rail, July-August.

2017
Vartanian, Hrag, Best of 2017: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows, Hyperallergic
Lamborn, Wilson, Peter and Foye, Raymond, “In Conversation: Tamara Gonzales”, The Brooklyn Rail, February 1.
Vartanian, Hrag, “A Decorative Cosmology Bridging Heaven And Earth”, Hyperallergic, February 8.
The Review Panel, Artcritical.com at the Brooklyn Public Library, February 7.
Ebony, David, David Ebony’s Top 10 New York Gallery Shows This Winter, ArtnetNews, February, 7.
Editors, “Goings on AboutTown”, The New Yorker, January 23.
Butler, Sharon, Drawing Portfolio: Tamara Gonzales, Two Coats of Paint, January 19.

Editors,” Must See Art Exhibitions-Ometeotl”, Time Out January 11.

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

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

2014
Razdow, Kari Adelaide, “Tamara Gonzales Paints in Lace”, The Wild Magazine
Jablon, Samual,Interlaced Layers of Tamara Gonzales”, Hyperallergic
Indrisek, Scott, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows”, Blouin Artinfo
Truax, Stephen, Tamara Gonzeles, spectral process; dawn bringer; magnetic knightCome Together: Surviving Sandy

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

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

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

2010
Bill, “Bushwick Schlacht, Beautiful Decay

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

2003
Thomas, Mary, “Lust”, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2001
Youen, Rachel, “Panna3, Artseen-” The Brooklyn Rail

2000
Johnson, Ken, “A Few of my Favorite Things, Art Guide Review”, The New York 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

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Press

Exhibitions