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Simone Gad

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Birthplace
Brussels, Belgium

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Website

Schools
Los Angeles City College, 1965
Claremont Graduate College, 1965

Representing galleries
L2kontemporary Gallery-Chinatown, Jack Fischer Gallery-San Francisco, Elaine Levy Project-Brussels, Belgium, Galeria DelVeinte-Spain, Ronny Cohen-NYC, , los angeles

Tags
exhibition/performance, conceptual, figurative, abstract, photography, modern, surrealism, expressionist paintings and mm collage/assemblages on canvas mixed-media pop performance mixed-media pop

Current Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2014 Masters of Illusion
bG Gallery at Bergamot Station
 
Statement

SIMONE GAD is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010

L2kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2008
L2kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Tony Mack, Los Angeles, CA

L2kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2004
LA River Lil Frogtown Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Crazyspace + Solo Performance

2002
Le Musee d'Art Spontane, Brussels, Belgium + Solo Performance

The Temple Museum of Art and Cleveland State University, OH + Solo Performance

1998
MP Gallery, San Francisco, CA + Solo Performance

Le Musee d'Art Spontane, Brussels, Belgium + Solo Performance

1996
Granados 2 Gallery, Atwater Village, CA

1995

Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA

Cleveland Sate University, OH

NO-NAME Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN + Solo Performance

1992

Muhk-B Galerij, Antwerpen, Belgium

Galerie 1-2-3, Antwerp, Belgium

Fresno Museum of Art, CA

Robert Berman and the B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1990

I.D.Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany

Galerie Facade, Paris, France-curated by I.D.Galerie-Dusseldorf, Germany, Gad/Haring/Warhol exhibition

Robert Berman and the B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1989 Chiaroscuoro Gallery, Chicago, IL

1987 Robert Berman and the B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1985

Exhibition Showcase-Otis Parsons, curated by Al Nodal, Los Angeles, CA

Limbo Gallery, East Village, NYC

1984

Monique Knowlton Gallery, NYC

The Fun Gallery, East Village, NYC

Galerie Beaux Lezard, Paris France

New Orleans Museum of Contemporary Art, LA

Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1980

Tolin Gallery, Lancaster, CA

Victoria Falls + Solo Performance, NYC

Cal State University Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Museum of Art, CA

1979 LAICA-Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

1977

Contemporary Arts Center, Portland, OR

Orlando Gallery, Encino, CA

1976 Long Beach City College, CA

1972 Zara Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010

"39 NOW", Sophia Louisa Projects and DenContemporary Gallery + MOCA Projects Committee Event, Los Angeles, CA

PlayLand, curated by Elaine Parks and Helen Van Der Neer, Glassell Park-Los Angeles, CA

Richard Godfrey Benefit, curated by Julie Rico, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2009 Dia De Los Muertos, curated by Diane Gamboa for Self Help Graphics, Boyle Heights, E. Los Angeles, CA

Davis Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain

Elaine Levy Project, Brussels, Belgium

Summer Show, DelVeinte Galeria, Spain

Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008

Red Dot Art Fair-NYC.Miami, FL, curated by Jack Fischer Gallery-San Francisco, CA

Summer Show, DelVeinte Galeria, Spain

New Life Shop/Wooloo Productions, Berlin, Germany

American Sandwich, Primo Piano Galeria, Lecce, Italy

    Your Documents Please-Traveling Exhibition to Europe/Japan/Mexico-2008 thru 2010, curated by Daniel Georges, Brooklyn, NY

    Gendered Women Face the Holocaust, curated by Stephen Feinstein, Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

2007

About Face, Long Beach Museum of Art, October 16 thru March 28, 2008

The Eclectic World Of Gad, curated by Simone Gad, L2kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA

    Desire Des Livres 2 - Artist Book Show, curated by Chantal Leienguth, Chartre, France

Carlotta's Passion Gallery, Erotic Art, Eagle Rock, CA

2006

The Narrative Show, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

Carlotta's Passion Gallery, La Deuxieme Sexe?, Eagle Rock, CA

Libertine, L2kontemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Regent Gallery-Gallery Row, Downtown LA, CA

ArtSEEN Auction, Downtown LA, CA

Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, curated by Jasper Johns, NYC, NY

2002-05

Don O'Melveney Gallery, curated by Molly Barnes, Beverly Hills, CA

Bedlam Gallery, Los Feliz, CA

2000 MatthewMarks Gallery, NYC, curated by Jasper Johns Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art Benefit

1996 Molly Barnes Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

1993 Special Projects-Exit Art, NYC

1992

ABC-No RIO, NYC

Art in General + Solo Performance, NYC

1991 Black and White-Robert Berman and the B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1990 Summer in the City, I.D. Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany

Gad/Haring/Warhol, curated by I.D.Galerie-Dusseldorf, for Galerie Facade, Paris, France

1989 40 Years of California Assemblage and Collage-curated by Ann Ayres-UCLA/Otis Parsons-Traveling Exhibition

Art at the Airport, Frankfurt, Germany

1988

American Pop Now, curated by Robert Berman for La Foret Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Contemporary Pop, Rokoko Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

1987 Broken Heart Art, The Womans Building, Los Angeles, curator: Lynda Lyons

Robert Berman and the B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1986

Southern California Assemblage -Past and Present, Contemporary Museum-Santa Barbara, CA, curated by Elena Mary Siff

Hollywood Inside and Out, co-curated with Marie de Alquaz for Municipal Gallery-Barnsdall, Los Angeles, CA

POPKORN, B-Side Gallery, East Village, NYC

Feminist/Misogynist, curated by Robt Costa, Seattle, WA

Chiaroscuouro Gallery, Chicago, IL

CRAYONS, Attack Gallery commission, Los Angeles, CA-Westside Pavillion

1985

Frank Bernarducci Gallery, NYC

Functional Art Gallert, curated by Joan Simon, Beverly Hills, CA

Fiona Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1984

Hollywood-curated by Ron Steen, Palos Verdes Museum, CA

HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD, co-curated with Molly Barnes

1982

Ladies of the Night, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA

Yves Arman Gallery, NYC

Allan Stone Gallery, NYC

1980 Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC, curated by Jasper Johns for Foundation of Contemporary Performance Art Benefit

NEW TALENT, Monique Knowlton Gallery, NYC

COLLAGE and ASSEMBLAGE-traveling exhibition organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art

1978 David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1976 Downey Museum of Art, curated by Ron Steen, CA

1975

Janus  Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Zara Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1974/73

LACMA, curated by Joan Simon, Los Angeles, CA

BAROQUE 74, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC

Lee Nordness Gallery, NYC

HOLLYWOOD-HOLLYWOOD, co-curated with Candace Lee for Cedars Sinai Hospital, Beverly Hills, CA

Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA

FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS, co-curated with Diana Hobson for Cedars Sinai Hospital, Beverly Hills, CA

MANNEQUIN MADNESS, curated by Marsha Bentley Hale, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA

ORIENTAL MYSTIQUE, curated by Lynda Lyons, Cal State University Los Angeless, and Security Pacific Bank-curator-Tressa Miller

 

 

     

PERFORMANCE ART:

    2010  Annie Okay, Machine Projects and The Hammer Museum, Director/Writer: Asher Hartman, Hammer Museum, West L.A., CA

    Dream-In, Machine Projects and The Hammer Museum, Director/Writer: Asher Hartman - Gawdafful Theatre

Erin Cosgrove Performance Art Video, Los Angeles, CA

The Bad Thing, Directed by Asher Hartman, Sea and Space Gallery, Highland Park, CA

2009/2010

Cougars-Performance Art Film/Director-Asher Hartman, Migrating Forms, NYC

2005

Solo Performance-Bowery Poetry Club, NYC

2002

Solo Performance On Tour: The Red Eye Experimental Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

Cleveland State University-Factory Theatre, OH, Dixon Place-NYC, Nuyorican Poetry Club-NYC

    2000  Solo Performances; Womans' History Month-Malibu Library, Culver City Library, Diamond Bar Library

The Knitting Factory-L.A./NYC

The Nuyorican Poetry Club, NYC

Solo Performance-Glaxa Studios, Los Angeles, CA

1997/8

Cleveland International Performance Art Festivals, OH

Solo Performance, MP Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Solo Performance-Le Musee d'Art Spontane, Brussels, Belgium

1995

No-Name Exhibitions-Solo Performance, Minneapolis, MN

Simone Gad Show-Glaxa Studios, Los Angeles, CA

1980

Espace DBD, Los Angeles, CA

GRANTS RECIPIENT

2007                 Artists Fellowship Foundation Inc, NYC

2002   Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

painting/performance/medical emergency

Change Inc. - Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

painting/performance/medical emergency, FL

1987    CRA Grant - Banners, Los Angeles, CA

    1984-1985 Womans Building - honorarium, Los Angeles, CA

    New Orleans Contemporary Art Museum of Art - honorarium

INSTRUCTOR: COLLAGE AND ASSEMBLAGE

1993-1999   Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

1992-1995    Barnsdall Junior Arts Center, SOS Program, Los Angeles, CA

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Westridge School for Girls, Pasadena, CA

Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Lyn Kienholz L.A. Artists Encyclopedia circa 1944 to 1979, 2010

Davenport Encyclopedia. 2009/2010

National Portrait Gallery Library, Smithsonian Museum of Art, Washington, DC, 2009

Molly Barnes Collects-Courtesy of Pharmaka Gallery, 2008

EL MUNDO/Saint-Tropez en Santander, Spain-Sept 21, 2008

Victorian Homes Highlight Two Downtown Exhibitions by Ed Fuentes, June 15, 2008

Art Downtown, DowntownLALIFE June 4, 2008

The Jewish Journal/7 Days in the Arts-The World according to Gad, Pestilence, Palestinians and nudes, August 3, 2007

Weekly Planet, Hillsborough, August 2006, Megan Voeller (Tampa Museum)

Who's Who in America, 2000/2003

USA Today - Speed, Simone Gad

Cleveland and Jewish News, April 2002, Fran Heller

The Jewish Week, October 2002 - Simone Gad at the Nuyorican

The Jewish Week, June 2002 - Simone Gad at the Nuyorican

Los Angeles Times, Calendar Weekend, December 2000

Backstage West, Polly Warfield - Molested Shoes, January 2000

Barnes and Noble Events, July 1999

Los Angeles Times/ Valley Section - Simone Gad at Orlando Gallery, 1999

Art Review - Simone Gad by Joan Quinn, 1999

How To Get Hung-by Molly Barnes, 1996

LA Weekly, Connie Monaghan, August 1995

Fresno Bee - Guy Keeler, Tray Chic, Simone Gad, 1992

ArtScene, Ray Zone - The Ghost in the Machine, 1992

ArtForum, Ronny Cohen/Simone Gad at Monique Knowlton and The Fun Gallery, New York City, November 1994

American Pop Culture Today, V. 2 by USSO for LA Foret Museum, 1990

Hollywood Am Rhein, Von Arno Gehring, February, 1990

Kulturekalender, I.D. Gallerie - Dusseldorf, Germany, February 1990

California Art Review/American References - Simone Gad Profile, Chicago, IL, 1989

John Berger, Ways of Seeing - Penguin Books, September 1988

New Yorker - Goings On About Town, 1986

Los Angeles Herald Examiner - Crayons Color Its Way To A Packed Opening Night, Kevin Allen, 1986

LA Weekly - Table Planners, Gloria Ohland, 1986

Los Angeles Daily News - Jack O' Lanterns, Diana Rico, Otis, 1985

Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section - Parsons Public Arts Program, Josine Ianco Starrels, 1985

Los Angeles Herald Examiner - The Fantastical Art Of Assemblage, Noah James, 1985

Hollywood Independent - Hooray For Hollywood, Delmar Watson, 1985

Portfolio Magazine, Ronny Cohen, New York City, NY, 1980/84

Art Opens at Art Small Talk, NY Talk, 1984

State Times - Wearable Art Exhibit In New Orleans, Joan Seward, 1984

St. Petersburg Times - Art For The Pure Sport Of It, Charles Benbow, 1983

Portfolio Magazines - Star Quality, Simone Gad by Ronny Cohen, 1983

Portfolio Magazine - The Artists New Clothes, Judith Stein, 1983

LA Weekly Pick-of-the-Week, Museum of Neon Art, 1982

International Comm Line - The Other Side of Hollywood, Simone Gad, 1982

Los Angeles Times, Friday Calendar Section Review, Robert Pincus, 1982

Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section - Mannequin Exhibit/Fun, But Is It…?, William Wilson, 1982

Mississippi Museum of Art, ArtExpress Magazine - Collage and Assemblage, Tom Dewey, 1982

Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section - Grins and Grimaces, Suzanne Muchnic, 1981

ArtWeek - Memories of Hollywood, Linda Jacobson, 1980

New York Village Voice, Kay Larson, 1980

Who's Who in America, 1978

MUSEUM & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Carol and Sol LeWitt Collection

Le Musee d'Art Spontane, Brussels, Belgium

Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno, CA

Mississippi Museum of Art, Mississippi

Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

San Bernardino Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA

Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL

Universal Studios Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Carol and Sol LeWitt Collection

Jesse Bonderman

George Dinhaupt

Linda Vallejo

L2kontemporary Gallery

Robert Allen

Candice Lin

Allen and Katharine Gold

Annette Tittenberg, Frankfurt, Germany

Roberta Kauderer, New York City, NY/ Sedona, Arizona

Sara Muller Chernoff, Los Angeles, CA

Peter Gutierrez, Brussels, Belgium

Stuart Katz, Nice, France

Ms. Tracey Moffatt, New York City, NY

Dr. Ronny Cohen - Art Historian, Curator, Dealer

Richard Barnet, New York City, NY

Bill & Norma Anthony, New York City, NY

Ms. Marilyn Cvitanic & John Kruth, New York City, NY

Ms. Illya Damm, Germany

Ms. Tressa Miller

Madonna

John Settle, Los Angeles, CA

Joe Edward Grant, Los Angeles, CA

Joyce Wisdom & Rainier, Topanga, CA

Steve Miller, Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Gail Zone, Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Gayle Gale, Los Angeles, CA

Robert Gino, Tarzana, CA

Ms. Linda Smith Meyer & Charles Meyer, Los Angeles, CA

Sir Elton John, England

Jan De Bont, Director, CA

Mark Gordon, Producer, CA

Bruce Hurwit, Director, Connecticut

Mark Story, Director, Idaho

John Hugh Agency, North Hollywood, CA

Ron Steen, Art Historian

Diana Zlotnick

Joan & Jack Quinn

Amanda and Jennifer Quinn

Sabato Fiorello

Molly Barnes

Helen Lewis & Norman Quinsland

Patrick Butcher

Chuck & Judy Goodstein

Robert Thurmer, Gallery Director - Cleveland State University, OH

Ms. Gloria Longval

Mr. Mario Martinez, Producer

Cher

Ms. Diana Ross

Recent Exhibits

Simone Gad participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2014 Monster Drawing Rally
Armory Center for the Arts
 
Apr, 2014 games
bG Gallery at Bergamot Station
 
Mar, 2014 Spectrum-Gestalt
Space G8A
 
Mar, 2014 The Meta.Morph.Inox
1320 Main Studios
 
Feb, 2014 Art Deco on Acid
BLEICHER/GOLIGHTLY/GORMAN
 
Feb, 2014 Caught Looking
Armory Center for the Arts
 
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