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Leslie Gabaldon

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Birthplace
Caracas-Venezuela

Birth year
1964

Lives in
USA

Works in
Miami

Website

Schools
The New England School of Art & Design, 1988, art
The Art Students League of New York, 1999, art

Representing galleries

Tags
miami conceptual, wynwood photography

Statement

Leslie Gabaldon attended The New England School of Art and Design in Boston and was among the first artists to manipulate her work through a computer. Her animations and renderings were shown at SIGRA, an Autodesk exhibition in the early 90s, and in 1996 she joined The Art Students League of New York and opened a studio in DUMBO. After several years of painting, Gabaldon began her work in photography. She continued her path as an artist, with camera in hand, as her first solo show at the Project Room in Dot Fiftyone Gallery in Miami opened in 2007. Gabaldon then completed an Artist-in-residence program at the prestigious Altos de Chavon school of Design in 2007 where her passion and mastery of photography only grew stronger.

Her constant search for the narrative within the image delivers a profound and interesting concept in each body of work that she presents. Her “El Campo” series captures much more than images of life on a farm; it captures the spirit of life on a farm in all its simplicity and enviable tranquility through the fading of color and saturation.

On the other hand, within “Visual Remarks”, we have the colorful Plexiglas wall installation called “Lovesick”, which is inspired on a 17th century Chinese love story. Several clipboards that hold photographs with an etched phrase below compose the piece. In this series, Gabaldon incorporates text as an absolute necessity to its content, elaborating on the joy, pain, and intensity that accompany love.

GOODY TWO SHOES Her upcoming March 2010 solo show, brazenly and naughtily called “Goody Two Shoes”, continues with the exploration that sparked in “Domestic Intimacies” (2007) in which Gabaldon enters the secret moments of household’s everyday lives. A preview will be on view at Dot Fiftyone Gallery’s booth B58 in Art Miami 2009. The March show will present a series of photographic work and installations that proposes a reflection on woman's sociological memory and their personal, ideological and professional issues in the contemporary world.

"Goody two-shoes", often used to describe an excessively or annoyingly virtuous person. In more recent years, the phrase has developed a more negative connotation, implying that the virtuousness of a "goody two-shoes" is insincere

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Born in Caracas, Venezuela

Exhibitions

2010: Goody Two Shoes

Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FL

2008: And Let it Go.

The Project Room at Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FL

2008: Urban Projections. Public Art. Giant projection of photographs on a building. Art Basel week. Midtown Miami, FL

2007: Domestic Intimacies.

The Project Room at Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FL

Selected Group Shows and Art Fair participations

2009: Art Miami. Miami, FL

2009: HOMEWORK. Dot Fiftyone Galery, Miami, FL

2009: Art Does Design. Intervened Showroom; ARCH Design Center of the Americas, Dania Beach FL

2009: Wave. Dania Beach, FL

2009: Arte Americas. Miami, FL

2008: Art Miami. Miami, FL

2008: Pinta. New York, NY

2008: The Affordable Art Fair. New York, NY. “Julio Valdez and Leslie Gabaldon”

2008: Dot Fiftyone Gallery. Miami, Fl. “LOT”

2007: Altos de Chavon Cultural Center. La Romana, Dominican Republic

2006: Dot Fiftyone Gallery. Miami, Fl

2005: Las Olas Art Center. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2004:  Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Coral Springs, Florida

2002: ARA Gallery and Cultural Center. Miami, Florida

2001: ARA Gallery and Cultural Center. Miami, Florida

1999: Latin-American art traveling exhibition. New York, Miami

1999: Gallery of the Venezuelan Center, New York, New York

1990: Sygraph 1990 “Computer generated art", ”Boston, Massachusetts

1990 : Autodesk Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

Selected to participate with a “Surreal Computer Animation Piece”.

Awards:

Liquitex Students Exchange Program. 1998

Altos de Chavon Cultural Center Artist in Residence Program. Fall 2007

During the Fall of 2007, she attended the Altos de Chavon Cultural Center, (sister school of Parsons School of Design in New York), in Dominican Republic where she was awarded with their prestigious Artist in Residence program.

Other Activities:

“2b” non profit corporation

Dedicated to create cultural awareness

Community Cultural Liaison

PEDESTRIART

Urban Art Project by Leonel Matheu

Art Producer

Leslie Gabaldon Visual Arts/Photography

Printmaking Studio

Printmaker

Lifestyle Photography & Cinema

Lifestyle Photography

Photographer and producer

Recent Exhibits

Leslie Gabaldon participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2012 LEITMOTIF
Dot Fiftyone Gallery
 
Mar, 2012 Ink on Roses, Ink on Matters
Dot Fiftyone Gallery
 
Mar, 2010 Goody Two Shoes
Dot Fiftyone Gallery
 
Jul, 2009 HOME WORK
Dot Fiftyone Gallery
 
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