Gustavo Godoy

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Empty Altar/ Empty Throne, 2011 Moca Jacksonville (Studio View) © the artist
Empty Altar/ Empty Throne, 2011 Moca Jacksonville © the artist
Empty Altar/ Empty Throne, 2011 © Gustavo Godoy
Restructure, 2014 © Joshua White
Fast-formal Object: Big White, 2010 Honor Fraser Gallery © Joshua White
Fast-formal Object: Act Two, 2010 Honor Fraser Gallery
Fast-formal Object: Big Blue, 2010 Prism Gallery © Joshua White
Installation View, photo credit @ Joshua White
Installation View Photo Credit @ Joshua White
Parc Saint-Léger , 2008 © Gustavo Godoy
Fast-Formal Object, 2008 L.A. Confidentiel, Parc Saint Léger, France © Gustavo Godoy
Angela Hanley Gallery, 2007 © photo credit @ Joshua White
Angela Hanley Gallery, 2007 © photo credit @ Joshua White
Vacant Mounds and Markers, 2012 © Joshua White
Vacant Mound, 2012 Concrete 120 X 120 X 4 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Honor Fraser
Vacant Marker, 2012 Cast Concrete 24 X 34 X 23 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Steve Turner Contemporary
Brick, 2006 Concrete © Gustavo Godoy
Brick, 2006 Concrete © Gustavo Godoy
Big Red, Little Red, 2008 Concrete © Gustavo Godoy
Fast-Formal Little Metal, 2008 Museum Board And Enamel Paint © Gustavo Godoy
Fast-Formal Little Green, 2008 Museum Board And Enamel Paint © Gustavo Godoy
Quick Facts
Birth year
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Representing galleries
Honor Fraser Gallery

Gustavo Godoy

Born Ontario, California, 1974

Lives and works in Los Angeles



2011    Visiting Artist Lecturer/Instructor, CSU Bakersfield

            Artist Lecturer, CSU Dominguez Hills

            Artist Lecturer, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

            Artist Lecturer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

2010    Artist Panel, LA Sculpture: Panel with Ed Schad, Jeff Poe, Kathryn Andrews,                              Gustavo Godoy, and Piero Golia, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles


Solo Exhibitions

2014    “Restructure,”  Dance Camera West, The Music Center, Los Angeles

            “Abandoned Relics,” Art on the Outside, City of West Hollywood

2013    “Fast-Formal Object: Big Blue,” The Ranch Projects, Morongo Valley

2012    “Vacant Mounds and Markers,” Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

2011    “Empty Altar/Empty Throne,” MOCA Jacksonville, FL

            “Fast-Formal Object: Big Blue,” Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

            “Empty Altar,” Todd Madigan Gallery, CSU Bakersfield, CA

            “Fast-Formal Object: Flayed White,” LA Mart, Los Angeles

2010    “Fast-Formal Object: Flayed White,” Wexner Center for the Arts

             “Fast-Formal Object: Big Blue,” Prism Gallery, Los Angeles

             “Fast-Formal Object: Act Two,” Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

             “Fast-Formal Object: Big White,” Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles     

2007    “What’s the Big Idea?” The Happy Lion, Los Angeles


Group Exhibitions

2012    “NeoNatural,” Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Forthcoming)

            “Tag, you’re it!” Royal/T, Culver City, CA

            “Don’t the Sun look Angry at Me:  pictures and objects from Los Angeles now,”                           Royale Projects, Palm Desert, CA

            “Urban Legends,” LA Mart, Los Angeles

2011    “Sur: Biennial,” Outpost For Contemporary Art, Cerritos College, Rio

                           Hondo College, Los Angeles (catalogue)

            “Playtime,” See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            “Plenitude,” Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX

2010    “It Ain’t Fair,” OHWOW, Miami, FL

            “Baker’s Dozen,” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (catalogue)

            “You Can Heal Your Life!” Circus Gallery, Los Angeles

2008    “L.A. Confidentiel,” Le Parc Saint Léger - Centre d’art contemporain,

                       Pougues-les-Eaux, France

2007    “One Foot High And Rising,” The Balmoral, Venice, CA

            “The Happy Lion at MACO,” (site specific sculptural project)

                        Mexico Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City

2006    “Sculpture,” Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

            “One of these things is not like the Other,” Angela Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles

            “Carmada,” MAK Center Center for Art & Architecture, Schindler House,

                        Los Angeles, CA     

            “Five Sculptors,” Workspace @ 91 Meserole St., Brooklyn, NY

            “Young Americans,” Chinatown Project Space, Los Angeles

            “Drawing and Sculpture,” The Happy Lion, Los Angeles

            “TBA,” Angela Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles

            “A Single Channel Video Show,” The Glendale College Art Gallery,Glendale,CA

            “Small Works,” 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

            “Uncontained,” Wood Art Gallery, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT

2004    “General Store:  The Four Color Pen Show,” Locust Projects, Miami, FL

            “General Store:  The Four Color Pen Show,” General Store Gallery,  Milwaukee, WI

2002    “Public Space:  Artist/Architect Collaboration,” UCLA

1999    “En LA Casa,” home takeover installation, West Hollywood, CA

1998    “Gustavo Godoy:  Paint/Wood,” Fine Arts Gallery, UCSB

            “Honors Last Show,” UCSB

1997    “Inside Out,” public installation, University of California, Irvine

            “Centered Around the Center,” Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA


Exhibitions Curated

2007    “Fleeing the Scene,” 5 Los Angeles artists:  Robert Levine, Pentti Monkkonen,   

            Monique van Genderen, Tyler Vlahovich, and Brian Wills,

            The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA



2012    Cerritos College Art Gallery, James MacDevitt. “Gustavo Godoy,”  The 1st Los                            Angeles SUR:biennial- Adaptation : Assimilation : Acculturation, exhibition                        catalog, May 2012.

            Cheng, Scarlet.  “Look to the South,” Artillery, February 2012.

            Duran, Amy. “In L.A.: Gustavo Godoy @ Honor Fraser,” Juxtapose Magazine          

                       Online, June 2012.

            Myers, Holly.  “Gustavo Godoy:  LA Sculptor’s Deconstructions,” art ltd.,           

                       March/April 2012, pp. 46-49.

2011    Acevedo, Alejandro.  “Gustavo Godoy- Fast-formal Objects,” Taxi Art Magazine,                        June 2011.

            D’Adamo, Maria.  “Unveiling Sacred Spaces,” Eco Latino, November 2011.

            Marbut, Max.  “Project Atrium: Gustavo Godoy,” Daily Record, November 18, 2011.

            Mayer, Rus.  “A Cut Above,” Los Angeles Times Magazine, July 3, 2011, pp. 40-45.

            Mohseni, Yasmine.  “Gustavo Godoy: sculptor and mixed media artist,” Beyond the

                        White Cube, September 2011.

            Polednik, Marcelle.  “Climbing To Higher Heights,” Arbus, October/November

                         2011, pp. 62-66.

            Wagley, Catherine. “Top Ten Moments of the Year in L.A. Art,” LA Weekly,          

                         December 22, 2011.

2010    Beautiful Decay.  “Gustavo Godoy- Honor Fraser Gallery,” January 2010.

            Bedford, Christopher.  “Gustavo Godoy,” Frieze, Issue 131, May 2010.

            Myers, Holly.  “Gustavo Godoy, Fast-Formal Object: Big White,” ArtReview,

                          February 2010

            Nys Dambrot, Shana.  “Gustavo Godoy,”  Flavorpill, 2010.

            Schad, Ed. “Fast-Formal Object : Big White,”  Artslant, February 2010.

2008    Escalle, Clotilde.   “Querques ames resistent au rythme des saisons,” Kultur

                       Tageblatt, Luxembourg, August 25, 2008, pp. 21-22.

            Joly, Jean-Mathias.  “California Dream,” Le Journal du Centre, France,  June 27,

                       2008, p. 7.

            Lavrador, Judicael.  “Cocotte-minute,” Playboy (édition France), September 2008.

            Ramade, Benedicte. “Los Angeles Sous Le Manteau,” Zero Deux, No. 47, Automne

                       2008, p. 76.

            Staff.  “Pogues-Les-Eaux:  La contre-culture californienne,” Le Journal du Centre,                        France, Septembre 10, 2008.

2007    ArtSlant, “Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown: My Day at Happy Lion and Black Dragon

                       Society,” March 2007.

            Bedford, Christopher.  “Gustavo Godoy at The Happy Lion,” Art in America, No. 11,

                        December 2007, p. 167.

            Buckley, Annie. “Reviews:  Gustavo Godoy- The Happy Lion,” Artillery,

                        May 2007,  p. 33.

            Knight, Christopher.  “Gustavo Godoy at The Happy Lion,” LA Times, Calendar,

                        March 22, 2007.

             Nys Dambrot, Shana.  “Gustavo Godoy: What’s the Big Idea?” Art Review. Issue

                        12,  June 2007,  p. 153.

            Satorius, Katherine.  “Gustavo Godoy- The Happy Lion,” artUS, Issue 19, Summer


             Wulfsson, Jennifer.  “Contemporary sculpture in Los Angeles,” Sculpture Journal,

                        Vol. 17.1, Spring 2008.



            MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

            Tom Ford and Richard Buckley, Beverly Hills, CA

            Honor Fraser and Stavros Merjos, Ojai, CA

            Robert Galstian, Los Angeles, CA

            La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City

            John McIlwee and Bill Damaschke, Los Angeles, CA

            Chris McMillan, Los Angeles, CA

            Phillip Niarchos, Paris, France

            Sarah Watson, Los Angeles, CA     

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