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Carlos Ulloa

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Electrococktedtalisman18
Electrocockted, 2006 Plastic, Wire, Beads, Resin 15 Cm X 5 Cm © Carlos Ulloa
Hummingbird
Hummingbird, 2006 Wood, Wire, Resin, Found Objects 20 Cm X 8 Cm X 6 Cm
Tapped_flight
Tapped Flight, 2006 Brass Tap Fixture, Plastic Flies, Tuna Jaw Bones, Rubber Fuzz 20 Cm X 8 Cm X 6 Cm © Carlos Ulloa
Bovinita
Bovita, 2006 Found Objects 20 Cm X 8 Cm X 6 Cm
Spitten_inda_wind
Spitting in the Wind, 2006 Found Objects 20 Cm X 8 Cm X 6 Cm © Carlos Ulloa
Ulloa_image
Collage © C. Ulloa
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Cuba
Birth year
1967
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
Vermont College, 2003, MFA
Hartwick College, 1989, BFA
Tags
pop, mixed-media, surrealism, sculpture
Statement

Carlos Ulloa delights in creating visual puns to communicate his macabre humor. He finds comfort in posing caustic questions. Carlos Ulloa works in a richness of concept and craftsmanship. The enduring elegance of worked metals and finished woods are blended with the rustic nature of "found objects" and the uncomely yet arbitrary nature of today's mass produced plastics. The hardwoods and "found objects" are native to areas Carlos Ulloa has lived in or visited, therefore each piece is a deliberate inference of his lust for travel and intercultural experience. Consequently, the allure of the works often lies in the ambiguity between their biographical and autobiographical nature.

Growing up in Latin America, being educated in the U.S., and living in Europe have provided rich influences for his sculpture. Diversity is an inspiration, and, like emotions, Carlos Ulloa's works often follow an unpredictable course. He is relentlessly addressing different subjects and infusing different materials into his work ...a chameleon changes his expression to survive. Every one of his works is one of a kind, entirely conceived and executed by him.


Born

September 9, 1967, Philadelphia, PA. (Cuban ancestry)

Residence

Los Angeles, California

Education

2003
1993
1989

- MFA, Vermont College
-
Florida International University, Miami, Fla.
- BFA,
Hartwick College, NY.

Experience

1999/04
1998/99

1997 
1994/96
1990/91


1991/92
1991/92
1989

- Working at Photostudio Saibou in Cologne, Germany
- Assisting/Traveling with fashion photographer,
Peter Schreiber
- Work with Kunstgussatelier Stransky, Cologne, Germany
- Work at sculpture foundry in Julich, Germany
- Apprenticeship with Steve Linn in N. Y.C., completing
and erecting Public sculpture for One Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, Ca
- Rosa Esman and Germans Van Eyck Galleries N.Y.C.
- Work with artists Heidi Fasnacht and Peter Ambrose
- Foundry work in Ecuador

Solo Shows

2004
2003
2002
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996

- Pablo Bar, Colgne, Germany
- Cubima, Leverkusen, Germany
- Lehigh Univ. Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
- Cubima, Leverkusen, Germany
- Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY
- Durban/Segnini Gallery, Miami
- Bidegain Estudio Galeria, Madrid, Spain
- Miami/Dade Community College Gallery, Miami, Fla.
- Kunsthaus, Cologne, Germany
- Kultur Bunker, Cologne, Germany

Group Shows

2004

2002
1997


1996

1995

1994

1993
1989

- Amnesty Int. at A&D Museum West Hollywood, CA
- SCAGallery, Pomona, CA
- Terre des Hommes at Deutsche Welle, Cologne, Germany
- Kunsthaus, Cologne, Germany
- Durban/Segnini Gallery, Miami, Fla. & Caracas,    Venezuela
- Kunsthaus, Cologne, Germany
- Galeria Bernheim, Panama City, Panama
- Gary Nader Arts, Miami, Fla.
- Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, Fla.
- Gary Nader Fine Arts, Miami, Fla.
- Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, Fla.
- Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY.
- Foreman Gallery,
Oneonta, NY.

Gallery Affiliation

2004

- Cubima, Leverkusen, Germany

Articles

03/08/03

04/02

01/26/01

06/04/00

01/08/98

08/06/98

- “Die Phase zwischen Tag und Nacht“; Rheinische Post.
Leverkusen, Germany
-
“Carlos Ulloa: Body,Humor, and Other Systems” by    Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Sculpture Magazine; USA
- “Vom Hoelzken aufs Stoecksken”, Leverkusener
Anzeiger.
Leverkusen, Germany
-
“Carlos Ulloa: entre solemnidad y la irreverencia” by    Miguel Sirgado; El Nuevo Herald. Miami, FL
-
“Carlos Ulloa: la busqueda y el rechazo” by
Armando Alvarez Bravo; El Nuevo Herald.
Miami, FL.
- “Vom
New York nach Numbrecht”; Oberbergischer
Volkszeitung.
Numbrecht, Germany

Permanent Collections

2004
2003

- Amnesty International Collection, Los Angeles, CA
-
Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA

 

 

 

 

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