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Francesca Gabbiani

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Maelstrom/Before, 2006 Mixed Media on Paper © Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Painter Gallery, LA
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Under the Beasts, 2007 Colored Paper and Gouache on Paper 25 5/8 X 26 3/4 in © Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Painter Gallery
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Rise, 2007 Colored Paper and Acrylic on Paper 69 X 57 in © Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Painter Gallery, LA
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Once We Had Eyes, 2007 Colored Paper and Acrylic on Paper 69 X 57 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Painter Gallery, LA
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Rest, 2007 Colored Paper and Gouache on Paper 49 1/4 X 33 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Painter, LA
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Untitled, 2008 Mixed Media on Paper © Courtesy of the artist and Sara Meltzer Gallery
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Gold Rush, 2008 Colored Paper, Gouache, and Acrylic on Paper 53 3/4 X 50 3/4" (136.525 X 128.905cm) © Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Painter, LA
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The Healers, 2008 Colored Paper, Gouache, and Acrylic on Paper 63.5 X 48.25 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Painter, LA
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Nostalgia, 2008 Colored Paper, Gouache, and Acrylic on Paper 76.25 X 61.25 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Painter, LA
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NYX's, 2009 Colored Paper, Gouache on Paper 61.25 X 84 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Painter, LA
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Dream Warfare, 2009 Colored Paper, Gouache on Paper 76 X 76 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Painter, LA
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Slasher, 2005 Colored Paper, Gouache and Acrylic on Paper 78 X 100 in
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Montreal, Canada
Birth year
1965
Lives in
Los Angeles, CA
Works in
Los Angeles, CA
Representing galleries
Patrick Painter Gallery, Monica De Cardenas, Lora Reynolds Gallery
Tags
collage, works-on-paper
Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2016
Statement

Francesca Gabbiani lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.  Her working methods are quite complex as layers of paper are intricately cut out and collaged on top of one another.  This process is a breaking down of an image through color and then reconstructing that image through layering. These layers create a depth and perspective that is both painterly and sculptural. Gabbiani directs the material, colored paper, to have dramatic effects. She is constructing memory in the most literal sense, piecing together images that are full of desire and suspense.


EDUCATION

1995-97  M.F.A., University of California Los Angeles

1993-94  RAKB, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam

1988-91  ESAV, École Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Geneva, Switzerland


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2009 Patrick Painter Inc, Santa Monica, CA  

2008     Once We Were Trees, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
The Flowers of Romance, Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland
Christophe Daviet-Thery, Livres et Editions d’Artistes, Paris, France
Be My Mirror, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2007 Patrick Painter Inc, Santa Monica, CA  

2006 Scare Me Up, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
Wonderland, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy

2005     La Fleur du Mal. Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA
On your way to where, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA   
Christophe Daviet-Thery, Livres et Editions d’Artistes, Paris, France
CentrePasquArt, Kunsthaus Centre d’Art Biel Bienne, Switzerland

2004 Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Art Statements, Art Basel Miami Beach, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Miami, FL
The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
DreamSpace, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany

2001 Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Hammer Projects: Francesca Gabbiani, UCLA Hammer Museum,  
Los Angeles, CA

2000 Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009 Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society, Tucson Museum of
Art, Tucson, AZ
Under The Knife, Cadwell Gallery, The Armory, Pasadena, CA
Major Works on Paper, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, CA

2008 My Generation, Spichernohe, Köln, Germany
Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, The FLAG Art Foundation, New
York, NY

2007 Double XX-rated: Where The Girls Are, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY
5 rencontres d’artistes, &: Aurelie Geslin Christophe Daviet thery, Paris, France
Summer Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Ten Years, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London

2006 Works on Paper, Patrick Painter Inc, Santa Monica, CA
New Trajectories: Relocations: Recent painting, drawing and multi-media work from the
Ovitz Family Collection, Los Angeles, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
Off the Shelf: New Forms in Contemporary Artists’ Books, Frances Lehman Loeb Art     
Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

2005 Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA  
Follow Me: A Fantasy, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004 Project Ruinart with Christophe Daviet-Thery, Livres et Editions d’Artistes, Paris, France
Paper, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA  
The Dogs (curator), Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, England
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Galerie Tache-Levy, Antwerp, Belgium
Light and Spaced Out, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris; Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain,
Brest, France (traveling)

2002 Painting On The Move, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Play It As It Lays: 17 Artists From Los Angeles, The London Institute  
Gallery, Millbank, London, England

CURATED EXHIBITIONS


2009 Houseguest: Francesca Gabbiani, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA  

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Collection of Michael and Judy Ovitz
Collection of Michael Lyne, New York. NY
OCE Collection, The Netherlands
CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland
City of Geneva, Switzerland
National Collection, Switzerland


AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

2004 Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts

1998 Placette Award, Geneva, Switzerland

1996 Providentia Award, Switzerland

1995 Federal Award of Art, Switzerland

1994 Uriot Award, RAKB, Amsterdam

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