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"Still Recall the Scent of my Perfume?", 2018 Oil & Collage On Wood Behind Vintage Window, Circa 1880 24x25 1/5" © 2018
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I Love You More Than My Own Skin, 5/12/18 Oil & Collage On Wood Framed In Vintage Wood 11x19" © 2018
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I Love You More Than My Own Skin, 5/12/2018 Oil & Collage On Wood 11x15" © 2018
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Ixchel's Sacred Light by Lark Calderon-Gomez, 3/2018 Oil & Collage On Wood 48x60" © 2018
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Lark Calderon-Gomez "Respect My Existence or Expect My Resistance" a new painting Oil & Collage On Birch Panel 36"X48" (Unframed) © 2017
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Lark Calderon-Gomez (detail) "Respect My Existence or Expect My Resistance" a new painting Oil & Collage On Birch Panel 36x48' Unframed © 2017
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Ix Chel, Maya Goddess of the Moon, 8/2016 Oil & Collage On Panel 36 X 48" Unframed, (47 X 59" Framed) © 2016
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Ix Chel, detail
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Lark Calderon-Gomez Oil On Canvas 72 X 22" © lark calderon-gomez
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Isabella, the Mission, 2012 Oil On Wood 16x20" © 2012
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Lark Calderon-Gomez , 12/2015 Mixed Media (On Broke Skateboard) © calderon-gomez2015
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Making Frida II Mixed Media © 2015
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Dear Prudence, 11/5/12 Mixed Media 72 X 43" © 2012
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Lark Calderon-Gomez: Selected Paintings & Mixed Media, 2015 Oil On Wood, Oil On Canvas, Mixed Media © lark calderon-gomez
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The Hideout Graphite
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Vermeer's "Goldfinch" , November 2016 Oil On Tree Ornament
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The Bridge Oil On Reclaimed Wood 12 X 15" © 2016
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The Bridge Oil On Reclaimed Wood 12 X 15" © 2016
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Revolutionary Women series, Bella Street Art © 2014
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Lark Calderon-Gomez, 2014 Street Art
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Lark Calderon-Gomez, 2014 Street Art
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Frida with Pistol II, 5/25/15 Mixed Media 58 X 34" © lark calderon-gomez
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Frida with Pistol II, 2015 © calderon-gomez2015
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Lark Calderon-Gomez, 2015 Mixed Media 18 X 16" © calderon-gomez 2015
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Lark Calderon-Gomez , 2015
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Staff at Art Works Downtown, 2014 © calderon-gomez2014
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AWD's Elisabeth Setten & Lark Calderon-Gomez with Spoke Art and Hashimoto Contemporary's Ken Harman, 2015
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Lark Calderon-Gomez & Stephanie Jucker in her studio
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
California
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Schools
Representing galleries
The Amelia Hyde Gallery, Sanchez Contemporary Oakland, art works downtown
Tags
gallery pop surrealism modern painting figurative, figurative, mixed-media, pop, surrealism
Address
lark@calderon-gomez.com
San Francisco
CA
US
Bio

Calderon-Gomez’s latest solo exhibition shows her adeptness at dealing with the tumultuousness of present times, transforming darkness into bold, glimmering images of women. Many of her paintings were inspired by the Women’s Marches that took place in the wake of the year’s presidential inauguration. They portray women cast against a stark gray background with elaborate golden-leafed headdresses evoking a sense of stateliness and royalty. The contrast is evocative.

“I feel like women today have to deal with so much misogyny and adversity,” she said. “To me, I feel every women should feel appreciated for our true strength.” 

The women of Calderon-Gomez’s ancestry - most notably her mother and paternal grandmother- play a core role in her artmaking. Their hardship and tribulations as well as their perseverance and triumph, the way that they moved through the world, provide endless inspiration.

Written by Catherine Brozena for Oakland Magazine, November 2017

Lark Calderon-Gomez was born and raised in California where she fell in love with oil painting when she was seven.  Her mother, a gifted artist, started teaching her at that time. She was twenty years old when she landed her first professional work as an illustrator for a book on magic illusions published by Pearson/Simmel Press.  She went on to work in animation for award-winning MetroLight Studios in LA. She worked under award-winning digital effects artist, Mark A. Lassoff.  They worked in the 2D division called, MetroCel, where Lark painted cels on Ren & Stimpy and Beavis & Butthead, respectively. 

Links:

Art Website: calderon-gomez.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/like.cat.naps

Facebook: www.facebook.com/larkcalderongomez

Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/65045428@N03/

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