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Teo González

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Teo González was born in Zaragoza, Spain in 1964. He current lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. González received a B.A. in Visual Arts from California State University in 1997. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Kemper Art Museum (St. Louis, MO), Museo de Zaragoza (Zaragoza, Spain) and Illinois State Museum (Whittington, IL), among others. Works by González are included in numerous public collections including the MoMA (New York, NY), National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA) and San Diego Museum of Art, (San Diego, CA).

1964   

Born, Zaragoza, Spain
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Education

1997                
BA Visual Arts, Magna Cum Laude, California State University, Bakersfield, California


Solo Exhibitions

2016
Arch/Horizon Paintings, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2015
New Work, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2014                
Scapes, The Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts, New York, NY

2013                
Contemporary Wing, Washington, DC
Recent Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California

2011                
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Ilinois
Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2010                
Eight Modern, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain
New Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California

2008               
Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC
Spanierman Modern, New York, New York
Gallery Ihn, Seoul, South Korea

2007                
New Work, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
d.e.n. contemporary, Culver City, California
Galleria Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain

2006                
226,085 Drops, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC
Cervini/Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2005                
Sala Robayera, Miengo, Spain
Recent Work, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
Recent Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California

2004               
Cristinerose Josee Bienvenue Gallery, New York, New York
Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain
Museo Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza, Spain
William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2003                
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
115,717 Black and White, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2002                
106,525 Drops, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
123 Watts, New York, New York

2001                
Galleria Segovia Isaacs, Barcelona, Spain
Hunsaker/Schlesinger, Santa Monica, California

2000
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
Galeria Madach, Budapest, Hungary
Galleria Fernando La Torre, Zaragoza, Spain
Varosi Muzeszeti Muzeum, Gyor, Hungary

1999
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, New York
Hunsaker/Schlesinger, Santa Monica, California

1997
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, California

1996
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California

1992
Sala Torrenueva, Zaragoza, Spain

1988
Sala Municipal Arte Joven, Zaragoza, Spain


Group Exhibitions

2012
Segment #3, Borusan Contemporary, Istambul, Turkey
Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri
40th Anniversary Exhibition, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Modern and Contemporary Paintings, Spanierman Modern, New York, New York
Fifteen Contemporary Artists, Spanierman Modern, New York, New York

2011
Segment #1A, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
Segment #1, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
20 in 2011, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tribute, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC
White Out, Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Ten Modern and Contemporary Artists, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
Gallery Artists, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
Saturnalia, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
Time and Again, McCormick Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
January Gallery Selections, Spanierman Modern, New York, New York

2010
Art of Giving, The Saatchi Gallery, London, England
August Gallery Selections, Spanierman Modern, New York, New York
Shades of Blue, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, California
The Painting Show, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
On/Off the Grid, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

2009
Minimalist Work, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
On Paper, Willian Shearburn Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
New York/New Drawings, 1946-2007, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain

2008
Aspect:Ratio 1, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
Convergences|Center Street Studio, Galerie Mourlot, New York, New York
NY Motion 1.0, Instituto Cervantes, New York, New York
Obsesión, Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid
Patterns and Rhythms, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, California
RIPE, d.e.n. contemporary, Culver City, California
Publishing Prints: Selections from the Center Street Studio Archives, University of Richmond Museums, Joel and Lila Harnett Print Studio Center, Richmond, Virginia
Reunion, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

2007
Modern Exposure, Spanierman Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Gallery Artists, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
El Museo Crece: Ultimos Ingresos, Museo de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Remix, Brian Gross Fine Art at One Post Street, San Francisco, California
Attention to Detail, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Gallery Artists, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2006
On Paper, Spanierman Modern, New York, New York
Redefined: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Perfect, Illinois State Museum, Whittington, Illinois
Beyond the Sensibility, Gallery Ihn, Seoul, South Korea

2005
Repeat Performance, Anthony Grant, Inc., New York, New York
Big, William Shearbum Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
L.A., Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, New York
Minimal Art Now, Elveheim Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Wisconsin
Perfect, Art Museum of University of Memphis, Memphis Tennessee
Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2004
13, Richard Levy Gallery, Alburquerque, New Mexico
Accrescere: Drawings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gridlock, Open Studios Press, Boston, Massachusetts
Drawings: All Media, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
Perfect: A Group Exhibition, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
Winter White. Black in Black, Clifford-Smith Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2003
Mater Color, Thatcher Projects, New York, New York
2003 Gallery Invitational, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Known and New in Contemporary Art, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington DC
Marco Casentini, Teo Gonzalez, Ed Moses, Recent Work, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
Scope Los Angeles, with Richard Levy Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Current, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Piedra de Toque, Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Frontera, Sala Luis de Ajuria, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava, Spain
The Season of Sweet Silent Thought, Bronx River Art Center, The Bronx, New York
Components, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2002
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
25th Anniversary Selections Benefit Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York, New York
Accumulation, Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2001
Boomerang: Collector's Choice II, Exit Art, New York, New York
VI Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Art, Gyor, Hungary
VIII Bienal de Artes Plasticas, Ciudad de Pamplona, Spain
Brian Gross Fine Art/Gallery Artists, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, California
Taking Stock, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Microwave, Three, 123 Watts, New York, New York
Confluencias: El Desafio de la Mirada, Galeria Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain
Obsessions, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, LaJolla, California

2000
Paper, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York
Spanyol Muveszek Kiallitasa, Varosi Muveszeti Muzeum, Gyor, Hungary
Summer Exhibition, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, California
It's About Time, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
Yellow: The First Color, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California

1998
Stocking Stuffers, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, New York
Selections Spring '98, The Drawing Center, New York, New York

1996
Daniel Arvizu Gallery, Santa Ana, California
Drawn Conclusions, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California

1995
Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, California

1994
Arizona Aqueous, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, Arizona
Fondo de Dibujo, Sala Lanuza, Zaragoza
New Images, Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, Oakland, California

1993
10 Años de Expresión Joven, Sala de la Corona, Zaragoza; Centro Cultural de Ibercaja, Zaragoza; Sala de Exposiciones de la Lonja, Alcanijz; Sala de Exposiciones del Ayuntamiento, Huesca; Palacio de Congresos, Jaca; Sala de Exposiciones de la Escuela de Artes y Oficios, Teruel, Spain
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1992
Premio Isabel de Portugal, Palacio de los Condes de Sástag, Zaragoza, Spain

1991
Biennal de Girona, Casa de la cultura Tomás de Lorenzana, Girona, Spain
Expresión Joven, Diputación Provincial de Zaragoza; Sala Pablo Serrano, Teruel; Sala Genaro Poza, Huesca, Spain
Certamen de Pintura Villa de las Rozas, Sala Maruja Mallo, Centro Cultural de las Rozas, Madrid, Spain

1990
Expresión Joven, Museo Provincial de Zaragoza; Sala Caracas, Alcorisa, Teruel; Sala S'Art, Huesca, Spain
Blanco y Negro, Sala Juan Gris, Centro Cultural del Conde-Duque, Madrid, Spain
Premio Hispanoamericano Daniel Vázquez Díaz, Diputación Provincial de Huelva, Spain

1989
Premio Nacional de Pintura Zurbarán, Zaragoza, Spain
Encuentro de Pintura Joven, Málaga, Spain
Pintores de los 90, Palacio de los Condes de Sástago, Zaragoza, Spain
Teo González y Angelillo, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

1987
Certamen de Pintura Villa de Sax, Alicante, Spain

1985
Angelillo Y Teo, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain


Public Collections

Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California
Ayuntamiento de Miengo, Santander, Spain
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
Museo de Dibujo Julio Gavín - Castillo de Larrés, Sabiñánigo, Spain
Museo del Grabado de Fuendetodos, Zaragoza, Spain
Museo Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza, Spain
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Sala Robayera, Miengo, Spain
San Diego Museum of Art, California
Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Borusan Kültür Ye Sanat, Istambul, Turkey
Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine
Weatherspooon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina


Selected Corporate and Private Collections
Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, California
Juan Antonio Perez Simon, Mexico City, Mexico
The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield, Ohio
Werner Kramarsky, New York, New York
Royal Bank of Scotland, Houston, Texas
Caja de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Circa XX, Pilar Citoler, Madrid, Spain
Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts
Genentech, San Francisco, California
Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, California
H.R.H. Rima Al Saud, Jedda, Saudy Arabia
Winston & Strawn, Chicago, Illinois
Gary Lee & Partners, Chicago, Illinois
Kenneth L. Freed, Boston, Massachusites
Stags Leap, Napa, California
Oregon Mortgage Group Inc., Eugene, Oregon
Sheraton Hotel, Yokohama, Japan
Probity International Corporation, Beverly Hills, California
Wellington Management Company, Boston, Massachusites
Dallas Price, Santa Monica, California
Koro Corporation, Bucheon City, South Korea


Awards

2001
Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

1991
Scholarship, Departamento de Cultura del Gobierno de Aragon, Spain
First prize for drawing, VIII Expresión Joven
First prize, VI Certamen Juvenil Aragonés de Cómic

1990
First prize for painting, VII Expresion Joven
Honorific mention, V Certamen Juvenil Aragonés de Cómic

1989
First prize, XVII Premio Nacional de Pintura Zurbarán
First prize, IV Certamen Juvenil Aragonés de Cómic


Selected Bibliography

2007
Atwood, Roger. "Teo González: Irvine Contemporary," ARTnews, January 2007, p. 139.
Wennerstrom, Nord. "Dispatches from Art Basel Miami Beach." Art & Antiques, January 1, 2007.

2006
Wennerstrom, Nord. "Teo González: Irvine Contemporary," Artforum, December 2006, 312.
O'Sullivan, Michael. "Connecting the Dots With Meaning." The Washington Post, September 29, 2006.
Aragon, Isabelle. "Teo González." Local IQ: Albuquerque's Intelligent Alternative, September 21, 2006.
Stevens, Amanda. "Connecting the Dots." West Side Journal, September 22, 2006, p. 3.
Atwood, Roger. "Art Cells." Bloomberg.com, September 8, 2006.
Binstock, Jonathan P. "Tradition's Muse." Teo Gonzalez: 226,085 Drops, Irvine Contemporary: Washington D.C., 2006, p. 3.
Irvine, Martin. "Teo González: New Alchemy." Teo Gonzalez: 226,085 Drops, Irvine Contemporary: Washington D.C., 2006, p. 6.
Baker, Kenneth. "Galleries." San Francisco Chronicle, July 8, 2006.
Niemi, Ilona. "Perfect." Art Papers, July/August, 2006, p. 73.
Camper, Fred. "Happy Accidents." Chicago Reader, February 24, 2006, Section 2, p. 23.
Artner, Alan. "Art." Chicago Tribune, February 24, 2006, Section 7, p. 19.
Workman, Michael. "Eye Exam." newcitychicago.com, 2006.

2005
Cohen, Edie. "Financial Statement/Fashion Statement." Interior Design, October 1, 2005.
D.G. "The Market ‘Just Absorbs' Works by Teo Gonzalez."ARTNewsletter, August 30, 2005.
Domingo, Patricia. "La Creacion Gota a Gota." El Diario Montañés, August 1, 2005, p. 62.
Baker, Kenneth. "A Look Beyond Veneer of Alleged Innocent Era."San Francisco Chronicle: Datebook, July 23, 2005.
Cossio, Lara. "La Sala Robayera Acoge Desde Hoy La Impactante Obra de Teo Gonzaléz." Alerta, July 9, 2005, p. 50.
Baker, Kenneth. "Subtle Evolution Marks Gonzalez's Latest Abstracts."San Francisco Chronicle: Datebook, March 5, 2005.

2004
Baker, Kenneth. "Aboriginal Artist Connects the Dots in Non-Western Way," San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 25, 2004, p. E 14
Ratia, Alejandro. "La Quimera de la Perfección." Heraldo de Aragón, October 28, 2004, Artes & Letras 10.
Alonso Molina, Oscar. "Teo González." Arte y Parte, Oct-Nov. 2004, p. 119.
Carpio, Francisco. "C de Cuadrado." Blanco y Negro Cultural, October 2, 2004. p. 32.
Pérez-Lizano, Manual. "Gráfica de Hoy." El Aragonés, October 1-14, 2004, p. 24.
Navarro, Mariano. "Teo González." El Cultural, September 23, 2004, p. 36.
Alonso Molina, Oscar. "Muda de Serpiente: Geometría de la Piel." Galería Fernando Latorre: Madrid, 2004.
Goodbody, Bridget. "Tiny Circles in the Square." Museo Pablo Serrao: Zaragoza, 2004.
Burnetti, John. "Perfect: a Group Exhibition." Rearview Mirror, May/June, 2004.
Fallon, Boberta. "How Drawings Make It Into Museum Collections." Artblog,com, May 21, 2004.
"More Kramarsky For MoMA." Magazine News, www.artnet.com, May 20, 2004.
Artner, Alan. "Perfect." Chicago Tribune, March 19, 2004.
Workman, Michael. "Eye Exam." Newcity Chicago, February 25, 2004, online.
Goodbody, Bridget. "Teo González." Time Out New York, February 12-19, 2004, p. 65.

2002
Sirman, Franklin. "Teo González, '106,585 drops'," Time Out New York, May 23-30, 2002.

2001
Bratten, Dawna. "A procession of Obsessions", Village News, February 14, 2001.
Kendricks, Neil. "Obsessions at the University Art Gallery, UCSD,"Artweek, April 2001.

2000
Baker, Kenneth. "Paint Dollops Create Optical Effects." San Francisco Chronicle,December 16, 2000.
Azpeitia, Pedro P. " Teo González." Heraldo de Aragon, November 16, 2000.
Tudellia, Chus. " Metaforas del Tiempo." el Periodico, November 24, 2000.
Baker, Kenneth. "Reflections on the Value of Time." (exhibition catalogue), Zaragoza, October/ November 2000.
Alonso Molina, Oscar. " Teo González." Arte y Parte, October/ November 2000, p. 123.

1999
Ollman, Leah. "Dots, Drops and Puddles: Teo González." Los Angeles Times, March, 19, 1999.
Baker, Kenneth. "Paintings Illuminate the Workings of Viewers' Eyes."San Francisco Chronicle, February 20, 1999, p. E1.
Long, Andrew. "New Dimensions." Art & Antiques, February 1999, p. 34.

1997
Berry, Colin. "Teo González." citysearch.com, October 25, 1997, on-line.
Iannaccone, Carmine. "Teo González." Art Issues, March/April 1997, p. 37.
Pagel, David. "Detailed Drops." The Los Angeles Times, Feb. 14, 1997, p. F36.

1996
Baker, Kenneth. "A Whole Lot of Art." San Francisco Chronicle, July 23, 1996, p. D1.
Zyzzyva, Box XII, no. 2, Summer 1996, p. 140.

1995
Perez- Lizano, Manuel. "Abstraction Plasticca Espanola - Nucleo Aragones: 1948 - 1993, Mira Editiores." Zaragoza: 1995. p. 271 - 72.

1993
Ratia, Alejandro. "La Fuerza Centrifuga: Diez Años de Certámenes Jóvenes." Diario 16 de Aragón, April 10, 1993. p. 69.
G.Z. "Diez Años del Certamen ‘Expresión Joven': Recorrido por el Arte Español de los 80." ABC, April 7, 1993, p. 70.
Azpeitia, Angel. "Diez Anos de Expresión Joven." (review), Heraldo de Aragón, April 6, 1993, De Arte 7.

1992
García Guatas, Manuel. "Más de Mil Gotas de Tinta," (review). Diario 16 de Aragón, March 27, 1992, p. 35.
López, Héctor. "Teo González," (review). Heraldo de Aragón, March 26, 1992, De Arte 6.

1991
Il Biennal de Girona (exhibition catalog), Girona; Generalitat de Catalunya, 1991.
VI Certamen Juvenil Aragonés de Comics (exhibition catalog), Zaragoza: Gobierno de Aragón, 1991.

1990
Nieto, Oscar. "Exposición de Cómics en el Centro Delicias," Heraldo de Aragón, November 16, 1990, p. 50.
V Certámen Juvenil Aragonés de Comics (exhibition catalog), Zaragoza: Gobierno de Aragón, 1900.
Il Semana del Cómic de Leganés (exhibition catalog), Madrid: Ayuntamiento de Leganés, 1990.
Blanco y Negro (exhibition catalog), Madrid: La Prensa Española, 1990.

1989                
Marina, Mercedes. "XVII Premio Zurbarán" (review), Heraldo de Aragón, Oct. 19, 1989.
Marina, Mercedes. "Pintores de los 90" (review), Heraldo de Aragón, June 1, 1989.
Castro, Angel. "Visiones y Alegonas de Símbolo," El Dia e Aragón, May 26, 1989, p. 38.
Martínez Alfonso, Cristina. "Pintores de los 90: El Perfil Creativo de la Próxima Década," Heraldo de Aragón, May 25, 1989, p. 50.
Martínez Alfonso, Cristina. "Arte Listo para Comprar y Llevar," Heraldo de Aragón, May 18,1989, p. 46.
Pérez Lizano, Manuel. "Pintores de los 90" (exhibition catalog), Zaragoza: D.P.Z., 1989.
IV Certamen Juvenil Aragonés de Comics (exhibition catalog), Zaragoza: Gobierno de Aragón, 1989.

1988                
López, Héctor. "Sala Municipal de Arte Joven: Teo González" (review), Heraldo de Aragón, Nov. 17, 1988, p. 17.
Murria, Alicia. "Teo González y Angelillo" (review), El Dia de Aragón, Jan 17, 1988, p. 17.
Marina, Mercedes. "Filosofía: Teo González y Angelillo" (review),Heraldo de Aragón, Jan. 14, 1988, Artes y Letra 14.

1985
Azpeitia, Angel. "Facultad de Filosofía: Angelillo y Teo" (review),Heraldo de Aragón, Sept. 26, 1985.