Francesca Gabbiani

Francesca Gabbiani
Badlands (Dollhouse on Fire), 2012
colored paper on paper
40 x 71 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
detail of Badlands (Dollhouse on Fire), 2012
colored paper on paper
40 x 71 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
Shape (1 - Utopia), 2012
colored paper and gouache on paper
30 x 30 inches

Francesca Gabbiani 
Shape (1), 2012 
colored paper and gouache on paper
30 x 30 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
The Shapes (Dystopia), 2012
colored paper on paper
40 x 59 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
detail of The Shapes (Dystopia), 2012
colored paper on paper
40 x 59 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
detail of The Shapes (Dystopia), 2012
colored paper on paper
40 x 59 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
Leftovers of a Radical Space, 2012
colored paper and gouache on paper
15-1/4 x 15-1/4 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
Hideout of the Snowman, 2012
colored paper and gouache on paper
20 x 20 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
Hideout for Pearl and Gus, 2012
colored paper and gouache on paper
20 x 20 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
Grid (Utopia), 2012
ink on vellum
25 x 37 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
Grid (Sunrise - Utopia), 2012
colored paper and gouache on paper
15 x 22-5/8 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
La Haine, 2012
ink on vellum
25 x 37 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
Until...Almost There, 2012
ink on vellum
25 x 37 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
Until...A Beginning, 2012
colored paper and gouache on paper
30 x 30 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
detail of Until...A Beginning, 2012
colored paper and gouache on paper
30 x 30 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
The Hideout in Between, 2012
ink on vellum
12 x 9 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
Until...Just About Here, 2012
ink on vellum
12 x 9 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
The Best Boggie Man (Wedding Rug/Blanket), 2012
wool; edition of 2
56 x 36 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
The Best Boogie Man (For His Wife), 2012
colored paper and gouache on paper
15-1/4 x 15-1/4 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
Wreath, 2010
colored paper and gouache on paper 
39-1/2 x 49-1/2 inches, paper

Francesca Gabbiani 
Break, 2010
colored paper on gouache 
60 x 60 inches

Francesca Gabbiani 
Venus' Boudoir, 2010
colored paper, acrylic, and gouache on paper
30-1/4 x 27 inches, paper

Francesca Gabbiani
The House of Falling Leaves, 2010
colored paper on paper 
30-1/2 x 21-3/4 inches, paper 

Francesca Gabbiani
The House of Falling Leaves, 2010
colored paper on paper 
30-1/2 x 21-3/4 inches, paper 

Francesca Gabbiani
Fragment (1), 2010
colored paper and gouache on paper
27-1/2 x 27-1/2 inches, paper

Francesca Gabbiani
Fragment (2), 2010
colored paper and gouache on paper
23-1/2 x 17 inches, paper

Francesca Gabbiani 
Fragment (3), 2010
colored paper and gouache on paper
25 x 22-1/4 inches, paper

Francesca Gabbiani
Fragment (4), 2010
colored paper and gouache on paper
30 x 20 inches, paper

Francesca Gabbiani
Mojo, 2008
colored paper and gouache on paper
29-3/4 x 24 inches

Francesca Gabbiani
Night of the Hunter, 2008
portfolio of three photo mechanical etchings, hand-painted with watercolor
12-1/2 x 9 inches each; edition of 12

Francesca Gabbiani
Night of the Hunter, 2008
portfolio of three photo mechanical etchings, hand-painted with watercolor
12-1/2 x 9 inches each; edition of 12

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Born Montreal, Canada, 1965
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California, USA

Education
1995-97

• Master of Fine Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
1993-94
• RAKB, Rijkskademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1988-91
• ESAV, Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts, Geneva, Switzerland

Solo Exhibitions
2016

• Francesca Gabbiani, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2012
• The Shapes, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin
• Lookouts, Monica De Cardenas Gallery, Milan, Italy
2010
• Dream Baby Dream, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin
2009
• Patrick Painter, Los Angeles
2008
Once We Were Trees, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin
• Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
• Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland
• Christophe Daviet-Thery, Livres et Editions d’Artistes, Paris, France
2007
Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
• Soul Keepers, Patrick Painter, Los Angeles
2006
Save Me Up, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
• Wonderland, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
• Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
• Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
2005
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
• Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
•&: Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France
• CentrePasquArt, Kunsthaus Centre d’art Biel Bienne, Switzerland
2004
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2003
The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
• DreamSpace, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
2001
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
• Gallery Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
• Hammer Projects: Francesca Gabbiani, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2000
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
1999
go to the rainbow, Gallery I-20, New York
• fancy, Gallery Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
1998
Memories to chew, MAMCO, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland (Placette Award)
• Gallery I-20, New York
1996
Gallery Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015
• The Afghan Carpet Project, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
• Don’t Shoot the Painter, Galleria d’Arte Moderna Milano, Italy
2014
• My Self is An Other, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles
• Summer Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2013
• Kiss Me Deadly, Paradise Row, London
• Galerie Gmurzynska, St. Moritz, Switzerland
2012
• Mardin Biennale, Turkey
2009       
• Trouble in Paradise: Examinig Discord in Nature and Society, Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona
2008
• My Generation, Spichernohe, Köln, Germany
• Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, MoMA New York
• Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2007
• Double XX-rated: Where The Girls Are, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York
• 5 rencontres d’artistes, &: Aurelie Geslin Christophe Daviet thery, Paris, France
• Summer Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin
• Ten Years, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London
2006
• Works on Paper, Patrick Painter Inc, Santa Monica, California
• New Trajectories: Relocations: Recent painting, drawing and multi-media work from the Ovitz Family Collection, Los Angeles; Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
• Off the Shelf: New Forms in Contemporary Artists’ Books, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
2005
Follow Me: A Fantasy, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2004
Project Ruinart with &:, Paris, France
• Paper, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California
• The Dogs(curator), Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
• Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, United Kingdom
• Seeing Other People, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2003
Galerie Tache-Levy, Antwerp, Belgium
• Light and Spaced Out, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France, traveled to Fonds Regional d?Art Contemporain, Brest, France
• Within, Alongside and Between Spaces, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
• Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2002
Painting On The Move, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
• Play It As It Lays: 17 Artists From Los Angeles, The London Institute Gallery, Millbank, London, England
• Cut; Francesca Gabbiani, Simon Periton, Eva Rothschild, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
2001
New Prints 2001/Summer, International Print Center, New York
• By Hand: Pattern, Precision, & Repetition in Contemporary Drawing, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California
2000
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina
• Spellbound, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
1999
Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
• hair styling, Toasting Agency Project, Paris, France
• the temptations (Curated by Dennis Cooper), Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
1998
dog days are over (Curated by Nicholas Tremblay), Swiss Cultural Center, Paris, France
• Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer (Curated by Bice Curiger), Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland; Shirn
• Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
1997
Malibu Sex Party, Purple Fine Arts, Los Angeles
• 504 (Curated by John Armleder), Center for Art, Media & Design, Braunschweig, Germany
1996
confrontations, Museum of Art, Nyon, Switzerland
• Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland
• Young Art, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (Providentia Award)
• OCE Collection, Museum Bonnefeld, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1995
Lost Property, Great Western Studios, London, England; W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Kunsthalle Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland

Awards and Distinctions

1998
Placette Award, Geneva, Switzerland
1996
Providentia Award, Switzerland
1995
Federal Award of Art, Switzerland
1994
Uriot Award, RAKB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Federal Award of Art, Switzerland

Selected Public Collections
• Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
• Museum of Modern Art, New York
• Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, Washington
• Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
• OCE Collection, The Netherlands
• The UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
• Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
• CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland
• City of Geneva, Switzerland
• National Collection, Switzerland