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Teo González

1964 Zaragoza, Spain

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He was born in Quinto, a small town in Zaragoza, Spain, in 1964. He started constructing photographic cameras at age fourteen. Six years later, after a few twists and turns of life, he decided to become a painter. At the end of 1990, Teo developed his signature style -- works that consisted of thousands of drops of water, arranged into a grid pattern, inside of which a small amount of ink  or enamel was dropped and left to dry. Teo moved to Southern California the following year.  Within a month, he produced 3036 Gotas de Tinta -- the artist's first piece to ever enter the permanent collection of a museum when it was aquired by New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Teo had his first show at a professional art gallery in San Francisco in 1996 and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dregree in art from California State University, Bakersfield in 1997. Two years later, he moved to Brooklyn, NY, where he currently lives and works.

For more than twenty five years, Teo González has relied on the grid to serve as the foundation for all of his work. Built in layers, he carefully plots individual cells which are then filled with drops of color. The end result is a topography of undulating patterns and glistening surfaces. Although rooted in post-minimal traditions, Teo's use of the pictorial field and exploration of color draw many comparisions to Abstraction Expressionists such as Mark Rothko & Jackson Pollock, as frequently as his grids and working process do to the Minimalist artists Agnes Martin & Sol Lewitt. His work can be found in museum collections around the world including New York's Modern Museum of Art, The National Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and  Museo Pablo Serrano in Spain.

Solo shows:

 

2017 Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

          La Casa Amarilla, Zaragoza, Spain

2016  Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2015  Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2014  Gabarrón Foundation, New York, NY

2013   Contemporary Wing, Washington, DC

           Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2011   Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

           Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2010  Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM

          Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain

          Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

          Spanierman Modern, New York, NY

2008  Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC

          Gallery Ihn, Seoul, South Korea

          Spanierman Modern, New York, NY

2007   d.e.n. contemporary, Culver City, CA

           Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

           Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain

2006   Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

           Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

           Cervini/Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

           Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005   Sala Robayera, Miengo, Spain

           Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

           Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2004   William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO

           Museo Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza, Spain

           Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain

           Cristinerose Gallery, New York, NY

2003   Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

           Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2002   Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

           123 Watts, New York, NY

2001   Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA

           Galería Segovia Isaacs, Barcelona, Spain

2000   Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

           Galería Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain

           Városi Muvészeti Múzeum, Györ, Hungary

           Galeria Madách, Budapest, Hungary

1999   Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY

           Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA

           Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

1997   Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

           Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA

1996  Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

 

1992  Sala Torrenueva, Zaragoza, Spain

 

1988  Sala Municipal de Arte Joven, Zaragoza, Spain

 

Group shows:

 

2017    Ivory Black and Flake White, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

            Iterations: Contemporary Approaches to Drawing, The University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA

2016   Script, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

           Summer Breeze, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

 

2015    En Torno a Una Generación. La Colección,

            IAACC Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza, Spain

            See me, Feel me, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

            Hot Spots, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

            B.Gerald and Iris Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

           A&B, Gallery Ihn, Seoul, So. Korea

2014   El Trabajo de lo Visible, Galería Odalys, Madrid, Spain

           Hunting+Gathering: New Additions to the Museum Collection, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

           Luminous Flux, Art House, Thoma Foundation, Santa Fe, NM

           A Few of Our Favorite Things, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

 

2013   Dibujos de Pequeño Formato, Sala Municipal de Arte de Sabiñánigo, Huesca, Spain

           XS: Pequeño Formato, Museo de Dibujo de Larrés, Huesca, Spain

           Square Squares, Insa Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

           Michael Dickey, Teo González & Mahmoud Hamadani, De Buck Gallery, New York, NY

           Thirteen Contemporary Artists, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY

 

2012     Segment #3, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

             Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO

             40th. Anniversary Exhibition, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

             Modern and Contemporary Paintings, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY

             Fifteen Contemporary Artists, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY

 

2011    Segment #1A, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

            Segment #1, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

            20 in 2011, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

            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, IL

            Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

            Saturnalia, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC      

            Time and Again,  McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL

            January Gallery Selections, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY

 

2010    Art of Giving, The Saatchi Gallery, London, England

            August Gallery Selections, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY

            Shades of Blue, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

            The Painting Show, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

            On/Off the Grid, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

 

2009    Minimalist Work, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

            On Paper, Willian Shearburn Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

            New York/New Drawings, 1946-2007, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain

 

2008     Aspect: Ratio 1, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

             En El Umbral, Escuela de Artes y Oficios, Zaragoza, Spain

             Convergences|Center Street Studio, Galerie Mourlot, New York, NY

             Patterns and Rithms, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

             NY Motion 1.0, Instituto Cervantes, New York, NY

             Obsesión, Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid

             RIPE, d.e.n. contemporary, Culver City, CA

             Publishing Prints: Selections from the Center Street Studio Archives, University of

             Richmond  Museums, Joel  and Lila Harnett Print Studio Center, Richmond, VA.

             Print Publishers Spotlight: Center Street Studio, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

             Reunion, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

 

2007    Modern Exposure, Spanierman Gallery, East Hampton, NY

            Gallery Artists, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

            El Museo Crece: Ultimos Ingresos, Museo de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

            Remix, Brian Gross Fine Art at One Post Street, San Francisco, CA

            Attention to Detail, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

            Gallery Artists, Roy Boyd, Chicago, IL

 

2006    On Paper, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY

            Redefined: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

            Perfect, Illinois State Museum, Whittington, IL

            Selections & Celebrations, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC

            Beyond the Sensibility, Gallery Ihn, Seoul, South Korea

 

2005    Repeat Performance, Anthony Grant, Inc. New York, NY

            Big, William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO

            L.A., Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY

            Minimal Art Now, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

            Perfect, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.; Contemporary Arts

            Center, New Orleans,  LA.; Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2004    13, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

            Gridlock, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

             Drawings: All Media, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

             Accrescence, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

             Perfect, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

             Winter White. Black in Black, Clifford-Smith Gallery, Boston, MA

 

2003     Mater Color, Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

             2003 Gallery Invitational. Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

             Known and New in Contemporary Art, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington D.C

             Marco Casentini, Teo Gonzalez, Ed Moses , Recent Work. Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA           

             Scope Los Angeles, Richard Levy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

             Current, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

             Piedra de Toque, Galería Fernando Latorre, Madrid, Spain

             Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

             Frontera, Sala Luis de Ajuria, Vitoria -Gasteiz, Alava, Spain

             The Season of Sweet Silent Thought, Bronx River Arts Center, The Bronx, NY

             Components, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2002     Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

             25 Anniversary Benefit Selections Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

             Accumulation, Clifford-Smith Gallery, Boston, MA

             Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

             Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

2001    Boomerang: Collector’s Choice II, Exit Art, New York, NY

            VIII Bienal de la Ciudadela, Pamplona, Spain

             International Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Arts, Györ, Hungary

            Taking Stock, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

            microwave, Three, 123 Watts, New York, NY

            Paintings(Between Texts and Textiles), 123 Watts, New York, NY

            Brian Gross Fine Art Gallery Artists, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA

            <<Confluencias>> El Desafío de la Mirada, Galería Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain

            Obsessions, University of California San Diego, La Joya, CA

 

2000     Paper, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY

             Spanyol Müvészek Kiállítása, Városi Muvészeti Múzeum, Györ, Hungary

             Summer Exhibition, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA

             It’s About Time, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

             Yellow: The First Color, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

 

1998     Stocking Stuffers, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York NY

             Selections Spring ‘98, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

 

1996     Daniel Arvizu Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

             Drawn Conclusions, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

 

1995    Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

1994    New Images, Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

            Fondo de Dibujo del Gobierno de Aragón, Sala Lanuza, Zaragoza, Spain

            Arizona Aqueous, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ

 

1993    Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           10 Años de Expresión Joven, Sala de la Corona, Zaragoza, Spain

 

1992   Premio Isabel de Portugal, Palacio de Sástago, Zaragoza, Spain

 

1991   Biennal de Girona, Casa de la Cultura Tomás de Lorenzana, Gerona, Spain

           Expresión Joven, Diputación Provincial, Zaragoza, Spain

           Certamen de Pintura Villa de las Rozas, Sala Maruja Mayo, Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain

 

1990    Expresión Joven, Museo Provincial de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

            Blanco y Negro, Centro Cultural del Condeduque, Madrid, Spain

            Premio Hispanoamericano Daniel Vázquez Díaz, Diputación Provincial de Huelva, 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, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

 

1987   Certamen de Pintura Villa de Sax, Alicante, Spain

 

1985   Angelillo y Teo, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

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