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Paul Gellman has worked as an artist and performer in Los Angeles for the past two decades, creating a practice that reflects, mimics, and subverts intellectual hierarchies (both historical and current). Born in Missouri, Paul Gellman lives and works in Los Angeles, California. His work has been exhibited at Commonwealth and Council and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He also staged performances and reading of his work at the Los Angeles Museum of Art, the Armory Center, LAXART, Dan Hug Gallery, the Hammer Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art. His work has been featured in Artforum, X-tra, Semiotext(e), and he’s contributed writings to Animal Shelter and Tiny Creatures Zine.

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*C*O*N*T*A*C*T* with Jimi Hey & Paul Jacob Gellman

*C*O*N*T*A*C*T* is today! It's a classic @jimihey & @pauljacobgellman throw down!! @melodylounge happy hour FREE 5-9pm 🍻 A post shared by Jessica Espeleta (@jesspeleta) on Feb 3, 2017 at 1:32pm PST  

Real Art Hangers of Cheviot Hills

Sunday after thanksgiving…. Tall Paul et al…  Real Art Hangers of Cheviot Hills Artist Statement – Paul Gellman Read more about the play in this Los Angeles Museum article about the May 1st performance. Redling Fine Art offers copies of the script. Check out the gallery below from the November 27th, 2016 performance. Photos shot by Michael Rashkow. Take …

Paul Gellman Filling In for Tall Paul

Paul Gellman Filling In for Tall Paul OPENING @ RFA (Redling Fine Art) Saturday, November 5th 6 PM – 8 PM PDT Redling Fine Art 6757 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90038 http://redlingfineart.com/  

Resumé

Paul Gellman
Paul Gellman
Artist - Teacher

Paul Gellman has worked as an artist and performer in Los Angeles for the past two decades, creating a practice that reflects, mimics, and subverts intellectual hierarchies (both historical and current). Born in Missouri, Paul Gellman lives and works in Los Angeles, California. His work has been exhibited at Commonwealth and Council and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He also staged performances and reading of his work at the Los Angeles Museum of Art, the Armory Center, LAXART, Dan Hug Gallery, the Hammer Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art. His work has been featured in Artforum, X-tra, Semiotext(e), and he’s contributed writings to Animal Shelter and Tiny Creatures Zine.

Education

1995

Rhode Island School of Design
MFA

MFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

1990

The Cooper Union
BFA

BFA The Cooper Union, New York, New York

Selected Exhibitions

2016

Alice Konitz Display System
Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA

2015

Cthonic Maw
Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA

2013

Collage Club
Katzen Kulture Club

2011

Bullet Train
The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010

Big Deal Tiny Creatures, DIY Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Three Tall Men, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Screwball Asses
The Company Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Bullet Train
The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008

All That Heaven Allows, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Bitter Finals, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Re:PRESENT, LACE Annual Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA

2007

Open Meeting, Tiny Creatures, Los Angeles, CA
New Ghost Entertainment Entitled, Kunsthaus, Dresden, Germany

2006

New Ghost Entertainment Entitled, Or Gallery
Vancouver, Ontario

2004

From the Collection
North Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles

2003

The Future That Never Happened
Ghettogloss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000

Portraits
Brooklyn Loft, Brooklyn, NY

1989

Paul Gellman
J.C.C.A. Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1988

Paul Gellman
Nevertheless Press Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Performance/Readings

2016

The Real Art Hangers of Cheviot Hills
Los Angeles Museum of Art, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

2015

Throw Down the Sword (Killing of an Art Groupie)
Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA

2014

Maiden L.A. (The Dance of Death)
Armory Center, Pasadena, CA

2014

Spirit of Saint Louis (A Manifesto)
LAX Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Collage Club
Katzen Kulture Klub, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Strays, Semiotext(e) Reading
Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Awesome Night of Awesomeness
Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2008

!Tall Paul and Mare
Paul Gellman and Mari Marao, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Animal Shelter Release Party
The Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Long Years In Space, New Energy Encounter Group
SASSAS benefit show, Los Angeles, CA

2007

Garden Grove Creative Community, New Energy Encounter Group
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2006

New Energy Encounter Group, Orange County Museum of Art
Newport Beach, CA

2005

The Technical Vocabulary of an Interior Decorator, Los Super Elegantes
Dan Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005

Weather Garden Performance, New Energy Encounter Group
Materials and Applications, Los Angeles, CA

2005

Performance for Whitney Biennial, New York, NY
Tunga’s House Bar, Los Super Elegantes
Press

2011

Paul Gellman, “Paul Gellman on Tiny Creatures,” Artforum, February, 2011 Chris Kraus
“You Are Invited To Be The Last Tiny Creature,” Where Art Belongs, Semiotext(e), 2011

2009

Mary Anna Pomonis, “Screwball Asses”, exhibition review
X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly, Vol. 12, #1

2008

Pablo Leon De La Barra, “Paul Gellman Wears New Energy Gowns”
Pablo International Magazine, Issue 4

2008

Paul Gellman, “Strays”
Animal Shelter Fall 2008 Issue 1

2007

Alice Konitz, “The Artists’ Artists”
Artforum, Best of 2007 Issue

2006

Christopher Russell, “Off-Screen”, Art US, Summer Issue 19, New Energy Encounter Group reviewed

2006

Sarah Valdez, “Los Super Elegantes at Dan Hug Gallery”
Art in America, May 2006

2005

“Helter Skelter”
David Rimanelli, Artforum.com/Diary 07/19/05

2004

David Rimanelli, “Pop Life: David Rimanelli on Los Super Elegantes”
Artforum, October 2004
Residencies

2010

Cité Internationale Des Arts, One Month Residency
Atelier de Gravure, Paris, France

1988

Art School of the Aegean, Summer Residency Program
Samos, Greece