Paul Gellman
Paul Gellman Artist - Teacher
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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.
Rhode Island School of Design1995MFAMFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
The Cooper Union1990BFA
BFA The Cooper Union, New York, New York
Selected Exhibitions
Alice Konitz Display System2016Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA
Cthonic Maw2015Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
Collage Club2013Katzen Kulture Club
Bullet Train2011The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Big Deal Tiny Creatures, DIY Gallery, Los Angeles, CA2010Three Tall Men, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, CA
Screwball Asses2009The Company Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Bullet Train2011The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
All That Heaven Allows, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA2008Bitter Finals, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CARe:PRESENT, LACE Annual Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA
Open Meeting, Tiny Creatures, Los Angeles, CA2007New Ghost Entertainment Entitled, Kunsthaus, Dresden, Germany
New Ghost Entertainment Entitled, Or Gallery2006Vancouver, Ontario
From the Collection2004North Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles
The Future That Never Happened2003Ghettogloss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Portraits2000Brooklyn Loft, Brooklyn, NY
Paul Gellman1989J.C.C.A. Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Paul Gellman1988Nevertheless Press Gallery, St. Louis, MO
The Real Art Hangers of Cheviot Hills2016Los Angeles Museum of Art, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Throw Down the Sword (Killing of an Art Groupie)2015Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
Maiden L.A. (The Dance of Death)2014Armory Center, Pasadena, CA
Spirit of Saint Louis (A Manifesto)2014LAX Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Collage Club2013Katzen Kulture Klub, Los Angeles, CA
Strays, Semiotext(e) Reading2012Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles, CA
Awesome Night of Awesomeness2009Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
!Tall Paul and Mare2008Paul Gellman and Mari Marao, Los Angeles, CA
Animal Shelter Release Party2008The Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles, CA
Long Years In Space, New Energy Encounter Group2008SASSAS benefit show, Los Angeles, CA
Garden Grove Creative Community, New Energy Encounter Group2007Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
New Energy Encounter Group, Orange County Museum of Art2006Newport Beach, CA
The Technical Vocabulary of an Interior Decorator, Los Super Elegantes2005Dan Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Weather Garden Performance, New Energy Encounter Group2005Materials and Applications, Los Angeles, CA
Performance for Whitney Biennial, New York, NY2005Tunga’s House Bar, Los Super Elegantes
Paul Gellman, “Paul Gellman on Tiny Creatures,” Artforum, February, 2011 Chris Kraus2011“You Are Invited To Be The Last Tiny Creature,” Where Art Belongs, Semiotext(e), 2011
Mary Anna Pomonis, “Screwball Asses”, exhibition review2009X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly, Vol. 12, #1
Pablo Leon De La Barra, “Paul Gellman Wears New Energy Gowns”2008Pablo International Magazine, Issue 4
Paul Gellman, “Strays”2008Animal Shelter Fall 2008 Issue 1
Alice Konitz, “The Artists’ Artists”2007Artforum, Best of 2007 Issue
Christopher Russell, “Off-Screen”, Art US, Summer Issue 19, New Energy Encounter Group reviewed2006
Sarah Valdez, “Los Super Elegantes at Dan Hug Gallery”2006Art in America, May 2006
“Helter Skelter”2005David Rimanelli, 07/19/05
David Rimanelli, “Pop Life: David Rimanelli on Los Super Elegantes” 2004Artforum, October 2004
Cité Internationale Des Arts, One Month Residency2010Atelier de Gravure, Paris, France
Art School of the Aegean, Summer Residency Program1988Samos, Greece

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