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Teo González at work, 2010.

I was born in Quinto, a small town in Zaragoza, Spain, in 1964. 

 

I always drew and was attracted to photography, design, and whatever other two dimensional types of artistic expression there might be, but it was not until I was twenty years old that it became obvious to me that I was a painter.

 

At the end of 1990, I developed my 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.

I moved to Southern California the following year, and within a month I produced 3036 Gotas de Tinta -- the first artwork by me to ever enter the permanent collection of a museum when it was acquired by New York's Museum of Modern Art.

 

I had my first show at a professional art gallery in San Francisco in 1996 and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in art from California State University in 1997. Two

years later, I moved to Brooklyn, NY, where I currently live and work.

 

For more than twenty five years, I've relied on the grid to serve as the foundation for all of my work, building layers of carefully plotted individual cells which are then filled with drops of color. The end result is a topography of undulating patterns and glistening surfaces.

 

Although the use of the pictorial field and exploration of color in my work draw many comparisons to Abstract Expressionists such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, my grids and working process bring to mind Minimal artists such as Agnes Martin and Sol Lewitt.

As for how I see art making, I think the qualities of one's work depend on a number of factors other than our own intentions, and I also think that walking the line where styles separate is a way to open roads into unexplored territories.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

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

 

 

Brian Gross  Fine Art, San Francisco 2015

University of Richmond Museums, 2017

Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York 2016

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The Ringling Museum, 2019

Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York 2015

Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco 2013

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 

2019  Interpolations: Artworks from the Ringling and

            Monda Collections, The Ringling Museum,

            Sarasota, FL

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

 

 

 

Spanierman Modern, New York 2010

Gallery Ihn, Seoul S.Korea 2008