Francesca Gabbiani  (American, 1965) 

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Francesca Gabbiani Biography
1965   Born: Montreal, Canada
Raised in Geneva, Switzerland
1988 - 1991   ESAV, Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts, Geneva, Switzerland
1993 - 1994   RAKB, Rijkskademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994   Uriot Award, RAKB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Federal Award of Art, Switzerland
1995   Federal Award of Art, Switzerland
1996   Providentia Award, Switzerland
1995 - 1997   Master of Fine Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
1998   Placette Award, Geneva, Switzerland
  Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Selected Exhibitions
2012   2nd Mardin Biennial, Turkey
2012   Lookouts, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy (solo)
2011   The Unseen, Torrance Museum of Art
2011   The Archaic Revival, la Cienega Project, Los Angeles
2010   Dream Baby Dream, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, USA
2009   Patrick Painter Inc, Santa Monica, USA
2009   On Paper, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz (group)
2009   Trouble Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson (group)
2009   Under the Knife, Cadwell Gallery, The Armory, Pasadena (group)
2008   My Generation, Spichernohe, Cologne (group)
2008   Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, MoMA New York (group)
2008   Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (group)
2008   Be My Mirror, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York (solo)
2008   Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA -solo
Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland -solo
Christophe Daviet-Thery, Livres et Editions d’Artistes, Paris, France -solo
2007   Patrick Painter Inc, Santa Monica, California, USA
Double XX-rated: Where The Girls Are, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, New York, USA
5 rencontres d’artistes, &: Aurelie Geslin Christophe Daviet thery, Paris, France
Summer Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA
Ten Years, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London
2006   Scare Me Up. Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan -solo
Wonderland, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas -solo
Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy -soloWorks on Paper, Patrick Painter Inc, Santa Monica, California, USA
New Trajectories: Relocations: Recent painting, drawing and multi-media work from the Ovitz Family Collection, Los Angeles, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, USA
Off the Shelf: New Forms in Contemporary Artists’ Books, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, New York, USA
2005   Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California , USA
Follow Me: A Fantasy, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
Le Fleur du Mal, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California, USA -solo
On your way to where, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA -solo
CentrePasquArt, Kunsthaus Centre d’art Biel Bienne, Switzerland -solo
Follow Me: A Fantasy, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CAalifornia, USA
Christophe Daviet-Thery Livres et Editions d’Artistes, Paris, France
CentrePasquArt, Kunsthaus Centre d’art Biel Bienne, Switzerland
2004   Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, New York, USA -solo
Paper, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2003   DreamSpace, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany -solo
Galerie Tache-Levy, Antwerp, Belgium
Light and Spaced Out, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France, traveled to Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain, Brest, France
The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Art Statements, Art Basel Miami Beach, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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
2001   Hammer Projects: Francesca Gabbiani, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA -solo
By Hand: Pattern, Precision, & Repetition in Contemporary Drawing, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA (August 28 – October 14)
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Gallery Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
2000   Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
1999   Go to the Rainbow, Gallery I-20, New York, New York, USA
Fancy, Gallery Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
1998   Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer (Curated by Bice Curiger), Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland; Shirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Memories to chew, MAMCO, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland (Placette Award)
Gallery I-20, New York, New York, USA
1996   Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland Young Art, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (Providentia Award)
Gallery Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland