Leo Villareal  (American, 1967) 

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Leo Villareal Biography
1967   Born in Albuquerque, NM
Lives and works in New York City
1990   Yale University, B.A.
1994   New York University, M.P.S.
Tisch School of the Arts, Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)
Selected Exhibitions
2010   San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (solo)
2010   Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2009   Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2008   Conner Contemporary, Washington, DC (solo)
2008   That Was Then… This is Now, P.S.1/MoMA, New York, NY
2007   Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY (site-specific commission)
2007   Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS (site-specific commission)
2007   Digital Stories, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Santiago, Spain
2007   Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006   Conner Contemporary, Washington, DC (solo)
2006   Lightworks, Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain
2006   Backdrop, Bloomberg SPACE, London, England
2006   All Digital, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
2006   Summer Light, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
2006   Art in America, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2006   Perry Capital, New York, NY (site-specific commission)
2005   Visual Music 1905-2005, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005   Albright-Knox Museum of Art, Buffalo, NY (site-specific commission)
2005   Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid (solo)
2005   Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2004   Sandra Gering Gallery, NY (solo)
2004   Conner Contemporary, Washington, DC (solo)
2004   Fiction.Love-Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
2004   Editions Fawbush: A Selection, Sandra Gering Gallery, NY
2004   Summer group show, Sandra Gering Gallery, NY
2004   Optimo, The Ballroom, Marfa, TX
2004   Innovate, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004   Collector’s Cabinet, Mark Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA curated by Simon Watson
2003 - 2004   GSA Art-in-Architecture project, new federal courthouse by architect Antoine Predock, El Paso, TX
2003   Supercluster, PS1, Long Island City, NY
2003   Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
2003   High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA organized by Andrea Zittel
2003   Winter Light, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
2003   In the Gloaming, The Fields Sculpture Park, Ghent, NY
2003   LED as Primary Material, Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA
2003   Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX (solo)
2002   Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC (solo)
2002   Sandra Gering Gallery, New York (solo)
2002   The Next Perfect 10, Galerie Simone Stern, New Orleans, LA
2001   Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM), Mexico City
2001   Tirana Biennale, Tirana (curated by Miltos Manetas)
2001   Moby tour, various U.S. locations, summer 2001
2001   Casino 2001, curated by Jeannie Greenberg, Stedelijk Museum Voor
2001   Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
2001   Eye Candy, Scott White Contemporary, La Jolla Museum, CA
2001   Synth, organized by Leo Villareal, White Columns, New York
2001   Massless Medium: Explorations in Sensory Immersion, Creative Time in The Anchorage, Brooklyn, NY
2001   The Next Perfect 10, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York (traveling)
2001   Perfect 10: Ten Years in Soho, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
2001   rooms_for_listening, CCAC Institute, San Francisco, CA
2001   Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, New York
2001   City of Lights, curated by Simon Watson & Downtown Arts Projects, Hermes Boutique, New York
2001   Exposure: The Future of Film Festival, USA Network & Scifi Channel, New York
2001   The Bunker Project, MTV, New York
2001   Camp Sleizure, Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, NE
1998   Mind Probe, interactive game show, USA Network, Scifi Channel, New York
1997   Thread Waxing Space, New York
Literature
  Dannat, Adrian. “Synthesiser’s synthetic synthesis,” Artist’s Interview with Leo Villareal, The Art Newspaper, July-August 2001.
  Griffin, Tim. “Synth,” Time Out New York, Issue 302, July 5-12, 2001.
  Smith, Roberta. “Massless Medium, Explorations in Sensory Immersion,” The New York Times, Friday, July 20, 2001.
  Pratt, Kevin. “Massless Medium, Explorations in Sensory Immersion,” Time Out New York, Issue 303, July 12-19, 2001.
  Shelburne, Philip. “Rooms for Listening,” Frieze, January-February, 2001.
  Johnson, Ken. “Collector’s Choice, Exit Art,” The New York Times, Friday, December 15, 2000.
  “Collector’s Choice, Exit Art,” The New York Times, Friday, December 15, 2000.
  Baker, Kenneth. “Stop, Look and Listen, Rooms for Listening,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 9, 2000.
  Berk, Amy. “Rooms for Listening,” at CCAC,” Artweek, November 2000.
  Breslin, Ramsay Bell. “Rooms for Listening,” East Bay Press, October 13, 2000.
  Helfland, Glen. “Sonic Boom, 2000 is the Year of Sound Art,” SF Gate, October 13, 2000.
  Pandicio, Richard. “Ones to Watch,” Interview, November 1999.