Maria Elena González  (American/Cuban, 1957) 


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Maria Elena González Biography
1957   Born in Cuba
1979   B.F.A., Sculpture, Florida International University
1983   M.A., Sculpture, San Francisco State University
1991   Artists Space, New York City; individual artists grant
1997   Anonymous Was A Woman Award
1997   Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
1998   Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Grant
2001   Penny McCall Foundation Grant
2003   The Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, Fellowship
2006   The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Artistic Creation Fellowship
2007   Rivershouse Press Residency, CO
Selected Exhibitions
2008   Far from Home, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina
2007   Nineteen Going on Twenty: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection of The Contemporary Museum, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
2007   The Shapes of Space, Guggenheim Museum, New York
2007   Zeichnungen, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
2006   A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami FL
2006   The Bong Show, Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York
2006   Supine Tendency. The Project, New York, NY (solo)
2006   Internal DupliCity. Knoedler & Co. (solo)
2006   Nani’s House, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
2005   Maria Elena Gonzalez. Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2005   Mapping Space: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Miami Art Museum, Fl
2005   Glass, Seriously. Dorsky Projects, Long Island City, NY
2005   The Project, Los Angeles, CA
2004   Island Nations: New Art From Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Daispora. RISD Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island
2004   Open House: Working in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Museum, NY
2003   Site and Insight: an Assemblage of Artists. P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
2003   Neuberger Museum of Art 2003 Biennial Exhibition of Public Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
2003   Dreamspaces Entresueños. Deutsche Bank Lobby Gallery, New York, NY
2003   UN Real Estates. traveling- Art Museum University of Memphis, Art in General, New York City (solo)
2002   Mnemonic Architecture. project room, Bronx Museum of Art (solo)
2002   Magic Carpet/Home. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, a Creative Capital Project (solo)
2002   Maria Elena Gonzalez: Selected Works 1996-2002. Center for Arts and Visual Culture, Univerisity of Maryland, Baltimore County (solo)
2002   The Project, New York (solo)
2002   Rudolf De Crignis, Maria Elena González, Ulrich Wellman. Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
2001   Locus/Focus, Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem, The Netherlands
2001   Crossing the Line, Queens Museum, New York
2001   Maria Elena Gonzalez, Paul Pfeiffer, Peter Rostovsky, (traveling) Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy; Maze, Torino, Italy; Sala Uno, Rome, Italy
2000   Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
2000   Achieving Failure: Gym Culture, Threadwaxing Space, New York, NY & Cleveland Center for Contermporary Art
2000   Mnemonic Architecture. Ludwig Foundation, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1999   Resting Spots, The Project, New York, NY (solo)
1999   For Myles. five myles, Brooklyn, NY
1999   Six Sculptures, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, NY
1999   Tete de Turkois, The Project, New York , NY
1998   warming. The Project, New York
1998   Interpreting. The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1998   The Illusory Nature of Control. a site-specific installation project and residency, HallWalls, Buffalo, NY (solo)
1997   The gaze. Momenta Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1997   Home is Where The Heart Is – Our Family Values. White Columns, New York City
1996 - 1997   The Persistence of Sorrow. site specific installation, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY (solo)
1996   In Our Faces, a site specific installation, Wolfson Campus, Miami Dade Community College, Interamerican Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
1996   House of Games. site specific project, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
1996   Installations/Sculptures. Carla Stellweg Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996   Gender, fucked. Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
1996   Domestic Partnerships. Art in General, New York City
1996   Works on Paper 1990-1992. Art Windows at Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY (solo)
1995   In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the 90's. Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
1994   Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
1994   Artists “Select”. 20th Anniversary Exhibition Part 3, Artist Space, New York
1994   Working Con Paper. INTAR Gallery, New York
1993   Cubana. Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Inc., Miami, Florida
1993   Vistas Latinas IX, Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin at Madison
1992   El Impacto de Dos Mundos/The Impact of Two Worlds. Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
1992   University at C.W. Post, Brookville, New York
1991   Cadences: Icons and Abstraction in Context. The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1991   Dead Heroes, Disfigured Love. Lorence Monk Gallery, New York
1991   Wall Works. The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York, NY (solo)
1991   Untitled, installation project, Art-in-General, New York, NY (solo)
1991   Sculptures and Wall Reliefs, Fred Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
1990   The Awakening/ El Despertar. The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut
1990   Installations: Current Directions. Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York
1990   China, June 4, 1989, One Year Anniversary Exhibit. P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, New York