Local Artist In Residence
1659 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Los Angeles-based painter and installation artist Yvette Gellis received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University, after which she had her first major solo show at the Kim Light Gallery in Culver City. Reviews appeared in publications ranging from the local “LA Weekly,” to the national “Art in America”. Her work has also been featured in numerous local shows including: “In Bed Together” at the Royal/T in Culver City; “To Live and Paint in LA” at the Torrance Art Museum, “Architectural Dienforcement” at the Cerritos Art Gallery, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Other Solo shows include “Ephemera” at the Garboushian Gallery in Beverly Hills, and the Brunnhofer Galerie in Austria. She was a featured artist at the Conflux festival In New York where she mounted a Public Art installation taking over a city block. Recent painting installations also include collaborations with South Korean artist Han Sungpil. Her work was featured at Miami Aqua 2012 with the Toomey Tourell Gallery in San Francisco. Recent reviews include the ”Huffington Post,” “Art LTD,” “TAM’s Madrona Musings.” and “Newsline.”
Upcoming exhibitions include ARTRA’s “Mas Attack at the LA Mart and at FOCA in China town Los Angeles May 2013, and the CIVA exhibition, which is touring throughout the United States. She is also developing a painting exhibition about her artist residency at an organic vegetable farm on the borderlands of Mexico. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections.