Local Artist In Residence
18th Street Campus | 1659 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Born and raised in the Chicago area, painter Yvette Gellis employs contrasts between vast open terrain and urban sprawl to set up structures for her painting that reiterate the mutable states depicted in her work. Her painting is not simply static, an illusion or picture of an event, but allows for participation in the event itself. Ever conscious of historical precedents, she strives to expand upon the boundaries of painting.
Gellis has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her current project created in response to the world-wide pandemic is a public art project for the City of Santa Monica; a 450 foot mural across the entire beach front of the Annenberg Community Beach House. Other notable projects include presentations at The Pasadena Museum of California Art; The Landesgalerie Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, with Brunnhofer Galerie, Linz, Austria; Villenaux La Grande, St. Jacques Eglise, Dival, France; Soulangh Cultural Park and Museum, Tainan; The East-Gate Museum, Cao Shan Dong Men Art Museum, Yangmingshan, Taipei, Taiwan; The Torrance Art Museum, California; Los Angeles International Airport; Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; West Art Gallery, California State University, Northridge, CA; Cerritos College Art Gallery, CA; 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica; and Pasadena City College, California.