Local Artist In Residence
18th Street Campus | 1659 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
American artist Yvette Gellis lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in the Chicago area, the vast open terrain in contrast to the urban sprawl set up structures for her painting that echo or reiterate the impermanent and mutable states depicted in her work. Or put another way, her painting is not simply static, an illusion or picture of an event, but allows for participation in the event itself. While ever conscious of historical precedents, she strives to expand upon the boundaries of painting.
Gellis has exhibited nationally and internationally including The Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, California; The Landesgalerie Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria; Villenaux La Grande, St. Jacques Eglise, Dival, France; The Torrance Art Museum, California; Soulangh Cultural Park and Museum, Tainan, Taiwan; The East-Gate Museum, Cao Shan Dong Men Art Museum, Yangmingshan, Taipei, Taiwan; Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles; Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeleles; West Art Gallery, California State University, Northridge, California; Cerritos College Art Gallery, California; 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, California. After attending UCLA and Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, she received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University (2008).
Among her many reviews, most notable are; The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post Arts, Square Cylinder, Art in America Magazine, LA Weekly, Art LTD, Art & Cake, Artillery Magazine, Hyperallergic, Taipei Times, ART Week LA and Art Scene LA.
Gellis has been awarded artist residencies with exhibitions in Taiwan, France, Austria, Arizona, and Santa Monica.
Her work is included in numerous private and public collections.