Local Artist In Residence
18th Street Campus | 1659 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Los Angeles-based painter and installation artist Yvette Gellis was born and raised in the Chicago area, the vast open terrain in contrast to the urban sprawl sets up structures for 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.
After attending UCLA and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena CA, she received her M.F.A. in 2008 from Claremont Graduate University. Ms. Gellis has exhibited nationally and internationally including The Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena; The Landesgalerie Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria; CAMAC, St. Jacques Eglise, Dival, France; The Torrance Art Museum, California; Soulangh Cultural Park and Museum, Tainan; The East-Gate Museum, Cao Shan Dong Men Art Museum, Yangmingshan, Taipei, Taiwan; Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles; LA Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles; and 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica.
Galleries include Jason Vass Gallery, Los Angeles; Brunnhofer Gallery, Austria; Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona; Nancy Toomey Fine Art, San Francisco; FOCA Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Cerritos College Art Gallery, California; and Kim Light LIGHTBOX, Los Angeles.
Ms. Gellis has been awarded artist residencies with exhibitions in Taiwan, France, Austria, Arizona, and at 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica. Her work is included in many private and public collections.
Among her many reviews, most notable are The San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post Arts, The Los Angeles Times, Square Cylinder, Northern California, Art in America Magazine, LA Weekly, Art LTD – Artist Profile, The Huffington Post, Art & Cake, Artillery Magazine, Taipei Times, China Post, ART Week LA, Art Scene LA, Art Source, LA and Fabrik. A book about her work is published in Europe.