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 attending UCLA and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena CA. 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.
Ms. Gellis has exhibited nationally and internationally including: The Pasadena Museum of California Art / 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, LA Department of Cultural Affairs and at The 18th Street Arts Center in 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, LA / Cerritos College Art Gallery, CA and Kim Light LIGHTBOX, Los Angeles, CA.
Ms. Gellis has been awarded artist residencies with exhibitions in Taiwan, France, Austria, Arizona, and the 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica. Her work is included in many private and public collections.