Genevieve Gaignard

1981
Born in Orange, Massachusetts
 
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
 
2007
BFA, Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2014
MFA, Photography, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
 
"Black White and Red All Over," Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018
"Hidden Fences," Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
 
"Counterfeit Currency," The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
2017
"Grassroots," Prospect.4, New Orleans, LA
 
"In Passing," Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
 
"The Powder Room," Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA
2016
"Smell the Roses," California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2015
"Us Only," Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA
 
"A Golden State of Mind," Diane Rosenstein Presents at The Cabin LA, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2019
"Politically Private – The interplay of personal identity and public performance," Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
 
"Quiet As Its Kept: Passing Subjects, Contested Identities," Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
 
"Lost and Found in America," Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL (link)
2018-2019
"Terres de femmes," Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA
2018
"Daegu Biennale," Daegu, South Korea
 
"Personal Space," Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK
 
"Radically Ordinary: Scenes from Black Life in America Since 1968," Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
 
"People Get Ready," Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
 
"Fun House," Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK
 
'Shaq Loves People," Curated by Shaquille O’Neal, EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL
 
"Talisman in the Age of Difference," Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
 
"In This Imperfect Present Moment," Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
 
"Industry," dc3 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2017
"Fictions," Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
 
"Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture," California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Comm | Alt | Shift," Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
2016
"Other Spaces," dc3, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 
"Summer School," The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
2014
"13 Artists," Yale School of Art, Alternative Space, New Haven, CT
 
"Deep End," Yale MFA Photography Thesis, Yale School of Art Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT
 
"Deep End," Yale MFA Photography Thesis, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
 
"Deep End," Yale MFA Photography Thesis, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"The New New," Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Yale MFA Second-Year Student Exhibition, Yale School of Art Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT

Selected Press

2019
Dafoe, Taylor. "Best Buys: Eight Artists at Independent to Collect for Under $15,000 (If You’re Lucky and Move Fast)," Artnet, March 7 (link)
 
Finkel, Jori. "Inside the Dramatic Makeover of LA's Thriving Art World," W, February 11 (link)
 
Miranda, Cynthia. "Artist Genevieve Gaignard wants her art to speak to different identities," The Daily Texan, January 30 (link)
 
Durón, Maximilíano and Alex Greenberger. "15 Los Angeles Artists to Watch," ARTnews, January 9 (link)
 
Harmon, Erica. "Stepping Into Personal Space," C Magazine, January
2018
Woolridge, Jane, "Art Basel Week Action Goes Beyond Fairs. You'll Want These Happenings On Your List," Miami Herald, December 1 (link)
 
Banks, Emma, "This Art Basel Show is Challenging Mainstream and Marginalized Dynamics," Milk.xyz, December 6 (link)
 
Cohen, Alina, "The 15 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach," Artsy, December 6 (link)
 
Valentine, Victoria, "Beyond Basel: Where to See, Buy, and Experience African and African American Art During Miami Art Week 2018," Culture Type, December 8 (link)
 
Lavelle, Ciara, "Art Basel and Miami Art Week 2018 Winners and Losers," Miami New Times, December 10 (link)
 
Morais, Pedro, "Feminism and Art, The New Voice," Le Quotidien de l’art, December 14
 
Idarraga, Jessica. "FREE! Art Fair Starring Genevieve Gaignard," Cultured, December 4 (link)
 
Greenberger, Alex. "The Browser: Jack Smith, Genevieve Gaignard, and Eckhaus Latta’s Notes on Performance," Artnews, September 12 (link)
 
"9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week," ArtNews, September 17 (link)
 
Drew, Kimberly. "Tina Knowles Lawson on Her Black Art Collection, Beyoncé, Solange, and Creativity," Vanity Fair, August 6 (link)
 
Cascone, Sarah. "There are Enough Damsels in Distress: Artist Genevieve Gaignard Wants to Undermine Your Assumptions About Beauty and Blackness," Artnet, August 3 (link)
 
Morgan, Maybelle. "Genevieve Gaignard: Meet the Artist Exploring Race, Gender, and Identity Through Her Collages," Wonderland Magazine, July 25 (link)
 
Ryder, Katie. An Artist’s Costumed Alter Egos Cross Racial Lines, The New Yorker, July 17 (link)
 
Shepherd, Harriet. The Bi-Racial Artist Using White-Passing Characters to Talk About Blackness, Sleek Magazine, June 7 (link)
 
Cascone, Sarah. Editors’ Picks: 16 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week, Artnet, June 4 (link)
 
Eckardt, Stephanie. "The 7 Photographers Proving That the Self-Portrait Is 2018's Most Exciting Genre," W Magazine, April 6 (link)
 
"‘Hidden Fences’ by Genevieve Gaignard at Praz-Delavallade Paris," BlouinArt Info, March 22 (link)
 
Dayal, Mira. “Fictions” at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Artforum, March 1
 
Shaw, Cameron. "Take a Closer Look: An Interview with Genevieve Gaignard," Pelican Bomb, March 1 (link)
 
Benoit, Guillaume. "Genevieve Gaignard at Praz-Delavallade," Slash Magazine, March (link)
 
Reynolds, Pamela. "In Forms & Alterations, Artists Use Fashion to Unravel Gender Politics and Identity," The Artery, February 1 (link)
 
Female Artist Who Has Made 2017 “Her” Year, The Art Gorgeous, January 30 (link)
 
Gottesman, Sarah, "6 Art-Historical Poses You Should Know," Artsy, January 1 (link)
2017
Eler, Alicia. "An Artist Reinvents Herself to Mine the Fictions of America," Hyperallergic, January 9 (link)
 
Scout, Sabo. How One Artist Explores Biracial Identity Through Elaborate Self-Portraits, Interview Magazine, December 11 (link)
 
Shang, Danielle. "Collectors of Color on the Importance of Supporting Under-Recognized Artists," Hyperallergic, November 28 (link)
 
Zhong, Fan. "The 4th Prospect New Orleans Triennial Is Full of Black Art, But Does It Make Enough Noise?," W Magazine, November 24 (link)
 
Loos, Ted. "In Prospect New Orleans, A Curator Guides 73 Artists Toward Higher Ground," The New York Times, November 23 (link)
 
Indrisek, Scott. "Prospect. 4 Brings Big Names to New Orleans - But Doesn’t Take Enough Risks," Artsy, November 20 (link)
 
Gotthardt, Alexxa. "With Costumes and Camp, Genevieve Gaignard Is Telling New Stories about Race and Beauty," Artsy, October 6 (link)
 
Myong, Elizabeth. "This Photo Exhibit Asks: Who is Genevieve Gaignard?," Houstonia, October 16 (link)
 
Pasori, Cedar. "At EXPO CHICAGO, Not-for-Profits Make the Running," VICE, October 2 (link)
 
Hernandez, Jasmine. "Playing Dress-Up, Playing With Racial Perceptions," Lenny Letter, September 26
 
Louie Sussman, Anna. "What Sold at EXPO Chicago," Arsty, September 17 (link)
 
West, Allyn. Self-Portraits in the Age of Selfies, Houston Chronicle, September 7
 
Delaney, Lashea. "Contemporary Black Artists Are Redefining Portraiture in a Show at CAAM," LA Weekly, July 21 (link)
 
"Feminist Artists," Harper’s Bazaar Japan, June
 
Slenske, Michael. Take Me to Church, CULTURED Magazine, April
 
Sargent, Antwaun. "These Complex Self-Portraits Will Challenge Your Assumptions About Race," Creators Project, May 4 (link)
 
Choi, Mary H.K., "Genevieve Gaignard," VICE News Tonight, April
 
Ollman, Leah. "Genevieve Gaignard turns the self-portrait into a mirror of culture yet again," LA Times, March 15 (link)
 
Anderson, Alex. Capturing the Present and Showing Us the Future, The Art Gorgeous, March
 
Ongley, Hannah. "Artist Genevieve Gaignard Shatters Biracial Stereotypes," i-D Magazine, January 18 (link)
 
Stevens, Anise. "Genevieve Gaignard," Artillery, January 10 (link)
2016
Alessi, Andrea. "2016’s Best Artist Interviews," Artslant, December 14 (link)
 
"17 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2017," Artsy, December 13 (link)
 
Davis, Ashlyn. "Rule Breakers: Genevieve Gaignard," Don’t Take Pictures, November 21 (link)
 
Frank, Priscilla and Brooks, Katherine. "What It Means to be an Artist in the Time of Trump," The Huffington Post, November 17 (link)
 
Recinos, Eva. "How Biracial Photographer Genevieve Gaignard is Raging Against Invisibility," LA Weekly, October 11 (link)
 
Anderson, Alex. "Genevieve Gaignard: “You’re Not That, But You’re Not Not That”, Artslant, September 29 (link)
 
Valentine, Victoria L. "Where My Girls At?: 28+ Opportunities to See and Support the Work of Black Female Artists and Curators This Fall," Culture Type, September 29 (link)
 
Coughlin, Sara. 9 Self-Portraits Challenge Mainstream Perceptions of Beauty & Race, Refinery29, May 26
 
Genevieve Gaignard, The Art Gorgeous, April 12
 
"5 Questions, 15 Photos: What Makes Genevieve Gaignard Shoot Herself?," The Kindland, April 5 (link)
 
Indrisek, Scott. "Need To Know: Genevieve Gaignard's Colorblind Character Studies," Out Magazine, March 22 (link)
 
Fortini, Amanda. An Artist Stands Before Her Fun House Mirror, The New York Times, January 6 (link)
 
Frank, Priscilla. "Artist Explodes Racial Stereotypes in Shape-Shifting Photographs," The Huffington Post, October 20 (link)
 
"9 Top Art Influencers," Modern Luxury Magazine, November 23
 
Vankin, Deborah. "Genevieve Gaignard Tackles Race, Class, and Identity at the California African American Museum," Los Angeles Times, November 17 (link)
 
Slenske, Michael. "After a family death, Genevieve Gaignard escapes with a colourful cast of alter egos," Wallpaper*, October 24 (link)
2015
Err, Alicia. Genevieve Gaignard: Us Only, Crave Online, November 26
 
"This Artist Is Taking a Fresh Look at Femininity Through Drag," Broadly, November (link)
 
Nimptsch, Emily. "I Just Got Mad Seeing the Machines Ripping Up the Woods," Flaunt Magazine, May 9 (link)
 
Knight, Christopher. "Around the Galleries," Los Angeles Times, January 17 (link)
2014
Deep End: Yale MFA, Artsy Magazine, August
 
Out of the Box (The Yale Project), New York Magazine, May 19
 
Barnes, Alexis. Yale University is Having Its First All Black Art Show, VICE, April 17 (link)

Public Collections

 
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH
 
California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
 
Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
 
Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
 
Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
 
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
 
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY