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Gerard Ellis
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope



ARTIST STATEMENT: My resolution is to absolutely enjoy the process of conceiving and making my paintings, to let some kind of alter-ego rise to the surface and take control in their making. Lately I have incorporate fragments of my childhood into various scenarios where I deal with subjects like vulnerability, degradation, corruption, fear and greed. I think my work carries a strong social component and a dark side to them as a reflect of the technologically overwhelmed and paradoxical world we live in today. As a contemporary artist it is also my duty to question the world around me and, its systems and its morality, trying to rise these questions through my work so that the audience can decode these messages and provoke a questioning within themselves as well.
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www.gerardellis.com
 

ARTIST RESUME:


Gerard Ellis, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1976. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York .


EDUCATION

1990-1995: National School of Fine Arts, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1995-1997: Major in Drawing, National School of Fine Arts, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2001: Graduated with honors in Publicity and Communications, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, U.A.S.D., Sto. Dgo., Dom. Rep.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

2008- TWO (2) AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE, Illustration, Society for News Design, 30th edition.

2007-AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Illustration, Society for News Design, 29th edition.

2004-PRIZE AT THE XX EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.

2003-HONORABLE MENTION at the Pintura Joven Art Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo., Dominican Republic.

2001-TWO (2) HONORABLE MENTIONS at the Pintura Joven Art Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo., Dominican Republic.

2000-HONORABLE MENTION at the Agroempresarial Painting Contest, Sto. Dgo.

1996-RECOGNITION as a “Joven Ejemplar” given by The Secretariat of Public Education Palacio De Bellas Artes, Sto. Dgo., Dom. Rep.

1996-2ND PRIZE at the Pintura Joven Art Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo., Dominican Republic.

1996-HONORABLE MENTION Engraving II, National School of Fine Arts, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.

1996-1ST PRIZE Applied Arts III, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.
1995-1ST PRIZE Applied Arts II, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.
1994-1ST PRIZE Artistic Anatomy II, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.
1994-1ST PRIZE Drawing from the Natural II, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.
1993-1ST PRIZE Artistic Anatomy I, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.
1993-1ST PRIZE Drawing from the Natural I, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.
1992-2ND PRIZE Classical Drawing II, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (ENBA) Sto. Dgo.
1991-1ST PRIZE in the Conceptual Contest “Sonríe Colgate Trabaja” (under 16) Sto. Dgo.
1990-1ST PRIZE in the Art Contest organized by V Centenary of the Discovery of America Commission and the Nidia Serra Art Center, Sto. Dgo.


SOLO SHOWS

2015 “Perros Mudos”, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, D.R.
2014 VOLTA Art Fair, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.
2013 "BETWEEN VILLAGES”, 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, NY, NY.
2013 "THE LAND THEY TRANSFORMED" Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, VOLTA Art Fair, NY, NY.
2012 "BACKYARD", Christopher Paschall Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia
2011 "RECENT WORK 2006-2011", Mateo Sariel Gallery, Panama, Panamá
2009 "SLEEPWALKING", Spanish Cultural Center, Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.
2008 "CROSSROADS" Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, Fl.
2002, “IN THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROOM”, Spanish Cultural Center, Sto. Dgo., Dom. Rep.
1997, “NUDES" National School of Fine Arts, Sto. Dgo., Rep. Dom.


GROUP SHOWS

2016 BORINQUEYA, Clemento Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, NY, NY.
2016 PAPER HOTSHOTS, Robert Blackburn Gallery, New York, NY.
2016 CONTEXT, Art Miami, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery.
2016 UP FOR DEBATE, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY.
2015 OPEN CALL, The Artist’s Studio, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY.
2014 CONTEXT, Art Miami, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery.
2013 CONTEXT, Art Miami, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery.
2012 CONTEXT, Art Miami, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery.
2012 PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY
2012 KIAF, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
2012 SCOPE New York, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.
2011 THE S-FILES, 6th Edition of El Museo del Barrio Biennial, NY, NY.
2011 Group Show, 16 artists of THE S-FILES at Bric Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2011 ETNIA Art and cultural fair, Brussels, Belgium (Oct. 2011)
2011 SCOPE New York, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.
2011 PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair , Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.
2011 SUPERHEROES, Casita Maria for The Arts and Education Center, Bronx, NY
2010 SCOPE Miami, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2010 PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair , Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.
2010 XXIII EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.
2010 Public Art Project, "Arte sobre ruedas", sept. 2010 / apr. 2011
2010 Group Show, dominican and uruguayan artists, Uruguay Embasy, Wahington D.C.
2010 SCOPE New York, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.
2010 LATINAS Nassau Museum of Art, Long Island, NY.
2009 PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair , Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.
2009 'Arteaméricas', stand Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2008 XXII EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. DR
Global Warming, Katsen American University, Washington, D.C.
Contemporary Dominican Art, BID Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.
Arte BA Contemporary Art Fair, stand Lyle O. Reitzel, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Thurtine, Madarts, Brooklyn, NY.
Arteamericas, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami Beach,Fl.
2007 XVI Art Salon Ibero-American Migration, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington D.C.
PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair , Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NYC, NY.
VI edition of the Contemporary Drawing Contest, Museum of Modern Art, Sto. Dgo.
Sarmiento Proyect, Urban and Public Art, Santo Domingo.
IX Edition of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Cuenca, Ecuador.
El Triunfo de la Locura, XII anniversary, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo
Art Miami 07, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.
The Ego Show, co-lateral ART BASEL MIAMI, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami.
Inside Miami's Garden (Second Round) Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2006 Art Miami 06, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2006 ACP.Caribbean, Asia and the Pacífic, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo.
2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, stand Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NYC, NY.
”XXIII EDITION of The National Visual Arts Biennial”, Museum of Modern Art, Sto. Dgo.
Contra-corriente”(10 anos) Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2005 Arteaméricas, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2004 ”Monstruos, monstricos y aspirantes 9 años”, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo.
2004 XX EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.
2004 Metáforas sobre papel”, Homage to Pablo Neruda, Chilean Embassy, Santo Domingo.
2004 Homage to Pablo Neruda, Casa de Teatro, Santo Domingo.
2004 Homage to Pablo Neruda, VI International Book Fair, Santo Domingo.
2004 Arteaméricas, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.
Homage to Ramón Oviedo, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo,RD
2003 “5 EN LA SEXTA”, Against Corruption, 7 + 1 Art Studio, Sto.Dgo
XXII Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Moderno, Sto. Dgo.
Art of The Américas International Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo.
2002 XIX EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.
“CON-POSICIONES”, Classic Caribbean Art Gallery, Curazao
“ONE NIGHT”, 7 + 1 Art Studio, Sto.Dgo.
2001 IV Pintura Joven Art Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo., Dominican Republic.
2000 Pintura Sacro, Centro Hispano Católico del Noreste, NYC
1996 XVI EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.
Pintura Joven Art Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo., Dominican Republic.
“PORTRAITS”, ENBA and The Palacio Nacional De Bellas Artes, Sto. Dgo., Rep. Dom.
1994 XV EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.



PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:

Museum of Latin American Art, LB, California.
Fundación Canaria para el Desarrollo de la Pintura, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Drawing, Santo Domingo, RD.
Leon Jimenes Cultural Center, Santiago, RD.
Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic
Scott Latham, Rhode Island
Joseph Family, New York
Arq.Marcelo Narbona, Panama.
Ignacio Cortes, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Alberto Iribarren, Venezuela
 








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