About

Ed Gomez received his BFA from Arizona State University in 1999 and his MFA from the Otis College of Art and Design in 2003.  Mr. Gomez’s interdisciplinary art practice revolves around the questioning of exhibition practices, institutional framework and historical models of artistic production. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and his practice includes abstract and representational painting, printmaking, graphic design, video and three dimensional work, as well as conceptual models of art making.  Professor Gomez is also an accomplished curator and has organized and curated national, international and traveling art exhibitions.  In 2006, he co-founded the MexiCali Biennial, a bi-national art and music program addressing the region of the US-Mexico border, for which he is currently a director and co-president.  This project serves not only as a curatorial project but also a satirical statement to the abundance of biennials occurring around the globe and the impact they have on the art community.  He is also currently an Assistant Professor in Studio Art at California State University, San Bernardino.

 

zemogde@gmail.com

MFA 2003

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, California

 BFA 1999

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

 

Fine Art Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2017     HORSEMEN, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA

2016     Horsemen, Steppling Art Gallery, San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Campus

2009     Dissuading Passage, Open Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008     Americanista, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA

2007     Ed Gomez, Eyelounge Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2006     release, Slanguage The New Chinatown Barber Shop, Los Angeles, CA

2000     Truth Tables, Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2017     XYZ, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

Beset On All Sides, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

Round Too, curated by Max Presneill, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

Collectivist exhibition, Brand Art Center and Library, Glendale, CA

2016     Final Mas Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Freakonature, Durdan and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Newbies, Durden and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

PunkPovera, curated by Amy Converse, WUHO Gallery, Hollywood, CA

2015     SUR Biennial, Rio Hondo Gallery, Whittier, CA curated by Robert Miller

Peak Experiences, at Shangrila, Joshua Tree, CA curated my Michelle Chong and Short House

2013     Mas Attack 2, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2012     Monstros del Print, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

Conversations with…Ed Gomez, Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

WAR TEXTS, curated by Jeff Chabot, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
Fellow Travelers, Curated by: Luis G. Hernandez, Claudia Parducci, Louisa Van Leer, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA
“Sustainability”, Gallery 411, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

2011     Drawing From Reference, Modified Art Gallery, curated by Jeff Chabot, Phoenix, AZ

The Bash, Co/Lab, Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

Recipient of the F.A.R., Foundation for Art Resources2011 Artist Grant.

S.O.S. D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA and MonOrchid, Phoenix, AZ

The Collective Show Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

“Open Storage”, D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA

Border Art Biennial – Bienal Fronteriza de Arte, 2010, Centro Cultural Paso del Norte, Ciudad

Juarez, MX

curated by Rita Gonzalez and Itala Schmelz

Border Art Biennial 2010 Focus Talks, El Paso Museum of Art

2010     Border Art Biennial – Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso TX

curated by Rita Gonzalez and Itala Schmelz

WO ES WAR, SOLL ICH WERDEN!, Cabrini Gallery, Woodbury University, Burbank CA

curated by Amy Pederson

Off Fence, Art Laboratory Berlin, Berlin, Germany, curated by Michelle Chong

OcSene 2010, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, curated by Grace-Kook Anderson

I.C.E. project 3 for the MexiCali Biennial 09/10, The Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art,

Los Angeles, CA

2009     I.C.E. project 2 for the MexiCali Biennial 09/10, Mexicali Rose, Mexicali, Mexico

I.C.E. project 1 for the MexiCali Biennial 09/10, La Casa del Tunel Art Center, Tijuana, Mexico

MexiCali Biennial @ King King, video screening, Hollywood, CA 2

2008     MashUp, curated by Ivan Limas, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Moncia, CA

In the Round, AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Whole World is Watching, Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA,

curated by Irene Tsatsos

Esta Loco pero no es Pendejo, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Northwest Passage, Armory Center for the Arts, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA

2007     ah-peh-JEE-doh, The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA

The Other Project, Cal Arts, Valencia, CA

De Pasada por Los Angeles, Atelier als Supermedium–Artists Space for Contemporary Art,

Den Haag, The Netherlands

Latitude, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA

Real or Imagined, 16to1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Strata, Sotheby’s Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

Strata, Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2006     MexiCali Biennial / 06, La Casa De La Tia Tina, Mexicali, B.C., México

Publish and Be Damned, ART2102, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Chain Letter, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA

Great American Nude, Harvey Levine Gallery, Culver City, CA

Delusionarium III, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

Young Americans, 1711 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA

2005     La Onda, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Spit, G.O.C.A.Gallery of Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Anniversary Show, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Brown on Brown, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

Next, G.O.C.A. Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wilmington, CA

Our Bodies, Ourselves, Machine Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004     On the Move, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica CA

Art Forum Lecture Series, Contemporary Issues in Art and Architecture

Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA

It Doesn’t Need a Title, G.O.C.A. Gallery of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

International Underground, The Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

Currents, Bonhams and Butter_elds Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Larger Than Life, Inshallah Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Delusionarium 1, Legacy Arts Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

My Secret Valentine, 700 E. 1st Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Mexican Otis/ Una Familia de Artistas, Mexican Consulate, Los Angeles, CA

2003     Exchange, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA

6 x 6 Artists Writers Project, eyelounge gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Masters of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition, Ben Maltz Gallery

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Painting as a Site, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2002     Sometimes Its Dark, The Practice Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

To Believe Much More Than That

The New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Westwood, CA

Mid-Residency, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

2001     Ed Gomez and Amy Romanin, G2 Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2000     Art Detour 2000, M-Gallery Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ

1999     Its Got To Be Real, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Painting Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1998     RazAmeriCosmica, M.A.R.S. Artspace, Phoenix, AZ

Blue Light Invitational, M.A.R.S. Artspace, Phoenix, AZ

1997     La Phoeniquera XVII, M.A.R.S. Artspace, Phoenix, AZ

Blue Light Invitational,M.A.R.S. Artspace, Phoenix, AZ

1993     New Artists of the Community, M.A.R.S. Artspace, Phoenix, AZ

Blue Light Invitational, M.A.R.S. Artspace, Phoenix, AZ

 

Curated Exhibitions

 

2017     XYZ, with Brian Thomas Jones at Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

D-Block Projects, for FAR Bazaar 2017, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA

2016     This Machine Kills_____Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ

Notes From the Front Line, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2015     Happening Benefit Auction, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2012     The 2013 MexiCali Biennial, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2011     S.O.S., D-Block Projects Long Beach, CA and MonOrchid, Phoenix, AZ

Open Document, D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA

Open Storage, D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA

2010     2009/10 MexiCali Biennial, Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles,

2009     2009/10 MexiCali Biennial, Casa Del Tunel, Tijuana, México

U.A.B.C. Mexicali B.C. México, and Mexicali Rose, Mexicali B.C. México

2008     In the Round, Otis College of Art and Design 90th Anniversary Exhibition

AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007     ah-peh-JEE-doh, The Center for The Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA

Link, G.O.C.A. Gallery of Contemporary Art, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ

Real, Imagined, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006     MexiCali Biennial /06, La Casa de la Tia Tina, Mexicali, B.C. México

MexiCali Biennial/06 Chávez Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Release, G.O.C.A. Gallery of Contemporary Art, Slanguage, Los Angeles, CA

2005     Spit, G.O.C.A. Gallery of Contemporary Art, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Next, G.O.C.A. Gallery of Contemporary Art, Slanguage, Wilmington, CA

2004     It Doesn’t Need A Title, G.O.C.A., Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sixteen:One Gallery

Santa Moncia, CA

2003     Painting as a Site, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999     Its Got to be Real, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

 

Writings and Publications

 

2013     Sanchez, Amy. “Cannibalizing the Biennial: Mexicali’s Binational Celebration” KCET         Artbound               http://www.kcet.org June 4, 2013.

Valeria, Perasso. “En fotos: caníbales a ambos lados de la frontera” BBC Mundo online           www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/ April 1, 2013.

“Critic’s Picks: April 5-11, 2013” Los Angeles Times online April 5, 2013.

Figueroa, Jesus. “Artist displays in ‘Paletas’ at ‘MexiCali Biennial’” East Los Angeles

College Campus News Features, Vol. 70 Issue 14, March 6, 2013 p. 5.

Cheh, Carol. “MexiCali Biennial 2013: Cannibalism in the New World” Featured Review          www.artillerymag.com March 2013.

Figueroa, Jesus. “Cannibalism on display in “MexiCali Biennial” exhibit” East Los

Angeles College Campus News In the Spotlight. Arts, Vol. 70 Issue 2, February 27, 2013 p.5.

Walker, Alissa. “March>9 MexiCali Biennial at the Vincent Price Art Museum> Monterey

Park” designeastoflabrea.blogspot.com February 25, 2013.

Recinos, Eva. “State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to LA’s Latino Art Openings” February

5, 2013.

“Photo Diary: The Mexicali Biennial at the Vincent Price Art Museum” c-monster.net February 4, 2013.

Knight, Christopher. “Conspicuous Consumption” Los Angeles Times Calendar page D1, D7, January             29, 2013.

Chung, Hyun Joo. “MexiCali Biennial: The Horrors of (Supposed) Oral Fixation” Arts & Entertainment               www.latinola.com January 23, 2013.

Rabe, John. “Feast on the MexiCali Biennial at Vincent Price Art Museum. This year: Cannibalism”    OffRamp www.scpr.org January 23, 2013.

Walker, Alissa. “Pointy boots” www.awalkerinla.com January 22, 2013. “1.19.13 MexiCali Biennial 2013     @Vincent Price Art Museum”

cafeartmusic.wordpress.com January 19, 2013.

“MexiCali Biennial 2013: Cannibalism in the New World” El Editor’s Hot Pick www.latinola.com           January 19, 2013.

“MexiCali Biennial 2013 at Vincent Price Art Museum” www.cartwheelart.com January

19, 2013.

Walker, Alissa. “Canninbalism Is the Theme of the MexiCali Biennial. But Not in the

Way You’d Think” LA WEEKLY January 17, 2013.

Recinos, Eva. “State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to LA’s Latino Art Openings”

la.remezcla.com January 14, 2013.

Villanueva, Ivan. “MexiCali Biennial to Open January 19th” Ivanvilla.wordpress.com

Januar 10, 2013.

Tia Tenopia. “MexiCali Biennial Exhibit” www.latinopia.com January 2013.

 

2011     S.O.S., exhibition catalogue, published by Lulu press.

2010     Gomez, Ed, The Origins, The MexiCali Biennial as Art, OMAG, Otis College of Art and Design

Magazine, Vol. 8, 2010

Border Art Biennial 2010 exhibition catalogue, published by the El Paso Museum of Art

2009     CODEX 06/09/10 for the MexiCali Biennial by I.C.E., lulu Publishing

2008     AMERICANista, exhibition catalogue

The Wonderful Misadventures in the Waiting Mortuary, by Ed Gomez

2007     Salit Magazine, volume one / issue two

Contemporary Modernism by Pilar Tompkins, Latitude exhibition catalog

Mexicali Biennial /06 exhibition catalog

2006     Delusionarium, Grand Central Press, California State University Fullerton

OC Weekly, calendar section, Vol 11 #30. April 6, 2006

“Spat”, by Lalo Quintana, Spit G.O.C.A. exhibition catalog

“A Gallery In Your Suitcase: Artists Deal with Surveillance and Passing Post-911″

by Karla Diaz, NEXT, G.O.C.A. exhibition catalog

2005     Review of It Doesn’t Need A Title by Heath Ritch. It Doesn’t Need a Title

G.O.C.A. exhibition catalog

2004     Quintana, Eduardo. “Beyond Gomez”. RIM Magazine. No. 6, Autum 2004, 30-35.

Gomez, Ed. “PINK” RIM Magazine. No. 5, Summer 2004. 42-43.

Art Forum, Contemporary Issues in Art & Architecture, Santa Ana College,

Spring Semester, 2004,Vol. 24 Number, 2.

2002     “To Believe Much More Than That” exhibition catalog, UCLArts. 2002, October.

2000     Bates, Megan. “New Marshall in Scottsdale” The Arizona Republic. 2001, May 3, Arts & Events

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1997     Rockett, Darcel. “MARS Explorer.” The Arizona Republic. 1997, July 25, Weekend ed.:D1+.