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

 

EMPLOYMENT

2016 to the
present: Professor of Sculpture, California State University, San Bernardino

 

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

 

 

2019    

Repeating Fragments, Durden and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Almost Sparkling, Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin, Germany, curated by Alison Woods

2018    

Los Angeles is Once Again, Temple University, Rome, Italy, curated by 

Camilla Boemio

KAN: The Art of Looking, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, curated
by
Sijia Chen and Lydia
Michelle Espinoza

Spector of Documentation, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA,
curated by Jenny Hager

Inverted Realities, McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, curated by Gul Cagan.

SuperMarket Art Fair, Stockholm Sweden, Durden and Ray

Collectivity, Curated by Daisy McGowan,
Lana Duong and David Spanbock, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs,
CO

Emulations, MuzeuMM, Los Angeles, CA

Dragnet832, Durden and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

7×7 Artist Talk, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

Artists Talk: 4 Threads, Sandy Rodriguez and Ed Gomez, 

Riverside Art Museum,Riverside, CA  

2017    

Entangled Loci, HilbertRaum Gallery, Berlin Germany

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 by 

Michelle Chong andShort 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 Resources 2011 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 2, 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, curated by Mario Ybarra Jr.

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

 

2018    

2018/19 MexiCali Biennial CALAFIA: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise, Launch Event, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

2018/19 MexiCali Biennial CALAFIA: Manifesting the
Terrestrial Paradise
, the Robert
and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA

Golden Empire, GOCA, Colorado Springs, CO

Emulations, curated by Ed Gomez and Brian Thomas Jones, MuzeuMM,
Los Angeles, CA

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     It’s Got to be Real, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe,
AZ

 

 

WRITINGS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

2018 

13 Best Things to Do
in LA This Week,
ShanaNysDambrot,

https://www.laweekly.com/arts/13-best-things-to-do-in-la-this-week-9889416Datebook: A beguiling biennial, photos of
life near LAX and tributes to a mythic female ruler,

Carolina
Miranda, http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-datebook-made-in-la-20180607-htmlstory.html

The Mexicali Biennial Honors Calafia, Grishma Khodaria

https://www.ny-artnews.com/single-post/2018/06/15/The-Mexicali-Biennial-Honors-Calafia

The
4th Mexicali Biennial at LACE, Genie Davis
            https://artandcakela.com/2018/07/06/the-4th-mexicali-biennial-at-lace/

The
Mexicali Biennial Honors Calafia, the Mythical Female Warrior, Matthew
Stromberg

https://hyperallergic.com/445792/mexicali-biennial-launch-2018-lace/

2017    

XYZ at Durden
and Ray, Art and Cake, Genie Davis, https://artandcakela.com/2017/08/25/xyz-at-durden-and-ray/

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 Rivas, 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

38.

1997    

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