LEAH GUADAGNOLI

Vestigial Heart, 2016 Oil, acrylic, pumice stone, digital print on fabric, canvas, insulation board, and polyurethane foam on aluminum composite panel. 88x 58 x 5 inches

Vestigial Heart, 2016
Oil, acrylic, pumice stone, digital print on fabric, canvas, insulation board, and polyurethane foam on aluminum composite panel.
88x 58 x 5 inches

LEAH GUADAGNOLI

Leah Guadagnoli’s work breaks the format of the traditional picture plane not only in its objecthood but also with its irregular shapes, plushness and depth. It is unique in its close relationship to the methods and aesthetic of furniture-making; her sizeable wall pieces are padded in foam and wrapped in fabric before being tucked together like couch cushions. She is strongly influenced by communal spaces, social engineering and an anti-aesthetic that includes "patterns and replicated surfaces that recollect the gaudy carpet, seating and walls often found in waiting rooms, airports, hallways and coach buses. People often ask to touch the paintings or just rub their hands against the surface without any permission."

B. 1989 in Chicago, IL, lives & works in Brooklyn, NY.

Contact the gallery for available work HERE.

 

 
 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Tech Support – SOIL Gallery | Seattle, USA
Miami is Nice – Spacecamp Gallery | Baltimore, USA
TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art – The Rachofsky House | Dallas, USA
Forthcoming – Castor Gallery | New York, USA
Forthcoming - Deli Gallery (curated by Flat Files) | Long Island City, USA
Center Piece – BombPop!Up Productions | Brooklyn, USA
Suicide Squeeze – Yo Mama Pop Up Space (curated by Elias Necol Melad) | Brooklyn, USA
Bluff Projects – Hero Beach Club | Montauk, USA
The Cactus Show – curated by Dan Gratz and Letha Wilson | Caryville, USA
Octillo – Stella Elkins Gallery | Philadelphia, USA

2016
Painting/Object – Library Street Collective | Los Angeles, USA
Scale a Wall – Cuevas Tilleard | New York, USA
IF YOU BUILD IT – The Willows | New York, USA
She Moonage Daydream – Cult Exhibitions | San Francisco, USA
No Free Tax Art Month – 247365 | New York, USA
Common Threads – Danese/Corey | New York, USA
Elysian Redux - Asya Geisberg Gallery | New York, USA
Recess – Harpers Books | East Hampton, USA
White Columns 2016 Benefit Auction and Exhibition | Brooklyn, USA

2015
NADA Miami Beach – 247365 | Miami, USA
Inside Joke – Formerly Gallery | Brooklyn, USA
BHGFU Transparent Critique – NADA | New York, USA

2014
Ballet x Benefit – Bridget Mayer Gallery | Philadelphia, USA
Jersey Fresh – Pioneer Works | New York, USA
Fat Moon – Mason Gross Art Gallery | New Brunswick, USA

2013
Welcome Back Show – Mason Gross Art Gallery | New Brunswick, USA
The Breakfast Club – 144 Spencer St. (curated by Katie Bode) | Brooklyn, USA

2012
1st Year Review – Mason Gross Art Gallery | New Brunswick, USA
Cortona Reunion Show – Lamar Dodd School of Art | Athens, USA
UIUC BFA Exhibition Show – Krannert Art Museum | Champaign, USA
Pieces – Independent Media Center | Urbana, USA

2011
How Later Were You Here Last Night? – Link Gallery | Champaign, USA
La Mostra – Palazzo Vagnotti | Cortona, IT

2010
Behind Our Expressions – 5th Story Gallery | Champaign, USA
Creatures – Women’s Resources Center | Champaign, USA
The Golden Nugget – Indi go Gallery | Champaign, USA

2018
Forthcoming – Victori + Mo | Brooklyn, USA

2017
Everything All at Once – Sadie Halie Projects | Minneapolis, USA

2016
Addison Assassin – 247365 | New York, USA