Genevieve Gaignard



Selected Works

Exhibitions

Biography


Genevieve Gaignard
“The Great Escape/Migration (Pink),” 2019

Genevieve Gaignard
“The Great Escape/Migration (Pink),” 2019

Genevieve Gaignard
“Don't Be A Paleface,” 2019

Genevieve Gaignard
“Don't Be A Paleface,” 2019

Genevieve Gaignard
“I'm Sorry I Never Told You That You're Beautiful,” 2019

Genevieve Gaignard
“I'm Sorry I Never Told You That You're Beautiful,” 2019

Genevieve Gaignard
“People Make the World Go Around,” 2019

Genevieve Gaignard
“People Make the World Go Around,” 2019

Art Basel Miami Beach, Installation, 2018

Art Basel Miami Beach, Installation, 2018

This is an artwork titled Nothing Can Dim The Light That Shines From Within by artist Genevieve Gaignard made in 2018

Genevieve Gaignard
Nothing Can Dim The Light That Shines From Within, 2018

This is an artwork titled Dynasty by artist Genevieve Gaignard made in 2018

Genevieve Gaignard
Dynasty, 2018

This is an artwork titled She Was Everything Real In A World Of Make-Believe by artist Genevieve Gaignard made in 2018

Genevieve Gaignard
She Was Everything Real In A World Of Make-Believe, 2018

This is an artwork titled [detail] She Was Everything Real In A World Of Make-Believe by artist Genevieve Gaignard made in 2018

Genevieve Gaignard
[detail] She Was Everything Real In A World Of Make-Believe, 2018

This is an artwork titled With A Brave Heart, Anything Is Possible by artist Genevieve Gaignard made in 2018

Genevieve Gaignard
With A Brave Heart, Anything Is Possible, 2018

This is an artwork titled [detail] With A Brave Heart, Anything Is Possible by artist Genevieve Gaignard made in 2018

Genevieve Gaignard
[detail] With A Brave Heart, Anything Is Possible, 2018

This is an artwork titled The Quietest Room in the House by artist Genevieve Gaignard made in 2018

Genevieve Gaignard
The Quietest Room in the House, 2018

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
2019
"Presence," Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA
"I'm Sorry I Never Told You That You're Beautiful," Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
"In Passing," The Art Galleries at Black Studies, University of Texas, Austin, TX
"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
2019
Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, CA (forthcoming)
"Still I Rise," MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
"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
2018 – 2019
"Parallels and Peripheries," ArtCenter South Florida, Miami, FL
"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
2019
Valentine, Victoria L. "On View: ‘Genevieve Gaignard: I’m Sorry I Never Told You That You’re Beautiful’ at Vielmetter Los Angeles," CultureType, August 11
Zeiba, Drew. "Vernacular Interior at Hales New York," Artforum, July
Gabardi, Vittoria Filippi. "La sindrome del mai abbastanza," Vogue Italia, June
Simon, Mathilde, "La Vénus Américaine Multifacette," Ubek & Rica, March 1
ndrisek, Scott, "From Contemporary Surrealism to Queer Photography, 6 Highlights of the Independent," Garage, March 7
Lesser, Casey and Cohen Alina, "The 20 Best Booths at The Armory Show 2019," Artsy, March 7
Weber, Jasmine, "The Independent Art Fair Embraces Color and Abstraction," Hyperallergic, March 8
Reichert, Elliot, "Art Top 5: April 2019," New City, April 2
Votang, Thao, "Identity Construct: Genevieve Gaignard's Alter Egos Make The Personal Political," Sightlines Magazine, April 13
Yu, Ashley, "Black White and Red All Over: Genevieve Gaignard," Musée Magazine, April 24
Vickery, Morgan. "Q&A | Genevieve Gaignard," Flaunt, May 2
Malley, Clara. "Genevieve Gaignard removes our rose-colored glasses for white Americana," Document, April 5
Dafoe, Taylor. "Best Buys: Eight Artists at Independent to Collect for Under $15,000 (If You’re Lucky and Move Fast)," Artnet, March 7
Finkel, Jori. "Inside the Dramatic Makeover of LA's Thriving Art World," W, February 11
Miranda, Cynthia. "Artist Genevieve Gaignard wants her art to speak to different identities," The Daily Texan, January 30
Durón, Maximilíano and Alex Greenberger. "15 Los Angeles Artists to Watch," ARTnews, January 9
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
Banks, Emma, "This Art Basel Show is Challenging Mainstream and Marginalized Dynamics," Milk.xyz, December 6
Cohen, Alina, "The 15 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach," Artsy, December 6
Valentine, Victoria, "Beyond Basel: Where to See, Buy, and Experience African and African American Art During Miami Art Week 2018," Culture Type, December 8
Lavelle, Ciara, "Art Basel and Miami Art Week 2018 Winners and Losers," Miami New Times, December 10
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
Greenberger, Alex. "The Browser: Jack Smith, Genevieve Gaignard, and Eckhaus Latta’s Notes on Performance," Artnews, September 12
"9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week," ArtNews, September 17
Drew, Kimberly. "Tina Knowles Lawson on Her Black Art Collection, Beyoncé, Solange, and Creativity," Vanity Fair, August 6
Cascone, Sarah. "There are Enough Damsels in Distress: Artist Genevieve Gaignard Wants to Undermine Your Assumptions About Beauty and Blackness," Artnet, August 3
Morgan, Maybelle. "Genevieve Gaignard: Meet the Artist Exploring Race, Gender, and Identity Through Her Collages," Wonderland Magazine, July 25
Ryder, Katie. "An Artist’s Costumed Alter Egos Cross Racial Lines," The New Yorker, July 17
Shepherd, Harriet. "The Bi-Racial Artist Using White-Passing Characters to Talk About Blackness," Sleek Magazine, June 7
Cascone, Sarah. "Editors’ Picks: 16 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week," Artnet, June 4
Eckardt, Stephanie. "The 7 Photographers Proving That the Self-Portrait Is 2018's Most Exciting Genre," W Magazine, April 6
"‘Hidden Fences’ by Genevieve Gaignard at Praz-Delavallade Paris," BlouinArt Info, March 22
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
Benoit, Guillaume. "Genevieve Gaignard at Praz-Delavallade," Slash Magazine, March
Reynolds, Pamela. "In Forms & Alterations, Artists Use Fashion to Unravel Gender Politics and Identity," The Artery, February 1
Female Artist Who Has Made 2017 "Her" Year, The Art Gorgeous, January 30
Gottesman, Sarah, "6 Art-Historical Poses You Should Know," Artsy, January 1
2017
Eler, Alicia. "An Artist Reinvents Herself to Mine the Fictions of America," Hyperallergic, January 9
Scout, Sabo. "How One Artist Explores Biracial Identity Through Elaborate Self-Portraits," Interview Magazine, December 11
Shang, Danielle. "Collectors of Color on the Importance of Supporting Under-Recognized Artists," Hyperallergic, November 28
Zhong, Fan. "The 4th Prospect New Orleans Triennial Is Full of Black Art, But Does It Make Enough Noise?," W Magazine, November 24
Loos, Ted. "In Prospect New Orleans, A Curator Guides 73 Artists Toward Higher Ground," The New York Times, November 23
Indrisek, Scott. "Prospect. 4 Brings Big Names to New Orleans - But Doesn’t Take Enough Risks," Artsy, November 20
Gotthardt, Alexxa. "With Costumes and Camp, Genevieve Gaignard Is Telling New Stories about Race and Beauty," Artsy, October 6
Myong, Elizabeth. "This Photo Exhibit Asks: Who is Genevieve Gaignard?," Houstonia, October 16
Pasori, Cedar. "At EXPO CHICAGO, Not-for-Profits Make the Running," VICE, October 2
Hernandez, Jasmine. "Playing Dress-Up, Playing With Racial Perceptions," Lenny Letter, September 26
Louie Sussman, Anna. "What Sold at EXPO Chicago," Arsty, September 17
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
"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
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
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
Stevens, Anise. "Genevieve Gaignard," Artillery, January 10
2016
Alessi, Andrea. "2016’s Best Artist Interviews," Artslant, December 14
"17 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2017," Artsy, December 13
Davis, Ashlyn. "Rule Breakers: Genevieve Gaignard," Don’t Take Pictures, November 21
Frank, Priscilla and Brooks, Katherine. "What It Means to be an Artist in the Time of Trump," The Huffington Post, November 17
Recinos, Eva. "How Biracial Photographer Genevieve Gaignard is Raging Against Invisibility," LA Weekly, October 11
Anderson, Alex. "Genevieve Gaignard: "You’re Not That, But You’re Not Not That", Artslant, September 29
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
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
Indrisek, Scott. "Need To Know: Genevieve Gaignard's Colorblind Character Studies," Out Magazine, March 22
Fortini, Amanda. An Artist Stands Before Her Fun House Mirror, The New York Times, January 6
Frank, Priscilla. "Artist Explodes Racial Stereotypes in Shape-Shifting Photographs," The Huffington Post, October 20
"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
Slenske, Michael. "After a family death, Genevieve Gaignard escapes with a colourful cast of alter egos," Wallpaper*, October 24
2015
Err, Alicia. Genevieve Gaignard: Us Only, Crave Online, November 26
"This Artist Is Taking a Fresh Look at Femininity Through Drag," Broadly, November
Nimptsch, Emily. "I Just Got Mad Seeing the Machines Ripping Up the Woods," Flaunt Magazine, May 9
Knight, Christopher. "Around the Galleries," Los Angeles Times, January 17
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
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
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