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Christopher  Georgesco_Biography

 

BORN


1950- Lincoln, Nebraska


1951-1968, Brentwood, CA

EDUCATION

Santa Monica City College 1968-1970



STUDIO

1968- 1982 - Venice Beach, CA

1983 -1994 - Los Angeles, CA

1995 - Present - Palm Springs, CA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2015- "New Paintings", Polyester Resin on Panel, Brian Marki Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA

2014 - "Wall Pieces", Painted Wood, Palm Springs Gallery, CA

2011 - "Rectangular Revisions",   Stainless Steel Sculpture.  Michael H. Lord Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
    
2006  - "New  Paintings",   Enamel on Plexiglass.  Thaipoon, Roermond, The Netherlands

2005 -  "Leaving the Square",   Painted Steel Leaf Sculptures.  Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003  - "New Painting & Leaf Sculpture",   Enamel on Plexi and Steel.   Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001 - "Isotopes",   White Enamel on Steel.   Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999 - "Urns & Vessels",  Black Enamel on Steel.  Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1990 - "Warped Planes",  Concrete and Stainless Steel.   Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles,  CA

1983 - "Christopher Georgesco",   Aluminum Sculpture.   Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1982 - "Polychrome Columns",   Polished Stainless Steel and Enamel Paint.   Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1981 - "Nine Year Retrospective",  Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1980 - "Split Step Studio's",  Stainless Steel.   Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979 - "Split Plane Series",  Stainless Steel.  Newspace, Los Angeles, CA

1978 - "New Works"   Concrete and Steel.   Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1977 - "Tripods and Columns",  Concrete and Steel.  Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1976 - "Columns",  Concrete and Steel.  Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1974 - "Floor Pieces",  4x4 Douglas Fir.  Studio, Venice, CA

1973 - "Cement Block Series",  Studio, Venice, CA

1972 - "Wood and Canvas Series",  Studio, Venice, CA


GROUP EXIBITIONS


2015- "A-Z", Craig Antrum, Casper Brindle, Christopher Georgrsco, Donald Karwawelis, Eric Zammitt, Bret Reubico Gally, Newport Beach, CA

2013- "Summer Group Show", Brett Rubbico Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

2013- "Summer Show", Michael Lord Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2013- L.A. Platform, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA

2013 - "Yin/Yang", Curated by Laurie Weitz, Gallery 446. Palm Springs, CA

2013 - Palm Springs Art Fair , "New Work", Michael H. Lord Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2012 - Pacific Standard Time.  "The Big Picture".  Curated by Peter Frank.  Palm Springs Convention Center, CA

2012- Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

2011 - "Catalyst: Eight Artist on the San Andreas Fault",  University California Riverside,  Palm Desert, CA

2010 - "Summer Show", Michael Lord Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2010 - Group Show, Coven Museum, Aachen, Germany (Catalog)

2009 - 100 Kuenstler-100 Kacheln, Zinkhutter of Museum, Stolberg, Germany  (Catalog)

2007 - "For the Children", Ludwig Forum Museum of Art, Aachen, Germany  (Catalog)

2005 - 2006 "Experience Color"  El Paseo Exhibition: Palm Desert = Art Destination,"City of Palm Desert, CA

2003 - "LAPD: Pattern & Decoration in Los Angeles",  Rosamond Felsen Gallery, Santa  Monica, CA.  Curated by Michael Duncan.
 
2003 - "Sculpture Outlet",  Newspace Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

2000 - "New Sculpture at Newspace," Newspace, Los Angeles, CA

1998 -  Permanent Collection, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

1997 - Gramercy International Art Fair at the Chateau Marmont with Newspace, Hollywood, CA

1996 - Gramercy International Art Fair at the Chateau Marmont with Newspace, Hollywood, CA

           - "Newspace in Las Vegas", CAC, Las Vegas, NV

           - "Selected Gallery Artist", Gallery Blu, Palm Desert, CA

1995 - "Gallery Artist" , Vallarie Miller Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.

1994 - "Balls", Newspace, Los Angeles, CA

1992 - "Real Space; Sculpture Survey", The Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA

1988 -  Hoffman / Borman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1988 -  MOCA Contemporary Art, L.A. /  Third Biennial Art Auction  (Catalog)
 
1987 - "A Southern California Collection", Cirrus Gallery Los Angeles, CA (Catalog)

1984 - "Constructed Metal - Modern Sculpture", College of Creative Studies, (Catalog)

          -  University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (Catalog)

          - "Broad Spectrum: Contemporary LA Painters and Sculptors 84" (Catalog)

          -  The Design Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)

1983 -  Santa Monica City College, Sculpture Garden, Santa Monica, CA

1982 -  "Aspects of Sculpture", John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1982 -  The Brook House Sculptutre Invitational at Kaiser Center, Curated by The Oakland Museum (Catalog)

1980 - " Sculpture in California; 1975 - 1980", San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (catalog)

           - "The Plaza Pasadena", 30ft Polychrome Polished Stainless Steel.  Pasadena Civic Center, Pasadena, CA

1979 - "Newspace in San Diego", University Art Museum, California State University San Diego, San Diego, CA

          - "Our Own Art", Newport Harbor Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden, Newport Beach, CA

1977 - "Four Californians", La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (catalog)

        - "Recent Acquisitions: Selected Works 1974-1977", La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

        - "Big Summer", Newspace, Los Angeles, CA

1976 - "Los Angeles 8", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalog) 

        - St. Augustine Church, Santa Monica, CA

        - "Five Sculptors - USA", Carl Schlossberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1973 - Jack Glenn Gallery, Corona Del Mar, CA 

1973 -19th Annual California Purchase Prize Competition, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA.  Juried by Wayne Thiebaud


COMMISSIONS 

 1980 - "Receptor", Plaza Pasadena, Pasadena Civic Center, California          

 
AWARDS 

1973 -19th Annual California Purchase Prize Competition, Laguna Beach
            Museum. Laguna Beach, California, juried by Wayne Thiebaud


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013 - Ocean Home Magazine, April-May Issue, "Objects of Art" by Karen Timmel, Pages 84-85
2013 - Desert Sun, February 14, "Mod Mod Mod World", by Jorie Parr
2013 - Desert Star Weekly, April 17, "Chtistopher Georgesco", by Jackie Devereaux
2009 - "For The Children", Kunstler Les Artistes, ( Katalog), Zinkhutter Hof Museum of Art, Stolberg, Germany
2009 - Palm Springs Sun, May 22, 2009. Palm Springs City Art Council Recomending Male Figure Balzac by 
Christopher Georgesco for The Palm Canyon Theatre, City of Palm Springs, CA
2009 - Palm Springs Life, March Issue, "Revisiting Modernism", by Jorie Parr
2009 - Los Angeles Times, 1-17-09, Home Section, "Modernism Squared", by Jeffrey Head
2008 - Desert Magazine, "He Says, She Says", by Jorie Parr
2007 - Kunstler, Les Artiste, ( Katalog ), Ludwig Fourm Musumn of Art, Aachen, Germany
2006 - "Hip Hollywood Homes" Author, Sue Hostetler, Clarkson Publishers, Page 93
2005 - "Experience Color" 2005-06 El Paseo Exhibition, Palm Desert=Art Destination,CA.
        - Art in America, Art News / Alternating Months 2005-2006 
2005 -Wallpaper Magazine, November, Pages 140-145, Dirctor, Leila Latchin 
2005 - Desert Sun, Cover Today Section, "Outdoor Art" , by Richard Guzman
2003 - Miles, Christopher, "Sculpture" ARTFORUM, Summer Issue
        - Frank, Peter, "Pick of the Week" LA WEEKLY, June 6-12 
        - Myers, Holly, LOS ANGELES TIMES, "Branching Out", May 23.
        - "Georgesco Works Sizzle" LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 1
        - Parr, Jorie, "Desert Inspires Artist" THE DESERT SUN, April 27.
2000 - Martin, Victoria, "New Sculpture at Newspace," ARTWEEK, September
1999 - Pagel, David, LOS ANGELES TIMES, January 14
1990 - LOS ANGELES TIMES, August
        - ANGELES Magazine August, Christopher Georgesco at Jan Turner, L.A.
1987 - Wortz, Melinda, "A Southern California Collection", catalog, Cirrus Gallery, December 86- January 87
1984 - "A Broad Spectrum; Contemporary LA Painters and Sculptors '84", catalog, 
        - The Design Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
        - "Constructed Metal: Modern Sculpture", catalog, College of Creative Studies, University of California Santa Barbara,
           Santa Barbara, CA, January - February, p 5 reproduction
1983 - Muchnic, Suzanne, "The Galleries", LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 25, p 13-14, reproduction 
        - Estes, Jane, "Pasadena Bridges Falling Down, Going Up", STAR NEWS, April 25, p A43, reproduction
1982 - Loper, Mary Lou, "Art Lady Hits the Gallery Road", LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 1, p 2
1981 - Muchnic, Suzanne, LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 5, p 13-14, reproduction
        - Armstrong, Richard, "Christopher Georgesco at Newspace", ART IN AMERICA, No. 9, November, p 176-177
        - Wilson, William, LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 6, p 8
1980 - Wilson, William, Muchnic, Suzanne, LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 15
        - Hubbard, Harold N., "Sculpture in California 1975-1980", catalog,
        - San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, May - July, p 34-35 reproduction
        - "Pasadena's $ 115 Million Plaza Officially Opens", LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 28, p 30
1979 - Armstrong, Richard, "Los Angeles", ARTFORUM, November, p 76-77, reproduction
        - Muchnic, Suzanne, LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 16, p 12
        - "Newspace in San Diego", catalog, University Art Museum, 
        - California State University San Diego, San Diego, CA, reproduction
        - Singerman, Howard, "Preserving Constructivism", ARTWEEK, March 3, p 5
1978 - Wilson, William, "A Critical Guide to the Galleries", LOS ANGELS TIMES, February 24, p 12
        - "More Art News", LOS ANGELES TIMES, June
        - Goerz, Gay, "Sculpture Dedicated", EVENING OUTLOOK, Current Living, June 5, reproduction
1977 - Wilson, William, "A Critical Guide to the Galleries", LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 11, p 11
        -  Wilson, Willam,LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 25
        - Spelman, Martha, "Geometry in Concrete", ARTWEEK, March 5, Vol. 8, #10, reproduction
        - Muchnic, Suzanne, "Four Abstractionists - Krebs, Spence,
        - Therrien, Georgesco", ARTWEEK, August 27, Vol. 8, #28, P 8
        -  Wortz, Melinda, "Psychological Manipulations", ARTNEWS, May issue, p 104-106, reproduction
        -  Armstrong, Richard, "Four Californians", catalog, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, reproduction
1976 - Wilson, William, "A Critical Guide to the Galleries", LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 20, p 10
        - Seldis, Henry J./Wilson, William, "A Critical Guide to the Galleries", LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 27, p 4
        - "More Art News", LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 11
        - Wilson, William, "Surfeit of Cinderellas at LACMA", LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 4,
        -  Ianco-Starrels, Josine, 'LA 8 Due at County Museum", LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 14, p 4
        - LOS ANGELES TIMES, View Section, April 14
        - "LA 8: Painting and Sculpture '76", catalog, Los Angeles County
        - Museum of Art, April - May 1976, reproduction
        -  "Art News", LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 16
        - Marmer, Nancy, "L.A. 1976: The Dark Underside", ARTFORUM, July issue, p 32-35, reproduction
        - Jacobs, Jody, "A Big Apple Benefit for a Health Center", LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 22, p 2-3
1972 - Leopold, Michael, "New Names, New Faces", THE ART GALLERY, October issue, p W5, reproduction
 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY

Santa Barbarbra Museum of Art. Santa Barbara, CA

La Jolla Musem of Contemporary Art, CA

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
 

Palm Sprins Museum of Art, CA

University of California Los Angeles, CA

University of California Santa Barbara
 

Pasadena City College, CA
 

The City of Palm Springs, CA
 

Knapp Communicatons, Los Angeles, CA

McCrory Corporate, New York, NY
 

King World Productions, Merv Griffin, Los Angeles, CA
 

Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
 

Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park, CA
 

Warner Brothers Records, Los Angeles, CA
 

Pasadena Plaza, City of Pasadena, CA
 

Sea Horse Corporation, Installation Manzanillo, Mexico
 

Princes Cruise Lines, Installation Italy
 

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Installation Norway
 

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
 

The American Embassy, Bucharest, Romania



SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS


Edward Albee, Montauk, NY
Mr. & Mrs. David Anderson, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. & Mrs. Leon Banks, Los Angeles, CA
Tony Brotman, Beverly Hills, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Start Buchhalter, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Joseph Coloumbe, Pasadena, CA
Paul Cook, Menol Park, CA
Janet Dow, Los Angeles, CA
Grace Fowler, Palm Springs, CA
Linda & Gregory Fischback, Pacific Palisades, CA
Philip & Beatrice Gersh, Los Angeles, CA
Carol & Aubrey Glaser, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Glaser, Beverly Hills, CA
Joni & Monte Gordon, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Merv Grifffin, Kingworld Productions, CA
Mark & Irene Hahn, Rancho Mirage, CA
Robert Halff, Beverly Hills, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Hirsh, Beverly Hills, CA
Robert Hunka, Los Angeles, CA
Carl Johnson, Beverly Hills, CA
Dr. & Mrs. Donald Kelly, Los Angeles, CA
Ann Kneedler, Santa Monica, CA 
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lebeau, San Rafael, CA
Susan Leigh, Encino, CA
Elliot Leonard, Los Angeles, CA
Gilbert and Victoria LeVasseur, Laguna, CA
Roger Litz, Los Angeles, CA
James Ludwig, San Francisco, CA
Roslyn Lyon, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Mandel, Los Angeles, CA
Donna Mc Millan, Palm Springs, CA
Dr. & Mrs. Steve Miller, Beverly Hills, CA
Mr. & Mrs. H. S. Montgomery II, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Nicholas, Los Angeles, CA
Martha Padve, Pasadena, CA
Rachel Perry, Beverly Hills, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Gifford Phillips, Santa Monica, CA
Karen & Burt Pines, Los Angeles, CA
Phyllis Plous, Carpenteria, CA
Mr. & Mrs. John Rex, Carpenteria, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Monte Rifkin, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Jarrow l Rogovin, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Mrs. Eugene Rosenfeld, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Roger Sacher, Los Angeles, CA
Nancy & Barry Sanders, Beverly Hills, CA
Ruh S. Schaffner, Santa Barbara, CA
Sally Sirkin Lewis, J. Robert Scott, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. & Mrs. Gus Sirot, Guilford, CT
Mr. & Mrs. Gene Spertus, Los Angeles, CA
Marguerite & Tony Staude, Big Sur, CA
Steve Sztopek, Los Angeles, CA
Alta Tingle, Los Angeles, Ca
Keni Valenti, New York, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Verleger, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Wertlieb, Marina del Rey, CA
Reagan Sibler, Bel Air, CA
Anna Miller, Seven Palms Valley, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Heiber, Aachen, Germany
Peter Hendrics , Susteren, Neatherlands
Carlos & Carlene Gutierrez, Guanajuato, Mexico
Barry and Eileen Mandell, Milwaulkee
Jessica and StevevCarson. Dallas, Texas
Lawawerence Fisher, Key West, Florida  Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Grinstien, Beverly Hills,CA 
P.Hendricks, The Neatherlands
Carlos Guitterrez, Guanajuato, Mexico
Andy Linsky, Palm Springs, CA
Brett  Rubico, Denver, Colorado


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