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Leslie Gabaldón

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Leslie Gabaldon (B. 1964) is a Venezuelan-American artist who works in Miami, FL. She attended The New England School of Art & Design in Boston, MA and The Art Students League of NY.  She has focused her attention in new media since 1988, being among the first artist in USA to experiment with computer-generated work. (Sygraph 1990 Boston, MA). Naturally, her tendencies towards alternate mediums eventually lead on to embrace photography as the foundation of her work. Her ideas breed from concepts of sociological memory, especially in female issues in the contemporary world (she often incorporates toys as elements of nostalgia). Gabaldon’s curiosity for words not only as a mean to communicate ideas but as aesthetics elements shows throughout her body of work. She exquisitely merges image and text as visual poetry. Her most recent work “Ink on Roses”* was successfully received in ArteBa (Buenos Aires), Artbo (Bogota) and Art Miami.

In 2007 she was awarded with the Altos de Chavón (Parsons School of Design) artist in residency 3 months program in Dominican Republic. She has shown her work in New York, Miami, Colombia, Argentina, Dominican Republic and Shanghai.

 

 

Born in Caracas, Venezuela

 

2006 – 2009: Broward College

Photography

1996 – 1999: The Art Student’s League of New York, New York 

Painting, collage and assemblage 

1988 - 1990: The New England School of Art & Design, Boston, Massachusetts

Computer Animation / Broadcast design / Computer Generated Art 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2012: Ink on Roses

Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FL

2010: Goody Two Shoes

Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FL

2008: And Let it Go.

The Project Room at Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FL

2008: Urban Projections. Public Art. Giant projection of photographs on a building. Art Basel week. Midtown Miami, FL

2007: Domestic Intimacies.

The Project Room at Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FL 

 

 

 

Selected Group Shows and Art Fair participations

 

 

2012: ArteBa Buenos Aires, Argentina

2012: Fotoamericas. Arteamericas Mimai, FL

2012: Art Wynwood Miami, FL

2011: Art Miami. Miami, FL

2011: Huston Art Fair. Huston, TX

2011: ArteBA. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2011: Florida Contemporary, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL

2010: Art Miami. Miami, FL

2010: Toys Art Us. Curators Voice. Miami, FL

2010: Artbo. Bogota, Colmbia

2010: Art Shangahi. Latiamerican Pavillion. Shanghai, China

2009: Shanghai Art Fair. Latinamerican Pavillion. Shanghai, China

2010: ArteBA. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2009: Art Miami. Miami, FL

2009: HOMEWORK. Dot Fiftyone Galery, Miami, FL

2009: Art Does Design. Intervened Showroom; ARCH Design Center of the Americas, Dania Beach FL

2009: Wave. Dania Beach, FL

2009: Arte Americas. Miami, FL

2008: Art Miami. Miami, FL

2008: Pinta. New York, NY

2008: The Affordable Art Fair. New York, NY. “Julio Valdez and Leslie Gabaldon”

2008: Dot Fiftyone Gallery. Miami, Fl. “LOT”

2007: Altos de Chavon Cultural Center. La Romana, Dominican Republic

2006: Dot Fiftyone Gallery. Miami, Fl

2005: Las Olas Art Center. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2004:  Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Coral Springs, Florida

2002: ARA Gallery and Cultural Center. Miami, Florida

2001: ARA Gallery and Cultural Center. Miami, Florida

1999: Latin-American art traveling exhibition. New York, Miami

1999: Gallery of the Venezuelan Center, New York, New York

1990: Sygraph 1990 “Fine Art by Computer, ”Boston, Massachusetts

1990 : Autodesk Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

Selected to participate with a “Surreal Computer Animation Piece”.

 

Recognitions:

Liquitex Students Exchange Program. 1998

Altos de Chavon Cultural Center Artist in Residence Program. Fall 2007

Altos de Chavon Cultural Center, (sister school of Parsons School of Design in New York), in Dominican Republic. Artist in Residence program 2007

Selected to be part of “Florida Contemporary” a biennale at the Naples Museum of Art in Florida 2010

 

 

 

 

Other Activities:

 

“2b” non-for profit corporation

  Dedicated to create cultural awareness

Community Cultural Liaison

 

Wynwood Editions

Fine Arts Photography Printing

Owner and Producer

 

            Lifestyle Photography & Design

             Photographer


Artist statement


Photography puts a distance between our existence and the subject of the image that we are looking at. It causes us pain, indifference, or pleases our eye; there is an intriguing relationship between us as moving beings and the still contents of the image. My purpose is to give the viewer a chance to stop in front of his or her own intimacies through my images.

But there is still another layer to it, it is that subtle meaning hiding in the image that we know but can’t explain very often, the underline thought that is triggered by a visual spur, the feeling about things that we see and can’t avoid connecting to experiences of our own life.

Continuing with the storyline as a visual language, I take up narrative and tell stories to the spectator. I often find myself in front of images that are full of deliberation about our own humanity. Love, time, relationships, the day-to-day and other aspects of spirituality converge in my work, a visual register of unavoidable thoughts.


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