GISELA COLÓN (American b. 1966, Vancouver, Canada, raised 1967, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an American contemporary artist who has developed a unique sculptural language of Organic Minimalism breathing life-like qualities into reductive forms. Through a vocabulary of anthropomorphic geometries, Colón challenges, deconstructs and expands on a predominantly male-dominated Minimalist canon. Her pristine light-activated sculptures are created utilizing innovative 21st century materials such as optical acrylics and high-technology aerospace carbon fiber.
Colón has exhibited internationally throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Standout exhibitions include the Land Art Biennial, Desert X AlUla (Saudi Arabia, 2020), Quantum Shift, Frieze Sculpture (London, 2021), and Forever is Now (Egypt, 2021) presenting a site-specific monument at the Pyramids of Giza, a UNESCO landmark dating back 4,500 years. In 2021 Colón’s work will be featured in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA’s) historic survey exhibition Light, Space, Surface: Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts (2021-2022), traveling to the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN (2022).
Gisela Colón’s work resides in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), San Diego, CA; Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL; Mint Museum, North Carolina, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Grand Rapids Museum of Art (GRAM), Grand Rapids, MI; and Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO, amongst others.
Colón attended University of Puerto Rico (BA Economics, magna cum laude, 1987) and Southwestern University School of Law (JD 1990). Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, the artist lives and works in Los Angeles, California.