Yvette Gellis
  • Encino, CA
  • United States
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Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Public Art, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
My paintings derive their inspiration from the world in which I live and work. Wandering through Los Angeles with its endlessly shifting landscapes, often incongruous, and always progressively changing, I record my perceptions like metaphorical footnotes; the stains, textures, and marks imprinted onto the pavement comprise the passing of thousands of feet transformed into a kind of mind map of daily life.

. My work examines various architectural spaces as containers of history, vessels of memory “Ascending to the heavens,” as an eternal space even material decay and destruction cannot remove.

There is something beyond the physical world where thoughts transmute into “things”, objects, formations in literal space and time, and my investment involves extracting meaning wherein the sacred and the profane co-exist.
Accomplishments / CV
American artist Yvette Gellis lives and works in Los Angeles, California


“Hugs and Kisses” Brunnhofer Gallery, Linz, Austria 2011
“Ephemera” Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA 2011
“Aqueous / Igneous” Project Room, 18th St. Arts Center, Santa Monica, 2010
“Violet Jolt” Conflux City Festival, NYC, 2009
“New Painting” Kim Light Gallery; LIGHTBOX, Culver City, CA 2008
“White Cube” Thesis Exhibition, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University,
Claremont, CA 2008
“PCH at Sunset Boulevard” Installation Gallery, CGU, Claremont, CA 2008
“Conversations” East Gallery, CGU, Claremont, CA 2007
“Mind Maps” Installation Gallery, CGU. Claremont, CA 2007
“Infringement” The Atrium, CGU, Claremont, CA 2007
“Country Fair” Buckley, Sherman Oaks, CA 2004
“Horse of a Different Color” Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA


“To Live and Paint in LA” The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA 2012
“Turn Around” ” Brunhoffer Gallery, Linz, Austria 2011
“Finally Spring” Brunhoffer Gallery, Linz, Austria 2011
“Two Person Show” Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2011
“Open Water” 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA 2011
“Glow” Santa Monica, CA 2010
“The Mannequin Collective” Santa Monica Place, CA 2010
“Art for CLARE” Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 2010
“In Bed Together” Royal/T, Culver City, CA 2009 -2010
“Group Show” Kim Light Gallery; LIGHTBOX, Los Angeles, CA 2009
“Open Studios” 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA 2009
“Sleights of Hand” Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2009
“Art Night ” 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA 2008
“Los Angeles Art Show,” Barker Hanger, Santa Monica Airport.
Santa Monica, CA 2008
“Exhibitionist” 2nd year MFA Show, East Gallery, CGU, Claremont, 2007
“Buzz” Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA 2006
“Seeing” Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA 2002
“Summer Works” University of California Los Angeles, CA 1999
“Group Show” Santa Monica Fine Art Studio, Santa Monica, CA

Works are included in numerous private and public collections.


Torrance Art Museum: Madrona Musings, Lawrence Ramirez, March 9 2012
Art LTD magazine, Eve Wood, September 2011
Huffpost Arts, Huffington Post, Peter Frank, August 27, 2011
LA Art Diary; Best Shows in LA, Tracey Harnish, August 17, 2011
Newsline PMA, Bonnie Gretzner January 13, 2011
“Two artists invite people to immerse themselves in art”
Art Slant, Eve Wood,” Reaching Through the Glass.” January 2010
Anderson Kam Art, Donna Anderson, “In Bed Together” January 2010
NYU News, Max Behrman, The Barney building gets a ‘Violet Jolt” September 2009
Art in America Magazine, Constance Mallinson, November 2008
LA Weekly Newspaper, Christopher Miles,”Art Around Town,” June 13-19,2008
The Flame, Magazine of Claremont Graduate University, Volume8, Spring, 2007
CGU President Robert Klitgaard, “Great Conversations That Matter” page 5
Exhibition Catalogue; LA Art Show
Johnson, Nikolaos; The Flame “Claremont Students Singled Out for LA Art Show”
Claremont MFA Journal, Spring 2007 “The Daily Practice of Quoting”


Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA MFA, 2008
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA 2002
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 1999
Northern Illinois University, IL Graduated cum laude
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England
Beaux Arts, Aix–en–Provence, France


Residency 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, California
President’s Award, Claremont Graduate University, 2008
Graduate Scholarship Fellowship Award, CGU, 2007-2008
Phi Kappa Phi, Honorary Society


The Garboushian Gallery
427 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Brunnhofer Galerie
Linz, Austria

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At 5:11am on December 6, 2012, Anne Cameron Cutri said…


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At 8:09pm on December 3, 2012, Rhonda Chase said…

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