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Leo Villareal

Biography

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Born in 1967, en Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico
Lives and works in New York

Education

1994 New York University, M. P. S.
Interactive Telecomunications Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts
1990 Yale University, B. A.

Solo exhibitions

2012 New Work, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington D. C.
Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
2011 Volume, Gering & López Gallery, New York
Animating Light, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas
2010 Leo Villareal: Recent Works, Tampa Museum of Art. Tampa, Florida
Survey, San José Museum of Art, San José, California; curated by JoAnne Northrup, touring
Synesthesia, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, New México
Gering & López Gallery, New York
2009 Stars, Galería Javier López, Madrid
2008 Leo Villareal: new work, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington D. C.
2007 Leo Villareal: New Work, Gering & López Gallery, New York
2006 Digital Sculpture, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington D. C.
2005 Galería Javier López, Madrid
Flowers, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
2004 Chasing Rainbows, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
New | Digital Light Sculpture, Conner Contemporary, Washington, D. C.
Supercluster, P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island
2003 Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2002 Sandra Gering Gallery, Nueva York
Digital Light Sculpture, Conner Contemporary, Washington, D. C.

Site - specific projects

2012 Volume (Durst), 1133 Sixth Avenue, at 43rd Street and Sixth Avenue, New York
Buckyball, Madison Square Park, New York
Cosmos, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York
2011 Hive (Bleecker Street), Hive (Bleecker Street), MTA Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Arts for Transit, Bleecker Street Station / Lafayette, Nueva York
2010 Hive, MTA Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Arts for Transit, Bleecker Street / Lafayette Street Station, New York
Sky (Tampa), Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
Sky, United States Federal Courthouse, El Paso, Texas
2009 Threshold, 1801 K Street, Washington D. C.
Diagonal Grid, Borusan Center for Culture and Arts, Istanbul
2008 Multiverse, National Gallery of Art, Washington D. C.
Flag, That was Then… This is Now, P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
Scintillator, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (temporary)
2007 New Wave Art. Stars, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York
Microcosm, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas
2006 Chasing Rainbows (Perry Capital), Perry Capital, New York
Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, Washington, D. C.
2005 Light Matrix, permanent installation for the Albright - Knox Museum of Art, Buffalo, New York
Set and Drift, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Govenors Island, New York
Perry Capital, New York
The Core Club, New York
T Headquarters, Washington
Private commission, Coral Gables, Miami
2004 GSA Art - in - Architecture project, new Federal Courthouse by architect Antoine Predock, El Paso, Texas
Chasing Rainbows / New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut (commissioned by Site Projects, Inc., temporary)
2003 Supercluster, P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
Star (Toulouse), Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse (temporary)
2002 Lightscape, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida
Art Among The Stars, Grand Central Terminal, New York
Art In General On Canal, Art In General, New York
2001 Untitled, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City
Massless Medium: Explorations in Sensory Immersion, Creative Time in The Anchorage, Brooklyn, New York
KMX Reenergize Zone, Moby tour, traveling video installation

Group exhibitions

2013 Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London
2011 Longitudes de Onda, OTR. espacio de arte, Madrid
Red. Force Fields, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Altered States, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
January White Sale, Loretta Howard Gallery, New Cork, curated by Beth Rudin de Woody
2010 Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Love in Vein: Editions Fawbush. Projects and Artists, 2005 - 2010, Gering & López Gallery, New York
MTA Arts for Transit, Bleecker & Lafayette Station, New York
2008 Inauguración, OTR espacio de arte, Madrid
Solar Matrix (Claiming Space: Mexican Americans in US), Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, Claiming Space, El Paso, Texas
That was then… This is now, P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island
2007 Contos Dixitais, CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
2006 Art in America, Arario Cheonan, Cheonan - si
Backdrop,Bloomberg Space, London
All Digital, MoCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Ohio
2005 John Kirchner | Photography / Leo Villareal | Sculpture, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington
Greater New York, P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
Visual Music 1905 - 2005, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D. C., and Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Extreme Abstraction, Albright - Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
2004 Summer group show, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Innovate, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta
Collector’s Cabinet, Mark Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, curated by Simon Watson
Art in General On Canal: Part II, Art In General, New York
Fiction. Love - Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art, MoCA Taipei
Optimo: Manifestations of Optimism in Contemporary Art, Ballroom Marfa, Texas
2003 High Desert Test Sites 2, Joshua Tree, California, curated by Andrea Zittel, John Connelly, Shaun Caley Regen, and Andy Stillpass
Winter Light, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
Into the Gloaming: Light in the Landscape, The Fields Sculpture Park, Ghent, New York
Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh
5 - year < Retro, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington D. C.
After Image, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Decade, Schroeder Romero, New York
2002 Sculpture Now: Works by Seven Contemporary Artists, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida
Light x Eight. The Hanukkah Project, The Jewish Museum, New York
Interstate: Tony Feher, Donald Moffett, Kay Rosen, Leo Villareal, Texas Fine Arts Association / The Jones Center for Contemporary Arts, Austin, Texas
I Just Can’t Pretend, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
Optical Optimism, Galerie Simone Stern, NewOrleans
Complexity: Art and Complex Systems, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Paltz, New York
Shine02.org, online art project sponsored by Amnesty International, organized by Downtown Arts Projects
2001 Escape, Tirana Biennale, Tirana (curated by Miltos Manetas)
Eye Candy, Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
Synth, organized by Leo Villareal, White Columns, New York
The Next Perfect 10, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York (travelled)
Perfect 10: Ten Years in Soho, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Art in the Anchorage 18. Massless Medium: Explorations in Sensory Immersion, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, New York; organized by Creative Time
2000 rooms_for_listening, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, California
Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, New York
City of Lights, comisariada por Simon Watson & Downtown Arts Projects, Boutique Hermes, New York
Exposure: The Future of Film Festival, USA Network & Scfi Channel, New York
The Bunker Project, MTV, New York
1997 Mind Probe, exhibition - interactive game, USA Network, Scifi Channel, New York
Elsewhere, Thread Waxing Space, New York
1995 Clown Room, Royal College of Art, London
1994 Disorient, Burning Man Festival, Black Rock Desert, Nevada
1993 Surgical Simulation Toolkit, New York University Medical Center, New York
1990 Controlled Environments, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Public collections

Albright - Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (site - specific installation)
Arario Museum, Seoul
Borusan Kültur Sanat [Borusan Center for Culture and Arts], Istanbul (site - specific installation)
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
IFEMA - Fundación ARCO, Madrid
Jack S. Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Washington, DC
Margulies Collection, Miami, Florida
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York
Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (site - specific installation)
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas (site - specific installation)
Perry Capital, New York
The Related Companies, New York
Somerset Partners, New York
Time Warner Center, New York

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Selected Press

Babelia - El País
July 20, 2013

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The Cornell Daily Sun
October 24, 2012

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The Ithaca Journal
October 17, 2012

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Wertical
October 7, 2012

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The Huffington Post
September 21, 2012

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The New York Times
June 29, 2012

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The New York Times
March 16, 2012

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The Huffington Post
July 13, 2011

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The New York Times
June 17, 2011

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The Arts of New York City
May 24, 2011

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Broadway World
May 4, 2011

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Texas Architect
May - June, 2011

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AD - Architectural Digest
May, 2011

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On View Magazine
April - May, 2011

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Reno Gazette Journal
March 13, 2011

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CNET news
September 22, 2010

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San Francisco Chronicle
September 17, 2010

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The Huffington Post
September 17, 2010

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The New York Observer
Fall, 2010

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Surface Magazine nº82
May 6, 2010

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Vogue España
August, 2009

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ARTnews
June, 2009

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Vogue
March, 2009

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Art in America
November, 2008

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The New York Times
September 5, 2008

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Data is nature
October 8, 2007

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ARTnews
June, 2007

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Bloomberg
April 4, 2007

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The New York Times
March 23, 2007

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Flavorpill
March 20 - 26, 2007

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Artnet Magazine
March, 2007

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artkrush
August 23, 2006

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Surface nº50
November, 2004

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Art in America
June, 2004

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