Gisela Colon

GISELA COLON (Canada, b. 1966) was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and received her BA from the University of Puerto Rico (1987) and JD from Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles (1990). Colon lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Colon is an American contemporary artist who has developed a unique vocabulary of “organic minimalism,” breathing life-like qualities into reductive forms. Colon's oeuvre encompasses several distinct sculptural forms: Pods, Slabs, Monoliths, and Portals. The through-line in all of Colon's work is the concept of the "mutable object;" the sculptures are conceived as variable objects that transmute their physical qualities through fluctuating movement, varied lighting, changing environmental conditions, and the passage of time.

 

Colon’s sculpture is in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; the Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY; the Grand Rapids Museum of Art (GRAM), Grand Rapids, MI; the Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM), Palm Springs, CA; the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; and the Fredrick R. Weisman Foundation