Gisela Colón

GISELA COLÓN (b. 1966) is an American contemporary artist who has developed a unique sculptural language of “organic minimalism,” breathing life-like qualities into reductive forms. Operating at the intersection of art and science, Colón is best known for her pristine light-activated sculptures, created with innovative materials of the 21st century, such as optical acrylics and aerospace carbon fiber. Her energetic sculptures oscillate between masculine and feminine, primitive and futuristic, liquid and solid, fecund and phallic, inert and biological, possessing a confluence of polarities that take the minimal object to a new frontier a new world where the man-made becomes alive in a post-human ontological reality.
 
Colón has exhibited internationally throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Most recently, Colón presented a monumental site-specific installation in the Land Art Biennial, Desert X AlUla 2020 in Saudi Arabia. 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; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Grand Rapids Museum of Art (GRAM), Grand Rapids, MI; and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO, amongst others. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, the artist lives and works in Los Angeles, California.