bio & cv

Erik Gonzales was born in New Mexico and currently lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona. He earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University graduating Summa Cum Laude. He was awarded multiple Regents Scholarships during his attendance at university and continued his studies in Madrid, Spain obtaining a second degree in Spanish Studies and Literature. Gonzales’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including; the Bronx Museum of Art in NYC, Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, CA, the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art in Las Vegas, NV, El Ajuntament el bruc in Barcelona, Spain, Julie Nester Gallery in Park City, UT, Costello Childs Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, Laura Rathe Gallery in Houston and Dallas and Nuart Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. His work has been featured in New American Paintings artist book, No. 84 and No. 36.

Born October 3rd, 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Erik lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona and Barcelona, Spain.

EDUCATION

1996 BFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ and University of Salamanca, Spain, Literature

1995 Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, Spanish Literature and History

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, “Erik Gonzales - New Paintings”

 2014

Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT, "Primary”

 2013                                                                                                                                                

Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT, "Erik Gonzales-New Works" 

Costello Childs Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, “Todo y Nada”

 2012

Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, "Terra Firma"

Costello Childs Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ

2011

Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, “Archeologica Antica”

2010 Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT, “Ex Voto”

2009

Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, “Art and Artifice”

2008

Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA, “Symbiotic Relation”

Pamela Skinner/Gwenna Howard Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA, “Paintings by Erik Gonzales”

2002

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Paintings by Erik Gonzales”

Momus Gallery, Atlanta, GA, “Erik Gonzales”

2001

Victoria Boyce Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, “Erik Gonzales, Recent Paintings”

1997

Gallery B.A.I., New York, NY, “Erik Gonzales”

1995

Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, “Erik Gonzales, Recent Paintings”

Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, “Elysian”

1994

Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, “Earth, Body, Soul”

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

J. Willot Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Costello Childs Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

AAF, New York

2013                                                                                                                                              

Laura Rathe Gallery, Dallas, TX   

Laura Rathe Gallery, Houston, TX                                                                                      

Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX

Costello Childs Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Art Aspen, Aspen, CO

 2012  

Laura Rathe Gallery, Houston, TX

Costello Childs Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

AAF, New York

San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

2011

Costello Childs Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

AAF, New York

Art Houston

Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN

Art Palm Beach

Art Chicago

Art Hamptons

2010

Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN

AAF, New York, NY

San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA

Costello Childs Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2009

5:Cinco-Cinc, Five artists in Spain, Ajuntament del bruc, El Bruc, Barcelona

International Art Prize Arte Laguna, Venice, Italy

Costello Childs Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV

Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA

Pamela Skinner/Gwenna Howard Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA

2008

SCOPE Art Fair, Miami, FL

Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, Latin American Biennial

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

2007

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

Red Dot, Miami, FL

2006

Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, “Out of Line”

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

2005 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

2004

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY

AAF, New York, NY

2003

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Momus Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2001

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Momus Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2000

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, “Selections from the Permanent Collection”

Victoria Boyce Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 1999 Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1998

Gallery B.A.I., New York, NY

Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1997

Gallery B.A.I., New York, NY

1996

Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Memorial Union Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1993

Harry Wood Art Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1990

Visual Arts Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

PUBLIC ART

2006

Glendale Portable Artwork Collection

2004

East Mesa Regional Library Permanent Installation for the City of Mesa

2002

Osborn Pedestrian Bridge Project for the City of Scottsdale

2001

64th Street Permanent Installation for the City of Scottsdale

AWARDS

2009

Finalist for Tenuta S. Anna Prize, Florence, Italy

International Scientific Committee of Florence selection for the Florence Biennial

Best of Show, SNFMA. Curator: Elizabeth Herridge, Dir. of Guggenheim Hermitage Museum

Best Mixed Media Painting, SNFMA. Curator: Elizabeth Herridge, Dir. of Guggenheim Hermitage Museum

Awarded artist stipend to attend Can Serrat artist residency in El Bruc, Spain

1998

Visual Arts Fellowship, Arizona Commission on the Arts

1997

Degoyler Grant Award, Dallas Museum of Art

1995-1992

Regents Fine Art Scholarship, Arizona State University

RESIDENCIES

2009 Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain

PUBLICATIONS

2015

Luxe. Interiors+Design, Arizona, Winter

 2014

Luxe. Interiors+Design, Arizona, Fall

Park City Magazine, Winter/Spring

Scottsdale. Modern Luxury, September/October

 2013

Phoenix Home and Garden, November

 2012

Luxe. Interiors+Design, Chicago, Volume 10, Issue 3

Luxe. Interiors+Design, Arizona, Volume 10, Issue 3

Luxe. Interiors+Design, Arizona, Volume 10, Issue 1

2010

Luxe. Interiors+Design, Arizona, Volume 8, Issue 3

2009

Luxe. Interiors+Design, Volume 7

New American Paintings, Number 84

Western Art and Architecture, Summer/Fall

American Contemporary Art, Summer

2008

Midtown Monthly, June Gallery Guide West, May

2002

Art Talk San Francisco Magazine

2001

New American Paintings, Number 36

Escada Portfolio

1999

Where Magazine, September

1998

Art News, January

The Arizona Republic, April, 8

Phoenix Home and Garden, March

1996

Valley Guide Quarterly, Spring

1994

The Ashes, November

COLLECTIONS

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, AZ

Leo Apotheker, Paris , France

Deloitte University, Westlake, TX

St. Regis Hotel, Park City, UT

Daniel Wingate, ESCADA Group, Munich, Germany

Emilio Calleja, Vice President Merrill Lynch Arte Americas, Miami, FL

City of Glendale, Glendale, AZ

City of Mesa, Mesa, AZ

Mr. And Mrs.Cohen Scottsdale, AZ and New York, NY              

Hotel Rouge, Washington, D.C.

Landgoed Dennenburg Estate, Driebergen, Netherlands              

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Stettner Collection, Scottsdale, AZ and New York, NY

Dr. Vicente Riambau Alonso Collection, Barcelona, Spain

Mr. Rudy Turk, Phoenix, AZ