ORESTES GONZALEZ

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin.

ICP, Independent Studies 

Politics, Commerce and Media. 

These three factors relentlessly continue to influence and dislodge societies. They shift values, create new technologies, promote rampant consumerism, ecological imbalance, and religious upheaval. These forces cause great disruptions for vast segments of the population.

As a result, we are re-living the dystopian atmosphere similar to the Industrial Revolution that left so many people adrift and useless. As a Baby Boomer, I'm attracted to observing ways of life that held mystic reverence to me but have failed to evolve. 

I like to observe and record people and events during these unsettling times.

Awards

Winner: Los Diez, AI/AP Latin American Fotografia, Traveling Show , New York, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina , Los Angeles.  2016-2017

Honorable Mention: Night, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Juror Sean Corcoran, Museum of the City of New York  2016

Jurors Selection  Focal Resolution, Dutch Kills Gallery, NY 2012

Solo Exhibitions

2018    JULIOS HOUSE  (upcoming) Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, Ca

2018    Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Fl  

2017    Portraits, Manny Cantor Center, Lincoln Center, NYC

2016    NewYork&Havana, LIC Arts, LIC NY 

2015    Adorama Gallery Space, NYC 

2013    Portrait of Artists/LIC, Reis Space, LIC, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018     On Death,  Humble Arts Foundation, Seattle, Wa.

             "fever- artists take on climate change", Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY

            LATINX,  The Factory, LIC, NY 

           DISRUPTION, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

2017  JULIOS HOUSE, book launch, MOMA PS1 Art Book Fair, NY

             PHOTOVILLE,  LOS DIEZ AI/AP Container, Brooklyn, NY  

             Beach Elements, Plaxall Gallery, NY 

             Disruption, LIC Arts Open Gallery, NY

             Future Isms, Humble Arts Foundation/Glassbox Gallery, Seattle 

             Streetwise, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT 

             Composed, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT 

             Latin American Fotografia 5 Winners, Traveling Show, 2016-2017

             DISRUPTION, The Factory, LIC, NY

2016   WE:Americans  Station Independent Project, NYC 

             Night, Center for Fine ArtPhotography, Fort Collins, CO

             Interiors, Gold Coast Arts Center, Great Neck, NY 

2015    LIC Arts Open, LIC, NY

             Conexiones/Connections, Gold Coast Arts Center, Great Neck, NY

2014    Miami Photo Salon, Art Basel, Miami Fl 

             LIC Arts Open, LIC , NY 

             Oh,Ophelia, Turks & Caicos Gallery, Montreal, Canada, 

             Whitewash, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC, NY 

2013    Gimme Shelter, Insite Design Studio Gallery, NY,

              Photographic Being, Jeffrey Leder Gallery,LIC, NY 

2012     Portraits, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC, NY 

2010     The City We Imagined, The NY Architectural League, NY 

2007     Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, Fl. 


Public Collections

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 

The Perez Museum of Art, NY

Miami Dade Public Library

The NYC Mayors Office, NY


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