SHERIN GUIRGUIS

 

Bio

1974                 Born in Luxor, Egypt and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA

 

Education

2001                 MFA in Painting, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

1997                 BA in Painting & Sculpture, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017               Artist Lab Residency, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica CA

2016                El Biet El Kabeer, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2015                El Biet El Kabeer (Ollal), Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Venice, CA    

2013                Passages//Toroq, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2012                SouthwestNet: Sherin Guirguis & Carrie Merrill, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale AZ

Duwamah, Frey Norris Contemporary, San Francisco, CA          

2010                 Qasr El-Shoaq, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA  

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2017                 One I Call, Desert X Biennial, Palm Springs, CA 

      Mashrabeiya: The Art of Looking Back, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016                 L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles,  CA

The Ease of Fiction, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Islamic Art Now Part 2: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, Los Angeles County

Museum of Art, CA

The Ease of Fiction, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

2015                 No Such Place, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, NY

                        We Must Risk Delight, Official Collateral Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

                        C.O.L.A.  2015 Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery,

Los Angeles, CA

2014                 The Avant-Garde Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

                        Color Dialogues, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE

                        LA Wood Show, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA

                        Beyond, Abu Dhabi Art, Special Exhibitions, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013                 Rogue Wave, LA Louver, Venice, CA

Desaturated Rainbow, Field Projects, New York, NY

Desaturated Rainbow, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Culver City, CA

2012                 Encounter: The Royal Academy in the Middle East, Katara Curltural Village, Doha, Qatar

Tessellation Make Up, CDA Projects, Istanbul, Turkey

Artist Protest Tower, Pacific Standard Time: Performance and Public Art Festival,

Los Angeles, CA

                        Sweethearts, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK

2011                 Pangea: Art at the Forefront of Cultural Convergence, Frey Norris Contemporary,

San Francisco, CA

2010                 2010 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, CA

                        Quadruple-Consciousness, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

                        Permissions, Highways, Santa Monica, CA

From My Universe: Objects of Desire, See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009                 Attention to Detail, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

Under the Knife, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2008                 Fall Out, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA

Panopti(con), Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Las Vegas Diaspora, curated by Dave Hickey, Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2007                 Las Vegas Diaspora, curated by Dave Hickey, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV

2006                 New Work, Flower Shop Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005                 The Shape of Space, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Quickening, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tuscan, AZ

Sculpture: Bari Ziperstein, Sherin Guirguis and Carrie Ungerman, Bank, Los Angeles, CA

2004                 The Enemy Show, Dust Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

                        Scientific Method, White Box Gallery, Los Angles, CA

Deuce, Cartelle Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA

                       

Artist Talks, Panels & Workshops

2016                 Artist Talk, University of California Los Angeles, CA

                        In Conversation: The Ease of Fiction Artists and Curator, Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA

                        In Conversation: Sherin Guirguis and Anuradha Vikram, California African American Museum,

Los Angeles, CA

                        Conversations: Desert X Preview, The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2015                 Artist Talk and Graduate Studio Visits, California Sate University, San Bernardino

                        Uncommon Terrain, Artists and Curator panel, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Venice, CA

El Biet El Kabeer, Sherin Guirguis in conversation with Kulapat Yantrasast, wHY Arichtecture, Shulamit

Nazarian Gallery, Venice, CA

                        C.O.L.A.  Artist Fellow Community Workshop, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2014                 Artist Lecture and Gallery Walk Through, Orange County Museum of Art,  Newport Beach, CA

2013                 Artist Talk, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

Artist Talk, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Artist Talk,Rogue Wave, LA Lover Gallery, Venice, CA

Artist Talk,California State University, Long Beach, CA

2012                 Artist Talk,Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ

                        Panel: Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, Moderated by Linda Komaroff (curator, Art of the Middle East), LACMA

                        Art Platform, Los Angeles, CA

2011                 Artist Talk,Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, CA

2009                 Artist Talk,Scripps College, Claremont, CA

                        Armory ARMS Workshop, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

                        Ryman/Roski Excellence in the Arts Program: Design Collaborative, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2008                 Cultural Panel, Eleventh Cairo Biennial, Cairo, Egypt

Artist Round Table, Eleventh Cairo Biennial, Cairo, Egypt

Micro Seminar: Bookmaking Workshop, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Workshop, AIGA USC Chapter, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2007                 Artist Panel, Los Angeles Art Show, Santa Monica, CA

2006                 Silk Screening Workshop, AIGA USC, Los Angeles, CA

2004                 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2003                 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2002                 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

 
Bibliography

Risking Delight, Natalie Trevis, Mojeh, November 2015

Artist Profile: Sherin Guirguis, Shana Nys Danbrot, Art Ltd., November 2015

City Among Nation: Los Angeles at the Venice Biennale, Anuradha Vikram, www.kcet.org, May 27, 2015

Catalogue Essay, Dr Kathy Battista, 2015 COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition Catalogue, May 2015

Interview: Sherin Guirguis, Nosmot Gbadamosi, African Digital Art, January 2014

Best of 2013: Top 10 Solo and Retrospective Exhibitions, Islamic Arts Magazine, January 2014

Long walk to freedom, Jyoti Kalsi, Gulf News, December 2013

Exploring new passages in art, Anna Seaman, The National, December 2013

Five must see exhibitions, What’s On, Dubai, Novembr 2013

Sherin Guirguis:Passages//Toroq, Geraldine Lee, Artitute, November 2013

Artful Passages, Yasmine El Rashidi, Passages//Toroq exhibition catalogue, October 2013

Sherin Guirguis, Alexandra Grant, The Benefit of Friends Collected, Winter 2013

At Home in Suburbia, James Scarborough, Brownbook, May/June 2013

Egypt: Art from Tahrir, by Myrna Ayad, Canvas Magazine, January/February 2012

Dr. Kathy Battista Speaks with Artist Sherin Guirguis, by Kathy Battista, Paddle 8, February 25th, 2013

All about Arab art at Frieze, by Bianca Bonomi, The National, October 10, 2012

New exhibit puts new twist on traditional images, by Dolores Tropiano, The Republic, November 17, 2012

Five Must-See Events This Week, by Claire Lawton, The Phoenix New Times, September 24, 2012

Sherin Guirguis: Duwamah, by Marisa Fernandez, Premier Magazine, May 2012

Kathy Batista Curates Sweethearts, In*Tandem Magazine, Issue #8, April 2012

Paartherapeutisches Malen, By Anne Reimers, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 2012

The Most Creative Couple in Art, by Katie Kitamura, Phaidon Online, March 16, 2012

Beyond the White Cube: Sherin Guirguis’ Explosive New Series, The Huffington Post,

by Yasmine Mohseni, March 2012

Sherin Guirguis: Duwamah, by Dave Hickey, Catalog Essay, March 2012

Quadruple-Consciousness: Vox Populi hosts performance-based critiques of American culture, by Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly, December 2011

Quadruple-Consciousness, catalogue essay by Malik Gaines, December 2011

Sober Pairs With Send-Ups in Biennial Exhibit, by Daniella Walsh, Laguna Beach Independent,

November 26, 2010

Sherin Guirguis’ art may wobble…, radio interview by John Rabe, Off Ramp on KPCC, October, 27 2010.

Gender Bender!, by Grant Wahlquist, Riviera, October 2010

Exquisite Corpse, by Amir H. Fallah, Beautful/Decay, Book 4, Fall 2010

Previews: 2010 California Biennial, by Catherine Taft, ARTFORUM, September 2010.

Sherin Guirguis: LAXART, by Tucker Neel, Art Lies, Issue 66, Summer 2010

Studio Visit: Sherin Guirguis, by Amir H. Fallah, Beautiful/Decay, February, 2010.

Exploring art’s complexities, by Michelle J. Mills, Pasadena Star News, March 19, 2009.

Modern art and culture find a home in the distinctly American gambling capital with a showcase for 26 former

UNLV students, by Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, November 20, 2007

Las Vegas Diaspora: The Emergence of Contemporary Art From the Neon Homeland, Critic’s Pick: Las Vegas, by

Glen Helfand, ARTFORUM, October 19, 2007

Migrant art workers: Dave Hickey’s students drift back into LVAM, by Jarret Keene, Las Vegas City Life,

October 11, 2007

Two Views of Vegas Diaspora, By Danielle Kelly & Suzanne Forestieri, Las Vegas Weekly,

October 4, 2007 (image)

Las Vegas Diaspora: The Emergence of Contemporary Art From the Neon Homeland, Exhibition Catalog (image), essay by Dave Hickey, 2007

Testing Spatial Sensibilities, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, November 18th, 2005

Subversives in the corporate world, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, August 26th, 2005

Bari Ziperstein, Sherin Guirguis and Carrie Ungerman at Bank, by Charlene Roth, Artweek (image), May, 2005

Public enemies, by Kelle Schillaci, City Life, December 14th, 2004

The Enemy Within, by Chuck Twardy, Las Vegas Weekly, Dec. 9th – 15th, 2004

The Enemy Show, by Erika Yowell, Las Vegas Mercury, December 2nd, 2004

Raid In Chicago, by Terence Hannum, Panel-house.com, November 2003

 ‘Midas’ and Jon Gintzler at POST, by Thomas McGovern, Artweek, February, 2004

Midas retouched: new looks at gold, by Holly Myers, Los Angeles Times, December 5th, 2003

Interior & Exterior Systems…, essay by Tim Christian, exhibition catalogue (image), April, 2003

Finding Beauty In Mistakes, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times January 17th, 2003

Women lost in their multimedia reveries, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2002

Aperto: Las Vegas, by David Pagel, Flash Art International (image), March - April, 2002

Futuristic Rorschach Blots, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times (image), November 23rd, 2001

Junge Kunst, by Stephen Hilger, artnet.com (image), May, 2001

 

 

Awards, Grants & Fellowships

2014-2015         City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship

2012                 California Community Foundation Mid-Career Visual Artist Fellowship & Grant

                        Artists’ Resources for Completion Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation

                        Investing in Artists Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation

2010                 Artist Residency at the Orange County Museum of Art in conjunction with the 2010 California Biennial, awarded by the Nimoy Foundation

  

Museum & Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

Las Vegas Museum of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV

Metropolitan Authority Los Angeles, Public Art Commission, Los Angeles, CA

US Department of State, U.S. Consulate, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia