About me

My name is Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, and I’m an artist based in New York. My work has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in Iceland, Puerto Rico, and the Netherlands, and I’ve written about art and books for artnet, Artforum, Art in America, and Hyperallergic. Here I mostly write about how uncomfortable I am all the time.

You can find me on Twitter and Instagram, and if you feel helplessly compelled, you can contact me at ggf [at] introvert [dot] nyc.

Solo exhibitions

2015 “New Paintings” at Postmasters, New York City

2002 “Six Heads, Indoors” at The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2001 “Four Paintings at Three Walls” at Three Walls, San Antonio, TX

Selected group exhibitions

2015 “He Put a Hot Fish in Her Navel” at Embajada, San Juan, PR

2014 “Early Man” at The Hole, New York, NY

2012 “The Cursed Chateau” at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN

2008
“A Mycological Exploration” at V-Gun, Portland, OR

“Bam! Boom! Bang!!!” at Morsel, Brooklyn, NY

2004
“Semi-Lucid” at White Columns, New York, NY

“Wurst Eigenhaut Special Nr. 3” at Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2003
“Sasquatch Feng Shui” at The Portland Building, Portland, OR

“After Matisse-Picasso” at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY

“Pink Slips and Golden Parachutes” at The Project, New York, NY

Bibliography

2017
“Deep Cuts: ‘I can’t think of any Americans who could pull that off’.” Meural, April 13

“Cool Kids: Giovanni Garcia-Fenech” Verse20, March

2016
“Резиновые обстоятельства: как мы (каждый из нас) выглядим ровно сейчас?” by Andrey Levkin, Arterritory, July 18

“Rubber Souls: Contemporary Painting Stretches Its Legs” by Scott Indrisek, Modern Painters, June/July

“Giovanni Garcia-Fenech’s Big Naked Bodies” by Kyle Fitzpatrick, 1234kyle5678.com, January 20

2015
“Shape and Form” by Michael Slenske, Wallpaper, December 10

“ArtRx NYC: Painted Self Portraits” by Jillian Steinhauer, Hyperallergic.com, December 8

“A New Gallery in Puerto Rico with a Salacious Backstory” by Ann Binlot, T Magazine (The New York Times), October 1

“Early Man” by Hannah Stamler, Modern Painters, March

2014
“Early Man at The Hole” by Emma Laramie, NewYorkMinuteMag.com, December 19

“3-Sentence Reviews” by Jerry Saltz, Vulture (New York Magazine), December 4

2010 “Art for Everyone” Elle Decor, November

2009 “Artists as Optimists” by Charlie Finch, Artnet.com, January 6

2005 “Dateline Brooklyn” by Stephen Maine, Artnet.com, February 4

2003 “Core Sampler” by Daniel Duford, The Organ #8, November/December

2002
“The Moment and The Eternity; Giovanni Garcia-Fenech and JBK Ransu at the Living Art Museum” Morgunbladsins, November 30

“Six Heads Indoors” Frettabladid, November 30

“Sleeping with the Enemy” by Rufus Griscom, Nerve.com, August 12

“Nervy Artists Get Personal Online” Artnet.com, July 30

“Weekly Highlights: Are ‘Friends’ Electric” Los Angeles New Times, July 26

“The New Irascibles” by Carol Kino, photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, WBurg.com, Spring

“Group Show: The Nervous System” by Holly Myers, Los Angeles Times, March 29

Education

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (MFA)

Austin College Sherman, TX (BA Psychology, BA Art)