Kollabs, ‘EVA AND ELLA ’, Exhibit by Aberson
Kollabs, ‘EVA AND ELLA ’, Exhibit by Aberson

Eva and Ella is a brown, cream, and white contemporary figurative mixed media painting that measures 60 x 60 and is priced at $8,800.

Kollabs is a collaboration between Miami-based artist, Luis Garcia-Nerey and Atlanta-based artist, Anke Schofield. They explore questions on the human construct within the forest and its inhabitants. The artists present a provocative series of collaborative paintings and installations that create a sense of wonder evoking questions on, and of, the interaction between human life and the forest environment. Kollabs’ offer the viewer a preview into a familiar environment while challenging them to examine the existence of human and animal beings.

KOLLABS is Luis Garcia-Nerey and Anke Schofield
Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia

Kollab artists Luis Garcia-Nerey and Anke Schofield, explore questions on the human construct within the forest and its inhabitants. They present a serious and provocative series of collaborative paintings and installations that create a sense of wonder evoking questions on, and of, the interaction between human life and the forest environment. The pair split their creative time traveling between studios in both Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia in order to create their wondrous pieces.
This grouping of works focus on the interaction between modern day human society and the forest. Our intentions are to see past the obvious environmental issues and concentrate more on an existential point of view. ~ Luis Garcia-Nerey
In past exhibitions, the artists’ focal point have not only been a philosophical one but also one that emphasizes on an aesthetic balance that resonates in their current exhibit. The heart of the series embarks on a journey in which the viewer is presented with a narrative but not a conclusion. This is an attempt by the artists’ to create an interaction between the participants and the works.
Our ultimate goal is for the viewer to achieve a personal conclusion that is not based on the idea of an Other but rather a conclusion that is constructed by the viewers themselves. ~ Anke Schofield
Within Kollabs, the artists’ perspective on the subject matter allows the audience to preview a familiar environment while challenging them to examine the existence of human and animal Beings. Although the main premise of the exhibit questions the human construct of the forest, it also aims to reveal an infinite source of reference points beset by the tone of the exhibit itself. Whether literal or abstract, Schofield’s and Nerey’s intentions are not to rationalize a specific idea of the forest but rather suggest that the viewer interpret the works on their own without limitations set by concrete definitions.

Luis Garcia-Nerey

BORN in Santurce, Puerto Rico 1973 Lives and works in Miami, Florida

EDUCATION
Long Island University - CW Post – Long Island, New York New World School of the Arts – Miami, Florida

RESIDENCIES
2012 Banff Centre - Banff Art in Residency program (BAIR) Alberta, Canada
2007- present ArtCenter/South Florida - Miami Beach, Florida
2004–2007 Bakehouse Art Complex - Miami, Florida

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS
2013
National Museum of Wildlife Art - 2013 Western Visions exhibit - Jackson, Wyoming

2012
Hunter Museum of American Art – Spectrum 2012 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - Aesthetics and Values exhibit - Miami, Florida
Museo de Arte de Caguas (Museum of Art Caguas) AFROLATINOS exhibit - San Juan, Puerto Rico
National Museum of Wildlife Art - 2012 Western Visions exhibit - Jackson, Wyoming

2011
Pulse Art Fair - SFAC Small Wonderz – Miami, Florida Texas Contemporary Art Fair - Houston, Texas Wynwood Art Fair - Miami, Florida
National Museum of Wildlife Art – 2011 Western Visions exhibit Jackson, Wyoming
San Francisco Art Fair - Gilman Contemporary – San Francisco, California
ArteAmericas, - SFAC Gallery - Miami, Florida

2010
Florida Contemporary 2010 - Naples Museum of Art – Naples, Florida
Affordable Art Fair - Myers Contemporary – Tribeca, New York
Circa Art Fair - Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto, Rico Verge Art Fair - Art Formz Gallery - Miami, Florida

2009
ghetto BIENNALE Haiti: A Salon des Refuses for the 21st century - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
ArteAmericas 09’ - Miami, Florida

2008
Prospect 1 New Orleans - Lyon & Lyon Fine Art - New Orleans, Louisiana
Scope Art Fair Miami - Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art – Miami, Florida
Bronx Museum Project Space – Bronx, New York
MoLAA Awards 08, Museum of Latin American Art – Orange County, California
Bridge Art Fair NY - Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art - New York, New York

2007
Bridge Art Fair - Miami, Florida
MoLAA Awards 07 - Museum of Latin American Art – Orange County, California
CIRCA Puerto Rico - Viota Gallery - PR Convention Center - San Juan, Puerto Rico
ArteAmericas Art Fair - Naomi Silva Gallery - Miami Beach Convention Center - Miami, Florida
Art Miami - Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art - Miami, Florida

2006
CIRCA Puerto Rico - Viota Gallery - Puerto Rico Convention Center - San Juan, Puerto Rico ArteAmericas Art Fair -Viota Gallery - Miami Beach Convention Center - Miami, Florida
Art Miami, Lurie Gallery - Miami, Florida

2005
University of Miami - Miami, Florida
Knoxville Museum of Art/Christies Auction House – Knoxville, Tennessee
Palm Beach3 - R.Duane Reed Gallery - Palm Beach, Florida Art Miami - R. Duane Reed Gallery - Miami, Florida

2004
Albright-Knox Museum - Buffalo, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
Function+Will – General Audience Presents – Miami, Florida
Luis Garcia-Nerey / Kollabs – Cheryl Hazan Gallery- Tribeca, New York
Kingdom – Soren Christensen Fine Art - New Orleans, Louisiana
Outside-In – Gilman Contemporary – Sun Valley, Idaho

2012
Conversations – Kollabs - Soren Christensen Gallery - New Orleans, Louisiana
Universal Garden – Kollabs - Lanoue fine Art - Boston, Massachusetts
Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia

Portrait of a Kingdom – Kollabs - Diehl Gallery - Jackson, Wyoming

2011
Constructing Parallels – Kollabs - Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho

2010
Urban Flight - Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca, New York Bosque II - Astolfi Art - Atlanta Georgia

2009
Bosque - Art Department Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia Self & the Other - Florida Atlantic University - Jupiter Florida

2008
Babylon - Cuidad Portatil - Viota Gallery – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Babylon - Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art - Miami, Florida

2007
Home of the Self - Naomi Silva Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia Interpreting the Narrative - Lurie Gallery - Miami, Florida Casa del Ser - Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico Towers - Miami Beach Botanical Gardens – Carol Jazzar Contemporary - Miami, Florida

2006
Recent Paintings - Lurie Gallery - Miami, Florida Collage/Assemblage - Estefano Art Center - Miami, Florida

2005
Clicks, Tick & Silence, Gardner Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia Abstraction - Lurie Fine Art Gallery - Miami, Florida

2004
Works on Paper - Shawn Vinson Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia Contrast - Ardavin Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia

2003
Conversaciones Colectivas - B2 Studio, Florida

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
Remarkable Projects – Art Basel Miami - Florida Interpreters - Florida Gulf Coast University – Fort Myers, Florida
Gilman Gallery – Sun Valley, Idaho

2012
Smash & Grab - Locust Projects - Miami, Florida
Astolfi Art – Atlanta, Georgia
Art Center South Florida - Winning Art Exhibit - Miami
Beach, Florida
Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca, New York

2011
Under a Big Sky - Visions West Gallery - Bozeman, Montana
Diehl Gallery – Kollabs - Jackson Hole, Wyoming Gilman Gallery – Kollabs - Sun Valley, Idaho
Meyers Gallery – Kollabs - Park City, Utah
Whistler Village Gallery – Kollabs – Whistler, Canada Black Forrest – SFAC - Miami, Florida
Astolfi Art - Atlanta, Georgia
10th Annual Red Show - Cheryl Hazan Gallery – Tribeca, New York
Formas y Tradiciones - Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010
Bosque III - Gilman Contemporary - Sun Valley, Idaho Bosque II - Astofi Art - Atlanta Georgia
Studio Artists Summer Show - Cheryl Hazan Gallery – Tribeca, New York
Small Wonders - Artformz Gallery - Miami, Florida

2009
9th Annual Red Show - Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca, New York
Into the Wild - Carol Jazzar Contemporary -, Miami, Florida
Smash and Grab - Locust Projects - Miami, Florida
Dirty Linen New Orleans - Graphite Gallery -New Orleans, Louisiana
The Green Show - Art Department Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Earth Day - Miami Beach City Hall - Miami, Florida Spring Sequence - Cheryl Hazan Gallery – Tribeca, New York
New Phase - Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008
Art Department Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia Form-Function - Miami, Florida
20TH Anniversary Exhibition - Viota Gallery – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Just the Mischief made its way outside... - South Florida Art Center - Miami, Florida
Against the Grain - Bakehouse Gallery - Miami, Florida Abracadabra - Art & Cultural Center of Hollywood – Hollywood, Florida

2007
Beneath the Surface - Miami-Dade College – Miami, Florida
FARBE - S. Florida Art Center - Miami, Florida
Writings on the Wall, Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca, New York
Small Format Exhibit - Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico
From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego: Latin Amaerican Art of the 21st Century,
MasonMurer Fine Art - Atlanta, Georgia

2006
Spring Show - Soho Gallery - Los Angeles, California Hampton Fresh - CDR Gallery - South Hampton, New York
MasonMurer Fine Art Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico
ATL{06}, ARThouse - Atlanta, Georgia
B10, Miami-Dade College - Miami, Florida

2005
Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico
University of Miami/Bakehouse - Miami, Florida Gardner Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Lurie Fine Art Gallery - Miami, Florida R.Duane Reed Gallery - Chelsea, New York

2004
A.Cueto Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico Shawn Vinson Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia Swan Coach House Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia Denise Bibro Gallery - Chelsea, New York Ardavin Gallery- Atlanta, Georgia

2003
ShawnVinson Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia A.Cueto Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES (REVIEWS, PRESS,
CATALOGUES & BOOKS)

2013
Funcion y Voluntad Luis Garcia-Nerey - Revista Cruce - Escuela de Ciencias, Humanidades y Cominicationes de la Universidad Metropolitan www.revistacruce.com

2012
Discussion Panel @ the Frost Art Museum titled Art Post Permanence - moderated by Carol Damian Director of The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum.
Art is About - Contemporary Art Publication interview 2012 The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum , Aesthetics & Values Exhibition
Hialeah Success – Comcast Interview – www.yosoyhialeah. com/2012/01/21/hialeah-successes-3/
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum , Aesthetics & Values Exhibition Book and Catologue March issue

2011
Revista Cruce - Escuela de Ciencias, Humanidades y Cominicationes de la Universidad Metropolitana
“La Casa Del Yo Y EL Otro” - Luis Garica-Nerey. October 3rd, 2011 Issue

2010
Naples Post – Florida Contemporary 2010 – Naples Museum of Art

2009
The Self and the Other; Luis Garcia-Nerey, (Book) Published by John D. MacArthur Campus Library Florida Atlantic University

2008
Una Cuidad Portatil, El Nuevo Dia de Puerto Rico, (Feb) Against the Grain, Miami Herald, Miami Florida, (May)

2007
Museum of Latin American Art, Auction/Exhibition Catalogue, Long Beach, CA
Revista ARTES Republic of Santo Domingo No. 23 April/ Junio
Filosofico Garcia-Nerey en Viota, El Nuevo Dia de Puerto Rico, (Mar)
Miami Dade College Forum,Volume 11 No 9, A Dialogue with Home Grown Artist
Art Galleries & Artist of the South, Volume 5, Issue 2, Atlanta Journal, Georgia 2007

2006
Buena Vida Magazine, Casiano Publishing , San Juan, PR

2005
Knoxville Museum of Art, Auction Catalogue

Anke Schofield
Born in Ithaca, New York, NY 1972 Lives and works in Atlanta, GA

EDUCATION
Savannah College of Art and Design: Atlanta [2008] Master in painting program Art In Amsterdam [2001] Boston College of Art Summer program
Savannah College of Art and Design: Savannah [1990-1994] B.F.A.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Banff center , Art residency March 2011
Mattress factory Art Complex 1995-present, Atlanta, GA
Stichting Kunst Academie Ruudt Wackers, Amsterdam Summer 2001 Maine Photographic Workshop [1995]
INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS
Art Basel, (RED DOT) Miami, FL 2008- 2009

EXPERIENCE
Art Department Gallery owner founder and director 2005-2009 Professional studio artist 1997-present

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
10ft x 40 ft mural Sheraton hotel, Shanghais China
Savannah College Of Art and Design permanent collection 8 pieces Sheraton hotel, Atlanta, GA
Lowes Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Hotel Dubai, Untited Arab Emirates
ADHD, Ty Penningtom
GALLERIES AND CORPORATE CLIENTS 1997-present
Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley ID Diehl Gallery ,Jackson hole wy Lanoue Fine art Gallery ,Boston Meyer contemporary, AnnapolisMd Visions West Galleries, Co,Mt, Gallery MAr , Park City, Ut
Zuger Gallery, Denver, Co
Soho Myriad, Atlanta GA Capstone Fine Art, San Jose CA Gallery Services, Birmingham, AL Art Initiative, Atlanta GA
Lurie Gallery, Miami FL
Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Don O’ Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia

EXHIBITIONS
Texas contemporary, artMRKT 2011
Solo Show ,Galerie Zuger, Vail ,2011
National Museum of Wildlife ,Western Visions show 2011
The Fete at Diehl Gallery, Diehl gallery 2011
Visions West Galleries “ Under a big sky “ with Luis Garcia-Nerey 2011
SF Fine art Fair with Gilman Contemporary 2011
Gilman Contemporary “ BOSQUE 3” with Luis Garcia -Nerey 2010
Red Dot art Fair /Art Basel with Myers contemporary 2009-2010
Astlofi Art - Atlanta GA “ BOSQUE 2“ with Luis Garcia – Nerey 2010
Art Department - Atlanta GA “ BOSQUE“ with Luis – Garcia-Nerey 2009 Art Department - Atlanta GA Group Show 2009
Art Papers Auction - Atlanta GA 2008
Art Department - Atlanta GA Group Show 2008
MIcheal Murphy Gallery - Group Show 2007
Lansdell Gallery - Atlanta GA “ Abstracts“ 2007
Lansdell Gallery - Atlanta GA “Abstracts” 2006
Lurie Gallery - Miami FL Group Show 2006
Mattress Factory Art Complex Open Studios - Atlanta GA 2005-2010 Don O’Melveny – Los Angeles CA 2005

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