Piero Golia, ‘Constellation Painting #5’, 2011, Gagosian

Image rights: © Piero Golia. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Joshua White

About Piero Golia

Los Angeles-based Conceptual artist Piero Golia is interested in the theatrical possibilities of art. His work includes such stunts as compacting a bus to fit into a booth at the Los Angeles Art Fair (Untitled, 2008) and installing a large white globe atop the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood that lights up when the artist is in town (2010). Golia has also explored more traditional forms of art. In the series “Constellation Paintings” (2010), remnants from a taxi that crashed into his home and demolished most of his possessions were embedded in glossy black resin to create "action paintings" that pair accident with the artist's hand.

Italian, b. 1974, Naples, Italy, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows

Museum of Art Ulrich, 
Wichita, KS, USA,
Piero Golia: Solutions to Mortality
Fondazione Memmo, 
Rome, Italy,
Conversation Piece I Part 3

Group Shows

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 
Detroit, MI, USA,
99 Cents or Less
Beverly Hills,
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain,
Sur le dandysme aujourd'hui: From Shop Window Mannequin to Media Star