Featured Artist

Simone Gad

Artist Statement

I was born in Brussels, Belgium to holocaust survivor parents, from Poland. We emigrated to the United States from Belgium, when I was 4 years old and settled in East Los Angeles/Boyle Heights. My mother became quite the stage-mom and got me into a show-biz career upon our arrival to California. I have a dual career-visual/performance artist and union vested actress-sag/aftra-aea.

Wallace Berman in 1969/70 and Al Hansen became my first mentors. They encouraged me to make collage and assemblage my main focus and to pursue my career professionally. I am selftaught, having followed Pop and expressionism, and have developed my own style of Funky Pop/Expressionist/Kitsch painting/collage/assemblages: http://www.bluecanvas.com/simonegad/

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• Facades and Exploding Fu-dogs @ L2kontemporary: http://www.artweekendla.com/facades-and-exploding-fu-dogs-l2kontemporary/#/
• ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS-SHOW AND TELL, Pasadena, CA, includes my solo performance-featured and archived.
• Bold Nostalgia, Bleicher/Gorman Gallery-Santa Monica, CA


• Simone Gad-Getty Museum Sponsored Pacific Standard Time-Solo exhibition and performance, Bleicher/Gorman Gallery-Santa Monica, CA


• Cats and Pinups-Drawing Collages-Simone Gad Installation at Track 16/Small Press Gallery, Curated by Laurie Steelink, Bergamot/Santa Monica, CA
• Mysterious Objects/Hommage to Joan Quinn-Santa Ana College, CA/Pacific Standard Time, Catalog Included, Curated by Amanda Quinn Olivar and J Cheryl Bookout
• ATHCO/LACE at Barnsdall-Curated by Dorian Wood for Pacific Standard Time-Simone Gad: Role;Edith Massey
• Preview/Pacific Standard Time Group Exhibiton, Caporale/Bleicher Gallery on La Brea, Los Angeles, CA
• Chain Letter Show-Curator: Doug Harvey-Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA with Catalog  Courtesy Jeffrey Crussell


• DREAM-IN: http://www.vimeo.com/12217992. Annie Okay-Hammer Museum-Simone Gad;'/ Role-Betty Hutton, Brian Bress Video/Simone Gad-Lead role: Agnes Martin: Miami/Basel Fair/Wignall Museum of Art, Cherry and Martin Gallery 2010/2011
• Lyn Kienholz International Encyclopedia: L.A. Rising: So Cal Artists Before 1980
• May 1, 2010: I performed in an overnight Dream-In at the Hammer Museum - a collaborative project of Gawdafful Theatre Performance Art Group, artSpa and Machine Project.

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L.A. Artists and their Studios by Eric Minh Swenson featuring; "SIMONE GAD: CATS, THE HOLOCAUST, AND CHINATOWN"