Gandalf Gavan

Born in 1975 in Berlin, Germany. Lives and works in Brooklyn.


2013 Re(a)prendido, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mecxico 
2012 Art, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY 
2011 KNOTS, October Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
2010 Teaching a Chicken How to Fly III, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY 
Pollos, Peligros y Otras Cárceles II, Corporación Andina de Fomento Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
2008Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
2007Incorporated Dementions, Bertrand and Gruner, Geneva,   Switzerland 

Infinite Affinities, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
 Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY

Expo,N2 Galeria, Barcelona, Spain
2003Son para Daedalos, MACO (Museo de Arte Comtemporaneo Oaxaca), Oaxaca, Mexico.


2012 Catagenesis, Global Dye Works, Philadelphia, PA 
 Zegache, Casa Lamm, Mexico City, Mexico
2009 Party at Chris's House, Curated by Phong Bui, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

State of the Art: New York, Urbis, Manchester, UK 
 Fresh from Chelsea, University Gallery and Grinter Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  
Stable Scrawl, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY

TerraUnFirma, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

Cutaway, Anna Kustera, New York, NY
2007    CECUT, En TijuanArte Art Fair, Tiajuana, Mexico

National and International Projects, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
2006Eo Ipso, Match, New York, NY

Escaping New York, Curators Without Borders, Berlin, Germany

Symposium II, Hotel Pupik, Schrattenberg, Austria

Joan Mitchell MFA Grant Recipients, Cue Foundation, New York, NY
2005Curvaceous, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
2004Merry Merry,  Side Show Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

Succeeding Where the Hippies Failed, Neiman Gallery, New York, NY

FreiRaume, Freistil E.V., Berlin, Germany

Re: New Frontiers in Creativity, Columbia University, New York, NY

The Thomas Edison Project, LMCC & the Builders Association, New York, NY

Freehand, Marvelli Labs, Brooklyn, NY

Scope Circle for Emerging Artist Nomination, Scope Art Fair, NewYork, NY

The Book, Neiman Gallery, New York, NY

Fresh,Tilton/Kustera Gallery, New York, NY
2003Peace, Side Show Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Kingston, NY

Out of Line, Side Show Gallery, Williamsburg, NY
2002Merry, Merry, Side Show Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

Bon a Tirer, The Front Gallery, Dumbo, NY
2001Merry, Side Show Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

The Worst of Gordon Pym Continued, Printed Matter, New York, NY

Fantastic, Get Real Art, New York, NY

Clean, Get Real Art, New York, NY

We Love Our Customers, Hungarian Embassy, New York, NY

Symbiotic Dialogue, Goliath, Brooklyn, NY
2000The Toy Show, four and a half projects, Brooklyn, NY
1999The Window Project, Downtown Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM

Muestra Pictorica Colectiva de la Sociedad de Artistas del Cusco, Museo De Arte Contemporaneo, Cusco, Peru

New Artists from Greenpoint, James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NY

Friends, GRG Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
1998GRG, GRG Art Space, Brooklyn, NY


2004Outdoor sculpture-installation at Collegio La Salle, Oaxaca, Mexico


2006Mortimer Frank Traveling Fellowship
2005Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant
2004Scope Art Fair Circle Nominee

Bui, Phong. "In Conversation: Gandalf Gavan with Phong Bui," The Brooklyn Rail (May 2010)

Young, Jessica Bryce. "Bright young things," Orlando Weekly (January 27, 2010) 
2009 Bernstein, Fred A. "Look, Kids! A Secret Room!" The New York Times (April 19, 2009)
2008      Bishop, Philip. Review, Orlando Sentinel (March 23, 2008)
2007 de Looz, Pierre Alexander. "Los Angeles/New York: Ball Nogues & Gandalf Gavan -- On the threshold of art and architecture, East and West Coasts connect." PIN-UP  (F/W 2007-2008)
2004Kuntz, Melissa, "Susanna Heller and Gandalf Gavan at Sideshow," Art in America (March 2004)
2003"Gandalf Gavan, Daedalus's Song," Glass (Winter 2003-04)

Garcia, Julio Cesar Sanchez, "Gandalf Gavan exhibe Son para Dedalos," Tiempo (July 31, 2003)

Avendano, Olga Rosario, "Blown-glass 'rain' suspended over Oaxaca," The Miami Herald (July 2003)

Rosas, Blanca Gonzalez, "La artensania mexicana en el arte contemporaneo," Proceso (July 2003)

Arrazola, Victor Ruiz, "Lluvia de vidrio soplado en el centro historico de Oaxaca," LaJornada (July 2003)

Trejo, Gabriela Lopez, "Lluvia de vidrio soplado, en Oaxaca," Tiempo (July 2003)


2004Adjunct Professor for Printmaking, Columbia University
2004-2005Teachers Assistant for Printmaking and Sculpture for Professors Tomas Vu, Carl Fudge, Patty Lee Becker, Ohad Meromi, Columbia University
1996-1998Teachers Assistant in Sculpture for Professors Judy Pfaff, Bill Tucker, Bard College


2005MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY
1998BFA, Bard College, Annandale, NY
1997Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, Summer Program in Sculpture
1995-6Repin Academy of the Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
Larissa Goldston Gallery