Luis Frangella

1944–1990

Luis Frangella (1944-1990) was born in Buenos Aires in 1944. He began to paint in the mid-1970's during a fellowship to the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. He moved to New York City in 1976, and in the early 1980's he helped to organize some of the first exhibitions at Limbo, an artists' after-hours club known for its art shows and film screenings. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1982.

Equally at ease with painting and sculpture, Mr. Frangella could also alternate between extreme delicacy and robust muscularity. His 1984 exhibition at the Civilian Warfare gallery in the East Village featured expressionistic paintings executed on old car doors that seemed to sum up the rough-edged styles of many East Village artists.

In the late 1980's, Mr. Frangella had two shows at the Julian Pretto Gallery in SoHo and exhibited regularly in galleries in Buenos Aires and in Spain in Barcelona and Madrid.


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LUIS FRANGELLA

Nace en Buenos Aires, el Julio de 1944.
Obtiene la Beca del IASTE (International Association Exchange Students), 1968.
Estudios superiores: UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Master en Arquitectura, 1970.
Trabaja en colaboración con C. Testa y F. Bullrich para el concurso de la Embajada Argentina en Asunción, Paraguay, y en Brasilia, con el cual obtienen el primer premio.
Obtiene la Beca de la UBA para estudios de investigación visual en urbanización, 1971.
Obtiene la Beca del MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technology), trabajos de investigación para el Center for Advanced Visual Studies, 1973-1976.
Reside en Nueva York a partir de 1976. Comienza un micro emprendimiento junto a Russell Sharon, donde confeccionan carteras y bolsos con formas de animales.
Obtiene la Beca Guggenheim, 1982.
Muere en Nueva York, el 7 de Diciembre de 1990.


EXPOSICIONES INDIVIDUALES

1976 Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, Cambridge, Mass

1981 Galería Buades, Madrid
  Galería Ciento, Barcelona

1982 Galería Alberto Elía, Buenos Aires
  Parallel Window, Nueva York

1983 Hal Bromm Gallery, Nueva York
  Limbo Lounge, Nueva York
  Rockola, Madrid

1984 Galería Ciento, Barcelona
  Galería del Retiro, Buenos Aires
  Bar- Bar, Estocolmo
  Civilian Warfare Gallery, Nueva York

1985 Civilian Warfare Gallery, Nueva York
  Hal Bromm Gallery, Nueva York

1986 Galería Buades, Madrid
  Civilian Warfare Gallery, Nueva York
  Eaton- Shoen Gallery, San Francisco

1987 Galería Ciento, Barcelona
  Galería Masha Prieto, Madrid
  Studio Corrado Levi, Milán
  Hal Bromm Gallery, Nueva York
  Art Basel 87, stand Galería Buades
  Galería del Retiro, Buenos Aires

1989 Galería Buades, Madrid
  Julián Pretto Gallery, Nueva York

1990 Berland may Gallery, Nueva York
  Gracie Mansión Gallery, Nueva York
  Interamerican Art Gallery, Miami
  Dade Community College

1993 Centro per l’Arte Contemporánea Luigi
  Pecci, Prato (Italia)

1998 Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires
   
2000 Homenaje 10 años de su muerte, Galería Buades, Madrid
   

EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS

1956 Cerámicas, Galería Alcora de Alberto Larco, Galerías Pacífico, Buenos Aires

1971 Figuras en cartón, con Daniel Isla Casares, Grupo Charcas, de Celina Arauz de Pirovano   

1974 Projected Images, con Maryanne Amacher, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

1975 Boston Celebrations, con Russell Sharon, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass

1976 Lecture on the Weather, con John Cage y Maryanne Amacher
  Performances: York University, Toronto
  Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo
  Beethoven Halle, Boon, California, Institute for the Arts, L.A.

1977 Nuevo grabado y dibujo, primer premio Marcelo de Ridder, Museo Nacional de Bellas  Artes, Buenos Aires

1978 Three Painters, Space of 82 Duane Street, Nueva York
  Variations on Latin American Themes, Center for Interamerican Relations, Nueva York
  Esculturas “Guality of life”, primer premio, Cambridge, Mass

1979 Dibujo argentino, CAYC, Buenos Aires

1980 Drawings, Leo Castelli Gallery, Nueva York
  1+1=1, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
  Double visions, Museum of Holography, Nueva York

1981 Empty Words, con John Cage, Hartford

1982 Pintura Fresca, Galería del Buen Ayre, Buenos Aires
  Dípticos, Galería Ciento, Barcelona
  Mixed Bag, Alternative Museum, Nueva York

1983  Objeto de Objeto, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires
The Ritz, Washington, DC
Dancetería, Nueva York
ARCO, Stand Galería Ciento, Madrid
New Talent, Hal Bromm Gallery, Nueva York
Pier 34 Show, Nueva York
The Rules of the Game, con Russell Sharon y John Duffy, Manhattan Borough Presidents offices, Nueva York
Aún la Pintura, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires
Acid Paintings, con David Wojnarowicz, Limbo Lounge, Nueva York
La Nueva Generación, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires
Postcard Show, ABC no Río, Nueva York
The Wild West Show, Piezo Electric Gallery, Nueva York
Terminal Show, Brooklyn, Nueva York
Contemporary Latin American Art, The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk
Twenty Artists, Sensory Evolution, Nueva York
A More Store, Jack Tilten Gallery, Nueva York
East Village Art, Niveau Gallery, Nueva York
Prime Cuts, Nine Gallery, Nueva York

1984 Antipasto, Kamikaze, Nueva York
  A More Store, Jack Tilten Gallery, Nueva York
  New York New, 26 Artists, Corrado Levi Studio, Milán
  Limbo’s Urban Jungle Sculpture, Nueva York
  New Art, New York, Civilian Warfare, Chicago
  Set For an Intermediate Station, by John Duffy, Village
Performers Theatre, Nueva York
Summer Sculpture Show, New Math Gallery, Nueva York
Performance at the Factory, by Mike Bidlo, PS 1, Nueva York
Portrait Show, PS 1, Nueva York
Six Argentine Artists, George Washington University, Washington DC
African Abstracts, Discoteca, Nueva York
Science Projects, Discoteca, Nueva York
Argentinos en Nueva York, Galería Alberto Elía, Buenos Aires
Machine Language, Discoteca, Nueva York
The East Village Scene, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia
Neo York, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, Ca.
Expressions New York, American Center, Paris/ Nueva York
New Figure Drawings: Latin American Artists, Wolfsen Gallery, Miami Dade Community
College, Miami, Florida
Fisher Gallery, University of California, LA, Ca

   


1985 Graffiti and East Village, Librizzi Gallery, Nueva York
New Talent Painting, Eaton/ Shoen Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
Installation at Bonwit Teller, con Keiko Bonk, Nueva York
E.V. Orchestra, Limbo y Discoteca, Nueva York
57 Between A and D, Holly Solomon Gallery, Nueva York
New Painting, Hal Bromm Gallery
New Forms of Figuration, Center for Interamerican Relations, Nueva York
New Sculpture, Hal Bromm Gallery, Nueva York
Drawing the figure, Hal Bromm Gallery, Nueva York
Picture Frame Frame Picture, Gabrielle Breyers, Nueva York
Anni Ottanta, Museo del Arte, Bologna, Italia
Summershow, Birmingham, Michigan, Suzanne Hilberry Gallery
Avenue C by the Sea, Tower Gallery, South Hampton
Infierno, discoteca Cemento, Buenos Aires
  Set for His Master’s Voice, discoteca Limelight, Nueva York.

1986 INTER ARTE, stand de Galería Buades, Valencia
The Parallel Window, Nueva York
Painting and Sculpture today, Indianópolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Statue of Liberty, Barney´s, Nueva York
01, con Keiko Bonk, Hollywood
Fashion Moda Benefit, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Nueva York
Senza Paura, Wessel O’Connor, Roma
Feria de Arte de Colonia, stand de Galería Ciento
Miami Biennial, Miami
Il Cangiante, PAC, Milán
  Set for An Intermediate Station, de John Duffy, Nueva York.
  Mural Kamikaze, Nueva York

1987 Bárbara Green Gallery, Miami
New Jersey Museum, New Jersey
Perdurabo, Bart College, Nueva York
Papeles, Galería Buades, Madrid

1988 Art Basel 88, stand Galería Buades

1989 Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
  Gallery 91, Nueva York
  Ram Scale, Nueva York
  ARCO, stand Galería Buades, Madrid
   
1990 Rockland Center for the Arts, Nueva York
  Salón de los 16, MEAC, Madrid
  ARCO, stand Galería Buades, Madrid

1991 ARCO, stand Galería Buades, Madrid

1993 ARCO, stand Galería Buades, Madrid
  Toros por la Gran Vía, Galería Buades, Madrid


1996 Variantes de la Figuración en Argentina, con Alonso, Berni, Bianchedi, Eckell,
  Gorriarena, Noé, Robirosa, Testa, Uriburu. Fundacion Banco Patricios, Buenos Aires



OBRAS EN ESPACIOS PUBLICOS

1985 8BC Head, Lower east Side, Nueva York.
1986 Cabeza, vereda peatonal, nueva York   
  Mini Golf Hole, de Carlo McCormick, Palladium, Nueva York


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