Gemma Gené is an architect and visual artist from Barcelona, Spain, based in New York. She moved to the United States to earn a Master in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University. In 2014 immediately upon graduation she joined Steven Holl Architects until she focused on developing her artistic studio work.
She previously obtained a degree in architecture at La Salle University in Barcelona, Spain, and expanded her education in Architecture and Fine Art at Escola da Cidade, São Paulo, Brazil and University of California Berkeley. She is an award-winning painter and published illustrator. Her work focuses on wrapped objects and foil balloons. The series “unapologetic paintings” is a collection of realistic paintings and drawings of wrapped objects. In this series the object is hidden and the only thing showing it is it’s skin or it’s wrapping and it can only be revealed by the user’s imagination. She relies on urban art as a way to make her work accessible. Part of her three-dimensional work shares her architectural language and is a study of volume and geometry using stone, concrete and 3D print. Her work has been shown in New York, Barcelona and Madrid.
An evening of Art and Design, Curated by Saatchi Art, MiMa New York, March 2017
Superfine!, New York, May 2017
Group show, “Camino a Sefarad”, Madrid
Art Fair, Accessible Art Fair, National Arts Club, NY, November 1-25
Group show, Bombay Artisan Series semi finalist, Rush Arts, NY
Solo Show,”Coses que penso mentre faig gaspatxo” (what I think while I make gazpacho), Palo Alto Fundation, Barcelona
Group exhibition , Curated by Shawn James, The Greenpoint Gallery, NY
Group Film Festival, Elvis Zapp Film Festival, Curated by EZUFF, Spectrum Space, NY
Solo Exhibition, GSAPP FS//SS Noodloo, Curated by Imagination Space, Imagination Space, New York, NY, 2014, Group Project (Gabriel Calatrava, Eileen Chen, Gemma Gené, Dan Luo, Madeeha Merchant, Rashad Palmer, Rebecca Riss, Anna Vander, Margaux Young, Jenny Yuan Lin)
Solo Exhibition, GSAPP FS//SS Noodloo, Curated by Figment, New York, NY, 2014, Group Project (Gabriel Calatrava, Eileen Chen, Gemma Gené, Dan Luo, Madeeha Merchant, Rashad Palmer, Rebecca Riss, Anna Vander, Margaux Young, Jenny Yuan Lin)
Group exhibition, visual arts, Curated by Columbia University, Prentis Hall, New York, NY., 2013.
Group exhibition, AAD GSAPP studio, Curated by Bernard Tschumi, Avery Hall, New York, NY., 2013