GRONK

EDUCATION

BFA, East Los Angeles College, 1975
MFA, California State University, Los Angeles

AWARDS

2002 Artist in Residence, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1996 Artist in Residence, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA
1993 Artist in Residence, Tandem Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison
         Artist in Residence, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1983 Visual Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1977 Artist of the Year, Mexican-American Fine Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
El Paso museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
University of Texas, El Paso, TX
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014 RUINS, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
        ASCO and Friends: Exiled Portraits, Triangle Marseille, France
         Trans Angeles, Wilhelm Morgner Haus Kunstmuseum, Gronk 
2013 ASCO, Nottingham Contemporary, United Kingdom
         ASCO,  De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
          ASCO, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, MX
2011 Under the Black Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
         ASCO, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,  Los Angeles, CA
2010 Live Mural,  Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Mondo Gronk,  Dark Room Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA 2006 Gronk: The Ainadamar Opera Paintings, Patricia Correia Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2005 Gronk’s BrainFlames, digital animation, produced in collaboration with Hue Walker, Steven La Ponsie, and the
            Digital Pueblo Project at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Exhibited at DomeFest, Digital Dome,
            Lodesta Astronomy Center, Albuquerque, NM; Museum of Contemporary Art; Denver’s Film Binennial BLOW
            OUT 2005, Starz Film Center, Denver, CO; SIGGRAPH 2005 Animation Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
            Chinatown is Near, L2kontemporary Gallery, Los Angeles Chinatown, CA.
            Urban Narrative: Works by Gronk, Gallery 727, Los Angeles, CA.
            Ainadarma: Gronk’s Design for the Opera, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM.
2004 Gronk Return: A Site Specific Paintings, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.
2003 Codex: Gronk, A Pictorial Manuscript, Price-Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe, NM.
         Gronk’s Tormenta – A Method, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.
2002 The Glass Kingdom, installation, Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA.
1998- Gronk x 3: Murals, Prints, Projects, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.
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1998 The Act of Painting: Gronk!, installation and performance, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
1997 Gronk, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles.
1995 Ironweave, installation, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Gronk: Past & Present, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder.
1994 Gronk in the Galleries, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
1993 ¡Gronk!, A Living Surve, 1973-1993, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA.
          Traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX.
1992 Hotel Tormenta, Gallerie Claude Samuel, Paris, France.
         Fascinating Slippers/Pantunflas Fascinantes, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1991 50 Drawings, Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1990 Hotel Zombie, Laguna Art Museum Satellite, Costa Mesa, CA.
         Hotel Senator, Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
         Coming Home Again, Vincent Price Gallery, East Los Angeles College,
         Los Angeles, CA.
1989 Grand Hotel, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
         Gronk: Paintings, Ianneti_Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
         King Zombie, Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL; William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (1990).
1988 She’s Back, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1987 Bone of Contention, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1986 The Rescue Party, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1985 The Titanic and Other Tragedies at Sea, Galeria Ocaso, Los Angeles, CA.
1984 Gronk, Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

1999 Y2 Gronk, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Tormenta Cantata, composed by Joseph Julian Gonzalez for string quartet,        
         soprano, and amplified paintbrush. Performed by Gronk, the Kronos Quartet, and Yvonne Regalado at the University of Wisconsin, Madison;
         Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA; University of California, Los Angeles; Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA. Performed by Gronk, members of
         the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and Rebecca Geneva  Biorn at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM (2000).
1987 Ismania by Harry Gamboa Jr., Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
1985 Morning Becomes Electricity by Gronk and James Bucalo. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
         Jetter’s Jinx by Harry Gamboa Jr., directed by Gronk. Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles, CA. Performed in 1986 at the University
         of California, Irvine and the Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
         Striptease by Gronk and Adam Leventhal. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
1984 Asco ‘84 by Asco. Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Performed in 1985 at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
        Orphan of Modernism, radio play by Harry Gamboa Jr. Broadcast in two parts on KPFK-FM, Los Angeles, CA.
1983 Asco ’83. MARS (Movimiento Artístico del Río Salado) Gallery, Phoenix AZ; Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz.
1982 Asco ’82. Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA.
1980 Gronk/Herrón: Illegal Landscape by Gronk and Willie Herrón, III. Exploratorium Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles.
         Pinguino by Harry Gamboa Jr., in collaboration with Gronk and Willie Herrón, III, performed by Gronk and Herrón. Videotaped on 3/4-inch color videocassette  before Agnès Varda.
1978 No Movie by Asco. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
         Pseudoturquoisers, written and directed by Harry Gamboa Jr., performed by Gronk. Exploratorium Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles.

SET DESIGN

2014 The Indian Queen, music by Henry Purcell, directed by Peter Sellars, Perm Opera House & Ballet Theatre, Perm, Russia
2013 The Indian Queen, music by Henry Purcell, directed by Peter Sellars, Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain
2005 Ainadarma (The Fountain of Tears), music by Osvaldo Golijov, libretto by David Henry Hwang, directed by
         Peter Sellars. Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM; traveled to the Lincoln Center, New York, NY (2006).
1998 Tormenta Cantata, composed by Joseph Julian Gonzalez for string quartet, soprano, and amplified paintbrush.
         Performed by Gronk, the Kronos Quartet, and Yvonne Regalado at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA; University
         of California, Los Angeles; Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA. Performed
         by Gronk, members of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and Rebecca Geneva Biorn at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM (2000).
1987 Ismania by Harry Gamboa Jr., Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
1985 Morning Becomes Electricity by Gronk and James Bucalo. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
         Jetter’s Jinx by Harry Gamboa Jr., directed by Gronk. Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles, CA. Performed in 1986 at the University of California, Irvine and the Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
         Striptease by Gronk and Adam Leventhal. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
1984 Asco ‘84 by Asco. Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Performed in 1985 at the Los Angeles ContemporaryExhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
         Orphan of Modernism, radio play by Harry Gamboa Jr. Broadcast in two parts on KPFK-FM, Los Angeles, CA.
1983 Asco ’83. MARS (Movimiento Artístico del Río Salado) Gallery, Phoenix AZ; Season Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz.
1982 Asco ’82. Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA.
1980 Gronk/Herrón: Illegal Landscape by Gronk and Willie Herrón, III. Exploratorium Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles.
         Pinguino by Harry Gamboa Jr., in collaboration with Gronk and Willie Herrón, III, performed by Gronk and Herrón. Videotaped on 3/4-inch color videocassette before Agnès Varda.
1978 No Movie by Asco. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
        Pseudoturquoisers, written and directed by Harry Gamboa Jr., performed by Gronk. Exploratorium Gallery,California State University, Los Angeles.