Mario Ayala was born in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. Now based in Los Angeles, Ayala graduated from The San Francisco Art Institute in 2014 where he received the Yale Norfolk fellowship in 2012. He was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2014. Ayala recently had his first solo show, Seasoned And Embarrassed Like A Wet Dog at SADE, Los Angeles. Selected group exhibitions include Sun Sprawl at Club Pro Los Angeles; Welcome To The Left Coast at The Luggage Store Gallery; Summer Group Show at Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco; The House Of Special Purpose at 99¢ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn; Something Completely Different at City Limits, Oakland; 5 Year Anniversary at Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco; Locals Only at RVSF, San Francisco; and Give + Take at Adobe Books, San Francisco.


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Exhibitions with Ever Gold [Projects]:

Mario Ayala
Pen Pal
April 13 – May 13, 2017

Mario Ayala, Petra Collins, Petra Cortright, Oscar Murillo, Kour Pour, Sterling Ruby, Tom Sachs, Kazuo Shiraga, and Takis
September 9 – October 21, 2017



Selected Press:

San Francisco Chronicle: Ayala’s ‘Pen Pal’ exhibition has themes of prison, family
KQED: Cy and David’s Picks: Tenting in London with Occupy, Prison Pen Pals, and Broken Hearts in Paris
Creators Project: Airbrushed Paintings Portray the Isolation and Heartbreak of Mass Incarceration



Mario Ayala
Reflection Eternal, 2017
Airbrush and flashe on canvas
36 x 48 inches


Mario Ayala
Mr. Lonely, 2017
Airbrush and flashe on canvas
32 x 39 inches



Mario Ayala
Sunset, Haircut, 2017
Airbrush on canvas
60 x 48 inches



Mario Ayala
Hour Of Chaos, 2017
Airbrush and flashe on canvas
48 x 60 inches