Mario Ayala

Give a Dog a Bad Name and Hang Him

November 16 – December 20, 2018
Opening Reception: November 16, 6-9 pm


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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. Recent exhibitions include Sun Sprawl at Club Pro Los Angeles (2018); Pen Pal at Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco (solo, 2017); Seasoned And Embarrassed Like A Wet Dog at SADE, Los Angeles (solo, 2017); Welcome To The Left Coast at The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco (2016); Summer Group Show at Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco (2016); The House Of Special Purpose at 99¢ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn (2016); Something Completely Different at City Limits, Oakland (2014); 5 Year Anniversary at Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco (2014); Locals Only at RVSF, San Francisco (2014); and Give + Take at Adobe Books, San Francisco (2013). AUT Of Body, a solo exhibition at Loyal Gallery, Stockholm (September 8 – November 3, 2018) is now on view, and a solo exhibition at Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco (November 10 – December 15, 2018) is forthcoming.


Selected Press:

Dazed: Latinx: art angels
Flaunt Magazine: Mario Ayala
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, Sunset, Haircut. 2017. Airbrush on canvas. 60 x 48 inches.



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



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