Mario Ayala (b. 1991, Los Angeles, California) is an artist, working primarily in painting but also in sculpture. 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 Give a Dog a Bad Name and Hang Him at Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco (solo, 2019); Gold Standard at Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco (2019); AUT Of Body at Loyal Gallery, Stockholm (solo, 2018); 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). Ayala lives and works in Los Angeles. Forthcoming exhibitions include Marlborough, New York (solo, 2019) and Stems Gallery, Brussels (solo, 2019).

 

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Exhibitions with Ever Gold [Projects]:

Mario Ayala
Give a Dog a Bad Name and Hang Him
May 11 – June 22, 2019

Zachary Armstrong, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Mario Ayala, Sadie Barnette, Chris Burden, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Petra Cortright, Mark Flood, Kate Groobey, Brian Harte, Marc Horowitz, Paul Kos, Jasmine Little, Mieke Marple, Shaina McCoy, Barry McGee, MOCA (Museum of Conceptual Art), Oscar Murillo, Guy Overfelt, Cameron Platter, Kour Pour, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Adam Parker Smith, Takis, and Christine Wang
Gold Standard: Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition
January 12 – February 24, 2019

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
Grinding
September 9 – October 21, 2017

 

 

Selected Press:

The New York Times: Latinx Artists Explain Their Process
Juxtapoz: Give a Dog a Bad Name and Hang Him: Mario Ayala’s Airbrush Technique on Display @ Ever Gold Projects
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
Mending Acquaintances, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 60 inches

 

 

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

 

 

MARIO AYALA

Born 1991, Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Education

2014
BFA (Painting), San Francisco Art Institute (San Francisco, CA)

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Give a Dog a Bad Name and Hang Him at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA)

2018
AUT OF BODY at Loyal Gallery (Stockholm, Sweden)

2017
Pen Pal at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA)
Seasoned And Embarrassed, Like A Wet Dog at SADE (Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

Two Person Exhibitions

2018
Sun Sprawl, with Greg Ito at Club Pro Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Gold Standard: Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA)

2017
Grinding at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA)

2016
Welcome To The Left Coast at The Luggage Store Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
Summer Group Show at Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco, CA)
The House Of Special Purpose at 99¢ Plus Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

2014
Something Completely Different at City Limits (Oakland, CA)
5 Year Anniversary at Ever Gold Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
Locals Only at RVSF (San Francisco, CA)

2013
Give + Take at Adobe Books (San Francisco, CA)

 

 

Residencies and Awards

2014
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture