Luis Gispert is a multi-disciplinary artist addressing a variety of topics in his work, such as the infiltration of subcultures on mainstream society. Concepts surrounding American culture and the fetishization of value have inspired the artist over the years, and those interests continue to serve as the basis from which all his ideas evolve. Gispert’s work acts as a composite, melding what is familiar with the unexpected. His aesthetic leans toward theatric, as his seductive imagery delivers a blend of opulent artifice with clever indications of acute subtexts.
Luis Gispert (b. 1972, Jersey City, NJ) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and received his MFA from Yale University in 2001. Gispert has exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Art Pace, San Antonio, TX; University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; and the Berkeley Museum of Art, UC Berkeley, CA. His work has also been included in exhibitions at National Museum of Poznan, Poland; /MoMA PS1, New York; Shanghai MoCA, Shanghai; Royal Academy of Art, London; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard, Cambridge; Sculpture Center, New York; Contemporary Arts Center, Houston; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Gispert’s work is in permanent collections at Fogg Art Museum, Harvard; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.