Genevieve Gaignard

Genevieve Gaignard




MFA, Photography, Yale University, New Haven, CT



BA, Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA


Solo Exhibitions


To Whom It May Concern, Rowan University Gallery, NJ 

Strange Fruit, Vielmetter Los Angeles, CA 



Art in Focus: Genevieve Gaignard, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 

A Long Way From Home, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA

Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 



I’m Sorry I Never Told You That You’re Beautiful, Vielmetter Los Angeles, CA 

Black White and Red All Over, Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL 



Counterfeit Currency, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Hidden Fences, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France



Grassroots, Prospect.4, New Orleans, LA

In Passing, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

The Powder Room, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA



Smell the Roses, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA



Us Only, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA

A Golden State of Mind, Diane Rosenstein Presents at The Cabin LA, Los Angeles, CA


Group Exhibitions


It's Time, Vielmetter Los Angeles, CA 



Adorned, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS 

Plants Now, Vielmetter Los Angeles, CA

From Near and Far: Collage and Figuration in the Contemporary Age, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom

This is Not America’s Flag, The Broad, Los Angeles, CA 

This is America: The Unsettling Contradictions in American Identity, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

Portraits, Tilton Gallery, New York, NY



Assembly: New Acquisitions by Contemporary Black Artists, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Black American Portraits, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA 

Family Album, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Perez Collection, Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL

Our Whole, Unruly Selves, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA 

In Relation To Power: Politically Engaged Works from the Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

Facing Forward: Photographic Portraits from the Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

THIS IS AMERICA, Kunstraum Potsdam, Berlin, Germany 

Beyond The Looking Glass, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA

Photo Flux, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

Altered States, Rebecca Camacho Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

Girl You Want, ArtYard, Frenchtown, NJ



Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL



Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, El Espacia 23, Miami, FL 

To Reclaim, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL 

The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

Presence, Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA

Shifting Aesthetics: A Selection of Works by 11 Contemporary L.A. Artists, Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, CA

Still I Rise, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA 

Vernacular Interior, Hales New York, NY

Quiet as It’s Kept: Passing Subjects, Contested Identities, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Politically Private: The Interplay of Personal Identity and Public Performance, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA

Lost and Found in America, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL



Terres de Femmes, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

Parallels and Peripheries, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami, FL

Personal Space, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Daegu Biennale, Daegu, South Korea 

Radically Ordinary: Scenes from Black Life in America Since 1968, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH

People Get Ready, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

In This Imperfect Present Moment, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Talisman in the Age of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

Fun House, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK

Forms & Alterations, 808 Gallery at Boston University, Boston, MA

Opening the Trap, Interface Gallery, San Francisco, CA



Fictions, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Comm | Alt | Shift, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

Industry, dc3 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada



Summer School, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Other Spaces, dc3, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada



The New New, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Shaq Loves People, Curated by Shaquille O’Neal, Expose Chicago, Chicago, IL

Deep End, Yale MFA Photography Thesis, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Deep End, Yale MFA Photography Thesis, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Deep End, Yale MFA Photography Thesis, Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT

13 Artists, Yale School of Art, Alternative Space, New Haven, CT



Yale MFA Second-Year Student Exhibition, Yale School of Art Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT

Yale MFA First-Year Student Exhibition, Yale School of Art Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT


Art Fairs


Art Basel Miami Beach, Vielmetter Los Angeles, Miami, FL

Art Basel Miami Beach, Goddess, Jeffrey Deitch, Miami, FL 

Paris+ par Art Basel, Vielmetter Los Angeles, Paris, FR

The Armory, Vielmetter Los Angeles, New York, NY 



The Armory, Vielmetter Los Angeles, New York, NY 



Look At Them Look At Us, Frieze, Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA



Art Basel Miami Beach, Vielmetter Los Angeles, Miami, FL

Expo Chicago, Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL

Art-O-Rama, Praz-Delavallade, Marseille, France

The Armory, Vielmetter Los Angeles, New York, NY

Independent, Monique Meloche, New York, NY



Art Basel Miami Beach, Vielmetter Los Angeles, Miami, FL 



Genevieve Gaignard, Expo Chicago, Shulamit Nazarian, Chicago, IL



Apt #3104, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Shulamit Nazarian, New York, NY


Select Public Collections

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS

Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

California African American Museum, CA

Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL

The Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC

The FLAG Art Foundation, NY

San Jose Museum of Art, CA

Oberlin College, OH

Pomona College Museum of Art, CA




Sutton, Benjamin, "Often we consider Blackness as a monolith: Perez Museum presents global Black identity in all its diversity," The Art Newspaper, Dec 2

Dwyer, Kate, "Collector to Watch: Suzanne McFayden Is Building a Collection Centered on Black Joy," ARTnews, Oct 18

Duron, Maxmiliano, "The 10 Best Booths at New York's Armory Show," ARTnews, Sept 11

McNeal, Bria, "Melina Matsoukas On Bringing Back MTV's Moving Logo," Nylon, Sept 10

Walsh, Brienne, "The Next Real Is Not Filled With Skinny White Girls," Forbes, July 26

Adam, Georgina, "Joy Simmons: Supporting young artists is more important than collecting a big name," Financial Times, July 24

"Los Angeles Art Today is Dexterous Incisive And Unafraid, Cultured Magazine, July 2

Pandolfi, Naomi, "UTA Artist Space Crushes Social Constructs of Femininity With Beyond The Looking Glass," The Knockturnal, June 29

"The T List: 5 Things We Recommend This Week," T The New York Times Style Magazine, June 10

Lyon, Vanessa, "ArtYard's New Art Center Opens With Inaugural Exhibition Girl You Want," Hyperallergic, May 5

"Inside My Collection: Pete Scantland," Artsy, April 29

Luckel, Madeleine, "How to Learn About Some of the Best and Brightest Artists Working Today, According to Swizz Beatz," Architectural Digest, Mar 12

Duron, Maximiliano, "Game-Changing Artists and Curators of Color Showcased in New Book," ARTnews, Feb 3

"Slow Down the Mega-Galleries, Empower Black Collectors, and 13 Other Change Art World Insiders Hope to See in 2021," Artnet News, Jan 19



Nauphal, Lana, "Exhibition Review: Genevieve Gaignard's A Long Way From Home," Musée Magazine, Dec 2

Valentine, Victoria, "Online: 5 Gallery Exhibitions Focus on Artists," Culture Type, Oct 30

Brara, Noor, "What I Buy and Why: Collector Joy Simmons," Artnet, Oct 26

Clayton, Dominique, "Genevieve Gaignard's Timely Works Documents Racial Injustice and Calls For Change," Artsy, Oct 13

Durón, Maximilíano, "Collecting in Challenging Times: An Introduction to the Top 200," ARTnews, Oct 6

Fontaine, Pearl, "Genevieve Gaignard Showcases Intersectionality at Rockefeller Center," Whitewall, Sept 10

Almino, Elisa Wouk, "Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for September 2020," Hyperallergic, Sept 8

Cascone, Sarah, "Editors' Picks: 14 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week," Artnet News, Sept 7

Herndon, Jessica, "We're Not Going Anywhere: Genevieve Gaignard and Her Art Are Ready for This and Every Moment," Vanity Fair, June 17

Shoenberger, Elisa, "A Fashion Designer's Love Letter to Art in Chicago," Hyperallergic, April 15

Miranda, Carolina, "LACMA Gets the Wrecking Mall Mid-Pandemic," Los Angeles Times, April 11

Cohen, Alina, "Why Some Artists Turn Away Would-Be Buyers," Artsy, March 27

Graver, David, "Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, Diplo, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, The Weekend, and More Attend Frieze Los Angeles," Vogue, February 18

Whittle, Andrea, "The Most Talked-About Moments from Frieze Los Angeles 2020, W Magazine, February 18

Cion, Nick, "Inside the Second Frieze Los Angeles," Vanity Fair, February 15

Easter, Makeda, "Artist Gets Right to the Point with Frieze Los Angeles: Sell to Black Collectors," Los Angeles Times, February 14

Sutton, Benjamin, "The 10 Best Booths at Frieze Los Angeles," Artsy, February 14

Cascone, Sarah, "4 Breakout Artists from the Los Angeles Art Fairs Who Collectors Would Be Wise to Watch in the Months Ahead," Artnet News, February 14

Fong, Jennelle, " Art Style: What Frieze Los Angeles's Most Fashionable Fairgoers Wear to Buy, Sell, and Admire Art," Artnet News, February 14

Herriman, Kat, "Highlights From Frieze Los Angeles," Cultured, February 14

Reizman, Renee, "This Year, Frieze Los Angeles Feels Grand, Celebratory, and Actually Kind of Fun," Hyperallergic, February 14

Finkle, Jori, "When a Mentor Said Tear Down Your Collection and Start Over, They Did," New York Times, February 12


Bernabe, Danielle, "Soho House's New Downtown LA Warehouse Does It All," Fortune Magazine, November 24

Cap, Max King, "Genevieve Gaignard," Artillery, September/October

Dambrot, Shana Nys, "Best of L.A. Arts: Artist Genevieve Gaignard," LA Weekly, August 16

Valentine, Victoria, "On View: 'Genevieve Gaignard: I'm Sorry I Never Told You That You're Beautiful' at Vielmetter Los Angeles," Culture Type, August 11

Dambrot, Shana Nys, "Genevieve Gaignard at Susanne Vielmetter," Art and Cake, August 7

Sun, Emily, "Reimagining Home, From the Mundane to Mythic," Hyperallergic, July 19

Zeiba, Drew, "Vernacular Interior," Artforum, July 2

Gabardi, Vittoria Fillipi, "La Sindrome Del Mai Abbastanza," Vogue Italia, June 1

Dunson, Danny, "Genevieve Gaignard: Black White and Red All Over," ArtX, May 21

Vickery, Morgan, "Q&A: Genevieve Gaignard," Flaunt Magazine, May 3

Yu, Ashley, "Black White and Red All Over: Genevieve Gaignard," Musée Magazine, April 24

Votang, Thao, "Identity Construct: Genevieve Gaignard's Alter Egos Make The Personal Political," Sightlines Magazine, April 13

Malley, Clara, "Genevieve Gaignard Removes Our Rose-Colored Glasses for White America," Document Journal, April 5

Keener, Katherine, "Genevieve Gaignard Features New Works in Black White and Red All Over," Art Critique, April 5

Reichert, Elliot, "Art Top 5: April 2019," New City, April 2

Weber, Jasmine, "The Independent Art Fair Embraces Color and Abstraction," Hyperallergic, March 8

Lesser, Casey and Cohen Alina, "The 20 Best Booths at The Armory Show 2019," Artsy, March 7

Dafoe, Taylor and Schneider, Tim, "Best Buys: Eight Artists at Independent to Collect for Under $15,000 (If You're Lucky and Move Fast), Artnet, March 7

Indrisek, Scott, "From Contemporary Surrealism to Queer Photography, 6 Highlights of the Independent," Garage, March 7

Simon, Mathilde, "La Vénus Américaine Multifacette," Ubek & Rica, March 1

Finkle, Jori, "Inside the Dramatic Makeover of L.A.'s Thriving Art World," W Magazine, February 11

Duron, Maximiliano and Greenberger, Alex, "15 Los Angeles Artists to Watch," ARTNEWS, January 9

Harmon, Erica, "Stepping Into Personal Space," C Magazine, January



Morais, Pedro, "Feminism and Art, The New Voice," Le Quotidien de l’art, December 14

Lavelle, Ciara, "Art Basel and Miami Art Week 2018 Winners and Losers," Miami New Times, December 10

Valentine, Victoria, "Beyond Basel: Where to See, Buy, and Experience African and African American Art During Miami Art Week 2018," Culture Type, December 8

Cohen, Alina, "The 15 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach," Artsy, December 6

Banks, Emma, "This Art Basel Show Is Challenging Mainstream and Marginalized Dynamics,", December 6

Batchelor, Carolyn, "FREE! Art Fair Starring Genevieve Gaignard," Cultured, December 5

"Top Shows to See in Miami This Week," The Art Newspaper, December 4

Woolridge, Jane, "Art Basel Week Action Goes Beyond Fairs. You'll Want These Happenings On Your List," Miami Herald, December 1

Greenberger, Alex, "The Browser: Jack Smith, Genevieve Gaignard, and Eckhaus Latta's Notes on Performance," Art News, September 12

Drew, Kimberly, "Tina Knowles Lawson on Her Black Art Collection, Beyoncé, Solange, and Creativity," Vanity Fair, August 6

Cascone, Sarah, "'There are Enough Damsels in Distress': Artist Genevieve Gaignard Want to Undermine Your Assumptions About Beauty and Blackness," Artnet, August 3

Morgan, Maybelle, "Genevieve Gaignard: Meet the Artist Exploring Race, Gender and Identity Through Her Collages," Wonderland Magazine, July 25

Ryder, Katie, "An Artist's Costumed Alter Egos Cross Racial Lines," The New Yorker, July 17

Shepherd, Harriet, "The Bi-Racial Artist Using White-Passing Characters to Talk About Blackness," Sleek Magazine, June 7

Cascone, Sarah, "Editors' Picks: 16 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World This Week," Artnet, June 4

Dayal, Mira, "Fictions at The Studio Museum in Harlem," Artforum, March 1

Benoit, Guillaume, "Genevieve Gaignard at Praz-Delavallade," Slash Magazine, March 

Shaw, Cameron, "Take a Closer Look: An Interview with Genevieve Gaignard," Pelican Bomb, March 1

Reynolds, Pamela, "In Forms & Alterations, Artists Use Fashion to Unravel Gender Politics and Identity," The Artery, February 1

"Female Artist Who Has Made 2017 "Her" Year," The Art Gorgeous, January 30



Scout, Sabo, "How One Artist Explores Biracial Identity Through Elaborate Self-Portraits," Interview Magazine, December 11

Shang, Danielle, "Collectors of Color on the Importance of Supporting Under-Recognized Artists," Hyperallergic, November 28

Zhong, Fan, "The 4th Prospect New Orleans Triennial is Full of Black Art, But Does It Make Enough Noise?" W Magazine, November 24

Loos, Ted, "In Prospect New Orleans, A Curator Guides 73 Toward Higher Ground," The New York Times, November 23

Indrisek, Scott, "Prospect. 4 Brings Big Names to New Orleans - But Doesn't Take Enough Risks," Artsy, November 20

Myong, Elizabeth, "This Photo Exhibit Asks: Who is Genevieve Gaignard?" Houstonia, October 16

Gotthardt, Alexxa, "With Costumes and Camp, Genevieve Gaignard Is Telling New Stories About Race and Beauty," Artsy, October 6

Pasori, Cedar, "At EXPO CHICAGO, Not-For-Profits Make the Running," VICE, October 2

Hernandez, Jasmine, "Playing Dress-Up, Playing With Racial Perceptions," Lenny Letter, September 26

Louie Sussman, Anna, "What Sold at EXPO Chicago," Artsy, September 17

West, Allyn, "Self-Portraits in the Age of Selfies," Houston Chronicle, September 7

Delaney, Lashea, "Contemporary Black Artists Are Redefining Portraiture in a Show at CAAM, LA Weekly, July 21

Feminist Artists, Harper's Bazaar Japan, June

Ollman, Leah, "Genevieve Gaignard Turns the Self-Portrait Into A Mirror of Culture Yet Again," LA Times, March 15

Slenske, Michael, "Take Me to Church," CULTURED Magazine, April

Choi, Mary H.K., "Genevieve Gaignard," VICE News Tonight, April

Anderson, Alex, "Capturing the Present and Showing Us the Future," The Art Gorgeous, March

Ongley, Hannah, "Artist Genevieve Gaignard Shatters Biracial Stereotypes," i-D Magazine, January 18

Stevens, Anise, "Genevieve Gaignard," Artillery, January 10

Eler, Alicia, "An Artist Reinvents Herself to Mine the Fictions of America," Hyperallergic, January 9



Alessi, Andrea, "2016's Best Artist Interviews," Artslant, December 14

17 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2017, Artsy, December

9 Top Art Influencers, Modern Luxury Magazine, November 23

Davis, Ashlyn, "Rule Breakers: Genevieve Gaignard, Don't Take Pictures," November 

Vankin, Deborah, "Genevieve Gaignard Tackles Race, Class, and Identity at the California Museum of African American Museum, LA Times, November 17

Frank, Priscilla and Brooks, Katherine, "What It Means to Be an Artist in the Time of Trump," The Huffington Post, November 17

Slenske, Michael, "After a family death, Genevieve Gaignard escapes with a colorful cast of alter egos," Wallpaper*, October 24

Frank, Priscilla, "Artist Explores Racial Stereotypes in Shape-Shifting Photographs, The Huffington Post, October 20

Recinos, Eva, "How Biracial Photographer Genevieve Gaignard is Raging Against Invisibility," LA Weekly, October 11

Anderson, Alex, "Genevieve Gaignard: You're Not That, But You're Not Not That," Artslant, September 29

Valentine, Victoria, "Where My Girls At? 28+ Opportunities to See and Support the Work of Black Female Artists and Curators This Fall," Cultured Type, September 29

Coughlin, Sara, "9 Self-Portraits Challenge Mainstream Perceptions of Beauty and Race," Refinery29, May 26

"Genevieve Gaignard," The Art Gorgeous, April 12

"5 Questions, 15 Photos: What Makes Genevieve Gaignard Shoot Herself?" The Kindland, April 5

Indrisek, Scott, "Need To Know: Genevieve Gaignard's Colorblind Character Studies," Out Magazine, March 22, 2016

Fortini, Amanda, “An Artist Stands Before Her Fun House Mirror,” The New York Times, January 6, 2016



Knight, Christopher. “Around the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2015

“This Artist Is Taking a Fresh Look at Femininity Through Drag,” Broadly, November 30, 2015

Err, Alicia, “Genevieve Gaignard: Us Only,” Crave Online, November 26, 2015

Nimptsch, Emily, “I Just Got Mad Seeing the Machines Ripping Up the Woods,” Flaunt Magazine, May 9, 2015



“Deep End,” ARTSY Magazine, August, 2014

“Out of the Box (The Yale Project),” New York Magazine, May 19, 2014

Barnes, Alexis, “Yale University is Having Its First All Black Art Show,” Vice Magazine, April 17, 2014