Christopher Georgesco


Christopher Georgesco was born in 1950, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Georgesco is an American sculptor. He is the son of modernist architect Haralamb H. Georgescu. Christopher began his career in Venice, California in 1968, where he worked until 1980. His studio was located on Abbot Kenny, formerly West Washington Blvd. His first Show was at Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles. He now lives on the outskirts of Palm Springs, where he maintains a sculpture garden of colorful 8-to-10-foot-tall (2.4 to 3.0 m) painted steel sculptures resembling magnified leaves or arcs and radii. His first solo show was deemed an overnight success by William Wilson, critic for The Los Angeles Times, and was picked up by L.A.'s top collectors. Wilson also cited Christopher Georgesco as "pushing the art world's masterpiece button" with his 10-foot-tall Totemic Concrete & Steel Columns and Tripods. His first solo show was followed by an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art titled L.A.8.

In an article in Art News, Richard Armstrong, the former curator of the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA, cited Christopher Georgesco as being one of the most interesting sculptors in Los Angeles. Armstrong also claims Christopher Georgesco has few peers among L.A. Sculptors in an article in Art in America. Georgesco has continued to work with the same vocabulary of shapes for the last 35 years. 

CHRISTOPHER GEORGESCO COLLECTION

  

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
La Jolla Musem of Contemporary Art, CA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Santa Barabra Museum of Art, CA
Palm Springs Museum of Art, CA
Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
University of California Los Angeles, CA
University of California Santa Barbara, CA
Pasadena City College, CA
Plaza Pasadena, City of Pasadena, CA
Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
King World Productions, Merv Griffin, Los Angeles, CA
Knapp Communicatons, Los Angeles, CA
McCrory Corporate, New York, NY
Raychem Copporation, Los Angeles, CA
Soro Corporatation, Manzanillo, Mexico
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, "Oasis of the Sea" Installation, Finland
Princes Cruise Lines Installation, Italy
The City of Palm Springs, CA
Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo, Japan
American Embassy. Bucharet, Romania

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015- "New Paintings", Polyester Resin on Panel, Brian Marki Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA
2014 - "Wall Pieces", Painted Wood, Palm Springs Gallery, CA
2011 - "Rectangular Revisions", Stainless Steel Sculpture. Michael H. Lord Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2006 - "New Paintings", Enamel on Plexiglass. Thaipoon, Roermond, The Netherlands
2005 - "Leaving the Square", Painted Steel Leaf Sculptures. Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 - "New Painting & Leaf Sculpture", Enamel on Plexi and Steel. Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 - "Isotopes", White Enamel on Steel. Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 - "Urns & Vessels", Black Enamel on Steel. Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990 - "Warped Planes", Concrete and Stainless Steel. Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983 - "Christopher Georgesco", Aluminum Sculpture. Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1982 - "Polychrome Columns", Polished Stainless Steel and Enamel Paint. Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981 - "Nine Year Retrospective", Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1980 - "Split Step Studio's", Stainless Steel. Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1979 - "Split Plane Series", Stainless Steel. Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1978 - "New Works" Concrete and Steel. Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1977 - "Tripods and Columns", Concrete and Steel. Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1976 - "Columns", Concrete and Steel. Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1974 - "Floor Pieces", 4x4 Douglas Fir. Studio, Venice, CA
1973 - "Cement Block Series", Studio, Venice, CA
1972 - "Wood and Canvas Series", Studio, Venice, CA

 

GROUP EXIBITIONS

2015- "A-Z", Craig Antrum, Casper Brindle, Christopher Georgrsco, Donald Karwawelis, Eric Zammitt, Bret Reubico Gally, Newport Beach, CA
2013- "Summer Group Show", Brett Rubbico Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
2013- "Summer Show", Michael Lord Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2013- L.A. Platform, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA
2013 - "Yin/Yang", Curated by Laurie Weitz, Gallery 446. Palm Springs, CA
2013 - Palm Springs Art Fair , "New Work", Michael H. Lord Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2012 - Pacific Standard Time. "The Big Picture". Curated by Peter Frank. Palm Springs Convention Center, CA
2012- Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2011 - "Catalyst: Eight Artist on the San Andreas Fault", University California Riverside, Palm Desert, CA
2010 - "Summer Show", Michael Lord Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2010 - Group Show, Coven Museum, Aachen, Germany (Catalog)
2009 - 100 Kuenstler-100 Kacheln, Zinkhutter of Museum, Stolberg, Germany (Catalog)
2007 - "For the Children", Ludwig Forum Museum of Art, Aachen, Germany (Catalog)
2005 - 2006 "Experience Color" El Paseo Exhibition: Palm Desert = Art Destination,"City of Palm Desert, CA
2003 - "LAPD: Pattern & Decoration in Los Angeles", Rosamond Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Michael Duncan.
2003 - "Sculpture Outlet", Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000 - "New Sculpture at Newspace," Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1998 - Permanent Collection, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
1997 - Gramercy International Art Fair at the Chateau Marmont with Newspace, Hollywood, CA
1996 - Gramercy International Art Fair at the Chateau Marmont with Newspace, Hollywood, CA
1996 - "Newspace in Las Vegas", CAC, Las Vegas, NV
1996 - "Selected Gallery Artist", Gallery Blu, Palm Desert, CA
1995 - "Gallery Artist" , Vallarie Miller Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
1994 - "Balls", Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1992 - "Real Space; Sculpture Survey", The Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1988 - Hoffman / Borman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1988 - MOCA Contemporary Art, L.A. / Third Biennial Art Auction (Catalog)
1987 - "A Southern California Collection", Cirrus Gallery Los Angeles, CA (Catalog)
1984 - "Constructed Metal - Modern Sculpture", College of Creative Studies, (Catalog)
1984 - University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (Catalog)
1984 - "Broad Spectrum: Contemporary LA Painters and Sculptors 84" (Catalog)
1984 - The Design Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
1983 - Santa Monica City College, Sculpture Garden, Santa Monica, CA
1982 - "Aspects of Sculpture", John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1982 - The Brook House Sculptutre Invitational at Kaiser Center, Curated by The Oakland Museum (Catalog)
1980 - " Sculpture in California; 1975 - 1980", San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (catalog)
1980 - "The Plaza Pasadena", 30ft Polychrome Polished Stainless Steel. Pasadena Civic Center, Pasadena, CA
1979 - "Newspace in San Diego", University Art Museum, California State University San Diego, San Diego, CA
1979 - "Our Own Art", Newport Harbor Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden, Newport Beach, CA
1977 - "Four Californians", La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (Catalog)
1977 - "Recent Acquisitions: Selected Works 1974-1977", La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
1977 - "Big Summer", Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1976 - "Los Angeles 8", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (Catalog)
1976 - St. Augustine Church, Santa Monica, CA - "Five Sculptors - USA", Carl Schlossberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
1973 - Jack Glenn Gallery, Corona Del Mar, CA
1973 - 19th Annual California Purchase Prize Competition, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA. Juried by Wayne Thiebaud