Eamon Ore-Giron (b. 1973) was born in Tucson, Arizona, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Ore-Giron blends a wide range of visual styles and influences in his brightly colored abstract geometric paintings realized on raw linen and canvas. The artist grew up in the Southwestern United States and has spent significant time in Spain; Peru, where his father is from; and Mexico. Ore-Giron’s travels, personal biography, and his formal education as a fine artist —he received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles— have shaped his artistic vocabulary, which references Native American medicine wheels, Amazonian tapestries, the Mexican muralists, Russian Suprematism, and Latin American Concrete Art, as well as hard-edged abstraction and European modernism. Ore-Giron also works in video and music, as part of collaborative endeavors and as a musician and DJ. He is keenly aware of the history and cross-cultural evolution of musical styles. In a similar vein, his work makes manifest a history of the transnational exchange that has informed painting. He has said that his work “originates from a certain nostalgia for a global modernism” and the notion of a universal visual language. With his comprehensive approach, which marries Latin American aesthetics and indigenous craft and folk traditions with a 20th-century avant-garde, Ore-Giron creates a unique artistic style that feels at once timeless and contemporary and resonates across cultural contexts. Solo exhibitions have been presented at LAXART, Los Angeles (2015); Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York (2013); Pérez Art Museum Miami (2013); MUCA ROMA, Mexico City (2006); Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco (2005); and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2005). Ore-Giron’s work has been included in group shows at the SFMOMA, San Francisco; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Prospect.3, New Orleans; and Deitch Projects, New York. His work has been covered in The New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesArtForumANP Quarterly, and SFAQ, among other publications.  


2006 MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, USA 1996 BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, USA  


2008–present Los Jaichackers, collaboration with Julio César Morales 2005–2013 OJO, seven-person artistic collaboration  


Group exhibition SOFT POWER, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA October 26, 2019 – February 17, 2020 Public art commission Wilshire/La Brea Station, Purple Line, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, USA (2022 anticipated completion) Bay Parkway Station, N Line, Brooklyn, Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York, USA (fall 2019 anticipated completion)  


2015 Morococha, LAXART, Los Angeles, USA 2013 Smuggling The Sun, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, USA 2012 Open Tuning, E-D-G-B-D-G, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, USA 2010 Road to Ruins, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA 2009 Into A Long Punk, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA 2006 Los Jaichackers, MUCA ROMA, Mexico City, Mexico 2005 Los Cremators, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, USA Mirage, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, USA  


2019 SOFT POWER, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas, Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY, USA Páramo| GNP ArteCareyes Film & Art Festival, Careyes, Mexico 2018 Far Out: Movement through Form and Color, Union Station, Los Angeles, USA The Strangeness Will Wear Off, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, USA Common Forms, PEANA, Monterrey, Mexico Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA School of Chairs, 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco, USA 2017 Tierra, Sangre, Oro, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa TX, USA Figure Ground; Beyond the White Field, organized by Rafa Esparza, Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA 2016 Savage Curio, Et al., San Francisco, CA, US (two-person exhibition with Spencer Lewis) New Geometries, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA, USA Painters NYC, El Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO), Oaxaca, Mexico 2015 Painters NYC, Páramo, Guadalajara, Mexico Something Else, Off Biennial, Cairo, Egypt 2014 Notes For Now, Prospect 3 New Orleans, New Orleans, USA 2013 Night Shade / Solanaceae, Perez Art Museum of Miami, USA ¡Oye, Mira!, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA, USA Metal Coyote, Y Gallery, New York, USA 2012 Going Public – Telling it as it is?, ENPAP (European Network of Public Art Producers), Bilbao, Spain 2011 Stories Song, Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 2010 Lonarte, Municipality of Calheta, Madeira Portugal (public art installation) Wall-to-Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA Panorama: Los Angeles, ARCO Madrid, Spain 2009 Lovable Like Orphan and Bastard Children, The Green Gallery East Milwaukee, USA Glue, Paper, Scissors, Luckman Gallery, Cal State L.A, USA LA>, LA> Engagement Party, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA 2008 Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, curated by Howard Fox, Rita Gonzalez, and Chon Noriega, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (traveled to: Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; The Museo Alameda, San Antonio, Texas; Phoenix Art Museum; Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico; El Museo del Barrio, New York, USA) 2008 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, USA Loop Tone, Deborah Page Gallery Los Angeles, USA 2007 Passing Through, The New Amazing, LA>Cabin Fever, Rivington Arms, New York, USA 2006 Underplayed, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, USA Block Party, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA Glitch, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA Archigram: Remix Project, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, USA We All, Us Three, Esthetics As a Second Language, Los Angeles, USA Free Trade, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA 2005 Technical Breakdown, Cinemateket, Copenhagen, Denmark 2003 Retreat, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA Dilo!, Collaboration with Julio Morales, Peres Projects, LA, USA Test Tube, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, USA 2002 Bay Area Now 3, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, USA 2001 Widely Unknown, Deitch Projects, New York, US Introductions, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, USA  


Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA Kadist, San Francisco, USA Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA  


2019 Ore-Giron, Eamon. Selected Works from the Infinite Regress Series. Bom Dia Books. December 2019. Rigual, Luis R., Eamon Ore-Giron Explores Transcendence In A New Exhibition For Nina Johnson, Modern Luxury Miami Magazine, December 2019. Artwork cover. Modern Luxury Miami Magazine, December 2019. 2018 Binlot, Ann, The long, layered narrative of the Pacific Rim, Documental Journal, November 9, 2018. Zeller, Heidi, New Union Station exhibition features artists’ interpretations of energy, transition and movement, The Source, September 4, 2018. Knight, Christopher. Made in L.A. 2018: Why the Hammer Biennial is the right show for disturbing times, Los Angeles Times, June 5, 2018. Stromberg, Matt. Resolutely Political LA Artists Focus on the Body in City´s Latest Biennial, Hyperallergic, June 4, 2018. Durón, Maximiliano. Here´s the ´Made in L.A. 2018´Artist List, Artnews, February 3, 2018. Vankin, Deborah. ‘Hammer Museum announces artists for Made in L.A. 2018: expect the biennial to get political, Los Angeles Times, February 13, 2018. 2017 Gropp, Jenny. Smuggling The Sun, The Georgia Review, Summer 2017. Tierra. Sangre. Oro, Terremoto, September 24, 2017. 2015 Knight, Christopher. Two perspectives on no way out by Eamon Ore-Giron, Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2015. Slenske, Michael. LAXART’s Next Phase, W Magazine, January 14, 2015. 2014 Morales, Julio César. Eamon Ore-Giron in conversation with Julio Morales, SFAQ, Nov. issue 2014. Sirmans, Franklin, with contributions by Rita Gonzalez, David C. Hunt, Christine Y. Kim, Rickey Laurentiis, Mary A. McCay, and Melissa A. Weber. Los Jaichackers. In Prospect 3: Notes for Now, exh. cat., New York: Prospect New Orleans/U.S.A Biennial, Inc., Prestel, 2014. 2013 LLee, Nathaniel. Critic’s Pick: Eamon Ore-Giron, ArtForum, July 8, 2013. Johnson, Ken. Eamon Ore-Giron: Smuggling the Sun, The New York Times, June 27, 2013. Laluyan, Oscar. Geometric Heat Generated by Ore-Giron, Arte Fuse, June 16, 2013. 2010 Provo, Ben. OJO, ANP Quarterly, Volume 2, Number 4, 2010. 2008 Gurza, Agustin. Chicano art, beyond rebellion, The Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2008. 2007 Gurza, Agustin. LA Boyz, Welcome to LACMA, The Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2007. 2006 Baker, Kenneth. Played backward or forward, video at YBCA makes for unsettling images, The San Francisco Chronicle, December 28, 2006. 2004 Index (image only, no text), March 2004. Relax, Japan (image only, no text), April 2004. 2002 Fowler, Brandon. The Disobedients, Tokion Magazine, No. 29, May/June 2002. Joo, Eungie. New Folk: Stories From The Backyard, Flash Art, December 2002.