b. 1975, Riverside, CA, US
Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA, US
American painter Lola Gil's work disturbs visual conventions of domesticity and consumption. Fantastic and uncanny, most of her paintings depict scenes in and around the home, with fragmented or warped images layered on the picture plane. Blown glass figurines feature prominently within Gil’s canvases, sometimes obscuring the entirety of a figure or landscape. Thematically, her practice experiments with and develops the visual language of suburban nostalgia, interpersonal connection, and alienation that finds roots in vernacular American imagery like Norman Rockwell’s illustrations.
Lola Gil (b. 1975, Riverside, CA, US; lives and works in Philadelphia, PA, US) has recently held solo exhibitions at Aisho Nanzuka, HK; KP Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA; Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; among others. Her group exhibitions include Wasau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI; Lohme Gallery, Malmö, SE; Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Dorothy Circus Gallery, London, UK; and Outré Gallery, Melbourne, AU, among many others.