About

isabelle alford-lago

My gorillas are the uncensored human, laying bare a primitiveness we can all relate to. In a culture defined by the media’s constructed images and idolization of our super stars, we have been led to equate being aesthetically pleasing with personal satisfaction. Despite their large hairy bodies and prominent nostrils, the gorillas redefine super star. Poised in the nude, they greet you with genuine self-confidence. This is why I also take my work to the public space, painting gorillas on exterior walls, so they exist within our “civilized” environment and remind us to be at peace with our own human nature.

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Born, 1987, Santa Cruz, CA
Lives and works in Venice, CA
Education
2009  BA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
2008  Syracuse University, Florence, Italy

Select Solo Exhibitions and Projects
2015    “Venice Heights Gallery Presents Isabelle Alford-Lago”, Venice, CA
2014    “From L.A. To Dublin”, Web Summit, Dublin, Ireland
2012    “Primitive Luxury”, 1320MAIN, Venice, CA
2012    “In the Buff”, Ten Cinema Gallery, Venice, CA
2011    “Family”, 1320MAIN, Venice

Select Group Exhibitions
2016    “From the Street: Pop and Street Art by LA Artists”, Saatchi Art, Santa Monica, CA
2014    “Artists Across America”, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena
2014    “Ultimate Beach!”, Bleicher Golightly Gallery, Santa Monica
2014    “Season of Spring”, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena
2014    “The Orgone Accumulators”, Bleicher Golightly Gallery, Santa Monica
2014    “Platforms and Paint”, Gabba Gallery, Silverlake
2013    “LOROA Canvases for a Cause”, The Loft at 600 F, Washington DC
2013    “LAROA Artflow”, Sulkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2012    “Interviews”, Curio by AFN, Venice, CA
2012    “Create Fixate”, Los Angeles
2010    “Blueprint”, Echo Curio, Silverlake, CA
2009    “Apocalypse WOW!”, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
2008    “Take A Rizk”, Lindhurst Gallery, Los Angeles, CA