• Artist Bio

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    Christopher Georgesco was encouraged to pursue his own artistic talents by his father, Haralamb Georgescu, known for midcentury architecture in LA.

    His father designed buildings for Romania's King Michael, fled from Ceausescu in 1947 as a stowaway on a ship, and later became known for his Bauhaus-style modern buildings. "My father always encouraged me to do my own thing," says Christopher. "He gave me a VW van, a credit card, a lumber yard, and let me have my freedom."

    In 1972 at the age of 22, Georgesco had his first show out of his warehouse gallery to critical acclaim, followed by a group show at the Newspace Gallery where he has continued to show for the past four decades.
    His sculptures sold, and he was later penned by the Los Angeles Times critic as, "one of the most interesting sculptors in LA."

    Georgesco was featured in a book entitled,
    LA Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980, in which the critic said, "All his sculptures are all deceptively simple, monolithic shafts...prolonged looking reveals continually changing forms."

    His career still shines bright. His impeccable sculptures and paintings can be found in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, the Palm Springs Art Museum plus universities and corporations around the world. Locally, his works are prized by art collectors in some of the finest modern homes from La Quinta to Palm Springs and all around Southern California.

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2014 - "Wall Pieces", Painted Wood, Gallery 446, Palm Springs, CA

    2011 - "Rectangular Revisions", Stainless Steel Sculpture. Michael H. Lord Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

    2006 - "New Paintings", Enamel on Plexi glass. 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 EXHIBITIONS

    2014- “A to Z” Group Show with Craig Antrim, Casper Bringle, Donald Karwelis, Eric Zammitt, Edith Baumann and Christopher Georgesco, Brett Rubbico Gallery, 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 Sculpture 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

    1976 - "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
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