Ravi Zupa

Ravi Zupa

Self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist Ravi Zupa has held jobs as an animator and elementary school art teacher; his work, which often includes recycled media like maps and letters, is precisely rendered and wildly inventive. Taking cues from German Renaissance portraiture and Japanese woodblock prints, Zupa’s figures can be awkwardly posed and depicted from a slightly off-kilter perspectives.

In one painting, a sort of update on the “artist in his studio” trope, a figure sits at a desk where a computer monitor takes the place of an easel—hanging dogs, peasants, and a sprouting human heart emerge from the workspace. Ravi Zupa has exhibited extensively in his hometown of Denver, as well as cities across the globe—from London to Copenhagen to Mexico City.

SOLO EXHBITIONS2016
The Turmoil of Being, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Strike Everywhere, Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO

2015
The Calm, Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO

2014
Just a Moment…, Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO

2013
Hard Dream, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Colour Deficient, Lazarides, Outsiders Newcastle, UK

2012
One Million Things, Black Book Gallery, Denver CO
No More Biting, Mohs Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nothing Teaches Needs, Lazarides, Outsiders London, UK

2011
FEELINSUSPENDED, Black Book Gallery, Denver, Co
The Cuerpo, Vice Gallery, Mexico City DF, Mexico

2010
The Pyre, Illiterate Gallery, Denver, Co

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Invisible College, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana
Primitive Future, Subliminal Projects,
Summer Group Show, Hashimoto Gallery, San Francisco
Hey Act III, La Halle Saint-Pierre, Paris, France

2014
Egregore, Yves Laroche, Montreal, Canada
Art Alliance Presents The Provocateurs, Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Parlor Gallery – Asbury Park, NJ

2011
Post No Bills, Venice, CA

2008
Arspace Gallery – San Francisco, CA

ART FAIRS

2015
Context Art Miami, Miami, FL
Scope Art Show, New York, NY
Art Contemporain Pour Tous, Montreal Canada

2014
Art San Diego, San Diego, CA October
Scope Art Show, Miami Beach, FL
Select Art Fair, New York City, NY
Scope Art Show, New York City, NY

2013
Scope Art Show, Miami Beach, FL

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