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Eamon Ore-Giron

b. 1973, Tucson, AZ; lives and works Los Angeles, CA

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Eamon Ore-Giron’s practice blends a wide-range of visual styles, drawing from such diverse influences as Latin American Concrete Art, Italian Futurism, Russian Suprematism, the Mexican muralists, Amazonian tapestries, and pre-Columbian Peruvian gold artistry. In his abstract geometric paintings, Ore-Giron layers, combines, and manipulates simple shapes to create complex compositions that speak across cultures and temporalities. The bright colors and designs on expanses of raw linen bring to mind Moholy-Nagy's paintings of the 1920s, which prominently featured similar unpainted grounds, but might just as well originate from Ore-Giron's coming-of-age in Tucson, Arizona, an arid environment in which color always pops in the brown landscape. Tuscon's fusion of indigenous, Latino, Mexican, and White cultures impacted Ore-Giron's upbringing as did his own cultural hybridity born to a Peruvian father and an Irish-American mother.


Ore-Giron's painting, music, video, and performances have been shown at venues including James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Whitney Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; Deitch Projects, New York, NY; MUCA ROMA, Mexico City; Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Consonni, Bilbao, Spain; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, among others. In 2022, he had a solo survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO, and the Anderson Collection, Stanford University, CA. Ore-Giron's paintings are in museum collections including the Hammer Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA; and the Whitney Museum, among others. In 2020, Ore-Giron was a Presidential Visiting Artist, Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Ore-Giron received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996 and an MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, in 2006.

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New Geometries

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Eamon Ore-Giron: Infinite Regress


What Would Ben Franklin Say? Artists Weigh the Dream of Democracy

The New York Times

Eamon Ore-Giron


image: “Black Medallion XIV (Inti)” (2022) by Eamon Ore-Giron at the top of a stair at PAFA.Credit: Aaron Richter for The New York Times

Mar 23, 2023

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At the Shed, Frieze II Takes Off

Roberta Smith, The New York Times

Eamon Ore-Giron


May 24, 2022


In the ‘cacophony’ of the Americas, painter Eamon Ore-Giron finds elegant patterns

Los Angeles Times

Eamon Ore-Giron


May 12, 2022


Abstraction From a Different Origin



Eamon Ore-Giron

Apr 26, 2022


No. 534: Eamon Ore-Giron, Ray Johnson

Interview for Modern Art Notes Podcast with, Tyler Green


Eamon Ore-Giron

Jan 27, 2022


In the Meanwhile… Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Part II,

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 15, 2021–Jan 30, 2022

Eamon Ore-Giron


Aug 15, 2021


The Youngest Day

carlier gabauer
Berlin, Germany
Jul 24–Aug 9, 2021


Eamon Ore-Giron


Jul 24, 2021


The Symmetry of Tears

Eamon Ore-Giron

James Cohan
New York, NY
May 1–Jun 5, 2021

May 01, 2021

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Friends Indeed Gallery
San Francisco, CA
Jun 25–Aug 14, 2020


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Jun 25, 2020


‘Soft Power’

Eamon Ore-Giron



Oct 26, 2019 – Feb 17, 2020
SFMOMA, San Francisco

SFMOMA’s ‘Soft Power’ displays the influence of art in the 21st century

–San Francisco Chronicle

'Soft Power' showcases world-changing art
–San Francisco Examiner

Oct 16, 2019

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X-TRA’s Views from Here

A panel discussion about being based in Los Angeles with Kelly Akashi, Kori Newkirk, Eamon Ore-Giron, and Mary Weatherford. Moderated by Naima Keith and Diana Nawi.

Organized by X-TRA
Frieze LA
Los Angeles, CA

Feb 15, 2019

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A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas

Group show including Eamon Ore-Giron

Mandeville Gallery, Union College
Schenectady, NY
Jan 19 – Jun 16, 2019

Jan 19, 2019

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Common Forms

Group show including Eamon Ore-Giron, curated by Owen Duffy


Monterrey, Mexico
Sep 6–Nov 6, 2018

Sep 04, 2018

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‘Made in L.A. 2018’: Why the Hammer biennial is the right show for disturbing times [LA Times]

Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times


Eamon Ore-Giron

Jun 05, 2018

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Resolutely Political LA Artists Focus on the Body in the City’s Latest Biennial [Hyperallergic]

Eamon Ore-Giron

Jun 04, 2018

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Eamon Ore-Giron

Made in LA

(Group show)

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Jun 3–Sep 2, 2018


Organized by Anne Ellegood, senior curator, and Erin Christovale, assistant curator, with MacKenzie Stevens, curatorial associate. 

May 29, 2018

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