B I O G R A P H Y

Wally Gilbert: Artist's Statement

I create unique photographic images of fragments of scenes, working on a border between visual reality and the emotional abstract, exploring pattern, color, form, and texture. Although I work with a small camera, the final pictures are quite large, up to 8 feet by 12 feet in size, drawing the viewer in.

I often work in a series, such as the one of fragments of a machine, that I shot one summer around a large industrial machine where the peeling paint and rusting metal become studies in form with emotional depth. In a similar fashion, the close-up images of graffiti create abstract patterns of paint and texture, while those of bark and wood loose their specificity and leave an emotional impact. I am delighted by strong colors, such as those in the images of stamens, where close-ups are transformed digitally to attain wildly different vibrant color patterns. In several series, I have investigated images of reflections in the glass windows of buildings, distortions of the world, which I have then further explored through brilliant solarizations in color and black and white.

The computer is not only my digital darkroom but also my lens to create new realities for the viewer.



R E S U M E

Wally Gilbert Solo Exhibitions

“Wally Gilbert: New Work, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA 2012
“Wally Gilbert,” CJ Gallery, Art San Diego 2012, San Diego, CA 2012
“En-Lighten II,” Khaki Gallery, Boston, MA 2012
“En-Lighten I,” Khaki Gallery, Boston, MA 2012
“Journeying,” The Artemis Gallery, Krakow, Poland,
curated by Wieslawa Piotrowska-Sowadska 2012
“Pattern & Recognition,” The Art Gallery, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA 2012
“Squares, Triangles, and Lines,” Galerie im Einstein, Berlin 2011
“Projekt Norblin,” New Art Wet Music Foundation, Bydgoszcz, Poland 2011
“Squares and Triangles,” Viridian Artists, Chelsea, NYC 2011
“Geometric Series: Squares and Triangles,” LACDA, Los Angeles, CA 2011
“Vanishing,” CJ Gallery, San Diego, CA 2010
“Vanishing Profiles,” Khaki Gallery, Boston, MA 2010
“The Norblin Project and Other Images,” CJ Gallery and OCIO DESIGN GROUP, San Diego,CA 2010
“Wally@Wainwright,” Wainwright Bank, Cambridge, MA 2010
“Vanishing,” LACDA, Los Angeles, CA 2010
“Vanishing,” BAAK Gallery, Cambridge, MA 2009
“Ballet Silhouette Images,” Brite Smile, Beverly Hills, CA 2009
Norblin Installation, Poznan, Poland, curated by Jan Kubasiewicz and Zuk Piwkowski 2009
“Boston Ballet & Beyond,” Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2009
“Stillness and Motion Images,” Brite Smile, Beverly Hills, CA 2009
“The Norblin Project and other Images,” CJ Art Gallery, San Diego, CA 2009
“IN COLOR & BEYOND,” Khaki Gallery, Boston, MA 2009
“Fresh Fruit,” Mayyim Hayyim Gallery, Newton, MA 2009
“Nine Ballet Images,” Brite Smile, Beverly Hills, CA 2009
“Stillness and Motion,” Audis Husar Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA 2008
“Stillness and Motion,” Viridian Artists, Chelsea, NYC 2008
“LEEKS & CHAINS,” Khaki Gallery, Wellesley, MA 2008
“The Norblin Project and other Images,” CJ Art Gallery, San Diego, CA 2007
BAAK Gallery, Cambridge, MA 2007
Norblin Installation, Galeria PATIO, Lodz, Poland,
curated by Zuk Piwkowski, Jan Kubasiewicz, and Aurelia Mandziuk 2007
Norblin Site Installation, Warsaw, Poland, curated by Jan Kubasiewicz and Zuk Piwkowski 2007
“The Norblin Project: Images of Decay,” American Center for Physics, College Park, MD 2007
“IN COLOR,” Khaki Gallery, Wellesley, MA 2007
“The Norblin Project: Images of Decay,” LACDA, Los Angeles, CA 2006
“The Norblin Project: Images of Decay,” Viridian Artists, Chelsea, NYC 2006
Jock Colville Hall, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK 2006
BAAK Gallery, Cambridge, MA 2006
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 2005
Cold Spring Harbor Public Library, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 2005
Ann Janss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2005
SCAT gallery, Somerville, MA 2005
Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, curated by Jan Kubasiewicz 2004

Joint Exhibitions with Celia Gilbert
“Beans and Bands” Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2011
“Faces Old and New” Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2010