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Eamon Ore-Giron

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

Eamon Ore-Giron originally worked in figuration before developing his signature abstract style. His paintings resonate with artists and movements of the past and present, including Suprematism; Latin American Concrete Art; and the geometric minimalism of Cuban-American painter Carmen Herrera. 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. Recently, Ore-Giron has been integrating gold into his color palette, evoking the great traditions of gold artistry in countries like Peru, his father's birthplace, and a place Ore-Giron continues to strongly identify with.


Ore-Giron's painting, music, video, and performances have been shown at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; 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; Peres Art Museum Miami, FL; Museo Tamayo Museum, Mexico City; Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Consonni, Bilbao, Spain; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, among others. Ore-Giron received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996 and an MFA, Univerity of California, Los Angeles, in 2006.

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New Geometries

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Eamon Ore-Giron: Infinite Regress


The Symmetry of Tears

Eamon Ore-Giron

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

May 01, 2021

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‘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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