• ARTIST STATEMENT:

    I am inspired by the life rhythms & constant flow of everything around me. Everyday I am surrounded by mass cultures, bustling streets, speeding traffic, old buildings being torn down & transformed into modern skyscrapers all juxtaposed in an energetic wave of souls. I observe subtle moments of beauty in transition, building layers of a fragmented reality evolving over time. My view of the world is a product of the past colliding with the present, a fractured moment in time breaking into the now. In search of balance between madness & calmness, I evolve harsh city streets & sharp edge buildings into industrial grace. I aim to expose the emotional side of human beings in the city streets, pushing the final image into abstraction & reconstructing a new utopia. My artwork is greatly inspired by the world, but hidden between the layers is a narrative of dynamic life.

    BIO:

    My last name means Life.
    I am an Artist.
    I am a Fashion Designer.
    I am a Humanitarian.
    I am a Lover, not a Fighter.
    I see beauty everywhere.
    I am positive for no reason.
    I capture emotion.
    I aim to inspire.
    I am a wanderer with direction.
    I go where the wind takes me.
    I love clashing patterns & texture.
    I appreciate process over outcome.
    Life is my Art.

    Gigi Bio was born in Oakland, California & currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is a renaissance woman, multidisciplinary artist & culture bearer with a great passion for art, design, architecture & photography. She received her BFA in Fashion from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, and AA in Fine Art from Florida State College in Jacksonville, Florida. Her artwork has been exhibited in “Street or Studio - The History of Urban Photography" at Tate Modern in London, UK; "Click - The Changing Faces of Brooklyn" at Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY; "Frida Mania" Women's Day Festival 2014, Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA & "I am The Dream My Ancestors Dreamed Would Free Them” A Conversation About Decolonization and Re-membering Ancestors through the Arts at Queens Museum. Her artwork was published in books "Newbrow 50 Contemporary Artists", "Street or Studio A Photobook" , “Click!”, Slice Magazine, Hycide Magazine, LAKAS Zine & FIL/AM Artist Directory 2018 Edition. She was part of the original cast of “Raised Pinay”, a play based on the real life narratives of Filipino-American Women at the Philippine Consulate & NYU in New York, NY. Today, she continues to evolve into new mediums of creation & expanding into textiles, beadwork and weaving inspired by her indigenous Philippine roots.

    She is affiliated with Galerie Geraldine Zberro in Paris, France; Art Whino Gallery in Washington DC & Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

    BORN:
    1978, Oakland, CA

    EDUCATION
    2003:
    BFA Degree Fashion Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

    2000:
    AA Degree Fine Art & Fashion Design, Florida State College, Jacksonville, FL

    EXHIBITIONS

    2018:
    "Kayumanggi : Post Colonial Filipinx", Tipton Gallery & Reece Museum, Johnson City, Tennessee.

    2017:
    "Women To The Front : Volume 1 (WTTF)", Supercheif Gallery, Ridgewood, New York.
    "Filipino Pride Day Festival", Jax Landing, Jacksonville, FL.

    2016:
    "Raised Pinay" Benefit Play / Live Art Performance & Benefit Art Auction, Philippine Consulate & NYU Palladium Hall, New York, NY
    "I am The Dream My Ancestors Dreamed Would Free Them" A Conversation About Decolonization and Re-membering Ancestors through the Arts, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

    2015:
    "G40 Art Summit", Art Whino Gallery, Washington DC
    "We Are All Doomed" Art Whino Gallery, Washington DC
    "Cherry Blast" National Cherry Blossom Festival, Art Whino Gallery, Washington DC

    2014:
    "G40 Art Summit", Art Whino Gallery, Washington DC
    "Cherry Blast" National Cherry Blossom Festival, Art Whino Gallery, Washington DC
    "Brooklyn Bridge" 131th Anniversary Group Art Show, Urban Folk Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    "Frida Mania" Women's Day Festival 2014, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA.
    "Exodus" Group Photography Exhibition, Exit Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    "Typhoon Haiyan Philippine Benefit Art Show", Launch Pad, Brooklyn, NY
    "Raise Up Philippines" Art Benefit for the Philippines, Bunnycutlet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

    2013:
    "60. The Collective" Group Show, ReBar WalkWay, Brooklyn, NY
    "Stay Strong Philippines" Art Benefit for the Philippines, Juke Bar, New York, NY
    "G40 Art Summit", Art Whino Gallery, Washington DC
    "The Sketchbook Project 2013" Traveling Sketchbook Show, Brooklyn, NY
    "Brooklyn Bridge" 130th Anniversary Group Art Show, Urban Folk Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    "NUMAD" Group Art Show, 3rdEye(sol)lation Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Momma's Hip Hop Kitchen, Vol. 6: No Limits... Knowledge is Power!, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY
    "FU-Chinese New Year" Fu-Ark-istra Concert & Gigi Bio Solo Show, Yippee Museum, New York, NY

    2012:
    "Fear No Art 4" Contemporary Pop & Street Culture Group Show, Fourth Wall Project Gallery, Boston, CA.
    "FREESTYLE" Group Show, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. "Brooklyn Bridge" 129th Anniversary Group Art Show, Urban Folk Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    "Collage Art" Group Show, Backspace Gallery, Portland, OR
    "Fountain Art Fair | New York 2012", Mighty Tanaka Gallery, New York, NY
    "Industrial Grace" Gigi Bio Solo Show, Art Attacks, New York, NY
    "G40 Art Summit" Group Show, Art Whino Gallery, Washington DC
    "Bio vs. Nano" 8x10 Collective Show, Halcyon Record Shop, Brooklyn, NY

    2011:
    "G40 Art Summit" Group Show, Art Whino Gallery, Washington DC
    "Bio vs. Nano" 8x10 Collective Show, DIS Micro Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Biomorphic" The Solo Show of Gigi Bio, Art Whino Gallery, Washington DC

    2010:
    The White Train presents "Utopia" Gigi Bio Solo Show, DIS Micro Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
    Dumbo Arts Festival, ReBar Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY.
    Across The Board : Artists for Autism Awareness, Soapstone Gallery, New York, NY
    “Create. Collaborate. Inspire” White Train @ Space on White, Space on White, NY, NY
    "Graffolution" The Evolution of Graffiti & Street Art, Soapstone Gallery, New York, NY
    G40 Art Summit, Group Show, Art Whino Gallery, Arlington, VA
    2010 RFS Taste the World, Refugee Family Services Benefit, Atlanta, GA
    Under the Bridge, 47 Monroe Street Gallery Loft, New York, NY

    2009:
    Art Whino: MIAMI, Art Whino Gallery, Miami, FL
    Rebar & 303rd Collective: Dumbo Festival, Dumbo Loft, Brooklyn, NY Beta Banger, Die Fabrik Loft, New York, NY
    BoConcepts presents: Art for Urban Design, BoConcepts, New York, NY Brooklyn Artsmith Collective & PS261: Project 261 Art Show & Fundraiser, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

    2008:
    Street or Studio – The History of Urban Photography, Tate Modern, London, UK Click!
    The Changing Faces of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
    Girls Dream in Color "Baby, Let me show you what Love is", Harriet's Alter Ego, Brooklyn, NY

    2004:
    Sense of Otherness, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA
    Sense of Otherness, Savannah Gallery, Atlanta, GA Faces of SCAD, Hamilton Hall Gallery, Savannah,GA

    2002:
    Making Sense, Gallery Espresso, Savannah, GA

    2001:
    Open Studio Night, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah,GA
    Taste of Five Points, Fuel Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

    2000:
    Media, River Room, Southend Brewery, Jacksonville, FL
    Junio Show, Brooklyn Contemporary Art Center, Jacksonville, FL
    1999 - 2001: First Fridays Group Shows, Brooklyn Contemporary Art Center, Jacksonville, FL

    AWARDS:
    Marian Edna Effing Portfolio Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
    Visual Arts Talent Grant, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

    PUBLICATIONS:
    Filipino American Artist Directory, 2018 Edition
    LAKAS Magazine - Issue 1, New York, NY
    Newbrow 50 Contemporary Artists, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
    Hycide Magazine - The Anniversary Issue, New York, NY
    Slice Magazine - Issue 6: Metropolis, New York, NY
    Street or Studio - A Photobook, Tate Modern, London, UK
    Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

    PRESS:
    "Choppin' It Up: Gigi Bio" Featured Artist on www.596artistunion.com
    "Gigi Bio Restitching the City in Photos" Featured Artist on The New York Optimist www.thenewyorkoptimist.com
    "My Girlfriends Rule" Interview at www.lichiban.blogspot.com
    "What The Fresh - Stop.Look.Listen. Top 5 Art: Gigi Bio" at www.WhatTheFresh.com
    "Q&A with Artist Gigi Bio - Don't Call Her a Cubist, She's Been Here For Years!" Interview at www.sofreshsogreen.com
    "Restitching the City in Photos" Article at www.bushwickbk.com
    "Friday Art Star: Gigi Bio" Featured Artist at www.protopol.us
    "Cityscapes: Street Art Comes to PS261" Article at www.wync.org

    COLLECTIONS:
    Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
    Florida State College, Jacksonville, FL

    REPRESENTED BY:
    Galerie Geraldine Zberro, Paris, France
    Art Whino Gallery, Washington DC
    Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA