Born June 27, 1974 in Ontario, California

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


2005   MFA in Studio Art, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

2000   UCLA Dept. of Architecture and Urban Design

2000   BA in Studio Art, University of California, Santa Barbara

1996   University of California, Irvine


Current   Department Chair of Visual Arts, Harvard-Westlake School

2011         Visiting Artist Lecturer/Instructor, CSU Bakersfield

                  Artist Lecturer, CSU Dominguez Hills

                 Artist Lecturer, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

                 Artist Lecturer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

2010        Artist Panel, LA Sculpture: Panel with Ed Schad, Jeff Poe, Kathryn Andrews, Gustavo Godoy, and

                  Piero Golia, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 “The Prototype,” Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield

2015    “Moves After Dark:  Restructure,” BodyTraffic/Victor Quijada, The Music Center, Los Angeles

2014    “Restructure,”  Dance Camera West, The Music Center, Los Angeles

              “Abandoned Relics,” Art on the Outside, City of West Hollywood

2013    “Fast-Formal Object: Big Blue,” The Ranch Projects, Morongo Valley

2012    “Vacant Mounds and Markers,” Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

2011    “Empty Altar/Empty Throne,” MOCA Jacksonville, FL

             “Fast-Formal Object: Big Blue,” Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

             “Empty Altar,” Todd Madigan Gallery, CSU Bakersfield, CA

             “Fast-Formal Object: Flayed White,” LA Mart, Los Angeles

2010   “Fast-Formal Object: Flayed White,” Wexner Center for the Arts

             “Fast-Formal Object: Big Blue,” Prism Gallery, Los Angeles

             “Fast-Formal Object: Act Two,” Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

             “Fast-Formal Object: Big White,” Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles     

2007   “What’s the Big Idea?” The Happy Lion, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions

2018 “Recent Acquisitions,” Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CA.

2017     “Pacific Standard Time LA/LA - Pablo Rasgado: This Too Shall Pass,” Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               “All The Small Things,” Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“In Order of Appearance,” Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016     “Hello my name is...Los Angeles,” Royale Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2012    “NeoNatural,” Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

              “Tag, you’re it!” Royal/T, Culver City, CA

              “Don’t the Sun look Angry at Me:  pictures and objects from Los Angeles now,” Royale Projects

              “Urban Legends,” LA Mart, Los Angeles

2011    “Sur: Biennial,” Outpost For Contemporary Art, Cerritos College, Rio Hondo College, Los Angeles

              “Playtime,” See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

              “Plenitude,” Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX

2010    “It Ain’t Fair,” OHWOW, Miami, FL

              “Baker’s Dozen,” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (catalogue)

              “You Can Heal Your Life!” Circus Gallery, Los Angeles

2008    “L.A. Confidentiel,” Le Parc Saint Léger - Centre d’art contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux, France

2007    “One Foot High And Rising,” The Balmoral, Venice, CA

             “The Happy Lion at MACO,” (site specific project) Mexico Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City

2006    “Sculpture,” Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

              “One of these things is not like the Other,” Angela Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles

              “Carmada,” MAK Center Center for Art & Architecture, Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA     

              “Five Sculptors,” Workspace @ 91 Meserole St., Brooklyn, NY

             “Young Americans,” Chinatown Project Space, Los Angeles

             “Drawing and Sculpture,” The Happy Lion, Los Angeles

             “TBA,” Angela Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles

             “A Single Channel Video Show,” The Glendale College Art Gallery,Glendale,CA

             “Small Works,” 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

             “Uncontained,” Wood Art Gallery, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT

2004    “General Store:  The Four Color Pen Show,” Locust Projects, Miami, FL

              “General Store:  The Four Color Pen Show,” General Store Gallery,  Milwaukee, WI

2002    “Public Space:  Artist/Architect Collaboration,” UCLA

1999    “En LA Casa,” home takeover installation, West Hollywood, CA

1998    “Gustavo Godoy:  Paint/Wood,” Fine Arts Gallery, UCSB

              “Honors Last Show,” UCSB

1997    “Inside Out,” public installation, University of California, Irvine

              “Centered Around the Center,” Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

Exhibitions Curated

2007    “Fleeing the Scene,” 5 Los Angeles artists:  Robert Levine, Pentti Monkkonen, Monique

               van Genderen, Tyler Vlahovich, and Brian Wills, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA


2017    Avila, Jose Luis. "The Hispanic Footprint: 14 Latino Talents in LA," Vogue Mexico and Latin America,

                     February 2017.

Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Pablo Rasgado and ‘Las Chingaderas’,” KCRW, October 5, 2017.

Mizota, Sharon. “Even the walls have been recycled,” Los Angeles Times, October 27, 2017.

 Penner, Degan. "Step Inside Chris McMillan's West Hollywood Home," C Magazine, May 2017.

2012    Cerritos College Art Gallery, James MacDevitt. “Gustavo Godoy,”  The 1st Los Angeles SUR:biennial- 

                    Adaptation : Assimilation : Acculturation, exhibition catalog, May 2012.

             Cheng, Scarlet.  “Look to the South,” Artillery, February 2012.

             Duran, Amy. “In L.A.: Gustavo Godoy @ Honor Fraser,” Juxtapose Magazine Online, June 2012.

             Myers, Holly.  “Gustavo Godoy:  LA Sculptor’s Deconstructions,” art ltd., March/April 2012, pp. 46-49.

2011   Acevedo, Alejandro.  “Gustavo Godoy- Fast-formal Objects,” Taxi Art Magazine, June 2011.

             D’Adamo, Maria.  “Unveiling Sacred Spaces,” Eco Latino, November 2011.

             Marbut, Max.  “Project Atrium: Gustavo Godoy,” Daily Record, November 18, 2011.

             Mayer, Rus.  “A Cut Above,” Los Angeles Times Magazine, July 3, 2011, pp. 40-45.

             Mohseni, Yasmine.  “Gustavo Godoy: sculptor and mixed media artist,” Beyond the White Cube.

             Polednik, Marcelle.  “Climbing To Higher Heights,” Arbus, October/November 2011, pp. 62-66.

             Wagley, Catherine. “Top Ten Moments of the Year in L.A. Art,” LA Weekly, December 22, 2011.

2010    Beautiful Decay.  “Gustavo Godoy- Honor Fraser Gallery,” January 2010.

              Bedford, Christopher.  “Gustavo Godoy,” Frieze, Issue 131, May 2010.

              Myers, Holly.  “Gustavo Godoy, Fast-Formal Object: Big White,” ArtReview, February 2010

              Nys Dambrot, Shana.  “Gustavo Godoy,”  Flavorpill, 2010.

              Schad, Ed. “Fast-Formal Object : Big White,”  Artslant, February 2010.

2008    Escalle, Clotilde.   “Querques ames resistent au rythme des saisons,” Kultur Tageblatt, Luxembourg,

                     August 25, 2008, pp. 21-22.

              Joly, Jean-Mathias.  “California Dream,” Le Journal du Centre, France,  June 27, 2008, p. 7.

              Lavrador, Judicael.  “Cocotte-minute,” Playboy (édition France), September 2008.

              Ramade, Benedicte. “Los Angeles Sous Le Manteau,” Zero Deux, No. 47, Automne 2008, p. 76.

              Staff.  “Pogues-Les-Eaux:  La contre-culture californienne,” Le Journal du Centre, France,

                      Septembre 10, 2008.

2007    ArtSlant, “Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown: My Day at Happy Lion and Black Dragon Society,” 2007.

             Bedford, Christopher.  “Gustavo Godoy at The Happy Lion,” Art in America, No. 11, December 2007.

             Buckley, Annie. “Reviews:  Gustavo Godoy- The Happy Lion,” Artillery, May 2007,  p. 33.

             Knight, Christopher.  “Gustavo Godoy at The Happy Lion,” LA Times, Calendar, March 22, 2007.

             Nys Dambrot, Shana.  “Gustavo Godoy: What’s the Big Idea?” Art Review. Issue 12,  June 2007.

             Satorius, Katherine.  “Gustavo Godoy- The Happy Lion,” artUS, Issue 19, Summer 2007.

             Wulfsson, Jennifer.  “Contemporary sculpture in Los Angeles,” Sculpture Journal, Vol. 17.1,

                     Spring 2008.


            MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CA

            Tom Ford and Richard Buckley, Beverly Hills, CA

            Honor Fraser and Stavros Merjos, Ojai, CA

            Robert Galstian, Los Angeles, CA

            La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City

            John McIlwee and Bill Damaschke, Los Angeles, CA

            Chris McMillan, Los Angeles, CA

            Phillip Niarchos, Paris, France

            Sarah Watson, Los Angeles, CA