BIOGRAPHY

Ignacio Gana is a Los Angeles-based Chilean sculptor whose work is figurative in style, with an elegant sensuality.

Each piece has a strong narrative, representative of his spectacular imagination and appreciation of the human form. The beautiful figures he creates are the embodiment of leisure and relaxation.

Gana’s paintings and sculptures are found in collections and museums such as: the Museum of Modern Latin American Art (MOLAA) in California, Museo Ralli Marbella in Spain, Ralli Museum in Chile, and the Guggenheim in Venice. Recently named one of the 18 most influential artists in Miami, Gana was also chosen as the official artist of the Latin Grammy Awards in 2017. Ignacio Gana currently works and lives in Los Angeles, California.

CURRICULUM

Born in Santiago, Chile in 1976
Title of Architect in 2001. Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago Chile
Currently lives and works in Miami , FL., USA
“Artist for year for The Latin Grammy Awards ”

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 Reborn through the water, The la Jolla Gallery , San Diego , CA
  • 2019 Gold/Black Collection, La Sala Gallery, Chile
  • 2017 Golden Splash Tour Ben Gioielli & Co. Las Vegas USA
  • 2017 Great Collection, Miami ,USA
  • 2017 “Light UP “Artium Gallery , Miami, USA
  • 2016 “Balance “ Santiago ,Chile
  • 2015  “The Big Splash ” The Americas Collection Gallery , Miami. USA
  • 2015  “Sculptures, New Works” La Sala Gallery , Santiago, Chile
  • 2012 “ Al agua Pato !!” Galería La Sala, Santiago . Chile
  • 2012 “Inmersión / Extracción ” Expressiones Cultural Center  “Connecticut. USA”
  • 2011 “New Works” Expressiones Cultural Center “ Connecticut. USA “
  • 2011 Sculptures, Oils and Drawings “Cecilia Palma Gallery, Santiago , Chile
  • 2007  “Latin American Avant-Garde: New Works by Ignacio Gana “ Aldo Castillo Gallery. Chicago, USA.
  • 2007  “COLOR´s “ La Sala Gallery. Santiago, Chile
  • 2005  “Santiago / New York”. Santiago, Chile
  • 2005  “Desire” La Sala Gallery. Santiago, Chile
  • 2004  FAO, Regional Office for Latin América and Caribe
  • 1998  “ Ignacio Gana “. Marbella.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

  • 2020 Chaco Art Fair, Chile
  • 2020 La Art show, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2019 Context Art Fair , Miami FL
  • 2018 Pinta Art Fair, Miami USA
  • 2018 Chaco Art Fair, Chile
  • 2018 Boca Raton Art Fair, Miami USA
  • 2018 Palm Beach Art Fair, Miami USA
  • 2018 Walt Disney, Public Sculpture, 8 feet Gold / Black Mickey
  • 2018 LA Art Show Fair, Los Angeles USA
  • 2017 SCOPE Art Fair, Miami USA
  • 2017 Pinta Art Fair, Miami USA
  • 2017 Spectrum Art Fair, Miami USA
  • 2017 Conde Contemporary , Miami USA
  • 2017 Art Week , Santiago Chile
  • 2017 Dali and I, MAC fine Art Gallery , Miami , USA
  • 2017 The most influential artist in Miami 2017, Miami USA
  • 2017 Wynwood Art Fair, Miami USA
  • 2017 Boca de Raton Art fair  Miami USA
  • 2017 Palm Beach Art Fair  Miami USA
  • 2016 Pinta Art Fair, Miami USA
  • 2011 Harbour Towers , New London CT , USA
  • 2011 MIA “The Miami International Art Fair Miami, USA
  • 2010 Ch.ACO  Art Fair, The Chilean contemporary Art Fair , Santiago . Chile
  • 2010 Exhibition “50 Chilean Sculptors ” Cecilia Palma Gallery, Chile
  • 2010 Bicentennial Exhibition Ralli Museum, Permanent Collection, Chile
  • 2009 “ARTEahora” Latin American Art Fair, Chicago, USA.
  • 2009 “The Magical Narrative in Latin American Art”, The Americas Collection, Miami, USA.
  • 2008 “ ARTEahora” First Latin American Art Fair, Chicago, USA.
  • 2008 The Americas Collection & Rotsen Design. Miami , USA.
  • 2007 Shanghai Art Fair,China ( Aldo Castillo Gallery. Chicago, USA. )
  • 2007 SOFA, Art Fair Chicago , USA. ( Aldo Castillo Gallery. Chicago, USA. )
  • 2007 Casa de las Américas, La Habana ,Cuba. Bienal de Grabado.
  • 2006 Group Exhibitions, Granada, España. Third place in the “Valentín Ruiz Aznar” Painting Contest.
  • 2006 Gallery The Americas Collection Miami, USA.
  • 2006 Gallery Praxis International Art.
  • 2006 Surreal! The Fantasy in Chile Today, Chilean Embassy to United States of America.
  • 2006 Latin American Art Exhibition “ Masters of imagination” , Ney York, USA.
  • 2005 “ Lineart” Art Fair. Gantes, Bélgica.
  • 2005 Gallery “ Joan of Arc” Hong Kong.
  • 2005 Gallery “ Joan of Arc ” Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 2005 National Painting Contest, sponsored by the Chilean export asocioation , “ The Chilean Fruit in the Arts“, Second place. Santiago , Chile.
  • 2004 National Painting Contest sponsored by Jack Daniel’s , Second Place.
  • 1999 Gallery´s Artist Gallery ArteEspacio.

AWARDS

  • 2020 First Prize Beverly Hills Art Show
  • 2017 Selected “Artist for year for The Latin Grammy Awards 2017”
  • 2017 Selected by one of The Most Influential Artist in Miami 2017
  • 2015 First Prize Sculpture for the “Contraloria General de la Republica “ Building. Santiago . Chile
  • 2012 Artist in residence Program. Expressiones Cultural Center,  New London, Connecticut. USA
  • 2011 Artist in residence Program. Expressiones Cultural Center,  New London, Connecticut. USA
  • 2010 First Prize of Painting and Sculpture Club Vitacura
  • 2006 Third place in the “Valentín Ruiz Aznar” Painting Contest. Granada, España
  • 2005 Second place in the National Painting Contest sponsored by the Chilean export association “ The Chilean Fruit in the Arts“, Santiago , Chile. “Chiloe mitos y leyendas”, mural , Oil on canvas, 120x 64 inches.
  • 2004 First Plase in the National Painting Contest sponsored by the Chilean Security association, Stgo, Chile.
  • 2002 Second plase in the National Painting Contest sponsored by Jack Daniel’s.
  • 1998 First National Art contest, Honor Place. Santiago , Chile-Japon.

COLLECTIONS

  • 2018 Alta Developers “ Diver “ Public Sculpture, 15 feet Bronze and steel. Miami, USA
  • 2018 Berkeley Hotel “ Dreamer “ Public Sculpture, 8 feet Bronze and steel. Miami, USA
  • 2018 Berkeley Hotel “ Dreamer “ Public Sculpture, 8 feet Bronze and steel. Miami, USA
  • 2018 Walt Disney, Public Sculpture, 8 feet Gold / Black Mickey
  • 2015 Sculture” Team Work “ ,Contraloria General de la Republica “ Building. Santiago. Chile
  • 2010 Guggenheim Museum Venecia, ‘Blue boat “Lithographie 20×24 inches
  • 2009 MOLAA Museum, Los Angeles, USA. “Dreamer” Mix media 120x60cm
  • 2009 MOLAA Museum, Los Angeles, USA. “Dreamer II ” Mix media 120x60cm
  • 2006 Museo Ralli, Marbella , España. ”Angel “óleo sobre tela, 120 x 100 cm.
  • 2006 Museo Ralli, Punta del Este , Uruguay. ”Cenicienta” “óleo sobre tela, 120 x 100 cm.
  • 2006 Museo Ralli, Punta del Este , Uruguay. ”El Escape” Oil on canvas 47×39 inches
  • 2005 Gesex Holding, Rancagua, Chile. “Fruit of Chile ” Oil on canvas, 89×66 inches
  • 2005 Chilean Security association , Clinic of workers, Quellon, Chile. “Chiloe mitos y leyendas”, mural , Oil on canvas, 120x 64 inches.
  • 2005 CCU Beverage Holding, Santiago, Chile. ”Mistral ” Oil on canvas 47×39 inches
  • 2005 Association of Exporters of Chile. “The great Apple” ” Oil on canvas,47×39 inches
  • 2005 CCU Beverage Holding, Santiago, Chile. ”El Regalo” Oil on canvas 47×39 inches
  • 2005 Delta Airlines ( 2005)
  • 2004 Jack Daniel’s Museum of Tennessee U.S.A ( 2004)
  • 2004 Morgan impressions ( 2004)
  • 2003 Estrategia Business Magazine, Chile ( 2003)
  • 2002 National telecommunications company, Entel Chile ( 2002)

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