Luis Gispert

  • Louis Vuitton Monogramouflage
    48 x 85 inches
    Edition of 6

  • Globemaster Old Shaky
    48 x 63 inches
    Edition of 6

  • Fat Hercules
    48 x 73 inches
    Edition of 6

  • C -5 (Fat Fred)
    Color photograph
    65 x 120 inches
    Edition of 6

  • Glider
    Color photograph
    48 x 84 inches
    Edition of 6

  • BMW Uluru
    Color photograph
    50 x 84 inches
    Edition of 6

  • Flamenco
    40 x 30 inches
    Edition of 6

  • Gucci Gloom
    48 x 63 inches
    AP 2

  • Chanel Jetty
    Color photograph
    55 x 85 inches
    Edition of 6

  • Coach Mark VIII
    55 x 89 inches

  • Burberry BMW
    55 x 89 inches

  • Chandelier
    16 x 20 inches

  • Fendi Caprice
    48 x 85 inches

  • Arose Gigantic
    Hydro-stone, wood, chromed plastic
    72 x 21 x 14 inches

  • Dios Mio Gabbana (front)
    48 x 70 inches

  • Dreaded MCM
    40 x 30 inches

  • Chanel Bed
    16 x 20 inches

  • B-29
    72 x 112

  • Scion
    57 x 111 inches

  • Super-stratto
    C- print
    48 x 77 inches

  • Escalades
    71 1/2 x 102 1/4 inches

  • Fucking Fake Flondes
    Wood, platinum and gold jewelry
    32 x 44 x 30 inches

  • Laid Back In the Cut
    37 x 21 x 30 inches

  • Car Girls
    40 x 60 inches

  • Wishbone
    Silver gelatin print
    40 x 30 inches

Luis Gispert is a polyglot of memory and reconciliation; culture and values; urbanity and the natural world.  Gispert’s photography, sculpture and video heighten conspicuous consumption by accessorizing its relationships to psychoanalysis, the cult of authenticity and the theater of personal narrative. With a vivid pallet and rich ornamentation culled from his upbringing in Miami, Florida, Gispert realizes cultural artifacts from the mania of subjectivity.  The result is a brazen tightrope between the limits of nostalgia and the deception of its everlasting transfigurations. Gispert’s work can circumscribe youth culture, ethnicity and Art History within domestic interiors and personal vehicles. The artist trains his eye upon designer fashion counterfeits or American cheerleader uniforms and sees epidemic forebode, baroque reverence and the triumph of spectacle.


Luis Gispert was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and lives and works in New York, NY.  He studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received his MFA from Yale University in 2001.  Gispert has exhibited widely including solo shows at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Art Pace, San Antonio, TX; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Berkeley Museum of Art, UC Berkeley, CA; Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, NY, among others.  His work has also been included in exhibitions at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center; LAND in Austin, TX; National Museum of Poznan, Poland; Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; PS1/MoMA, Queens, New York; Shanghai MoCA, Shanghai; Royal Academy of Art, London; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard, Cambridge; Sculpture Center, NY; Contemporary Arts Center, Houston; Studio Museum of Harlem, New York; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art; and New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY. The artist’s work is in the permanent collections of Fogg Art Museum, Harvard; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

Born in 1972 in Jersey City, New Jersey; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY




MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Miami-Dade Community College, FL




Tender Game, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL


Antena, Mendes Wood Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil


All Oyster, No Pearl, OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Pin, Pan, Pun, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL


Decepción, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Centre Cultural Contemporani Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Galerie Zidoun, Luxembourg


Smother, Museum of Contemporary Art at Goldman Warehouse, Miami, FL
You’re My Favorite Kind of American, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Luis Gispert, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Otero Plassert Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Heavy Manner, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
El Mundo Es Tuyo (The World is Yours), Zach Feuer Gallery and Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY


Luis Gispert & Jeff Reed: Stereomongrel, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum,
Santa Barbara, CA
Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL


Luis Gispert, Art Pace, San Antonio, TX
Luis Gispert: Loud Image, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA
Luis Gispert: Loud Image, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


Cheerleaders 2000-2002, Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL
Urban Myths Part I, UC Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Urban Myths Part I, Miami Art Central, Miami, FL
Urban Myths Part II, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York, NY




Alchemy: Transformations in Gold, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Puro Cuba, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA


100+ Degrees in the Shade, A Survey of South Florida, Miami, FL
Young Americans, Vienna’s Franz Josefs Kai 3 Gallery, Wein, Austria
Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne, Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Saint-Étienne, France
America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL


SHUTTER: Selected Photography and Film from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection,
Miami Dade Collage, Miami, FL
Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom


Summer Time Blues, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Ball Game, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Wall Space, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA


The Secret Knows, curated by Shamim Momin, LAND, Austin, TX


Mnemosyne l’atlante dell’immagini, Centro Arti Visive, Pescheria, Italy
Lover, curated by Kate Gilmore & Candice Madey, On Stellar Rays Gallery, New York, NY


Meditations Biennale, National Museum of Poznan, Poznan, Poland
The Constructed Image, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC
TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro


Not For Sale, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
Between Two Deaths, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
Art in America: 300 Year of Innovation, Shanghai MoCA, Shanghai, China
Millieu, Lizabeth Oliveria, Los Angeles, CA
Wrong Number, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Rock-n-Roll Fantasy, White Box, New York, NY
Manifest: Colonial Tendencies of the West, Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO


USA Today, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
Youth of Today, Schim Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Nominally Figured, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Bring It On, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL
Transformer: Traveling exhibition of contemporary artworks from the West Collection, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Constant Disturbance, curated by Gean Moreno, Centro Cultural Español, Miami, FL


Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art, curated by Dominic Malone, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI; Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, IL; Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Make It Now New Sculpture In New York, SculptureCenter, New York, NY
EV, curated by Dan Cameron, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
Will Boys Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art, traveling exhibition (2004-2006), curated by Shamim M. Momin, The Salina Art Center, Salina, KS; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
The Superfly Effect, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ


Contested Fields, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Semiprecious, Public Art Fund, MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY
Fade In, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Open House, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY


Women Beware Women, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
NextNext Visual Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NY
Black Belt, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
Influence, Anxiety, and Gratitude, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA


Interplay, Moore Building, Miami, FL
Mass Appeal: The Art Object and Hip Hop Culture, Galerie 101 Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal Arts Interculturels, Montreal, Quebec; The Khyber Center For The Arts, Halifax; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick
Monitor 2, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Bystander, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
10 Seconds 2 Love, Mullerdechiara Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
New Additions To The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Officina America, Galleria D’Arte Moderna Villa Delle Rose Museo Morandi, Bologna, Italy


One Planet Under One Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art, The Bronx Museum Of The Arts, New York, NY
Border Stories: IX International Biennial of Photography, Palazzo Brocherasio, Torino, Italy
Bling Bling Audelio Fine Art, New York, NY
Pause, Mark Fox Gallery, Los Angles, CA




The Baum: Emerging American Photographer Award Cintas Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Art Grant
Alice Kimball Traveling Grant
Florida Individual Artist Fellowship
Art Access Traveling Grant
New Forms Visual Arts Grant
South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual Arts Fellowship
Yale University
New York University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Pennsylvania
Dartmouth College
School of the Visual Arts New York
California Institute of the Arts
University of Regina, Canada
Florida International University
Pratt Institute
University of Arizona
The University of Texas at Austin
Art Institute of Chicago




Gispert, Luis & Jeff Reed. “The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine’s October Music Issue”, Vice, October 21, 2016.
“21c’s latest exhibition explores environmental, economic, technological conditions shaping earth”, KyForward, September 3, 2016.
“Young Americans at FRANZ JOSEFS KAI 3”, Art Viewer, December 4, 2015.
Abbe, Mary. “Ethnic diversity finds expression in corporate art at Weisman Art Museum,” Star Tribune, November 12, 2015.
Tschida, Anne. “Artists aim to break down walls, build bridges with for-charity exhibtion in Miami’s Freedom Tower,” blog, October 5, 2015.
Knight, Christopher. “Designs on a bling with a cheeky ring,” Los Angeles Times, June 2015.
Artsy Editorial. “A Group Show Considers Kafka’s ‘Amerika’ and Otherness in Art,” Artsy, 2014.
Sutton, Benjamin. “Pictures from an Exhibition: Luis Gispert at David Castillo Gallery in Miami,” Artnet News, March 2014.
Braithewaite, Hunter. “Luis Gispert, Tender Game.” The Miami Rail, March 2014.
Martin, Lydia. “Lunch with Lydia: Artist Luis Gispert.” The Miami Herald, March 9, 2014.
“Miami Vice Meets Scarface: Luis Gispert Recalls a Childhood in 1980s Miami,”Artsy Editorial, November 2013.
Bindman, David. “The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 2: The Rise of Black Artists,” October 2014.
“Luis Gispert and the Tale of the Louis Vuitton Lowrider,” Artsy. May 27, 2013.
Tschida, Anne. “Art, through the looking glass”, Knight Arts. May 25, 2012.
Villarreal, Jose. “Saatchi Gallery offers an international perspective on current trends in photography”,, April 2012
Siddall, Liv. ” Profiles Luis Gispert”. It’s Nice That No.8. March 2012.
Russeth, Andrew. “Good Morning! Creative Thinking Edition.” The New York Observer. 29 Aug 2011
Lawrence, Vanessa. “Luis Gispert’s ‘Deception.’” Editor’s Blog. Wmagazine, 24 Aug 2011.
Halperin, Julia. “The Bling Surrealist: How Photographer Luis Gispert Soups Up Car Culture With Luxury Knockoffs.” News. 4 Aug 2011
Crocker, Lizzie. “Counterfeit Fashion Meets High Art,” Art Beast, The Daily Beast. September 8, 2011.
Robertson, Rebecca. “How Logo Can You Go.” ARTnews. Sep 2011
Slenske, Michael. “Luis Gispert’s Latest Kreayshawns.” Interview Magazine. 1 September 2011
Yablonsky, Linda. “Artifacts | Logo a Go-Go.” The New York Times Style Magazine. 7 Sep 2011
McLendon, Matthew. Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art. London: Scala Publishers Ltd, 2011
Young, Molly. “The Q&A: Luis Gispert, Photographer.” Intelligent Life. 7 Sep 2011
Crocker, Lizzie. “Counterfeit Fashion Meets High Art.” The Daily Beast. 8 Sep 2011
Russeth, Andrew. “Brandishing Brush for Basel, Nas Paints $14,000 Painting on Stage: Artist Rashid Johnson won the canvas, outbidding Luis Gispert,” Gallerist NY. December 2, 2011.
Kennedy, Randy. “Once on This Island, a D.I.Y. Art Show”, The New York Times, December 2010, pp. C1, C5.
Holzwarth, Hans Werner. Art Now Vol 3, Taschen, 2009
Baker, R.C. “Best in Show.” Village Voice 29 January 2008.
Davis, Ben. “The Bling Game.” ArtNet Magazine January 2008.
Giovanotti, Micaela. “New York Soup.” Exibart.onpaper January 2008: 70.
Honigman, Ana Finel. “Going for Baroque.” 11 January 2008.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Luis Gispert: El Mundo Es Tuyo (the world is yours).” The New York Times 25 January 2008.
“Medium Cool.” Time Out New York 10-16 January 2008: 73, 75.
Wolff, Rachel. “Luis Gispert.” New York 14 January 2008.
“Artists’ Choice: Top 100 Galleries.” Flash Art January / February 2008.
Davis, Ben. “The Bling Game.” February 2008.
“Gallery Going: Dislocating Dreams.” The New York Sun 7 February 2008: 25.Hohmann, Silke.
“Luis Gispert.”Monopol March 2008.
“Luis Gispert.” The New Yorker 3 March 2008.
Allsop, Laura and Jessika Green. “Consumed.” Art Review April 2008.
Momin, Shamim M., Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008
Bentley, Kyle. “Luis Gispert.” ArtForum April 2008: 370-371Dupuis, Isabelle.
“Luis Gispert.” Flash Art March / April 2008.Fujimori, Manami (translated by Andreas Stuhlmann).
“Luis Gispert.” High Fashion April 2008: 73, 209.
Pool, Olivia. “Constructed Photography Exhibit.” The Post and Courier 8 May 2008
Murphy, Kevin. “An Impromptu Art Walk.” Charleston City Paper, 28 May 2008
Falconer, Morgan. “Zach Feuer.” Art World April / May 2008: 126-129.
Hashimoto, Jacob. “Interview with Luis Gispert.” The Highlights August 2008.
Kunitz, Daniel.
Hsu, Helen. Art in America Now. Shanghai: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007: 48-49.
Rosenfeld, Jeannie. “Hamptons Heat.” Art + Auction July 2007.
Knight, Christopher. “Friskily is best revenge.” Los Angeles Times 3 August 2007
Austin, Tom. “Luis Gispert returns to his Miami roots as a major art world player.” Barnard, Suzanne and Mika Hannula. Between Two Deaths. Hatje Cantz: 2007.
Miami Herald 14 October, 2007.
“Luis Gispert.” Art in America: Now. 2007.
MacMillan, Kyle. “Springs pushes envelope with art show.” Denver Post 11 November 2007.
“Luis Gispert: El Mundo Es Tuyo (The World Is Yours).” Tout Va Bien no. 4, 2007.
The Progressive Collection: Art Works. New York: D.A.P., 2007: 242.
West, Paige. The Art of Buying Art. New York: HarperCollins, 2007: 49.
USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London, 2006: 142-149.
Villasmil, Alejandra. “Luis Gispert and Jeffery Reed.” Arte Aldia January 2006: 77.
Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Luis Gispert and Jeffery Reed.” ArtKrush February 2006.
Korotkin, Joyce. “Luis Gispert and Jeffrey Reed.” Tema Celeste March / April 2006.
Zellen, Jody. “Luis Gispert and Jeffrey Reed.” Artpapers May 2006: 61-62.
Sharp, Rob. “Is that a Picasso in the Pool?” Guardian Observer 10 September 2006. “Power 100: 70: Zach Feuer.” Artreview November 2006.
Bring It On. Monique Meloche Gallery, 2006.
Chang, Jeff. Total Chaos, the Art and Aesthetics of Hip Hop. Basic Civitas Books, 2006: 133- 134, 144-145,147,139-142.
The Youth of Today. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walter König, 2006: 191.
Stereomongrel. Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, 2005.
Howe, Jeff. “Paint by Numbers.” Wired April 2005: 88.
Hrabi, Dale. “The Culture Beat: Entertainment A-Z.” Radar Magazine September / October 2005:31.
Schwendener, Martha. “Luis Gispert and Jeffery Reed: Critic’s Picks.” October 2005.
Johnson, Ken. “Luis Gispert: Urban Myths PT II (Return Of The Hypenaholics).” The New York Times 9 January 2004.
Fade In: New Film and Video. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, 2004.
Tejada, Roberto J. Loud Image. Hood Museum of Art, 2004.
Sirmans, Franklin. “Pop Life Luis Gispert. Gold to Me.” One World February / March 2003.
Martin, Lydia. “Urban Myths Bring the Street Home”, Miami Herald, December 6, 2003.
Schwendener, Martha. “Women Beware Women.” Time Out NY 4-11 December 2003.
Kim, Christine. Black Belt. New York: The Studio Museum In Harlem, 2003: 44-45.
Rina, Carvajal. “American Baroque: A Conversation with Luis Gispert.”10 Floridians, MAC, 2003.
Kerr, Merrily. “An interview with Franklin Sirmans.” NY Arts Magazine January 2002.
Smith, Roberta. “In the Orbit of Funk and Hip-Hop.” The New York Times 18 January 2002.
Braunstein, Peter. “Brave New Whitney.” W Magazine March 2002: 198-200.
Plagens, Peter. “This Man Will Decide What Art Is.” Newsweek 4 March 2002.
Fortini, Amanda. “Critical Mass: The Art World Sharpens Its Claws in Anticipation of the Always Controversal Whitney Biennial.” Elle March 2002: 156.
Hopper, Mark. “The Things We Do For Art.” I-D Magazine May 2002.
Nickas, Bob. “Mild About Larry, Multiple Voice.” Artforum May 2002.
Honigman, Ana Finel. “New York.” Art Papers Magazine May / June 2002.
Hunt, David. “Billboard: Luis Gispert.” Artext Spring 2002.
Naldi, Fabiola. “Officina Americana: interview with Renato Barilli.” Collezioni edge Spring/Summer 2002.
Moreno, Gean. “Luis Gispert.” Flash Art December 2002.
Whitney Biennial 2002: 2002 Biennial Exhibition. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2002: 90-91.
Danto, Arthur, Lawrence Rinder, and Simona Vendrame. “New York, November 8, 2001: a conversation.” Tema Celeste January / February 2002.
Ocana, Damarys. “Bright Lights, Big City.” The Miami Herald 25 November 2001.
One Planet Under A Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art. New York: Bronx Museum, 2001: 24, 29
Vogel, Carol. “A Homegrown Biennial.” The New York Times 26 November 2001.
Von Schlegel, Mark. “Luis Gispert, Jonathan Horowitz, John Williams.” Artext May / June 2001.
Robinson, Knox. “The Show: interview with Franklin Sirmans.” The Fader Winter 2001/2002.
“Goings On About Town: Galleries-Chelsea-Effects.” The New Yorker March 2000.
Patton, Daniel. “Bling Bling.” NY Arts May 2000.
Clearwater, Bonnie. Making Art In Miami. Miami: MOCA December 2000.
Moreno, Gean. “On View: Miami.” New Art Examiner May 1999.
Tomcic, Goran. “Miami Spice.” Hot Spots: Los Angeles, Houston, Miami. Greensboro: Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, May 1999.




Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York