Artist Resume

DAVE “GONZO” GONZALEZ

8011 SE Lambert St.

Portland, Oregon 97206

503-270-9394

artist@davegonzosculpture.com

www.davegonzosculpture.com

Sculpture/artwork statement:

My main creations for art is metal sculpture which is combine with other mediums from wood, clay, bones, stone and plant life. I like to create organic shaped work that has a flow to it as this visual gives the pieces a movement and fit well into the natural world that we live in. The majority of the sculpture that I do tends to have somewhat of an esoteric theme to it as I think that it’s important that we don’t forget there are other realms that we are apart of. Combining mild steel with copper is something that I’m very drawn to as the contrast of the 2 different metals really makes the pieces stand out and creates a visual of balance. When mounting the work to natural materials such as rock, wood, bones, etc… it brings the visually cold looking metal a sense of aliveness that fits right back into the world we experience.

Art Education:

I have been in the metal trade for 23 years and creating art and sculpture for 16 years. I’m basically a self taught artist that has had very talented, passionate and driven mentors through out my career. Getting in the studio and practicing different techniques and processes from researching books, videos, online and talking with fellow sculptors is the majority of my education. Along with experimenting with new ideas that come to mind for the visions that I have of new pieces.

The classes that I have taken to enhance my skills, knowledge and career are listed below.

Honors and Awards:

-2014 Curious Gallery PDX art exhibition

-1st place miner category

-2nd place Anthropological category

-3rd place Ephemeral category

Bibliography:

-2018 Sculpture Magazine (March)

-2017 Pacific Northwest Sculptors newsletter issues (March, April, May, June, October)

Sculpture Magazine (October)

-2016 Pacific Northwest Sculptors newsletter issues (October, December)

-2015 Pacific Northwest Sculptors newsletter issues (February/March, April/May,October/November)

The Oregonian May 31, 2015 (Rose Parade floats article)

-2014 Pacific Northwest Sculptors newsletter (February/March, April/May, December/January 2015)

-2013 Pacific Northwest Sculptors newsletter (June/July)

Education

-2005 Sculpture in clay, San Dieguito Adult Education- Encinitas, CA

-2004 Welding and Creative Steel Fabrication, San Dieguito Adult

Education- Encinitas, CA

-2012 Cold metal casting, Madden Fabrication- Portland, OR

-2013 Welded Torch Sculpture, Rick Gregg Studio- Portland, OR

Sterling silver casting, Blue Panda Jewelry- Portland, OR

Professional Affiliations:

-Pacific Northwest Sculptors

-2013-2014 Board member (Volunteer Coordinator)

-2014-Present Board member (Show Committee/Equipment manager)

Professional References

-Chayo Wilson

-Pacific Northwest Sculptors

-Email: chayoyo@msn.com

-Phone: 503-312-9043

-Chas Martin

-Pacific Northwest Sculptors

-Email: chas@chasmartin.com

-Phone: 503-459-1009

(professional references cont.)

-Julian Voss-Andreae

-Pacific Northwest Sculptors

-email: julianvossandreae@gmail.com

-Phone: 503-329-5203

Exhibitions

Solo & Duo Exhibitions

-2014 ‘Metal Alchemy’ at Wells & Verne- Portland, OR

-2015 ‘From the Darkness to the Light’ at AFRU Gallery- Portland, OR

-2017 ‘Impending’ at AFRU Gallery- Portland, OR

-2019 Columbia Center for the Arts- Hood River, OR

Juried Group Exhibitions/Demonstrations

-2009

Macho Sissy, Junc Boutique- San Diego, CA

Poison Apples & Glass Slippers, Junc Boutique- San Diego, CA

-2010

Eternal Return, The Light Loft- Cardiff By the Sea, CA

Lifted, U31 Lounge- San Diego, CA

-2011

Art in the Pearl- Portland, OR

-2012

Chisel & Brush, Talisman Gallery- Portland, OR

Sculptural Conversations, Bush Barn Art Center- Salem, OR

Allison hotel sculpture Exhibition with Pacific Northwest Sculptors- Newberg, OR

Art in the Pearl- Portland, OR

-2013

Inside Outside the Spaces Between, The Parish Gallery- Newberg, OR

-2015

Art in the Pearl- Portland, OR

Pacific Northwest Sculptors Gallery- Portland, OR

Justice Center Windows with Pacific Northwest Sculptors- Portland, OR

‘Fall Festival of the Arts’, Troutdale City of Commerce- Troutdale,OR

Art in the Pearl- Portland, OR

-2016

‘IS Day’ with Pacific Northwest Sculptors-Portland OR

‘Fall Festival of the Arts’, Troutdale City of Commerce- Troutdale,OR

‘Big 500’ – Portland, OR

Art in the Pearl- Portland, OR

Makers Faire, OMSI- Portland, OR

-2017

‘3-D Alchemy’ with Pacific Northwest Sculptors- Portland, OR

‘Big 500’- Portland, OR

‘Variety of Visions’ at Visual Arts Center- Newport, OR

Art in the Pearl- Portland, OR

Makers Faire, OMSI- Portland, OR

-2018

‘Twisted’, The Artist Loft-Vancouver, WA

‘Alchemy in 3D’, Art in the CAVE- Vancouver, WA

Art in the Pearl- Portland, OR

Makers Faire- Portland, OR

Fall Festival of the Arts- Troutdale City of Commerce- Troutdale, OR

-2019

‘Dark Arts Festival’- Fort George Brewing- Astoria

‘Sculpture Now’ IS Day with Pacific Northwest Sculptors-Portland, OR

Makers Faire, OMSI-Portland, OR

‘Unmatched Pairs’ Multnomah Arts Center-Portland, OR

Fall Festival of the Arts- Troutdale, OR

‘Day of the Dead’ Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR

Collections (Private & Public):

-2019

Assembly Brewing-Portland, OR

Christine Sorenson-Portland, OR

-2018

Mt. Scott Elementary School-Portland, OR

Ted Debray & Leah Melvion- Olympia, WA

Tumi Swaggard-Portland, OR

-2017

Amber & Si Matta- Pe Elle, WA

Anne Conrad- Portland, OR

Jen Sorenson- Portland, OR

Chic Wilcox- San Diego, CA

Nikki Schaffer- San Diego, CA

Building Bits-Portland, OR

-2016

Ted Debray & Leah Melvoin- Olympia, WA

Jennifer & David L’Hommedieu, Portland, OR

Krista Nenn- Slocan Park, BC

Michael Bailey- Portland, OR

Shelley Cavanaugh- Portland, OR

V.B. Price- Albuquerque, NM

-2015

Argyle Winery- Dundee, OR

Conrad and Anne Marquard- Lake Oswego, OR

Walker Tempelton- Lake Oswego, O

Jason Graber- Scottsdale, AZ

Kirsten Bransford- Queens, NY

-2014

Christopher Pease- Wellington, New Zealand

Shanti Campbell- Portland, OR

Mark Washburn- Chicago, Ill

Garrett Blake- Redwood City, CA

-2013

Lisa Bonneau- St. Gaudens, France

Monica Garcia- White Plains, NY

The Lovecraft bar- Portland, OR

-2012

The Lovecraft bar- Portland, OR

-2011

Wendy Ruesser- Portland, OR

Nathan Mikkelson, B.C. Canada

-2010

Chic Wilcox- Escondido, CA

John Moreno- Carlsbad, CA

Nikki Schaeffer- Encinitas, CA

Sydney MacDonald- B.C. Canada

Paul & Joanne Sarena- Encinitas, CA

Nathan Mikkelson, B.C. Canada

-2009

Gemini Fit Gym- Solona Beach, CA

Black Magic Tattoo- Cardiff By the Sea, CA

Kristi Schmidt- Chandler, AZ

-2008

The Electric Chair, Gallery- Ocean Beach, CA