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Ishi Glinsky - Artists - PPOW

Portrait of Ishi Glinsky. Photo by Ruben Diaz

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Ishi Glinsky (b. 1982) grounds his multidisciplinary practice in an exploration of the traditions of his tribe, the Tohono O’odham Nation, as well as other North American First Nations. Working in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, and sculpture, Glinsky honors Indigenous histories by creating contemporary tributes to sacred practices, subsequently integrating the past with the present. “My work is a visual retelling of the beauty and at times a horrific side of ‘history,’” states Glinsky. “Moments in time or artifacts are filtered through my work as a concept in hopes to provide a new platform for observation.” Glinsky lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He has presented solo exhibitions at Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Visions West, Denver, CO; These Days, Los Angeles, CA; Open Studio, Tokyo, Japan; Four Corners Gallery at Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson, AZ; Thvm Studios, Los Angeles, CA; and BPMW, Los Angeles, CA. In 2022, Glinsky presented his first institutional survey, Upon A Jagged Maze, curated by Gabriel Ritter, at The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara, CA. His work is currently on view in Indian Theater: Native Performance, Art, and Self-Determination since 1969 at the Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY and will be included in Made in LA, 2023: Acts of Living, opening October 1, 2023, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Glinsky's first solo exhibition with the gallery will open in fall 2024. 

ISHI GLINSKY

b. 1982, Tucson, AZ

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024
P·P·O·W, New York, NY (forthcoming)

2023
Lifetimes that Broke the Earth, Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2022
Ishi Glinsky: Upon a Jagged Maze, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, USCB, Santa Barbara, CA

2021
Monuments to Survival, Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2020
Dead Weight, Visions West, Denver, CO

2018
Woven Path, These Days, Los Angeles, CA

2017
New Warrior, Open Studio Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2016
Thunderbirds of Kewa, Shiprock, Santa Fe, NM

2015
C/O Ishi Glinsky, MOCA, Tucson, AZ

2014
Wire and Paint, Four Corners Gallery at Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson, AZ

2013
Soft Flesh, Thvm Studios, Los Angeles, CA

2008
One Four Five One, BPMW, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023
Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 
Indian Theater: Native. Performance, Art and Self-Determination since 1969, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Second Skin, Art Gallery of Edmonton, Canada
North American Pavilion, No. 9 Cork Street, Frieze Gallery, London, UK
Ecstatic: Selections From the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
I've Gone to Looking for America, Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA

2020
Comedy of Erros, Stars Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mouth Full of Flowers, Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2019
Loitering is Delightful, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018
Plotting Coordinates for the Underground West - Visions West, Denver, CO

2017
Indian Market, Zohi Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Spring Opening, Visions West, Denver, CO
Making Plans, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Ilik Xon/Water is Life, Known Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
CPCM X Larry Smith, CPCM, Tokyo, JP
Thunderbirds of Kewa, Shiprock, Santa Fe, NM
Far West, CNTRL STUDIOS, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Summer Small WOrks, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver, CA

2014
Trading Post, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Release Party, Eighth Veil Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

LECTURES, PANELS, PRESENTATIONS

2019
Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture - California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Native American History Month Guest artist lecturer - Ralph Lauren HQ, New York, NY

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Ishi Glinsky
Lifetimes that broke the Earth #2, 2023
acrylic ink, oil stick, and matte medium on canvas
120 x 60 ins.
304.8 x 152.4 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Lifetimes that broke the Earth #2, 2023
acrylic ink, oil stick, and matte medium on canvas
120 x 60 ins.
304.8 x 152.4 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Traveling with Me, 2022
GFRC, earth, fiber glass, pigment, steel
17 x 120 x 3.75 ins. 
43.18 x 304.8 x 9.525 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Traveling with Me, 2022
GFRC, earth, fiber glass, pigment, steel
17 x 120 x 3.75 ins. 
43.18 x 304.8 x 9.525 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Trip to Topawa, 2022
acrylic ink, oil stick, and matte medium on canvas
120 x 72 ins.
304.8 x 182.9 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Trip to Topawa, 2022
acrylic ink, oil stick, and matte medium on canvas
120 x 72 ins.
304.8 x 182.9 cm

Ishi Glinsky
One-Eyed Ban, 2022
resin, aluminum, pigment, industrial adhesives, wood, rigid foam board
52 x 46 x 2 1/2 ins.
132.1 x 116.8 x 6.3 cm

Ishi Glinsky
One-Eyed Ban, 2022
resin, aluminum, pigment, industrial adhesives, wood, rigid foam board
52 x 46 x 2 1/2 ins.
132.1 x 116.8 x 6.3 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Coral vs. King Snake Jacket, 2019
canvas, industrial adhesives, wax, wood beads, aluminum, steel, nylon, enamel paint, black pigment
120 x 96 x 35 ins.
304.8 x 243.8 x 88.9 cm
 

Ishi Glinsky
Coral vs. King Snake Jacket, 2019
canvas, industrial adhesives, wax, wood beads, aluminum, steel, nylon, enamel paint, black pigment
120 x 96 x 35 ins.
304.8 x 243.8 x 88.9 cm
 

Ishi Glinsky
Giant Breastplate, 2009
found antiqued chain link, hand sculpted PVC pipes, brass pipe, hand painted washers, skeleton keys, skateboard wheels
158 x 78 ins.
401.32 x 198.12 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Giant Breastplate, 2009
found antiqued chain link, hand sculpted PVC pipes, brass pipe, hand painted washers, skeleton keys, skateboard wheels
158 x 78 ins.
401.32 x 198.12 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Lifetimes that broke the Earth #2, 2023
acrylic ink, oil stick, and matte medium on canvas
120 x 60 ins.
304.8 x 152.4 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Lifetimes that broke the Earth #2, 2023
acrylic ink, oil stick, and matte medium on canvas
120 x 60 ins.
304.8 x 152.4 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Traveling with Me, 2022
GFRC, earth, fiber glass, pigment, steel
17 x 120 x 3.75 ins. 
43.18 x 304.8 x 9.525 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Traveling with Me, 2022
GFRC, earth, fiber glass, pigment, steel
17 x 120 x 3.75 ins. 
43.18 x 304.8 x 9.525 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Trip to Topawa, 2022
acrylic ink, oil stick, and matte medium on canvas
120 x 72 ins.
304.8 x 182.9 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Trip to Topawa, 2022
acrylic ink, oil stick, and matte medium on canvas
120 x 72 ins.
304.8 x 182.9 cm

Ishi Glinsky
One-Eyed Ban, 2022
resin, aluminum, pigment, industrial adhesives, wood, rigid foam board
52 x 46 x 2 1/2 ins.
132.1 x 116.8 x 6.3 cm

Ishi Glinsky
One-Eyed Ban, 2022
resin, aluminum, pigment, industrial adhesives, wood, rigid foam board
52 x 46 x 2 1/2 ins.
132.1 x 116.8 x 6.3 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Coral vs. King Snake Jacket, 2019
canvas, industrial adhesives, wax, wood beads, aluminum, steel, nylon, enamel paint, black pigment
120 x 96 x 35 ins.
304.8 x 243.8 x 88.9 cm
 

Ishi Glinsky
Coral vs. King Snake Jacket, 2019
canvas, industrial adhesives, wax, wood beads, aluminum, steel, nylon, enamel paint, black pigment
120 x 96 x 35 ins.
304.8 x 243.8 x 88.9 cm
 

Ishi Glinsky
Giant Breastplate, 2009
found antiqued chain link, hand sculpted PVC pipes, brass pipe, hand painted washers, skeleton keys, skateboard wheels
158 x 78 ins.
401.32 x 198.12 cm

Ishi Glinsky
Giant Breastplate, 2009
found antiqued chain link, hand sculpted PVC pipes, brass pipe, hand painted washers, skeleton keys, skateboard wheels
158 x 78 ins.
401.32 x 198.12 cm