Biography

 

Pontus Willfors
Lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

Education

 

2009      California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA – Bachelor of Fine Art
1996      Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden – Bachelor of Science in Finance
1995      University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA – 1-year Exchange Program

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2017      Arbor Vitae – Biola University, Los Angeles, CA

2015      Homeland – Edward Cella Art +Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

2013      Filtered Light – Ignition, Inc., Los Angeles, CA    

              Take 5: Series 2 – AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012      Slab7 – Art Miami, Miami, FL

              Filtered Light – Royale Projects, Palm Springs, CA
2009      Nature of Reality – David DeSanctis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
              SHAME: Confessions of a Craftsman – CalArts, Valencia, CA
2007      Reductions – CalArts, Valencia, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2016      Destination Los Angeles, end point Berlin – Berlin Art Projects, Berlin, Germany

              Under The Spell – Frank Taal Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands

              Summer Show – Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

              Woven – Sturt Haaga Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

              Go Big or Go Home – Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA
2015      Touch – El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA), El Segundo, CA
              Primo Lane – Outpost Projects, Joshua Tree, CA
2013      Nature of Abstraction – Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

              Nature Revisited – Read Contemporary, Dallas, TX
              Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405 – Ben Maltz Gallery (Otis), Los Angeles, CA
2012      Landscape & Architecture – Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
              BUY Art – Royale Projects, Palm Springs, CA
              Constructing Fantasy: Sculpture from Los Angeles - Beacon Arts Gallery, Los Angeles
2011      I don’t know where but she sends me there – Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA
              Hanging Gardens – Beacon Arts Gallery, Inglewood, CA
2007      May Not Be Suitable for All Audiences – Upstairs Gallery, Los Angeles

              Fire – Upstairs At The Market Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006      Water – Anthony Next Studio, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

Public Art

 

2017      Buckyball – Agensys, Santa Monica, CA

              Metal Chair – Agensys, Santa Monica, CA

              Metal Tree – Agensys, Santa Monica, CA
2015      Reclaimed Douglas Fir – Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA
2014      Filtered Light – Wildwood High School, Los Angeles, CA
2013      Latticework – DWNTWN Miami Art Days 2013, Miami, FL

 

Public Speaking

 

2015      CalState Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

              Wildwood High School, Los Angeles, CA

 

Press and Publications

 

2017      Architectural Digest: Italy

2016      LAX Magazine: Douglas Fir Reclaimed

              Art ltd.: 2015 Top-10 Art Exhibitions

2015      The Art Minion: Review of Homeland exhibition

2014      OC Register: Beach City Modern

2013      miami.com: DWNTWN Art Days Returns

              Merrily & Keane: This Side of the 405

              ArtTalk with Edward Goldman: This Side of the 405

              New York Times: Arts Bloom in Inglewood

2011      Argot & Ochre: Interview with Pontus Willfors