I think there’s a lot of territory to explore between media– between painting and sculpture, painting and photography, photography and printmaking, etc. These are media that we are used to seeing displayed in a certain way. It’s interesting to see what happens when those conventions are challenged.
—Analia Saban
Photo credit: Caren Levin
PROJECT STATEMENT

Analia Saban’s new edition with The Lapis Press, Linen Canvas with Rupture on
Acrylic Paint
, 2015 expands the scope of her practice by posing the question: 

What is a print?

Saban works with material in ways that subvert their typical use. Depending on the medium, the questions she poses are:  What is a painting? What is a sculpture? 
What physically defines a work as such?  And, how does one link these ideas? 
Saban consistently analyzes the art making process by challenging the ancestral meaning conveyed by paint and materials.

Linen Canvas with Rupture on Acrylic Paint defies the conventions of print making, traditionally defined as ink or pigment on paper. This edition does away with the paper all together. Layers of white paint become the “paper” on which the image of Saban’s linen canvas is printed. Instead of ink on paper, this is an edition consisting of ink on paint. Instead of paint on canvas—  it is a canvas printed on paint.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1980
Lives in New York and works in Los Angeles

Education:

2002-2005 M.F.A. in New Genres, University of California, Los Angeles
1999-2001 B.F.A. in Visual Arts, Loyola University, New Orleans
Solo Exhibitions:

2015
Interiors, Galerie Sprüth Magers, London, UK
Backyard, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

2014
Praz-Delavallade, Paris

2013
Bathroom Sink, etc, Sprueth Magers, Berlin
Datum, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK

2012
Gag, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

2011
Dig, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Derrames, 11x7 Galeria, Buenos Aires
Grayscale, Thomas Salomon Gallery, Los Angeles

2010
Froing and Toing, www.lightandwiregallery.com
Information Leaks, Josh Lilley Gallery, London

2009
Light Breaks Out of Prism, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles
Living Color, Praz-Delavallade, Paris

2007
When things collapse, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Wet Paintings in the Womb, Galerie Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich

2005
Bit by Bit, Kim Light Gallery / LightBox Gallery (Inaugural Exhibition), Los Angeles
Selected Group Exhibitions:

2015
Back to the Real (Curated by Whitney Carter) David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
Theories on Forgetting (Curated by Aaron Moulton) Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Forgetting the Future: Entropy in the Reflective Age (Curated by Lisa DeSmidt) Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Vibrant Matter (Curated by Wim Waelput) KIOSK, Gent, Belgium

2014
Between the Lines, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

2013
Transforming The Known, Works from The Bert Kreuk Collection (curated by B. Kreuk & H. Janssen), Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
Le club des sous l'eau (curated by G. Déjean & F. Schulmann) in Nouvelles Vagues / Young Curator Season 2013, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Alchemy, The Arts Club, London
The Ecstasy of the Newness of the Image (or the Communicability of an Unusual One), Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, New York
Painting in Place (curated by Shamim M. Momin & presented by LAND), Farmers and Merchants Bank, Los Angeles
Sur: Biennial II (curated by Max Presneill), Torrance Art Museum, Torrance
Objective, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles
La révolte et l'Ennui (curated by Marc Bauer), FRAC Auvergne
4 Artistas 11 Preguntas a Marta Minujín, Galeria 11x7, Buenos Aires
Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln
The New Now, Carter & Citizen Gallery, Los Angeles
Lost Line: Selections from the Permanent Collection, LACMA, Los Angeles
Pour une grammaire du hasard (curated by Corinne Charpentier), Fri Art - Centre d'Art de Fribourg
Something New, Josh Lilley Gallery, London
A Ballena Negra, MARCO Museum, Vigo

2012
Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
Weights and Measures, Eleven Rivington Gallery, New York
Dark Matters: Takes on Conceptual and Minimul Aesthetics, Düsseldorf / Los Angeles, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange Country
The Possessed, Le Triangle, Marseille
Across The Pacific, Young Artists from L.A., 313 Art Project, Seoul
Made in L.A., The Hammer Museum, The Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles
Changing States of Matter, Brand New Gallery, Milan
The Emerald City, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles
Mentors Exhibition, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans
On Sincerity, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston
Stretching the Limits: Fibers in Contemporary Painting, SCAD Museum Of Art, Savannah
The Crash of Ruin Fitfully Resounds, Luis de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles
Architectural Dispositions, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles
American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami
Recent Acquisitions from the Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2011
White Hot, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
Analia Saban, Aaron Spangler & Marianne Vitale, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York
Suelto, La Central, Bogota
Painting Expanded, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Incredulous Zealots, Josh Lilley Gallery, London
Analia Saban, Julian Hoeber, Jeremy Shaw, Alistair Frost (curated by Johannes Fricke Waldthausen), Bodson-Emelinckx, Brussels
Here soon now, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Gifted, Josh Lilley Gallery, London

2010
Baker's Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance
5x5 Castelló 10, Premi Internacional d'Art Contemporani Diputació de Castelló, ESPAI d'Art Contemporani de Castelló
To Tame a Land, Soi Fischer, Vancouver
Summer Group Show, Cottage Home Los Angeles, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles

2009
Drawings by, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Counter Intelligence, Luckman Gallery, Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles
A Modernist Vernacular, Espasso, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
Lovable like Orphan Kitties and Bastard Children (curated by Joshua Aster and Kristin Calabrese), The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee
Haunted House, Colin Roberts Studio, Los Angeles

2008
Recursion, Loyola University, New Orleans

2007
Soft Core: Perspectives for a New Guerrilla Art, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles
Arte Povera Now and Then: Perspectives for a New Guerrilla Art, ESSO Gallery, New York

2006
Boomerang, Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans

2005
Light Opt(s): A Selection, LightBox Gallery, Los Angeles
The Artist's Touch / The Sleight of the Hand (curated by Robin Wright), Linc-Art, San Francisco
New Sculpture in Southern California, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange County
Fast Forward, a Passion for the New, Red House Gallery / House of Campari, Venice, California
Genderosity, 4F Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles
SUPERSONIC, L.A. Design Center, Los Angeles
MFA Thesis Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles

2004
Paper, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles

2002
Digital Louisiana, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans

2001
Matérico vs. Digital, Lanín Galería - Pasaje Lanín, Buenos Aires
Feedback, The Visual Arts Center and Collins C. Diboll Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans
Grants and Awards:

2012
Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

2010
Santa Monica Artist Fellowship, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, Santa Monica

2009
Durfee Foundation Grant, Durfee Foundation, Santa Monica

2004 - 2005
Fundación Antorchas Fellowship, Fundación Antorchas Argentina, Buenos Aires

2003 - 2004
D’Arcy Hayman Award for the Arts, Arts and Architecture Department, University of California, Los Angeles

2003 - 2004
Fundación Antorchas Fellowship, Fundación Antorchas Argentina, Buenos Aires

2002
Art Council Award, Arts and Architecture Department, University of California, Los Angeles
Collections:

The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
MOCA, Los Angeles
Selected bibliography:

2013
Ramadan, Tara. Less Like an Object More Like the Weather, Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, March
Deitsch, Dina. Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

2012
Subotnick, Ali. Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2011
Roselione-Valadez, Juan (ed.). American Exuberance, Miami, Rubell Family Collection

2010
Taft, Catherine. Here Soon Now, Miami, Rubell Family Collection
Saban Analia. GRAPHITE, Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts, n°1, June, pp.50-54 (editorial contribution)

2007
Saban, Analia. The Baldessarian Method, GAGARIN Magazine, The Artists in Their Own Words, n°14, January-February

2005
Furmanski, Jonathan. Prop / Piece, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange County, October
The Painting Ball, published independently by Analia Saban, Los Angeles, October (document)
SHOW MEAT, published independently by Joshua Callaghan, A. Ellis, A. Fallah & A. Saban, Los Angeles, May

2002
Digital Louisiana, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans



Artist's Website
www.analiasabanstudio.com



Photo credit: Caren Levin