Lucrecia Troncoso



I explore the materials that make up the things of the world: clay, plaster, chips of stone, canvas, sewing thread, color pencils, wooden boards… I try to imagine these materials as their own entities in a world where consumerism, marketability, advertising—and often cultural motives—do not exist. How then, will these materials manifest themselves? How, if at all, will people engage with them? Will we still use plaster to make buttery-smooth walls in our homes, thread to make trinkets for loved ones, and colored pencils or paints to depict landscapes? To answer these questions, I work to peel the bias off of any material where it may have attached, and try to get to the material’s essence. I then begin labor-intensive and methodical processes, which, instead of transforming a material, absurdly preserve it. These explorations take me to the inherent physical qualities of materials and throw light upon modern society’s purpose and understanding of them. My hope is that materials become autonomous, and people, acquainted with new realizations.


Selected Exhibitions






Raylets, Radical Abacus, Santa Fe, NM






Material Transformations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL






Material Transformations, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, catalog Rock, Paper, Scissors, 333Montezuma Arts, Santa Fe, NM






Alcove 12.4, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM


Trazos y Tramas, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM


The Study Project Space, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY


Pretty Tough, Eileen Braziel, Santa Fe, NM


Color Theory, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA






Brutal Doodle, Lufthansa Studios, Boston, MA


Interference, LAUNCHPROJECTS, Santa Fe, NM






Double Dip, Root Division, San Francisco, CA


Objects of Human Making, Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2D/3D, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA


Lapse, LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA








Natural Balance, Pati Consell Social, Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain


Collected Visions: Contemporary Works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Bronx Museum, New York, NY


(Un)natural, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA






Ground Us, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA


Hydroponic, solo, Garson Baker Fine Art, New York, NY


NEXT invitational art fair, Garson Baker Fine Art, New York, Chicago, IL


Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA






El Basilisco Artist in Residency Program, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Collected Visions: Contemporary Works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, catalog


Tease, Garson Fine Art, New York, NY


Mystical Enchanted Forest, LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA


Art Santa Fe, Artist Project Space, Julie Baker Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM


Julie Baker Fine Art, Nevada City, CA


one quarter moisturizing lotion, solo, The Art Gallery, SFSU, San Francisco, CA






Emerge, Gen Art 9th Annual Exhibition, The Warfield Building, San Francisco, CA


Sampling Oakland, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA


Under the Microscope, Femina Potens Gallery, San Francisco, CA


De la Sombra a la Luz, Premio Estímulo, Centro de Expresiones Contemporáneas, Rosario, Argentina, catalog


Hair Raising, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, catalog






DRESS: Art as Clothing, Clothing as Art, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA






Education, Residencies, Guest lectures






Master of Fine Arts, New Practices, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA






Visiting Artist, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico






Artist in Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Emmy Gifford Foundation Fellowship, Omaha, NE






Artist in Residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM






Visiting Artist, Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen, Bergen, Norway






Visiting Artist, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Artist in Residence, Fellowship, El Basilisco, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Artist in Residence, Support Stipend Award, Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain




 Selected Press




THE magazine, “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, by Hannah Hoel, June 2013


East Bay Express, “Space invaders at Traywick Contemporary”, by DeWitt Cheng, August 2010


Visual Art Source, “2-D/3-D”, by DeWitt Cheng, August 2010


Visual Art Source “Recommendation: Lucrecia Troncoso at Launch Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico”, by Kathryn M. Davies, March 2010


Artweek, “(un)natural at the di Rosa Preserve” by Mary Anne Kluth, June 2009


ArtNexus, Reviews: New York, “Lucrecia Troncoso: Garson Baker Fine Art” by Daniel R. Quiles, #71, v7, 2009


ARTnews, Reviews: New York, “Lucrecia Troncoso: Garson Baker Fine Art” by Meredith Mendelsohn, September 2008


Artweek, “Preview: Ground Us” by Debra Koppman, June 2008


Ready Made, “Art School Residential” by Julia Cosgrove, Lauren Gard, and Ami Kealoha, Oct/Nov 2007 Santa Fe Trend, “Collector’s Cache: The Artful Traveler” by Ellen Berkovitch, Spring 2007


Art Net, "More on Miami" by Ben Davis, 12/18/06


Art Info, "Art Basel Miami: The new Fairs, Part 2: Flow" by Robert Ayers, 12/8/06


Artweek, “Sampling Oakland at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts”, by Lindsey Westbrook, 10/06


SF Bay Guardian, “Picks: Sampling Oakland”, 8/30 – 9/5, 2006


KQED media, “Art Review : Cosmic Wonder and Sampling Oakland at YBCA” by Kristin Farr, 8/25/06 San Francisco Arts Monthly, “YBCA Samples Oakland in a New Exhibition” by Sura Wood, 8/06


Pacific Noise, podcast interview from Femina Potens Gallery, 5/17/06


Oakland Tribune, Bay Area Living, “Raw Materials” by Monique Beeler, 2/16/06


Mercury News, “New Exhibits” by Jack Fischer, 2/05/06


NBC 11 News, live broadcast from San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, 1/23/06


San Francisco Chronicle, “Art off the top of our heads” by Anastasia Hendrix, 1/15/06




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