Lola del Fresno was born in Madrid. She studied in the University of Fine Arts in Madrid. She exhibited in several galleries in Madrid, Bilbao and was part of Art Fairs like Estampa in Madrid, Korea and Art LA in Los Angeles. She moved to New York in 1997 and since then her work has been recognized internationally, showing in galleries in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Milan and New York.

Lola del Fresno’s work reflects the world and its fragmentary images of a filtered reality. She combines landscapes, figures and architectural structures to create multilayered life size installations and paintings. She recreate landscapes and outside realities in the space contained inside a building, a room or a public space, opening up a new space, a new reality inside an ordinary space.

The work talks about the search for permanence as we face continuous changes around us.

“Past and future are not here; I only exist

Lola’s paintings are imbued with a powerful understanding of her subjects.  Her work is comprised of paintings, sculptures, and video installations exploring real figures. No poses are involved. The subjects reveal their true nature in a free and unconscious way. 

Lola works with mixed materials. Her paintings are mostly water-based media. She works on large scale images to convey a more realistic approach to the subject. In her later series she also includes plaster sculptures, each of which is rooted in questions of childhood, growth and purity.

“The work describes the constant battle of the senses, the tension inside. The duality that exists in our physical condition: spirit and material, perishable and eternal. The individual and the sense of individuality, appears and then disappears with the current loss of identity.  The head remains open, without a limit line.  In this way, I integrate in the image the abstract nature of the mind.” - Lola del Fresno

 
 
 
 
 
 

EXIBITIONS

2016

Q Art salon – Group show. Santa Ana, CA

www.qartsalon.com

Plummer park Cultural Center - “Awaken” Group Show - Los Angeles CA 2015

Jamie Brooks Fine Art Gallery – Solo show. Costa Mesa, CA

www.jamiebrooksfineart.com

LAAA Gallery – HOME – Solo show. Los Angeles, CA 2014

Arena 1 Gallery – Mas Attack – Group show. Los Angeles, CA

www.arena1.com

LAAA – Cultural Excavation – Group show. Los Angeles, CA

www.laaa.org

Irvine Art Center – After Image – Group show. Irvine, CA

www.irvinefinearts.org

Modern Video Film – From Generation to Generation – Group show. Los Angeles, CA

2013

Arena 1 Gallery – In House - Group show - Los Angeles, CA

www.arena1.com

Axiom Contemporary- Solo show – L.U.V.E - Los Angeles, CA

http://www.axiomcontemporary

Venice Art Walk & Auctions- Group show - Los Angeles, CA

http://www.theveniceartwalk.org

2012

Venice Art Walk & Auctions- Group show - Los Angeles, CA

http://www.theveniceartwalk.org

South Pasadena Mercantile Gallery- Solo show - Pasadena, CA

http://www.spmercantile.com/

Selected to become a Los Angeles Art Association Artist Member

www.laaa.org

2011

MSJC Art Gallery – Solo show- Stand Still– San Jacinto, CA Latino Art Museum- Group show - Los Angeles, CA

www.thelatinomuseum.com

Irvine Fine Art Center – Group show - LCAD Exhibition - Irvine, CA

http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/finearts/default.asp

Art House 2001- Benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.

www.habitatla.org

Shoshana Wayne Gallery- Group Show – Los Angeles, CA

http://shoshanawayne.com/upcoming-exhibition.php?/Chain+Letter/&id=236372

Timothy Tew Gallery- Solo Show – Atlanta

http://www.timothytew.com

Arena I Gallery – Group show- Los Angeles, CA

www.arena1gallery.com

2010

Tracy Park Gallery – Solo Show - Beverly Hills, CA

www.tracyparkgallery.com

Launch LA Gallery – Solo Show- In and Out of the Body - Los Angeles, CA

www.launchla.org

Launch LA Gallery – Group show - Fundraiser - Los Angeles, CA

www.launchla.org

Tracy Park Gallery –Solo Show- Malibu, CA

www.tracyparkgallery.com

International Art Show - Art Ulsan 2010 - korea 2009

Lawrence Asher Gallery - Los Angeles, CA

www.laurenceasher.com

Fellini Gallery- “Visionaries” – Shanghai – China

www.fellinigallery.com

Fellini Gallery- Beijing

www.fellinigallery.com

Tracy Park Gallery - Malibu, CA

www.tracyparkgallery.com

City Art Gallery- Circle of Care Foundation – Van Nuis, CA

Arena 1 Gallery– Los Angeles, CA

http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com/A1about_slides.swf

2008

Lawrence Asher Gallery - Los Angeles, CA

www.lawrenceasher.com

Arena 1 Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com/A1about_slides.swf

Art House 2008- Habitat for Humanity Art Auction- Los Angeles, CA

www.habitatla.org

Tracy Park Gallery - Santa Monica, CA

www.tracyparkgallery.com

2007

Tracy Park Gallery - Los Angeles, CA

www.tracyparkgallery.com

LA Art Show International Art Fair – Gallery C - Los Angeles, CA

http://www.laartshow.com

2006

LA Art Show International Art Fair – Gallery C - Los Angeles, CA

www.laartshow.com

Gallery C. “Drawings” – Hermosa Beach, CA

www.galleryc.com

Tracy Park Gallery - Los Angeles, CA

www.tracyparkgallery.com

2005

Epoxy-box Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

Flash Art Fair – Bologna, Italy

http://www.flashartonline.it

Intergallery Milan Gallery - “Ed Moses, Andy Moses, Lola del Fresno, Ron Reihel, Lorenza Basili, Marco Giovani, Brad Howe"

Milan, Italy

Tracy Park Gallery - Los Angeles, CA

www.tracyparkgallery.com

2004

Tracy Park Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

www.tracyparkgallery.com

Hamilton Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

http://www.hamiltongalleries.com/

2003

XI Estampa Art Fair. Price Tentaciones – Madrid, Spain

http://www.estampa.org

Premio Adaja de Pintura. Palacio los Serranos – Avila, Spain

http://www.obrasocialcajadeavila.org/bases_premio_adaja.pdf

Jorge Alcolea Gallery – Madrid, Spain

http://www.galeriajorgealcolea.com/web/

Dolbi Chadwik Gallery - San Francisco, CA

2001

Juan Manuel Lumbreras Gallery - Bilbao, Spain

2000
Egizio’s Project Gallery - New York, NY

1999

Weinstein Gallery - San Francisco, CA

http://www.weinstein.com/

1998

Weinstein Gallery - San Francisco, CA

http://www.weinstein.com/

1997

473 Gallery - New York City

The Cooper Union School of Art - New York City

http://cooper.edu/

Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts - New York City

http://www.orensanz.org/gallery.html

1996

A.G. Torres Gallery - Bilbao, Spain

María de Oliver Gallery - Madrid, Spain

Universidad Complutense - Madrid, Spain

1995

María de Oliver Gallery - Madrid, Spain

Ayllon Museum - Segovia, Spain

Biosca Gallery - Madrid, Spain

Complutense University - Madrid, Spain

El Foro Cultural Center - Madrid, Spain

Santa Bárbara Gallery - Madrid, Spain

1994

Grupo Tres (Artist group formation) Astarté Gallery - Madrid, Spain

El Foro Cultural Center - Madrid, Spain

 

AWARDS

2003

Selected in Tentaciones – Estampa Art Fair

http://www.estampa.org/tentaciones.html

Prize Adaja – Avila, Spain

1997

Grant - Cooper Union School of Art – New York City

1996

Grant - Art School of Fine Art – Lisboa, Portugal

1995

Grant – Painting Residency – Ayllon. Segovia. Spain

First Prize - Gredos de Pintura – Avila. Spain

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Ayllón Museum – Segovia, Spain

www.ayllon.es/museos

Arenas de San Pedro City Council - Avila, Spain

 

EDUCATION

1997 The Cooper Union School of Art - New York City (Grant)

1996 School of Fine Arts - Lisboa, Portugal (Grant)

1990/95 Complutense University (Bachelor of Fine Arts) - Madrid, Spain

1990/92 Arjona School of Art - Madrid, Spain

1989 ENP Graphic Design School - Madrid, Spain