Gabriel Forrester Serpa

Born 1976. Berkeley, CA.




2012             University of North Carolina at Greensboro. MFA Studio Arts

2009             University of New Orleans. 1year of study in MFA program

2002             University of California at Berkeley. BA English            


Solo Exhibits

2013          SJSU’s Graduate student project space.

2012          Weatherspoon Museum, North Carolina. MFA Thesis show



Selected Group Exhibits

2011           “This dream is not a map” text painting for Spare Room

2011           Belly Up: A Conversation on Social Practice in the New South with

                   Adam Moser and Donovan McKnight.

2011           "Life After Death" Collaboration with Spare  Room Collective

2010           UNCG, EUC Gallery, North Carolina

2009           St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans

2008           Collaborative show with La Family Dub Collective. Featured works

                    by Carlos Alvarez Montero, Pedro Jimenez, Giovanna Checchi

2007           “A Harlem Summer” Uptown Townhouse. Harlem, NY.

2007           Gabriel Serpa and Robert Van de Graff. Two person Exhibition.

2007           Salon de Expace. AG Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.

2007            Expanding Perspectives: West Harlem. Group Exhibition. Postcrypt Gallery, Columbia University. New York, NY

2006           Haven Arts. Bronx, NY. Americons Project in conjunction with Makor Gallery  

2006           ABC No Rio. New York, NY. If They Come for You in the Morning.

2005           Salon Centro Projects. Group Show. Featured works by, Paul Bridenbaugh, Katya G. Browne, Diane Buckler, Jeff                          Caramagna, Ron Cooper, Laura Corsiglia, Miho Hagino, Perla Krause, Zoe Pettijohn, Chris Schade, Gabriel Serpa.                        Mexico City

2002           League Gallery. Art Students League of New York


Selected Publications

2007            Kalm, James. Video Podcast,

                     Open Studios at SVA Summer 2007

2006            Robinson, Walter. Artnet News,, Magazine,

                     September 5, 2006


Selected Residences and related experiences

2013             Artist talk for Anthony Ryan’s drawing class. SFSU

2007             Summer residency at the School of Visual Arts.

2006             Harlem Open Studio Tour. New York, NY.

2006             Independent Studio. Oakland, California

2005             Independent Studio. Mexico City

2005             Harlem Open Studio Tour. New York, NY.

2005             Assistant to Painter, Adam Stennett. Brooklyn, NY.

2002             Studied with Larry Poons at Arts Students League of New York

2000             Intern at The Source Magazine

1999              Intern at Oakland’s Urbanview