Mario Ayala (b. 1991, Los Angeles, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. His upcoming solo exhibition AUT Of Body opens September 20, 2018 at Loyal in Stockholm, Sweden. Ayala graduated from The San Francisco Art Institute in 2014 where he received the Yale Norfolk fellowship in 2012. He was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2014. Previous exhibitions include a two person show with Greg Ito at Club Pro in Los Angeles, and solo exhibitions at SADE in Los Angeles and Ever Gold Projects, San Francisco. Group exhibitions include The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco; Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco; 99¢ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn; Adobe Books, San Francisco.
Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
AUT Of Body, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm
Sun Sprawl, with Greg Ito at Club Pro, Los Angeles, CA
Pen Pal at Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, CA
Seasoned And Embarrassed Like A Wet Dog at SADE, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
Grinding at Ever Gold [Projects] San Francisco, CA
Welcome To The Left Coast at The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer Group Show at Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
The House Of Special Purpose at 99¢ Plus Gallery Brooklyn, NY
“Tomorrow” at Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco CA
Something Completely Different at City Limits, Oakland, CA
5 Year Anniversary at Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Locals Only at RVSF, San Francisco, CA
Give + Take at Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
Residencies and Awards
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Received The Yale Norfolk fellowship
Garcia, Laia, Latinx: Art Angels, Dazed and Confused, 2018.
Eisen, Andie, Mario Ayala, Flaunt Magazine, 2018.
Pangburn, DJ, Airbrushed Paintings Portray the Isolation and Heartbreak of Mass Incarceration, Creators, Vice 2017
Nazif, Perwana, Wet Dogs, Lowriders, and More at SADE LA , Artnet, 2017.
Khatchadourian, Alex, Mario Ayala: A Culmination of History, Tradition, Personal Narrative and Newfound Community, Amadeus, 2017