Mario Ayala (born 1991, Los Angeles, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Ayala graduated from The San Francisco Art Institute in 2014 where he received the Yale Norfolk fellowship in 2012. Ayala participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency in 2014. Solo exhibitions include Loyal (Stockholm), Stems (Brussels), SADE (Los Angeles), Ever Gold (San Francisco). Group exhibitions include The Luggage Store Gallery (San Francisco), Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco), 99¢ Plus Gallery (Brooklyn), Adobe Books (San Francisco), and a two person show with Greg Ito at Club Pro (Los Angeles).
Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
Shooby Doo Lang Doo Lang Dong, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Give a Dog a Bad Name and Hang Him, Ever Gold, San Francisco, CA
AUT Of Body, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Sun Sprawl, with Greg Ito, Club Pro, Los Angeles, CA
Pen Pal at Ever Gold, San Francisco, CA
Seasoned And Embarrassed Like A Wet Dog, SADE, Los Angeles, CA
Made in L.A. 2020: A Version, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
100!, The Hundredth Exhibition, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Gold Standard: Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Ever Gold, San Francisco, CA
The Private Collection of Water McBeer, Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY
Here’s Looking at You, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Grinding at Ever Gold, San Francisco, CA
Welcome To The Left Coast, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer Group Show, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
The House Of Special Purpose, 99¢ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Tomorrow” at Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Something Completely Different, City Limits, Oakland, CA
5 Year Anniversary, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Locals Only, RVSF, San Francisco, CA
Give + Take, 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