Sayre Gomez

Born in 1982 in Chicago (Illinois, United States)
Lives and works in Los Angeles (United States)

Sayre Gomez holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago (2005) and a Master of Art from the California Institute of the Arts (2008). His recent solo exhibitions were held in locations such as the François Ghebaly Gallery of Los Angeles and the Rodolphe Janssen Gallery in Brussels. He recently exhibited in group shows at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai and at the Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago. Some of his artworks are part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s collection and of the Rubell family’s private collection.

Paintings, sculptures, installations and artists' books, among others, make up the work of Sayre Gomez. His conceptual work is characterized by a formalism inspired by typography and graphic design. In Gomez’s work, particular attention is often paid to storefronts, traces of the passing of time, and details of degradation and obsolescence. This is the case of Hop Louie Doors, a tribute to Hop Louie, the first Chinese restaurant of Los Angeles, opened in 1941. A true icon of L.A.’s Chinatown, the restaurant closed its doors in 2017, after more than 75 years of activity.


Sayre Gomez, Hop Louie Doors, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 84" x 120" (213,36 x 304,8 cm). Photo credit: Romain Guilbault

Other exhibitions of the artist at Arsenal Contemporary Art