Luis Frangella

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Luis Frangella
Born July 6, 1944
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died December 7, 1990 (aged 46)
New York City, New York, United States

Luis Frangella (July 6, 1944 — December 7, 1990) was an Argentinian figurative post-modern painter and sculptor associated with the expressionist painting of the Lower East Side of New York City in the 1980s. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1982. He died of AIDS in 1990.[1][2]


Frangella earned a Master of Architecture at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1972. From 1973 to 1976 he worked as a Research Fellow at the Advanced Visual Studies area of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He began to paint there.[2]

New York City[edit]

Frangella moved to New York City's East Village in 1976, and in the early 1980s he helped organize exhibitions at Limbo, an artists' after-hours club. [3]

Selected Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2011 LA JARRA VERTIENTE O MÁQUINA DE DIBUJAR, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1990 GROUP OF 16, Museum of Modern Art, Madrid, Spain
  • 1989 DRAWINGS, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
  • INAUGURAL EXHIBITION, Buades Gallery, Madrid, Spain
  • 1987 New Jersey Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1986 Buades Gallery, Madrid, Spain (solo)
  • Eaton-Shoen Gallery, San Francisco, California (solo)
  • Civilian Warfare, New York (solo)
  • PAINTING & SCULPTURE TODAY, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
  • 1985 Hal Bromm Gallery, New York (solo)
  • Civilian Warfare, New York (solo)
  • 1984 Galeria Ciento, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
  • Del Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Bar-Bar, Stockholm Sweden
  • Civilian Warfare, New York
  • 1983 Hal Bromm Gallery, New York (solo)
  • 1982 Alberto Elia, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
  • 1981 Galeria Buades, Madrid, Spain (solo)
  • Galeria Ciento, Barcelona, Spain (solo)


  1. ^ [1] Frangella CV at Visual Aids.
  2. ^ "Luis Frangella, 46, Painter and Sculptor". New York Times. December 14, 1990. Retrieved 14 October 2013.