Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Capucine Gros

Capucine Gros
The Geography of Love (People I Love or Loved / People I Could Love), 2015-2017
Screen-printed and hand-stitch on canvas (diptych)
8.5 × 11 inches each

Capucine Gros
The Geography of Love (People I Could Love), 2017 (detail)

Capucine Gros
APPROXIMATELY 199, installation variation 1, 2017

The sale of each piece in the installation created data: Which countries are bought? Why does a person choose to own a particular nation? Which countries remained unwanted? As the project travels, how will place and time affect these answers?

Capucine Gros
Approximately 199, started 2012, ink on hand-printed, hand-made and hand-bound sketchbooks, 7 × 5 × 1” each

Capucine Gros
Approximately 199, started 2012
Ink on hand-printed, hand-made and hand-bound sketchbooks
each 7 × 5 × 1 inch

Started in 2012, Gros makes one book each year, dedicating one page per country which holds an internationally recognized passport, plus one page for the approximately 10 million people who are stateless. The artist intends to continue this project for the remainder of her life.

Capucine Gros
Approximately 199 March 20, 2017 – October 5, 2017
performance with screen-printed
shirts, 200 days

Capucine Gros
Approximately 199, 2017
performance

HUMAN STROKES, 2010-2017
Acrylic on canvas and accompanying journals
71 × 111 inches

Human Strokes started in 2010 and is updated daily by the artist as she marks each death she reads or hears about with one stroke of white paint onto a canvas gridded like a world map. The artist intends the last mark on this work to be that marking her own death.

Human Strokes, 2010-2017 (detail)

Human Strokes (data journals), 2010-2017

Capucine Gros
360 Thank Yous, 2012/2016, installation with thread, scissors and vellum notes (4 × 6” each), overall dimensions variable

Capucine Gros
360 Thank Yous, 2012/2016, installation with thread, scissors and vellum notes (4 × 6” each), overall dimensions variable

Capucine Gros
360 Thank Yous, 2012/2016, installation with thread, scissors and vellum notes (4 × 6” each), overall dimensions variable

Capucine Gros (b. 1989 Switzerland/French)
Capucine Gros grew up in France and China. She moved to the United States in 2007 to earn her BFA in Painting and New Media art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. This movement about the world has tainted her perception with a certain geographic compulsion. Her work is a way to explore, process and challenge the semi-absurd lines that humans draw around themselves all over the world: borders, languages, media, class, politics, prejudice. Her practice can be defined by a rare affinity for long-term commitment: year-long performances recording her interactions with others; life-long paintings and annual hand-made books; and a recent 200-day performance wearing one shirt for every country in the world, each screen-printed with that country’s shape, from March 20 to October 4, 2017. Cartography, love, death and free will play strong roles in her repertoire of subject matter.

In 2011, Gros completed a residency at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY and was most recently artist-in-residence at the Webb School of Knoxville. In May 2017, she was invited to premiere a large-scale installation during the Unfinished Festival in Bucharest.
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BORN 1989, SWITZERLAND
LIVES AND WORKS IN BROOKLYN

EDUCATION

2012

BFA, Painting and New Media Art, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA

MUSEUM & INSTITUTIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2015

Generations: 40 Hues Between Black and White, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
Mode/Code, Georgia Southern University Contemporary Gallery, Statesboro, GA

2014

Circling the Center, collaborative performance with Nene Humphrey, BRIC Brooklyn Biennale, Brooklyn, NY

2013

Circling the Center, collaborative performance with Nene Humphrey, Dixon Place, New York, NY

2012

Student International Small Print Show, El Minia University, El Minia

2011

Open-Studio, Open-Source, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY (solo)

2010

The In-Between, collaborative exhibition with Ju-Yeon Kim, SCAD and the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

2007

Turning Point, Creative Center of Fine Arts College University, Shanghai

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017

Implicit Borders: a cartography of free will, Catinca Tabacaru, NY
Capucine Gros, Webb Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2012

Little Thank You Show, Creative Coast Gallery, Savannah, GA

2011

Open-Studio, Open-Source, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
Human Strokes, solo performance at SCAD deFine Art, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA
17%, installation at SCAD Fall Open Studio, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA Explorelations, exhibition with Ramona Todoca, Truspace Gallery, Savannah, GA

2010

Present!, installation at SCAD Fall Open Studio, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Unfinished Festival, Galeria Dalles, Bucharest

2016

Between Senses, Gallery House, Brooklyn, NY
Art Inter/National, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2015

The Biology of Love, Klapper Hall Gallery, Queens College, NY
cARTography, Ryan James Fine Arts, Seattle, WA

2013

INFLUX, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris

2012

Bring Yourself, Small Black Door Gallery, New York, NY
Art for Life’s Sake, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA
99% COTTON, City Market Space, Savannah, GA
Far From Home, La Galerie Bleue, Savannah GA
SCAD deFine Art, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

2011

SCAD Senior BFA Exhibition, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA
Exquisite Corpse, Mr Beast Gallery, Savannah, GA

2010

B114, Purple Roof Gallery, Shanghai
One for the Row, Desoto Row Gallery, Savannah, GA
Wud Sha, CCDP Space, Savannah, GA
Ensnared, Desoto Row Gallery, Savannah, GA

PUBLIC PROJECTS & WORKS

2017

Approximately 199, New York, NY; Paris, Lyon, Ile d’Yeu, Nantes; Bucharest; Venice

2013

Sing for Hope, collaborative public project with Michael Scoggins, Staten Island, NY
I, You, We Hope, Howard Street, New York, NY

2011

I AM SAVANNAH, public project with James Sakalian, Butler Elementary School, Savannah, GA

2010

The Resonance, public sculpture with Brian Rogers and Christopher Crowe, Hinesville, GA

AWARDS & GRANTS

2012

Target Professional Development Grant, Savannah, GA

2010

“The Resonance,” public sculpture competition, City of Hinesville, GA

2009

“Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges” honoree

2007/2012

SCAD full-tuition Intercultural Scholarship, Savannah, GA

RESIDENCIES

2017

Artist in Residence, Webb School of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

2011

SCAD New York City Workspace residency, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY