Simone Gad


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3D Collage

-Self Portraits

-Holocaust Clowns


-Hollywood Portraits

Rescue Animals Pin-Ups Collage and Mixed Media

Rescue Animals (without Pin Ups)


Fu Dogs


-On Paper

Victorian Facades

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Artist Simone Gad, 1947-2021, was a self-taught painter and assemblage/collage artist who rose to prominence in the Los Angeles art scene in the 1970’s. After being introduced to the Fluxus movement in 1972 by Al Hansen, she began making collage and assemblage painting collages on vinyl. An actress herself, Gad’s work focuses on Hollywood, exploring ideas of celebrity and stardom while providing unique insight into the world of fame. Her career includes numerous exhibits through California, showing at LAICA Downtown and Molly Barnes Gallery, among others. Gad is highly regarded in the Southern California art scene, being the recipient of numerous awards and grants, as well as being included in many publications and texts. 


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Press and Collections


Carol and Sol LeWitt Collection
Le Musee d’Art Spontane, Brussels, Belgium Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno, CA Mississippi Museum of Art, Mississippi
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
San Bernardino Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL Universal Studios Museum of Art, Orlando, FL Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach
Scott Ward- Exec Director-Armory Center For The Arts, Pasadena, Ca
Irene Tsatsos-Head Curator-Armory Center For The Arts, Pasadena, Ca


Momentum Directory, Simone Gad, Rutgers University, 2014
Huffington Post-Simone Gad, By Eric Minh Swenson January 2014
Artweekendla-Facades and Exploding FuDogs-Simone Gad 4th Solo Exhibition with L2kontemporary Gallery-Chinatown, January 9, 2013
LA Weekly – Simone Gad – PST Solo Show, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery
Mysteious Objects – Homage to Joan Quinn-Pacific Standard Time/Santa Ana College, CA, Catalog 2011
Chain Letter Catalog, Jeffrey Crussell 2011
Lyn Kienholz L.A. Artists Encyclopedia:  L.A. Rising; SoCAL Artists Before 1980
Davenport Encyclopedia. 2009/2010
National Portrait Gallery Library, Smithsonian Museum of Art, Washington, DC, 2009
Molly Barnes Collects-Courtesy of Pharmaka Gallery,
EL MUNDO/Saint-Tropez en Santander, Spain-Sept 21, 2008
Victorian Homes Highlight Two Downtown Exhibitions by Ed Fuentes, June 15, 2008
Art Downtown, Downtown LA LIFE June 4, 2008
The Jewish Journal/7 Days in the Arts-The World according to Gad, Pestilence, Palestinians and nudes, August 3, 2007
Weekly Planet, Hillsborough, August 2006, Megan Voeller (Tampa Museum) Who’s Who in America, 2000/2003
USA Today – Speed, Simone Gad
Cleveland and Jewish News, April 2002, Fran Heller
The Jewish Week, October 2002 – Simone Gad at the Nuyorican
The Jewish Week, June 2002 – Simone Gad at the Nuyorican
Los Angeles Times, Calendar Weekend, December 2000
Backstage West, Polly Warfield – Molested Shoes, January 2000
Barns and Noble Events, July 1999
Los Angeles Times / Valley Section – Simone Gad at Orlando Gallery, 1999
Art Review – Simone Gad by Joan Quinn, 1999
LA Weekly, Connie Monaghan, August 1995
Fresno Bee – Guy Keeler, Tray Chic, Simone Gad, 1992
ArtScene, Ray Zone – The Ghost in the Machine, 1992
ArtForum, Ronny Cohen/Simone Gad at Monique Knowlton and The Fun Gallery, New York City, November 1994
American Pop Culture Today, V. 2 by USSO for LA Foret Museum, 1990
Hollywood Am Rhein, Von Arno Gehring, February, 1990
Kulturekalender, I.D. Gallerie – Dusseldorf, Germany, February 1990
California Art Review/American References – Simone Gad Profile, Chicago, IL, 1989
John Berger, Ways of Seeing – Penguin Books, September 1988
New Yorker – Goings On About Town, 1986
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Crayons Color Its Way To A Packed Opening Night, Kevin Allen, 1986
LA Weekly – Table Planners, Gloria Ohland, 1986
Los Angeles Daily News – Jack O’ Lanterns, Diana Rico, Otis, 1985
Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section – Parsons Public Arts Program, Josine Ianco Starrels, 1985
Los Angeles Herald Examiner – The Fantastical Art Of Assemblage, Noah James, 1985
Hollywood Independent – Hooray For Hollywood, Delmar Watson, 1985
Portfolio Magazine, Ronny Cohen, New York City, NY, 1980/84
Art Opens at Art Small Talk, NY Talk, 1984
State Times – Wearable Art Exhibit In New Orleans, Joan Seward, 1984
St. Petersburg Times – Art For The Pure Sport Of It, Charles Benbow, 1983
Portfolio Magazines – Star Quality, Simone Gad by Ronny Cohen, 1983
Portfolio Magazine – The Artists New Clothes, Judith Stein, 1983
LA Weekly Pick-of-the-Week, Museum of Neon Art, 1982
International Comm Line – The Other Side of Hollywood, Simone Gad, 1982
Los Angeles Times, Friday Calendar Section Review, Robert Pincus, 1982
Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section – Mannequin Exhibit/Fun, But Is It…?, William Wilson, 1982
Mississippi Museum of Art, ArtExpress Magazine – Collage and Assemblage, Tom Dewey, 1982
Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section – Grins and Grimaces, Suzanne Muchnic, 1981
ArtWeek – Memories of Hollywood, Linda Jacobson, 1980
New York Village Voice, Kay Larson, 1980
LAICA Journal, Smithsonian Archives Library, Washington, DC SIMONE GAD LISTING 1976 and 1979
Who’s Who in America, 1978

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