Edward Shalala's exhibition is an exploration into the structure of painting. His compositions examine the painting as object, seeking to break it down into its most fundamental elements. These compositions are about the architecture of the painting itself, not personal self-expression. As such, there is a hyper-awareness of physicality. Consideration is given to stretcher bars, canvas weight, natural canvas color, and tactility of the canvas threads. Shalala's paintings contain all the necessary elements in and of themselves. Through the careful cutting, pulling and manipulation of these elements a painting space is created; no paint need be applied.


Kent State University
The Ohio State University, BFA
The University of Wisconsin, MFA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Luise Ross Gallery, NY, NY
Plunk Gallery, Livingston Manor, NY
Brandt Gallery, Cleveland, OH
M'Finda Kalunga Garden, New York, NY
2009, 01
The Painting Center, New York, NY
Brokebridge Gallery, Cleveland, OH

M' Finda Kalunga Garden, New York, NY
Minimal Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Interchurch Center, New York, NY
Odd Gallery, Aurora, OH
Knickerbocker Gallery, New York, NY
Contrapposto Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Saint Peter's Church, New York, NY

Public Collections
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Art in Embassies, US State Department, Washington D.C.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NB
Davidson College, Davidson, NC
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Elvehjem Art Center, Madison, WI
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI