Bambou Gili’s (b. 1996, New York, NY) work explores social maladaptation, solitude, humour, resistentialism, racial prejudice, enantiodromia and uncertainty in places of comfort. Using a range of contemporary and historical sources, including animation and 16th and 18th century portraiture, Gili’s work combines various painting styles, a cerulean color palette and figures to create personal, found and imagined landscapes. You can see how she translated her style into a coloring book page in Between the Lines: An RxART Coloring Book by Contemporary Artists – Volume 9.
Gili had her debut solo exhibition at Arsenal Contemporary, New York, NY in 2021. Her work has been featured in group shows at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY; Lyles & King, New York, NY; Galerie Perrotin, New York, NY; WAOW Gallery, Hong Kong; and Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan among others. She has appeared in publications including New American Paintings, Elephant, Artnet News, Artsy, and Purple. In 2023, she presented her first solo show in Los Angeles, CA at Night Gallery. Gili lives and works in New Mexico.