Miss Van – Gitanas – Fousion Gallery

Miss Van

Miss Van started wall-painting with brushes on the walls of Toulouse in the 90’s and quickly expanded her work throughout Europe (with Barcelona as her home city), influencing the feminine movement in European Urban Art. She is now considered among the most established international urban contemporary female artists.  

From acrylic to oil on canvas, Miss Van is in constant evolution, enhancing her work with cultural and tribal symbols, elements of folklore and diverse sources of inspiration, allowing herself to grow together with her characters. 

As a matter of fact, the sensual and defiant girls of the past have evolved to sensitive muses and warriors of today. 

Although they are still fragile and domineering, voluptuous and sensitive, they do not longer belong only to the streets, they now also shine in largest international galleries and shows. The alluring outfits gave way to folkloric dresses and multi-traditional accessories. 

Tears flowed, makeup held on, sometimes replaced by powerful masks.

And behind their mask Miss Van’s muses, sultry yet elegant, reveal themselves as the very embodiment of femininity between strengh and delicacy, sensuality and mystery.  More ambiguous and more strong, sometime burlesque, sensual or playful, they invite to share their torments, doubts, secrets and fantasies ...

www.missvan.com


Show artworks
Exhibitions
2020
2019
2018
  • Retrospective 2003-2018 – solo show at Openspace Gallery, Paris
  • Convulsive Beauty – duo show with Leonor Fini at Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco
  • Moniker Art Fair – art fair with Fousion Gallery, London
  • Urvanity Art Fair – art fair with Fousion Gallery, Madrid
2017
  • Urvanity – art fair with Fousion Gallery, Barcelona
  • Flor de Piel – solo show at Victor Lope Gallery, Barcelona
2016
2014
  • Glamorous Darkness – solo show at Stolen Space Gallery, London
2013
  • Room for Cream – solo show at Soze Gallery, Los Angeles
2012
  • Wild At Heart II – solo show at Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome
  • Wild At Heart I – solo show at Copro Gallery, Santa Monica
  • F*ck art・2012 – group show curated by Emilie Baltz and Mark Snyder at
    Sex Museum, New York
2011
  • Muses – solo show at Inoperable Gallery, Vienna
  • Bailarinas – solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York
2010
  • Twinkles – solo show at 18 Gallery, Shanghai
  • She Wolves –  solo show at Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Friendship – group show at Christoffer Egelund Gallery, Copenhagen
  • Cachetes Colorados – solo show at Fifty24mx Gallery, Mexico City
2009
  • Lovestain – solo show at Stolen Space Gallery, London
2008
  • Urban Beauty Show – Fornarina  Urban Art Show, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
  • Still a Little Magic – solo show at Fifty24sf Gallery, San Francisco
  • Canto Negro y Brujerias – group show at Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Berlin
2007
  • Atame – solo show at Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris
  • Heart Throb – group show at Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Bestial –  group show curated by Miss Van at Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona
2006
  • Solo show at Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Lagrimas de Mariposas – solo show at Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris
2005
  • Toma Dame – solo show at Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona
  • Dont Be Shy – solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York
2004
  • Solo show at Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris
  • Cute and Scary – group show curated by Jean Barberis at Flux Factory, New York
2003
  • Solo show at Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris