Overview

Alteronce's works serve as portals that offer a glimpse into untouched worlds, echoing his profound fascination with the cosmos and theories of energy. 

Alteronce Gumby received his BFA from Hunter College in 2013 and his MFA in Painting & Printmaking from Yale School of Art in 2016. He was a resident artist at the Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva Island, Florida, in 2019. Prior to that, in 2017 he completed a residency as the Harriet Hale Woolley scholar at the Foundation des Etats-Unis in Paris. Additionally, he has had solo exhibitions at False Flag, Charles Moffett Gallery, Long Gallery, New York, and the Foundation des Etats-Unis, Paris.

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Biography

Alteronce Gumby (b. 1985, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is a contemporary abstract painter. His 

desire to interpret unknown territory is enhanced by his query into how societal conditions, such as race, impact life on our planet. The resulting prismatic fields challenge the historical narrative of abstract painting, which scarcely proposes a connection between color and society. It is in this context that Alteronce develops his extraterrestrial vistas. The physical and aesthetic properties of material, as well as its cultural implication, heavily influence his process. Tempered glass, fractured into innumerable pieces, is accompanied by slick resin that binds countless shards together, resulting in intricate configurations. His compositions enact dazzling light refraction and demonstrate the fragmentation of hues. In complement, luminous gemstones sporadically populate the landscape of the paintings, reminding us of the colossal forces and prolonged eras needed to create such stones. Alteronce conducts extensive research on these gems, examining their historical uses, kinetic properties, and ocular qualities. Once coalesced, these materials form unpredictable chromatic surfaces, alluding to the greater forces in the universe—energetically, socially, and optically. Alteronce’s multifaceted approach marks a new chapter in abstract painting, one that confronts its historical detachment and emboldens its evolution. 

 

Alteronce Gumby received his BFA from Hunter College in 2013 and his MFA in Painting & Printmaking from Yale School of Art in 2016. He was a resident artist at the Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva Island, Florida, in 2019. Prior to that, in 2017 he completed a residency as the Harriet Hale Woolley scholar at the Foundation des Etats-Unis in Paris. Additionally, he has had solo exhibitions at False Flag, Charles Moffett Gallery, Long Gallery, New York, and the Foundation des Etats-Unis, Paris.