Kieff Antonio Grediaga

Untitled, ed. 1/6
bronze, 22.5" × 5.5" × 5.5"

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Kieff Antonio Grediaga

Kieff Antonio Grediaga was born in 1936 in Madrid, Spain. He has endured a tumultuous life as illustrated in a heterogeneous trajectory spanning over 4 continents. He began working as an apprentice in his father’s cabinetmaking atelier at a young age, later going on to study technical drawing, industrial design and architecture. This early formation proportioned him with uncommon abilities to envision, project and produce ideas with technical mastery. 

Enjoying a career spanning over 5 decades, Kieff’s works have been largely exhibited in galleries, fairs and institutions in Canada, the USA, Japan, Hong Kong and Europe.

Largely inspired by music, the stage (theater?) and literature, Kieff’s work has always been fueled by the quest to find himself through a study of space and time and by a relentless desire to experience, manifest and share what can be considered the state of freedom. Whether sculptural or graphic, his works are an intriguing embodiment of the lyrical relationship between mass, volumes, rhythm, movement and a profound intimate reflection on his own human condition.

Kieff lives and works in Montreal, Qc (Canada), where continues to develop new works.

EXHIBITIONS

He has exhibited throughout Canada and the U.S.A.: Montreal; Detroit; New York; Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles and Miami.

His work has been acquired by international museums, commissions, and private collections, notably the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Reagan, the Rockefeller Collection, The Carters, The Bronfmans, Joan Collins, IBM, Philadelphia Museum, Taipei Nat Museum and Tate Gallery London.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008
50 Years of Work and Dreams, Museum of the City of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

2007
En la Pluma de Cervantes, Fundacion Colegio de Rey, Alcala de Henares, Spain

2006
GREDIAGA: 50 Years of Work, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba

2005
De Puro Hierro, Alameda de Michaelsen, Santiago de Cuba

2004
De Puro hierro, Plaza de la Marqueta, Holguin, Cuba

2003
DePuro Hierro, Plaza Vieja, Old Havana, Cuba

2002
De Puro Hierro, Spanish Cultural Center, Havana, Cuba
Nomadas, Spanish Cultural Center, Havana, Cuba

1999
Joyas, Brett Mitchell Shaheen Inc., Cleveland, Ohio

1998
Tierras, Spanish Cultural Center, Havana, Cuba
Imago Hall, Gran Teatro de La Habana, Havana, Cuba
Brett Mitchell Shaheen Inc., Cleveland Ohio

1994
Contemporary Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Ozias Leduc Art Center, Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada

1991
Art Miami’91, Miami, Florida
Galerie Bernard Desroches, Montreal, quebec, Canada
Art Chicago’91, Chicago, Illinois
Klabal Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1990
Old Presbetery, Saint-Bruno, Quebec, Canada
Contemporary Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1989
Art Center Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Ou Shin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

1988
National Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Chan Kai Chek Museum, Kaoushing, Taiwan

1987
Contemporary Art Exhibition, New York, USA
Klabal Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Dominica Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1986
Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles, California, USA
New York Art Expo, New York, USA
Martin Lawrence Gallery, New York, USA

1985
Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Pucker Safrai Gallery, Boston, Massachussets, USA
Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

1984
Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
The Brett Mitchell Collection Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1983
Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles, California, USA
Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Lawrence Ross Gallery, Beverly Hills, California, USA

1980
New York Art Expo, New York, USA
Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles, California, USA
Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Pucker Safrai Gallery, Boston, Massachussets, USA
Martin Lawrence Gallery, New York, USA

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(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.

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