artists

Victor Moscoso

Victor Moscoso was born in 1936, in La Coruña, Spain, but raised in Brooklyn Heights. He studied at The Cooper Union and with Josef Albers at Yale; he would later put Albers' color theories to unintended use in his optically vibrant counterculture posters produced in San Francisco. In many ways, his work can be understood as a reinterpretation or recontextualization of an earlier European Modernist vocabulary.

EDUCATION

The Cooper Union Art School, 1954-57
Yale University Art School, 1957-59
San Francisco Art Institute, 1960-61

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016
World Made By Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

2015
Victor Moscoso: Psychedelic Drawings, 1967-82, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Zap: Masters of Psychedelic Art, 1965-74, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

1987
Psychedelic Solution, New York, NY

1976
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1975
Thackery Robertson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1973
Thackery Robertson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1972
Comix Show, Edinboro State College, Edinboro, PA
XSAN Bus Strip, Poster Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1970
The New Comix, Phoenix Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1967
Joint Show, Moore Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Traveling Poster Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1965
Gallery Horizons, Sausalito, CA

1964
Gallery Da Silva, Santa Barbara, CA

1962
Studio Show, San Francisco, CA

1961
Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
The Louvre, Paris, France
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Tate Modern, London, England

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2014
The Complete Zap Comix, Fantagraphics, Seattle, WA

2006
Sex, Drugs & Optical Illusions, Fantagraphics, Seattle, WA

1999
The Art of Rock Posters from Presley to Punk, Abbeville Press, New York, NY

1989
Moscoso Comix, Electric City Comix, Woodacre, CA

1979
Moscoso Comix, Futuropolis, Paris, France

1971
Cosmic Color Comics, self-published, San Francisco, CA

1968 - 2014
Zap Comix, various publishers