Wolfgang Gil


Wolfgang Gil’s installations explore the sculptural quality of sound. They invite us to contemplate listening as a phenomenon. They create opportunities for experiencing external space as well as our internal perceptual processes.

A Venezuelan-born American artist who lives and works in Newark, NJ, Gil employs sound as a malleable material with curves, edges, and changing geometries—a medium that can be stretched in all dimensions.

In order to further his sculptural approach to sound, Gil partnered with the Newark Museum of Art’s curatorial team to create a dialogue between his work and selections from the Museum’s collection. Sonic Geometries, currently on view at the museum, highlights geometric abstraction—a strength of Newark’s American art holdings—including a sculpture by Sol LeWitt and paintings and works on paper by Sam Gilliam, Donald Judd, Victor Davson, Richard Anuszckiewicz, and Tony Smith. Encountering Gil’s sonic geometries within this rich visual environment, visitors are immersed in a multi-sensory and intergenerational experience of space, shape, color, and sound.

Gil has presented his work at the Newark Museum of Art (Newark, NJ), Art Basel Miami; Eyebeam (New York, NY); The Loop Festival (Barcelona, Spain); Diapason Gallery (Brooklyn, NY); Harvestworks (New York, NY); Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY); ASPN Gallery (Leipzig, Germany); and the Subtropics Biennial (Miami, FL)


Selected Works