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Rene Vasquez (Mexico/US) bio

Posted by Mark Schneider on February 29, 2012 0 Comments

Education
Art Center College of Design, 1984-1986 Los Angeles Valley College, 1982-1984

Exhibitions

2007
Milo Gallery, Los Angeles-Wild Things

2004
Soho Gallery, Coral Gabels, FL-Introductions

2002
Glass Garage Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA–The Human Plane

2001
Soho Gallery, Studio City, CA-The Summer Show

2000
Glass Garage Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA-Group Show
Soho Gallery, Studio City, CA-The Summer Show
Soho Gallery, Studio City, CA-The Winter Show

1999
Glass Garage Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA-Group Show
Soho Gallery, Studio City, CA-Group Show
Albert-Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA-Group Show

1998
Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA-New Paintings(Solo Show)

1997
Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA-Gallery 825 Open
Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA-Art Soul
Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA-Los Angeles Juried Exhibition
Galeria Las Americas, Santa Monica, CA-Necessary Fictions(Tandem Solo)

1996
Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA-Gallery 825 Open
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA-Seeking Balance
Millennium Gallery/Lurie Fine Arts, New York-Group Show
Galeria Las Americas, Los Angeles, CA-Arte De Las Americas
Zero One Gallery, Hollywood, CA-Best of the West
Galeria Las Americas, Los Angeles, CA-El Amanecer
Mythos Gallery, Burbank, CA-The Saints(Tandem Solo)

1995
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA-Angeli
Soho Gallery, Hollywood, CA-The Summer Show
Galleria Las Americas, Los Angeles, CA-Sol De Verana
Soho Gallery, Hollywood, CA-The Visionaries
Riverfront Gallery, Los Angeles, CA-The December Show

1991
Brand Library, Glendale, CA-Brand XX

1989
Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ-Inks and Paints

References

National Art Business News, Summer 1997

Luz en Arte y Literatura, Number 10 “Portraits”, International Bilingual Magazine, Spring 1997

Southwest Art, “Hispanic and Latin American Art: an Overview”, January 1997

Art Review, “Group Show”, October 1996

Latin Style, Vol.ll No.3

Arte De Las Americas, Exhibition Catalogue, 1996

Art Review, “Rene Vasquez at Galeria Las Americas”, June 1996

Art Scene, “The Saints”, February 1996

L.A. Weekly, “Pick of the Week” Recommendation, April 1996

Life and Times, KCET, Los Angeles, 1996

Featured Story, KMEX, Los Angeles, 1996

Vista L.A., KABC, Los Angeles, 1995

Art Without Walls, Gala Vision, Los Angeles, 1994

Selected Corporate and Private Collections

Bank of America

Citicorp

Fairmont Resorts

Maverick Records

Hilton Corp

Jackie Chan, Los Angeles/Hong Kong

Peter and Renate Nahum,Nahum Galleries, London

Sylvia Consulmann, Stuggart

Ewald Meiser, Bonn

Victor Markin, Los Angeles/ Moscow

Estate of Anthony Quinn

Joel Mandel, Los Angeles

Linda Vallejo, Los Angeles

Born and raised in Los Angeles. Attended Art Center College of Design. Has had exhibits in L.A., Arizona, Miami and New York. Lives and works in Sherman Oaks, Ca..

Artists’ comments:I rather obsessively paint the inner and fetishized journeys of manhood, mostly folly, attempting to gain understanding and positioning as a man in relation to his woman, children, and place in society insistent on the feminization of men. ..It is a mostly base occupation.

Process:Birch Panels are cut and sanded then water soaked and left to dry. Sanded again. Generally an acrylic wash is used to stain the wood. Prisma color pencils, graphite and acrylic paint are used and a final layer of varathane semi-gloss varnish is applied. The varnish acts not only as a protective element but is essential to bring out the grain of the wood and also to intensify the color of the pigment and to increase transparency. Rarely is there a plan for the piece, all images are linked intuitively, one to the other. I use no reference materials.

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