BORN IN 1968 IN GUADALAJARA, JALISCO, WHERE HE LIVES AND WORKS
Graduate of the School of Visual Arts of the University of Guadalajara. In 1994 he was awarded a scholarship by the State Council for Culture and the Arts (CECA) of Jalisco. In 1999 he spent a study residence at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2003 he was awarded a “Young Creators” scholarship by the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA) of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). From 2007 to 2010 he was a member of the National System of Creators of the CONACULTA.
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
In 1994 he won the Acquisition Prize, with a wooden sculpture (unique in his production), as well as the prize in the painting category, of the Second Horse Sculpture Contest, organized by the School of Visual Arts of the University of Guadalajara. He has earned distinctions on several occasions at the National October Salon: honorable mention in the engraving category and second place in the engraving and drawing categories in 1994; first place in drawing in 1995; the Painting Acquisition Prize and honorable mention in sculpture in 1998 (the Omnilife Prize); and the Engraving Acquisition Prize in 2001 (Omnilife Prize). In 2002 he was awarded the Acquisition Prize of the 10th José Guadalupe Posadas National Printmaking Competition in Aguascalientes and the Acquisition Prize in the printmaking category of the 10th Diego Rivera Biennial of Printmaking and Drawing in Guanajuato.
His first individual exhibition, entitled Pasajeros, was held at the Jorge Martinez Gallery of the University of Guadalajara in 1994. Since then he has participated in more than 40 individual showings and more than 150 collective exhibitions in galleries and museums in Mexico, Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Asia. Venues in Mexico include the Raul Anguiano Museum in Guadalajara, the Contemporary Art Museum in Morelia, the Francisco Goitia Museum and the Pedro Coronel Museum in Zacatecas, the Diego Rivera Museum House in Guanajuato, and the gallery of the Federal Finance Secretary in Mexico City. Internationally he has exhibited at the Regional Museum in Rancagua, Chile, the Museum of the Latin American Culture Center in Costa Rica, the Colorado Institute of Art, the Jadité Galleries in New York, the Miami Art Fair, the Aspis Gallery in Italy, the Geneva Palexpo in Switzerland, the Reina Sofia National Museum of Art in Spain, and the Latin American Cultural Center in Seoul, Korea.