LIVE & WORK

             Oakland, CA.

EDUCATION

                            Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017    Hoodwink By Didactix, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015    Retrospectives, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014    Parochial Beacon, Paolo Mejia Gallery, San Francisco, CA. (as IZUUK RIGOR)

2012    Solace From The Wild Side, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2010    Don’t Waste My Time, Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus II, Schwandorf, Germany

           Gone Adrift, Freies -Museum, Berlin, Germany

2009    Splendor of Indulgence Nothingness, Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA. (as Miju)

            Compota, Pablo Gallery, Manila Metro area, Philippines. (as Miju)

             Mambo Without Swing, The Forgotten Pictorial History of The Etiology of Power, SFMOMA Artist Gallery at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.

2008    Denizens of Happylandia, Taylor Bercier Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA. (catalog)

Effigies and Demagogues, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  (as Miju) (catalog)

2006     American Lullaby Series, Djerassi Resident Artist Program Open House,     

Woodside, CA.

2004    Blinded By Omnipotence, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA.                            

2003    Choque Cultural, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba

             Misadventures of a Sidestepping Idealist, Babilonia 1808 Berkeley, CA.

2001    Gozar Con La Patria, Mario Villa Gallery, New Orleans, LA.

2000    Ahi Na' Ma, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA.  

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016     PULSE Miami Beach 2016, Jack Fischer Gallery, Miami, Fl.

              Abortion of Cute, 8 Salon, Hamburg, Germany

      Electric Bulalo:Painting in Exile, Vinyl On Vinyl , Manila, Philippines

     Topsy Turvy, Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines

     Krowsworkerswork, Krowswork, Oakland, CA.             

     The Human Spirit, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.

2015       Miami Project 2015, Jack Fischer Gallery, Miami, FL.

               Tropes of Expectations, Vinyl On Vinyl , Manila, Philippines

Mirage,  XII Habana Bienal Collateral Exhibitions, Habana, Cuba

2014    Paint Plethora, Studio Grand, Oakland, CA.

Oakland Music Festival, Local Artist Exhibit, Era Bar, Oakland, CA. (as IZUUK RIGOR)

2013    Paradox Maintenance Technician, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA. (catalog)

DEFILE, Galleria Duemila, Metro Manila, Philippines. (catalog)

2012    Corresponding Views, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA.

              La Espina, Alley Cat Bookstore, San Francisco, CA.

Man, Myth and Monsters, LeMieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA.

2011    Cuban Collection, MACLA, San Jose, CA.

            Agarra Juicio, The Ghost Poo of Painting, Edelo, San Cristóbal De La Casas, Chiapas, México (with AFKAF)  

            Social Commentary, Space 301, Mobile, AL.

2010    Diluvial Hood, Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany,  (with Miju and Club S&S)

             Free -Range Aesthetics, Pussyfooting Through the Detritus Mind field Of Reality”, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA.(with     AFKAF)

Amor Fati, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA. (with Miju)

2009     Sorry Friend, This is No Hemorrhoids;-{o>, A440 Gallery, San Francisco, CA and Finale Art File, Manila, PH. (with AFKAF)

Strange Hope, Galeria De LA Raza, San Francisco, CA. (with Miju)

Opening Salvo for Suite 418, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2008    Gristle Pays Homage to the Benevolent Sausage, Mag:net Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines,(with Miju)

Room for Big Ideas, Bay Area Now 5, Red Poppy Art House, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, CA.

                            Politique Poetique, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA.

                            Insider/Outsider, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.

                            Miju, Red Dot art fair, Jack Fischer Gallery, New York, NY.

                           Paper Works, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

                           Beyond Child Play, MACLA, San Jose, CA.  

2007    Miju, Red Dot art fair, Jack Fischer Gallery, Miami, FL.

                          Painted Dreams, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA.

                         Alienated Mass Historia, Root Division, San Francisco, CA.

           Pistolitas de Azucar: Cultura, Pop, and Whimsy, Galería De La Raza, San Francisco, CA.

            Drawn From New Orleans, 20th Century Works From Private Collections, Newcomb College Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA.

2006    Outside- Inside –Out, Space 301, Mobile, AL.

sin miramiento alguno (arte iberoamericano actual), in conjunction with Havana Bienal, Havana, Cuba

Cuentos Caseros, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA.

Virus Show, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA.

2005    Comercielo, Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco, CA.

Latin Spirit, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

it’s not rocket science, Bayennale, Oakland, CA.

2004    Rogue Nations” Cuban And Chinese Artist, MACLA, San Jose, CA.                      

2003    Cuba on My Mind, Art Gallery Cesar Chavez Student Center, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

Un/Familiar Territory, San Jose Museum Of Art, San Jose, CA.                           

2002     Is the Medium in the Message?: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, San Jose

Museum Of Art, San Jose, CA                                                                               

2001    Contemporary Devotion, San Jose Museum Of Art, San Jose, CA

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

Miju: collaboration with Michele Muennig

Artist Formerly Known As Friends (AFKAF): collaboration with Arvin Flores, Carlo Ricafort, David Griggs, Gerry Tan, and Manuel Ocampo.

Club S&S: collaboration with Stephen Paul Day and Sibylle Peretti

Izuuk Rigor is collaboration with Carlo Ricafort

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS and JUROR

2014 to present    Co-Founder of Random Parts, artist run project space, Oakland, CA.

2011        Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Juror, Woodside, CA.

2009        Skyline College, Juror, San Bruno, CA.

2006        Cuentos Caseros, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA.

2005        Port Of Oakland Art Commission, Oakland, CA.

 

LECTURES and ARTIST TALKS

2015    Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014    Hunter College, New York, NY.

U.C. Berkeley, History Department

2011    Macla, San Jose, CA.

**Edelo Intercultural Residency Program, San Cristóbal de la Casas, Chiapas,

México Universidad de Ciencia y Arte De Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutierrez, México

2008     Macla, San Jose, CA.

2007    Galeria De la Raza, San Francisco, CA.

2006    Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA.

Djerassi Resident Artist Program,Woodside, CA.

2003    Babilonia 1808 Emerging Artist Program with Jenifer Wofford, Berkeley,CA

Centro de Desarrollo de Las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba   

2000    1078 Gallery, Chico, CA.

 

AWARDS and RESIDENCIES

2016      Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant Award

2011    **Edelo Intercultural Residency Program, San Cristóbal de la Casas, Chiapas, MX

2010    Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus II Art Residency, Schwandorf, Germany

2006     The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation Fellowship through the Djerassi Resident  

             Program, Woodside, CA.

2002    Valparaiso Artist Residency, Mojacar, Spain

1998    Amsterdam Art Logan Graphics Award of Excellence in Printmaking,

            Berkeley, CA.

1996    Best of Show, Pro Arts Annual Juried Show, Oakland, CA.

1991    First Prize for Sculpture, Newcomb Spring Art Show, New Orleans, LA.

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

San Jose Museum Of Art

 

SELECTED REVIEWS, ESSAYS and PUBLICATIONS

Denizens Of Happylandia, Exhibition Catalog, Cabin Fever, essay by Arvin Flores, 2008

*MIJU, Effigies and Demagogues, Exhibition Catalog, “Luminous Umor”, essay by David Coulter, 2008

Pterodactilo   Illustrations published for Literary Journal, University of Texas,  

Shotgun Review, online review, Alienated Mass Historia, Lian Ladia, August, 4,2007

Stretcher, False Notes, Emily Kunstler (June 2004)

Radio 2050 Latino Art & Culture KPFA interview with DJ Aztec Parrot, 2004

“Rogue Nations” Cuban And Chinese Artist, Exhibition Essay, Anjee Helstrup, Curator, Macla, San Jose, CA 2004

Dédalo, Revista De Arte y Literatura, No. 5, Havana, Cuba: Juan Carlos Quintana, Without Sugar There Is No Country

essay by Antonio Eligio Fernandez (Tonel), written for the exhibition Choque Cultural, in Havana, Cuba (2004)

New American Paintings, number 49, Pacific Coast, 2003

Noticias de Arte Cubano El Plano de la Memoria, by Yamel Perez Tasca, No. 9/10, (September 2003)

La Jiribilla, Entre dos Mundos, by Iris Cepero, (October 2003)

Golden Gate [X] press, Issue 3 volume XXVI   Exhibit Given Two Views Of Cuba, Stephanie Mannle, September, 2003

Artweek, Cuba on my mind, David Buuck (November 2003)

La Prensa, Galleries Bring Latin Flair to New Orleans, Katherine Hart, (October, 2001)

The Gambit, Identifying Signs, New Orleans, LA. (October 2001)

Arts Papers, Juan Carlos Quintana / Michele Muennig, Eric Bookhardt (July/August 1992)

The Gambit, New Orleans, LA. (April 1992)