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An example of work by Carlos Guillermo Gomez
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|Born in Mexico D.F., Carlos Gomez found his first artistic expression in the Tex - Mex culture of the Rio Grande Valley, in Brownsville where he was raised. "Brightly colored buildings and the surreal atmosphere of the Mexican border towns gave me the first appreciation of color, line, and the generalization that my chosen images would have to be bold and realistic," explains Carlos. He obtained his B.F.A.. at Pan American University and attended Washington State University for his M.F.A. in painting and drawing. In the course of his studies he went, from an interest in Renaissance style art to social-abstract-surrealism and is currently exploring multi-technique painting. |
He has received positive critical reviews from the media where he has presented exhibitions. Notable exhibitions include: The 24th exhibition of Painting and Sculpture held at Barnegat Light, New Jersey, which included monumental artist like: Ben Shahn, Leonardo Nierman, Betty Wesson, Samuel Rattner, and others. Other note worthy exhibitions he has participated in, include the 70th American Annual at Newport in Rhode Island, the Second National Jury Exhibition in Washington DC, The Latin Spirit of the 80's in Houston, the Art in Nature at the Museum of Natural History in Austin, Cara on Cara: Texas Faces in San Antonio, Tres Proyectos Latinos, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, and the Eight Parkside National Small Print Exhibition held in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He has also exhibited with such notable artists as: Jasper Johns, Luis Jimenez, Benito Huerta, Cesar Martinez, Sam Coronado, John Hernandez, Leticia Huerta, Jesse Amado, Isben Espada, Pedro Rodriquez, and many others.
Currently, he is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Brownsville, where he teaches a wide range of classes in painting and drawing. He has also served as a volunteer wildlife illustrator for the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and the Gorgas Science Foundation.
Other exhibitions of merit were at Texas A&M Kingsville, where he exhibited 20 paintings in a One-Man Show, the University of Houston Down Town campus O'Kane Gallery in the national group exhibition titled "El Quinto Sol: Chicano (a) Perspectives" sponsored by the Museo Guadalupe Aztlan, "Tres Proyectos Latinos" at the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria in Austin Texas, a three-person show at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio followed by a group exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas, and several exhibitions in the Rio Grande Valley many of which were one man shows. The latest Provenance at the Rio Grande Valley Museum in Harlingen Texas, Pseudonym at UTB, Serendipity at STCC, all one man shows and three group shows in Wichita Kansas, Boise Idaho, and Norm Okalahoma, among others. His latest and note worthy, Dos Caras del Sur de Tejas at the Brownsville Historic Museum; was a two-man show with renowned Chicano artist Cesar A. Martinez. Other one-man shows are schedule in La Pena Gallery ("Presence") in Austin, Brownsville , Mexico, with several on going group shows and group traveling shows.
Aside from exhibiting his work, Carlos also is a very active curator and has curated more than one hundreds show.
Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, Temple Arizona
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi (through Coronado Studio, Serie Print Series).
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin Texas (through Coronado Studio, Serie Print Series).
University of Texas at Brownsville, (through third party purchase gift)
United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Services, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Rio Hondo, Texas.
Gorgas Science Foundation, Inc., Brownsville, Texas.
The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, San Benito, Texas
ACADEMIC TRAINING AND DEGREES
M.F.A "79 Washington State University
B.F.A " 76 Pan American University
WORK EXPERIENCE (current)
Professor of Fine Art, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville Texas.
RECENT EXHIBITION HISTORY
Nuevo Santander Gallery, McAllen, Texas. Affiliation.
Artveo Gallery, Wichita, Kansas. Affiliation
Progreso Gallery, Progreso Mexico. Affiliation
"Presence", Carlos G. Gómez, A One-man Show, La Peña Gallery, Austin, Texas
"Carlos G. Gómez, ORALE", A Solo Show, Progreso Art Gallery, Nuevo Progreso Mexico.
"Sunny Side Up", Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington Texas.
Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas: (via TFAA travel show).
"The Human Condition", a One-man Show, Carlos G. Gómez, The Alonzo, Brownsville, TX.
Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas: (via TFAA travel show).
Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas: (via TFAA travel show).
"El Regresó a Houston", Carlos G. Gómez, A One-man Show,
Museo Guadalupe Aztlan, Houston Texas.
TFAA's 2002 Five by Seven by X Exhibition, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin Texas.
"Colores de la Region", Sala Arte Gallery, McAllen, Texas
"Dos Caras del sur de Tejas", Carlos G. Gómez, Cesar Martinez, Brownsville Historic Museum, Brownsville, Texas. Curator: Romeo Montalvo
University of Texas at Brownsville Faculty Exhibition.
First Annual Normah Knight Invitational, Harlingen, TX Group Show.
"From Culture to Canvas"; Carlos G. Gómez, Noel Palmenez, A Two Man Show, UT-MB, Moody Medical Library, Galveston, TX.
"Premiere Serie VIII", (also featuring Serie VII), St. Edward's University
Third Annual Rio Grande Valley Museum All Valley Art Exhibition,
Harlingen, TX, juried group show.
Norman, Oklahoma at the Firehouse Art Center. Group Show.
"Master Pieces", South Texas Institute For the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX
Group invitational show. Catalog.
"La Union Del Pueblo: Igualdad, Dignidad Y Respeto", Chicano/a Juried Exhibition at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. Catalog.
"the serie print project, recent acquisitions", Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin,
Texas. Group Show.
"The Select View" "Artveo", Group Show, Old Town Gallery District,
Shiney Gallery, Wichita Kansas.
"Serendipity", One Man Show South Texas Community College, McAllen TX.
Art for Art's Sake; All Faculty Show, University of Texas at Brownsville, March Reviewed by AD Rocha, The Collegian.
Coronado Studio; Print Serie VII, University of Texas art Brownsville,
Reviewed, Debra Wilborn, The Collegian, and Kevin Garcia. Brownsville Herald.
"Divine Art Auction, retablo/ex-voto" Invitational, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas.
"Serie VII" Serie Project, Inc. & Teatro Humanidad, Austin, Texas
Vali Art & Antique Gallery, Brownsville, Texas. Affiliation (terminated)
Provenance: Carlos G. Gómez, A One-Man Show, Rio Grande Valley Museum, Harlingen Texas.
Orilla del Mar II International Art Exhibition, in Conjunction with The 7th Annual CineSol Latino Film Festival. South Padre Island Convention Center. Curator, Noe Hinojosa.
"Artcapades", South Texas Institute for the Art, Corpus Christi, TX., Invitational Exhibition, Co-Chairmen: Dee Dee Cutbirth, Teresa Ranly-Garcia, and Judy Staveley. Catalog.
Pseudonym: Carlos G. Gómez, Richardson Art Gallery, UTB Reviews: Noe Hinojosa, The Mesquite Review and Debra Wilborn, The Collegian.
The Millennium, McAllen, Texas. Affiliation (terminated)
"El Quinto Sol" Rancho del Cielo, Mexico. Collaboration sculpture;
Carlos Gomez, Ted Estrada, Jose Solis, UTB summer II art students.
"21 Artistas Plasticos de la Frontera", Centro Cultural Arq. Mario Pani,
Matamoros, Mexico. International Show. Curator: Juan Gonzalez
"Momentum III", Alternative Festival, Bellas Artes Institute, Matamoros
Mexico. International Show. Curators: Esteban Brown, Juan Gonzalez.
The Mesquite Review: "Arte Rio Grande II", Millennium, McAllen Texas, Curator: Noe Hinojosa, Jr.
"Square Roots", Invitational Exhibition, South Texas Institute for the Arts,
Corpus Christi, Texas, Rachel Gonzalez-Falla, Chair.
UTB/TSC 7th Annual Faculty Art Exhibition
"Huevos con Chile", One Man Show, Alonzo Building, Gorgas Science Foundation, Brownsville, TX.
"Art with Heart", International Bank of Commerce, McAllen Texas.
"Art with Heart", Nuevo Santander Gallery, McAllen, Texas.
"The Good Mexican" One Man Show, Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts
Center, San Benito, Texas. Reviewed by: Alice Green, Valley Mourning Star.
"Reflections", South Texas Institute for the Arts Invitational, Singer Gallery, Corpus Christ, Texas. Curators: Jodi Hahn, Alisa Kennedy. (Catalogue).
Faculty Art Exhibition, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas.
Naturaleza Evocativa: Carlos G. Gómez, Luis Guerra, and Liliana Garcia-Roig, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Art Annex, San Antonio, Texas. Curator: Kathy Vargas. Reviewed by: Dan Goddard, San Antonio, Express-News
"The Exchange" Tarrant County College Northwest, Fort Worth, Texas.
Curators: Richard Smith and Carlos G. Gómez.
Gorgas Science Foundation Art Exhibition, Alonzo Building, Group
Exhibition, Brownsville, Texas. Curator: Sergio Garcia.
Tres Proyectos Latinos: Re-Collections, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna
Gloria, Austin, Texas. Curators: Benito Huerta, Kathy Vargas, Henry Estrada, and Victor Zumudio-Taylor. (Catalogue).
Reviewed by: ARIBA, Art & Business News, Austin, May 23, 1997,
DISTINCT, Westlake Picayanne, Austin, June 12,1997,
CHRONICLE arts review, Austin, August, 1997, and
American Statesman, Austin, May 24, 1997.
Art Museum of South Texas Invitational, "ELEMENTS", Singer Gallery, Corpus Christi, Texas. Curators: Jodi Steen and Sheri Pfromer. (Catalogue).
Faculty Art Exhibition, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas.
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