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Brief Biography - CV

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Born in Trujillo, Cáceres Spain in 1955, from the age of two my family lived in Barcelona. It was there that​​ I studied fine arts, painting and engraving. At the same time, while still a student I began teaching drawing at a primary school. Having completed studies at the University of Barcelona and while continuing to teach at secondary school level, I painted in a studio in Barcelona.

Travelling in Spain with family, as well as visiting Paris, I remember above all the profound impact the discovery of Prado Museum in Madrid made upon me. In 1980 I was successful in  the exams allowing me to take on the position of Faculty Head of Drawing Department and established my base in Palafrugell.  I taught and painted and spent as much time as possible indulging in my passion for discovering the wonderful places around me: the sea and the inlands, mountains and valleys, cliffs and coastal trails, wetlands and the Gavarres, people ... At the same time my innate curiosity took me to Italy where I attended workshops with renowned Italian artists. My travels also took me to N.Y. where I attended the Pratt Graphic Centre in Manhattan, my first move towards photo etching.

Field trips alternated with other more adventurous journeys: Mediterranean, Black, Adriatic, Aegean seas... Long trips to Asia and Africa, encountering other cultures and the diversity of Nature... This culminated naturally in much longer periods, the first in 1990 to Colombia for six years and a later period in London. From Colombia my travels took me to different parts of Central and South America providing an immense background of images which will remain with me forever.

Throughout this period in Colombia, I worked with artists in Bogota, sharing many long trips with Colombian and Spanish friends to the Andes, walking and cycling as well as travelling alone. I showed my works in galleries, in solo or group exhibitions, displaying different views of the Colombian " páramos", Galapagos Islands, Caribbean coasts, pre-Columbian archaeological sites...

On my return to Palafrugell I established a new studio, however six years later in 2002 I set off again, this time to London where I lived in Hammersmith, just a stone's throw from the Thames and its waters have made an impression on me ever since. I continued to teach and expand my knowledge of engraving with a Masters degree at the London Print Studio, while painting was left for my return to Palafrugell six years later. There I resumed painting in connection with the Thames series I engraved in London. This is an important part of the body of work I am absorbed with at present.

Currently I teach and continue mainly painting, between Barcelona and Palafrugell .

 

Education and Qualifications

 1972-1977  University of Barcelona.

                    Facultat de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi , Painting degree (MA) and   

                    etching c. Escola de les Arts del llibre, Barcelona

 1977-1978  Painting, Ceramics in Perugia and Sargadelos.

1982-1986  Pottery, La Bisbal, Girona

1982,1984,1986  Woodcut, Etching and Lithography, Istituto d’Arte, Urbino Italy

 2003-2005   Brighton University and London Print School, UK

                     MA : Printmaking and professional practice.

 

Professional Practice and Workshops

 

1980            Faculty Head of Drawing  Department whitin the Spanish  Secondary Education System

1986             Etching, Pratt Graphic Center, N.York

1989, 1992  Lithography . Montelabbate , Italy

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2002                      Centro Cultural Caja Duero, Cáceres and Plasencia

2002                      Galeria Cal Talavero, Verdú.

2002                      Invited artist at the Academia de Belles Arts de Sabadell

 2000-2001             Galeria La Polèmica, Palafrugell

1999-2000              Galeria Jordi Barnadas, Barcelona

1999                      Centre Cultural Caixa de Terrassa, Terrassa

1999                      Galeria Can March, Begur, Girona

1996                      Tunja. Colombia. Com artista convidada a les Jornades Culturals

                             dedicades a España.

1995                      Galeria Belarca, Santafé de Bogotá

1995                      Centre Cultural ColomboAmericano, Santafé de Bogotá

1994                      Centre Cultural Español  Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

1992                      Galeria Belarca, Bogotá 

1989                      La Penyora, Sala d’Art Girona .

1987                      Associació Cultural “Ahí voy”,

                               Sant Feliu de Guíxols,Girona.

 

 Group Exhibitions

 

2013                     Arteca, Palafrugell

2004                     London Print Studio, London

2005                     London Print Studio, London

                            Brighton University

2003                     Art Contemporani Catalunya

                            Ancienne Chapelle de Rham, Luxemburg

2002                     Galeria Jordi Bernadas, Barcelona

2002                     Galería Cal Talaveró

2001                     Art Expo, Barcelona, Galería Dionís Bennassar

2001                     Galería Cal Talaveró

2001 “                   Garoines” Galería La Polémica, Palafrugell

2000                     Galería Dionis Bennassar, Madrid

2000                     Art Expo, Barcelona, Galería Dionís Bennassar

1998                     Obra sobre paper, Galería Can March, Girona

1997                     Premi de Pintura Ricard Camí

1995                     Pintura Española, Universidad Antioquia, Colombia

1994                     Colectiva Galeería Belarca

1993                     Corona Studio, West Room Gallery, New York

 

Awards

First Prizes

Premi Pintura Jove, Sala Parés Barcelona

Premi Fundació Amigó Cuyás, Barcelona

Fine Art Student Award, Council of Barcelona

 

Scholarship

Fundación Rodríguez Acosta, Granada

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