Art Resume

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Education
M.F.A. 1997 Painting San Jose State University, CA
B.A. 1992 Art California State University, Hayward, CA
A.A. 1990 Social Sciences College of Alameda, CA

Group/Solo Exhibitions

Noted exhibitions include venues such as Galerie B. Haasner in Wiesbaden, Germany; National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Illinois; Vorpal Gallery in San Francisco, CA; MACLA in San Jose, CA and Museum of Journalism and Graphic Arts in Guadalajara, México; University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Multicultural Center; Richmond Art Center, in Richmond, CA; Galeria de la Raza, in San Francisco, CA; The University of San Francisco’s Thacher Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco; SomArts, San Francisco, CA; Pro Arts, Oakland, CA.

Projects

Paul Basler – collaborated with Paul Basler (music composer) to create Cantos Alegres, Embrace Creation and Divine Days. Choral groups have performed the pieces around the world including Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Winchester International Music Festival, among others.

Book Covers

I have had the fortune to have my paintings used in the cover of publication with Host Publications, Casiopea, noted poet and playwright Cherrie Moraga (Heroes and Saints & Other Plays, published by West End Press).

Collectors

I am appreciative of all the opportunities that I have had from individuals and organizations that have supported and have financed my work. These include the city of Oakland; the city of Woodland, CA; Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA; Mel & Leta Ramos, Oakland, CA; and BMG Entertainment, NY, NY.

20 thoughts on “Art Resume

  1. Thanks for your generous recent clicks; I see you have some amazing art for me to get busy looking through and be inspired by! ~Scott

  2. Ha, ha, ha, love the ‘Selfie’ Project! What a great idea!! many thanks for ‘liking’ my workshop blog and making me come and look at yours!!! Pop over to my personal work, blog angiethompson.illustration.wordpress.com. See what you think. x

    • It was a pleasure viewing your incredible work… I’ll take another look, of course… Thanks for your comments about my work… I can’t get enough of coming up with “selfie” ideas!! – Best Regards, Gabriel (in California)

  3. Loved the selfie project idea! I’m tempted to copy some with an Indian context in mind but before that I must give you your due appreciation for all the art works 🙂 Do have a look at a few works of mine (mostly amateurish) at http://www.raghaviyengar.wordpress.com – would be great to have some feedback from someone of your calibre!

    • Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words and praise. I viewed you work and am very excited for you. You have much talent and did not find it at all amateurish. Please do create a “selfie” series with your stye and lets have an exhibition together somewhere!! – Best Regards and Happy New Year, Stay in Touch – Gabriel (in Oakland, California)… http://gabrielnavar.com

      • Thanks Gabriel for following my works and your praise. Selfie series sounds like a plan. I’m currently working (in the oil industry not as a full-time artist), but once I get a break I shall start doing so. Will stay in touch. Wish you a happy and colourful new year as well!

  4. Thanks again… I am a part-time artist as well… I teach college art courses for income… Where exactly are you located? As mentioned, I am in California. – Best, Gabriel

  5. I’m currently based out of India/Middle East. I intend to move to USA (East Coast) if possible this year. Will keep you posted if/when that happens and can meet up in CA! Cheers!

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