PTDW Visiting Artist: Salomón Huerta

 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Columbus Building, 280 S. Columbus Dr., room 319

Salomón Huerta is an L.A.-based artist. Born in Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico), he was raised in Boyle Heights' Ramona Gardens public housing project. He obtained degrees from Pasadena College (AA), Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (BFA) and UCLA School of Art (MFA). Huerta first gained critical acclaim and success for his minimalist portraits of the backs of people's heads and color-saturated depictions of houses. His art has been exhibited in influential exhibitions, galleries and museums. This includes the 2000 Whitney Biennial in New York and a 2017 (summer) exhibition, Home—So Different, So Appealing, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Moreover, the following represent a sample of his many solo shows:

  • 2014: Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2008: Mask, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
  • 2005: Portrait of a Friend, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2003: Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2002: Studio La Citta, Italy
  • 2001: Gagosian Gallery, London, Salomon Huerta Paintings, Austin Museum of Art, Texas (catalogue)