Alejandro Colunga Marín is a Mexican artist, painter and sculptor.
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He was born in Guadalajara on 11 December 1948 and studied architecture between 1967 and 1971 and music and hospitality in 1971–1973 at Conservatorio del Estado de Jalisco. Colunga's painting and sculpting abilities were self-taught. He has also extensively studied anthropology and languages.
Career as painter and sculptor
His work is characterized by the intensity of his vision and his passionate expressionism and gained international recognition.
His universe of imagination and his original working in the Latin American tradition of surrealism and fantasy . He has participated in many exhibitions, individually and collectively since 1968, in the United States, Mexico, Europe and South America. Some of his works of art form part of important private collections as well as museum collections. He works on ambitious sculptural projects in various countries as an example He has done One well-known series of eight sculptures of his, The Rotunda by the Sea, is a collection of bronze chairs that were created for Puerto Vallarta's boardwalk (malecon). And some huge sculptures at the Nassau County Museum in Long Island New york
Art: paintings and sculptures
Individual exhibitions, trajectory, and awards
"La Galería", Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Senior International, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Casa de la Cultura, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Galería Doce, Guadalajara, Jalisco. lithograph at Ernesto de Soto. San Francisco, California.
Lithographs at Kyron's ; studio with Andrew Vlady. Exposition Galería Franco Terranova, IPANEMA, Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Galería O. M., Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Museo de Arte Moderno, Morelia Michoacán. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Bahía, Brasil. Galery Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
Galeria Miró, Monterrey, N. L.
This year He travels to Brasil, Europa, África and India.
Galería Miró, Monterrey, N. L.
Travels to Europe, with the purpose to research and study. Museo de Arte Moderno, Cd. De México, D. F. Galería Hagerman Baños, México, D. F.
Promoción de las Artes, Monterrey, N. L.
Museum of Modern Art, O.E.A., Washington, D. C. Proyect sculptures 18 m high for S.I.N., New York, N.Y. Galery at Mexican Embassy at Bern, Switzerland. Galery Mexican Embassy en Zurich, Switzerland. Galery Rudy Müller, Zurich, Suiza.
Galeria de Arte Actual Mexicano, Monterrey, N. L.
Invited by Arts Meridian to a Simposium about Art for the Américas, by the Stanford University of San Francisco, Cal., U.S.A.
Works in experimental Proyects Sculpture in terracota cerámic glassed with Museum Jorge Wilmont.
Award Minerva de las Artes, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Foire Internacional D´Art Contemporain Grand Palais, París, France. (FIAC)
Foire Internacional D´Art Contemporain Grand Palais, París, France. (FIAC) Dorsky Gallery, New York, N. Y., U.S.A.
Foro Internacional Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá, Colombia. Conference about influences and trends in Art.
Foro International Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela Conference about Racism in Art. International Forum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá, Colombia. Workshop with young Colombian artists. Invited as jury at International Movie Festival Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia. International Art Exposition, Miami, Fl., U.S.A. Designs scenery and costumes for the play "Paraíso" for the Monterrey N.L Ballet.
Five Interactive Monumental Sculptures "La sala de los magos". Permanent Installation at the front of the Centro Cultural Cabañas en la Plaza Tapatía. Guadalajara, Jalisco. International Art Exposition, Miami, Fl., U.S.A. Jansen Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Galery ARN, Zurich, Suiza.
Award Jalisco de las Artes, Guadalajara, Jal. México.
Award Arquitecture for the interactive installation, "La sala de los magos", Guadalajara, Jal. 94/95 Monumental Set of seven sculptures "Los Magos que Esperan". Privat Financial Group . Guadalajara, Jal. México.
- 1997Set of 8 Monumental sculptures called "La Rotonda del Mar"
Permanent installation at the el malecón, Puerto Vallarta, Jal. México. 97/98 Book about work of drawings big size. Guadalajara, Jal. México.
Works in a Talavera project with utilitarian cerámic, Momic children jar, extraterrestrial children and furniture at the workshop "Talavera de la Reina" Puebla, Pue. Hall "Alejandro Colunga" permanent exposition devoted to his work of art, Amparo Museum, Puebla, Pue. Collection Group four pieces called "Sala de los Magos II". Patio central, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Pue. México.
Regional Museum, "Abrazo Ancestral", Guadalajara, Jal. México. 99/00 Eight Monumental Sculptures Called "Los magos universales", Interaction Proyect. Plaza Tapatía, Guadalajara, Jal. México.
Fountain "Los Magos del Sol" Set of five sculptures in bronze at the Plaza del Sol, Guadalajara, Jal. México. Experiment about astronomy with a Traditional Mexican chair (Equipal) with the coordination with the histhoriographer and researcher Martha Figueroa.
Art and Fashion to tribute Alejandro Colunga "La Noche de Los Magos" at the esplanade Centro Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Jal.
Created the scenery, costumes, make-up and performance "Las Bodas del Cielo y El Infierno" teatral play of William Blake at the Theater de las Artes at the Centro Nacional de las Artes at the Ciudad de México and Theater Degollado at Guadalajara, Jal. México. Installs a Monumental interactive sculpture, at the City Center Portland Oregon, U.S.A.
Proyect for the new installation of 8 monumental sculptures for Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
Exhibithion at Galería Azul at Guadalajara.
Participation as actor at the film "Sincronía" Guadalajara, Jal. Installation of eight Monumental Sculptures, for the Nassau Country Museum, Long Island, New York Designs a set of sculptures for the awards to the most renown Football team
Book about his work at ediciones Espejo de Obsidiana, in México City. Movie in process about his life and his work director from Rumania, Antoniu Moldovan. Documentary about his trips, life and work by Mexican tapatío director Juan Pablo Angel Guggenbuehl. Permanent Exposition at the Nassau County Museum Collection, Long Island, New York. Project of a set of Sculptures at the Los Magos Garden, based in games for children Works in a set of engraving great size at the Workshop Guacha Bato in collaboration with Sergio Ruiz. Recognition and Award at the Congress of the State of Jalisco, México. Recognition at Radio University of Guadalajara at Puerto Vallarta, México.
Working on monumental sculptures for the Nassau County Museum, Long Island New York. Award Galardón Nacional "Ocho Columnas de Oro". Guadalajara, México
Exhibition "Maravillas y Pesadillas" Museo de las Artes de La Universidad de Guadalajara and Instituto Cultural Cabañas. Tribute for his 40 years of trajectory, by the H. Ayuntamiento de Puerto Vallarta.
Award Pedro Sarquís Merrewe Foundation
Award Guadalajara, given by the City of Guadalajara in a solemn City ceremony.
- Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
- Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
- San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
- Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island, NY
- Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
- Museo Cabañas, Guadalajara Jalisco
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