Salomón Huerta

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Salomon Huerta is a painter based in Los Angeles, California who comes from Tijuana, Mexico and grew up in the Boyle Heights Projects in East Los Angeles. Salomón Huerta received a full scholarship to attend the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and completed is MFA at UCLA in 1998. Huerta gained critical acclaim and commercial attention in the late '90's for his minimalist portraits of the backs of people's heads and color saturated depictions of domestic urban architecture. He was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the US, Europe, and Latin America such as The Gagosian Gallery in London, England and Studio La Città in Verona, Italy. Salomón Huerta is currently represented by Christopher Grimes Gallery in Santa Monica, California.

Salomón Huerta: Let Everything Else Burn[edit]

In 2012 Salomón Huerta published the artist book Let Everything Else Burn, a collection of short autobiographical texts paired with well-known artworks and archived images of his personal history and past. Unique to this artist book are a selection of never before published images of his artwork since the 1990s. This limited editioned book was published by LM Projects, edited by Elizabeth Pulsinelli and includes a foreword by David Pagel.

Salomón Huerta Biography

1965 Born in La Colonia Libertad, Tijuana

1991 BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

1998 MFA, UCLA Graduate School, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Still Lives, There There, Los Angeles, CA

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)

2000
Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999
Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1994
Julie Rico Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1993
Julie Rico Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010
A Group Painting Show, Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, CA

2009
Superficiality and Superexcrescence, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Here's Looking at You, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008
My Generation, Spichernohe, Koln, Germany

2007
Strange New Worlds, Tijuana, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Exquisite Crisis and Encounters, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, NYU, New York, NY

2006
Strange New Worlds, Tijuana, La Jolla Museum, La Jolla CA
Transactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Diego, San Diego, CA
Retratos, San Antonio Museum, San Antonio, TX, Traveling: National Portrait Gallery at the S. Dillion Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

2005
Group Show, Robert Miller, NY, NY
Group Show, El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY
Retratos, El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY
High Drama, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, Traveling to: McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pa
New Watercolors, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004
White on White, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003
Intimates, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Great Drawing Show, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Phoenix Triennial 2001, Contemporary Art: AZ CA MX NM TX, Phoenix Art Museum

2000
Studio la Città Verona
The Next Wave: New Painting in Southern California, California Center for the Arts Escondido
East of the River: Chicano Art Collectors Anonymous, Santa Monica Museum of Art
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY NY

1999
Five Countries and One City, Mexico City Museum Mexico City 1998
Patricia Faure Gallery Santa Monica

1997
LA Current, Armand Hammer Museum Gallery Westwood

1995
Vital Signs, Municipal Art Gallery Los Angeles

1994
El Expectio Chicano, Mt. San Antonio College Pomona

Selected Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA
Colby College Museum, Waterville, ME
CAA, Beverly Hills, CA
Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

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