Salomón Huerta

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Salomón 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. Huerta received a full scholarship to attend the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and completed his MFA at UCLA in 1998. Huerta gained critical acclaim and commercial attention in the late 1990s 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 Louise Alexander Gallery/There There in Los Angeles, California, and Porto Cervo, Italy.

Let Everything Else Burn[edit]

In 2012 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's book is 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.


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

Humanizing the Other: Art by Salomón Huerta, Kwan Fong Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA

Still Lifes, There There, Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Mask, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA

Portrait of a Friend, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Studio La Citta, Italy

Gagosian Gallery, London
Salomon Huerta Paintings, Austin Museum of Art, Texas (catalogue)

Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Julie Rico Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Julie Rico Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

¡Chicanismo!: The Sanchez Collection, AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Home—So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

So, Who Do You Think You Are?, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

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

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

My Generation, Spichernohe, Koln, Germany

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Five Countries and One City, Mexico City Museum Mexico City

Patricia Faure Gallery Santa Monica

LA Current, Armand Hammer Museum Gallery Westwood

Vital Signs, Municipal Art Gallery Los Angeles

El Expectio Chicano, Mt. San Antonio College Pomona

Selected Public Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
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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