Sergio Garval

Sergio Garval

Biografía

CARÁCTER FUERTE EN PINTURA APASIONADA. SERGIO GARVAL NACIÓ EN GUADALAJARA EN 1968, Y ES EN ESTA CIUDAD DONDE RESIDE Y TRABAJA Egresado de la Escuela de Artes Plásticas de la Universidad de Guadalajara. En 1994 obtuvo una beca del Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Jalisco. En 1999 cursó una residencia de estudio en la School of Visual Arts de Nueva York. En 2003 obtuvo una beca de Jóvenes Creadores del Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, y miembro del Sistema Nacional de Creadores del Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de 2007 al 2010. Su primera exposición individual fue “Pasajeros” en la Galería Jorge Martínez de la Universidad de Guadalajara en 1994, y desde allí ha participado en más de 40 exposiciones individuales y más de 150 colectivas en galerías y museos de México, Latinoamérica, Estados Unidos, Europa y Asia, entre los que destacan: el Museo Raúl Anguiano en Guadalajara, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Morelia, el Museo Francisco Goitia y Pedro Coronel de Zacatecas, la Casa Museo Diego Rivera de Guanajuato, en la galería de la Secretaria de Hacienda.

Semblanza

Garval traduce lo que su imaginación le dicta. Imposibles de pasar inadvertidas, sus obras se caracterizan por una exuberancia que representa en conjuntos de personajes anónimos en situaciones de realidad y teatralidad. “Si la obra de Garval comunica y estimula la reflexión sobre la condición humana se debe a la sensibilidad crítica con que percibe el acontecer mundial y a la lucidez de sus transposiciones poéticas.”

Sergio Garval was born June 13, 1968 in Guadalajara, Jalisco. As a child he enjoyed playing with pencils and colors; the world of artistic expression and introspection was a natural part of his childhood. He began to paint with oils at 11, self-taught. In 1987 he entered the University of Guadalajara to study art; he graduated in 1992, having already shown his work in several collective exhibits. He continued his studies with different Masters in Mexico and spent the summer of 1989 in residence at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Since then, his work has been shown in 150 different exhibits, individual and collective, in the U.S., Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Brazil, S. Korea, Costa Rica, Bulgaria, Chile, Romania, and in many museums and galleries in Mexico. He has received recognition and prizes in graphic art, painting, drawing, and sculpture in Mexico. He has been awarded various scholarships in Mexico, including from the National Fund for Culture and Arts, 2003-4 and 2007-10.

“Over time, I find that the human condition is at the center of my work, and I usually show the existential obsessions of our time. I manipulate the absurdities, contradictions, and reflections that form part of our nature.”

Individual Shows:

1994 “Passengers” – Galeria Jorge Martinez, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1996 “Unworldly Presences” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Surrounding Spaces” – Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum, Morelia, Michoacán

“Introspection X” – Alejandro Gallo Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1997 “Variations” – Alejandro Gallo Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Hunts” – Francisco Goitia Museum, Zacatecas, Zacatecas

1998 “Splash” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

“Residents” – Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato

“Take Your Banana, Chimp” – Televisa Art Hall, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1999 “Wet Dreams” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

“Retrospective” – Industrial Club of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Shower Stories” – Margeaux Kurtie Modern Art, Madrid, New Mexico

2000 “Appetizer” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

“Garval Paintings” – Margeaux Kurtie Modern Art, Madrid, New Mexico

2001 “Pastries” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

“Untitled” – El Refugio Cultural Center, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco

2002 “Days of Ants” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

“Light and Shadow” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

2003 “Recent Works” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

“Instants” – Galeria Arte 3, León, Guanajuato

“Inhabitants” – Guanajuato Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato

“Inhabitants” – German Gedovius, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí

“Inhabitants” – El Faldón, Querétaro, Querétaro

“Inhabitants” – Cultural Center, Colima, Colima

“Inhabitants” – Contemporary Art Museum, Tepic, Nayarit

2004 “The Origin of the River” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

“Inhabitants” – Los Arquitos Cultural Center, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

“Inhabitants” – Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum, Morelia, Michoacán

“Inhabitants” – Pedro Coronel Museum, Zacatecas, Zacatecas

2005 “Cardinals, Clowns, and Others” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

“Rituals” – Federal Finance Dept. Gallery, Mexico City, D.F.

“Rituals” – Raúl Anguiano Museum, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Wasteland” – Actual Mexicano Gallery, Monterrey, Nuevo León

2006 “Shipwrecks” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

“Clown Time” – Galeria Quetzali, Oaxaca, Oaxaca

2007 “Recent Works” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

“Wet Stories” – Actual Mexicano Gallery, Monterrey, Nuevo León

“Ants” – Cervantino Festival Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato

“Moments of Eve” – Factor Art Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

2008 “The Game” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

“Days to Observe” – Irma Valerio Gallery, Zacatecas, Zacatecas

2011 “Sancta Sanctorum” – Cabañas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco

• Other Exhibitions S E R G I O G A R V A L Collective Shows:

1989 The Guadalupe Art Auction - Colorado Art Institute, Denver, Colorado Day of the Dead Exhibition – Jorge Martinez Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Day of the Dead” – Gomez de Mendiola Prep School, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1990 “Young Art in Motion” – Lopez Portillo Museum, Guadalajara, Jalisco Graphics – Paladín de la Libertad Salon, East Administrative Unit, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Salon de Octubre” – Cabañas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1991 “Three Painters” – Mexican-American Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco Art School Students – Tala Cultural Center, Tala, Jalisco “Watercolors” – Valentin Gómez Farias Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco Senior Exhibit – Jorge Martinez Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Grupo Hollin Watercolors” – Art Gallery of the University of Colima, Colima, Colima Enamel on Metal – Jorge Martinez Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco September 16 Exhibit of Portable Murals – East Administrative Unit, Guadalajara, Jalisco Collective – Cultural Center, Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco First Jose Clemente Orozco Biennial – Art and Culture Forum, Guadalajara, Jalisco Painting on Site – Music School, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1992 “Alfonso Michel” Colima Biennial – Colima, Colima “Homage to Friar Antonio Alcalde” – Cabañas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco “50 minus 1” – Gavirufraja Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco Art Auction – Gavirufraja Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Art from Mexican Hands” – Concentro, Guadalajara, Jalisco Winter Collective – Clave Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1993 Three Day Auction – Concentro, Guadalajara, Jalisco “El Caballo” Competition – Jorge Martínez Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco Tornasol Project Exhibit – Aspis Gallery, Cagliari, Cerdeña, Italy Salon de Octubre – Cabañas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1994 Spring Collective – Roxy Cultural Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco Second “El Caballo” Painting and Sculpture Competition – Jorge Martinez Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco Art Auction – Jalisco Civic Forum, Guadalajara, Jalisco Third Young Artists Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco Artist Workshop – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco Friends of the Civil Hospital Auction – Guadalajara, Jalisco Winter Expo-Sale – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1995 “Convergence of the Eye” – Modern Art Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco Third Graphics Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco First Art Masters Salon – Cabanas Cultural Institute, Art and Culture Forum, Guadalajara, Jalisco Graphics in Ajijic – Ajijic, Jalisco Fourth Young Artists Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco Prints – Old Spanish Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid, Espana Evangelina Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco Salon de Octubre – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco Workshop of Alternative Arts – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco XIV Life and Death Salon – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco Exhibit and Auction – Sinatra’s, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1996 “New Alternative Art in Jalisco” – Nuevo Leon Pinacoteca, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon “Pictures at an Exhibition” – Delgollado Theater, Guadalajara, Jalisco Tierra Adentro Magazine – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco Graphics Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Homage to Juan José Areola” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco “El Mariachi” – Regional Museum of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco XV Life and Death Salon – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco Third Salon of Galleries – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco Graphics Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Landscapes” – Cultural Center, Autlan, Jalisco

1997 XVI Life and Death Salon – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco Artists’ Workshop – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Ocho Loko” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1998 “Art Miami” – Miami, Florida Contemporary Art of Jalisco – Electric Train Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco Salon de Octubre – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Ocho Loko” – La Caba, Ajijic, Jalisco “Alternative Art of Jalisco” – Cultural Center, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon “Alternative Art of Jalisco” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1999 Drawing Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Example of Contemporary Art of Jalisco” – Juan Jose Areola Library, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco 1999 Summer Studio Residency – Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York

2000 “Thirty-Five Promises of the Twenty-First Century” – Modern Art Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco XXI Life and Death Salon – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Jalisco Self-Portraits” – Gaucha Bato Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco Europe Art Fair – Geneva Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland “Masters of Contemporary Art” – Ruiz Rojo Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Fifty Years of Jalisco Art” – Cabanas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Jalisco Contemporary Art” – Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Jalisco Graphics” – Oaxaca Graphic Arts Institute, Oaxaca, Oaxaca

2001 “Jalisco Art 1950-2000” - Federal Finance Dept. Museum, Mexico City, D. F. “Offerings of Lines and Colors” - Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Inner Journey” - Henaine Fine Art, New York, New York

2002 “Room” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Contemporary Art of Jalisco” - Alejandro Gallo Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco OMNILIFE Grand Prize Salon - Francisco Goitia, Zacatecas, Zacatecas OMNILIFE Grand Prize Salon - Contemporary Art Museum, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes IX José Guadalupe Posadas National Graphics Competition - Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes Salon de Octubre “Homage to Ramiro Torreblanca” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco Fall Collective - Gallery-Studio of Maricarmen Gutierrez, Guadalajara, Jalisco Tenth National Graphics Competition - Jose Guadalupe Posadas Museum, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes “Life and Death Salon” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Contemporary Graphics of Jalisco” - Assis Chateaubriand Art Museum, Paraiba State University, Campina Grande, Brazil Tenth Diego Rivera Drawing and Graphics Biennial - Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato

2003 “Those Who Are Missing” – Guadalajara City Hall Patio, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Graphics of Jalisco” – Olga Acosta Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato “The Viper of Peace – Artists Against War” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco (This exhibit was subsequently presented in Jalisco at the La Morena Cultural Center in La Barca, the Cultural Center in Lagos de Moreno, the Cultural Center in Ocotlan, and the Silvestre Vargas Museum in Tacatitlan.) “Panorama of Painting in Jalisco Since 2000” – Cabanas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Graphics of Jalisco in Chile” – Regional Museum, Rancagua, Chile “Latin American Exhibit” – Medici Palace, Toscana, Italy “Graphics of Jalisco” – Cultural Center/ Museum of Latin America, San Jose, Costa Rica “Graphics of Jalisco” – Cultural Center of Latin America, Korean Museum, Seoul, South Korea “3 x 6” – Televisa Art Space, Guadalajara, Jalisco Salon de Octubre – Ex Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Prodigies of Graffiti” – Raul Anguiano Museum, Guadalajara, Jalisco Fourth Alfredo Zalce Biennial of Prints and Paintings – Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum, Morelia, Michoacán XI José Guadalupe Posadas National Print Competition, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes “Homage to the Dead Saints” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

2004 “Lessedra World Art Print Annual” – National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria First Painting Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Friends and Relatives of Javier Campos Cabello” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco First Print Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial, Rufino Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico City, D. F. “Fonca 2003-4 Scholars” – City Museum, Querétaro, Querétaro XII José Guadalupe Posadas National Print Competition, José Guadalupe Posadas Museum, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes XI Diego Rivera Biennial of Drawings and Prints, Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato “Latin Visions – A Collector’s Insight” – Nassau County Art Museum, Roslyn Harbor, Long Island, New York XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial – Oaxaca Contemporary Art Museum, Oaxaca, Oaxaca International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2004 – Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania Second National Biennial of Visual Arts Yucatan 2004 – Quintana Roo, Yucatan

2005 “Seven Artists” – Valentin Gomez Farias Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Creation in Movement – Young Artists 2003-4” – Galeria Central, National Arts Center, Mexico City, D. F. XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial – Sinaloa Art Museum, Culiacan, Sinaloa Annual Gay-Lesbian Salon – University of Chopo Museum, Mexico City, D. F. XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial – Querétaro Art Museum, Querétaro, Querétaro XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial – Instituto Potosino de Bellas Artes, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial – Metropolitan Cultural Space, Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas

2006 “First Spring Collective, 2006” – Naxica Gallery, Mexico City, D.F. “Maco” Mexico Contemporary Art Fair, Quetzali Gallery, Mexico City, D.F. “Tribute to Don Quixote de La Mancha” – May Cultural Festival, Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Fifteenth Anniversary” – Irma Valerio Gallery, Zacatecas, Zacatecas “Prints” – Factor Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Juarez – Liberty and Image” – National Palace, Mexico City, D.F. “Art Miami” Art Fair – Turner Carroll Gallery, Miami, Florida “Art Basel” Art Fair – Miami, Florida

2007 “University of Guadalajara Art Collection” – Cabanas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Arte Americas 2007” Art Fair, Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, Florida “Maco” Mexico Contemporary Art Fair, Quetzali Gallery, Mexico City, D.F. “Art Collection” – Federal Secretary of Finance Museum, Mexico City, D.F. “Latin American Art – Myth and Reality” – Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York

2008 “Visions: 20th Century Latin American Art” – Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida “Artists to Watch: Mexico” – Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico “Collective” – Terreno Baldio Gallery, Mexico City, D.F. “Homage to José Clemente Orozco” – Cabanas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco “Art Basel” Art Fair – Terreno Baldio Gallery, Miami, Florida

2009 “Latin American Jewels” – Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida “Creation in Movement – Fonca 1989-2009” – Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City,

D.F. 2010 Maco Art Fair – Terreno Baldio Gallery, Mexico City, D.F.

Scholarships:

1994-1995 Jalisco State Council for Culture and the Arts

2003-2004 CONACULTA-FONCA Young Artists

2007-2010 CONACULTA-FONCA National System of Artists



Recognitions:

1993 Second Place, Painting, El Caballo Competition, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1994 Sculpture Acquisition Prize, Second El Caballo Sculpture Competition, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1994 Painting Acquisition Prize, Second El Caballo Painting Competition, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1994 Honorable Mention, Painting, Salon de Octubre, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1994 Second Place, Print, Salon de Octubre, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1994 Second Place, Drawing, Salon de Octubre, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1995 First Place, Drawing, Salon de Octubre, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1998 Honorable Mention, Sculpture, OMNILIFE Grand Prize Salon, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1998 First Prize, Painting Acquisition, OMNILIFE Grand Prize Salon, Guadalajara, Jalisco

2001 Print Acquisition Prize, OMNILIFE Grand Prize Salon, Guadalajara, Jalisco

2002 Print Acquisition Prize, Jose Guadalupe Posadas National Competition, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

2002 Print Acquisition Prize, X Diego Rivera Print and Drawing Biennial, Guanajuato, Guanajuato

2003 “Presea Alfredo Zalce” – Fourth Alfredo Zalce Biennial of Prints and Paintings, Morelia, Michoacán

2003 Honorable Mention, XI José Guadalupe Posadas National Print Competition, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

2004 Acquisition Prize, Premio Guadalajara 2004, Guadalajara, Jalisco

2004 Print Acquisition Prize, XI Diego Rivera Print and Drawing Biennial, Guanajuato, Guanajuato

2006 First Acquisition Prize, Drawing, First Rafael Cauduro Drawing Biennial of the Americas, Tijuana, Baja California