Discovering the world is discovering the soul. Leaving urban frontiers and finding places of nature invites us to do as well in the journey of existence: to know our own interior landscapes that lie patiently waiting to be visited and which will open pathways to unexplored places. Claudia Gallegos embarks on this journey through her paintings, causing a genuine yearning in viewers to undertake the same path of self discovering where abstract and figurative merge and blend.
Born in Mexico City on October 19, 1967. She earned her Bachelor of Visual Arts at the National School of Fine Arts from 1987 to 1990 and since 1993 has been part of the same faculty, where she teaches Visual Education. She was granted a fellowship twice by the CONACULTA in the category of Young Artists.
2006 Worlds visible / emotional Gardens, Drexel Gallery, Monterrey, Nuevo León
2004 Shared Horizons, EDGE Gallery, Denver, United States
2002 Natural Matter, Museum of Mexico City
2000 Two-dimensional, Galeria Casa Colon, Merida, Yucatan
Solstice, Directorate General of the College of Bachelors, Mexico City
1999 A Place, Drexel Gallery, Monterrey, Nuevo León
The visible form of myth, Unodosiete Gallery, Mexico City
1997 Frontera imaginary Columbus House Gallery, Mérida, Yucatán
1996 second identity, Centro Cultural San Angel, Mexico City
1994 of limits and conditions, the Forest Gallery, Casa del Lago, Chapultepec
1992 Required Evocations, Gallery Luis Nishizawa, ENAP
2006 Metamorphosis, Cultural Center of Spain, Mexico City
2005 Metamorphosis: 61 Artists, Gallery Freedom, Queretaro, Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, CC The Necromancer, San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato and Museum Pully, Pully, Switzerland
2004 Winter Collective, Gallery Lopez Quiroga, Mexico City
Metamorphosis: 34 Artists, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Jalisco, and Iconographic Museum, Guanajuato, Gto
2003 Biennial of Painting and Printmaking Allfredo Zalce, Museum of Contemporary Art, Morelia, Michoacan.
2002 XI Painting Biennial, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
2000 Creation in Motion, Tenth Generation 1998-1999 Young Artists, National Arts Centre, Mexico City
1999 2 º Johnny Walker Painting Competition, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City
1998 Collective painting Mexican Cultural Center, Miami, Florida, United States
1997 Third Biennial Monterrey Museum, Monterrey, Nuevo León
1996 The Presence of San Carlos in Puerto Rico, Museo de las Americas, Puerto Rico
XV National Meeting of Young Art Aguascalientes, Monterrey and Mexico City
Memory, John Martin Gallery, Mexico City
Visions, Museum of Poplar, UNAM, Mexico City
1995 1a. Fall College Fair, Museum of Arts and Sciences University, Mexico City
1994 XIV National Encounter of Young Art Aguascalientes, Monterrey and Carrillo Gil Museum, Mexico City
Creation in Motion, Fourth FONCA Scholars Sample Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
Microhistory, Cultural Center “Isidro Fabela”, Mexico City
1993 First Biennial of Poetry and Painting Metropolitan, South Gallery of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Xochimilco Mexico City
1992 Collective Painting, Casa de la Cultura Mexico, Japan, Mexico City
VIII Biennial of Graphic Art 1991, Stamp Museum, Mexico City
1990 IV Biennial Diego Rivera, Village Museum, Guanajuato, Gto. and Cultural Center José Guadalupe Posada, Mexico City
1990 Annual Exhibition III Mini-stamp, National Print Museum, Mexico City.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2004 Exchange Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts
2003-4 artists invited by the University of Colorado at Boulder
2002 Encouragement of Cultural granted by the Ministry of Culture of the Arts in Mexico City all over
1998-1999 Fellow of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts in the category of Young Creators 1992-1993 Fellow of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts in the category of Young Artists
1991 Second, Third Competition of Fine Arts University, UNAM
2001 Inland Magazine No. 108-109 February to May 2001 Cover illustration, publication of work interview.
2000 Doctors at the Holy Office of the book cover illustration of Dr. Ernestina Jimenez Olivares Faculty of Medicine, UNAM
1998 World Without Time, Images of Chiapas. Illustration of postal stamp to folder
1996 The geometry of Solitude, illustration on the cover of the book of Agustín Cadena, Praxis Publishing
1993 Sleep and fragments, South Gallery, UAM-X Publication of work
1990 Omnia, Journal of the Coordination of Postgraduate Studies, National Autonomous University of Mexico, No. 18, March 1990.