Carlos de Villasante
cdevespa@gmail.com, www.carlosdevillasante.com
tel. 707.782.3497
 
Biographical Information___________________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________________________
 
Place of birth   México City, Mexico
Residence:       Petaluma, CA
Education:       Master of Fine Arts (painting), Memphis College of Art, 1998
Bachelor of Fine Arts (painting), Rhode Island School of Design, 1993
Languages:       Fluent in Spanish, English, Italian
 
Solo Shows____________________________________________________________________
 
2014                “Cognate”, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL            
 
2012                “New Works”, Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Gallery Show
 
2010                Rumbo Sur”, Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2009                “Visible”, Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                        “Project Room”, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami, FL
 
2008                “New Heads”, Art @ Work Space, Miami, FL
 
2005                “Spare Parts”, Buenavista Building, Miami, FL                    
                        “Recnt Escapes”, Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans LA
                        “Notre Promesse”, Marci Gaymu Gallery, Paris, France
 
2004                “Nuestro Juramento”, Marci Gaymu Gallery, Madrid, Spain
                        “Company of Strangers”, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2003                “My-Ami”, Stephen P Clarke Gallery, Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs                     
                       
2002                “A Petition of Sorts’", Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
                        “On Imagined Occasions”, Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2001                “Poser”, Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Miami, FL
                        “Looking Back”, Florida Stage Gallery, Lake Worth, FL
 
1999                Egregius in Urbe Pictor”, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN
 
1998                “Paintings for the End of the World”, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
 
1996                “Displaced Desires”, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
 
Selected Group Shows_________________________________________________________

 

2015                “Annual Art auction”, Sonoma County Museum”, Santa Rosa, CA

2014                “4409.72 Miles | 9125 Days”, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami, FL

“Thirty Years on the Road”, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL

“Imagine Bus Project”, SOMArts Center, San Francisco, CA

                        “Inside/ Outside”, Sonoma County Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
Under the Influence of Finance - Fashion: Selections from the Frederick R.
Weisman Art Foundation”, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
                        “From the Religious to the Sacrilegious”, Arturo Mosquera Collection, Miami, FL
“Bi Annual Faculty Exhibition”, Sonoma State U. art gallery, Rohnert Park, CA
 
2013                What’s Up Where? A Sampling of Prints, Drawings and Collaborations from the
 HarcosHuneke collection, College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia, CA
“Outside/Inside”, Mural Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
                        two story mural on the Annex building facade one city block in length.
                        “Art From the Heart”, Sonoma State U. Art gallery, Rohnert Park, CA
 
2012                “Grand Salon”, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
“Left Coast Annual”, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
                        “Calabash”, Food for thought charity auction, Forestville, CA
“Art from the Heart”, Sonoma State U. art gallery, Rohnert Park, CA
 
2011                “Faculty Show”, Sonoma State University art gallery, Rohnert Park, CA
                        “Couples”, Long Beach Island Foundation of Art , Long Beach TWP, NJ
2010                “Good and Plenty”, Art Basel show, South Florida Art Center, Miami beach, FL
                        “Miami International Art Fair”, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami, FL
                        “Art from the Heart”, Sonoma State University art gallery, Rohnert Park, CA
 
2009                Love Cures Charity Auction”, South Florida Art Center, Miami, FL
                        “Coupling”, Buena Vista Building, Miami, FL
                        “CIRCA Puerto Rico 09”, Son Espace/Son Projects, Barcelona, Spain
 
2008                “Futurity”, Heriard Cimino gallery, New Orleans, LA         
“Flat File”, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
                        “Ford Flex”, DACRA Space, Miami FL
“Face to Face”, Heriard Cimino gallery, New Orleans, LA   
“Miami, Ciudad-Metafora”, Centro Cultural Espanol, Miami, FL   
“Abracadabra”, Art and Culture Center,Hollwood, FL
           
2007                “Bridge Art Fair”, Kathleen Cullen Gallery, New York, NY
“Changing at Babylon”, Kathleen Cullen Gallery, New York, NY
                        “Garden Party”, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, Miami Beach, FL
“Faculty Show”, Miami International University of Art and Design
“Aesthetics & Values”, Florida International University, Miami FL
                        “Accent Miami”, Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2006                “Barcelona Photo Biennial”, Galeria Julian Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
                        Affair at the Jupiter Hotel”, Portland OR, Lemon Sky Projects + Edtions
                        Year 06 Fair, London UK, Lemon Sky Projects + Edtions
                        Aqua Art”, Miami, FL Lemon Sky Projects + Edtions
                        “Art Book; Havana Biennial edition”, Galeria Juan David, la Havana, Cuba
                        “Tastes and Tongues”, Spanish Cultural Center, CCE, Miami, FL
                        “The Line of Beauty”, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY
                        “685 Lab”, curated by Howard Goldkrand, Miami Beach, FL
 
2005                “Yard at Casa Lin”, Art Basel project, Wynwood, Miami, FL
“International Kids Fund Auction”, Miami Art Central, Miami, FL
                        “Draw”, Son Projects, Barcelona, Spain
                        “Artists Books”, Son Projects, Barcelona, Spain
“Faculty Show”, Miami International University of Art and Design
                       
2004                “Scope, Miami”, Jack the Pelican Gallery, Townhouse Hotel, Miami, FL
                        “Miami Citizen”, Mexican Cultural Institute, Miami FL
                        “Sites Miami”, Dorsch Gallery, Lummus park, Miami FL
“Miami Artists”, Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA                                                                                            
“Miami Visions of Now”, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
“Nepotism, the Art of Friendship”, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Fl
                        “Last Show”, The House Space, Miami, FL
                        “Assembly Required”, Edge Zones Gallery, Miami, FL
                        “Arco 2004”, Madrid, Spain, Edge Zones Gallery, Miami, FL
“It’s for the Birds”, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
 
2003                “Scope Art Fair”, Bourbon Lally, Miami Beach, FL
                        “Frenzy”, Warehouse 97, Miami, Fl
                        “Space”, Miami Museum of Science, Miami, FL
                        “Art Institute of Miami Faculty show”, Miami, FL
                        “White Box Second Annual Benefit Auction”, White Box Gallery, NY
                        “Turning Pages: Celebrating South Florida Artist-made Books”, Centre Gallery
                          Wolfson Campus, Miami Dade Community College, Miami FL
“Inside Paper”, Spanish Cultural Center, Miami FL                                     
Art Miami”, Gallerie Bourbon-Lally, Miami Beach Convention center,  Miami
“South Florida Cultural Consortium Grantee Show”, Stephen P Clarke Center, Miami, FL
 
2002                “New Art Barcelona '02”, Barcelona, Spain  
                        “Form and Figure”, James Herring Space, Art Basel, Miami, FL                 
                        “Benefit Auction”, White Box, New York, NY
                        “Artist Auction”, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
                        “No Show”, Fredrick Snitzer Gallery, Miami,i FL
                        “No Home Show”, Eugenia Vargas Residence, Miami, FL   
                        “Contexto Santo Domingo 02”, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana  
                        “New Art 2002”, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
                        “New Art 2002”, Key West Museum of Art and History, Key West, FL
                        “No Show”, Frederick Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
                        “The Seducer’s Diary”, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, FL
                        “Art Basel Show”, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
                       
2001                “New Orleans Triennial”, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
“Poser”, Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Miami, FL
                        “New Style”, Arts Magna, Miami, FL
                        “Sears Building”, The House Space, Miami, FL
                       
2000                “Summer Group show”, Freites Revilla Gallery, Miami, FL
                        “New Drawings”, 410 Contemporary, Memphis, TN
1999                “Max 99”, University of Memphis Art Museum, Curator Buzz Spector,                                      
“25th Juried Prints, Drawings, Photos”, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
                        “Invitational”, Memphis Arts Festival, Memphis, TN
                        Bare Necessities”, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
                        “6 New Artists”, Cooper Street Gallery
                        “Art Farm”, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
           
1998                “Group Show”, Cooper Street Gallery, Memphis, TN
                        “MFA Show”, Tobey Gallery, Memphis, TN
 
1997                “Juried Summer Show”, Tobey Gallery, Memphis, TN
                        “Gibson Art Guitars”, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
                        “Recent Work”, Paul Edelstein Gallery, Memphis, TN
 
1996                “Boxing Match”, Plan B Gallery, Memphis, TN
1995                “Havana Biennial: Young Printmakers”, Museo Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba
 
Residencies___________________________________________________________________
 
2011                Stonehouse Residency for the Contemporary Arts,  Miramonte, CA
 
2009                Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
                        Louisiana Artworks, New Orleans, LA
 
Selected Bibliography___________________________________________________________
 
 
2013                “Hoodhenge”, Press Democrat, towns section, 9/28/13, H. Watts,
                         http://www.pressdemocrat.com/gallery/gallery/20131007.100709998.html
                        http://town.blogs.petaluma360.com/13588/hoodhenge/
 
Hoodhenge': SSU Professor Displays Art in Vacant Petaluma Lot”, Petaluma Patch, 9/16/13, by Cody Kitaura 
 
Hoodhenge: Art Professor's Car Hoods Pay Tribute to Stonehenge, Sonoma News Center , 10,5/ 2013, by Jean Wasp
                        Sonoma County Museum plans downtown graffiti art project”, Press Democrat,
                        9/19/13, by Dan Taylor
 
                        “Mysteries of Hood Henge Unearthed in Petaluma”, Sonoma State Star,  10/1/13,
                        by Dana Denesha
 
2009                “New American Paintings”, book #75, southeast edition, Peter Boswell Curator
                        “Carlos de Villasante at Diana Lowenstein”, Art News, Dec. 09, by Elisa Turner
”Studio Drive By”, short video interview for “Wet Heat”, a documentary on Miami artists.                     
www.wetheatproject.com http://wetheat.tv/WHtvChannel1.html
 
2008                “New American Paintings, Book 76, Southeast Edition
“No Boundaries; Transcending Borders with Carlos de Villasante”, 944 Magazine,  Anne Tschida
“Cabezas, Morfemas e Imaginaciones Sinteticas”, El Nuevo Herald, Miami, 24.02.08, Alfredo   Triff
                                   
2007                Miami Contemporary Artists, Clemence and Davidow, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA        
 
2005                “Skate the Ground”, project for A-42 magazine,(cover photo), Ed. Antonio Zaya, Getafe, Spain
 
2004                Atlantica Magazine, Number 37, Editor: Antonio Zaya, “When Painter Becomes Medium” by Tim Rollins
           
2002                "Proyecto Contexto de Miami a Santo Domingo" Catalog essay Antonio Zaya
                        “A Petition of Sorts”, Miami Herald, 4.31.02, Elisa Turner
                        “On Imagined Occasions”, Times Picayune, 2.02.02 Douglas MacCash
                        “Seducer's Diary”, Miami New Times, 2.22.02 Alfred Triff
2001                “Southern Sensibilities: New Orleans Triennial”, Art in America, Frances Colpitt, November, 2001                                     
“New Orleans Triennial” catalogue essay by Pinkney Herbert
                        “New Orleans Triennial”, Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA
2000                Egregius in Urbe Pictor”, Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, Frederic Koeppel
 
1999                “Max 99”, Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, Glenna Park
“Max 99”, University of Memphis Museum of Arts, Buzz Spector
                        “Paintings for the End of the World”, Commercial Appeal, Frederic Koeppel
“Paintings for the End of the World”, ,Number Arts Magazine, issue 36 C, Huntington
 
Special Projects_______________________________________________________________
 
2009                ”Studio Drive By”, short video interview for “Wet Heat”, a documentary on Miami artists.         
                         www.wetheatproject.com http://wetheat.tv/WHtvChannel1.html
 
2005                A-42 magazine, issue #0 (cover photo), “Masked Session portfolio”, curated by Antonio Zaya
 
2004                Recuerdo/Souvenir”, Mural at 818 SW 4 avenue, Miami, FL,(Wahab Construction)

                         25’x 60’, Acrylic on Concrete

                         Gemelos”, temporary mural for converse, downtown, Miami Fl
2003                Bowl Bridge, Painting/Performance in Olliewood Skate Bowl, Hollywood, FL
2002                 "Proyecto Contexto”, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  A Series of urban  interventions  
which consisted of installing Mural Banners throughout the city involving the passer-by.
 
Teaching Experience ___________________________________________________________________________
 
Current            Assistant Professor, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
                        Teaching 2-D Fundamentals, Intermediate Drawing, Intermediate Painting,
                        Begimming Painting, Life Drawing, BFA Critic
 
2001-2009       Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami FL, Full-time Faculty - Visual Arts Instructor
 
2001-2002       New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL, Adjunct Professor,
 
1999-2000       University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, Visiting Assistant Professor
 
1996-1998       Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, Instructor
 
1991-1993       Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Teaching Assistant
 
Panels________________________________________________________________________
 
2007                “Latin American Trends”, Art @ work, Miami FL                          
2004                “Miami, Art Now”, Locust projects, Miami, FL
 
Lectures______________________________________________________________________
 
2010                Egon Schiele, University Library Lecture Series, Sonoma State University
2009                “Craft”, Slide Lecture, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
2007                “Recent Works”, Slide Lecture, University of Miami, Miami, FL
2006                “Recent Works”, Slide Lecture, University of Miami, Miami, FL
2002                “Slide Lecture to the Board of Trustees”, International Fine Arts College, Miami
 
Juries________________________________________________________________________
 
2012                “Face Me”, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2010                “Pint Size”, Sonoma State Painting Club exhibition, Sonoma State University
2004-2008       “National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Preliminary Jury”, Miami, FL
2005                “South Florida Cultural Consortium Preliminary Jury”, Miami Dade Cultural Affairs Council
 
Awards and Recognition________________________________________________________
 
2002                South Florida Consortium Grantee: $15,000
2001                Purchase Prize, New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art
1999                Governor’s School for the Arts Excellence in Teaching Award, Murfreesboro, TN
                        Featured Emerging Artist, Memphis Arts Festival, Memphis, TN
                        25th Prints drawings and Photos Juried Show, Arkansas Art Center
1997                First Prize, Tobey Gallery, Memphis, TN, juried by Andrew and Kathy Ginsel
 
 
Selected Collections_____________________________________________________________
 
                        Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
                        Dierk’s Parkside Café, Santa Rosa, CA
                        South East Toyota, Fort Lauderdale, FL
                        New Orleans Museum Of Art, New Orleans, LA
                        Ogden Museum Of Art, New Orleans, LA
                        Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
                        Deborah and Dennis Scholl Collection, Miami, FL
                        Cimino Collection, New Orleans, LA
                        Allen Askew Collection, New Orleans, LA
                        Fagaly Collection, New Orleans, LA
                        Casale Collection, Miami, FL
                        Brook Dorsch Collection, Miami, FL
                        Tim Rollins Collection, NY
                        Walid Wahab Collection, Miami, FL
                        Ghada Wahab Collection, Miami, FL
                        Antonio Zaya Collection, Madrid, Spain
                        Miami Dade Division of Cultural Affairs
                        Donald Hearn Collection, NY
                        Paul Parreira and Molly Nee Collection, NY
                        John Bullard Collection, New Orleans, LA
                        Carlos Betancourt Collection, Miami, FL
                        Dr. Arturo Mosquera Collection, Miami, FL