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SERGIO GARVAL

  
  
  
  

BIOGRAPHY

Sergio Garval was born in 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, and was completely 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.

EDUCATION

University of Guadalajara, BFA
Master Studies in Mexico
School of Visual Arts in New York

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

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.”

AWARDS

1994-1995
Jalisco State Council for Culture and the Arts
2003-2004
CONACULTA-FONCA Young Artists
2007-2010
CONACULTA-FONCA National System of Artists
2012-2015
National System of Art Creators,Conaculta-Fonca,Ozymandias Project
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, AguascalientesAguascalientes
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

Available Work


Serigo Garval, Eva
Eva
oil on linen, 23.5 x 20
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Serigo Garval, Outland
Outland
oil on panel, 23.5 x 20
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