Victor Hugo Zayas

Victor Hugo Zayas extensively studied the works of Titian, Velazquez, Rembrandt and Goya, yet his paintings are more expressionistic and at first glance appear to have more in common with the later work of J.M.W. Turner with his deft handling of light than artists of the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries. Large, bold brushstrokes dominant Zayas' surfaces which are thickly covered with many layers of oil paint, at times projecting more than an inch off the canvas. Although Zayas was raised in Mazatlan to a French father and Mexican mother, he has been making his mark on the Los Angeles art scene over the past 30 years, culminating in a solo exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum in Spring 2012. His work is also included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo (Mexico City) and numerous other museums in Mexico.
 
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Victor Hugo Zayas L.A. RIVER
L.A. RIVER
73.5 x 73.5 in
Victor Hugo Zayas
GRID SERIES #24
61 x 61 in
Victor Hugo Zayas
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61 x 61 in
Victor Hugo Zayas L.A. RIVER _13
L.A. RIVER #13
61 x 61 in
Victor Hugo Zayas
GRID SERIES #28
61.5 x 49 in
Victor Hugo Zayas L.A. RIVER _19
L.A. RIVER #19
46.5 x 41.5 in
Victor Hugo Zayas L.A. RIVER _21
L.A. RIVER #21
47.5 x 42 in
Victor Hugo Zayas GRID SERIES _15
GRID SERIES #15
40.5 x 35.5 in
Victor Hugo Zayas Victor Hugo Zayas oil
GRID SERIES #01
48 x 48 in
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Victor Hugo Zayas Victor Hugo Zayas oil
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60 x 60 in
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Victor Hugo Zayas Victor Hugo Zayas oil
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48 x 48 in
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Victor Hugo Zayas Victor Hugo Zayas oil
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60 x 60 in
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Victor Hugo Zayas Victor Hugo Zayas oil
GRID SERIES #07
72 x 72 in
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Victor Hugo Zayas Victor Hugo Zayas oil
GRID SERIES #11
60 x 60 in
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Victor Hugo Zayas GRID SERIES _16
GRID SERIES #16
40.5 x 35.5 in
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Victor Hugo Zayas GRID SERIES _29
GRID SERIES #29
61.5 x 49 in
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Victor Hugo Zayas L.A. River _23
L.A. River #23
85 x 85 in
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Victor Hugo Zayas

Victor Hugo Zayas Resumé

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2012
Laguna Art Museum, Solo Exhibit,Winter 2012

2011
Kinetic, saltfineart, Laguna Beach, California

2010
Naples Fine Art Center, “The return of Mexican Masters”, October 22, 2010
MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art), Permanent Collection Acquisition. Astrophysiological Structure #11, Self Portrait, Sculpture Unveiling. August 12, 2010.
MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art), Permanent Collection Acquisition. Astrophysiological Structure, Study #31, Original Concept Drawing 1995.
MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art), Permanent Collection Acquisition. Three-Line-Figure Sculpture.
Ford Theatre, Hollywood, CA. J.A.M. session led master painter Victor Hugo Zayas, narrated by Gregorio Luke. June 7, 2010
Group Exhibit. SCAPE Southern California California Art Projects and Exhibitions, Corona Del Mar, CA. Common Ground. May 6, 2010, June 7, 2010

2009
Victor Hugo Zayas - Wall Sculptures - Constellations. Solo Exhibit. SCAPE Gallery, Corona Del Mar, CA. October 2009 – November 2009.
MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art), Live Auction, October 2009.

2008
Sculpture Project MTA, Wilshire. November 2007 – March 2008.
Laguna Art Museum, Auction 100, February 2008, Laguna Beach, California

2007
Group Exhibit. Patricia Faure Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue B7, Santa Monica, CA. Sculpture Exhibition, June 9, 2007
Solo Exhibit. Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA. Sculpture Exhibition “Figures-Figuras”, June-July, 2007. Lecture by Gregorio Luke, Director of Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA. June 30, 2007

2006
Group Exhibit. Laguna Art Museum. June 10, 2006

2005
Solo Exhibit. META Art Event. September 24
Solo Exhibit. Gallery C. “New Paintings”. June 2 – July 23 L.A. Weekly pick of the week
A Private Evening with LACMA Curator, Noellie Roussel.July 21
Solo Exhibit. Pacific Club. Hispanic Education Endowment Fund. April 30

2004
Couturier Gallery. Group Exhibition. “Present Art XI”. December 3 – January 6
Gallery C. Group Exhibition. “See California Now”. Special Curator: Peter Frank. September 16 – October 3.
Chapman University. The Henley , Argyros Forum. February 27 – April 30.

2003
Solo Exhibit. Claremont Latino Art Museum, Claremont, CA. “Walking LA”, November 8.
Group Exhibit. Claremont Latino Art Museum, Claremont, CA. 2003 Biennale. October 7 – November 1.
Group Exhibit. Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA. Press Awards 2003 Latino Art Biennale. September 9 – September 27. Pomona
Solo Exhibit. Oaks/Blenheim Exhibitions. Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, San Juan Capistrano, CA July 17 – July 20.
Solo Exhibit. March 5. Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Oceanside, CA
Solo Exhibit. Kidspace Museum, Pasadena, CA

2001
Group Exhibition. Living with LA Art an Acquired Taste. Los Angeles, CA. June 15 – July 13.
Solo Exhibit. Anastia, Laguna Beach, CA. “Passionate View of New York City”. October 20 – November 28

2000
“MOLLA” in celebration to Buena Vista Social Club. Cuba
“Serenata” Exhibit Mexicana. Gala Del Milenio Art. Los Angeles, CA. April 15.

1999
Solo Exhibit. 121 Space, Pasadena, CA. “Sculpture”

1998
Solo Exhibit. Peter Blake Gallery – Paintings Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA. “Untitled”
Solo Exhibit. Casa de la Cultura. Uruapan, Michuacan, Mexico. “Untitled”

1997
Solo Exhibit. Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA. “Nocturnal”

1996
Solo Exhibit. Museo de Arte, Queretaro, Mexico. “State of Form”. “Movimiento”, July 4.
Solo Exhibit. The General Consulate of Mexico, Los Angeles. “Espacios”. September 13.
The Gail Michael Gallery. “Erotic & the Sublime”. August 29.
Group Exhibit. Tirage Art Gallery. Glendale, CA
Solo Exhibit. SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA. October.
Williamson Gallery. Drawn form Los Angeles. April 21 – June2
The General Consulate of Mexico, The Mexican Tourism Office, Garza Group Communications, Studio. “Espacios”. January 12
Auction. Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

1995
Group Exhibit. Mexico City, Mexico. OMR – Ortiz Monasterio
Solo Exhibit. Sun Valley, Idaho
Solo Exhibit. Seattle, Washington

1994
Group Exhibit. Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Group Exhibit. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. “Untitled”. October 14-22
Group Exhibition. Millard Sheets Gallery, 1101 W. McKinley, Pomona, CA 91769. September 9 – October 2
Group Exhibition. Newport Harbor Art Museum, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. “Night of the Masque”. September 8 – October 1
Solo Exhibition. Valerie Miller Fine Art Building, Los Angeles, CA. “Paisajes ‘94”. April 23-May 12
Solo Exhibition. The Works Gallery, Crystal Court, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear Street, 3rd Floor, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Laguna Artist Fire Relief Fund established by the Laguna Art Museum. “Fuego: New Works by Victor Hugo Zayas”. January 8 – February 26
Group Exhibition. Galleria Ortiz Monasterio, Plaza Rio de Janeiro 54, Col. Roma, Mexico City, Mexico, 06700. “Neo?” January 26 – February 26.

1993
Group Exhibition. Group Exhibition. The Works Gallery, 106 West Third Street, Long Beach, CA 90802. February 28 – March 11

1992
Three Person Exhibition. Juried by Peter Frank. Angel’s Gate Cultural Center (AGCC). 3601 S. Gaffey St., Bldg. A, San Pedro, CA 90731. “Solo Series of Three” AGCC 1991 Members Exhibition Award Recipients. March 8 – May 3.
Group Exhibition. La Banda Gallery. Loyola Marymount University, 7101 W. 80th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045. “Obliquities; Los Angeles”.
Open Studio Tour. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). 804 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

1991
Group Exhibition. Barnsdall Art Park. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Urban Landscapes I”. May 7 – June 23
Group Exhibition. Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. “A Summer”
Solo Exhibition. Jan Turner Gallery, 8000 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046 “L.A. Transformations Recorded”. January 19 – February 9.
Group Exhibition. “Members Exhibition” Fellowship Award Recipient. Angel’s Gate Cultural Center (AGCC), 3601 S. Gaffey St., Bldg, A, San Pedro, CA 90731. May 19 – July 7.
Open Studio Tour. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), 804 Industrial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

1989
Solo Exhibition. Iturralde Gallery, 7592 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA
ART-LA ’89 Los Angeles International Art Fair. Diane Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

1988
Group Exhibition. Iturralde Gallery, 7592 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA. February 12 – March 22.
Group Exhibition. Las Casa Del Arte, La Jolla, CA

1987
Solo Exhibition. Art Source LA, 671 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Solo Exhibition. Art Source LA, 671 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Group Exhibition. Francine Elman Gallery Group Exhibition. Karl Bornstein Gallery, 1658 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA
Group Exhibition. Modern Objects, Los Angeles, CA 1986
Solo Exhibition. United States International School of Performing and Visual Arts, San Diego, CA

LECTURES
2004
Gallery C. “See California Now” Lecture Series
Pacific Art Foundation

1999
Casa de La Cultura, Uruapan, Michuacan

1997
Queretaro Museum of Art, Lecture Series

1994
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California
A.C.C.D. Lecture Series Sponsored by the Toyota Motor Corporation

1993
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California
A.C.C.D. Lecture Series Sponsored by the Toyota Motor Corporation

1992
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California

1991
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California
A.C.C.D. Lecture Series Sponsored by the Toyota Motor Corporation

1990
A.C.C.D. Lecture Series Sponsored by the Toyota Motor Corporation

1989
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California
A.C.C.D. Lecture Series Sponsored by the Toyota Motor Corporation

1988
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California
A.C.C.D. Lecture Series Sponsored by the Toyota Motor Corporation

1987
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California
A.C.C.D. Lecture Series Sponsored by the Toyota Motor Corporation San Diego State University. San Diego, California

1986
San Diego State University. San Diego, California
Parsons School of Design. New York City, New York

LECTURES - FACULTY
2004
Artist Lecture Series, See California Now. C Gallery, Hermosa Beach, California
Pacific Art Foundation Lecture Series
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California

2003
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California

2000 – Present
BMW Design – Faculty. On going workshop drawing

1996
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California

1995
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California

1994
ACCD Lecture Series sponsored by Toyota Motor Corp

1993
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California

1992
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California

1991
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California ACCD Lecture Series sponsored by Toyota Motor Corp.

1990
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California
ACCD Lecture Series sponsored by Toyota Motor Corp.

1989
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California
ACCD Lecture Series sponsored by Toyota Motor Corp.

1988
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California
Corporate ACCD Lecture Series sponsored by Toyota Motor Corp.

1987
Lecturer and representative. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California
ACCD Lecture Series sponsored by Toyota Motor Corp.

1986
San Diego University, San Diego, California
Parsons School of Design, New York City, New York

BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Making a Difference”. Laguna Coastline Pilot, February 15, 2008
RODRIGUEZ FLORES, Juan. “La Energia hecha escultura”. La Opinion, June 2007, Espectaculos, p1B & p6B
FIELDING, Cortney. “Drawn to the ‘maestro’. Pasadena Star-News, December 11, 2006, cover & p7
“Pick of the Week – Victor Hugo Zayas”. LA Weekly, June 2005
“3-2-1 THREE ARTISTS; TWO OPENINGS; ONE GALLERY C”. Main Gallery: Victor Hugo Zayas in One-Man Show ‘New Paintings’
WYSZPOLSKI, Bondo. “Victor Hugo Zayas, New Paintings”. Easy Reader, June 2005
HIXON, Michael. “Passion Works”, The Beach Reporter, June 2005
PREWITT, Lucinda. “The changing and charming artist mixes emotions into work”. California Homes. January -February, 2003. p130-133
MILLER, Kim F. “Bring new guest to Capistrano summer festival”. Coast. July, 2003. p17
SYNDOR, Randy. “A celestial view of art: ‘Astronomically Inspired Sculptures’ by Victor Hugo Zayas exhibited in Old Pas.” Pasadena Weekly, 4/20/2000, p 18
VAYDA, Priscilla F. “Cosmic artist connects through art”. Pasadena Star News, 04/14/2000, p32
“Art”. South Coast Style. 1997. p46
“Vibrant and suggestive work of Victor Hugo Zayas”. LA Opinion. January 21,1996. p 4D
RODRIGUEZ FLORES, Juan (Editor of Arte y cultura). “Eternity in movement in the works of the painter Victor Hugo Zayas”. LA Opinion, Arte y cultura. September 15,1996. p 5D
MYER, Joe. “Zayas Transforms Los Angeles with Surreal Cityscapes.” The Desert Sun. May 1, 1994. p. D3
BERT, Guillermo. “Los Angeles: un modelo en permanente cambio en la pintura de Victor Hugo Zayas.” La Opinion. April 18,1994. p11
FRANK, Peter. “O.C. Galleries Break the Big City Mold.” Orange County Register. January 21, 1994. p.69
"A Portrait of the Symphony’s Famed Resident Artist.” Repertoire: Pasadena Symphony Orchestra Magazine. 1992/93 Season
“Artist to Join Symphony”. Repertoire: Pasadena Symphony Orchestra Magazine. 1992/93 Season.
“Obliquities; Los Angeles. The Art of Greater Los Angeles in the 1990’s.” Catalog from Exhibition at Laband Galllery, 1992. Foreword by Peter Frank. p. 20-21
FRANK, Peter. “ART Pick of the Week.” L.A. Weekly. February 8-14, 1991
GEER, Suvan. Los Angeles Times. February 8, 1991
LITTLEFIELD, Kinney. “An Enjoyable Look at the Inevitable.” South Bay Press/Telegram. March 22, 1992. p. 17
MOLESWORTH, Helen. “Review: Iturralde Gallery. Work by Victor Hugo Zayas” San Diego Arts Calendar. p. 9

AWARDS AND HONORS
2004
Commissioner of Arts, City of Ensenada, Mexico

1992-93
Resident Artist, Pasadena Symphony Orchestra. Pasadena, California

1991
Fellowship Award Recipient, “Members Exhibition ’91” Angels Gate Cultural Center. San Pedro, California

1987
Art Directors Club of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California

1986
Lila Acheson Wallace Award. New York City, New York

1985
Gene Fleury Memorial Scholarship, Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California

1984
Robert Kenyon Memorial Scholarship, Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California
Lincoln Award for Academic Achievement, Spanish American Institute

1981
Full Scholarship. United States International University. School of Performing and Visual Arts, San Diego, California

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Laguna Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Laguna Beach, California
Orange County Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, Newport Beach, California
Centro Cultural / Arte Contemporaneo (Contemporary Museum of Art), Mexico City, MEXICO
Museo de Arte de Queretaro (Museum of Art of Queretaro), Permanent Collection, Queretaro, MEXICO
Museo Toluca (Museum of Toluca), Permanent Collection, Toluca, MEXICO
Museo – Casa de la Cultura, Permanent Collection, Uruapan, Michoacan, MEXICO

EDUCATION
BFA, 1981, United States International University, San Diego
BFA, 1986, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

Faculty:
1987-1993, Loyola Marymount University
2005-2007, Art Center College of Design, Maestro’s Fine Arts Program in South LA

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