ALBERTO CERRITOS

Painter, Sculptor, Muralist, Digital Artist

    curriculum vitae

PUBLIC ART - MURALS/MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE


2018     Shortlisted finalist for the Round Street Gateway Public Art Project, City of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

2017     Monumental sculpture, Third International Biennale of Art Miramar, Arts and Culture Park of Miramar, Municipality of Miramar in the Province

              of Buenos Aires, Miramar, Argentina

2016     High relief mural, First International Encounter of Public Art and Muralism celebrated in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Independence

              of the Argentine Republic, Municipality of San Miguel de Tucuman in the province of Tucuman, Argentina

2015     Public artwork commissioned for the Evergreen Line - Inlet Centre Station Plaza by the City of Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada (installed in                  October of 2016)

              Monumental sculpture, Second International Biennale of Arts, Arts and Culture Park of Miramar, Municipality of Miramar in the Province of                          Buenos Aires, Miramar, Argentina
2014     Portable mural, Third International Encounter of Public Art and Muralism, 'Open to the World, Tlaxcala for the Arts', Worldwide Council of Visual                Arts (COMAV),Tlaxcala, Mexico

              Mural, Seventh International Encounter of Wine and Art Invited, Uriondo, Tarija, Bolivia

2013     Mural, First South African International Mural Encounter, Secretary of Culture of the City of Limpopo, Tzaneen, South Africa

              Mural, Third International Public Art and Mural Encounter “The Children of the World and Human Rights”, International Movement of Muralists                'Italo Grassi', Municipality of Cosquin, Cordoba, Argentina

              Mural, First International Biennale of Arts, Arts and Culture Park of Miramar, Municipality of Miramar in the Province of Buenos Aires, Miramar,                  Argentina 

2012     Monumental sculpture, 13th Chanchung International Sculpture Symposium, Jinyue Sculpture Park, Changchun, China

2010     Monumental sculpture, 11th Chanchung International Sculpture Symposium, Automotive International Sculpture Park, Changchun, China

2007     Collective mural, Argentinean/Canadian Mural Project led by La Raza Group, London Downtown Business Association, London, Ontario, Canada

2006     Murals, First Canadian-Argentinian Muralism Encounter, Regional Movement of Argentinean Muralists, Municipalities of Catamarca, Tucuman,                   Berazategui and Gran Buenos Aires, Argentina

2005     Portable mural, Second International Encounter of Public Art and Muralism dedicated to Ecology, Worldwide Council of Visual Artists                                       (COMAV), Tlaxcala, Mexico

2004     Monumental sculpture, 7th Chanchung International Sculpture Symposium, Changchun World Sculpture Park, Changchun, China

1997      Portable Mural, First International Encounter of Public Art and Muralism, Worldwide Council of Visual Artists (COMAV), Tlaxcala, Mexico

1994     'Northern Quetzalcoatl', Mexican-Canadian Cultural Exchange Collective Mural, Arts In Action Society with the support of the B.C. Arts Council,                    Jericho Beach, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1993     Tour to West Africa sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of International Trade, Canada

              Murals painted by the Arts In Action Society in collaboration with local African artists:

              'Mosaic', Centre Culturelle Francais, Yaounde, Cameroon

              'Brotherhood', The Accra Arts Center, Accra, Ghana

              'Red and Black', L'Ecole d'Art Applique de Bingerville, Ivory Coast

              'Peace', French Alliance, Yaounde, Cameroon

              'Mirrors', Leopold Senghor Cultural Center, Dakar, Senegal

1992     Collective mural, Taller de Las Americas, Municipality of Oakland, Oakland, California, U.S.A.

              'Faces', portable mural, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

               Collective mural, University of Morelos, Arts in Action Society, Morelos, Mexico

1991      Collective mural, Arts In Action Society with the support of the British Columbia Arts Council, York Theatre, Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C.,                  Canada

1989     'Fear of Others', collective mural, Arts In Action Society with the support of the British Columbia Arts Council, created in the Roundhouse Arts                         Center, installed in the Four Corners Community Bank, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1982      'Nuestro Rostro', multimedia mural, National Auditorium Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico


EXHIBITIONS 


2019     'Pasion, Agony, Martyrdom and Sanctification of Monsignor Romero', series of digital artworks and the 'Cantata to Saint Romero of America',                           poetry by Mexican Poet Benito Balam, City of Rapallo and the City of Chiavari, Italy

2014     'Open to the World, Tlaxcala for the Arts', portable murals, Tlaxcala Museum of Art, Tlaxcala, Mexico 

2011      'Idea of North- Visual Variations', La Raza Group, Museo Provincial de Artes Plasticas y Diseño, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

2010     'Horrors of War', digital artworks on canvas, University of Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico (solo) 

              'Idea of North', La Raza Group Art Show, Jose Peon Contreras Art Gallery, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

2009     Mirca Art Group Tour for Human Rights Project, Sweden

               Mirca Art Group Expo Vanity Galleries, Russia

              Comav Eco Global Art, Puebla, Mexico

2007     Thielsen Gallery, Argentinean/Canadian Mural Project , La Raza Group, London, Ontario, Canada

               ‘Friendship and Peace’, collective installation, Salon de la Plastica Mejicana, La Raza Group, Mexico City, Mexico

2006     ‘In the World of Singularity’, paintings, drawings on paper and bronze sculptures, First International Encounter of Group 21 Plus, celebrated with                   an Art Exhibition and Symposium, Casa Do Brasil, Complutence University, Madrid , Spain

              ‘Madrid in Barcelona’, paintings, drawings on paper and bronze sculptures, international exhibition at the Canals Art Gallery, Group 21 Plus, Sant                   Cugat, Barcelona, Spain

2005    ‘Dual', pastels, inks and acrylics on paper, Regional Museum of San Francisco, Tlaxcala, Mexico

2003     Itinerant Art Exhibition, paintings, Gentes de Forastia, Rioja, Spain

2000    HACEMOS Hispanic Heritage Month Art Display, bronze sculptures, Hispanic Association of Communications Employees of Pacific Bell and Las                     Americas Art Studio, Oakland, California, U.S.A.

1999     'Five Latino Artists from Vancouver', paintings and bronze sculptures, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada

1997     'Primer Encuentro Mundial de Muralismo', portable mural, representing both Canada and El Salvador, organized by COMAV, Mexico City and                         Tlaxcala, Mexico

1996     'Quartet: Four Canadian Artists', paintings and drawings, Paneficio Studio, Chinatown, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

​1995     'Carnival', paintings and sculptures, Simon Fraser Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (solo)

1994     'Day and Night', paintings, Delaney Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

              'Diptych', paintings, Simon Patrick Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1993      The Canadian Embassy in Mexico sponsored a touring art exhibition to Puebla, Oaxaca and Guadalajara, Mexico

               Tour to West Africa sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of International Trade, Canada, 

               Arts In Action Society, exhibiting portable murals, triangular paintings and prints:

               The Canadian Club, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

               Center Culturelle Francais, Yaounde, Cameroon

               The Accra Arts Center, Accra, Ghana

               Biblioteque Nationale, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

               Galerie Nationale, Dakar, Senegal

1992      'Spectrum', bronze sculptures, Himovitz Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

               Portable murals, Arts In Action Society, Harrison Festival, Harrison, B.C., Canada

               Paintings, Arts In Action Society, organized by the Canadian Embassy in Mexico, Gabriel Flores Gallery,  University of Guadalajara, Jalisco,                             Mexico

               Portable Murals Exhibition, Arts In Action Society,  DuMaurier Jazz Festival, Plaza of Nations, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

               'Canadian Expressions', paintings, Arts In Action Society, Salon de la Plastica Mejicana, Mexico City, Mexico

1991      'Cotorreando', paintings, Arts In Action Society, Jardin Borda Museum, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

               Cutout paintings, Mayworks Festival, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1990     'Vancouveriada', paintings and sculptures, Leonardo Da Vinci Art Space, Italian Cultural Center, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (solo)

              'Latino Images', paintings and drawings, Vancouver East Cultural Center, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1989     'Mexican Visions', works on paper, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Ill., USA (solo) 

              'Contemporary Art', sculpture and drawings, Jacqueline M. Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

              'L'Art Contre le Racism', International Art Show, Roundhouse Arts Center, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

              'Images of North and South', bronze sculptures, drawings and paintings, Robson Square Media Center, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

              'Exile', portable mural, Chicago,Ill., USA

1988     'Mexican Copybooks', paintings, De La Ciudad Theatre, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico (solo) 

              'Seven Latin-American Artists', sculpture and drawings, Jaditte Gallery, New York, USA
              'La Raza', paintings and sculpture, V.A.Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
              'Dos', paintings and sculpture, Gallerie Des Creatures Associes de Val David, Quebec, Canada
              'Maximum', paintings and sculptures, Gallerie Maximum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

              'Colectiva de OtoÒo', bronze sculptures, Aura Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

1987     'Por la Paz y el Desarme', drawings, Universidad Obrera y Somart, Mexico City, Mexico

              'Colectiva de Invierno', bronze sculptures, Marstelle Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

              'Subasta por la Paz', Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

1986     'Colectiva', bronze sculptures, Marem Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

              'Colectiva de Primavera', bronze sculptures, Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico

1982     'Ollin-Movimiento Cuarto', bronze sculptures, Jardin de la Escultura, Museo de San Carlos, Mexico City, Mexico

1981     'Solidaridad', bronze sculptures and drawings, Centro Cultural de Copilco, U.N.A.M., Mexico City, Mexico

             'Solidarity in Art', bronze sculptures, Instituto de Artesanias E.D.A., Mexico City, Mexico

1980    'Pueblo', drawings and sculpture, Taller de la Grafica Popular T.G.P., Mexico City, Mexico

             'Canto', Espacio para las Artes, Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Cañas, San Salvador, El Salvador

1979     'Colectivas':

              Signo Art Gallery, sculptures, San Salvador, El  Salvador

              Alexis Art Gallery, sculptures, San Salvador, El Salvador

              Cactus Art Gallery, sculptures, San Salvador, El Salvador

              'Sacred Woman', sculptures, Leon Campos Art Gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala

​1976     'Soteer', paintings and sculptures, Casa de la Cultura, Nahuizalco, El Salvador (solo)

1975     'De Mujeres y Cantaros', paintings and sculptures, City Hall Art Gallery, Nueva San Salvador, El Salvador (solo)

              'Soteer', paintings and sculptures, Artisan's Union Hall, Nueva San Salvador, El Salvador

              'De Mujeres y Cantaros', paintings and sculptures, City Hall Art Gallery, Nueva San Salvador, El Salvador

1973     'Duo', drawings, City Hall Art Gallery, San Salvador, El Salvador

1972     'Mayan Festival', sculptures, Nueva San Salvador, El Salvador

1971      'Ceremonials of Silence', drawings, Ciudad Delgado, El Salvador (solo)

              'Yab Tuntun', ceramics, Atlacatl Bank, San Salvador, El Salvador

1970     'MarthaDora', drawings, Balboa National Park, San Salvador, El Salvador

              'Uquxkah', drawings and sculpture, National Gallery, Cuzcatlan Park, San Salvador, El Salvador



COMISSIONS - MURALS/MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE (SELECTED)


2001     'Zodiac',  portable mural, Orca Cafe,Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1989     'Transfiguration', portable mural, Catholic Hispanic Mission, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1980     'Padre Garassino', marble sculpture, El Calvario Catholic Church, San Salvador, El Salvador

1979      'Mother Memorial', monumental sculpture, granite, Municipality of Cojutepeque, Cojutepeque, El Salvador

1979      'Commemorative Obelisk', monumental sculpture, volcanic rock, Municipality of Tonacatepeque, Tonacatepeque, El Salvador

1976      'Maternity', monumental sculpture, granite, Municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlan , Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador

1975-1978    'Family Memorial', monumental sculpture, volcanic rock, Municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlan, Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador

                      (Destroyed during the civil war in El Salvador)

1974      'Pisces Allegory', monumental sculpture, granite, private residence, San Salvador, El Salvador

1974      'Mayan Glyph', monumental sculpture, volcanic rock, Hilasal Corporation, Hilasal Industrial Complex, San Andres, El Salvador

1973      'Mother Memorial', monumental sculpture, volcanic rock, Municipality of Santa Ana, Central Park, Coatepeque, El Salvador

1973      'Madame Fountain', life-size sculpture, Vistalago Hotels, Ilopango Lake, Ilopango, El Salvador

1973      'Tropical Ocean', mosaic, Vistalago Hotels, Ilopango Lake, Ilopango, El Salvador

1971      'Music', 20 meters high relief mural on steel, bronze and copper, Uquxkah: Group of Artists, Kismet Corporation, San Salvador, El Salvador

1971      'Sea Memorial', monumental sculpture, concrete and volcanic rock, inspired by a maquette by Spanish sculptor Benjamin Saul,  Uquxkah: Group of                Artists, Fuente Luminosa, Municipality of San Salvador, Avenida Universitaria, San Salvador, El Salvador


COLLECTIONS (SELECTED)


Museum of Art of El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador

Changchun International Automotive Park Art Museum, Changchun, China

Casa Do Brasil, Madrid, Spain

Canals Art Gallery, Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain

Changchun World Sculpture Park Art Museum, Changchun, China

Orozco Foundation, Guadalajara, Mexico

Svend Robinson, Burnaby, B.C., Canada

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada

Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Hispanic Catholic Church Foundation, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Ill., USA

Jadite Art Gallery, New York, USA

Lazaro Cardenas Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico

Marem Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Sagrera Foundation, San Salvador, El Salvador


FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)


2019     'Pasion, Agony, Martyrdom and Sanctification of Monsignor Romero', digital artworks and the 'Cantata to Saint Romero of America' poetry by                          Mexican Poet Benito Balam published by Entretextos – Digital Online Magazine, Ibero- American University of Leon, Mexico 

​             ​  http://entretextos.leon.uia.mx/num/31/espacios-vacios/PDF/ENTRETEXTOS-31-E1.pdf

              'Pasion, Agony, Martyrdom and Sanctification of Monsignor Romero', digital artworks and the 'Cantata to Saint Romero of America' poetry                               by Mexican Poet Benito Balam, published in CD format, the resulting funds will support the development of the Ragazzi Hostel located in San                         Salvatore di Cogorno, City of Rapallo and the City of Chiavari, Italy

2007     'The Argentinean/Canadian Mural Project in the heart of London, Canada', Saby and Streamline Sirens Productions, London, Ontario, Canada

1993      'AFRICAN BRUSHSTROKES', National Film Board of Canada, documentary, cultural encounter between Canadian Arts In Action Society and                         West African Visual Artists

1988     'The Art of Alberto Cerritos', short video of my work produced by the Mexican Maestro Jose Hernandez Delgadillo, Mexico City, Mexico


ART CRITIQUES 


2004-2006 Joan Lluis Montane, 25 Art Critiques ( in Spanish) on the art of Alberto Cerritos 

                         http://cerritos.cyberbro.com/RutaCritica/IndiceR.html

1995             Dr. Grazia Merler, Simon Fraser University Art Gallery Director (1998-2002), Catalogue, 'Alberto Cerritos and The Carnival Tradition'

​                     Solo Show at Simon Fraser University Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C., Canada


        
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

1991      Siqueiros Atelier, muralism, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
1989     Bill Reid's Studio, wood carving, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1986-1988   Mario Aguirre's Foundry, metal casting, Mexico City, Mexico
1985-1989   Jose Hernandez Delgadillo's Atelier, muralism, Mexico City, Mexico
1983-1985   Gustavo Martinez Bermudez's Atelier, monumental sculpture II, Mexico City, Mexico
1981-1983   Jesus Alvarez Amaya's Atelier, muralism, Mexico City, Mexico
1976-1979   Rodolfo Estrada's Foundry, metal casting, San Salvador, El Salvador
1975-1980   Atelier Soteer, monumental sculpture I, Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
1968-1970   National Academy of Sculpture Uquxkah, San Salvador, El Salvador
1963-1967   The National School of Fine Arts, specialization in painting, San Salvador, El Salvador


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1975-present      Artist talks/conferences in cultural exchanges/events/exhibitions attended
1985-89              Full-time Faculty, Itinerant Workshops in Painting and Sculpture, Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores del Seguro Social, Mexico
1980-82              Full-time Faculty, Taller de la Grafica Popular, Mexico City, Mexico
1975-80              Full-time Faculty, Centre for the Arts Soteer, Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador


MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2004-present     Founder and chairman of Group 21 Plus which represents visual artists from 34 countries
1991-present      Member of Advisory Council of (COMAV) The Worldwide Visual Arts Council which he represents in Canada
1987-present      Member of the Sociedad de Artistas Plasticos Mexicanos (SOMART) based in Mexico
1988-present      Member of the Canadian Art Group La Raza based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2007-present     Member of the Canadian Art Organization La Raza based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2008-2011          Founder of online Artists For Peace Group which represented 283 Artists from 58 countries
1990-1994          Board member of the Burnaby Arts Council, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
1990-1994          Board member of the Burnaby Multicultural Society, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
1989-1993          Member of the Canadian Arts in Action Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1997-2002         Member of UNARTES - Salvadoran Society for Artists and Writers, El Salvador
1975-1980          Founder of Centre for the Arts Soteer, Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador