​​​​​​​PROFESSIONAL TRAINING


1991 Siqueiros Atelier, Muralism, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

1989 Bill Reid's Studio, carving, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1986-1988 Mario Aguirre's Foundry, casting metals, 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, casting metals, 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


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

1975-2016 Artist talks/conferences in cultural exchanges/events/exhibitions attended.


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)

1988-present Member of the Canadian Art Group La Raza based in Montreal, Canada

2007-present Member of the Canadian Art Organization La Raza based in Vancouver, BC

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

1990-1994 Board member of the Burnaby Multicultural Society

1989-1993 Member of the Canadian Arts in Action Society

1997-2002 Member of UNARTES - Salvadoran Society for Artists and Writers

1975-1980 Founder of Centre for the Arts Soteer, Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador


PUBLIC ART - MURALS/MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE


2017 Invited by the Municipality of Miramar in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina to create a monumental sculpture in the Third International                            Biennale of Art Miramar in the city of Miramar, Argentina. 

2016 Invited by the Municipality of San Miguel de Tucuman in the Province of Tucuman, Argentina to participate in the First International Encounter of                    Public Art and Muralism celebrated in commemoration of the bicentennial of the independence of the Argentine Republic.

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)

           Invited by the Municipality of Miramar in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina to participate in the Second International Biennale of Arts in the                    city of Miramar, Argentina
2014 Invited by the Worldwide Council of Visual Arts (COMAV) to participate in the Third International Encounter of Public Art and Muralism,

           'Open to the World, Tlaxcala for the Arts', celebrated in Tlaxcala, Mexico

           Invited by the city of Uriondo, in Tarija, Bolivia to participate in the Seventh International Encounter of Wine and Art

2013 Invited by the city of Tzaneen and the Secretary of Culture of the City of Limpopo in South Africa to participate in the First South African International            Mural Encounter

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

           Invited by the Municipality of Miramar in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina to participate in the First International Biennale of Arts in the city                of Miramar, Argentina

2012 Invited by the Government of Changchun City, Xilin Province, China, to participate in the 13th Chanchung International Sculpture Symposium

2010 Invited by the Government of Changchun City, Xilin Province, China, to participate in the 11th Chanchung International Sculpture Symposium

2007 Invited by The London Downtown Business Association and the City of London, to participate in the development of the Argentinean/Canadian Mural             Project led by La Raza Group, London, Ontario, Canada

2006 Invited by the Regional Movement of Argentinean Muralists and the Municipalities of Catamarca, Tucuman, Berazategui and Gran Buenos Aires,                       Argentina to participate in the First Canadian-Argentinian Muralism Encounter

2005 Invited by The Worldwide Council of Visual Artists (COMAV) to participate in the Second International Encounter of Public Art and Muralism                            dedicated to Ecology celebrated in Tlaxcala, Mexico

2004 Invited by the Government of Changchun City, Xilin Province, China, to participate in the 7th Chanchung International Sculpture Symposium

1997 Invited by The Worldwide Council of Visual Artists (COMAV) to parcipate in the First International Encounter of Public Art and Muralism celebrated                in Tlaxcala, Mexico

1994 Mexican-Canadian Cultural Exchange Collective Mural, organized by 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 Invited by the Municipality of Oakland and Taller de Las Americas to create a collective mural, Oakland, California, U.S.A.

          'Faces' (Solo), Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

           Northern Quetzalcoatl, Cuernavaca-Vancouver International

           Invited by the Government of Morelos and the University of Morelos for an art exhibition, workshops and murals, Arts In Action Society, Morelos,                    Mexico

1991 British Columbia Arts Council, collective mural, Arts In Action Society, York Theatre, Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1989 British Columbia Arts Council, collective mural, Arts In Action Society, 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 


2014 Exhibition of portable murals created during the International Public Art and Muralism Encounter, 'Open to the World, Tlaxcala for the Arts', 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", 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

            Presentation of a Collective Installation ‘Friendship and Peace’, Salon de la Plastica Mejicana, La Raza Group, Mexico City, Mexico

2006 ‘In the World of Singularity’, paintings, drawings, 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, 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, Hispanic Association of Communications Employees of Pacific Bell and "Las Americas Art Studio",                bronze sculptures, 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" organized by COMAV, Mexico City and Tlaxcala, Mexico, representing both Canada and El Salvador

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

           Gabriel Flores Gallery, paintings, Arts In Action Society, University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

           DuMaurier Jazz Festival, Plaza of Nations Portable Murals Exhibition, Arts In Action Society, 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,

           Mayworks Festival, cutout paintings, 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", paintings, Mexican Fine Art  Museum, Chicago, Ill., U.S.A. (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, U.S
           "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", bronzes, Aura Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

1987 "Por la Paz y el Desarme", Drawings, Universidad Obrera y Somart, Mexico City, Mexico

           "Colectiva de Invierno", Bronzes, Marstelle Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

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

1986 "Colectiva", Bronzes, Marem Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

           "Colectiva de Primavera", Bronzes, Poliforum Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico

1982 "Ollin-Movimiento Cuarto", Bronzes, Jardin de la Escultura, Museo de San Carlos, Mexico City, Mexico

1981 "Solidaridad", Bronzes and Drawings, Centro Cultural de Copilco, U.N.A.M., Mexico City, Mexico

           "Solidarity in Art", Bronzes, 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 (SELECTED)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                      (Destroyed during El Salvador's Civil War)

1974 Private home, "Pisces Allegory", monumental sculpture, granite, San Salvador, El Salvador

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

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

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

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

1971 Kismet Corporation, "Music" by Uquxkah Group, 20 meters large size mural on steel, bronze and copper, San Salvador, El Salvador

1971 Uquxkah: Group of Artists, Municipality of San Salvador, "Sea Memorial", monumental sculpture, concrete

           inspired by a maquette by Spanish sculptor Benjamin Saul, Fuente Luminosa, Avenida Universitaria, San Salvador, El Salvador


COLLECTIONS (SELECTED)


2010 Changchun International Automotive Park Art Museum, Changchun, China

2006 Casa Do Brasil, Madrid, Spain

2006 Canals Art Gallery, Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain

2004 Changchun International Sculpture Art Museum, Changchun, China

1996 Orozco Foundation, Guadalajara, Mexico

1996 Svend Robinson, Burnaby, B.C., Canada

1995 Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada

1990 Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1989 Hispanic Catholic Church Foundation, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1989 National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Ill., USA

1988 Jadite Art Gallery, New York, USA

1983 Lazaro Cardenas Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico

1982 Marem Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

1976 Sagrera Foundation, San Salvador, El Salvador


FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)


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

            London, Ontario, Canada.

1993 National Film Board of Canada, Documentary: 'AFRICAN BRUSHSTROKES', cultural encounter between 

           Canadian Arts In Action Society and West African Visual Artists

1988 'El Arte de Alberto Cerritos' short video of my work produced by 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             Grazia Mercier, SFU Gallery Curator, Catalogue, 'Alberto Cerritos and The Carnival Tradition'

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

    curriculum vitae

ALBERTO CERRITOS

Painter, Sculptor, Muralist, Digital Artist