Hugo Crosthwaite Bio

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BORN
Tijuana, Mexico

EDUCATION
1997 BA/Applied Arts and Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California,
1994 Southwestern College, Chula Vista, California

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Tijuana Radiant Shine, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA (16 May- 20 June)
2013
Hugo Crosthwaite: Studies for CARPAS, Luis de Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (18 May-29 June)
Word Play, Noel Basa Fine Art, San Diego, CA
2012
Carnivorall, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (7 Sept-7 Oct)
Tijuanerias, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA (14 Apr-26 May)
2010
Brutal Beauty: Drawings by Hugo Crosthwaite, San Diego Museum of Art, California (27 February – 18 July 2010)
Hugo Crosthwaite, 25CPW, 25 Central Park West, New York
Dark Dreams, Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego, CA (5 March–20 March)
2009
Escape Rates Escaparates, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
2008
Hugo Crosthwaite, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
2006-8
Escena Pastoral, installed in the foyer of the Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida
2005
Maniera Obscura – In a Dark Manner, ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, Florida
2004
Caprichos, Tropico de Nopal Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2003
Tablas de una Novena & Other Drawings, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, California
Urbe Tenebrosa, Tropico de Nopal Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2002
On the Border of Surrealism, Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2001
Hugo Crosthwaite, Galerie D’Art International, Solana Beach, California
2000
Tablas de una Novena, Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Tijuana, Baja Californía, México.
Más allá de lo Etéreo, Sponsored by Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT)
Itinerary: Casa de la Cultura, Hermosillo, Sonora; Galería de Arte Moderno DIFOCUR, Culiacán, Sinaloa; Galería Carlos Olachea, La Paz, Baja Californía Sur; Galería de la Cuidad, Mexicali, Baja Californía, México.
1998
Urbe Tenebrosa, Galería Multiforo del Instituto de Cultura de Baja Californía (ICBC), Tijuana; Tijuana State Gallery, Tijuana, Baja Californía, México.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
2014
11th FEMSA Monterrey Biennial, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
PIEROGI XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
Pasaje Urbano de un Presente Bizarro/Urbanscape from a Bizarre Present, TJ IN CHINA Project Room, Tijuana, Baja California Mexico
2013
Tijuana Makes Me Happy, Consulate General of Mexico, Los Angeles, CA
California Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, CA
The New World, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffrey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA (15 Jan-30 March)
2012
Behold, America!, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (10 Nov 2012-10 Feb 2013)
The Very Large Array – San Diego / Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA (29 Nov 2012-1 Jun 2014)
Modus Vivendi, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (29 June-29 July)
Morbid Curiosity – The Richard Harris Collection, Chicago Cultural Center, IL (28 Jan-8 July)
2011
Fax, Knoxville Museum of Art, TN (26 Aug-6 Nov)
Subjective / Objective, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (24 June-31 July)
Uncovering – Butoh Performance, The Lab, New York, NY (10-16 June)
The Nature of Drawing, The Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY (23 Jan-18 March)
2010
Drawing Theresa, Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego, CA (Dec 2010-March 2011)
Bare, Naked & Nude, Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego, CA (10 Nov–18 Dec)
El Grito: The Cry for Independence, 16 August – 11 October 2010, University of Arkansas Little Rock, USA.
The Figure Five Ways, A figurative exhibition featuring five contemporary artists: Hugo Crosthwaite, Michael Ferris, Jr., Susan Jamison, Sophie Jodoin & Emily Metzguer, 8 April – 27 June 2010, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
Survey Select – Narrative Painting Exhibition, San Diego Warehouse Space (14 July – 28 August)
Dark Dreams, Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego, California (5 March – 20 March)
2006-9
TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, Itinerary: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Nebraska
2008
Pierogi Et. Al., Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Apocalyptic Summer, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
22nd Annual International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey
Scene/Seen: Recent Acquisitions from the Luckman Fine Arts Complex Permanent Collection, 1979-2006, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
6th Benefit Art Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2007
Impressions – Contemporary/Modern Prints 1960-Present, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Santa Barbara, CA
Luck of the Draw, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
Night of 1000 Drawings – A Benefit for ARTISTS SPACE, Artists Space, NY
Panorama Latinoamericano Part II, ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, FL
INCOGNITO, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Merrill Lynch’s Arteaméricas – the Latin American Art Fair, featured artist of ArtSpace/Virginia Miller GalleriesMiami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL (March 16-18)
2006-7
La Primera Bienal de Dibujo de las Americas, Rafael Cauduro Tijuana 2006, Palacio de Cultura, Tijuana, México
From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego: Latin American Art of the 21st Century, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Strange New World/Extraño Nuevo Mundo: Arte y diseño desde Tijuana, Itinerary: Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA
2006
Bridge Art Fair Miami06, featured artist of ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, Miami, FL (December 7-10)
Paper Traces: Latin American Prints and Drawings from the Museum’s Collection,
San Diego Museum of Art, CA
A Contemporary Journey: MoLAA’s Permanent Collection, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Inspiration: Mexico, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA
Merrill Lynch’s Arteaméricas-the Latin American Art Fair, featured artist of ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami, FL (March 3-6)
2005-6
VII Bienal Monterrey FEMSA de Pintura, Escultura e Instalación, Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México.
2005
Young Latin Americans, ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, FL
Acquisitions, Loans and Donations to the Permanent Collection 2003 & 2004, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Latin American Invitational 2005, ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, FL
Merrill Lynch’s Arteaméricas-the Latin American Art Fair, featured artist of ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami, FL (April 7-11)
2004-5
XII Bienal Rufino Tamayo, Organized by Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Cuidad de México, México, Itinerary: Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Cuidad de México; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca; Galería del Centro de Difusión Cultural Instituto Potosino de Bellas Artes, San Luis Potosi; Museo de Arte de Sinaloa, Culicán; Museo de Arte de Querétaro; Espacio Cultural Metropolitano, Tamaulipas, México.
2004
Art at War, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Art at War, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL
Likeness and Presence: Contemporary Religious Expressions, Galeria Otra Vez, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA
Mujeres de Juarez: Art Against Crime, Hispanic Museum of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
LARVA, Organized by Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Tijuana, Baja Californía, México. Itinerary includes Tijuana, Monterrey and Guanajuato – Cervantino Festival.
La Figura Humana/The Human Figure, Southwestern College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Latin Visions: Mexican Artists Look at Erotica, X-ART Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003
BenchMark Project, Sponsored by the San Diego City College Foundation, San Diego, CA
Artists of Baja Norte, Galerie D’Art International, Solana Beach, CA
2002
The Perception of Appearances: A Decade of American Contemporary Figurative Drawing, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
II Bienal Internacional de Estandartes, V Salón, Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Tijuana, Baja Californía, México.
Ando Grabando, Etchings for Tijuana, Self Help Graphics, Galería Otra Vez, Los Angeles, CA
2001
Pintura Fresca, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Grabados Cruzando Fronteras, Galería 23 y 12, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba.
2000
Transmigration: Rituals and Items, Itinerary: Sala de Arte de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja Californía, Tijuana, Baja Californía, México; Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California, USA.

AWARDS
2014

Grand Acquisition Prize, 11th FEMSA Monterrey Biennial, Mexico
2008
22nd Annual International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey
Juror: Carter Foster, Curator of Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art.
2006-7
La Primera Bienal de Dibujo de las Americas “Rafael Cauduro” Tijuana 2006
Palacio de Cultura, Tijuana, México.
2005-6
VII Bienal Monterrey FEMSA de Pintura, Escultura e Instalación
Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México.
2004-5
XII Bienal Rufino Tamayo
Organized by Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Cuidad de México, México.
2001
Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes (FOECA) Jóvenes Creadores, Mexicali, Baja Californía, México.

COVERS
2010 
Naked: The Nude in America, Bram Dijkstra
2006 
San Diego CityBeat, Vol. 4, Issue 40, May 17
2005 Arte Al Dia International, No. 109, Summer
2002 Minor Omissions: Children in Latin American History and Society, Edited by Tobias Hecht, University of Wisconsin Press
2002 Across the Line/Al Otro Lado: The Poetry of Baja California, Edited by Harry Polkinhorn and Mark Weiss, Junction Press, San Diego
2001 Luca: Discourse on Life and Death, By Rochelle Owens and Marjorie Perloff, Junction Press, San Diego
2000 GUERRA, Poems by Armando Gonzalez B., Impresos Graficos de Tijuana, Baja Californía, México
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015
Davies, Abraham. “Tijuana-born artist contrasts dejection and optimism in powerful Los Angeles exhibition”, We-heart.com, June 15
“Crosthwaite on Tijuana, Mexico’s missing, the power of comic books,” Los Angeles Times, May 29
2013
Tewksbury, “Framed: Tijuana Painter Hugo Crosthwaite Imagines a Sci-fi Future for Mexican South”, Los Angeles Magazine, November 29
Miranda, Carolina A. “Tijuana Art Comes to Los Angeles”, KCET, November 25
Voynovskaya, Nastia. “On View: 2013 California-Pacific Triennial at the OCMA”, Hi Fructose, July 15
Philp, Hunter Drohojowska. “The California-Pacific Triennial at OCMA”, KCRW, June 25
Miranda, Carolina A. “California’s Triumphant Triennial”, Hyperallergic, July 11
2012
Galpin, Amy. “Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums.” San Diego: The San Diego Museum of Art, p. 283-285, 336.
Wood, Eve, “Hugo Crosthwaite “Tijuanerias?” at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles”, Art Ltd., July
Frank, Peter, “Hugo Crosthwaite: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles,” Artillery 6, no. 6, p. 52-53
Ollman, Leah, “Visions of Tijuana”, Los Angeles Times, April 27
Zellen, Jody, “Recommended: Hugo Crosthwaite”, ArtScene, May
“Hugo Crosthwaite’s “Tijuanerias” Captures Border’s Demons, Drugs And Dark Spirits”, The Huffington Post, March 27
Auilar, Carlyn, “Cruzando la frontera sin cruzar”, Notes on Looking, May 19
Harnish, Tracey, “Hugo Crosthwaite”, LA Art Diary, May 24
2010
Ruggero, Lorena Nava, “Art Everywhere: Brutal Beauty @ San Diego Museum of Art,”  sdcitybeat.com, June 30
Ollman, Leah, “Hugo Crosthwaite, San Diego Museum of Art and Noel-Baza Fine Art”, Art in America, June 4
2009
Ollman, Leah, Review: “Draw the Line at Laura Schlesinger Gallery”, The Los Angeles Times, June 26
2008
Fox, Catherine, “Jigsaw Combines Density, Chaos of City,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 23
2007
Moctezuma, Alexandra, “Exhibition Review – Strange New World: Art and Design from Tijuana,” ArtForum, January
Pagel, David, “Tijuana’s Scrappy Spirit Reaches Across the Border,” Los Angeles Times, January 30
Hernandez, Daniel, “Nuevo Cool – Tijuana Art in Santa Monica,” LA Weekly, January 24
Pistor, Rahne, “More than ‘Velvet Elvis’,” The Argonaut, January 11
2006
Ollman, Leah, “Inventing Tijuana,” Art in America, December , p. 76
Pincus, Robert L., “’Paper Weight,” The San Diego Union Tribune, November 23
Grant, Daniel, “Latin American Art Takes Off,” ARTnews, October
“Borderland,” Juxtapoz, September
Pincus, Robert, “Finding Their Ways: Artists offer us a chance to see their worlds,” The San Diego Union Tribune, July 6
Lewinson, David, “Crossing Borders – Tijuana’s art migration heads north for MCASD’s mega exhibit,” Riviera, May
Beckman, Rachel, “Exhibition Review – Extraño Nuevo Mundo/Strange New World,” Washington City Paper, April
Shaw-Eagle, Joanna, “Tijuana’s ‘Strange New World’,” The Washington Times, April 8
Harvey, Anthony L., “Neighborhood Art Exhibits Not to Miss,” InTowner Newspaper, March
2005
Lucie-Smith, Edward, “Hugo Crosthwaite – A New Post-Modernist,” Arte Al Dia International, no. 109, Summer
Evora, Jose Antonio, “ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries: Caras nuevas entre los invitados,” El Nuevo Herald, June 26
“Hugo Crosthwaite presenta Maniera Obscura/In a Dark Manner: 1998-2005 en ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries,” ArtPremium, Vol. 2, No. 8, May-June
Herrera T., Adriana, “Obras de Hugo Crosthwaite adquiridas por dos importantes museos,” El Nuevo Herald, May 8
Luis, Carlos M., “Hugo Crosthwaite–de gran fuerza dramatica,” El Nuevo Herald, May 1
Lucie-Smith, Edward, “Hugo Crosthwaite,” Arte al Dia International, No. 108, April-May
Spiegler, Eileen, “Critic’s Pick,” The Miami Herald, April 1
Suarez de Jesus, Carlos, “Pencil Him In – Life caught in the Crosthwaite,” Miami New Times, March 25
Triff, Alfredo, “In a Dark Manner: 1998-2005,” Miami New Times, March 25
“Hugo Crosthwaite exhibe su dibujo figurativo,” El Hispano, EFE, Online Edition Volume XXVIII, No. 12, March 24
2004
Sorell, Victor Alejandro, “A Global Response to War Rendered in Words and Images,” New York Arts Magazine, October 26
González Rosas, Blanca, “XII Bienal Rufino Tamayo,” Proceso, No. 1453, September
Twardy, Chuck, “Exhibit Shines Light on Unsolved Mexican Murders,” Las Vegas Weekly, August 26
Schillaci, Kelle, “Scenes of Crime,” Las Vegas City Life, August 18
Casey, Juliet V., “Art Exhibit Puts Focus on Crimes Against Women,” Las Vegas Review-Journal, August 14
“Galería de Arte es un ‘Tesoro Escondido’ en el Sur del Condado – Recién Remodelada Galería Comieza Nueva Era con ‘La figura humana’,” La Prensa – San Diego, March 1
“Art Gallery is ‘Hidden Treasure’ of South County – Newly Remodeled Gallery Begins New Era with ‘The Human Figure’,” La Prensa – San Diego, March 12
Kun, Josh, “The New Border Aesthetic,” Los Angeles Times Magazine, January 18
2003
Kendricks, Neil, “Mexican Sampler – Exhibit Showcases some of Baja California’s Promising Artists,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 25
Pincus, Robert L., “Super, Natural,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, August 14
2001
Myers, Holly, “From Nine Tijuana Artists: Perspectives as Fresh as the Paint,” Los Angeles Times, November 24
COLLECTIONS
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT), Tijuana, MX
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA