"Ceiba Pentandra" 77x41 cm watercolor and graphite 2012
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I was born in Paris in 1959 and grew up in Mexico. Later on I studied in the U.S., France and Japan. With lithographer and inventor Per Anderson I co-designed and co-created the graphic arts center La Ceiba Gráfica in Coatepec, Ver., Mexico http://www.laceibagrafica.org where I opened the first moku hanga (Japanese wood-block printing) workshop in the country (see workshops). I developed the technological means to do it in Mexico without importing goods from Japan. I was also in charge of managing art student groups of various kinds. For the last 10 years, with Per Anderson and metal printer and director Rafael Ruiz, I have been developing this institution, now the most important graphic arts center with art residencies in Mexico.
I presently live in Sweden with my family.
I fluently speak Spanish, English, French, some Japanese and some Swedish
1981-2017: Tai Chi Chuan and Qi gong (in chronological order) with masters Huang Wen-chih in Olympia, Wa., U.S., Charles Li in Paris, France, Serges Dreyer in Toulouse, France, Akiko Nakamura in Yokohama-Shi, Japan, Jose Luis Vallejo in Xalapa, Mexico and Sai ying Lin in New York, U.S. www.taichiqigong.me and www.taichiqigong.strikingly.com
2016: Wood-turning with Joseph Deronzier, Giez, Haute-Savoie, France http://www.leclat-du-bois.com
1998 Restoration of antique furniture at the "Art Conservation Studio" in charge of Frederick Sager from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y. https://www.linkedin.com/in/frederick-j-sager-111-73b69545
1996: Lithography with Per Anderson in Coatepec, Ver., Mexico http://www.laceibagrafica.org/ing/index21.html
1990-95: Sculpture and woodworking at "El Palo" shop, Xalapa, Ver., Mexico
1985-89: Wood-Block printing (moku hanga, Ukiyo-E technique) at the Yoshida Hanga Academy, Tokyo, Japan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_family_artists and http://ryusei.nobody.jp/academy%2030kai%20kinenten.htm
1979: Photography at Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, Ca. https://www.facebook.com/LACCPhotographyDepartment/
Humanities at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wa. http://evergreen.edu
1976-79: High school at the Area “H” Alternative School, Los Angeles, Ca. https://www.facebook.com/AHASTimeline/
1974-76: Etching at the ‘El Izote’ Studio, Xalapa, Ver., Mexico
2010: Galería Ramón Alva de la Canal, Xalapa, Ver. Mexico (large format digital photographs) https://www.uv.mx/galeriarac/general/bienvenido-a-la-pagina-web-de-la-galeria-universitaria-ramon-alva-de-la-canal/
2010: Galería de Arte Contemporáneo, Xalapa, Ver. Mexico (wood-block prints, an introduction to the japanese technique) http://www.mexicoescultura.com/recinto/58262/galeria-de-arte-contemporaneo-de-xalapa.html
2006: La Foto Gallery, los Angeles, Ca. U.S. (photographs and sculptures)
2006: Museo Casa Diego Rivera/Instituto de la Culture de Guanajuato, México (altars)
2005: Galería Ramón Alva de la Canal, Xalapa, Ver. Mexico (lithography and objects) https://www.facebook.com/galeriarac/?rf=174918699223250
2003-4: Pinacoteca Diego Rivera, Xalapa, Ver. Mexico (altars)
2002: Galería Ramón Alva de la Canal, Xalapa, Ver. Mexico (boxes)
1999: Mexican Cultural Institute, New York (boxes and altars) https://www.facebook.com/MCINY/
1999: Mexican Cultural Institute, Paris, France (boxes) http://next.paris.fr/es/principales-lugares-de-cultura/centros-culturales-extranjeros/institut-culturel-du-mexique-instituto-cultural-de-mexico/rub_8245_stand_34709_port_19052
1987: Galería de Artes Plásticas, Xalapa, Ver., Mexico
1986: Chikiudo Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan (watercolors)
1975: Preparatoria Juárez Gallery, Xalapa, Ver., Mexico
1974: Galería número Uno de la Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Ver., Mexico
1970: Annecy Castle Museum, Annecy, France http://patrimoines.agglo-annecy.fr
1970: Stadtische Galerie Schlob, Oberhausen, Germany http://www.ludwiggalerie.de/de/ludwiggalerie/
1969: Kunsthalle Art Museum, Reklinghausen, Germany http://www.kunsthalle-recklinghausen.com/index.php?id=282
1968: Galería Victor Fosado, Mexico http://www.ebay.com/itm/Artista-mexicano-de-1968-Serigrafia-Firmada-Martin-Vinaver-surrealista-saltado-Caballo-/261646326304/?_ul=PY
2018: Pucéart, MAÍZ MAÏS, espace Saint-rémi Bordeaux, France https://uploads.strikinglycdn.com/files/46b4274e-32db-431e-8216-3ee6e9f607ae/CataloguePuceart2018%202.pdf
2018: Galleri Svea, Stockholm, Sweden
2017: Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Mexico
2017: Galleri Svea, Stockholm, Sweden
2015: 7th International Lithographic Symposium, Tidaholm, Sweden https://www.facebook.com/pg/stone.lithography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=867591763277865
2014: The White Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut, U.S. http://www.thewhitegalleryart.com
2010: Philagrafika International Printmaker’s Open Forum http://www.philagrafika2010.org/node/256
2010: Museo Erasto Cortés, Puebla, Pue. Mexico “Wings over a floating world” kites printed with moku hanga, the japanese wood block printing technique and a moku hanga workshop offered at the museum by Martin Vinaver http://www.puebla.travel/es/museos/item/museo-taller-erasto-cortes-juarez
2009: Galería IVEC, Veracruz, Ver. México “Plástica Veracruzana Contemporánea”
2003-9: Various shows throughout Mexico with La Ceiba Gráfica (lithography)
2002: Galería del Ágora, Xalapa, Ver. IV Foro de Artistas Veracruzanos
2002: Galería del Ágora, Xalapa, Ver. in support of people with aniridia
2001: El Chopo Museum, México, D.F. "Ichigo Ichie" http://www.chopo.unam.mx
2001: Galería de Arte Contemporáneo (IVEC) Xalapa, Ver. "Laberinto"
2000: Centre Culturel de Margency, France http://www.fdmjc95.org/structure/cercle-culturel-de-margency
1999: Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC. http://www.instituteofmexicodc.org
1999: Associated American Artists, New York "Review/Preview"
1998: Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico http://www.galeriadeartemexicano.com
1998: Associated American Artists, New York ‘On Paper’
1997: Susgrehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pa. ‘The richness of diversity: contemporary puerto rican and mexican artists’
1997: Brewster Arts LTD, Art Miami ’97 Miami Convention Center, Miami, Fla.
1996: Brewster Arts LTD, New York (miniatures)
1994: Petit Palais annual exhibition, Paris, France (through the Inter Art Gaymu Gallery, Paris)
1994: Galería Juan Martin, Mexico City, Mexico and a tour in several other galleries and Cultural Centers of Mexico (painted ostrich eggs) https://www.galeriajuanmartin.com
1989: 9th Sculpture Exhibition, Kanazawa, Japan
1989: Kabutoya Gallery, Ginza, Japan https://eventseeker.com/venue/666552-gallery-kabutoya-tokyo
1989: Galería Juan Martin, Mexico City, Mexico (tools)
1989: Galería Juan Martin, Mexico City, Mexico (self portraits)
1989: Tokyu Hands 6th Hands Grand Prix, Tokyo, Japan
1988: Kabutoya Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
1988: Galería Juan Martin, Mexico City, Mexico (masks)
1988: Galería Quiroga, Mexico City, Mexico
1987: Galería A.P. Facultad de artes Plásticas, Xalapa, Ver. México
1987: Galería Sloane-racotta, Mexico City, Mexico
1987: Pinacoteca Universitaria J.A.X.C., Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Pue., Mexico
1987: Galería Ramón Alva de la Canal, Xalapa, Ver., Mexico
1987: Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. U.S.
1987: Exposición Laguna Verde, Agora, Xalapa, Ver., Mexico
1986: 6th Sculpture Exhibition, Kanazawa, Japan
1985: Kanda Gallery, Fussa, Japan
1985: 5th Sculpture Exhibition, Kanazawa, Japan
1984: 4th Sculpture Exhibition, Kanazawa, Japan
1984: Trienal de fotografía, Mexico City, Mexico
1971: 80 drawings at the Rouen Art Festival, Rouen, France
1970: Ferdinand Roten Gallery, Baltimore, U.S.
COMISSIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:
2002: CD cover illustrations for "Marimba Dúos" by Miguel González and Juan Martínez, Xalapa, Ver., México.
2000: CD cover illustrations for J.S. Bach El clave bien temperado, a guitar transcription and performance by Alfredo Sánchez and XOC
Marimba Duos by Miguel González, Juan Martínez, Diego Espinoza and José Rodríguez
1997: Production, playwriting and acting for the franco-mexican theater play: ‘Quetzalcóatl, el regreso’ or ‘La femme aux piments rouges’ with Jean Claude Leportier, Catherine Cremer, Djahel Vinaver and Martin Vinaver. Directed by Alain Schons. Provence, France
1991: Illustrations for the magazine ‘La Tarantula’, Xalapa, Ver., Mexico
1983: Maquette for a documentary film on ancient french country houses, Paris, France
1981-2: Illustrations for 3 books for the S.E.P. (the mexican government’s education bureau), Mexico
1973: 3 covers for the magazine ‘Técnica Pesquera’, Mexico City, Mexico
1972: A drawing in the book ‘Les Maitres de l’Art Naif’ by Oto Bihalji-Merin, Brussels, La Connaissance Publishing, Belgium
1972: Novel ‘La Vida de Dos Novios’ text and illustrations by Martin Vinaver, John Muir Publications, Santa Fe, NM. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/21991093?selectedversion=NBD591640
1971: The making of the poster for the Rouen art Festival, Rouen, France
1970: The making of the poster for the Museum of the City of Veracruz, Mexico
GRANTS AND PRIZES:
1997: For the production of the franco-mexican theater play: ‘Quetzalcóatl, el regreso’ or ‘La femme aux piments rouges’ we received
a mexican grant from the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) http://fonca.cultura.gob.mx and a french grant from the government of Provence.
2000: Won the New York martial arts Tai chi chuan championship with the 42 movement competition sequence.
2003-4: Grant from the Instituto de Cultura de Veracruz (IVEC) http://www.ivec.gob.mx for the making of sculptures “altars”. They were later shown at the
Pinacoteca Diego Rivera gallery in Xalapa, Ver., Mexico
ARTWORK IN MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca, (IAGO) wood block prints (moku-hanga) and lithographs http://institutodeartesgraficasdeoaxaca.blogspot.se
Museo Erasto Cortés, Puebla, Pue. wood block prints (moku-hanga) http://www.puebla.travel/es/museos/item/museo-taller-erasto-cortes-juarez
La Ceiba Gráfica, Coatepec, Ver. Lithographs, wood block prints (moku-hanga) and sculptures http://www.laceibagrafica.org/ing/index21.html
Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico (lithographs) http://www.museonacionaldelaestampa.bellasartes.gob.mx/
2014: Moku hanga (japanese Wood block printing) at the Fine Art Sudio Services, Lakeville, CT U.S.A.
2011: Moku hanga (japanese Wood block printing) at CASA (San Agustín Etla Arts Center), Oaxaca, Mexico http://www.academictoursoaxaca.com/oaxaca/san_agustin_etla.php
2011: Moku hanga at PBI (Paper and Book Intensive) art sabbatical, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI. U.S. http://www.paperbookintensive.org/2011/classes.html
2010-14: Monthly moku hanga workshops at La Ceiba Gráfica, Coatepec, Ver. Mexico. http://www.laceibagrafica.org/ing/index21.html
I am an artist but I have worked in other areas as well:
Having been raised in a farm, I know about agriculture, cattle raising, beekeeping, driving trucks and tractors, etc.
2020-21: gardening and repairs at Aktiv Fastighets Förvaltning i Nacka AB
2014-2015: Construction work: Carpentry, painting, demolition, Stockholm, Sweden.
With Contender AB, Veterankraft and independently
2002-2017 Have been administering a 12–apartment building since 2002 www.ballenaemplumada.strikingly.com
2009-2013: Teaching art workshops in Mexico and the U.S., at: http://talleresyax.blogspot.se/p/moku-hanga-grabado-en-madera-con-la.html http://www.casa.oaxaca.gob.mx/index.php/en/ and at: http://www.paperbookintensive.org/2011/classes.html
2000: Transformed an old, cold and dark garage into a well lit and well isolated attractive room with a swimming pool with current, 3 double pain windows and a wooden florr and ceiling with attractive lighting. Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
1998-1999: Coordination and mounting of art exhibitions in Mexico, Japan, France and the U.S.
1998-1999: Coaching people with dissabilities through art in Harlem, New York
1984-2017: Teaching Tai chi chuan and Qi gong for the past 33 years to a variety of groups, from private to corporate www.taichichuanqigong.me and www.taichichuan.strikingly.com
1992: I designed and built my house with the traditional European/Middle-Eastern pounded earth technique www.indara.strikingly.com
1997-1998: High-end carpentry work at Bill Rybak’s Studio, 459 W 15th St. N.Y. doing window-display paraphernalia for stores like Cole Haan and Sacks Fifth Avenue
1997: Antique restoration furniture at the Art Conservation Studio in charge of Frederik Sager, New York.
My CV in short:
I was raised and worked in a farm in Mexico, studied high school and college in the U.S. did a 4-year apprenticeship in Japan on traditional wood-block printing, studied biodynamic beekeeping with permaculture guidelines, began my studies of Tai chi chuan in Paris 35 years ago and have not stoped since.
I am a:
painter, sculptor, printer, photographer, writer, inventor, designer, farmer, beekeeper, house builder and apartment building administrator, carpenter, gardener, general repairman, Tai chi and qigong instructor, father, husband and a world citizen conscious of the environment.
As an artist I have had 17 one-man shows, more than 43 group shows, have artwork in 4 museums and art institutions, have taught countless times Japanese wood-block printing workshops in Mexico and the U.S. and have co-designed with lithographer, paper maker and inventor Per Anderson, the most important self-sustainable graphic arts center in Mexico, where I conducted research and opened the first Japanese wood-block printing workshop in the country.
I have taught for over 33 years Tai chi chuan and Qigong and have worked in a number of other related activities.
I won the 2000 New York martial arts Tai chi chuan championship with the 42 movement competition sequence.
I presently live in Sweden with my family, working for a company, doing gardening and as a general repairman. I teach Tai chi and Qi gong to individuals through Skype, so they can learn from the comfort of their homes.
I speak Spanish, French, English, some Japanese and some Swedish.
at Svea Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
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