Biography

Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

Carlos Vega
Born in Melilla, Spain, 1963
Lives and works in New York

Education

1990-91 Art Institute of Chicago

1988-90 Talleres de Arte Actual, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

1986 European Parliament Fellowship in Engraving, Summer Academy, Limpesberg, Luxembourg

1986-88 University of Fine Arts, San Fernando, Madrid, Spain

1983-86 University of Fine Arts, St. Isabel of Hungary, Seville, Spain

Solo Exhibitions

2010
“In Plain Sight” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

2008
“Carlos Vega” James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007
“Pure Science”, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York NY

2004
“Fables”, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

2003
“Idle Traveler,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

2002
“If These Walls Could Speak,” Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada, Spain

2001
“A Piece of Glass and a Sheet of Paper,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

1994
Lorenzo Rodriquez Gallery, Chicago, IL
Galeria Jorge Albero, Madrid, Spain

1993
“Ritos Privados,” Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada, Spain

1992
“Polyphonico: Pictures and Objects,” Scheideggstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland
“Visionario: Instalacion/Passage through the interior of Viacrucis,”
Sala Joan Miro, Palacio Congresos y Exposiciones, Madrid, Spain
Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago, IL

1990
Traveling exhibition, Caja Postal, Guadalajara y Salamanca, Spain

Group Exhibitions

2009
“Chelsea visits Havana” Havana Bienal De La Havana

2008
“Art in Richard Meier on Prospect Park” Richard Meier on Prosepct Park, Brooklyn, NY

2007 “De Granada a Gasteiz Un Viaje de ida y Vuelta” Fundacion Artium, Alava, Spain

2006
“Becados Manuel Rivera” Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada, Spain
“The Beautiful Game; Contemporary Art and Futbol”, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
“Black Panther Rank and File”, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
“The Whole World is Rotten,” The Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

2005
“2005 Collectors Show and Sale”, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
“The Whole World is Rotten: Free Radicals and the Gold Coast Slave Castles of
Paa Joe”, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
“The City: Contemporary Views of the Built Environment”, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

2004
“A Charge to Keep”, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
“Where?”, Clifford Chance, New York, NY

2003
“Travelers” Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

2002
“Untitled,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY “Doors: Image and Metaphor in
Contemporary Art,” New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

2001
“Starry Night,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
“Realidad al Vacio,” Salvador Diaz Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2000
“Simultaneous,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
“XVI Premio De Pintura L’Oreal,” Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
Deven Golden Gallery, New York

1999
“Talavera Contemporanea,” Centro Cultural San Francisco, Puebla, Mexico

1998
“Domain,” Islip Art Museum, curated by Karen Shaw, East Islip, NY
“Absolute Secret,” McKee Gallery, New York, NY
“Interiors and Their Objects,” The St. Paul Companies, Minneapolis, MN
“U.N.E.D. Recent Acquisition,” Casa de Velazquez, Madrid, Spain

1997
“The Curiosity Room,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Galeria Jorge Albero, Madrid, Spain

1991
“Moving the Body Forward, Pintures en Verano,” Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago
The Dome Room, curated by Gail Forrest, Chicago, IL

1990
Studio of Contemporary Art (with Soledad Sevilla and John Armleder),
Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

1988
“Los Circuitos,” I Convocatoria, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Studio of Contemporary Art (with Miguel Navarro), Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

1987
European Art School Biennial, Toulouse, France

1986
Summer Academy Exhibition, Limpesberg, Luxembourg

1985
“En Granada,” Museo Casa de los Tiros, Ministerio de Cultura, Granada, Spain
“Joven Plastica ante Europa,” Palacio de los Reales Alcaceres,
Ministerio de Cultura, Seville, Spain

Bibliography

2008
Hackett, Regina “Paintings by Carlos Vega and Eric Elliott are a must-see at Harris Gallery”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 10
Tully, Judd, “Deals and Steals at the Armory Preview” ArtInfo March 28, 2007
Montgomery, Harper “Carlos Vega: Jack Shainman Gallery” ArtNexus, # 67 pg 173
Falconer, Morgan “Carlos Vega: Jack Shainman” Art News, November pg. 222
Write, Jeffrey Cyphers, “Myth and Nature Do the Wild Thing” Chelsea Now, Sept 28

2006
El Mundo, Monday February 13, 2006, Madrid
Flores Castro, Fernando “Mieux Vaut Un Desastre Qu’n Desastre” Becados Manuel Rivera. Diputacion de Granada.
Brielmeier, Isolde The World Is A Global Inner City” Acro Catalogue page 550
Lopez-Chahoud, Omar, “Rereading the Past” ARCO 2006 25th Anniversary Catalogue page 103

2004
Art Forum Critics Picks, December 17, 2004
Kuntz, Melissa, “Review”, Art in America, February 2004, p. 127

2003
Flores, Tatiana, “News and Views”, ArtNexues, #50, 2003
Yablonsky, Linda, “Carlos Vega” Art News, September, 2003 P. 134
Gronlund, Melissa, “Carlos Vega, The Idle Traveler”,Contemporary # 55, 2003, p.75

2002
*Camhi, Leslie, “Si Las Paredes Hablaran,” Diputacion de Granada, Palacio de los Condes de Gabia.
Tapia, Juan Luis, “Las Paredes de Carlos Vega,” Ideal, Saturday, April 13, p. 44.
Kuspit, Donald, “Mystery and Majesty: Doors in Recent Art,” New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, April, p. 5.
Bischoff, Dan, “Exhibit Opens Door to World of Symbol,” Sunday Star-Ledger, April 21.
Zimmer, William, “Seeing Messages, Some Subtle, in a Door,” The New York Times,
Sunday May 5, p. 16 NJ.

2001
Parker, Lauren, “Open House,” Smock Magazine, spring/ summer, 2001, p. 45-46.
Picard, Charmaine, “Carlos Vega,” Art Nexus, May-July, No. 40, p. 149-150.
Barnatan, Marcos Ricardo, “Mirada Interior,” El Mundo, November 30.
Barnatan, Marcos, “Mirada Interior,” Metropoli, 11/30-12/6, 2001, p. 53.
Llorca, Pablo, “Lo Ausente y la Presencia,” El Periodico del Arte, No. 50, December, p. 20.
De Alfonso, Carlota, “Realidad al Vacio, la Recreacion del Espacio Subjetivo,” El Punto de las Artes, November, p. 10.
Hontoria, Javier, “Realidad al Vacio,” El Cultural, November, p. 32.

2000
*Premio de Pintura L’Oreal, XVI Edicion, Centro Cultural Condeduque, Ayuntamiento de Madrid, pgs. 18-19.
*Coleccion Premio de Pintura L’Oreal, p. 116.

1998
Lee, John, “Domain at the Islip Art Museum,” Islip Buletin, February 26, p. 6.
Moore, Anne, “A Water of Style,” Crain’s Chicago Business, August 17.
Alvarez, Enjuto, Jose Manuel, “Carlos Vega, Exposicion Itinerante Patrocinada por la Caja Postal,” Guadalajara, Salamanca, May/June.
Shaw, Karen, “Domain,” Islip Art Museum, February, pgs. 11-19.

1994
“Carlos Vega en La Galeria Jorge Albero, El Mundo, February 26.
Inside the Historic Water Tower Opens Visitor Info Center, Chicago, p. 1.

1993
Carreton, Vicente, “Carlos Vega, La Morada de Artista,” Vanidad, No. 5, p. 64-65.
Carreton, Vicente, “ La Panza del Sacrificio,” (A proposito de los trabajos recientes de
Carlos Vega y Jevonemo Navarrete), Diputacion de Granada, Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, September.

1992
Hohenboken, Steve, “Carlos Vega, at Brian Coleman Lorenzo Rodriquez Gallery, New Art Examiner, May, p. 32.

1989
Alvarez, Enjuto, Jose Manuel, “Carlos Vega, Nuevos Valores,” Artegua, No.52, p.16-17.

1988
Castano, Adolfo, “Los Circuitos,” ABC, June 3, p. 16.
Sanchez, Carlos, “Los Circuitos del Rompeolas,” Arteguia, No. 40, p. 53.
Paredes, Tomas, “Circuito de Artes Plasticas y Fotografia,” El Punto de Las Artes, June, p7

1985
Momimiento Europeo, N. 10, Primavera, Celebracion del Dia de Europa en Andalucia (Europe’s Day Celebration in Andalucia), p. 72.

Other Activities

1999
Beca-Manuel Ribera, Granada, Spain

1998
Artist Residency, Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico

1994
“Water Cosmology,” Terrazo mural floor, The Historic Watertower, Chicago, IL
“Water Frieze,” 42 outdoor mosaic panels, Headquarters of H2O Plus, Chicago, IL

Collections

Progressive Corporate Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH

Radio Shack Collection

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