Biografia

Herman Aguirre is a Mexican American artist born and raised in Chicago, IL. He grew up in the Southside of Chicago where he continues to live and work. He received his BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He recently was one of eight individuals to be awarded a $50,000 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship for the Performing and Visual Arts. He was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) residency in Provincetown MA were he also taught youth programs at the Provincetown Art Association Museum (PAAM). In addition, he is represented by Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago and Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee, while continuing to exhibit in various galleries and art fairs throughout the United States.

 

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HERMAN AGUIRRE


EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

  • MASTER OF FINE ARTS (2017)

  • BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (2014)


EXPERIENCE

  • LECTURER - SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO - ADVANCED PAINTING STUDIO - (FALL 2019)

  • TEACHER - PROVINCETOWN ART AND ASSOCIATION MUSEUM - START! YOUTH PROGRAM - (SPRING 2018)

  • VISITING ARTIST - CONTINUING STUDIES PROGRAM/WORKSHOP - MEGAN EUKER - (FALL 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

  • SAIC - IRFM ASSISTANT COORDINATOR - (2015 - 2017)

  • SAIC TEACHER ASSISTANCE (TA-B) - FRANK PIATEK - SPIRITUAL IN ART (FALL 2016)

  • SAIC TEACHER ASSISTANCE (TA-B) - JUDITH GEICHMAN - REPRESENTAION TO ABSTRACTION (SPRING 2016)

  • SAIC EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM TEACHER ASSISTANCE (TA-B) - MEGAN EUKER/PETER FAGUNDO - (SUMMER 2016)

  • JAMES LUTES STUDIO ASSISTANT - (SPRING 2014)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • STEVE TURNER GALLERY - SOLO EXHIBITION “TEJIDO” (SUMMER 2019)

  • ZOLLA LIEBERMAN GALLERY - SOLO EXHIBITION “CICATRIZ” (SPRING 2019)

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT PARKSIDE - SOLO EXHIBITION “CHUNKS” (FALL 2018)

  • FINE ARTS WORK CENTER (FAWC) - SOLO EXHIBITION “ANTES DE QUE NOS OLVIDEN” (SPRING 2018)

  • THE MAD CENTER GALLERY - SOLO EXHIBITION “THE FINAL RECOGNITION” (FALL 2015) 

  • YOLLOCALLI ARTS REACH
” HOME SWEET MEXICO” CURATED BY WHITNEY ROSS (SPRING 2011)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • PORTRAIT SOCIETY GALLERY - GROUP EXHIBITION “10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION -SUSCEPTIBLE TO IMAGES” (FALL 2019)

  • HARPER COLLEGE - GROUP EXHIBITION “SMALL WORKS 42ND ANNUAL NATIONAL ART EXHIBITION” (SUMMER 2019) 

  • CHICAGO ART DEPARTMENT - GROUP EXHIBITION “MUSCLE MEMORIES” (SUMMER 2019)

  • LAS LAGUNA GALLERY - GROUP EXHIBITION “MATTERS AT HEART” (SPRING 2019)

  • EVANSVILLE MUSEUM OF ARTS, HISTORY, & SCIENCE IN INDIANA - GROUP EXHIBITION “THE 59TH MID STATES ART EXHIBITION” (WINTER 2018)

  • ZOLLA/LIEBERMAN GALLERY BOOTH - 2015 CHICAGO EXPO (FALL 2018)

  • ZOLLA/ LIEBERMAN GALLERY - DUO EXHIBITION “EL CIELO ENTRE LOS DOS” (SUMMER 2018)

  • GILDAR GALLERY “STRANGE LOOKS” - GROUP EXHIBITION (SPRING 2018)

  • ZOLLA/ LIEBERMAN GALLERY - GROUP EXHIBITION - “INS/CRIPTION” (SPRING 2018)

  • FINE ARTS WORK CENTER (FAWC) - GROUP EXHIBITION (SPRING 2018)

  • PROVINCETOWN ART AND ASSOCIATION MUSEUM (PAAM) - GROUP EXHIBITION (WINTER 2017)

  • ZOLLA/LIEBERMAN GALLERY BOOTH - 2017 ART MIAMI - (WINTER 2017)

  • ZOLLA/LIEBERMAN GALLERY BOOTH - 2017 CHICAGO EXPO - (FALL 2017)

  • INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART AT (MECA) - GROUP EXHIBITION - “AMERICAN GENRE: CONTEMPORARY PAINTING” (SUMMER 2017)

  • ELMHURST COLLEGE - GROUP EXHIBITION - “WORKS ON PAPER” (SUMMER 2017)

  • PORTRAIT SOCIETY GALLERY - GROUP EXHIBITION “NOW FIGURATION” (SUMMER 2017)

  • SAIC - MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION CLASS OF SPRING 2017 (SPRING 2017)

  • JULIUS CAESAR GALLERY - GROUP EXHIBITION “STICKY THOUGHTS” (SPRING 2017)

  • ZOLLA/ LIEBERMAN GALLERY - GROUP EXHIBITION “LAYERED CAKES” (SPRING 2017)

  • SAIC - MASTER IN FINE ARTS OPEN STUDIO “PORTRAIT” GROUP EXHIBITION (FALL 2016)

  • SAIC - MASTER IN FINE ARTS OPEN STUDIO GROUP EXHIBITION (SPRING 2016)

  • ZOLLA/LIEBERMAN GALLERY BOOTH - 2015 CHICAGO EXPO (FALL 2015)

  • SAIC - BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION CLASS OF SPRING 2014 (SPRING 2014)


AWARDS/PUBLICATIONS/RESIDENCIES

  • THELMA KARGES MEMORIAL MERIT AWARD (2018)

  • NEW AMERICAN PAINTING - MIDWEST ISSUE PUBLICATION - ISSUE NO.129, NO.137, NO.143 (2018)

  • STUDIO VISIT PUBLICATION - ISSUE 39, 44 (2018)

  • FINE ARTS WORK CENTER RESIDENCY (2017-2018)

  • NEW AMERICAN PAINTING - ISSUE NO.129 (2017) 

  • LEONORE ANNENBERG FELLOWSHIP SCHOLARSHIP (2017)

  • SAIC NEW ARTIST SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP (2015)

  • SAIC GELMAN PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2015)

  • SAIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT (2010)

  • CHICAGO ALL CITY COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIP (2010)


PUBLIC/PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

  • NATIONAL MEXICAN MUSEUM OF ART, CHICAGO, IL

  • ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, ROCKFORD, IL

 

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