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BIO

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 (2014) and MFA (2017) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition, he currently teaches in the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was one of eight individuals to be awarded the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship for Performing and Visual Arts. He was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) residency in Provincetown MA. 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.

 

RESUME

HERMAN AGUIRRE

EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

  • MASTER OF FINE ARTS (2017)

  • BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (2014)


EXPERIENCE

  • LECTURER/TEACHER - SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO – PAINTING AND DRAWING DEPARTMENT (FALL 2019 - PRESENT)

  • VISITING ARTIST - UNIVERSITY IN SAINT FRANCIS (IN) - PRESIDENTS ART GALA (SUMMER 2021)

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

  • SAIC VISITING ARTIST - CONTINUING STUDIES PROGRAM/WORKSHOP - MEGAN EUKER (FALL 2016 – FALL 2019)

  • SAIC STUDIOLAB MONITOR – (SUMMER 2016 – SPRING 2017)

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

  • SAIC TEACHER ASSISTANT - FRANK PIATEK - SPIRITUAL IN ART (FALL 2016)

  • SAIC TEACHER ASSISTANT - JUDITH GEICHMAN - REPRESENTAION TO ABSTRACTION (SPRING 2016)

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

  • ART STUDIO ASSISTANT - JAMES LUTES (SPRING 2014)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • UNIVERSITY IN SAINT FRANCIS (IN) - PRESIDENTS ART GALA - SOLO EXHIBITION “7:23” (SUMMER 2021)

  • ABATTOIR GALLERY (OH) – SOLO EXHIBITION “OCULTOS” (SPRING 2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM (IL) – GROUP EXHIBITION - “TECHNICOLOR CONSTELLATIONS” (SUMMER 2021)

  • TAUBMAN MUSEUM OF ART (VA) – GROUP EXHIBITION – “A VERY ANXIOUS FEELING” (WINTER 2020 – SPRING 2021)

  • NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART (CHI) – GROUP EXHIBITION – SOLO UN POCO AQUI: DAY OF THE DEAD (FALL & WINTER 2020)

  • ZOLLA LIEBERMAN GALLERY (CHI) – GROUP EXHIBITION – “FACE TO FACE” (SUMMER 2020)

  • STEVE ZEVITAS GALLERY (BOS) – GROUP EXHIBITION – “ALL DRESSED UP WITH NOWHERE TO GO” (SPRING 2020)

  • UIC GALLERY 400 (CHI) – GROUP EXHIBITION “TURN THE LIGHT” (SPRING 2020)

  • HIDRANTE GALLERY (PR)– GROUP EXHIBITION “REQUIEM” (WINTER 2019 -2020)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • PROVINCETOWN ART AND ASSOCIATION MUSEUM (MAS) - 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)(ORE) - GROUP EXHIBITION - “AMERICAN GENRE: CONTEMPORARY PAINTING” (SUMMER 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



AWARDS/PUBLICATIONS/RESIDENCIES

  • NEW AMERICAN PAINTING - MIDWEST ISSUE PUBLICATION - ISSUE NO.129, NO.137, NO.143 (2018 - 2020)

  • THELMA KARGES MEMORIAL MERIT AWARD (2018)

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

  • ROBERT GRAHAM ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP (2018)

  • FINE ARTS WORK CENTER RESIDENCY (2017-2018)

  • LEONORE ANNENBERG FELLOWSHIP SCHOLARSHIP (2017-2018)

  • 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 (2019)

  • ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, ROCKFORD, IL (2019)

  • THE BETH RUDIN DEWOODY COLLECTION (2019)

  • AKRON MUSEUM, AKRON, OH (2021)