SEMBLANZA

Garval traduce lo que su imaginación le dicta. Imposibles de pasar inadvertidas, sus obras se caracterizan por una exuberancia que representa en conjuntos de personajes anónimos en situaciones de realidad y teatralidad. “Si la obra de Garval comunica y estimula la reflexión sobre la condición humana se debe a la sensibilidad crítica con que percibe el acontecer mundial y a la lucidez de sus transposiciones poéticas.”

GALLERY

BIOGRAPHY

SERGIO GARVAL

Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. 1968

 

As a child he enjoyed playing with pencils and colors; the world of artistic expression and introspection was a natural part of his childhood. He began to paint with oils at 11, self-taught. In 1987 he entered the University of Guadalajara to study art; he graduated in 1992, having already shown his work in several collective exhibits. He continued his studies with different Masters in Mexico and spent the summer of 1989 in residence at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Since then, his work has been shown in 150 different exhibits, individual and collective, in the U.S., Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Brazil, S. Korea, Costa Rica, Bulgaria, Chile, Romania, and in many museums and galleries in Mexico. He has received recognition and prizes in graphic art, painting, drawing, and sculpture in Mexico. He has been awarded various scholarships in Mexico, including from the National Fund for Culture and Arts, 2003-4 and 2007-10. “Over time, I find that the human condition is at the center of my work, and I usually show the existential obsessions of our time. I manipulate the absurdities, contradictions, and reflections that form part of our nature".

CARÁCTER FUERTE EN PINTURA APASIONADA. SERGIO GARVAL NACIÓ EN GUADALAJARA EN 1968, Y ES EN ESTA CIUDAD DONDE RESIDE Y TRABAJA Egresado de la Escuela de Artes Plásticas de la Universidad de Guadalajara. En 1994 obtuvo una beca del Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Jalisco. En 1999 cursó una residencia de estudio en la School of Visual Arts de Nueva York. En 2003 obtuvo una beca de Jóvenes Creadores del Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, y miembro del Sistema Nacional de Creadores del Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de 2007 al 2010. Su primera exposición individual fue “Pasajeros” en la Galería Jorge Martínez de la Universidad de Guadalajara en 1994, y desde allí ha participado en más de 40 exposiciones individuales y más de 150 colectivas en galerías y museos de México, Latinoamérica, Estados Unidos, Europa y Asia, entre los que destacan: el Museo Raúl Anguiano en Guadalajara, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Morelia, el Museo Francisco Goitia y Pedro Coronel de Zacatecas, la Casa Museo Diego Rivera de Guanajuato, en la galería de la Secretaria de Hacienda.

 

Curriculum


Individual Shows
1994
“Passengers” – Galeria Jorge Martinez, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1996 “Unworldly Presences” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco
“Surrounding Spaces” – Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum, Morelia, Michoacán
“Introspection X” – Alejandro Gallo Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1997 “Variations” – Alejandro Gallo Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco
“Hunts” – Francisco Goitia Museum, Zacatecas, Zacatecas
1998 “Splash” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
“Residents” – Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato
“Take Your Banana, Chimp” – Televisa Art Hall, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1999 “Wet Dreams” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
“Retrospective” – Industrial Club of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco
“Shower Stories” – Margeaux Kurtie Modern Art, Madrid, New Mexico
2000 “Appetizer” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
“Garval Paintings” – Margeaux Kurtie Modern Art, Madrid, New Mexico
2001 “Pastries” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
“Untitled” – El Refugio Cultural Center, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco
2002 “Days of Ants” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
“Light and Shadow” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco
2003 “Recent Works” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
“Instants” – Galeria Arte 3, León, Guanajuato
“Inhabitants” – Guanajuato Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato
“Inhabitants” – German Gedovius, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
“Inhabitants” – El Faldón, Querétaro, Querétaro
“Inhabitants” – Cultural Center, Colima, Colima
“Inhabitants” – Contemporary Art Museum, Tepic, Nayarit
2004 “The Origin of the River” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
“Inhabitants” – Los Arquitos Cultural Center, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
“Inhabitants” – Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum, Morelia, Michoacán
“Inhabitants” – Pedro Coronel Museum, Zacatecas, Zacatecas
2005 “Cardinals, Clowns, and Others” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
“Rituals” – Federal Finance Dept. Gallery, Mexico City, D.F.
“Rituals” – Raúl Anguiano Museum, Guadalajara, Jalisco
“Wasteland” – Actual Mexicano Gallery, Monterrey, Nuevo León
2006 “Shipwrecks” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
“Clown Time” – Galeria Quetzali, Oaxaca, Oaxaca
2007 “Recent Works” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
“Wet Stories” – Actual Mexicano Gallery, Monterrey, Nuevo León
“Ants” – Cervantino Festival Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato
“Moments of Eve” – Factor Art Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco
2008 “The Game” – Galeria Uno, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
“Days to Observe” – Irma Valerio Gallery, Zacatecas, Zacatecas
2011 “Sancta Sanctorum” – Cabañas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco 


Collective Shows

1989

The Guadalupe Art Auction - Colorado Art Institute, Denver, Colorado Day of the Dead Exhibition 

Jorge Martinez Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Day of the Dead” – Gomez de Mendiola Prep School, Guadalajara, Jalisco 


1990

“Young Art in Motion” – Lopez Portillo Museum, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Graphics – Paladín de la Libertad Salon, East Administrative Unit, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Salon de Octubre” – Cabañas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1991

“Three Painters” – Mexican-American Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Art School Students – Tala Cultural Center, Tala, Jalisco

“Watercolors” – Valentin Gómez Farias Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Senior Exhibit – Jorge Martinez Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Grupo Hollin Watercolors” – Art Gallery of the University of Colima, Colima, Colima

Enamel on Metal – Jorge Martinez Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco

September 16 Exhibit of Portable Murals – East Administrative Unit, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Collective – Cultural Center, Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco

First Jose Clemente Orozco Biennial – Art and Culture Forum, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Painting on Site – Music School, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1992

“Alfonso Michel” Colima Biennial – Colima, Colima

“Homage to Friar Antonio Alcalde” – Cabañas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“50 minus 1” – Gavirufraja Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Art Auction – Gavirufraja Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Art from Mexican Hands” – Concentro, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Winter Collective – Clave Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1993

Three Day Auction – Concentro, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“El Caballo” Competition – Jorge Martínez Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Tornasol Project Exhibit – Aspis Gallery, Cagliari, Cerdeña, Italy

Salon de Octubre – Cabañas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1994

Spring Collective – Roxy Cultural Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco Second

“El Caballo” Painting and Sculpture Competition – Jorge Martinez Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Art Auction – Jalisco Civic Forum, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Third Young Artists Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Artist Workshop – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Friends of the Civil Hospital Auction – Guadalajara, Jalisco

Winter Expo-Sale – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1995

Convergence of the Eye” – Modern Art Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Third Graphics Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

First Art Masters Salon – Cabanas Cultural Institute, Art and Culture Forum, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Graphics in Ajijic – Ajijic, Jalisco

Fourth Young Artists Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Prints – Old Spanish Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid, Espana

Evangelina Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco Salon de Octubre – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Workshop of Alternative Arts – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

XIV Life and Death Salon – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Exhibit and Auction – Sinatra’s, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1996

“New Alternative Art in Jalisco” – Nuevo Leon Pinacoteca, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

“Pictures at an Exhibition” – Delgollado Theater, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Tierra Adentro Magazine – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Graphics Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Homage to Juan José Areola” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“El Mariachi” – Regional Museum of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco

XV Life and Death Salon – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Third Salon of Galleries – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Graphics Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Landscapes” – Cultural Center, Autlan, Jalisco
1997

XVI Life and Death Salon – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Artists’ Workshop – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Ocho Loko” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1998

“Art Miami” – Miami, Florida

Contemporary Art of Jalisco – Electric Train Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Salon de Octubre – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Ocho Loko” – La Caba, Ajijic, Jalisco

“Alternative Art of Jalisco” – Cultural Center, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

“Alternative Art of Jalisco” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1999

Drawing Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Example of Contemporary Art of Jalisco” – Juan Jose Areola Library, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1999 Summer Studio Residency – Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
2000

“Thirty-Five Promises of the Twenty-First Century” – Modern Art Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

XXI Life and Death Salon – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Jalisco Self-Portraits” – Gaucha Bato Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Europe Art Fair – Geneva Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland

“Masters of Contemporary Art” – Ruiz Rojo Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Fifty Years of Jalisco Art” – Cabanas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Jalisco Contemporary Art” – Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Jalisco Graphics” – Oaxaca Graphic Arts Institute, Oaxaca, Oaxaca
2001

“Jalisco Art 1950-2000” - Federal Finance Dept. Museum, Mexico City, D. F.

“Offerings of Lines and Colors” - Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Inner Journey” - Henaine Fine Art, New York, New York
2002

“Room” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Contemporary Art of Jalisco” - Alejandro Gallo Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

OMNILIFE Grand Prize Salon - Francisco Goitia, Zacatecas, Zacatecas

OMNILIFE Grand Prize Salon - Contemporary Art Museum, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

IX José Guadalupe Posadas National Graphics Competition - Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

Salon de Octubre “Homage to Ramiro Torreblanca” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Fall Collective - Gallery-Studio of Maricarmen Gutierrez, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Tenth National Graphics Competition - Jose Guadalupe Posadas Museum, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

“Life and Death Salon” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Contemporary Graphics of Jalisco” - Assis Chateaubriand Art Museum, Paraiba State University, Campina Grande, Brazil

Tenth Diego Rivera Drawing and Graphics Biennial - Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato
2003

“Those Who Are Missing” – Guadalajara City Hall Patio, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Graphics of Jalisco” – Olga Acosta Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato

“The Viper of Peace – Artists Against War” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco 

“Panorama of Painting in Jalisco Since 2000” – Cabanas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Graphics of Jalisco in Chile” – Regional Museum, Rancagua, Chile

“Latin American Exhibit” – Medici Palace, Toscana, Italy

“Graphics of Jalisco” – Cultural Center/ Museum of Latin America, San Jose, Costa Rica

“Graphics of Jalisco” – Cultural Center of Latin America, Korean Museum, Seoul, South Korea

“3 x 6” – Televisa Art Space, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Salon de Octubre – Ex Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Prodigies of Graffiti” – Raul Anguiano Museum, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Fourth Alfredo Zalce Biennial of Prints and Paintings – Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum, Morelia, Michoacán

XI José Guadalupe Posadas National Print Competition, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

“Homage to the Dead Saints” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco
2004

“Lessedra World Art Print Annual” – National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria

First Painting Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Friends and Relatives of Javier Campos Cabello” – Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

First Print Salon – Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco

XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial, Rufino Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico City, D. F.

“Fonca 2003-4 Scholars” – City Museum, Querétaro, Querétaro

XII José Guadalupe Posadas National Print Competition, José Guadalupe Posadas Museum, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

XI Diego Rivera Biennial of Drawings and Prints, Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato, Guanajuato

“Latin Visions – A Collector’s Insight” – Nassau County Art Museum, Roslyn Harbor, Long Island, New York

XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial – Oaxaca Contemporary Art Museum, Oaxaca, Oaxaca

International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2004 – Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania

Second National Biennial of Visual Arts Yucatan 2004 – Quintana Roo, Yucatan
2005

“Seven Artists” – Valentin Gomez Farias Gallery, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Creation in Movement – Young Artists 2003-4” – Galeria Central, National Arts Center, Mexico City, D. F.

XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial – Sinaloa Art Museum, Culiacan, Sinaloa

Annual Gay-Lesbian Salon – University of Chopo Museum, Mexico City, D. F.

XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial – Querétaro Art Museum, Querétaro, Querétaro

XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial – Instituto Potosino de Bellas Artes, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí

XII Rufino Tamayo Biennial – Metropolitan Cultural Space, Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas
2006

“First Spring Collective, 2006” – Naxica Gallery, Mexico City, D.F.

“Maco” Mexico Contemporary Art Fair, Quetzali Gallery, Mexico City, D.F.

“Tribute to Don Quixote de La Mancha” – May Cultural Festival, Ex-Convent of Carmen, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Fifteenth Anniversary” – Irma Valerio Gallery, Zacatecas, Zacatecas “Prints” – Factor Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Juarez – Liberty and Image” – National Palace, Mexico City, D.F.

“Art Miami” Art Fair – Turner Carroll Gallery, Miami, Florida “Art Basel” Art Fair – Miami, Florida
2007

“University of Guadalajara Art Collection” – Cabanas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Arte Americas 2007” Art Fair, Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, Florida

“Maco” Mexico Contemporary Art Fair, Quetzali Gallery, Mexico City, D.F.

“Art Collection” – Federal Secretary of Finance Museum, Mexico City, D.F.

“Latin American Art – Myth and Reality” – Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
2008

“Visions: 20th Century Latin American Art” – Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

“Artists to Watch: Mexico” – Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Collective” – Terreno Baldio Gallery, Mexico City, D.F.

“Homage to José Clemente Orozco” – Cabanas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Art Basel” Art Fair – Terreno Baldio Gallery, Miami, Florida
2009

“Latin American Jewels” – Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida

“Creation in Movement – Fonca 1989-2009” – Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City, D.F. 2010

Maco Art Fair – Terreno Baldio Gallery, Mexico City, D.F. 

Scholarships: 
1994-1995 Jalisco State Council for Culture and the Arts
2003-2004 CONACULTA-FONCA Young Artists
2007-2010 CONACULTA-FONCA National System of Artists



Recognitions

1993 Second Place, Painting, El Caballo Competition, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1994 Sculpture Acquisition Prize, Second El Caballo Sculpture Competition, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1994 Painting Acquisition Prize, Second El Caballo Painting Competition, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1994 Honorable Mention, Painting, Salon de Octubre, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1994 Second Place, Print, Salon de Octubre, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1994 Second Place, Drawing, Salon de Octubre, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1995 First Place, Drawing, Salon de Octubre, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1998 Honorable Mention, Sculpture, OMNILIFE Grand Prize Salon, Guadalajara, Jalisco
1998 First Prize, Painting Acquisition, OMNILIFE Grand Prize Salon, Guadalajara, Jalisco
2001 Print Acquisition Prize, OMNILIFE Grand Prize Salon, Guadalajara, Jalisco
2002 Print Acquisition Prize, Jose Guadalupe Posadas National Competition, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
2002 Print Acquisition Prize, X Diego Rivera Print and Drawing Biennial, Guanajuato, Guanajuato
2003 “Presea Alfredo Zalce” – Fourth Alfredo Zalce Biennial of Prints and Paintings, Morelia, Michoacán
2003 Honorable Mention, XI José Guadalupe Posadas National Print Competition, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
2004 Acquisition Prize, Premio Guadalajara 2004, Guadalajara, Jalisco
2004 Print Acquisition Prize, XI Diego Rivera Print and Drawing Biennial, Guanajuato, Guanajuato
2006 First Acquisition Prize, Drawing, First Rafael Cauduro Drawing Biennial of the Americas, Tijuana, Baja California

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