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ABOUT JUAN JOSE RODRIGUEZ

Native from Cantel, Quetzaltenango (Guatemala). In 1943 he obtained the first inter-scholar drawing and painting prize. In 1952 he entered the Instituto Normal Mixto de Occidente, in San Marcos, where he graduated as a primary teacher. In 1961 he founded his first drawing and painting studio. In 1970 he graduated as an Architect from the University of San Carlos de Guatemala. In 1972 he travels to Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Ecuador to specialize in housing design and construction with a social focus.

After working in the architecture field, construction and teaching, he devoted himself completely to painting. His works of art have been presented both in Guatemala and internationally.

Expositions in Guatemala City: Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas; Casa de la Cultura de Occidente; Club Rotarios; Fórum Galería; National Architects Seminary; Patronato de Bellas Artes; Banco del Ejército; 10th Central American Architects Congreso; Art Center Guatemala; el Túnel Gallery; Alianza Francesa; Boy-Scouts; Sol del Río Gallery; National Palace; US Ambassador’s Residency; el Ático Gallery; Monet Gallery; Anacafé Building.

Expositions in Antigua Guatemala: Portada del Palomar; VI Bienal de Arte Paiz, Capuchinas Convent; El Sitio Gallery.

France: Gallerie Centrale (Paris); Literary Circle “Arts et Jalons” (Saint Mandé); Municipal Culture Lounge (Paris); La Maison du Monde et le Groupe Guichet Devry.

Spain: Caja y Ahorro Gallery (Vigo); Perfil 88 (Madrid).

Germany: Friedrich Naumann-Konigswinter (Bonn).

USA: The Gallery of Fine Arts (Miami); Meridian House Museum (Washington D.C.); The Embassy Gallery of International Art (Coral Gables); Art Miami ’94 (Miami); Aldo Castillo Gallery (Chicago); Iberoamerican Art Show, Art Museum of the Americas (Chicago); Gallery at the Organization of American States (Washington D.C.); Galería de Vaniddes (Miami)

Latin America: Bienal Iberoamericana de Arte, Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City); 2ª Bienal Internacional de Pintura (Cuenca, Ecuador); “Códice” Exposition, Galería de Arte Contemporáneo (Managua, Nicaragua); Watercolor National Museum (Mexico City).

Egypt: Opera House (Cairo); Pinacoteca de América Latina (Cairo).

 
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