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RAUL  BALTAZAR                                                                                                                                                   323 369 4013                                                                                                                                                                  raulpbaltazar@gmail.com                                                                                                                   raulbaltazar.com

1972   BORN   Los Angeles, California

2013   MFA   Otis College of Art and Design, Fine Art/ Public Practice

2009   BFA    Otis College of Art and Design, Sculpture and New Genres

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS *selected     

2018   A UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF INFAMY   (current)                                                                                                                   

 Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA at LACMA; a multisite exhibition engaging U.S. Latino and Latin  American artists and collectives whose practices defy disciplinary boundaries. These artists and collaborative teams work across a range of media—from installation and performance to drawing and video—and adopt methodologies from diverse disciplines, including anthropology, history, linguistics, and theater.  The exhibition spans three venues—an encyclopedic museum (LACMA), a school (Charles White Elementary School), and an artist residency complex (18th Street Arts Center)—offering different perspectives, approaches, and scales in each location.                                                                                                            

2017   A DECOLONIAL ATLAS STRATEGIES IN CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE AMERICAS                             (January 16 – April 15, 2018)  

Tisch Family Gallery presents recent works by artists from the United States and Latin America who grapple with continued questions of colonialism and post colonialism.  This traveling exhibition has been to: Off Biennale Cairo, Le Caire, Egypt, Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles and currently Tufts University, Boston.

2015   DISLODGING TIME   Something Else, Off Biennale Cairo  Egypt

2015   HOUSE, DEER, RABBIT, COYOTE Selecto Planta Baja  LA CA

2015    SUPER SELECTO   Selecto Planta Baja, Los Angeles  CA                                                                         Los Angeles and Vienese artist collaboration simultaneously exhibiting in perspective cities and production of catalog

2013    A MESS AND A PLEASURE, PRACTICING IN PUBLIC   For Your Art   LA  CA  MFA Graduate Exhibition, Fine Art/ Public Practice Program, Otis College of Art and Design

2012    WHAT THE MONKEY DOES NO ONE PAYS ATTENTION TO                     Tcb Art IncMelbourne  Australia

2012     IF YOU CAN’T FAKE IT, THEN MAKE IT   JAUS  Santa Monica, CA

2011     SUR BIENNIAL   Rio Hondo College   Los Angeles CA

2010     SIQUEROS   Gene Autry Museum   Los Angeles CA

2010     BETTER TO DIE ON YOUR FEET Self Help Graphics   Los Angeles  CA

2010     CHEWBACCA TO ZAPATA   Morono Kiang Gallery   Los Angeles   CA

2010     SAL, TIERRA Y LIBERTAD   Galeria Maria Saucedo   Colima  Mexico

2010     A PRAYER FOR JUAREZ   Casa 0101 Annex   Los Angeles CA

 

PERFORMANCE *selected

2018   MI SERENO

Two Sundays of Processions, Picnics and Performances for Cultural    Workers of Los Angeles, The Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA – An International Celebration of Vital Artand Performance         Ascot Hills Park  LA CA

2015   HOUSE, DEER, RABBIT, COYOTE   performance, Selecto Planta Baja    LA CA

2014   FRESNO X-MAS PARADE   performance   X-Mas Parade  Fresno  CA

2014   LAND O’ LAKES   intervention   Museum of Contemporary Art  LA  CA

2013   OBSIDIAN STONE   intervention   Baldwin Hills Look Out Culver City  CA                                              

2012   BREAD AND CIRCUSES performance, Santa Monica Place                 Santa Monica  CA  

2011   SISYPHUSS performance  Pacific Standard Time  West of Rome Trespass Parade  LA  CA    

2011   CASINO ROYALE performance, Pacific Standard Time, West of Rome, Trespass Parade VIP Party LA  CA

2011   THE BUNNY BAR   performance  Ciclavia  Los Angeles CA                                                                        

2010   ES BLISS   intervention  Pershing Square  Los Angeles CA                                                                      

2012   CONEJO (RABBIT) vs. THE HARE intervention                                         Los Angeles City Marathon  LA  CA    

2011   FREDDY  13 mile procession  Los Angeles  CA           

2009   MY BODY, MY BLOOD, A WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS performance   Sal, Tierra y Libertad  Colima  Mexico

 

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS *selected

 

MURALS

2018   Two murals: 7 Pillars of Virtues and One Hand Washes the Other  Barry J. Nordif Juvenile Hall   Armory Center for the Arts  Sylmar CA

2016   El Coyote, acrylic on pellum adhered to wall, Boys and Girls Club       Boyle Heights CA

2013   CERRITOS MURAL PROJECT   Los Coyotes Mural, 12’x 24’ acrylic on canvas   Cerritos Park  Cerritos CA

2010   CENTRAL AMERICAN IMMIGRANT STORIES   8 mural banners installed on trees,  banner: 4’x 8’ acrylic on canvas, MacArthur Park  LA CA                                                  

2009   THE JOHNNIE COCHRAN JR. MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECT

           Campus Beautification Project: The Good Luck Mural, The Rainbow Bridge and The Hunab-Ku,  The Five Harmonious Brothers and Sisters Mural, Art Is A Mirror Mural, The Light of Water Mural and library renovation, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Middle School, LA CA                                                                                                                                 

SCULPTURE                                                                                                           

2017   EL CHAVO PARADE FLOAT  paper mache’ float East LA Parade  CA                  

2009   IT TAKES MORE THAN BALLS  performative game sculpture, 18th Street Arts Complex, Virginia Avenue Park Teen Center, CAP Latino Grant, Santa Monica CA                                                                                 

2005   THE RAINBOW BRIDGE permanent sculptures, acrylic and plaster on styro-foam, 8’x4’x4’ Color My World Project, Cultural Affairs Grant, Community Magnet Middle School, Bel Air, CA                          

2000   THE GIFT OF POWER, Medicine Wheel Project permanent wood and ceramic sculptures, 4’x 4’x 6”

            Camp Karl Holton Juvenile Detention Center and Phoenix House Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, Sylmar CA

 

AWARDS                                                                                                                                                            

2015    City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition  Council member 13th District  Mitch O’Farrel,  In recognition of tireless dedication to community.

2010    City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition  Councilmember 1st District Ed Reyes, In recognition of work as a Lead Artist/ mentor, Central American immigration Stories In recognition of tireless dedication to community.