About Lorenza Aranguren

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I have long been compelled by, and faithful to, abstraction – while evolving and creating my own style, and throughout my entire career as an artist. In my work, exuberance coexists with equilibrium, happenstance with precision, symbolism with the sheer force of the abstract. Scratches, marks, meandering lines, geometric patterning and quotidian objects in space are the raw material for my arresting visions. Instinctual impulse, expressive need has guided me – now, while loyal as ever to my vocation, I am looking into new directions where the concept comes to dominate the process of my work. Inspiring me is daily life; the day-to-day of light and shadows, urban geometry and the never-ending synthesis of pure forms. Born on july 1964, lives and works in Guadalajara, México.

  • Solo Exhibitions

    2016 - 2017 "Alternate Routes / Rutas Alternas"
    - Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Jal. México.
    2016 "Because sometimes I lie"
    - Artifact Gallery, New York, NY.
    2011 WITHOUT A GLANCE / PASO SIN VER
    - University of Guadalajara Arts Museum, Guadalajara, Jalisco
    2009 SILENCES / LOS SILENCIOS QUE SE ESCUCHAN
    - Pablo Guerrero Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    2008 MY NAME IS RED
    - Pablo Guerrero Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    2005 DNA + 04 = 05
    - Zapopan Museum of Art, (MAZ). Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    - Querétaro Museum of Art, Querétaro, Querétaro.
    2004 DNA
    - Manuel Felguérez Museum of Abstract Art , Zacatecas, Zacatecas.
    - Casa Cultural del Diezmo. Celaya, Guanajuato.
    - Televisa Art Space, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    2003
    - On-Site Mural Project, Raúl Anguiano Museum, Guadalajara, Jal.
    2001RECENT WORK
    - El Ágora Gallery. Fresnillo, Zacatecas.
    2000 TEXTURES
    - Museo de la Ciudad. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    1999SEEDS ON THE WIND
    - Vértice de Luis García Jasso Gallery. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    - Casa de la Cultura, San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato.
    1998 FRAGMENTS
    - Museo del Pueblo. Guanajuato, Guanajuato.
    1997URBAN FRAGMENTS
    - Aristos Gallery, National Autonomous Museum (UNAM), Mexico City.
    - Ex- Convento del Carmen Arts Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    1995CONTRASTS
    - Picasso Gallery. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    1994 THIRD DECADE, STRONG AND FREE
    - Televisa Art Space, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    1991RECENT WORK
    - Centro de Arte Moderno. Guadalajara, Jalisco.

  • Group Exhibitions

    2017 "Subrealismo y Abstracción, mundos paralelos"
    - Museo Pape ciudad Monclova, México.
    2017 "La mujer en el arte"
    - Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco Gallery. Guadalajara, Jal.
    2015 TWENTY-ONE XXI
    - Work acquired for the MUSA permanent collection, University of Guadalajara Arts Museum, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    2014 ILLUMINATION, FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
    - Photography Exhibit, Agora Gallery, New York, NY.
    2014 “20 WOMEN OF WESTERN MEXICO” PROJECT
    - Book about my work as an artist sponsored by the national arts council (CONACULTA) at the Antiguo Colegio Jesuita Cultural Center, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán.
    2014 ART ON HERRADURA (TEQUILA) BARRELS
    - Various locations, Guadalajara metropolitan area.
    2014 ARTE/SANO AMONG ARTISTS 2.0
    - Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, D.F
    - San Agustín Arts Center, Oaxaca, Oaxaca
    2013 ABSTRACT PAINTING FROM JALISCO
    - Manuel Felguérez Museum of Abstract Art, Zacatecas, Zacatecas.
    2013 ART FAIR AND AUCTION
    - The American School Foundation of Guadalajara
    2012 FACES OF ZAPOPAN
    - Municipal Archive Gallery, Zapopan, Jalisco
    2012 ART FAIR AND AUCTION
    - American School Foundation of Guadalajara
    2012 ARTE/SANO AMONG ARTISTS 2.0
    - Monterrey, Nuevo León
    2011ARTE/SANO 2
    - Popular Arts Museum, Mexico City
    - Reynosa Cultural Center, Tamaulipas
    2011WINE LABEL TRIBUTE
    - Manuel Felguérez Museum of Abstract Art
    2011HOST ARTISTS
    - Cabañas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco
    2011ROSAFEST
    - Various locations, Guadalajara metropolitan area
    2011ART ON HERRADURA (TEQUILA) BARRELS
    - Various locations, Guadalajara metropolitan area
    2011MAESTRO
    - Tribute to Manuel Felguérez
    - Manuel Felguérez Museum of Abstract Art, Zacatecas
    2011ROSAFEST GUADALAJARA - Esplanade, University of Guadalajara Arts Museum
    2010ABSTRACT PAINTING IN JALISCO
    - Raúl Anguiano Museum, Guadalajara, Jalisco
    100 YEARS OF ABSTRACTION
    - Exágono Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco
    Annual CAM Atelier (A week of creating works on-site, followed by group show)
    - Centro de Arte Moderno, Guadalajara
    2009Artists’ tribute to Don Isidro Fabela
    - Casa del Risco Museum, Mexico City. 2008TRIBUTE
    - Isidro Favela Cultural Center, Mexico City.
    THE LOOK OF OROZCO
    - Cabañas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco 2007JALISCO PAINTERS
    - Centro de Arte Moderno, Guadalajara, Jalisco. 2006JALISCAN PAINTERS AT THE MACAY
    - (Yucatán Contemporary Art Museum) Mérida, Yucatán
    JALISCO PAINTERS
    - Centro de arte Moderno, Guadalajara, Jalisco. 2005JALISCO PAINTERS
    - Centro de Arte Moderno. Guadalajara, Jalisco. 2004PINTORES DE JALISCO
    - Centro de Arte Moderno. Guadalajara, Jalisco. 2003TRIBUTE TO LEOPOLDO FLORES
    - Leopoldo Flores Museum, Toluca, State of México.
    ART COLLECTION OF THE MEXICAN TAX MINISTRY (SAT)
    - José Luis Cuevas Museum, Mexico City
    FRIENDS OF ANGUIANO
    - Raúl Anguiano Museum, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    PANORAMA OF PAINTING IN JALISCO (2000 -2003)
    - Cabañas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco
    THREE BY SIX
    - Televisa Art Space, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    TRIBUTE
    - Alianza Francesa Cultural Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    ANNUAL SALON OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
    - Centro de Arte Moderno. Guadalajara, Jalisco. 2002CONTEMPORARY ART IN JALISCO
    - Alejandro Gallo Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    SALÓN DE OCTUBRE
    - Ex-Convento del Carmen Cultural Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    ABSTRACT PAINTING IN JALISCO
    - Aguirre y Aguirre Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    BARICHARA, ART ON PAPER
    - Arroyo de la Plata Gallery, Zacatecas, Zacatecas.
    SALÓN DE LA VIDA Y LA MUERTE
    - Ex-Convento del Carmen Cultural Center. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    JALISCAN PAINTERS 2001
    - Gallery in Juárez Station, Guadalajara Light-Rail System. Guadalajara, Jalisco
    2000SALÓN DE LA VIDA Y LA MUERTE (LIFE AND DEATH)
    - Ex-Convento del Carmen Cultural Center. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    1999JALISCO ARTS ALTERNATIVES ‘99
    - Monterrey, Nuevo León.
    ANNUAL SALON OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
    - Centro de Arte Moderno. Guadalajara, Jalisco. 1998GALERÍA VÉRTICE GROUP SHOW
    - Luis García Jasso/Galería Vértice, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    BREAKING POINT
    - Galería Alejandro Gallo. Guadalajara, Jalisco
    JALISCO ARTS ALTERNATIVES ‘98
    - Ex-Convento del Carmen Cultural Center. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    1997JALISCO PAINTERS
    - Contemporary Art Museum, Morelia, Michoacán.
    THE COLORS OF THOUGHT ON THE BORDER
    - Art Museum National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico City.
    SISTER CITIES EXHIBIT
    - Regional Museum of Jalisco, Guadalajara.
    JALISCAN ARTS ALTERNATIVES
    - Ex -Convento del Carmen Cultural Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco
    1996NEW JALISCAN ARTS ALTERNATIVES
    - Nuevo León Pinacoteca (State Gallery), Monterrey, Nuevo León.
    SALÓN DE LA VIDA Y LA MUERTE (LIFE AND DEATH) ‘96
    - Ex-Convento del Carmen Cultural Center. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    1995WINTER ATELIER
    - Centro de Arte Moderno. Guadalajara, Jalisco. 1994THIRD SALON OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
    - Centro de Arte Moderno, Guadalajara, Jalisco 1993YOUNG ARTS
    - Centro de Arte Moderno. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    SECOND SALON OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
    - Centro de Arte Moderno. Guadalajara, Jalisco. 1992ART FAIR
    - American School of Guadalajara. Mexico City.
    MEETING OF TWO WORLDS
    - Banco Nacional de México. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    ART FROM MEXICAN HANDS
    - Concentro (Commercial Center) Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco
    YOUNG ARTS
    - Centro de Arte Moderno. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    FIRST SALON OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
    - Centro de Arte Moderno. Guadalajara, Jalisco. 1991ART FAIR
    - American School of Mexico City.
    WINTER ATELIER
    - Centro de Arte Moderno, Guadalajara, Jalisco. 1988YOUNG GUADALAJARAN ART IN THE 80s
    - Galería Municipal Torres Bodet. Guadalajara, Jalisco.

  • International Exhibitions

    2016 "BECAUSE SOME TIMES I LIE"
    - Artifac Gallery, N.Y, USA.
    2014 "ILUMINATION. FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY"
    - Agora Gallery, N.Y, USA.
    2003 BARICHARA, ART ON PAPER
    - Museo de Arte de Barichara, Colombia.
    2002 CHANGE OF SKIN
    - Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC.
    EUROPART (Galería Vértice)
    - Geneva, Switzerland
    2001 CHANGE OF SKIN
    - Instituto Italo Americano, Rome, Italy.
    1999 SOUTH OF THE BORDER
    - Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
    1998 "ART NEW YORK 98"
    - Galería Vértice. Nueva York, Estados Unidos.
    1993 "COLOR BRIDGE"
    - Traveling exhibit through various U.S. cities.

  • Other Artistic Activities

    2014 Worked at the Houston (Tx) Center of Photography.
    - Conaculta project, “20 Women of Western Mexico”
    - Antiguo Colegio Jesuita Cultural Center, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
    2013 Worked in Graphics and Photographic Studios in Santa Fe, New Mexico and New York, NY.
    2012 Participated in the Wine Art project, a tribute to Manuel Felguérez.
    - Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez, Zacatecas.
    Participated in the Herradura Arte en Barricas project, various locations, Guadalajara metropolitan area
    Participated in the“Rosafest” project, various locations, Guadalajara metropolitan area
    2004 Collaborated on creation of a mural at the Fresnillo General Hospital together with master painter Juan Manuel de la Rosa
    2003 Creation of a Mural at the Raúl Anguiano Museum. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    2002 Collaborated on creation of a multi-part mural in honor of master painter Manuel Felguérez. Zacatecas, Zacatecas.
    2001 Included in the Rufino Tamayo Museum Art Auction, Mexico City.
    2000 Presented my works at the "Europ Art" International Art Fair in Geneva, Switzerland.
    1999 Honorable mention in the Painting category at Salón de Octubre, organized by the Omnilife Cultural Foundation.
    1995 Participated as exhibitor at the Guadalajara International Contemporary Art Fair (Expo Arte). Expo Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco.

  • Public Collections

    Manuel Felguérez Museum of Abstract Art
    Museo de Arte de Zapopan (MAZ)
    University Contemporary Art Museum (MUCA)
    National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico City
    Centro de Arte Moderno, Guadalajara
    Televisa Art Space, Guadalajara
    OMNILIFE Cultural Foundation, Guadalajara
    Mexico Tax Ministry (SHC P) Art Collection, Mexico City
    University of Guadalajara Arts Museum, Guadalajara