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ELENA VILLASEÑOR Z.

Elena Villaseñor Today
by Carlos Blas-Galindo

Mexican artist Elena Villaseñor was born in June 12, 1944 in the State of Michoacan. She grew up in Mexico City, where she started studying painting and drawing with painter Luis Sahagun, from 1967 to 1968. During 1969-1971 she attended the Escuela de la Acuarela (The Water Color School). From 1972 to 1975 she was a student at the Escuela de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado La Esmeralda (La Esmeralda, School of Visual Arts). In 1980, she lived in New York City to continue her studies at the Art Students League.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1981 Kraskin Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1989 Museo Universitario del Chopo, Apocalipsis No, Oil and Encaustics, Mexico City.

1990 Casa de la Cultura México-Japón, ¿A donde van las sirenas? Mexico City.

1993-1994 Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Metaforas Urbanas (Urban Metaphors), Mexico City.

2000 Tecnologico de Monterrey, State of Mexico Campus, Ciudad Relampagueante (Lightning City), Mexico.

2000 Galeria Metropolitana, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Tiempos Recurrentes (Times and Returns), Mexico City.

2001 Estacion Pino Suarez, Metropolitan System, Ciudad y Personajes (City and People), Engravings, Mexico City.

 

PRIZES:

1979 First Prize, Dia del Arbol y Fiesta del Bosque Engraving Contest, INBA-SARH, Mexico City.

1980 First Prize, Dia del Arbol y Fiesta del Bosque Engraving Contest, INBA-SARH, Mexico City.1980 Second Prize, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Painting Contest, Centro Universitario Cultural, Mexico City.

1981 Second Prize, The City Painting Contest, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

1984 Prize in the Fourth Latin American Engraving Contest, Curitiba, Brezil.

1991 Her work was selected to participate in the Fourth Biennial of La Habana, Cuba.

She has participated in more than 137 collective exhibitions, in museums and galleries, in Mexico, USA, Japan, France, Argentina, Guatemala, Cuba and Bulgary.

Her artwork is in numerous collections, both intitutional and private.

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