A Conversation with Artist
September 5, 2018 2pm in the Performing Arts Building
After the Discussion: Join us for a reception and view the art in the McNish Gallery
Salomon Huerta, M.F.A., is a critically acclaimed artist. Born in Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico), he was raised in Boyle Heights’ Ramona Gardens public housing project. He first gained acclaim and success for his minimalist portraits of the backs of people's heads and color-saturated depictions of houses. Huerta’s art has been exhibited in influential exhibitions, galleries and museums, such as the 2000 Whitney Biennial in New York, the Gagosian Gallery in London, England, and Studio La Città in Verona, Italy. Organized by UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC), Huerta’s art is part of a major exhibition, “Home—So Different, So Appealing,” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Texas. Huerta was a Regents' Lecturer at UCLA (Fall, 2017). He obtained degrees from UCLA School of Art (M.F.A.) and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (B.F.A.).
More info on the artist's website: http://d2art.com/artwork/salomon-huerta/