ROBERTO GIL DE MONTES

1950   Guadalajara, Mexico

1972   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otis Parsons Art Insitute, Los Angeles
1976   Master of Fine Arts, Otis Parsons Art Insitute, Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions:

2014   Hecho en Mexico, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000   New Paintings and Works on Paper, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
1994   Haus der Kutluren, Berlin, Germany
1991   Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            Ni Aqui, Ni Alla, Junior Rts Cetner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            Municipal Art Gallery, Junior Arts Center Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
           Carla Stellweg Latin American and Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1990   Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989   Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987   Winston Gallery, Washington, D. C.
            Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985   Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Commissions:

1991   Three Murals, Los Angeles County Transporation Commission, Metro Rail, 7th and Hope Street Entrance

Group Exhibitions:

2013   MEX/LA: Mexican Modernisms in Los Angeles 1930-1985, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
2010   Small Works Group Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2001   Representing L.A., Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2001   Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.
2000   Sassy Sexy Sweet Sordid Surreal, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            Facing the Millenium: Portraits and Self Portraits, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998   Precious, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997   Remembrance of Exhibitions Past: 20th Anniversary Celebration, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994   The Sacred and the Profane,  Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993   School Days, Selected Alumni & Faculty, Otis Art Institute, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            Fusion ’93, Pauline Hirsh Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            Crowning Achievements,  The San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, CA
            Celebracion Hispanica, Didactic Gallery, Frito-Lay Inc., Plano, TX
            Le Demon des Anges, Centre D’art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
1989   Gallery Artists, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
87-89 Hispanic Art in the United States: Thrity Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D. C.;
           Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL; Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico,NM; Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM; Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, MX;
           Los Angeles, County Museumof Art, Los Angeles, CA; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, NY
1988   Curious Presence, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Gallery Artists, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          10 Latin Artists, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
          Hispanic Show, Marilyn Butler Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM
          Mira, The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour II, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA
1987 Gallery Artists, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angels, CA
          Small Works, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Moun St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA
          Landscape Elements, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          People, Places and Things, Gwydion Gallery, San Diego, CA
1986 Gallery Gala in Celebration of the Opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Robert O. Anderson Building of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
           Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Pierce College Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA
1985   Consejo Mexicano de Fotographia (CMF), Mexico City, MX
          The Spiritual Eye, Loyola Law School Gallery, Lo Angeles, CA
          Landscape Now, Mandeville Glalery, University of California, San Diego, CA
1984   Small Wonder, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          New Forms of Figuration, sponsored by the Center for International
          Aqui, Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          The Finals in Painting and Sculpture, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          A Broad Spectrum, Design Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
          Artists Select Artists, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles
          1st Biennial Latinoamericano, Havana, Cuba
1983   L.A. as Content, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA
          Re-Construct L.A., Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Interiores, Galeria Collage, Monterey, MX
          Hecho en American Latino, Museum of Fine Arts, Mexico City, MX
          The Last Chicano Art Show, Galeria, Santa Ana, CA
1980 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
1979 No Movie, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
1977 Public Works, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
          Schizo, Mexicano Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Awards:

Getty Grant 1997

Bibliography:

Surrealism is Alive and Well in Roberto Gil de Montes Dreamy Depictions, Priscilla Frank, Huffington Post, April 5, 2014
Artist Roberto Gil de Montes: Mexican –U.S.Culture Has No Border, Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2014
A Symbol Becomes A Sign, Micheal Aushenker, Argonaut News, April 2, 2014
Editorial Highlights: Roberto Gil de Montes, A. Moret, Visual Art Source, April 2014
Mex-LA, Mexican Modernisms in Los Angeles, 1930-1985, Hatje-Cantz, p. 174-175
Arte Latino, Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum,
Jonathan Yorba, 2001 p. 40-41
David Pagel,  Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2000 p.F32
Carmine Iannaccone , Art Issues, January / Februaru 1997, p. 42
Gil de Montes’ New Works Show a Mastery of Scale, Los Angeles Times,  October 5, 1996 p. F18
Margarita Nieto, ArtScene, September 1996, p. 13
Edward Lucie-Smith,  Art Today, Phaidon, London, 1995
Death’s Broad Domain: Robero Gil de Montes at the L.A. Junior Arts Center Gallery,
 Diane Mark-Walker, Artweek, October 1991, Vol. 22 #24
Editorial Highlight, Jody Zellen, ArtScene, October 1991
Rick Barnett, Visions Art Quarterly, 1990
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Roberto Gil de Montes Art Through Revelation, Santa Monica News, February 16, 1989
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