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Born 1945 Brawley, CA
Lives and works in San Diego, CA
 

EDUCATION

1970                         
BFA, Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1970-1971              
UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Planning
 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020                        
Raul Guerrero: Sonoran Desert: Flora, Fauna, Artifacts, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, CA

2019                         
Bar Paintings, Michael’s Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA

2018                         
An Abbreviated History of the Americas, Potts.LA, Alhambra, CA
Raul Guerrero, Ortuzar Projects, New York, NY

2014                         
Bar Portraits: California, Air de Paris Gallery, Paris, France

2013                         
Classic Bars, Manhattan Restaurant, La Jolla, CA
Beatniks, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

2010                        
Oaxaca Paintings, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY (Curated by Allen Ruppersberg)

2009                        
Bars, Women, Fast Food, Eric Phleger Gallery, Encinitas, CA

2007                        
The Whaling Bar, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

2006                        
Problemas y Secretas Maravillosos de Las Indias, Billy Shire Fine Arts, Culver City, CA

2005                        
Galleria Ninapi, Ravenna, Italy

2004                        
Galleria Ninapi, Ravenna, Italy

2002                        
Raul Guerrero: Drawings Sculpture Prints, Hybrid Gallery, San Diego, CA

2001                        
Location Location Location, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
Las Calles de México, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA

1999                         
Molly Barnes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1998                         
Raul Guerrero Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
The Great Plains, Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, CA

1995                         
Problemas y Secretos Maravillosos de las Indias, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Las Calles de México, Linda Moore Gallery, San Diego, CA

1994                         
Gallery 3770 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA

1993                         
Linda Moore Gallery, San Diego, CA

1991                          
Aspects of the Nightlife in Tijuana, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA
David Lewinson Gallery, San Diego, CA

1989                         
Latin Alternatives, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA
Aspectos de la Vida Nocturna en Tijuana, B.C., Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Raul Guerrero, Conlon-Moreno Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1988                         
Reflections on the Life and Times of a Venetian Jewess-Travel Posters, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA

1987                         
Recent Paintings and Sculptures, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986                         
Boehm Gallery, Palomar Gallery, San Diego, CA                      
USC Atelier, Santa Monica, CA

1985                         
Oaxaca, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1984                         
Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA
New Work: Raul Guerrero & William Leavitt, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Raul Guerrero, Barbara Braathen Gallery, New York, NY

1982                         
Poet and Audience, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Poet and Audience, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Century City, CA
Raul Guerrero, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA

1981                          
Poem, Street, Rings, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA

1979                         
Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, CA

1978                         
Crystals and Topography, ThomasLewallen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1977                          
The Disturbing Object, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Raul Guerrero, Claire Copley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1974                         
Pyramid, U.F.O.L.A., Rotating Yaqui Mask, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017                     
A Universal History of Infamy, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2016                     
Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012                     
Behold America! Art of the United States from three San Diego Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; The San Diego Museum of Art; the Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Public Artists, Private Works, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
LARGE – Paintings of Wicked Adult, The Warehouse Gallery, ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, CA

2011                      
Billy Shire Celebrates 25 Years, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Experimental Impulse, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
She Accepts the Proposition: Women Gallerist and the Redefinition of Art in Los Angeles.1967 -1978, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2009                    
Homing In: An Exhibition of 50 San Diego Artist, Quint Contemporary, La Jolla, CA
Contemporary Still Life Painting, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

2008                    
Painting in Southern California: The 1980’s Neo-Expressionism and Driven to Abstraction II, Riverside Museum of Art, Riverside, CA
Innocence is Questionable, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

2007                    
Gallery 5, San Diego, CA
Immigration, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho
Raul Guerrero/ Yvonne Venegas, San Diego Art Prize,L Street Gallery, San Diego, CA

2006                    
TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Strange New World: Art and Design from Tijuana, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

2005                    
Painted Ladies, Cannon Art Gallery, City of Carlsbad

2004                    
Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990’s, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990’s, Hood Museum, Dartmouth University Hanover, NH
Hombres; Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2002                    
Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990’s, Fine Arts Center, Colorado Spring, CO
Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; Smithsonian Institution’s Arts and Industries Building, Washington D. C.; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, MO; Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, IL; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
“SD’80,” Work by 12 artists, Flux Gallery, San Diego, CA
The 3rd Annual Invitational Drawing Show, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library, San Diego, CA

2001                        
Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990’s, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

2000                       
Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1998                         
Chairs, Plazas, Faces, Gardens, Rooms: Paintings by Robert Burtis, Raul Guerrero, Thomas Lawson, William Leavitt, Margaret von Biesen, Curated by William Leavitt, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997                         
Primarily Paint, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

1996                         
Violencia, Galleria Spagnolo, San Diego, CA

1995                         
Common Ground / A Regional Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
An exhibition by Raul Guerrero, William Leavitt, Allen Ruppersberg, Gallery 3770 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA

1994                         
La Loteria, Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Land, Terrain, San Francisco, CA
XicanoRicorso: A Thirty Year Retrospect from Aztlan, Museum of Modern Art, , New York,   NY.  (Catalogue)
La Frontera/The Border: Art About the-Mexico/United States Border Experience, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose,  CA; Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY, NY; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ; Museum of Contemporary Art/Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, BC Mex; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1992                         
From the Studio: Recent Painting and Sculpture by 20 California Artists, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

1990                         
Gallery Artists 1990, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA
Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Border Issues, Rivikin Gallery, Lancaster, OH

1989                         
Lannan Acquisitions, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

1987                         
Phoenix Biennale, Phoenix, AZ

1985                         
The Eclectic Cat, Museum of Natural History, San Diego, CA
To the Astonishing Horizons, L.A.V.A. Landscape Exhibition, Curated by Peter Frank, Los Angeles, CA
A San Diego Exhibition: Forty-Two Emerging Artists, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

1984                         
Significant Others, Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA
Emblem, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Drawings, Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA

1979                         
Second Annual Tokyo Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Photographic Directions, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Invitational Photography Exhibition, P.S. 1, New York, NY

1978                         
Sculpture ‘78: Los Angeles Street Scene, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary California Photography, Cameraworks Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1977                          
Raul Guerrero and Doug Metzler, Morgan Thomas, Santa Monica, CA
100 + Current Directions in Southern California, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1977                          
L.A.,San Francisco Art Institute Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Photographs by Southern California Painters and Sculptors, College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

1976                         
Santa Monica College Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1975                          
Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Raul Guerrero and Lyn Horton, San Jose State University Art Gallery, San Jose, CA


AWARDS

2006                        
San Diego Art Prize

1979                         
National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellow


PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2000                       
Maiastra Fountain, Golden Springs Development Co. Santa Fe Springs, CA

1999                         
Balboa Park Activity Center, San Diego, CA

1994                         
Sherman Heights Community Center, San Diego, CA

1993                         
Community Redevelopment Agency for the City of Los Angeles, CA

1997                         
City of Carlsbad, CA


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA
Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA