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Biography Victor Hugo Zayas

Born in 1961 in Mazatlan, Mexico

The contemporary expressionistic painter Victore Hugo Zayas was born in Mazatlan, Mexico and graduated from the Maestro’s Fine Art Program at the Art Center College of Design in South Los Angeles. Zayas’s expressionistic paintings and scultptures have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums across the United States and are part of public and private collections. Victor Hugo Zayas lives and works in Los Angeles.



January 2015 – Group Exhibition, Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Seattle WA
August 2015- Solo Exhibition, Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Seattle WA
October 2015 through January 2016, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Solo Exhibition, Long Beach, CA
November 2015 – Solo Exhibition, saltfineart, Laguna Beach, CA

CUEROS, saltfineart, Laguna Beach, California

AIRE, saltfineart, Laguna Beach, California
GRID, Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Seattle WA

VHZ: Mi Obra. Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA. Solo Exhibit of paintings and sculpture featuring Violence Transformed into Art: Gun Series collaboration with the LAPD. February 26 – April 29, 2012.

Kinetic, saltfineart, Laguna Beach, California

Naples Fine Art Center, “The return of Mexican Masters”, October 22, 2010
MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art), Permanent Collection Acquisition. Astrophysiological Structure #11, Self Portrait, Sculpture Unveiling. August 12, 2010.
MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art), Permanent Collection Acquisition. Astrophysiological Structure, Study #31, Original Concept Drawing 1995.
MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art), Permanent Collection Acquisition. Three-Line-Figure Sculpture.
Ford Theatre, Hollywood, CA. J.A.M. session led master painter Victor Hugo Zayas, narrated by Gregorio Luke. June 7, 2010
Group Exhibit. SCAPE Southern California California Art Projects and Exhibitions, Corona Del Mar, CA. Common Ground. May 6, 2010, June 7, 2010

Victor Hugo Zayas – Wall Sculptures – Constellations. Solo Exhibit. SCAPE Gallery, Corona Del Mar, CA. October 2009 – November 2009.
MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art), Live Auction, October 2009.

Sculpture Project MTA, Wilshire. November 2007 – March 2008.

Group Exhibit. Patricia Faure Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue B7, Santa Monica, CA. Sculpture Exhibition, June 9 2007.
Solo Exhibit. Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA. Sculpture Exhibition “Figures-Figuras”, June-July, 2007. Lecture by Gregorio Luke,
Director of Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA. June 30, 2007

Group Exhibit. Laguna Art Museum. June 10, 2006

Solo Exhibit. META Art Event. September 24, 2005.
Solo Exhibit. Gallery C. “New Paintings”. June 2 – July 23, 2005. L.A. Weekly pick of the week
A Private Evening with LACMA Curator, Noellie Roussel. July21, 2005.
Solo Exhibit. Pacific Club. Hispanic Education Endowment Fund. April 30, 2005.

Couturier Gallery. Group Exhibition. “Present Art XI”. December 3 – January 6 2005.
Gallery C. Group Exhibition. “See California Now”. Special Curator: Peter Frank.
September 16 – October 3.
Chapman University. The Henley , Argyros Forum. February 27 – April 30.

Solo Exhibit. Claremont Latino Art Museum, Claremont, CA. “Walking LA”, November 8.
Group Exhibit. Claremont Latino Art Museum, Claremont, CA. 2003 Biennale.
October 7 – November 1.
Group Exhibit. Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA. Press Awards 2003 Latino Art Biennale. September 9 – September 27. Pomona
Solo Exhibit. Oaks/Blenheim Exhibitions. Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, San Juan Capistrano, CA July 17 – July 20.
Solo Exhibit. March 5. Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Oceanside, CA
Solo Exhibit. Kidspace Museum, Pasadena, CA

Group Exhibition. Living with LA Art an Acquired Taste. Los Angeles, CA. June 15 – July 13.
Solo Exhibit. Anastia, Laguna Beach, CA. “Passionate View of New York City”.
October 20 – November 28.

“MOLLA” in celebration to Buena Vista Social Club. Cuba
“Serenata” Exhibit Mexicana. Gala Del Milenio Art. Los Angeles, CA. April 15.

Solo Exhibit. 121 Space, Pasadena, CA. “Sculpture”

Solo Exhibit. Peter Blake Gallery – Paintings Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA. “Untitled”
Solo Exhibit. Casa de la Cultura. Uruapan, Michuacan, Mexico. “Untitled”

Solo Exhibit. Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA. “Nocturnal”

Solo Exhibit. Museo de Arte, Queretaro, Mexico. “State of Form”. “Movimiento”, July 4.
Solo Exhibit. The General Consulate of Mexico, Los Angeles. “Espacios”. September 13.
The Gail Michael Gallery. “Erotic & the Sublime”. August 29.
Group Exhibit. Tirage Art Gallery. Glendale, CA
Solo Exhibit. SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA. October.
Williamson Gallery. Drawn form Los Angeles. April 21 – June2
The General Consulate of Mexico, The Mexican Tourism Office, Garza Group Communications, Studio. “Espacios”. January 12
Auction. Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Group Exhibit. Mexico City, Mexico. OMR – Ortiz Monasterio
Solo Exhibit. Sun Valley, Idaho
Solo Exhibit. Seattle, Washington

Group Exhibit. Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Group Exhibit. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. “Untitled”.October 14-22
Group Exhibition. Millard Sheets Gallery, 1101 W. McKinley, Pomona, CA 91769.
September 9 – October 2
Group Exhibition. Newport Harbor Art Museum, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. “Night of the Masque”. September 8 – October 1
Solo Exhibition. Valerie Miller Fine Art Building, Los Angeles, CA. “Paisajes ’94”. April 23-May 12
Solo Exhibition. The Works Gallery, Crystal Court, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear Street, 3 rd Floor, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Laguna Artist Fire Relief Fund established by the Laguna Art Museum. “Fuego: New Works by Victor Hugo Zayas”. January 8 – February 26
Group Exhibition. Galleria Ortiz Monasterio, Plaza Rio de Janeiro 54, Col. Roma, Mexico City, Mexico, 06700. “Neo?” January 26 – February 26.

Group Exhibition. Group Exhibition. The Works Gallery, 106 West Third Street, Long Beach, CA 90802. February 28 – March 11.

Three Person Exhibition. Juried by Peter Frank. Angel’s Gate Cultural Center (AGCC). 3601 S. Gaffey St., Bldg. A, San Pedro, CA 90731. “Solo Series of Three” AGCC 1991 Members Exhibition Award Recipients. March 8 – May 3.
Group Exhibition. La Banda Gallery. Loyola Marymount University, 7101 W. 80 th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045. “Obliquities; Los Angeles”.
Open Studio Tour. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). 804 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Group Exhibition. Barnsdall Art Park. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Urban Landscapes I”. May 7 – June 23.
Group Exhibition. Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. “A Summer”.
Solo Exhibition. Jan Turner Gallery, 8000 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046.
“L.A. Transformations Recorded”. January 19 – February 9.
Group Exhibition. “Members Exhibition”. Fellowship Award Recipient. Angel’s Gate Cultural Center (AGCC), 3601 S. Gaffey St., Bldg, A, San Pedro, CA 90731. May 19 – July 7.
Open Studio Tour. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), 804 Industrial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Solo Exhibition. Iturralde Gallery, 7592 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA
ART-LA ’89 Los Angeles International Art Fair. Diane Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA 926511988
Group Exhibition. Iturralde Gallery, 7592 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA. February 12 – March 22.
Group Exhibition. Las Casa Del Arte, La Jolla, CA

Solo Exhibition. Art Source LA, 671 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Group Exhibition. Francine Elman Gallery
Group Exhibition. Karl Bornstein Gallery, 1658 10 th Street, Santa Monica, CA
Group Exhibition. Modern Objects, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibition. United States International School of Performing and Visual Arts, San Diego, CA



Capital Bank of California. Los Angeles, California
Daniel Fine Art. Laguna Beach, California
Dynasty Club Private Collection. Hong Kong, China
Embassy Suites, Inc. Los Angeles International Airport
First City Properties, Inc. Los Angeles, California
530 East Ocean Associates. Long Beach, California
Fullbright / Jaworsky. Los Angeles, California
Hunsacker / Schlesinger. Los Angeles, California
The Grand Hyatt. Washington D.C.
Lorimar Television. Burbank, CaliforniaMcGuire / Thomas. Los Angeles, California
National Symphony Orchestra. Washington D.C.
Orange County Performing Arts Center. Orange County, California
Payden / Rygel. Los Angeles, California
Princess Cruises Private Collection
Quotron Systems, Inc. Marina Del Rey, California
Race for Life. Los Angeles, California
SDG & E, Inc. San Diego, California
Sheraton Hotel. Sydney, Australia
Southern California Gas Company. Los Angeles, California
Time Design, Inc. Los Angeles, California
Toberson & Hillyard. Los Angeles, California
Twin Towers Investment Partnership. Dallas, Texas



Commissioner of Arts.
City of Ensenada, Mexico

Resident Artist.
Pasadena Symphony Orchestra. Pasadena, California

Fellowship Award Recipient.
“Members Exhibition ’91.”
Angels Gate Cultural Center. San Pedro, California

Art Directors Club of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California

Lila Acheson Wallace Award. New York City, New York

Gene Fleury Memorial Scholarship.
Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California

Robert Kenyon Memorial Scholarship
Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, California

1984 Lincoln Award for Academic Achievement.
Spanish American Institute

Full Scholarship. United States International University. School of Performing and Visual Arts.
San Diego, California

Selected Museum Collections:

Laguna Art Museum, Permanent Collection
Laguna Beach, California

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Permanent Collection
Newport Beach, California

Centro Cultural / Arte Contemporaneo (Contemporary Museum of Art)
Mexico City, MEXICO

Museo de Arte de Queretaro (Museum of Art of Queretaro)
Permanent Collection
Queretaro, MEXICO

Museo Toluca (Museum of Toluca)
Permanent Collection
Toluca, MEXICO

Museo – Casa de la Cultura
Permanent Collection
Uruapan, Michoacan, MEXICO