Congratulations to visual artist Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola! He just received an Individual Arts Grant from Houston Arts Alliance (HAA). We first met in August 2014 through HAA's Transported + Renewed and it is safe to say that I have been captivated by his work and process ever since.
About Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola
"Early on in life Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola developed a particular interest in art and aesthetics, which led him to experiment with diverse visual expression techniques to develop and express his ideas. He learned composition and the subtlety and richness of color through painting. Photography allowed him for BW darkroom experimentation and to capture reality in a variety of ways. Finally, architecture gave him the knowledge of function and the skills for assemblage and 3D visualization. After completing his degree in architecture, he gained some working experience that led him toward graphic design. This combination of backgrounds taught him to understand art as a way of enhancing meaning in life and at the same time provided him a broader spectrum of resources to draw from and greater freedom to create.
His work has been exhibited in galleries in Argentina; Espacio Buenos Aires, Fundación Hampatu, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Espacio Ecléctico - Buenos Aires, the US; Schneider Gallery, Chicago - Museum of Contemporary Arts, Redline - Denver, Colorado - LeHigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Contemporary Arts Museum, De Santos Gallery, Houston Center for Photography, Labotanica, Art Crawl, Project Raw Houses, Diverse Works, Talento Bilingüe - Houston, Texas - ArtHouse, Austin, Texas - Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon - LACDA, Los Angeles, California, and Europe; Museum of Transport, Off Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia, as well as featured on art and photography magazines and blogs. His work is part of private collections in Argentina, UK and the US."
I thought this photo was really great! He caught me scheming / plotting on the low at the UH Leadership in the Arts Summit this past Monday.