George A. Gonzalez

About The Artist:

George A. Gonzalez

 


Richness, elegance, creative diversity, and emotional characterization are the hallmarks of this Texas artist born in 1966. When combined with his dramatic use of lighting, shadow, and color, his canvases quickly create a mood of gentle and vivid emotions. Even more significant is Mr. Gonzalez’s sense of detail, not only in the realism of his subject matter, but in the attention he takes to prepare his canvases and panels. Primarily self-taught, Mr. Gonzalez has gained invaluable experience through extensive book studies and by attending museums.

Mr. Gonzalez’s paintings, created in oil have won numerous awards including the Grand Prize in
International Artist Magazine’s Still Life Competition 2002 and Finalist in the 2006 Competition.
He was recently accepted into the traveling museum exhibition, “The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century.” This exhibition was displayed in 10-15 museums across the country from 2008-2011.

In the twenty years that he has been painting professionally, he has held a number of one-man and group shows, and has developed a following of private collectors and admirers throughout the United States and Europe.

His organization memberships include The American Society of Classical Realism, Oil Painters of America, the American Artist Professional League, and the International Guild of Realism.


 

 
 

BORN: 1966, TX, USA

EDUCATION:
Self Taught

GALLERIES:
*Robert Paul Galleries, Stowe, VT
*J. Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MA
*Chatham Fine Art, Chatham, MA
*Devorzon Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
*The Christopher Hill Gallery, St. Helena, CA

SOLO SHOWS:
*2007 May, Gibson Galleries, Carmel, CA
*2006 December, Broden Gallery, Madison, WI
*2006 May, Gibson Gallery, Carmel, CA
*2005 December, Broden Gallery, Madison, WI
*2005 May, Gibson Gallery, Carmel, CA
*2004 December, Broden Gallery, Madison, WI
*2004 May 13-16, Gibson Gallery, Carmel, CA
*2003 December, Broden Gallery, Madison, WI
*2002 J. Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MA
*2002 Broden Gallery, Madison, WI
*2002 Institute for Hispanic Culture, Houston, TX
*2001 Broden Gallery, Madison, WI
*2000 Broden Gallery, Madison, WI
*2000 Institute for Hispanic Culture, Houston, TX
*1999 Broden Gallery, Madison, WI
*1998 Broden Gallery, Madison, WI
*1998 Regal Art Gallery, Carmel, CA
*1997 La Charl Gallery, Houston, TX
*1997 E-Street Gallery, Galveston, TX

GROUP SHOWS:
*2015 IGOR 10th Annual Juried Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA..
*2015 "Masterworks From TheInternational Guild Of Realism"
Traveling Museum Show:
The R.W. Norton Gallery, Shreveport, LA
Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL
Albany Museum of Art, Albany GA.
*2014 IGOR 9th Annual Juried Exhibition, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC.
*2013 IGOR 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ.
*2013 The Twenty-First Invitational Exhibition of Fine Art Miniatures from Around the World, The Snowgoose Gallery, Bethlehem, PA.
*2012 IGOR 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Jones Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel, CA.
*2011 Summer Group Show, Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX.
*2010 Allied Artists of America 97th Annual Exhibition, Nat'l Arts Club, NYC.
*2010 An Artistic Union, The Jung Center, Houston, TX.
*2009 Flotsam & Jetsam, Arts Alliance Center of Clear Lake, TX.
*2009 IGOR 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL.
*2009 Animals In Art, LSU Veterinary School.
*2009 Fall Salon, Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
*2009 Dante: The Divine Comedy, Fantasmus, Saeby, Denmark, Poland, Germany.
*2009 Salon International 2009, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
*2008 International Guild of Realism Show, Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples, FL.
*2007 The Christopher Hill Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
*2007 An Artistic Union, Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts, Dennis, MA.
*2006 Masterpieces For All Seasons, Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts,
Dennis, MA.
*2006 Best Of Realism, Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts, Dennis, MA.
*2004 American Realism; Group Show, Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
*2004 Small Painting Exhibition, Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
*2004 Realism Group Exhibition, East-West Gallery, The Woodlands, TX.
*2004 The Art of the Miniature XII, Snow Goose Gallery, Bethlehem, PA.
*2004 The 2nd Annual Tennessee Williams: from Words to Images Exhibition,
Bryant Gallery, New Orleans, LA.
*2003 Words & Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans (Faulkner),
Bryant Gallery, New Orleans, LA.
*2003 MPSGS Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts Miniatures 2003,
Washington, DC. Honorable Mention Still Life Award.
*2003 Oil Painters of America Annual Exhibition, Chicago, IL
*2003 Salon International 2003, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
*2002 Epic Still Lifes-An Invitational Exhibition, John Pence Gallery,
San Francisco, CA
*2001 Fall Invitational Exhibition, Merrill Johnson Gallery, Denver, CO
*2000 Realism Today-American Artist Magazine, October, 2000.
*2000 Realism Today-American Artist Invitational, John Pence Gallery,
San Francisco, CA
*1999 Fall Show - The American Artists Professional League, New York, NY
*1998 Members Only Show - Oil Painters of America, Chicago, IL
*1997 Nudes - E-Street Gallery, Galveston, TX
*1995 Three-Person Show-Angleton Art League, Angleton, TX

EXHIBITIONS/ PUBLICATIONS/ AWARDS
*2016 May, Jury's Favorite 15%, Bold Brush Painting Competition.
*2016 March, Jury's Favorite 15%, Bold Brush Painting Competition.
*2016 February, Jury's Favorite 15%, Bold Brush Painting Competition.
*2013 American Art Collector Magazine, "Advancing Realism" October, 2013.
*2013 Best Trompe L'oeil Award, IGOR 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, "Fishing With Rockwell."
*2013 Finalist, The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition, "Fishing With Rockwell".
*2010 Finalist, The Artist's Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition, "From The Harvest".
*2009 Best Trompe L'oeil Award, IGOR 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, "Lemon Aid".
*2009 SVM Award, LSU Veterinary School "Animals In Art" Show, "Bird's Nest".
*2008-2010, "The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century",
Traveling U.S. Museum Show, (tour schedule to be announced).
*2007, American Artist Magazine Cover Competition, Top Ten Finalist.
*2006, Art Renewal Center 2006 Annual Open Competition, Finalist.
*2006, The Artist's Magazine, 5 Finalist Awards, Still Life Competition:
"Fire Cracker", "Temptation", "Lemon-Aid", "Dragonfly", & "Fishing With Rockwell".
*2006, July, "Artist of the Month" The Artist's Magazine website.
*2005, The Artist's Magazine, Finalist, Still Life Competition, "Hot Pepper".
*2005, Southwest Art Magazine, August issue, "Calling On The Muses".
*2005, How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Still Life & Florals Vol. II.
International Artist Publishing.
*2004, Mayor's Choice Award, Carmel Art Festival, "Palette Piece".
*2004, Honorable Mention, Art Renewal Center 2003 Annual Open Competition
*2004, How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Still Life & Florals,
International Artist Publishing.
*2003, First Place, 2003 Torrit Grey Painting Competition,
hosted by Gamblin Artist Colors Company.
*2003, October, "Artist of the Month" The Artist's Magazine website.
*2003 The Artist’s Magazine, Finalist, Still Life Competition,“ Egg Scale”.
*2003 International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art,
Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Jury’s Top 50 Award.
*2002 International Artist Magazine, Grand Prize,
International Still Life Competition, “Egg Scale”
*2002 International Artist Magazine, Master’s Showcase, “Soap Bubbles”
*2002 The Artist Magazine, Finalist, Still Life Competition, "Jack-In-The-Box”
*2002 Noche de las Americas Gala, Houston, TX
*2001 Noche de las Americas Gala, Houston, TX
*2000 American Artist Magazine, Realism Today, “Apple Peeler”
*2000 Noche de las Americas Gala, Houston, TX

ORGANIZATIONS:
*International Guild of Realism, Scottsdale, AZ
*Oil Painters of America, Chicago, IL
*The American Artists Professional League, NY, NY
*American Society of Classical Realism, Minneapolis, MN

ART PUBLISHERS:
*Bentley House Publishing, Walnut Creek, CA
*Galaxy Of Graphics Ltd, New York, NY

PRIVATE COLLECTORS throughout the United States, France, & New Zealand.

 

 

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