..Gustavo Fares

BOSQUE:
Enamel and acrylic on canvas.
44 x 62 inches
2001

FOREST INVERTIDO:
Acrylic on canvas.
44 x 62 inches
2003

PAISAJE ESTRUCTURAL:
Enamel on canvas.
44 x 62 inches
2000

FILOSOFIA DEL LENGUAJE:
Acrylic on canvas.
62 x 44 inches
2000

LENGUAJE:
Acrylic on canvas.
62 x 44 inches
2000
TRABALENGUAS:
Asfalto on canvas.
62 x 44 inches
2000

COMBINACIONES:
Acrylic and carbon on paper.
44 x 44 inches
2000

PAISAJE INTERNO:
Acrylic and enamel on paper.
44 x 44 inches
2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTADA:
Virtual image.
2003

Biography

Gustavo Fares is a visual artist from Argentina, residing in the United States since 1985.
Fares holds a Professor Degree in Painting and Drawing from the "Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon" in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has undertaken post- graduate studies at the "Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Ernesto de la Carcova" in the same city. After settling in the United States, Fares completed a Master in Painting and Lithography at West Virginia University, a Ph. D. Certificate in Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. There he received grants from the Tinker Foundation and an Andrew W. Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. He has shown his paintings in the United States, Argentina and Mexico, and presented lectures at professional fora.
In his works, Fares uses traditional materials, such as oil and acrylic on canvas or paper, as well as computer generated images. Fares’ current visual interests include the exploration of imagery linked to Latin American marginal representations of the Sacred, an examination and continuous study of the limits and possibilities of the medium of painting, and a visual exploration and rendition of topological spaces as they relate to the philosophy of language.

Education
1987-89
Ph D Certificate in Cultural Studies. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh. USA.
Certificate in Latin American Studies. Center for Latin American Studies. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh. USA.
1985-86
Maters in Painting and Printmaking. West Virginia University, Morgantown. USA
1983-84
Post-Graduate Studies of Painting, Drawing, and Art History at the "Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Ernesto de la Cárcova." Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1977-83
Professor of Painting and Drawing. Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "Prilidiano Pueyrredón." Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Activities and Distinctions
2000-present
Profesor de Consulta. Cátedra de Experimentación y Producción Artística. Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte (IUNA). Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Profesor Adjunto Ad Honorem. Secretaría de Relaciones Internacionales. Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte (IUNA). Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Coordinator Banco de Datos from the Department of Painting of the Facultad de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Spain, in the United States
Consultant. Arte Naturalmente Center for International Art Residencies. Argentina.
1998
Participant. Staten Island AIDS Task Force, Inc. Workshop Integration, Symbols and Forms of Transformation." Staten Island, New York. January 22 and 29, 1998.
1996-97
Professor of Painting. Lynchburg College. Fall 1996 - Fall 1997.
Served on Virginia Commission for the Arts Area II Advisory Panel. Spring.
1994
Mednick Fellowships Grant from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.
1993
Fellow Resident. Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Sweet Briar, Va. Painting.
1992
Fellow Resident. Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Sweet Briar, Va. Painting.
1990
Fellow at NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers. Structuralism After Post- Structuralism; Author, Text, and Context in Lorca, Dalí, and Buñuel. University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

ART EXHIBITS

Individual Exhibits
2003 “Landsacapes.” Verex Building. Grace Chosy Gallery. Madison, WI, USA. February- April, 2003.
2002 “Naturally.” Bergstrom-Mahler Museum. Neenah, WI, U.S.A. October 27 - November 24.
2000 "Considering the Landscape." Dickinson Building. Piedmont Virginia Community College. Charlottesville, VA, USA. April 5 - May 2.
1997 "Small Works on Paper." Charlottesville City Hall.. Oct. 27 - Dec. 1.
1996 "Painting to Yepes." Daura Gallery. Lynchburg College.. Sept. 15 - Oct. 24.
1994 "Landscapes." McGuffey Art Center. Charlottesville, VA, USA. Sept. 6 - Oct. 2.
1992 "Recent Works." Ralston Fine Art. Johnson City, TN, USA. March 14 - April 14.
1991 "Shrines and Toros." McGuffey Art Center. Charlottesville, VA, USA. September 3 - 29.
"Recent Work." Carson Street Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. January 4 - 27.
1990 "Marginalia." Anderson Gallery. Virginia Commonwealth U. Richmond, VA. Aug.30 -Oct. 14.
1989 Metropol Members Club. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. February.
1986 Garo Art Gallery. Morgantown, WV, USA. November 23 - December 6.

Group Exhibits 1980 - 2003
2003
“Landscapes.” Metro One Gallery. Ephraim, Door County. Wisconsin. May 2002 – February 2003.
2002
“Latino Wisconsin.” Appleton Art Center. Appleton, WI. USA. September 27 – December 1.
“New paintings.” (Two-person exhibition, with Jim Conaway). Grace Chosy Gallery. Madison, WI, USA. September 13 - October 5.
“Landscapes.” Metro One Gallery. Ephraim, Door County. Wisconsin. May-December.
2000
"Four Argentinean Contemporary Artists."
Wriston Arts Center. Lawrence University. Appleton, Wisconsin. November -December.
Linder Gallery. Keystone College. La Plume, Pennsylvania. March-April.
“Symbols, Figures, and Forms Used as Elements of Transformation.” St. Elizabeth Ann’s Health & Rehabilitation Center. Staten Island, New York. April.
1999
"Four Argentinean Contemporary Artists." Pierre Daura Gallery. Lynchburg, Virginia. USA.
"Moving Into the Millennium: Darkness." Les Yeux du Monde. Charlottesville, Virginia. USA.
1998
Lynchburg College Arts Department Faculty an Staff. Pierre Daura Gallery. Lynchburg, VA.
"Summer Solstice Show." Les Yeux Du Monde. Charlottesville, VA, USA. June - August.
Queensborough Community College of The City University of New York. New York, USA. April.
"Integration, Symbols and Forms of Transformation." Staten Island AIDS Task Force Workshop. January. Staten Island, New York. USA.
1997
"Summer Solstice Show." Les Yeux Du Monde. Charlottesville, VA, USA. June 27 - August 17 (With Catherine Porter, Nina Yankovitz, John Borden Evans, et al.).
Landscapes Series. Studio Jacqueline Rothschild. New York, New York. USA.
1996
Gallery 3. Roanoke, VA, USA. November - December.
Illustration in 5+1 Arte. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 25 (August 1996).
"Homenaje a Jose Ferrari." Museo de Bellas Artes de Lujan. Lujan, Argentina. August.
"Viajes en la palabra y en la imagen." Museo de Arte Moderno "Eduardo Sivori." Buenos Aires, Argentina. August 14 - September 15 (With Roux, Segui, Cuello, Robirosa, et al.).
"Small is Good." McGuffey Art Center. Charlottesville, VA, USA. July.
"Summer Solstice Show." Les Yeux Du Monde. Charlottesville, VA, USA. June 21 - August 4.
"25 Years at the VCCA." Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Sweet Briar, VA, USA. June.
"1996 Second Street Gala." Second Street Gallery. Charlottesville, VA, USA. May 3.
"Group Show." McGuffey Art Center. Charlottesville, VA, USA. April 2 - May 5.
Ojos en racimo. Illustration for Maria Rosa Lojo's short story "Ojos en racimo." In E. Hermann, ed. Viajes en la palabra y en la imagen. Buenos Aires: Gaglianone, 1996.
1995
Mosto & Rojas Arte. Buenos Aires, Argentina. July.
Vista Gallery. New York, NY, USA. April - May.
"After the Auction. Small Works on Paper" McGuffey Art Center. Charlottesville, VA, USA.
"The 1995 Lynchburg Area Art Show." Juror: Stephen L. Griffin, Art Department Chair, Mary Washington College. Lynchburg Fine Arts Center. March 12 - April 15. Award Winner.
"69th Civic Art Show. Annual Georgia Morgan Memorial." Lynchburg Art Club. February 5 - 12.
1993
"Lynchburg Fine Arts Festival." Lynchburg, VA, USA. September 18.
"Arte emergente." Consejo Deliberante de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Bs. Aires, Argentina.
Lynchburg Fine Arts Center. Lynchburg, VA, USA. February 28 - March 20.
1992
"Christmas Show." McGuffey Art Center. Charlottesville, VA, USA. December 5 - January 3, 1993.
"Art Ninety 2." Carroll Reece Museum. East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, TN, USA.
1991
"Painting Ninety-One." Arlington Arts Center. Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition. Arlington, VA.
"Six Latin American Artists." Undercroft Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. March 3 - 31.
Axis Twenty Art Gallery. Atlanta, GA, USA. February.
"The Figure." Dillard Gallery. Lynchburg, VA, USA. January 13 - February 3.
"Christmas Show." McGuffey Art Center. Charlottesville, VA, USA. January 3 - 27.
1990
"Group Show." McGuffey Art Center. Charlottesville, VA, USA. October 30 - November 25.
"Open Exhibition." Regional Multi-Media Juried Exhibition sponsored by the Fairfax County Council of the Arts. Fairfax, VA, USA. March 19 - June 1.
"Group Show." Lynchburg Fine Arts Center. Lynchburg, VA, USA. March.
Metropol Members Club. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. February.
"Series of the Bull." Lynchburg College. Lynchburg, VA, USA. February.
"New Members' Show." McGuffey Art Center. Charlottesville, VA, USA. January 3 - 27.
Galeria Van Riel. Buenos Aires, Argentina. January.
1989
Galeria Cishmac. Mexico D.F., Mexico. December.
Museo de Bellas Artes de Lujan. Lujan, Argentina. October.
"A Group Show." Carson Street Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. July 10 - August 29.
"1989 Three Rivers Arts Festival." Juried Visual Arts Exhibition. Equitable Plaza. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. June. Westinghouse Purchase Award.
1988
Carson Street Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. December 1988 - January 1989.
Galeria Cishmac. Mexico D.F., Mexico. December.
"Summer Salon Group Show." Carson Street Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
1987
"Old Friends, New Faces." Mendelsohn Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. December 4 - 26.
1985
Forbes Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. December 3 - January 5
1984
Casa de la Cultura Lanus. Buenos Aires, Argentina. December.
VIII Salon Cerealista. Buenos Aires, Argentina. December.
Sociedad Argentina de Escultores. Buenos Aires, Argentina. November.
Galeria de Arte Adrogue. Buenos Aires, Argentina. November
Premio Braque de Dibujo. Buenos Aires, Argentina. October.
Fundacion San Miguel. Buenos Aires, Argentina. October.
XV Salon Anual V. Lopez. Buenos Aires, Argentina. September.
Casa de la Cultura Lanus. Buenos Aires, Argentina. September.
Colegio Ward. Buenos Aires, Argentina. August.
Centro Cultural "Las Malvinas." Buenos Aires, Argentina. July.
Scholarship from the Greek Government to study Painting in Athens, Greece.
1983
Ateneo Popular de La Boca. Buenos Aires, Argentina. October.
Colegio Ward. Buenos Aires, Argentina. October.
Galeria Hoy en el Arte. Buenos Aires, Argentina. September.
Teatro Colon. Buenos Aires, Argentina. September.
Galeria Amicitia. Buenos Aires, Argentina. June.
1982
Asociacion Cultural de Lujan. Lujan, Argentina. December.
Museo de Arte Moderno. Buenos Aires, Argentina. March.
Travel to Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Visit to Precolumbian ruins.
1981
Universidad de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina. December.
Instituto Italiano de Cultura. Buenos Aires, Argentina. November.
Travel to USA. Study of American modern art.
1980
Galeria Arte de America. Buenos Aires, Argentina. June.
Universidad de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina. December.
Travel to Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Visit to Precolumbian ruins.

COLLECTIONS

Lynchburg College Pierre Daura Gallery Permanent Collection.
West Virginia University Permanent Collection.
Westinghouse Corporation Art Collection.
Private collections in Europe, the United States, and Latin America

Artist's site