About Gil

Curriculm Vitae

Solo Exhibitions:

2014 The Tacos are Here. Zoya Tommy Contemporary. Houston, TX.

2013 Entre tierra, pulgas, y perros (Between dirt, dogs & fleas): Laredo Center for the Arts). Laredo, TX.

El Principe (The Prince): Rumble Art Center, Chicago IL.

2010 Contemplations: Julius Caesar; Chicago IL.

2007 614 Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art: Laredo, TX.

2004 what she said: Laredo Center for the Arts (Goodman Gallery); Laredo, TX.

2003 mi musa mi ultima mentira: Laredo Center for the Arts (Exhibit Hall West); Laredo, TX.

2002 y se abre el telon: Centro Cultural – Gallery of Fine Arts; Nuevo Laredo, Tam., Mex.

*The exhibition was CENSORED. Eight artworks were on display outside the gallery during what should

have been the gallery opening reception.

2001 New works. Kunsthaus Santa Fé, San Miguel de Allende, Gto. Mexico.

2000 IV Design: San Antonio, TX.

Collective Exhibitions

2013 Tiempo. Zoya Tommy Contemporary. Houston, TX

2011 Gil Rocha & Sam Romero: We are not related; Florida Southern College (Melvin ArtGallery): Lakeland, FL.

TEXTURE. TXT.: Regina Rex Gallery; Queens, NY. curated by Yevgeniya Baras.

2010 Contemplations; extension at Art World Chicago; School of the Art Institue of Chicago (Sullivan Galleries). Chicago IL. curated by John Ripenhhoff.

2009 Tarp ‡ Lona: 14th Annual Young Latino Artist; Mexic-Arte Museum; Austin, TX. 2008 Rasquache:

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Betty Rymer Gallery): Chicago, IL.

2007 Ay my heart!: Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art; Laredo, TX.

HA__ & __LF: Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art (Laredo, TX.) & Centro Cultural (Nuevo

Laredo, Tam. Mexico). Sister Cities

Curated by: Gil Rocha

Testing Boundaries: Exhibition: El Paso Museum of Art; El Paso, TX. Wichita Falls Museum of Art 40th

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2007 Anniversary Celebration: 2007 Survey of Texas Art andArtists; Wichita Falls, TX.

Here, There, and Back: Art Department Teaching Gallery, Laredo Community College; Laredo, TX.

2006 School of the Art Institute of Chicago MFA Exhibition: Gallery 2; Chicago, IL.

2005 Face Value: 1926 Exhibition Studies Space: Chicago, IL.

2004 9th Annual Young Latino Artist; Mexic-Arte Museum; Austin, TX.

2002 Kuntshause Santa Fe Collection: Museo of Contemporary Art Alfredo Zalce, Morelia, Mich., Mex.

Territorio X: Galleria Casa de las Monas; Léon, Gto. Mex.

Alumni Show: Laredo Community College; Laredo, TX.

All Members Show: Laredo Center for the Arts; Laredo, TX.

2001 Ex-templo de San Agustin, Zacatecas, Zac., Mex. Museo de Art Contemporáneo Angel Zárraga,

Durango, Dgo., Mex.

2000 IV Design: San Antonio, TX. Laredo Center For the Arts, Laredo, TX.

1999 Gallery 35: Lytle, TX. UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX.

Contemporary Art Month, IV Design San Antonio, TX.

15th Annual Student’s Juried Exhibition, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX.

La Esperanza Gallery, San Antonio, TX.

Tres Pintores, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX.

Curator: Kathy Vargas

1998 Siqueiros-Pollock Painting Contest: The Museum of Art History of INBA,Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mexico.

*Awarded First Place

Curator: Steven Volmer-El Paso Museum of Art

1996 V.S.: Casa de la Cultura: Nuevo Laredo, Tam., Mexico.

Education:

MFA – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. (2006)

BFA – University of Texas at San Antonio. San Antonio, TX. (1999)

Texas Secondary Level Certification (6-12) Texas A & M International University. Laredo, TX. (2002)