Curated by Lorraine Molina
Born in 1965 in Tijuana, Mexico and raised in Boyle Heights, Salomón Huerta lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design in 1991, and his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998. Huerta works primarily in representational painting, distilling elements of classicism with a modern social and cultural scrutiny. His distinct bodies of work can be linked through their shared investigations and considerations of identity—in the revealed and the concealed. Huerta’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Select solo exhibitions include Mask, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica; Portrait of a Friend, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles; and New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, London. In addition, he has exhibited in a number of group exhibitions, including A Strange New World, Tijuana and the Santa Monica Museum of Art; Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; and The Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Huerta’s works are also included in the public collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; and the Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA. His work as been discussed in Art in America, Art Limited, Art News, the Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. Huerta is represented by Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA.