The Paintings of Xavier Castellanos

Current Exhibit: Alianza Francesa de Polanco, Socrates 156, esq.con Homero. Mexico DF. Opening Jueves 16 Nov 7:30pm-9:30pm. Abierta hasta Dic 20. Lunes a Sabados 9am-9pm

Last Solo Exhibit, August 18-Sep 20,  Instituto Cultural de Mexico, Copenhagen, Denmark

     Xavier Castellanos was born in Geneva, Switzerland where he spent his childhood until he was 16 years old, then him and his family moved to Mexico City where his family is from. He started painting at the age of 4. At 16 he had his first solo exhibits in Mexico City. After several successful Solo Exhibits in Mexico, he moved to NYC.
     He studied Fine Arts/Painting at The Art Students' League of New York. Since 1989 he has done more than 60 one-artist shows and has participated in about 50 group exhibitions mostly in the United States, Mexico, France and Germany. He lived 5 years in NYC then over 13 years in San Francisco. He has visited almost all European countries; USA, Canada, Morocco,Thailand and the cities of St Petersburg, Istanbul, Cairo, Tokyo, Singapore and Angkor Wat. He now divides his time painting in Mexico City, Berlin and Cancun.

MISCELLANEOUS

2017: 2 Artist's Residencies in Montreal and Toronto                     2014 & 2017: Artist's Residency in Berlin 
2016: Artist's Residency in Munich             1996: Art Competition, Davis Art Center, Davis, California
1995: Art Competition, Gallery House, Palo Alto, California
1995: Art Competition, Louis O. Palmer Gallery, New Concord, Ohio
1994: Awarded grant by National Fund for Culture and Arts, Mexico City
1992: Worked as curator and coordinator in California for "Pasión por Frida" Exhibit
1992: Lecture "Frida Kahlo", International House, Berkeley University, California
1991: Reproduction of one of Castellanos' paintings on a French telephone card, Paris, France
1991: Set design for the Play "13 rue de l'Amour" by Feydau, South Street Theater, New York

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS

2017: Instituto Cultural de Mexico, Copenhagen                  2017: Alliance Francaise, Polanco, Mexico City

2016 : Private exhibits in Cologne and Munich                     2017: Private exhibit in Berlin

2014: 456 Montgomery Street Building, San Francisco        2014: Alliance Francaise, San Francisco

2014: Etcetera Gallery, San Francisco                                  2014: Blue Fig Gallery, San Francisco

2013: Google, Mountain View, California

2013: Private Exhibit, New York City

2013 and 2012: 456 Montgomery Street Building, San Francisco

2013: Alliance Francaise, San Francisco

2012: San Francisco New Federal Building, San Francisco

2012 and 2011: Private Receptions, New York City and Houston, Texas
2012: Alliance Francaise, San Francisco
2010: La Encantada Gallery, San Francisco
2008: Gabriel Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2008 and 2006: The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
2005: 345 California Street Tower, San Francisco
2003: Center for Latin American Studies, Berkeley University, Berkeley
2002: Interface, Paris, France
2002: Screenwest Gallery, London, UK
2005, 2001 and 1998: The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
1997: McKesson Building, San Francisco
1993: Bering Foundation, Houston, Texas
1992: Museo Casa del Lago, National University of Mexico, Mexico City

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
2017: Gallery Hittite, Toronto                                             
2009: Esteban Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2008, 2006, 1992-1994: Polanco Gallery, San Francisco
1997-1999: Artissimo Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1997-1999: Terrain Gallery, San Francisco
1998: Mahoney Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1997: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, California
1996-1995: Davis Art Center, Davis and Gallery House, Palo Alto, California
1992 -1994: "Pasion por Frida", Museo Estudio Diego Rivera, Mexico (travelling exhibition: New York, Austin,
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, other cities in Europe and Asia)
1991-1994: Galeria Kahlo-Coronel, Mexico City
1991-1994: Six to Six Gallery, New York City
1990-1994: Waverly Gallery, New York City
1991: Galerie Paris-Bastille, Paris
1988-1990: Galeria Suma Artis, Mexico City