The Paintings of Xavier Castellanos​

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​XY Versus, Acrylic/Paper 57x70 2018

Xavier was born in Geneva, Switzerland where he spent his childhood. He started painting at the age of four. His first solo exhibit was in Mexico City at the age of sixteen. He studied Fine Arts at The Art Students League of New York.
After a series of successful exhibits, he won public acclaim and admission into the Mexican art circles. His works are held in some museums and in numerous private and corporate collections. His talent has received recognition from masters such as Jose Luis Cuevas and Raul Anguiano. Since 1989 he has done more than 70 one-artist shows  in the United States, Mexico and Europe, and has participated in more than 70 group exhibitions in the world.
He is a "unique blend": Swiss born and raised, French educated, Mexican artist/designer/thinker. He lived five years in New York City, and over half of his life in San Francisco, California. He lives now between Mexico and in Europe (in the Fall) where he paints and exhibits.
He has travelled in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South East Asia, Morocco, Egypt and all over Europe, including the Baltics, Turkey and St. Petersburg. His favorite places are (too many...): France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Berlin, San Francisco, New York and Mexico...

Toronto, Acrylic/Paper 57x70cms, 2017,     Eur 1,600

Nocturnal Landscape, 61x91cms, 2017           Eur 1,800

San Francisco, Litigraph 40x57cms,            Eur 600

Montreal, Acrylic/Paper 57x70cms, 2017, Eur 1,600

Reischtagstag & Flags, Acrylic/Canvas 51x61cms 2017, Eur 1,500

2017: Gallery Hittite, Toronto
2016: Roucka Galerie, Munich                        
2014:, Berlin Art Fair         2014-2017: Arte Mexicano; Galeria, Mexico City 2000-2016: Polanco Gallery, San Francisco
1997-1999: Terrain Gallery, San Francisco
1997-2003: Artissimo Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1998: Mahoney Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1992-1994: "Pasion for Frida", Museo Estudio Diego Rivera, Mexico City, (traveling exhibition: Monterrey, Guadalajara, etc; New York City, Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Zurich, Athens, Tokyo, etc.)
1992: The Art Students' League of New York, New York City
1991: Galerie Paris Bastille, Paris, France
1991: Galeria Kahlo-Coronel, Mexico City
1991: Waverly Gallery and Six to Six Gallery, New York City

Pascal, Acrylic/Paper 57x70cms 2017,    Eur 1,600

      

Suspense, Acrylic/Paper 57x70 2018                    

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS

MISECELLANEOUS

2017: 2 Artist's Residencies in Montreal and Toronto           2014 &2017: Artist's Residency in Berlin 
1997-1999: Curator for art and photo exhibits at The Art Space, San Francisco
1996: Art Competition Awardee, Davis Art Center, Davis, California
1995: Art Competition Awardee, Gallery House, Palo Alto, California
1995: First Prize, Art Competition, Louis O. Palmer Gallery, New Concord, Ohio
1994: Awarded grant by the National Fund for Culture and Arts, (CONACULTA), Mexico City
1992: Worked as curator and coordinator in California and Mexico City for "Pasion for Frida" Exhibit
1992: Lecture "Frida Kahlo's Art &Life", International House, Berkeley University, California
1991: Reproduction of a Castellanos' paintings on Schlumberger's French telephone cards, Paris
1991: Set Design for "13 Rue de l'Amour" by Feydau, South Street Theater, New York City

2017:Solo Exhibit aug18-Sep 20,  Instituto Cultural de Mexico, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017: 2 private exhibits in berlin, germany                  2017: ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, mexico city

2014: Alliance Francaise, San Francisco                     2014: Blue Fig Gallery, San Francisco
2013 and 2012: Private exhibits in Houston and NYC           2014: Private exhibit in Berlin
2013: Alliance Francaise, San Francisco
2010: Transamerica Pyramid West, San Francisco
2005: The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
2004: 500 California Street Buiding, San Francisco
2003: Center for Latin American Studies, Berkeley University, California
2003: Alliance Francaise, San Francisco
2002: Screenwest Gallery, London, UK
2002: Interface Gallery, Paris, France
2001 and 1998: The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
2000: 345 California Street Building, San Francisco          1997: McKesson Building, San Francisco
1997: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, California
1993: Bering Foundation, Houston, Texas        1993: Centro Cultural, Parque del Reloj, Mexico City
1992 and 1989: Alliance Francaise, Mexico City
1992: Museo Casa del Lago, Bosque de Chapultepec, National University of Mexico, Mexico City

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS

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