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
Montreal, Acrylic/Paper 57x70cms, 2017, Eur 1,600
Reischtagstag & Flags, Acrylic/Canvas 51x61cms 2017, Eur 1,500
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
Nocturnal Landscape, 61x91cms, 2017 Eur 1,800
2021, 2020: Due to Covid 6 canceled Exhibits 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
San Francisco, Litigraph 40x57cms, Eur 600