José CASTRO LEÑERO


Born in Mexico City, D.F. on April 24, 1953. He studied at the National School of Plastic Arts of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM, and the Center for Research and Plastic Experimentation of the National Institute of Fine Arts, INBA, in Mexico City, D. F.

Exhibitions Selection. Faces, graphics, drawing and painting, National School of Plastic Arts, UNAM, Mexico, D.F., 1981; Journey, graphics, drawing and painting, Carrillo Gil Art Museum, Mexico, D.F., 1982; Parallel chronicles, graphics and painting, Otra Vez Gallery, Los Angeles California, USA; The image found, Museum of Modern Art of Mexico City, 1992-1993; Fragmentos, 1997 and Ciudad en movimiento, 1999, both in the Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico, D.F .; Images in transit, digital graphics, Central Gallery of the National Center for the Arts, Mexico, D.F., 2001; Obra negra, Manuel Felguérez Gallery, Rectory of the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico, D.F., 2006; Landscape in motion, Arroniz Arte Contemporáneo Gallery, Mexico City, 2007; Impressions, National Museum of the Estampa of Mexico City, 2009; Unfolded landscapes, Oscar Román Gallery, Mexico, D.F .:, 2011; Trees in the city, Gallery of the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Iztapalapa, Mexico, D.F., 2011; Sobremesas, Casa Lamm and interior circuit, Aldama Fine Arts, Mexico, D.F., 2013.

Awards. Selection. 2005 Honorary Mention, WTC Art Fest 2005, International Urban Art Competition, Mexico. 1996 First Prize for Painting, VIII Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. 1992 First Prize for Painting, VI Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. 1984 First Prize for Painting, IV National Encounter of Young Art, House of Culture of Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Gallery of the National Auditorium, INBA, Mexico, D.F. 1981 First Prize, II Sahagún Painting Competition, National Auditorium Gallery, INBA, Mexico, D.F. 1980 Third place, Sahagun Painting Competition, National Auditorium Gallery, INBA, Mexico, D.F. 1978 First Prize of Painting, XIII National Contest for Students of Plastic Arts, House of Culture of Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts, INBA, Mexico, D.F. 1976 First Prize of Engraving, XI National Contest for Students of Plastic Arts, House of Culture of Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts, INBA, Mexico, D.F.

Collections: British Museum, London, England. House of the Americas, Havana, Cuba. Andrés Blaisten Collection, Mexico. Ángeles Espinosa Iglesias Collection, Mexico. Sergio Autrey Collection, Mexico. National School of Plastic Arts, UNAM, Mexico. National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico. Manuel Felguérez Abstract Art Museum, Zacatecas, Mexico. Art Museum of the City of Nagoya, Japan. Carrillo Gil Art Museum, Mexico. Museum of the Chancellery, Mexico. Contemporary Art Museum of Aguascalientes, Mexico. Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. Museum of Modern Art of Mexico City, Mexico. National Museum of the Estampa, Mexico. Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico. Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico. National Autonomous University of Mexico.