Artist

Before I am an artist I am a craftsman.

My work is about intersecting experiences and the rediscovery and shaping of relics into new forms as a way of self-questioning. Many things can exist as relics. In my vocabulary relics can be ancient artifacts but they can also exist as metaphors for objects in our memory. .....

Before I am an artist I am a craftsman.

My work is about intersecting experiences and the rediscovery and shaping of relics into new forms as a way of self-questioning. Many things can exist as relics. In my vocabulary relics can be ancient artifacts but they can also exist as metaphors for objects in our memory. These memories exist in a place and time and the objects associated to them are what I consider intersecting experiences. These intersecting experiences come in many different forms and tap into our subconscious in different ways. My work seeks to connect to an audience on this level. This connection to someone else’s nostalgia of objects in a place and time is what intrigues me the most.

It is important for me as an artist to create fine crafted glass sculptures because it is exactly this interaction with the material that solidifies and unfolds the rediscovery process for me. It is also significant that these objects be recognizable as a tool for association. Glass is the perfect medium to accomplish these goals because of its ethereal quality and its nature of transparency.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 – “Cuando El Rio Suena (When the River Sounds,” Pittsburgh Glass Center. Pittsburgh, PA

2018 – “Jaime Guerrero – Contemporary Relics: A Tribute to the Makers,” Riverside Art Museum. Riverside, CA

2017 -“Contemporary Relics: A Tribute to the Makers,” Skidmore Contemporary Art. Santa Monica, CA

2017 -“Mano Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists – Jaime Guerrero,” Craft in America Center. Los Angeles, CA

2013 -“Torpor,” Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame. South Bend, IN

2010 – “Resistance, Resilience, Revolution,” Tropico de Nopal. Los Angeles, CA

2009 – Public Glass. San Francisco, CA

2008 – “Modern Antiquities,” Mexican Consulate. San Francisco, CA

2006 – “The Absence of Form,” Gumps. San Francisco, CA

2006 – “My Homies,” Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI). San Jose, CA

2002 – “Día de Los Muertos,” La Peña Cultural Center. San Francisco, CA

GROUP/JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2018 – “Some Like it Hot,” Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA

2017 – “Los Four Meets Los 40,” La Bodega Gallery. San Diego, CA

2015 – “Aztlán 2015,” da Center for the Arts. Pomona, CA

2015 – “Breaking Point,” Movimiento de Arte y Cultural Latino Americana (MACLA). San Jose, CA

2015 – “California Handmade: State of the Arts,” Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts. Alta Loma, CA 

2014/2015 – “The 21st De Colores Art Show: In Search of Magulandia,” Santa Paula Art Museum. Santa Paula, CA

2014 – “En Las Calles,” Avenue 50 Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

2014 – “Galería Sin Fronteras,” National Museum of Mexican Art. Chicago, IL

2012 – “Playing with Fire,” Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA

2012 – “50 Years of Studio Glass,” The Crucible. Oakland, CA

2012 – “Chicana/o Biennial,” Movimiento de Arte y Cultural Latino Americana (MACLA). San Jose, CA

2011/2012 – “¡Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond,” Forest Lawn Museum. Glendale, CA

2011 – “Glass Menagerie,” da Center for the Arts. Pomona, CA

2010 – “Nació en Aztlan >10: Chicano Art Exhibit,” da Center for the Arts. Pomona, CA

2009 – “Chicano Biennial,” Movimiento de Arte y Cultural Latino Americana (MACLA). San Jose, CA

2009 – “3 in Glass,” Sculpturesite. San Francisco, CA

2009 – “Bay Area Glass Sculpture,” Sculpturesite. San Francisco, CA

2008 – “Blown Away,” Museum of Craft and Folk Art. San Francisco, CA

2007 – Olive Hyde Art Gallery. Freemont, CA

2007 – Movimiento de Arte y Cultural Latino Americana (MACLA). San Jose, CA

2007 – Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA

2006 – “Day of the Dead: Laughing Bones Weeping Hearts,” Oakland Museum. Oakland, CA

2006 – “Group Show,” Geras Tousignant Gallery. San Francisco, CA

2006 – “Mastercraft 2006,” Gumps. San Francisco, CA

2005 – “Beyond Function: Techniques in Contemporary Glass Arts,” San Francisco Airport Museum Exhibition. San Francisco, CA

2005 – “Mastercraft 2005,” Gumps. San Francisco, CA

2004 – “Striations,” Geras Tousignant Gallery. San Francisco, CA

2004 – “Mastercraft 2004,” Gumps. San Francisco, CA

2003 – “Mastercraft 2003,” Gumps. San Francisco, CA

2002 – “Crossing Bridges,” CBS Marketwatch, La Peña Cultural Center. San Francisco, CA

2002 – “Substance of Choice,” Galeria de la Raza. San Francisco, CA

2002 – “Food for the Gods,” Albany Arts Gallery. Berkeley, CA

2001 – “Mastercraft 2001,” Gumps. San Francisco, CA

1997 – “Art Matters,” Brita Campbell. San Francisco, CA

GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS

2015 – National Performance Network/Visual Artist Network May 2015 Grant. National Performance Network and the Visual Artist Network. New Orleans, LA 

2012 – Saxe Fellowship Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI). San Jose, CA

2012 – People’s Choice Award, Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI). San Jose, CA

2009 – Scholarship, Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI). San Jose, CA

2006 – Saxe Fellowship Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI). San Jose, CA

2004 – Scholarship Award, Pilchuck Glass School. Seattle, WA

2003 – Corning Award Nominee, Nominated by Checco Ongaro and Benjamin Moore, Pilchuck Glass School. Seattle, WA

1993 – Scholarship Award, California College of the Arts (CCA). Oakland, CA

1992 – Ryman Master Program Scholarship, Odis Parson. Los Angeles, CA

RESIDENCIES

2018/2019 – Artist-in-Residence, Pittsburgh Glass Center. Pittsburgh, PA

2015 – Artist-in-Residence, Movimiento de Arte y Cultural Latino Americana (MACLA). San Jose, CA

2009 – Artist-in-Residence, Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI). San Jose, CA

2001 – Artist-in-Residence, San Jose State University. San Jose, CA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2019 – “The Best of Art in Western Pennsylvania” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA

2019 – “Seeing Through Glass: Sculptor Jaime Guerrero’s cultural expression is quite clear” No. 3 Magazine. New York, NY

2019 – ” Jaime Guerrero’s exhibit at the Pittsburgh Glass Center sheds light on America’s refugee crisis” Next Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA 

2019 – “Jaime Guerrero’s sculptures show the faces of the refugee crisis” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA

2019 – “Cuando El Rio Suena – Jaime Guerrero” PGH Museums. Pittsburgh, PA

2019 – “Cuando El Rio Suena Illustrates Fragility” Pittsburgh City Paper. Pittsburgh, PA

2019 – “At the Fuller, Latino Artists Move Beyond Craft” WBUR90.9/The Artery. Boston, MA 

2018 – “Two museum exhibits celebrate ancient Mexican cultures in both word and image” The Press-Enterprise. Riverside, CA

2017 – “A Latin Invasion” Huffington Post. Los Angeles, CA

2017 – “Is it clay? No, glass! Is it woman? No, man!” KCRW 89.9FM/Huffington Post. Los Angeles, CA

2017 – “A SoCal Artist Tells the Stories of Immigrant Children Throught Blown Glass” KPCC 89.3FM. Los Angeles, CA

2017 – “Craft that Crosses the Americas” Modern Magazine. New York, NY

2017 – “To See Clearly” American Craft. Minneapolis, MN

2017 – “Art made with blown glass is hotter then ever.” Los Angeles Daily News. Los Angeles, CA

2014 – “Torpor: Glasswork by Jaime Guerrero.” Glass Quarterly. Brooklyn, NY

2013 – Brooklyn & Boyle. Los Angeles, CA

2009 – “This One’s for my Homies,” East Bay Express. Oakland, CA

2008 – “Iconos Culturales,” Visión Hispana. Alameda, CA

2007 – “About an Artist,” Alameda Magazine. Alameda, CA

2006 – Palo Alto Daily News. Palo Alto, CA

2004 – Papercity, Geras Tousignant Gallery. San Francisco, CA

2002 – Marketwatch.com Art Exhibition, Galleria de la Raza. San Francisco, CA

1999 – “Blowing Bubbles,” Contra Costa Times. Contra Costa, CA

EDUCATION

2004 – Summer Program (Juried) with Master Pino Signoretto, Pilchuck Glass School. Seattle, WA

2003 – Summer Program (Juried) with Masters Checco Ongaro and Benjamin Moore, Pilchuck Glass School. Seattle, WA

1997 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts (CCA). Oakland, CA

1992 – Ryman Masters Program, Odis Parson. Los Angeles, CA



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