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Derek Alvarez Biography
http://derekalvarez.com/about/
 
Education:
2004 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. BFA in painting, magna cum laude
 
Awards:
Awards and Recognition:
2006 Featured Artist of the Month of August at ArtistsRegister.com
2003 Art Department Cultural Diversity Scholarship awarded by the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.


Bibliography:
2008 "Lisa’s Picks," Internet Article, ugallerey.com, Wednesday, 24 September, http://www.ugallery.com/NewsArticleDetail.aspx?NewsArticleID=152&RC=1
2006 "New York Gallery Exhibits Works by Tucson Artist," Article, Tucson Citizen, Thursday, 10 August, Calendar p. 22

 
Single Exhibitions:
2006 Art One Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
2005 Epic Café, Tucson, AZ.
 
Group Exhibitions:
2009 “Continuum” at Visual Arts Graduate Research Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
2009 Press, City North in Scottsdale, AZ.
2008 Art One Gallery, Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ.
2008 “Dia de los Muertos” at Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2007 Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2006 "Contemporary Narratives" at Agora Gallery, New York, NY.
2006 “Visiones Nuevas” at Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2006 Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2005 Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2005 Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2005 Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2005 “Blossom” at Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2004 “Naipes: arte en las tarjetas” at Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2004 “Your Choice is Your Life” at Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2004 “Dreams” at Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2004 “School of Art BFA/BA Senior Exhibition” at the Student Union Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2004 “Mimesis 10: The University of Arizona Printmaker’s Annual Show” at Gallery 410, Tucson, AZ.
2004 “Hope” at Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2004 “University of Arizona Student Select Show” at the University of Arizona Art Building, Tucson, AZ.
2003 “Now is the Time” at Solar Culture Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2003 “School of Art BFA/BA Senior Exhibition” at the Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

Juried Exhibitions:
2009 “Continuum” at Visual Arts Graduate Research Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
2004 “25th Annual Visual Communications Student Exhibition” Honorable Mention at the Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

 
Artist's Statement:
My subject matter is whatever interests me - the people I meet, the places I go, the movies I see.I paint these in a direct way, with bold color.