Résumé

René Alvarado
Nationality: Mexican/American, Born 1972

Education
1992-94 San Antonio College
1991-92 San Antonio Art Institute


Solo Exhibitions

2016 Gallery Shoal Creek “René Alvarado” Austin, TX
2015 Jorge Mendez Gallery “Journey of the Subconscious” Palm Springs, CA
2013 Georgetown Art Center “René Alvarado” Georgetown, TX
2012 Gallery Shoal Creek “Metaphorically Speaking” Austin, TX
2011 Maestros Tejanos 2011 - René Alvarado: Memories from El Manantial, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
2009-10 The Madonna as Muse: The Paintings of René Alvarado, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
2009 The Paintings of René Alvarado, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
2008 Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2008 The Madonna as Muse: The Paintings of René Alvarado, Jim Edwards, curator, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
2007 René Alvarado, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2007 René Alvarado: Ode, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006 Transiciones, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2004 from El Manantial [an exhibition of work by René Alvarado], organized by Insituto de Mexico en San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas (catalogue and film)
2004 Loteria I, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2003 De Madonnas de Lloranas, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2003 Annual Studio Exhibition, Rene Alvarado Studio, San Angelo, Texas
2002 Faces, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2001 Gecko Gallery, San Angelo, Texas
2001 Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2001 Galeria Ortiz, San Antonio, Texas
2000 Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
2000 Galeria Ortiz, San Antonio, Texas
2000 Celebramos Las Bellas Artes, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2000 René Alvarado, GTE Corporate Headquarters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1999 Galeria Ortiz, San Antonio, Texas
1999 George & Company, Boerne, Texas


Group Exhibitions

2017 Dan Pfeiffer Gallery Gallery one year anniversary Fredericksburg, TX
2017 Raw 1899 Gallery “First.Love.Abstracted” San Angelo, TX
2017 Latin X:  Artistas de Tejas (Louise Hopkins Underwood Center For The Arts) LHUCA Lubbock, TX
2016 Chimaya Gallery “A Retrospective of Gender: Female/Male Portraits, Nudes & Pinups” Los Angeles, CA
2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 Dallas Art Fair (Valley House Gallery), Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2009 Thank You Fort Worth: An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2007 CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Inaugural Art Fair (Valley House Gallery), Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, TexasÂ
2006 Kingdom Animalia: Creatures Big and Small by Artists Old and New, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2005 Migration Uno: A collaborative exhibition, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2005 Phantasm, a group exhibition curated by Ashley Gallery of Philadelphia, 2/20 Gallery, New York, New York
2004 Installation, Dia de los Muertos, Blue Star Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TexasÂ
2004 Serie Project XI, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas
2003 Contemporary Latino Art, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas
2002 32nd Annual, Chicken Farm Art Center, San Angelo, Texas
2002 MS Society of America, Los Angeles, California
2002 Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
2002 CITTA, New York City, New York
2001 Point of View, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas
2001 Recipes, Sangre de Cristo Museum of Fine Arts, Pueblo, Colorado
2001 FAME, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas
2001 CITTA, Two Calvert's Buildings, London, England
2001 Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas
2000 Galeria Sacred Stone, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2000 Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
1999-2000 West Texas Rehab Center, San Angelo, Texas
1999-2000 Chicken Farm Art Center, San Angelo, Texas


Awards and Honors
2010 Finalist, The Hunting Art Prize, Houston, Texas
2009 Texas State Two-Dimensional Artist, Texas Commission on the Arts and Texas Legislature
2007 Finalist, The Hunting Art Prize, Houston, Texas
2006 Austin Critics Table Award for Migration Uno, A Collaborative Exhibition
1998 Renaissance Gala, Artist of the Year, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas


Literature
The Madonna as Muse: The Paintings of René Alvarado, exhibition catalogue, essay by Jim Edwards,
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, 2008.

My World: A Visit with René Alvarado, Bonnie Gangelhoff, Southwest Art Magazine, November 2007.
The Dallas Morning News Guide, March 16, 2007, page 16, Olga reproduced from El Manantial [an exhibition of work by René Alvarado], exhibition catalogue, exhibition organized by Insituto de Mexico en San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, catalogue published by Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas, 2004.