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Carlos G. Gómez

Mr. Carlos G. Gomez

Mr. Carlos G. Gómez
Visual Arts





Born in Mexico D.F., Carlos G. Gómez found his first artistic expression in the “Tex – Mex” culture of the Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville where he was raised. “Brightly colored buildings and the surreal atmosphere of the Mexican border towns gave me the first appreciation of color, line, and the generalization that my chosen images would have to be bold and realistic," explains Gómez.  He obtained his B.F.A. at Pan American University and attended Washington State University for his M.F.A. in painting and drawing.  In the course of his studies he went, from an interest in Renaissance style art to a self-ascribed “social-abstract-surrealism” and is currently exploring multi-technique painting and drawing.
He has received positive critical reviews from the media where he has presented exhibitions.  He was included in Arizona State University Hispanic Research Center publications; Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art Work:  Artist, Works, and Education and CHICANO ART FOR OUR MILLENIUM.
Notable exhibitions include: The 24th exhibition of Painting and Sculpture held at Barnegat Light, New Jersey, which included monumental artist like: Ben Shahn, Leonardo Nierman, Betty Wesson, Samuel Rattner, and others. Other noteworthy exhibitions he has participated in, include the 70th American Annual at Newport in Rhode Island, the Second National Jury Exhibition in Washington DC, The Latin Spirit of the 80's in Houston, the Art in Nature at the Museum of Natural History in Austin, Cara on Cara: Texas Faces in San Antonio, Tres Proyectos Latinos, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria curated by Benito Huerta, and the Eight Parkside National Small Print Exhibition held in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Other exhibitions of merit were Sister Cities Testing Boundaries Exhibition, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso curated by Christian Gerstheimer, a three person show at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center curated by Kathy Vargas in San Antonio, “Chicana/o Art for our Millennium,” at the Mesa Southwest Museum in Phoenix, “Four from Brownsville” at the Kellogg Gallery at Cal Poly Tech in Pomona, California, “Dos Caras Del Sur de Tejas” Carlos G. Gómez and Cesar A. Martinez; at the Brownsville Historic Museum, group exhibitions in Fort Worth, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Wichita Kansas, Boise Idaho, and Norm Oklahoma, and several exhibitions in the Rio Grande Valley many of which were one man shows. Among them were “Provenance” at the Rio Grande Valley Museum in Harlingen Texas, “Pseudonym” at Richardson Art Gallery, “Serendipity” at STC in McAllen, Texas, “Presence” at La Pena Gallery in Austin, “The Human Condition” in Brownsville, “Orale” in Mexico, “Unplugged: Gómez on Paper”, The Chupacabra Chronicles Exposed, “Cadence” and “Unplugged: Gómez on Paper # 3” at the Art Center at Corpus Christi.. 
Carlos was also invited to “Monumental Idea in Miniature Book I, II and III” an art international traveling exhibition and Ink and Clay 35 a juried exhibition at Cal Poly Tech Pomona California.  His work has been exhibited Australia, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Spain, Korea, China, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and nationally. His latest was a solo show Veracity at the Historic Brownsville Museum.
Aside from exhibiting his work, Gómez is also a very active curator and has curated more than one hundred exhibitions.

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MFA from Washington State University
BFA from Pan American University


CV/VITAE: Gómez Vitae


Classes Taught:

 1977                Chicano Art
 1977                Mexican Art
 1978                Pre-Columbian Art
 1985-95           Art Appreciation (no longer teach)
 1985-10           Drawing I
 1985-06           Drawing II (figure drawing, no longer teach)
 1985-11           Painting I
 1985-14           Painting II (3 different curriculum changes)
 1985-88           Drawing for Non-Art Majors (no longer teach)
 1985-88           Painting for Non-Art Majors (no longer teach)
 1986                Art Survey I (Pre-Historic to Renaissance, (no longer teach)
 1986                Ceramics I (no longer teach)
 1986                Ceramics II (no longer teach)
 1993-14           Advanced Drawing (5 different curriculum changes)
 1994-13           Advanced Painting (4 different curriculum changes)
 1994-03           Individual Problems (2 different curriculum changes)
 1995-14           Senior Exhibition (2 different curriculum changes)
 1995-96           Advanced Drawing Wildlife Illustration (summer program)
 1995-14           Internship in Studio Art
 1997-14           Studio Art\General (4 different curriculum changes)
 1998-12           Graduate Painting
 1998-14           Graduate Drawing
 2014                Topics in Art History (Cuban Art)
 2014                Graduate Advanced Art History & Criticism

Joined UTB:




Area of Specialty and Responsibility:


Painting, Drawing and Experimental Art


Previous Experience:

2012-2014 Present:  Chair Visual Arts Department University of Texas at Brownsville
2011-2012 Interim Chair Visual Arts Department University of Texas at Brownsville
2000-Present Professor of Fine Art University of Texas at Brownsville
1998-2000 Adjunct Faculty College of Education, University of Houston
1992 -1998 Associate Professor University of Texas at Brownsville.
1995 -2001 Gallery Director Richardson Art Gallery, UTB.   
1985- 1992 Instructor Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, Texas
1982-1985 Supervisor Crafts Studio/Director UC Gallery, University of Houston
1981-1982 Head Typesetter United Graphics, Houston, Texas
1980-1981 Carpentry Shop Head/Assistant Art DirectorDirector                                                                   Mountain Park Educational/Recreational Center, Houston, Texas
1979 Teaching Assistant Drawing Washington State University
1978 Teaching Assistant Pre-Columbian Art Washington State University
1977 Research Assistant Chicano Studies Washington State University
         Teaching Assistant Mexican Art Washington State University
         Teaching Assistant Black Studies Washington State University

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