Carlos G. Gómez
Mr. Carlos G. Gómez
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
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.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: The need to generate work within the act of solving problems not only fosters the intellect, but also an exchange of questions and answers that groom individuals to become cultivators of thinking. This makes the exchange between teacher and student a learning experience for both.
MFA from Washington State University
BFA from Pan American University
CV/VITAE: Gómez Vitae
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
1985-11 Painting I
1985-14 Painting II (3 different
1985-88 Drawing for Non-Art Majors (no longer
1985-88 Painting for Non-Art Majors (no
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
1994-13 Advanced Painting (4 different
1994-03 Individual Problems (2 different
1995-14 Senior Exhibition (2 different
1995-96 Advanced Drawing Wildlife
Illustration (summer program)
1995-14 Internship in Studio Art
1997-14 Studio Art\General (4 different
1998-12 Graduate Painting
1998-14 Graduate Drawing
2014 Topics in Art History (Cuban
2014 Graduate Advanced Art History
Area of Specialty and Responsibility:
Drawing and Experimental Art
Present: Chair Visual Arts Department University
of Texas at Brownsville
Interim Chair Visual Arts Department
University of Texas at Brownsville
2000-Present Professor of Fine Art University of Texas at Brownsville
Faculty College of Education, University
-1998 Associate Professor University of Texas at Brownsville.
-2001 Gallery Director Richardson
Art Gallery, UTB.
1992 Instructor Texas Southmost
College, Brownsville, Texas
1982-1985 Supervisor Crafts Studio/Director UC Gallery, University
Head Typesetter United Graphics, Houston, Texas
Shop Head/Assistant Art DirectorDirector Mountain Park Educational/Recreational
Center, Houston, Texas
Assistant Drawing Washington
1978 Teaching Assistant Pre-Columbian Art Washington State
Assistant Chicano Studies Washington
Teaching Assistant Black Studies
Washington State University
- Gómez All Over the World
- Gómez in Pomona, Ca.
- Cadence Exhibition, .pdf Poster
- ion, .pdf Poster
Tres Pintores, Video
- Reading Material: By Laurie Fendrich, Sept. '98 Vol. 20 No. 3, Universal Leonardo
- Unplugged: Gómez on Paper 3rd Edition
- Rancho del Cielo Trip 2007
- Rancho del Cielo Trip 2009 (Coming Soon)
- Artist Statement
- Work on Canvas
- Unplugged: Work on Paper (Slide Show Coming Soon)
- Student Gallery
- Courses Taught
- All General Syllabuses (Coming Soon)
- Current Syllabus Fall 2009 6310, 6300, 2316, 2317, 4391, 4393, 3321.
- Take a Look-Click!
- Painting Supplies
- Online Site for the Best Color
- Simple Color (The Munsell Color System)