BIOGRAPHY

Antonio Murado is a painter who experiments with a variety of techniques and source materials to create his works. His images range from abstract to representational, with thick impasto and lighter gestural marks; they often contain literal or oblique literary, mythological, and art historical references. Yet for all of their possible resemblances, Murado urges more open readings of his work, warning that: “We have this tendency to read things, to read everything into things that we understand.” In a recent series, inspired by Shakespeare’s Ophelia, Murado uses methods to blow paint across the painting’s surface, layered with semi-transparent color.

 

Spanish, b. 1964, Lugo, Spain, based in New York, New York


education

1988        University of Salamanca, Spain, Fine Arts Degree


exhibitions

2011

Antonio Murado – Treibende Blüten, schultz contemporary, Berlin

Murder Ballads, Alvaro Alcazar, Madrid, Spain (solo)

Ophelia, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

2009

Trinta Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (solo)

Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

Galeria Clerigos, Lugo, Spain (solo)

Galeria Ana Vilaseco, A Coruna, Spain (solo)

2007

Galeria Alvaro Alcazar, Madrid, Spain

AM34x24 Vol.1, Fundacion Caixa Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

Fundacion Caixa Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, AM34x24 Vol. 1 (solo)

2006

Galería Trinta, Santiago de Compostela,Spain (solo)

Nusser & Baumgart Contemporary, Munich, Germany (solo)

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, A Araneira. A Coleccion

Sala Vimcorsa, Córdoba, Spain, “Voces reunidas”

World without End, McKenzie Gallery, New York

Cuentas y Leyendas, Nusser & Baumgart Contemporary, Munich (solo)

Douglas Udell Gallery, Calgary, Canada (solo)

European Parlament, Brussels (solo)

Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (solo)

Galería Trinta, Santiago de Compostela, (Spain)

Galería Marisa Marimón, Ourense (Spain)

2005

Real: Current Spanish Art, Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Japan

Ars Moenia, Cluj-Napoca National Art Museum, Rumania

Nouveaux Horizons. Reflexions de la nature, Global Art Source, Zurich

Salón Iberoamericano de Artes Plásticas, Espacio México, Montreal, Canada

Galería Presença, Porto, Portugal (solo)

Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York (solo)

Galería Clérigos, Lugo, Spain (solo)

AM34X24 Vol.1, Museo Provincial de la Diputación de Lugo, Lugo, Spain (solo)

Galería Fernando Silio, Santander, Spain (solo)

2004

Galería La Nave, Valencia, Spain (solo)

Mirar al Suelo, Mirar al Cielo, Galería Metta, Madrid (solo)

Ross Bleckner, Brad Lochore and Antonio Murado, Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney, Australia

A Araneira. A Coleccion, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Einblick/Ausblick, Nusser & Baumgart Contemporary, Munich

Imagen de un Centenario. Pintores Chilenos y Espanoles Ilustran Neruda, Museo de America, Madrid

2003

Cuestiones de la abstracción contemporánea, Sala Casa Díaz Cassou, Murcia, Spain,

Landschaft(en), Wildflecken und Gartenreich, Landeskunstmuseum Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany,

25 Museos de Arte Contemporaneo en la Espana de la Contitucion, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain,

Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)

Trinta Arte Conremporaneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spa (solo)

Galería Senda, Barcelona, Spain (solo)

Galería VGO, Vigo, Spain (solo)

2002

CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela Spain (solo)

Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (solo)

Global Art Source, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)

Galería Colon 16, Bilbao, Spain (solo)

Abstraction, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

Choose your partner…an internacional drawing show, Nusser & Baumgart Contemporary, Munich, Germany,

2001

Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (solo)

Galería Trinta Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Galeria Metta, Madrid, Spain

Lucas Schoormans New York, NY (solo)

Galería Altexerri San Sebastian, Spain (solo)

2000

Galería Rafael Ortiz Sevilla, Spain

Galerie von Lintel & Nusser Munich, Germany

Finesilver Gallery San Antonio, TX

Galería Senda Barcelona, Spain

Douglas Udell Gallery Vancouver, Canada

1999

Galería Colón 16 Bilbao, Spain

Galería Fernando Silio Santander, Spain

Galería Senda, Barcelona, Spain

Galeria Mario Sequeira, Braga, Portugal

James Graham & Sons, New York, NY

Wintston & Wächter F.A., Seattle

Galerie La Nave Valencia, Spain

Gow-Langsford Gallery Auckland, New Zealand

Lucas Schoormans New York, NY

Paul Kasmin Gallery New York, NY

Galerie von Lintel & Nusser, Munich, Germany

Centro Cultural Cajastur Oviedo, Spain

1998

North Dakota Museum of Art Grand Fork, ND

Museo FENOSA de ARTE Contemporaneo A Coruña, Spain

Deutsche Bank Göppingen, Germany

Galería Metta Madrid, Spain

Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, NY

1997

Nuevas Adquisiciones, CGAC, Santiagó de Compostela

Galería Marta Cervera Madrid, Spain

Douglas Udell Gallery Vancouver, Canada

1996

Fundacion Jorge Castillo Madrid, Spain

1995

Transatlantica, Museo Alejandro Otero Caracas, Venezuela


Literature

Exhibition catalogue, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid Entrada al infinito, J. C. Marset

Exhibition catalogue, Antoni Pinyol, Reus Noticia desde el faro/ M. Copon

Exhibition catalogue, Galeria Volter, Orense Luz lenta, M. Copon

Exhibition catalogue, XV Salon de los 16 M. Fernandez Cid

Exhibition catalogue, Galeria AD HOC, Vigo Os universos identicos/ A. Gonzalez-Allegre

Handelsblatt, Feb. 11, 1999 Hier regiert die Vielfalt/ T. Horny

Süddeutsche Zeitung, SZ extra, Feb. 11, 1999 Kräfte gegen neue Medien/ B. Erfle

Review, New York, November 1, antonio Murado. Paintings/ D. Nahas

Exhibition catalogue Fundacion Jorge Castillo, Madrid Metamorfosi/ A. Ruiz de Samaniego/ M. Copon

Arte Omega, no. 18, Barcelona, 1995 antonio Murado: color o eco/ M. Copon