Javier Manrique is an artist whose work encompasses a broad spectrum of the visual arts, from frescos to digital images.
Manrique lives and works in both the United States and Mexico. His primary residence is Project Artaud, one of San Francisco’s pioneering artists communities, and he maintains partnerships with graphic workshops and painting studios around Mexico.
During 2016, the painting collection Espacios sublimes (Sublime spaces) traveled through the State Art Museum of Veracruz in Orizaba and the Ramón Alva de la Canal University Gallery in Xalapa
Other recent main exhibitions were Soy donde estoy (I am where I am) at the Fundación Sebastián in Mexico City in 2013, and Tierra, Mar y Cielo (Land, Sea and Sky) at the Museo de Antropología de Xalapa, Veracruz University, in 2012.
In 2014 Manrique exhibited Sobre la Fotografía (On Photography) at the Instituto de Artes Plasticas in Xalapa, Veracruz and at the Casa Principal in the port of Veracruz, Mexico.
In November 2012, Manrique was Artist in Residence at the De Young Museum in San Francisco with his Frescomania project: an encounter with the history and technique of fresco painting.
He has exhibited individually at Galería Arroyo de la Plata in Zacatecas, the Alliance Française in San Francisco, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Aguascalientes, and the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City, among many other venues.
He participates regularly in photography, painting, drawing and printmaking biennials, as well as multidisciplinary group exhibitions.
A native of Tijuana, Manrique studied printmaking at ENPEG- INBA La Esmeralda, in Mexico City and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he has taught since.