|JAVIER MANRIQUE ART|
Javier Manrique (b.1958) was born in Mexico. He immigrated with his family to the United States where they settled in Los Angeles California.
In 1979 Manrique began his formal studies in art while living in Humboldt County California. The newfound freedom in the arts led him to study visual arts, theater arts and music. While living in Humboldt he worked as a photographer, a stage technician in a theater and projected films at the movie theater.
In 1982 Manrique’s interests took him to study at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City. He later earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996.
Manrique’s work encompasses a broad spectrum of the visual arts, from frescoes to digital images. He has participated in biennials: (1995) VI Drawing Biennial Diego Rivera, (1992) VI Painting Biennial Rufino Tamayo, (1988) Graphic Triennial at the Museum of Modern Art and (1983) Photography Biennial at the Palace of Fine Arts, all in Mexico City. He has exhibited in the United States, Latin America and Europe. He has had solo shows in galleries and museums from 1983 to 2022.
He has taught the Complete Fresco Course at the San Francisco Art Institute and California College for the Arts. Manrique taught a fresco workshop in 2022 at La Ceiba Gráfica in Mexico. He travels between the United States and Mexico to fulfill his artistic projects.
Manrique’s primary residence is Project Artaud, one of San Francisco’s pioneering artists communities.