Gabriel Delgado, Born 1976:
Gabriel Delgado was born 1976 in Ohio and is a 1998 graduate of Kent State University. As an Artist, Delgado creates themed artwork that explores aspects of contemporary culture and events, ranging from Science, Economy, Decentralized Finance and Economic Markets, Human Emotions, Police Brutality, Animal & Environmental Rights, Immigration, Social Reform, and other relevant topics.
Gabriel Delgado serves as an educator, offering his audience a presentation of facts, issues, events, circumstances, and cause-and-effect relationships. His unique approach includes Conceptual Mathematic and Algebraic Order of Operation equation drawings, employing various techniques and applications. Through his art, Delgado aims not only to educate but also to create visual platforms for balanced political debates and community discussions. His themed artworks delve into human emotions and the significant responses in human interactions.
Delgado's interest in global conflicts has driven him to gain a deeper understanding of the issues he explores visually. He engaged with the Zapatista Delegation during the civil society uprising in Mexico City D.F. in 2000. His Middle Eastern studies resulted from an extended expedition to Jordan, Syria, Israel, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and other parts of Palestine. There, he immersed himself in all aspects of the highly conflicted Middle Eastern Affairs. Delgado's encounter with Israeli authorities during the early 2000s, following Israel's Second Intifada, where he was wrongly detained on suspicion of International Terrorism, further fueled his determination to create art that encourages dialogue on challenging topics.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Delgado actively participated in global protests, including those in Washington D.C., Houston, Texas, and New York City. These rallies targeted organizations such as the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank, providing the inspiration for his equations, expansive narrative paintings, and billboard interventions.
Additionally, Delgado's work extended to large-scale billboards displayed on bridges, buildings, and abandoned inner-city properties, catching the attention of the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art D.C. (MOCA D.C.). This recognition propelled his career into the museum scene in the late 1990s.
Helping solidify his art world reputation as an academic and scholar, Gabriel Delgado holds a BFA from Kent State University in Painting as well as a Minor in Philosophy. Delgado also holds a Certificate from the University of Glasgow in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crimes, Duke University in Public Art and Pedagogy, and the Universita Bocconi in Art and Heritage Management.
Delgado is also a graduate of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and is an active member of the American Institute of Conservation (AIC)- certified in several aspects of collection management.
Select Exhibitions include: “The Institutionist” - The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Art Miami Art Fair 2021,2022; Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2021, 2022; Hamptons Fine Art Fair 2022; Market Art & Design The Hamptons Art Fair 2021; “Texas Drops By”, MadisMad Gallery, Group Invitational, ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, Spain; “Texas Rangers”, (MOCA-DC), Museum of Contemporary Art D.C., Washington, D.C.; “VOZ”, Centro de Artes, Selections from the (UTSA) University of Texas at San Antonio Permanent Art Collection, San Antonio, TX; “A Decade of Occupation: 10-year Survey Exhibition”, Fl!ght Gallery, San Antonio, TX; “Dirty Dozen”, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; “Gabriel Diego Delgado”, San Antonio Children’s Museum, San Antonio, TX; “Secret Wars”, Art Car Museum, Houston, TX; “The Boom”, Art Car Museum, Houston, TX; “Dialogues”, Blue Star Contemporary Arts Museum, San Antonio, TX; “Mania”, Art Car Museum, Houston, TX; “Letting Go”, NMDK Gallery, San Antonio, TX; “Two Signs of Solidarity”, Diverseworks, Houston, TX; “Una Noche de La Gloria”, Guadalupe Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX; “Sell Your Fear”, South Texas College, Library Art Gallery, McAllen, TX; “Terror?”, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; “Monster Drawing Rally”, Southern Exposure Art Center, San Francisco, CA