Color, humor, texture, and my quixotic attempt at understanding the frantic, self important culture I find myself in are the components of my art. Working in a wide variety of media including assemblage, painting, sculpture, film, music and installation, my pieces are explorations of materials, techniques and the inherent ironies of life.
I collect and reconstruct the discarded refuse of our throwaway society, abstracting familiar objects into an often expansive scale. These once "needed" or "desired" objects, now cast away, send me on a journey of memory, nostalgia, or visceral reactions which lead me to a dreamscape that I hope others can connect to. For me each piece speaks to a spontaneous and unique experience.
- Esteban Bojorquez
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2012. Artcade, Eggman & Walrus, Santa Fe, NM.
2011. Practical Nonsense, Changing Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2008. Sacred Ride, Shelter, Long Beach, Ca.
2008. Bojo 58, Mollusk, Venice, Ca.
1986-1992. The Chicken Shack, one acre environmental installation, Reseda, Ca.
2012. New Mexico Showcase - Juried by Peter Frank, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM
2011. Superheroes: Icons of Good, Evil & Everything in Between, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM.
2011. Dia de los Muertos, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, NM.
2011. One Year Anniversary Show, Mirador Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2011. The Due Return, with Meow Wolf, Center For Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
2011. A Jazzy Way To End A Day, Tag and Juice, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2010. Outside: Esteban Bojorquez and Kai Bob Cheng, Main Gallery, California State University Northridge
2010. Art Shack, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Ca.
2010. Swell, Nyehaus, Metro Pictures, New York, NY.
2010. One Night Stand, SITE, Santa Fe, NM.
2010. The Surf Story Project, Surfing Heritage Museum, San Clemente, Ca.
2009. Recycle Santa Fe Juried Art Exhibit, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, NM.
2009. Salon Mar Graff, Santa Fe, NM.
2008. Recycle Santa Fe Juried Art Exhibit, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, NM.
2008. Displacement, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, Ca.
2008. Opening Show, Mollusk, Venice, Ca.
2007. The Happening, Milk Gallery, New York, NY.
2006. Two Kooks and the King of Creedle, The Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.
2004. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, Milk Gallery, New York, NY.
2004. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
2003. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, San Jose Museum Of Art, San Jose, Ca.
2003. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, Contemporary Art Center Of Virginia, Va.
2003. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hi.
2002. Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Ca.
1999. Eve-o-lution, Rico Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.
1999. Point Conception, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, Ca.
Public Arts Commissions
1984. Mural for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Figueroa Hotel,
Los Angeles, Ca.
Books - Catalogs - Film
New Mexico Showcase, Juried by Peter Frank, exhibit catalog, 2012
Superheroes: Icons of Good, Evil & Everything in Between, exhibit catalog, 2011
Satan's Handiwork, produced and directed by David Wharton, 2010
The Surf Story Project, by Robb Havessy, 2009
The Happening, exhibit catalog, 2008
Lap Steel Guitar, by Andrew Volk, 2003
Super X Media Combine, First Point Productions, 2003
Surf Culture: The Art History Of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum, 2002
Juxtapoz: "Esteban Bojorquez" by M. Revelli, April 2012
Albuquerque Journal: "An overload of superb creation" by Wesley Pulkka, February 19, 2012
516 ARTS blogspot: "Studio Visit - Esteban Bojorquez" by Claude Smith and Rhiannon Mercer, February 14, 2012
Albuquerque Journal: "Show saves the world, one Superhero at a time" review by Wesley Pulkka, December 11, 2011
THE magazine: "Superheroes" review by Jon Carver, November 2011
Santa Fe Reporter: cover art, August 3-9, 2011
Santa Fe Downtown.com: "The Art of Upcycling" by Malissa Kullberg, March 2, 2011
Huffington Post: "Outside" review by Peter Frank, December 2010
C Magazine: "New Wave Surf Shacks" by Sally Schultheiss, May 2008
YBR Magazine: "The Motion Issue" Summer 2008
The Surfers Journal: "Fear of a Bland Planet: at home with Esteban Bojorquez" by Scott Huet, Vol.17 no.1, 2008
Rebel Rods: "Gas Can Boogie" by Steve Werner, February 2008
The Surfers Journal: "The Good, The Bad and The Stubby" Vol.15 no.2, 2006
O.C. Weekly: "Taste the Sand, Two Kooks and the King of Creedle" August 2006
Super X Media: "Bojorquez" by C. R. Stecyk, Vol.2 no.1 Summer 2002
Los Angeles Times: "A Dream Destroyed, A Fragile Vision" by David Wharton, July 3, 1992
Beach Culture: "Journey to the Chicken Shack" by Steve Barllotti, April/May 1990
Los Angeles Times: "Chicken Shack, That's Where It's At" by David Wharton, June 4, 1989