2032 W. 18th. St.
Chicago, IL. 60608
Tel. & Fax. 312/7338431
Was born on July
9, 1957 in Morelia, Michoacan
Graduated from the national School of
Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking
He was initially drawn to the
plastic arts from the works of the great Mexican muralists Rivera, Siqueiros
and Orozco. When we look at his work today, it is clear that we are in the
presence of a gifted artist whose inspiration draws strongly on the
pre-Colombian culture and images.
Roberto’s works have been shown
in Spain, Canada
United States (New
as well as in his own country. His works have also appeared in many art
magazines from Mexico
and other countries.
Ferreyra is not only a well known
painter, but is also an acclaimed poet, winner of the 1985 2nd Bienal de Poesia Breve, Valparaiso, Chile,
and 1986 “Antologia de Poesia Joven Latinoamericana”, Revista Mairena, Puerto
He is also the founder of Nahui
Ollin, a group of a spiritual dancers called “Concheros” or Aztec dancers and
member of the musical troupe “Tarima”dedicated to play afro-caribean Mexican
music. He graduated from the national School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking "La Esmeralda". Roberto Ferreyra, a Mexican painter and
musician who actively works to contribute his artistic talents to the Chicago community. Roberto’s bio is attached. He is co-founder of Colibri Gallery in
Ferreyra has been an active artist and educator in Mexico as well as Chicago working with different organizations
implementing art in the schools like a tool for teachers and students to
understand and compliment the curriculum.
2008 "IMAGES THAT MERGE" Prospectus Gallery, Chicago, IL. USA
2007 Con la Patria a Cuestas,
Galeria Casa Michoacan, Chicago
Riques Restaurant, Chicago IL. USA
2006 Café Efebos one man show, Chicago, Il. USA
2003 Dara Tribal Village, Chicago, IL. USA
2000 Spanish Language & Cultural Center, Chicago, IL. USA
de Arte y Cultura "Calles y Sueños", Chicago, IL.
1991 Contemporary Art Museum, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico.
Guadalupe Posada Museum, Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Francaise, Mexico City. Mexico
1989 Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, IL. USA
Siqueiros Cultural Poliforum, Mexico City, México.
Zacatecas, Zacatecas, México.
1984 Bachilleres College No.IV, Mexico City,
1983 University Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico.
2007 Peace Tower Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Latino Arts Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
Made in Pilsen, Prospectus Gallery, Chicago, IL
Chicago Artist Month, Colibri
of the Dead, Latino Arts Milwaukee, Latino Arts
Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
2006 Chicago Artist Month, Colibri
Day of the
Arts, Milwaukee, WI
Collective of Artists, Women Center De Kalb, IL
Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City.
of the Dead, Latino Arts Milwaukee, Latino Arts Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
Art at War, Aldo Castillo gallery, Chicago, IL.
Verde Gallery, Champaign, IL.
Tiempo y Testimonio, Casa Michoacán, Chicago
Species, Chicago Artists’ Month, Colibri
in Motion, Celebrating ten years of Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL
6 Artists, Colibri Studio/Gallery, Chicago, IL
Cultural Michoacana, Casa Michoacán. Chicago, IL.
2002 A Man and a Woman, Arte de Mexico Gallery. Chicago
"Mira II", Chicago Athenaeum Museum, Schaumburg
El Arte, ¿ Para Que?, Colibri Gallery. Chicago,
Mexicanos en Chicago. Arte de Mexico Gallery.
Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, USA.
Day of the Dead, Installation/Painting. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, IL
2001 Latino Horizons, Museum of Science and Industry Art Contest, Chicago, IL
del Mundo, Latino Arts Center. Milwaukee, WI
1999 Dia de los Muertos, Montgomery Ward Gallery, CCC. Chicago,
Dia de los Muertos, Oak Park Art League, Oak
1981 “Roberto Ferreyra”, by Laura Elenes. El
Nacional, Mexico City.
Century Mexican Printmaking”, by Hugo Cobantes, Mexico City.
Mexican Printmaking “It is High Tide”. Graphic Works
Portfolio, Brecha Group, Mexico
1983 Bimonthly Publications. “Norte” Poetry Magazine,
1984 “Bachelors in the Culture”. Supplement, Mexico City.
1985 Honorable Mention at the 2nd Biennial of Brief Poetry. Correo de la Poesia Magazine, Valparaiso, Chile.
1986 “Anthology of the Latin-American Young Poetry”. Mairena Magazine, Universidad de Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
1987 “Entering Paradise Without Permission”, Graphic Work Portfolio, Collective Graphic Workshop, Mexico City.
1988 “On the Same Theme”, Poetry book by Gilberto
Sosa. L’Umbral Collection, Montreal, P.Q., Canada.
“The Word of
a Poet”, Several Authors. Mexican Association of Canada, ED. El Palomar.
Montreal, P.Q., Canada.
1989 “Caprani MadHouse”, By Carlos Blas Galindo, El
Financiero, Mexico City.
“Mexicanite”, By Sonia Pelletier. “Esse une revue de plus en Art” Montreal, P.Q., Canada.
Le decideur, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.
“Totem de Piedra”,
Graphic Work portfolio. L’ Atelier de L’ILE. Valdavid, Canada.
Catalogue of the 1rst. Biennial of Caribbean and
Central American Painting. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
“Norte”, Poetry Magazine, Mexico City.
Catalogue of the
Show “Color, Water and Paper”. Mexico City .
1999 “Roberto Ferreyra” by Sonia Vazquez. La Raza news paper.Chicago, IL.
magazine” Alejandro Riera. Chicago,IL.
New exhibit opens. Lawndale News. By Daniel Nardini. Chicago
2007 “El Taller de Grafica Popular” . Humberto Mussachio Fondo de Cultura Economica
Museums and Private Collections, which have Ferreyra’s works
· Collection Laurentides,
· National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
· Jose Guadalupe Posada
Museum, Aguascalientes, Mex.
· Contemporary Art Museum, Morelia, Michoacan, Mex.
· National Library of Quebec, Quebec, Canada.