2032 W. 18th. St.
Chicago, IL. 60608
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Was born on July 9, 1957 in Morelia, Michoacan State, Mexico. Graduated from the national School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking "La Esmeralda”.
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 (Montreal, Toronto), United States (New York, Chicago) 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 Rico.
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 Pilsen.
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, ChicagoIL. USA
2006Café Efebos one man show, Chicago, Il. USA
2003Dara Tribal Village, Chicago, IL. USA
2000 Spanish Language & Cultural Center, Chicago, IL. USA
1999 Casa de Arte y Cultura "Calles y Sueños", Chicago, IL.
1991 ContemporaryArt Museum, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico.
Jose Guadalupe Posada Museum, Aguascalientes, Mexico.
1990 Librerie Francaise, Mexico City. Mexico
1989 MexicanFineArtsCenterMuseum, Chicago, IL. USA
Siqueiros Cultural Poliforum, Mexico City, México.
1985 UCED, Zacatecas, Zacatecas, México.
1984Bachilleres College No.IV, Mexico City, Mexico.
1983 University Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico.
2007 PeaceTowerChicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Latino Arts Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
Made in Pilsen, Prospectus Gallery, Chicago, IL
Chicago Artist Month, Colibri Studio Gallery
Day of the Dead, Latino Arts Milwaukee, Latino Arts
Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
2006 Chicago Artist Month, Colibri Studio Gallery
Day of the Dead Latino Arts, Milwaukee, WI
Collective of Artists, WomenCenterDe Kalb, IL
Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City.
2005 Day of the Dead, Latino Arts Milwaukee, Latino ArtsGallery, Milwaukee, WI.
Art at War, Aldo Castillo gallery, Chicago, IL.
Verde Gallery, Champaign, IL.
ZALCE: Tiempo yTestimonio, Casa Michoacán, Chicago
2003Extinct Species, Chicago Artists’ Month, Colibri Studio/Gallery
2004 Art in Motion, Celebrating ten years of Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL
6 Artists, Colibri Studio/Gallery, Chicago, IL
Semana Cultural Michoacana, Casa Michoacán. Chicago, IL.
2002 A Man and a Woman, Arte de Mexico Gallery. Chicago
"Mira II", ChicagoAthenaeumMuseum, Schaumburg
El Arte, ¿ Para Que?, Colibri Gallery. Chicago, IL
Pintores Mexicanos en Chicago. Arte de Mexico Gallery. Chicago, IL.
Of Mexican Roots, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, USA.
Day of the Dead, Installation/Painting. MexicanFineArtsCenterMuseum, Chicago, IL
2001 Latino Horizons, Museum of Science and Industry Art Contest, Chicago, IL
2000 Cristos del Mundo, Latino Arts Center. Milwaukee, WI
1999Dia de los Muertos, Montgomery Ward Gallery, CCC. Chicago, IL
Dia de los Muertos, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL.
1981“Roberto Ferreyra”, by Laura Elenes. El Nacional, Mexico City.
1982“20th Century Mexican Printmaking”, by Hugo Cobantes, Mexico City.
Mexican Printmaking “It is High Tide”. Graphic Works Portfolio, Brecha Group, Mexico City.
1983Bimonthly Publications. “Norte” Poetry Magazine, México City.
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, CollectiveGraphic 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. ElPalomar. Montreal, P.Q., Canada.
1989“Caprani MadHouse”, By Carlos Blas Galindo, El Financiero, Mexico City.
“Mexicanite”, By Sonia Pelletier. “Esse unerevue de plus en Art” Montreal, P.Q., Canada.
“Affaires Culturelles”. 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 andPaper”. Mexico City.
1999“Roberto Ferreyra” by Sonia Vazquez. La Raza news paper.Chicago, IL.
2002“Exito magazine” Alejandro Riera. Chicago,IL.
New exhibit opens. Lawndale News. By Daniel Nardini. Chicago
2007 “El Taller de Grafica Popular” . Humberto MussachioFondo de Cultura Economica
Museums and Private Collections, which have Ferreyra’s works
·Collection Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.
·National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
·Jose Guadalupe Posada Museum, Aguascalientes, Mex.
·ContemporaryArt Museum, Morelia, Michoacan, Mex.
·National Library of Quebec, Quebec, Canada.