Bigindicator

Jesus A. Mata

Profile  |  Artworks  |  Awards  |  Comments
20110105191227-img_7854
EBQ, 2011 Marble,steel,granite,phosphorescent Acrylic 27x12x7 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
20110105191058-img_7855
EBQ, 2011 Marble,steel,granite,phosphorescent Acrylic 27x12x7 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
20110105190913-img_7853
EBQ, 2011 27x12x7 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
20110105190743-img_7852
EBQ, 2011 Marble,steel,granite,phosphorescent Acrylic 27x12x7 © Jesus A. Mata
20110105190558-img_7857
EBQ, 2011 Marble,steel,granite,phosphorescent Acrylic 27x12x7 © Jesus A. Mata
20110105190426-img_7856
EBQ, 2011 Marble,steel,granite,phosphorescent Acrylic 27x12x7 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4516in_the_dark-1
Untitled (as viewed in the dark), 2009 India Ink,acrylic Glow in the Dark(phosphorescent,strontium Aluminate) on Paper on Board 24 X 24 X 2 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4515-new2010-final1
Untitled (as viewed in the light), 2009 India Ink,acrylic Glow in the Dark(phosphorescent,strontium Aluminate)on Paper on Board 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4518-dark-adj-final
flor de luz(as viewed in the dark), 2009 India Ink,acrylic Glow in the Dark(phosphorescent,strontium Aluminate)on Paper on Board 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4517-light_adj-final
flor de luz (as viewed in the light), 2009 India Ink,acrylic Glow in the Dark(phosphorescent,strontium Aluminate) on Paper on Board 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Birth_dark
Birth, 2009 Acrylic Glow in the Dark (phosphorescent,strontium Aluminate) on Paper on Board 48 X 48 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Birth_white
Birth (one of seven in installation), 2009 Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board Installed in Dark Room,lights on for Two Minutes and Off Two Minutes © Jesus A. Mata
Beyond_the_light_beyond_the_night_dark
Beyond the Light, Beyond the Night, 2009 (installed in dark room) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 48 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Beyond_the_light_beyond_the_night_white
Beyond the Light, Beyond the Night, 2009 (installed in dark room) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 48 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Infinite
Infinite, 2009 (installed in dark room,lights on for two minutes and off two minutes) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 48 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Infinite_white
Infinite (one of seven in installation), 2009(installed in dark room) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 48 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Deflection
Deflection (one of seven in installation), 2009 Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 96 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Deflection1
Deflection, 2009 (one of seven in installation) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 96 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Deflection_dark_0
Deflection (detail ), 2009(installed in dark room) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 96 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Deflection_white_0
Deflection ( one of seven in installation), 2009 Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 96 Inches (installed in Dark Room) © Jesus A. Mata
Deflection_dark_1
Deflection (detail ), 2009 Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 96 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Deflection_white_1
Deflection (detail ), 2009(installed in dark room) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 96 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Memory_dark
Memory (one of seven in installation), 2009(installed in dark room) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 48 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Memory_white
Memory (one of seven in installation), 2009(installed in dark room) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 48 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Formation_dark
Formation (one of seven in installation), 2009 Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 48 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Formation_white
Formation (one of seven in installation), 2009(installed in dark room) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 48 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Oculus__in_the_dark_
Oculus (one of seven in installation), 2009(installed in dark room) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board 48 X 48 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Group2
View of Installation(Into the Dark, Into the Light), 2009(lights on two minutes and off two minutes) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board Enclosed Space © Jesus A. Mata
Beyond_the_light__beyond_the_night__birth__infinite__in_the_light_
View of installation(Into the Dark, Into the Light), 2009(lights on two minutes and off two minutes) Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board Enclosed Space © Jesus A. Mata
3group
View of Installation(Into the Dark, Into the Light), 2009 Acrylic Glow in the Dark on Paper on Board Enclosed Space © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4047_chaos
Infinite Serenity, 2008 Paper,spray Paint,wood,light 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4048_chaos-dark
Infinite Serenity (as viewed in the dark), 2008 Paper,spray Paint,wood,light 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4051washers
Infinite Chaos, 2008 Paper,spray Paint,wood,light 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4052washers-dark
Infinite Chaos (as viewed in the dark), 2008 Paper,spray Paint,wood,light 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4053yellow
Infinite Light, 2007 Lamp, Spray Paint,wood,light 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4054yellow-1
Infinite Light (as viewed in the dark), 2007 Lamp, Spray Paint,wood,light 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4043_light_-final
Untitled, 2007 Graphite on Paper,light on Wood 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4045_light_1-dark
Untitled (as viewed in the dark), 2007 Graphite on Paper ,light,spray Paint, on Wood 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Painting-2
Love Sick, 2007 Wax,pigment,charcoal on Paper,nails,wood 2 Feet X 2 Feet © Jesus A. Mata
Drawing-nails
Untitled, 2007 Conte on Paper,nails,wood 2 Feet X 2 Feet © Jesus A. Mata
Drawing-3
Untitled Graphite on Paper on Nails on Wood 2 Feet X 2 Feet © Jesus A. Mata
Card__1_pictures_1070
Card__1_pictures_1071-revised-1
Untitled, 2008 Graphite on Paper on Nails on Wood 4 Feet X 8 Feet © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4055long
untitled, 2007 Paper,spray Paint,wood,light 6x11x53 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_4056long-dark
untitled (as viewed in the dark), 2007 Paper,spray Paint,wood,light 6x11x53 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Scuare-blue_dots
Blue Dots, 2008 Five Layers of Plexyglass,spray Paint,oak 24x24 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_3746
Hive 2, 2007 Mirrors,electric Light,cement Based Materials,spray Paint 15 X 15 X 19 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_3726
Hive 2, 2007 Mixed Media (mirrors,enamel Spray Paint,wood,electrical Light,cement Based Material) 15 X 15 X 19 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_3729
Hive 2, 2007 Detail of Interior of Box © Jesus A. Mata
Img_3756
Hive, Infinite, 2007 Wood,mirrors,spray Paint,electric Lighting 20 X 20 X 20 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Img_3758
Detail of Hive in the Dark
Img_3759
Detail of Hive,in the Light
Img_3762
Hive 1, 2007 Mixed Media,wood,cement Based Material,mirrors,electric Lighting 15 X 15 X 19 Inches
Img_3763
Hive 1, in the dark
Img_3767
Hive1, Looking inside through peep holes
Inslallation_of_boxes_013
Into the Light, 1/15/2008 Mixed Media,concrete Based Materials,mirrors,electrical Lighting Room Installation at New Mexico State University © Jesus A. Mata
Inslallation_of_boxes_015
Into the Light, 1/15/2008 Another View of Installation © Jesus A. Mata
Inslallation_of_boxes_008
Artist looking into one of the Hive boxes, 1/15/2008
Inslallation_of_boxes_007
Hive 1, Partial view of Interior
Inslallation_at_corbett_017
Luminous Reflections, 2007 Wood,mirrors,concrete Based Material,electric Lighting 16x16x51 Inches © Jesus A. Mata
Inslallation_at_corbett_027f-8
Luminous Reflections, 2007 Detail © Jesus A. Mata
Img_0225-new_portrait-1
Quick Facts
Lives in
Las Cruces, NM
Works in
Las Cruces, NM
Schools
New Mexico State University, 2009, MFA
Representing galleries
Charles Inc. Gallery, Mesilla NM
Tags
painting, drawing, abstract, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, realism
Statement

My interest in drawing began at a young age. I remember trying to capture the image of things that caught my attention; some of these things were animals, plants, landscapes, people and countless others. My urge to sketch and draw was part of who I am and the act of mark making always felt natural. It was like creating magic, it allowed me to escape and go beyond reality into my own magical world.

My work is about how I experience the world around me, natural and artificial, organic and inorganic, concrete or ephemeral.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

Master of Fine Arts - MFA (Drawing,Painting, Sculpture)

May 2009 New Mexico State University                                          

Las Cruces, NM

Bachelor of Fine Arts - BFA (Studio Art)

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

May 1995  New MexicoStateUniversity              

Las Cruces, NM

 

Professional Experience

 

2006 – Present                     Adjunct Instructor,  Las Cruces, NM

                                       New MexicoStateUniversity

Drawing and Sculpture Instructor

  • Instructs – Drawing I, III, Sculpture I, II, III
  • Assists and Monitors Students for drawing and sculpture classes

 

1995 – Present                     Self-Employed                                        Las Cruces, NM

Artist

  • Specializes on private and public commissions.
  • Assists the El PasoCountySheriffs Office - Criminal Investigation Division - Crimes Against Persons in Forensic and Profiling Sculpture
  • Creates sculptures and paintings with different mediums – paper, charcoal, graphite, acrylic, glass, stone, bronze, metal, wood (table tops to monumental)

 

Galleries representing art work: 

  1. Charles Inc. Design Studio and Gallery  - Mesilla, NM
  2. Marvelous Stone - El Paso, TX
  3. Patio Gallery, Las Cruces, NM (have represented work)
  4. LazaroArtGallery, Mesilla, NM (have represented work)

    

1995 - Present      

Private Art Instructor

Conducts studio art classes to the private and public sectors on the following:

  1. Sculpture
  2. Painting
  3. Drawing
  4. Ceramics
  5. Metal Arts
  6. Other

 

  • Exhibitions

2009 New Mexico State University – Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

2008 New Mexico State University- Corbett Center 2-man show

2007 New Mexico State University Student Exhibition

2006 New MexicoStateUniversity Student Exhibition

2004-1997 (September) Arts HOP Charles, Inc Gallery

2004 National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention Conference – Art and Tobacco Prevention Activities – Albuquerque, New Mexico

2003 Garland Appeal Foundation (A Commemoration of the Life of Linda McCartney--- Foundation) – Exhibition and Auction

2002   Sierra Providence Health Network’s/International Museum of Art

2003-1996 IMAR & Marvelous Stone

1999  Glenn Cutter Gallery

1999  Jemez Springs Gallery

1995  B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition – New MexicoStateUniversity

1994-1996  ArtSHOP  Adobe Patio Gallery

1994-1996    Galleria Lazaro

1993-1999 New MexicoStateUniversityArtGallery

1992-1993    Community Arts Gallery

1985-1987    New MexicoState Fair

 

  •  Workshops

1999-2001 Southwest Stone Carving Symposium

Jemez Springs, New Mexico

 

  • Awards

1994  Vivian B. Head Scholarship

1993    Janet Swanson Scholarship

1992-1994    & 1999 Student Art Exhibition Award at New MexicoStateU.

1987 New Mexico State Fair Award

1985  Concurso Nacional de Examenes de la Asociacion Americana de Maestros de Español y Portugues - Award

 

  • Art Work at Private Collections

USA (New Mexico, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York, Washington, DC)

Mexico (Chihuahua)

Switzerland (Geneva)

 

Languages

 

Fluent Bilingual / Bicultural - English and Spanish

Community Activities

 

  • 2005- Present Volunteer with Concilio CDS, Inc.- Civic Engagement programs.
  • 2004 Conference Presenter – Albuquerque, NM - National Latino Council on     Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention – youth art projects.
  • 2003- Present Fellow for National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention – working with the educational system in southern New Mexico.
  • 1997-2004 Donated several art pieces (sculptures, drawings or other)  to not-for-profit organizations, such as the Leukemia Society, NM Teen Pregnancy Coalition, La Clinica de Familia, and Garland Appeal Foundation (A Commemoration of the Life of Linda McCartney--- Foundation).
  • Designed logo for STD’s Communication Campaign at New MexicoStateUniversity for Master of Public Health Department.
  • 1993   Designed logo for the Adolescent Family Life Program for teen pregnancy prevention program in Southern New Mexico.

 

Contractual Services

 

1995-Present      GadsdenIndependentSchool District – Artist in Residence

1998 – 2004       Las Cruces, NM, Santa Teresa, NM, Sunland Park,NM

Programa Bienestar – La Clinica de Familia, Inc.

Santa Teresa Middle & High Schools Art Education and Tobacco Control, Alcohol Prevention and Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

a.)     Introduced new materials and techniques for art projects.

b.)     Conducted art history education and art appreciation classes.

c.)      Planned, coordinated, evaluated student art exhibitions for SantaTeresaMiddle School, and High School.

 

 

 

 

 

1995 – 1998

Peer Education Program                                 Truth or Consequences, NM

                                                                           

  • Assisted Health Educator in recruitment of youth ages 12-15 for Peer Education Program.
  • Conducted presentations and classes on drawing, painting, and sculpture for youth.
  • Conducted art history education and art appreciation classes.
  • Conducted presentations as well on youth goals, self-esteem, and substance abuse prevention.

Art Exhibition Juror

  • 2000 - 2009 Juror for the Gadsden Independent School District Student Art Exhibition.
  • 1996 Juror for Art exhibition poster contest for Middle School Students in Truth or Consequences, NM.  Tobacco Prevention (topic).

Studied under the following Artists:

Jacklyn St. Aubin (New Mexico State University 1992-1995, 2006-2009)

Joshua Rose (New Mexico State University 2006-2009)

Dale Newkirk (New Mexico State University 1992-1994)

Rachel Stevens (New Mexico State University 1994-1995, 2006-2009)

Spencer Fidler (New Mexico State University 1993)

Steve Edwards – El Paso, TX  (1985-1988)

               

Attended Workshops under the following Artists:

Jesus Bautista Moroles – Houston, TX Sculptor (2001)

Rollie Grandbois – Jemez Springs, NM Sculptor (1999-2001)

Jerald Lynch – New York, NY (1999-2000)

Cliff Fragua – New Mexico (1999-2000)

Lincoln Fox – New York, NY (1995)