View ArtistGeorge Calle

Artist's Biography
I am a painter and sculptor, born in Cuenca Ecuador on May 19 1966. I studied at the Ontario College of Art.

My work is contemporary and of high emotional content. Each piece is a unique expression of being, that is to say the distinct life moments that have left impressions on me. My work reflects a personal state of continuous evolution. Constantly in search of new mediums and materials, I am an innovative artist who crosses boundaries.

My strength lays in the utilization of discarded materials and objects that are little use to others. These surplus metals have become an imaginary staple for me. As my pieces are reflective of moments in time that triggered their inception, my work is a journey of poignant footprints in the human experience. My view of life as a gradual development is also a dominant force in my pieces, as I often do not utilize a material until what I term the right moment. The Right Moment being my signature creative trademark, and only then does the fusion of emotion and material occur.

My work is currently displayed in many corporate and private collections. Some of more significant locales include Museo de Artes Aborigenes, Banco del Pacifico, Orange County Court House Orlando Florida.

I am an elected member of The Ontario Society of Artists and a OSA Councillor. Member of the Weston Collective and Fundarte Latino America in Toronto, and past member of Orlando Visual League, I have received many awards, most notably the Latino America First Prize Sculpture Award bestowed in 2006 and the AT&T Financial Services Organization Award Bestowed in 1994 in Orlando Florida.
Curriculum
Group Exhibitions:

2009- John B. Aird Gallery Ontario Society of Artists New Members Exhibition, Toronto ON Canada
2009 - Letting my Mind Free, Arta Gallery Distillery District, Toronto ON Canada
2009 - P-I Fine Art Gallery, Toronto ON Canada
2008 - Cond(de)struct, Urbanscape Art Gallery, Toronto ON Canada
2008 - Transcendent Spirit, Arta Gallery Distillery District, Toronto ON Canada
2008 - Art at the Castle, Casa Loma, Toronto ON Canada
2008 - Covent Garden Gallery Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada
2008 - Human Canvas, Artcube Art Gallery, Toronto ON Canada
2007 - Kohl Gallery of Arts, Toronto ON Canada
2007 - Contour, Arta Gallery Distillery District, Toronto ON Canada
2007 - Artcube Art Gallery, Toronto ON Canada
2007 - 4th. National and International Juried Exhibition of Visual Arts, Etobicoke ON Canada
2007 - Scratch Gallery, Toronto ON Canada
2007 - Korean Consulate Art Gallery, Toronto ON Canada
2007 - Korean Consulate Fine Art Exhibition sponsored by the Government of Korea, Toronto ON Canada
2007 - Fire Air Water Earth, Ontario Society of Artists, One Hundred and Thirty Third Annual Juried
Exhibition John B.Aird Gallery, Toronto ON Canada
2006 - Art Americas Gallery, Montreal Quebec Canada
2005 - Korean and Latin American Fine Art Exhibition, Consulate General Republic of Korea
Art Gallery, Toronto ON Canada
2006 - Latino America 2006 Third Annual National and International Fine Art
Exhibition, Etobicoke Ontario. Canada
2005 - Colour and Form Society Fifty Third Annual Fine Art Juried
Exhibition, Etobicoke Ontario Canada
2005 - Art Americas Gallery, Montreal Quebec Canada
2005 - Mosaico ,Fine Art Exhibition
Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Mississauga Ontario Canada
2005 - Latino America 2005 Second Annual National Juried Exhibition of
Visual Arts, Etobicoke Ontario Canada
2004 - First Latin America Visual Art Exhibition, Downsview Ontario Canada
2003 - Leather and Chrome, O.V.A.L. Gallery Juried Visual Arts Exhibition, Orlando Florida USA.
2002 - City of Orlando Juried Downtown Sculpture Program, sponsored by the City of Orlando and the
Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Orlando Florida USA.
2001 - Objects of Desire, Terrace Gallery Orlando City Hall Juried Visual Art Exhibit, Orlando Florida USA
1994 - Latin Flavor,AT&T Hispanic Heritage Month, Kissimmee Florida USA .
1992 - Igor Muñoz Galeria de Arte, Cuenca Ecuador
1992 - Galería Cuatro Ríos, Cuenca Ecuador

Solo Exhibitions:

2010 - Atomic Number 13, Open Studio MMX, Toronto Ontario Canada
1997 - Bestialismo, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Galería Kingman, Loja Ecuador
1997 - Bestialismo, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Salon del Pueblo, Cuenca Ecuador
1995 - International Art Gallery at Church Street Station Exchange, Orlando Florida USA.
1993 - International Art Gallery at the Mediterranean Village, Orlando Florida USA.
1993 - International Art Gallery at Church Street Station Exchange, Orlando Florida USA.
1992 - Galería de Arte del Banco del Pacifico , Cuenca Ecuador

SELECTED REVIEWS:

1 - The Art of George Calle by Fernando Coellar Marquez, Cuenca Ecuador 1992
2 - Notas para una Exhibición by Cesar Burbano Carvallo, Cuenca Ecuador 1992
3 - Bestialismo, Catalogue Essay by Eliecer Cárdenas Espinosa, Cuenca Ecuador 1997
4 - Experiencias Obras Pictóricas, Catalogue Essay by Gustavo López Moreno, Cuenca Ecuador 1997
5 - Bestialismo Obra Pictórica by Dr. Fausto Aguirre Tirado, Loja Ecuador 1997
6 - Telerama Television,Cuenca Ecuador 1997
7 - The Orlando Sentinnel, From Canada with Imagination by Jim Carchidi, Orlando Florida USA 2002
8 - Rogers Television,Mississagua Ontario Canada 2005
9 - Latino America 2006 by Flavio Belli Etobicoke Ontario Canada
10 - The Art of George Calle by Catalina Carrasco Vintimilla, Cuenca Ecuador 2008
11 - Travesía Onírica/Dreamlike Journey by Jorge Davila Vazquez,Cuenca Ecuador 2010
Artworks

George Calle
Machu Picchu
2008
Aluminum
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George Calle
The Deep
2007
Aluminum and Copper
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