Salomón Huerta was born La Colonia Libertad, Tijuana in 1965 and grew up in the Boyle Heights Projects in East Los Angeles. Salomón Huerta received a full scholarship to attend the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
He first gained widespread attention for his paintings of the backs of people's heads and was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial.
He has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the US, Europe, and Latin America such as The Gagosian Gallery in London and Studio La Città in Verona.
Salomón Huerta Biography
1965 Born in La Colonia Libertad, Tijuana
1991 BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1998 MFA, UCLA Graduate School, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Strange New Worlds, Tijuana, Santa Monica Museum of Art (group)
2006 Transactions: Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA (group)
2006 Retratos, San Antonio Museum, Texas (group)
2005 Group Show, Robert Miller Gallery
2005 “Portrait of a Friend", Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica (solo)
2003 Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica (solo)
2002 Studio La Citta, Italy (solo)
2001 Gagosian Gallery, London (solo)
2001 Salomón Huerta Paintings, Austin Museum of Art, Texas (solo)
2000 Studio la Città Verona
2000 The Next Wave: New Painting in Southern California, California Center for the Arts Escondido
2000 Whitney 2000 Biennial, Whitney
1999 Five Countries and One City, Mexico City Museum Mexico City
1998 Patricia Faure Gallery Santa Monica
1997 LA Current, Armand Hammer Museum Gallery Westwood
1995 Vital Signs, Municipal Art Gallery Los Angeles
1994 El Expectio Chicano, Mt. San Antonio College Pomona