VOLVER

Nace en Guadalajara, Jalisco en 1962

Pintora y Dibujante

Cursó su preparación artística profesional en la Escuela de Artes Plásticas de la Universidad de Guadalajara, de 1976 a 1981

Miembro del grupo Tenamaztli del maestro Campos Cabello, realiza una vertiginosa e intensa carrera artística, su estudio y tenacidad la llevan pronto a radicar a París. Actualmente radica en los Estados Unidos de Norte América. En la obra de Esperanza Gama encontramos como constante: las aves y las mariposas, seres maravillosos, poseedores del secreto y envidiado arte de volar. En sus autorretratos aparecen también estos seres, fusionándose mágicamente.

Exposiciones

Esperanza ha mostrado su obra en diversas ocasiones, sobresaliendo: Individuales en las Galerías "Municipal Torres Bodet" y "Las Calas", Guadalajara y en Puerto Vallarta, Jal. (1986). Aeropuerto Internacional Miguel Hidalgo y Galería de Arte Moderno, Guadalajara. Jal. (1987); "De Sueños y Realidades" Galería Atenea, San Miguel Allende, Gto. (1988); Galería "Boinayel", Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana; Casa del Arte, La Jolla, CA. y Galerías Ravel y Brownsviller, en Texas, E.U.A.

Premios

Invitada especial en el Salón Anual de Nuevos Valores de la Galería Municipal Torres Bodet, Salón de la Vida y la Muerte, Galería de Arte Moderno de Guadalajara. Sus dibujos han sido publicados en diversos folletos literarios y en el libro " Menesteres de la Sangre" de Raúl Bañuelos, editado en 1978.

" lo onírico y lo mágico han sido para Esperanza una fuente de inspiración, cuidando y ocupándose de las efímeras sensaciones, las raras y coloreadas impresiones, los vagos recuerdos que dejan los indescifrables y mágicos sueños ".

Rafael Zamarripa

" Esperanza nos lleva al espacio de la imaginación, fantasía y magia integrando a sus personajes con todo lo que nos rodea, incluyendo objetos que frecuentemente pasan inadvertidos, creando sueños de realidades "

. Leonel  F. López.

Inglés:

"I have so many things to say, about what I feel, about being a woman, about many things that I cannot say with words, which I have to say with images."

-Esperanza Gama

Emotions are best expressed by the direct contact of the human eye. The ability to see was my primary ambition at the beginning of my artistic career. Another very interesting form of expression to me was to try to metamorphosize the mystical images of dreams into inspiration for my work.

In recent years I have become intrigued by the mysteries of other people's lives. By consequence, I have developed an interest in reading biographies that often do not include photographs. By reading such books one has the opportunity to imagine the visual history without someone else's interpretations. This interest took shape in my last solo exhibit entitled "Mujeres de Cuatro Siglos" ("Women of Four Centuries") and was my artistic biography of women of the last four centuries.


I am a professional independent artist. I consider myself a graphic artist whose art incorporates different techniques. Magic Realism best describes what I wish to represent in my artwork. I have studied the classical artists of the Renaissance and Surrealist movement, and both have influenced y artistic development.

My university studies were conducted in Mexico and the Escuela de Arte Plasticas of the Universidad de Guadalajara Mexico. I also had the opportunity to travel in Europe and Asia and I studied in Paris for two years. These travel experiences have had an influence in my artwork.


EDUCATION
B.F.A., School of Fine Arts, University of Guadalajara, Mexico


PUBLICATIONS
1997 Main program cover, Chicago, for the Annual Conference of the National Council of La Raza hosted in Chicago, IL
1996 Book Cover, Loverboys, Ana Castillo Short Stories Norton Publishers, New York, NY
1987 Viva el Arte, Art Magazine Number One, March-April Number Two, June-July
1986 Illustration, Tutuguri Magazine, Poetry Chap Book Illustration, Cuaderno Breve Poetry Notebook, Guadalajara University Press
1985 Drawings, Francisco Pedroza Poetry, Cabanas Cultural Institute
1984 Drawings, Raul Banuelos Poetry Guadalajara University Press


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1997 Annual Celebration Awards Artist Latino Institute, Chicago, IL
1997 Official Artist for the 1997 Annual Conference National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC
1995 Chicago Artists International Program Residency Grant Bordes Printmaking Workshop, Guadalajara, Mexico
1993 Traditional Chinese Painting, Gakukai Sumie Center Tokyo, Japan
1992 Traditional Chinese Painting, Yangshou, China Antique Batik Processes, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


AWARDS
1996 Third Place Winner of the Alice and Arthur Baer Art Competition Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL


To view more artwork and learn more about this artist,
please visit: http://www.esperanzagama.com/art.html

Solo Exhibitions
1999 Mujeres de Cuatro Siglos
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

1998 Trabajos Recientes de Esperanza Gama
The Center Gallery, Saint Mary University. Winona, MN.

1996 Black Wings
Casa Loca Gallery. Chicago, Illinois

1991 The Fantasy People
The Old Town Triangle Art Association. Chicago, Illinois

1988 Suenos de Realidades
Atenea Gallery. San Miguel de Allende, Guanagjuto, Mexico

1987 Dibujos de Esperanza
Miguel Hidalgo Airport Gallery Guadalajara, Mexico

1986 Torres Bodet Gallery. Guadalajara, Mexico

Las Calas Gallery. Guadalajara, Mexico

Group Exhibitions
2000 Same Origin...Different Paths
Galeria Arte de Mexico, The Consulate General of Mexico
Chicago, Illinois

2000 Inner Self
La Llorona Art Gallery. Chicago, Illinois

1997 Shared Continents
Latin-American Printmaking Art Exhibtion
Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

1997 Ten Years later
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. Chicago, Illinois

1996 Day of the Dead
Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois

Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois

Dia de los Muertos, Where Past and Present Meet
Mexican Fine Arts Center MUseum, Chicago, Illinois

1996 Mi Frida Loca
Casa Loca Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Northwestern University Settlement House, Chicago, Illinois

Mexican Art Show
Joliet Public Library, Joliet, Illinois

1995 Around the Coyote
Pauline Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois

Day of the Dead
Oak Park Cultural Center, Oak Park, Illinois

1993 Gakukai Sumie Center Members Show
Osaka, Japan

1992 Sumies of Japan
Ginza District Art Hall, Tokyo, Japan

1990 Intaglio and Drawings
Ecole Beaux Arts, Chaville, France

1987 Expo-Arte 87
Guadalajara, Mexico

Galeria Boinayel, Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

Casa de Arte La Jolla, La Jolla, California

Brownsville Gallery, Brownsville, Texas

Ravel Austin Gallery, Austin, Texas

1986 Women Painters of Guadalajara
Torres Bodet Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico

Cultural Week
Tuxpan, Jalisco, Mexico

1985 Faculty Exhibition
Cabanas Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Mexico

1983 Alianza Francesa, Guadalajara, Mexico

Gabriel Flores Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico

Artists of Guadalajara
Degollado City Theater, Guadalajara, Mexico