Einar & Jamex De La Torre



Exploring cultural iconography such as the World Wide Web, Japanese anime and the overwhelming commercialization of our society, Einar and Jamex de la Torre blend traditional Mexican Folk Art imagery with tongue in cheek cultural commentary. Using unconventional glass working techniques, the brothers force a reassessment of a material often considered purely decorative.


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Glass Sculpture / Mixed Media (11-works)

Images in Glass (1-work)


Einar & Jamex  De La Torre

Einar & Jamex De La Torre

Einar & Jamex De La Torre Resumé

COMMISSIONS

2013 – New Main Library / City of San Diego, CA
2010 – “Dyslectic Memories” / San Diego International Airport / San Diego, CA
2008 – Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center / Phoenix, AZ
2006 – Valley Metro Rail / Encanto-Central Station / Phoenix, AZ
2005 – Caltrans District 11 / New Campus Facility / San Diego, CA
2005 – Plaza San Jose / City of San Jose, CA
2001 – “Aztec Suicide” Fountain – Private Commission / Rancho Santa Fe, CA
2000 – “Journey to Aztlan” / City of San Diego, CA

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2011 – “Somos Jugetes de los Dioses (y los Presidentes)” / Río Loco Festival / City of Toulouse, FR
2010 – “La Reconquista” / NEA – National Endowment for the Arts Grant at MACLA / San Jose, CA
2008 – “Phozole” / California Biennial / Orange County Museum of Art / Newport Beach, CA
2005 – “Quinto Sol” / 5th Bienal do Mercosul / Porto Allegre, BR
1997 – “El Niño” / inSITE97 / Tijuana Cultural Center Tijuana, BC, MX

SOLO MUSEUM SHOWS

2013 – “New World Primitives” / Glazenhuis – Glass Museum / Lommel, BE
2012 – “The de la Torre Brothers” / Chrysler Museum of Art – Glass Studio / Norfolk, VA
2012 – “El Melting Pot” / Mesa Arts Center – Museum / Mesa AZ
2011 – “Borderlandia” / Tucson Museum of Art / Tucson, AZ
2010 – “Borderlandia” / Craft and Folk Art Museum / Los Angeles, CA
2008 – “MesoAmerichanics” / National Hispanic Cultural Center / Albuquerque, NM / Curated by Tey Nun & Tomas Ybarra-Frausto
2005 – “Reaching Critical Mass” / Carnegie Art Museum / Oxnard CA
2005 – “Intersecting Time and Space” / Museum of Glass / Tacoma, WA
2004 – “Intersecting Time and Space” / Museum of American Glass / Millville, NJ
2003 – “Intersecting Time and Space” / Fort Collins Museum of Art / Fort Collins, CO
2003 – “Neoreliquias” / Museo de las Artes – University of Guadalajara / Guadalajara, MX
2001 – “Anacronistas” / Mexic-Arte Museum / Austin TX
1998 – “Ojito Tapatio” / National Museum of Mexican Art / Chicago, IL
1997 – “Borderline Glass” / ASU Art Museum – Arizona State University / Tempe, AZ

SOLO GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

2011 – “Fallen Angels” / S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery / Bergen, NO
2010 – “Animexican” / Koplin del Rio Gallery / Culver City, CA
2010 – “Pimp my Glass” / William Traver Gallery / Seattle, WA
2010 – “Inter-Continental Divide” / Kimball Art Center / Park City, UT
2008 – “New Colonies in the New World” / Koplin del Rio Gallery / Culver City, CA
2008 – “Vitrolic Compliments” / William Traver Gallery / Seattle, WA
2007 – “Figurate Esto” / Lisa Sette Gallery / Scottsdale, AZ
2005 – “Desperados” / Price-Dewey Gallery / Santa Fe, NM
2005 – “Folkloric Acid” / Koplin del Rio Gallery / Culver City, CA
2005 – “End of Empire” / Fullerton Main Art Gallery – CSU Visual Arts / Fullerton, CA
2005 – “End of Empire” / Daniel Saxon Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
2004 – “Infection Confection” / Lisa Sette Gallery / Scottsdale, AZ
2004 – “Super Grotesque Beauty” / Daniel Saxon Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
2003 – “Eurovirus” / Daniel Saxon Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
2003 – “Neorelics: The Spanglish Period” / Salina Art Center / Salina KS
2002 – “Angry Gods” / Daniel Saxon Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
2001 – “Neorelics” / Porter Troupe Gallery / San Diego, CA
2001 – “Neorelics” / Snyderman-Works Galleries / Philadelphia, PA
2001 – “Anacronistas” / Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
2000 – “The Mexican Problem” / Intersection for the Arts / San Francisco, CA
1999 – “Ácido Folclórico: en Retrosperspectiva” / Tijuana Cultural Center / Tijuana, MX
1999 – “Nouveau Riche” / Lisa Sette Gallery / Scottsdale, AZ
1999 – “La Conquista” / Daniel Saxon Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
1999 – “Mesomodern” / William Traver Gallery / Seattle, WA
1999 – “Oxymodern” / Porter Troupe Gallery / San Diego, CA
1999 – “El Niño’s Wake” / San Jose Center for Latino Art – MACLA / San Jose, CA
1999 – “Arte Frontera” / Snyderman-Works Galleries / Philadelphia, PA
1998 – “11:58 (PMAD)” / Robert Lehman Gallery – UrbanGlass / Brooklyn, NY
1998 – “11:58 (PMAD)” / Pegge Hopper Gallery / Honolulu, HI
1997 – “The Marlboro Man & the Virgin” / Daniel Saxon Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
1997 – “God’s Country” / William Traver Gallery / Seattle, WA
1997 – “The Glass Frontera” / Joanne Rapp Gallery / Scottsdale, AZ
1996 – “Folkloric Acid: The Resurrection” / San Jose Center for Latino Art – MACLA / San Jose, CA
1996 – “Folkloric Acid: The Resurrection” / Daniel Saxon Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
1996 – “El Chamuco” / SOFA Miami, FL / Snyderman-Works Galleries / Philadelphia, PA
1996 – “Folkloric Acid” / San Jose Center for Latino Art – MACLA / San Jose, CA
1994 – “Sacrilege in Vitro” / Julie Rico Gallery / Santa Monica, CA
1994 – “Figuras y Alegoria” / Galería de la Raza / San Francisco, CA

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

2005 – “Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican American Art”Bilingual Review Press, Hispanic Research Center – Arizona State University / Mesa, AZ
2004 – “Chicano Art for Our Millennium: Collected Works from the Arizona State University Community” / Bilingual Review Press, Hispanic Research Center – ASU / Pages 149 &154
2004 – “The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience” / Penland School of Crafts – 75th Anniversary / Penland, NC / Page 147
2002 – “Contemporary Chicana & Chicano Art: Artists, Works, Culture & Education” / Bilingual Review Press, Hispanic Research Center – ASU / Volume 1, Pages 156-159
2001 – “Contemporary Glass; Color Light & Form” / Guild Publishing / Los Angeles, CA / Page 107 / Curated by Jan Peters & Ray Leier
2000 – “Contemporary Art from Urban Glass” / Urban Glass / Brooklyn, NY / Curated by John Perreault

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