Hugo Xavier Bastidas


Would Native American Will Rogers Have been seduced?

from Ancien Régime

Hugo Xavier Bastidas participated in Ancien Régime: the pre-revolutionary world in Fall 2018 at Village West.

Mr. Bastidas received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his Masters of Fine Art from Hunter College in New York City.

He has a number of awards including a Robert Smithson Scholarship, a Fulbright Fellowship, Pollack-Krasner Grant and a NJEA Grant.

The Nohra Haime Gallery in New York City has represented him for the past twenty five years where he has had 17 solo shows. His most recent solo show The New Conquistadors was created at the artist's residency CAMAC in France.

In his 2002 show at the Nohra Haime gallery, the internationally respected critic and art historian Robert Morgan wrote the prologue for the catalogue of Bastidas' show titled Omens in Grisaille. This show was reviewed in Art in America, February 2003, and Artnexus, winter 2003.

He represented the United States in the Cuenca Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador, 1999 and the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates, 2001.

He has produced over 210 paintings and some 390 oil sketches in the past 27 years in the present black and white genre. Two thirds of this group of artworks is in private and public collections worldwide.

He participates in numerous group and solo shows annually. His artwork has over 80 critical reviews in the most positive light.

The group show, Images of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape, Lehman College Art Gallery received wide national acclaim.

His digital artwork while represented by Gallery Boreas (Lenox Massachusetts and Reykjavik Iceland) was included in the Paris, Cologne and New York DiVA shows (Digital and Video Art Fair) as well as the AAF in New York City.

Bastidas Is a member of the National Academy, The Century Association, Artists' Fellowship among others.


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