BIO

BIO

Early on in life Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola developed a particular interest in art and aesthetics, which led him to experiment with diverse visual expression techniques to develop and express his ideas. He learned composition and the subtlety and richness of color through painting. Photography allowed him for BW darkroom experimentation and to capture reality in a variety of ways. Finally, architecture gave him the knowledge of function and the skills for assemblage and 3D visualization. After completing his degree in architecture, he gained some working experience that led him toward graphic design. This combination of backgrounds taught him to understand art as a way of enhancing meaning in life and at the same time provided him a broader spectrum of resources to draw from and greater freedom to create.

His work has been exhibited in galleries in Argentina; Espacio Buenos Aires, Fundación Hampatu, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Espacio Ecléctico - Buenos Aires, the US; Schneider Gallery, Chicago - Museum of Contemporary Arts, Redline - Denver, Colorado - LeHigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Contemporary Arts Museum, De Santos Gallery, Houston Center for Photography, Labotanica, Art Crawl, Project Raw Houses, Diverse Works, Talento Bilingüe - Houston, Texas - ArtHouse, Austin, Texas - Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon - LACDA, Los Angeles, California, and Europe; Museum of Transport, Off Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia, as well as featured on art and photography magazines and blogs. His work is part of private collections in Argentina, UK and the US.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Architecture, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS:
2016 • 1st, 2nd place and Honorable Mention in three categories in Moscow International Photo Awards
2016 and 2011 • Recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant - Houston, TX - USA
2015/2014/2013 • Selected finalist for the Assistance League of Houston Award - Houston, TX -  USA
2013 • Honorable Mention – Dave Bown Projects – 7th Semiannual Competition - USA
Curators: Jeremy Adams, CUE Art Foundation; Janet Dees, Site Santa Fe;
David S. Rubin, San Antonio Museum of Art
2013/2012 • Finalist of the Lumen Prize – London, UK
2012 • Finalist “Premio Norberto Griffa a la Creación Audiovisual Latinoamericana”
November 2012 - Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM) - Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010 • Selected one of the ten “Discoveries of Fotofest Meeting Place” - Houston, TX - USA

CONFERENCES/TALKS:
2016 • Houston Community College - Guest speaker - Houston, TX - USA
2013/2012 • Houston Center for Photography - Guest speaker - Houston, TX - USA
2012 • Creative Summit XXVI - Texas State University - San Marcos, TX - USA -
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 • Episcopal School - Guest speaker - Houston, TX
2010 • Artist Speakeasy - Spacetaker/Fresh Arts - Guest speaker - Houston, TX - USA

PRESS:
KPFT 90FM - Living Arts - Houston TX - Interview - September 2014, July 2012, August 2011
Univision, Telefutura channel 67 - Houston, TX - Interview - 2014, 2012, 2011
Literofilia - Poetry Blog - "Poesía para leer en el aire" - May 2013
Houston Press - “Going Underground with Gimenez-Zapiola” - July 2012
Culture Map - Houston Texas - “CAMH gets wild and daring” - July 2012
Culture Map - Houston Texas - “Art in motion to get on a Houston roll” - July 2011
Literal Magazine - USA, MEXICO, CANADA - “A Vehicle for Beauty and Communication” - 2011
Houston Chronicle - “Trains become backdrop for a moving message” - July 2011
Diario Milenio - Mexico - “Un tren llamado Gimenez-Zapiola” - August 2011
Literal Magazine - Latin American Voices - Vol. 26, Autumn 2011
Free Press Houston - Meaning in Motion - 2011
Houston Modern Luxury - The Right Track - 2011
Enviva Magazine - Houston’s vibrant underground art world is taking the streets - July 2011
Literal Magazine - Latin American Voices - Vol. 23, Winter 2010/2011
Enviva Magazine - “Houston’s vibrant underground art world is taking the streets” – July 2011

WORK IN COLLECTIONS:
Museum of Fine Arts Houston - Houston, TX
Lehigh University Art Gallery - Bethlehem, PA
De Santos Gallery - Houston, TX
Schneider Gallery - Chicago, IL