Education - Teaching - Awards - Individual Exhibits
Collective Exhibits - Shown at - Urban Work

FRANCISCO BELLORIN
1941 Born in Caripito, State of Monagas, Venezuela

EDUCATION
1957-1960 Studies Art and Graphics at the Cristóbal Rojas School of Plastic Arts, Caracas, Venezuela
1961 Studies painting at the Superior Academy of Fine ArtsParis, France
1962 Lives and Works in Rome, Italy.
1963 Lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
1964 Studies engraving at the Royal Academy of Fine ArtsBrussels, Belgium.
1972 Does research on graphics (Lithographic Techniques) at the Contemporary Graphics Center.Geneva, Switzerland.Studies Graphic Design at the University of Warsaw, Poland.
1973 Lives and works in Mexico.
1975 Produces large-scale lithographs at the Contemporary Graphics Center in Geneva, Switzerland.
1992 Lives and works in the Cité des Arts, Paris, France.
1979- Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, Mérida, Venezuela.- Drawing and Engraving, Graphics Museum, Maracaibo, Venezuela
1980 Painting, National Art Gallery (G.A.N.), Caracas, Venezuela.
1984 Drawing, Fine Arts Center, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1986 Painting, Donald Warren Gallery, New York, United States (with Manuel Espinoza and Angelo Foong).
1988 Painting, Gallery 5Caracas, Venezuela.
1989- Painting, Gallery 5, Caracas, Venezuela.- Painting, Julio Arraga Gallery, State of Zulia's Cultural Secretariat.- Painting, 700 - Art Store, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1991- 15 Years of Painting, Gallery 5, Caracas, Venezuela.- Painting, "Equus" Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1982 Collective "13 Visions, 13 Languages", Durbán Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.
1983- Second Visual Arts Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela.- Bolivar, New Iconography, Euroamericana Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.
1987 Collective "Forms for a Dialogue", Euro-American Art CenterCaracas, Venezuela.
1988- First Biennial of Guayana, Bolivar State.- First Plastic Arts Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela.
1991 Itinerant Exhibit about Engraving in Venezuela, Neamt, Rumania.
1991 - 1993Venezuelan Artists of the Maracaibo Lake Region Itinerant Exhibit, Europe, Venezuela.
1992- Collective Cité des Arts, Paris, France.- 24th International Painting Festival, Cannes sur la Mer, France.

TEACHING POSITIONS HELD
1965-1968 Professor of Design and Painting.Julio Arraga School of Plastic Arts
1969 Founder of the Silk Screen Printing Studio at the Office of Culture of the University of Zulia.
1971 Professor of "Fundamentals of Design", School of Social Communications, Humanities Department, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1974-1980 Professor of "Graphic Communication I", Humanities Department, University of ZuliaMaracaibo, Venezuela.
1978 Founder and Coordinator of the Graphics Center at the Office of Culture, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1984-1986 Head of the Plastic Arts Department at the University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1993 - Painting, "Leo Blasini" Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.- Painting, "Milénium" Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1995Painting, "Leo Blasini" Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.
1996- Painting, "Art Nouveau" Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela.- Retrospective, Lía Bermúdez Maracaibo Art Center, Venezuela.


AWARDS

1960- Honorary Mention, Salon D'Empaire, Maracaibo, Venezuela.- Lions Club Award, Salon Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela.- First Place, Young Painters, Maracay, Venezuela.
1969 First Place, Salon "Julio T. Arze", (shared with F. Hung)Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
1970 "Antonio Edmundo Monsanto" Award, Salon MichelenaValencia, Venezuela.
1971 "Andrés Pérez Mujica" Award, Salon Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela.
1975 Second Place for Engraving, First Salon of Drawing, Engraving and Graphic Design, Mérida, Venezuela.
1980 First Place, Salon OccidenteMérida, Venezuela.
1981 Andrés Bello OrderCaracas, Venezuela.
1982 First Place, Salon de Occidente, Mérida, Venezuela.
1995 Relámpago del Catatumbo Order, State of Zulia's Governor's Office, Maracaibo, Venezuela.


INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITS

1965 Painting. Latin American HouseBrussels, Belgium
1968- Painting, Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá, Colombia (with Francisco Hung and Carlos Contramaestre).- Painting, Conkright Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.- Painting, Fine Arts Center, Maracaibo, Venezuela
1969 Painting, Andrés Eloy Blanco Cultural HouseMaracaibo, Venezuela.
1971- Painting /Object/Confrontation 71, Caracas Athenaeum (with Alirio Palacios and Mercedes Pardo).- Painting, Fine Arts Center, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1973 Painting, "Gaudí" Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1974 Painting, "La Otra Banda" Gallery, Mérida, Venezuela.
1977 - Monotypes, "Venezuela" Gallery New York, United States.- Monotypes, "Gaudí" Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela.


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITS
1962 Maya Gallery, Rome, Italy.
1972 Engraving CollectiveStebler GalleryGeneva, Switzerland.
1975- Brief History of Metal Engraving, Museum of Fine Arts, Caracas, Venezuela.- Engraving Collective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela.
1976 Plastic Arts Room, Fine Arts MuseumCaracas, Venezuela.
1976 - 1977- Artists from the Venezuelan Orient, National Art Gallery.- Itinerant Exhibit, First Biennial of American Engraving, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1978 First Spanish-American Art Critics and Plastic Artists Encounter, Museum of Fine Arts, Caracas, Venezuela.
1981- Visual Arts Biennial, Museum of Fine Arts, Caracas, Venezuela.- Exploring the Image, National Arts Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.

SHOWN AT:
Contemporary Engraving CenterGeneva, Switzerland
Engraving CabinetGeneva, Switzerland
Associated Graphic Artists Studio (T.A.G.A.), Caracas, Venezuela
Orinoco's Mail MuseumCiudad Bolivar, Venezuela
Museum of Modern ArtMérida, Venezuela
CorpozuliaMaracaibo, Venezuela
State of Zulia's Office
University of ZuliaMaracaibo, Venezuela
National Arts GalleryCaracas, Venezuela
Museum of Contemporary ArtMaracaibo, Venezuela
Private Collections


URBAN WORKS:
Plated Metal SculpturesMaracaibo, Venezuela
Window, French Embassy, Madrid Tower, Calle Madrid, Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela
Plated Metal Design, Fundaluz Building Façade,Maracaibo, Venezuela
Works in Progress:Window, New President's Office of the University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela

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