Gerardo Rosales, born in Venezuela, is a multidisciplinary artist and educator who has been living and working in Houston, Texas, for 19 years. Rosales first started producing art as a self-taught artist, before attending the Armando Reverón Art Institute in Caracas, Venezuela, where he earned a B.A. in Fine Art. After graduating, he moved to London to study at Chelsea College of Art and Design, where he obtained an M.A. in Fine Art.
Achieving recognition for his distinct and original
work in Latin America's best known art venues,
Rosales has continued developing his art career in Houston. Rosales’s art calls attention on issues of class, race, gender and sexuality, at times with biting humor, while other times with loaded, painful drama.
Rosales is currently an artist-in-residence at The Lawndale Art Center in Houston, and was recently awarded the 2019 Support for Artists and Creative Individual Grant from the City of Houston, through the Houston Arts Alliance.
BA Honours Fine Art Painting; Institute Armando Reveron; Caracas, Venezuela.
MA Fine Art Painting; Chelsea College of Art and Design; London, U.K.
Associate Research Programme in Fine Art Practice, Theory, and Education; Chelsea College of Art & Design; London, U.K.
Multimedia Authoring and Design Course at Lewisham College, London.
Artist-in-Residence, Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology, Houston, Texas.
“Undercover” ; Galveston Arts Center; Galveston, Texas.
"Looking for a Hero. Whips, Whims and Wigs; or Gio Ponti is Just an Excuse" Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology; Houston, Texas.
“Mind Your Step” Avis Frank Gallery; Houston, Texas.
“Orden Invertido” Galería Carmen Araujo; Caracas, Venezuela.
“En la Cava” with Gerardo Rosales, La Carnicería Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
"Transmutation;" Gallery Casa Vieja; Caracas.
"Gerardo Rosales;" Gallery Contini; Caracas.
"Mi Mundo de Colores;" Canning House, London.
"One Night" Bolivar Hall; London.
"First Solo Show;" Equal Data Gallery; London.
“Lo Politico”; Galería Carmen Araujo; Caracas, Venezuela.
“19 Contemporary Art Fair” arteBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 25-29,2010.
“Snack Projects” featuring Gerardo Rosales, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas.
“Pinta, The Modern and Contemporary Latin America Art Fair”; New York Nov. 19-22, 2009.
Represented by La Carnicería Gallery.
“Contemporary Venezuelan Art, Collección Cisneros”, Centro de Arte Lia Bermudez, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
“Bienal del Caribe” Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic.
"Salon Naif et Primitif," Espace Saint Martin, Paris.
57 Salon Arturo Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela.
IV Salon Pirelli, Museum of Contemporary Art "Sofia Imber," Caracas.
II Salon CANTV, Young Artists, Gallery Los Espacios Cálidos, Ateneo de Caracas.
"V.I.A.," Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
"6," The Nunnery Gallery, London. "Open Studios, Whitechapel Open," London.
"Salon Christian Dior," Caracas.
"Degree Show of MA in Fine Art," Chelsea College, London.
"Mid Show of MA in Fine Art," Chelsea College, London.
"La Mirada Diversa," Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas.
"New Contemporary" Gallery D'Museo, Caracas.
"Arte Actual Tachirense," Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela.
"53 Salon Arturo Michetena," Valencia, Venezuela.
"II Salon of Young Artists PIRELLI," Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas.
"XX Salon de Arte Aragua," Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Maracay, Venezuela.
"23 Concours International de Peinture Primitive Modem," Gallery ProArte Kasper, Switzerland.
"Confluencias," Museo de Arte Popular de Petare, Caracas.
"22 Concours International de Peinture Primitive Moderne," Switzerland.
"III Salon de Arte Colombo-Venezolano," Colombia-Venezuela.
"Salon Nacional de Arte Ingenuo," Barcelona, Venezuela.
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Bank of Venezuela.
Ateneo de Valencia. Venezuela
Support for Artists and Creative Individual Grant from the City of Houston, through the Houston Arts Alliance.
1999 "Prize Herrera Toro," 57 Salon Arturo Michelena, Venezuela.
1998 Grant given by Cultural National Council, Venezuela.
1995 "Prize Braulio Salazar," 57 Salon Arturo Michelena, Venezuela. "II Prize in Painting,"Salon Nacional de Arte de Aragua, Venezuela.
1993 Prix Europe Coupe D'Or," "22 Concours International de Peinture Primitive Moderne," Switzerland.