Art Resume

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M.F.A.     1997     Painting San Jose State University, CA
B.A.        1992     Art California State University, Hayward, CA
A.A.        1990     Social Sciences College of Alameda, CA

Teaching Experience

For over ten years, since the Summer of 2000, I have been teaching courses in art studio and lecture. The courses that I have been teaching include Painting, Drawing, Design (2-D), Digital Art, Art Appreciation and Mexican Art History. I have taught in the Bay Area (for the City of Walnut Creek's Civic Arts Center, Ohlone College in Fremont, CA, Contra Costa College in San Pablo, and for the Peralta Community College District's College of Alameda and Merritt College in Oakland), as well as at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA.

Group Exhibitions

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"Art About Water"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Art About Water Gallery, Newburgh, New York; April 25 – May 3, 2015.

"Win Win 3"; Curated Invitational Exhibition and Fundraiser for NIAD (National Institute of Art and Disabilities), Clif Bar and Company, Emeryville, California; March 28, 2015.

"Twitter Art Exhibition: Moss"; Invitational Exhibition, Moss Library, Moss, Norway; March 12 - 26, 2015.

"Neo-Latino Exhibition: an exhibition of 21st-century Latino artists"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, County College of Morris Gallery, Randolph, New Jersey; November 24, 2014 - January 30, 2015.


"Ubiquitous World of Small Screens" work by Gabriel Navar & Byron Spicer; Curated Invitational Exhibition, San Pablo City Gallery, San Pablo, California; November 1 - 30, 2014.

"We Are You Project: Colorado Edition"; Curated Invitational Exhibition; University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Galleries of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, Colorado; September 4 – October 11, 2014.

"We Are You: New England Edition"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, Massachusetts; June 19 – August 3, 2014.

"Sintaro Art Bash"; Curated Invitational Exhibition and Auction", Danville Veterans Hall, Danville, California; May 3, 2014.

"Oasis"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, William V. Musto Cultural Center, Union City, New Jersey; March 29 – May 29, 2014.

"New Jersey City University’s Sixth Annual Diversity Silent Auction"; Curated Invitational Exhibition and Auction, Michael B. Gilligan Student Union Gallery, NJCU, New Jersey; April 7 - 17, 2014.

"Hello City 2014: Art inspired by Sanrio Characters"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Art Attack San Francisco, San Francisco, California; March 7 - 8, 2014.

"A Moveable Feast: Art, Food and Migration"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, Morristown, New Jersey; February 10 – April 30, 2014.

"2nd Annual Holiday Art Salon Exhibit"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California; December 6, 2013 - January 31, 2014.


"Encuentros: Celebrating Hispanic Culture"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Zufall Health Center, Dover, New Jersey; September 16 - December 16, 2013.

"Californian Artists"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Galerie Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany; October 25 - December 7, 2013.

"Flourish Oakland", Oakland Art Murmur Fundraising Exhibition & Auction; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland, CA; October 1 - 15; Auction held at MUA Restaurant, Uptown Oakland, CA; October 20 2013.

"Perdiendo La Cuenta (Losing Count)"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Casa de Cultura, Jocotepec, Jalisco, Mexico; August 9 - September 4, 2013.

"Perdiendo La Cuenta (Losing Count)"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Centro Cultural Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico; August 16 - September 4, 2013.

"We Are You Traveling Exhibition: California"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Downtown Oakland, CA; August 1 - 31, 2013.

"Up In Arms: A creative response to gun violence in the United States of America"; Curated Invitational Exhibition, Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo; July 5 - July 28, 2013.

" 'Mel Ramos – Gabriel Navar' Mentor und Mentee: Zeittypisches in Graphik und Malerei"; Curated Two-Person Invitational Exhibition, Galerie B. Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany, March 22 - April 27, 2013.

"Frida Festival 2013"; Group Invitational Exhibition, Houston Institute for Culture, East End Studio Gallery, Houston, Texas, April 5 - 20, 2013.

"Karlsruhe 2013 Art Fair", Featured Artist, Trade Fair Center, Karlsruhe, Germany, March 7 - 10, 2013.

"Postcards from the Edge 2013", Group Invitational Exhibition, Visual Aids, New York, NY; January 25 - January 27, 2013.


"We Are You International Project", Curated Invitational Exhibition, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, New Jersey; September 16 - October 12, 2012.

"Pay It Forward: Mel Ramos & Gabriel Navar", Curated Invitational Exhibition, Curated by Eric Murphy and Woody Johnson, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA; June 1 - July 28, 2012.

"We Are You Project International Inaugural Exhibit", Curated Invitational Exhibition, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, NYC, NY; March 18 - May 5, 2012.

"SheRose Of Our Time: A Tribute To The First Lady Michelle Obama", Curated Invitational Exhibition, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA; March 2 - April 19, 2012.


"Oakland Box Theater & Gallery 10 Year Reunion Exhibition", The Kaiser Center, Oakland, CA; December 9 - 30, 2011.

"Landschaft" (Landscape); Curated Invitational Exhibition, Galerie Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany; October 21 - December 17, 2011.

"Beyond Tradition: Art Legacies at the Richmond Art Center, Part II", Curated Collective Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA; September 17 - November 12, 2011.

"International Art Show for Peace", Curated Collective Exhibition; Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; October 7 - November 4, 2011.

"Losing Count - Cuentas Perdidas" Curated Collective Exhibition by Luis Pinedo, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA; August 12 - 19, 2011.

"ReAwaken: Uso y Cultura (Style and Culture)", Curated Collective Exhibition, City of Oakland/State of California Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA; June 13 - July 29, 2011.

"Bridging through the Arts: Transracial Community Building", Curated Collective Exhibition, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Multicultural Center, Santa Barbara, CA; April 7 - June 10, 2011.

"Fletcher Benton 80th Birthday Exhibition with his California Colleagues", Curated Collective Exhibition, Galerie Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany; March 25 - April 21, 2011.


"Karlsruhe 2010 Art Fair", Curated Collective Exhibition, Karlsruhe, Germany; March 4 - 7, 2010.

"Cantos Alegres", Collaborative Performance with Paul Basler and the Helena Chamber Singers, Helena, Montana; mid-May 2010.

"I, Too, Sing America: American Composers & Poets" Sacramento Master Singers perform to such composers as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copeland, and Eric Whitacre set to poems by Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, and Gabriel Navar, among others. First United Methodist Church, Sacramento, CA; May 22 & 23, 2010.


"Westcoast", Curated Collective Exhibition, Galerie Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany; May 15 - June 20, 2009.


"Salud", Curated Collective Exhibition, Women's Cancer Resource Center Community Art Gallery Oakland, CA; September 6 - November 12, 2008.

"Realismo Magico? ", Curated Collective Exhibition, Presentacion de Casiopea, Revista/carpeta de arte, Guadalajara, Mexico; April 10 - June 15, 2008.

Allan Hancock College Faculty Exhibition, Anne Foxworthy Art Gallery, Santa Maria, CA; March 15 - April 12, 2008.


"3rd Anniversary of Art and Literature: Revista Casiopea", Curated Collective Exhibition, Museum of Journalism and Graphic Arts in Guadalajara, Mexico; February 22 - March 15, 2007.


"MACLA's 8th Annual Latino Art Auction and Exhibition", MACLA, San Jose, CA; May 12 - June 3, 2006.

"Allan Hancock College Faculty Art Exhibition", David Ryan Gallery, Orcutt, CA; April 1 - 30, 2006.

"Karlsruhe Art Fair", Curated Collective Exhibition, Karlsruhe, Germany; March 9 - 12, 2006.

"Mis Canciones" (from Cantos Alegres by Paul Basler), featuring songs, poetry and art of Latino cultures. The Latino Arts Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI; February 11, 2006.

"Art from California", Curated Collective Exhibition, Galerie Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany; December 09, 2005 - January 31, 2006.


"Best of the Best", Juried Collective Exhibition, The Grossman Gallery, Lompoc, CA; November 5 - 30, 2005.

"Pachanga 2005", Curated Collective Exhibition, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA; November 17 - 19, 2005.

"The Chicana/o Biennial", Curated Collective Exhibition, MACLA/San José Center for Latino Arts, San José, CA; March 18 - April 30, 2005.

"39th Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show", Juried Collective Exhibition, Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas ; Visiting Juror: Mel Ramos; April 1 - April 29, 2005.


"Nach Der Flut" (After the Tide), Curated Collective Exhibition; Galerie B. Haasner, Wiesbaden, Germany; October 29 - November 20, 2004.

"Contra Costa College Art Faculty Exhibition", Curated Group Invitational, The Eddie Rhodes Gallery, San Pablo, CA; August 24 - September 29, 2004.


"Dia de los Muertos Exhibition", Curated Group Invitational, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, Illinois; September 26 - December 12, 2003.

"Art of the Narrative", Curated Group Invitational, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA; October 30 - November 23, 2003

"Bringing Light to the Darkness", Curated Group Invitational, SomArts, San Francisco, CA; October 11 - November 2, 2003.

"Face 2 Face; Curated Group Invitational, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA; September 4 - October 3, 2003.

"2nd Annual Box Art/Art Box", Curated Group Invitational, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA; September 3 - September 25, 2003.

"The Big Tree Project", Curated Group Invitational, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA; June 29 - August 31, 2003.

"Latino Perspectives", Curated Group Invitational, Lynn House Gallery, Antioch, CA; July 4 - August 23, 2003.

"Intimacy and Otherness", Curated Group Invitational, Art Department Gallery, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA; February 10 - March 14, 2003.

"Cuatro Voces"; Curated Group Invitational, The University of San Francisco's Thacher Gallery, San Francisco, CA; October 21, 2002 - January 06, 2003.


"Bringing The Dark Madonna To Light", Curated Group Invitational, The University of San Francisco's Thacher Gallery, San Francisco, CA; October 22 - January 13, 2002.


"Xmas Pachanga & Art Sale", Curated Group Invitational, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA; December 01 - 22, 2001.

"Galleries of Oakland Series II", Curated Group Invitational, City Hall Art Gallery, Oakland, CA; June 1 - August 31, 2001.

"Chicano Invitational", Curated Group Invitational, Boise State University Art Gallery, Boise, Idaho; March 9 - April 6, 2001.

"Unique Voices", Curated Collective Exhibition, Green Shutter Gallery, Hayward, CA; November 8 - January 5, 2001.


"Wonder", Curated Collective Exhibition, Aguirre International Gallery, San Mateo, CA; November 14 - December 20, 2000.

"National Art Search Collection Exhibition", Selective Juried Collective Exhibition, BMG Entertainment, New York, NY; November 28 - December 12, 2000.

"Art in the Convents", Curated Collective Exhibit, Oakland, CA; December 2 - December 10, 2000.

"Art of the Vine", Curated Collective Exhibit, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA; October 24 - December 02, 2000.

"Dias de los Muertos - Day of the Dead -Manteniendo Conexi—n- Staying Connected"; Curated Collective Exhibit; June Steingart Gallery, Laney College Oakland, CA; October 16 - November 9, 2000.

"Laberintos de Culturas - Labyrinths of Cultures", Curated Collective Exhibit; SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco, CA; October 12 - November 2, 2000.

"Mexico and Argentina: Two Views of Latin American Art"; Curated Collective Exhibition, Genentech, Inc., S. San Francisco, CA; September 1 - September 30, 2000.

"Alegres Cantos en Mi Ser"; Curated Collective Exhibition; Chi Gallery, Oakland, CA; August 30 - September 30, 2000.

"Inside the Eye - A Surrealist View"; Curated Collective Exhibition; SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco, CA; July 6 - July 28, 2000.

"Benchmarks"; Curated Collective Exhibition; MACLA: San José Center for Latino Arts, San José, CA; June 08 - August 05, 2000.

"Contemporary Latin American Artists"; Curated Collective Exhibition; Vorpal Gallery; San Francisco, CA; May 3 - June 10, 2000.

"Oakland Arts Festival at the Alice"; Collective Exhibition; The Alice Center for the Arts, Oakland, CA; April 1 - April 30, 2000.

"Celebrating Ancient Roots and Wings of the Future"; Curated Collective Exhibition; Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA; January 29th - March 15, 2000.

"First Anniversary Exhibition"; Curated Collective Exhibition; Gallery 23 ten, Oakland, CA; January 13 - February 8, 2000.

"Truman State University's 12th Annual Art Exhibition"; Juried Collective Exhibition; Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO; Visiting Juror: Donald Kuspit; February 10 - March 03, 2000.

"Alameda County Social Services Department Exhibition"; Curated Collective Exhibition; Eastmont Mall, Oakland, CA; December 10 - April 15, 2000.


"Kleine Formate"; Curated Collective Exhibition; Galerie B. Haasner; Wiesbaden, Germany; October 29 - December 18, 1999.

"Entre Sueños Entre Calaveras"; Curated Collective Exhibition; Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation, Oakland, CA; October 25 - November 30, 1999.

"First Annual International Chicana, Chicano Art Exhibition (ICCAE)"; Curated Collective Exhibition; The Exposition Hall, Downtown San Diego, CA; September 17 - November 28, 1999.

"The Latino Migration Story"; Curated Collective Exhibition; Richmond Health Center; September 01 - November 28, 1999.

"Noche Encantada Millennium Memories"; Curated Collective Exhibition; Encantada Gallery Of Fine Arts; October 19 - November 07, 1999.

"Mixed Media '99"; Juried Collective Exhibit; The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY; May 21 - June 27, 1999.

"Splinters: Prints, Sculptures and Paintings on Wood"; Curated Collective Exhibit; National Institute of Art & Disabilities, Richmond, CA; May 3 - July 2, 1999.

"The Heaven and the Earth and the Myriad Things as One Body"; Juried Collective Exhibit; Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA; April 23 - May 23, 1999.

"To Your Health!"; Curated Collective Exhibit; Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA; February 9 - April 13, 1999.


"Fragmented Bodies: Violence or Identity?"; Curated Collective Exhibit; Kellogg University Art Gallery; Cal Poly, Pomona, CA; Oct. 29 - November 27, 1998.

"Arte de las Americas"; Curated Collective Exhibit; Museo de Artes Visuales Aramara; Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico; Oct. 9 - November 10, 1998.

"Saints, Icons and Alteregos: Redifining the Art of Devotion"; Curated Collective Exhibit; MACLA/San Jose Center for Latino Arts; San Jose, CA; Visiting Juror: Tere Romo; October 7 - November 7, 1998.

"Raices Americanas"; Curated Collective Exhibit; The Commons; Cabrillo Pavillion Arts Center; Santa Barbara, CA; Hispanic History Month Sixth Annual Art Exhibit; September 29 - October 26, 1998.

"Bay Arts 1998"; Juried Collective Exhibit; Arts Council of San Mateo County; Belmont, CA; Visiting Juror: David Ross; September 6 - September 29, 1998.

"6 Contemporary Fruitvale Artists"; Curated Collective Exhibit; Coraz—n Del Pueblo Gallery; Oakland, CA; August 28 - September 27, 1998.

"68th Annual Statewide Exhibit"; Juried Collective Exhibit; Santa Cruz Art League; Santa Cruz, CA; California Juried Exhibition; Visiting Juror: Kathleen Moodie; August 14 - September 13, 1998.

"Life's Nausea"; Juried Collective Exhibit; The Hunger Artist Gallery; Albuquerque, New Mexico; August 8 - August 30, 1998.

"47th Stockton Art League Exhibition"; Juried Collective Exhibit; The Haggin Museum; Stockton, CA; Visiting Juror: Gil Dellinger; July 19 - August 16, 1998.

"Out of State (San Jose State University) "; Curated Collective Exhibit; Works/ San Jose: San Jose, CA; June 12 - July 3, 1998.

"Arts of the Americas: International Art Exhibit"; Curated Collective Exhibit; Oakland A's Cinco de Mayo Festival; Oakland, CA; May 9, 1998.

"The Light is Diverse in California"; Juried Collective Exhibit; Center For Visual Art; Oakland, CA; Visiting Juror: Enrique Chagoya; May 3 - June 7, 1998.

"1998 East Bay Open Studios Exhibition"; Pro Arts; Oakland, CA; April 30 - June 14, 1998.

"Works For Me: The Member Exhibition"; Collective Exhibit; Works/ San José San José, CA; March 5 - April 1, 1998.


"Bold Expressions"; Juried Collective Exhibit; Sacramento Fine Art Center; Carmichael, CA; Visiting Juror: Mel Ramos; October 14 - November 8, 1997.

"Fantasy and the Surreal"; Curated Collective Exhibit; La Esperanza Salon of the Arts; Dublin, CA; October 1 - November 20, 1997.

"Contemporary Latin American Artists"; Curated Collective Exhibit; Vorpal Gallery; San Francisco, CA; September 18 - October 30, 1997.

"San Francisco Bay Area"; Curated Collective Exhibit; Galerie B. Haasner; Wiesbaden, Germany; September 12 - October 25, 1997.

"Cross Cultural Currents"; Curated Collective Exhibit; Vorpal Gallery; San Francisco, CA; May 29 - June 28, 1997.

"Across The Tracks: The Member Exhibition"; Collective Exhibit; Works/San Jose; San Jose, CA; April 9 - April 26, 1997.

"Voces, Verdades y Visiones: Latino and Native American Art Show"; Curated Collective Exhibit; Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Civic Center; Mountain View, CA; April 4 - May 29, 1997.


"Junge Kunstler Aus Europa Und Amerika"; Curated Collective Exhibit; Galerie B. Haasner; Wiesbaden, Germany; November 8 - December 21, 1996.

Capital Club Spring University Arts Wine Tasting and Exhibit; Curated Collective Exhibit; San Jose, CA; March, 1996.


"Obsession"; Juried Collective Exhibit; Southern Exposure Gallery; San Francisco, CA; November 17 - December 16, 1995

Capital Club Winter University Art Exhibition; Curated Collective Exhibit; San José, CA; November, 1995

"New Works By Gallery Artists"; Curated Collecive Exhibit; Vorpal Gallery; San Francisco, CA; January 20 - March 4, 1995


"University Alumni Show"; Curated Collective Exhibit; CSU, Hayward; Hayward, CA; July 8 - July 28, 1994


"The Romance of the Landscape"; Curated Collective Exhibit; Holmes Fine Arts Gallery; San Jose, CA; June 24 - September 2, 1993

Solo Exhibitions

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"Bienvenido", Guest Artist Residency and Exhibition, Mid-Columbia (Tri-Cities), Washington; April 13 - 17, 2011


"Cantos De La Vida: Art & Poetry by Gabriel Navar", Guest Artist Residency and Exhibition, Mid-Columbia (Tri-Cities), Washington; April 13 - 17, 2011


"Gabriel Navar: Reflections of the Spirit", Galeria San Tomas Fine Arts, San Mateo, CA; October 4, 2003 - January 9, 2004.


"Gabriel Navar at the Quarterly at Latham Square", Latham Square, Oakland, CA; July 17 - October 9, 2003.

"Gabriel Navar: An Exhibition of Paintings", John O'Lague Galleria, Hayward City Hall, Hayward, CA; July 07 - August 28, 2003.


"Ojos al Universo... Eyes Towards the Universe: Paintings by Gabriel Navar"; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; October 1 - November 14, 2001.

"Intermedios: Solo Exhibition by Gabriel Navar"; Richmond Art Center; Richmond, CA; January 20 - March 17, 2001.


"Sonrisa Cosmica: Paintings and Poems by Gabriel Navar"; East Bay Municipal Utility District Administration Building; Oakland, CA; September 14 - November 10, 2000.

"Dreams Y Colores"; Solo Exhibition; Fifth Season Art Gallery; Tracy, CA; August 1 - August 26, 2000.

"Gabriel Navar's Arte Reciente Para Unir"; Solo Exhibition; Spanish Speaking CitizensÕ Foundation, Oakland, CA; April 15 - June 10, 2000.


"Plantando Rayos de Luz: New Paintings by Gabriel Navar"; Solo Exhibition; Asian Resource Center, Oakland, CA; September 1 - October 30, 1999.

"Gabriel Navar: Mixed Media Paintings"; Solo Exhibition; The Living Gallery, Ashland, OR; February 19 - April 3, 1999.

"Paintings on Found Objects by Gabriel Navar"; Solo Exhibition; Saint Mary's College High School; Berkeley, CA; January 19 - March 17, 1999.


"Reamanecimiento: Recent Paintings by Gabriel Navar"; Solo Exhibition; YWCA: Berkeley, CA; July 13 - August 29, 1998.

"Transcendencia: Pintura, Poesia y Luz por Gabriel Navar"; Solo Exhibition; Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts; San Francisco, CA; January 15 - February 28, 1998.


"Gabriel Navar: Re-Entrance: An Internal Festival"; Solo Exhibition; College of the Siskiyous Art Gallery; Weed, CA; December 1 - December 20, 1997.

"Re-Entrada: Un Festival Interno"; Solo Exhibition; San Jose State University; San Jose, CA; November 10 - November 14, 1997.

"A Celebration"; Solo Exhibition; San Jose State University; San Jose, CA; March 17 - March 21, 1997.


"Gabriel Navar's Dreamscapes"; Solo Exhibit; Cesar Chavez Center; San Francisco State University; San Francisco, CA; April 24 - July 31, 1996.

Selected Reviews/ Interviews/ Publications

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Angela Hill , Arts & Culture Writer, Oakland Tribune (Bay Area News Group), Tuesday profile: "Mel Ramos, 'surrealist' painter of naked women, superheroes", article includes Gabriel Navar and information about the "Pay It Forward: Mel Ramos & Gabriel Navar", Exhibition, curated by Eric Murphy & Woody Johnson; June 5th 2012

DeWitt Cheng, Arts & Culture Editor/Writer, "Picks: ReAwaken"; East Bay Express; page 19, July 6-12, 2011

Josef Woodward, News-Press Correspondent, "Where Cultures Meet, Greet and Question: ‘Artists From Different Locales and Cultural Backgrounds Are Brought Together For A Group Show At UCSB’s MultiCultural Center’ ", Santa Barbara News Press, Scene , page 45, May 13 - 19, 2011

"Arts & Culture: Mid-Columbia Mastersingers Welcome Composer & Poet/Painter For Guest Residency", Tú Decides (You Decide) – A Bilingual Newspaper, Staff Report, April 26, 2011

Dori O’Neal, Herald Staff Writer, "Mastersingers Bringing In Guest Artists", Tri-City Herald, Atomictown: your Mid-Columbia Entertainment Guide; April 8, 2011; similar stories: Katy Pfaff, Pasco " ‘Master’ful Concert"; Tri-City Herald, April 19, 2011 Jan Griffin, Richland "Superb Concert"; Tri-City Herald, April 20, 2011 Benita Brown, Richland "Magnificent Mastersingers"; Tri-City Herald, April 21, 2011

"Hancock Instructor Blends Art, Poetry, Music", Santa Ynez Valley News, Staff Report, April 14, 2011

Television Appearance & Interview, Good Morning Northwest KVEW, Tri-Cities, Washington, April 15, 2011

Spanish Radio Interview, KZHR 92.5 FM (KONA Studio), Tri-Cities, Washington, April 14, 2011

Linda Olvera, Associate Editor, "Arts Instructor Gabriel Navar Juggles Blend of Art, Poetry And Music Onstage", Santa Maria Times, Entertainment Staff Report, p. B8, April 8, 2011

"Navar is Going Far", Santa Maria Sun, Arts Briefs, pp 24 & 26, April 7 – 14, 2011

"Mastersingers Welcome Composer and Poet/Painter as Guest Artists", The Entertainer, SouthEastern Washington’s First Choice for Entertainment since 1996, p.11 April 2011 (Kennewick, WA 99336)

Shelly Cone, "Words to sing by: Hancock College instructor hears his poetry & art interpreted through music", Santa Maria Sun, p. 22 , Vol. 8, No. 34, November 8 – 15, 2007

The Dirty Goat, Literary Arts Journal; Published in The Dirty Goat 17 as a featured visual artist; pp. 75 – 82, Published in 2007, Host Publications, Austin, TX

Craig Shafer, "Browser Art: Hancock instructor brings online annoyances to cultural forefront", Santa Maria Sun, p. 22, Vol. 7, No. 5, April 20 – 27, 2006

Jonathan Bradshaw, "Tagger Goes Legit: Painting A Future", The Advocate, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA, pp. A1 & A5, Vol. 84, No. 25, May 18, 2005

Paula King, "Painting with a Global Perspective", Contra Costa Sun, Arts & Leisure, October 15, 2003, p. 26

Art Now, Gallery Guide West Coast, "This Month: Gabriel Navar at San Tomas Fine Arts", October 2003, p. 6

Amit May, "Contemporary Mexican Painting: A Labyrinth of Solitude", Unity , Celebrating Food, Art & Culture, published by Thompson Hospitality, Sept. 2003, pp 3 - 4

Cheri Lucas, "Painter Inaugurates San Mateo Gallery", San Mateo Daily Journal, Weekend, September 13-14, 2003, p.8

Robert Taylor, "Latino Outlook on Display", Contra Costa Times, Timeout Art, July 18, 2003, p. 47

Monique Beeler, "Pensamientos", Ang Newspapers, Museums & Galleries, Living, July 6, 2003, p 8

Jennifer Modenessi, "Gallery Show Assays Latino Perspectives", Contra Costa Times, Ledger Dispatch, Arts & Entertainment, July 4, 2003, p.4

Elizabeth Sivesind. "Que Bueno", The Times, Out & About, July 4, 2003, p. 27

Kelly Vance. "Heroic Hayward", East Bay Express , Scenes, Volume 25, July 2, 2003, No. 38, p. 31

Alison Bing. " 'Cuatro Voces' at Thacher Gallery ", Artweek: Vol. 33, Issue 10, Dec. 2002/Jan. 2003, pp. 19 - 20

Joe Sharkley. "Four Bay Area Artists Search for Meaning", San Francisco Foghorn - Scene October 31, 2002.

"Interview with the artists of 'Cuatro Voces' " Latin Eyes, Television Program interview, KRON, Channel 4, Andres, Pruna, Producer, San Francisco, CA, Oct 30. 2002.

Peter Smith. "Singers impressive in premiere of piece", St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL, February 19, 2001.

Cantos Alegres (Joyful Songs), Collection of Choral Music by Paul Basler with poetry written by Gabriel Navar, commissioned by and written for The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, 2000.

Heroes and Saints & Other Plays by Cherrie Moraga, Third Printing, August 2000; Gabriel Navar's artwork, "Calorcito de Amor," featured on the cover

Berin Golonu. "Benchmarks", Artweek: Vol. 31, Issue 6, June 2000, pp. 6 and 28

"Art is fun at the Stage," Merrick Life, Merrick, NY: June 3, 1999 p. 5 and 7

"Gabriel Navar," Ashland Daily Tidings, Ashland, OR: Feb 19-26, 1999, Revels section p. 2 and 10

"Interview with Artist Gabriel Navar," Jefferson Public Radio, with Lucy Edwards of KSOR and KSFM; Ashland, OR, February 25, 1999.

Illuminations, 1999 Annual Publication for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Gabriel Navar's artwork, "Confrontacion Interna de Luz y Salida," featured on the cover

"Entrevista con Gabriel Navar sobre su Arte," Video Latino, Cable Television Program Interview with Refugio Franco of Chabot College, Hayward, CA August 31, 1998.

Julia Chiapella. "California's Best: Art League hosts statewide show," Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 28, 1998, pp. 17 &18

Juliana Garcia Cornejo. "Un Diario Visual (Visual Diary): Pinturas y poesia de un Mexico-Americano en San Francisco (Paintings and poetry from a Mexican-American in San Francisco)," El Mensajero, San Francisco: Vol. 11, No. 38, January 21, 1998, p. 8 and 10

Mary Sax. "Gabriel Navar at LRC (Learning Resource Center)," Siskiyou Eagle College of the Siskiyous, Weed, CA: Vol. 10, No. 13, December 8, 1997, p. 2

"Kühler Stahl lodert als seurige Form: Neun Künstler unter dem 'San Francisco Bay Area' in der Galerie BrigitteHaasner," Feuilleton: Rhein Main Presse, Wiesbaden, Germany: September 25, 1997, p. 23

"Unter Kalifornischer Sonne: San Francisco Bay Area" in der Galerie Haasner," Feuilleton Wiesbadener Kurier: Rhein Main Presse, Wiesbaden, Germany: September 25, 1997, p. 14

"Entrevista con Gabriel Navar y su pintura," Cara a Cara Cable Television Program Interview for Chabot Community College, Hayward, CA March 25, 1997.

Dr. Verena Flick. "Interessante Importe aus der kalifornischen Kunstszene," Der Kunsthandel, Wiesbaden, Germany: February 1997, pp. 48-50

"Junger Mut Zur Farbe: Galerie Haasner: Europaische und US - Künstler" Feuilleton: Wiesbadener Kurier: Rhein Main Presse, November 21, 1996, p. 21

"Hayward's Surrealist Alumni," The Pioneer , Hayward, CA: July 1993, pp. 4 & 5


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"Best of the Best" Exhibition Award, Grossman Gallery, Lompoc, CA November 2005

City of Oakland Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization Banner Project Winner, October 1999

First Place Award, Cabrillo Pavillion Arts Center, CA, Raices Americanas, Exhibit, October 1998

Award of Merit, The Hunger Artist Gallery, NM , “Life’s Nausea” Exhibition, August 1998

47th Stockton Art League Exhibition Award of Merit, July 1998

Creative Artist Fellowship in Painting; Cultural Arts Division, City of Oakland, 1997 - 98

Northern California Arts Best of Show, “Bold Expressions” Exhibition, October 1997

Silicon Valley Capital Club Artistic Achievemen Scholarship, September 1996

Liquitex Art Achievement Award, April 1993

Gary Elliott Award, CSU, Hayward, May 1992

Golden Key Honor Society, CSU, Hayward, October 1991

Private Collection

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Abby Molano, San Jose, CA

Alexander Schmitt, Oakland, CA

Alan and Karen Six, Oregon

Ane Kinkade, Weed, CA

BMG Entertainment, NY, NY

Bill Bardeen, Oakland, CA

Brenda McConaughy, Hemet, CA

Brian Taylor, Alameda, CA

Calvin & Amy Tran, Richmond, CA

Catherine Warner, San Francisco, CA

Celia Rodriguez & Cherrie Moraga, Oakland, CA

Curtis Patience, Hayward, CA

Dale de la Torre, Alameda, CA

Danetta Duran, San Pablo, CA

Dr. Dirk Haasner, Basel, Switzerland

Dr. Juestel, Frankfurt, Germany

Ed & Ladora Diaz, Antioch, CA

Eduardo Farias, Fremont, CA

Evelia Navar, Oakland, CA

Familia Castillo, Hayward, CA

Fernando Hernandez, Hayward, CA

Franz & Tracy Brookner, Fremont, CA

Freddie & Gabriela Reyes, Fremont, CA

Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA

Helen Rucoba, San Francisco, CA

Jay Maple, San Mateo, CA Jose

Meza Velazquez, Oakland, CA

Juana Alicia, Berkeley, CA

Luis Miguel Navar, Oakland, CA

Melvin & Lolita Ramos, Oakland, CA

Memo Vasquez, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Meryle Holmes, San Jose, CA

Miguel & Jan Chacon, San Jose, CA

Mike & Nancy Cooper, Alameda, CA

Orpheos Dejournette, Richmond, CA

Ray de la Torre, Alameda, CA

Rita L. Pilione, Alameda, CA

Rupert Garcia, Oakland, CA

Russ Abel, Oakland, CA

Shawn Espinoza, Cupertino, CA

Susan Gortner, San Jose, CA

Terry Gardner, Oakland, CA

Tom Gomez, Daily City, CA

Trinidad Lopez, Oakland, CA

Painting Galleries

Visit my Painting Galleries: navar For over twenty years, image-making for me has been a passion and avenue for exploring experiences, dreams and preoccupations, including issues of our dependence on technology, consumer culture, relationships, spirituality, politics, and the human "theatre". The paintings are arranged into different galleries, grouped, chronologically (the earliest from 1993 and spanning into the present) and "themes", especially when I find myself working in a series of paintings inspired from my life experiences, memories, nostalgia and personal interest, for example multi-generational, cross-cultural, popular consumer-based iconography and imagery, such as Chespirito, the Morton Salt Girl, muppets from Sesame Street, the Mexican Loteria, and Art History Homages.