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BORN
1956 Havana, Cuba
   
  AWARDS
2013 4-Culture, Special Projects Grant, King County, WA
2012 City Artists Projects Grant, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle WA
2011 Individual Artist Grant, 4Culture, King County, WA
2010 GAP (Grants for Artists' Projects), Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
2010 Mayor's Arts Award, Seattle WA
2007 Artist of the Year, PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations) Seattle, WA
2006 4-Culture, Special Projects Grant, King County, WA
2004 City Artists Program, Special Projects Grant, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle WA
1999 Gap Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
Sustaining Purchase Award, Seattle Collects, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
1997 The Neddy Artist Fellowship, Behnke Foundation, Seattle, WA
1996 Neddy Award Nominee, Behnke Foundation, Seattle, WA
Special Projects Grant, King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
Northwest New Works Grant, On The Boards, Seattle, WA (Visual/performance collaboration with Susy Schneider)
1993 Artist in Residence, Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend, WA
 
  SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010

Under Construction, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Pratt Fine Arts, Seattle, WA

2009

Aqua/Wynwood Art Fair, Miami, FL

2008 Notations, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2007 Grey Matters, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 Exotica, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2005 RC Gallery, Portland, OR
Pratt Fine Arts, Seattle, WA
2004 Weathered, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003 Cancer Lifeline, Seattle, WA
2001 Closer, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
Juan Alonso: Give/Take, West Gallery, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
2000 Hyper-Terrestrial, Friesen Gallery, Ketchum, ID
1999 Seeds, Upstairs Gallery, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1998 Passion, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
Signs of Spring, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
1997 Friesen Gallery, Ketchum, ID
1996 Resident Alien, Seattle Central Community College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (King County Arts Commission Special Project)
Pierce College, Tacoma, WA
Bailey Boushay House, Seattle, WA
1995 (Betty and Loretta's) Garden Detour, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
Levi's Plaza, Levi Strauss Global Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
1994/95 TestaRossa, Seattle, WA
1994

Elemental, Upstairs Gallery, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
Julie Rico Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Bellevue Art Museum, Outside Wall, Bellevue, WA

1993 The Bon Marche, Seattle, WA
Juan Alonso, Work From His Centrum Residency, January 1993, Upstairs Gallery, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 Nipple to the Bottle, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1991 Rhythms, Momentum Gallery, Ventura Arts Council, Ventura, CA
Williams Lamb Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Recollections, Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
1990 Upstairs Gallery, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
Dancing at the Drop of a Hat, WilliamsLamb Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1989 Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
 
  SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 2011 Vortexibition Polyphonica, Henry Art Gallery, U of WA, Seattle, WA
2010 Juan Alonso & Stephanie Hargrave, TASTE Restaurant, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Juan Alonso & Marita Dingus, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
Honoring 15 Years of Neddy Fellows, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
A Continuing Cultural Legacy: Selections from the Safeco Collection
Contribution to the Washington Art Consortium, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA
¡SENSE US! Ten Latino Artists of the Pacific Northwest, ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle, WA
Referencing the Past, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
Happy Birthday, Francine (Part 2), Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
   
2009 Simon Gallery, 2nd Annual Mask Exhibit, Yakima, WA
2008

Simon Edwards Gallery, (2-person exhibit), Yakima, WA
Meisner Fine Art, (2-person exhibit), Vashon Island, WA
Artistas Latinos en el Noroeste, WA State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2007 8th Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2005 Private Art by Public Artists, Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
El Amor Ahora, Honoring Hispanic Heritage, 14 Nordstrom Stores in the US Inaugural Exhibit, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA
A Decade of Excellence: Celebrating the Neddy Artist Fellowship, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2004 Decorare, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
Seattle Perspective: Selections from the City of Seattle % for Art Portable Works Collection, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA
Six In The City: Pratt Fine Arts Center Instructors Exhibit, Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003 New Paintings, Inaugural Exhibit, the new Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001 Northwest Views, Selections from the SAFECO Collection, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2000 Bumberbiennale: Painting 2000, Olympic Room, Northwest Court, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Summer Salon, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Windows on Diversity: The Edwin T. Pratt Memorial Exhibit, The Bon Marche, Seattle, WA
1999 The Asian Aesthetic: Interpretations, Bradford Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bygone Modern - Paintings by Northwest Artists from the Last Quarter of the 20th Century Selected from the City of Seattle Collection, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA
Botanicals, Bradford Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Art Works for Aids, Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, WA (also 1997, 1995, 1993)
Fresh Flowers, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1998 25 by 25, Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA 1998
Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibit, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA
Class of 98, Galeria Dos Damas, San Diego, CA
Looking to Nature, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Pattern, AirTouch Cellular, Bellevue, WA
1997 Black/White, Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Five for the Neddy, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
1997 Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibit, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA
Working Papers, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 The Neddy Inaugural Art Exhibit, Galleria of Art, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA
Multi-Ethnic Contemporary Artists Exhibit, North Seattle Community College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Brisa Tropical, Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1995/96 Celebration Especially for Children: The Art of Theater, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1995 Seattle Center Art Walk, Harrison Street Gallery, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
The Survival of Joy: Contemporary Cuban Art, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA
Folie a Deux, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
"I Like Water", The 1004 Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
Washington: 100 Years, 100 Paintings, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
The Painted Table, Seattle, WA
Figurative Art, Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Richness in Diversity, SAFECO, Seattle, WA
1994 Eyes on Public Art, 21st Year Retrospective Exhibition: Contention Corridor, Bumbershoot Exhibition, Seattle Center-Northwest Rooms, Seattle, WA
Public Encounters, Selection from State of Oregon Percentage for Art Collection, Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR
1993/94 Time Away, selected prints from the Artist Residency Program of the Centrum Foundation, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
1993

4th Annual Juried Show and Competition, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
The Northwest Art Collection, Junior League of Seattle, Kinsey Gallery, Seattle University, WA
About Face, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Erotica, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
Reencuentros/Reencounters, Expressions of Latino Identity in the Northwest of USA, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile; Pinacoteca de la Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile; Washington State Trade and Convention Center, Seattle, WA; Steensland Art Museum, Northfield, MN; Western Montana College, Dillon, MT; Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, MT; Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, MT; Copper Village Museum and Arts Center, Anaconda, MT; University of Wisconsin, Greenbay, WI; Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA; Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA; Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth, VA; Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS; Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, El Paso, TX; The Snohomish Arts Council, Everett, WA

1992 El Dia De Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, Seattle Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art About Aids, Viking Union Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Exhibit of Contemporary Northwest Fine Art, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Chicano & Latino Artists of the Northwest, Bush Barn Center, Salem, OR
Altars: Seven Works of Personal Faith, Shaw Room, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
El Doble Legado De Los Latinos en America: The Double Legacy of Latinos in America, Lopez Room, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Mousai and Mnemosyne, sponsored by Seattle Open Arts Association, The Weathered Wall, Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Annual Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA (also 1991)
From Media to Metaphor: Art About Aids, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Mirrors of the Christian Spirit, Kinsey Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Carnival Arts, Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Sacred Forms Revisited, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA
It Figures, The Human Image in Art, Index Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Small Works, WilliamsLamb Gallery, Long Beach, CA (also 1991)
1991 Come to Your Senses, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA Nudes, WilliamsLamb Gallery, Long Beach, CA Illuminations, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA
25th Anniversary Exhibitions: The Later Years 1986-1990, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
Spirit Catchers, Mercer Island Art Gallery, Community Center at Mercer View, Mercer Island, WA
Mercer Island Visual Arts League, Mercer Island, WA (honorable mention)
Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA (juror's award)
Northwest Impressions, Seattle Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
Collaborators, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Photographic Exhibition, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA (honorable mention)
Four Northwest Photographers, Shoreline College Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990 Monotypes, WilliamsLamb Gallery, Long Beach, CA
10th Annual Print Show, Seattle Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
Core Sample, Galleria Potatohead, Seattle, WA N
ever Before Funded, Bumbershoot, The Seattle Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
Works on Paper and Canvas: Multi-Cultural Perspectives, Washington State Capital Museum, Olympia, WA
Middle Passage Exhibit, African Marketplace, Rancho La Cienega Park, Los Angeles, CA
The Nude: Classic and Erotic, The Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, WA
Summer Group Show, WilliamsLamb Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Watercolor, Watercolor, Watercolor, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
The Animal Art Exhibit, Pacific Arts Center, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Art Splash, sponsored by the Redmond Downtown Association, Redmond, WA (1st place award)
From Another Side/Five Artists from the Northwest, Koehler Gallery, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
Warm Breezes, Winter Visions, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
Mercer Island Visual Arts League 23rd Annual Summer Arts Festival, Mercer Island, WA (1st place, drawing)
Positive Images, Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall, Spokane, WA
Americas: Pan Native American Exhibit, Windhorse Gallery, Seattle, WA
Renton Annual Art Show, Renton, WA, juror's award (also 1989)
Kent Juried Fine Art Exhibit, Kent, WA (also 1989)
1989/90 Fear of Others/La Peur De L'Autre, Art Against Racism, Vancouver, B.C. (touring exhibition)
1989 Photospiva 89, Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO Harvest of Arts, Lake Washington Voctech, Bellevue, WA (3rd place, painting)
The Human Form, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Annual Minority Art Exhibition, Seattle Urban League, Seattle, WA, honorable mention (also 1988 third place award, 1987, 1986)
Eroticism-West Coast Expression, Gallery Six Oh One, San Francisco, CA
The Human Form: Content/Intent, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA
Group show, WilliamsLamb Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Africa's Legacy, William Grant Still Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
43rd Pacific Northwest Arts & Crafts Juried Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Mercer Island Visual Arts League 22nd Summer Arts Festival, Mercer Island, WA (2nd place, painting; 2nd place, photography)
Group show, Overreact Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Civilization: Days of Our Lives, 911, Seattle, WA
The 1989 Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Fragments of a Modern Archeology, Alonso/Sullivan Gallery, Seattle, WA
1988 Small Works, Overeact Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2nd Annual Computer Art & Electronic Media Exhibition, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA
Nude National II, Wedge Gallery, Rochester, NY
Living to the Rhythm of a Drum, 2 person show, Overreact Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Visual Artists Against Aids, S.J.W. Studio, Seattle, WA
48th Annual Exhibition of Watercolors, Bellevue Art Museum. Bellevue, WA (also 1986)
5th ALCOA/Gallery 76 Juried Exhibition, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA (also 1987 honorable mention)
1987 Inaugural Exhibition, Overreact Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Invitational Gift Box Show, Pacific Art Center, Seattle, WA
Latin American Art Exhibit, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Spirits in Common, 2 person show, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Spirits in Common, 2 person show, Alonso/Sullivan Gallery, Seattle, WA
Painting and Sculpture '87, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Northwest Latin Artists, Pacific Northwest Bell, Seattle, WA
Latin American Art, North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA
Erotic Art Show, Prima Gallery, Lynnwood, WA
Allied Arts Invitational Show and Auction, Seattle, WA
Salute to the Arts, Seattle, WA, 4th place award (also 1986)
1986 Alegria: A Chicano-Latino Art Exhibit, Pacific Art Center, Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Arts - 18/200: Small Scale Art Exhibit, Seattle, WA
 
  COLLECTIONS
 

Affiliated American, Corporate Headquarters, Bellevue, WA
A.I.D.S. Housing of Washington
AirTouch Cellular, Bellevue, WA
Beresford, Booth, Baronsky, & Trompeter, Seattle, WA
California Lawyers for the Arts, Santa Monica, CA
Care Unit Hospital, Kirkland, WA
Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend, WA
City of Everett, Everett, WA
Danmoor Coorporation, San Antonio, TX
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
General Mills, Minneapolis, MN
Harborview Medical Center, Cultural Heritage Collection, Seattle, WA
Haskins & Sells Law Offices, Seattle, WA
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Hilton Hotel, Seattle, WA
IMG Inc., Division of Masushian Corporation, Tokyo, JAPAN
Jumby Bay Villas, Long Island, Antigua, WEST INDIES
Junior League of Seattle, Seattle, WA
King County Housing Authority, Seattle, WA
Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital, Portland, OR
Long Island Resort Hotel, Long Island, Antigua, WEST INDIES
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
One Bean Productions, Hollywood, CA
Oregon State Arts Commission, New Portland State Office Building, Portland, OR
Penn West Corporate Headquarters, Bellevue, WA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Qwest Field (Seahawks Stadium), Seattle, WA
SAFECO Corporation, Seattle, WA
Seattle Arts Commission Portable Works, Seattle, WA
Seattle City Light Portable Works, Seattle, WA
Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, Port of Seattle, WA
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Symbologic Corporation, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Yakima Portable Collection, Yakima, WA
Walker Richer & Quinn Inc, Seattle, WA
Washington State's Art in Public Places Program, Wolfley Elementary, North Kitsap School District, Kingston, WA;
Edmonds School District #15 Touring Collection, Edmonds, WA

 
  COMMISSIONS
 

Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle, WA
Danmoor Corporation, San Antonio, TX
Long Island Resort Hotel, Long Island, Antigua, WEST INDIES
King County Housing Authority, Seattle, WA
Metro Poetry Bus Project, Seattle, WA
On the Boards, set designs and head gear for Passages of Joy, Washington Hall Performance Gallery, Seattle, WA
Penn West Corporate Headquarters, Bellevue, WA
Port of Seattle, WA
Qwest Stadium and Exhibition Center, Seattle, WA

 
  DESIGN
1999 Compact disc artwork for Sky Cries Mary 'Seeds'
Bumbershoot Fine Arts Poster, Seattle, WA
Compact disc artwork for Hana, a project by Anisa Romero and Jeff Greinke
1997 Stage backdrop for Sky Cries Mary concert tour
1996 poster image for NW Coalition Against Malicious Harassment
1995 Holiday Card design, Northwest AIDS Foundation, Seattle, WA
1992 Compact disc jacket cover for Delta Rays 'Supernatural Stomp'
 
  TEACHING
  "From Studio Work to Public Art", Juan Alonso Studio, Seattle, WA
Art Star, elementary school afterhours program, Bellevue, WA
Pacific Arts Center, Rainier Vista Community Center, Summer Art Program, Seattle, WA
Epiphany Elementary School , guest instructor, Seattle, WA
Bellevue Art Museum, adult education, art instructor, Bellevue, WA
Pratt Fine Arts, Intense Art Workshop, Seattle, WA
Artist Trust, EDGE Program (Business Skills for Artists), program developer and instructor, Seattle, WA
Centrum Foundation, Summer High School Workshops (invited 4 times 1992-2004) workshop instructor, Port Townsend, WA
Antioch University, substitute art instructor, Seattle, WA