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Mario Trejo
updated: 05/07/2013
website: www.MarioTrejo.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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I Defy You
Projected Edifice 3
Idiomatic State
Universalism
Study for NIMROD
Digital Mockup for Proposed Show CATHARSISM
Black Idiom II
ENGINE
Rising Catharsis
New Catharsis XIV
Variant Proposal for 5 Million III-DETAIL-( at least one million hand drawn and counted circles)
Blue Space
Study for Dauntless (II)
Proposal for Five Million ( at least five million hand drawn and counted Idiosyncratic circles)
One Million ( at least one million hand drawn and counted circles) (Idiosyncratic drawing series)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  repetition, obsessive, meditative, abstract, spiritual
 
 
I Defy You by Mario Trejo
I Defy You
Archival Ink, Enamel, Arcylic on Panel
2013
24" x  18" 
Projected Edifice 3 by Mario Trejo
Projected Edifice 3
Archival Ink, Enamel, Arcylic on Panel
2013
48" x  36"  x 2.5" 
Idiomatic State by Mario Trejo
Idiomatic State
Archival Ink, Enamel, and on Panel
2012
48" x  36" 
Universalism by Mario Trejo
Universalism
Archival Ink, Enamel, and Acrylic on Panel
2012
24" x  18" 
Study for NIMROD by Mario Trejo
Study for NIMROD
Archival Ink, Enamel, and on Panel
2012
20" x  18" 
Digital Mockup for Proposed Show CATHARSISM by Mario Trejo
Digital Mockup for Proposed Show CATHARSISM
digital mockup
2011
0" x  0" 
Black Idiom II by Mario Trejo
Black Idiom II
Enamel/Pencil on Panel
2011
36" x  24" 
ENGINE by Mario Trejo
ENGINE
Archival Ink-Enamel on Panel
2011
24" x  18" 
Rising Catharsis  by Mario Trejo
Rising Catharsis
Archival pens and enamel on panel
2011
48" x  36"  x 2" 
New Catharsis XIV by Mario Trejo
New Catharsis XIV
Archival Pens/Enamel on Panel
2011
24" x  18" 
Variant Proposal for 5 Million III-DETAIL-( at least one million hand drawn and counted circles)  by Mario Trejo
Variant Proposal for 5 Million III-DETAIL-( at least one million hand drawn and counted circles)
Micron, Enamel, Acylic on wood panel
2010
Dimensions variable
Blue Space by Mario Trejo
Blue Space
Archival Pens-Enamel on Panel
2010
10 " x  8 " 
Study for Dauntless (II) by Mario Trejo
Study for Dauntless (II)
Micron, Enamel, Acylic on wood panel
2010
36 " x  36 "  x 2 " 
Proposal for Five Million ( at least five million hand drawn and counted Idiosyncratic circles)  by Mario Trejo
Proposal for Five Million ( at least five million hand drawn and counted Idiosyncratic circles)
Digital mockup- Proposal for 2010 Great Rivers Biennial
2009
Dimensions variable
One Million ( at least one million hand drawn and counted circles) (Idiosyncratic drawing series)   by Mario Trejo
One Million ( at least one million hand drawn and counted circles) (Idiosyncratic drawing series)
micron, acrylic, gesso on panel
2008
48 " x  108 "  x 2 " 

Artist Statement
   I fabricate the chaos from which the viewer’s eye interprets the macro, the micro, and the epic idiosyncratic. Through the repeated marriage of surface and tool, something emerges from nothing, and I begin to form small universes, each a relic of the arduous performance of repeated gestures. I create to reinforce the un-deniability of my own existence. I create to subvert the impermanence of life.

Physically, my wrist is the fulcrum upon which the marks churn forth, a direct line from the mind to the page. Compositionally, the work is pushed right to the radiant edge where creation becomes destruction. Naturally, this is a practice based on endurance. In an endless quest to harness the sublime power of the infinite, I fall ever short. I accept this as a condition of my limitations even as I continue to push those limitations. My work stands as evidence of both my Quixotic ambitions and Sisyphean labor. The energy embedded in each piece is self-evident.

 

Artist Bio / CV



Mario received his Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute and was chosen from numerous graduating Bay Area artists to be included in Art Benicia's “Cream from the Top Exhibition”.  While attending the San Francisco Art Institute, Mario founded the "Ways and Means Independent Student Exhibition" in 2008.  He formed a group of inspiring art majors, who collaborated with Mario to raised money, designed and produced catalogs and rented and renovated a space for a two month period.   Also within that year, Trejo was awarded a Roots and Divisions Grant via Mildred Howard to build Birdhouses in the Cohen Alley, which were also shown at the luggage store annex. During the "Cream from the Top Exhibition” panel, that was moderated by Kenneth Baker, Mario was able to discuss his own piece of works to the audience.  In 2009 Trejo interned for the curator, Lance Fung, at the the Site Santa Fe 2008 Biennial, “Lucky Number Seven”. In 2009 Trejo was the exhibitions director for the Museum of Pocket Art.  In 2011 Mario was on an experimental painting panel moderated by William Conger.  In 2012 Mario had two Museum shows,  Elmhurst Art Museum and a two part show at the Illinois State Museum.  Later that year Mario became a global artist with the representation of Herringer Kiss Gallery of Calgary Canada and Koki Arts of Tokyo Japan.

CV

Education

2008 M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco ,CA

2005 B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

for show list see mariotrejo.com