Muñoz Vera

“I paint the universe of men, of objects, and of their surroundings. I paint scenes that fly over the world as if they were loose pages from an imaginary travel journal that unavoidably feel real.”

Born in Chile, Guillermo Muñoz Vera (B. 1956) is best well-known as a Realist artist that actively combines his artistic expertise with theoretical studies.. He is considered one of the greatest examples for the genre of New Spanish Realism and has shared a gallery with various founders of the North American hyperrealist and photorealist movement. (Read More)

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He graduated in Fine Arts with a distinction in Painting and a scientific thesis titled, “Light, Vision and Matter,” which he obtained the highest distinction. In 1979, he held his first solo exhibition in Chile with the sponsorship of the Ministry of Education entitled “Trabajos de Oficio.” After traveling to Madrid to complete his academic training he was appointed to the position at the University of Chile as Adjunct Professor of the Chair of Drawing.By 1980, Muñoz Vera returned to Spain, furthering his studies and traveling throughout Europe. Officially setting in Madrid, he began connecting with various galleries and dealers, participating in numerous individual and group exhibitions and contemporary art fairs, mainly in Germany, Italy, the United States and Spain.

As he further established his place in the artwork, he amassed critical success and the text for his first monographic book was written by chief curator of the Prado Museum Matías Días Padrón, an expert in 17th Century Flemish and Dutch painting.

With a fondness for teaching, Muñoz Vera created ARAUCO (Arte y Autores Contemporáneos) alongside artist Carmen Spínola. This is a project that actively collaborates in the management and sponsorship of non-profit educational and cultural activities, with the creation of teaching workshops, Visual Arts competitions, exhibitions, summer courses and study grants for young painters.

Presently, he lives in Spain.

MEDIA & PROJECTS

Solo Exhibitions 

2018

  • Analogies & Dichotomies. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Guillermo Muñoz Vera. Casa del Temple, Museo; Toledo, Spain

2016

  • Muñoz Vera: Virtuous Game. Galería Duque Arango. Trujillo Collection; Guadalajara, México
  • Muñoz Vera: S@PERE AVDE Project. Lycée Molière; Brussels, Belgium

2015

  • Muñoz Vera, Paintings [2008 – 2015]. Pictorial Images from the Discrepancy. Museum Universitat d’Alacant; Alicante, Spain

2014

  • The Light of the Alhambra. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • South Seas: Beyond the Columns of Hercules. Galería Ansorena; Madrid, Spain

2011

  • Terra Australis Incognita. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Terra Australis Incognita. Galería Aninat; Santiago, Chile

2010

  • Chile 2010: Earthquake & Tsunami of the Bicentennial. Serrano 27; Madrid, Spain

2009

  • Arawaka Maipure Orinoquia: La Gran Sabana Venezolana. Serrano 27; Madrid, Spain

2008

  • A Propósito del Agua [2001 – 2008]. Universal Expo Zaragoza 2008: “Water and sustainable development.” Sala Cajalón; Zaragoza, Spain

2007

  • Realidad[es] Española[s]. Galería Ansorena; Madrid, Spain
  • 8 Days in Havana: Oil paintings and Digital Stills [2006-2007]. Gary Nader Fine Art; Miami, USA.

2005

  • Forum Gallery Introduction: Guillermo Muñoz Vera. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Forum Gallery Introduction: Guillermo Muñoz Vera. Forum Gallery; Los Angeles, USA
  • Travel Journal: Preparatory Studies for the Murals of Chile Today. Fundación Telefónica; Santiago, Chile
  • Travel Journal: Preparatory Studies for the Murals of Chile Today. Pinacoteca de la U. de Concepción; Concepción, Chile
  • Travel Journal: Chilean Landscapes. Galería Isabel Aninat; Santiago, Chile
  • Travel Journal: Chilean Landscapes. Galería Ansorena; Madrid, Spain  

2004

  • Guillermo Muñoz Vera [2002–2004]. Gary Nader Fine Art; Miami, USA

2002

  • Muñoz Vera. Levy Galerie; Hamburg, Germany

2001

  • Guillermo Muñoz Vera: Modern in Form, Ancient in Soul. Galleria Marieschi; Milan, Italy
  • Muñoz Vera. Gary Nader Fine Arte; Miami, USA

2000

  • Muñoz Vera [1973-2000]. Anthological Exhibition. Excmo. Ayto. de Madrid, Centro Cultural de la Villa; Madrid, Spain

1998

  • Muñoz Vera. Galería Isabel Aninat; Santiago, Chile

1997

  • Muñoz Vera.Susan Aberbach Fine Art; New York, USA

1996

  • Muñoz Vera [1993-1996]. Galería Ansorena; Madrid, Spain
  • Muñoz Vera: Still Life [1995-1996]. Gary Nader Fine Art; Miami, USA

1994

  • Muñoz Vera: Drawings [1983-1994]. Espacio Caja Burgos; Burgos, Spain

1993

  • Muñoz Vera: OILS AND DRAWINGS [1982-1993]. Galería Jalón; Zaragoza, Spain  

1990

  • Muñoz Vera. Galería Ansorena. Madrid, Spain

1988

  • Muñoz Vera: Still Life Oil Paintings & Pastels. Galerie Redies; Düsseldorf, Germany

1987

  • Muñoz Vera: Gering – Kulenkampff. Galerie für Realismus; Frankfurt, Germany  

1986

  • Yesterday – Madrid – Now. Asamblea de Madrid; Madrid, Spain   

1979

  • Muñoz Vera: Crafts, Drawings, and Paintings [1975 – 1979]. Sala Manuel Montt. Ministry of Education; Santiago, Chile 
 

Collective Expositions:

2019   

  • Art on Paper Fair. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Natural History. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Art Market San Francisco Fair; Forum Gallery. New York, USA
  • Linden Frederick & Seven Contemporary Guest Artists. Haynes Galleries; Nashville, USA

2018   

  • Gary Nader Spring – Summer Art Show. Gary Nader Art Centre; Miami, USA
  • Madrid in its Contemporary Scenes.Museo de Arte Contemporáneo; Madrid, Spain
  • Chicago Expo. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Seattle Art Fair. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Texas Contemporary. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • There`s Still Life! Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Nader Contemporary Photo Show, Approaching Photography. Gary Nader Art Centre; Miami, USA
  • Masters from Mexico to Chile. Gary Nader Art Centre; Miami, USA
  • Ransom Gallery; London, England

2017

  • Seattle Art Fair. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Expo Chicago. Forum Gallery; New York, USA

2016

  • Visionary Artists of the 21st Century. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Art Market San Francisco. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Seattle Art Fair. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Expo Chicago. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Realism in Spain 50 Years. Sala Baluarte. Tres Cantos. Ansorena; Madrid, Spain
  • The Lapada Art & Antiques Fair. Lucy B Campbell Fine Art; London, England

2015

  • Expo Chicago Art Fair. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Art Market San Francisco. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • The Lapada Art & Antiques Fair. Lucy B Campbell Fine Art; London, England

2014

  • The Nude Man: Dimensions of Masculinity starting from the 1800’s. Museo de las Artes. [MUSA] Universidad de Guadalajara; Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Three Chilean Cervantes: Jorge Edwards (1999), Gonzalo Rojas (2003) y Nicanor Parra (2011). Instituto Cervantes; Madrid, Spain
  • Miami Project Art Fair. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Spring Masters New York. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Texas Contemporary. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Painting & Sculpture. Lucy B Campbell Fine Art; London, England

2013

  • The Armory Show. Forum Gallery; New York, USA

2012

  • Forum Gallery; New York, USA

2011

  • The Art of the Nude.Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente; Madrid, Spain
  • The Armory Show. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • The Art of the Nude. Centro de Arte Bancaja; Castellón, Spain

2010

  • The Art of the Nude. Centro Cultural San Marcos; Toledo, Spain
  • Les Rèalises Espagnol. Galeríe Tamènaga; Paris, France

2009

  • Platonic Ideal. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Art Chicago. Galería La Ribera; Murcia, Spain
  • Latin American Painters. Galería AMS Marlborough; Santiago, Chile
  • Insights on Still Life: From Matisse & Picasso to Botero & Muñoz Vera; Gary Nader Fine Art; Miami, USA

2008

  • Galería Ansorena; Madrid, Spain
  • Haute Living. Gary Nader Fine Art; Miami, USA

2007   

  • La Escuela de Chinchón. Sala Amàrica, Diputación Foral de Navarra; Vitoria, Spain
  • ART DC Washington. Galería La Ribera; Murcia, Spain
  • Realismus in Spanien. Panorama Museum; Bad Frankenhausen, Germany
  • Hispanidad: Muñoz Vera e la Scuola di Chinchon.Galleria 44; Turín, Italy

2006   

  • Spaces. Galería Ansorena; Madrid, Spain
  • Latin American Modern and Contemporary Art. Gary Nader Fine Art; Miami, USA

2005   

  • Art Miami. Galería Ansorena; Madrid, Spain
  • Tetralogía della Natura: Terra. Galleria Marieschi; Milan, Italy
  • The Art Show. Forum Gallery; New York, USA
  • Looking Is Not Enough: The Collection of the Superior Council of Sports. Centre d’Art i Creació Ses Voltes; Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • The Greater Valley: The Collection of the Superior Council of Sports. Museo de Adra; Almeria, Spain

2004   

  • Muñoz Vera and the School of Chinchón. Plus One Plus Two Galleries; London, England
  • Knot. Galleria Forni; Bologna, Italy
  • ArteFiera, Bolonia. Galleria Marieschi; Milan, Italy
  • Tetralogía della Natura: Fuoco. Galleria Marieschi; Milan, Italy
  • Realisms. Castellana Art Gallery; Madrid & Barcelona, Spain
  • Painted Word: 70 Gazes Over Madrid. Sala de las Alhajas, Fundación Caja Madrid; Madrid, Spain
  • Art Chicago; Chicago, USA
  • Medioevo Prossimo Ventura. Palazzo Pretorio; Prato, Italy
  • Les Réalistes Espagnols: Une Outre Réalité. Tamenaga Gallery; Paris, France
  • Image of a Centennial. Chilean and Spanish Painters illustrate Neruda. Museo de América; Madrid, Spain

2003

  • Arte Fiera, Bolonia. Galleria Marieschi; Milan, Italy
  • Tetralogía della Natura: Acqua. Galleria Marieschi; Milan, Italy
  • Latin American Masters. Gary Nader Fine Art; Miami, USA
  • V Pintemos Juntos 2003. Museo Pedro de Osma; Lima, Peru
  • Muñoz Vera and the School of Chinchón: The Constructivist Paradigm. Kur Gallery; San Sebastián, Spain

2002

  • Arte Fiera, Bolonia. Galleria Marieschi; Milan, Italy
  • New Spanish Realism. Galleria Marieschi; Milan, Italy
  • The Art of the Nude. Traveling Exhibition; Madrid, Cuenca, Toledo & Valdepeñas, Spain
  • Guillermo Muñoz Vera e la Scuola di Chinchón. Galleria Marieschi; Milan, Italy

2001

  • Art Miami. Gary Nader Fine Art; Miami, USA
  • Galería Levy; Madrid, Spain
  • Arte Fiera, Bolonia. Galleria Marieschi; Milan, Italy
  • Arte BA, Buenos Aires. Gary Nader Fine Art; Miami, USA
  • The Water. Galería Ansorena; Madrid, Spain
  • Selección de Piezas, Christie’s. Palacio de Saldaña; Madrid, Spain
  • FIAC, París. Levy Galerie; Hamburg, Germany
  • Art Cologne, Colonia. Levy Galerie; Hamburg, Germany
  • UEE Collection. Centro Cultural Casa de Vacas; Madrid, Spain

2000

  • Secrets of the Nude. Museum of Fine Arts; Jaén, Almería, Spain
  • Secrets of the Nude. Fundación Caja Vital Kutxa; San Sebastián, Spain
  • Arte Fiera. Galleria Marieschi; Bologna, Italy
  • Human and Urban Landscape. AT Kearney; Madrid, Spain
  • Shapes for the XXI Century. Ansorena Arte. Alfonso XI; Madrid, Spain
  • Five Realistic Perspectives and a Meeting Point. Galería Ansorena; Madrid, Spain