Rafael Alejandro Alvarado Villota

Artist - Oil on canvas - Spatula - Portraits - Landscapes

EDUCATION

Central University. Quito, Ecuador
Bachelor in Architectural Drawing and Painting
March 8, 1956

Ministery of Education. Bogota, Colombia
Degree of Teacher in Pedagogic High School
August 3, 1979

Secretary of Education. Province of Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Equivalence to a Licentiate in Arts, with the specialty in Architectural Drawing
and Painting
May 12, 1982

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

1966 1990: “Eustaquio Palacios” High School
Cali, Colombia

Full Time Teacher for twenty three years in the subject of Artistic Drawing and Painting
Ranked in the eleventh level of the National Ministery of Education of Colombia, which goes from one to twelve (1 the lowest, 12 the highest)

1999 - 2000: Dieterich School, Aurora (Illinois), USA.
Early child hood Art intructor for preschool teachers, preschool assistants, kindergarten assistans, elementary principals.

1997 - 200 Saint Augustine College, Aurora (Illinois), USA.
Social sciences and humanities department syllabus:
HUM-205 – instructor of history of western art.

Academic affairs:
Art instructor

 

EXHIBITIONS

1951 - 1953 - 1955 - 1956 - 1957 - 1958 - 1959 - 1960 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1970 - 1972 -

1980 - 1984 - 1987 - 1990 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1996 - 1997 - 1999 - 2005 - 2006


Nov.1951: Municipal House, Tulcan, Ecuador.


Main pieces displayed.
Oil Paintings:
“Frozen Volcano”, “Tile Angel”, “Taguando”, “Sunset”, “Huaca”, “Tile Mirror”, “Tile Big Door”, “Tile Rose Bush”, “Tile Bridge”, “Tile Street”.

Water color Paintings:
“The Town Market”, “Landscape”, “Avocado”, “Frailejon”.

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Nov.1953: House of Culture. Tulcan, Ecuador,


Main pieces displayed.
Oil Paintinngs:
“Sunrise”, “Tile Fountain”, “Castalla”, “Pilvaro”, “Bobo River”.

Water color Paintings:
“Chota”, “Juncal”, “Tile Train”, “Tile Station”.

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April 1955: Universitary Exhibition Room. Quito, Ecuador,


Main pieces displayed.
Oil Paintings:
“Tile Road”, “Fragment’, “Tile Door”, “Tile Corner”.


Water color Paintings:
“Tile Load”, “Landscape”, “Carchi”, “Corn Plant”, “Bolivar”.


May 1955: Colonial Art Museum. Quito, Ecuador


Main pieces displayed Oil Paintings:
“Guapulo”, “Sunset”, “Quito”, “Jivaro”, “La Ronda”.

Water color Paintings:
“Moon Night”, “Guallabamba”, “Pichincha”, “La Mann”.

July 1955: Fine Arts Museum. Quito, Ecuador

Main pieces displayed Oil Paintings:
“Saint Francisco”, “La Merced”, “La Ronda Drive”.

Water color Paintings:
“The Door”, “El Sema”, “The Station”, “Lichimba”, “El Hejido”.

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Dec.1956: State Library. Cali, Colombia


Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“Fragment of Quito”, “Depression”, “Marriage”, “Psychosis”, “Black Woman
Eyes”, “Black Soul”, “Slavery”.

Water color Paintings:
“Cali from Sibe”, “Sibe”, “Juanchito Bridge”.

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Feb.1957: National Library. Bogota, Colombia

Main pieces displayed Oil Paintings:
“The road of the Life”, “Countryman Head”, “Del Voto Church Momument”.
Water color Paintings:
“Going up to Monserrate”, “Monserrate”, “Cali from Sibe”, Washerwoman”,

“Cauquita River”, “Bather People”.

April 1957: Coffee Merchant Bank. Bogota, Colombia

Main pieces displayed Oil Paintings:
“Bolivar House”, “Fragment of Bogota”, “The Corner”.

Water color Paintings:
“Funicular”, “Fritangas”, “Loading People”.

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Feb.1958: “Sabana Grande” Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela

Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“Caracas”, “La Guaira”, “Pinto”, “Maguto”, “The Rock”.

Water color Paintings:
“The Beach”, “Bather People”, “Waves”, “Silence”.

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May 1959: Pinto Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela

Main pieces diaplayed Oil Paintings:
“Columbus”, “The Towers”, “The Rail Road”, “Torpella”.
Water color Paintings:
“Misery”, “Walking People”, “The Musician”, “The Orchestra Man”.

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Jan.1960: “El Rincon” Gallery. Panama City, Panama

Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“The Canal”, “The Beach”, “Landscape”, “Colonial Streets”.
Water color Paintings:
“Bather People”, “Waves”, “Boat"

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April 1964: Bolivar Gallery. Quito, Ecuador

Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“El Pichinchatt, “La Merced’t, “Guapulo”, “La Marín”.

Water color Paintings:
“Caldas Street”, “La Alameda”, “El Hejido”, “La Ronda”.

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Aug.1965: Guayas Gallery. Guayaquil Ecuador

Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“Guayas River”, “The Bridge”, “Manglares”, “El Penon”.

Water color Paintings:
“Salinas”, “Liberty”, “Aneon”, “Roca Fuerte Street”.

Oct.1965: Tambaco House. Guayaquil, Ecuador

Main pieces displayed:
Oil Paintings:
“Malecon”, “Babahoyo River”, “Pineapples”, “Rice plants”.

Water color Paintings:
“The Beach”, “Waves”, “Sunrise”, “Liberty”, “The Hole”.

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Nov.1966: The Penon Gallery. Cali, Colombia
Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“The Ortiz Bridge”, “La Merced”, “Melendez”, “Sibe”.
Water color Paintings:
“Juanchito”, “Saint Anthony”, ttSaint Rosa”, “The Hilton Hotel”.

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Jan.1970: Sheraton Hotel. Aruba

Main pieces displayd Oil Paintings:
“Beaches”, “People swimming”, “Saint Nicholas”, “The Caves”.
Water color Paintings:
“Night Landscape”, “Fishers”, “The Harbor”, “The Beach”.

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Mar.1972: Boulevar Gallery. Cali, Colombia
Main pieces displayed Oil Paintings:
“Bolivar”, “The Canal”, “The Towers”, “The Castle”.

Water color Paintings:
“The Town Market”, “The Ship”, “Mile 18”, “The Flowers”.

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Feb.1980: “Eustaqujo Palacios” High School. Cali, Colombia

Main pieces displayed Oil Paintings:
“Sibe in The Night”, “The Star”, “The Gym”, “Break Time”.

Water color Paintings:
“La Delfina”, “Juanchaco”, “Ladrilleros”, “La Bocana”.

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May 1984: The Charco Gailery. Cali, Colombia

Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“The Station”, “La Merced”, “The Cathedral”, “Saint Little Andrew”.
Water color Paintings:
“Cauca River Bridge”, “Washerwomen”, “The Roads”.

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Jan.1987: The Penon Gallery. Cali, Colombia

Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“Popayan”, “Fruit Sellers”, “Landscape”, “Flowers”, “Things”.

Water color Paintings:
“La Merced”, “Saint Anthony”, “The Forest”.

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Dec.1990: Ecuadorian Center. Chicago, USA

Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“Landscapes of Cali”, “Typical Places of Quito”.

Water color Paintings:
“Sunrise”, “The Bridge”, “The Cali River”, “Night Times”.

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Feb.1992: The Penon Gallery. Cali, Colombia

Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings;
“Night Places of Cali”, “Fruits”, “Landscapes”.

Water color Paintings:
“Washerwomen”, “Sibe”, “The Station”, “Juanchito”.

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May 1993: The Central Park. New York, USA

Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“Quito Streets”, “People Swiniming”, “Compositions”.
Water color Paintings:
“The Cauca River, “The Farm, “Big Doors”, “Buenaventura”.

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Aug.1994: The Penon Gallery. Cali, Colombia

Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“Night Places of Cali”, “Flowers Compositions”.

Water color Paintings:
“Ladrilleros”, “La Bocana”, “Forests”, “The Birds”

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April 1996: “The Electric Print” Gallery. Chicago, USA

Main pieces displayed
Oil Paintings:
“Tumaco Indians”, “Mother Forest”, “The Lonely Foot”, “ Scarecrow

July 1996: University of Illinois at Chicago, “Art of IberoAmerica II”. Chicago, USA

Pieces displayed in a collective exhibition for selected Latin American artists:

Oil Paintings:
“Guagua Negro”, “Rooster of Passion”

Sep.1996: “ARTSCAPE Hyde Park ‘96”. Chicago, USA

Piece displayed for a judge competition:
“My Neighborhood”. One of the four winning pieces, with a “Honorable Mention”.

Oct.1996: The Smart Museum. Chicago, USA


Awarding Reception. Piece displayed: “My Neighborhood”.
Nov.1996: Saint Augustin College. Aurora (Illinois), USA

Seminar of Art and Exhibition
Main pieces displayed:
“Motner Forest”, “Roots”, “Landscapes”, “Compositions”, “Flowers.

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Mar. 1999: Dieterich School, Aurora (Illinois), USA.
Early child hood Art intructor for preschool teachers, preschool assistants, kindergarten assistans, elementary principals.

Mar. 1997 Saint Augustine College, Aurora (Illinois), USA.
Social sciences and humanities department syllabus:
HUM-205 – instructor of history of western art.

Academic affairs:
Art instructor

July 1997 Chapel of Saint Augustine Colege, Chicago (Illinois), USA..
Special works:
Big paint of the “Virgin of Guadalupe”, 10’6” x 7’2.5” (3.2 x 2.2 meter),
Carved oil to spatula and gold on canvas.

Big paint of “Saint Augustine”, 8’10” x 6’0” (2.7 x 1.83 meter).
Carved oil to spatula and gold on canvas.

Sculpture “Christ crucified” 7’3” x 6’ (2.2 x 1.83 meter),
Carved wood and plaster with gold.

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