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Marc Trujillo Works Biography

Education
1994 MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1991 BA, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Awards/Honors
2008 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in Painting, American Academy of Arts and Letters
2001 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
1994 Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Fund Prize, Yale University

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2011 Marc Trujillo Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY
2009 Marc Trujillo: Drive-Thru, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 You Are Here: New Work by Marc Trujillo, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Minor Works, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
2003 The Plainness of Plain Things, Hackett-Freedman Gallery,  San Francisco, CA (also 2001)
2001 Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Also 2000)
1998 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995 Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tim Gleason Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 Our American Life, Hirschl and Alder Modern, New York NY

2014 Variations on Transparency, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Culver City, CA

2013Duets, Hirschl and Alder Modern, New York NY

2013 Panorama: Masters to Modern, Hirschl and Alder Modern, New York NY

2013 ‘Selfish’ Katherine Cone Gallery, Culver City, CA

2013 The Armory Art Fair, Hirschl and Alder Modern, New York NY (also 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
2012 Faces and Places Marc Trujillo and Sean Cheetham, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica
2012 Masterworks: The Best of Hirschl & Adler, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY
2010 Take Five: Hirschl & Adler Welcomes Five New Artists, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York NY CA
2008 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
A View From Here: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Landscapes, The Judson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 California New Old Masters, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
2004 Seeing and Reading; Paintings by Marc Trujillo and cartoon drawings by Chris Ware, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA           Speculative Terrain, , Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA, (traveling exhibition)
2003 Sprawl: New Suburban Landscapes, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA
2001 New Work, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Hackett-Freedman Gallery Artists, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA
Art 2000: Applauding Revolutionary Talent, Millard Sheets Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Gallery Artists, Earl McGarth Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Earl McGarth Gallery, New York, NY Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998 Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1997 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996 Contemporary American Realist Painters, Halls Crown Center,  Kansas City, MO;  Five Painters, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
Selected Bibliography

Radio/Television

Bruce Dickson “Discount Stores and Drive-Thrus: Marc Trujillo Paints North American Purgatory” KCET-TV Los Angeles, CA 2015

Antrese Wood “Savvy Painter Marc Trujillo” Savvy Painter on iTunes, and Stitcher 2014

Lori Apthorp “For Art’s Sake: Marc Trujillo-Painter,” On Networks Los Angeles, CA 2007

 

Online

Phillips, Claire “I Love LA: Marc Trujillo” Artsper Magazine (France) March 2015

Kurtze, Caroline “For Here” iGNANT (Berlin, Germany) May, 2014

Carayon, Anais, “Marc Trujillo, Portfolio”, French Brain Magazine (Paris, France) June2014

Spaulding, Trevor “7 Questions: Marc Trujillo” Painting in LA, April 2013

Seed, John “Marc Trujillo: North American Purgatory” Huffington Post November 2011.
Seed, John “Fast Food Art vs. Slow Food Art” Huffington Post, July 2010
Print Media

Cervantes, Manuel “Posthumanismo” Ultramar Magazine (Mexico City, Mexico) 2015

Sebel, Annie, “Want Fries With That?” Yen Magazine (Austrailia) 2015

Farmer, Shelly, “Marc Trujillo” Exhibition catalog for show at Hirschl & Adler Modern, 2011

“4504 Van Nuys Boulevard (reproduction),” Harper’s Magazine, November, 2008.
Mohseni, Yasmine, “Marc Trujillo,” ARTWORKS, Summer 2008, pp. 36-43.
Frank, Peter, “Achille Perilli/Marc Trujillo,” LA Weekly, 2007.
Rose, Joshua, “Ordinary Into Extraordinary,” American Art Collector, May 2007, pp. 210–215.
Huston, Johnny, “Picks,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 2, 2007, p. 22.
Leaverton, Michael, “Suburban Slumber,” SF Weekly, May 2, 2007, p. 20.
Ware, Chris, Marc Trujillo: You Are Here, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2007.
Buckley, Annie, “Marc Trujillo,” ARTFORUM, October 2007.
Frank, Peter, “Marc Trujillo: “Not Narrative Enough”,” art ltd, November 2007.
Korenblat, Joshua, “Marc Trujillo: Painting Everyday Purgatories,” Articulations, Smithsonian.Com, December 4, 2007.
Ollman, Leah, “Art, Not Attitude,” Los Angeles Times, March 2005.
“6400 Laurel Canyon Boulevard (reproduction),” Harper’s Magazine, March 2004.
Kuspit, Donald, California New Old Masters, Literary Press, 2004.
Pagel, David, “Odd Pairing Provokes Thought,” LA TIMES, October 2004.
Pagel, David, The Plainness of Plain Things: Recent Paintings by Marc Trujillo, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (exhibition catalogue), 2003.
Gangelhoff, Bonnie, “Go Figure,” Southwest Art, November 2003.
Knaff, Devorah L., “Amid the Asphalt, Suburbs Find Green,” The Press–Enterprise, February 2003.
Douglas Bullis, 100 Artists of the West Coast, Schiffer Publishing, 2003.
Tabios, Eileen, “Marc Trujillo: A Wisely Prudent Vision,” My Romance, Giraffe Books, Philippines, 2002.
Frank, Peter, Marc Trujillo: On The Ground, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2001.
Cebulski, Frank, “Marc Trujillo,” Artweek, May 2001.
Sheets, Hillary, “Paradise Lost? Artists Reinvent the Landscape,” ARTnews, March 2001.
Tabios, Eileen, “Marc Trujillo: A Wisely Prudent Vision,” ReviewWest.com, March 2001.
Ollman, Leah, “Only the Lonely,” Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2001.
“Marc Trujillo: There,” Artfacts.Net, October 2001.
Art 2000: Applauding Revolutionary Talent, Millard Sheets Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Carly Berwick, LA Confidential, FoxNews.com, 2000.
New American Paintings, No. 25, Pacific Coast Competition, Juried by Lowery Sims, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, pp. 178–181, 1999.
Trujillo, Marc, The Life and Times of Robert Crumb, Contributory essay, St. Martin’s Press, Chicago, IL, 1998.
Forge, Andrew, Marc Trujillo, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (exhibition catalogue), 1998.
Trujillo, Marc, “Contributory essay,” The Life and Times of Robert Crumb, St. Martin’s Press, Chicago, IL, 1998.
Zevitas, Steven, “Marc Trujillo,” New American Paintings, 1993.

 

Visiting Artist Lectures/Presentations/Critiques

2015 Panel Moderator, “Ensor and the Artists” The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Featured Speaker “Painting in the 21st Century Conference” Natsoulis Gallery, Davis, CA

2014 Juror, Senior Show, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Visiting Artist and Juror for Student Exhibition, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

2007 Mount Royal School of Art | MICA Baltimore, MD

2004 Guest Speaker, Artforum at Pacific Art Foundation, The Pacific Club, Newport Beach, CA

Selected Publications as Author

“Drive-Thru 2” Huffington Post, April 6, 2015

“The Influence of Andrew Forge” Huffington Post, December 5, 2014

“The Influence of William Bailey” Huffington Post, October 13, 2014

“The Upside of Art School” Huffington Post, August 29, 2014

“Why You Need Painting to Say That Painting is Dead” Huffington Post, August 11, 2014

“Sketching at 30,000 Feet” Huffington Post, July 23, 2014

 

Selected Teaching
2000-present Professor of Drawing and Painting at Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
2003 Instructor in Painting at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA Visiting Artist at University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
2000 Drawing Instructor at Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA
1999 Painting Instructor at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Selected Collections
The New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
Radioshack Corporation, Fort Worth, TX.