MARQUÉS DE JADRAQUE

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Marqués de Jadraque is the pseudonym of Miguel Angel Garcia. Since the early 80s the "Marqués de Jadraque" group is providing creative ideas and solutions to the cities of Barcelona and Madrid. The name is based on the "Carrer de Jadraque" of Barcelona, the street where he lived and painted in those years, when he was studying painting at the Royal Artistic Circle and the Free School of the Mediterranean. It all started with a final year job, namely a self-portrait in pajamas, acrylic and charcoal on paper, titled "Portrait of the Marquis de Jadraque". Miguel thereafter adopted the name to sign his work.

Marqués de Jadraque es el pseudónimo de Miguel Angel García. Desde principios de los 80 el grupo “Marquesado de Jadraque” se ha dedicado a aportar ideas creativas a las ciudades de Barcelona y Madrid. El nombre está basado en el  “Carrer de Jadraque” de Barcelona, calle donde Miguel vivía y tenia el estudio en aquellos años cuando cursaba sus estudios de pintura en el Real Círculo Artístico y la Escuela Libre del Mediterráneo. Todo empezó con un trabajo de fin de curso, concretamente un autoretrato en pijama, acríclico en carbón sobre papel, titulado “Retrato del Marqués de Jadraque”, a partir de entonces Miguel adoptó el nombre para firmar su obra. 

EDUCATION:
2003-2004 Bronze Casting, OTIS College of Art and Design. Los Ángeles
California Digital Imaging, OTIS College of Art and Design. Los Ángeles, California
1981-1986 Drawing &Painting, Escuela Libre del Mediterraneo (J.Torrens Llado), Barcelona, Spain.
1981-1984 Life Drawing &Painting, Real Circulo Artistico de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
1976-1979 Sculpture, Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artisticos, Palencia, Spain.
1971-1979 Drawing, Painting & Composition, Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artisticos, Palencia, Spain.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2005 Clotheslines. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong.
2005 Tendales. Marion Meyer Gallery, Laguna Beach. California.
2003 Schaverman Library Gallery, El Camino College, Los Angeles, California
2003 My beautiful Hong Kong, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
2003 Cartoon Network studios, Burbank, California
2002 People in line, Marion Meyer Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
2002 People in line, AZ Productions Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2001 Windows, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Paintings, Marion Meyer Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
2001 People in line, Galeria Alberto Misrachi, Mexico D.F.
2000 Coffee Cops, Marion Meyer Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
1999 Clothes Line Installation, AZ Productions Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1998 Recent Works, St. Louis Artist´ Guild at Oak Knoll, San Louis, Missouri
1997 Black and Wite, Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1996 Hotel Nikko, Galeria Alberto Misrachi, Mexico D.F.
1996 Paintings, Casa de Tilly, Hong Kong
1993 Clothes line Installation, Landscape of United States, Ca´Brea Restaurant, Los Angeles, California
1992 Landscape and Bodegones, Cultural Center, Diputacion Provincial de Palencia, Palencia , Spain
1992 Coffee Cups, Ca´Brea Restaurant Exhibit in conjuntion with American Cancer Society. Los Angeles, California
1991 Galeria J.C. Silve, Valle de Bravo, Mexico
1991 Galeria Alberto Misrachi, Mexico D.F.
Vertigo Club, Los Angeles, California
1988 Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de America, U.S. Grand Hotel, San Diego, California
Quinto centenario del Descubrimiento de America, MGM Studios, Culver City, California
1988 Quinto centenario del Descubrimiento de America, Hotel Roosevelt, Hollywood, California
1988 Improvisation, comedy Club, Los Angeles, California
1988 Vertigo Club, Los Angeles, California
1987 L.A.´s Spanish heritage, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA.
1987 Rogers on Rodeo Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
1983 Portraits, Salon Piti Hall, Hemosillo, Sonora, Mexico
1981 Bodegones, Galeria Caja Central de Avila, Avila, España
1980 Retratos, Bodegones y Paisajes, Delegacion de cultura, Palencia, España
1979 Bodegones, Galeria Sala Borja, Valladolid, España

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS.
Apostolic Palace, Vatican City, Italy
Fundacion Diaz Caneja, Palencia, España
Spain 92 Foundation, Washington D.C, USA
Bilingual Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, California
Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles, California
Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, California
National Tourist Office of Spain, Los Angeles, California
Banco Exterior de España, Los Angeles, Califonia
Hospitl Infantil Federico Gomez, Mexico D.F.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2015 “SELF”- Portraits of Artists in their Absence. NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM, NY.
2013 FOR & ABOUT: Art & Reactions to Superstorm Sandy. Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, NY.
2012 Transformer, Corcoran Gallery Of Art, Washington D.C.
2005 Plural View. Studio 18, Los Angeles, California.
2003 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, New York
2002 Yellowstone Art Museum, Small works auction
1996 Sculpture Choc Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CaliforniaWAR
1996 Jackie Kodner Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
1996 USC, Town and Gown Hall.
1992 Alberto Misrachi Gallery, Mexico D.F., Mexico
1989 Q Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1988 Galerie Michelangelo, Las Vegas, Nevada
1987 La Pallete Gallery, Los Angeles,California
1987 Bruch Gallery, Los Angeles, California

AWARDS:
1999 Local Hero of the Year Award Hispanic Heritage month. KCET and Union Bank of California

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
2003 A lasting impression, Kavita Daswani South China Post, Hong Kong, June 22
2002 South China Morning Post, Oct.19, Hong KongArtScene, Sep. The Monthly Digest to Art in Southern California
Laguna News-Post, Roberta Carasso Aug.1, Laguna Beach, California
2001 Hong Kong Magazine, Clare Tyrrel Oct. 19, Hong Kong
2000 Mural, Alejandra Perez Bernal. El Universal, Mexico D.F. Nov.1
1999 Jose Fuentes-Salinas, La Opinion, Los Angeles, California, Sep 8
1996 Sunday Morning Post Magazine, Hong Kong, June 2
1995 Juan Rodriguez, La Opinion, Los Angeles, California, Sep. 8
1994 Ana Cecilia Romero, Vogue, Mexico, August
Patricia Lortia, La sencillez de la linea, Epoca, Mexico, Jul.25
Carmen Rosas, El Universal, Mexico, June 19
Rutely Conde, Los Angeles Times, Nuestro Tiempo, Aug.24
Adela Salinas, Reforma, Mexico, June 16
Ana M. Lonsi, Excelsior, Mexico, June 15
Novedades , Mexico, June 27
1992 tano, El Diario Palentino, España, Sep 10
J.A. Mellado, Alerta, España, Sep 10
1990 Juana Vera, El Mundo Magazine, España, Aug. 26
A contrast of Cultures, Hispanic American Family, Sumer, USA
Juan C. Napel, La Opinion, Los Angeles June 13
1989 Images of Prophecy, The Book, Los Angeles, February
1988 Mino Moral, El Norte de Castilla, España, July 3
1987 Artist Creates a View of L.A. to Put before the King, Nikki Finke,
Los Angeles Times, Aug. 14
Alicia Alarcon, La Opinion, Aug. 22
1982 Tomas Herrera, El Diario Palentino, Nov.4

COMISSIONS:
2000 Mexico D.F. Mural, Hospital Infantil “ Federico Gomez”,Titulo “Afecto”
1990 Chevron, Promotion for WORLD CUP Soccer, Italy
1988 Spain 1992 Poster Collection by National Tourist Office of Spain, Los Angeles, California
1988 Promotional Painting for FIESTA BROADWAY, by KMEX-TV (Channel 34) Los Angeles, California
1987 14 Paintings, Spain´s Cultural Heritage on the Southland, by National Tourist Office of Spain, Los Angeles, California
1983 Portraits, Summer, Ciutat del Vaticano, Italy
1982 Portrait of H.H. Pope John Paul II by Casa de Santiago, Cultural Foundation, Barcelona, Catalunya