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Guillermo Bert - Bio


  • Based: Santiago, Chile
  • Born: 1959
  • Education Bachelor in Fine Arts, Catholic University of Santiago, Chile1980. Advanced studies courses, Otis Parsons School of Design, LA CA 1985.

Public Projects / Grants and Awards

  • 2006   Museum of Latin American Art MoLAA, Art Competition, special award, LB, CA.
  • 2005   NOHO Art District, sandblasted glass mural, CRA Community Redevelopment Agency, North Hollywood CA.
  • 2003   NOHO PROJECT, Permanent outdoor Sculpture, CRA Community Redevelopment Agency, NoHo CA.
  • 1993   1993-1994 Project Grant, City of Lost Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department.
  • 1990   LACE Project Artist?s Grant, Rockefeller Foundation / National Endowment of the Arts.
  • 1990   Project Grant, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles CA.
  • 1982   Young Talent Award, National Museum of Arts, Santiago, Chile.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2008   Gallery 415, ?Bar Codes: Branding America?. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2005   "Poetry and Art" One visual artist, two poets. Wanda Coleman, Ambert Tamblyn, Beyond Baroque, Venice CA
  • 1998   "The Archaeology of Guillermo Bert, a Ten Years' Retrospective", from the series "Visions" Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes CA.
  • 1997   "Works on Paper," Desert Art Source, Palm Desert CA.
  • 1996   "Off the Wall" Artissimo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
    Gail & Michael Collection & Gallery, Studio City CA.
  • 1992   "Toxic Landscape" Artspace Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA.
  • 1990   "Altar/Temple: Recycling Social Images", Los Angeles Theater Center, L.A., CA.
  • 1987   Otis/Parson school of design, "A Voice From The South," LA, CA.
  • 1980   Catholic University of Santiago, Chile, Goethe Institute, "Recent Drawings," Chile.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2008 Expo, arte al Limite ?08. Curated exhibition by international panel; Santiago, Chile. 
  • 2007 ?Flow?, Miami, Florida. One of the events concurrent with Art Basel. 
    Art Santa Fe- international art exhibition; Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
    I-5 Gallery. Small works; Los Angeles, CA. 
    Museum of Latin American Art, curated exhibition/auction, Long Beach, CA. 
  • 2006 San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego. ?Paper Traces?, works on paper from the permanent collection. 
    Architectural Design Museum, Los Angeles. An exhibition titled, ?What happened to peace?? Political show. 
    Museum of Latin American Art MoLAA, curated exhibition / auction, Long Beach CA.
    Gallery C, Los Angeles Show, special invitation, Santa Monica CA
    "The New Normalcy": Artists examine the post 9-11 world. The Passion Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
    TRACK 16 Gallery, "Venice Art Walk & Auction", Venice CA.
  • 2005 "The Brewery comes to the Art Center", Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Cal State Channel Islands, CA
    "Los Angeles Show," Barker Hangar, special invitation, Santa Monica CA
    "Demise of Democracy" A national show curated by Peter Clothier. Orange County Center for Contemporary Art OCCCA, OC, CA. 
    "Summer Heat" G. Bert, Reuben Munoz, Llyn Foulkes. LA Sites Fine Art, LA, CA. 
    "20/20 Visions". I-5 Gallery, LA, CA.
    "New Erotic" SoHo Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA 
    "Chilean Art in Los Angeles", Ebell Theatre, organized by the Latin American committee with the support of Chilean Consulate, LA CA
    "Grand Sumo Tournament": A group of Sumo related pieces. International Sumo Tournament, Mandalay Bay Casino, Nevada LV
    "Angel's Night" : Art Auction for the Mark Taper Forum. Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2004 "Los Angeles Show," Barker Hangar, special invitation, Santa Monica CA
    ?Art Walk Fall 04? Brewery Studio open house, Los Angeles, CA
    "Democracy": Curated National Exhibit. Angel's Gate, San Pedro, CA
    "Preview": Group exhibition of the Brewery residents. Small work on paper. I-5 Gallery LA CA.
    "Venice Art Walk", Venice CA 
    "Kioki Gallery" Squwa Valley, CA
  • 2003 "Aye in LA": photo exhibition, I Five Gallery, Los Angeles CA
    "Art Walk Fall 03" Brewery Studio open house, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2001 "Master and Contemporary Latin American Art," Louis Stern Fine Arts West L.A., CA
    "MADE IN CALIFORNIA," County Museum of Art, Mail Art Competition
  • 1999 Luckman Gallery "The Labyrinth of Multitude"Cal State L.A., Los Angeles, CA. 
    BGH / Boritzer Gray Humano "Summer Show" Santa Monica, CA.
  • 1998 Blue gallery Palm Desert, CA. 
  • 1996 USC Fisher Gallery "Intersecting Identities", Los Angeles, CA. 
    Texas Museum of Art, Corpus Christi, Texas 
    DADA Show, Los Angeles, CA.
    Full Moon Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1995 Armand Hammer Museum, Westwood, CA.
    Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.
    L.A. Photography Center ?Echo Maya? L.A., CA. 
    Spring Street Gallery Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1994 Far Bazaar at the Bingo Building Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
    The Brewery Complex. Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
    DOWNTOWN Gallery, Through the Eye of Mother Nature, Olvera St. Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1993 Downtown Lives, Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
    L.A. Festival Leimert Park / African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA., International Puerto Rico Bi-Annual, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 1992 Director?s Guild of America, "Art Speaks by Itself" West Los Angeles, CA. 
  • 1991 Biola University, Downey, CA. 
    San Diego Museum of Art, "Latin American Drawings Today" San Diego, CA.
    Director?s Guild of America, West Los Angeles, CA. 
  • 1990 OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE, "5 Chilean Artists" Eagle Rock, CA. 
    SELF HELP Graphics, Atelier Show. Los Angeles, CA.
    SPARC Mural Designs Exhibition, Venice CA.
    Macondo Espacio Cultural, "Different Visions: Only One America" L.A., CA.
  • 1989 CAL-TEC POMONA Contemporary Latin American Artists, Pomona, CA. 
    0-1 Gallery, "The Best of the West" Los Angeles, CA.
    Williams Lamb Gallery, Long Beach, CA.
  • 1988 Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, "Current Arrivals" New York, NY.
    Downey Museum of Art, "New tradition" Downey, CA.
  • 1987 Los Angeles City College, "Artist Call: Recall." Los Angeles, CA., 
    Orlando Gallery, Group Show, Sherman Oaks, CA. 
  • 1986 B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
    Barnsdall Art Park, "Only on L.A." Los Angeles, CA.,
    Ivey Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1981 National Museum of Art, Santiago, Chile
    Fine Art Museum of San Carlos, D.F. Mico
  • 1981 Valparaiso Museum of Art, International Bi-annual Santiago, Chile.
  • 1979 Valparaiso Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Chile.


  • 1995 "Garden of Hope" Esperanza Elementary School, LA, CA., Sponsored by the L.A . Alliance
  • 1994 "From Generation to Generation" Valley Cities Jewish Community Center, Van Nuys, CA.
  • 1993 Boys and Girls Club, funded by LA.. LINK. Pico Rivera, CA.
    1990 "Seed of Illusions," Painted through the Social and Public Art Resource Center, Echo Park, CA. Chile.
  • 1990 "Seed of Illusions," Painted through the Social and Public Art Resource Center, Echo Park, CA.

    Articles & Reviews Cal State Channel Islands Highlights, Los Angeles Times Calendar Weekend, April 7, 2005

    " Living Arts", by Lucinda Michele Knapp, Cover Story: LA Alternative Press, October 1, 2003. 

    "Art on Tap," by Sharon Ross, The Sun, October 7, 2000. 

    "The Urban Archeology: Guillermo Bert Peels Posters and Paints Layers to Unveil a City?s Secrets," by Sergio Munoz, Art Connoisseur, Fall 2000. 

    ?Wrestling with the Past in the Present,? by William Wilson, Los Angeles Times, Calendar, October 1, 1998. 

    ?Guillermo Bert at the Palos Verdes Art Center,? by Mary-Kay Lombino, Artweek, October 1998. 

    ?Guerrillero: Urbano,? by Victoria Infante, La Opinion, Espectaculos, pp. 1E, 
    12 E., September 11, 1998. 

    Cover Review, Lighthouse, October 16, 1997. 

    ?For Local Artist, Everything New is Old Again,? Daily News, p. 30, 
    November 15, 1996. 

    ?Transitory Nature of Posters Humbles Superimposed Oil,? by Josef Woodward, 
    Los Angles Times, October 10, 1996. 

    ?Visiones de la Sociedad Contemporanea: Los Paisajes Toxicos de Guillermo Bert,?
    by Peter Frank, La Opinion, Encuento, pp 1E, 4E, January 3, 1993.

    ?Visions of Troubled Times,? by Nancy Kapitanoff, Los Angeles Times, p. 6., 
    January 8, 1993. 

    ?Preliminary Open Festival List Shows a Happy Hodgepodge,? by Shauna Snow, 
    Los Angeles Times, 1991. 

    ?Revelaciones Sociales: El Arte de Guillermo Bert,? by Shifra Goldman, 
    La Opinion. Panormama Dominical, pp. 8-9. September 30, 1990.

    ?Bert?s Artistic Accent is on Contemporary Chaos,? by Daryl Miller, Daily 
    News, p 48, July 17, 1987. 

    ?The Unseen Work of Hispanic Artists,? by Daryl Miller, Arts and Entertainment, Daily News, pp 15 ? 16, June 9, 1987.  


    Books ?Social Illuminations: The Art of Guillermo Bert,? in Dimension of the America: Art and Social Change in Latin America and the United States by Shifra Goldman. University of Chicago Press, 1993. 

    Chicano and Latino Artists of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, in cooperation with the Department of Photography of Santa Monica College, 1988


    ?The Third Center of the World,? in The Labyrinth of Multitude: Contemporary Latin American Artists in Los Angeles, by Susana Bautista. (Catalog of exhibition of six Latin American Artists). The Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles, September 24, 1999-November 6, 1999. 

    ?The Urban Archeology of Guillermo Bert,? by Mark Schultz, in Visions, the Archeology of Guillermo Bert: Vestiges of a Disposable Culture. (Catalog of Retrospective of Paintings, 
    installations and digital art, 1990-1998). Palos Verdes Art Center, August 15-October 9, 1998.

    ?A Conversation with Guillermo Bert? in Intersecting Identities: Senas de Identidad by Jennifer Jaskowiak. (Catalog of Exhibition, November 20, 1996-February 8, 1997). Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, 1997. 

    ?The Eco-Logic of Guillermo Bert,? by Peter Frank, in Toxic Landscape. (Catalog of 
    installations, paintings, and drawings, January 5-January 13, 1993). Artspace Gallery, 1993. 

    Latin American Drawings Today, edited by Mary Stofflet. (Catalog with essays). San Diego Museum of Art. 1991.

    ?Social Illuminations: The Art of Guillermo Bert,? by Shifra Goldman, in Altar/Temple: Recycling Social Images. (Catalog of installation, September 7-October 28, 1990). Los Angeles Theater Center. 1990.

    ?L.A. L.A.: The Creation of a City Through Visual Images,? by Margarita Nieto, in LA LA: Los Angeles Latino Artists (Catalog of paintings, February 25-April 8, 1989), The Pico House,1989. 

    ?Current Arrivals? in Current Arrivals (Catalog of Group Exhibition, July 15-August 10, 1988). Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York City, New York, 1988. 

    ?A Voice from the South,? by Shifra Goldman, in A Voice From the South (Catalog for One Man Show). Otis Parsons Dchool of Design, 1987. 

    Only LA: Contemporary Variations (Catalog of Exhibition of 27 Los Angeles Artists). Barnsdall Park, September 1985. 

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