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José Nuñez

José Nuñez (b. 1945, El Salvador) uses a simple, assured stroke to delineate the shapes of his subjects, which he often repeats or elongates to fill the picture plane, giving his work a complex graphic arrangement. The flora and fauna of his beloved El Salvador occupy a large portion of his attention, his work often depicting memories from time spent alone in the countryside taking care of his family's cows. Out of those memories also come artistic investigations of mythological subjects like cadejo, a shadow dog that hunts at night and used to terrify him. Nuñez sometimes collaborates with Mirian Munguia, drawing plants and figures on textiles, which she then embroiders. 

Nuñez joined the Creativity Explored studio shortly after moving to California in 1996, and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally (See below). In 2011 CB2 chose Nuñez's work to adorn a complete set of bedding.

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Samples of Nuñez's work





Selected Exhibitions

2017
E FOR EVERYONE, San Francisco Peephole Cinema, San Francisco, CA
Black White, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2016
Celebrating a Vision: Art and Disability, SFO Museum , San Francisco Airport Terminal 3 Departures - Level 2 - Post-Security

2015
Here, There and Everywhere, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2014
Elemental Renditions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2013
Outside In: The Art of Inclusion, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
For the Birds, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
Palomas Plantas y Figuras, Brett McDowell, Dunedin, New Zealand
4 Real 4 Faux Animating the Vernacular, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO

2007
Shadowshine, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Radiant Spaces: Private Domain, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Gesture, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Dialogue Project at Funabashi Cure Gallery, Funabashi Cure Gallery, Funabashi, Japan