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Pablo Calderon

A profound studio presence - debating, laughing, whistling, or explaining his work to patrons - Pablo Calderon (b. 1952, El Salvador) exemplifies the heroic artist’s attitude toward life and method. His art-making is bold, masterfully painting in grand scale, combining saturated hues in broad strokes, exploring color and its possibilities. His paintings of wide-eyed, curly haired muñecas (or "dolls") are imbued with a kind of ambiguity that invites speculation.  He treats another of his favorite subjects, vehicles, playfully, with vivid, elegant depictions of bicycles and large, bird’s­ eye views of trucks flattened out into map-­like abstractions. 

After moving to the US in his late thirties, Calderon joined the Creativity Explored studio in 2002, and has exhibited his artwork nationally and internationally (See below). CB2 selected Calderon’s paintings in designs for a limited edition rug and a pillow. Hear Calderon's story in this video, which premiered at CE's annual gala Art Changes Lives 2016. 

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Samples of Calderon's work





Selected Exhibitions

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

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

2014
They are full of holy..., Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013
Outsider Artists, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA
Outside In: The Art of Inclusion, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Breaking Barriers: Bay Area Artists with Disabilities, Marin Community Foundation Offices, Novato, CA

2012
Fabulous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Mapping this Moment, Cara y Cabezas Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
Calderon: Nine Years in the Making, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
4 Real 4 Faux Animating the Vernacular, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO

2008
INsects INsectos, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Drawing the Line, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Aliens: the Green Ones, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Radiant Spaces: Private Domain, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Heads n' Tails, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA