ABOUT THE ARTIST
The reality of our day to day existence can be very complex. Painting in a narrative tradition gives me the opportunity to contemplate and channel my experience as a contemporary Mexican American, husband, father, and other public and private modes of identity. My work explores the tensions within faith, relationships, work, and artistry. Portraiture is an important extension to my practice. It is a way to enoble those in my immediate world and stay engaged with the human countenance; keeping my focus on relatable topics and historical themes.
2019 MFA (candidate) in Painting, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, (expected May 2020)
2013 BFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
GRANTS, AWARDS, RECOGNITION:
2018 The XL Catlin Art Prize and Traveling Exhibition Finalist. Exhibition Jury: Ian Alteveer (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Jennie Goldstein (Whitney Museum), Laura Hoptman (MoMA), and Kara Vander Weg (Gagosian Gallery).
2018 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Québec
2017 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Québec
2014 Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.
EXHIBITIONS: SOLO, GROUP, JURIED:
2017 Eyes on Us: Larry Madrigal and Tyler Griese, New City Studio, Phoenix, Arizona
2016 Larry Madrigal: Works on Paper, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art Container Galleries, Phoenix, Arizona. November 18 - December 11.
2019 The Body Politic, Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona.
2018 Expulsion, Fine Art Complex, Tempe, Arizona.
2018 Olio, Eric Fischl Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona.
2018 Bridged: Creando Puentes, Mas Arte Galería, Quito, Ecuador.
2017 Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona. (curator: Julie Sasse, Chief Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Tucson Museum of Art)
2016 Soup du Jour, The Liquor Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
2016 Chaos Theory 17, Legend City Studios, Phoenix, Arizona.
2015 Contemporary Forum Grant Winners Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.
2014 Peace of Mind, Oblique Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona.
2014 Chaos Theory 15, Legend City Studios, Phoenix, Arizona.
2013 Entitled, Herberger Theatre Art Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona.
2013 Misc. B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 100, Tempe Arizona.
JURIED NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:
2019 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York, New York.
2018 XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California. Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. The New York Academy of Art, New York, New York. August 20 — November 29. (Exhibition Jury: Ian Alteveer (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Jennie Goldstein (Whitney Museum), Laura Hoptman (MoMA), and Kara Vander Weg (Gagosian Gallery). (catalogue)
2017 Texas National 2017, Ed & Gwen Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. April 08 — June 10 (JUROR: Benito Huerta)
2017 Art From Art, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. November 10 - December 2.
2017 32nd Annual International Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, University of Texas, Tyler, Texas. January 17 — March 3 (JUROR: Ken Little)
2017 22nd Annual Arts in Harmony International Exhibition, Blaine City Hall, Blaine, Minnesota. January 31 - March 30.
JURIED REGIONAL/LOCAL EXHIBITIONS:
2013 Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona. July 20 – September 29. (Regional) (JUROR: René Paul Barilleaux)
2014 Perceived Reality: The Art of the Self Portrait, New City Studio, Phoenix Arizona
2013 Figurative Art Now, Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.
2017 Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 38 pp. 114-115.
2017 Create Magazine, Issue III, Juror Bridgette Mayer, pg. 140.
2017 Art Ltd. Magazine, Jan/Feb 2017 10th Anniversary Issue, pg. 61.
2017 Zuleika Murat Ph.D. Gold Artist Review, ArtAscent International Art & Literature Journal Issue 23. pp. 8-13.
2016 Ted Decker. Larry Madrigal: Works on Paper. The Phoenix Institute of Contemporary a Art. http://phica.org/projects/onloaded-4/larry-madrigal/larry-madrigal/ http://www.theartsbeacon.com/in-case-you-missed-chaos-theory-17
2017 ArtSlant Editorial Team, Larry Madrigal Answers 5 Questions, https://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/48538-larry-madrigal-answers-5-questions
2017 ArtSlant Editorial Team, Under The Radar: Andrea Rugarli, Troy Shooneman, Larry Madrigal, https://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/48339-under-the-radar-andrea-rugarli-troy-schooneman-larry-madrigal
2017 Surrounding, Apero Gallery June Online Catalogue pp. 29-30
2016 Constance McBride. Chaos Theory 17 at Legend City. The Arts Beacon
2016 Season 5: Arizona Artist. Figure 50, National Showcase of Figurative Art. (Juror Maureen Bloomfield)
2016 Contemporary Art Gallery Online Portrait and Figurative Juried Online Exhibition, First Place, http://www.cagonline.gallery/ APRIL-2016-FIGURATIVE-and-PORT/Portrait-Figurative-Art-Winner/i-zFkRTs6
2014 Becky Bartowski, 100 Creatives, Phoenix New Times. http:/ www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/ glendale-artist-larry-madrigal-100-creatives-6554053
2018 Teaching Assistant, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (course taught: Drawing I, Fall 2018)
2014-2017 Full-time Faculty, Great Hearts Academies, Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, Scottsdale, Arizona.