Sal Huerta

Illustration / Fine Art / ArtCenter for Teens

Biography

Salomon Huerta is a painter based in Los Angeles, California who comes from Tijuana, Mexico and grew up in the Boyle Heights Projects in East Los Angeles. He received a full scholarship to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and completed his MFA at UCLA in 1998. Huerta gained critical acclaim and commercial attention in the late ''90s for his minimalist portraits of the backs of people''s heads and color saturated depictions of domestic urban architecture. He was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the US, Europe and Latin America such as The Gagosian Gallery in London, England and Studio La Citta in Verona, Italy. Huerta is currently represented by Christopher Grimes Gallery in Santa Monica, California.