Francisco Zúñiga  (Mexican, 1912-1998) 

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Francisco Zúñiga Biography
1912   Born in Guadalupe, San José, Costa Rica
1931   Awarded the 1st Painting Prize and the 2nd Sculpture Prize at the National Exhibition of Plastic Arts, San Jose, Costa Rica
1935   Awarded the 1st Sculpture Prize, National Exhibition of Plastic Arts, San Jose, Costa Rica
1936   Studied at the Escuela de Talla Directa, Mexico City, Mexico
1957   Acquisition Prize, Sculpture Annual, Mexico City, Mexico
1958   Awarded the Prize in sculpture by the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City, Mexico
1938 - 1970   Taught at La Esmeralda, School of painting, sculpture and print, Mexico City, Mexico
1984   Received the Kotaro Takamura Prize, Third Sculpture Biennial, Japan
1992   Received the National Award for the Arts, Mexico
1998   Died, Mexico City, Mexico
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Intersections - Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
The Legacy Project - Museo de las Américas, Denver, CO
2012   Francisco ZÚÑiga - Museo Nacional de Arte - MUNAL, Mexico City
2008   Francisco Zuñiga, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2007   Francisco Zuniga: Woman as Icon - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2004   Francisco Zuñiga, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
El Muséo de Arte (MARTE), El Salvador, CA
2002   Francisco Zuñiga, Pasquale Iannetti Art Galleries, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1998   Meredith Kelly Latin American Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Retrospective, The National Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1997   Sinaloa College, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
Museum of the Archbishop, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1995   Oaxaca Contemporary Museum, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1994   Airport Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
National Homage, The Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1990   Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Brewster Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Sindin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1987   Regional Museum of Guadalajara, Mexico (solo)
The Pape Museum-Library, Monclova, Mexico (solo)
1986   Musée de l'Orangerie et Jardin des Tuilleries, Paris, France (solo)
1985   National Museum of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica (solo)
Contemporary Sculpture Center, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1983   Sindin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1982   Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI (solo)
1981   Galeria de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
Gallery Theo Waddington, London, UK (solo)
Gallery Levy, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
1980   Galerie D’Endt, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
Galerie Carpentier, Paris, France (solo)
1979   Salt Lake City Art Center, Salt Lake City, UH (solo)
Gallery Bel Art, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
1978   Brewster Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (solo)
1977   Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, NY (solo)
DeCordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA (solo)
1974   Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ (solo)
1973   Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
1972   Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ (solo)
University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA (solo)
1970   Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA (solo)
1969   Retrospective, Modern Art Museum, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1935   Sculpture Salon, San Jose, Costa Rica
Selected Public Collections
  Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
  San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
  Ponce Museum of Art, Pince, Puerto Rico
  Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  Muséo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Literature
2006   Zúñiga, Ariel. Catalogue Raisonné, Francisco Zúñiga, Volume III: Drawings (1927-1970) & Volume IV: Drawings (1971-1989). Mexico: Fundacion Zúñiga Laborde, 1999
2003   Zúñiga, Ariel. Catalogue Raisonné, Francisco Zúñiga, Volume II: Oil Paintings, Prints & Reproductions. Mexico: Fundacion Zúñiga Laborde, 2003
2002   Prampolini, Ida Rodriguez. Ida Rodríguez Prampolini. Mexico: Fundacion Zúñiga Laborde, 2002
2001   Zúñiga, Ariel. Francisco Zúñiga Travel Sketches 1. Mexico: Fundacion Zúñiga Laborde, 2001
1999   Zúñiga, Ariel. Catalogue Raisonné, Francisco Zúñiga, Volume I: Sculpture. Mexico: Fundacion Zúñiga Laborde, 1999
1980   Echeverria, Carlos. Francisco Zúñiga. Mexico City: Misrachi Art Gallery Editions, 1980
1980   Sheldon Reich. Francisco Zúñiga, Sculptor: Conversations and Interpretations. Tucson: Tucson University Press, 1980
1969   Chumacero, Ali. Francisco Zúñiga. Mexico City: Misrachi Art Gallery Editions, 1969

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