Esteban Cabeza de Baca (b. 1985, San Ysidro, CA) is an artist whose observational paintings are dream-like impressions of his own lived experience, and are often shaped toward capturing and reimagining lost cultural histories. A recent Columbia University MFA graduate, Cabeza de Baca has completed residencies at the LMCC Workspace Program, New York; the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, New York; and a Byrdcliffe Residency, in Woodstock, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Unlearn, Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Bluer than a sky weeping bones, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA. Group exhibitions include The Complexities of Unity, Yale University; Home/Not Home, Colorado Convention Center; Water Is Life: Indigenous Peoples Day in Support against Dakota Access Pipeline, Salvage Station, Asheville, NC; The Narrative Figure, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Scent, Dickinson Gallery, New York; and Manhattan TODAY, Leroy Neiman Art Center, New York. Cabeza de Baca currently lives and works in Queens, NY and Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he is a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten.
1985, San Ysidro, California, USA
Unlearn, Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bluer Than a Sky Weeping Bones, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA
TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Verano, with Heidi Howard, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, USA
Powers That Be, 41 Cooper Union Gallery, New York, New York
Spring 2017, Gaa Gallery Cologne Project Space, Cologne, Germany
The Complexities of Unity, Yale University School of Sacred Music, New Haven, CT, USA
Summertime, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, USA
Inside Outside Landscape, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME, USA
The Narrative Figure, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Scent, Dickinson Gallery, New York, NY curated by Julio Felix2015 Drums Along the Hudson, Indian Road Cafe, Inwood, New York curated by Jeff Hoppa
Manahatta TODAY, Gallery of Leroy Neiman Art Center, NY., NY. curated by Nadema Agard
I ♥ Paint, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario curated by Kim Dorland
MFA Thesis Exhibit, Fisher Landau Center, Queens, NY. curated by Ruba Katrib
United Against Speculation, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY. curated by Tomas Vu
1st year Show, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, NY. curated by Jenny Jaskey
Magical Thinking, Livingston Street Gallery, Brooklyn, New York curated by D. Liss & J. Premmereur
Group Drawing Show, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, New York curated by Milton Stevenson
MFA Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, 2014
BFA The Cooper Union, School of the Arts, New York, 2010
2017 Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015-2016 LMCC Workspace Program, New York, NY, USA
2014-2015 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2014 Byrdcliffe Residency, Woodstock, NY, USA
2013 Stern Fellowship, Columbia University
2013 Robert Gamblin Painting Grant
2013 Martin Birnbaum Scholarship, Columbia University
2013 DʼArcy Hayman Scholarship, Columbia University
2007 Full Tuition Scholarship, The Cooper Union
2015 BORT Quarterly Online Magazine, http://www.bortquarterly.com/
2014 Zevitas, Steven, New American Painters MFA, April-May Issue, Boston, MA.
2013 Prioleau, Chris. Apogee Journal, Issue Two (April 2013): Front cover – Back cover art.
2011 Cooper Union Administration, Course Catalog, Spring 2011, pg. 46
2008 Cooper Union Administration, At Cooper (Fall 2008 )Back Cover.
2007 The Boston Globe: sideKick, “I Love You Mary Jane”, cover
2005 The Denver Post: yourhub.com section, “Masked…”, cover.