- Roberto Ferreyra
- Colibri Art Gallery
- Colibri Studio/gallery, 2032 West 18th.st.
- Chicago, IL 60608
- (312) 733-8431 (phone)
COLIBRI STUDIO/GALLERY was founded by artists Montserrat Alsina and Roberto Ferreyra in 2000 to exhibit and perform their own art work. Due to the high demand of a space where multidisciplinary events could happen we decided to open Colibri.
Since we opened the Studio/Gallery we have had artists in residency, poetry readings, workshops, art classes, music classes and more.
We have presented Performance artists: Montserrat Alsina, Blair Thomas, Febronio Zatarain from Chicago and Nina Jhared from Mexico city; art shows from print-workshops as “Erasto Cortes” museum/workshop from Puebla, TABCAT from Tlaxcala, “69.G” workshop and CMATC, and Taller de Grafica y Plastica from Mexico City. Every last Saturday of the month we host music event, “El Fandango”.
Also Colibri is the headquarters of both TARIMA SON and NAHUI OLLIN.
In 1996 Nahui Ollin was created, a non-for-profit traditional contemporary art group, has concentrated in teaching Aztec dance and culture.
Montserrat Alsina, from Venezuela has lived in Chicago since 1985. She has a Master in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently works as a professional artist and as an art educator in visual arts, creative movement and traditional Aztec dance.
Roberto Ferreyra was born in Mexico. He studied at the School of Fine Arts “La Esmeralda”, in Mexico City. He has a long list of solo and group exhibits in Mexico, Canada, Cuba, U.S.A., and other countries. He has been a professional artist since 1978. Ferreyra came to Chicago in 1993 for the first time invited by Urban Gateways and later in 1995 through the Sister Cities International Program when he decides to make Chicago his permanent residence. His works are like life codexes, images influenced by his Mexican heritage with strong colors, characters, stories, almost taken from a dream. He prefers watercolors but his draftsmanship is outstanding, and is a master printmaker as well.
The paradoxical images of the daily workers, fantastic images like the mermaid, fantastic animals, indigenous symbols, and other Mexican iconography are mixed in this recent work: drawings, prints and paintings, of an artist that does not forget his imaginary and mixed memories with the contemporary life in a great city like Chicago.
Critics like Alberto Hijar, Carlos Blas, Luis Carlos Emrich, Laura Elenes and others have written about his work published in different books such as “Mexican Printmaking in the 20th century”, and the most recent in the work by Humberto Musachio about the famous “El Taller de Grafica Popular”.
"Make Art not War"
Colibri Art Gallery
Colibri Studio/gallery, 2032 West 18th.st.
Chicago, IL 60608
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