“A Walk Down PalomaresBLVD”
Francisco Palomares has used art to overcome the socioeconomic obstacles of his East LA neighborhood since his youth. He converted these disadvantages into opportunities in which he saw each street as visual narratives emanating the challenges and beauty of an ever-changing environment. As a young artist, he studied the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Francisco’s practice would allow him to train at Ryman Arts and earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach. He later flew to Florence, Italy and Guangzhou, China to study art. After his travels, he relocated his studio PalomaresBLVD, to his neighborhood of Boyle Heights. In this space, Palomares paints the clashing streets and diverse BLVD’s of the city’s urban landscape. PalomaresBLVD invites the viewer to take a walk in the shoes of the artist to understand—through the complex images documented in his paintings—what it truly means to work, live, and play in the City of LA.
Francisco Javier Palomares - Artist CV
East Lost Angeles Artist
2014 California State University, Long Beach CA. BFA Drawing & Painting.
2013 Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China. Painting.
2010 Academia de Belle Arte, Florence, Italy. Painting.
2007 Ryman Arts Alumni
2018 “Ganas” Fa4 Collective group show, Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles Arts District, CA.
2017 “Mi Casa Es Su Casa” El Comalito Collective, Sacramento, CA.
“Carne Assada” Brazilian Consulate / Mexican Consulate Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
“Not A Label” Chimmaya Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
“Barrio L.A” Barrio Dandy Vintage, Boyle Heights, CA.
“Above the Streets” Artshare L.A, Los Angeles, CA.
“Mi Casa Es Su Casa” El Comalito Collective, Sacramento, CA.
“2017 Open Show” Gallery 825, Beverly Hills, CA.
“PalomaresBLVD” Gallery 417, Los Angeles, CA.
“Office Hours + In Focus: Rachel DuVall” The Main Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
“Fantasies & Fallacies” Mexican Consulate, Los Angeles, CA.
“Holiday Art Sale” ArtExchange, Long Beach, CA.
“Friday The 13th” The Stache Bar, Long Beach, CA.
“Dia de Los Muertos” Ontario Museum of History & Art, Ontario, CA.
“Borders” Angel City Brewery, L.A Arts District, Los Angeles, CA.
“Ryman Arts Worlds of Possibility” Clifton’s Republic, Los Angeles,CA.
“PalomaresBLVD”, Opodz, Los Angeles, CA.
“Fa4 Collective Takes San Diego”, Cultura Gallery, San Diego,CA.
8/25-8/27 “Bohemia Beer” San Diego Spirit Festival, San Diego.
8/18-8/19 “Bohemia Beer” All My Friends Concert, Los Angeles. “Heritage Festival” Artshare L.A, Angel City Brewery, LA Arts District.
7/20 “Open House” Artshare LA. Hudson Pacific, LA Arts District. 1/8 “New Years Race” Artshare LA. Grand Park, Los Angeles.
10/16 “Above The Streets” Artshare – LA Gala, Artshare LA. Los Angeles.
8/16 Live Painting, Angel City Brewery.
5/16 “Avocado Fest” Angel City Brewery.
3/20 “Power Up” Ryman Arts Annual Fundraiser. The Edison Downtown.
4/19 “Power Up” Ryman Arts 25th Anniversary Celebration. The Edison
“Eskwilax Hour, Live Painting” Episode 107, Dromebox.com, April 7 2017
“Eskwilax Hour, FA4 Collective” Episode 101, Dromebox.com, February 28 2017
“Artist Interview: Francisco Palomares” Eskwilax Hour, Dromebox.com, November 26, 2016 Mural
First Step Fiftness, 1335 Loma Ave, Long Beach, CA 90804
Montebello High School, 2100 W Cleveland Ave, Montebello, CA 90640
2018 Art & Life with Francisco Palomares, VoyageLA, April 10,2018
#BuenosDiasLA:Artista chicano destaca la Hermosa cotidianidad de Los Angeles, La Opinion. April 13, 2018
Latino Heritage Month, 2017 Calendar and Cultural Guide, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Pg.44,101, 122,130 2016
Latino Heritage Month, 2016 Calendar and Cultural Guide, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Pg.24, 89,112 2015
Latino Heritage Month, 2015 Calendar and Cultural Guide, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Pg.102, 113
F. Scott Hess, Figurative Movement, Poets and Artist, Pg.63, 2015 2012
Priscella Vega, CSULB student takes a chance with his paintings, Daily49er, Pg.6, September 27,2012
Images of Immigration, L.A Youth, Pg.14, November 2006
2010- Teaching Assistant, Beginning Intermediate Advance level,
2016 Ryman Arts. Canvas Making Workshop, Ryman Arts