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Salomon Huerta
Nationality: 
mexican
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1965
Birth Place: 
Mexico
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. Salomón Huerta received a full scholarship to attend the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and completed is MFA at UCLA in 1998. Huerta gained critical acclaim and commercial attention in the late '90's 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 Città in Verona, Italy. Salomón Huerta is currently represented by Christopher Grimes Gallery in Santa Monica, California.