Francisco Ugarte Mexican, b. 1973

Francisco Ugarte grounds his multimedia, minimalist abstract works in the study of architecture and its effects, especially the role of light, time and geometry in constructing a viewer's perception of space. Its simple gestures aim to capture the essential nature of a material and a place. He has had solo exhibitions at Marfa Contemporary, the Clemente Orozco Museum, and the Experimental Museum El Eco. Select group exhibitions include the ASU Art Museum, Bass Museum of Art, Raúl Anguiano Museum of Art, Museo Jumex, Salón ACME, and Museo Nacional de Arte. His work is held in the Charpenel Collection, Colección Jumex, Coppel Collection, Mattatuck Museum, Orange Country Museum of Art, and the Cabañas Cultural Institute. He was awarded residencies at the Careyes Foundation and Casa WABI, and produced a workship as part of a residency with MCA Denver. Ugarte has produced severa site-specific installations, including one with SiTE:LAB in Grand Rapids. The artist lives and works in Guadalajara.