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Jesus Villarreal

MASTER ARTIST

Mastrius Artist Mentor

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MEDIUM: Oil Paint | Graphite Art | Charcoal Art
SPECIALTY: ✔ Technical

Jesús Emmanuel Villareal has been recognized for his artistic abilities since his early teen years in Miami, Florida, where he studied at the South Miami School of Arts while taking additional studio instruction with Abdon J. Romero. He earned his B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore in 2006, and then spent three years studying and graduating from The Florence Academy of Art. Upon returning to America, the artist started teaching at The Silvermine Arts Center, in New Canaan, Connecticut, and was a guest lecturer at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Later also teaching at the brand new branch of The Florence Academy of Art in New Jersey.

Over his career, Villarreal has won numerous awards, scholarships, and honors, including the coveted Grand Prize in the 2011 Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition, the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Scholarship Competition, and The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant among others. He has shown his work in several group and solo exhibitions in America and abroad. Recently his work can be found in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art and is currently showing at Forum Gallery in New York.

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe

Jesus’ EXPERTISE

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Specialty: ✔ Technical

Technical:

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Colour and Composition

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Studio Setup for Art Production

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Technique Demo

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Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend

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Providing Art Critiques

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Teaching How to Self Critique

MARKETING & BRANDING:

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Website Design

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Artist Statement & CV

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Shows and Exhibits

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Marketing and Branding

Business:

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Approaching Galleries

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Studio Time Management

“Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.”
~ Deb, Emerging Artist

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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe

EDUCATION

  • 2006-2009 The Florence Academy of Art. Florence, Italy.
  • 2002-2006 The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Baltimore, MD. B.F.A. in Painting.
  • 2005 Studio Art Centers International (SACI.) Florence, Italy.
  • 1999-2003 Romero-Hidalgo Artists’ Studios. Miami, FL. Study under Abdon Romero.
  • 1998-2002 South Miami School of the Arts-Magnet Program for Art.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2012 “Mirrors” Haynes Galleries. Thomaston, Maine. August.
  • 2007 “In the Spirit of the Tradition.” Romero-Hidalgo Artists’ Studios. Miami, FL.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2022 Associate Professor at the Florence Academy of Art Master’s Degree program.
  • 2020 Mural Project Workshop Director the youth at the Miami-Dade Juvenile Detention Center in Miami.
  • 2018 Guest Lecture at The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2015-2017 Instructor for the Intensive Drawing Program at The Florence Academy of Art, New Jersey
  • 2010-2015 Drawing and Painting Instructor at The Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT.
  • 2010 Guest Lecture at The Lyme Academy College of Art, Old Lyme, CT.
  • 2008-2009 Instructor for the Intensive Drawing Program at The Florence Academy of Art.
  • 2000-2001 Assisted Abdon Romero with the Mural Project at St. John Bosco Catholic Church.

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