Artist Bio

Known for his vibrant color palette, texture, animated photo realism and depth, Albuquerque born-colorblind artist Gerald Lovato gives us clues of his life’s story through each piece of his work.

A child raised in a house full of inattentive heroin addicts, his fascination for art became his only babysitter. He has experienced poverty, violence, family drug addiction, illegal drug sale culture, racism, sexual abuse, and death. In an effort to express his depth’s Lovato also explores the positive journey out of his former life as a father, friend, entrepreneur, traveler, and professional athlete. His success is rooted in his unique struggle to maintain balance in the scarcity and abundance.

Lovato’s life’s work shares interesting messages from personal life lessons. He paints to cope, teach, communicate, storytell, heal, and to connect with his viewers. His emotional imagery will leave a lasting impression.

Gerald Lovato 2 years old

Gerald Lovato ages 8, 10, 14, 16

Gerald Lovato and daughter. Photo by Hick 2010

Fighter Photos by: Ryan Garcia