Artist Curriculum Vitae

Education

2022 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude 

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Concentrations: Painting & Photography

Minor: Arts Business and Leadership 

2019 Associate of Arts

Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM 

Additional coursework

2014-2016 Painting  

San Diego Art Academy, San Diego, CA

2000-2002 Business Graphics

Technical Vocational Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Awards

2022 College of Fine Arts, Honors Award, University of New Mexico

2022 Community Arts Grant, Bernalillo County District 3

2022 Nusenda Community Sponsorship Grant

2022 Raza Excellence Award, El Centro de la Raza, University of New Mexico 

2022 Jose C. Teran (NARET) Scholarship Award 

2022 New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship Award 

2022 McConnell Discretionary Endowment Scholarship Award 

2022 Endowment Scholarship Award, University of New Mexico

2021 Inducted Member, National Society of Leadership and Success 

2020-2022 College of Fine Arts Deans List, University of New Mexico 

2018-2019 Deans List, Central New Mexico Community College

2006 145 lbs. SWKA Kickboxing Champion, South West Kickboxing Association

2005 145 lbs. FWMMA Champion, Fightworld Mixed Martial Arts, New Mexico

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Burque Unite: UNM Honors Thesis Exhibition, Orpheum Community Hub, Albuquerque, NM      (catalogue) 

Group Exhibitions

2022 Against the White Cube, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 

Curator: Patrick Manning, UNM Senior Capstone

2022 7th Annual Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery, El Chante Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Curator: Bernalillo County Behavioral Health

2022 Son de Allá y Son de Acá, Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Curators: Rigoberto Luna, Vicente Telles and Ricardo Islas

2020 Windows of Harvard: Art from our Community, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 

 Presented by The Office for the Arts at Harvard and Harvard Common Spaces

Permanent Public Collections 

Bridge, Gerald Lovato, Chicano Park Museum Collection, San Diego, CA 

Queso, Gerald Lovato, Chicano Park Museum Collection, San Diego, CA 

Intersections, Route 66 Visitors Center Lowrider Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Performances & Happenings 

Fight for Change, Orpheum Community Hub. October 29, 2022

Don’t Shoot Part 3, Central New Mexico Community College, April  17, 2019

Presentations

Artist Talk & Community Facilitator, Burque Unite, Orpheum Community Hub. October 29, 2022

Artist Talk, Dismas House,April 14, 2022

Guest Speaker, Guns Down, Stop the Violence, Civic Plaza,September 5, 2021

Bibliography | Media Coverage

King, Mary Beth. “Honors thesis helps artist, community heal from trauma” UNM Newsroom, October 26, 2022. Honors thesis helps artist, community heal from trauma – UNM Newsroom

“Local artist hopes to spark change with interactive art exhibition” KOB 4 NEWS, October 24, 2022 

Local artist hopes to spark change with interactive art exhibition – KOB.com

Ward, Josiah. “Fighter Turned Artist Promotes Community and Healing with New Exhibition” The Paper, October 19, 2022. Fighter Turned Artist Promotes Community and Healing With New Exhibition – The Paper. (abq.news)

Kahn, Hamilton. “Burque Unite’ shows creative path through city woes” KOAT Action News 7, October 29, 2022. ‘Burque Unite’ exhibit (koat.com)

Frankl, Mika. “Gerald Lovato is Fighting for Burque” Caged Minds, October 6, 2022

Gerald Lovato is Fighting for Burque – (cagedminds.com)

Willis, George. “Albuquerque artist: ‘Suicide, gun violence, and fentanyl is killing our people” New Mexico Sun, October 29, 2022. Albuquerque artist: ‘Suicide, gun violence, fentanyl is killing our people’ | New Mexico Sun

Rael, Ally, and Madison Spratto. “Don’t Shoot’ —Art provokes student reactions” New Mexican News Port, May 8, 2019. “Don’t Shoot” — Art provokes student reactions – New Mexico News Port