Gutierrez is a self taught painter who majored in architecture from
the Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana 2007. From 1993 he was mentored
by Eduardo Cooley, Mtra. Martha Álvarez, Architect Francisco
Cuevas and Architect Lopez Lopez. He worked on an art installation course
"INSITU" with Maestra Betsabeé Romero in 2003. He also
participated in the course of "Promocion y gestion Cultural"
being given by the Centro de Humanidades Tijuana, approved by CONACULTA.
Guitierrez has an extensive exhibition record showing in Baja Norte,
Los Angeles and San Diego with a recent solo show in a Guadalajara museum.
In 2007 Gutierrez was given a grant by the Fondo Estatal para la Cultura
y las Artes in the program Jóvenes Creadores, FOECA with the
project Landscapes of War. He is a member of the 2008-09 planning
commission of cultural development (special area: youth) of Baja California.
Guitierrez's main interest is to work with elements and surroundings
that are typically ignored. He explores diverse techniques and forms,
and works with recycled and alternative materials.
He seeks to change pretty paintings for paintings that narrates the
real world; a place were plastic is inhaled, and the trivial is priority;
where political and commercial propaganda lead to a path of imaginary
Rodriguez and Cecilia Ochoa
- Alfredo Gutierrez