Glenn Green Galleries

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EDUARDO OROPEZA (Los Angeles, Santa Fe) d. 2003Eduardo Oropeza

Sculptor, painter, printmaker, & photographer, Eduardo Oropeza remains a commanding presence in contemporary art. He applied a high level of devotion and integrity to his artwork. After the many years he had been working at his chosen profession, he saw being an artist as a tremendous gift, which honored and humbled him. A native of California's San Joaquin Valley and long time resident of East Los Angeles, Oropeza's academic training began with the study of Sociology. After taking an art course, he ultimately changed majors and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from San Jose State. Post graduate work followed at San Jose, San Diego State at Long Beach and Palomar College.

Oropeza’s contribution to public art in Los Angeles can be seen in a ceramic mosaic covering the 2 story Self Help Graphics Workshop building located at Ceasar Chavez and Gage streets in East Los Angeles. Oropeza donated his time and artistic talent to complete this multi-year project. The second phase of this project was the creation of a Virgin of Guadalupe shrine, shown here, for the community.

Selected Exhibitions

Bold Caballeros y Nobel Bandidas, Autry National Center of The American West,
Los Angeles, California
Hispanic Research Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe City Hall,
Tempe, Arizona
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Amerika Haus, Berlin, GERMANY
Galeria Otra Vez, Los Angeles, California Galeria Sin Frontera, Austin, Texas
University of California, Los Angeles, California Images, Los Angeles, California Centro Cultural, Tijuana,MEXICO Raza Gallery,
San Diego, California
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California Otis Art
Institute, Los Angeles, California Transamerica Gallery, Los Angeles, California Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California Galeria de Ia Palacio,Mexico City, MEXICO
Los Angeles Center for Photography, Los Angeles, California Cityscape Gallery, Pasadena, California

Selected Collections:

Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, City of Sacramento, California, Mary Tyler Moore, Eartha Kitt, Juanita Jordan, BET Television, St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco