ERIKA LAMAR BUENTELLO

erikabuentello@gmail.com  | www.flynncrafthouse.com 

 

 

Born in 1978 in Laredo, Texas, US.

BFA 2001: The University of Texas at Austin

 

Solo Exhibits
2018    La Posada. Traditions: Selected Works by Erika Lamar Buentello. Laredo, Texas.

2016 La Posada. Laredo Landmarks: Ink Drawings of Laredo Icons. Laredo, Texas.

2015 Gallery 201. Ritual: Portraits, Landscapes and Still Lifes from a Year of Daily Painting. Laredo, Texas.

2012 Caffe Dolce. Objects of Affection. Laredo, Texas.

Selected Group Exhibits

2019 Blue Genie Art. Print Austin Print Expo. Austin, Texas.

2018    Fenstermaker Gallery. OPEN 30 Juried Art Show. Laredo, Texas

2018 Laredo Center for the Art. Phantasmagoria. Laredo, Texas.

2018 Laredo Center for the Art. NON-CORE! The Art Teacher Show. Laredo, Texas.

2019 Laredo Center for the Art. PLAY 3. Laredo, Texas.

2018 Laredo Center for the Art Birds of Brush Art Exhibit. Laredo, Texas.

2018 Museum of Human Achievement. Print Austin Print Expo. Austin, Texas.

2018 Tejano Civil Rights Museum. Tejano Chicano Exhibit. Corpus Christi, Texas

2017 Tejano Civil Rights Museum. Virgen de Guadalupe Group Exhibit. Tejano Civil Rights Museum. Corpus

           Christi, Texas.

2017 Centro Cultural de Nuevo Laredo. Binational Women’s Exposition. Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

2017 Laredo Center for the Arts. Art Wars.  Laredo, Texas.

2017 Museum of Human Achievement. Print Austin Print Expo. Austin, Texas.

2017 MexicArte Museum. Mexicarte Mix ‘n Mash Art Exhibit. Austin, Texas.

2017 Laredo Center for the Arts. PLAY: Series 2. Laredo, Texas.

2016 Laredo Center for the Arts. Birds of the Brush Art Exhibit. Laredo, Texas.

2016 Laredo Center for the Arts. Art Wars. Laredo, Texas.

2016 Martha Fenstermaker Gallery. Point of Origin: Select Work from LCC Alumni.  Laredo Community

           College. Laredo, Texas.

2016 Laredo Center for the Arts. PLAY: A Group Exhibit. Laredo, Texas.

2016 Gallery 201. Frida Por Vida. Laredo, Texas.

2016 Gallery 201. Dia de los Muertos Art Show. Laredo, Texas.

2016 Laredo Center for the Arts. Dia de los Muertos. Laredo, Texas.

2015 UrbanFest. I HeART Gallery. Laredo, Texas.

2015 Gallery 201. Selfish: A Self-Portrait Group Exhibit. Laredo,Texas.

2015 Caffe Dolce. Playing with Knives: A Group Exhibit. Laredo, Texas.

2012 Caffe Dolce. MONSTERS. Laredo, Texas.

2010 Super! Alright! Gallery.  East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.).  Austin, Texas.

2008 Art house at the Jones Center. Five x Seven Art Splurge and Exhibition. Austin. Texas.

2008 Sound Art Space. Paper Not Punishment: New Directions in Drawing. Laredo, Texas.

 

Public Projects

2019   City of Laredo Visitors & Convention Bureau White-Collared Seed Eater Painting Commission

2015 - 2019  Hecho a Mano Handmade Market, Laredo, TX. Creator, Organizer and Director of monthly local markets

2016 - 2017 Creative Pow-Wow: A Local Meet Up for Creative Entrepreneurs, Laredo, TX. Creator and Organizer. 2016-2017

2015 Selfish: A Self-Portrait Group Exhibit. Gallery 201, Laredo, TX. Curator, Organizer, Exhibiting Artist

2015 Playing with Knives Group Exhibit. Caffe Dolce,  Laredo, TX. Curator, Organizer, Exhibiting Artist

2012 MONSTERS. Caffe Dolce, Laredo, TX. Curator, Organizer, Exhibiting Artist

2015 Vivid Nature. North Central Park, Laredo, TX. 4’x150’ Mural designed and executed by Erika Lamar Buentello & Sandra Gonzalez

2008 Dreamers. The Holding Institute, Laredo, TX.. 15’x65’ Mural designed and executed by Erika Lamar Buentello and student volunteers

 

Awards & Recognitions

2019    White-Collared Seed Eater Painting Commission Bid Award. Laredo Visitors & Convention Bureau

2018 Birds of the Brush Professional Art Competition. Honorable Mention. Rio Grande International Study Center.

2017 Workshop Presenter: Cosmic Watercolor: New Techniques for Watercolor Projects. United High School.

2017 Finalist: Artplace America National Creative Placemaking Fund Proposal.

2016 Teacher of the Year Nominee. JB Alexander High School. 2017.

2015 Teacher of the Year Nominee. JB Alexander High School. 2017.

2014 Teacher of the Year Nominee. JB Alexander High School. 2017.

National Selection: Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2014

 

Publications

2018 Q&A: Erika Lamar Buentello of Flynn Craft House. Divino Magazine. November. Pg. 16-17

2017 Breaking the Vacuum: Artist Erika Buentello Talks About Her Work. De Laredo Magazine. August. Pg. 115

2016 Exploring the Historic ‘Streets of Laredo’ Along Highway 83. Stew Magnuson. The Highway 83 Chronicles. www.ushighway83.blogspot.com

2015 Featured Local Artists. Cream City Magazine. August.

2015 Local Landscapes Come to Life. Artist Feature on Erika Lamar Buentello. Rio Magazine: Art Edition. April.

2012 Love is in the Air at Artist’s Upcoming Exhibit. LareDOS Newspaper: Arts & Culture. January.Pg. 43

 

Affiliations & Memberships

National Art Education Association, 2010 - present.

Texas Art Education Association, 2015 - present.

Sketchbomb Laredo, 2016 - present.

Hecho a Mano Art Market Artist, 2016- present.

 

Collections

Buentello has sold over 500 paintings, drawings, and prints and resides in the private collections of hundreds of individuals in the US, Australia, New Zealand, England, Spain, Germany, Canada and Mexico.

Wildfire Cactus Series. Cultura Beer Garden. Laredo, Texas. 2019

Daily Paintings. Gallery 201. Laredo, Texas. 2018

Sunday. Cultura Beer Garden. Laredo, Texas. 2018

Love you Chingos. Cultura Beer Garden. Laredo, Texas. 2017

Cinco Flores. Caffe Dolce. Laredo, United States. 2015.

Frida. Bolillos Cafe. Laredo, Texas. 2017