talavera-ballon
Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
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About Artist Talavera-Ballon

Talavera-Ballón is a San Francisco-based oil painter, muralist, and art instructor.

Biography

Talavera-Ballón is a Peruvian-born painter based in San Francisco, CA. A disciple of acclaimed artist Luis Palao Berastain, he skillfully captures the essence of ordinary people’s lives and their surroundings across diverse regions and cultures of the Americas. He explores themes that highlight important social and cultural aspects of the people and places he has encountered. His work is also a tribute to immigrants like himself who left their home countries in search of new horizons.

Talavera-Ballon has exhibited in several art galleries, museums and universities across Perú, Chile, Argentina and the US including the U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru; Museo Qoricancha, Cuzco; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Cuzco; the Peruvian Embassy, Washington, DC; the Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA; Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA, and UC Berkeley. He has has been selected for the San Francisco Arts Commission 2015-2016 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool and as a finalist in ArtSpan’s 2015 San Francisco Open Studios Guide Cover Competition. He has also participated in several live painting events such as Friday Nights at the de Young Museum and Art Beats SF, and his work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Arequipa, Peru. A feature on Univision of his latest painting series “Mujeres Luz” recently received three awards including an Emmy, a New America Media Ethnic Media Award, and an Excellence in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for the Arts, Culture, and Entertainment category .


Selected Solo Exhibitions & Projects

2018

  • "ArtSpan Open Studios”, San Francisco, CA (November)

  • La Mar Cebichería Ten Year Anniversary, Exhibit & Live Painting (Sep)

  •   Artspan Salesforce Transit Center Mural Project, SF (Aug)

  • “Spring Open Studios”, Mission Artists United, SF (April)

  • "Mujeres Luz", Bayview Opera House, SF (Mar-May)

2017

  • "ArtSpan Open Studios”, San Francisco, CA (November)  

  • "Mujeres Luz" Community Media Center of Marin, San Rafael, CA (Aug-Oct)

  • “Spring Open Studios”, Mission Artists United, San Francisco, CA (April)

 

2016

  • "ArtSpan Open Studios”, San Francisco, CA (November)  

  • "Mujeres Luz" Live painting demonstration and exhibit, Friday Nights, de Young Museum (Oct)

  • "Mujeres Luz“ exhibit as part of film premiere of "All of Me", Galería de la Raza,  and 518 Valencia, San Francisco (Aug)

  • "Shedding Light/Arrojando Luz", Spark Arts, San Francisco (June)

  • "Floricanto" "Contigo Peru" art exhibit, Holy Names University, Oakland, (April)

  • “Spring Open Studios”, Mission Artists United, San Francisco, CA (April)

2015

  • "ArtSpan Open Studios”, San Francisco, CA (October & November)  

  • "Canvas Daydreams", Payne Mansion Hotel, San Francisco (Aug)

  • Live painting demonstration  and exhibit, 3rd on Third, Bayview Opera House, San Francisco, CA (May)

  • "Botes en la Habana", Radio Habana Social Club, SF, CA (May)

  • “Spring Open Studios”, Mission Artists United, San Francisco, CA (April)

2014

  • “ArtSpan Open Studios”, San Francisco, CA (November)    

  • “Antología”, North Beach First Fridays, San Francisco, CA (August)

  • “Spring Open Studios”, Mission Artists United, San Francisco, CA (April)

  • “Contemplation, Serenity Series”, UCSF, San Francisco, CA (Jan-Apr)

2013

  • “ArtSpan Open Studios”, San Francisco, CA (October)

  • "La Mar", Pier 1.5 the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA (June)

  • "Spring Open Studios" Mission Artists United, San Francisco, CA (April)

2012

  • “Sierra, Campesinos y Trabajo”, Centro Cultural El Olivar,Municipalidad de San Isidro, Lima, Perú (May)

2011

  • “Retorno a los Pinceles”, Apacheta Art Gallery, Cuzco, Perú (November)

  • “Cusco en La Habana”, Radio Habana, San Francisco, CA (March)

  2010

  • “Perú: Expresión, Luz y Color” “Peru: Expression, Light & Color”,Latino Art Museum, Ontario CA (November & December)

  • “Hecho en Califas”, La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA (November)

  • “The Art of Peru”, Toromata Art Gallery,  Washington DC (July)

  • “Fiestas Patrias” - “Peruvian Independence Day” Peruvian Consulate, San Francisco, CA (July)

  • “Spring Open Studios”, Mission Artists United, San Francisco, CA (April)

  • “Perú: Gente y Costumbres” . “Peru: People and Costumes”, Peruvian Embassy, Washington, DC (March)

  • “Fragmentos del Perú II” “Fragments of Peru II”, Berkeley Public Library, CA (February)

  • “Fragmentos del Perú ” “Fragments of Peru ”, La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA (January)

 2009

  • “Winter Open Studio”, San Francisco, CA (December)

  • “Fall Open Studio”, San Francisco, CA (October)

  • "Casas, Puertas y Personajes del Cuzco", Galería Aurora Bellido, Arequipa, Peru (September)

  • “10 años Pintando” “ Painting for Ten Years”,

  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Municipalidad de Cuzco (April) 

 2008 to 2002

  • “Acuarelas” “Watercolors”, Galería de Arte Calas, Cuzco

  • “Barranco”, Galería de Arte Iskay, Lima, Perú

  • “Carbones Acuarelas y Oleos II” , Galería de Arte Calas, Cuzco

  • "Chicherias”, Banco Wiese Sudameris, Cuzco, Perú

  • “La Sierra y su Arquitectura”, Banco de Lima (Arequipa)

  • “Campesinos del Sur”, Peruvian Consulate (Arica, Chile)

  • “14 Pinturas” , Museo Coricancha (Convento de Santo Domingo), Cuzco, Perú

  • “De la Realidad al Expresionismo”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Municipalidad de Cuzco

  • “Carbones, Acuarelas y Oleos”, Galería de Arte Calas, Cuzco, Perú

  • "Puertas y Ventanas", Centro Cultural Bartolomé de las Casas, Cuzco, Perú

  • “Carbones y Oleos” “Graphite and Oil”, Galería de Arte Velluto, Cuzco

  •  “Oleos”, Galería de Arte Dolmar Montesinos, Cuzco, Perú

  • “Dibujos y Oleos” “Drawings and Oil”, Galería de Arte Calas, Cuzco, Perú

  • “Dibujos y Acuarelas” “Drawings and Watercolor” Arte El Turko II, Arequipa Perú

  •  “Mi Primera Muestra” “My First Art Exhibit” Café Arte Zorba, Arequipa, Perú

Selected Group Exhibitions & Projects

2018

  • “ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition”, SomArts, SF, CA (Oct-Nov)

  • ArtSpan Juried Art Auction, SomArts, San Francisco, CA (March)

    2017

  • “ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition”, SomArts, SF, CA (Oct-Nov)

  • SF Open Studios Hub Exhibit, Triton Hotel, SF (Oct-Dec)

  • "Mural Expo", Art Spot Reno, Mural Painting with lead artist Joshua Coffy (Oct)

  • "Quiet Lightening: Poetry in the Parks", Live Painting, Candlestick Point State Park, SF (Sep)

  • Aspect Gallery, San Francisco, CA, (July-Oct)

  • ArtSpan Juried Art Auction, SomArts, San Francisco, CA (March)

  • Collectors Gallery, Carmel, CA (Dec-Jan)

2016

  • “ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition”, SomArts, SF, CA (Oct-Nov)

  • SF Open Studios Hub Exhibit, Triton Hotel, SF (Oct-Dec)

  • City Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA (September)

  • ArtSpan Juried Art Auction, SomArts, San Francisco, CA (March)  

2015

  • Live painting demonstration, de Young Museum (Oct 9)

  • “ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition”, SomArts, SF, CA (Oct-Nov)

  • "Out & About", Gallery Sanchez, Noe Valley, SF (Oct-Nov)

  • SF Open Studios Hub Exhibit, Triton Hotel, SF (Oct-Dec)

  • "Latino Alumni Legacy Celebration", UC Berkeley (Sep)

  • "Bay Area Latino Art Festival", Oracle Arena (Sep)

  • Artspan mural painting project, Journal Building, San Francisco (June)

  • Artspan Juried Art Auction, SomArts, San Francisco, CA (March)  

  • City Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA (September, May & March)

  • Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), San Francisco, CA
    (through April)

  • Candle Light Fine Art Gallery, Fremont, CA (through March)

  • Google Headquarters, Mountain View, CA (through February)

  • “From Ayotzinapa to San Francisco. We Are 43”, Code Canvas, (February)

  • "Grabados", "Engravings", Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA (January)

 2014

  • Live Painting Demonstration, Art Beats, Pier 70, San Francisco, CA (October)

  • ArtSpan Open Studios Hubs: Triton Hotel and Flax Art and Design
    (November & October)

  • “ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition”, SomArts, San Francisco, CA (October)

  • “Diversity Through the Arts”, A Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, LAM, Silicon Valley (September)

  • “Ilusiones de Color”, Puerto Alegre, San Francisco, CA
    with artists Calixto Robles and Alexandra Blum (September)

  • “Bohemian Nights”, San Bruno Framing and Art Gallery, 
    San Bruno, CA (September)

  • “Infinity Grand Opening Night”, Oakland, CA (August)

  • Live Painting Demonstration, MAPP (Mission Arts & Performance Project),

  • The Secret Garden, San Francisco, CA (Jun, Apr & Feb)

  • "ArtSpan Juried Art Auction”, SomArts, San Francisco, CA (March)

  • “Art on Bart Exhibit”, San Francisco, CA, (March)

2013

  • “Renacer”, Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts,
    San Francisco, CA (December)

  • Live Painting Demonstration, MAPP (Mission Arts and Performance Project), 
    La Casa de los Sentidos, San Francisco, CA (December)

  • “ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition”, SomArts, San Francisco, CA (October)

  • Various ArtSpan Open Studios Hubs, San Francisco, CA (October-December)

  • “Noche de Arte”, United States Embassy Association, US Embassy, Lima, Perú (October) Universidad San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru (May)

  • "Made in the Mission", Mission Artists United/Back to the Picture,
    San Francisco, CA (April)

2012

  • “Noche de Arte”, United States Embassy Association, US Embassy,
    Lima, Perú (October)

2010

  • “Travel Around the World”, Artist X-Change, San Francisco, CA (August)

  • “Escape into Summer”, Artist X-Change, San Francisco, CA (July)

  • “Yearbook”, Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA (May)

  • “Wine and Dine”, Artist X-Change, San Francisco, CA (May)

2008-1996

  • “Noche de Arte”, United States Embassy Association,
    US Embassy, Lima, Perú (October 2008, 2005 and 2004)

  • “Luz y Color”, Casa Bolognesi, Arica, Chile.

  • “Arequipa y sus Paisajes”, Editora Perú, Arequipa

  • “ Homenaje por las Bodas de Oro del Centro Cultural Peruano - Norteamericano" Editora Perú, Arequipa.

  • “Noche de Arte”, United States Embassy Association, 
    Residencia del Embajador de los EE.UU. Lima – US Embassy- Lima, Peru

  • “4 Pintores” Banco Wiese Sudameris. Arequipa, Perú

  • “Jóvenes Identidades” Banco Wiese Sudameris. Arequipa, Perú

  • “Homenaje al Inca Garcilazo de la Vega”,
    Casona Garcilazo de la Vega, Cuzco, Perú.

  • “Día Internacional de la Mujer” “ International Women's Day”, 
    Banco Wiese Sudameris, Arequipa

  • “Día del Trabajo” Municipalidad de San Jerónimo, Cuzco, Perú

  • “Homenaje al Trabajador del Campo” Instituto Nacional de Cultura,
    Cuzco, Perú