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Adrian Esparza was born in 1970 in El Paso, TX. He received his BFA in Painting in 1996 from the University of Texas and his MFA in 1998 from California Institute of the Arts. Esparza has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (2010); Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, Juárez, Mexico (2018); and Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT (2021). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Come forward: Emerging Art in Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2003); Nouvelles Boites, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (2012); Unravelling: Textiles Reconsidered, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH (2016); and The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination and Possibility, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM (2018). Esparza currently lives and works in El Paso, TX.

Bio updated as of 2023.

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