Jose Ignacio Nuno

Jose Ignacio Nuno

Born in Mexico City in 1983, José Ignacio Nuño Escobedo completed his undergraduate studies in industrial design at Universidad Iberoamericana, specializing in visual arts.  

His work is the product of a mix between classical painting, the fruit of being mentored by David Kassan and Shana Levenson in ArtCritAcademy, and abstract painting. The result: a perfect balance between the meticulous work of realism in portraits and the ease that an abstract work represents. Hence the name of the series: "Realism is cured with the abstract".

In parallel, he makes the effort of generating conservation and environmental awareness through his project 'Solitary Bees' in which he collects atypical bee species, classifies them, and uses them as a reference for oil paintings. The first painting in the series received an honorable mention at the 6th Pedro Coronel Painting Biennial. In addition, the FONCA (The National Fund for Culture and Arts, in Mexico) awarded him a scholarship to further develop this project during an artistic residency in Spain in the Catalan Pyrenees.

Education:
2016-2017 - Painting - ArtCritAcademy - David Kassan and Shana Levenson
2015 - ApiculturaMx - Mexico City, Mexico
2003-2008 - Bachelor of Industrial Design with specialization in Visual Arts - Universidad Iberoamericana - Mexico City, Mexico

Exhibitions: 
2020 - Maroma Collective - Group show - Mexico City, Mexico
2020 - El realismo se cura con lo abstracto - Solo show - Mexico City, Mexico
2020 - Abejas Solitaires - Solo show - Museo Pedro Coronel, Zacatecas, Mexico
2020 - Imagen y paisajismo - Homero 136 - Mexico City, Mexico
2019 - Holder of clase de pintura - Escuela Escena - Autumn 2019 
2019 - Mención Honorífica - 6ta Bienal Pintura Pedro Coronel, Zacatecas, Mexico
2018 - Flower of Jamaica - Exhibitions with Lucrezia de Fazio (Italy) - Casa Lu, Mexico City, Mexico
2018 - Portrait of the former secretary of public education Aurelio Nuño for the Galería of Secretaries of the Hispano-American Hall - SEP
2017 - 5:83 - Group show - Galería Torre del Reloj, Polanco - Mexico City, Mexico
2017 - Linea de piezas de madera y plata - Fabra Plata de Zacatecas - Mexico City, Mexico
2016 - No Name - Group show - Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
2016 - Art Crit Academy by David Kassan and Shana Levenson - 1 año de mentoría en pintura
2016 - Venados Huicholes - Group show - Galería Arte Yawi, Mexico City, Mexico
2015 - Free expression - Group show - Galería Quimera, Mexico City, Mexico
2014 - BonusMX Convergence - Group show - AT&T Convention Center, Austin, Tx, USA
2014 - Huichol Man - Group show - Galería Arte Yawi, Mexico City, Mexico
2013 - 1st Bienal Diseño en Plata - Group show - Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico
2013 - Creative Week MX Bonus - Group show - Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico
2012 - Creative Week Bonus - Group show - Centro Cultural Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Mexico
2012 - Nature 5 - Exhibitions with Emiliano Godoy - Blend Design, Mexico City, Mexico
2011 - Fabrica Mexicana - Group show - Museo de arte moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
2011 - Mexico del Futuro - Group show- ING, Col. Roma, Mexico City, Mexico
2009 - Northern Fuego - Group show - Centro Histórico, Mexico City, Mexico
2008 - The Bodega - Group show - Casino Metropolitano, Mexico City, Mexico
2008 -Suhab- Foundation - Mexico City, Mexico

Murals:
2019 - RSCA - Fresco - Museo de la Cancillería - Mexico City, Mexico
2019 - Amanecer - Fresco - Ojo de Agua - Mexico City, Mexico
2017 - 9 soles - Fresco - Via Verde, Periférico. - Mexico City, Mexico
2017 - Evo Payments - Fresco - Mexico City, Mexico
2016 - El camino a casa - Fresco - Krakow, Poland
2016 - Musset 354 - Fresco - Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
2015 - Hidroarte Festival - Fresco - Sistema de Aguas, Mexico City, Mexico
2015 - En lo oscuro de tu carne danza un esqueleto de luz - Fresco - MUJAM, Mexico City, Mexico
2015 - Psyquino - Fresco - Polotitlán, Edo. from México
2014 - The Lupita - Fresco - Burning Man, Black Rock City, Nevada, USA
2013 - Abejas - Fresco - Foro MUJAM, Mexico City, Mexico
2009 - CollecFest 5 - Fresco - Foro MUJAM, Mexico City, Mexico

Conferences:
2019 - Abejas Solitaires - Conference - Bahidora, Morelos, Mexico
2019 - Suhab y Abejas Solitaires - Conference - Krakow, Poland
2017 - El estilo es culpa del método - Conference - Miami Ad School - Mexico City, Mexico
2016 - Open Eyes Economy Summit - Conference - Krakow, Poland
2015 - Youth Congress 2015 - Conference - BUAP, Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico
2015 - 25 Days of Diseño - Conference - University Don Vasco, Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico
2014 - Diseño and new processes - Conference - Mozonte and San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua
2014 - Simbiont Festival - Conference - Teatro Angela Peralta, Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
2013 - 5th Anniversary MUJAM - OOperator - MUJAM, Mexico City, Mexico
2013 - Diseño Sustentable - Conference - Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico
2013 - Suhab 5th Anniversary - Organization and conference - Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
2012 - Diseño Sustentable - Conference - Universidad Lasalle, León, Gto, Mexico
2011 - Pase Usted: Diseño Sustentable - Conference - Mexico City, Mexico
2011 - Pequeños pasos grandes cambios - Conference - General Electric, Mexico City, Mexico
2011 - Diseño Sustentable - Conference - MUJAM, Mexico City, Mexico
2011 - El Estilo es Culpa del Metodo - Conference - Iberoamericana University, Mexico City, Mexico
2010 - Diseño Sustentable - Conference - Colegio Vista Hermosa, Mexico City, Mexico

Design work:
2018 - Gallinero organico - Design and construction with bioconstruction techniques - Hacienda la Grande, Atenco, Mexico
2018 - Coordinates - Construction of an archaeological site using bioconstruction techniques - Anahuacalli Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
2017 - Frutos de Vida - Design, production and installation of stand - Tropical Festival, Acapulco,  Mexico
2017 - Illumina - Assembly and operation - Burning Man - Black Rock City, Nevada, USA
2017 - Hacienda the Great - Foundation, design and structure of the project - Atenco, Mexico City, Mexico
2015 - Volcanoes - Design and production - Manos Nicas, Nicaragua
2014 - Glad Picnic Blanket - Design and production - Alma Ad Agency / Glad, Miami, Fl, United States
2012 - From mis manos to tus manos - Book writing and design - Esteli, Nicaragua
2011 - Living Positively - Book design and production - Coca Cola, Latin America 2011 - Feria Manos Abiertas - Organization - Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico
2009 - Functional Fachadas - Design and production - Emerson, Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico

Artists residencies:
2019 - Beca FONCA - Artist residency - Nectar - Catalonia, Spain
2018 - Casa Lu - Residence - Tlalpan, Mexico City, Mexico

Courses:
2015 - Beekeeping MX - Beekeeping course - Quinta Mercedes, Mexico City, Mexico


Buy artworks by José Ignacio Nuño: