Raul Trejo was
born in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, México.
Educated in Mexicali and
Tijuana, Baja California and San Diego, California. Married to Edda
and father of three children, now grown. He received his Associate of
Arts Degree in commercial art and learned printmaking at San Diego State
University. He worked in advertising as Art Director.
Always believing that under
a good painting is a good drawing; "I turned some of my creative
efforts to drawing many years ago." Raul is self taught in this
area and developed his own style. "I draw motivation or inspiration
to produce art from many sources. They can be personal, political, social,
religious or just plain mundane. "
"Much of the work I
have produced consists mostly of simple drawings of simple subjects,
executed with simple tools, pencil and paper in most cases." In
this manner, he participated in numerous collective shows such as: "The
Invitational American Drawing Exhibition" at the San Diego Museum
of Art, the "Invitational Friendship Arts Exhibition" at Yokohoma,
Japan, the "Drawing and the Print" at Dwight Boehm Gallery,
Palomar College in San Marcos, CA, the San Diego Museum of Art Artists
Guild Membership Show, Chicano Art Exhibition Invitational, Multicultural
Art Institute, "The Drawing Show" invitational at Earl &
Birdie Taylor Library, the San Diego Museum of Art All California Biennial
and many others
He also had several one-person
shows held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Casa de
la Cultura in Mexicali, Baja California, México. Southwestern
College in Chula Vista, CA, Palomar College in San Marcos, CA, and two-person
shows in the San Diego Museum of Art, Artists Cooperative Gallery in
San Diego, and the Multicultural Art Institute, Raul also participated
in various collective shows, both, invitational and competitive and
recipient of numerous awards. Many pieces are in private collections.
A member of the San Diego
Museum of Art Artists Guild since early 70s served on its board on several
occasions. One year as president.