PROFILE

 

     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.