Camilo is an emerging artist who migrated to Australia in 2008 looking for new opportunities and landed in this lucky country. In 2014, after 7 years of hard work and study he felt the need to reconnect with the fine arts. Camilo grew up in Colombia, South America under the mentoring of the well-known Graphic Artist Eduardo Esparza, his Dad. Since an early age Camilo was in contact with oils, watercolours and acrylics, he did his first engraving at the age of 4. Camilo studied and worked at his dad’s workshop ‘Carangano Grafico Taller’ learning all the techniques and helping him with the day to day running of a printing workshop. Camilo spent his free time painting and helping some of his Dad’s students with the printing of their engravings and supervising their progress. At the age of 16 he left home and went to London for a year to learn English and to visit museums and art galleries. Paris, Geneva, Genoa and Florence were on his cultural journey. All the art in Europe was overwhelming, so much history and talent inspired him, especially the Impressionists. On his return to Colombia he decided to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science for very intense five and a half years. During this time his artistic production was minimum, most of his time was devoted to studies. Now, in cosy Adelaide, the spark of art has come back and since the beginning of 2014 he started painting again after a recess of almost 10 years. A visit to the workshop of Hans Heysen inspired him to go back and express his views of the world with blank canvases and oils. Camilo’s most popular series ‘Marine World’ is inspired in the marine wildlife of Australia and some imaginary and real creatures that live in the ocean; he wants to send an awareness message of protection of marine species, especially those endangered.
Graphic Arts, Carangano Grafico Taller Colombia 1996-2002
Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business, The University of Adelaide July 2010 Adelaide, Australia
Bachelor of Animal Science, The National University of Colombia Feb 2006 Bogota, Colombia
Mitcham Civic Centre, Mitcham, SA. September 2016.
Adelaide Zoo, Santos Conservation Gallery, SALA, SA, August 2016.
Marion City Council, South Australia (SA), May 2016.
Victor Harbor Art Show 2017, Victor Harbor, SA. 2017.
Port Art Exhibition 2016, Port Adelaide, SA. 2016.
RSASA ‘Summer Exhibition Imagine’ Adelaide, SA. 2016.
RSASA, ‘Proud to be 160’ Finalist, Adelaide, SA. 2016.
Walkerville Art Show, St Andrews High School, Walkerville, SA. 2016.
Solar Arts Exhibition, North Adelaide Community Centre, North Adelaide, SA. 2016.
Bears and Blooms II, Urban Cow, Adelaide, SA. 2016.
Copy cats, Cats in the Loft, Port Adelaide, SA. 2016.
Royal Adelaide Show (Art Prize), Wayville, SA. 2016.
eARTh Exhibition SALA, PAAF, Port Adelaide, SA. 2016.
RSASA, SALA Exhibition ‘Captured Moments’, Adelaide, SA. 2016.
Blackwood Rotary Club Art Show. Blackwood, SA. 2016.
Mitcham Art Prize, Gallery One. Mitcham, SA. 2016.
Winter Exhibition, Hahndorf Memorial Institute, Hahndorf, SA. 2016.
Burnside Art Show, SA. 2016.
RSASA ‘Rainy Days’ Adelaide, SA. 2016.
Watershed Art Prize, (finalist) Salisbury, SA. 2016.
Flagstaff Hill Art Show, SA. 2016.
Finalist in ‘MOSH Australia’ art exhibition, MOSH House, Thebarton, SA. 2016.
Burra Portrait Prize, Burra, SA. 2016.
RSASA ‘Selection Royale 3’ Adelaide, Australia. 2016.
Signal Point Gallery ‘Characters of the Fleurieu’, (finalist) Goolwa, SA. 2016.
Signal Point Gallery – Goolwa art show. Goolwa, South Australia 2016.
Gallery One Mitcham ‘The Value of Matter’. Adelaide, Australia 2016.
RSASA Fringe exhibition “Out of the box”. Adelaide, Australia 2016.
Victor Harbor Art Show. Victor Harbor, Australia 2016.
Port Art Exhibition ‘The Colour of Our Port’. Port Adelaide, Australia 2015.
RSASA Member’s Summer Exhibition ‘Monochromatic’. Adelaide, Australia 2015.
The Australian Bookplate Design Award Exhibition 2015. Library at The Dock, Melbourne, VIC. 2015.
RSASA Member’s Spring Exhibition ‘Stepping Out’. Adelaide, Australia 2015.
Royal Adelaide Show Art Prize. Adelaide, Australia 2015.
SALA Exhibition at the Royal South Australian Society of Arts (RSASA) ‘Salt of the Earth’ Adelaide, Australia 2015.
SALA Exhibition at Gallery One at Mitcham, Adelaide, Australia 2015.
SALA Exhibition at Boomers on the Beach, Adelaide, Australia 2015.
Blackwood Rotary Club Art Show. Adelaide, Australia 2015.
Exposición Colectiva, ‘Festival Nacional e Internacional de Arte Ricardo Nieto’ Bogota, Colombia 2005.
Auditorio León de Greiff, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia 2001.
Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales, Bogota, Colombia 2000.
Galeria Carrion Vivar, Bienal Arte Canino y Felino Bogota, Colombia 2000.
Centro de convenciones Palmira, Colombia 1998.
Casa de la cultura Parque Nacional, Bogota, Colombia 1997.
Nueva Tibabuyes ‘Dia de la tierra’ Bogota, Colombia 1996.
Planetario Distrital Presidencia de la Republica ‘Amazonia’ Bogota, Colombia 1993.
World School Children´s Art Exhibition, Taiwan, Republic of China 1990.
World School Children´s Art Exhibition, Taiwan, Republic of China 1989.
SALA previous events: https://www.salafestival.com/program/?q=camilo&date=&location=
Gallery 247: http://www.gallery247.com.au/camilo-esparza-garcia/
Eduardo Emilio Esparza Mejia: https://www.facebook.com/Eduardo-Esparza-1542678432718536/?fref=ts
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