Spellerberg Projects

Michael Villarreal, Surface and Foundation

Exhibition • July 12–August 5, 2023

Gallery hours
Saturday July 15, 11am-3pm
Saturday July 22, 11am-3pm
Saturday July 29, 11am-3pm
Friday, August 4, 6–9pm – Artist’s Reception
Saturday August 5, 11am-3pm – Last Look

Exhibition handout

Michael Villarreal received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, and a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Nebraska. He has exhibited in solo exhibitions at ACA Gallery at Angelina College in Lufkin, TX; Art Palace Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston, TX; and Project Project, Omaha, NE. He’s been in numerous group exhibitions at galleries such as The International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, NE; Undercurrent in Brooklyn, NY; DATELINE in Denver, CO; Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, and LA Artcore: Brewery Annex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. His work has been featured in several publications such as Huffington Post, New American Paintings, and Art Maze Magazine. In 2019, he was a recipient of the Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. Influenced by personal photos, old and new, Villarreal’s work becomes a repository of memory, time, place, and self. Using a combination of painting, sculpture, and installation, his work makes connections between materiality and the recollection and re-interpretation of past and present experiences. Villarreal currently lives in San Marcos, TX, and teaches at Texas State University.