SANTIAGO PROAÑO

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Santiago Proaño was born in Ecuador, South America. He comes from a family of artists; painters, writers, poets and lovers of nature.

Deep within his soul, he is a peaceful revolutionary which he expresses through his art and daily life. He has been drawing and painting since he was a child. He completed his first drawing when he was three years old and his first oil painting when he was 10 years old. He feels everything is possible through his art.
 
Santiago says, "Art connects me with the world that we see, but cannot touch. My paintings are what I would like to say, but I am not able to with words. I use a lot of vivid colors; this is the expression of my soul. This is how I see life. Through my art, I express happiness, sadness, pain, success, madness, injustice, craziness and rebellion."


Art Exhibitions
18 & I Street Gallery, Sacramento, California, September 2010
18 & I Street Gallery, Sacramento, California, August 2010
Marco Fuoco Gallery, Sacramento, California, June 2010
Marco Fuoco Gallery, Sacramento,California, September 2009
River City Restaurant, Sacramento, California, August 2009
Marco Fuoco Gallery, Sacramento, California. July 2009
Phoenix Gallery, Sacramento, California, June 2009
Marco Fuoco Gallery, Sacramento, California, June 2009
Phoenix Gallery, Sacramento, California, February 2009
Pangaea Cafe, Sacramento, California, November 2008
Pangaea Cafe, Sacramento, California, September 2008
Revolution Winery, Sacramento,California, March 2008
Phoenix Gallery, Sacramento, California, February 2008
Phoenix Gallery, Sacramento, California, October 2007
Phoenix Gallery, Sacramento, California, July 2007
Phoenix Gallery, Sacramento, California, September 2006
Phoenix Gallery, Sacramento, California, February 2006
Banco Central, Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador, November 2001
Associación de Manabitas Residentes en Quito, Quito, Ecuador, 1982
Afiche Turistico, Municipio del Canton Sucre, Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador, 1982
Municipio del Canton Sucre, Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador, 1981
Yacht Club, Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador, 1980
Municipio del Canton Sucre, Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador, 1980

Art Education
Multicolor screen printing, Craft Center, UC Davis, California, 2010
Figure drawing & composition course, Sacramento City College, Davis, California, 2009
Figure drawing, American River College,  Sacramento, California. 2008
Metal Design Course, Sacramento Community College, Sacramento, California, 2007
Silk Screening Course, Quito, Ecuador, 1991
Banco Central "Marianismo" Sculpture and Painting Workshop, Quito, Ecuador, 1990
Banco Central Colonial Art of Quiteña Churches Workshop, Quito, Ecuador, 1990
Banco Central Colonial Art Restoration Workshop, Quito, Ecuador, 1989
Instituto Internacional Drawing Course, Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador, 1983-1984
Colegio La Imaculada Drawing and Painting Course, Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador, 1981-1983


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