Alvaro Blancarte


Born  in Culiacán, Sinaloa in 1934. He studied at the Plastic Arts Workshop of the University of Sinaloa,  in Spain, England and France. Founding teacher of the School of Arts and Crafts at the University of Sinaloa, as well as the Plastic Arts Workshop of the House of Culture of Tepepan, State of Mexico. Also founder and teacher of the Plastic Arts Workshop of the Autonomous University of Baja California in Tecate, as well as founding teacher of the Tijuana School of Arts, which in his honor, named the gallery of the school with his name.

Since 1964 he has held group and individual exhibitions in Mexican territory and abroad. He is selected in the National Salon of Plastic Arts of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), in 1980 and in the Biennial DINA (INBA) in 1981. He participates in ART EXPO 85 in New York, as well as inSITE 94, the International Salon Standards 96, Collective San Diego-Tijuana. Yokohama, Japan in 1994 and in the Gran Colectiva 2000 in Baja California.

He obtains first place in painting at the III Northwest Biennial 1992. Among his mural work stands out "America United for Art", a collective mural made in Panama in 1993. Mural "Aztec Medicine" in Gaza, Palestine in 1998. "Origins" in the lobby of the Tijuana Cultural Center theater in 1995 and "The entrance" located in the walkway that connects San Isidro with Tijuana. In 2001 he received the Emeritus Creator Recognition from the ICBC and Conaculta and in 2008 he received the Sinaloa Prize for the Arts.

The exhibition  Matteric Alchemist, from Mtro. Álvaro Blancarte, traveled in 2013 through the state of Baja California. It has been exhibited at the Manuel Felguerez Museum in Zacatecas, at CONARTE in Monterrey and at the Reynosa Cultural Park in the state of Tamaulipas.