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Carlos Callejo


Curriculum Vitae

Carlos Callejo has more than thirty years experience in coordinating, directing and executing public art projects. As a public art advocate, he has earned a reputation for expertise in muralism.

Callejo has played a major role in over 40 mural projects both nationally and internationally.
Callejo has received public recognition and formal commendations from public officials, art institutions, schools and community groups who have benefited from his artistic talents and his dedication to community empowerment.

  • One of his most prestigious endeavors took him on an artist residency in Spoleto, Italy to study the work of 14th/15th century fresco masters with the Lamama Umbria Institute; this residency was awarded to Callejo by the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Arts International Program
  • In 1993 Callejo was invited to paint a mural for the Smithsonian Institute's 27th annual Festival of American Folk life in Washington, D.C.
  • In 1991, Callejo won a competitive commission to paint a mural on the new El Paso County Courthouse atrium, this commission was the largest in the state of Texas for this type of project
  • Callejo's work was included in "Fusion de Culturas" in 1992 at the Museo de Arte in Chihuhua, Mexico, an exhibition sponsored by the American Consul General and the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes of Mexico City
  • The El Paso Museum of Art bought art works by Carlos, for its permanent collection during the exhibition "Paper to Wall" in 1993. This exhibit was a one person show celebrating Carlos past accomplishments
  • Callejo has been founder/co-founder of: El Centro Cultural del Pueblo, Echo Park L.A., SPARC "Social and Public Art Resource Center" Venice Cal., CAUSA "Coalition of Artist United for Social Action" El Paso TX. , Canutillo Cultural Center TX, Artistic Director for the Spaghetti Bowl Murals Project

Numerous periodicals and books as well as TV documentaries have published and featured Callejo's work and accomplishments.

Throughout Callejo's artistic career, he has held positions as art director, project coordinator, curator and technical consultant. He has served as organizer and presenter in numerous art workshops and conferences. Carlos has provided training to schools, libraries and art advocacy groups for art educational projects, and has served on boards and councils to review, screen and evaluate the merits of public art projects.

Carlos Callejo was born in El Paso, Texas and at the age of nine moved to Los Angeles, where he pursued a degree in graphic arts at California State University and studied at Ottis Art Institute.

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Carlos Callejo
4657 Gleason St.
Los Angeles CA, 90022
(323) 915-7929


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