Erik Jerezano was born in Mexico City in 1973. He is a self-taught artist who arrived in Toronto in 2001. Since then, he has exhibited his work in galleries and artist-run centers across Canada, Mexico and Europe. In 2005, he was awarded a Toronto Arts Concil Emerging Artist grant, Ontario Arts Concil Emerging Artist grand and his work was selected by the Drawing Center viewing program in New York. In the past, he was involved in community projects in Mexico City, where he collaborated on outdoor murals. In 2004, he and two other artists created Z’otz* Collective. The artists meet weekly to collaborate on multi-media works that include drawing, painting, collage, portable sculpture and the written word. They traveled to Serbia in 2007 for an artist residence. The work of Erik Jerezano lives in a world where the eye is constantly deceiving us yet does so apologetically, where the naivety of the pen and simplicity of paper is taken with grave seriousness, The indescribable softness of the (often) ironic reflexivity of his work binds together the two places were he has been shaped the most culturally: Mexico City and Toronto.
|2011||Etc | Gentiane Bélanger|
|Les multiples versants du folk | 10 février
|2010||Straight | Robin Laurence|
|Drawn 2010 flips understanding of drawing sideways | 27 juillet
|2010||Le Devoir | Jérôme Delgado|
|Chauve-souris à six mains - Le livre des synonymes disparus | 10 avril
|2009||Le Soleil | Nadia Ross|
|Symposium de Baie-Saint-Paul : rencontre entre délires | 15 août
An Erik Jerezano piece will be auctioned as part of the esse magazine benefit Auction/exhibition vendu-Sold. The event that brings together 42 artists will take place on Thursday November 15th at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Erik Jerezano’s work will be presented in North Bay (Ontario) at Line Gallery, specialized in drawings. The exhibition, up until October 13th, includes large-scale pieces featuring his characteristic mythological figures.
Erik Jerezano received a grant from the Pollock/Krasner Fondation : founded by Lee Krasner, widow of Jackson Pollock, the grant supports the career of established artists through a highly slective process.
From April 13th to May 27nd, Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay is showing pieces from Robert Poulin's collection. The exhibition, which is presenting pieces from Erik Jerezano and Max Wyse, is one of the nine parts of Collectionner, an event that takes place in different places in Montreal.
Erik Jerezano show at Durham Art Gallery with Z'otz* collective that includes also Nahum Flores and Ilyana Martinez. Fenestral Distraction is on until November 21.