Sebastián Picker was born in 1956 in Santiago, Chile. His artistic beginnings are rooted in cartooning, a form of expression that awakened his interest in art at a very young age. When he was 11 years old, Picker’s drawings were published in a Los Angeles magazine. Three years later he travelled to Rome, where he studied animation under the tutelage of Master Paolo Di Girólamo. In 1973, Picker moved with his family to the United States. There his artistic interest shifted, and he put cartooning aside to dedicate himself to painting.

In 1974, Picker enrolled in The Art Institute of Boston as well as the Massachusetts College of Art, but after studying briefly at both institutions, he decided to leave his formal studies behind. He adopted a self-taught approach, exploring and developing his skills independently and experimenting with various media, including sculpture. In 1975, at age 19, he had his first solo exhibition at Gallery 355 in Boston, United States.

Picker has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in several countries of the Americas and Europe such as Spain, France, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, among others. His work has been auctioned at Christie's and he has participated in principal art fairs over the years.

 

He currently works and lives in Santiago de Chile.

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART, MOLAA, Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

BREWSTER ARTS, New York, U.S.A.

ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM, Albuquerque, U.S.A.

EL MUSEO CULTURAL DE SANTA FE, Santa Fe, U.S.A.

FUNDACIÓ VILA CASAS, Barcelona, SPAIN.

WESTIN HOTEL, Boston, U.S.A.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG ART COLLECTION, New York, U.S.A.

MUSEO DE CANTERA A CIELO ABIERTO, Degollado, Mexico.

WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT INC., Boston, U.S.A.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS 

 

1997 Juried Exhibitions in Print, Catalog of the Twelfth Open Studios Competition, U.S.A.

1991 Massachusetts Artist Fellowship Program, Boston, U.S.A.

1990 Grant "Artist Fellowship Program", Boston, U.S.A.

1988 Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Grant, U.S.A.

1985 Macworld Art Contest, First Prize, U.S.A.

1984 Barcelona Sister City Travel Grant, Boston, U.S.A. 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 Antídotos Contra la Guerra, Las Condes Design Gallery, Santiago, Chile

2016 Homo Sapiens ou pas?, Galerie De Buci, Paris, France.

2015 Encuentros, Museo Nacional del Tequila, Tequila, Mexico.

2014 Galerie De Buci, Paris, France.

2013 Examination of Dystopia, Gallery One, Nashville, U.S.A.

2012 Galerie De Buci, Paris, France.

2011 Allégories sarcastiques, Maison Du Chevalier, Carcassonne, France.

2010 Pinturas y esculturas, Galería Juan Soriano, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2009 Escultura, Galería Pablo Guerrero, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2008 Sebastian Picker, Mason Murer, Atlanta, U.S.A.

2007 Soliloquio, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Colima, Mexico.

2007 Arden Gallery, Boston, U.S.A.

2006 Soliloquio, Galería Pablo Guerrero, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2005 Arden Gallery, Boston, U.S.A.

2004 Conscientia, Arden Gallery, Boston, U.S.A.

2002 Arden Gallery, Boston, U.S.A.

2000 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, U.S.A.

2000 Laberinto, Arden Gallery, Boston, U.S.A.

1999 At the Table, Brewster Arts, New York, U.S.A.

1998 Istoria, Brewster Arts, New York, U.S.A.

1997 Meredith Kelly, Santa Fe, U.S.A.

1997 Old Child Visions, Arden Gallery, Boston, U.S.A.

1996 Meredith Kelly, Santa Fe, U.S.A.

1995 Spiritual Souls, Arden Gallery, Boston, U.S.A.

1991 Instalación: En el Baúl de los Sueños, The Space, Boston, U.S.A.

1990 Talking Walls, The Space, Boston, U.S.A.

1988 Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, U.S.A.

1985 Van Buren/Brazelton/Cutting/Gallery, Boston, U.S.A.

1983 Galería D'Art Mestral, L'Escala, Spain.

1980 Gallery 355, Boston, U.S.A.

1979 Galería Skandia, Bogotá, Colombia.

1977 Gallery 355, Boston, U.S.A.

1976 Gallery 355, Boston, U.S.A.

1975 Gallery 355, Boston, U.S.A.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 Centro Cultural Gabriel García Marquez, Bogotá, Colombia

2013 Galerie De Buci, Paris, France.

2012 Pétalos y Espinas, Centro Cultural José de Jesús González Gallo, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2010 Festival Cultural de Mayo, Museo Regional, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2010 Instalación, Galería Exconvento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2006 Museo Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2005 Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2004 Arte América, Miami, U.S.A.

2000 International Drawing Exhibition, Turner Carroll Gallery, U.S.A.

2000 Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.

2000 Museo Carlos Cruz Diez, Caracas Venezuela.

2000 Instalación: Mil Novecientos Setenta y Tres, The Artist's Museum, Washington DC., U.S.A.

1999 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, U.S.A.

1999 IX Bienal de Pintura y Escultura, Galería 1-2-3, San Salvador, El Salvador.

1999 Art Miami 99, Art Miami Pavilion, Miami, U.S.A.

1999 University Of Central Florida Library, Florida, U.S.A.

1994 Mills Gallery, Boston, U.S.A.

1993 Harriet Tubman, Boston, U.S.A.

1990 Artists Foundation, Boston, U.S.A.

1990 Optica Gallery, Montreal, Canada.

1990 Wellesley College, Boston, U.S.A.

1990 Bank Of Boston, Boston, U.S.A.

1987 Massachusetts College Of Art, Boston, U.S.A.

1987 Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, U.S.A.

1987 Northeastern University, Boston, U.S.A.

1986 Cleveland Museum Of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, U.S.A.

1986 Laughlin/Winkler, Boston, U.S.A.

1986 Galería Alemán, Boston, U.S.A.

1979 Kunstamt Kreutzberg, Berlin, Germany.

1978 Centre Culturel de Villeparisis, Paris, France.

1977 Galería Fondo del Sol, Washington DC., U.S.A.

1977 Boston Visual Artists Union, Boston, U.S.A.

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