BIOGRAPHY

Alfonso López Monreal (Zacatecas 1953). From a very young age he entered the Zacatecan Institute of Fine Arts, where he took classes in drawing, painting, engraving and modeling; here begins the learning and development of his artistic sensitivity.

Alfonso López Monreal (Zacatecas 1953). From a very young age he entered the Zacatecan Institute of Fine Arts, where he took classes in drawing, painting, engraving and modeling; here begins the learning and development of his artistic sensitivity. In his youth he worked in the Pascual Fort workshop, printing for Catalan artists such as Joan Miró, among others. He established an engraving workshop with Albert Reig and taught at the Massana School in that city (1978-79). In 1979, the National Institute of Fine Arts awards him the National Prize for Young Art and he participates in a collective exhibition at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, which is presented on an itinerant basis within the Mexican Republic, U.S.A. and Spain. He has numerous solo and group exhibitions in Spain, Switzerland, England, Germany, Ireland, the United States and Mexico. At the same time he receives various awards and recognitions, among which are: Recognition of the Arts Council and Prize of the Open competition, Ireland (1988). Leo Brunett Award, Mexico (1994). Goya Medal, Hall of Honor, X Ibero-American Biennial, Mexico (1996). Life member of the Academy of Arts (2000). He has commissioned in both Mexico and Ireland, Ceramic Murals, Wall Paintings, Stained Glass, Posters, Graphic Work and the sculptural ensemble of “Los Conos”, in Zacatecas.