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BIOGRAPHY

The Mexican painter Tomás Gómez Robledo was born on June 17, 1952. He began his art studies in 1967 with the teacher Vicente Gandía and later with the teacher Roger Von Gunten. A few years later, he continued his preparation at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda” of the National Institute of Fine Arts and at the National School of Plastic Arts (ENAP) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Academia San Carlos campus, where he established a close bond with the teacher Gilberto Aceves Navarro.

His long series of exhibitions began in the 1970s. Collectively, he has presented his work on countless occasions and from his more than two dozen individual exhibitions, it is worth highlighting the samples: Losing the style, at the “Jesús Reyes Heroles” House of Culture in Coyoacán, México, D.F. (1990); Natures, at the Cultural Center of Mexico, in Paris, France (1991); Polyforum, in the Polyforum Siqueiros, in México, D.F. (1994); Expo 96 (1996) and Recent Painting, at the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana, in Mexico, D.F .; Puerto Bilbao, presented at various venues in the Mexican capital such as the Mexican Culture Seminar (2001), the House of the First Printing House in America, of the Autonomous Metropolitan University (2003) and the Tlalpan House of Culture (2006); his most recent exhibition, De Moore a Zúñiga, was presented at the Tlalpan History Museum (2007).

Gómez Robledo was a fellow of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts in the period 2003-2005 and his career has been distinguished with numerous awards, among which are the Honorable Mentions at the Cuizmala 88 Contest (1988) and at the Annual Salon of Fine Arts (1989), as well as the recognitions in the IX Ibero-American Biennial of Art (1994) and in the Second National Biennial of Painting and Engraving “Alfredo Zalce” (1999). He was recently selected in the First Biennial of Painting “Pedro Coronel” (2008).

His activity in teaching has been extensive. He worked as a painting teacher at the Faculty of Plastic Arts of the Veracruzana University and at ENAP, in addition to having taught countless courses and seminars in different states of the national territory. Since 1997 he collaborates in the drawing workshop of the master Aceves Navarro. His work has found place in important collections, such as that of the Museum of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, The National College and the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, to name a few. Gómez Robledo currently continues teaching and works on large-format canvases in which he explores certain aspects of our pre-Columbian iconography.