About The Artist

RESUME LUIS G. ARDILA

Born: Bogota, Colombia. American Citizen

E-mail: luisgermanardila@aol.com

Website: www.ardilaart.com

STUDIES

Graduated as: Master in Fine Arts, Specializing in Painting, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia.

Others:

Architecture (4 years) Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia. Universidad Pontificia Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.

 AWARDS, PRIZES AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

1985    First Prize: Contest for Mural at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia.
 1985    First Prize: Contest for Mural at the Universidad Caja Agraria, Bogota, Colombia.
 1985    First Honor Mention: 1st Painting Contest sponsored by Junior Chamber at Gilberto Alzate Avendaño
              Foundation, Bogota, Colombia.
 1991    Parchment of Honor: 2nd World Triennial Contest of Engraving at Museum of Modern Art, Chamaliers, France.
 1993    First Honor Mention: 1st National Painting Contest sponsored by Ganadero Bank, Bogota, Colombia.
 1994    Honor Mention: 2nd National Painting Contest sponsored by Ganadero Bank, Bogota, Colombia.
 1994    First Honor Mention: 22nd August International Contest at Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, Bogota,
               Colombia.
 1994     Award: Pollock-Krassner, Pollock-Krassner Foundation, New York, NY, USA.
 2000    Honor Mention: 1st Competition of fast painting at Express Art Corporation, Bogota, Colombia.
 2009    First Prize Painting: 2nd Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2010    Honor Mention Drawing: 2nd Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2010    Third Prize Drawing: 3rd Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2010    Honor Mention Painting: 3rd Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2010    Honor Mention Engraving: 3rd Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2010    Merit Award Painting: Doug Helms Memorial Art Show, Monroe, NC, USA.
 2011    Honor Mention Painting: 5th Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2011    Honor Award Painting: 2011 Juried Painting Show, Fine Arts League of Cary, Cary, NC, USA.
 2013    Honor Mention Painting: The Annual Ann and Bill Litaker Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2014    First Prize: 3rd. Annual Binders Mint Hill Arts Competition, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2014    Honor Mention: 3rd. Annual Binders Mint Hill Arts Competition, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2014    Certificate of Excellence: 10th Online Contest, Artavita, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
 2014    Awarded with a Billboard 2015 form Pop-Art Project: Art and Science Council, Charlotte, NC, USA.
 2015    Honor Mention: Annual Art Competition, Matthews Art Guild, Matthews, NC, USA.
 2015    Honor Mention: 4th. Annual Binders Mint Hill Arts Competition, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2015    Honor Mention: Annual Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2016    First Prize: SPRING INTO ART Juried Show, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC, USA.
 2016    Best in Show: 5th Annual Binders-Mint Hill Arts Juried Competition, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2016    First Matthews Official Ribbon Award: Matthews Alive Art Competition Juried Show, Matthews, NC, USA.
 2016    Second Matthews Official Ribbon Award: Matthews Alive Art Competition Juried Show, Matthews, NC, USA.
 2016    Honor Mention: Matthews Alive Art Competition Juried Show, Matthews, NC, USA.
 2016    Honor Mention: FALL INTO ART, Juried Show, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC, USA.
 2016    First Prize: Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2017    First Prize: Mooresville Arts 4th Annual Winter Juried Art Exhibition, Mooresville, NC, USA.
 2017   Regional Artist Project Grant Award: Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, NC, USA.
 2017   Regional Artist Project Grant Award: Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, NC, USA.
 2017   Best in Show: 9th Annual North Ridge Country Club Art Gala, Raleigh, NC, USA.
2017   Second Prize, FALL INTO ART Juried Show, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC, USA.
2017   First Prize, Mint Hill Arts October Members Only Juried Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2017   Honor Mention, Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2018   First Prize, RED, Group Show, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, by Internet. USA
2018   First Prize: 6th Annual Binders-Mint Hill Arts Juried Competition, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2018   Third Prize, Annual Members Juried Show, Matthews Art Guild, Matthews, NC, USA.
2018   Special Recognition Award, “555 Special” 2018 Art Exhibition, Light Space Time Online Art Exhibition.            

ONE MAN SHOWS

Between 1984 and 2018 more than 35 One Man Shows in USA, Europe and Latin America.

2017   One man Show, North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh, NC, USA.
2015   One Universe, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC, USA.

GROUP SHOWS

Between 1975 and 2018 more than 160 Group Shows in USA, Europe and Latin America.

2018  

 “555 Special” 2018 Art Exhibition, Light Space Time Online Art Exhibition, USA.
Metro Montage XVIII Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA, USA
 Shades of Green 2018 Juried Show, Gallery 25N, Internet Competition, USA.
 Annual members juried show, Matthews Art Guild, Matthews, NC, USA.
June Opening, Group Show, Awaken Gallery, Mount Holly, NC, USA.
 6th Annual Binders-Mint Hill Arts Juried Competition, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
Wide Open 9, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
May Opening, Group Show, Awaken Gallery, Mount Holly, NC, USA. 
RESIST, Group Show, C3 Lab Gallery, Charlotte, NC, USA.
2018 Airfields Art Competition for Southern Artists, Lake City, SC, USA.
 It’s Time, Group Show, Awaken Gallery, Mount Holly, NC, USA.
 311 Gallery Annual ABSTRACTS Juried show 2018, Raleigh, NC, USA.
Winners of 2017 Group Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
RED Group Show, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, by Internet. USA
Arte Latino Now,  Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA.

2017

Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
Celebrate North Carolina, Group Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
FALL INTO ART Juried Show, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC, USA.
Mint Hill Arts October Members Only Juried Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
Mooresville Arts 35th Annual Artoberfest Juried Art Exhibition, Depot Fine Arts Gallery, Mooresville, NC, USA.
Back to the garden, Juried Art Exhibition, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC, USA.
9th Annual North Ridge Country Club Art Gala, Raleigh, NC, USA.
100 Love Notes Art Show, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC, USA.
Arte Latino Now, Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA.
Mooresville Arts 4th Annual Winter Juried Art Exhibition, Depot Fine Arts Gallery, Mooresville, NC, USA.
MACONDO – A Journey through Magical Realism” at the Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC, USA

2016

Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
ArtSi’s First Annual Art Show, The Gallery South End, Charlotte, NC, USA.
FALL INTO ART Juried Show, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC, USA.
Carolina on My Mind Juried Show, Village Art Circle Gallery, Cary, NC, USA.
Matthews Alive Art Competition Juried Show, Matthews, NC, USA.
Artists Gallery Guild of Greenville, Juried Small Works Exhibition Show, Greenville, SC, USA.
Members Juried Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
5th Annual Binders-Mint Hill Arts Juried Competition, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
SPRING INTO ART Juried Show, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC, USA.
Collective II, Latin American Contemporary Art Projects, Charlotte, NC, USA.
Abstracts Group Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
Arte Latino Now, Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA.