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Jose H. Alvarenga

El Salvador

Born in 1974

Joined Artisor: May 2024

Artist Stats

Total pieces for sale: 2


Jose Hector Alvarenga was born in El Salvador in 1974.  His love for drawing started when he was seven years old.  He started taking some oil painting classes when he was 21 years old and has continued to paint since then.  He has been mostly self taught and has taken workshops and classes online and in person from time to time.  He likes to paint highly detailed still lifes and trompe l´oeil paintings.   His painting are full of stories that might have humor, nostalgia, symbolism,  motivation or reflection.  He has received many awards with the Torrance Artists´ Guild in the “Small Treasure” category and has participated in the Affordable Art Fair in New York and “The Meam Hall” at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona.  His works are in private collections in the United States, Canada, Mexico and El Salvador.  He`s a member of “The International Guild of Realism” and “The National Oils and Acrylic Painters` Society”  He lives and works between San Salvador and Inglewood, CA.


2024-18th Annual IGOR Exhibition, T:H. Brennen Fine Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

In Love With Art 2024, Forma Museum, San Salvador, El Salvador

Macuilli Visual Arts, American College, San Salvador, El Salvador

2023-Fall Salon Online Exhibition, International Guild of Realism

Associate Members Online Show, National Oil and Acrylic Painter`s Society

2022- MEAM Hall, 2nd Edition, European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain

Southbay Festival of The Arts, Torrance, CA

2018- Torrance Artist Guild 29th Fine Arts Show, Torrance, CA

2017- Torrance Artist Guild 28th Fine Arts Show, Torrance, CA

Affordable Art Fair, Ugallery, New York, NY

2016-Torrance Artists Guild 27th Fine Arts Show, Torrance, CA

31st No Big Heads Show, Hugh McPeck Gallery, Anchorage, AK

Annual Community Art Show, Palos Verdes Library, Palos Verdes, CA

2015- Torrance Artists Guild 26th Fine Arts Show, Torrance, CA

BAA´s 29th Annual Open Competition, Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA

2014- Torrance Artists Guild 25th Fine Arts Show, Torrance, CA

Lucky 13 National Small Works Show, Mesquite, NV

Earthly Possesions Online Exhibition, Linus Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2013- 43rd Miniature Art Salon, Rotary Club, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Blick Pop Up Gallery, Off The Wall, Los Angeles, CA

In Love With Art, Forma Museum, San Salvador, El Salvador

2012-  A small World of Details, Solo Show, French Alliance, San Salvador, El Salvador

2010-  Details, Details and Details, Solo Show, Pascal´s Gallery, Suchitoto, El Salvador


2022- 5 days trompe l´oeil workshop, Natalie Featherston, Scottdale Artists` School, Scottdale, AZ

2021- 5 days still life workshop, Tony Curanaj, online

2020- 5 days still life workshop, Tony Curanaj, online

2017- 3 days still life workshop, Justin Wood, BACAA, San Carlos, CA

2015- 3 days portrait workshop, David Gray, LAAFA, Van Nuys, CA

2012- Contemporary Portrait Painting class, Sean Cheetham, LAAFA, Van Nuys, CA

2006- Private painting classes with Mayra Barraza, San Salvador, El Salvador

2005- Painting The Figure In Oils Alla Prima class, Michelle Dunaway, LAAFA, Van Nuys, CA

1996- The Little Palette, El Segundo, CA

Bio Author: Jose H. Alvarenga