Guadalajara, Mexico, 1973
Francisco Ugarte grounds his multimedia, minimalist abstract works in the study of architecture and its effects, especially the role of light, time and geometry in constructing a viewer’s perception of space. Its simple gestures aim to capture the essential nature of a material and a place.
He has had solo exhibitions at Marfa Contemporary, the Clemente Orozco Museum, and the Experimental Museum El Eco. Select group exhibitions include the ASU Art Museum, the Bass Museum of Art, Raúl Anguiano Museum of Art, Museo Jumex, Salón ACME, and Museo Nacional de Arte. His work is held in the Charpenel Collection, Colección Jumex, Coppel Collection, Mattatuck Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, and the Cabañas Cultural Institute, and he was awarded residencies at the Careyes Foundation and Casa WABI. He has produced a site-specific installation with SiTE:LAB in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and a workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.