LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Javier Gil Muñiz was born in 1960 in Sidi Ifni and holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid (2020) and completed a master's degree in Research in Art and Creation (2022). Madrid is the city where he currently lives. She also attended a master's degree (1997-1999) in Gardening and Landscaping at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and another one on conservation of historic gardens. He has dedicated himself professionally to the design and construction of gardens up to the present day. He has carried out numerous projects, both public and private: https://jgilmuniz.wixsite.com/jgilmuniz/gardens
In 1985-1986 he worked as an assistant in Oscar Manesi's engraving studio and attended workshops on contemporary art with Frederik Amat, Carlos León and Juan Navarro Baldeweg at the Círculo de Bellas Artes. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation awarded him a grant in 1990-1991 which allowed him his first solo exhibition in Gran Canaria. In 2016 he resumed his studies in Fine Arts. In the summer of 2017 he was selected for the international group exhibition of European universities, Artagon, in Paris.
More than thirty years ago, he began the study of Zen. He was awarded a diploma for twenty years of study of The Tea Ceremony by the Urasenke Foundation in Japan and in the summer of 2021, he was promoted to Assistant Master within the Sanbo school by its abbot Yamada Ryoun Roshi. The practice of Zen is a fundamental part of his artistic research. He currently combines his work in garden design with the practice of art.
Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowship 1990-91
1990.Club Prensa Canaria Gallery. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
1987/1986. Fine Arts Circle, Madrid. Current Art Workshops.
1994. Alebus Gallery. Elche. Alicante
1995. The Cave of Ali Baba. Gallery El Caballo de Troya.Madrid.
1995. Gallery El Caballo de Troya.Madrid.
1996. Fair. Arrow Madrid.
2017 Ars Coco. Contemplation Space.
2017 Artagon. Paris.
2018. Pluridisciplinary. Faculty of Fine Arts.2019. Exhibition Places. Faculty of Fine Arts. Madrid
2022. Collaboration:Artist's books. María Luisa Rojo de Castro. Municipal Press-Artes del Libro. Madrid
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