FRANCISCO CASTRO LOSTALO:  rÉsumÉ

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SCULPTOR, PAINTER & MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST

ART INSTRUCTOR

ORGANIZER OF ARTISTIC EVENTS

PRESIDENT AND FOUNDING PARTNER, Toronto Art Visions community arts organization

AGENT REPRESENTATIVE FOR CANADA, International Association of Monumental Sculpture Events (AIESM)

OFFICES AND AFFILIATIONS

                TORONTO ART VISIONS, Community Arts Organization, Toronto, Canada

                    President & Founding Partner

                INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MONUMENTAL SCULPTURAL EVENTS (AIESM)

                    Agent Representative for Canada

sYmPOsiUM PARTICIPATION

2013        “Spirit of Diversity” Monumental Stone Sculpture Symposium, Puntarenas, COSTA RICA

2013        “Puntarenas: Life on the Reef”, Puntarenas, COSTA RICA

                    Symposium/exhibition of fiberglass and resin sculptures depicting sea life

2010        “Our Fragile Planet” Sculpture and Painting Symposium, Toronto, Canada

2008         Wood Sculpture Symposium, San Ramón, Costa Rica

2007         Wood Sculpture Symposium, Orotina, Costa Rica

2006         First International Monumental Stone Sculpture Symposium, Puntarenas, COSTA RICA

2001         International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Putaendo, CHILE

                    Monumental stone sculpture “Between Heaven and Earth” installed in historical park


EVENTS ORGANIZED

2013       “Spirit of Diversity”, Puntarenas, COSTA RICA

                    International symposium of monumental figurative sculptures in limestone

2013        “Puntarenas: Life on the Reef”, Puntarenas, COSTA RICA

                    Symposium/exhibition of fiberglass and resin sculptures depicting sea life

2010        Our Fragile Planet”, Sculpture and Painting Symposium, Toronto, CANADA 

2009        EmbrujArte”, Escazú, COSTA RICA

                    International art fair with more than 200 participants 

2007        Expresión Humana al Desnudo”, COSTA RICA

                    Touring group exhibition to promote appreciation of the nude human form in art

2006         First International Monumental Stone Sculpture Symposium, Puntarenas, COSTA RICA

                    International symposium of monumental figurative sculptures in limestone  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015        “The Four Elements / Giants of the Deep”, The One Gallery, Unionville, Ontario, CANADA

2012        “Metamorphosis in Marble”, FCP Gallery, Toronto, CANADA

2011        “Kaleidoscope”, Leonardo Galleries, Toronto, Canada

2006        “Magic of the Ocean World”, Puntarenas, COSTA RICA

2001        Untitled Exhibition, Casa de la Cultura, Puntarenas, COSTA RICA

1995         Untitled Exhibition, Fonseca Galleries, Toronto, CANADA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010        “Our Fragile Planet”, Leonardo Galleries, Toronto, Canada

2009        EmbrujArte”, Escazú, COSTA RICA

2008        Arte Rupestre”, San José, COSTA RICA

2007        Expresión Humana al Desnudo”, San José, COSTA RICA

2005        Untitled Exhibition, The Artists Refuge, Alajuela, COSTA RICA

2001        Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show & Sale, Loveland, Colorado, USA

2000        ArtsWeek Exhibition, Maslak-McLeod Gallery, Toronto, CANADA

                Flanders International Art & Culture Exhibition, Remscheid, GERMANY

                Flanders International Plastic Arts Exhibition, Brussels, BELGIUM

                Art Studio Tour, Green Tea Designs, Toronto, CANADA

1999        Ritmo y Color”, Latin American Arts Festival, Toronto, CANADA

                Untitled Exhibition, Beach Arts Centre, Toronto, CANADA

1998         Flanders International Plastic Arts Exhibition, Brussels, BELGIUM

1996         Central American Independence Celebration, Ontario Club, Toronto, CANADA

                Untitled Exhibition, Latin Festival, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, CANADA

1993         Untitled Exhibition, Image World Gallery, Toronto, CANADA 


OTHER Art-Related Experience

2008-09    Owner/Operator, Visions Gallery, Escazú, COSTA RICA

2004-08    Owner/Artistic Director, The Artists Refuge, Alajuela, COSTA RICA

                    Gallery operator; Co-ordinator/instructor of classes in sculpture, painting & drawing

2000        Art Instructor, Belmont House, Toronto, CANADA

1997-99    Director, Art Department, Beach Arts Centre, Toronto, CANADA

                    Coordinator/instructor of programs in sculpture, ceramics, painting & drawing

1982-87    Owner/Operator, Cerámica Andrea, San José & Puntarenas, COSTA RICA

1979-81    High School Art Teacher, San José & Puntarenas, COSTA RICA


Professional Studies

1998         Marble sculpting workshop, Tuscany, Italy

1977-79   Universidad Autónoma de Centro América  (Independent University of Central America)

                     San José, Costa Rica – two years studying fine arts