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About Pilar Onate

Since I was a little girl I was interested in art. My mother remind me that when I was 7-8 years old, I asked to go to painting classes with my older sister, Dora (who was then 16 years old). Since then I have not left the world of art.
I am interested in both painting and sculpture, drawing or design, as well as any medium or material, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, modeling clay or bronze.
I am passionate about museums and I recognize that I like both classical and contemporary artists. My influences range from ancient art (Greece, Egipt, ...) to the great masters (Leonardo, Miguel Angel, ...) From the Impressionists (Cezanne, Van Gogh, ...) the Avant-garde (Kandinski, Picasso, Dali, ...) to the Contemporary (Warhol, Chillida, Antonio Lopez,...)
Here's a short resume of my career:

Education

1985 - Graphic Design - Centro de Estudios del Vídeo (Madrid - Spain)
1986 - Fine Arts - Philadelphia College of Arts (Philadelphia - USA)
1999 - 2003 - Sculpture - Tomas Bañuelos Workshop (Madrid - Spain)
1999 - 2003 - Medal - Emma Garcia Castellanos Workshop (Madrid - Spain)

Awards

1986 - 1st. Price - Philadelphia College of Arts Award (Philadelphia - USA)
2002 - Accesit II - Fine Arts Competition ANCCE (Sevilla - Spain)
2002 - Finalist Fine Arts Award - Plaza de las Ventas (Madrid - Spain)
2003 - Finalist Fine Arts Award - Premio Armada, Culture Ministry (Madrid - Spain)
2006 - Finalist Fine Arts Award - Plaza de las Ventas (Madrid - Spain)
2009 - Finalist Cow Parade (Madrid - Spain)

Expositions

Individual

1991 - Galería BANCO CENTRAL HISPANO (Zaragoza - Spain)
1994 - Galería ODEON (Zaragoza - Spain)
1995 - Club LA MORALEJA (Madrid - Spain)
2004 - Sala Apodaca (Madrid - Spain)
2006 - Galera Arte Arrechea (Jaca - Spain)

Collective

1986 - Philadelphia College of Arts (Philadelphia - USA)
1993 - Fundación de CULTURA DE SAN FERNANDO (Cádiz - Spain)
1994 - Galería SALA DE ARTE VALENTI (Barcelona - Spain)
1995 - CENTRO MUNICIPAL DE CULTURA (Castellón - Spain)
1995 - Sala de Exposiciones MINISTERIO DE CULTURA (Madrid - Spain)
1996 - Galería MUSURI (Madrid - Spain)
2000 - Galería S16 (Madrid - Spain)
2000 - Fundación Concha Márquez (Madrid - Spain)
2001 - Galería Gaudí (Madrid - Spain)
2002 - Sala Cultural Plaza de las Ventas (Madrid - Spain)
2002 - Diputación de Sevilla (Sevilla - Spain)
2002 - Museo de la Armada (Madrid -Spain)
2003 - Sala Cultural Plaza de las Ventas (Madrid - Spain)
2005 - Galería Fila 5 (Madrid - Spain)
2005 - Galería Arte Arrechea (Jaca - Spain)
2006 - Rupestria 06 (Murcia - Spain)
2009 - Cow Parade (Madrid - Spain)
2014 - Casa Club (Madrid - Spain)
2014 - Astry Gallerie (Sofia - Bulgaria)