GEORGE YEPES BIOGRAPHY



[ Awards | Bibliography | Consulting | Film/Media | Murals | Exhibitions | Academia de Arte Yepes Murals ]



Selected Awards

City Council of Los Angeles: Resolution “Teacher Academy,” 1999
State of California: Mural Competition, “The Promise,” 1998
City of Los Angeles: “Treasure of Los Angeles” Award, 1997
State of California Department of Education: Arts Task Force, 1997
City of Los Angeles: Commedation, “Tikkun Olam,” 1997
State Assembly of California: Commendation, “Tikkun Olam,” 1997
City of Commerce/City of Montebello: Mural Competition, “Sister Cities,” 1996
City of Los Angeles: Commendation, Academia Cassini Mural, 1995
Mayor of Los Angeles: Commendation, Academia Cassini Mural, 1995
United States Congress: Commendation, Academia Cassini Mural, 1995
JPL/NASA: Commendation Award, Academia Cassini Mural, 1995
FAA U.S. Dept. of Transportation: Commendation, 1994
St. John Bosco: Award of Excellence, 1994
City of Los Angeles: Commendation, Academia Cal State L.A. Mural, 1993
County of Los Angeles: Commendation, Academia Cal State L.A. Mural, 1993
State Assembly of California: Commendation, Academia Cal State L.A. Mural, 1993
California State University, Los Angeles: President’s Award, 1993
Hispanic Support Network, Cal State Alumni: Commendation, 1993
Los Angeles Unified School District Award: Academia de Arte Yepes, 1993
United States Congress: Commendation, Academia Boyle Heights Senior Center Mural, 1993
Los Angeles City Council: Resolution, Academia de Arte Yepes, 1993
City of Los Angeles: Commendation, “ El Fuego de Los Angeles,” 1992
County of Los Angeles: Commendation, “The Phoenix of South Central,” 1992
First AME Church: Fame Award, “The Phoenix of South Central,” 1992
California Arts Council: Artist Fellowship, 1992
Communications Arts: Award of Excellence, 1991
SPARC Great Walls Unlimited: Mural Competition, 1989
City of Los Angeles: Commendation, 1984
Los Angeles Community College: President’s Award, 1981
National Endowment for the Arts: Visual Fellowship Grant, 1981
National Endowment for the Arts: Visual Fellowship Grant, 1980



Selected Publications

Los Angeles New Times, June 2000
State of California, The Capitol, 2000
Los Angeles Downtown News, “Muse of Bunker Hill Model Search,” 2000
Lowrider Magazine, 2000
East Los Angeles Campus News, 1999
Arizona State Department of Education, 1999
Getty Museum Education Division, Web Page Feature, 1999
Vida Nueva, Archdiosese of Los Angeles, “Vatican Angel,” 1999
Eastern Group Publications, Academia de Arte Yepes, Latino Museum Mural, 1999
Eastern Group Publications, 1999
Los Angeles Times, Sacramento State Archives Museum Mural, 1998
Sacramento Bee Newspaper, Encore, “Halls of History,” 1998
Princeton University Meso American Archive Publication, 1997
Eastern Group Publications, Montebello/Commerce Metrolink Station Mural, 1997
Los Angeles Times, 1993/1994
La Opinion Spectaculos, December 1993
Guia del Ocio Inventario Olympico, July/August 1992
Contedio Latinos en Los Angeles, May 1992
Los Angeles Times Academia de Artes Yepes, November 1992
La Opinion Academia de Artes Yepes, November 1992
American Film Magazine Front Cover, 1991
Los Angeles Times Nuestro Tiempo, May 1991
La Opinion, October 1991
Los Angeles Times Nuestro Tiempo, 1991
Los Angeles Times Calender, 1990
Mark Taper Forum 1990/91 Season Brochure
Los Angeles Times Nuestro Tiempo, May 1990
Los Angeles Times Nuestro Tiempo, May 1989
Herald Examiner Mitchell Fink Column, 1989
Communications Arts Illustration Annual, 1989
People’s Daily World San Francisco, 1989
Los Lobos Album Cover, “La Pistola y El Corazon”, 1988



Selected Art Consulting

City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department, Arts Consultant/Set Designer, 1992
The Second Annual Festival de Mariachis De Los Angeles, Performing Arts Division, Set Designer, 1992
Fox 11 Television Network, Set Designer/Art Director, 1991
“Crossing Gang Lines” National Television Special, Set Designer, 1991



Selected Film/Media

Sacramento Cable Network, State Archives Museum Mural, 1999
Telemundo Channel 52: Primere Impacto, Vatican Angel, 1999
KCAL Channel 9: Prime Time Segment, Bunker Hill South Gallery Opening, 1998
KTLA Channel 5: Morning Segment, Rose Parade Float Design, 1997
KTLA Channel 5: Morning Segment, Sacramento State Archives Museum Mural, 1997
PBS: Life and Times: Feature Segment, 1997
KCAL 9: “Premiero Latino”, Prime Time News Segment, 1996
Telemundo Channel 52: Profile Story, 1996
NBC National Cable Network: “Have a Heart/America’s Talking”, 1995
NBC Channel 4: Profile Story, 1995
NBC Network: “Name Your Adventure, The Phoenix of South Central”, 1992
Telemundo Channel 52: Los Angeles Mural Story, 1992
Fox 11 Network: “Crossing Gang Lines”, 1991
KTTV Channel 11: Profile, Public Service Announcement, 1991
KMEX Channel 34: “Fama y Fortuna”, interview with internation coverage, 1991
Telemundo Channel 52: “Lo Que Pasa en el Mundo”, 1991
Chanticlear Films: 15th Phase of the Moon Movie Mural, 1991
Vidmark Productions: Black Magic Woman Movie Paintings, 1990
KTTV Channel 11: Profile, Public Service Announcement, 1990




Selected Murals

Angel of Hope, 40’ x 30’, Los Angeles, CA, 2000
The Millenium Angel, 10’ x 30’, Rome, Italy, 2000
The Lion in Winter: Ceiling Mural, 16’ x 16’, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
The Promise: State Archives Museum Vaulted Ceiling, 70’ x 20’, Sacramento, CA, 1998
Sister Cities: Metrolink Station, 12’ x 30’, Montebello/Commerce, CA, 1997
Tikkun Olam: To Repair the World, 36’ x 36’, Los Angeles, CA, 1997
La Reina de Los Angeles, 12’ x 20’, Los Angeles, CA, 1996
The Resurrection, 20’ x 20’, Bell Gardens, CA, 1995
El Tepeyac de Los Angeles, 40’ x 50’, Los Angeles, CA, 1993
Harvest of the American Dream, 8’ x 32’, Los Angeles, CA, 1993
El Fuego de Los Angeles, 15’ x 20’, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, 1992
The Phoenix of South Central, 20’ x 30’, Los Angeles, CA, 1992
Book of Dreams, 25’ x 150’, Los Angeles, CA, 1992
Pieta, 7’ x 10 _’, Los Angeles, CA, 1992
Corrido de Los Angeles, 8’ x 30’, Los Angeles, CA, 1992
The Resurrection, 18’ x 24’, Los Angeles, CA, 1992
Lady of the Eastside, 20’ x 20’, Los Angeles, CA, 1990
Rapture of the Sublime, 7’ x 25’, B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1990
East Los Angeles Y.M.C.A., 6’ x 15’, Los Angeles, CA, 1990
El Nuevo Fuego, 80’ x 85’, Los Angeles, CA, 1985
Knowledge and the Spirit, 10’ x 25’, Central Juvenile Hall, Los Angeles, CA, 1985
Corrido de Boyle Heights, 17’ x 80’, Los Angeles, CA, 1983
Manifest Destiny, 10’ x 16’, St. Louis, MO, 1982
The Education Suite, 24’ x 61’, East Los Angeles Community College, 1981
Bicentennial Blues, 15’ x 16’, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 1981
Ancient Energies, 6’ x 195’, Los Angeles, CA, 1980
Birth of a Warrior, 6’ x 100’, Los Angeles, CA, 1980
United Farm Workers Mural, 40’ x 60’, Fresno, CA, 1977




Selected Exhibitions

Robert Berman Gallery, 2001
Tamara Bane Gallery, 1991
Artes de Mexico, Los Angeles, CA, 1991
Le Demon Des Anges, European Tour, 1990
B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1990
Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 19990
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Hispanic Art on Paper,” 1989
University of Southern California, “Cultural Against Apartheid,” 1989
Vincent Price Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1989
B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1989
B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1988
Galeria Otra Vez, Los Angeles, CA, 1988
Los Angeles Photography Center, “Dia De Los Muertos,” 1988




Selected Academia de Arte Yepes Murals

Guatemala Cultura, 10’ x 25’, Latino Museum Collection, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
Tango Argentino, 10’ x 25’, Latino Museum Collection, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
Patria Portatil, 10’ x 25’, Latino Museum Collection, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
Machu Pichu, 10’ x 25’, Latino Museum Collection, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
American Film Institute Mural, 10’ x 16’, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
Europa-Jupiter/Galleleo Mural, 10’ x 25’, JPL/NASA, Pasadena, CA, 1999
Solar System-Space Flight Operations Facility Mural, 10’ x 25’, JPL/Nasa, Pasadena, CA, 1998
Mars Global Surveyor, 12’ x 25’, John F. Kennedy Space Center NASA, Cape Canaveral, FL, 1998
Mars Path Finder, 12’ x 25’, Mars Community Outreach Program, JPL/NASA, Pasadena, CA, 1997
Mars Mural, 12’ x 25’, Planetary Society, JPL/NASA, Pasadena, CA, 1997
Cassini Spacecraft at Saturn, 12’ x 25’, JPL/NASA, European/Italian Space Agency, 1996



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