Ezra Bejar

Joined Artfinder: May 2020

Artworks for sale: 26

United States

About Ezra Bejar

 
 
  • Biography
    Ezra creates transformative paintings at the intersection of art, science and humanity. He is a professional educated in the arts and the science, who lives in San Diego, California and has traveled extensively around the world. Although he made a living as a scientist and published extensively on scientific journals for over 30 years, in 2010, his inner fire switched to full-time creative painting.

    With a force catapulted by his own personal transformation, after a temporary loss of vision and thirty years of research, Ezra learned to see nature and urban spaces in a more meaningful way, extracting an alternative reality full of color, texture and geometries.

    Ezra started his educational artistic roots; learning about the masters and modern painters at his father gallery in Mexico City. He used his creative art, occasionally to illustrate his ideas and scientific findings, but as he underwent eye treatment in Los Angeles, he developed a new artistic vision while still working as a science executive. He spent two years at San Diego State University College of Art and Design participating in advanced painting and multimedia studies. His work of science was eventually incorporated into his art developing a unique methodology using physical paint and multimedia software.

    Ezra uses science tools in art creation, including observation, documentation, and media research. He relies on a deeply-rooted, uncompromising, artistic vision, keeping an eye on color complementary, balance, textures, and a central idea.

    His expressionistic and gestural paintings about nature and urban environments are full of abstraction, geometries, bold colors, textures and originality. He has received acclaim from curators, art collectors and art organizations in California and other parts of the US.

    What drives Ezra every day into his art is a drive to create the next transformative piece his audience will resonate with. His paintings are well appreciated, exhibited and collected in the US, Europe, Asia and Mexico.
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  • Education

    2017 - 2019

    San Diego State University, School of Art and Design

    1987 - 1991

    University of the Pacific

    1980 - 1984

    Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana

  • Awards

    2020

    Featured Artist

    Ciclo Cultural de Arte en la Cancilleria, June 1-30, 2020, Direccion de Patrimonio Cultural, Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, Secretaria de Cultura, Gobierno de Mexico, Mexico City,

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    2019

    California Binational Artist

    Selected by IME to represent California in the First artist forum Binational (US-Mexico) to promote critical dialogue and collaboration with Mexican artists and Secretaria de Cultura, Mexico. Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City, December 19, 2019. Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) es is a decentralized body of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    2017

    First Prize

    "South View," 1st place winner of monthly cash prize, Vote 4 Art App, Switzerland, May 2017. Vote4Art, was an Art Application for smartphone created by Ideenmeisterei GMBH, Zug, Switzerland for international artists. The app was discontinued in 2019.

    2016

    Artist of the Day

    Saatchi Art Online, Santa Monica California, April 5, 2016.
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

    Event: From My Window!

    Dates: July 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

    Venue: Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA

    Collective - On line-July IAA members only online exhibition at the Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts and IAA/. Exhibit Available simultaneously at the following web sites:
    https://www.gdcagallery.com/5654786-iaa-usa-member-exhibition/
    https://www.iaa-usa.org/

    Event: Expressionism in Blue: An Alternative Reality

    Dates: May 9, 2020 - July 17, 2020

    Venue: Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

    "Expresionismo en Azul" (Expressionism in Blue: An alternative Reality) at Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Secretaria de Cultura, Gobierno de Mexico.
    Video available on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du8JZ4bkyaQ

    Event: IAA/USA Members Show

    Dates: April 13, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020

    Venue: International Association of Art (IAAUSA), Los Angeles, California, United States

    First Official IAA USA Members Virtual Exhibit. World Art Day in Downtown los Angeles with a collection of paintings, prints and photographs of IAA USA members. Virtual exhibit on the IAA website at: https://www.iaa-usa.org/new-page

    The first World Art Day was held in 2012 with the first celebration in the City of Los Angeles in 2015. April 15 was chosen in honor of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, as a symbol of world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance and brotherhood, and is now celebrated in over 60 countries.

    Get involved! Join us in celebrating World Art Day by creating some art of your own on April 15th

    Show previous eventsHide previous events

    Previous events

    Event: World Art Day

    Dates: April 6, 2020 - April 24, 2020

    Venue: Gloria Delson Contemporary Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

    World Art Day virtual exhibition on the GDCA Gallery website.

    Event: Multidisciplinary Exhibition of Binational (US-Mexico) Artists

    Dates: Dec. 19, 2019 - Dec. 20, 2019

    Venue: Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City

    Participating with Botánica Retórica (Botanical Rhetoric0 Three paintings to explain the philosopher's stone. Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City, December 19, 2019.

    Event: C-Note

    Dates: Nov. 14, 2019 - Nov. 17, 2019

    Venue: San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California, USA

    Ghosts in the Forest. San Diego Art Institute C-Note exhibit and sale, Balboa Park, November 14-17, 2019.

    Event: Transforming the Landscape

    Dates: Oct. 7, 2019 - March 20, 2020

    Venue: San Diego County Public Library- Casa de Oro Branch, 9805 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91977

    A collection of paintings from artist Ezra Bejar portraying changes in perception in the natural landscape. Casa de Oro library Community Room

    Event: Artbox.Project Zürich 1.0

    Dates: Aug. 15, 2019 - Aug. 19, 2019

    Venue: Artbox Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

    From August 15th to 19th, 2019 the ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 1.0 was part of the SWISS ART EXPO, in the time-honoured SBB event hall under the huge sculpture "NANA" by Niki de Saint Phalle. With over 80,000 visitors daily, it is one of the most visited places in Switzerland. This means that over half a million visitors will see the artworks throughout the entire exhibition period.

    Event: Discoveries: Ten Paintings Out of a Test Tube

    Dates: July 1, 2019 - Jan. 25, 2020

    Venue: San Diego County Public Library- Casa de Oro Branch, 9805 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91977

    Solo- Discoveries: Ten paintings out of a test tube. Casa de Oro - San Diego County Library, Main library July 1-January 25, 2019.

Links


Education

2017 - 2019

San Diego State University, School of Art and Design

1987 - 1991

University of the Pacific

1980 - 1984

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana


Awards

2020

Featured Artist

Ciclo Cultural de Arte en la Cancilleria, June 1-30, 2020, Direccion de Patrimonio Cultural, Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, Secretaria de Cultura, Gobierno de Mexico, Mexico City,

Show more awardsHide

2019

California Binational Artist

Selected by IME to represent California in the First artist forum Binational (US-Mexico) to promote critical dialogue and collaboration with Mexican artists and Secretaria de Cultura, Mexico. Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City, December 19, 2019. Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) es is a decentralized body of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2017

First Prize

"South View," 1st place winner of monthly cash prize, Vote 4 Art App, Switzerland, May 2017. Vote4Art, was an Art Application for smartphone created by Ideenmeisterei GMBH, Zug, Switzerland for international artists. The app was discontinued in 2019.

2016

Artist of the Day

Saatchi Art Online, Santa Monica California, April 5, 2016.

Upcoming events

Event: From My Window!

Dates: July 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Venue: Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Collective - On line-July IAA members only online exhibition at the Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts and IAA/. Exhibit Available simultaneously at the following web sites:
https://www.gdcagallery.com/5654786-iaa-usa-member-exhibition/
https://www.iaa-usa.org/

Event: Expressionism in Blue: An Alternative Reality

Dates: May 9, 2020 - July 17, 2020

Venue: Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

"Expresionismo en Azul" (Expressionism in Blue: An alternative Reality) at Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Secretaria de Cultura, Gobierno de Mexico.
Video available on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du8JZ4bkyaQ

Event: IAA/USA Members Show

Dates: April 13, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020

Venue: International Association of Art (IAAUSA), Los Angeles, California, United States

First Official IAA USA Members Virtual Exhibit. World Art Day in Downtown los Angeles with a collection of paintings, prints and photographs of IAA USA members. Virtual exhibit on the IAA website at: https://www.iaa-usa.org/new-page

The first World Art Day was held in 2012 with the first celebration in the City of Los Angeles in 2015. April 15 was chosen in honor of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, as a symbol of world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance and brotherhood, and is now celebrated in over 60 countries.

Get involved! Join us in celebrating World Art Day by creating some art of your own on April 15th

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: World Art Day

Dates: April 6, 2020 - April 24, 2020

Venue: Gloria Delson Contemporary Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

World Art Day virtual exhibition on the GDCA Gallery website.

Event: Multidisciplinary Exhibition of Binational (US-Mexico) Artists

Dates: Dec. 19, 2019 - Dec. 20, 2019

Venue: Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City

Participating with Botánica Retórica (Botanical Rhetoric0 Three paintings to explain the philosopher's stone. Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City, December 19, 2019.

Event: C-Note

Dates: Nov. 14, 2019 - Nov. 17, 2019

Venue: San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California, USA

Ghosts in the Forest. San Diego Art Institute C-Note exhibit and sale, Balboa Park, November 14-17, 2019.

Event: Transforming the Landscape

Dates: Oct. 7, 2019 - March 20, 2020

Venue: San Diego County Public Library- Casa de Oro Branch, 9805 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91977

A collection of paintings from artist Ezra Bejar portraying changes in perception in the natural landscape. Casa de Oro library Community Room

Event: Artbox.Project Zürich 1.0

Dates: Aug. 15, 2019 - Aug. 19, 2019

Venue: Artbox Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

From August 15th to 19th, 2019 the ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 1.0 was part of the SWISS ART EXPO, in the time-honoured SBB event hall under the huge sculpture "NANA" by Niki de Saint Phalle. With over 80,000 visitors daily, it is one of the most visited places in Switzerland. This means that over half a million visitors will see the artworks throughout the entire exhibition period.

Event: Discoveries: Ten Paintings Out of a Test Tube

Dates: July 1, 2019 - Jan. 25, 2020

Venue: San Diego County Public Library- Casa de Oro Branch, 9805 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91977

Solo- Discoveries: Ten paintings out of a test tube. Casa de Oro - San Diego County Library, Main library July 1-January 25, 2019.


 

Biography

Ezra creates transformative paintings at the intersection of art, science and humanity. He is a professional educated in the arts and the science, who lives in San Diego, California and has traveled extensively around the world. Although he made a living as a scientist and published extensively on scientific journals for over 30 years, in 2010, his inner fire switched to full-time creative painting.

With a force catapulted by his own personal transformation, after a temporary loss of vision and thirty years of research, Ezra learned to see nature and urban spaces in a more meaningful way, extracting an alternative reality full of color, texture and geometries.

Ezra started his educational artistic roots; learning about the masters and modern painters at his father gallery in Mexico City. He used his creative art, occasionally to illustrate his ideas and scientific findings, but as he underwent eye treatment in Los Angeles, he developed a new artistic vision while still working as a science executive. He spent two years at San Diego State University College of Art and Design participating in advanced painting and multimedia studies. His work of science was eventually incorporated into his art developing a unique methodology using physical paint and multimedia software.

Ezra uses science tools in art creation, including observation, documentation, and media research. He relies on a deeply-rooted, uncompromising, artistic vision, keeping an eye on color complementary, balance, textures, and a central idea.

His expressionistic and gestural paintings about nature and urban environments are full of abstraction, geometries, bold colors, textures and originality. He has received acclaim from curators, art collectors and art organizations in California and other parts of the US.

What drives Ezra every day into his art is a drive to create the next transformative piece his audience will resonate with. His paintings are well appreciated, exhibited and collected in the US, Europe, Asia and Mexico.
 
 
 
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