Alberto Garcia-Alvarez

Alberto Garcia-Alvarez

Alberto Garcia-Alvarez was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1928 where he had a classical art education at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de Sant Jordi at the University of Barcelona.

Before arriving in New Zealand Garcia-Alvarez exhibited widely in Europe and the USA, including a solo show in 1961 at the San Francisco Museum of Art. He completed numerous mosaic, fresco and stained-glass commissions for churches and monasteries in the United States and Spain, and participated in group shows alongside artists including Brice Marden and Frank Stella.

Between 1961 and 1973, when he moved with his family to New Zealand, Garcia-Alvarez lectured at colleges in California including the University of California at Berkeley.

From 1973 until 1995 he taught Print-making, Lithography and Painting at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, where he also set up the Masters programme.

Garcia-Alvarez lives and works in Auckland.

Artist Portrait: Kallan MacLeod

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1976-6, 1976
  • oil on wood
  • 820mm H x 520mm W
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1995-188-96, 1995
  • mixed media on board
  • 480mm H x 310mm W (frame)
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Untitled, 1998
  • mixed media on board
  • 300mm H x 255mm W (frame)
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1982-37 (Mujer), 1982
  • oil on wood
  • 590mm H x 430mm W
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Adoneus Bed (black-blue), 1977
  • mixed media on canvas
  • 540mm H x 450mm W (frame)
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1998-13, 1998
  • metal spray paint on wood
  • 590mm H x 240mm W
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2014-63, 2014
  • mixed media on canvas
  • 1830mm H x 1630mm W
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1998-18, 1998
  • metal spray paint on wood
  • 560mm H x 310mm W
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Eduardo Dot - 105, 2014
  • mixed media on board
  • 410mm H x 300mm W (frame)
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1998-8, 1998
  • enamel on wood
  • 610mm H x 475mm W
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2017-P 351, 2017
  • aluminium and mixed media on wood
  • 610mm H x 520mm W (frame)
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2014-1, 2014
  • mixed media on wood
  • 340mm H x 300mm W
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2000-3, 2000
  • mixed media on wood
  • 500mm H x 420mm W
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Untitled, 1999
  • mixed media on board
  • 695mm H x 380mm W
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2004-87, 2004
  • enamel on wood
  • 560mm H x 480mm W
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Adoneus Bed (black-white), 1977
  • mixed media on canvas
  • 540mm H x 450mm W
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1999, 1999
  • mixed media on board
  • 395mm H x 290mm W (frame)
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Calvario, 1993
  • mixed media on board
  • 370mm H x 354mm W
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1996-187, 1996
  • mixed media on board
  • 610mm H x 555mm W (frame)
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Untitled, 2000
  • mixed media on board
  • 275mm H x 205mm W
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2015-01, 2015
  • mixed media on linen
  • 2790mm H x 1980mm W
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A-157, 1994
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 430mm H x 345mm W (frame)
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A-89, 1991
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 645mm H x 450mm W (frame)
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AGA-1991-02, 1991
  • mixed media on wood
  • 635mm H x 450mm W
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A-68 la luz obscurence la mente, 1993
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 385mm H x 400mm W
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A-118, 1994
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 645mm H x 500mm W (frame)
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A-74, 1994
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 645mm H x 430mm W (frame)
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A-73, 1993
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 430mm H x 345mm W (frame)
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2016-261 (Hector of Troy), 2016
  • mixed media and aluminium on board
  • 430mm H x 340mm W (frame)
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A-70, 1994
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 430mm H x 345mm W (frame)
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2017-02 Catalunya, 2017
  • water-based mixed media on canvas
  • 2130mm H x 1830mm W
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2017-64 Catalunya, 2017
  • water-based mixed media on canvas
  • 2500mm H x 1855mm W
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A-81, 1991
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 640mm H x 495mm W (frame)
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A-80, 1991
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 640mm H x 495mm W (frame)
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A-95, 1989
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 800mm H x 650mm W (Frame)
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A-114, 1994
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 640mm H x 495mm W (frame)
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A-149, 1996
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 640mm H x 495mm H (frame)
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A-120, 1994
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 640mm H x 495mm W (frame)
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A-71, 1994
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 805mm H x 525mm W (frame)
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Aidoneus Bed (triptych), 1977
  • mixed media on canvas gifted by Colin McCahon
  • 900mm H x 675mm W (each)
  • installation dimensions variable
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1995-24, 1995
  • mixed media on paper
  • 745mm H x 600mm W (frame)
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1995-22, 1995
  • mixed media on paper
  • 745mm H x 605mm W (frame)
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317, 2000
  • oil and acrylic on linen
  • 1215mm H x 1100mm W (frame)
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2014-100 (bay of spirits), 2014
  • mixed media on board
  • 470mm H x 370mm W (frame)
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2016-266, 2016
  • mixed media on canvas gifted by Colin McCahon
  • 365mm H x 365mm W (frame)
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2016-59 (Blanes), 2016
  • mixed media on board
  • 745mm H x 540mm W (frame)
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2016-Lapolonia, 2016
  • mixed media on canvas gifted by Colin McCahon
  • 365mm H x 365mm W (frame)
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2014-94, 2014
  • mixed media on board
  • 470mm H x 365mm W (frame)
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2018-71, 2018
  • mixed media on canvas
  • 875mm H x 730mm W
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2018-70, 2018
  • mixed media on canvas
  • 840mm H x 730mm W
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2017-218, 2017
  • water-based mixed media on canvas
  • 2510mm H x 2050mm W
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2018-116, 2018
  • water-based mixed media on canvas
  • 2100mm H x 1730mm W
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2018-123, 2018
  • mixed media on paper
  • 820mm H x 720mm W (frame)
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2018-115, 2018
  • water-based mixed media on canvas
  • 2500mm H x 1950mm W
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1993-00 (print from 00), 1993
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 430mm H x 345mm W (each)
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A-74, 1993
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 430mm H x 345mm W (frame)
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A-62, 1993
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 430mm H x 345mm W (frame)
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A-128, 1994
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 430mm H x 345mm W
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A-136 (ALTAMIRA), 1994
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 430mm H x 345mm W (frame)
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A-147, 1994
  • mixed media on aluminium
  • 430mm H x 345mm W (frame)
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Untitled, 1996
  • mixed media on wood
  • 630mm H x 610mm W (frame)
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Selected Exhibitions