About The Artist

RESUME LUIS G. ARDILA

Born: Bogota, Colombia. American Citizen

E-mail: luisgermanardila@aol.com

Website: www.ardilaart.com

STUDIES

Graduated as: Master in Fine Arts, Specializing in Painting,

National University of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia.

OTHERS STUDIES:

Architecture (4 years)

National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia. Pontifical Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia.

 AWARDS, PRIZES AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

1985    First Prize: Contest for Mural at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia.
 1985    First Prize: Contest for Mural at the Universidad Caja Agraria, Bogota, Colombia.
 1985    First Honor Mention: 1st Painting Contest sponsored by Junior Chamber at Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, Bogota, Colombia.
 1991    Parchment of Honor: 2nd World Triennial Contest of Engraving at Museum of Modern Art, Chamalieres, France.
 1993    First Honor Mention: 1st National Painting Contest sponsored by Ganadero Bank, Bogota, Colombia.
 1994    Honor Mention: 2nd National Painting Contest sponsored by Ganadero Bank, Bogota, Colombia.
 1994    First Honor Mention: 22nd August International Contest at Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, Bogota, Colombia.
 1994     Award: Pollock-Krassner, Pollock-Krassner Foundation, New York, NY, USA.
 2000    Honor Mention: 1st Competition of fast painting at Express Art Corporation, Bogota, Colombia.
 2009    First Prize Painting: 2nd Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2010    Honor Mention Drawing: 2nd Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2010    Third Prize Drawing: 3rd Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2010    Honor Mention Painting: 3rd Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2010    Honor Mention Engraving: 3rd Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2010    Merit Award Painting: Doug Helms Memorial Art Show, Monroe, NC, USA.
 2011    Honor Mention Painting: 5th Juried and Judged Art Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2011    Honor Award Painting: 2011 Juried Painting Show, Fine Arts League of Cary, Cary, NC, USA.
 2013    Honor Mention Painting: The Annual Ann and Bill Litaker Exhibit, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2014    First Prize: 3rd. Annual Binders Mint Hill Arts Competition, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2014    Honor Mention: 3rd. Annual Binders Mint Hill Arts Competition, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2014    Certificate of Excellence: 10th Online Contest, Artavita, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
 2014    Awarded with a Billboard 2015 form Pop-Art Project: Art and Science Council, Charlotte, NC, USA.
 2015    Honor Mention: Annual Art Competition, Matthews Art Guild, Matthews, NC, USA.
 2015    Honor Mention: 4th. Annual Binders Mint Hill Arts Competition, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2015    Honor Mention: Annual Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2016    First Prize: SPRING INTO ART Juried Show, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC, USA.
 2016    Best in Show: 5th Annual Binders-Mint Hill Arts Juried Competition, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2016    First Matthews Official Ribbon Award: Matthews Alive Art Competition Juried Show, Matthews, NC, USA.
 2016    Second Matthews Official Ribbon Award: Matthews Alive Art Competition Juried Show, Matthews, NC, USA.
 2016    Honor Mention: Matthews Alive Art Competition Juried Show, Matthews, NC, USA.
 2016    Honor Mention: FALL INTO ART, Juried Show, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC, USA.
 2016    First Prize: Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 2017    First Prize: Mooresville Arts 4th Annual Winter Juried Art Exhibition, Mooresville, NC, USA.
 2017   Regional Artist Project Grant Award: Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, NC, USA.
 2017   Regional Artist Project Grant Award: Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, NC, USA.
 2017   Best in Show: 9th Annual North Ridge Country Club Art Gala, Raleigh, NC, USA.
2017   Second Prize, FALL INTO ART Juried Show, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC, USA.
2017   First Prize, Mint Hill Arts October Members Only Juried Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2017   Honor Mention, Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2018   First Prize, RED, Group Show, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, by Internet. USA
2018   First Prize: 6th Annual Binders-Mint Hill Arts Juried Competition, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2018   Third Prize, Annual Members Juried Show, Matthews Art Guild, Matthews, NC, USA.
2018   Special Recognition Award, “555 Special” 2018 Art Exhibition, Light Space Time Online Art Exhibition.
2018   Third Prize, Members Juried Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2018   Best in Show, Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA. 
2019   Best in Show,  Novant Summer Juried Art Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2019    Award of Excellence, 2019 Santa Fe Art Fair, Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2019    Certificate of Excellence, 33rd International Artavita Online Art Contest. 
2019    Honor Mention, Matthews Alive Art Juried Show at Matthews Art Guild, Matthews, NC, USA.
2019    Second Prize, Members Only Juried Art Show in Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2019    Awarded with a Billboard 2020 from PopArt Street Gallery, Charlotte, NC, USA.
2020   Second Place,  APERO April 2020 Catalogue, Online Art Competition, USA.   
2020   Second Prize, Novant Summer Juried Art Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2020   Best in Show, Blue, Group Show, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, by Internet. USA
2020   Honor Mention, Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2020   Best in Show, Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
2021   Best in Show, MYTHICAL, Online Art Competition, Envision Arts Magazine, USA.

ONE MAN SHOWS

2019   The Fish as a Symbol, Iredell Arts Council · Statesville, NC, USA.
2018   The Stars are Aligned, Awaken Gallery, Mount Holly, NC, USA.
2017   One Man Show, North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh, NC, USA.
2015   One Universe, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC, USA.
2014   One Man Show, Union County Community Art Council, Monroe, NC, USA.
2010   One Man Show, Union County Community Art Council, Monroe, NC, USA.
           3D + 2D =   Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
            Flowers and Fish of my Secret Garden, Hawkins Studio Gallery, Charlotte, NC, USA.
2007    Ardila 30 years of Painting, Julietta Alvarez Gallery, Medellin, Colombia.
2005    New Works, Torano Art Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
2003    The paths of the messenger, La Pared Art Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
2002    From Heaven to Earth, Abstract Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
             Retrospective 1974-2002, Claustro Moderno Private School Library, Bogota, Colombia.
2001     New Works, Alfred Wild Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
             New Works, Miniformato Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
1997     Underground Inhabitant, Belarca Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
             Underground Inhabitant, Cobalto Fine Art Gallery, Bogota Colombia.
             Three Worlds, Originales Gallery, Medellin, Colombia.
1996     Another Heaven, Consulate of Colombia in Miami, Miami, USA.
1994     A Colombian Painter, Hermann Gallery, Warden, Germany.
            Entering Aquarius, Consulate of Colombia in Paris, Paris, France.
            Another Heaven, Gartner Uribe Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
            Another Heaven, Arte Autopista Gallery, Cali, Colombia.
1993    Engravings, Ilse Gordon Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
           Drawings, Carlos Medellin Library, Bogota, Colombia.
1992   Entering in Aquarius, Gartner Torres Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
           Luis German Ardila’s Paints and Engravings, La Meson de la Culture, Vincennes, France.
           New Works, Arte Autopista Gallery, Medellin, Colombia.
1990    A Still Live Vision, Iber Art Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
             A Colombian Painter, Consulate of Colombia in Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
             A Colombian Painter, L’Espace L’Etudiant, Paris, France.
1989     New Works, Claustro Moderno Private School Library, Bogota, Colombia.
1988     Abstract Ardila, Arte 19 Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
1987     Painting in Action, Belarca Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
             One Man Show, Tai-Chi Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
1985    The Dawn of the Night, El Charco Gallery, Cali, Colombia.
             New Works, Municipal Palace, Pereira, Colombia.
1984    The Dawn of the Night, Diners Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.

GROUP SHOWS

Between 1975 and 2020 more than 180 Group Shows in USA, Europe and Latin America.

2021

ARTE LATINO NOW 2021, Virtual Exhibition, Queens University, Charlotte, NC, USA.
2021 ArtFields Art Competition for Southern Artists, Lake City, SC, USA.
FALC 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cary, NC, USA.
2021 Airfields Art Competition for Southern Artists, Lake City, SC, USA.
APERO April 2021 Catalogue, Online Art Competition, USA. 
APERO March 2021 Catalogue, Online Art Competition, USA. 
MYTHICAL, Online Art Competition, Envision Arts Magazine, USA.
APERO February 2021 Catalogue, Online Art Competition, USA. 
Winter Online Art Competition, Matthews Artist Guild, Matthews, NC, USA.

2020

Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
RUBY II, Online Art Competition, Envision Arts Magazine, USA
APERO December 2020 Catalogue, Online Art Competition, USA
December Show, Blue, Group Show, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, by Internet. USA
October Creep Show, Art Nova Gallery, Online Art Competition, Toronto, Canada.
Fall 2020 Online Art Competition, Matthews Artist Guild, Matthews, NC, USA.
AMBER, Online Art Competition, Envision Arts Magazine, USA.
PUSH/PULL – REPULSION, ATTRACTION, AND THE IN-BETWEEN, August 2020 Online Art Competition, USA.
APERO July 2020 Catalogue, Online Art Competition, USA.
Novant Summer Juried Art Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
APERO July 2020 Catalogue, Online Art Competition, USA. 
APERO April 2020 Catalogue, Online Art Competition, USA.         
APERO March 2020 Catalogue, Online Art Competition, USA.         

2019

Mint Hill Art Novant Art Show, Novant Hospital, Mint Hill, NC, USA.   
Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
Arte Latino Now FALL at Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA.
Matthews Art Guild Member Show at McDowell, Matthews, NC, USA.
Members Only Juried Art Show in Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Grace Gallery, Mills River, NC, USA.
1st Juried Exhibition, West Main Artists Co-op, Spartanburg, SC, USA. 
Power of Nature, Awaken Gallery, Mount Holly, NC, USA.
Matthews Alive Art Juried Show at Matthews Art Guild, Matthews, NC, USA.
 Works on paper Juried Show, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
33rd International Artavita Online Art Contest by Internet. USA.
Herencia 2019 Juried Art Show, Diamante Arts & Cultural Center, Carrboro, NC, USA.
Santa Fe Art Fair, Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2019 Airfields Art Competition for Southern Artists, Lake City, SC, USA.
 Novant Matthews Medical Center Juried Art Show, Matthews Art Guild, Matthews, NC, USA.        
 Novant Summer Juried Art Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
 The Essence of Spring, Group Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
One Year Anniversary, Group Show, Awaken Gallery, Mount Holly, NC, USA.
The Symbology of Color, Group Show, Awaken Gallery, Mount Holly, NC, USA.

2018  

 Annual Anne and Bill Litaker Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.   
 Winter Group Show, GREENHILL Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC, USA.    
2018 RED Group Show, G25N Internet Gallery, USA.
Small Works Group Show, Awaken Gallery, Mount Holly, NC, USA.
 Members Juried Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
“Finding Your Voice” Group Juried Show, Kelwood Contemporary Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
 Flowers Plants and Gardens 2018 Juried Show, Art -Competition net Online Art Exhibition, USA.
“555 Special” 2018 Art Exhibition, Light Space Time Online Art Exhibition, USA.
Metro Montage XVIII Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA, USA
 Shades of Green 2018 Juried Show, Gallery 25N, Internet Competition, USA.
 Annual members juried show, Matthews Art Guild, Matthews, NC, USA.
June Opening, Group Show, Awaken Gallery, Mount Holly, NC, USA.
 6th Annual Binders-Mint Hill Arts Juried Competition, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
Wide Open 9, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
May Opening, Group Show, Awaken Gallery, Mount Holly, NC, USA. 
RESIST, Group Show, C3 Lab Gallery, Charlotte, NC, USA.
2018 Airfields Art Competition for Southern Artists, Lake City, SC, USA.
 It’s Time, Group Show, Awaken Gallery, Mount Holly, NC, USA.
 311 Gallery Annual ABSTRACTS Juried show 2018, Raleigh, NC, USA.
Winners of 2017 Group Show, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill, NC, USA.
RED Group Show, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, by Internet. USA
Arte Latino Now,  Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA.