G U Z P E Ñ A BIO
Enrique Rodríguez García, known by the pseudonym Guzpeña, was born in 1964 in Prado de la Guzpeña, a small village located in the province of León. In 1982, Guzpeña began a five-year study that specialized in Plastic Arts at the Fine Arts Faculty in the Basque Region of Spain. By 1987, he was teaching Plastic Arts and Visual Education at the Institute of Secondary Education of Cistierna-León where he continues to teach today.
After his marriage and the birth of his two children in the early 1990s, Guzpeña relocated to Almanza, close to his native village, where he found the quiet atmosphere necessary for inspiration and creation and where he established his atelier.
The artist does not remember when he first started to paint but noted that he has persisted steadily since his first exhibition in 1976 when he was but 12 years old. Since then, he has diligently exhibited in numerous museums, cultural centres and galleries around Spain. He has held more than thirty solo exhibitions, over one hundred group exhibits, and has been distinguished by a variety of awards.
Gallery Visol. Orense.
Eighteenth National Painting Competition Villa de "La Roda".
Albacete Armaga Gallery, Leon. Twentieth Anniversary Spring Salon IV
Valdepeñas Municipal Museum,Ciudad Real
30 International Painting Prize of Caja de Extremadura, DC Don Benito, Badajoz.
IX Painting Prize "Timoteo Pérez Rubio"Oliva de la Frontera, Badajoz
Galería Juan de Juanes.Alicante
30 Painting Prize Caja de Extremadura
Convent of San Francisco.
Caja Spain Painting Prize
Traveling: Salamanca, Ponferrada, Toro, Valladolid, Leon
2008 Gallery Ármaga.
Leon European Painting Contest "Antonio Lopez"Infanta Cristina Cultural Center Pinto Madrid
XXIII BMW Painting Prize, Cultural Center The Trough Madrid.
VII Cultural Contest "Virgen de las Viñas",Tomelloso,Ciudad Real
VII Artistic Expression Award "Ramón J. Sender", Head UNED, Calatayud,Zaragoza
First Prize for Painting City of Badajoz. City MuseumBadajoz
XXIV Guadarrama Painting Competition 2008 CC La Torre. Guadarrama, Madrid
8th International Painting Competition "Royal Premier", Torremolinos, Malaga
XXXIX Alcalá City Award in Painting, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
Artists of Castile and Leon ", Palacio Ducal de Medinaceli, Soria
75 Salon d'Automne in Madrid, Casa de Vacas, Madrid
Caneja VI Painting Prize Diaz-Caneja Foundation, Palencia
Caja Spain Painting Prize 2008, Centre Cultural Caja Spain
XXVI National Painting Competition "Heritage Villa."
Agustín Ubeda room Inheritance
XXXIII Painting Competition "Ciudad de Manzanares." Space for Art, Manzanares.
Visual Arts Contest XXIV of Ciudad Rodrigo, House Municipal Culture
XXII BMW Painting Prize, Municipal Heritage Museum in Malaga
Seventeenth Painting Prize "Antonio Arnau." Quintanar de la Orden, Toledo
Contests & Awards
Artistic "Tomelloso City" 2008 Museo López Torres, Tomelloso
Award Focus-Abengoa 2008 Hospital de los Venerables, Sevilla
Eighth Biennial of Art "City of Albacete, Museum of Albacete
XXII BMW Painting Prize, Casa das Artes, Vigo
IX Classroom Painting Prize of Plastic Arts
Caneja Diaz Foundation, Palencia
Seventh Artistic Expression Award "Fundación Ramón J. Sender
"Barbastro UNED,Huesca Sixteenth Painting Competition
"Ciudad de Tudela"Eighteenth Arts Contest UNED. School of Arts
"Cruz Novillo, Cuenca
XXI Biennial of Painting "Eusebio Sempere." Onil Cultural Center, Alicante
XI Painting Contest "Villa de Valdemoro", Centro Cultural Juan Prado, Valdemoro, Madrid
VIII Painting Prize "Timoteo Pérez Rubio", Galería Juan de Juanes, Alicante
IX Contemporary Painting Competition "Ciudad de Torremolinos."
Exhibition Hall of the city of Torremolinos, Malaga
Gallery Juan de Juanes, Alicante,Chroma Gallery, Vigo
Centro Cultural Caja Rioja Gran Via LogroñoDasto Gallery, Oviedo
Garajarte Gallery, La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia Dionís Bennassar Gallery, Madrid 2006 Ibercaja Cultural Center, TeruelRoom exhibitions Public Library, Palencia
Gallery Juan de Juanes, Alicante, Sala "El Castillo"Villanueva de la Cañada. Madrid
Chroma Gallery ,Vigo
Gallery Bethlehem, Jerez de la Frontera Cadiz.
2004 Sala Araba, Caja Vital, Vitoria
Dionís Bennassar Gallery, Madrid
Garajarte Gallery, la Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia
Salle Chapeau Rouge, Thiviers Dordogne, France
Area 36 Art Gallery Zamora Armaga Gallery, Leon
Cash Exhibit SpainTraveling through the province of LeonCasa de las Butchers, Leon