CV

Selected Solo and two person exhibitions

2017

Lucky strike: A fresh approach to color and form, Ruben Aguirre + Howard Sherman, Mill Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2016

Paintings by: Ruben Aguirre + Victor Lopez, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015

Linements, Dorthea Thiel Gallery, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

2012

Between the overlap, Aisle 1 Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2009

No Such Thing As Separate Events, Anode Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004

Recycles, Four White Walls Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Geometric Complexions, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

Stories of us, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugutuck, MI

2016

Not just another pretty face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Artopia, Denver, CO

2015

From the ground up, Primary Colours Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

Living Like Kings: The unexpected collision of chess and hip hop culture, The World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, MO

Graffiti in Contemporary Art, Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

2014

ARTmageddon, Vertical Gallery, Chicago, IL

In You Is The Presence, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL

Dock 6 Art+Design Series #8, Chicago, IL

Border Crossings, Expo Chicago, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

Mind the Gap, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Form: Art+Floral Geometric, Room 1520, Chicago, IL

Practical Geometry, A Mathematical Graffiti Exhibition, Galerie F, Chicago, IL

Rhythm Nations: Transnational Hip Hop in the gallery, on the street, and on the stage, IDEA Space at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

2013

Paint, Paste, Sticker: Chicago Street Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Mid Coast, Hot Pop Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Outside In, National Museum of Mexican Art, Torres Gallery, Chicago, IL

Post-Graffiti Abstracts, Primary Colours Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

Has Beens and Wannabe's, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

2012

Alphabet Soup, Galerie F, Chicago, IL

I can arrange that, Walnut Ink Gallery, Michigan City, IN

Red Bull curates, Chicago, Urban Art Society, Chicago, IL

Medley, Chicago Urban Art Society, Chicago, IL

2011

Uplift, Believe Inn, Chicago, IL

Fresh Paint, Cobalt Studio, Chicago, IL

Show me your tax bracket, Aisle 1 Gallery, St. Louis, MO

The 3rd Annual Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip-Hop Arts, Chicago Urban Arts Society, Chicago, IL

2010

The Daily Show, Chicago Urban Arts Society, Chicago, IL

Step Inside, The Beer Run Gallery, Chicago, IL

Torn Pages, Oh No Doom Gallery, Chicago, IL

Street level: A pop up gallery project, c/o Chicago Urban Arts Society & Showpod, Chicago Arts District, Chicago, IL

2009

Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle Show, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco, California

Killing the Game, AVS Gallery, Cinncinatti, OH

2nd Annual Custom Train Art Group Show, Aokay Official Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008

Friday Night Live, Cafe Bacci, Chicago, IL

Calacas, 54B Gallery, Chicago, IL

Framed, 32nd and Urban Gallery, Chicago, IL

Just Gettin' Started, Hot Pop Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Hello My Name is Chicago, Country Club Chicago, Chicago, IL

2007

Subsurface, Pivot Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2006

Meeting of styles, Mexico City, Mexico

Subsurface, The Stutz Art Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

Uno, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005

1st Annual Self portrait exhibition, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004

Jesus Rodriguez/ Chris Silva/ Ruben Aguirre/ Dan Segar group exhibition,
Governors State University, University Park, IL

Selected Mural Commissions

2017

Heartland Alliance, 712 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL

2016

BCD Meetings and events, 500 w. Madison, Chicago, IL

Mile of Murals, Greenleaf Redline underpass, Chicago, IL

Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL

Wabash Arts Corridor, 525 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL

Active campaign, 222 S. Riverside Dr, Chicago, IL

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2015

Pittsburgh Juice Company, Pittsburgh, PA

Accent minded, 2200 W. 19th St, Chicago, IL

World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, MO
 

2014

Denver Housing Authority, Denver, CO

2013

Platform Co-Working, Chicago, IL
Modern Co-Op, Chicago, IL
Young Chicago Authors office/event space mural, Chicago, IL
Simone’s Bar, Chicago, IL

2012

Andersonville Development Corporation, Clark/Farragut parallel park mural, Chicago, IL
Ada St. Restaurant, patio mural, Chicago, IL
Private commission, 2037-39 N. St. Louis, Chicago, IL
Good News Only, 1101 Granville mural, Chicago, IL
Gensler, Chicago Artist’s Coalition, 1871 Office space mural, Chicago IL
WBEZ, Winter block Party mural, Chicago, IL
CFS Mortgage, conference room mural, Chicago, IL

2011

Simone’s Bar, Chicago, IL
Victory Gardens Theater, Louder than a bomb, set production, Chicago, IL
Doolittle Elementary School, main entrance mural

2009

Canadian National Railroad, Memphis, TN

Public speaking engagements/Lectures

2016 Big Walls Confab panel discussion: The future of street art and how it is transforming Chicago’s urban landscape, Columbia College Chicago

2104 Panel discussion: Rhythm Nations: Transnational Hip Hop in the gallery, on the street, and on the stage, IDEA Space at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Panel discussion: National Communication Association 100th Annual convention "The presence of our pasts": Right to the Creative City: Theory and Practice in Pilsen Public Art Scenes, Chicago, IL

2013 Panel discussion: Street Arts As Public Pedagogy: Learning From The Margins, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2011 Panel discussion, Polymetric: The future of street art culture and capitalism, Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL

Bibliography

Jesse Virtusio, From graffiti to gallery work, www.chicagotribune.com, August 27th, 2015

Caitlin Bruce,  Creating Spaces For Encounter at the Evanston Art Center, www.sixtyinchesfromcenter.org, May 13th, 2013

Ruth Crnkovich, Has Beens and Wannabes, Italia Arte, p. 20-23, April, 2013

Terry Carlton, Outside In: The Mexican-American Street Art Movement, Gozamos, www.gozamos.com, August 9th, 2013

Abraham Ritchie, Review: Has Beens & Wannabes/Zhou B Art Center, New City Art, www.art.newcity.com, February 6th, 2013

Mike "Bam" Tyau, Like from Chicago, MTN-World, www.mtn-world.com, May 29th, 2012

FAB Crew, Like One/Interview/Chicago, www.fabcrew.wordpress.com,February 22nd, 2012

Carrie McGath, Chicago Urban Art Society Pilsen Artist Picks, Chicago Art magazine,
www.chicagoartmagazine.com, September 26th, 2011

Nicollette Caldwell, On Public Art: Catching up with Likeone, Sixty inches From Center,
www.sixtyinchesfromcenter.org, August 15th 2011

Kuaze, Top ten things I love and hate about graffitti: Like One, Volume One, Issue 14, May, 2011

Nicollette Caldwell, On Public Art: “Like One”, Sixty inches From Center, www.sixtyinchesfromcenter.org,
April 4th, 2011

Nicollette Caldwell, Issues with Urban Art and Capitalism: Polymetric Panel Discussion, Part I
Sixty inches From Center, www.sixtyinchesfromcenter.org, February 28th, 2011.

Terry Carlton, Live. Laugh. Love. Beer Run Gallery, Gozamos, www.gozamos.com, October 1st, 2010

Teaching

Saugatuck Center for the Arts: Teaching artist in residence, 'Growing young artists' 2017.

Place Lab: St. Laurence window mural workshop leader. Worked with youth to study the history of and create patterns that reflect an identity for themselves and their community. 2016.

After School Matters: O'hare mural project instructor. Worked in collaboration with co-instructors and with teens to create a mural that reflects the identity and diversity of Chicago. 2015-16.

The M.I.L.L.: Residential treatment facility: Art Counselor. Worked with at risk teens to confront traumatic personal life issues by reflecting and expressing them through therapeutic art making exercises. 2003-04.

UMOJA: Mural instructor. Worked with teens to create a mural based on the concept of "aspiration", in Chicago's South Lawndale neighborhood. 2002.

Little Black Pearl: Mural instructor. Worked with teens to restore an existing mural at Dr. Martin luther King Jr. High School. 2002.

Education

B.A. Columbia College Chicago, 2002

Clients/partnerships

The Atlantic, Columbia College Chicago, Heartland Alliance, Chicago Artist's Coalition, 1871, Gensler, Gozamos, WBEZ, The World Chess Hall of Fame, Young Chicago Authors, Cornell University, Remezcla, Red Bull, Nike, REI, Lincoln Motor Company, Pepsi, and the Chicago White Sox.