Joaquín Peña-Toro

Spanish artist, born in Granada in 1974. Degree in Fine Arts, specialization in painting (1997) and in History of Art (1999) from the University of Granada.

Summer School at Art Historiy 1999: Art and Color, University of Cambridge with John Gage.

He has participated in workshops with Juan Uslé (2004), Richard Nonas (2003, Chema Cobo (2000) and Daniel Canogar (1999).

Among other scholarships, he has received those of the Mojácar Art Courses 1999, Fondazione Ratti for the Corso Superiore de Arte Visiva 2003 and the Scholarship of the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation for graphic creation, Mallorca 2004. He has held solo exhibitions in Spanish halls such as the Palace of the Counts of Gabia and the Sandunga Gallery of Granada, Sen Gallery of Madrid and Unicaja Espacio Emerging Malaga. As well as samples in Munich or Rotterdam.

Numerous collectives in Fairs such as ARCO since 2001, Stamp since 2002 and ArteFiera in Bologna 2009, etc.

He makes screen printing editions for institutions such as the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid and the Francisco Ayala Foundation in Granada.

He has collaborated as an illustrator with the publishers Siruela, Hiperión, Bartleby, etc.

His work is found, among others, in the collections of: Testimoni de La Caixa, Unicaja, CajaGranada, Granada City Hall, National Library and Calcography, etc.

“In Joaquin there is a full record of delicacy and silences, honest and absolutely absent from contemporary histrionisms or “occurrences”. (Casa Sostoa on the artist’s website).