|ABOUT THE ARTIST
Henry Membreño’s works are emotive abstractions fusing various media on panel. Through his exploration of paint and gesture, he investigates recurring motions and symbols that seek to illustrate the development and degeneration of memory. Membreño’s family fled to Mexico from El Salvador in 1973. Because of his political affiliation with Jose Napoleon Duarte’s Christian Democratic party, Membreño’s father was scheduled for assassination, along with his family. After seeking temporary asylum in Mexico, they continued to the US where artist Henry Membreño was born in Weslaco, Texas in 1975 as the family’s first American child. He spent his formative years in Houston and continued his education in NYC. After graduating from The Cooper Union in 1998, he remained in Manhattan as a life-drawing instructor. Membreño arrived in Los Angeles in 1999 working in television and fashion design. He left LA in 2006, returning to Texas where he now works as a fine artist.
Founded in 2005 as the Vault Gallery and transitioned into BASE Gallery in 2007, the gallery as a whole has showcased over 60 artist and 90+ art shows. The gallery also has it's very own retail boutique called Grey Matter, which has over 15 artist at one time showcasing glassware, jewelry, prints, and ceramics at any given time.
This gallery supports all forms of artistic expression that can make a difference in what matters most, LIFE. The gallery has evolved from just showing work on its walls to curating for local business, such as ZIMMER Real Estate Company and creating an art development program BASED on the knowlege and experience. A student will learn the basic foundation of art and learn how to harness their perspectives into something tangible and unique to the artist experience.
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