Dougie Padilla



Education:                           

  •       Self taught visual artist
  •       One year liberal arts college education, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
  •       Certified welder. Worked 16 years in various building trades
  •       Certified yoga instructor, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Val Morin, Quebec, 1969
  •       Spiritual studies in United States, Canada, and India with Ronnie Nelson, Jerry Gerasimo, Swami Vishnudevananda, Swami Venketesananda, Swami Satchidananda, Swami Chidananda, Stephen Gaskin, Dainin Katagiri Roshi, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Robert Bly, Roy Eugene Davis, Michael Macmacca, Malidoma Somé, James Hillman, Doug Von Koss, Martín' Prechtel, Miguel Rivera, Len Peterson, Echo Bodine and others.


Awards:

  •       Vison Award, Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, Minneapolis, MN 2017
  •       Bush Foundation nomination, Enduring Vision Award, St. Paul, MN, 2009
  •       Jerome Foundation Travel Grant, Minneapolis, MN, 2004
  •       McKnight Foundation Fellowship, semi-finalist, Mpls, MN, 2003
  •       Juror’s Award, “Art of the Plains”, Plains Museum, Fargo, ND, 2001
  •       Ofrenda Award, CreArte Chicano Latino Arts Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN, 2001             
  •       Minneapolis City Pages “Artist of the Year”, Minneapolis, MN, 2000
  •       Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, St. Paul, MN, 2000
  •       Ofrenda Award, CreArte Chicano Latino Arts Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN, 1998

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2017

  •       "Assignment 1000 Crosses"  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pepin, WI

2009

  •       “Dougieland 6o”, The California Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “The Spirit World Project", private location in woods of rural Minnesota farm near Scandia, MN

2007

  •       “Museé du Refuses", California Building, Minneapolis, MN

2005

  •        “Puerta de Angeles (Door of Angels)”,  Gallery Co, Minneapolis, MN

2004

  •       “dougieland Paris”, Museé Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France

2003

  •       “dougieland Minnetonka”, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN

2002

  •       “dougieland.com”, dougieland.com web exhibition, Minneapolis, MN

2001

  •       “Padilla Solo”, CreArte, Chicano Latino Arts Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Padilla Mini", Matchbox, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Xmas Show", In 8, St. Paul, MN

2000

  •       “Douglas Padilla: Paintings 98-00",  Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Healing", In 8, St Paul, MN

1998

  •       “NE Art Giants",  Art Jones Gallery /Acme Visual Arts(joint solo shows), Minneapolis, MN
  •       “The Hair Police Show",  Hair Police Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1996

  •       “Douglas Padilla", International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

 

Projects

  •       "You're Fired!", 2017, USA
  •       "The Pink Painting Project (Follow the Women)", 2017, USA
  •       "Project Luna Brava", 2015-present
  •       "The Prayer Tree Project", MN & WI, 2000-present
  •       "Project Salon Artisimo", Mpls, MN, 1996-2014
  •       "Project Salon Surrealisimo", Mpls, MN, 1992-1994

 

Group Exhibitions:

2017

  •       "Flyway Film Festival" Pepin, WI
  •       "Festival de las Calaveras"  Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  •       "Latino, Art Migration", Concordia College Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2016

  •       “Festival de las Calaveras”, Icehouse, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “#30 Dia de los Muertos: Journey of the Soul”, National Mexican Museum of Art, Chicago, Il
  •       “16/16: Casa Magica”, Franconia in the Cities Galery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Words”, Abode Gallery, Stockholm, WI
  •       “MinneDaDa”, Eat MY Words, Center for the Book Arts, The Black Forest, Minneapolis, MN
  •       "T(here): Recent Acquisitions At Plains Art Museum", the Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
  •       "Gallery of Youth", the Breakwater, Pepin, WI 

2015

  •       "Fabulista", zine publication party, Mojo Gallery/Grupo Soap del Corazon, Minneapolis, MN
  •       "Festival de las Calaveras" Electric Machete Studios/Gallery, St. Paul, MN
  •       "PO4Ever", Forecaste Public Art/Public Art Review, St. Paul, MN
  •       "The Meds I'm On", Instinct Gallery, Minneaplis, MN
  •       Duluth Benefit via Francois Medion
  •       "Vino.Arte", Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN

2014

  •       "Espiritus"", 801/Grupo Soap del Corazon, Minneapolis, MN

2013

  •       "W.C. Wormley Memorial", Bill Art Park, Minneapolis, MN
  •       "Worm-o-Whirl", Acme Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  •       "Dogo Benefit", Ruff Love Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       "Grupo Soap del Corazon, Columbia Heights Latinofes"t, Columbia Heights, MN2014
  •       "Vino.Arte: Joyce Bi-lingual Pre-school Auction", Minneapolis, MN

 

2012           

  •       "Howlin' Holloween Benefit', Ruff Love Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       "Forgiveness," Spirit in the House Theater Festival, St. Paul, MN
  •       "Ruff Love Benefit", Ruff Love Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       "Los Quatro Ases", Grupo Soap del Corazón, Franconia in the City Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       "Vino.Arte: Joyce Bi-lingual Pre-school Auction", Minneapolis, MN

2011

  •      "Franconia in the City», Franconia @ Casketarts, Minneapolis, MN
  •      "El Milagro (The Miracle)», Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  •      "Lyn-Lake Roll", Moto-I, Minneapolis, MN
  •      "Vino.Arte: Joyce Bi-lingual Pre-school Auction", Minneapolis, MN

2010

  •      "Grupo Soap del Corazon/ArtOrg Steamroller Prints", Ridgewater College, Willmar, MN
  •      "ArtOrg Steamroller Prints", St Olaf College, Northfield, MN
  •      "Vino.Arte:Joyce Bi-lingual Pre-school Auction", Minneapolis, MN

2009

  •      "Dial de los Muertos",  Plains Museum, Fargo, ND
  •      “Bird X Bird",  Northrup King, Minneapolis, MN

2008

  •      "Grafica Politica 2", streets of Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
  •       “Pure Pleasure”, Placement Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Cynde X Cynde", Northrup King Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2007

  •       “Nuestra Frida (Our Frida)", Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Northfield Muertos Steamroller Prints", Medtronic corporate gallery, Minneapolis, MN 
  •       “Internal Guidance Systems", Tag Gallery, Nashville, TN
  •       “Male Art", The Quarter Gallery, U of Minnesota Art Department, Minneapolis, Minnesota             
  •       “Conversiones",  Mural on the walls of the village marketplace, Caurio de Guadalulpe, Michoacán, Mexico
  •       “The Festival of Rejection", Musee’ du Refuses / Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2006

  •       “The Northfield Muertos Steamroller Prints", California Building Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       ”Dia de los Muertos Northfield",  Northfield, Armory, Northfield, MN
  •       “Muertos Northfield", ArtOrg Gallery, Northfield, MN
  •       “$99",  The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
  •       "Nouveau Folk",  MCC Gallery, St. Paul, MN
  •       “Artsourcing” (Grupo Soap del Corazon), The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
  •       ”The Rise and Fall of Northeast Civilization",  Tyler Street Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Carnaval del Mundo", Mira Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Internal Guidance Systems", The Outsider Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Internal Guidance Systems", N4th Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
  •       “Internal Guidance Systems", Mark Wooley Gallery, Portland, OR

2005

  •       “BirdxBird", Northrup King Building Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “El Otro Americano”, Instituto Chileno Norteamericano de Cultura, Valparaíso, Chile
  •       “Perversion 2", ArTrujillo Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Politicas Americanas”, Instituto Culturo Valparaíso, Valpariso, Chile
  •       “The Weisman Collector’s Group Exhibition", The Fredrick R. Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “ExVoto", Mira Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  •       “Teeny, Tiny", Outsiders and Others Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Divine Messages", Harmony Gallery, Hollywood, CA

2004

  •       “Festival d'Art Singulier", Aubagne, France
  •       “Group Show", ArTrujillo Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Draw”, Soo Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Fundamentalist", Tyler Street Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “The Art of Democracy: Tools of Persuasion", The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “BirdxBird", State Fair Grounds, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Art on the Plains", The Plains Museum, Fargo, ND
  •       “1st Annual Chicana/Latina/o Art Exhibit:Nuestra Comunidad",  La Raza Student Cultural Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Grafica Politica", Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Grand Re-Opening”, ArTrujillo Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Ritual del Animal", Mira Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Grand Opening Show", Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
  •       “The Religious Art Show”, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN

2003             

  •       “Speedboat’s Greatest Hits", Speedboat Gallery, St. Paul, MN
  •       “Ni Una Mas (Not One More",” Mira Gallery @ El Colegio, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Perversion", ArTrujillo Studio Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Visual Jazz", Artrullijo Studio/Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Spring Gala”, The Plains Museum of Art, Fargo, ND
  •       “The Religious Art Show 2003", Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Grand Opening", Outsiders and Others Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Dia de los Muertos Frontera Lake Street", Galeria del Colegio, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Five Minutes of Fame #2", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Burn", Twin Cities Artist Front, Galeria del Colegio, Minneapolis, MN

2002

  •       “Five Minutes of Fame", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Grand Re-opening Show", Speedboat Gallery, St. Paul, MN
  •       “Un Dia con los Muertos en Lake Street", Grupo Soap del Corazon, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Art of Today", Rolling Plains Art Gallery, The Plains Museum of Art, Fargo, ND
  •       “Tourism", Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  •       “War and Peace", Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Daisy Cutter", Gallery Schmallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Sold Out", Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Auction", Soo Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2001             

  •       “CreAmericas", CreArte Chicano Latino Art Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  •       "Gallery Collection", Galleria San Angel, San Antonio, TX
  •       “Five Foot Show", Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Altars, Amulets, and Alchemy", The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WS
  •       "Gateway Sculpture Project #5", Gateway Sculpture Park, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Streetscape", Art-A-Whirl, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “French Acts,", The New French, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Adult Day Care", Gallery West, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Frontera Lake Street",  Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mineapolis, MN
  •       “Bad Art", Babylon Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “A Day in the Life of Artrujillo", CreArte, Chicano Latino Art Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Art of the Plains", The Plains Museum, Fargo, ND
  •       “Fall Show", NEMAA, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Dia de los Muertos”, CreArte, Chicano Latino Cultural Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2000

  •       “Photography", L.A.G. (Latino Artists Group), Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Art-Rageous",  Benefit for Domestic Abuse Project, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Clown-O-Rama", The Clown Lounge, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Gateway Sculpture Project #4", Gateway Sculpture Park, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Festival del Papalote", CreArte, Chicano Latino Cultural Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Window", Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Hispanic Heritage Month", Radisson Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Soap del Corazon", Gus Lucky’s Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “2000 Fellowship Recipients",  Minnesota State Arts Board, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Honoring Women”, Resource Center for the Americas, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Dia de los Muertos", CreArte, Chicano Latino Cultural Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN

1999

  •       “Hostage Moment", Acme Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “House’O’Mirrors: Self-Portrait ‘99", Art Jones Gallery / Normandale College, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Diva", D.I.F.A., Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Sin Lenguas", CreArte, Chicano Latino Cultural Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Erotica ’99", Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Flor del Corazon", CreArte, Chicano Latino Cultural Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Polarities",as C.A.T., Portland, OR
  •       “Outside/Inside", Gateway Sculpture Project #3, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Dia de los Muertos", L.A.G. (Latino Artists Group), Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Art Attack", N.E.M.A.A., Minneapolis, MN
  •       “On the Edge", Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Art Jones’ Greatest Hits", Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Poem", L.A.G. (Latino Artists Group), Minneapolis, MN

1998

  •       “Flor del Corazon", CreArte, Chicano Latino Cultural Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Erotica ’98", Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “La Loteria", CreArte, Chicano Latino CulturaL Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Artbucket", Aoso Artist’s Co-op, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “The Bid", No Name Gallery/The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Artists for Tibet", St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “4 Heads", Inner Space Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Dia de Los Muertos", Crearte Chicano Latino Cultural Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “The Thanksgiving Show", Chorus Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Kill Santa", Acme Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Problem Analyzer", Tyler Street Cooperative, Minneapolis, MN

1997

  •       “Erotica", The Space / Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Group Show", Acme Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  •       “Gigfest", 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN

1996

  •       “Dia de Los Muertos", Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Studio open house/solo shows, (Pepin, WI):

  •       June, July, August, 2017
  •       June, July, August, 2016
  •       June, July, August, September, October, 2015

 

Studio shows/open houses, (Minneapolis, MN):

  • May, 2013 (in conjunction with Art-A-Whirl)
  • May, 2012 (w/ Art-A-Whirl)
  • May, 2011 (w/ Art-A-Whirl)
  • May, 2010 (w/ Art-A-Whirl)
  • May, 2009 (w/ Art-A-Whirl)
  • May, 2008 (w/ Art-A-Whirl)
  • May, 2007 (w/ Art-A-Whirl)
  • May, 2006 (w/ Art-A-Whirl)
  • May, 2004
  • July, 2003
  • July, 2002
  • July, 1999
  • December, 1998: (in conjunction with “Warm and Toasty”)
  • May, 1998: (w/ “Art-A-Whirl”)
  • May, 1997: (in conjunction with Art Jones Gallery)
  • October,1996: (w/ The Space)
  • January, 1996
  • October, 1995
  • April, 1995 (w/ the S&M Building Arts Collective);
  • October, 1994
  • May, 1994 (w/ the S&M Building Arts Collective);
  • November, 1993
  • March, 1993
  • June, 1992
  • October, 1991


In the Collections of:

  •       National Mexican Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
  •       Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
  •       Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN
  •       Plains Museum, Fargo, North Dakota
  •       Crearte, Chicano Latino Cultural Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  •       El Colegio, Bi-lingual Arts Charter High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  •       The Blake School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  •       Consolidated Container, Minneapolis, Minnesot
  •       Various private collections


Film:

  •       Goats In Woods, with Xavier Tavera, Minneapolis, MN

Performance:

  •       Bhakti Squad, 2 Ritual Happenings during “Dougieland 60,” California Gallery, Minnneapolis, MN 2009

 

Founder/Co-founder:

Current

  •       Project Luna Brava, Arts Residencies and Creativity/Spirituality Retreats, Pepin, WI, 2015-present
  •       Paris Northeast (arts and culture community forum): founder, Minneapolis, MN, 2009 - present
  •       Grupo Soap del Corazon: co-founder and co-director, Minneapolis, MN, 2000-present
  •       Art Jones Gallery and AJG 2nd Street Annex: founder/director, Minneapolis, MN, 1997 – present
  •       Salon Artisimo: founder/director, Minneapolis, MN, 1991 – present

  

Previous

  •       Satsang Thursday Nights: Meditation and the Mysteries: founder/teacher, Minneapolis, MN 2012 – present
  •       L.A.G. (Latino Arts Groove): co-founder, Minneapolis, MN 2010-11
  •       B.F Nelson/Boom Island Sculpture Park: committee head, Minneapolis, MN, 2006 - 2010
  •       Lake St. Gentleman’s Club & Artists’ League: co-founder, Minneapolis., MN2005-2006
  •       The Art Jones List: founder/director 2001-2004
  •       Bamboo Mt. Reading, Eating, and Drinking Association: founder, Minneapolis, MN, 2000-03
  •       Art-A-Whirl and NEMAA (North East Minneapolis Arts Association): co-founder/steering committee 1995-99; consultant, 2001; member, Mpls, MN1995-2001, 2013
  •       Minnesota Men’s Retreat: co-founder w/Robert Bly and Craig Ungerman, Minneapolis, MN, 1985 - 2004
  •       S&M Building Arts Collective: founder/member, Minneapolis, MN 1994-9
  •       Minnesota Men’s Meeting: co-founder with Craig Ungerman, Minneapolis, MN 1985 - 1997
  •       The Farm, Ettrick, Wisconsin (Utopian Community): co-founder, 1972-75
  •       Satsang Natural Foods Restaurant: co-founder and co-owner, Minneapolis, MN 1972-3
  •       Mill City Co-op: co-founder, Minneapolis, MN 1971-81

 

Boards, Committees, Volunteerism:

  •       Franconia Sculpture Park, capital campaign, Franconia, MN
  •       3 Sisters Festival of the Arts, planning committee, Pepin/Stockholm/ Maiden Rock, WI 2016-17
  •       Flyway Film Festival, patron/volunteer, Alma/Pepin/Stockholm WI, Red Wing, MN
  •       Minneapolis Northeast Arts District: executive committee, Minneapolis, MN 2013 – 2015; board of advisors, 2015-present
  •       Remo's List: board of advisors, Minneapolis, MN 2012
  •       Joyce Bi-lingual Pre-school: board of advisors, Minneapolis MN 2012
  •       Franconia Sculpture Park: board of advisors, Franconia, MN 2011-present
  •       Zenteotl Project: board of advisors, Minneapolis, MN 2011-present
  •       Minnesota Latino Oral History Project: advisory committee, St. Paul, MN 2010
  •       Josephine Sculpture Park: board of advisors, Frankfort KY 2009-present
  •       Saint Anthony West Neighborhood Organization: board of directors, Minneapolis, MN, 2008 – 2011; 2012·      Franconia Sculpture Park: board of directors, Franconia, MN 2007 - 2011
  •       ArtOrg: board of advisors, Northfield, MN 2006-2012
  •       "Chicano Visions”, Weisman Museum, Latino Outreach, Minneapolis, MN 2004
  •       “Social Actors in Transformation” Choros/The Soap Factory, Minneapolis,MN2003
  •       Arts and Politics Roundtable: member, 2003
  •       Twin Cities Artist Front: member 2002
  •       YWCA Cultural Facilities Committee: member, Minneapolis, 2002-3
  •       Latino Outreach “Ultra Baroque”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2002
  •       L.A.G. (Latino Artists Group): member, Minneapolis, MN,1999-2001
  •       CreArte, Chicano Latino Cultural Center and Museum: Board of Directors, Minneapolis, MN, 1998-2001
  •       youth soccer coach, Minneapolis, MN, 1984-1999

 

Arts Education and Residencies:

  • Conversation with Director Andy Maus, Plains Museum, Fargo, ND
  • Guest artist: Clay Squared to Infinity Tile Studio, Minneapolis, MN 2014-present
  • Studio visit lecturer: University of Minnesota, Mpls, MN 2011
  • Lecturer: Metropolitan State University, 2011
  • Art Slam, California Art Building, Mpls, MN 2011
  • Studio visit lecturer: Metropolitan State University, 2009
  • Studio visit lecturer: University of Minnesota, Mpls, MN 2008
  • Studio visit lecturer: Metropolitan State University, 2007
  • Senior Seminar Panel: U of Minnesota, Mpls., MN2007
  • Artist Critique: College of Visual Arts, Mpls. MN 2006
  •  Freelance arts mentor: Art Jones Gallery/Dougieland Studios, 2002-7
  • Guest lecturer: University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN2005
  • Studio visit lecturer: Metropolitan State University, 2005
  • Studio visit lecturer: Metropolitan State University, 2003
  • Moderator: “Sacred Symbols“ , Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 2003
  • Artist in residence: Rolling Plains Art Gallery / Fertile High School, Fertile, MN, November, 2002
  • Guest speaker: Kenwood Seniors Arts Program, Mpls, MN, 2002
  • Consultant: Galleria del Colegio, Minneapolis, MN, 2002
  • Mentor: El Colegio Bilingual Arts Charter High School, Mpls, MN, 2002
  • Student Critique: College of Architecture, U. of MN, Mpls. MN 2003
  • Senior Seminar Speaker: College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN, 2002
  • Senior Seminar Speaker: Macalester Art Department, St. Paul, MN, 2002
  • Guest resident artist: Eden Prairie Mural Project, Eden Prairie, Mn2002
  • Senior Seminar Panelist: University of Minnesota Art Department, Minneapolis, MN, 2002
  • Artist in Residence: El Colegio, Bi-lingual Arts Charter High School, Minneapolis, MN 2001
  • Participant: Arts and Education Conference, Winona, Minnesota, 2000              


Selected Exhibition Curating and Jurying:

2017

  • "Portable Portrait Project", The 404, Pepin, Wi

2016

  • "Casa de Magica", Franconia in the Cities, Minneapolis, MN

2015

  • "Fabulista", Grupo Soap del Corazon, Minneapolis, MN

2014

  • "Espiritus", 801/Grupo Soap del Corazon, Minneapolis, MN

2013

  • "Grupo Soap del Corazon", Columbia Heights High School, Columbia Heights, MN

2012

  • "Los Cuatro Asses", Franconia in the City Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2010

  • "El Milagro (The Miracle)", Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • "The Posters of Luis Fitch", Gordon Parks Gallery, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN
  • Jerome Foundation Sculpture Fellowships Jury

2009

  • Jerome Foundation Sculpture Fellowships Jury
  • Blacklock Nature Sanctuary Arts Retreats: Diversity Fellowships Jury

2008

  • "Grafica Politica 2", streets of Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
  • Jerome Foundation Sculpture Fellowships Jury
  • Blacklock Nature Sanctuary Arts Retreats: Diversity Fellowships Jury

2007

  • “Nuestra Frida (Our Frida)", Art Jones Gallery
  • “Museé du Refuses”, California Building

2006

  • “Northfield Muertos”, Artorg, Northfield, MN
  • “The Northfield Muertos Steamroller Prints”, California Gallery
  • "Dia de los Muertos Northfield”, Northfield, Armory, Northfield, MN
  • “Muertos Northfield”, ArtOrg, Northfield, MN
  • “Artsourcing”, Grupo Soap/The Soap Factory
  • “Museé du Refuses”, Art Jones Gallery

2005

  • “El Otro Americano”, Instituto Chileno Norteamericano de Cultura, Valparaíso, Chile
  • “Politicas Americanas”, Instituto Culturo Valparaíso, Valpariso, Chile
  • Open Competition, University of Minnesota Duluth Juror

2004

  • “As Above, So Below”, Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • “Art of Democracy", Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • “Grafica Politica”, Grupo Soap/Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN
  • Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program: panelist 2001-2004

2003

  • “Ni Una Mas (Not One More)”, Grupo Soap del Corazon/Mira Gallery

2002              

  • Minnesota State Arts Board Panelist, Duluth, MN
  • "Dia de los Muertos” (consultant), Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • “Un Dia con Los Muertos en Lake Street”, Grupo Soap del Corazon

2001

  • “Frontera Lake Street”, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mpls., MN, 2001

2000

  • “Soap del Corazon”, Gus Lucky’s Gallery
  • “Exposure: Recent Work of Mark Wojahn”, Art Jones Gallery

1999 

  • “Art Jones Greatest Hits”, Art Jones Gallery
  • “House’o’Mirrors: Self-Portrait ‘99”, Normandale College
  • “Erotica 99”, The Space/Art Jones Gallery

1998

  • “Erotica 98”, The Space/Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 1998

1996

  • “Erotica”, The Space/Art Jones Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 1996


Selected Publications/Media:

  • "Forgiveness", Twin Cities Public TV, Spirit in the House, Minneapolis, MN 2015
  • "The Sally's" award ceremony, Ordway Theater, St. Paul, MN 2014
  • "Latinofest", The Northeaster, Minneapolis, MN 2013
  • "MN Original", Twin Cities Public TV, Minneapolis, MN 2013
  • "Los Cuatro Asses", VitaMn, Minneapolis, MN 2012
  • "Los Cuatro Asses", The Journal, Minneapolis, MN 2012
  • "El Milagro (The Miracle)", Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN 2011
  • "El Milagro (The Miracle)", Southwest Journal, Minneapolis, MN 2011
  • "The Miracle", Twin Cities Daily Planet, Minneapolis, MN, 2011
  • "Latino Arts: A Community Vision", TPT (Twin Cities Public TV), Minneapolis, MN, 2010
  • “dougieland 60”, mplsart.com, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • “dougieland 60”, Secrets of the City, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • “dougieland 60”, Northeaster, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • “dougieland 60”, NEMAA, Minneapolis, MN 2009
  • dougieland 60: Recent Work by Douglas Padilla", mnartists.org, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • “dougieland 60: Seven Dances”, City Pages, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • “21st Century Self-taught Nor-Mex-esotan Pulp Magic Realism -- and more!”, Examiner.com, Minneapolis, MN 2009
  • “Padilla and Thayer in New Dance Work”, Minnpost, Minneapolis, MN 2009
  • “Item News”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN2009
  • "Dougieland 60” Interview with Deborah Jinza Thayer," Minneapolis, MN2009
  • "Will State Artists be MIA at the MIA?", Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN 2008
  • "CyndexCynde", Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN 2008
  • “Outsourcing”, CBC, Winnepeg, Canada, 2008
  • “Art-a-whirl Interviews”, L’Etoile Magazine, Mpls, MN 2008
  • "Collections", mnartists.org 2007
  • "Spotlight,"  St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN 2007
  • "The Week", The Rake, Minneapolis, Mn 2007
  • “What’s Hot”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, 2007
  • “Art Matters,” KFAI, Minneapolis, MN, 2007
  • “Corazon Latino,” KFAI, Minneapolis, MN 2007
  • “Sabados Alegres,” KFAI, Minneapolis, MN 2007
  • La Prensa, Minneapolis, MN 2007
  • Interview with Northfield News, Northfield, MN, 2007
  • “ArtOrg Paves New Ground,” Northfield News, Northfield, MN, 2006
  • “Steamrolling the Dead”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, 2006
  • The Diminutive Digest, Minneapolis, MN 2007
  • “Arts Year in Review”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN2005
  • "Storycorps", Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 2005
  • “Art Globalized”, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN, 2005
  • "Walker Re-Opening, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN 2005
  • “Dougieland”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, 2005
  • “Douglas Padilla”, K107, Minneapolis, MN, 2005
  • “Puerta de Angeles (Door of Angels)”, KFAI, Minneapolis, MN, 2005
  • “Chicano Now”, St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN, 2004
  • “Chicano Visions”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, 2004
  • “Cy Thao”, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN,  2004
  • “Alyn Silberstein”, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN, 2004
  • “Art of Democracy”, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN, 2004
  • “Art of Democracy”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN 2004
  • “Interview with Ann Klefstad”, mnartists.org, 2003
  • “Dia de los Muertos Frontera Lake Street”, La Prensa, St. Paul, MN, 2002
  • “The A-List”, City Pages, Minneapolis, MN, 2002
  • “Arts”, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, 2001
  • “Artist of the Year”, City Pages, Minneapolis, MN, 2001
  • “Frontera Lake Street”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, 2001
  • “Artists as Vikings Fans”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, 2001
  • “Padilla Solo”, South Side Pride, Minneapolis, MN, 2001
  • “Interview”, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN, 2001
  • “Padilla Solo”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN2001
  • “Interview with Chank”, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN, 2000
  • “Sweet Ass Magazine”, Minneapolis, MN, 1999
  • “The A-List”, City Pages, Minneapolis, MN, 1996

 

Arts Related Business

  •       Project Luna Brava (artist residencies, creativity and meditation retreats), Pepin, Wisconsin, 2015-present
  •       Blue Moon Mystery School, founder, Pepin, Wi and Minneapolis, MN, 2015- present
  •       Satsang Tuesday Nights, founder, Minneapolis, MN, 2011- present (on hiatus)
  •       Frontera Psychic Tarot, Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, MN 2014
  •       The Borneo Group(soccer sportswear company - designer/owner),, Mpls., MN 1989-1997
  •       Padilla, Speer, Beardsley (art/exhibition installer), Mpls., MN 1973-85