Biography

Mexican Plastic Artist

Miguel Valverde was born in the multicultural city of Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico and began painting at a very young age. He obtained an art degree from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua (UACh). His paiting reflects a fundamental understanding of diversity because of the fact that Mennonites, indigenous people of the Sierra Tarahumara, Metizos and Spanish-born families all live in his hometown. The lush lands surrounding Cuauhtemoc have insipired him to incorporate complex lighting that can at times be cinematic.

Valverde's art and talent have given him the opportunity to exhibit his art in Mexico, the USA, Austria and Germany. Among his most popular and important exhibits are: Grabando los momentos [Tracing Moments] (Germany, 2004), Esquina Ruda [Rude Corner] (Mexico City, 2007), Arte Chihuahua [Chihuahua Art] (USA, 2012) and Reflejos y destellos de la Lucha Libre: Arte y Espectaculo [Glare and Reflec ons of the Lucha Libre: Art and Spectacle] (Mexico City, 2012). His works are on display in museums and private collections.
Following in the footsteps of traditional Mexican muralists, Valverde has also created more than twenty intricate murals, two of which have become widely renowned. A Dos de Tres Caidas, sin Limite de Tiempo [Two out of Three Matches, No Time Limit] commemorates the 80th anniversary of Mexican wrestling at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City. Cuando la Muerte Baila, la Vida Tiembla [When Death Dances, Life Trembles] was unveiled on the Day of the Dead at the National Museum of Popular Cultures in Coyoacan, Mexico.