Hector Duarte was born in 1952 in Caurio, Michoacan, Mexico. He is an artist living and working in Chicago, Illinois and his studio in Mexico.
Duarte is a painter, printmaker, and muralist building upon the Mexican muralist tradition and the community mural movement and co-founder of the Julio Ruelas Print Workshop in Zacatecas, Mexico; La Casa de la Cultura in Zamora, Mexico; and Taller Mestizarte in Chicago.
Studied Mural Painting at the workshop of David Alfaro Siqueiros (1977)
Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship (2008)
Artistic Production Award, Secretary of Culture of the state of Michoacan (2005, 2007)
National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artist's Project Grant (1994)
Duarte participated in a collaborative print project at Normal Editions Workshop during a short term residency at the School of Art at Illinois State University, October 2006. (pdf file of poster)
Duarte's visit was sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, MECCPAC (Multi-Ethnic Cultural and Co-Curricular Programming Advisory Committee), the School of Art, and Normal Editions Workshop for a public lecture, class discussions, interacting with students, faculty and staff in addition to the print project.
Viejo Con Bandana is included in the Illinois Artists traveling exhibition available from Normal Editions Workshop.
Hector Duarte working on a color sketch for the collaborative print project
Hector Duarte drawing at Normal Editions
Hector Duarte drawing the image on the lithography stone
A view of the image in progress while Hector Duarte draws it
Hector Duarte with students in the Lithography II class
Hector Duarte visiting a Life Drawing II class
Intaglio Students reviewing the print portfolio
Hector Duarte shared with the class
Hector Duarte in an Intaglio class
Hector Duarte speaking at the public lecture October 17, 2006
A view of the lecture hall before the public talk began
Lori Niemtschk and Hector Duarte show a reductive woodcut print during the public lecture. Brenda Mendoza helps as an interpreter.
Hector Duarte during the public lecture
School of Art reception honoring Hector Duarte
Authentic Mexican cuisine for the reception
Reception in the Lithography Studio for Hector Duarte
Hector Duarte, speaking with Joyce Apple from the Office of Student Affairs
Hector Duarte speaks with a student during the reception
Hector Duarte surrounded by ISU students, faculty and friends
at the School of Art reception