M E X I C O
Self-taught artist whose inspiration emanates from the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, his living experiences in various countries around the world, and the intricacies of human behavior.
Shuns, throughout his intensely productive creativity, preconceived labels and rejects ethnocentric and authoritative classifications. He often combines wide-ranging influences, crossing boundaries, and undergoing profound personal and creative transformation to find new forms of expression.
Presently works with oils, acrylics, oil pastels, wax crayons, chines ink, and lead pencils.
Since arriving to Portland in 2015, Tarrago has had, among others, a solo exhibition at the Angst Gallery in Vancouver and participated in group exhibits at the Oregon Society of Artists, Portland Five Center for the Arts, North Bank Artists Gallery, East Creative Collection Gallery, Kempton Gallery, Maude Kerns Arts Center, The Broadway Commerce Center, Princeton University, and the Faro Cabo Mayor Art Center (Santander, Spain.)
Tarrago’s artwork is part of institutional and private collections in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Brazil, France, Spain, and Germany.
Alvaro Tarrago is a Director of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Society of Artists, and a member of the Asian Art Council of the Portland Art Museum.