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Professional Experience

San Francisco Art Institute
Visiting Faculty/Print Department 2009 to 2012

Director of Mission Grafica, the printmaking component of the 1999 to 2007
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art

Community Works, San Francisco County Jails 1996 to 2000
Art and Education Programs
Art Instructor

California College of the Arts 1989 to 1993
Oakland, California
Guest Lecturer, Print Making

City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus 1983 to 1993
San Francisco, California
Graphic Arts Instructor

San Francisco State University 1970 to 1975
San Francisco, California
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Painting and Drawing


Grabados de la Gente/Prints for the People
Arte Americas – Casa de Cultura
Ruiz Gallery, Fresno, California
February 2014

Visions on Paper
An exhibition by California based Chicano printmaker
Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts
October 4 – 25, 2012

Spirit in Lines
Juan R. Fuentes
Shoreline Community College Gallery
Shoreline, Washington
October 27 – January 4, 2007

Coming Home
Linocut prints by Juan R. Fuentes
Alma Cultural Gallery
Santa Cruz, California
July – August 2007

Latino Heritage Month Celebration
Featured artist – Juan R. Fuentes
Foothill College – Semans Library, Los Altos, California
May 1 – 30, 2013

Rendering Spirits
An exhibition of Drawings, posters and linocuts
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA
April 12 – May 16, 2002

Faces from the Neighborhood
A glimpse of Newcomb Avenue, an exhibition of drawings
Bayview Branch Library, San Francisco, CA
September 4 – October 31, 1999

Life Lines
Linocut prints by Juan R. Fuentes
Galeria de la Raza/Studio 24 Gallery
San Francisco, California

Caras Familiares/Familiar Faces
A collection of drawings, paintings and serigraphs
La Raza Graphic Center, San Francisco, CA
June 28 – July 31, 1998

Realismo Chicano
Drawings by Juan R. Fuentes
University of California, Chicano Studies Library, Berkeley CA
April 12 – May 12, 1976

Drawings by Juan R. Fuentes
El Centro Cultural de la Gente, San Jose, CA
January 16 – February 28, 1976


Aqui Estamos/We Are Here
California Chicano@ Art
Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, Aptos CA
January 26 – February 27, 2015

Multiply & CONQUER
In conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council Conference
Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA
March 2014

Social Discourses: In Print
Featuring the printmaking practices and collections of
Juan R. Fuentes, Art Hazelwood, Jos Sances and Jim Nikas
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
September 14 - November 16, 2014

Caballeros: Recent Works by 13 Bay Area Gentlemen
Back to the Picture Latin American Gallery
San Francisco, California
March 17 – April 14, 2012

INKED SURFACES, Diablo College National Juried Exhibition of Prints
Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA
August 27 – September 28, 2012

Diego and Frida in San Francisco: The Past is Present
Madrone Art Bar, City College, San Francisco, Ca
September 19 – November 16, 2012

Prints and Posters representing California’s Latino/a printmaking
UC Davis Design Museum, Davis, CA
October 8 – December 7, 2012

In Extremis: Prints Monumental, Intimate, and Encompassing
May 21 – July 30, 2011

Consejo Grafico: Borrando la Raya/Erasing the Line
Drawing on various printmaking media artists seek to give voice to the voiceless/immigrants today
Crossroads: An Institute for Latino Studies Gallery
South Bend, IN
June 2011

CALIFAS – AZTLAN, Grafica de San Francisco, CA
El Gobierno del Estado, La Secretaria de Cultura y el Taller Tamayo
Centro, Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico
Junio 2010

Prints Byte; the cutting edge of printmaking
SOMARTS, Cultural Center main gallery
San Francisco, CA
February 2010

LAS EXPRESIONES : Celebrating Latino Artists of the Bay Area
Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA
July 27 – November 18, 2010

HOBOS TO STREET PEOPLE: Artists’ Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal
to the Present
The California Historical Society, San Francisco, Ca
February 19 – August 15, 2009

3 Worlds – MYTHS – BRICKS – PRINTS, Arias, Fuentes, Banjo
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA
August 14 – September 19, 2009

El Mensaje/The Message
Exposicion de Arte Contemporaneo/Convento de Santo Domingo-Qorikancha
Cuzco, Peru
August 24, 2009

Though Future Eyes/The Endurance of Humanity
Curated by YBCA Young Artists at Work
Artists: Eric Araujo, Claudia Bernardi, Jennifer Campbell, Chukes, Melissa Day,
Caleb Duarte, Shepard Fairey, Juan R. Fuentes, Michael Namkung and Katherine Sherwood
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
YBAC Galleries
April 24 – July 5, 2009

The story of the development of the relief print in California
Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
July 25 – September 20, 2009

PRINT: Printmakers and Processes
Grants Pass Museum of Art
Grants Pass, OR
August 4 – September 25, 2009

The Question is Known: (W)here is Latin American/Latino Art?
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA
April 18 – May 24, 2008

Remembering the Struggle/Recordando la Lucha
Understanding the Watsonville Cannery Strike through Art
Pajaro Valley Gallery, Watsonville, CA
July 31 – September 21, 2008

Dorothy Herger Gallery, Fairfield, CA
October 31 – December 8, 2008

Arte Latino
Contemporary works from Los Angeles and San Francisco
Warnock Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
May 3 – June 15, 2007

The Human Condition/Artist’s Response
Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery
Watsonville, CA
January 10 – March 4, 2007

Latin American Posters: Public Aesthetics and Mass Politics
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 8 – March 4, 2006

Graphic Witness, Works by Jesus Barraza and Juan R. Fuentes
Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
October 28, - November 25, 2006

Art: The Other Voice of America
SOMARTS Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
March 3 – 24, 2005

INCISIVE TONGUES- Two Mission Printmakers
Juan R. Fuentes and Fernando Marti
Asian Resource Gallery, Oakland, CA
May to June, 2005

Poetry and its Arts: Bay Area interactions 1954-2004
Art by Poets/Poet-Artist Collaborations/Artists in Poet Circles
The Poetry Center and California Historical Society
San Francisco, California
December 11- April 16, 2005

Dia de los Muertos: Arco Iris de Culturas en Homenaje a Nuestros Muertos
The exhibition features local and International artists, including traditional sand and sawdust
painting, altars, and various mixed media works
Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, CA
October 26 – 31, 2004

Edicion de Cuatro/Edition of Four
Four printmakers from Mission Grafica in collaboration with the Mission Cultural Center
for Latino Arts and Meridian Gallery
Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
September 2 – October 9, 2003

At Work: The Art of California Labor/The Contemporary Perspective
The Artist’s and Images of California’s Turbulent 20th Century Labor Movement
San Francisco State University – Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
September 2 – October 11, 2003

One Struggle, Two Communities: Late 20th Century Political Posters of Havana,
Cuba and the San Francisco Bay Area
Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA
September 28 – December 13, 2003

Visions Latino – Work by Nine California Artists
Oakland Museum of California, Collectors Gallery
Oakland, CA
November 2002

CARA, Chicano Art – Resistance and Affirmation
An interpretive exhibition of the Chicano Art Movement 1965 – 1985
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
June 27 – August 25, 1991

Obras en Papel/ Works on Paper
An exhibition highlighting the Museum’s Acquisitions of works on paper by Mexican American Artists
The Mexican Museum/Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
May 17 – August 20, 1989

VII Bienal de San Juan, Puerto Rico
Del Grabado Latino/Americano y del Caribe, San Juan Puerto Rico
November 16 – February 28, 1987

La Sirena y El Nopal/ Graciela Carrillo and Juan R. Fuentes
An exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, and Graphics
Galeria Museo, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
November 1 – 28, 1981

The Fifth Sun/Contemporary/Traditional Chicano/Latino Art
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
October 12 – November 20, 1977

Juan R. Fuentes y Rupert Garcia: Posters-Drawings-Prints
Galeria de la Raza and Jackson Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA


The Acquisition of Juan R. Fuentes, posters and prints by Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

Personal archive established at CEMA, the California Ethnic and Multicultural
Archives, University of Santa Barbara, CA


Chicano Encounters: Local Places & Global Communities Poster, 2006
Acquisitions Committee, the Board of Trustees, Fine Arts Museum’s Foundation
de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California

National Hispanic Cultural Center, Acquisition of Juan R. Fuentes, serigraph print, “Romero Presente”, 1991 for its permanent collection in 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Acquired posters/prints in 1999, Los Angeles, CA

National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Acquired posters and serigraphs in 1995: Cholo Live and Many Mandelas
Washington, D.C.

Mexican Museum’s Acquisition of Works on Paper by Mexican American Artists
Purchased serigraph: Many Mandelas 1980
Metropolitan Life Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts Purchase
San Francisco, California


2019 Recipient of Artist in Residence at Blue Mountain Center, New York, was awarded the Harriet Barlow Award during residency

2016 Recipient of Artist in Residence at the McColl Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

2010 Recipient of “Activist Award” from the Southern Graphics Council International

2006 Honorable mention award by juror, Joe Zirker, for the Linocut print, Baghdad
Playground, Pacific Prints exhibition
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California

2006 Taller Chicano: Passing the Torch, Juan R. Fuentes
Residency at the Kimball Education Gallery,
de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California

2006 Honorary award from Accion Latina’s 25th Anniversary Celebration of Encuentro Del
Canto Popular, San Francisco, CA

2004 Recipient of a lifetime, Honorary Membership to the California Society of Printmakers

2003. Recipient for Visual Arts Award, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 25th
Anniversary Gala Reception, San Francisco, CA

1998 Recipient of Star Artist In Residence, Hunter’s Point Shipyard, Star Artist in
Residence Program, San Francisco, CA