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artist & vagabond / artista y vago   

Andrei Renteria is a multidisciplinary artist wandering about the U.S.-Mexico frontera

His research focuses on recurrences of discrimination, persecution, unlawful imprisonment, torture, forced disappearances, and other human rights abuses along the region. He investigates how to address and embody weighty subject matter, beyond international borders, using an experimental approach to material.


Renteria earned his BFA from Sul Ross State University in 2010 and MFA at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015. His work has been exhibited at Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio, Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Houston’s Holocaust Museum, and the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, TX.  


He is a 2019 George and Eliza A. Gardner Howard Foundation Fellow in Painting and a recipient of the 2018-2019 Blue Star’s Contemporary Berlin Residency hosted by Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.



Education/ Educación 

Master's of Fine Arts, University of Texas at San Antonio,  San Antonio, TX

Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas 

Awards/ Premios 


George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship in Painting, George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, Providence,  RI


Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin Residency Program, Blue Star Contemporary Museum, San Antonio, TX




Friends of Chuck Ramirez Award for Visual Arts, Artist Foundation, San Antonio, TX

Artist Lab Resident, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX

Wai Ching Lam Best of Show Art Prize, University of Texas at San Antonio

Exhibitions/ Exposiciones



To Whom It May Concern & Fringes, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX


Aligned, 3rd Space, San Antonio, TX

Group/ Colectivas 


Funf, Blue Star Contemporary Museum, San Antonio, TX


Images of Power, Freight Gallery, San Antonio, TX


$t@tU.S.? Prints from Puerto Rico to San Antonio, Centro de Artes, San Antonio, TX


Young Latino Artists, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX

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