Hugo González Ayala

Guatemalan Fine Artist

Hugo González Ayala was born in 1954, in Guatemala City. This artist is in love with his country. His paintings are luminescent in their hues and mystical in essence. They capture the beauty of rural landscapes, patchworks of cultivated fields and of colorful village homes, and provide birds-eye views of towns that entice viewers to meander thrugh their cobbled paths. Streetscapes of the historic Antigua depict a town silenced by night but radianting under street lights.

Art Studies:

1975 -1980 National School of Arts in Guatemala City.

1984 – 1989 Students Art League in New York City.

He has shown individually in more than 40 occasions, dealing in themes such as, “Life and Nature”, “Paintings of the Costa Grande”, “Themes of the City”, “Spirit of the Landscape”, “Zarabanda.”

He has taken part in numeros Group shows including: University of San Carlos, Museo Ixhel, Museo de Arte Moderno, Juanito Auction, and the Rotary Club, etc.

Internationally he has represented Guatemala in the festival of Arts in Cagnes Sur Mer, France, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, The Rodal Gallery in Guadalajara, México, Dronninglud Kunts center in Denmark, The Truism Fair in Madrid, Spain, Atlanta Georgia and Galeria OEA in Washington. In October 2001 he represente Guatemala at the II Festival of Spanish-American Culture in Moscow.

His awards include several prizes at the National Hall of Watercolors, The Only Prize at the Arturo Martínez Contest in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, Contest of the Century at Cervecería Centroamericana and the Golden Glyph at the Bi-Annual Festival of Arts Paiz.