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Karlo Henry is an artist living in Northern California
He is the Founder and Creative Director of The Art Hunger.

- Mural by Elliot C. Nathan, Dore st, San Francisco CA. 

BIO


Born in Barcelona, Spain, Karlo Henry currently lives in Redding, California. 
 

After graduating with a degree in Electronic Engineering he pursued a degree in Art History continuing his art education at The Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM), Instituto de Bellas Artes de Querétaro (INBA) and University of Texas in Arlington (UTA). 
His works began as collages influenced by religious art and artists like Miro and Velazquez, and later evolved into depictions of hearts influenced by popular Spanish surrealists like Dolores Varo and Salvador Dali mixed with Mexican folklore and painters like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. 
In the 2000s, he was part of the emerging underground art scene in Dallas-Fort Worth which gave him the opportunity to be part of a collective, help create new venues, curate shows and sell his works overseas. 
     

His latest works are very illustrative, combining his love of ’70s and ’80s animation, fashion and the Pop movement of American culture. The subjects in his paintings and his use of color give his works a funny, lighthearted air. But if you look closer, you could find a commentary about gender and the importance of staying close to your inner child. 
   

In 2018, he founded The Art Hunger, an organization to promote local artists and cultural events in the North State.
 

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STATEMENT

 

"Growing up, I used to feel so overwhelmed by the grandiosity of the works of art I would see at church, public buildings and museums. Then I would go home and imitate those works, mixing them up with what I saw on television and  movies or what I read in comics and books of the time.

Later on, art teachers told me there was only one way to create ART, and I ended up subscribing to the idea of the dark, gloomy art that only a tortured artist can make.

That isn't me anymore, while I enjoy all kinds of art, I make stuff the same way I did as a child, taking influence from the artworks I admire and combining them with the things I love. And the result speaks of the things that are important to me right now.

 

Lately, I've found myself going back to all that "unconventional" art I've made for myself, all those videos, posters and figures that I've kept as if they were my "secret treasures". More and more, I feel compelled to build from that and showcase my offspring proudly.

What do I say with my art?

Colors are fun, ideas can come from the past and be adapted for the now.

As an openly gay, Hispanic artist, I have a lot to say. And I'm here to reflect all that surrounds me and mix it up with a little of myself before I put it out there for everyone to see".   

-KARLO HENRY 

WHY
THE ART HUNGER?

Living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the early 2000s, most of the art scene was closed to younger, emerging artists. As a result I joined a group of diverse and unrepresented creatives and worked to jumpstart the art scene for a Pop/Urban contemporary public.

We found places to host art and cultural events in a marginalized area of the city (Oak Cliff). Eventually the movement grew, and we were able to bring our shows to most of the metropolitan area and support an expanding roster of emerging artists. 

Later on, when I moved to Redding in 2016, I found myself without a creative support system. Since the art scene in town was very fragmented with little room for local alternative artists, I decided to start my own project. 

In 2018, I was able to organize and host “Art OUTside,” an outdoor art exhibition celebrating LGBT+ artists. In 2019, I joined Turtle Bay Exploration Park to create and organize “Final Friday’s: Art by the Bridge,” a series of maker's markets.

 

In 2020, The Art Hunger, was the name given to the project to create & support cultural events and promote local artists. Since then, I’ve been able to host pop-up shows around town, highlight local artists and work with organizations on several art events. 

All this led to a collaboration with Viva Downtown, The Art Hunger Summer Gallery (June - September 2021) & The Art Hunger Winter Gallery & Workshop (December 2021) were both residencies at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Downtown Redding.

In 2022, The Art Hunger is back again with it's Summer Gallery at the I.O.O.F. Hall hoping to further our efforts of highlighting local art and culture and cement our position as art leaders in our community .

EDUCATION

 

BACHELOR’S DEGREE, ART HISTORY / FINE ARTS & STUDIO ART
University of Texas in Arlington, USA, 2006


MASTER’S DEGREE, ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING & COMMUNICATIONS
Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, México, 2000

EXHIBITIONS

 

2010

“F6’s Art In The Park” The Highlands, Arlington TX 

“CorazonEs:” Firehouse Gallery, Fort Worth TX (Solo Show) 

“Día De Los Muertos Celebration 2010” The Rose Marine Theater, Fort Worth TX

2011 

“The Art Bowl 2011” Lincoln Square, Arlington TX 

“Día De Los Muertos Celebration 2011” The Rose Marine Theater, Fort Worth TX

2012 

“Pancakes & Booze” Quixotic World, Dallas TX 

“Art & Rarities” Eco Trading Company, Carrollton TX 

“UnFuck The World” Underworld Gallery, Dallas TX 

“The End Of The World Art Show” Underworld Gallery, Dallas TX

2013 

“Pancakes & Booze” Quixotic World, Dallas TX

“Wine & Chocolate” RGB Gallery, Dallas TX 

“The Basement Grand Opening” The Basement Gallery, Dallas TX

“Art-Hunger’s Showcase” The Gold Standard, Fort Worth TX (Solo Show) 

“Uptown’s Art Walk” The Attic Gallery, Dallas TX 

“Art-Hunger’s Showcase” Cut Salon, Fort Worth TX 

“Pancakes & Booze” Quixotic World, Dallas TX 

“Freedom Thinkers” The Basement Gallery, Dallas TX

“Art-Hunger’s Showcase” Zubar, Dallas TX

“Another Look Of Dallas” The Basement Gallery, Dallas TX

“F6 Collective Fundraiser” Cut Salon, Fort Worth TX

“Eqnox Empire Presents:” Lamar Warehouse, Dallas TX

“The Ice Cream Show” The Basement Gallery, Dallas TX

“Art-Hunger’s Showcase” Coyote Boutique, Fort Worth TX

“The Haunted Gallery” The Basement Gallery, Dallas TX 

“Art-Hunger’s Showcase” Stage West Theater, Fort Worth TX

“Art Hash” White Space Gallery, Dallas TX 

“Grand Opening” La Cama De Frida Gallery, Matamoros, Mexico

2014

”Wasted 2: Back For Seconds” The Basement Gallery, Dallas TX

“The Basement’s Anniversary” The Basement Gallery, Dallas TX

“Art-Hunger’s Pop Up Art Show” Race St. Gallery Day, Fort Worth TX

“Magnolia’s Southside, Open Streets” Fort Worth TX

“Scottish Rite Hospital Benefit” The Basement Gallery, Dallas TX

“Art Si: HWNT Benefit” The Rose Marine Theater, Fort Worth TX

“Star Wars Art Show” Capital L Gallery, Dallas TX

“Dallas Is Dead: Zombie Art Show” Capital L Gallery, Dallas TX

“Art Monsters Art Show” Deep Ellum Community Center, Dallas TX

“Art-Hunger’s Showcase” The Usual, Fort Worth TX (Solo Show) 

“The Gratitude Show” F6 Gallery, Arlington TX

“Live Auction Fundraiser” The Basement Gallery, Dallas TX

“The Chocolate & Art Show” WAAS Gallery, Dallas TX 

“Art-Hunger’s Gallery Night” Community Arts Center, Fort Worth TX

“Viva El Pop!” Artes De La Rosa Gallery, Fort Worth TX

“Art-Hunger’s Gift Show” The Usual, Fort Worth TX

2015

“For The Love Of Art” Art-Love-Magic Gallery, Dallas TX 

“Wasted Art Show, Part 3” The Basement Gallery, Dallas TX

“Deep Ellum Artfest” Dallas TX 

“I Can’DY, The Basement Anniversary'' The Basement Gallery, Dallas TX

“Magnolia’s Southside, Open Streets'' Fort Worth TX

“The Mini Art Show” Ash Studios, Dallas TX 

“FWCAC, Gallery Night” Community Arts Center, Fort Worth TX

“Art-Hunger’s Showcase” The Usual, Fort Worth TX

“All of Us’ Falloween Art Show” Blacktop Cyclery, Bakersfield CA

“G3’s Paint Night” G3 Gallery, Kernville CA (Instructor) 

“Pancakes & Booze” Los Angeles CA

2016

“Fighting Suicide With Art & Music” LGBT Center, Bakersfield CA

“The Chocolate & Art Show” KGB Studios, Los Angeles CA

“Queens Of Style Artfest” Visalia CA

“Pancakes & Booze” Los Angeles CA 

“Pancakes & Booze” San Francisco CA 

“Fall Art Show” O Street Gallery, Redding CA

2017 

“Intimacy Art Show” Mama De Luna Gallery, Crockett CA 

“Pancakes & Booze” San Francisco CA

“The Art Hotel” Sacramento CA

“SK8 & CR8 Art Show” Mama De Luna Gallery, Crockett CA 

“Pancakes & Booze” Oakland CA

“The Frida Art Show” Mama De Luna Gallery, Crockett CA

2018 

“Pancakes & Booze” San Francisco CA

“Pancakes & Booze” Oakland CA 

“Replay (The Art Of Geek)” The Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh WI

“My First Art Show” Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA), Oakland CA 

"Art OUTside” Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding CA

“LGBT+ Art Showcase Benefit” The Annex, Redding CA 

“Pop Art Showcase” The Brasserie, Redding CA (Solo Show) 

“Pancakes & Booze” San Francisco CA 

“RISE! (Carr Fire Benefit)” Redding CA 

“Day Of The Dead Art Show” Sanchez Contemporary, Oakland CA

2019 

“Figuring Juncture” Shasta County Arts Council, Redding CA

“Cultivate Creativity: Spring Art Show” Synergy, Redding CA

“Keep Chico Weird Art Show” 1078 Gallery, Chico CA 

“Queer Justice is Racial Justice” by Stonewall Alliance, 1078 Gallery, Chico CA

“Art By The Bridge, Final Fridays Series” Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding CA

“The Chico Print Party” 1078 Gallery, Chico CA

“Skulls & Ghouls: A Fall-o-ween Art Show” Synergy, Redding CA

“1078 Art Sale Fundraiser” 1078 Gallery, Chico CA

“Art By The Bridge, Holiday Bazaar" Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding CA

“The Krampus Art Show” Sweetspot, Redding CA

2020 

“Hello Redding” Shasta County Arts Council, Redding CA 

“The Star Wars Online Art Show” by The Art Hunger. Virtual Art Show 

“Art At The Park” by Redding Arts. The Park- Food Truck Hub, Redding CA

“The Art Hunger's Halloween Showcase” Sweetspot, Redding CA

2021 

“Art At The Bar” by Redding Arts. Cedar Crest Brewing, Redding CA

“The Plantastic! Art Show” Plant Daddy Co. Redding CA

“The Art Hunger Summer Gallery, Grand Opening” I.O.O.F. Hall, Redding CA 

“The Video Game Art Show” I.O.O.F. Hall, Redding CA 

“90’s Art Party” I.O.O.F. Hall, Redding CA 

“Arts & Drafts” Beer Week, I.O.O.F. Hall, Redding CA 

“Boos n’ Brews” Cedar Crest Brewing, Redding CA

"The Art Hunger at The Playhouse" Riverfront Playhouse, Redding CA (Solo Show)

“The Art Hunger Winter Gallery & Workshop” I.O.O.F. Hall, Redding CA

2022

"Art In The Park" Shasta County Arts Council, Redding CA

"Revenge Of The Sixth: A Star Wars Art Show" The Park- Food Truck Hub, Redding CA

EXHIBITIONS AS ORGANIZER/CURATOR

 

2013

“Art-Hunger’s Showcase”, Zubar, Dallas TX

2014
“Art-Hunger’s Gallery Night”, Community Arts Center, Fort Worth TX
“Viva El Pop!", Artes De La Rosa Gallery, Fort Worth TX

2015 
“FWCAC, Gallery Night”, Community Arts Center, Fort Worth TX
“Art-Hunger’s Showcase”, The Usual, Fort Worth TX

2016
“Fighting Suicide With Art & Music”, LGBT Center, Bakersfield CA

2018
“Art OUTside”, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding CA

2019

“Cultivate Creativity: Spring Art Show”, Synergy, Redding CA
“Art By The Bridge: Final Fridays Series”, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding CA
“Skulls & Ghouls: A Fall-o-ween Art Show”, Synergy, Redding CA
“Art By The Bridge: Holiday Bazaar”, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding CA
“The Krampus Art Show”, Sweetspot, Redding CA

2020
“Hello Redding”, Shasta County Arts Council, Redding, CA 
“The Star Wars Online Art Show”, Virtual Art Show 
“The Art Hunger's Halloween Showcase”, Sweetspot, Redding, CA

2021 
“The Plantastic! Art Show”, Plant Daddy Co. Redding, CA 
“The Art Hunger Summer Gallery” (3 Month Residency), I.O.O.F. Hall, Redding, CA
         
“Grand Opening” 
         “The Video Game Art Show” 
         “90’s Art Party” 
         “Arts & Drafts”
 
“Boos ‘n’ Brews”, Cedar Crest Brewing, Redding, CA
“The Art Hunger Winter Gallery & Workshop”, I.O.O.F. Hall, Redding, CA

2022

"Art In The Park" Shasta County Arts Council, Redding CA

"Revenge Of The Sixth: A Star Wars Art Show" The Park- Food Truck Hub, Redding CA