Rufino Tamayo and the Mixografía® Years (1974-1990): A Cross Border Journey

Rufino Tamayo and the Mixografía® Years (1974-1990): A Cross Border Journey

Meridian, together with the MIXOGRAFÍA® workshop and Landau Traveling Exhibitions in Los Angeles, displayed a stunning exhibition of 39 signed prints by renowned Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991).

Tamayo relocated to Mexico City in the early twentieth century and attended the National Academy of Fine Arts. Tamayo lived in the United States and France and later returned to Oaxaca, Mexico. There, he founded a museum and continued to produce innovative artworks with distinctly Mexican qualities.

In the early 1970s, Tamayo was invited to collaborate at Luis and Lea Remba print workshop in Mexico City. This resulted in the invention “Mixografía®”—a unique printing technique. Rufino Tamayo was the first artist to work with this printing process and created 67 editions that explore the plasticity of paper.

This exhibition was produced in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC. Major sponsorship was provided by Tyco International, Meryl and Honorable Michael Chertoff, Giselle and Ben Huberman, Steven Lesser, and Michael and Linda Sonnenreich.

Please visit the exhibition website to learn more.

 

Project summary

Rufino Tamayo and the Mixografía® Years (1974-1990): A Cross Border Journey
Regions: Western Hemisphere
Countries: Mexico
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy
Program Areas: Culture
Partners: Diplomatic Corps, Private Sector, Individuals/Donors