Noé Badillo

Noé Badillo

Tucson, AZ, United States

About Noé Badillo

I have been a professional artist since 1994, when I began making black and white images in my hometown of Seattle, Washington.

In 2003, I studied in Rome, where I became fascinated by the Renaissance and Italian culture. I began sketching from all of the great classical works of painting and sculpture, and learned something, as if from memory about ancient Roman methods of creating art.

Upon my return became a studio assistant to the great Argentinian conceptual artist, Osvaldo Romberg. Osvaldo taught me classical painting by master copying, architectural modeling, color theory and conceptual art based on a group he was a part of known as the 'ABC' school.

Since then, my work has transformed greatly over the years and continues to transform as my life changes. Like the work of many artists, most notably Pablo Picasso, I tend to go through periods as my life changes and how I view the world around me is transformed into new modes of expression and new ways of seeing.


2021 PhD, Arizona State University, History and Theory of Architecture

2012 MA University of Arizona, Art History

2009 BFA University of Arizona, Studio Art

2004-2005 Apprentice and Studio Assistant, Studio of Osvaldo Romberg


Museum Exhibitions
2017 Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington, New Mexico
2017 Exploring Arizona Talent, Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art, Phoenix, Arizona
2013 Arizona Biennial, The Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
2010 Hybridity: American Unity, The Latino Museum of Art, History and Culture, Los Angeles, California

Solo Exhibitions
2015 Early Work (1994–1999), Bokeh Gallery, Monorchid, Phoenix, Arizona
2014 Twenty-year Retrospective (1994–2014), Ward 6 Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2014 Science and Mysticism, Caffé Lucé, Tucson, Arizona
2009 BFA Honors Thesis, Classical Forms and The Structures of Language, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

International Exhibitions
2015 Lust for Life, W70, Nuenen Gerwen Nederwetten Eeneind, Nord-Braband, Netherlands
2012 Paris-San Carlos Art Exchange, Hôtel du Nord, Office de Tourisme, Salle de la Guinguette, Avallon, Toutry and Quarré les Tombes, France
2011 Paris-San Carlos Art Exchange, San Carlos Yacht Club, San Carlos, Mexico 2010 Paris-Tucson Art Exchange, Bondy Arts International, Paris, France
2009 Ukrainian Art Week, Central House of Artists of National Artist Union, Kiev, Ukraine
2009 World Mini-Print Exhibition, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Recent Group Exhibitions
2018 Contemporary Portrait: A National Juried Exhibition, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, Texas
2015 The Weight of the World: A Contemporary Art Exhibition of Affect and Reason, ASU Institute for Humanities Research, Tempe Arizona
2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival, City of Phoenix, Phoenix Arizona
2015 Unbalance: An International Conference on Water, Climate, and Place, ASU Galleries. Tempe Arizona
2014 Grand Opening Exhibition, Capture 12, Phoenix Arizona
2014 MLIF, Bokeh Gallery, MonOrchid, Phoenix, Arizona

Permanent Collections
The Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art, Paradise Valley, Arizona
Center for Latinx Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
The Central Michigan University Print Club, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan