Christian Michael Gallegos

Christian Michael Gallegos

Albuquerque, NM, United States

About Christian Michael Gallegos

This cache of works are manifestations of memory whereby life is a process with experiences driving and affecting memory. Living in a multidimensional reality, Christian Michael Gallegos transcribes an autobiographical language of memory and experience delivering single plane views gathered from a lifetime.

The lack of depth is an allusion to a view from 20,000 ft high where dimensions and depth collapse. Entranced by this experience, dimensions collapse and tableaus exist on one homogenized plane of view. Ostensibly transposing images into this one-dimensional plane with color, impasto, layering, and line, Christian coaxes the mind to perceive, if not read, the depth and dimensions of his work, while at the same time, sharing intimate moments from his life.


1995-1999 Bronx Community College, New York, Associates Degree in Art and English


Artichoke Cafe, 424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM
Downtown Contemporary, Politico, Albuquerque, NM, Opens April 7
El Cotorro, 111 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
Sign at Orchid Thai Cuisine, SW Corner of Central and Graceland, Albuquerque, NM
The Shop, 2933 Monte Vista NE, Albuquerque, NM

Harwood Art Center, TAXI!, Albuquerque, NM, May 5-25, 2017
Farina Edo Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Albuquerque, NM, Opens August 1, 2017
Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, Opens October 6, 2017
Kimo Theater Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, January 2018

Downtown Contemporary, Flame: Annual Valentine Show, February 2017
Tortuga Gallery, The Turtle Show, Albuquerque, NM, February 2017
Connection Group Art Show, Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center, Phoeniz, AZ, February 2017
Inspire Salon, 423 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM, December 2016-January 2017
Slice Parlor, 3410 Central Ave SE and 9904 Montgomery Bvd SE, Albuquerque, December 2016-January 2017
Icon Ink Studio and Gallery, 408 Central Avenue, Albuquerque, NM, 2016
Warehouse 508, Endorphin Power Company (EPC) Holiday ART pARTy!, Albuquerque, NM, December 2016
Nob Hill Bar and Grill, Hands On ABQ!, Albuquerque, NM, December 2016
Tortuga Gallery, Friends of Tortuga Creative Arts Fair, 901 Edith SE, Albuquerque, NM, December 2016
South Broadway Cultural Center, Dia de los Muertos, Albuquerque, NM, November 2016
Nob Hill Bar and Grill, Balloon Blast Finale - We Are This City, Albuquerque, NM, November 2016
Luanum Gallery, Art Jams, Menual School, Albuquerque, NM, October 2016
111 Minna Gallery, We Are This City, San Francisco CA, October 2016
We Paint Auction and Art Show,119 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM, October, 2016
Downtown Contemporary, Tarantino VS Kubrick Art Show, Albuquerque, September 2016
National Hispanic Cultural Center, ALL Community Seed Murals Coming Together!, Albuquerque, September 2016
Alice K. Hoppes African American Pavilion Art Gallery, Evening of the Arts, Albuquerque, September 2016
Albuquerque Museum, We Are This City, September 2016
Vibrance, Featured Artist, Albuquerque, NM, July-September 2016
Albuquerque Museum, 2016 "Under the Stars" Summer Concert Series, Featured Artist, Albuquerque, NM, Summer 2016
African American Performing Arts Center and Exhibit Hall, High Resolutions Art Exhibit, Albuquerque, NM, Summer 2016
Tortuga Gallery, Forms of Life, Invitational, Albuquerque, NM, July 2016
We Are This City, Made, Invitational, Albuquerque, NM, July 2016
Farina Alto Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Christian Gallegos & Pudding Head, Albuquerque, NM, Jan-June, 2016
Unite and Conquer Summit Art Festival, Albuquerque, NM, Invitational, May 2016
SUVA Platz Gallery, Albuquerque Abstracts, Juried Exhibtion, Albuquerque, NM, April, 2016
salonellasol, Featured Artist, Albuquerque, NM, 2015-2016
Harwood Art Center, 12 x 12 Exhibit, Albuquerque, NM, Invitational, December 2015
Raw Taos Juice Bar, Featured Artist, Taos, NM, December 2015
Probate Court Gallery, A is for Art, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM, Invitational, November 2015
South Broadway Cultural Center, Dia de los Muertos, Albuquerque, NM, Invitational, November 2015
Expo NM, ABQ Equestrian Cup 2016, Invitational, October 2015
Archetype Tattoo, 5 Year Celebration, Albuquerque, NM, Invitational, June-July 2015
Probate Court Gallery, Kings & Angels, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM, Solo Exhibit, December 2014-March 2015
Downtown Contemporary Art Gallery, Smudge, Albuquerque, NM, Invitational, June-July 2015
Downtown Contemporary Gallery, Out of Time: An ’80s & ’90s Cartoon Art Show, Albuquerque, NM, March-April 2015
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Nelson Mandela Exhibit, Performance & Tribute, Santa Fe, NM, February 2015
Tractor Brewing Company, Black Gesso Mamba, Albuquerque, NM, Solo Exhibit, January-March 2015
South Broadway Cultural Center, The Bomb, Albuquerque, NM, Invitational, January-March 2015
Santa Fe Baking Company, Featured Artist, Santa Fe, NM, November 2014-March 2015
South Broadway Cultural Center, Dia de los Muertos, Albuquerque, NM, Invitational, November