Xan Padrón (Galicia, Spain 1969) is a Galician photographer, musician, composer and educator.
The son of an old-school journalist, Xan Padrón grew up used to be the silent observer who sees things quietly and finds stories everywhere. As a former profesional touring musician, traveling the world with his bass and his camera he was able to pursue his career as a photographer focused on the people around him.
Xan Padrón’s fascination with time and movement, coupled with an uncanny ability to disappear behind the lens, unnoticed by his subjects, brought him to the realization of how much life happens even at the most seemingly insignificant location of a city.
His work has been exhibited in Spain, Canada, Israel and the US. His portraits of artists have been published worldwide in newspapers, magazines, concert programs, posters and album covers. Xan Padrón is a resident of New York City where he lives and works with his wife: musician, composer, writer and educator Cristina Pato.
Art On Paper New York. With Michelle Mariaud Gallery
PhotoLA 2020. With Susan Spiritus Gallery
Center Award Winners Exhibition. Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana. Dec 6th 2019 - February 1st 2020
The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, Chicago, London, LA and Dallas (2019)
Time Lapse. United Nations Headquarters, NYC. January - February 2019
The Other Art Fair. Brooklyn Expo Pavilion, New York. November 2018
The Other Art Fair LA. Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA. October 2018
The Other Art Fair Chicago. Mana Contemporary Chicago. September 2018
Xan Padrón | Paintings. The Shayne Gallery, Montreal. July 6-20 2018
The Other Art Fair. Brooklyn Expo Pavilion, New York. May 2018
The Other Art Fair. Brooklyn Expo Pavilion, New York. November 2017
The Other Art Fair. Brooklyn Expo Pavilion, New York. June 2017