Calo Rosa

About

Carlos Lopez Rosa (CALO)

Born in San Salvador, lives and works in Philadelphia.
From a family of artists with diverse media including graphic design, Brazilian percussion, oil painting, and cake-making. He holds a degree in Fine and Visual Arts from the Centro Nacional de Artes (CENAR) and a degree in graphic design from Don Bosco University. After becoming frustrated with the exclusivity of the San Salvador gallery scene, he began to define his own street art style. His colorful pieces portray the vibrant Latin American culture, and mirror the sounds, roots, and forms of the urban-tropical lifestyle.

 

PRESS

https://streetsdept.com/2017/05/24/carlos-lopez-rosa-installs-for-revolutionaryart-at-the-betsy-ross-house/

http://www.visitphilly.com/articles/philadelphia/revolutionary-pop-up-street-art-exhibition/

https://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2017-05-28/modern-day-revolution-celebrated-in-philadelphia-street-art

https://ktar.com/story/1598919/modern-day-revolution-celebrated-in-philadelphia-street-art/

http://www.broadstreetreview.com/art/two-exhibitions-highlight-the-art-of-resistance#

Exhibitions and awards:

2005 Amalgama Collective – Suchitoto - El Salvador

2006 Amalgama Collective - Alianza francesa - San Salvador

2007 Fourth National Drawing Hall -Sala nacional de  Exposiciones - San Salvador

2008 ARCA Forum, (arte en la calle), del Centro Cultural de España en El Salvador.

2008 honorable mention XXIII certamen pintura Palmarés Diplomat. -San Salvador

2009 “La Rebusca” Homage to Ingenuity - San Salvador

2010 Second place. Postal services Art contest “30 Aniversario de Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero”. Sala Nacional de Exposiciones - San Salvador

2010 Jose Martí Tribute – Casa de las Americas -Cuba

2010 Public Award  XXI Premio De Arte Joven Del CCESV - San Salvador

2010 Legibilidad por falta de espacio” Centro Cultural de España, CCESV – San Salvador

2011 Mural and poster Design for  the Movie “El Cielo Abierto” (Mexico), dirigida por Everardo González (México) y Producida por Marta Orozco (México).

2011 “Graffiti y Letras” BS y ESCREW – San Salvador

2011 Emergin artist, Arte Suprema – San Salvador

2011 El Oficio Alegre – Usulutan – El Salvador

2011 Tutor XXVIII ELEA (Encuentro Latinoamericano de Estudiantes de Arquitectura) – San Salvador

2012 ¨Brainstorming 2012¨ Universidad de Los Andes, Merida - Venezuela.

2013 Area 503 Graffiti festival – San Salvador

2013 Co-Facilitated an art-based support group with “Fundacion Amor,” domestic violence day center for girls.  --Mejicanos, El Salvador

2013 Facilitated art and graffiti workshops with incarcerated girls at the Rosa Virginia Detention Center with human rights organization FESPAD. –Ilopango, El Salvador

2014 Facilitated art workshops with “La Puerta Abierta” working with Central American Immigrant youth. Philadelphia

2014 Facilitated art and graffiti workshops with “Congreso de Latinos Unidos” After school program. Philadelphia

2015 Paradigm gallery “Put some paint on it” Street Art intervention and Panel discussion. Philadelphia

2015 Mural Arts Program, Mural Assistant with Betsy Casañas in the project “Reina de la lluvia, Diosa de los charcos” at APM. Philadelphia

2015 Gallery 543, Urban Outfitters Headquarters art installation, Philadelphia. 

2016 Brooklyn boulders mural “Obsidean”. Queens, NY.

2016 Mural Arts Program, Mural Assistant with Gabe Tiberino. Philadelphia

2016 Artist in residence, La Casa Tomada, San Salvador, El Salvador.

2016 “Jameco exchange”, art show by No longer empty, Queens, NY.

2016 HaHa Paradigm Gallery Class Reunion II, Philadelphia.

2016 “Brown don’t drown”, Frost Gallery, Brooklyn NY.

2016 “Philadelphia Gooddam”, Curated by Conrad Benner (Street Dept) and Erick Preisendanz, Little Berlin, Philadelphia.

2016 Teaching artist at Norris Square Neighborhood Project, Philadelphia

2017 Artist in residency, Estacion Arte y Surf, playa El Tunco, El Salvador.

2017 Revolutionary Art, Pop up street art exhibition, Betsy Rose house, Philadelphia

2017 Feltonville Rec center Mural, a project with “The Guild” restorative justice program, Mural arts philadelphia and the Parks and Recreation Dept, Philadelphia.

2017 "Transformation Bridge" Mural, a project with “The Guild” restorative justice program, Mural arts, the City of Philadelphia, HACE and Impact services, Philadelphia.