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Curriculum Vitae

Hugo Medina

Phone: (602) 405-4684                                                                                                                                                                                               




MS      University of Phoenix,                                                                                                                  March 2006

            Master of Arts in Education with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction


BFA    Long Island University/C.W. Post Campus,                                                                               January 1998

            Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a Teaching Certificate


Honors and Awards


Governor’s Art award Nominee                                                                                                                          2016

Mayor’s Art award – Public Art                                                                                                                          2012

Cox Communications Hispanic Heritage Month Honoree                                                                                  2012

Who's Who among the nation’s teachers                                                                                                             2006




Calle 16 Mural Project                                                                                                                           2009 to 2014

Co-founder / board member /Artist

Artlink Phoenix                                                                                                                                      2010 to 2014

Board member

City of Phoenix Commission of the arts and Culture                                                                            2010 to 2014

Board Member

Downtown Phx Inc.                                                                                                                                2010 to 2013

Advisory board member


Teaching Experience


Phoenix College, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                       August 2015 to Current

Adjunct Faculty, Art

  • Teach ARH 100 – intro to art history, an undergraduate course averaging 120 students per semester, covering art history from Prehistory to Contemporary Art

  • Teach ART 113 – Color, an undergraduate course averaging 10 students per semester, covering color theory

  • Teach ART 101 – Drawing, an undergraduate course averaging 10 students per semester



Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                              August 2017 to 2020

Faculty Associate., Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

  • Lecture about the history of murals

  • Give a guided mural tour(s)

  • Waiting list every semester for class.

  • Average 60- 80 students per class.


Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                              August 2013 to 2015

Adjunct Faculty, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Taught a Community Mural Class, an undergraduate course averaging 20 students per semester, covering the history of murals, how to create a proposal, design, budget, and then execute selected mural

  • Developed course, quizzes, exams, and homework

  • Created the syllabus to meet accreditation standards

  • Scheduled guest lecturers




Solo Shows


Portraits - CAP ArtSpace Gallery, Ithaca, New York                                                                                 2022

10 year Retrospective - Arizona State Capitol Museum. Phoenix, Arizona                                                       2019

Sobrevivir - First Studio Gallery. Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                           2019

Portraits - The Onyx Art Gallery. Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                           2017

Hands - Olney Gallery – Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Phoenix, Arizona                                                          2016

Home - MonOrchid Art Gallery. Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                            2014

La Figura. - Willo North Gallery. Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                           2013

Cigars - The Renaissance Downtown Hotel. Phoenix, Arizona                                                                          2013

Mi Tierra - Teritro Wine Bar, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                                  2013

Cigar Magazine west coast event. - Newport Beach, California                                                                         2013

Cigar series - Grand Havana Cigar Club, Beverly Hills, California                                                                   2012

Sabor! Guitaras, Cigarros, Y Tequila! - First Studio Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona.                                               2010


Group Shows

Imprint: Viva La Cultura- Art HQ Gallery, Suprise AZ.                                                                                     2021

WEST: Artists of Color- Civic Center Public Gallery, Scottsdale AZ.                                                               2021

PotP Collection juried Exhibition- Portland in the Park / Artlink . Phx, AZ                                                      2020

Arizona State University Sculpture Show  - The Grand Arthaus Gallery. Phx, AZ                                           2017

Eleven - The Eric Fischl Gallery Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                            2016

Artlink Juried Exhibition - The Heard Museum. Phoenix, Arizona                                                                    2016

Inglorious Arizona - First Studio Gallery. Phoenix, Arizona                                                                              2016

Luna cultural lab opening - Torres multicultural communications. Phx, AZ                                                      2015

World Aides day - Olney Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Phx, AZ                                                       2014

Group show - MonOrcihid Gallery. Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                        2014

UNION: ELECTRO MUSIC SHOWCASE - Push Gallery. Phoenix, Arizona                                                  2012

Caras Amadas - Xico Galería. Chandler, Arizona                                                                                               2011

Quick before it melts! - The Ice House, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                 2010

chair - Jones Studio. Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                                               2010

SB1070 | An Artist Point of View - Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center. Phx, AZ                                      2010

Father / Daughter show - The Ice House, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                              2010


Public Art / Murals


Soluna Apartments Murals - City of Phoenix Housing – Phoenix, AZ                                                    2022

Cayuga Heights Elementary entrance mural – Ithaca, NY                                                                      2022

Cayuga Heights Elementary staircase mural – Ithaca, NY                                                                       2022

Beverly J Martin Elementary school mural – Ithaca, NY                                                                          2022

Northeast Elementary library Mural – Ithaca, NY                                                                                     2022

Downtown Ithaca association temporary mural – Ithaca, NY                                                                  2021

Together we Rise Covid 19 mural – Phoenix, AZ                                                                                               2020

Tap that Downtown   – Phoenix, AZ                                                                                                                   2020

#Neverahain Mural   – Phoenix, AZ                                                                                                                   2020

Facing Immigration II – Phoenix, AZ                                                                                                                 2019

Highland Park Elementary –- Mesa, AZ                                                                                                             2019

Urban Land Institute Community Mural Project –- Mesa, AZ                                                                           2019

Kino Middle School Murals – Mesa, AZ                                                                                                            2019

Paz XII Mural - Paz Cantina Restaurant and Bar. Phoenix, Arizona                                                                  2018

Fry’s Historic building staircase Mural - Fry’s building. Phoenix, Arizona                                                       2018

Heroes Mural - Kino Middle School, Mesa, Arizona                                                                                         2018

Valley Metro Light rail southern extension                                                                                                         2017

Designing the art component for the Southern Ave. station, Phoenix Arizona

Expected to be complete in 2023

Arturo Sandoval Mural, - The Renaissance Downtown Hotel. Phoenix, Arizona                                              2017

Malinda Rising, - Melinda’s Ally, The Renaissance Downtown Hotel. Phx, AZ                                               2017

Checkmate Mural, - Cambridge International Street Art Festival, Ontario, Canada                                          2016

Generation’s Mural, - Mesa Community College Residency, Mesa, Arizona                                                    2015

Selma March Mural, - Center for Neighborhood Leadership, Phoenix, Arizona                                               2014

Baseline Garden’s Installation, Influx Cycle 5 – Tempe Market Place, Tempe, AZ                                          2014

Goodyear pool Mural – Goodyear, Arizona                                                                                                        2013

Miles Davis Mural – Avondale, Arizona                                                                                                             2013

Singh Farms Mural – Scottsdale, Arizona                                                                                                           2013

Global day of discovery Mural –The Renaissance Hotel – Phoenix, Arizona                                                    2013

Cigar Mural – Breadfruit / Rum Bar, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                      2013

Teddy Roosevelt Mural – Marque Apartments, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                     2013

Wallance and Ladmo – First studio, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                       2012

DES mural – Mesa, Arizona                                                                                                                                2012

Hip Veggies Mural at Vovomeena – Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                       2012


Presentations and Invited Lectures


The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking Conference. – Phx, AZ.                                                   2019

The Local to Global Justice festival and forum, Facing Immigration – ASU                                                     2018

Visual Arts Exploration series, Foothills Community Foundation - Scottsdale AZ.                                          2017

Secrets from the Vault: “Creative Strategies and Resources for the Humanities”, Phoenix Art Museum,         2016

Phoenix Art Museum Docents, “Murals for Social change,” Phoenix Art Museum,                                         2015

Hot Coffee! City of Goodyear Arts and Culture lecture series, Goodyear, Arizona,                                          2014

Estrella Community College, Guest lecturer – Avondale, Arizona,                                                                    2014

Arts & Culture Forum, Chandler, Arizona.                                                                                                         2013

Community Murals Artist Talk - Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU,                                        2013

PURL Jam: Activating Spaces, Phoenix Urban Design Week – Phoenix, Arizona,                                           2012


Community projects / Murals


First responders covid19  Mural - Phoenix, AZ                                                                                                  2020

ULI community mural project,                                                                                                                            2019

Hope! – Murals for Social Change                                                                                                                   2019

Building Bridges Mural, – Facing Immigration II, YMCA downtown Phx, AZ                                                2019

What’s your Immigration Story Mural, - Facing Immigration I, Phx, AZ                                                          2018

Welcome to Belfast Mural - Belfast, Northern Ireland                                                                                       2018

We Rise Mural – University of Phoenix Mural, - Boys and Girls Club. Phx, AZ                                              2017

Our Roots Mural, - Dysart Community Center. El Mirage, Arizona                                                                  2016

Surprise Youth Council Mural, - Surprise Youth Council, Surprise, Arizona                                                    2016

Somos Familia, - LGBTQ Latino community mural, Phoenix Arizona                                                             2015

Author M Hamilton Elementary school Mural – Phoenix, Arizona                                                                   2014

Holiday Park Elementary school mural – Phoenix, Arizona                                                                              2014

Keith Haring tribute mural / Kaboom build day – Phoenix, Arizona                                                                 2013

300 ft long fountain Hills Mural – Fountain Hills, Arizona                                                                               2013

Hispanic Heritage Month Mural – Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona                                                 2013

Good things grow Mural – South Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                           2013

Crockett Elementary school mural – Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                      2013

The Great Paint Escape – Harper developments, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                   2012

Phoenix Festival of the Arts Community Mural­­ – Phoenix, Az                                                              2012 - 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month Mural – ASU West Phoenix, Az                                                                     2012 - 2015

Youth At Risk Community Mural – Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                       2011

The Lot: What Should go Here, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                              2011

Quick! Before it Melts - Saving the Ice house exhibition - Phoenix, Arizona                                                    2011





AZ Family - 3 TV - 2020

Shout out Arizona - 2020

Immigration mural in downtown | Cronkite News, - Cronkite News, 2019

Painting in a Lifetime: Hugo Medina, Diana Arellano Brajas, 2019

Valley Metro Announces More Artists for South Central Light Rail Extension - Phoenix New Times, 2018

Phoenix Festival of the Arts Returns to Hance Park. - Downtown Phoenix Journal, 2018

Is Hugo Medina the Most Notable Muralist in Phoenix, - Your, 2018

Detroit Performs Hugo Medina, Arizona PBS, 2017

Artists behind the light rail beautification. - Downtown Devil, 2017

¡COLORES! - Arizona PBS, 2017

Paint the city, how art has changed Phoenix. - Cronkite News / Arizona PBS, 2017

Here's the Story Behind Downtown Phoenix's New 70-Foot Mural. - PNT, 2017

Mural portrays little-known figure in Arizona history. - Cronkite News / AZ PBS, 2017

The Best New Murals We Saw in Metro Phoenix in 2017. - Phoenix New Times, 2017

Inglorious Arizona: Camp Grant Massacre, one of Arizona's most shameful moments -, 2016

Street Pianos, Mesa Public Libery, 2016

Artists portray border issues using sculpture and painting. - Cronkite News / Arizona PBS, 2016

Building communities through art at ASU WestThe State Press, 2015

Artista Hugo Medina deja su huella en Phoenix. - La Voz, 2015

Phoenix Murals Turn Immigration Controversy Into Latino Pride. - NBC News, 2015

The Muralist - Hugo Medina, - T-Frame Productions, 2015

Phoenix artist Hugo Medina to be on PBS show "ArtBeat Nation" -, 2014

ORGANICITY, - Ryan Hayes, 2014

Interview with Hugo Medina. Paint Phoenix, 2014

Phoenix teen's art to inspire Hugo Medina mural.  -, 2014

Hugo Medina: An artist and overcomer, - Chenea' Schacher, 2014

MonOrchid gallery hosts artist Hugo Medina and his show depicting family and home - Downtown Devil. 2014

Hugo Medina: Phoenix Muralist and ASU Art Faculty. - Phx People, 2014

‘Day of Action’ event brings former President Clinton to Phoenix to revitalize lot - Downtown Devil, 2014

YabYum Seven: Hugo Medina. - YabYum Music and Arts. 2014

The 26th annual Art Detour: Snapshots of the weekend. - Downtown Devil, 2014
Phoenix: The Next Mural Mecca?  - Remezcla, 2014

'Home' At the Heart Of Hugo Medina's Exhibit At MonOrchid Gallery. - Kjzz 91.5, 2014

IN THE ZONE PROJECT: HUGO MEDINA, - In the Zone Project, 2013

Phoenix History Lives in Phabulous Storytelling Showcase. - Downtown Phoenix Journal, 2013

Phoenix Festival of the Arts features two murals by 120 artists in second year. Downtown Devil, 2013

‘Global Day of Discovery’ sparks new Hugo Medina mural. - Downtown Devil, 2013

Artistas de Phoenix. - YabYum Music and Arts, 2013

Hip Veggies dinner features orange-themed food. - Downtown Devil, 2013

Loss of murals reflects changing arts, community landscape in PhoenixDowntown Devil, 2013

Mayor’s awards honor artists of all mediums. - Downtown Devil, 2012

70: Hugo Medina. - Phoenix New Times, 2012

Artists gather to celebrate and explore beauty. - Downtown Devil, 2012

West campus fiesta embraces Hispanic Heritage Month. - The State Press, 2012

Phoenix-based muralist strives for immortality through his artwork, - Cronkite News, 2012

Artist builds community, pride through murals. - Downtown Devil, 2012

Putting the Public in Public Art. - Downtown Phoenix Journal, 2012

Downtown Devil Discussion focuses on unused spaces, development in downtown Phoenix. - Downtown Devil, 2012

Local muralists team up to decorate vacant lot. - Downtown evil, 2012

Local artist paints to help downtown charity, homeless. - Downtown Devil, 2012

Arte e hijas. - Latino Perspectives Magazine. 2011

Local art at Chandler gallery will floor you. - East Valley Tribune. 2011

Phoenix planners present ideas to breathe new life into city. - Downtown Devil, 2011

Hugo Medina on Heritage, Inspiration, and His Upcoming Projects with Xico and Calle 16.  Phoenix New Times, 2011

'Save the Icehouse' benefit in Phoenix. -, 2011

Jan’s Walk – Calle 16. - Blooming Rock Blog, 2011

Calle 16 mural Project, - Arizona PBS, 2011

Hugo Medina’s Sabor.  2011

Local Artist Hugo Plans Group Exhibition to Benefit the Icehouse. - Phoenix New Times, 2011

A Sneak Peek at the One-Night Exhibition to Save The Icehouse. - Phoenix New Times, 2011

Jane's Walk Explores Historic Neighborhoods in Phoenix and Mesa. - Phoenix New Times, 2011

Cigar Specials Paired with Cigar-Based Art. - Phoenix New Times, 2010




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