My daily ritual begins and ends on a journey of a flight of worn wooden steps that flow over a rugged landscape, miles from my ancestral homeland; where magnificent minimalist structures direct man’s imagination towards the heavens. Native vegetation gently blankets the remains of an ancient civilization, marking the passage of time in their quest to envelop the intricately carved stones. 

Glorious sunlight caresses each stone, as it has for centuries, revealing man’s creation, nurturing the verdant growth, in a celebration of both.

It’s a graceful dance.

There is an inherent and inseparable history within each individual object, a timeless, layered, living visual language.

It is similar to music, with its intricate mathematical patterns that give form to sound. At its essence, it is a unifying, healing, expression of the soul; the rhythms of nature forged into one singular expression reverberating with the primal heartbeat of life.

There is a balance, just as there is in nature.

The spirit flows through everything like a necklace of finely strung pearls.

Juan Rojas Aguilar
2017, Topanga, California

Public Art Commission

2018    Color LA Metros Capital Arts Project, West Hollywood, CA

Selected Exhibitions

2018    The 24th Annual Sculpture In The Garden Juried Exhibition, The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
2017    Museum of Latin American Art, Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibition, Long Beach, CA
2017    Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour
2016    Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour
2014    The 20th Annual Sculpture In The Garden Juried Exhibition, The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
2013    The 19th Annual Sculpture In The Garden Juried Exhibition, The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
2012    The 18th Annual Sculpture In The Garden Juried Exhibition, The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
1997    Unbuilt Southern California. Chapman University, Orange, CA
1996    Best of the West Exhibition. Zero-One Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995    Reconocimiento del Pueblo Olvidado, Photographic Exhibition. Arroyo Bookstore, Highland Park, CA
1995    LA Environment. LA Center for Photographic Studies and Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994    Found Objects Show. Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
1994    Untitled: Untethered. 13th Annual Art Auction. Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
1994    Sleeping Beauties: A Juried Art Exhibition. The UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, CA
1993    Seeking Balance: Chaos and Order. LA Festival, Off The Beaten Path, Scambinonia Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993    Water.  Southern California Gas Company Tower, Los Angeles, CA
1993    Community.  Imani Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993    Countdown To The Next Millennium. Lace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993    Selections '93: Seventh Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993    Westside Art Center's Wings Over the City Open Invitational Competition and Exhibition. Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA
1993    Phoenix Art Auction. Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1993    Winter International Competition and Exhibition. Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami, FL
1992    Color of Light International Open Competition and Exhibition. OCLI Glass, Santa Rosa, CA
1992    Corporate Collection of Sony Music Campus. Sony Music Entertainment Inc., Santa Monica, CA
1991    Metropolis Magazine, Parsons School of Design, and International Furniture Fair, Design Explorations 2001 Competition and Special Exhibition. Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center, New York, N

Professional Experience

Artist 1990-Present
Visual Consultant 1995-Present
Designer/Color Consultant 2003-Present
Art Director/Production Designer 1995-2005

Education

University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, BA
Santa Monica College of Design, Art, and Architecture
UCLA Extension
International Association of Color Consultants and Designers of North America Accreditation Program