Mario Ybarra Jr.

Mario Ybarra Jr

Born in Los Angeles, CA, 1973
Lives and works in Wilmington, CA

Mario Ybarra Jr. was born in Los Angeles in 1972 and lives in Wilmington, California. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Otis College of Art and Design in 1999 and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine in 2001. One-person exhibitions of his work have been presented at the Boone Family Art Gallery at the Center for Arts, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA (2015); Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA (2013); Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (2012); Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2009); Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2008); and the Capp Street Project, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA (2007). His work has been included in thematic exhibitions such as L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2016); Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from Los Angeles Youth Culture, 1943–2016, Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA (2016); Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, Museum of the Museum Image, New York, NY (2015); Global Positioning Systems, Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL (2015); Trouble with the Index, UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, CA (2014); The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Mobile, AL (2014); The Past is Present, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI (2013); Around the Table: Food, Creativity, and Community, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (2013); Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2012); Possible Worlds: Mario Ybarra Jr., Karla Diaz, and Slanguage Studio Select from the Permanent Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2011); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2008); Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2008); The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London, UK (2007); California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2006); Grey Flags, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (2006); Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (2005); and 100 Artists See God, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (2004).

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