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artist , educator

Arthur Padilla Gonzalez, American artist, educator. Recipient awards National Endowment for Arts, 1982, 84, 86, 90, Virginia Groot award, 1997.


Gonzalez, Arthur Padilla was born on July 22, 1954 in Sacramento. Son of John and Rita (Padilla) Gonzalez.


Bachelor, California State University, Sacramento, 1977;Master of Arts, California State University, Sacramento, 1979;Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Davis, 1981.


Visiting artist, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1982-1983;visiting artist, U. Georgia, Athens, summer 1984;visiting artist, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, 1985;assistant professor, University of California, Davis, 1985-1986;assistant professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1987-1988;visiting artist, instructor, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1990-1991;associate professor art, California College Arts & Crafts, Oakland, since 1991. Member of advisory board California Craft Museum, San Francisco, 1994-1995. Juror Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, 1994-1995.


  • Other Work

    • One-person shows include Sharpe Gallery, New York City, 1984, 85, 86, 88, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York City, 1995, John Elder Gallery, New York City, 1999, 2002.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: Polynesian dance.


Married Christine Carol Ciavarella, February 11, 1988. Stepchild, Nick Port.

John Gonzalez

Rita (Padilla) Gonzalez

Christine Carol Ciavarella