Rebeca Puga is a Chilean-born painter who lives and works in Los Angeles. She earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BA in Social Economical and Juridical Sciences from the University of Chile. Much of Puga’s work is inspired by what she observes while driving around Los Angeles, where she has maintained a studio for fifteen years. 




1994       Master of Fine Arts, Departments of Painting and Printmaking. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
1993       Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Summer Program Skowhegan, ME.
1989       School of Art. Pontificial Catholic University of Chile. Santiago-Chile.
1987       Bachelor of Arts. Juridical, Economical and Social Sciences. University of Chile. Santiago-Chile.


2008       Inside Out, Hengst, San Francisco, CA.
2003       Galería de Arte Plaza Anibal Pinto, Municipalidad de Temuco-Chile. 2002 AH/Acuna – Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1999        Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1997        Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.
1996        Galería Arte Actual, Santiago-Chile.


2006       50 Años Taller 99, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago-Chile;
                Pinacoteca Universidad de Concepción, Concepción-Chile.
2004       Two-Person Exhibition, Santa Ana College art Gallery, Orange County, CA.
                Group Show, Museo Moderno de Chiloé-Chile.
2003       Stray Show, Chicago, IL.
2001       Group Show, AH/Acuna Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2000      Projections Intermission Images VIII, Side Street Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
               Dancing Horses, AH/Acuna Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 1998 “Link,” Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1996       Manifestation d’Art Nouveau International ET Forum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul-Korea.
1995       Latin American Book Arts, Center for Book Arts Gallery, New York, NY.
               National Library of Canada, Ottawa-Canada.
               Papertrail, Seattle, WA. Mexic-Art Museum , Austin, TX.
               The Content Of Abstraction. Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL. Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL.
               Artists Choose Artists. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.
               Fourteenth Annual Exhibition & Benefit Auction. N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL.
               Abstraction. Doshi Center for Contemporary Art. Harrisburg, PA.
               Much Ado About Art. Exhibition and benefit auction. Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL.
1994       The Content of Abstraction. Gahlberg Gallery Arts Center, College of DuPage.
               Osaka Triennale 1994, prints. Osaka, Japan.
               The Regional Artist’s Biennale ’94. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.
               12th Annual Small Work Exhibition. Catalogue. Cobbleskill, NY.
               Talent I, painting exhibition. Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL.
                Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.


1995       Grant recipient. City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts Council
1994      Regional Artist’ s Biennale ‘94, Memorial A ward.
              12th Annual Small Works Exhibition, Honorable Mention.
1993      Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Merit Scholarship.
1992      The Hispanic Festival, Museum of Science and Industry, Third Prize. 1989 Miniprint International,
              Cadaqués, Barcelona, Spain, Acquisition Prize.


Letelier, Francisco. Catalog Essay “ Rebeca Puga” 2003
Weins, Ann. ”Link,” a review. New City magazine. August 13, 1998.
Mellado, Justo. Catalog Essay “Rebeca Puga, Depth and Surface.” 1996.
Mena, Catalina. Review Revista Caras N# 219, August 1996 p.110, 111. Rivera, Alejandra. Review, Diario La Epoca. July 22, 1996, p.8.
Stone, Andre. Catalog Essay “The Content of Abstraction.“
1995. Riddell, Jennifer. Review. New Art Examiner, Summer 1995. P.45.
Myers, Terry “ Regional Artist Biennial exhibition catalogue 1995 Publicaciones Colectivas Taller 99, 1988 


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