Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, Hugo has called Calgary, Canada home since 1987. Hugo graduated from the Alberta University of the Arts in 1997 receiving a Diploma from the Visual Communications Program.
Working in traditional Drawing and Painting mediums, he has created a variety of illustrations for diverse clients, from editorial to advertising to corporate. As well as producing works for private commissions.
In tandem with illustration work, Hugo has been represented as a gallery artist in Calgary having hosted and also participating in various group exhibitions.
Since 2007 Hugo has also embarked in the teaching side of art, first at his Alma Mater from 2007 to 2012, art residencies in 2014 and 2015 for elementary schools and recently teaching at both of the City of Calgary's art centres: North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower.
Some exhibitions include:
Wildflower Arts Centre, Salon & Sale, Calgary, 2019
Suburban Art Discovery, Group Show,Calgary 2019
Ecléctico, Solo exhibition, Calgary 2019
ExpoLatino Art Exhibition, Group show, Calgary 2019
Diverse Synergy, Group Show, Calgary 2019
Suburban Art Discovery, Group show, Calgary 2018
People’s Portrait Prize, Group Show, Calgary 2018
Suburban Art Discovery, Group Show, Calgary 2017
Midtowne Gallery, Group Show, Calgary 2016
Midtowne Gallery, Duo Show, Calgary 2013
Chiang Mai University Art Centre permanent collection, Thailand 2009
Axis Gallery, Tropicalia, Duo Exhibition, Calgary 2008
Artspace Gallery, Group Show, Calgary 2007
Leighton Art Centre, Group Show, Millarville AB 2007
Once Upon a Time, Solo Exhibition, Calgary 2000
Humanae, Solo Exhibition, Calgary 1999
Blanco & Negro, Solo Exhibition, 1998
Illustration clients include:
The Globe and Mail newspaper
Alberta Views Magazine
Alberta Theatre Projects