José Antônio GOMES DE SOUZA was born in 1955 in the city of Mossâmedes Goiás Brazil. He graduated in Philosophy and obtained a Masters in Visual Culture. Gomes de Souza began exhibiting his paintings in 1975, where he has since participated in more than one hundred collective and thirty-five individual exhibitions in several cities throughout Brazil. He has won prizes at the most important arts contests in his country. Souza’s painting is influenced by Expressionism and Pop Art. Currently, José lives in Petaluma CA with his loving wife.


ACADEMIC FORMATION / TITULATION

2008 - 2010

Master´s in Cultura Visual . Universidade Federal de Goiás, UFG, Brasil. Year of degree: 2010.
Advisor: Prof. Dr. José César Teatini Climaco.
Grantee of: Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior .
Keywords: Arte, Artesanato, Goiana, Contemporânea; cultura visual.
Major Area: Linguistics, Letters and Arts / Area: Arts.
Major Area: Humanities / Área: Philosophy.
Activities Sectors: Arts, entertainment and recreation.

1996 - 2000

Graduation in Philosophy. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás, PUC GOIÁS, Brasil.


AWARDS AND TITLES

1992   Prêmio Imagem - National contest to choose the image for CEF Christmas card., Caixa Econômica Federal, Brasília - DF.

1991   2nd Place 90 Hours of Contemporary Painting, Goiânia - GO, Casa Grande Galeria de Arte and Banco do Brasil.

1987   Tiokô Trophy - Featured in fine arts, UBE-GO - Brazilian union of writers section of Goiás.

1986   Acquisition - II National Salon of Plastic Arts, State Secretary of Culture - Goiânia Go.

1980   Trip to the Country - III National Salon of Plastic Arts, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro RJ.

1980   Acquisition - I Regional Salon of Plastic Arts of Pref. De Goiânia - GO, Municipal Secretary of Culture - Goiania Go.

1979   Acquisition - II Salão da Associação Atlética Banco do Brasil, Banco do Brasil - Goiânia - GO.

1978   Acquisition - I Art Hall of the Central West Region, Funarte - Brasília - DF.

1978   3rd Place - III National Salon of Plastic Arts, Vitória, Federal University of Vitória ES.

1978   Acquisition - III Salon of the Banco do Brasil Athletic Association, Banco do Brasil - Goiânia - GO.

1977   Acquisition - IV Salon of the Inconfidência of Brasília, Secretary of Culture of Brasília - DF.

1977   Acquisition. I - IV National Salon of CAIXEGO, CAIXEGO (Caixa Economica do Goias). Goiânia - GO.

1977   Trip to the country - I National Salon of Plastic Arts of Aeronautics, Ministry of Aeronautics, Rio de Janeiro - RJ.

1977   Acquisition - II Winter Week of Paraúna, City Hall of Paraúna - GO - Acquisition.

1976   Acquisition - I Business Hall of Plastic Arts of the State of Goiás, Federation of Ceramics and Industry of the State of Goiás.

1976   Acquisition - III Salon Nac. Of plastic arts of CAIXEGO, CAIXEGO, Goiânia - GO.

1976   Acquisition - I Winter Week of Paraúna, City Hall of Paraúna. - GO.





BIBLIOGRAPHICAL PRODUCTION

Published books

1. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. Objetos do Riso. 1. ed. Goiânia: Author's Edition, 1998. v. 2.000. 200p .

Technical Production

1. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. Remote tutor in the discipline Ateliê de Linguagem Bidimensional of the course of Licenciatura in Visual Art, modality EAD .. 2008. (Short course taught / Other).


ARTISTIC / CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS

1. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. - Launches with the Rock Band "Arranha-céu", the CD "Eu também já plantei tomates".. 2002. (Presentation of artistic work / Musical).

2. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. Launches the book Objects of Laughter, preface by José J. Veiga. 1998. (Presentation of artistic work / Literary).

3. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2011 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - APPROPRIATIONS - MAG - Goiânia Art Museum. 2011. (Visual Arts / Painting).

4. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2010 -COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Galeria Caixa Brasil. 2010. (Visual Arts / Painting).

5. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2009 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - Plots, braids and baskets - Goiania Art Museum. 2009. (Visual Arts / Painting).

6. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2009 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - ART NOW SF - CLUB SIX. 2009. (Visual Arts / Painting).

7. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2008 -INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - Plots ... Tramas .... 2008. (Visual Arts / Painting).

8. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2008 - PERFORMANCE - Steps: faith and feet path - Gomes de Souza and Valéria DeCastro. 2008. (Visual Arts / Video Artwork).

9. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2008 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - Plots, weaves and baskets - Trujillo Peru. 2008. (Visual Arts / Painting).

10. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2005 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - "Crossing the bridge", Barefoot Art Gallery, Mill Valley - CA. USA. 2005. (Visual Arts / Painting).

11. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2004 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - "The Bridge", Barefoot Art Gallery, Mill Valley - CA USA. 2004. (Visual Arts / Painting).

12. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2003 -INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - - "Instrumentalia - Colors of a Brazilian soul", Barefoot Art Gallery - Mill Valley - CA USA. 2003. (Visual Arts / Painting).

13. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2000 - WORKS IN PUBLIC SPACE - With M.Cavalcanti he paints three panels, two mobiles and an iron sculpture for the Paço Municipal de Goiânia. 2000. (Visual Arts Work / Other).

14. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 2000 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Goiânia Goiânia Art Museum Go. 2000. (Visual Arts / Painting).

15. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1998 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Jaime Câmara Goiânia Foundation Go. 1998. (Visual Arts / Painting).

16. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1998 - PANELS IN PUBLIC SPACE -Pain in partnership with M. Cavalcanti a series of Panels for the City Council of Goiânia. 1998. (Visual Arts / Painting).

17. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1997 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - MAC Museum of Contemporary Art Goiânia Go. 1997. (Visual Arts / Painting).

18. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1997 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Jaime Câmara Goiânia Foundation Go. 1997. (Visual Arts / Painting).

19. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1997 - PANELS IN PUBLIC SPACE - Painted in partnership with M. Cavalcanti a series of panels for the Legislative Assembly of Goiás .. 1997. (Visual Arts / Painting).

20. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1996 -MAC COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION Museum of Contemporary Art Goiânia Go. 1996. (Visual Arts / Painting).

21. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1996 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Jaime Câmara Goiânia Foundation Go .. 1996. (Visual Arts / Painting).

22. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1996 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Goiânia Art Museum Goiânia Go .. 1996. (Visual Arts / Painting).

23. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1995 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - Twenty years in Exhibition, Casa Grande Gallery - Goiânia - GO. 1995. (Visual Arts / Painting). 24. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1994 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION Chromos Galeria, Belo Horizonte - MG. 1994. (Visual Arts / Painting).

25. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1994 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION Casa Grande Galeria, Goiânia - GO. 1994. (Visual Arts / Painting).

26. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1994 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - MultiArte Galeria, Goiânia - GO. 1994. (Visual Arts / Painting).

27. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1994 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Goiânia Art Museum, Goiânia - GO. 1994. (Visual Arts / Painting).

28. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1994 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Bauhaus Galeria, Goiânia - GO. 1994. (Visual Arts / Painting).

29. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1993 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - MAC Museum of Contemporary Art, Goiânia - GO. 1993. (Visual Arts / Painting).

30. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1993 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Goiânia Art Museum, Goiânia - GO. 1993. (Visual Arts / Painting).

31. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1993 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Diagonal Art Gallery, Barcelona - Spain. 1993. (Visual Arts / Painting).

32. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1992 - PRIZE - Imagem Caixa Econômica Federal, Brasília - DF. 1992. (Visual Arts / Painting).

33. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1992 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Global Art Gallery - New Orleans, USA .. 1992. (Visual Arts / Painting)

34. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1992 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Goiânia Art Museum, Goiânia - GO. 1992. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

35. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1992 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Santa Catarina Art Museum, Florianópolis SC. 1992. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

36. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1992 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION -Diagonal Art, Barcelona - Spain. 1992. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

37. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1991 - PRIZE - 90 Hours of Contemporary Painting, Goiânia - GO. 1991. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

38. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1991 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION Casa Grande Galeria, Goiânia - GO. 1991. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

39. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1991 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - ART MIAMI 91 International Art Exposition Jordi Amagat and Gomes de Souza, Diagonal Art - Miami - USA. 1991. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

40. GOMES DE SOUZA, JA 1991 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Art Fiera`91 Bologne Italy, Amagat, Angeli, Baselitz, Gomes de Souza, Festa, Galiani, Lupertz, Nespolo, Penck, Antonio Tápies, Diagonal Art. Visual / Painting).

41. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1991 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - 90 Hours of Contemporary Painting Goiânia - GO. 1991. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

42. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1991 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - 2nd Biennial of Art of Goiânia GO. 1991. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

43. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1990 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION -Diagonal Art, Barcelona - Spain. 1990. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

44. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1990 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION Global Gallery, New Orleans - USA. 1990. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

45. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1990 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - BIAF International Art Fair - Barcelona Spain. 1990. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

46. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1990 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - MultiArte Galeria, Goiânia - GO. 1990. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

47. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1990 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Casa Grande Galeria, Goiânia - GO. 1990. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

48. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1989 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Goiânia Art Museum, Goiânia - GO. 1989. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

49. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1989 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - MultiArte Galeria, Goiânia - GO. 1989. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

50. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1989 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Brazilian Mosta - Pavilion of Goiás, Dijon - France. 1989. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

51. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1989 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Biennial of Art of Goiânia, Goiânia - GO. 1989. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

52. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1988 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - Sala Bernardelli - National Museum of Fine Arts Rio de Janeiro - RJ. 1988. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

53. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1988 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - Visions of Paraiso - Casa Grande Gallery - Goiânia - GO. 1988. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

54. GOMES DE SOUZA, J.A. 1988 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION Visions of Paraiso - Federal University of São Luiz do Maranhão MA. 1988. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

55. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1988 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Casa Grande Galeria, Goiânia - GO. 1988. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

56. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1988 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Santa Catarina Art Museum, Florianópolis - SC. 1988. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

57. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1988 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Goiânia Art Museum, Goiânia - GO. 1988. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

58. GOMES DE SOUZA, J.A. 1987 - PRIZE - Tiokô trophy, UBE-GO. 1987. (Visual Arts Work / Other).

59. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1987 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - Visions of Paraiso - Santa Catarina Art Museum - Florianópolis - SC. 1987. (Visual Arts / Painting).

60. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1987 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - Chroma Galeria - São Paulo - SP. 1987. (Visual arts / Painting work).

61. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1987 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Bauhaus Galeria, Goiânia - GO. 1987. (Visual arts / Painting work).

62. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1987 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Santa Catarina Art Museum, Florianópolis - SC. 1987. (Visual arts / Painting work).

63. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1987 - COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION - Espaço Capital, Brasília - DF. 1987. (Visual arts / Painting work).

64. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1986 - PRIZE - II National Salon of Plastic Arts, Goiânia GO. 1986. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

65. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1986 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - A. M. Niemeyr Gallery - Rio de Janeiro - RJ. 1986. (Visual Arts Work / Painting).

66. GOMES DE SOUZA, J. A. 1986 - INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION - Capital Gale Space.





EVENT PARTICIPATION

Roundtable on VISUAL CULTURE AND POST MODERNISM - School of Fine Arts "MACEDONIO DE LA TORRE". VISUAL CULTURE AND POST MODERNISM. 2008. (Meeting).