Jordi Alfaro

Ontario, Canada



Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Jordi Alfaro has been a practicing artist in North America since 2001. His work is concerned with instinct, the energy of nature and the subconscious processes that affect his practice. He builds large scale architectural forms that are abstracted vignettes of the sublime. He is intrigued by the instinct that precedes our need to explain and communicate through language, music, science, mathematics, and so on. Jordi’s work manifests from this instinct – a place in the mind where words do not exist.

Curriculum Vitae

2013   David Kaye Gallery, solo exhibition, Toronto, ON

2012   Sopa Fine Arts, “Verge” Solo Exhibition, Kelowna, BC

2012   Mysteria Gallery, “Pulse”, Solo Exhibition, Regina, SK

2011   Thousand Miles Apart Conference*, Winnipeg, MB

2010   Thousand Miles Apart Conference*, Red Deer, AB

2009   “All I Want For Christmas…”, Sopa Fine Arts*, Kelowna, BC

2007   “Stem and Sentinel”, Sopa Fine Arts*, (with S. Hunston), Kelowna, BC

2005   “Raison D’Etre”, Art Gallery of Sudbury, (3 person show), Sudbury, ON

2004   “A Mix, Menagerie & Cornucopia”, Outworks Gallery*, Winnipeg, MB

2004   Roy G. Biv Gallery, (3 person show), Columbus, OH, USA

2003   “Art in the Garden”, American Craft Gallery*, Cleveland, OH, USA

2002   “Inusual”, Centro Catalana Artesania*, Barcelona, Spain

2001   “Jordi Alfaro” Helen Glass Ctr, University of Manitoba, Solo Exhibition

2001   “Expo Art”, Recinto Ferrial de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

1998   “Nuevos Travajos”, Sala Municipal, Santa Perpetua, Spain

1982   “Dibujo-Escultura”, Sala de Biblioteque Municipal, Benidor, Spain

1981   “Jordi Alfaro: Escultura”, El Pasaje, Sevilla, Spain


2010 – 2012  Visiting Artist in Residence, University of Regina, Regina, SK

2008  Visiting Artist in Residence, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2005  Summer Workshop Artist, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON

2004  Artist in Residence, White Mountain Academy of the Arts, Elliot Lake, ON

2004  Artist in Residence, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

2004  Workshop and Lecturer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, USA 

2003  Visiting Instructor: Large Scale Ceramics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA 

2001  Artist in Residence, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB 

1995  Lecturer, Wood Kiln Construction, Fundacion Artigas, Gallifa, Spain

1993  Lecturer, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

2011   Public Commission “The Meeting”, President’s Collection, University of Regina, Regina, SK

2010   Private Commission, Fresh Fruit & Architecture, Montreal, QC

  • Designed & constructed ceramic sculpture for interior project

2000-5  Owner & operator, Galeria Estudio, Barcelona, Spain

  • Facilitated &  worked with visiting international artists in studio

1993-6  Consultant, Barry Flanagan Studio, Ibiza, Spain

  • Contracted as consultant & studio technician regarding ceramic processes & materials

1982-6  Owner & operator, Estudio Santa Perpetua, Santa Perpetua, Spain

  • Production & sales of ceramic ware
  • Ceramic Instructor
  • Facilitated & worked with visiting international artists

1986-2006 Technical Assistant, Fundacio Artigas, Gallifa, Spain

  • Worked & consulted on small & large-scale projects including:
    • Tile mural, Cairo, Egypt, 
    • Public artwork, London, England
    • Sculptures for the Miro Foundation, Majorca, Spain

1997, 1998  Artist’s Assistant, Ramin Verhoeckx, Barcelona, Spain

1995, 1998  Artist’s Studio Technician, Ana Corbero, Barcelona, Spain

Anna Ho, USA

Barry Flanagan, Spain

Elsa Peretti, Elsa Peretti Foundation, Spain

Helen Glass Centre, University of Manitoba, Canada

Joe Bova, USA

Jordi Artigau, Spain

President’s Collection, University of Regina, Canada

Xavier Vega & Ester Luesma, Spain

2011  “Mancha by Jordi Alfaro”,, Aug 9, 2011

2010  “A Bathroom Happening”, Montreal Gazette, Montreal, QC, Apr 8, 2010

2002 “Jordi Alfaro”, Ceramica, Madrid, Spain. No. 82, 2002

2000  “Jordi Alfaro”, Revista Arte, Barcelona, Spain, Spring 2000

1983  “Jordi Alfaro y sus Ceramica”, Periodico de Benidorm, Spain. Jul 18, 1983

1976   Apprentice to Lluis Clapes

1975   Escuela La Bisbal, La Bisbal, Spain

1974   Escuela Manisses, Barcelona, Spain

Spanish Citizen

Canadian Permanent Resident

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