davide merino
I was born in Mexico City where I studied Architecture (1975-1979) at U.N.A.M. I moved to Canada in 1984.

My first stop in Canada was Victoria, BC where I had the opportunity to exhibit some of my paintings in one of the oldest galleries in the town – Winchester Gallery (1986 and 1987), as well as in Victoria’s City Hall (1985).

I moved to Vancouver at the end of 1986 where I enrolled at Emily Carr College of Art and Design with the major in painting (1986-1988). After my graduation, I began to exhibit at Threshold Gallery (1988). There, I showed my work every year after, until 1994 when the gallery was closed.

Through Threshold Gallery I had an opportunity to have exhibitions at various galleries around the United States, such as at Galeria Venzor in Chicago (1989), in a group show with one of the most important Hispano-American artists: Leonora Carrington), at Bistango Museum Gallery in L.A. (1990) and in New York (Latin Faces, 1996). I exhibited in a group exhibition with some of the most significant contemporary Mexican artists in "Eye Care Center" of Vancouver General Hospital (1989) as well.

In 1998, I returned to Mexico for a solo exhibition in Ensenada, B.C.N. Mexico.

In 1999, I became part of the group of Artists called “Art for Architecture” in Seattle, WA. I participated in 2 exhibitions with the same group in 2000.

In the last ten years, I have been part of a group exhibition representing Mexico in Canada at various galleries, universities and colleges.

Solo Exhibitions
• 2000, Art for Architecture, Seattle, USA
• 1998 Galeria La Esquine de Bodegas, Centro Cultural, Sano Tomas, Ensenada, Mexico
• 1991 – 1994, Threshold Gallery, Vancouver BC
• 1989, Threshold Gallery, Vancouver BC, Winchester Gallery, Victoria, BC
• 1988, Threshold Gallery, Vancouver BC
• 1987 – 1986, Winchester Gallery, Victoria, BC
• 1985, City Hall, Victoria, BC
• 1982, UNAM, Mexico, DF

Group Exhibition
• 2010, University of British Columbia
• 2009, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC
• 2006, Arts Work Gallery, Vancouver, BC
• 2003, 16th Bfly Atelier, Vancouver, BC
• 2003, Bfly Atelier, Vancouver, BC
• 2002, Bfly Atelier, Vancouver, BC
• 2001, Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery, UVIC, Victoria BC
• 2001, Douglas College Gallery, Vancouver, BC
• 2000, Visual Transitions, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
• 1995, Latin Views, Art in General, International Art, New York
• 1994, Threshold Gallery, Vancouver BC
• 1992, Latin Views, Art in General, International Art, New York; Threshold Gallery, Vancouver BC
• 1991, Latin Views, Art in General, International Art, New York; Threshold Gallery, Vancouver BC
• 1990, Art and Influence Living Abroad, The Modern Museum of Art at Bistango, Irvine, CA
• 1989, Galera Venzor, Chicago, IL; Erotic Art, New Era Gallery, Victoria, BC
• 1989, Significant Contemporary Mexican Artists, VGH, Vancouver, BC
• 1987, Four on the Threshold, Vancouver, BC