Mauricio Herrero is a Costa Rican visual artist. He obtained his Master of Fine Arts in Parsons The New School for Design, NY, NY. He also holds a Master in Visual Arts and Education from the University of Barcelona and he is a Licentiate and Bachelor in Fine Arts with Emphasis in Printmaking from the University of Costa Rica. Through his art practice he interrogates the possibilities of contemporary printmaking and other processes, exploring divisions between categories, concepts and territories. Through architectural and geographical representations and interventions, his work looks into the relations between economic and aesthetic value, as well as regional divisions and boundaries. Among other themes he explores the tensions between drawing and architecture, the analog versus the digital and new approaches and ideas around print media.
He has shown in New York City in the Art Directors Club, Project Art auction in SoHo, The Kitchen, Art Currents Institute in a show and conference hosted by Stony Brook University, Times Square Gallery - Hunter College, International House New York, The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries and 25 East Gallery in Parsons The New School for Design. He has also participated in exhibitions in Diageo, in Norwalk, CT and in Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center, in a show organized by Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Other international shows include the San Carlos Academy (UNAM), in Mexico City’s Historic Center, the Fundacion Ace for Contemporary Art, in Buenos Aires Argentina and the Ingrafica Festival in Cuenca, Spain. In Cuba he was selected twice for the Joven Estampa biennial in the Casa de las Americas. He was also an Artist in Residence in Proyecto Ace, Buenos Aires, and was part of an international printmaking workshop in the Taller de Grafica Experimental in Havana. More recently he has shown in Portugal in the 3rd Global Print Exhibition and the 9th Annual Printmaking Biennial, Douro. He also did a printmaking residence while in Barcelona, in the Espai de Creació Zona 230.
In Costa Rica he has had solo and group shows in places such as the University of Costa Rica (including solo shows in The School of Fine Arts, the Gallery of the Rectorate and that of the University Council), exhibiting also in the Mexican Institute, the French Alliance, the National Gallery, the Central Bank Museums and Despacio among others. He was also an invited artist to the National Arts Festival in 2013 and Valoarte in 2010. In addition, he won the First Place Student Award in the Visual Arts Contest in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Agreement between The University of Costa Rica and the University of Kansas.