Rudy Gutierrez will be signing Spirit Seeker- John Coltrane's Musical Journey books at Books of Wonder on Saturday, Dec 1
Books of Wonder
December 1, 2012 (Saturday) 12-2:00pm
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Recent interviews with Rudy
Rudy Gutierrez lectured at the University of Delaware about his career
on October 16th
Lectured for The Hartford Illustration Graduate Program about his career on Nov 12th at the Society of Illustrators
When I Get Older- The Story Behind "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan with paintings by Rudy Gutierrez has been released!
In his first book for children, When I Get Older, Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, and songwriter K’NAAN tells his own story. Born in Somalia, he grew up in Mogadishu. His grandfather was a renowned poet who passed on his love of words to his grandson. When the Somali Civil War began in 1991, K’NAAN was just thirteen. His mother made the difficult decision to move her family so that they could grow up in safety. First in New York and then in Toronto, K’NAAN faced many challenges.
Spirit Seeker John Coltrane's Musical Journey by Gary Golio with paintings by Rudy Gutierrez will be released October 23,2012
Growing up, John was a seeker. He wondered about spirit, and the meaning of life. And whether music could be a key to unlocking those mysteries. Like his grandfather’s preaching and his parents’ songs, could John’s music bring people closer to God?
Told in moving prose and powerfully illustrated, this is the story of a shy, curious boy from a deeply religious family who grew up to find solace and inspiration in his own unique approach to both spirituality and music. John Coltrane—a legendary jazz musician whose work shattered boundaries and continues to influence countless artists to this day.
SPIRITS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN: The Art of Rudy Gutierrez- exhibited at The Memorial Gallery in Hale Hall of Farmingdale State College from March 19 through April 19, 2012. For more information go to: http://www.farmingdale.edu/news/news-2012/rudy-gutierrez-exhibit-ma.untitled.shtml
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Gutierrez's art has been viewed worldwide including on Santana's "Shaman "CD cover, RollingStone, Playboy,NY Times, Verve Records, Arista Records, Sony, Ms. Magazine, Harper Collins, Viking/Penguin and others.
He has exhibited internationally including at the The Conference Against Racism in South Africa and has been awarded, A Gold Medal,The Dean Cornwell Award and The Distingushed Educator Award from the Society of Illustrators.
See Member Spotlight here at Altpick for Nov. 17,'03 interview.
Hear an interview with Rudy Gutierrez on "Sidebar, Four Color Conversations on Comics, Art & Pop Culture" website.
August 24, 2009
Rudy's art is featured in the book- Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators (Paperback) Artists featured include: Marshall Arisman, Brad Holland, Dave McKean, Barron Storey, David Mack, Kazuhiko Sano, Fred Otnes, Michael Mew, Kathleen Conover, Rudy Gutierrez, Lynne Foster, Lisa L. Cyr, Cynthia von Buhler, Robert Maloney, Susan Leopold, AE Ryan, Matt Manley, Stephanie Dalton Cowan, Richard Tuschman, Dorothy Simpson Krause and Camille Utterback.
The Artist's Magazine July/August 2009 issue Art Revolution is profiled and Kazu Sano, Fred Otnes, Rudy Gutierrez, Michael Mew, and Kathleen Conover have work from the book featured.
in 2008 Gutierrez was commissioned by Western Union to create a piece of art to be reproduced as murals in various cities as part of a project called “Proyecto Raices” Western Union developed the national program to celebrate Latino Heritage and honor America’s Latino roots. The project was created with the purpose of beautifying and uplifting the communities where these murals are erected. The Murals can be now seen in Homestead. Miami, Dallas, Texas, and Los Angeles,CA
Look for Papå and Me and Mama and Me (Rayo / Harper Collins) the children's picture books by Arthur Dorros featuring art by Rudy.
Papa and Me was selected to be part of the show “The Original Art” at the Society Of Illustrators in NYC. This annual exhibit showcases original art from the year's best children's books-New York City- 10/08
Gutierrez's art also won a Pura Belpré Honor Award for Papa and Me. The honor is given by the ALA (American Library Association) to Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s books
Check out Pelé King of Soccer, (El rey del futbol) by Monica Brown . The billingual picture book is illustrated by Rudy and tells the story of the greatest soccer star that the world has known. It has been released by Rayo /Harper Collins.
If you are in Tempe, Arizona, Walnut Creek, San Diego or Mill Valley, CA go check out large prints of Rudy's art that grace the walls in the New Maria, Maria restaurants. The restaurant's ambience and environment are inspired by the music of Santana, reflecting its passion and spirit with vibrant artwork, sensuous lighting, rustically elegant decor and a palette of rich, warm earth tones.
Rudy's work has also been featured in Step by Step magazine with a cover and article.- (Volume 17 Number 6) as well as in Step by Step's Annual Competition issue - (Volume 18 Number 2)
It has also been seen in various Society of Illustrators Annuals, as well as in Communication Arts.