Federico León de la Vega

Acrylic, Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas

“My work celebrates everyday life with painting, sculpture, and writing. It is testimony to an alternative lifestyle. 

With him I try to stay contemporary but live in the province, keeping the essential: the serenity to think, time to love, space, and freedom to create and nurture the spirit.“ 

Federico León de la Vega.

He has always worked independently in his own workshop. In 1999, because of his convictions about freedom and peace from his youth, he left Mexico City and the big cities. Since 2000 he has lived in Nuevo Vallarta Nayarit, where he founded the Studio-café, a cultural center that promotes local authors and visitors as well as León de la Vega himself.

Born on March 8, 1952 in Mexico City. Studies: Master in Industrial Design / School of Architecture / Auburn University. Bachelor of Industrial Design at the Iberoamerican University.

Workshops: Octavio González, Luis Nishizawa, Pedro Medina Guzman (El Charro), Carolyn Anderson, Alfredo Guati Rojo.


Mexico City: Galleries: Misrachi, Alexandra, Kin, HB, Tlalpalli, Alma Mérida, Samarkanda. Others: VII Ibero-American Biennial of Art (1992), Centro Cutural San Angel (1995), Castillo de Chapultepec (2002), Palacio de Correos (2004). Auctions: Morton, American College.

New York: Ambassador Galleries.

Miami: Coconut Grove Gallery (1989), Hellander Gallery.

Greenwhich Connecticut: Genesis Gallery Mystic Connecticut: Mystic Seaport Maritime Art Gallery (2008) Noah's Art (1996).

New Mexico, Santa Fe: Pablo Milán Gallery (2013). Albuquerque: Patrician Design (2012-13). New Mexico Cancer Center.

Memberships: National Society of Mural Painters, NYC.

Murals in Mexico City: Scotia Bank Building, Nautilus Restaurant. Albuquerque NM: Epazote Restaurant. Greenwich, CT: Patina Restaurant. Puerto Vallarta: Bianco Restaurant.

Sculpture in Puerto Vallarta: Caracoles, Conchas Chinas Building. Spirit of Adventure, Nuevo Vallarta.

Publications: Vallarta Opina Newspapers, Riviera Nayarit, PV Mirror, Pluma Azul. Blog: fleondelavega.wordpress.com

Paintings by Federico Leon de la Vega

Federico León de la Vega is currently taking commissions
by calling Gallery Michele at 480.313.8447

Currently showing at Gallery Michele

Acrylic painting from Federico's "Handwriting" Collection

Original Painting by Federico León de la Vega, on Display in Gallery Michele

This original painting is from his "Handwriting" Collection. 

“La vida es una línea continua, también el pensamiento … la caligrafía”

Mind Your Handwriting Contemporary Art Collection


Mind Your Handwriting Ted Talk
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.



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