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Reinaldo Gil Zambrano

County: Spokane County




Greg Kucera & Larry Yocom Fellowship Award 2023
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Reinaldo Gil Zambrano was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He attended the United World Colleges in Costa Rica, on the UWC scholarship and earned a bilingual International Baccalaureate. He received a BFA from The College of Idaho as a Shelby Davis scholar and an MFA from University of Idaho. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, where he engages in community building and storytelling through teaching, mural making, and community printmaking initiatives including: The founding of Spokane Print Fest; co-founding Spokane Print & Publishing Center; and co-hosting the bilingual weekly Hello, Print Friend podcast, which has more than 600,000 downloads and an archive of over 200 episodes. Sometimes, you will see him using an asphalt roller to print large woodblocks with the community at Emerge Gallery in Coeur d’Alene or collaborating with the artist collective “Siete Printers”. Reinaldo received the Spokane Arts Awards and Outstanding Teaching Award for his artistic practice and dedication to teaching. Reinaldo is currently investigating the universal issues we share as humans and preserving people’s experiences through a series of video documentaries. Reinaldo also serves as an art commissioner for the city of Spokane in ArtsWA. His prints can be found in private and public collections nationally with multiple groups and solo exhibitions in the Americas. Next time you visit Spokane, check out for his mural work around the downtown area.

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