Jesús Manuel Mena Garza Photography & Video

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Curriculum Vitae

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2016-18
On Hiatus

2015
Documenting the Legacy of César Estrada Chávez (32), Fort Worth Central Library Main Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

2014
Chicano Photographer (5), Musee d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

2013
A Chicano Photographer's Journey: 1970 to the Present (82), San José State University, San José, California

2013
César Estrada Chávez (1), UNAM-MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico

2012
Chicano Photographer (31), Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC

2011
Chicano Photographer (31), San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, California

2008
Chicano Photographer (26), College Gallery, Valley College, San Bernardino, California

2007
Chicano Photographer (26), The Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, Maryland (October - November)

Years of Struggle and Liberation: Photos of Seminal Events and Icons of the 1960s and Early 1970s, Carlotta's Passion Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Globe, AZ, Peppers Art Gallery, University of Redlands, Redlands, California

2006

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Larger Photo: César Estrada Chávez, Smaller photos: Quinto Festival de los Teatros Chicanos, Selfie with Hasselblad, Mexico City Soccer Players, Modesto Marcher with Virgen del Tepeyac Poster, El Louie, Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales

Chicano Photographer (5), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San José State University, San José, California

Chicano Photographer (4), Carlotta's Passion Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Chicano Photographer (10), Division 9 Gallery, Riverside, California

Chicano Photographer (PPT), Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs, California (Festival Finalist)

1999-2006
On Hiatus

1999
Chicano Theater, San José Civic Auditorium, San José, California

1997
Japanese Lesbian on the Cross, Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, California

1995
El Louie, Luggage Gallery, San Francisco, California

1993
Los Lovers, San José Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, California

1992
Abstract Nude 46, San José Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, California

Imágenes Xicano – Silver Prints, FotoMedia Galeria, San José, California

1988 - 1992
FotoMedia Galeria, San José, California (Director/Exhibitor)

1991
Contactos: Six Latin Photographers, Mission Cultural Center Galeria, San Francisco, California
Imágenes Xicano, City Lights Theater Gallery, San José, California

Chicano March - Slide Show (Street exhibition), FotoMedia Galeria, San José, California

1990
Abstract Nudes - Alternative Process Prints, FotoMedia Galeria, San José, California

1989
Waiting - Slide Show (Street exhibition), FotoMedia Galeria, San José, California

1988
Questions Lost, Silicon Graphics Corporation, Mountain View, California

1974-1988
Radio and Television Hiatus

1974
Chicano Serigraphs, TENAZ, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
San José Museum of Art, San José, California (Juror)
Gente de las Americas Fotografías, Galeria de La Raza, San Francisco, California

1973-1975
Galeria de La Gente, San José, California (Curator/Exhibitor)

1973
Abstract Cagada 2, Union Gallery, San José State University, San José, California

1970 -1972
C.F.I. Galeria, San José, California (Curator/Exhibitor)

1970
Abstract Chicanada, Union Gallery, San José State University, San José, California

PRINT

2015
Alebrijes de Oaxaca, ISUU (eBook)

2014
Chicano Dream, Musee d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France (Photographs in book)

2012
César E. Chávez and Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzáles, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC (Photographs)

2010
San José Chicano Movement, NALAC Conference Catalog, San José, CA (Photographs)

2007
Cesar Chavez Day Poster, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. (Photograph)

2006
Smithsonian Q & A:Latino History & Culture: The Ultimate Question & Answer Book, Ilan Stavans, Harper Collins Publishers.

2005
Cesar Chavez and La Causa, Dan La Botz, Visiting Assistant Professor-History, Miami University, Ohio, Pearson Longman Press.

Cesar Chavez, Amazing Americans, Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, DeSoto, Texas. (Cover Photograph)

2003
The Devil in Silicon Valley: Race and Mexicans in Northern California, Dr. Stephen Pitti, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey (Contributing Photographer)

1999
The Business Journal, Austin, Texas (Photographer)

Luba Brezhnev, Caravan Magazine, Moscow, Russia (Photographer)

1997
The Fight in The Fields, Susan Ferriss, Harcourt Brace & Company, San Francisco, California (Contributing Photographer)

1991
Contactos: Six Latin Photographers, San Francisco, California

1988-1992
Women's Health Issues, Kaiser-Permanente Hospital, Santa Clara, California
San José Mercury-News, Vallco Fashion Park, Cupertino, California
Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, California
Terranomics Corporation, San Francisco, California
Altera Corporation, San José, California
Sierra Scientific, Milpitas, California
Many others

1985-1992
Swimsuit Illustrated Magazine, Ujena Publications, Mountain View, California

1990
1990 Ujena Swimwear (Catalog), Ujena Publications, Mountain View, California

1988-1990
The Business Journal, San José, California

1983-1984
Foto Magazine, San José, California

1981-1982
Uno Magazine, Fremont, California

1972-1973
Milpitas Post, Suburban Newspapers, Milpitas, California

1971-1973
Spartan Daily, San José State University, San José, California

1970-1982
Various posters, flyers and banners, San José, California

MEDIA/THEATER

2007
El Gigante Awakens, Film, San José, California (Contributing Photographer)

Daniel del Solar: My Story, Video, Oakland, California (Producer/Director)

Daniel del Solar: Media Church, Video, Oakland, California (Producer/Director)

2000
Austin Cable Access Center, Cable Television, Austin, Texas (Producer/Director)

1999 - 2003
KLBJ, Radio, Austin, Texas, (Producer/Announcer)

1998
Tres Mujeres, Video, San Francisco, California (Producer/Director)

1997
Jesús M. Mena Garza, Photographer, Video, San Francisco, California (Producer/Director)

1996
Globe, AZ, Video, San Francisco, California (Producer)
Andy Warhol: Impressions, Video, San Francisco, California (Producer)

1995
KJAA, Radio, Globe, Arizona (News Director)

1995
Chicano Music Live-KZSU, Radio, Stanford University, Stanford, California (Producer/Announcer)

1994-1995
The Barrio Experience-KZSU, Radio, Stanford University, Stanford, California (Producer/Announcer)

1994
Barrio, Multimedia Play, Stage Theater, San José, California (Photographer)

1992
Quinto Festival de Teatro Chicano, Multimedia Documentary, San José, California (Producer/Photographer)
Chicano Aids, Film, San Juan Bautista, California (Still Photographer)
Chicano March for Education, Multimedia Documentary, San José, California (Producer/Photographer)

1986
EmergiStop Clinic, Television Commercial, San José, California (Producer)

1985
Family Dental Center, Television Commercial, San José, California (Actor)

1982
KTEH, Television, San José, California (Funding Consultant)

1981-1982
Foto Review-Gill Cable Television, Cable Television, San José, California (Producer/Host)

1981
Mosaico Chicano, National Public Radio, San José, California (Engineer)

1980
Minorities in Media, Conference, Multimedia, San José, California (Producer/Announcer/Photographer)
4-C Council, Television Public Service Announcement, San José, California (Producer)

1976-1980
KOMY, Radio, Watsonville, California (News Director)

1976
KSBW, Television, Salinas, California (Anchor/Producer/Reporter)

1973-1976
La Cosa Nuestra- KPFA/B, Radio, Berkeley, California (Producer/Announcer)

La Cosa Nuestra-KSJS, Radio, San José State University, San José, California (Producer/Announcer)

La Cosa Nuestra- KKUP, Radio, Cupertino, California (Producer/Announcer)

1975
KXRX/KEZR, Radio, San José, California (Producer/Announcer)

1970-1972
Chicano Film Institute, Arts Institute, San José, California (Cinematographer)

INTERNET

2013 - Present
North Texas Photography, photodfw.blogspot.com, (Web Photography Exhibit)

2012 - Present
Wichita Falls, Texas, wichitafallstexas.blogspot.com, (Web Photography Exhibit)

2007
Cadillac Nudes, markszine.com, (Web Photography Exhibit)

2005
Corky Gonzales, Dan Vera Blog (Photograph)

2002
Pedernales Electric, Johnson City, Texas (Webmaster)

2001
Pedernales Electric, Johnson City, Texas [PEC's pages on the Lower Colorado River Authority web site] (Editor)

2000
CEACO, Inc., Austin, Texas (Webmaster)

1999
The University of Texas School of Nursing, Austin, Texas (Webmaster)

1998
Rich Media Day, MatchLogic, Inc., San Francisco, California (Streaming Video)

1997 - Present
Chorizo Links, Links for Chicanos in Cyberspace, San Francisco, California (Webmaster)

JMM Garza Photography, San Francisco, California (Webmaster)

1994-1996
The Barrio Experience, Stanford University, Stanford, California (Producer)

TEACHING/PANELS

2013
San José State University, A Chicano Photographer's Journey: 1970 to the Present (Lecturer)

2013
The University of North Texas, A Chicano Photographer's Journey: 1969 to the Present (Lecturer)

2013
Midwestern State University, Extention, Wichita Falls, Texas (Instructor)

2010 to 2012
University of California at Riverside, Extention, Riverside, California (Instructor)

2011
San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, California (Associate Curator)

2010
San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, California (Lecturer)

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California (Lecturer)

San José State University, San José, California (Co-presenter)

2008
Valley College, San Bernardino, California (Lecturer)

2007
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California (Panelist)

2007-Present
University of California at Riverside Extension, Riverside, California (Part-time Instructor)

2001
Arts Commission, Austin, Texas (Mixed Arts Panel)

2000
Arts Commission, Austin, Texas (Media Arts Panel)

1998-1999
Sunset Photography Workshop, San Francisco, California (Director)

1996-1998
Academy of Art College, Motion Pictures and Video Department, San Francisco, California (Faculty)

1995
Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, Globe, Arizona (Lecturer)

1994
KZSU-FM Radio, Stanford University, Stanford, California (Lecturer)

1992
FotoMedia, San José, California (Instructor)

1981
CETA Program, San José, California (Faculty)

1980
Minorities in Media, Conference, San José, California (Lecturer/Organizer)

1976
Catholic Youth Organization, Alviso, California (Instructor)

1975
Fighting Racism, Rally, San José State University, San José, California (Speaker)

1974
San José Museum of Art, San José, California (Juror and consultant for first exhibit of Chicano art at SJMA)

El Centro Cultural de La Gente, San José, California (Instructor)

1970
Roosevelt Junior High, San José, California (Lecturer)

MURALS

1973
Centro Cultural de La Gente, San José, California (Assistant to Jimmy "Sonny" Garcia)

EDUCATION

1996
Graduate course work, MFA Photography
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

1978
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Photojournalism emphasis
San José State University, San José, California
Tutorials Honors Program, Journalism Scholarship

1975
General Education
Evergreen Valley College, San José, California
Honor Student

1974
Photography
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Full Tuition Scholarship

FAMILIA

Father, Eusebio Maldonado Garza, Farm Worker, Agujita, Coahuila, Mexico (Garza's have lived in Mexico and Texas since the late 1700s)

Mother, Guadalupe López Mena, Housewife, Farm and Cannery Worker, Crystal City, Texas

[father]

My father picking cotton in Texas
Circa 1925


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