Francisco Galarraga grew up in Iowa, Arizona and Ecuador. He received an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from SVA, NYC, in 2015. He works as an illustrator based in Quito - Ecuador, specializing in bright digital drawings, paintings, and illustration. He is an etching and silkscreen professor in Universidad de las Américas. He also oil-paints on the side, and has an interest in fine art, graphic design and other visual projects. 
Since 2010 he also helps manage the ecuadorian collective "Ilustradores Ecuatorianos", which promotes illustration and other graphic arts in his native country, by producing interviews, video documentaries and organizing events such as live drawing sessions, art shows and workshops.
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Solo Shows

2011 “Esquizofrenia Armonica” Travelling Show // Quito - No Lugar Gallery / Cuenca - Ju Laboratorio Liminal / Guayaquil - Manso Boutique Gallery

Group Shows:
2016 “Cronicas de la 24 de Mayo” -  Estampería Quiteña, Quito, EC.
2015 “MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Thesis Show” - SVA Chelsea Gallery, NYC.
2015 "Giants - RAKSASA" - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2014 “The Book Show” - SVA Gramercy Gallery, NYC.
2014 “Phantoms” - SVA Gramercy Gallery, NYC.
2013 “3NES” - Nintendo Tribute - Bottleneck Gallery - Brooklyn, NYC.
2012 “HABITAT” - 4 Visions of the Nude - Museo de Artes Graficas - Quito, EC.
2012 “San Violentin 2012” - La Naranjilla Mecanica. Quito, EC.
2011 “Ilustres Illustradores” - Centro Cultural Metropolitano - Quito, EC.
2011 “IEC+TMDG10” - Mar del Plata, Argentina.
2010 “IEC+TMDG9” - Mar del Plata, Argentina.
2010 “decirSER” - La Casa Zulay - Quito, EC.
2010 “San Violentin 2010” - La Naranjilla Mecanica - Quito, EC.
2009 “Album 3” - La Naranjilla Mecanica - Quito, EC.
2009 “La idiosingracia” - Riobamba, Guayaquil, EC - Trimarchi DG, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
2009 “Me Gustas Pero Me Asustas” - Quito, Cuenca, EC.
2006 “Identidad Cultural Nacional, 72 Young Artists” Guayasamin Foundation. Quito, EC.
2006 Expo Artes USFQ “Mixturas” Itchimbia Cultural Center, Quito, EC.
Awards / Publications:
2016 GIFGA #3 - Graphic Interviews for Graphic Artists - Volume 3
2016 IMAGENPALABRA 7 (Bogotá, CO) - Selected. "S.O.S. Ecuador"
2016 Latinamerican Illustration 5 #LAI5 - Selected. "Secret Reserves"
2015 Latinamerican Illustration 4 #LAI4 - Selected. "Greco//Roman"
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