Jacobo and María Ángeles, artist from Oaxaca
Jacobo and Maria’s workshop was founded in the early 90’s, just at a time when the majority of the town’s youth seemed to have lost faith in traditional arts and crafts and were migrating to the United States. Its excellence and success, both nationally and internationally, have served as inspiration to undertake the rebirth of the tonas and nahuales, the animals with spirits that have always accompanied this ancestral culture. Now, after almost 30 years, the workshop has an impressive community organization of more than 100 people, under the attentive and loving eye of its teachers, all equally committed to teaching, sharing and contributing.
“The Workshop started with only the two of us, later on, family and job seekers were invited, with whom we shared knowledge, techniques and without realizing it, we were already forming a school”
“… One of our greatest goals was always to get our pieces recognized as works of art, since for a long time this trade was treated as a souvenir” (Jacobo Angeles)
1998 – Exhibition, workshop and conference at Cultural Week in Reding, Pennsylvania, USA.
2002 – Exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum, New York, USA.
2003 – Exhibition at Mandragora Gallery, Ginza, Japan.
2004 – Exhibition and video “Fantastic Animals” by the University of Arizona and Kuate (Communications Group) Tucson, Arizona, USA.
2007 – Exhibition at Kendall College of LA Ferris State University of Art and Design, USA.
2009 – – Exhibition at the Museum of Man1350 El Prado Balboa Park San Diego, California 92101, USA.
2011 – Exhibition at the South Gallery. UAM Xochimilco, CDMX, Mexico.
2014– Exhibition at the Nimodo Tokyo Gallery, Japan.
2014 – Exhibition “Alebrijes Masterpieces of Jacobo and Maria Angeles”. Chihuahua House Museum, Mexico.
2016– Exhibition at the 4th Tricontinental Handicraft Fair organized by the Cabildo Insular of Tenerife, Spain.
2016 – Exhibition of works of art in the Leopoldo Mendez Room of the South Gallery of the Xochimilco Unit at the UAM. CDMX, Mexico.
2019 – Exhibition “Behind the Mask”at the San Pablo Cultural Center, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2020 – Individual exhibition “Brothers of earth” in Palacio de Hierro Polanco, Mexico City.
1999 – Exhibition “Art for life. The Three Masters ”, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA. With the painter Rodolfo Morales and the master ceramist Alfonso Castillo.
2007– Collective exhibition “3 Milagros”at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
2014– Collective exhibition “Traditional Mexican Christmas in the Vatican”, by Oaxacan artists at the Vatican Museum,Vatican City.
2014 – Collective exhibition at the Mexican Red Cross. Monterrey, Mexico.
2015 – Collective exhibition “The Zoology, in Mexican Art” at the Museum of Popular Art, CDMX, Mexico.
2016 – Collective exhibition “Mezcal and Oaxacan Art”, Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, USA.
2017 – Collective exhibition “The South Southeast, Its Matter and its Crafts” Museum of Popular Art. CDMX, Mexico.
1994 – First place in the contest organized by Bazar del mundo and the Government of the State of Oaxaca.
2014 – National Labor Award, for product innovation and teamwork. CDMX, Mexico.
2016 – Second place in the “Ibero-American Craft Museum Award”. Tenerife, España.
2018 – First place in “Design of Special Edition of Nescafe Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker”. Mexico.
1998 – Book “Masters of Mexican Popular Art”. Published by: Fomento Cultural Banamex. Coordinated by: Cándida Fernández de Calderón. Mexico. 1998.
2002 – Book “Mexican Folk Art, From Oaxaca Artist Families”. Authors: Arden Aibel Rothstein y Anya Leah Rothstein. Posted by: Shiffer. USA. 2002. 2002.
2010– Book “Oaxacan Mexican Cultural Heritage Volume II” Author: Luis Fernando Talavera Benitez.
2010 – Book “Oaxacan Mexican Cultural Heritage Volume III” Author: Luis Fernando Talavera Benitez.
2011– Book “Art / healthy Artisans 2.0” Museum of Popular Art Published by: Secretary of Culture of the Federal District Government
2011 – Book “Great Masters of Popular Art of Oaxaca”. Published by: Fomento Cultural Banamex. Coordinated by: Candida Fernandez de Calderon. Mexico. 2011.
2011 – Book “Great Masters of Popular Art of Iberoamerica”. Published by: Fomento Cultural Banamex. Coordinated by: Candida Fernandez de Calderon. Mexico. 2011.
2011 – Book “Alebrijes, Masterpieces of Mexican Sculptors and Painters”. Author: Hartmut Zantke. Published by: Sozialkartei-Verlag Germany. 2011.
2012– Book “Alebrijes 2, Masterpieces of Jacobo and Maria Angeles”. Author: Hartmut Zantke. Published by: Sozialkartei-Verlag. Germany. 2012. 2012.
2014 – Book “Four Hands 2 Trades, An iconography”. Carlo Magno, Jacobo Angeles, Popular Art Museum, San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. 2014.
2015– Book “Alebrijes 3, Masterpieces of Jacobo and Maria Angeles”. Author: Hartmut Zantke. Posted by: Sozialkartei-Verlag. Germany. 2011. 2015.
2017 – Book “Jacobo & Maria Angeles: Voces de Copal. Oaxaca, Mexico. Independent publication. 2017. 2017. Presentation of the Book at the San Pablo Cultural Center. Oaxaca, Mexico.
2018 – Book “Biodiversity = Crafts in Mexico” Museum of Popular Art Published by: Ministry of Culture of the Federal District Government.
2019– “Behind the Mask” Catalog. Tilcajete Carnival. Independent publication. Oaxaca, Mexico, 2019. Presentation of the Book at the San Pablo Cultural Center. Oaxaca, Mexico.
2019 – Publication “Brothers of the Earth” Copal y Piedra. Independent publication. 2017. Oaxaca, Mexico.
2003 – Collaboration with 8handi multimedia.Design. Art. Object. New Delhi, India.
2013 – Collaboration with Coca Cola. FEMSA.
2014 – Collaboration with Birkenstock Handmade Footwear: Special Edition.
2015– Collaboration with Cardinal Eyewear Special Edition.
2016 – Collaboration with “Encuentro de Diseño México” as location and co-organizer of the design event “RETO 24” at the Jacobo and Maria Angeles Workshop. San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2019 – Mural in the Government House of Oaxaca in CDMX. Invited by the ONU. CDMX, Mexico.
2020 – Collaboration with Mercedes Benz G-class.
2014– Chamucos / Carnival of San Martin Tilcajete Oaxaca Author: Adolfo Pérez Butrón Published by: Government of the State of Oaxaca.
2016 – Hands and soul of Oaxaca / The splendor of many peoples Published by: Instituto Mexicano de las Artesanías.
2008 – Conference at Mexico Tourism Board and National Geographic Traveler. New York, USA.
2008– Conference at Unexpected Mexico, Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, USA.
2008 – Conference at the Chicago Cultural Center, USA.
2009 – Conference at the Institute for Womens Leadership Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555, USA.
2016 – Conference: “MAMBO Eight steps to achieve success” during the event “RETO 24″Oaxaca, Mexico.
2016 – Conference “Zapotec Art Incorporated into the Design of Mezcal El Terco” at the Mexican Design Open Organized by Arte en Caravana. CDMX, Mexico.
2017 – Conference at the Alebrije Festival, organized by the Hotel Dreams Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2019 – Conference: Presentation on life and the work of art, by Oaxaca Lending Library (OLL), Oaxaca, Mexico.
2006 – Workshop at Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, Los Angeles, California, USA.
2017 – Workshops at the Jules Verne School in CDMX, Mexico.
2019 – Workshop “Alebrijes: Animais Fantásticos de Madeira” at Sesc Avenida Paulista. Sau Paulo, Brazil.
FONART: National Fund for the Promotion of handicrafts.
MAP: Museum of Popular Art. CDMX
MEAPO: State Museum of Popular Art. Oaxaca. Mexico.
University thesis about us
2006 – University Thesis “Application ofinformation design as a tool for the dissemination, promotion and development of the artisan workshopof Jacobo and María Ángeles”.
Author: Mirel Fraga Quiroz.
School of Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Department of Architecture and Design.
University of the Americas Puebla. Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. 2006. 2006
2016 – University Thesis“International Business Project: Export business plan for the company Voces de Copal RL. de C.V.
Authors: Jimena Fernández Ibarra, Diana Cuevas Fernández, Magaly Leyva García, Alejandra Cuevas Fernández, Carolina Zamora Tabares and Valeria Félix Galindo.
Faculty of Economics and Business. Anahuac University. Huixquilucan, Edo. from Mexico.
2019 – University Thesis “The social and economic value in social enterprises: the case of the artisan sector in Oaxaca”.
Author: Daniela Alejandra Baltazar Domínguez.
Skill in administration.
University of Guanajuato. Administrative Economic Sciences Division. Guanajuato, Gto. Mexico. 2019.
Emerging exhibitions and sales
1994-2019 – Exhibition and sale at the Bazar del Mundo. Old Town San Diego, California, USA.
2000 – Exhibition and sale at La Many Akumal Gallery, Mexico.
2000-2005 – Exhibition and sale at Eagle Dancer Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
2001 – Exhibition and sale at Gallery America Indian Island, Oregon, USA..
2001-2010 – Exhibition and sale at the Heard Museum. Collection of Native Mexican Art in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
2002 – Exhibition and sale at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
2002-2004 – Exhibition and sale at Gallery Nuestra Tierra in Half Moon Bay, California, USA.
2005 – Exhibition and sale at the Museum of the South West, Arizona, USA.
2005 – University of Santa Cruz California (USC), USA.
2003 – Exhibition and sale at the Sam Maloof Foundation, San Bernardino, California, USA.
2004-2009 – Exhibition and sale at the Tohono Chul Park Museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
2005 – Sale at the University of Southwest California, LA California (USC), USA.
2005 – Exhibition and sale at the Sam Maloof Foundation, San Bernardino, California, USA.
2006 – Exhibition and sale at Harvey Meadows Gallery, Colorado, USA.
2006 – Exhibition and sale at the Domingo de Antojos Popular Art Museum. CDMX, Mexico.
2006 – Sale at Capital Convention Contractors Rhode Island Convention Center, USA.
2008 – Display and sale at Luna Jewelry 521 2nd Street Davis 95616 California, USA.
2008 – Sale at Casa Oaxaca 1286 Solano Avenue 94706, Albany, Ca, USA.
2008 – Sale at Sánchez Concert Hall, Pacifica, California, USA.
2008-2014 – Exhibition and sale at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL, USA.
2009-2015 – Sale at Western National Parks Association 12880 N Vistoso Village Dr., Tucson, AZ, USA.
2009 – Sale at Griffith Park campus. Los Angeles, CA. USA. 2002.
2010 – Sale in Washington DC. USA.
2013 – Sale at Peyote People Gallery, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
2015 – Exhibition and sale at Mexican Art Show and Sale, Western National Parks Association, Santa Monica, California, USA.
2016 – Sale at the Museum of the South West of Arizona, USA.
2016 – Sale at the “Harvard-Mun 2016” at the University ITAM Río Hondo Campus, CDMX,Mexico.
2016 – Sale at Restaurant Atalaya CDMX, Mexico.
2017 – Sale at the Oaxaca Pavilion. Tourist Market 2017, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.
2017 – Sale in Tokyo and Kiso, Japan.
2017 – Sale at the Cholula Regional Museum, Puebla.
2018 – Exhibition and sale at “ONE OF A KIND” in collaboration with Chula House.
2018 – Exhibition and sale at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Ibiza, Spain.
2019 – Exhibition and sale “Una Noche de Arte”, organized by CiBanco at Hotel Royal Pedregal CDMX, Mexico.
2019 – Exhibition and sale “Tonas y Tallas Zapoteques” organized by Art Gallery Yawi at the Hotel Presidente CDMX, Mexico.