BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

 

1975
Born on December 20 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1994
Started his studies at the School of Architecture, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Six year program)

1998
Employed as a Designer for RMB-Design Solutions, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Designer for Expo-Trade Shows and Retail Division.
Traveled for three months to Boston, MA to study English as a second language.

1999
Traveled for two months to Madison, WI to study English as a second language.

2000
Participated in Yearly International Exchange Program – School of Architecture – Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA

2001
Bachelor of Architecture, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Argentinian Licensed Architect.
Invited by Ball State University to pursue a Master Program in Architecture – Received Scholarship + Assistantship.

2002
Employed as Intern Designer at CSO-Architects, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

2003
Employed as a Graduate Architect Designer at TVS-Design in Atlanta, GA, USA. (International Studio). Designed projects in China, Korea, UAE.

2006
Started creating digital artwork using Architectural 3D software. Transitioned into mixed media paintings in a matter of months.
Started using Atlanta apartment as his painting studio.
Moved to Dubai, UAE for a period of six months (TVS-Design)

2007
After returning from Dubai, designed one of the most important projects in his architectural career – Dubai Towers Beijing – 101 stories – 1,656 feet (for TVS-Design).
Moved art studio into a 2-car garage (400 sq.ft. open space).

2008
Assisted SmartGeometry Workshop – Parametric Design to Manufacture – Munich, Germany (Tutor: Architect Brady Peters – Foster+Partners)
Developed personal relationship with the Chinese for a period of two years as a freelancer.
Invited by local Chinese Architect who built Beijing’s World Trade Center. Gets opportunity to implement his designs on local architectural competitions.

2009
Received the ‘SOLO’ Award at Art Expo New York, USA for his latest painting series. Consequently, he published his first art book, “Art by Architect – New York 2009” (open edition).
His first personal architectural project was approved to be built in China for Mohawarean International Group (Beijing Office Space). Decided to move and live in Beijing to start his entrepreneurial architectural path – http://www.gastoncarrio.com

2010
Assisted SmartGeometry Workshop – Working Prototypes: Inflatable Fabric Envelops – Barcelona, Spain (Tutor: Axel Kilian, Ph.D, MIT)

2011
Returned to USA – Employed by Nadel Architects, Los Angeles, CA, USA (International Studio)
Published his second art book, “2011 Collection: Los Caprichosos” (limited edition).

2012
Gaston Carrio moved to Houston, Texas, where he decided to cease his architectural activities and pursue his artistic vision as a full-time artist. – http://www.artbyarchitect.com

2013
Exhibited for the first time at a local Art Festival – Bayou City Art Festival – where his artistic career took off. Started exhibiting at different art festivals all around the USA in the following years, receiving numerous awards as recognitions for his work. His paintings are being collected nationally and internationally.

2016
Moved his art studio into a 2,500 sq.ft. open space in Houston, Texas.

2017
Started reinvesting in necessary machinery and resumed training on latest technology to possibly transition into sculptural work.

2018
Became a U.S. Citizen.
Won The Woodlands Art Council competition to design and build two permanent “Art Benches” installations for the city of Woodlands, Texas.
Started building his first sculpture at his Houston art studio.
Currently working on his first 10 years retrospective publication art book: “Gaston Carrio – 2007-2017”