Artist

Héctor Cantú Ojeda

Born in Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, he graduated from the Architecture School by the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. Watercolorist as a vocation, this led him to take part at important watercolor and art communities of Mexico and abroad. He is a founder of the Watercolorist Mexican Society and a member of the Sociedad Catalana de Acuarelistas in Spain (Catalan Watercolorists Society), WATERCOLOR Art Society (Houston, Texas), and the Art Society Watercolorist (San Diego, California). He is a founding member of the Unidad Cultural Abasolo of the Architecture School of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. He has presented his work in Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Finland, Argentina, the United States, Europe, and Asia.

He has been recognized with national and international prizes and recognitions. Winner of the Bienales Prize 1994, 1996, and 1998, Color Agua and Papel Sun-Chemical/Japan. The Autonomous University of Nuevo León grants him the Arts Prize 2004. Author of the following sculptures: “4 siglos” (4 centuries), made for the 400 anniversary of Quixote and located in the Capilla Alfonsina of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León; and the efines of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Alfonso Reyes, Agustín Basave, Pedro Garfias, Octavio Paz, and Jaime Sabines, these last six located at the Writers Hall of the Philosophy and Arts School of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León.