Miguel Panadero

Año de nacimiento: 1970
Ciudad: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
País: España

Miguel Panadero is an artist from the Canary Islands. He first exhibited his work in 1991 at the age of 21. Since then, he has exhibited regularly in Gran Canaria, Madrid, Tenerife, Barcelona, Malaga and Gijon, amongst other places.

Between 1989 and 1994, he combined his art work with a degree in architecture, which he never completed. His training has been a mix of experimentation, study of the work of other artists, attendance on courses and engaging a variety of engraving, sculpture, ceramics and screen-printing workshops.

He does a great deal of work experimenting with engraving. This work began in 1993 at a workshop organised by Gran Canaria Island Council and developed at his own workshop, at EEGE-3 in Madrid, Atelier Larsen in Sweden and so on.

Recognition of his work: In 1994, he was a finalist for the Mont Blanc prize for painting. In 1995, he received a prize for engraving in the Telde youth art biennial. In 1998, he won first prize in the Puerto de la Luz national painting competition. His work has been selected for the Gijon graphic art triennial three times. In 2009, he won the Gran Canaria competition for graphic art series organised by Gran Canaria Island Council. He has worked on a variety of projects as an illustrator and in 2010 he worked with Grupo Creativo Gen&J to win the competition to provide the designs for Gran Canaria Jazz.

In 2002, he created his first piece of work for a public space, a mural measuring 40m by 2m for the Jinamar sports centre. Between 2003 and 2010, he produced a series of large sculptures and murals for the following buildings amongst others: Las Ramblas, Las Palmeras, La Marina and the Elder science museum.

His work can be found in private collections, in the collections of the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, the Centro de Iniciativas belonging to the Caja de Canarias savings bank, Las Palmas city hall, Las Palmas University, the Canary Islands’ Architects Association, the Autonomous Regional Government of the Canary Islands and the Caja de Arquitectos de Madrid savings bank, amongst others.