Tupungato. Acrylic on canvas. 60×44″

Gustavo Fares (American, b. Argentina 1957) is an artist, critic, and curator.

Fares holds a Master in Painting and Lithography from West Virginia University, a Ph. D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Professor of Painting and Drawing Degree from the “Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon” in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he also completed post-graduate studies at the “Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Ernesto de la Carcova.”

His art is in both private and public collections and has been exhibited in the United States, Argentina, Spain, France, and Mexico. He has taught painting and drawing at Lynchburg College, at Lawrence University Bjorklunden Summer Seminars, and at the Semester at Sea program, when he traveled around the world in the M.V. Explorer vessel in the Fall 2008, and around the Mediterranean Sea in the Summer of 2011.

In his works, Fares uses traditional materials, such as oil and acrylic on canvas and paper, as well as computer generated images and collages. His visual interests include the exploration of imagery linked to visual spaces as they relate to language structures.

Fares is represented by Marzén/Integrated Art Group  in Madison, WI, and by Avenue Art in Appleton and Sturgeon Bay, WI.