Jaime Valero


Jaime Valero, Madrid (Spain), 1967.

At a young age Jaime showed his skills and interest for drawing and painting which lead him to obtain a Fine Arts degree at Complutense University in Madrid in 1985.

After getting his degree, he taught art and drawing for six years and then started his professional career as an artist in 1996. Since then he has been building his own style and imagery, primary painting with oil and focused on portraiture and figure, though he explores other techniques and themes as well.

He lived in the US (2001-2003) where he started investigating the possibilities of large-scale portraits and nudes in water. Since then he has dedicated most of his work to investigate different processes to portray water which has become his most personal and particular obsession.

Jaime’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group international exhibitions including:

  • LA Art show,
  • Hoki Museum in Chiva Japan,
  • Rarity Gallery in Mykonos Greece,
  • European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona Spain,
  • Sirona Fine Art in Miami Florida…

Últimas exposiciones

Museum Exhibitions and Colletions

  • Hoki Museum, Realismo Contemporáneo Español. Chiva, Japan Mayo 2019
  • Xu Beihong Memorial Museum, New Spanish Realism, Yixing, China 2016
  • European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), Barcelona, Spain, 2013
  • European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), Barcelona, Spain, 2011
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Figurativas 08, Madrid, Spain, 2008
  • National Portrait Gallery, BP Portrait Award, London, Great Britain, 2007
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery, BP Portrait Award, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2007
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Figurativas 07, Madrid, Spain, 2007
  • Diocesano de Barcelona Museum, Iniciativa BMW per la innovació. Barcelona, Spain, 2005
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Santo Domingo, Tradition and Avantgard II, Guadalajara, Spain, 2004
  • Columbus Museum, Redefining Georgia, Perspectives in Contemporary Art,  Columbus, Georgia, EE.UU., 2003
  • San Fernando Fine Art School Museum, Madrid, Spain, 2002
  • Spanish Contemporary Etching Fundation Museum, Concurso nacional de grabado, Málaga, Spain, 2000

Individual and Collective Exhibitions (Selection)

  • Realism 2004, Gallery Castelló 120, Madrid, Spain. 2004
  • One Man Show, Delta Technologies Gallery, Atlanta; Georgia, USA. (Individual exhibition). 2003
  • XVIII BMW Painting Competition, Casa de Vacas, Madrid, Spain. 2003
  • SunTrust Bank Exhibition Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 2003
  • Group show, Momus Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 2003
  • M.A. Doran, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. 2002
  • Gaudi Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA. 2002
  • Realism 2002, Stage Gallery, Merrick, New York, USA. 2002
  • Beverly Libby Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 2002
  • City Gallery East. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 2002
  • Fine Arts Royal Academy of San Fernando Museum, Madrid, Spain. 2002
  • Charlene Cody Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico; January 2002.
  • 5 Etching Artists, Brita Prinz Gallery. Madrid, Spain. 2001
  • Graphic Works, Brita Prinz Gallery. Madrid, Spain. 2001
  • House of Cantabria. Madrid, Spain; September 2000. (Individual Show). 2001
  • 2 Realistic Artists, Governing Province of Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Spain. (Individual exhibition). 2001
  • Azteca Gallery. Madrid, Spain. (Individual Exhibition).2000
  • Spanish Contemporary Etching Museum. Marbella, Spain. 2000
  • Providence of Guadalajara Drawing Juried Show exhibition, City Hall of Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Spain. 2000
  • XXIII National Watercolor Competition, Arte Caja Madrid. Ciudad Real, Spain. 1999
  • Exhibition Hall Juan Larrea. Bilbao, Spain; October 1999.
  • Realism, Jerez’s City Hall, Jerez, Spain. 1999
  • Azteca Gallery, Madrid, Spain. 1999


  • VII Figurative Painting Award, Honorable Mention, Foundation for the Art and the Artists, Finalist. Madrid, 2013
  • AutoCugat Painting Award. Finalist. Saint Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona, Spain, 2011
  • V Figurative Painting Award .  Foundation  for the Art and the Artists, Finalist.  Madrid, 2010
  • III Figurative Painting Award .  Foundation  for the Art and the Artists, Finalist.  Madrid, 2008
  • II Figurative Painting Award  .  Foundation  for the Art and the Artists, Finalist.  Madrid, 2007
  • BP Portrait Award.  Finalist.  London, 2007
  • XVIII BMW Painting Competition.  First Prize.  Madrid Spain, 2003
  • Stage Gallery, Realism 2002.  Merrick, New York, 2002
  • XVI BMW Painting Competition.  Finalist.  Madrid Spain, 2001
  • VII National Etching Awards.  Finalist in this competition sponsored by the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Etching, Malaga (Spain), 1999
  • Providence of Guadalajara Drawing Juried Show.  Awarded 2nd Prize, Guadalajara Spain, 2000
  • XXIII National Watercolor Competition.  Finalist in this juried show sponsored by Caja Madrid.  Madrid Spain, 1999
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