c, 2001. Linocut, Edition 7/50. Item #111998
Santamaría attended the National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking, informally referred to as La Esmerelda, in Mexico City. He learned techniques directly from printmakers involved with the TGP including Alberto Beltrán, a major figure in Mexican art, and Adolfo Mexiac, a former student of Frida Kahlo’s and one of the TGP’s only surviving original members. Santamaría attended a residency program at Duke University, where he completed a mural as part of the university’s Mural Durham project. He’s also created murals at New Hampshire’s Colby-Sawyer College and has toured the country giving lectures and demonstrations about printmaking. His work is now in numerous exhibitions in Mexico, including a solo show on view at the art gallery of the National Palace in Mexico City.