Alfredo Arreguin

(American, born 1935)

Seattle-based artist Alfredo Arreguin creates elaborate and colorful paintings that feature plants and animals. They are often covered with extremely detailed layers of patterns that can be seen best up close – Arreguin describes these layers as “lace-like screens.” He notes, "The magic of the jungle has had a strong influence on my work."

Arreguin was born in Morelia, Michoacan state, Mexico. He emigrated to the United States at age twenty-two to attend the University of Washington in Seattle. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and spent thirteen months in Korea. Arreguin earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts (1969) degrees from the University of Washington. He was honored with a Washington State Governor's Arts and Heritage Award in 1986.