Roberto Juarez (b. 1952) was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and did his graduate work at the University of California at Los Angeles. Juarez’s early work was characterized by painterly floral motifs, influenced by his many travels and interest in the traditions of Hispanic and non-Western painting. His more recent work has incorporated geometric systems, demonstrating a game-like playfulness in its loosely repetitive patterns. Juarez’s work can be found in numerous museums and public collections around the country including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Miami Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name a few. Robert Juarez was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2001-2002.