Alfredo Gisholt was born in Mexico City on May 5, 1971. At the age of 17 years made a trip to Europe for six months that awakened in him a deep interest in art. In 1989 he joined Florida International University where he began his formal studies in painting. Two years later he left college briefly to return to Mexico. He joined the San Carlos Academy where he studied with Jose Jorge Salat and Chuey. During this period, from 1991 to 1994, I along with Miguel Calderon and Yoshua Okon Fernando Ortega, CST (Tajin Cultural Center), an alternative space where exhibitions organized to showcase their work to the art community. Given the informal nature of the exhibitions and artistic exploration of art that promoted the CST began to have a major presence in the environment of young artists. Later in the project became “The Bakery”, a space that was crucial in Mexico in the nineties for the promotion of conceptual art and other streams that were part of the mainstream. However, for these nuevAas trends Gisholt not cover other aspects of art that were essential to him.
In search of intellectual and technical training in the craft of painting, in 1994 Gisholt returned to Florida to finish the race in fine arts and graduated in 1996. He then moved to Maynard, a small town in Massachusetts where he set up a study with the aim of relying solely on painting. But a year later Gisholt decided to enter the Boston University studying with John Walker, English painter. For the next two years he painted in Boston and in 2000 he obtained a Master of Fine Arts. That same year he moved to Venice for six months where he worked as a custodian of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, during this period focused on the design and research of European art, mostly from the Venetian school. Later, with the support of the Dedalus Foundation, spent six months traveling in Spain visiting museums and creating artists’ books.
Finally, in 2001 returned to America where he was invited to teach at Boston University, teaching courses in the master’s program. Thus began his career as a professor, next to John Walker, Graham Campbell and Richard Ryan. At the same time his career took on new dimensions as an artist with exhibitions in the U.S. and Mexico. In 2002 he traveled to London with the support of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
From 2004 to date Gisholt serves as professor of painting and engraving at Brandeis University. Currently a studio in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she works in large format work. Also engraves the Wingate Studio directed by Peter Pettengill recorder. Has been awarded numerous grants from foundations of international prestige as the George and Helen Segal, Dedalus, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Blanche E. Colman. Norman also received the award given by Brandeis University.
He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of the University of Maine, Richard and Dolly Maas Gallery, Purchase College in New York and Mana Gallery in Mexico. He has participated in numerous exhibitions including the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Marist College, Denise Bibro Gallery in New York and the Nielsen Gallery in Boston.