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Juan Carlos Villegas is a Colombian-American artist born in Cali, Colombia, on May 25th 1987. Juan received a Bachelors in Fine Arts in 2010 from Sam Houston State University, focusing in drawing and painting. Influenced by philosophy, esotericism and having a deep focus on the natural world, Juan's work combines elements of Surrealism and Magic Realism to address existential and environmental issues we face in our time. Currently living and working in Austin, Texas.

Juan and his wife Rosemary as an artist couple offer unique collaborations on paintings, murals, and apparel designs, among other artistic services through their company Surreal Nature. 

Artist Statement:


Juan's work explores the metaphysical elements of our human experience, and our relationship with nature. The enigmatic and imaginative settings in his work aim to lift the veil of reality to connect us to the magic and wisdom of nature, while illuminating its profound influence on our own spirituality and evolution of consciousness.

With his work, Juan intends to guide the viewer through self-discovery to transform perception, and expand the world's self-imposed limitations. We are all one with nature. 







Artist CV


2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Sam Houston State University

Selected Exhibitions and Events


- Uncensored, group show, SoCo Modern. Feb 12 - 28, 2022. Austin, TX

- Prismatic Visions, group show, PSA Gallery. Feb 19 -27, 2022. Austin, TX

- Smoke And Mirrors, group show. Almost Real Things HQ, April 23/24, 2022. Austin, TX

-2022 People's Gallery Exhibition, group show. The People's Gallery @ City Hall, Opening Reception June 3, 2022. Austin, TX

-Art Of Austin Collective group show, The Clever Tiger Gallery, June 11 - July 9, 2022. Elgin, TX

-Bodies of Work group show, Something Cool Studios, July 2 - 31, 2022. Austin, TX

-Abundance group show, Art for the People Gallery, July 16 - Aug 26, 2022. Austin, TX

-Orb Recording Studios group show by Luxe Art Agency, July 30 - Aug 27, 2022. Austin, TX

-Latino Art WKND 2022: SOMOS LIBRES group show, Distribution Hall, Sept 16-18, 2022. Austin, TX

-Utopia Festival, Oct 14-15, 2022, Reveille Peak Ranch. Burnet, TX

-Astronox Festival, Oct 20-24, 2022. Apache Pass near Austin, TX

-Austin Studio Tour, WEST @ ArtUsCo Gallery. Nov 5-6, 2022. Austin, TX

-Life of H2O, group show, Treegarden. Nov 12, 2022. Austin, TX

-MAS Cultura Fest, KMFA Classical 89.5. Nov 18-20, 2022. Austin, TX

-Looking Up Mural Fest, Nov 11-20, 2022. Austin, TX


- FLOURISH group show, Art For The People gallery, Oct 16 , 2021- Jan 23, 2022. Austin, TX

- 10 Year Reunion Show, Watson Huff Gallery, Dec 18, 2021. Houston, TX

- We Speak For The Trees group show and EAST studio tour, Treegarden. Nov 13 - Dec 11, 2021. Austin, TX

-Wyld, Wyrd, & Wonderous group show, Private Stock Art gallery. Oct 9 - 29, 2021. Austin, TX

- Surreal Nature, Two Person Show with Rosemary Allen. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, July 12 - Aug 23, 2021. Austin, TX

-It Takes A Forest. Treegarden, March 13 - May 15, 2021. Austin, TX

-Art Of Celebration. Art For The People Gallery, Jan 30 - April 14, 2021. Austin, TX



-For the Love of Art, Austin Art Space, Feb.  14 – March 14, 2020. Austin, TX

-The Ancient Ones, two person show. The Clever Tiger, Sept 5 - Oct 3, 2020. Elgin, TX

-Austin Art + Love = Home. Art for The People Gallery, Sept 28, 2020 - Jan 23, 2021. Austin, TX

-Hope is the Thing with Wings. Treegarden, Oct 25 - Dec 31, 2020. Austin, TX

-Austin Studio Tour. Nov 14 - 22, 2020. Austin, TX



-Unveiling Vision, Gallery Lucid, Feb 2 - Feb 28 Austin, TX

-Spring Equinox Celebration, CoSM, March 23 Wappingers Falls, NY

-Celebration, Art For The People Gallery, Feb 8 - April 27  Austin, TX

-Divine Nature, Art Campout, May 25 - 26, Smithville, TX

-Allies of Ascension, The Clever Tiger, Aug 3 - Sept 7 Elgin, TX

-Fruits of Gaia, Austin Creative Alliance, Aug 15 - Oct 15  Austin, TX

-MAPS Psychedelic Science Summit, Fair Market. Nov 1-3 Austin, TX

-EAST group show, Pershing. Nov 15-Nov 24  Austin, TX

-Art of Healing, 3rd Eye Lounge. Nov 30-Dec 14 Austin, TX


- Almost Real Things magazine "Dream State" Issue 9 Celebration Show, Volcom Garden, Feb 23  Austin, TX.


-Two person exhibition at Bouldin Creek Cafe, Feb 27 - April 3 Austin, TX.


-Art of Celebration, Art For The People Gallery, Feb 9 - April 28 Austin, TX.


-Messengers of the Wind, Russian House, June 29 - July 16 Austin, TX.


-One Night Show at J-Squared Studios, Sept 20th Austin, TX.

-Merging Perspectives, Collaborative Show. Gallery Lucid, Sept 8 - Oct 14 Austin, TX.

-Wet, Wild, & A Wee Bit of Whimsy, Art For The People Gallery,  July 13 - October 20 Austin, TX.


-Dream, Sly Cat Gallery, August 4 - October 20 Cedar Hill, TX. 


-Miradas Profundas, Gallery Lucid, October 20 - November 10 Austin, TX.

-Honoring Ancestral Presence, Austin Film School, Dec 11 - 13 Austin, TX 



-Mural Mashup, Cherry Cola Dog, May 27 Austin, TX.


-Art Will Save Us Presents: #1. Cherry Cola Dog, July 8 Austin TX.


-Glowed Up, Cherry Cola Dog, July 22  Austin, TX.  


-Vuelo de Musas, Cherry Cola Dog, Oct 10 - 13  Austin, TX.


-Transformations, Bender Bar Solo Show, Feb 7 - 25 Austin, TX


-Viva La Vida Festival, Nov 10-12 Austin, TX


-Mix N' Mash, Mexic-Arte Museum Dec 5 - 30 Austin, TX


-SJC North Art Alumni Invitational No.1, Sept 13 - Oct 15 Houston, TX


-Art Crawl, Nance Street Studios, Nov 23 - 24 Houston, TX

-Watson Galleries monthly Group Show Houston / Kingwood, TX



-Art Crawl, Erie Iron City Works, Nov 23 - 24  Houston, TX

-Gaddis Gesslin Gallery Senior Show, Dec 14 - 30 Huntsville, TX

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