Enrique Flores


Enrique Flores was born on July 1, 1963, in San Pablo Huitzo, a community in the Mixtec region of the state of Oaxaca, which has a deep-rooted culture that preserves its traditions and customs and is surrounded by a rural landscape that is always present in his art.

Both as a painter and as a graphic artist, he uses different media to capture the daily life of the communities, always using the image of a woman as a symbol of the importance of women in the development of cultures. Other recurring themes are the harvest, birds, and constellations.


He was a member of the first generation at the Rufino Tamayo Art Workshop and later spent several years in the Free Workshop of Oaxaca Graphic Art. He has spent decades studying, practicing, and perfecting diverse print technique with master teachers such as Atanasio García Tapia and Octavio Bajonero, and with Juan Alcázar in the Taller Libre de Gráfica Oaxaqueña, he learned the principles and rules for making prints from the mid-1970s.

In 1988 he acquired his first press and worked assiduously in his own studio as painter and print maker. In 1995 he founded the Taller de Gráfica Enrique Flores in San Pablo Huitzo, where he teaches and produces his own prints and also works as a master print maker with a numerous and growing group of artists.

He has participated in many. collective and individual exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, including the following:

  •    Taller de Gráfica Oaxaqueña, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
  •    The Magic of Oaxaca, Acevedo Gallery, San Diego, California, 1985
  •    Taller de Gráfica Libre Oaxaqueña, Missoula Museum of Art, Montana,1994  
  •    Gráfica Oaxaqueña in Chicago
  •    Arte y Alma de Oaxaca, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington D.C.
  •    Mexican Printmakers, Indigo Arts Gallery, Philadelphia
  •    Sueños de un Pueblo, Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  •    Sueños y mitos: acuarelas oaxaqueñas, Missoula Museum of Art,Montana
  •    Beyond Boundaries Preview: North American Printmaking Exhibition,
  •    Bank of America Gallery and the Richmond Art Center of California
  •    Pan American Art, Regensburg State Gallery, Germany
  •    Endemismo, Arte Contemporáneo y la Biósfera de Oaxaca, Museo de los
  •    Pintores Oaxaqueños, 2018
  •    Maestros Oaxaqueños, Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca (IAGO) and the Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, 2019
  •    Tamayo tuvo un sueño, el inicio del Taller de Artes Plásticas, Museo de
  •    Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), 2019

Work by Enrique Flores is part of the collections of the Museum of Art, University of Arizona; Nelson Center for the Arts, Arizona State University; KLM Royal Dutch Airlines; Heineken Corporation; and, most recently, the Milenio Arte collection.

In 1994 he illustrated a childen’s book, Los pájaros de la cosecha (The Harvest Birds), bilingual edition in English and Spanish, Children’s Book Press, San Francisco, CA.