Current & Upcoming art shows

There are no current or upcoming exhibitions at this time. Please sign up for the email list at the bottom of the page to be notified of future art shows. You can also contact the artist directly.

past solo Art shows

Non Timebo Mala, 2021, Pencil on paper, 24 x 18


Galeria Mitotera Tucson, AZ | February - April 2022, Saturdays 1pm - 4pm

On March 8, 2014 I wrote in my journal "My angels are so rad, they just don't take care of me, but they carry gold AK-47s." As a Mexican-American, I was raised in the Catholic church and appreciate that it's part of my culture. I've had many experiences in life where I've connected specific numbers and times of day with spiritual guidance and divine messages from my guardian angels. The portraits in this series are inspired from what I believe my guardian angels look like. This series began with "Un Momento de Paz" prior to the pandemic in December 2019. I continued to work on the series throughout the pandemic and while sick with COVID-19 in July 2020. I believe that working on this series of guardian angels helped me survive the pandemic and continue to heal from the Coronavirus.

Retratos de Frida

Hilltop Gallery in Nogales, AZ January 5 -17, 2020

Pato Aguilar honors Frida Kahlo for her 111th birthday by painting her drawings and iconic face into various famous artworks in the style of the original painter. Some of the collection include close replicas of famous masterpieces from painters like Botero, Da Vinvi, Klimt, Rene Magritte, and many more. Another part of the series was turning some of her drawings from her journal from crayon and water colors to a canvas with acrylic and even oils.
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Hilltop Gallery Nogales, AZ, March 1-30, 2016

In this series, Pato Aguilar applied acrylic on canvas with a limited palate of gold and black. 

past Group Art shows

pencil on paper illustration of missy elliot portrait

If these walls could talk

&gallery Tucson, AZ | March 16 - April 10, 2022

Title: Supa Fly Medium: pencil on paper 18x20 The first time I listen to Missy I was just a teenager 1998 song “the rain “ aka Supa dupa fly. Even though I didn’t speak English at the time and I did not understand one word in the song, but that’s the cool part of music, we can still connect with the rhythm.

Tucson Erotica Art Show

Sculpture Resource Center Tucson, AZ | March 5 - April 2, 2022

Watercolor on water color paper, 30 in x 22.5 in. In Aztec religion, the water goddess was the wife of the rain god Tlaloc, an ancient deity that had long been worshipped throughout Mesoamerica. Chalchiuhtlicue symbolized the purity and preciousness of spring, river, and lake water that was used to irrigate the fields. This is my 1st water color painting in a decade is always fun to explore new mediums and learn new skills. Prints and stickers are available in the online shop.


Tucson is Hott AF

&gallery Tucson, AZ | March 4 - 16, 2022

The “Golden Hr” . This beauty will be featured with other amazing artist at &gallery for the Tucson is Hott AF, Tucson Erotica Art Show. 

"This particular piece was inspired by pin up art, the beautiful sunsets we have here [in Tucson], and of course I had to use my wildcat character Valentina. I also try to put a funny twist but keep it sexy and provocative, at the same time I want to make viewers wonder what is the moon really thinking?"

Shades of Passion

The Steinfeld Gallery Tucson, AZ | February 12th, 19th & 26th from 12-5 pm

"Friends" pencil on paper, 9" x 12" SOLD

Lore "Magic"

&gallery Tucson, AZ October 16 - 31, 2021

When I think of magic in Mexican culture, the first thing that comes to mind are indigenous shamans and #psilocybin (Psilocybe cayanescens, aka magic mushrooms). I was inspired to paint “Mujer Sabia” in the likeness of Maria Sabina, a shaman who used these mushrooms as medicine and called them “little saints”. Her face is painted with red and white face paint which is commonly used in many indigenous ceremonies. Red represents faith, beauty, and happiness, while white symbolizes mourning and peace. She holds up a pendant of an opossum, a sacred symbol of luck from the tribe she is originally from. All of the elements of this painting came together in a natural flow with bright colors and radiating organic patterns.

monsters menagerie

The Alwun House Phoenix, AZ October 1 - 31, 2021

Three artworks by Pato Aguilar are now showing in a group art show, the Monsters Menagerie at the Alwun House. The exhibit features 20+ local artist's creative works for the entire month of October.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alwun House Foundation is located on the Northeast corner of 12th St. and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix, in the Garfield Historic District.

Following the Stars: A Celebration of Southern Arizona's Dark Sky

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum Tubac, AZ
April 7 - September 30, 2021

In collaboration with the Tubac Heritage Alliance, the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum is hosting a dark sky art exhibition as part of our application for a Dark Sky Park designation from the International Dark Sky Association.

Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. A closing reception for exhibiting artists and the public will be held in the fall. A percentage of artwork sold will benefit the Presidio.

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Ex votos

Tubac Center of the Arts Tubac, AZ 2019

"Salmo 91" appeared in the Ex Voto show at Tubac Center of the Arts. Salmo 91 was part of the We Are Blessed series inspired by a true story about a man who survived an ambush. He miraculously escaped to later revenge against those who tried to kill him. It also won the award for Best of Show.

We are Artists

Hilltop Gallery, Nogales, AZ 2016

Festival Voices and Visions

Cochise College Santa Cruz Center, Nogales, AZ 2016

RAW Natural Born Artist

Hotel Congress, Tucson, AZ 2013

RAW Natural Born Artist

Los Globos, Los Angeles, CA 2014

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Gallery (9), Phoenix, AZ 2013