Cande Aguilar



Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Cande Aguilar is a self-taught artist who reflects on border culture through his BarrioPOP distinctive style. 
At the young age of 10, Aguilar embarked on a music career as a musician and at the age of 13 recorded his first album. As a musician, he toured the United States and received numerous awards. Life on the road allowed Aguilar to mature and gain inspiration from diverse cultures. In 1999 he produced his first oil painting and has since accumulated an impressive body of work. In this short period, he has shown his passion and dedication to the arts. 


Aguilar defines his BarrioPOP distinctive style as an amalgamation sprung by characters, colors and street phenomena. Aguilar’s work has been featured in solo shows at: The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, International Museum of Arts & Science (McAllen) and group exhibits at MACLA Museum in California, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Craighead Green Gallery, Cohn Drennan Contemporary Dallas, Kirk Hopper Fine Art Dallas, K Space Contemporary, CorpusChristi , 500X Gallery Dallas, Alexandria Museum of Art, LA, The Painting Center in New York,New York, Studio Apothiki, Paphos Cyprus, and a touring project curated by Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg Germany; Spain (Tenerife) Belgium (Tamines) Forthcoming exhibitions Antwerp, The Netherlands and Germany, Perwez in Belgium...and recently Aguilar was selected as one of the featured artist in the group exhibition “Texas Biennial 2017” held in Austin Texas. 


Multimedia painting with collage on multiple

96"x204" inches

Recent Shows


McNay Museum, San Antonio, Tx
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
International Museum of Arts & Science, McAllen, TX
Brownsville Museum of Art, Brownsville, TX
San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum, San Benitio, TX.
Gertrude Herbert Institute for Art, Augusta, GA
The Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX
University of Texas, Rusteberg Gallery, Brownsville, TX
The Office of Useless Art, Tamines, Belgium
Mexic Arte Museum, Austin, TX
Studio Apothiki, Paphos, Cyprus
Progresso Art Gallery, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Funky Town, Berkeley, CA
The Painting Center, NYC
Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinatti, OH
Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
Texas Biennial, Austin, TX
Young Space, Kaukauna, WI
Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany



Cheech Marin Center of Chicano Art, Riverside CA
International Museum of Arts & Science, McAllen TX
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX
Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX
UTSA Art Collection,  San Antonio, TX
First National Bank,, Edinburg, TX
Mountain View College, Dallas TX
Harper College, Palatine, IL

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