About the Artist:
Hector Curriel is a Sioux Falls-based visual artist and originally from Lima, Peru. He studied architecture in Lima Peru. He moved to US in 2001, and he studied art in Minneapolis.. In 2005 he started to work as an editorial cartoonist for newspapers. At the same time, he became a book illustrator and fine artist. In 2009 he won a second place Award in the Charles Schulz Cartoon Art Competition, in 2011, a first place Professional Award at Art Instruction Schools, and the Midwest Book Award Winner as a book illustrator. His most recent book is a graphic novel about an American Hero, Joe Foss published in 2022 by the South Dakota Historical Press. This book actually has won a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. As a fine artist many of his paintings are located in private and public collections in the States, and he has been featured in various exhibits. Additionally, he has been working for many years as an accomplished artist presenter and holds frequent art workshops.
Hector Curriel - Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2023