Calixto Robles

Calixto Robles (b. 1957, Oaxaca, Mexico) is a painter, printmaker, and teacher. His work is inspired by the ancestral myths and symbols of the indigenous traditions of Mesoamerica. His most recent work changed from jaguars and warriors to angels, lotus flowers and images of peace - relying on spiritual iconography. He works without sketches, preferring to seize the moment and release thoughts of love, peace and compassion.


Robles' work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Museo Nacional de la Estampa in Mexico City; the Centro Cultural de México in Paris, France; Biblioteca Nacional de la Habana in Havana, Cuba; and the Legion of Honor and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. He has been a member of the California Society of Printmakers since 1993, and has taught silkscreen printmaking at the Mission Cultural Center.

Robles’ work is part of important collections including: The Oakland Museum of California,  the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C., University of Notre Dame, Millersville University, and Carlos Santana’s art collection. He lives and works in the Mission District in San Francisco.