CARLOS VILLA is a professor in the Painting Department and has taught at the San Francisco Art Art Institute since 1969. He received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA in Painting from Mills College. Villa has exhibited his work internationally, including exhibitions at the Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto; the INTAR Gallery, New York; and the American Academy at Rome, Italy. His work is featured in the permanent collections of many institutions, including those of the Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba; Columbia University, New York; the Oakland Museum; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and the Whitney Museum, New York.

He has won several awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the San Francisco Art Institute, the Rockefeller Travel Grant, and the Adaline Kent Award. Villa has organized, produced and lectured at many symposia, often concerning diversity in the arts. These events have included Towards a Culturally Inclusive Art Education; Sources of a Distinct Majority, which was also the subject of 15 one-hour programs he produced for KPFA-FM in Berkeley, CA; and Rethinking U.S. Art History at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is co-producer of San Francisco Art Institute's Sanchez School program and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the College Art Association. Villa was project director of Worlds in Collision, New Dialogues in American Art History, co-edited with Reagan Louie and published in 1995 by the San Francisco Art Institute and International Scholars Publications.

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