(b. 1967 Albuquerque, New Mexico) Villareal attended Yale University where he studied installation sculpture and went on to receive his Master’s Degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. His light sculpture and installations have been presented at museums and institutions in the United States and abroad. His work was included in Visual Music, an important historical survey exhibition organized by the Hirshorn Museum in Washington DC and LAMOCA, Los Angeles. Villareal’s work is part of the permanent collection of major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. The San Jose Museum is currently organizing a traveling survey exhibition and catalog to be presented in 2010. Villareal has exhibited his work in Europe and Asia, including London, Madrid, Istanbul, Seoul, Kagawa and Taipei.



Buckyball, 2009

Spun aluminum light sphere,  

13.5" x 13.5" x 13.5" 

Edition of 20