Saul Alegria

Saul Alegria makes color do things it doesn’t do for other artists. Or for Mother Nature, for that matter. Saul‘s colors sing. He is quietly prolific and equally at ease with ceramics, acrylics, inks, and watercolors. Saul’s delightfully loose interpretations of members of the animal, plant and robot kingdoms have a calming presence, much like the artist himself. Saul Alegria was born in 1987 and resides in Richmond, California. He started making art at NIAD Art Center soon after graduating from Richmond High School in 2009.

 // Saul Alegria’s available work //

exhibition history

Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD // Oakland Museum of California // May 2023

Golden Hour, organized by Poppy Dodge // NIAD Online Exhibition // April 2023

Animal, Animal, Vegetable, Vegetable, Mineral, Mineral organized by Nick Schutzenhofer // NIAD Online Exhibition // March 2023

Rainbow Cat Picnic organized by Cynthia Ona Innis // NIAD Online Exhibition // March 2023

I Dreamt the Sun Was in My Bed Organized By SF State University’s Fall 2022 Exhibition Design Class // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2022

Holiday Gift Guide // “Between Worlds” organized by Joey Enos // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2022

NIAD Holiday Gift Guide #1: NIAD is for Animal Lovers ,organized by Dorian Reid // Online Exhibition // November 2022

Making in Color organized by Edwige Charlot // NIAD Online Exhibition // November 2022

What’s Cookin’?! ,organized by Terri Moore // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // November 2022

Blow Like Magic In Their Face And Vanish organized by James Sterling Pitt // October 2022

Feeling Language, organized by Kate Laster // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // October 2022

A Not So Common Iguana and Other Tails // NIAD Annex Exhibition // October 2022

Told Through A Line, organized by Risa Lenore // NIAD Online Exhibition // September 2022

Face In the Crowd, organized by René Smith // NIAD Online Exhibition // August 2022

Living forces, organized by Fernanda Martinez // NIAD Online Exhibition // July 2022

Summer Break, organized by Matthew Goldberg // NIAD Online Exhibition // June 2022

And Then Some… // NIAD Annex Exhibition // May 2022

Green Spaghetti, organized by Kayla Risko // NIAD Online Exhibtion // May 2022

Creature Comfort, organized by Sydney Pfaff // NIAD Online Exhibition // April 2022

Many Happy Returns, organized by Liam Golden and Bill Zindel // ODC Theater, SF // April 2022

Dreamforms, curated by Lauren Ari and Julio Del Rio // NIAD Online Exhibition // March 2022

WIN WIN 10 Silent Auction Preview Exhibition // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // February 2022

Murmuration, organized by Alisa Golden // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2022

Animalia // Sage Studio, Austin, TX // January 2022

Innersense, ushered by Germán Herrera // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2022

Guide #6: Win Win 10 Sneak Preview, organized by Isabel Xilonen Ortiz // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2021

Stories, organized by B. Wurtz // NIAD Online Exhibition // November 2021

Necesito Más Flores// curated by Maria Radilla NIAD Windows 2020

Selections Of NIAD Work From The Joan Finton Art Collection // NIAD Windows August 2020Holiday Gift

A Kind of Movement // organized by Jay Wehnert Portland Art And Learning Studios 2019 

Have/Hold // organized by Julia Schwartz NIAD Art Center 2019

Ether Here Nor There: Anthony Grant x NIAD // NIAD Art Center 2019

Turn To Stone // organized by Em Kettner NIAD Art Center 2019

Butterfly, Sugar // organized by Bonanza NIAD Art Center 2019

Hailing From Parts Unknown // organized By Curtis Turner May 2019 

Redefining Contemporary Art // organized by Courtney Eldridge Depot Steamboat Springs 2019

 Microcosmic // organized by Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh NIAD Art Center 2018

All Of The Light // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2017

The Witnesses // organized by Cliff Hengst and Scott Hewicker NIAD Art Center 2017

Lullaby // Andrew Rafacz Gallery Chicago 2017

Long Term Exhibition // organized by Katie Johnson Rep Nancy Skinner’s Office Suite Oakland 2017

21 // organized by Ben Sanders Left Field Gallery San Luis Obispo 2017

Creature Feature // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2017

Souls And Scenarios // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2016

Saul Alegria // NIAD Art Center 2016

The Table Show // NIAD Art Center 2016

Party Animals! // organized by Katie Johnson NIAD Art Center 2016

Adventure! // organized by Scott MacLeod NIAD Art Center 2015

We Can Do It! // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2015

Making Friends // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2015

Avatar // organized by Justine Frischmann NIAD Art Center 2014

Diamond Dogs Pet Supply Pop-Up Shop // NIAD Art Center 2013

Mud, Honey // NIAD Art Center 2013

Undercover Genuises // organized by Jan Moore Petaluma Art Center Petaluma 2013


The Editorial Magazine: Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development (July 27, 2020)