"I’m a painter, I am still searching for words to describe my ideas. Till then I will continue creating.” — Emilio Lobato 




Emilio Lobato is a Colorado artist. Born and raised in San Pablo, a village 7 miles from San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado. Of Spanish Colonial ancestry, Lobato is the 16th generation of his fathers family in the U.S. In 1982 he earned. B.A. degree in Art from Colorado College, where he studied with printmaker and painter, Mary Chenoweth and sculptor, Carl Reed. In 1986 Lobato guest curated a Day of the Dead Mexican folk art exhibit for the Denver Art Museum as part of a NEH internship completed there. From 1989 to 1992 Lobato worked as Education Administrator in the Education Department at the Denver Art Museum.  Since 1992 Lobato has been pursuing his studio practice full time. Additionally he has guest curated exhibitions for the Mizel Museum of Judaica, the Denver Arts Students League, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2011 Lobato was the subject of a mid-career retrospective at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, titled “Mi Linda Soledad” (My Beautiful Solitude”.  Lobato work has been represented in galleries nationally, and is included in countless private and public collections nationally and internationally.  Lobato has lived and worked in Denver since 1985.