Born in Tijuana, Mexico, in 1971, Hugo Crosthwaite spent his formative years in Rosarito, Mexico, and earned a degree from San Diego State University. Now based in New York City, Crosthwaite creates large-scale graphite and charcoal drawings that are quickly gaining international attention.

The San Diego Museum of Art presents a solo exhibition of Crosthwaite’s works with an emphasis on his figure drawings, which reveal the brutal beauty of humanity and demonstrate a keen understanding of the art-historical tradition of figure drawing. This exhibition will feature the two Crosthwaite works in the permanent collection of the Museum and several loans from local private collections.

View the video of Crosthwaite creating his work, A Tail for Two Cities, in the gallery at the Museum.

Hugo Crosthwaite, Covered Woman, 2001, graphite and charcoal on panel. Gift of Norm Applebaum, 2006:231.a-b.