Sculptures in Stone and Metal


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About Eliseo

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I’ve always possessed an innate passion for art. As a child, I constantly traced cartoons and illustrations from the newspaper and would make daily trips to the local woodshop to pick up scraps from which I made army tanks, cars, and abstract creations. I never thought of what I was doing as “art:” creating things was simply a part of my nature. It remains so today.

As a professional sculptor, I rely on the simple joy the act of creation has elicited since childhood to design and produce my work. “Create to create” is my philosophy. I make art because I love to make art. This love is what feeds my creative muse and keeps my motivation and energy level high. While my adult works are vastly more complex than my childhood endeavors, I continue to create original works with passion and inspiration. 

For me, the creative process is an adventure in inspiration and imagination. I work in a variety of mediums, including stone, cast bronze, painted steel, and copper. My specialty lies at the juncture of these forms and styles: stand-alone three-dimensional forms accented with a variety of bas-relief applications that I create using techniques that vary from representational to contemporary.   

I combine these styles and forms in order to create works that are unique in both style and substance, and that speak to the importance of the location, events, and people to that they celebrate. When I accent organic and geometrical basic forms with multiple layers of textures, lines, and shapes, I create a play of light and shadow that makes each sculpture a tactile and visual artwork to enjoy, touch, and explore. My works vary in size from tabletop to monumental, and my designs can be reduced or enlarged to fit the scale of their intended location.




2009 Texas State Visual Artist 3-D


  • AA, El Centro College, 1971

  • BFA, North Texas State University, 1973


      Military Service 

  • U.S. Army - Vietnam Veteran

       Minority Business

  • D/M/WBE Certification Affidavit No. 7083



  • 2007  KERA Arts Advisory Group Art & Seek Initiative

  • 2005 Lebow Channel Watershed Project Fort Worth Artist Selection Panel

  • 2004 Thurgood Marshall Aquatic Center Public Art Project Panelist

  • 2003 West Love Field Library Artist Selection Panel

  • 2003 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center Artist Selection Panel

  • 2001 Julius Schepps Artist Selection Panel

  • 2000 The Latin Arts Association of Ft. Worth "Artistas de las America" Committee Member

  • 1997-1999 Southern Methodist University Meadows Museum Advisory Council

  • 1997-1998 Review Panelist for the Latino Arts Initiatives Program

  • 1997 Juror Panel for the DCCCD Foundation Art Competition

  • 1998 Martin Weiss Park and Recreation Center Public Art Project Artist Selection Panel



  • LA Thompson Gallery, Clifton, Texas  254-675-2787
  • The Downey Gallery, 225 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501


      Public Commissions

  • 2013 Newman Village, Frisco TX

  • 2013 AVANT Lofts, Dallas, TX. Contemporary Steel Abstract

  • 2012 Hopkins County Veteran's Memorial, Sulphur Springs, TX. Bas Relief Mural

  • 2012 Dallas Texas Public Art Commission Sammons Center for the Arts. 3 Life-Size Bronze Dancing Figures

  • 2011 St. Philip's Episcopal Church High Cross, Frisco, TX

  • 2011 Ben Hogan Learning Center for The First Tee of Fort Worth. Fort Worth, TX

  • 2011 Tei Tei Sushi on Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX

  • 2009 CLB Partners, Dallas, TX. 2 Metal Sculptures and 1 Stone Sculpture

  • 2009 Children's Hospital Dallas. Bas-Relief Outdoor Sculpture Wall

  • 2008 Fort Worth Texas Tanglewood Neighborhood ID Public Art Commission

  • 2007 Japan-America Society of Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas Stone Sculpture in Sendai, Japan

  • 2006 Public Art Commission for the City of Dallas Fire Station # 35

  • 2005 Public Art Commission for the City of Frisco Recreation /Athletic Center

  • 2005 Dallas Texas Public Art Commission Arcadia Park Library Architectural Frieze (Bas-Relief Panels)           

  • 2005 North Richland Hills Public Art Commission for Tommy and Sue Brown City Park

  • 2005 North Richland Hills Public Art Commission for Fire Station #1

  • 2001 City of Irving 2nd Public Art Commission for Storey Road project

  • 2001 City of Irving Public Art purchase of "The Joyful Graces"

  • 2001 Installation of "Maternal Caress" Sculpture at Hall Financial Group Sculpture Garden

  • 2001 Irving Arts Center Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Honorarium: "The Joyful Graces"

  • 2000 Three Bas-Relief Family Series Panels for Parkland Hospital

  • 1999 Outdoor Granite Sculpture Commission for One Telecon Office Building

  • 1998 Indoor Sculpture for Post Properties Uptown Leasing Center Heights of State Thomas     

  • 1998 Outdoor Terrace Angel Commission for Post Properties Block 580

  • 1998 Two Metal Garden Metal Sculptures and Two Lobby Relief Metal Sculptures Commission for Live Oaks Lofts, LTD       

  • 1996 Garden Sculpture Commission by Porto Bello by the Creek Condominium Complex

  • 1994 Dallas Area Rapid Transit Public Art Award –Westmoreland Station



  • 2010 Abbot Gardens Open House, Dallas, TX

  • 2010 Eliseo Studio Gallery "New Works" Dallas, TX

  • 2010 Park Cities Presbyterian Church Juried Arts Festival

  • 2008  Haley Henman Gallery  Dallas Texas  “Beginnings”  Abstract Sculpture

  • 2008  Parks Cities Presbyterian Church Juried Arts Festival “Genesis”

  • 2007 Parks Cities Presbyterian Church Juried Arts Festival Psalm 23
  • 2006 Wichita Falls Kemp Center for the Arts Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
  • 2006 DECORAZON Gallery "Sculpture with a View" outdoor exhibition Belmont Hotel Dallas, Texas
  • 2006 Spring Gallery Show  LA Thompson Gallery  Clifton, Texas
  • 2005 Waco Texas Juried Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition (Sculpture Purchased)
  • 2004 Artes Las Americas Gallery, Houston Texas
  • 2003 East Side Village Gallery Solo Exhibition Plano, Texas
  • 2003 Juried Latino Cultural Center's Inaugural Exhibition Dallas, Texas
  • 2003 Juried Centro Cultural de las Americas Exhibition, New Ft. Worth Community Art Center
  • 2003 Art in the Courtyard, Solo Sculpture Exhibition Plano, Texas
  • 2002 Oranmore House, Solo Sculpture Exhibition, Limestone "New Explorations"
  • 2002 Bath House Cultural Center "El Corazon" Group Exhibition
  • 2001 Change Chamber Studio Group Exhibition
  • 2001 Bath House Cultural Center  Group Exhibition
  • 2001-2002 Irving Art Center, Garden Sculpture Exhibition
  • 2000 Artistas de las Americas Exhibit. Central Library Arts Gallery
  • 1999 Collin County Community College Juried "Outdoor Art Exhibit"
  • 1999 Gallery Sculptura, Group Exhibition Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1998 Gallery 209 Group Exhibition "FIGURE WORKS"
  • 1997 Gallery 209 One Man Exhibition "Limestone" A study of textural contrast
  • 1996 Dallas Visual Art Center presents Mosaics: ELISEO Sponsored by Exxon Corporation and The Dallas Morning News
  • 1995 LA Thompson Gallery "Romance in Stone" Exhibition
  • 1994 Dallas Visual Art Center Membership Show
  • 1994 LA Thompson Gallery One Person Exhibition


      Selected Commissions

  • 2013 Newman Village, Frisco, TX

  • 2007  Japan-America Society of Dallas /Ft. Worth Texas Sculpture for Sister City SENDAI

  • 2001 Designer and Sculptor for VHA (Volunteer Hospitals of America) Awards

  • 1997 Designer/Sculptor for Community Council of Greater Dallas “Community Champions” Bronze Sculpture Award

  • 1996-2003 Designer/Sculptor for the Bill and Angela Barrett Award for Loving Kids.

  • Presented by Meeting Professionals International D/FW Chapter at the MPI Kids Charity Ball


      Selected Collectors

  • Marty Brimmage
    Dallas, TX

  • Mesquite Art Council
    Mesquite, TX 

  • Joan Bareis
    Farmers Branch, TX

  • Curtis and Patricia Meadows
    Dallas, TX

  • Tim and Nancy Hanley
    Dallas, TX

  • Craig Hall
    Dallas, TX

  • Chris and Kim Thomas
    Ooltewah, TN

  • Bala Shagrithaya
    Dallas, TX

  • Cleve and Marian Buchanan
    Dallas, TX

  • Jim and Nell Hawkins
    Waco, TX

  • David and Linda Hickman
    Dallas, TX

  • HALL Financial Group
    Frisco, TX

  • Joanne Walgren
    Carrollton, TX

  • Bobbe Gentry

          Clifton, TX

  • Ron and Gay Morton          

    Dallas, TX