El Franco Lee II is an artist who paints with acrylics and draws using pencil and ink in the art style of Mannerism interlacing his own unique style of intricate and exaggerated human form to depict urban situations seldom communicated on canvas.
El Franco is a current resident of Houston, Texas as well as a native son. During his formative years in the public and parochial schools of Houston, his artistic abilities were duly acknowledged by Houston Independent School District, the Archdiocese of Galveston Houston, Houston Livestock and Rodeo, and Glassell School of Art.
El Franco received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Houston in 2007. He has been employed with ESPA Corp Architecture for 13 years in Auto Cad and Design.
In recent times, El Franco’s solo and juried exhibitions have included, Gift of the Spirit (A partnership of JPMorgan Chase and Art League Houston); Project Row Houses - Houston, Texas; Angstrom Gallery - Dallas, Texas; Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC Public Finance Summit – Napa Valley, California;
Contemporary Arts Museum – Houston, Texas; Romo Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; G Gallery – Houston, Texas; University of Houston Project Gallery; Blaffer Gallery – Houston, Texas; Yale University - Annual Art Barn Exhibit – Norfolk, Connecticut; Diverse Works Gallery Art Space – Houston, Texas.
The future for El Franco will certainly encompass more of his “Urban Mannerist Pop Art” on a larger scale. You can also expect a recommence for his love of sculpting and comic book characters.