Brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre were born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Jamex 1960, Einar 1963. Moved to California in 1972. Presently living and working in both Ensenada, Mexico and San Diego, California. Jamex started lamp-working glass in 1977, attended California State University at Long Beach under scholarship and received a BFA in sculpture in 1983. Einar started work with glass in 1980 and also attended California State University at Long Beach. They ran a flame-worked glass figure business in the 80’s. In the 90’s they began working exclusively as studio artists. They have exhibited their work internationally. They have work in the collection of the Arizona State University Museum; the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; The Kanazu Museum in Kanazu, Japan; The Fisher Gallery Museum at USC; Tucson Museum of Art; and the Mexican Fine Art Center Museum in Chicago. They also have work in the private collections of Cheech Marin, Elton John, Terry McMilan, Sandra Cisneros and Quincy Troupe.
Critic Residency Essay by Robin Rice