PROFESSIONAL CAREER

He was born in Tàrrega in 1959. He began  painting in as part of a family tradition, and complemented his training with a degree from the Faculty of ”Belles Arts” in the University of Barcelona, where he studied for his doctorate.

In the early eighties he took part in the creation of the “Fira del Teatre al Carrer” in Tàrrega, an important theatre festival,  in the “Fira de l’Escultura”, a Sculpture Fair,  as well as in a series of festivals that have the common aim of reclaiming the streets as living spaces.

Since 1981 he has held numerous individual exhibitions around Catalonia, France, Italy, etc. and he has taken part in collective exhibitions,  fairs and  international events as ARCO or Artexpo.

In recent years Josep Minguell has  specialised in the study and practise of al fresco mural paintings in many different achitectural spaces.

 

2014

-Mural: Tàrrega 1714. Fresco painting located in the lobby of Tàrrega’s Townhall.

-Directs summer course at the University of Lleida: art and territory, held in Agramunt’s Espai Guinovart and Fundació Viladot .

-Conference within the course of Translators and Interpreters

-Introduction to fresco mural painting course, Escola Municipal d' Art in Girona.

-Fresco murals in the apse of Fondarella’s church (Pla d' Urgell), 80 squar meters.

-Fresco mural of Mont -Roig del Camp’s church baptistry (Tarragona).

-Publishing of the book "Fresco mural painting, painters’ strategies," published by the University of Lleida. Presentations in Llibreria Laie CaixaForum , Museu de Lleida, Museu de Tarrega, Espai Guinovart .


 

2013

-Altarpiece of Saint John the Baptist, four tables of 6 / 1.20 mts. Church of Saint John the Baptist in Reus.

-Exhibition: Strappo. Cal Talavero / ART autumn 2013.

-"Tricentenari 1714-2014" Commemorative lithography, edited by Lleida Provincial Council. Art Vision Collection of Cal Talaveró, Art Center.


 

2012

-Fresco mural in Tamariu house. Set of 80 square meters that interpret the natural surroundings and the sky of Costa Brava.

-UNED Conference atLa Seu d'Urgell. Fresco mural painting and heritage.

-Participation in the second course of fresco removal, based on Josep Minguell's frescoes in the Hospital Arnau de Vilanova. Organized by the Museum of Lleida and Restoration Centre of Catalonia.

-Masterclass at the Master course of Restoration and Conservation at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, directed by Dr. Pilar Roig.

-Roman wall painting: cultural heritage and tourism resource. Conference and direction of artistic practices. Summer course of UDL.

-February 17th. The Second Seminar of the Court of the Gentiles with the participation of Bishop Xavier Novell, Mònica Terribas and Lluís Foix. Church Santa Maria de l'Alba in Tàrrega.


 

2011

-Organization of the 1st Symposium of mural Painting. Tàrrega … March.

-Participation in the course of pulling of frescoes based on the old frescoes by Josep Minguell at the Arnau de Vilanova Hospital. Organized by the Museum of Lleida.

-Masterclass at the Restauration and Conservation Master at the Universidad Politécnica of Valencia, supervised by Dr. Pilar Roig.

-Mural painting course at the Interpretation Center of the Romanesque “Erill la Vall”. Summer University of the Universitat of Lleida.

-Exposition of the project of the last phase of the frescoes for the vaults in Santa Maria de l’Alba in Tàrrega. Museum Comarcal of l’Urgell. Tàrrega.

-Participation in the program “l’entrevista” on the 3/24 channel: “walls talk too”. Directed by Laura Solé.

-Execution of the frescoes on vaults 3 and 4 in Santa Maria de l’alba in Tàrrega. Subjects: the patriarchs, the Red Sea Passage and Jesse’s Tree.


 

2010

-If these walls could talk. Participation on the seminar, organized by the University Hawaii-Manoa, directed by Dr. Arantxa Ascunce. On this seminar, he carries out a work visit at the Foundation of the mural painter Jean Charlot, a masterclass at the Hamilton Library, the creation of a mural painting, which is currently in the art fund of the university and a round table with graffiti artist Refa One.

-Masterclass at the Restauration and Conservation Master at the Universidad Politécnica of Valencia, supervised by Dr. Pilar Roig.

-Mural painting course at the Interpretation Center of the Romanesque “Erill la Vall”. Summer University of the Universitat of Lleida.

-Two fresco paintings at the hall in the engineering building in the Canaleta industrial park in Tàrrega. Subject: the elements of earth and water. Total of 54 square meters.

-Reinterpretation of the mural painting in the access hall at the Arnau de Vilanova Hospital in Lleida.

-Foundation of the research group “Applied Mural Painting”, which is attached to the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation of the Universitat de Barcelona. Supervised by Dr. Miquel Quílez. Dr Josep Minguell, subdirector.


 

2008

-Doctorate in Fine Arts(Universitat de Barcelona) with the thesis: “Fresco mural painting: the strategies of the painters”.

-Master class of alfresco mural painting at Accademia di Firenze.

-Master class imparted at Politechnique University of Valencia inside the Oficial Master about Heritage Restoration and Conservation.

-Alfresco mural paintings in ermita de la Bovera, in Guimerà.

-Beginnings of the project about alfresco mural paintings in the central nave at the parish church of Santa Maria del Alba in Tàrrega.

-Collective exhibition “Tirant lo Blanc, inicia la gesta”. Cal Talaveró Gallery.Verdú.


 

2007

-Mural paintings at the façade of the Palace of Diputació de Lleida, as part of the external rehabilitation project.

-Oil paintings over wood for the parish church of Els Omellons (Les Garrigues), with an interpretation of Eve ans The Last Supper.

-Direction of the summer course of the Universitatde Lleida:"Discovering of the Fresco mural painting", realized from july 2 to july 5 in the Center of Interpretation of the Romanesque, in Erill la Vall, Vall de Boí.

-“Nativitas”, second step of the fresco mural paintings project at the parish of Santa María del Alba in Tàrrega.


 

2006

-Creation of a painting for the prize Alfons de Borgia organized by the Association of Ancient Students of Lleida University.

-Conferences cycle: notes for a mural. About the fresco mural paintings around Nativity by Josep Minguell at the parish of Santa María del Alba in Tàrrega. Note nº1: Presentation of the book La Maternitat d'Elna. Bressol dels exiliats,by its writer Assumpta Montellà.

-Decoraction in concrete at the façade of a building in Avenida Agustí Ros, in Agramunt (prov.LLeida).

-Assistance to the 15º Annual Meeting of IFEA (International Festivals and Events Association Europe) in Belfast (Ireland). From 15th. to 19th of march.

-Murals in concrete about Mansuet legend in the façade of a building in Collbató (Barcelona).

-Direction of a especialized course about fresco mural painting in the Accademia di Belle Arti de Carrara (Italia).

-Accomplishment of a fresco mural at the Casa di Riposo di Carrara (Italia) by order of its town council.

-Direction of the summer course of the Universitatde Lleida:"Fresco painting: painted images and visual speech", realized from july 3 to july 6 in the Center of Interpretation of the Romanesque, in Erill la Vall, Vall de Boí.

-Lithogrphy about the city of Mollerussa, inside the collection Art-visió, promoted by Cal Talaveró Galeria d'Art.

-Fresco mural paintings in the paroquial church of l'Espluga Calba, interpreting the topic of Resurrections and the HolY Family.

-Conference cycle: notes for a mural. About the new frescos of Josep Minguell's "Nativitas" in Santa Maria de l'Alba de Tàrrega. Note nº2: Far from house. A round table where 4 immigrant women explained the challenge of beginning a new life far from her home of origin.

-Individual exhibition: Landscapes of every day. Espai Cavallers, Lleida.

-Exhibition Nativitas. Studies for Josep Minguell's new frescos in Santa Maria de l'Alba de Tàrrega.


 

2005

-Exhibition “painting landscapes”, at the gallery Galeria Carme Espinet, in Barcelona.

-“Resurrectio”, first step of the fresco mural paintings project at the parish of Santa María del Alba in Tàrrega.

-Coordination of the Summer course  of the Universitat de Lleida “Mural painting & architecture”, realized from 5th. 8th of july in the Center of Interpretation of the Romanesque in Erill La Vall, Vall de Boí.

-Artistic Direction of the documental film “Tots al carrer. Tàrrega 1981”, about the 25th. aniversary of the Fira de Teatre al Carrer de Tàrrega.

-“Concept & technique on the romanesque mural painting”, conference realized in Vielha as a part of “training jouneys for a cultural guides”, organized by the Conselh Generau de la Val d’Aran.

-Artistic edition of a serial drawings “The roots of Sports” for the annual reception of sportmans in Lleida. Organized by Dirección General del Deporte de la Generalitat de Catalunya.


 

2004

- Limited edition box about “Taules de Lectura”. Based on the Guillem Viladot’s poem: “Suma d’Instants. Segona part.Prestigi. tardor 1984”. With serial drawings of Josep Minguell.

- Presentation of the limited edition box about  “Taules de Lectura”. Based on the Guillem Viladot’s poem: “Suma d’Instants. Segona part.Prestigi. tardor 1984”. With serial drawings of Josep Minguell. Fundació Privada Guillem Viladot”Lo Pardal”. Agramunt.

- Exhibition of the limited edition box about “Taules de Lectura”. Based on the Guillem Viladot’s poem: “Suma d’Instants. Segona part. Prestigi. tardor 1984”. With serial drawings of Josep Minguell. Galeria Periferiart. Lleida

- Coordination of the Summer course  of the Universitat de Lleida " Mural painting: art and function ", realized from July 5 to July 8 in the Center of Interpretation of the Romanesque in Erill La Vall, Vall de Boí.

- Accomplishment of a fresco mural in the front of the Center of Interpretation of the Romanesque in Erill la Vall, inside the Summer course of the Universitat de Lleida "mural painting: art and function ". Mural realized with the sponsorship of Lleida's Col.legi d'Aparelladors.

 - Accomplishment of a fresco mural in particular house in Sant Cerni's locality.

 - Accomplishment of a fresco mural for the Center of Observation of the Universe, Vall d'Àger, la Noguera.

 - Phase of study and the first ideas for the accomplishment of a fresco murals in the Iglésia Parroquial of Holy Maria of Alba, in Tàrrega.

- Coordination of the day of debate " Art and commitment ", in the Fundació Espai Guinovart d'Agramunt. On November 20, 2004.

- Presentation of the limited edition box about “Taules de Lectura”. Based on the Guillem Viladot’s poem: “Suma d’Instants. Segona part. Prestigi. tardor 1984”. With serial drawings of Josep Minguell. Cal Talaveró, Verdú.

- Exhibition on the first ideas for the fresco murals at the parish of Santa Maria de l'Alba, in Tàrrega. L'Urgell's Regional Museum. From December 1 to December 30.

- Estand exhibitor in the Artists'  and Traditional Activities Fair in Tàrrega. On the 4th, 5 i on December 6. Located at Espai la Fassina.


 

2003

- Fresco mural paintings in Església Parroquial de l’Espluga Calba.

- Edition of the publication “Pintura Mural al Fresc: La transformació de l’Espai Arquitectònic”.(Al fresco mural painting: the transformation of the architectural spaces)

- Exhibition “Pintures, Retaules, Planisferis”. Periferiart Gallery, Lleida.

- Selected for the “VIII Premi de Pintura Ricard Camí”, prize of painting by  Fundació Caixa de Terrassa.

- Presentation of the artist’s original spectacle “Estudis per a un autoretrat” (Studies for an autoportrait) in Fundació La Caixa, Lleida; inside the celebration of the XXV Anniversary of the Medecin Faculty of the University of Lleida.

- Direction of the course “La pintura Mural. Més enllà del Quadre”, (Mural painting beyond the picture) in la Seu d’Urgell, inside the summer courses of the University of Lleida.

- Pictorial Intervention in Sansi Pedralbes Hotel, in Barcelona.

- Collective exhibition: “A Guinovart: 10 treballs, una complicitat”, Cal Talaveró Gallery, Verdú.

- Conference “El Pintor i les Catedrals” (The Painter and the Cathedrals) in “Fundació La Caixa”, Lleida.

- Mural-Sculpture, “La Porta de Ventafarines”,(The Door of Ventafarines) in Almacelles, Lleida.

- Exhibition “Pintures”(Pictures), at Representarte Gallery. Centre Comercial “Pedralbes Centre”, Barcelona.


 

2002

- Conference at  Michelangelo Lyceum. Italian Culture Institute of Barcelona.

- Murals at the hall of  “Prefabricats Pujol” enterprise. Mollerussa (Pla d’Urgell).

- Fresco mural paintings at the “Palau de la Diputació de Lleida”. Lleida.

- Exhibition “El Pensament dels Murals. A propòsit dels frescos a l’escala del Palau de la Diputació de Lleida”. Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs. Lleida.

- Collective exhibition about neofigurative painting at Comarcal Museum of l’Urgell in Tàrrega.

- Paintings at the Front of the building Edifici “Vivaldi”, in Tàrrega.

- Fresco mural painting in the hall of  Arnau de Vilanova’s University Hospital of Lleida.

- Set of serial drawings: “Grafisme per a un mural” (Graphic design for a mural ) for the Prefabricats Pujol enterprise, in Mollerussa.

- Direction of the Day of debate “Pintura-Teatre” (the painting in the theatre) in Guinovart Foundation,  in Agramunt.


 

2001

- Book “De Pintura Mural.A propòsit dels frescos de Josep Minguell i Cardenyes al Campus de Ciències de la Salut de la Universitat de Lleida”. Ed. Pagès Editors.

- Fresco mural paintings in the enterprise INTERTRAUBE. Piera, l’Anoia. Set of ten murals on four stations and four elements.

- Exhibition, “Pintures”, Carme Espinet Gallery, Barcelona.

- Fresco mural painting in the presbytery of the church  of the Alamús, Segrià.

- Participation in “ARTEXPO 2001”. Fair of Barcelona.

- Initial project about fresco mural paintings in the “Diputació de Lleida” palace.

- “Pintures”. Exhibition in Cal Talaveró Gallery, in Verdú.

- Paintings in “Centre Mèdic” (Medical Centre), in Mollerussa.

- Direction of the course: “La Pintura Mural: la transformació de l’espai”(Mural painting: the transformation of the space), in la Seu d’Urgell, inside the summer courses of the University of Lleida.


 

2000

- Meeting in the “VIII Jornades de psicoanàlisis” in the University of Lleida.

- Collective exhibition “Paisatges interiors” in the University of Lleida.

- Mural painting in a private house. Gavà. Barcelona.

- Individual exhibition “Pictor Parietarius- Pictor Imaginarius”. Centre of Medical Assistance, Mollerussa. Lleida.

- Mosaic mural in the “Alba Association of disabled”. Tàrrega.

- Direction of the course “El poder de la pintura mural “ in the “Universitat d’Estiu 2000” of the University of Lleida, in la Seu d’ Urgell.

- Fresco mural paintings in the Sant Andreu School. Badalona

- Presentation of the artist’s original spectacle “Estudis per a un autoretrat” (Studies for an autoportrait) at the Visual Theatre International Festival.

-Fresco mural painting for the poster of “20th.Fira de Teatre al Carrer”, Tàrrega.


 

1999

- Urban murals project in Sort.

- Production of the spectacle “Estudis per a un autorretrat” (Studies for an autoportrait) with the Marduix Puppets Company from the adaptation of the illustrated book made by the artist.

- Fresco mural paintings in the hall of the “Ateneu” theatre of Tàrrega.

- Exhibition in Fair ArtExpo. Barcelona.Cal Talaveró Gallery.

- Course.”Pintura mural: visió interdisciplinaria”. University of Lleida.

- Participation in the international Arts Fair of Barcelona “artexpo‘99”. Cal Talaveró Gallery.

- Selected for the “II prize of HONDA painting”. La Garriga.

- Fresco mural painting in the in the library’s vault of a private house, at the Montcada street, in Barcelona.

- Illustrations in the “Biografies de carrers” book by Xavier García.

- Article in the “Intercanvi artístic entre poble i ciutat” book.

- Participation in “ARTISTI CATALANI”: Pictor Parietarius - Pictor imaginarius. Carrara. Italy.

- Presentation of the murals of the Ateneu theatre of Tàrrega “Ritual de les muses i el pintor”, with the actressTxé Arana. Tàrrega.


 

1998

- Realisation of the fresco mural paintings around the “History of the Medecin” in the Medecin Faculty of University of Lleida.

- Direction of the course “Bases per a l’Estudi de la Pintura Mural “ in the “Universitat d’Estiu 1998” of the University of Lleida, in la Seu d’Urgell.

- Murals in “Solidança”. Sant Joan Despí.

- Atelier “Pintura mural. Espai, creació i matèria” in the National Art Museum of Catalonia. Palau Nacional. Barcelona.

- Exhibition “Art i Medicina”. Building of the University of Lleida.

- Exhibition “Papers de Medicina”. Periferiart Gallery. Lleida.

- Exhibition “Llum”. Cal Talaveró Arts Gallery. Verdú.

 

1997

- Fresco mural paintings in the “Capella dels Dolors” in the church of Bellpuig.

- Fresco mural paintings in the Segre’s newspaper offices. Lleida.

- “Pintures/murals”, exhibition in the Cultural Centre of the Foundation  “Caixa de Terrassa”.

- Exhibition of the mural tasks at the newspaper “Segre” in the hall of the newspaper offices.

- Participation in the Fair “Artexpo”. Matisse Gallery. Barcelona.

- Exhibition of paintings in small format in the Periferiart Gallery. Lleida.

- Collective exhibition “Terra i Arbres” in Gavà. Promotion Centre of the Popular and Traditional Culture of the “Generalitat de Catalunya”, Ars Natura et Mundi.

- Atelier “Pintura mural. Espai, creació i matèria” in the National Art Museum of Catalonia. Palau Nacional. Barcelona.

- Lecture “Pintura mural. L´òptica del pintor” in Cultural’97. Municipal School of  “Arts Aplicades” of Terrassa.

- Lecture about fesco mural paintings in the Lleida’s University.

- Publication of the article “Creació i patrimoni en la pràctica de la pintura mural” in URTX. Cultural magazine of Urgell, n.10. Comarcal museum of Urgell, Historical archives of Tàrrega.

- Exhibition in the Matisse Gallery. Barcelona.


 

1996

- Fresco mural paintings at the “Capella del Santíssim” at the church of Espluga Calba, Les Garrigues. Lleida.

- Etching booklet around the theme represented in the frescoes of  Espluga Calba: “Les Benaurances” (the Beatitudes)

- “Pintura/ Arquitectura. La pràctica de la pintura mural”, exhibition and full-day lectures in the “Fundació Espai Guinovart” of Agramunt. With the patronage of “Generalitat de Catalunya”, “Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs”, Agramunt’s council, “Consell Comarcal” of Urgell.

- “Terra i Arbres”, collective exhibition at the exhibition Hall “Santa Madrona”. Centre of promotion of the Traditional Catalan culture of the “Generalitat de Catalunya”, Ars Natura et Mundi Association. Barcelona.

- Lecture about mural painting in the Center of National Studies. Barcelona.

- Participation in “Història i patrimoni de l’Urgell. Jornades d’Estudi”. “Comarcal” museum of Urgell. Historical archives of Tàrrega.

- Participation in the  “2nd Artists reunion in the Pallargues. Artistic Interchange between the countryside and the city”, with the patronage of the Council of Plans de Sió, “Consell Comarcal”of la Segarra, “Consell Comarcal” of Urgell, Diputació de Lleida, Espai Guinovart of Agramunt.


 

1995

- Mural painting in the Hall of Quantity Surveyor School. Lleida.

- Exhibition “Pintures”, Gallery Forcospino. Carrara, Italy.

- Fresco mural paintings at Bellpuig public library. Lleida

- Fresco mural paintings  at the church of Cellers, Pallars Jussà. With the patronage of the city of Castell de Mur council and “Diputació de Lleida”.

- Exhibition of the preparatory projects of the fresco mural paintings in the Cellers church,

- Exhibitions: “La Gestació”, in the “Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs” and “Estudis en petit format” in the “Periferiart” Gallery.Lleida.

- Exhibition of the preparatory projects of the fresco mural paintings in Cellers church,

- Exhibitions: “La Gestació”, in the Comarcal museum of Urgell in Tarrega, and “Estudis en petit format” at the Art Gallery “Cal Talaveró” in Verdú.

- Honour prize at the “Biennal de Pintura” of the Pallars Sobirà.

- Selected for the “Premi Ricard Camí”, prize of painting, by Caixa de Terrassa.


 

1994

- “Les arrels s’enfilen amunt”, exhibition at the Matisse Gallery. Barcelona.

- “Les arrels s’enfilen amunt”, exhibition  at the Hall of Quantity Surveyor School.

- “Les arrels s’enfilen amunt”, exhibition at  I.P.T. Marina di Massa. Italy.

- Fresco mural painting at the Ateneu of Montgai.Lleida.

- Collective file of illustrations LO. Gallery Mabel Vázquez, newspaper “Segre”. Lleida.


 

1993

- Exhibition in Encamp. Andorra.

- Fair Art Frankfurt, Sebastià Petit Gallery. Frankfurt.

- Selected for the “Premi Ricard Camí”,prize of painting, by Caixa de Terrassa.

- “Estudis per a un autoretrat” (Studies for an autoportrait). Illustrated book presented in the Fundació “la Caixa”. Lleida.

- Fresco mural paintings int the Abbey of Espluga Calba. Lleida.

- Exhibition “Xè. Aniversari”, Gallery Sebastià Petit. Lleida.


 

1992

- Fair ARCO, Sebastià Petit Gallery. Madrid.

- “Scéne per Dubitare”, Festival Villafaraldi. Italy.

- “Art i Territori”, Congresses of Colour in La Pobla de Segur, Pallars Jussà.

- Realisation of the  “Fountain of the Catalan Countries”, Sidamon. Lleida.


 

1991

-Exhibition “Pintures”, Galería Matisse. Barcelona.

-“Pintura Ferma”, collective exhibition at “Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundación “la Caixa”. Lleida.

-Exhibition “Recull 89/91”, Museu Comarcal. Tárrega.


 

1990

-Mural painting at “Servei de Vies i Obres. Diputació de Lleida”.

-Collective exhibition in Galeria Sebastià Petit. Lleida.


 

1989

- Exhibition “Pintures”, Galería Sebastià Petit. Lleida.

- Exhibition “Pintors de Ponent”, Galería Matisse. Barcelona.

- Finalist of “Premi Ricard Camí”award, Caixa de Terrassa.

-Collective portfolio of engravings ”Novil·luni”. Diputació de Lleida.


 

1988

-“De cos present”, collective exhibition.Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs. Lleida.

- Exhibition “Mediterranian Iconografies”, drawings of El Cairo. Tarrega.

- Collective exhibition “Gran Format”, Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs. Lleida.

- Collective exhibition in Galería Sebastià Petit. Lleida.


 

1987

-“Obres menors”, Escola Taller d’Art de Reus.

-“Dues propostes de figuració”, col.lective exhibition. CentreCultural de Terrassa.

-Exhibition “Homenatge a Passolini”, Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Lleida.

-Acquisition of paintings for the art gallery of Diputació de Lleida.

-Fair “II Fira d’Art Contemporani”. Sète (Francia).

-“Tòtems per a una ciutat”. Paintings at Hospitalet-Art.

-“20 Artistes”, Ed. Danés Expo-Art. Girona.


 

1986

- Exhibition “Tribu”, Galería Sebastià Petit. Lleida.

- Exhibition “Tribu”, Sala Cristall. Tárrega.

- Selected in Biennal of Barcelona.

-“Out of Barcelona”, collective exhibition. Culture Departament of Generalitat de Catalunya

-Fondo de Arte de la Xarxa Cultural.


 

1985

-“Retrats del segle XX”, collective exhibition. Colegi d’Arquitectes de Lleida.

-“Cent anys de pintura”, collective exhibition. Tárrega.

-“Art Street”, Basilea (Suiza).

- “Dibuixos”, Sala Piscolabis. Barcelona.


 

1984

-“Papers”, collective exhibitions in Galeria Sabastià Petit. Lleida.

-“Pintors de Ponent”, Culture Departament of Generalitat de Catalunya.

-“Tretze artistes”, Sala Piscolabis. Barcelona.

-“Art Shirt Look”, collective exhibition. Barcelona.


 

1983

-“Gravats”, Sala Banca Catalana. Lleida.

-“Pintures”, Galería Sebastià Petit. Lleida.


 

1982

-“Gravats”, Sala Cop d’Ull. Lleida.

-Collective exhibition. Sala Cop d’Ull. Lleida.