Henry Membreño’s works are emotive abstractions fusing various media on panel. Through his exploration of paint and gesture, he investigates recurring motions and symbols that seek to illustrate the development and degeneration of memory.
Membreño’s family fled to Mexico from El Salvador in 1973. Because of his father's political affiliation with Jose Napoleon Duarte’s Christian Democratic party, he and his family were scheduled for assassination. After seeking temporary asylum in Mexico, they continued to the U.S. where artist Henry Membreño was born in Weslaco, Texas in 1975 as the family’s first American child.
After graduating from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City he went on to teaching life drawing in NYC, then relocated to Los Angeles, to work in television production as well as fashion and wardrobe design for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Henry Membreño is now owner and principal artist at Henry Membreño Art specializing in Painting and Drawing Since 2006 producing Fine Art with various Art Consulting firms, with pieces shown residentially and commercially throughout the United States.
He has volunteered time as an instructor, and has donated artwork to various organizations including Cornerstone Recovery Inc., Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Human Rights Campaign, and the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston.