HILARIO ALONSO was born in Soto y Gama Huaquechula, Puebla, Mexico. For Alonso, painting is a mirror that reflects the happenings of a specific moment, often based on daily experiences. Alonso is inspired by Nature and the cycle of life. Through the process of experimenting with new colors, forms and dimensions in his paintings, Alonso echoes the covering and uncovering processes of the earth. Alonso feels that through painting he is able to transcend the actual experiences that inspire his paintings to rediscover them on a spiritual level.
Alonso has exhibited in the "Art for Change" group show at the Museum of the City of New York (2006), and at the Carlitos Gallery and Cultural Center (2006). He has received a Merit Scholarship from The Arts Students League of New York (2003), and shown at the Cork Gallery at the Lincoln Center (2003) and the Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York (2003). Alonso received formal training at El Barrio del Artista in his native Mexico, and at The Arts Students League of New York, New York, with Peter Homitzky, Anothony Palumbo, Frank L. Porcu, Lawrence Poons, Williams Scharf, Philip Lawerence Sherrod, and others.
Most of Alonso's work is created using a variety of materials, including acrylic, oil, paper, wood and other objects, applied to large canvases.