Hector Silva is an artist based in Los Angeles
who has been producing work for more than twenty years. Born in
Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico, he moved to the US at the age of 17. He
began drawing in his late 20’s when he discovered his own
He created his first portrait in 1982 of Lucille Ball. This drawing
somehow reached her hands and she contacted Hector to acquire the
original in 1984. This marked the beginning of his commercial career.
As the recipient of both San Diego’s prestigious Sandie and
Nicky Awards, Hector’s talent was immediately recognized in
Southern California. His gift was clearly and instantly evident;
especially when one considers the fact he is completely self-taught.
In 1997, Hector received this First Prize in Single Figure form
the Tom of Finland Foundation’s Erotic Art Contest.
Hector has participated in the exhibitions at the Museum of Art
in Balboa Park, the Tom of inland Gallery, and the Advocate Gallery
at the Ed Gould Village. Some publications that have featured his
artwork are the Paper/Golden Hill, The Eagle, and The
Update. He also worked on films including “Back to the
Future II” and “For the Boys.” He has been featured
in several magazines such as Adelante, QV, and Tentaciones.
He was also in the premiere issue of Instigator Magazine.