Santiago Ríos Aragüés was born in Saragossa (Spain) in 1943. He is married and has four daughters and eleven grandchildren. He is a mining engineer with a PhD in geology.
As a painter, he is self-taught. Since October 1995, when he entered the “Estudio Goya”, he practices painting and drawing regularly.
In December 2004, he left his job as an engineer in order to undertake a full-time painting profession.
He has participated in sixteen individual exhibitions and more than fourty collectives.
His blog on music themes: Chordón
LIST OF INDIVIDUALS EXHIBITIONS:
Since april 2005, he collaborates with Heraldo de Aragón, the leading regional journal, by supplying his drawings to illustrate their musical reviews . The drawings are made while attending the concerts held at the Auditorium of Zaragoza (see published).
1999, Les Pyrénées de Santiago, Exposition Municipalité, La Republique (4 de agosto), Pau (Francia).
2001, Santiago Ríos, Heraldo de Aragón (15 de marzo), review on the exhibition held at Decor- Art, written by Hector López.
2001, Mining Engineers can also paint, Heraldo de Aragón (16 de marzo), J. Dominguez Lasierra
2002, Watercolours in Aragón, Jaime Esaín, Caja Rural de Aragón, Zaragoza
2002, The Pyrenees by Santiago Ríos, Heraldo de Aragón (11 de octubre), José Luis Solanilla, Zaragoza.
2003, Musical moments, Santiago Ríos Aragüés, Catálogo de la Exposición de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Zaragoza, con texto de Joaquín Aranda.
2005, Santiago Ríos, Landscapes of the Soul, from the catalogue of the exhibition held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Zaragoza, text written by Rafael Ordoñez.
2005, Santiago Ríos, in “En la última”, back page of Heraldo de Aragón (1 February). Interview by Luis García Bandrés.
2006, Participation and Sinaesthetics, painting and drawing on classical music, review by Angel Azpeitia in Heraldo de Aragón, 23 November.
2007, Catalogue from the VI National Painting Contest for Mining Engineers and students of Mining Engineering, text by Rubén Suarez.
2008, Catalogue from the exhibition at the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Insights from a travelling geologist and painting apprentice, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Madrid (Spain).
2008, Santiago Ríos, in “En la última”, back page of Heraldo de Aragón (30 de enero). Interview by Juan Dominguez Lasierra.
2008, Review on exhibition: Insights from a travelling geologist and painting apprentice, Man, nature and art. Published online in “madrid+d”, text by Gara Mora Carrillo.
2008, Santiago Ríos, the Mining Engineer Painter, page 14 of the “EuroEquipos & Obras” of July, with eight reproductions of watercolors and text .
2008, Frontispiece of “Artes y Letras” in the december 18th of the Heraldo de Aragón with the reproduction of a watercolor inspired in a travel to Mali. Santiago Ríos, ten questions, in the third page of the same “Artes y Letras”.
2009, Heraldo de Aragón (17 of november), Ink drawing of the Amsterdam Baroque Ensemble in "Crítica de música" de Francisco Javier Aguirre.
2011, Catalogue of the "VII Certamen Nacional de Pintores Ingenierros de Minas", Colegio de Ingenieros de Minas del Noroeste de España. Oviedo.
2013, In the Web of the "Hillyer Art Space"
2014, "The Painter of Concerts" by Antón Castro. (Catalog of the Exhibition "Viviendo la Música". Agrupación Artística Aragonesa. Zaragoza. España)
2016, "Un Pintor sin Miedo al Abismo" by Anton Castro. (Catalogue of the Exhibition "Montañas Vividas" Agrupación Artística Aragonesa. Saragossa, Spain)
2016, "Paisajes Geológicos de Santiago Ríos"" "by Primitivo Fajardo. (OPMachinery, No. 35, April, p 14 to 17)
2016, Watercolors landscape of snow as a cover in the Supplement of Arts and Letters. Heraldo de Aragon March 3
2016, "Las montañas pirenaicas, modelos vivos y vividos de la pintura de Santiago Ríos" by Eva Gracia, page 56 of the Heraldo de Aragon March 3
2016, "Caminando entre paisajes de montaña" review on the exhibition "Montañas Vividas" by Desirée Orús, Heraldo de Aragon, March 3th
2017, "Mis diubjos en conciertos/Drawing live music", book edited by Santiago Ríos for crowdfunding, 177 pages: see or get your pdf
2017, La voz de Galicia, 17 de noviembre, “Santiago Ríos dibuja la Filharmonía” (Compostela Ilustrada).