Born in Puebla, Mexico, in 1982, Betirri is an internationally-recognized artist based in Houston, Texas. His work ranges from figurative to conceptual, always expressing the essence of an idea or subject, and is primarily known for a series of paintings depicting bodiless sports figures in motion.
Some of his clients include Reebok Brazil, Major League Soccer, NFL & Lone Star Sports & Entertainment. His work has been published and featured in magazines and newspapers in Italy, Romania, Brazil, the United States, and Mexico.
His exhibit trajectory includes solo shows in Puebla, Vancouver, Moscow, and Houston and art fairs in Milan, Italy, and Miami. Twelve of Betirri's paintings are currently part of an international tour called 'Ball in Art' that started in Moscow in 2018 and is touring European and Asian countries until 2022. The exhibit is formed of different artists from around the world who paint the subject of football. His pieces will be presented in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup.
Betirri's background is in architecture. He has used his skills to develop Goal Park, a new green space proposed for East Downtown, Houston. The project will enhance the Columbia Tap Trail, creating a platform for the community to practice public health and enjoy public art. He has volunteered his time since 2015 to build this new park.
Betirri has practiced art professionally since 2012. As an independent artist, he is sustained solely by commissions, classes, and the sale of his paintings and drawings.