b. 1984, San Juan

 

EDUCATION

2016     MFA ‘Studio Art,’ Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2008     BA magna cum laude, ‘Fine Arts and Humanities,’ University of Puerto Rico

   (exchange program, Faculty of Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2005)

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2017    LARA - Latin American Roaming Arts - Panama City, PA

2016    Caribbean Linked IV - Ateliers '89, Oranjestad, AW

2014    Taller Vivo - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, San Juan, PR

2012    AIR - The Center for Book Arts of New York, NY, US

2011    La Practica - Beta-Local, San Juan, PR

 

COMMISSIONS         

2019    Line to Line – MTA Arts & Design “Percent for Art” – Mount Vernon, NY

2016    Desbordado II – McConnell Valdes LLC Corporate Collection, 70th Anniversary commemorative sculpture, San Juan, PR

2014    Agave Azul by Irizelma Robles – Illustrations for poetry book, Folium Editores, San Juan, PR

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    ­Landings (lift off) – MFA Thesis, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, NY

2015    Conduit – Experimental Gallery, Department of Art, Cornell University, NY

2014    Meteorology – The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2012    Meteoro – Arsenal de la Marina Espanola, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, San Juan, PR (catalogue)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2018    Group show, Ana Mas Projects, El Bastion, San Juan, PR

2018 Weather, Lines, Video and Tape, Lucy Garcia Arte Contemporaneo, Santo Domingo, DR - Curated by Orlando Isaac

2018    Puerto Rico: Defying Darkness, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM  - Curated by Josie Lopez

2018    Return to Entry, Visiting Artist/Scholar, Flight and Space Exploration Archives, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN  - Curated by Michal Hathaway

2018    Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY & Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, New York, NY - Curated by Tatiana Flores

2018    PM, Embajada, San Juan, PR - Curated by Christopher Rivera

2018    Correspondencia/Correspondence: exposición de arte correo, El Lobi, San Juan, PR - Curated by Vanessa Hernandez Gracia

2017    Getty Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA; Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

  Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA - Curated by Tatiana Flores

2017    En 63M2 – Lucy Garcia Arte Contemporaneo, Santo Domingo, DR

2017    Alternate Locations / Localidades Alternas – MECANISMOS, MECA Art Fair, San Juan, PR - Curated by Sofia Reeser del Rio

2017    GALLERY Chicago – Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL - Curated by Bianca Ortiz-Declet

2017    LARA Residency Exhibition – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Panama City, PA - Curated by Gerardo Mosquera

2017    Landscape / Horizonte –  Fresh Window Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - Curated by Nora Maite Flores

2017    30 x 30 –  Bice Bugatti Club Editorial Project, Instituto Cervantes, Milan, Italy - Curated by Dermis Leon and Alessandro Savelli

2016    1st International Academic Printmaking Alliance Invitational Exhibition – Imperial Ancestral Temple Art Museum, Beijing, CN - Curated by Nayda Collazo-Llorens

2016    In situ: perspectivas del paisaje en las Grandes Antillas (In Situ: Perspectives of Landscape in the Greater Antilles) –

  Museo de Arte Dr. Pio Lopez Martinez, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey, PR - Curated by Mariel Quiñones

2016    Watermark (collaborative project/workshop) – Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2016    The Winds Never Stop: Caribbean Linked IV Artist-in-Residence Exhibition – Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, AW

2016    Something Came Over Me – MFA Group Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, Chelsea, NY

2016    Failure – MFA Group Exhibition, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2016    Caribes: una nueva mirada hacia nuestro Caribe (Caribbean: A New Perspective On Our Caribbean) – Museo de Arte,

  Caribbean University, Bayamón, PR

2015    Displaced Images / Images in Space: IV Poly/Graphic San Juan Triennial: Latin America and the Caribbean

  Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, San Juan, PR - Curated by Alexia Tala, Gerardo Mosquera, Vanessa Hernandez Gracia

2015    Then and now: Ten Years of Residencies at The Center for Book Arts of New York – The Center for Book Arts, NY - Curated by Alexander Campos

2014    Caribbean: Crossroads of the World –  Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL - Curated by Elvis Fuentes

2014    Interconexiones: lecturas curatoriales de la coleccion permanente (Interconnections: Curatorial Readings

  of the Permanent Collection) – Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR - Curated by Juan Carlos Lopez

2014    Prospective – MFA Group Exhibition, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, NY

2014    CCC: Caribes – Casa Cortes, San Juan, PR (catalogue)

2014    ABC III: Artistas Boricuas Contemporaneos – 20/20 Gallery, Santurce, PR

2013    The Supremacy of Chaos – Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR - Curated by Juan Carlos Lopez

2012    The Beehive: III Poly/Graphic San Juan Triennial: Latin America and the Caribbean –  

  Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, San Juan, PR (catalogue) - Curated by Deborah Cullen

2012    Caribe Now: Contemporary Art from the Caribbean Diaspora –  (organized by El Museo del Barrio),

  Nathan Cummings Foundation, NY - Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

2012    Puerto Rico: puerta al paisaje – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, San Juan, PR (catalogue) - Curated by Lilliana Ramos-Collado

2012    Muestra Nacional – Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, PR (catalogue)

2012    Esfoto 12 – La Casa Tomada, San Salvador, El Salvador

2011    Of Dreams and Hurricanes – Two-Person Exhibition, Praxis International Art, Chelsea, NY - Curated by Trinidad Fombella

2011    For Love, Not Money: IV Tallinn Print Triennial – KUMU Museum, Tallinn, EE (catalogue)

2011    Pocket – Cart Watch Gallery, Santurce, PR

2010    Valoarte – Centro Nacional de Cultura, San Jose, CR (catalogue)

2010    National Survey Exhibition – Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, San Juan, PR (catalogue)

2009    Lip/stick – Praxis International Art, New York, NY

2009    II Poly/Graphic San Juan Triennial: Latin America and the Caribbean – Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, San Juan, PR (catalogue)

2008    Giving, an art action (performance) – El Museo del Barrio, PINTA: Latin American Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

2008    On their marks: painting of the 90's and 00's in Puerto Rico – Universidad de Sagrado Corazon,

  Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, San Juan, PR (catalogue)

2008    Valoarte – Centro Nacional de Cultura, San Jose, CR (catalogue)

2008    Catano D.C. – CIRCA Art Fair collateral project, Catano, PR

2008    Angora Collective 2.08  – (site-specific intervention projects), Caguas, PR

2008    Actions and Experimental Music – Galeria 356, San Juan, PR

 

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2018    Recipient – New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA) Artist in Community Grant, Makerspace Artist-in-Residence, TCPL, Ithaca, NY

2018    Nomination: Cisneros Fontanals Foundation for Emerging Artist Grant, Miami, FL

2017    Nomination – Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, New York, NY

2016    Recipient – Charles Baskerville Award for Graduate Studies in Fine Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2016    Nomination: Cisneros Fontanals Foundation for Emerging Artist Grant, Miami, FL

2013    Nomination: AICA- Puerto Rico Chapter: Best Curatorial Project, Elvis Fuentes, Meteoro, Frances Gallardo,

  Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, San Juan, PR

2012    Recipient – Emerging Artist Award, Lexus with the Arts, San Juan, PR

2008    Recipient – Excellence Award in Drawing, Department of Art, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

             

COLLECTIONS

El Museo del Barrio, New York, US

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, US

The Center for Book Arts, New York, US

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

Private Collections: Puerto Rico, BVI, US

Asiaciti Trust, Australia

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES / CRITIQUES / PRESENTATIONS / PANELS

Round table panelist, Puerto Rico: Defying Darkness, moderated by curator Josie Lopez along participants Patrick McGrath Muniz, Ramon Bonilla and Nathan Budoff, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM, August 11, 2018

Round table panelist, Crisis Identity: A conversation about Puerto Rico, SOHO 20, 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY - Panel Discussion hosted and organized by Monica Felix, May 2, 2018

Visiting artist & artist talk, seminar led by Prof. Bill Gaskins, Department of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2017

Artist talk, Black Box, Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba, August 11, 2016

Artist talk, Lucky Sevens Art Salon, El Museo del Barrio, NY, May 25, 2016

Round table panelist, Taller Vivo: 100 años de Lorenzo Homar, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Juan, PR, March, 2014

Lecture, Museo y Centro de Estudios Humanísticos, Dra. Josefina Camacho de la Nuez, Universidad el Turabo, Caguas, PR, February 5, 2014

Artist talk, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (discussion around the exhibition Puerto Rico: Puerta al paisaje,

a two venue historical show curated by Lilliana Ramos Collado around the theme of landscape in the island), San Juan, PR

Dialogue, Caribe Now, Nathan Cummings Foundation, NY, December 8, 2013

Lecture, Department of Art, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, 2013

 

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS / WORKSHOPS

2018     Workshop I & II, Ex Libris design, Makerspace, Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY

2016     Workshop, Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, Department of Print Media, Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, MI

   Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Introduction to Drawing fron non-majors [Leslie Brack], Spring)

2015     Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Introduction to Drawing, [David Snyder], Fall)

   Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Introduction to Sculpture [Chris Oliver], Summer) 

   Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Introduction to Printmaking [Gregory Page], Spring)

2014     Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Introduction to Printmaking [Elisabeth Haley Meyer], Fall)