Inscapes No. 11
Date 2014
Dimensions 66" x 48"
Category Painting
Medium Oil on canvas
Genre Abstract

Wilfredo Chiesa

"Inscapes No. 11" (2014)

Description

Biography

Painter, graphic artist and professor. Chiesa studied at Escuela de Artes Plásticas of Puerto Rico, where he obtained his BFA with a major in Painting in 1972. At the end of the 1970s he moved to Massachusetts where, in 1977, he excels as Resident Artist at the Boston Center for the Arts. In 1979, he started to work as an Art Professor at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, a position he currently occupies. He has also taught at Wellesley College, as well as at Bennington College, and has been Guest Artist and juror at many other academic institutions. Additionally, he is part of the Commission for the Evaluation of Programs such as the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the Massachusetts College of Art. Chiesa belongs to the group of abstract painters from the 70’s in Puerto Rico. In his work he references music and poetry to develop a plastic vocabulary with abstract forms, full of vitality and energy. The application and treatment of color is a recurrent feature in his work, splitting the pictorial plane in geometric areas of color which are harmoniously integrated.