San Juan, PR, 1973
San Juan, PR, 1973
Painter, printmaker and draftsman. In 1997, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts from Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico. Graduated in 2002 with a Master’s Degree of Visual Arts from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City. Has worked as an assistant to several artists in Puerto Rico and Mexico, as an illustrator for Mexican magazines, and as a curator and exhibition designer on the Island. He has been a silkscreen, painting, drawing, engraving, art appreciation and commercial art Professor in several institutions in Puerto Rico. In 1993, he founded Taller La Yuma in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he works as a coordinator. Won an award (1994) and an honorable mention (1995) at the Exhibition for Young Artists at Museo de Arte e Historia de San Juan. Received the Arnaldo Roche-Rabel Scholarship from Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico in 1995 and the Lexus Grant in 2009. He has held several solo exhibitions in Puerto Rico and Mexico; and has participated in group shows in Puerto Rico, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua, France and Cuba. He creates art with whatever he has at hand and believe that anything that involves everyday life has the possibility of transforming into something aesthetic in his hands.
“It has parameters where people can identify things and I think that they could develop or pick up an experience that has nothing to do with me or the project, but with the person who is facing the product. To me that is art. If that happens, I’m getting close to what I want”.
Source: Interview by Aileen BealeTarga for elnuevodía.com (2011)
Exposición de Dibujos: Un poco de lo que hay y un poco de lo que falta, Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores, Fondo Cultural, 2002.
Barreras, Petra. “Zoológico imaginario y poderoso”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 2 de junio de 2007, pp. 85.
González Pérez, Leyra. “Trío de Miradas”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 9 de julio de 2009, pp. 66-67.
Heydrich, Teresita. “Exhibición en la Pared”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 15 de septiembre de 2002, pp. 75.
Vega Calles, María. “Impulso a Tres Artistas”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 22 de mayo de 2008, pp. 65.
Beale Targa, Aileen. “Protagonistas Vieques y Santa Cruz”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 13 de julio de 2011. http://www.elnuevodia.com/protagonistasviequesysantacruz-1014353.html
“Resistencia puerto-cruceña en Vieques”. Diálogo Digital (San Juan, PR), 28 de junio de 2011. http://dialogodigital.com/index.php/Resistencia-puerto-crucena-en-Vieques.html.UycbG7PD8m9