• Untitled (mural)

    “Untitled (mural)”

    Date 2013
    Dimensions Variable
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on conrete
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
    Acknowledgement Created during the Santurce es Ley 4 event
  • For Elise

    “For Elise”

    Date 2010
    Dimensions 12" x 12"
    Category Print
    Medium Digital
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Untitled

    “Untitled”

    Date 2015
    Dimensions 8" x 8"
    Category Drawing
    Medium Pen on paper
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Buen Vecino (mural)

    “Buen Vecino (mural)”

    Date 2015
    Dimensions Variable
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on conrete
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Buen Vecino Café, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Untitled

    “Untitled”

    Date 2016
    Dimensions Variable
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on conrete
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Parallel 18, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Untitled

    “Untitled”

    Date 2017
    Dimensions 9' x 21'
    Category Painting
    Medium Tempera on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Minerva (mural)

    “Minerva (mural)”

    Date 2016
    Dimensions Variable
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic and tint on concrete
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Espacio Minerva
  • Artemis (mural)

    “Artemis (mural)”

    Date 2019
    Dimensions Variable
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on conrete
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Acknowledgement Mural for the event “Guánica Color y Vida”
  • Prudence

    “Prudence”

    Date 2019
    Dimensions 30" x 30"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Portrait
    Period 21st Century
  • Untitled

    “Untitled”

    Date 2013
    Dimensions 18" x 24"
    Category Poster
    Medium Digital
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century

Gerardo Cloquell

Caguas, PR, 1982

Biography Details

Designer, illustrator and muralist. He attended Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Secondary School for Art and Technology and in 2004 obtained a BA in Graphic Design from Atlantic Collage. He has done work as an art director in various advertising agencies, production houses and magazines. As an artist, also known as Esco, he has carried out several muralism projects commissioned by important institutions such as the Municipality of San Juan, the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico and other local brands. Cloquell belongs to the collective of artists known as "El Coro Gráfico", whose work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions inside and outside of Puerto Rico. In the past years, he has exhibited his work in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Japan and the United States (New York, Chicago, Miami), and has collaborated with several independent exhibition spaces, developing collectives with the intention of promoting local talent. His work stands out for the creation of characters created with highly detailed lines, fluidity of organic shapes and vivid colors.

Artist Statement

Design inspires me. I focus mainly on the aesthetic formulation of the work; how to compose the puzzle of images that best project an idea or feeling. I like to let myself be carried away by intuition without setting a fixed goal, experimenting during the process until causing the revelation of unforeseen meanings. In such a way that when the piece is finished, the whole is understood as a path in flux. Using the tools of design I want to express a story that continues in the eye of the beholder.

Gerardo Cloquell, 2020

Formation

Education

2004

  • Bachelor’s in Graphic Design. Atlantic College, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

1997

  • Secondary Studies. Robert F. Wagner Institute of Art and Technology, New York, United States

Professional Experience

2013

  • Artist. Departamento de Arte, Cultura e innovación, Municipality of San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008

  • Art Director. Render Room, Guaynabo Puerto Rico

2007

  • Freelancer. BBDO PR; Comunicadora Nexus; Cinetrix; Mannon Group; Viguie Films; Cáscara Lab; Render Room, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006

  • Web Designer. Sajo Garcia & Partners, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2004

  • Professor. Atlantic College, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
  • Art Director. Revista Noctambulo, Mannon Group, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Art Director. Creative Power House, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2003

  • Art Director. Revista Noctambulo, Mannon Group, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2015

  • Morir Soñando, Art Lab 753, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group Shows

2020

  • Monument art in house public art project, Group exhibition featured on social media

2019

  • Meca illustration art show, Pública espacio, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2017

  • Cena por el MAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Flor de Café, Buen Vecino Café, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Juego de Letras, Espacio Minerva, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • El Cartel de Santurce 2, Espacio Minerva, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Arte Jangueo, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2016

  • Edición Limitada, C787 Studios, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Blanco / Negro, Art Lab 753, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Transiciones, Espacio de Artistas Emergentes Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Secret Walls Puerto Rico, Paseo de Diego, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Colectiva Monopatín, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Aliens LV_426, Espacio Minerva, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Subasta MAPR, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Arte Jangueo Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2015

  • Agua, Espacio de Artistas Emergentes Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Frescos, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Subasta de Arte del 15to Aniversario del MAPR, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 8 BIT Warrior, Mondo Bizarro, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Feria de arte sobre papel, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Festival Urbenbe, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2014

  • Denim, Art Lab 753, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Para – Sol, La Respuesta, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Navidad con el Corográfico, Galería Petrus Plaza las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Shadows of the Knight, Art Lab 753, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • La Cartelera, Galería 20/20, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Siempre y Cuando 2, C787 Studios, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Deconstruyendo las pelotas, Área Gallery, Caguas, Puerto Rico

2013

  • Walking the Line, Art Lab 753, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Neo Divedco, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Ya era Hora, Museo de Arte e Historia de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Feria de Arte y Diseño Trailer Park Proyects, Galería Nacional, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Arte Jangueo, Galería Art Lab 753, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Dando Cara, La Respuesta, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Colectivo Marvelous, Galería Carlos Irizarry, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • ABC Art Show, Galería 20/20, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Siempre y Cuando, C787 Studios, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2012

  • Wanted, Galería Obra Alegría, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Colectiva Los Santos C787 Studios, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2011

  • Feria ArteBA, Espacio La ENE, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, New York; The Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • La Campechada, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • New Nations Collective, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Wynwood Miami, Miami, Florida, United States
  • Macenas, Colegio de Arquitectos, Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • Culto a la línea, C787 Studios, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Art #1 Fundraiser, Saint Regis Beach Resort, Río Grande, Puerto Rico
  • Monopatin, C787 Studios, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010

  • Santurce es Ley 2, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 12x12, Galería Yemayá, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2009

  • Autor y Artista, Galería Carlos Irizarry, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Día de los Muertos, BLK BOX Space, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008

  • Sueños y Pesadillas, Colectiva UNDO, Galería Prinardi, Hotel Normandie, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007

  • Espacios Disponibles, Caribbean University, Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • The Lab, BLK BOX Space, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Feria de Cultura Urbana, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • El Colectivo Angora, Angora Park, Caguas, Puerto Rico

2006

  • Return Mail, Galería Carlos Irizarry, Cuartel de Ballajá, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Feria de Cultura Urbana, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Circa Art Fair, Galería Prinardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • De Acuerdo a Tradición, Galería Prinardi,  San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Undo - creadores ocultos en un mundo digital, Galería Cubo 1504, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2003

  • Visiones, Plaza del Mercado, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico

“El Coro Gráfico” Collective

2019

  • Transcend, Artefix Gallery, Woodside Queens, New York, United States

2014

  • Corografía, Exit Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Corografía, Viota Gallery, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
  • Feria de Cultura Urbana, El Corográfico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2013

  • Santurce es Ley 4, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2012

  • Los Muros Hablan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Encoronau, El Corográfico, Galería Petrus San Juan, Puerto Rico

2011

  • Santurce es Ley 3, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010

  • Circa 2010 , Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Cosmopolitan Lounge, Hotel La Concha, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Santurce es Ley 1, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2009

  • Normal, Galería Petrus San Juan, Puerto Rico

2005

  • D CORA, El Corográfico, Galería Cubo 1504, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Corollo, Galería Cubo 1504, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 9 sobre blanco, Galería Carlos Irizarry, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Tokyo Lights, Galería Lapnet Ship, Tokyo, Japan

Murals

2019

  • Muraleo San Patricio Plaza, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
  • Guánica Color y Vida, Guánica, Puerto Rico

2016

  • Santurce es ley 6, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Activarte Gallery, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2014

  • Santurce es Ley 5, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2013

  • Santurce es Ley 4, Sculptural Botanical Garden, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bibliography

Books

Colorear Por Puerto Rico, Libro de colorear ilustrado por 40 artistas puertorriqueños

Nogueras, Celina. Frescos: 50 artistas puertorriqueños menores de 35. San Juan, PR: Muuaaa, 2010.

Newspapers

EFE. “Tryp abre en Puerto Rico su primer hotel del Caribe”. Metro (San Juan, PR), 11 de noviembre de 2015. https://www.metro.pr/pr/noticias/2015/11/11/tryp-abre-en-puerto-rico-su-primer-hotel-del-caribe.html 

Santiago Túa, Lynet. “Prince Royce utiliza el arte para labor social”. Metro (San Juan, PR), 7 de diciembre de 2018. https://www.metro.pr/pr/entretenimiento/2018/12/07/prince-royce-utiliza-arte-labor-social.html 

“El arte contemporáneo local adquiere protagonismo en Serafina Beach Hotel”. Noticel (San Juan, PR), 10 de mayo de 2018. https://www.noticel.com/suplemento/auspiciado/vida/20180511/el-arte-contemporaneo-local-adquiere-protagonismo-en-serafina-beach-hotel/

Magazines

Bespoke Concierge Magazine. “Santurce Shines Again”. Bespoke Concierge (California, United States), June 20, 2014. http://www.bespokemagazineonline.com/santurce-shines/

Cruz Ríos, Melissa. “Gerardo Cloquell, pura pasión por el muralismo”. Revista Digital Hábitat (San Juan, PR), 16 de enero de 2016. https://issuu.com/vocero.com/docs/habitat_enero_16_2016/8

Cruz Fidalgo, Desireé. “Exhibición 'Aliens LV_426' Conmemora 30 Años De La Película Aliens - Curado por Gerardo Cloquell”. AL- Armario Local Magazine (San Juan, PR), 25 de julio de 2016. https://armariolocal.wixsite.com/armariolocal/single-post/2016/07/25/Aliens-LV426 

Redflag.org. “Questions: Day 47: Gerardo Cloquell”. Redflag.org Inspiring Activism, Issue 7, Fall 2012. http://redflag.org/magazine/issue-7/day-47-gerardo-cloquell/

Web

Galería Petrus. “La Ruta del Arte”. http://petrusgallery.com/larutadelarte/