• Sus ojos azul cielo

    “Sus ojos azul cielo”

    Date 2019
    Dimensions 62" x 60"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Todo se quema (Visiones del Cerro)

    “Todo se quema (Visiones del Cerro)”

    Date 2019
    Dimensions 96" x 72"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Y gritaron a oídos sordos

    “Y gritaron a oídos sordos”

    Date 2019
    Dimensions 62" x 60"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • El loco

    “El loco”

    Date 2019
    Dimensions 36" x 30"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Portrait
    Period 21st Century
  • Viento Segador

    “Viento Segador”

    Date 2019
    Dimensions 60" x 56"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Rural landscape
    Period 21st Century
  • Et Coagula

    “Et Coagula”

    Date 2019
    Dimensions 24" x 24"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Unidad y paralelismo

    “Unidad y paralelismo”

    Date 2020
    Dimensions 36" x 36"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Portrait
    Period 21st Century
  • Y aquí me encuentras, en este lugar de pura miseria

    “Y aquí me encuentras, en este lugar de pura miseria”

    Date 2020
    Dimensions 58" x 60"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Bautismo colectivo

    “Bautismo colectivo”

    Date 2020
    Dimensions 48" x 60"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Nude
    Period 21st Century
  • Vía dolorosa

    “Vía dolorosa”

    Date 2020
    Dimensions 56" x 48"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Nude
    Period 21st Century

Jotham Malavé

Las Piedras, PR, 1989

Biography Details

In 2007 obtained an Associate Degree in Telecommunications Technology from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. Later, in 2014 he completed his bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from the San Juan School of Plastic Arts and in 2019 he graduated with a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he was recipient of awards such as The Judith McGregor Caldwell Purchase Prize for the Academy’s Permanent Collection and The Woodmere Art Museum Purchase Prize; both of them Awards included his works for their permanent collections. Has had several exhibits in museums such as the Miramar Museum of Art and Design, Museo de Arte of Caguas, Museum of San Juan, Museum of Contemporary Art and spaces alternatives such as La Productora in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Currently lives and works in Philadelphia, United States.

 

Artist Statement

I explore my Puerto Rican heritage and humanity through figurative painting, drawing, and sculpture. In PR, our political history, art historical themes, and religious traditions have been buried under oppressive colonial culture and politics for centuries. These are the buried stories that fascinate me. I research and reimagine them in order to keep the socio-political context of my island alive for current and future generations.

Jotham Malavé, 2020

Formation

Education

2019

  • Master in Fine Arts. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2014

  • Bachelor in Fine Arts, Major in Painting. Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007

  • Associate Degree in Telecommunications Technology. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus, Humacao, Puerto Rico

Professional Experience

2019

  • Professor. Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Teacher. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

2017

  • Artist Assistant. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

2014

  • Registrar. Museo de San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2012

  • Gallery Assistant. Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2017

  • Habitual, La Productora, Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • Festina Mox Nox, La Productora, Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • El Lenguaje de las Sombras, La Productora, Santurce, Puerto Rico

2016

  • Vigilia, La Productora, Santurce, Puerto Rico

2015

  • Paisajes del Acecho, El Cuadrado Gris, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group Shows

2020

  • JUNTXS, Museo de Arte y Diseño de Miramar, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Acero, Historia y Futuro, Historia y Futuro, Museo de Arte de Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico

2019

  • Once Upon a Time on July 25, Leap Stem Puerto Rican Art Center, Camden, New Jersey, United States
  • No Stone Unturned, Spillway Collective, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Visita Abierta, El Bastion, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 118th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Proximity, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, United States
  • Homage to the Kid in me, Cherry st Pier Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Life Blood, Inliquid Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Facsimiles of Truth, Tuttleman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

2018

  • Mask Off Jedidah Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

2017

  • Residency Show, Dacia Gallery, New York, United States
  • Correspondencia, El Lobi, Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • Línea Dura, Museo de Arte de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez Puerto Rico
  • Después de la capucha, Casa de los Contrafuertes, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

2016

  • Dimissus, Galería Diagonal, Santurce, Puerto Rico

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2019

  • Prize. Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Prize. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

2018

  • Artistic Residency. Dacia Gallery, Nueva York, Estados Unidos

2017

  • Scholarship. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Bibliography

Books

Benetton, Luciano.  “Caribbean: Together Apart Contemporary Artists from (parts of) the Caribbean”. Treviso, Italia: Fabrica, 2014. 

Lugo Ramírez, Doris E. Änte el espejo de la muerte”.  San Juan, Puerto Rico: Isla Negra Editores y Editorial del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 2017.

Catalogues

“X Florence Biennale”. Florence, Italy, 2015.

Newspapers

“Grupo Baba Gris rinde homenaje a Sylvia Rexach”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 22 de enero de 2019.

“JUNTXS: Colección Hernández Castrodad se exhibe en el MADMi). El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 17 de agosto de 2020.

Web

http://jothammalave.com/

“Premiado Jotham Malave y sus obras pasan a colecciones en Pennsylvania”. Puerto Rico Art News, Mayo, 2019. https://www.puertoricoartnews.com/2019/05/premiado-jotham-malave-y-sus-obras.html 

Muñoz Alvarado, Julieta Victoria. “Un San Sebastián en la Catedral”. 80grados.net (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 20 de enero de 2017. http://www.80grados.net/un-san-sebastian-en-la-catedral/ 

(Video) “Swab Thinks 1+1: Jotham Malave. KM 0.2”. Swab Art Fair, 2020. https://vimeo.com/454349018