• Procesión

    “Procesión*”

    Date 1995
    Dimensions 73 1/2" x 59 3/8"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Religious
    Period 20th Century
    Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
    Acknowledgement Artist Donation

Roberto Moya

Nueva York, USA, 1935 - Boston, USA, 2008

Biography Details

Painter, graphic and digital artist. Moya studied at Eastern New Mexico University, the Pratt Graphic Arts Center in Brooklyn, the New School for Social Research in New York, the New York-Phoenix School of Design, and the University of Southern California. His work was frequently exhibited in and outside Puerto Rico, including his career retrospective in Hawaii in 1998. In the late eighties he experimented with digital graphics and in 1989 created the first digital portfolio in Puerto Rico, for which he was invited to give a seminar at Pratt Graphic Center in New York. During the early nineties he was named artist-in-residence at the University of Puerto Rico, where he also he taught. He frequently approached digital media as a research tool for his paintings or, as he said, as “an electronic sketch pad” that allowed him to experiment with color schemes before working on canvas. His paintings are generally semi-abstract in style and characterized by swift brushstrokes, loaded with pigment, which gives the paintings great expressive power.

Formation

Education

n.d.

  • Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico, United States
  • Pratt Graphics Art Center, New York, United States
  • New School for Social Research, New York, United States
  • New York Phoenix School of Design, New York, United States
  • University of Southern California, California, United States

Professional Experience

1981
  • Judge. Gulf Oil Competition, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1979
  • Judge. Gran Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico
n.d.
  • Founder. Galería Palomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2008

  • Homenaje Póstumo a Roberto Moya, Galería Nacional, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1998

  • De isla a isla, Hui-No’eau Visual Arts Centers, Hawaii, United States

1987

  • Roberto Moya Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Galería Palomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group Shows

1987

  • Neofiguration Trends, Park Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1984

  • Exhibition of Latin American Art, Hunter College, New York, United States

1983

  • VI Bienal de San Juan del  Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1981

  • V Bienal de San Juan del  Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1980

  • Exxon Traveling Exhibition of Puerto Rican Art, Casa Blanca, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1979

  • VIII Juegos Panamericanos, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1977

  • Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

1975

  • Biennale Internationale de la Gravure, Kraków, Poland
  • Exposición Internacional de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1973

  • XII Bienal de Grabado, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1972

  • Pratt Graphic Art Center, New York, United States

1962

  • National Academy of Fine Arts, New York, United States

Collections

  • Hyatt Dorado Beach Corporation, Dorado, Puerto Rico
  • Palacio Nacional, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • Museum of Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • Nova Law School, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Museo del Grabado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • University of Southern California, California, United States
  • Hunter College, New York, United States
  • New York City Health & Hospital Corporation, New York, United States
  • Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York, United States
  • Museo Bacardi, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • AT&T Corporate Collection, United States
  • Exxon Corporate Collection, United States
  • Upjohn Corporate Collection, United States
  • Avon Corporate Collection,United States
  • Shearson American Express Collection, United States
  • United Federal Savings Collection, United States
  • Bank of America Corporate Collection, United States
  • Citibank Corporate Collection, United States
  • Newark Public Library, New Jersey, United States
  • Host Marriott Collection, United States
  • Arrow Fasteners Corporate Collection, United States
  • V. Suarez & Company Collection, Puerto Rico

Bibliography

Catalogues

Colón, Doreen. “El santo en el arte puertorriqueño, devoción, imagen y trascendencia”. Museo de la Américas, Cuartel Ballajá, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1996.

 

“Contexto puertorriqueño: del rococó colonial al arte global”, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2007.

 

“Roberto Moya Paintings, Drawings and Prints”. Galería Palomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1987.


Books

Bloch, Peter. Painting and Sculpture of the Puerto Ricans. New York: Plus Ultra, 1978, p. 213.

 

Delgado, Osiris. La Gran Enciclopedia de Puerto Rico. Tomo VIII,  Artes Plásticas. Madrid: Ediciones R, 1976, p. 409.

 

Newspapers

Pérez Ruiz, José. “Retrospectiva de Roberto Moya en Hawaii”. El Vocero (San Juan, PR), 10 de junio de 1998, pp. E-16 – 17.

 

_____. “Creación en digital”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 20 de abril de 1989, p. 98.

 

_____. “Dos cuadros de Moya en el Hotel Dorado Beach”. El Reportero (San Juan, PR), 29 de diciembre de 1986.

 

Ruiz de la Mata, Ernesto. “ASID celebrates Christmas with art”. The San Juan Star (San Juan, PR), 12 de diciembre de 1996. 

 

“Tributo a Roberto Moya”. Primera Hora (San Juan, PR), 23 de octubre de 2008, p.65. 

 

Magazines

Rechany, María C. “Exposición de Arte Contemporáneo en la Casa Alcaldía”. Artes Visuales, Revista Puertorriqueña de Arte, No.5, 1971, p. 4.

 

Ruiz de la Mata, Ernesto. “Thinking along with Moya”. The San Juan Star Sunday Magazine, 30 de junio de 1991, pp. 10-11.

 

_____. “Exposición Botello y Moya”. Artes Visuales, Revista Puertorriqueña de Arte, Año 2, No. 8, p.17.