• Hope

    “Hope”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 40" x 30"
    Category Photography
    Medium Lambda print
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Knife

    “Knife”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 30" x 40"
    Category Photography
    Medium Lambda print
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Mouth #3

    “Mouth #3”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 30" x 40"
    Category Photography
    Medium Lambda print
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • La Titi

    “La Titi”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 54" x 42"
    Category Photography
    Medium Lambda print
    Genre Portrait
    Period 21st Century
  • High in La Perla

    “High in La Perla”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 54" x 42"
    Category Photography
    Medium Lambda print
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Henry

    “Henry”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 54" x 42"
    Category Photography
    Medium Lambda print
    Genre Portrait
    Period 21st Century
  • The Ham

    “The Ham”

    Date 2005
    Dimensions 30" x 40"
    Category Photography
    Medium Lambda print
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Franchesca at study 3.1

    “Franchesca at study 3.1”

    Date 2005
    Dimensions 36" x 48"
    Category Photography
    Medium Lambda print
    Genre Portrait
    Period 21st Century
  • Franchesca always with the shopper

    “Franchesca always with the shopper”

    Date 2005
    Dimensions 36" x 48"
    Category Photography
    Medium Lambda print
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Francheska in the Studio 2.1

    “Francheska in the Studio 2.1”

    Date 2005
    Dimensions 48" x 32"
    Category Photography
    Medium Lambda print on paper
    Genre Portrait
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
    Acknowledgement Gift of the artist

Tristán Reyes

San Juan, PR, 1974

Biography Details

Photographer. Obtain a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. He was part of the photography exhibition Puerto Rico Geografía Humana, Imágenes del Siglo XXI at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. In 2007 he won third place in the MoLAA Juried Art Competition at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California. His works are part of major collections such as Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Museum of Latin American Art in California and of important private collections. He is recognized for his photographs of popular street characters such as prostitutes and other colorful characters from everyday life. 

Artist Statement

“My work stands out for its focus on the details of the images and documentation of urban situations, as architecture and the juxtaposition of people and psychological aspects. From this dichotomy emerges the Serie de Reflejos del Subconciente (Reflections from the Subconscious Series), a game between the natural and ordinary, as well as the depth of the psyche presented by way of a screenplay".

Formation

Education

1996

  • Bachelor of Psychology. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2010

  • Tristán Reyes, Galería Sicart, Barcelona, Spain

2007

  • Recent Works, Circa 07, Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006

  • Reflejos del Subconsciente, Open Studio, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Sitios cosas gente, Open Studio, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2003

  • En Mi Viejo San Juan, Open Studio, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group Shows

2012

  • Interconexiones: Lecturas curatoriales de la Colección del MAPR, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2011

  • Arte en el medio: 35 años de fotografía en Puerto Rico, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Mecenas, Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto
  • Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Cuarto Oscuro 2, Art Lab, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010

  • Santurce es ley, C787Studios, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Circa 10, Galería Sicart, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2009

  • La Subasta X, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 24/7, La 15, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico Human Geography, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC, United States

2008

  • Papel/Ciudad: escenas citadinas, relatos verídicos y fantásticos, Museo de Arte de Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico
  • Caminos, Galería Yemayá, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • La otra cara. Lecturas curatoriales de la colección, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Spanic Attack-Segundo Asalto, 601 Ave. Miramar, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Primer Certamen de Arte Joven, Galería 10, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Te quiero, Galería 356, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007

  • Photo Miami, Miami, Florida, United States
  • MoLAA Auction Exhibition 07, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, United States
  • 5 Artistas Contemporáneos Puertorriqueños, Galería Paseos Mall, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • La Calavera del Tío Sam, Circa 07, Museo de Arte de Caguas, Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006

  • V Bienal de Fotografía de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2002

  • Apariciones, 255 Cruz, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1999

  • Té para tres, 157 San José, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2007

  • Third Prize. MoLAA Juried Art Competition 07, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, United States
  • Gold Medal. Cúspide 07, Puerto Rico

2006

  • Bronze Medal. Festival Iberoamericano de Publicidad 06, Puerto Rico

2005

  • Bronze Medal. Cúspide 05, Puerto Rico

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, United States

Bibliography

Newspapers

Hernández, Damaris. “En lo cotidiano”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), julio de 2006.

 

Pérez Ramírez, Marcos. “Franchesca a salvo del tiempo”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), octubre del 2007.

 

Pérez Ramírez, Marcos. “Tristán y su cámara errabunda”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), mayo de 2006.

 

Pérez Rivera, Tatiana. “Solo para independientes”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), marzo de 2007.

 

Toro, Ana Teresa. “Tristán enfrenta su reflejo”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), enero de 2007.

 

Trelles Hernández, Carmen M. “Un Homenaje a lo cotidiano”. Primera Hora (San Juan, PR), mayo de 2006.

 

Magazines

Alvarez Lezama, Manuel. “Tristán Reyes y sus afiliados subconscientes”. Artes (República Dominicana), julio 2007.

 

“En Mi viejo San Juan”, Noctámbulo (San Juan, PR), Julio de 2003.

 

Ferrer, Karen. “Tristán Reyes tributo a lo cotidiano”, Caras (San Juan, PR), octubre de 2006.

 

Vélez, Pedro. “Blog Circa”. Prototipo Magazine, núm. 3, 2006.

 

Interviews

Forbes, Ozzie. “Tristán Reyes- Fotógrafo”. TV Interview, Frente Sónico, agosto de 2003.