• La Hoja de Adán

    “La Hoja de Adán *”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 20"x 5"x 20"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Relief from stickpins, Swarovski crystals, silk velvet, board
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title Translation: Adam’s leaf
  • Linterna Mágica

    “Linterna Mágica *”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 12"x 14"x 38"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Glass beads, brass lockets, 18k gold beads, fishing line, support structure
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title Translation: Magical Lantern
  • Lady Hawke

    “Lady Hawke”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 17"x 17"x 30"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Glass beads, fishing line, support structure
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Génesis 3:24 (Espada Ardiente)

    “Génesis 3:24 (Espada Ardiente) *”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 21"x 4"x 60"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Bullet casings, glass beads, metal thread, support structure
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title Translation: Genesis 3:24 (Blazing Sword)
  • Génesis 3:11 (Fruta Prohibida)

    “Génesis 3:11 (Fruta Prohibida) *”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 17"x 9"x 9"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Glass beads, acrylic beads, glass pearls, fishing line, support structure
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title Translation: Genesis 3:11 (Forbidden Fruit)
  • El árbol de la vida

    “El árbol de la vida *”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 22"x 36"
    Category Print
    Medium Silkscreen from a collage of debris picked up from Brooklyn streets on Sept. 13, 2001
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title Translation: The tree of life
  • Génesis 3:16 (Eva)

    “Génesis 3:16 (Eva) *”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 17"x 20"x 58"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Glass beads, fishing line, support structure
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title Translation: Genesis 3:16 (Eve)
  • Piedad

    “Piedad *”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 42"x 24"x 26"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Wax, ashes, acrylic
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title Translation: Piety

Milton Rosa Ortiz

Santurce, PR, 1967

Biography Details

Sculptor and creator of installations. Rosa studied at the Technical University of Budapest Budapest, Hungary 1989, and in 1992 at Centro Studi Santa Chiara Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. In 1993 he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Kansas State University in Kansas, United States. Later, in 1998 he attended Anderson Ranch Arts Center (ARAC) in Snowmass Village, Colorado. He has exhibited in Puerto Rico, the United States, France and Venezuela. His work reflects his interest in the relationship between solidity and negative space. In the traditions of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and contemporary English artist Cornelia Parker; his works are subtly kinetic, meditative, and mesmerizing in their interaction with light.

Artist Statement

Metaphysically speaking, my works use matter and space to define allegories from the reality of our lives, and the spiritual background that governs them. Form/matter represents reality while the empty space represents the spirit. Through this duality, my work seeks to capture moments of the Anima: the breath of life, the spirit.

Milton Rosa

Formation

Education

1998

  • Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States

1993

  • Bachelors in Architecture. . Kansas State University, Kansas, United States

1992

  • Centro Studi Santa Chiara, Castiglion Florentino, Italy

1989

  • Technical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Professional Experience

1999-2005

  • Art teacher. Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado United States

2001-2003

  • Art Director. Annie Leibovitz Studio, New York, United States

2001

  • Design and Production. Beckhard Richland & Associates, New York, United States

1999-2000

  • Design and Production. Bill Gerber Design, New York, United States

1997-1999

  • Designer. Harry Teague Architects, Aspen, Colorado, United States

1995-1997

  • Design and Construction. Yoga Retreats Intl., Baja California Sur, Mexico

1993-1995

  • Designer. Studio B Architects, Aspen, Colorado, United States

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2008

  • Revivir, according to Milton, Gallery Bienvenu New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • The Dodekatheon, according to Milton, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado, United States

2007

  • El Paraíso, de acuerdo a Milton, Magnan Projects Gallery, New York, United States

2006

  • Al que nace pa’ martillo, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2005

  • Los 7 Pecados Capitales, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado, United States

2002

  • Interregnum, Cornell DeWitt Gallery, New York, United States

2001

  • Objects of Desire, Cornell DeWitt Gallery, New York, United States

Group Shows

2010

  • The Re Institute, Millerton, New York, United States
  • Now Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida, United States
  • McNeill Art Group, Tribeca Project Space, Manhattan, New York, United States

2009

  • Kuwait Art Foundation, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, California, United States

2008

  • Aspen Art Museum Aspen, Colorado, United States
  • Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela
  • Galerie Favardin & de Veneuil, Paris, France
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Wave Hill Arts Center, Bronx, New York, United States
  • CSV Cultural Center, Manhattan, New York, United States
  • Pulse Art Fair, Magnan Projects, Manhattan, New York, United States
  • Marc Dean Project, Long Island City, New York, United States

2007

  • L’Espace Tajan, Paris, France
  • Pulse Art Fair, New York, United States
  • Sugar Buzz, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York, United States

2006

  • Happily Ever After..., Hardcore Contemporary Art Space, Miami, Florida, United States
  • Forth Estate Editions, Klaus Von Nichtssagend, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • L’Espace Tajan, Paris, France
  • Forth Estate: Works on paper, Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Bearable Lightness…Likeness, PS1-MoMA, New York, United States
  • The S Files, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Pulse Art Fair, New York, United States
  • The Armory Show, New York, United States
  • Patton-Malott & Gartner Gallery, Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States

2005

  • The S Files, Museo del Barrio, New York, United States
  • Homomuseum, Exit Art Gallery, New York, United States

2004

  • Fake Plastic Trees, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, United States
  • Robert Steel Gallery, New York, United States
  • The Armory Show, New York, United States

2003

  • L- Factor, Exit Art Gallery, New York, United States

2002

  • Affordable Art Fair, New York, United States
  • Patton-Malott & Gartner Gallery, Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States

2000

  • Meat-Market Art Fair, New York, United States
  • Castle Creek Gallery, Aspen, Colorado, United States

1999

  • Red Brick Arts Center, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, United States
  • Patton-Malott & Gartner Gallery, Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States

Collections

  • Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey, United States    

Bibliography

Newspapers

Cutter, Holand. “Homomuseum: Heroes and Monuments”. The New York Times (Nueva York, EEUU), 24 de junio de 2005.

Cutter, Holand. “Latino and, Beyond Category”. The New York Times (Nueva York, EEUU), 2 de septiembre de 2005.

“El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files”. The Brooklyn Rail (Nueva York, EEUU), octubre de 2005.

Oksenhorn, Stewart. “Suspending Sin”. Aspen Times (Aspen, EEUU), 11 de marzo de 2005.

Oksenhorn, Stewart.” Milton Rosa-Ortiz: Battling persecution, but beautifully”. Aspen Times (Aspen, EEUU), 2 de julio de 2008.

Pincus-Roth, Zachary. “Directions; Art by Numbers”. The New York Times (Nueva York, EEUU), 19 de marzo de 2006.

Rodríguez, Jorge. “Al que nace pa’ martillo!, Esculturas de Milton Rosa-Ortiz”. El Vocero (San Juan, PR), 2 de noviembre de 2007.

Schwendener, Martha. “Art in Review; Sugar Buzz”. The New York Times (Nueva York,EEUU), 11 mayo de 2007.

Trelles, Carmen. “Los Escogidos”. Primera Hora (San Juan, PR), 16 de marzo de 2006.

Vázquez Zapata, Larissa. “La Sutileza del Gesto”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 2 de octubre de 2005.

Magazines

Benner, Jill. “Sinful Work”. Aspen Magazine (Aspen, EEUU), 2005.

Camnitzer, Luis. “Los Latinos”. Art Nexus (Miami, EEUU), núm 53. vol. 3, 2004.

Flores, Tatiana. “The Armory Show y Ferias Satelites”. Art Nexus (Miami, EEUU), núm 61, vol. 5, junio de 2006.

Paíz, Celina. “Al que nace pa’ martillo!, Primera exhibición en Puerto Rico de Milton Rosa-Ortiz”. Entorno (San Juan, PR), 2006.

Web

“El arte Latino, cada vez más difícil de clasificar”, lasegunda.com, 2006.

Herbeck, Stephanie. “Installation Review”, it’srandom.com, 24 de enero de 2001.

“In the Search for the perfect Manhattan”, poguego.com, 25 de mayo de 2005.

Jiménez, Carlos. “Arte in Puerto Rico”, elpais.com, 2006.

Radio

Baker, Jim. “All About the Arts”, KAJX, Aspen Radio (Aspen, EEUU), 15 de febrero de 2005.