• Stop

    “Stop”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 36" x 48"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • E.T.

    “E.T.”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 60" x 48"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Angry Painting

    “Angry Painting”

    Date 2006
    Dimensions 60" x 48"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Blue Ball

    “Blue Ball”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 60" x 48"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • L. o. L.

    “L. o. L.”

    Date 2010
    Dimensions 60" x 48"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic on canvas
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Plátanos

    “Plátanos*”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 48" x 36"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Translation: Plantains
  • Composición F

    “Composición F*”

    Date 2001
    Dimensions 29 1/2" x 29 1/2"
    Category Painting
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
    Acknowledgement Gift of Armando Viota, Galería Viota

Fernando Villanueva

San Sebastian, PR, 1973

Biography Details

Painter. Villanueva obtained a BFA with a major in painting from Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico in 1998. Winner of ‘Exhibición del año 2002’ (Show of the Year) Award conferred by the International Association of Art Critics, Puerto Rico Chapter (AICA). He has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions and his works form part of important collections locally and internationally. In his paintings he displays the beauty and madness of capitalism and at the same time toys (plays) with different definitions of art and aesthetics from the end of the Second World War.

Artist Statement

"My work is like picking up a book from the history of painting in the last 150 years, throw it in a blender with water and with all the pieces that come out, you paste them and make a collage."

 Fernando Villanueva, 2002

Source: Pérez Rivera, Tatiana. “Rienda suelta a la creatividad”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 19 de septiembre de 2002, p. 100.

Formation

Education

1998

  • BFA. Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2013

  • 21 Years Later, Galería Petrus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2012

  • Alive, Galería Petrus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2011

  • She, Galería Petrus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010

  • Summer Flowers, Hotel Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • L.O.L. (Laughing Out Loud), Galería Petrus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008

  • Lucky 13, Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006

  • One Man Collective, Galería Petrus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2003

  • Pop 73, Viota Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2002

  • Paint, Viota Gallery,San Juan, Puerto Rico

2001

  • Postmodern Comedy of Errors, Viota Gallery,San Juan, Puerto Rico

1997

  • The Artmoney Show, Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group Shows

2006

  • One Way Ticket-Alternate show, Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida, United States

2003

  • Art Miami-Williams Carmona, Richard Santiago, Rabindranat Diaz, Carlos Cancio, Fernando Villanueva,
  • Art Miami, Miami, Florida,  United States

1998

  • Tres Artistas Jóvenes: Chemi Rosado, Rabindranat Diaz, Fernando Villanueva, Espacio Joaquín Mercado, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2002

  • Best Gallery Show Award. International Association of Art Critics, Puerto Rico Chapter, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Latin American Art Museum, Miami, Florida, United States

Bibliography

Catalogues

“Lucky 13”, Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2008.

 

“One man collective”, Petrus Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2006.

 

Newspapers

Álvarez Lezama, Manuel. “Rabindranat y Villanueva: Una pintura diferente”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 1 de julio de 2001, p. 76.

 

“Inspirado en ellas”. Primera Hora (San Juan, PR), 3 de marzo de 2011, p. 12A. 

 

Morales Blanes, Sandra. “Chemi Rosado en Viota”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 20 de mayo de 2001, pp. 108-109.

 

Pérez Rivera, Tatiana. “Colectiva individual en Petrus”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 16 de abril de 2006, p. 26. 

 

_____. “Imágenes retomadas”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 10 de septiembre de 2003, p. 32. 

 

_____. “Rienda suelta a la creatividad”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 19 de septiembre de 2002, p. 100.

 

Rodríguez, Jorge. “Nueva Noche de Galerías en Petrus”. El Vocero (San Juan, PR), 5 de abril de 2012, p. 39.