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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions:

APRIL 21-24 2017  –  NYC
Opening: Friday, 21st at 4 PM – 8 PM
[SOLO]  Pier 94 – 711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019

MAY 4- June 4 2017  –  SANTURCE, PR
Opening: Thursday, May 4 at 7 PM – 11 PM
[99+1= la centena] Galería De Arte Usc
Ave Ponce de Leon PDA 26 1/2, 00914-0383 Santurce, Puerto Rico

JULY 13–16, 2017  –  SANTA FE, NM
Opening: Thursday, July 13 at 5 PM – 9 PM

[ART SANTA FE]  201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Portfolio

clear quartz crystal spirit
Crystal Spirits (2016-17)
The Sacred (within) the water series
The Sacred (within) the water (2015-16)
Flor romance: Encounter I, 2013, C-print, 20" x 53.3"
Enchanted Island (2013)
Living with (only) one eye opened
Living with (only) one eye opened (2012)
Mira Mira, Look up!.. (2012)
Mira Mira, Look up!.. (2012)
splat series
Splat series (2012)
Drawings 2012
Quimera y Periferias   (2002 -2003)
Paintings (2000-03)
Painting with acrylic, graphite, copper wire, copper crayon on canvas

 

Statement

WHAT IS CONSTANT

In the (creative) process, my objective is to create a situation that forces my intuition to be completely “in the moment”.
My work is a continual proposition of inquiry and discovery, an exchange between my conscious self and my subconscious.
Most of the time I hope my intuition takes over and then I find what I’m looking for:
an aesthetic solution to restlessness.

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CRYSTAL SPIRITS

(2016-17)

In The Crystal Spirits series, I’ve assembled a series of digital work featuring photographs from my personal collection of crystals and stones. These images are processed to create a kind of kaleidoscopic image, where to my astonishment, I discovered a hidden surprise within them.
Each crystal photograph carries within it a particular pattern that is not revealed until it is duplicated in it’s mirror image. No matter how disordered or random it may appear at first glance, the image is always deceiving. I can’t imagine or predict what I will discover within the crystal photograph until the pieces are put together, like a puzzle that only reveals itself once it is whole.
In my process, what appears as mystical images brought about in symmetrical shapes are in fact crystal spirits, ancient deities, mythological creatures, and gods and goddesses lurking deep within each stone.

How can random stones or crystals create a seemingly ancient divine character? The ideas in these images explore ancient philosophies and new thoughts affirming that everything that exists in nature ultimately follows a particular order intimately connected by sacred geometry.
Look deeply and these crystals spirits will appear to you too.

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THE SACRED (WITHIN) WATER

(2014)

The Sacred (within) Water is a series of digital artwork featuring photographs of water that is agitated underwater.

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ENCHANTED ISLAND

(2013)

The Enchanted Island series depicts fantastical landscapes and scenery relating to feelings and memories I hold of the country where I grew up: Puerto Rico.

Re-imagined landscapes, nature that emerges from a world that “could be”, mashing together realities with unrestrained strangeness.
Fanciful and banana/palm tree plants carry mythologies of “puertorricaness” that are ingrained in the “guineo” or banana; anywhere from economic wealth from yesteryear’s Puerto Rico to the “Amapola” flower’s perceived sexual virility that goes beyond the island. Here the palm trees and brand stickered bananas give a glimpse into the new realities of global capitalism and juxtaposes a pristine idea of nature with the new world of GMO’s. Could a banana growing palm tree be the next trademarked food? In my piece “Palma bruja” it’s already possible.

Effervescent, bright, alive, are words that I think of when I ponder (with melancolía) the life I led as a child so many years ago.

Memory if left long enough, holds in it either our best life experiences or the worse, eventually with time, these memories are broken down into feelings and flashes of remembrances that become a life story. Fantastical histories come out of this space.

Memory itself can be fickle, fleeting, grasping, even moldable, outputting to the best of it’s abilities what we want (or dread) to remember. Sometime we replace that which is into manufactured memories, glossing over what is “real” and into our imaginations. – What is reality anyway? But a series of memories put together on the fly constructed into a hasty story.

I long for the freshness of the ripened fruit brewing in the backyard or especially from the local “verdurero” who was a staple at every “vecindario” driving in circles yelling with his “auto parlante”: “Aguacates, ñames, guineos fresquesitos, cocos, tomates…” Now, most of my consumption of bananas don’t ever-ever come from the island.

 

So I return hungry, once every two, three or five years and if I’m lucky, eat guineos manzanos, freshhh.

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A CALCULATED GUESS, OF CHANCE. PRECISELY.

(2012)
LIVING WITH (ONLY) ONE EYE OPENED.

In the world of everyday life sometimes we look up in the eternal search for something more. That longing or request, an answer that we get when we see more of what is there. Like a mirage, prominently illuminated by the color of our dreams and hopes, but ultimately, it is us who give it context and meaning.

The works are illusions of depth and penetrating atmospheres. Creating familiarity and freely making connections with the landscape. The strokes of paint, representing pure energy, we are quite literally on a path from heaven to earth, or alternatively they become entangled in their path reaching a visual limbo.

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AN ILLUSION, A MIRAGE, A REALITY.

(1992-12)
I create universes with their own constellations, mood, and protagonists.
Inspired by topography and landscape, I play with three dimensional illusions and subtleties of depth, allowing for realism and abstraction to intersect.
The process itself is what drives the creation of my artwork. I make certain calculations like overall color schemes, and the shape and size of the canvas, with a most-likely end result in mind, but ultimately, it is the behavior of the materials what determines the outcome.
Sometimes redefining the course of action, taking me to unexpected places and confronting my expectations.
I am, in all accounts, a facilitator of it’s will.

C.V.

Solo Exhibitions

Mira Mira! Look up., La Galería de Arte USC, Santurce, PR
Recent Paintings, Cutting Vision Corporate, 665 Broadway, NYC
Cellular Form, QTIP Galleries, Flushing, NY
Ficciones y Periferias, Museo Las Américas, PR
Recent Paintings, Andreas Esberg, 500 Fifth Ave, NYC
Trazos e Illusiones, Pamil Fine Arts, San Juan, PR
De Mujer a Mujer, Banco Bilbao y Vizcaya, San Juan, PR
Recent Paintings, Liga de Arte de San Juan, PR
Recent Paintings, Andreas Esberg, 500 Fifth Ave, NYC
FutureUnknown.com
Colast Gallery of Fine Arts, WWW
Graduate Exhibition, Grey Galleries, NYC
Mujer, Citibank Headquarters, Bayamon, PR
Transformaciones… Colegio de Contadores de PR, San Juan, PR
Transformaciones, Galeria Duey, San Juan, PR

Group Shows

Group Show, (3rd place best of show) Masur Museum of Contemporary Art, LA
Tomorrow’s Stars, Verge Art Fair, NYC
Exposición Colección Reyes-Veray, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico
MICROSPACE, Cheryl McGinnes Gallery, NYC
LOST IN PLACE, Planet Thailand, Brooklyn, NYC
Group Show, LMCC Gallery, NYC
Group Show, Arte Iberoamericano Contemporaneo, Córdoba, Argentina.
Exhibit of the Permanent Collection, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico
Muestra Nacional, Museo La Puntilla, Instituto de Cultura de PR, SanJuan PR
Subasta Beneficio a los Artistas, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce, PR
Summer Show, Insight Gallery, Norwich, UK
De Mujer, Hotel Cariobe Hilton, PR
Nurturing the NEW, 114 E 17thST, Chelsea, NYC
A decade of Art, Time Square Gallery, NYC
Subasta Beneficio a los Artistas, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce, PR
Symbolism, Time Square Gallery, NYC
Small Works, Pamil Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Subasta Beneficio a los Artistas, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce, PR
Women and Abstraction, ACC Gallery, Atlantic City, NJ
Grey Galleries, NYU, NYC
Positive/NegativeIX, Slocumb Galleries, Tennessee
7th Annual Women in the Visual Arts, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
Group Show, Williams Arts Center, Rutherford, New Jersey
Group Show, School of Architecture, Venice, Italy
9th Annual Exhibit, Art Gallery of Fells Point, Baltimore, MD
Young Women Artists, Museum of Art History, San Juan, PR

Related

NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc., Board of Trustees, Advisory Board
Founder and Director of GalleryArtist.com, an alternative art space,
art forum and art listing dedicated to the promotion and exposure
of emerging artists via the Net.

Curated

Everyday, Sato Jun Ichi, Japan
James Hayes, Lilia Pegado, Philippe Geist
Darlene Nguyen-Ely: The Journey Series
Nayda Collazo Llorenz
Jennifer Sloan: PhotoSculpture
Sally Minker: Seeds of Discontent

Awards

Pratt National Talent Search, NYC
Watercolor Competition, Sponsored by the Governor of PR

Education

MA, New York University, NYC
BFA, Pratt Institute, NYC

Born

Hato Rey, Puerto Rico