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Education

MFA in Painting, Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Pennsylvania, 1995-1997

BA in Visual Arts, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San Germán, 1991-1994

 

Individual Exhibitions

  • Portraits of subordination , Betances Gallery, Mayagüez Puerto Rico, from November 10 to December 10, 2016

  • With (against) the elements , Art Gallery of the Department of Humanities, Mayagüez University Campus of the UPR, from October 5 to December 1, 2015

  • Territories , Recitation Hall Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, October 31-November 30, 2012

  • Saltwater , Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, October 5-November 15, 2012

  • Rainy Weather , STC Art Gallery, South Texas College, McAllen, Texas, August 27-October 5, 2012

  •   Rainy Time , Guatíbiri Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2012

  • Rainy Time , Museum of the History of Ponce, June 2-30, 2011

  • Ten years , Art Gallery of the University Campus of Mayagüez, from November 12 to December 18, 2009

  • Recent Work , Wiechers Villalonga House Museum, Ponce Puerto Rico, April 24, 2008 to August 31, 2008

  • Testing the salitral , Casa Escuté, Carolina Puerto Rico, from August 27 to January 15, 2005.

  • Recent work , Museum of the History of Ponce, Ponce PR. From September 7 to October 22, 2000.

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)

  • Hard line - exhibition of contemporary drawing in Puerto Rico, Art Gallery of the Department of Humanities, Mayagüez University Campus of the UPR, from February 9 to March 1, 2017

  • New Acquisitions , MuSA, Mayagüez University Campus, from January 27 to June 30, 2017

  • One voice , shows in support of the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington DC, from May to December 2016

  • mergers ,  commemoration of the birth of Epifanio Irizarry, Epifanio "Fano" Irizarry Gallery of the  School  specialized  Fine arts  from Ponce, April 7 to May 7, 2016 

  • Before, Now and Always, Artistic Activity at UPRM , MuSA, Mayagüez University Campus, from February 11 to June 30, 2016

  • Irreverent Concepts , Casa Escuté Museum, Carolina, PR, from May 15 to July 12, 2015

  • Puzzle 2015 - Exhibition of the faculty of the Department of Fine Arts of the PUCPR (participation as guest professor), Epifanio Irizarry Gallery, Ponce, PR, March 2015

  • Iconography of meaning , Lorenzo Homar Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, May–July 2014

  • Guatíbiri Gallery 40th Anniversary Exhibition , San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2013

  • I Biennial of Contemporary Sacred Art , Ramón Rivera Bermúdez Historical Museum, Coamo, Puerto Rico, from April to June 2013

  • Exhibition of the Art Collection of the Ateneo de Ponce , Encarnación Valdés Library of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce PR, May to June 2013.

  • Puzzle IV , Exhibition of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Epifanio Irizarry Gallery, Ponce PR, April 2010

  • Tenth Biennial of Ponceño Art , Encarnación Valdés Library of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce PR, November 2006.

  • Transitional Latitudes , Exhibition of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Epifanio Irizarry Gallery, Ponce PR, November 2005.

  • Collective One , Dilán Gallery, Cupey PR, November 2004.

  • National Exhibition of Plastic Arts , Old Arsenal of the Spanish Navy in La Puntilla,

    Old San Juan, Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, from September to December 2003.

  • eXpressions , exhibition of representative artists of the "X" generation (born between 1961

    and 1980). Dominican Convent, Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, Old San Juan     PR  From March to April 2000.

  • Painting Contest , Ramírez de Arellano y Rosell Museum and Study House, San Germán PR, March 1998.

 

Publications

  • The Beauty of Decadence: A Review of Karen Santiago's Work , Double Vision Magazine, October 2016 Issue

  • Taken: Iconography and Intent in Contemporary Latino Art , from Taller Puertorriqueño de Philadephia, PA, pages 9, 10, 43, 48 and 49, The Andy Warhol Foundation, 2016

  • Front page  from the book Commonwealth: what it is and what it is not,  by Neysa Rodríguez, with the work Aguacero de fin de Junio (oil on canvas, 2011), Editorial Professional Editions, Ponce, PR., July 2016

  • Muse of the West , by Jose Correa Vigier for the digital art critic magazine Vision Doble (www.visiondoble.net), March 15, 2016

  • With (tra) the elements , by Rafael Jackson Martin for the digital art critic magazine Vision Doble (www.visiondoble.net), October 15, 2015

  • Puerto Rican Artist Displays Native Pride , by Monica Chawla for The Review- University of Delaware, review of lecture given by Ramón López Colón at the University of Delaware as Distinguished Visiting Artist, April 15, 2013

  • A cultural exchange , Rhea Maxwell for El Coquí de Rincón magazine, review of the Agua Salada exhibition held in the American Virgin Islands, p. 42, volume 20 edition of November 2012

  • Puerto Rican Artist Lopez-Colon to exhibit, lecture during STC's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration , The Valley Voice Newspaper, McAllen, Texas, August 23, 2012

  • The secret of Juan Carlos Vázquez , essay from the Thesis exhibition catalog for the degree of Master of Arts with a specialty in Painting and Drawing from PUCPR, 2012

  • On graduate studies in art at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, in the book "Art Gallery of the University of the Sacred Heart: XV anniversary 1995-2010" by Prof. Adlín Ríos, March 2010

  • On graduate studies in art at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico , El Visitante Weekly, December 2009

  • Isolating Miguel Conesa,  on the work of the painter Miguel Conesa Osuna in the magazine Arte Latinoamericano, October 2007

  • tenacious painting, essay  on the work of Juan Carlos Vazquez in the Latin American Art magazine, June 2004

  • National Art Show 2003 , Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, “I tell a fable to Jasper Johns” (pictorial work), enamel and charcoal on canvas, pg. 34, 2003

  • eXpressions ,  Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, "The day you love me" (pictorial work),  acrylic and oil on canvas, pg. 25, 1999

  • Tyler School of Art of Temple University , 1997 institutional catalogue, “Mesa” (pictorial work),   acrylic on canvas, p. 2, 1997

 

Teaching work

  • Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Department of Humanities, Mayagüez Campus of the University of Puerto Rico

    From July 2009 to present.

  • Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce

    From January 1998 to July 2009.

  • Teaching Assistant - Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Elkins Park PA

    From January to May 1997.

  • Drawing Teacher- Weekend Art Workshops, Tyler School of Art of Temple

    University, Elkins Park, PA.

    From August to December 1996.

  • Serigraphy and Drawing Instructor- Cultural Program, Taller Puertorriqueño lnc., Philadelphia PA.  From April 1995 to September 1997.

Collections

  • MuSA of Mayagüez

  • Athenaeum of Ponce

  • Ellen Pratt and Alvaro Brussi

  • Ferdinand Santiago

  • Baruch Vergara

  • Neisa Rodriguez

  • Santiago Burgos and Marilyn Wood

  • Mary Sefranek

  • Alfredo Vivoni

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