EDUCATION

1993

School of Visual Arts, NY. M.F.A.

1995

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME.

1991

Sculpture, Parsons School of Design, NY. B.F.A.

 

GRANTS /FELLOWSHIPS

2003

Cuban Artist Fund Grant, New York, NY.

Smack Mellon Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY.

2002

European Ceramic Work Center, Artists Residency Award, Den Bosch, Netherlands.

1998

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY.

1997

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, National and International Studio Program, LIC, NY.

1995

Cosby Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME.

1992

School of Visual Arts, Merit Scholarship, New York, NY.

Manhattan Graphic Center, Artist Residency, New York, NY.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2002

“Juana Valdes/Pedro Velez,” Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY.

2000

“Haarlem/Harlem-Transported Illusions”, Begane Grond Kunstcentrum, Utrecht, Netherlands.

“Empty Space,” The Avram Gallery, Southampton College-Long Island Unv. Southampton, NY.

1998

“YUCA,” Miami Dade Inter-American Gallery, Miami, FL.

1997

“Sweet Honesty- Tender Pink,” Phoenix Gallery Project Room, NY.

1996

“Day & Night,” Procter Bldg. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

“Sweet Nothings,” Experimental Intermedia Huis, Gent, Belgium.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2004

”Jamaica Flux: Workspace and Window ,”Jamaica Art Center, Queens, NY. (October 12)

”Presence of Light”, Curate by Kathleen Gilrain, The Berkshire Museum, MA (July 1)

“Hope & Glory: The Enduring Legacy of Oscar B. Cintas” 2004 Visual Awards, M.A.C., Miami, FL.

”Ahora Es El Futuor/ The Future Is Now,” Contemporary Cuban Artist Part 1, Show Walls, NY.

2003

“The Caribbean Abroad: Contemporary Artists and Latino Migration,” Newark Museum, NJ.

“Telling,” FiveMyles, Curate by Tom Kotik, Brooklyn, NY.

“Brooklyn on 57th Street,” Nohra Haime Gallery, NY.

Dutch Souvenirs, Galerie Binnen, Amsterdam, NL.

2002 

”Attention Span”, Video lounge, FreeSpace, Sydney, Australia.

“ Anthology of Art,” website http://www.anthology-of-art.net,

2001

“Prodigal Prodigy, White Box Gallery, curated by Theo Tegelaers, New York, NY.

“The Brewster Project,” 2-Day Event -Site Specific Installation, Brewster NY.

“The Program,” Curate by Pedro Velez for FGA, Chicago, IL.

2000

“S-Files/Selected from the Files,” El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY.

"Dusty," Kentler International Drawing Space, Curated by Theo Tegelaers, New York, NY.

“European Contemporary Art In The Point of Intersection Between Culture and Nations,”

International workshop- residency, Ryn, Poland

“TV Guide Video Show,” SOAPBOX Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

“Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition 2000,” Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1999

“Point of View: Between Two Cities,” Cultural Exchange Project, Art & Idea,

Garillo Gil Museum, Mexico D.F. and Art In General, New York, NY.

“Hallowed Halls: A Hybrid Halloween,” Lower East Side Tenement Museum, NY.

“Art For Park: N.A.G. Benefit,” Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY.

1998

“Ruido,” Taller Boricua Gallery at The Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, NY.

“Open Salvo,” White Box Gallery Inaugural Exhibition, New York, NY.

“Wish You Luck,” 22nd Studio Program Exhibition, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, LIC, NY.

1997

“Hanging by a Thread,” The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY.

1996

“one. one. one. one.,” Rush Foundation Art Gallery, New York, NY.

1995

“Objects of Domestic Display,” Longwood Gallery, Bronx, NY.

“Resisting Categories,” City Without Walls, Newark, NJ.

1994

“Personal Property,” Art in General, New York, NY.

“What are you looking at,” 128 Rivington Gallery, New York, NY.

“Art in the Clinic,” The Women's Health show, Women's Center, Bronx, NY.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2003

Genocchio, Benjamin, “Images of Tropical Lands, Issues of Caribbean Identity,” Art Review

The New York Times, (December 21, 2003), Newark, NJ.

2000

Cotter, Holland, “Picking Out Distinctive Voices in a Pluralistic Chorus,” Art Review

The New York Times, (Aug. 18, 2000)

Sirmans, Franklin, “The S-File,” Art Review Time Out, (Aug. 10, 2000)

Braff, Phyllis,” Spotlight on the Metaphorical and Dose of Reality,” Art Review

The New York Times, (April 2, 2000).

1998

Chambers, Christopher. "Wish You Luck: 22nd Annual National and International,

“Flash Art ”, October 1998

Batchelder, Ann. “Hanging by a Thread,” FiberArts Magazine, (summer 1998).

Diego, Jeannine. “Expect Nothing,”Generation Ñ, (Issue 20 May 1998).

Zimmer, William. “Works That Are Made From Textile,” The New York

Times, (Jan. 18, 1998)

Cotter, Holland. “Message Woven, Sewn Or Floating in the Air,” The New York

Times, (Jan. 9, 1998).

1997

Keiter, Ellen J. “Unraveling Art,” Hanging by a Thread, The Hudson River

Museum, (October 1997)

Schlesinger, Toni. “Art House-Shelter,” The Village Voice (September 24).

1995

Amos, Emma. “Resting Categories,” City Withoutwalls (January 26).

1994

Hornor, Dave. Seven Artist Display "Personal Property" at Art In General,

The Tribeca Trib, (December 1994 Vol.1 No.4).

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Teaching

Visiting Professor of Studio Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-the Hudson, NY.1998-2002

Artist-Teacher MFA Program, Vermont College of Norwich University, VT.2002

Artist in a School Program, Art in General/IS-131, New York, NY.2001

 

LECTURES & SYMPOSIUMS

2002

Lafayette College, Visiting Artist Lecture & Student Workshop, PA.

2001

Visiting Artist/Critic Lecture program, University of Wisconsin-Madison,WI.

2000

Artist Lecture series, Rutgers University, The Center for Latinos Arts and Culture,NJ.

1999

Artist Exhibition and Lecture, Miami-Dade Community College, Fl.

Apogee Video Screening & Symposium, The New School presented by Downtown

1998

Arts Festival, NY.

Artists Talk on Art, Panel Discussion, Fulcrum Gallery, NY.

1997

Visiting Artist Series, Louisiana Tech. University, School of the Arts, LA.

Art as Action, Simon Says, Art in General, NY.

1996

Visiting Artist Series, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

Visiting Artists Lecture, County College of Morris, NJ.

 

CURATORIAL & COLLABORATIONS

2002

“4A,” The Annex, Curated Exhibition of Graduate Students from Bard College. NY.

1997

“Between The Acts,” Art in General, Curated women artists group show, NY.

“Spannugsbogen,” Ah! Space, Curated artists group show, NY.

1995

“Angels in New York,” Artist Carlos Blanco, Producer by Juana Valdes, NY.

 

COLLECTIONS

Newark Museum, NJ

European Ceramic Work Center, NL.

Mauricio Laffitte-Soler, Private Collection, NY.

Maria Elena Angulo, Collection, London, UK.