sábado, 6 de septiembre de 2014

“Hereafter” Paintings by Andrea Arroyo

“Hereafter” Paintings by Andrea Arroyo

Opening Reception: Friday, September 12th, 6-8pm
Exhibition on view: September 12 - October 4, 2014 
Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano
2710 Broadway (104th St.) 3rd fl., New York, NY 10025. Subway #1 to 103rd St.

Free and open to the public.

“Hereafter” paintings by Andrea Arroyo.

The exhibit features works that honor the resilience of the female spirit while examining notions of memory, belonging and body image, including a series of intimately sized works inspired by the art and dance of South East Asia.  Additional paintings include medium-sized works from her acclaimed series “Flor de Vida,” inspired by mythological characters from world cultures. 

About the artist: Andrea Arroyo is a Mexican-born, New York based, award-winning artist with an extensive trajectory.
Her artwork is exhibited, published, reviewed and collected extensively and is in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution, The National Museum of Mexican Art, The Richmond Museum and The New York Public Library, and is in many private collections in the US, Mexico, Europe and Japan.
Ms. Arroyo was selected by President Clinton as Global Citizen Award Artist, additional honors include: Outstanding Woman of New York, 21 Leaders for the 21st Century; Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts; Official Artist of the Latin Grammys; Outstanding Latina of the Year; Woman of the Week, Women in the World Foundation; and the New York City Council Citation Award for Achievement in Art. She has received multiple awards from New York Foundation for the Arts, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Puffin Foundation and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Commissions include projects for El Museo del Barrio, The International Museum of Women, The New York Women Foundation, The New York Restoration Project and The Clinton Global Initiative.
Her permanent pubic art can be seen at in a New York City Subway station (Glass art,) two public schools in New York (murals,) and other corporate and institutional sites.
Ms. Arroyo’s work has been published extensively, including The New Yorker (cover art,) The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune and has been the subject of over 150 features in the national and international media (including CNN, NBC, NY1-TV, Pix11-TV, Univision, Telemundo, The New York Times, Newsday, The New York Daily News and The San Francisco Chronicle.)

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