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EDUCATION:
1997 Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Ithaca, NY. Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, Latino Studies Concentration
1993 Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & the Performing Arts, New York, NY. Art Major
EXHIBITIONS:
2015

Albizu. Utuado Libertario. Biblioteca. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Utuado.

2015

Hija de la Libertad. Archivo General, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2014

Julia de Burgos. Sala de Galerias, La Princesa. Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2014

Rebirth. Art Start Studios, Chelsea. New York, NY.

2014

Fusion NYC. Amory Arts Week. Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Soho Village. New York, NY.

2014

Casa Escuté. Julia a través de tiempo, Julia de Burgos Centennial exhibition. Carolina, Puerto Rico

2013

2013 Casa Escuté, Él Albizu, Carolina, Puerto Rico

2012

Bieké: Tierra de Valientes. Solo Exhibition. El Patio. Vieques, Puerto Rico.

2012

Crossroads: A celebration of Latina Artists. The Leeway Foundation. Philadelphia, PA.

2011

Bieke: Tierra de Valientes. Solo Exhibition. Biblioteca Aguedo Mojica Marrero. La Universidad de Puerto Rico, Humacao, Puerto Rico.

2011

Afro-Latino Crossroads. Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Ce nter, New York, NY.

2011

Bieke: Tierra de Valientes. Solo Exhibition. Inter-Galería, La Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

2009-10

Bieke: Tierra de Valientes. Solo Exhibition. El Museo Fuerte Conde de Mirasol, Vieques, Puerto Rico.

2009

Soul Rebels. Solo Exhibition. Ann Reide Gallery. Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ.

2008

Facing Freedom: Liberation Portraits. Solo Exhibition. Galeria Lorenzo Homar. Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc. Philadelphia, PA.

2008

A Day in the Life. Group Exhibition, Black History month. Harlem School for the Arts. Harlem, New York City.

2007

ARCHIVOS SUBVERSIVOS. Cemi Underground, El Barrio, New York City.

2007

Espiritualidad, Arte y Resistencia. Casa Escuté, Carolina, Puerto Rico.

2007

Mothers of Creation, Gallery One, San Francisco, CA.

2007

Representation and Resistance. Intercultural Center, Columbia University. New York, NY.

2007

Solo exhibition: ARCHIVOS SUBVERSIVOS. Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College/ CUNY. NYC.

2007

The Field: Selections from JCAL’s registry. Site-specific installation: “¡Basta!”. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning,
Jamaica, NY.

2006

Primer Foro Social de Puerto Rico. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

2006

Abriendo Caminos. Solo exhibition. Tabler Arts Center. SUNY Stonybrook. Stonybrook, NY.

2006

Legacies. Solo exhibition. Tatkon Center. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY.

2006

Yoruba Art Group Exhibition. Center for African and African American Studies. University of Texas. Austin, TX.

2006

El Museo's Bienal: The S-Files. Site-specific installation: Cuando suena el caracol. El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2006

Witch Hunt: BAD Ass Women's Festival. Group Exhibition. Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD). Bronx, NY.

2006

Blacker Than Thou: Painted Reflections. Group exhibition. West Side Arts Coalition. New York, NY.

2005-06

El Museo's Bienal: The S-Files. Soul Rebels: Site-specific installation on theater doors, created during a special 10-week residency. El Museo del Barrio, NYC.

2005

Fuerza II. Artist and Curator. Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Arts Center, Lower East Side, NYC.

2004

Fuerza. Artist and Curator. Musica Against Drugs, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2004

Five Contemporary Hispanic and Latino Artists. Robeson Gallery, Robeson Center, Penn State University, State College, PA.

2004

En Casa: Home and Family in Latino Identity. Solo Exhibition. Patrias, Brooklyn, NY.

2004

Black, Brown and Red. Group exhibition at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx, NY.

2004

Abra Sus Ojos/ Open Your Eyes. Solo Exhibition. Art For Change @ Carlitos Cafe y Galeria. East Harlem, NYC.

2004

Galeria 106. Outdoor group exhibition. 106th Street, East Harlem, NYC.

2004

Our Stories, Nuestras Historias, Two-person Exhibition. Avant-Garde Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN.

2003

Art and Activism. Solo Exhibition, Willard Straight Art Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

2003 Goddesses: Mothers, Daughters, Survivors, Ancestors. 4th Annual Encuentro, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. New York University, New York, NY
2003

Entre Banderas, Political Paintings and Prints. Solo Exhibition, Terraza, Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC

2002

80th Anniversary Celebration of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. Taller Boricua/ Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, New York, NY

2001 Artists in Support of Vieques. Group Exhibition, Latino Renaissance Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.
2001 BAD Ass Women's Festival. Site specific installation: "Santa Madre", The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD), Bronx, NY
2000 12 Artists: Cornell Council for the Arts Invitational Exhibit. Site specific Installation: "Alma Boricua: Gods, Santos and Ancestors". Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1999 Onaní: The African Presence in Latin American Contemporary Visual Arts. Site specific installation: "Yemaya Asesu". Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc. Philadelphia, PA
1998 A Sense of Self: Ethnic Women Artists. Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA
1998 Amer-Rican Borders: Artists ponder the 100 years since the US Invasion of Puerto Rico. Site specific installation: "Independence Day" Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc. Philadelphia, PA
1997 Realidades de Quisqueya.
Latino Studies Program Offices, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Paintings on permanent exhibition
1997 Proclaim Your Emancipation. Hartell Gallery, Ithaca, NY
BFA Thesis. An installation and series of paintings utilizing religious themes to create a conceptual decolonization of Puerto Rico.
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:
2014 Art and Activism. Slide presentation. Community Arts University Without Walls. Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico-Meto.
2013 Libérate: Art and Personal liberation. Slide Lecturer. SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.
2013 After the Bombs. Reflections on the 10th anniversary since the Navy bombing maneuvers ended on Vieques island. (Bieké: Tierra de Valientes) New York University, New York, NY.
2012 ARTEvism. Intersecting art & action, race & resistance, spirituality & struggle. University of Richmond. Richmond, VA.
2012 Yo soy de aquí: Breaking Borders, and defining Diaspora through art. Featured Artist Presentation. Puerto Rican Studies Conference. SUNY Albany.
2011 Bieké: Tierra de Valientes. Gallery Talk. La Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Fajardo, PR.
2010 Bieké: Tierra de Valientes. Slide Lecture. New York University, New York, NY.
2010 Bieké: Tierra de Valientes. Slide Lecture. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
2010 Linea Negra. Women’s History Month keynote lecture. Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
2009-10 Bieké: Tierra de Valientes. Gallery talks with school children in Vieques, Puerto Rico via Skype.
2008 Facing Freedom: LIberation Portraits. Baruch College. CUNY. New York, NY.
2007 Warrior Women. La Casa Cultural. Yale University. New Haven, CT.
2007 Soul Rebels: Culture and Politics, Johnson and Wales University. Providence, RI.
2006 Slide Presentation. Fine Arts Department. Fashion Institute of Technology. New York, NY.
2006 Arte y Ache. College of New Rochelle. New Rochelle, NY.
2006 Revolutionary Art. Café con Leche lecture series. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY.
2006 Yoruba Art Panel: Slide Presentation. Annual Yoruba Day. Center for African and African American Studies. University of Texas. Austin, TX
2006 Brujas. Slide presentation on revolutionary women of color as tribute to political prisoner Dylcia Pagan. BAD Ass Women's Festival. (BAAD), Bronx, NY.
2005 Latinos in the Hip Hop Zone, panel discussion. El Museo del Barrio. New York, NY.
2005 Rebelarte. Slide lecture. Lehman College, Bronx, NY.
2005 Art and Agitation. Slide lecture. Wagner School for Public Service. New York University. NYC.
2004 Women's Herstory Month Art panel. New York University, NYC.
2004 Slide Presentation, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY.
2004 Slide Presentation. The University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
2004 Slide Presentation, Black, Brown and Red, Imagine Festival. Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx, NY.
2004 Keynote Address, Latinos Count Conference. Fort Wayne, IN.
2004 The Role of the Arts in Activism, Swathmore College, Swarthmore, PA
2004 The Art of Activism, lecture at Pennsylvania State University. State College, PA.
2003 The Role of the Arts in Activism, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
2003 Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
2003 Haverford College, Haverford, PA
2003 Haciendo Patria: Art and Exile. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2001 Legacies of Expression: Spiritual Aesthetics and Cultural Manifestations. Presentation for educators, Teachers College, Columbia University
2001 El Grito de Lares: Affirming the Boricua Spirit. Multidisciplinary workshop for the Youth Artists Program, Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA
2000 Circle of Fire: Women Poets and Artists Pay Homage to Women Survivors. Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York, NY
1998 The Harshest Voice: A Female Artist's Representation of the Cultural and Political History of Puerto Rico Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
1998 Puerto Rican Women at the Turn of the Century: The Challenge of Double Colonization Conference at Temple University. Slide presentation on arts panel. Philadelphia, PA
1998 Art of a Nuyorican: Cultural Aesthetics as Social and Political Agitators. Kean University, Elizabeth, NJ
1995 El Frente: A National Conference on US Latina Feminisms. Slide presentation on aesthetics panel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
1995 Narrating Our Own Stories: Women Claim Their Voice(s). 2nd Annual Women's Conference, State University of New York, Oneonta, NY. Slide presentation on "Reclaiming Our Voices" panel.
Collections:
2008 40 Years of Student Activism at Columbia 1968-2008. 5 panel painting series. Intercultural Resource Center. Columbia University, New York, NY.
2008 Mothers of the Motherless. Edmonia Lewis Center for Women and Transgender People. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.
2007 Raising Revolution. The Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Library at Hunter College, CUNY. New York, NY.
2006 Quien se Queda? Latino Living Center. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
2006 Miel de Abeja (Para Ochun). Isese Gallery. The Center for African and African American Studies. University of Texas, Austin, TX.
1997 Realidades de Quisqueya? Latino Studies Program. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
AWARDS:
2009 Artist grant in support of the Bieke: Tierra de Valientes Project. The Puffin Foundation Ltd. Teaneck, NJ.
2008 NALAC Fund for the Arts grant in support of the Bieke: Tierra de Valientes Project. National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, San Antonio, TX.
2007 Research Grant in support of the ARCHIVOS SUBVERSIVOS Project- Vieques Section. The Center for Puerto Rican Studies.CUNY-Caribbean Exchange Program. NYC.
2006 Artist Grant. The George Sugarman Foundation, Inc. Novato, CA.
2006 Artist/ Activist of the Year, Art For Change. New York, NY.
2005 Recognized at annual Latina Banquet for Contributions in the Arts to the Latino Community. La Herencia Latina. New York University, NYC.
2004 Ramón Feliciano Social Justice Prize. Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, NY.
2004 Latinas Destacadas (Distinguished Latinas) Award, El Diario/ La Prensa, New York, NY
1996 Individual Artist Grant, Cornell Council for the Arts, Ithaca, NY.
ARTS EDUCATION:
2014

Art Start, New York, NY.
Facilitated art workshops for pregnant teens and teen mothers, residents at Inwood House.

2002-09

El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Curriculum Development and training of artist educators on workshop content based on the Permanent Collection and various cultural themes.
Hands-on visual arts workshops and tours, in-house and in classrooms.

2003-09

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Freelance Museum Educator. Provide hands-on visual arts workshops and tours for groups.

2002-03 Forest Hills Community House, Queens, NY.
Art activity specialist for off-site program at Hillcrest High School, Jamaica, NY.
2002-03 East Harlem Tutorial Program, New York, NY
Teaching artist, Learning Lab-grades K through 9, and Elementary Summer Camp.
1997-99 Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
Youth Artists Program Director
2000 Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Bronx, NY
Teaching Artist, After-school program
1996-97 Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
Intern, Education Department
1996 Cayuga Correctional Facility, Moravia, NY
Latino Arts Workshop Facilitator
1992-93 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Intern, Education Department
1992 The Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY
Intern, Education Department
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