Education

2012
Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA

1998-2002
Architecture Studies at The New School of Architecture, Polytechnic University, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

1972-1976
Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and Spanish Literature, Minor in Art Education, Cum Laude.
Inter American University, San Germán, Puerto Rico.

Awards | Grants

2011
Gelman Trust Scholarship Award, Savannah College of Art and Design
Smithfield Cottage Graduate Program Office Award

Target Professional Development Grant, Savannah College of Art and Design

2010        
SCAD Student Residency for Studio Space at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York City

Gelman Trust Scholarship Award, Savannah College of Art and Design

2008
Government Legislative Funds, public mural at Victor Parés Special Education School, San Juan, Puerto
Rico

2004
Catholic Schools Superintendent Award, Teacher’s Educative trip to Mexico, San Juan,   Puerto Rico

2003
Medical Administration Services, Medical Center Murals, San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan Civic Organization, Medical Center Murals, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2001
Department of Education of Puerto Rico Award, one month architectural intensive courses in Barcelona,
Spain.

Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola Award, Cultural trip to Italy and France, San Juan, Puerto  Rico

1999

National Endowment for the Arts Grant, public murals at Medical Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Visiting Artist

2012
Artist Residency: Kathy Caraccio Printmaking Studio, New York

2011
Artist Talk: Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

Solo Exhibitions

2011
“In Between Sensations”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fahm Hall Gallery, Savannah College of Art and
Design, Savannah, Georgia

2011
“Traces: Hidden Sensations”, Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, University of Connecticut,
Storrs, Connecticut

2010
“Gestures”, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York City
                                                                                                                                  
Selected Group Exhibitions

2012
“I’d Still be Puerto Rican Even if Born on the Moon”, Multimedia Exhibition highlighting Puerto Rican
Migration through the Arts, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center in collaboration with
the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, New York.

2011
SCAD Fall Open Studios, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

“Space Bound”, Mr. Beat’s Gallery, Savannah, GA
“Annual Alexander Ink Printmaking Exhibition”, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

2010
“Borimix”, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, Lower East Side, New York City
            
SCAD Fall Open Studios, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

“Ten Over The Moon”, Moon River Gallery, Savannah, GA
    
“Bridge” Contemporary Chinese painting exhibition, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

SCAD Spring Open Studios, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

2009

SCAD Fall Open Studios, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

2008
“Dreamers”, Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico  
     
2007
Chromatic Illusions”, Arecibo Museum, Arecibo, Puerto Rico

“Four Artists”, Galería Arte, New Haven, Connecticut
           
“Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of Cancer Journey”, Royal College of Art, London, England
(Juried Exhibition)

2006
“Muchos Artistas, un Maestro”, Engineering College Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

“Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of Cancer Journey”, Royal College of Art, London, England
(Juried Exhibition)

2005
“Muchos Artistas, un Maestro”, Tele-Mundo Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
          

2002
“Avant-garde Design”, The New School of Architecture, Polytechnic University, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

2000
“Palimpsest”, The New School of Architecture, Polytechnic University, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

1998
“Facultad”, Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Professional Experience

2011
Savannah College of Art and Design Internship, Savannah, Georgia. Printmaking Teacher’s assistant,
Deborah Oden.

2010
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center Internship, Lower East Side, New York City. Artist
assistant, Miguel Trelles.

1999-2008
Founder and Executive Director of Muralia Inc., a nonprofit organization, San Juan, Puerto Rico
                  
2006
Painting Commission for logo creation of Faith Based Community Initiative Program, Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

1985-2006

Art Department Coordinator and High School Art Teacher, Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola,     
Preparatory School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
1985-2009
High School Art Teacher, Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Organizations | Volunteer Activity

2011

East Broad Elementary School, Savannah, volunteer mural painting at the school library.

2010
Permanent Artists Studio Exhibition at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Volunteer Activity Service, New York City
                  

Kathy Carraccio Printmaking Studio, Volunteer Artist Assistant, New York City
                      
2001-2008
After School Program Consultant of Lienzos Inc., San Juan, Puerto Rico