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One Person Shows: 2018

 

1999

Rauch Gallery, Dallas, NC (forthcoming)

 

The Gallery at St. Francis of Assisi Church, NYC

La Gaviota Gallery, NYC

 

Two Person Show:

 

2006

 

Jade Necter Gallery East, Southampton, NY

 

Three Person Show:

 

2004

 

River view Creations Gallery, Transcendent Visions Dobbs Ferry, NY

     
Group Shows: 2017

 

 

 

2016

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Mass, Freedom of Expression

Page Walker Art and History Center, Cary, NC, FALC

Ross Gallery, Invitational Holiday Market

 

Ross Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Max L. Jackson Gallery, Charlotte, NC, Arte Latino   Now: An exhibition of Latino Artists

   

2015

 

Max L. Jackson Gallery, Charlotte, NC, Arte Latino Now: An exhibition of Latino Artists

Gaston County Museum of Art and History, Dallas, NC, Essence of Change

Faculty Show, Pease Gallery, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC, The Body Beautiful

   

2013

 

Faculty Show, Pease Gallery, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

   

2006

 

8o Washington Square East Galleries, 29th      Juried Competition Exhibition, Jack Shainman,Juror,Director,JackShainman Gallery,NY,NY

Jade Necter Gallery East, Southampton, NY (Summer Show)

NWCH Gallery Westchester, NY

Salmagundi Center for American Art, Invitational  Juried Art Show, New York, NY

Elder Art Gallery, The Artful Figure, Charlotte, NC

National Academy of Design, NY, NY

Jade Nectar Gallery East, Southampton, NY (Fall Show)

  2005 Flushing Town Hall, A Smithsonian Institution Affiliate
Sleight of Mind: Magic Realism in Contemporary Art, Flushing,NY
Curated by Louise WeinbergReading Public Museum, Reading, PAKatonah Museum of Art, Artistic Fragments, A Tri-State Juried Exhibition, Katonah, NYThe Art Gallery at St. Cabrini, (Thirty Paintings and Drawings)Dobbs Ferry, NY
  2004 Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Tenth Annual Juried Small Works Show

  2003 Sotheby’s Auction House, NY, NY

Inter Art Gallery, NY, NY, Portraits of Life

The New   York Academy of Art, NY, NY

  2000 Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

Credit Suisse First Boston, NYC

Tristan & America, NYC

Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland

  1999 The Immaculate Conception Center, Queens, NYC

The Spanish Institute, NY, NY

Sacred Art Exhibit, Newport Elks Lodge, Newport, RI

One Space Art Gallery, Queens, NY

St. Michael Institute of Sacred Art, Sacred Art Gallery, Mystic, CT

  1998 Europa Art Gallery, Queens, NYC

Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center, Queens, NYC

Art Students League of New York Gallery, NY, NY

  1989
1990
5th & 6th Annual City College Spring Art Exhibit, NY,NY
  1989 McGraw Hill Gallery, NY, NY
Selected Commissions: 2001 NYC Department of Education, At I. S. 145Q
  1999 Commissioned painting donated to St.Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in LIC, NY.
On permanent display in the church.
  1998 A nativity painting for the Holy Family Bed and Breakfast, LIC, NY
Collections:   Artwork is included in the collection of EWTN
Eternal Word Television NetworkThe City College of New York,Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, NYC The Apostolate for Family Consecration, Bloomingdale, Ohio,San Basilio Magno Chapel,Quito, Ecuador,Various private collections
Bibliography Articles
and Reviews:
  The New York Art World Gallery Guide, March, 2003, page 24New York Press, The New York Academy of Art group show review,
May 29, 2003The Rivertowns Enterprise, June 11, 2004, p. 14The Rivertowns Enterprise, February 18, 2005, page 15, illus.The New York Times, February 27, 2005, Section 14, page 11The New York Teacher, March 3 2005, page 21, illus.Cimino, Tonia, The Queens Courier, page 51, November 2, 200Macgowan, Carl, Newsday, Page G12, October 23, 2005Nanos, Janelle, Jackson Heights Times, March 10, 2005,
page E1 and E4, illus.Paign, Roger, The Tablet, March 12, 2005, pages 1, 16-17, illus.The Artist’s Magazine, December 2006
Electronic Media:   2006 March NY1 Community Calendar, 80 Washington Square East Galleries
29th Juried Competition Exhibition2005 May 3-7 Wilkinson, Ed, The Tablet Week in Review, Interview with Al Torres2005 April 9 Drawing shown on Channel 79 Time Warner and Channel 30 Cablevision, NYC2000 May Painting shown on Realidodes Television, NYC
Internet:   2006 March 17 Newsday.com2006 June 6 Indyeastend.com
Exhibition  Catalogs: 2000 First and Second Religious Art Exhibit of the   Northeast Hispanic
  1999 Center Catalog, NY, NY
  1998 Sacred Art Exhibition Catalog, Newport, RI
Artist Talk:

 

Awards:

2015

 

2006

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, Con A De Arte     A retrospective presentation of my art work

 

The National Academy of Design Ralph Fabri Scholarship, Won twice.

  1999 Local Arts Collaborative Exchange Program Series Grant, L.A.C.E. is a project
of the Jackson Heights Community Development Corp.
  1989 McGraw Hill Impact Two Grant
 

Education:

   
M.F.A., The New York Academy of Art NYC, Cum LaudeB. Arch., The City College of New YorkAttended the Art Students League in NYCThe National Academy School of Fine Arts, NYC,Studio 126, NYC.The Long Island Academy of Art, NYMims Studio, NCStudied with Bennett Vadnais for six years in Queens, NYC concurrently in the Andrew Reiss Atelier for four years in Brooklyn, NYC.Studio Assistant to the portrait painter Sharon Sprung at the Art Students League of New York for seven years.
Selected Teaching
Experience:
  2013 – Present, Art (Painting, Art Appreciation, Drawing and Design) Instructor at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
2004 – 2009, Guest lecturer of drawing at the Institute of Design and Construction College, Brooklyn, NY
Artist Statement:
In my multiview paintings I try to go beyond the physical presence of the person or object which I am rendering. My aim is to capture the essence of the subject. I hope to impart a sense of wonder. The painting will depict either a moment in time or is a visual dialogue through time. With my multiview paintings, the observer approaches the left side of the painting, where he or she sees the first image (left view). As the observer moves towards the center image of the painting (front view), a combination of the left and right views emerges. When the spectator moves over to the right side, the second complete image is manifested. In this type of painting one side may have small scale elements the other larger ones. The images of either side may have opposite meanings, but their juxtaposition connects them. With this kind of painting the revealed is hidden and the hidden is revealed at the viewer’s pace. In my work I try to bring in the fourth dimension – time. A sense of visual movement is perceived as one goes from the left to the right view. With the center (front) view, the combined images create an intertwining that could not be achieved with a diptych painting.

Videos: Multiview Paintings, etc…