Biography

Born in Santiago, Dominican Republic in 1945 and moved to New York City in 1963. Studied painting at the Art Student League, and the New School for Social Research, and textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Has served as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Special Arts Program, and Percent for the Arts. One of seven artists in “Current Identities” Recent Painting in the United States. The official U.S.A. representation in the IV Cuenca Biennial of Painting, Cuenca, Ecuador. Exhibition travels to 13 cities and eleven countries in Latin America. Will be profiled in the upcoming UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center’s Monograph “ A Ver: Revisioning Art History,” a project devoted to “cultural, aesthetic, and historical contributions of Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and other U.S. Latino artists whose work expands traditional notions of American history through a lifelong commitment to cultural diversity, formal experimentation, and community-based exhibition. Commissioned by New York City to design the Flight 587 Memorial. In 2011 The Smithsonian American Art Museum purchased three paintings from 1974. Served on the boards of the Artist Community Credit Union and the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MOCHA)