Sobre el Artista/About the artist

The artist with "Totem:Carite Landscape", 2004, mixed media sculpture on PVC cilinder. 48 in. x 6 in

 

Short resume of Carlos  Ortiz-Sueños:                                               carlossuenos -at- carlossuenos.com                 787-774-9867

             Carlos Sueños: (b.1952, San Juan, Puerto Rico) graduated in 1978 in Interdisciplinary Studies (art, dance-theater, mime, antropology) at the University of Puerto Rico. Also studied at the San Juan Art League and the National Center for the Arts in San Juan. While a student he organized individual and group exhibitions in order to bring  the arts to mainstream society.

            In 1978 he moved to New York City to continue research in art and anthropology while working at the renowned

Printmaking Workshop Inc. under the tutorship of its founder-director Robert Blackburn.

Here he was curator and registrar to the international print collection amazed during 50 years of its existence since 1949 when it was founded by Blackburn, Will Barnet, Romare Bearden, Krishna Reddy among others.

            His works have been exhibited at major galleries and museums in Puerto Rico, the United States, Latin America and Europe.  He is a member (silver medal) of the Academy of Letters, Arts and Science of France and has been awarded among others by:

            The National Endowment for the Arts.

            The New York Foundation for the Arts (2 categories).

            Print Biennials in San Juan, P.R. and Maracaibo, Venezuela.

            International Review, University of Urbino, Italy.

            Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, P.R.

            His works are included in the collections of major corporations, private collectors and public institutions such as: The Library of Congress, Wash. D.C.; Museo del Barrio, N.Y.; New York Public Library; Omar Rayo Museum, Roldanillo, Colombia; Museums of Modern Art in Mexico City and Caracas, Venezuela; Museum of art and Anthropology, University of Puerto Rico; Institute of Culture, San Juan, P.R.; Cervantes Institute, Rome, Italy among others. Sueños was a finalist for the murals of the  “1% for the Arts” Public Projects in New York State and was commissioned to create the “walkway installation” by international fashion designer Alexander Julian for the 1997 “Seventh on Sixth Fashion Festival” in New York City's Bryant Park.

            Carlos also worked at Museo del Barrio collections in N.Y.; Ollantay Center for the Arts in Queens; as independent curator and traveled nationwide as visiting artist-lecturer. His lectures and interactive wokshops cover themes as varied as the origins of art in prehistory, Francisco Goya's life and works, latin american art, pre colombian art and culture and the impact of the  digital arts in todays society.

            Since 1997 he resides and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico developing exhibitions and mural projects using light ecological materials.

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