ARTIST STATEMENT

Only through the careful study of nature can life shine in a work of Art. Through the craft of painting and drawing I find my connection to the world. Following the ancient tradition of storytelling using images and materials such as oils, charcoal and graphite, my goal as an artist is to emulate and recreate the timeless craftsmanship and content I find in the work of the Great Masters. These are qualities that I have admired since my childhood in my native Peru. Line, form, color, composition and their interaction upon matter are the elements that I use to transmit to the viewer the moments of silence and beauty I experience when engaged with my work. The drama between light and shadow gives life to my subjects and infuses them with a reality of their own. The process of art making is like a mirror which reflects our own image when we look upon it. I hope that my paintings and drawings reflect my intentions of sharing a special moment with my audience.

BORN
1950 April 19, Jauja, Perú

RESIDES
New York, NY, USA

EDUCATION
2005–2008 The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
2001–2003 Odd Nerdrum, Stavern, Norway
2000 Ted Seth Jacobs, L'École Albert Defois, France
1995–1997 Michael Aviano, Jacob Collins, USA,
1994 The New York Academy of Figurative Art, USA
1981 Ernst Fuchs, Vienna, Austria
1980 The Art Students League of New York, USA
1974–1976 Parsons School of Design (B.F.A.), New York, USA

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
2016 Quidley & Company Fine Art, Naples FL, USA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2005 Galleri 27, Oslo, Norway
2003 Soli Brug Galleri, Greaker Sarpsborg, Norway
2003 Kjell Raugland Galleri, Stavern, Norway
1989 The Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2105 Mana Art Center, Florence Acad. of Art Alumni Show, New Jersey, USA
Grand Central Atelier Gallery, New York, USA
Rehs Gallery, New York, USA
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons Alumni Show, New York, USA
Quidley & Company Fine Art, Naples FL, USA
2013-14 Haugar Kunst Museum, Tongsberg, Norway
McColl Fine Art, Charlotte NC, USA
2010–11 W.H. Patterson Gallery, London, England
F.A.A. Alumni Exhibition, Palazzo Corsini, Florence, Italy
2009 W.H. Patterson Gallery, London, England
F.A.A. Alumni Exhibition, Palazzo Corsini, Florence, Italy
2008 W.H. Patterson Gallery, London, England
2007 Gevi Riseth Galleri, Asker, Norway
Galleri Steen, Oslo, Norway
2006 Galleri Steen, Oslo, Norway
2005 Karmøy Ustilling, Karmøy, Norway
2004 Telemark Museum, Skien, Norway
Galleri Steen, Oslo, Norway
Karmøy Ustilling, Karmøy, Norway
Sensorium Galleri, Stavern, Norway
Van de Griff/Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2003 Galleri Oksen, Porsgrunn, Norway
Van de Griff/Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Gjøvik Kunst Forening, Gjøvik, Norway
Kjell Raugland Galleri, Stavern, Norway
Gevi Riseth Galleri, Asker, Norway
Sensorium Galleri, Stavern, Norway
Karmøy Ustilling, Karmøy, Norway
2002 Van de Griff/Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Kjell Raugland Galleri, Stavern, Norway
Galleri Tonne A.S., Oslo, Norway
Larvik Kunst Forening, Larvik, Norway
Haugar Kunst Museum, Tøngsberg, Norway
Gevi Riseth Galleri, Asker, Norway
Karmøy Ustilling, Karmøy, Norway
2001 Galleri Tonne A.S., Oslo, Norway
Kjell Raugland Galleri, Stavern, Norway
Larvik Kunstforening, Larvik, Norway
Haugesund Fylkesgalleri, Haugesund, Norway
Gallery Communal, Les Cerqueux s/s Passavant, France
2000 Telemark Fylkesgalleri, Notodden, Norway
K.S Galleri, Tønsberg, Norway
1993 On The Wall Gallery, New York, USA
1992 On The Wall Gallery, New York, USA
1990 The Cork Gallery At Lincoln Center, New York, USA
1988 The Art Club Of New York, USA
1987 Galeria Forum, Lima , Peru

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Piero and Catherine Casalichio, Lloyd Harbor, New York, USA
Harold and Claudia Raschke-Robinson, New York, New York, USA
George and Estelle Roberts, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
Robert and Katalina Bartschi, Lima, Peru
Elizabeth Roberts, New York, New York, USA
Peter and Rosario Breitinger, Valdivia, Chile, Karlsruhe, Germany
Katalina Bartschi, Lima, Peru
Evelyn Herzer, Encinitas, California, USA
Susan Goodman, New York, New York, USA
Eve Kunen, New York, New York, USA
Sølveig Kjock, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Ralph Jørgen Taxt, Asker, Norway
Lise Wassås Kveinå, Larvick, Norway
Grunnhild Hellenes, Larvik, Norway
Rita Lund Blomquist, Larvik, Norway
Vidar Hegdal, Sandefjord, Norway
Joseph Grimland, Asker, Norway
Larissa Larsen, Heistad, Norway
Frieda Weberhofer de Anderson, Lima, Peru
Nicholas and Patricia Winton, West Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Ole Steen, Steen Galleri, Oslo, Norway
Edward Rackley, London England, Washington, DC, USA
Jonny Andvik, Porsgrunn, Norway
Kjell Raugland, Raugland Galleri, Stavern, Norway
Gevi Riseth, Vollen, Norway
Morten and Nina Riseth, Vollen, Norway
Sabine Kaaber, Oslo, Norway
Bernardo Villela Silva, Lucia Barrocas M. Silva

AWARDS
1980 The Art Students League of New York, Honors Scholarship
1974–1976 Parsons School of Design, New York, Honors Scholarship

CATALOGUES
Kitsch 2004, Telemark Museum Skien, Norway 2004
Sommerutstillingen 2004, Stavern, Norway, 2004
Kitsch 2003, Skien, Norway, 2003
Kitsch Katakomben, Tonsberg, Norway, 2002
Nerdrumskolen, Oslo, Norway, 2002
Kitsch Godtar Deg: Kunstpolitiet Avviser Deg, Oslo, Norway, 2001
Odd Nerdrum og Elever, Nottoden, Norway, 2000

BIBLIOGRAPHY
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GALLERY REPRESENTATION
Quidley & Company Fine Art, Naples FL, USA
Rehs Gallery, New York NY, USA

TEACHING
2013-2015 The Gage Academy, Washington Seattle, USA
2009–Present Private Instruction, New York, New York, USA
2006–2008 The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
2006–2007 Frøvik Kunstskole, Sannidal, Norway
2005–2006 Frøvik Kunstskole, Sannidal, Norway
1995–2000 Carlos Madrid Atelier, New York, New York, USA

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