RAUL VILLARREAL

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RAUL VILLARREAL

Born: (b. 1964) San Francisco de Paula Havana, Cuba.  Lives & Works: Verona, New Jersey.

Education:

2005 Master of Fine Arts Degree, New Jersey City University. Jersey City, New Jersey.

1998 The Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art. New York, New York.

1983-88  Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Jersey City State College. Jersey City, New Jersey.

1984-85  Parsons School of Design. New York, New York.

Published Works:

2009 Hemingway’s Cuban Son.  The Kent State University Press.  Kent, Ohio.

Selected One Person Exhibits:

2012 Ambos Mundos, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida.

Art in the Diaspora, SUNY, Fredonia, New York.

2009-Recent Works (Invitational) Mitzi and Warren Eisengerg Gallery, Visual Art Center

of New Jersey, Summit New Jersey.

-Ambos Mundos, Broadway and LRC Galleries. Passic County Community College.

Paterson, New Jersey.

-My Father's Cuba, Berkeley Gallery. Berkeley College. New York, New York.

2005-(In)Visible Traces, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibit. Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery,

Hepburn Hall. New Jersey City University. Jersey City, New Jersey.

2003-Recent works (invitational exhibit) Hispanic Heritage Month. Nabisco/Kraft Gallery.

East Hanover, New Jersey.

2001-At The Other Side of the Sky, O&Y Gallery. Coral Gables, Florida.

-Ciel Bleu, ARS Atelier. Union City, New Jersey.

-Women-Islands-Angels, Foxglove Gallery. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

-The Palm/Cloud Series, Green Tara Gallery. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

1999-Recent Works, Resnick Gallery, Long Island University. Brooklyn Campus, New York.

1996-Dreaming in Cuban, Artbuilders Gallery. Jersey City, New Jersey.

1995-Recent Works, Sol Gallery. Coral Gables, Florida.

1994-Recent Works, La Casa Latina (invitational exhibit). St. Lawrence University.

Canton, New York.

1994-Dualities, Jadite Galleries. New York, New York.

1993-Forbidden Doors, Cathedral Arts Gallery. Jersey City, New Jersey.

1992-Thorn Vigil, Cooper Gallery. Jersey City, New Jersey.

1991-Windows, Williams Carlos Williams Arts Center. Rutherford, New Jersey.

1989-In Dreams, Classical Arts Theatre Gallery. West New York, New Jersey.

Two & Three Person Exhibits:

2004-Contrastes (Invitational) Con Cuba en la Distancia, III International Conference.

Fundacion Hispano Cubana.  Centro Cultural El Palillero, Cádiz, Spain.

1998-Two Out of Cuba: Jesús Rivera & Raúl Villarreal. EuroAmerica Galleries.

New York, New York.

1995-Dream Spirits, Artbuilders Gallery. Jersey City, New Jersey.

Selected Group Exhibits:

2014-We Are You Project International. Galleries of Contemporary Art.

University of  Colorado, Colorado Springs.

-We Are You Project International. Fountain Street Fine Art.

Framingham, Massachusetts.

-A Moveable Feast: Art, Food and Migration. Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery.

College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, New Jersey.

2013-Identity and the Accumulation of Memory. Boricua College Art Gallery. New York,

New York. Curated by Alexis Mendoza.

-Sueños Americanos, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia.

-We Are You Project Exhibit. Joyce Gordon Gallery. Oakland, California.

-Montclair Museum of Art Young Curator’s Exhibit, Pierro Gallery,

South Orange, New Jersey.

-Annual Spring Landscape Exhibit. Dacia Gallery. New York, New York.

-Persona: Externalazing the Psychological Self, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery,

The Annunciation Center, The College of Saint Elizabeth. Morristown, New Jersey.

Curated by Dr. Virginia Fabbri Butera

2012-Threshold of Your Mind: Work from the Paul Robeson Galleries’ Artist Educators,

Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University. Newark, New Jersey.

Curated by Anonda Bell.

-Re-evolution: Cuban Artists Somewhere North. chashama Gallery.

New York, New York. Sponsored by the Cuban Artists Fund.

-We Are You Project Exhibit. Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, New York.

-We Are You Project Exhibit. Arts Guild of New Jersey, Rahway, New Jersey.

-We Are You Project Exhibit. New Jersey City University. Jersey City, New Jersey.

-Morris County Community College Faculty Exhibit. University of Arts,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2011-Afterwards & Forward: A Ten-Year 911 Reflective Art Exhibition. New Jersey City

University, Jersey City, New Jersey.

-Remembrance of Things Past, 14 Maple Street Gallery, Morristown Arts Council.

Morristown, New Jersey.

-Water, Water Anywhere, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, The Annunciation Center,

The College of Saint Elizabeth. Morristown, New Jersey.

Curated by Dr. Virginia Fabbri Butera

-SheQuality, SHEGALLERY, Boonton, New Jersey.

-64/169 A Resolution, An Exhibition, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, New Jersey.

-Newark Open Doors 2011: 64/169 A Resolution, An Exhibition. Newark New Jersey.

Curated by Adrienne Wheeler.

-BLING, Arts Guild New Jersey. Rahway, New Jersey.

-CAFÉ artists exhibit, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, Colorado.

2010-Nuestra Virgen, Qbava Gallery, Union City, New Jersey. Curated by Jesus Rivera.

-Pura Cuba: Una Sola Isla, Qbava Gallery, Union City, New Jersey.

-Visions of Dignity, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, Delaware.

Bronx Bienal II, Lincoln Hospital Exhibition Wing, Bronx, New York.

2010-Pura Cuba: Una Sola Isla. Qbava Gallery. Union City, New Jersey.

-Bronx Biennial. Lincoln Hospital Gallery. Bronx, New York.

-Visions of Dignity. The Biggs Museum of American Art. Dover, Delaware.

2009-Dialogue in Chinese Garden (Invitational), Suzhou Cultural & Art Commission

and Yu Chun Gallery, Suzhou, China.

-Responding to Cuba, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, Annunciation Center.

The College of St. Elizabeth. Morristown, New Jersey.  Curated by Ginny Butera.

2008-Screaming At Your Environment! Harrington Arts. San Francisco, California.

-Photo Fest 2008. The Visual Art Center.  Summit, New Jersey.

-Faculty Exhibit.  Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, Annunciation Center.

The College of Saint Elizabeth.  Morristown, New Jersey. Curated by Ginny Butera.

-Repeating Islands: 6 Latino Artists in New Jersey.  The Visual Art Center.  Summit, New Jersey.

Curated by Alejandro Anreus.

-Biennial Faculty Exhibit.  The Gallery at the Visual Arts Building.

New Jersey City University.  Jersey City, New Jersey.  Curated by Midori Yoshimoto.

-Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit. Novartis Pharmaceuticals. East Hanover, New Jersey.

-The Price of Freedom.  City Without Walls.  Newark, New Jersey.  Curated by Jeanne Brasile.

-Newark Open Doors 2008.  Gallery 744.  Newak, New Jersey. Curated by Yoland Skeete.

-The Journeys of Cuban Artists.  Arizona Temple University Rome Campus.  Rome, Italy.

Curated by Leandro Soto

-Yearnings and Reality, Sutton Gallery, New York, New York.  Curated by Jay Palacio.

2007-The Songzhuang Art Festival (Invitational) Songzhuang Xiao Pu Village. Beijing, China.

-The Annunciation in Contemporary Art, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, Annunciation Center.

The College of St. Elizabeth. Morristown, New Jersey.  Curated by Ginny Butera.

-Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit. Novartis Pharmaceuticals. East Hanover, New Jersey.

-The Colors of my Home, African American Museum of Long Island. Hempstead, New York.

-Through Our Eyes/Segun nuestros ojos, Tengelsen Gallery. Dix Hills, New York.

2006-Tropicalism, Jersey City Museum.  Jersey City, New Jersey. Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado.

-Under 21, Gallery Twenty-One. Newark, New Jersey.  Curated by Janna Coker.

-en route, Gallery Twenty-One. Newark, New Jersey.

-Ni modo, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University. Newark, New Jersey.

Curated by Daniel J. Veneciano.

-Apathy & Extremism, The Gallery at The Visual Arts Center, New Jersey City University.

Jersey City, New Jersey.  Curated by Janna Coker and Ivan Petrovsky.

-Palpable Painting, Kresge Foundation and Pascal Galleries, Berrie Center for Performing

and Visual Arts. Ramapo College. Mahwah, New Jersey.  Curated by Sidney Jenkins.

2005-Being Latino/a in New Jersey, James Howe Gallery. Kean University. Union.  New Jersey.

-Cafe V, Tempe Library Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona.  Curated by Leandro Soto.

-Neo-Latinos, Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center. Newark, New Jersey.

-East Here & Neo-Latinos, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service of New York.

New York, New York.

-Neo-Latino Presence,  Hispanic Heritage Month. Nabisco/Kraft Gallery.

East Hanover, New Jersey.

-Second Annual Fresh Meat/Young Blood New Jersey’s Masters Exhibit,

-The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts. Long Branch, New Jersey.

2004-Jersey (new), Jersey City Museum.  Jersey City, New Jersey. Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado.

-A New Diversity: Art from Northern New Jersey’s Latino Diaspora, New Jersey

City University. Jersey City, New Jersey / Perth Amboy Gallery Center.

Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  Curated by Midori Yoshimoto.

2003-Salida de Emergencia.  Arte Cubano en el Exilio, Con Cuba en la Distancia, II

International Conference.  Fundacion Hispano Cubana.  Centro Cultural El Palillero, Cádiz, Spain.

2002-The Visual Imaginary of Latinas/os in New Jersey (travelling exhibit),

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Kenkeleba Gallery,

New York, New York.

2001-The Connection, Sono Gallery Fine Arts. New York, New York.

2000-Dogs in the Sky, The Wave Gallery. Key West, Florida.

1999-Group Exhibit, Jadite Galleries. New York, New York.

-Four Stories/Four Interpretations/Four Artists (travelling exhibit), Galleries at the

Interchurch Center. New York, New York. The Watchung Arts Center.

Watchung, New Jersey.  Artbuilders Gallery Jersey City, New Jersey.

-Expanding the Boundaries: Artists of Color in Contemporary Society, Raritan Valley

Community College. Somerville, New Jersey.

1998-Havana-Newark, Sumei Arts Center. Newark, New Jersey.

-Entre Cielos, Full House Gallery. Hoboken, New Jersey.

1997-Images of Latin America & The Caribbean, Progress Art Gallery.

New York, New York.

-Cubans in America, The Florida Museum of Hispanic & Latin American Art.

Coral Gables, Florida.

-Latin American Artists in Soho, EuroAmerica Galleries, New York, New York.

-Under the Sun, Viridian Gallery (invitational exhibit). New York, New York.

-Colors of the Caribbean, Thomas Lang Gallery. Hanau, Germany.

1996-Saints & Angels, (travelling exhibit) Artbuilders Gallery. Jersey City, New Jersey.

-St. John’s Chapel Gallery. Newark, New Jersey.

1995-Alma Latina, Blackwell Street Center for the Arts. Dover, New Jersey.

-Mystical Landscapes, Artbuilders Gallery. Jersey City, New Jersey.

1994-Surrealism, Darius Gubala Gallery. New York, New York.

-For Art’s Sake, Jadite Galleries. New York, New York.

1993-Annual Group Exhibit, Jadite Galleries. New York, New York.

-Latino Visions II, Aljira Center for the Arts. Newark, New Jersey.

-Minescapes, Cooper Gallery. Jersey City, New Jersey.

-Encuentro: A View of Hispanic Art, The Newark Museum. Newark, New Jersey.

-Racizm and Otherness in the United States, Progressive Culture Works. Jersey City, New Jersey.

1992-Benefit Auction, America’s Society. New York, New York.

-For Art’s Sake, Jersey City Museum. Jersey City, New Jersey.

-Impact of Two Worlds, Artspace. New Haven Connecticut.

-Adult Children of Catholicism, Progressive Culture Works. Jersey City, New Jersey.

-America, William Carlos Williams Arts Center. Rutherford, New Jersey.

1991-One Hundred Contemporary Artists, Wetherholt Gallery. Washington, D.C.

Selected Panels & Conferences:

2009       Reading and Writing Hemingway in Cuba.  Dolan Performance Hall, Annunciation Center.

College of Saint Elizabeth.  Morristown, New Jersey.

2007       11th Coloquio Hemingway. Panel discussion (Invitational). Convento de Santa Clara.

HaBana Vieja, Cuba.

2006       Hemingway in Andalusia. Panel discussion (Special Invited Guest). The Hemingway

Conference. Malaga-Ronda, Spain.

2006       Ni modo: The Imperative Mood In Recent Latino Art. Panel discussion. Paul Robeson Gallery.

Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. Newark, New Jersey.. Union.  New Jersey.

2006       Being Latino/a in New Jersey. Lecture at Kean University. Union.  New Jersey.

2005       Transculturalism and imagery in the Art of Raúl Villarreal. Lecture at SUNY Rockland

Community College.  Suffern, New York.

1999       Afro-Cuban Symbolism in the Art of Raúl Villarreal. Lecture at Long Island University,

Resnick  Gallery. Brooklyn Campus, New York.

1998       Two Out of Cuba. Riverview Cable Vision, Channel 18 of Hudson County.

1996       Dreaming in Cuban. Riverview Cable Vision, Channel 18 of Hudson County.

1996       Dreaming in Cuban. Radio WADO AM. Interview with Malin Falu. Rutherford, New Jersey.

1995       Afro-Cuban Imagery and Symbolism in the Art of Raúl Villarreal. Mahogany,

WNYETV, Channel 25. Brooklyn, New York.

1994       The Use of  Afro-Cuban imagery  in the Work of Raúl Villarreal. Lecture at

St. Lawrence University. Canton, New York.

Professional Affiliations:

-Member of the College Art Association

-Advisory Board for The Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers The State University

of New Jersey. New Brunswick, New Jersey.

-Advisory panel for the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, Annunciation Center.

The College of St. Elizabeth. Morristown, New Jersey.

-Member of the Neo-Latinos Artists Group.

-Member of CAFE Artists Group.

Public & Private Collections:

Center for Latino Arts & Culture.  Rutgers University. New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Con Cuba en la Distancia. Fundacion Hispano Cubana.  Centro Cultural El Palillero, Cádiz, Spain

The Florida Museum of Hispanic & Latin American Art. Coral Gables, Florida.

Jadite Galleries. New York, New York.

La Casa Latina. St. Lawrence University.  Canton, New York.

Sumei Arts Center.  Newark, New Jersey.

Along with numerous private collections.

Selected Bibliography:

-The Songzhuang Art Festival (Invitational) Catalog.  Songzhuang Xiao Pu Village. Beijing, China.

-The New York Times. Sunday, December 3, 2006. Coloring a Tropical Paradise, by Benjamin

Genocchio.

-Ni modo. Exhibit Catalog. Paul Robeson Gallery. Rutgers University. Newark,  New Jersey.

-The Star Ledger. August, 2006. Cuban Artists Had Worldwide Influence-Despite Fidel, by Dan Bischoff.

-Being Latino/a in New Jersey. Exhibit Catalog. James Howe Gallery. Kean University. Union.  New

Jersey.

-2005 Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States; Art, Cuban American,

by Dr. José Mauel Rodeiro. Grolier Academic Reference, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc.

-A New Diversity: Art from Northern New Jersey’s Latino Diaspora.  Exhibit catalog 2004.

New Jersey City University.  Jersey City, New Jersey.

-Alma Latina. Exhibit catalog 1995.  Blackwell Street Center for the Arts. Dover, New Jersey.

-At The Other Side of the Sky.  Exhibit catalog 2001.   O&Y Gallery. Coral Gables, Florida.

-Colors of the Caribbean. exhibit catalog 1997. Thomas Lang Gallery. Hanau, Germany.

-Contrastes. 2004 exhibit catalog, Con Cuba en la Distancia, III International Conference.

Fundacion Hispano Cubana.  Centro Cultural El Palillero, Cádiz, Spain.

-Cuba: Ambos Mundos: Havana/Newark 1998.  Altar/Installation Catalog. Sumei Arts Center.

Newark, New Jersey.

-Dreaming in Cuban. Exhibit catalog 1996. Artbuilders Gallery. Jersey City, New Jersey. Diario de Cádiz,

November 2004. Respuestas y polemicas para empezar el congreso, by Tamara García.

-Expanding the Boundaries: Artists of Color in Contemporary Society. Exhibit catalog 1999.

Raritan Valley Community College. Somerville, New Jersey.

-Dualities. Exhibit catalog 1994.  Jadite Galleries. New York, New York.

-Encuentro: A View of Hispanic Art. Exhibit catalog 1993.  Newark Museum. Newark, New Jersey.

-Four Stories/Four Interpretations/Four Artists. Exhibit catalog 1999.  The Treasure Room Gallery at

The Interchurch Center. New York, New York.

-Jersey (New). Exhibit catalog 2004.Jersey City Museum.  Jersey City, New Jersey

-Latin American Artists Signatures & Monograms from Colonial Era to 1996, by John Castagno,

published by Scarecrow Press 1997.

-Latino Visions II. Exhibit catalog 1993, Curated by Alejandro Anreus.  Aljira Center for the Arts.

Newark, New Jersey.

-Noticias de Arte, New York, Double Fall Issue, October-November 1991. Windows, by Gustavo Valdés,

Jr.

-Noticias de Arte. New York. Double Issue, September-October 1994. Dualides. Raúl Villarreal en

Jadite Galleries, by Gustavo Valdés, Jr.

-Noticias del Estado Jardin, March 1992. 1492-1992 Discovery, by Gustavo Valdés, Jr.

-Noticias del Estado Jardin, December 1992, Arte y Cultura Section. La Pintura de Raúl Villarreal,

by Rafael Román Martel.

-Salida de Emergencia. Arte Cubano en el Exilio.  Exhibit catalog 2003.

Fundacion Hispano Cubano. Cádiz, Spain.

-The Bergen Record, April 1995. An Art Scene Comes to Age, by John Zeaman.

-The Connection. Exhibit catalog 2001.  Sono Gallery Fine Arts. New York, New York.

-The Hudson Current, June 1992. Forbidden Doors, by Al Sullivan.

-The Hudson Reporter, September 1992. Images of the Human Spirit, by Gale Kaufman.

-The Jersey Journal, October 2004. Exhibition Creatively Captures Latino Vision, by Ahn Behrens.

-The Jersey Journal, Hudson Life Section, April 2005. From Cuba, with Love: Artist’s Memories of

His Homeland are Still Strong, by Roxanne de Villava.

-The Jersey Journal, Hudson Life Section, April 1996. The Medium and the Message, by John Petrick.

-The Jersey Journal, Hudson Life Section. Brave New World, by Sally Deering.

-The Jersey Journal, Hudson Life Section, October 1992. Growing up Catholic and in Love with Art,

by Beth Kissinger.

-The Jersey Journal, September 1991. Cover Story for the Tempo Section. Painter Finds the Images

of his Art Within the Human Spirit, by Ahn Behrens.

-The Star Ledger, October 1997. Havana-Newark Exhibits Explores Cuban Themes, by Dan Bischoff.

-The Star Ledger, November 1993. Newark Museum Hosts Exhibit, by Eileen Watkins.

-The Star Ledger, March 1992. Latin American Flavor Prevails in Group Show, by Eileen Watkins.

-Stet Magazine, Volume One, Number Four, Fall 1993.

-Stet Magazine, Volume One, Number Three, Spring 1993.

-Stet Magazine, Special Issue, December 1992. El Color de la Palabra: Interview with 32 Cuban Artists,

by Gustavo Valdés, Jr.

-Stet Magazine, Volume, One, Number One. Fall 1992.

-The Visual Imaginary of Latinas/os in New Jersey (travelling exhibit). Exhibit catalog 2001. Rutgers

The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, New

York.

-Two Out of Cuba: Jesus Rivera & Raúl Villarreal. Exhibit catalog 1997. EuroAmerica Galleries,

New York, New York.

-Windows. William Carlos Williams Arts Center. Exhibit catalog 1991.  Rutherford, New Jersey.